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Quotations Page 'B'

Sunday, 29 January 2023

Babies do not want to hear about babies, they like to be told of giants and castles, and that which can stretch and stimulate their little minds.

- Samuel Johnson, Miscellanies -

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A rose with all its sweetest leaves yet unfolded.

- Byron -

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No the world must be peopled. When I said I would die a bachelor, I did not think I should live till I were married.

- Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing -

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All reformers are bachelors.

- George More, The Bending of the Bough -

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Because I will not do the wrong to mistrust any, I will do myself the right to trust none; I will live a bachelor.

- Shakespeare -

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Ballands are vocal portraits of the national mind.

- Lamb -

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The Banker is a man who lends you an umbrella when the weather is fair and takes it away when it rains.

- Anon -

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Every base occupation makes one sharp in its practice, and dull in every other.

- Sir P. Sidney -

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Beard was never the true standard of brains.

- Fuller -

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There is no excellent beauty that hath and some strangeness in the proportion.

- Francis Bacon, Essays of beauty -

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The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express.

- Bacon -

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A thing of beauty is a joy for ever,Its loveliness increasses : it will neverPass into nothingness.Beauty is truth's smile.

- Keats -

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When she beholds her own face in a perfect mirror.

- Tagore, Fireflies -

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Ay; beauty's princely majesty is such,Confounds the tongue and makes the senses rough.

- Shakespeare, Henry VI -

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Beauty is a short-lived reign.

- Socrates -

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Early to bed early to rise.Makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.

- Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanac for 1735 -

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To rise with the lark, and go to bed with the lamb.

- Nicholas Breton, Court of Country -

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O bed, delicious bed !That heaven upon earth to the weary head.

- Hood, Miss Kismansegg -

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Beggars must not be choosers.

- Beaumont andFleatchers, Scornful lady -

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