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Saturday, 19 October 2019

Let my right hand forget her cunning - Let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth.

- Old Testament, Psalms -

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You depend upon it, the more oath taking, the more lying generally among the people.

- Coleridge, Table talk -

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Obedience is the mother of success and is wedded to safety.

- Aeschylus -

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Obedience alone gives the right to command.

- Emerson -

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Let them obey that know not how to rule.

- Shakespeare -

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An extraordinery haste to discharge an obligation is a sort of ingratitude.

- Rochefoucauld -

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Men who lived and died without name. Are the chief heroes in the sacred list of fame.

- Swift, To the Athenian Society -

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Some are more strongly affected by the facts of human life; others by the beauty of earth and sky.

- C.C.Colton, Lacon -

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Men are born with two eyes but with one tongue in order that they should see twice as much as they say.

- C.C.Colton, Lacon -

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Each one sees what he carries in his heart.

- Geothe -

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Where obstinacy takes his study stand.To disconcert what Policy has planned.

- Cowper, Expostulation -

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There are few, very few, that will own themselves in a mistake.

- Swift -

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Absence of occupation is not rest. A mind quite vacant is a mind distress'd.

- Cowper, Retirement -

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The busy have no time for tears.

- Byron -

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A man who has no office to go to - I don't care who he is - is a trial of which you can have no conception.

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- G.B.Shaw, Irrational Knot -

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Occupation is the scythe of time.

- Napolean -

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Roll on; thou deep and dark-blue ocean, roll!

- Byron, childe Harold -

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Five of things are requisite to a good officer - ability, clean hands, despatch, patience and impartiality.

- Penn -

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