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Quote Left What is our life? a play of passion; Our mirth the music of division;... Quote Right
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Quote Left 'Tis a sharp medicine, but it will cure all that ails you. -- last words before his beheadding Quote Right
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Quote Left No one is wise or safe, but they that are honest. Quote Right
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Quote Left PASSIONS are liken'd best to floods and streams: The shallow murmur, but the deep are dumb; So, when affection yields discourse, it seems The bottom is but shallow whence they come. They that are rich in words, in words discover That they are poor in that which makes a lover. Quote Right
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Quote Left O eloquent, just, and mighty Death! whom none could advise, thou hast persuaded; what none hath dared, thou hast done; and whom all the world ... Quote Right
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Quote Left Remember, that if thou marry for beauty, thou bindest thyself all thy life for that which perchance will neither last nor please thee one year; and when thou hast it, it will be to thee of no price at all; for the desire dieth when it is attained, and the affection perisheth when it is satisfied. Quote Right
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Quote Left War begets quiet, quiet idleness, idleness disorder, disorder ruin; likewise ruin order, order virtue, virtue glory, and good fortune. Quote Right
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Quote Left But true love is a durable fire In the mind ever burning Never sick, never old, never dead From itself never turning. Quote Right
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Quote Left The difference between a rich man and a poor man is this -- the former eats when he pleases, and the latter when he can get it. Quote Right
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Quote Left Use your youth so that you may have comfort to remember it when it has forsaken you, and not sigh and grieve at the account thereof. Quote Right
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Quote Left All, or the greatest part of men that have aspired to riches or power, have attained thereunto either by force or fraud, and what they have by craft or cruelty gained, to cover the foulness of their fact, they call purchase, as a name more honest. Howsoever, he that for want of will or wit useth not those means, must rest in servitude and poverty. Quote Right
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Quote Left All men are evil and will declare themselves to be so when occasion is offered. Quote Right
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Quote Left No man is esteemed for colorful garments except by fools and women. Quote Right
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Quote Left Historians desiring to write the actions of men, ought to set down the simple truth, and not say anything for love or hatred; also to choose such an opportunity for writing as it may be lawful to think what they will, and write what they think, which is a rare happiness of the time. Quote Right
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Quote Left Better were it to be unborn than to be ill bred. Quote Right
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Quote Left The sun may set and rise: But we contrariwise Sleep after our short light One everlasting night. Quote Right
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Quote Left Above all things, be not made an ass to carry the burdens of other men if any friend desire thee to be his surety, give him a part of what thou has to spare if he presses thee further, he is not thy friend at all. Quote Right
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Quote Left Hatreds are the cinders of affection. Quote Right
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Quote Left Speaking much is a sign of vanity, for he that is lavish with words is a niggard in deed. Quote Right
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Quote Left But from this earth, this grave, this dust, My God shall raise me up, I trust. Quote Right
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Quote Left It is the nature of men having escaped one extreme, which by force they were constrained long to endure, to run headlong into the other extreme, forgetting that virtue doth always consist in the mean. Quote Right
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Quote Left All, or the greatest part of men that have aspired to riches or power, have attained thereunto either by force or fraud, and what they have by... Quote Right
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Quote Left But it is hard to know them from friends, they are so obsequious and full of protestations; for a wolf resembles a dog, so doth a flatterer a friend. Quote Right
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Quote Left Remember, that if thou marry for beauty, thou bindest thyself all thy life for that which perchance will neither last nor please thee one year and when thou hast it, it will be to thee of no price at all for the desire dieth when it is attained, and the affection perisheth when it is satisfied. Quote Right
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Quote Left There is nothing exempt from the peril of mutation; the earth, heavens, and whole world is thereunto subject. Quote Right
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Quote Left Go, Soul, the body's guest, Upon a thankless arrant:... Quote Right
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Quote Left Our graves that hide us from the searching sun Are like drawn curtains when the play is done.... Quote Right
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Quote Left Even such is Time, which takes in trust Our youth, our joys, and all we have,... Quote Right
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