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Quote Left Like dogs in a wheel, birds in a cage, or squirrels in a chain, ambitious men still climb and climb, with great labor, and incessant anxiety, but never reach the top. Quote Right
Quote Left Tobacco, divine, rare, superexcellent tobacco, which goes far beyond all the panaceas, potable gold, and philosophers stones, a sovereign remedy to all diseases but as it is commonly abused by most men, which take it as tinkers do ale, 'Tis a plague, a mischief, a violent purger of goods, lands, health; hellish, devilish and damned tobacco, the ruin and overthrow of body and soul. Quote Right
Quote Left No cord or cable can draw so forcibly, or bind so fast, as love can do with a single thread. Quote Right
Quote Left Penny wise, pound foolish. Quote Right
Quote Left I may not here omit those two main plagues, and common dotages of human kind, wine and women, which have infatuated and besotted myriads of people. They go commonly together. Quote Right
Quote Left A mere scholar, a mere ass. Quote Right
Quote Left One was never married, and that's his hell; another is, and that's his plague. Quote Right
Quote Left A dwarf standing on the shoulders of a giant may see farther than a giant himself. Quote Right
Quote Left Hence it is clear how much more cruel the pen is than the sword.
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Quote Left England is a paradise for women and hell for horses; Italy a paradise for horses, hell for women, as the diverb goes. Quote Right
Quote Left They are proud in humility, proud that they are not proud. Quote Right
Quote Left Old friends become bitter enemies on a sudden for toys and small offenses. Quote Right
Quote Left Hence it is clear how much more cruel the pen is than the sword. Quote Right
Quote Left The devil is the author of confusion. Quote Right
Quote Left Every man hath a good and a bad angel attending on him in particular all his life long. Quote Right
Quote Left A good conscience is a continual feast. Quote Right