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But what avail'd this temperance, not complete
Against another object more enticing?

But what avail'd this temperance, not complete
Against another object more enticing?

by Thomas Middleton Found in: General Sayings,
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One sorrow never comes but brings an heir,
That may succeed as his inheritor;
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One sorrow never comes but brings an heir,
That may succeed as his inheritor;
And so in ours, some neighboring nation,
Taking advantage of our misery,
Hath stuffed the hollow vessels with their power,
To beat us down, the which are down already;
And make a conquest of unhappy,
Whereas no glory 's got to overcome.

by William Shakespeare Found in: General Sayings,
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For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some
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For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some
coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced
themselves through with many sorrows.

by Bible Found in: Money Sayings, General Sayings,
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Friends should be judged by their acts, not their words.

Friends should be judged by their acts, not their words.

by Sir Roger L'estrange Found in: General Sayings,
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Who friendship with a knave hath made,
Is judg'd a partner in the trade.

Who friendship with a knave hath made,
Is judg'd a partner in the trade.

by John Gay Found in: General Sayings,
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The pen is mightier than the sword.

The pen is mightier than the sword.

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He makes himself ridiculous who is for ever repeating the same
mistake.

He makes himself ridiculous who is for ever repeating the same
mistake.

by Unknown Found in: General Sayings,
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The deafe gaines the injury.

The deafe gaines the injury.

by George Herbert Found in: General Sayings,
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'Tis pleasant to have a large heap to take from.

'Tis pleasant to have a large heap to take from.

by Unknown Found in: General Sayings,
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