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    I'll tell the names and sayings and the places of their birth,
    Of the seven great ancient sages so renowned on Grecian earth,
    The Lindian Cleobulus said, "The mean was still the best";
    The Spartan Chilo said, "Know thyself," a heaven-born phrase
    confessed.
    Corinthian Periander taught "Our anger to command,"
    "Too much of nothing," Pittacus, from Mitylene's strand;
    Athenian Solon this advised, "Look to the end of life,"
    And Bias from Priene showed, "Bad men are the most rife";
    Milesian Thales uregd that "None should e'er a surety be";
    Few were there words, but if you look, you'll much in little see.

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Well does he sleep who knows not that his sleep has been broken.

Well does he sleep who knows not that his sleep has been broken.

by Unknown Found in: General Sayings,
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Men would be angels, angels would be gods.

Men would be angels, angels would be gods.

by Alexander Pope Found in: General Sayings,
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It is well not to lend too easy an ear to accusations.

It is well not to lend too easy an ear to accusations.

by Unknown Found in: General Sayings,
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So may the outward shows be least themselves;
The world is still deceived with ornament.
In law, read more

So may the outward shows be least themselves;
The world is still deceived with ornament.
In law, what plea so tainted and corrupt
But being seasoned with a gracious voice,
Obscures the show of evil? In religion,
What damned error but some sober brow
Will bless it and approve it with a text,
Hiding the grossness with fair ornament?

by William Shakespeare Found in: General Sayings,
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Their silence cries aloud.

Their silence cries aloud.

by Unknown Found in: General Sayings,
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Faults are committed within the walls of Troy and also without.
[There is fault on both sides.]

Faults are committed within the walls of Troy and also without.
[There is fault on both sides.]

by Unknown Found in: General Sayings,
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As long as the Fates permit, live cheerfully.

As long as the Fates permit, live cheerfully.

by Sir Walter Scott Found in: General Sayings,
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The greatest step is that out of doores.
[The greatest step is that out of doors.]

The greatest step is that out of doores.
[The greatest step is that out of doors.]

by George Herbert Found in: General Sayings,
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For gnarling sorrow hath less power to bite
The man, that mocks at it, and sets it light.

For gnarling sorrow hath less power to bite
The man, that mocks at it, and sets it light.

by William Shakespeare Found in: General Sayings,
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