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    As Love and I late harbour'd in one inn,
    With proverbs thus each other entertain;
    "In love there is no lack," thus I begin;
    "Fair words make fools," replieth he again;
    "Who spares to speak doth spare to speed," quoth I;
    "As well," saith he, "too forward as too slow";
    "Fortune assists the boldest," I reply;
    "A hasty man," quote he, "ne'er wanted woe";
    "Labour is light where love," quote I, "doth pay";
    "Light burden's heavy, if far borne";
    Quoth I, "The main lost, cast the by away";
    "Y'have spun a fair thread," he replies in scorn.
    And having thus awhile each other thwarted
    Fools as we met, so fools again we parted.

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All wish for knowledge, but no one wishes to pay the price of it.

All wish for knowledge, but no one wishes to pay the price of it.

by Unknown Found in: General Sayings,
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Fortune is never satisfied with bringing one sorrow.

Fortune is never satisfied with bringing one sorrow.

by Unknown Found in: General Sayings,
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Laughter holding both his sides.

Laughter holding both his sides.

by Thomas Middleton 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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Ty it well, and let it goe.

Ty it well, and let it goe.

by George Herbert Found in: General Sayings,
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The silver livery of advised age.

The silver livery of advised age.

by William Shakespeare Found in: General Sayings,
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As the yellow gold is tried in the fire, so is sincerity tested
in adversity.

As the yellow gold is tried in the fire, so is sincerity tested
in adversity.

by Old Song Found in: General Sayings,
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The March sunne raises but dissolves not.

The March sunne raises but dissolves not.

by George Herbert Found in: General Sayings,
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Fall back upon a name? rest, rot in that?
Not keep it noble, make it nobler? Fools!

Fall back upon a name? rest, rot in that?
Not keep it noble, make it nobler? Fools!

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