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John Selden

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It's not the drinking to be blamed, but the excess.
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'Tis not the fight that crowns us, but the end.
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'Tis not antiquity, nor author, That makes truth truth, altho' time's daughter.
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'Tis neither here nor there.
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And if I laugh at any mortal thing, 'Tis that I may not weep
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'Tis not a life, 'Tis but a piece of childhood thrown away.
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'Tis not the dying for a faith that's so hard... 'Tis the living up to it that's difficult.
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And if I laugh at any mortal thing, 'Tis that I may not weep
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'Tis not the food, but the content, That makes the table's merriment.
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Tis not the storms and heavy tides, that push us to and fro, "tis the course we steer her by that de...
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'Tis not for mortals always to be blest.
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'Tis godlike to have power, but not to kill.
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'Tis not the many oaths that make the truth; But the plain single vow, that is vow'd true.
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'Tis not enough to help the feeble up, But to support him after
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'Tis not enough to help the feeble up, but to support them after.
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'Tis not enough to help the feeble up, But to support him after
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'Tis not enough to help the feeble up, but to support them after.
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For tis not in mere death that men die most.
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Aye, you're neither one thing nor yet quite t'other. Pity, but there 'tis.
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'Tis skill, not strength, that governs a ship.
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'Tis an ill dog that deserves not a crust.
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There shall be wings! If the accomplishment be not for me, 'tis for some other.
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If the best is possible, than good is never enough and only do the best.
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For 'tis not good that children should know any wickedness.
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For 'Tis not in mere death that men die most.
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'Tis skill not strength that governs a ship.
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'Tis the set of the sail that decides the goal, and not the storm of life
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'Tis skill, not strength, that governs a ship.
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Oh, 'tis love, 'tis love that makes the world go round
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Oh, 'tis love, 'tis love that makes the world go round.
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'Tis not too late to seek a newer world.
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'Tis not in mortals to command success, but we'll do more, Sempronius, we'll deserve it.
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'Tis not in mortals to command success, But we'll do more, Sempronius,-- We'll deserve it.
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'Tis not too late to seek a newer world
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Tis not too late to seek a newer world.
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Then, everlasting Love, restrain thy will; 'Tis god-like to have power, but not to kill.
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'Tis not in mortals to command success, But we'll do more, Sempronius; we'll deserve it
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Tis the unexpected that makes life interesting.
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'Tis not seasonable to call a man traitor, that has an army at his heels.
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'Tis not what man Does which exalts him, but what man Would do.
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Where none admire, 'tis useless to excel; / Where none are beaux, 'tis vain to be a belle.
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"Man wants but little here below Nor wants that little long," 'Tis not with me exactly so; ...
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'Tis true; 'tis certain; man though dead retains Part of himself; the immortal mind remains.
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'Tis better to bear the ills we have than fly to others that we know not of.
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'Tis not where we lie, but whence we fell; The loss of heaven's the greatest pain in hell.
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. . where ignorance is bliss, 'Tis folly to be wise.
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Tis because we be on a blighted star, and not a sound one, isn't it Tess?
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Where none admire, 'tis useless to excel; Where none are beaux, 'tis vain to be a belle.
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Sundaies observe: think when the bells do chime, 'Tis angel's musick; therefore come not late.
GEORGE HERBERT
The devil tempts us not--'tis we tempt him, Reckoning his skill with opportunity.
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'Tis not what man does which exalts him, but what man Would do!
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'Tis better to bear the ills we have than fly to others that we know not of
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Where ignorance is bliss, 'Tis folly to be wise.
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Where none admire, 'tis useless to excel; / Where none are beaux, 'tis vain to be a belle.
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And if I laugh at any mortal thing, 'Tis that I may not weep.
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I weigh the man, not his title; 'tis not the king's stamp can make the metal better.
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'Tis better to be fortunate than wise.
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FREDERICK WILLIAM THOMAS
'Tis hard to be wretched, but worse to be knowne so.
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The devil tempts us not; 'tis we who tempt him, beckoning his skill with opportunity.
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Authors are partial to their wit, 'tis true,
But are not critics to their judgment, too?
ALEXANDER POPE
'Tis healthy to be sick sometimes.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
'Tis no sin to cheat the devil
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GEORGE ELIOT
I pay the schoolmaster, but 'tis the schoolboys that educate my son.
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'Tis sweet to listen as the night winds creep From leaf to leaf; 'tis sweet to view on high Th...
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JOHN WAGSTAFF
There is no lie that a man will not believe; and there is no man who does not believe many lies; and...
JOHN STERLING
All things are difficult before they are easy.
JOHN NORLEY
Behind it all is surely an idea so simple, so beautiful so compelling that when-in a decade, a centu...
JOHN WHEELER
The techniques of opening conversation are universal. I knew long ago and rediscovered that the best...
JOHN STEINBECK
With thee conversing I forget all time.
JOHN MILTON
I suppose the one quality in an astronaut more powerful than any other is curiosity. They have to ge...
JOHN GLENN
Death be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so. For, thos...
JOHN DONNE
When we try in good faith to believe in materialism, in the exclusive reality of the physical, we ar...
JOHN UPDIKE
For they conquer who believe they can.
JOHN DRYDEN
Sweet Benjamin, since thou art young, and hast not yet the use of tongue, make it thy slave, while t...
JOHN HOSKINS
Nobody controls me. I'm uncontrollable. The only one who can control me is me, and that's just barel...
JOHN LENNON
Would ye both eat your cake and have your cake?
This is commonly misquotes as You can't ha...
JOHN HEYWOOD
There is more than a verbal tie between the words common, community, and communication. Try the expe...
JOHN DEWEY
Are there not thousands in the world who love their fellows even to the death, who feel the giant ag...
JOHN KEATS
Fortune befriends the bold.
JOHN DRYDEN
I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all ex...
JOHN LENNON
Nothing can be beautiful which is not true.
JOHN RUSKIN
A thing of beauty is a joy for ever: Its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness; ...
JOHN KEATS
A few years back I was more a candidate for skid row bum than an Emmy. If I hadn't stopped drinking,...
JOHN LARROQUETTE
He who goes to bed, and goes to bed sober,
Falls as the leaves do, and dies in October;
But he...
JOHN FLETCHER
No person who is not a great sculptor or painter can be an architect. If he is not a sculptor or pai...
JOHN RUSKIN
Cleanliness is indeed next to godliness.
JOHN WESLEY
History gives us a kind of chart, and we dare not surrender even a small rushlight in the darkness. ...
JOHN BUCHAN
An unimaginative person can neither be reverent or kind.
JOHN RUSKIN
Accuse not nature, she hath done her part;
Do thou but thine, and be not diffident
Of wisdom, ...
JOHN MILTON
What is the single most important quality in a tennis champion? I would have to say desire, staying ...
JOHN MCENROE
Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking at girls and persuade themselves they have a b...
JOHN CIARDI
The watchful mother tarries nigh, though sleep has closed her infants eyes.
JOHN KEBLE
Such happiness as life is capable of comes from the full participation of all our powers in the ende...
JOHN DEWEY
You make your own dream. That's the Beatles' story, isn't it? That's Yoko's story. That's what I'm s...
JOHN LENNON
The thing the sixties did was to show us the possibilities and the responsibility that we all had. I...
JOHN LENNON
I am walking over hot coals suspended over a deep pit at the bottom of which are a large number of v...
JOHN MAJOR
O loss of sight, of thee I most complain! Blind among enemies, O worse than chains, dungeon or begga...
JOHN MILTON
You know, it's cigarettes that killed (Jerry) Garcia. Everyone thinks it's heroin, but it wasn't. It...
JOHN MELLENCAMP
The question before the human race is, whether the God of nature shall govern the world by his own l...
JOHN ADAMS