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Sir John Denham

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Darkness our guide, Despair our leader was.
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Nor ought a genius less than his that writ attempt translation.
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The age, wherein he lived was dark; but he Could not want sight, who taught the world to see.
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Nothing happens until something moves.
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We've got speed on the bases with Englert leading off.
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I still got a son and I thank God for that.
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You might not know that you've had something stolen from you until days or weeks after the fact,
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We are a very talented team, and depth is taken into consideration with Coach on the way we play.
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It works in our favor.
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They realize how remote and cold it is and they chicken out and they move.
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Low-cost insurance would be beneficial in my district.
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The response has been overwhelmingly positive.
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I didn't get married to be a single parent.
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A Norman Rockwell kind of town.
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We don't know much about the human conscience, except that it is soluble in alcohol.
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Sunsets are so beautiful that they almost seem as if we were looking through the gates of Heaven.
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Self-respect is the cornerstone of all virtue.
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Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of w...
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It is better to believe that a man does possess good qualities than to assert that he does not.
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Never write a letter if you can help it, and never destroy one!
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If women were humbler, men would be more honest.
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The want of a thing is perplexing enough, but the possession of it is intolerable
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Moche Crye and no Wull.
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The people would rather have John A. drunk than Brown sober
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Repentance for past crimes is just and easy; but sin-no-more's a task too hard for mortals
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When we have done our best, we should wait the result in peace.
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No virtue is safe that is not enthusiastic.
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Treason doth never prosper: what's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.
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Best fishing in troubled waters.
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Good manners and soft words have brought many a difficult thing to pass
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The reason of a resolution is more to be considered than the resolution itself.
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We often hear of people breaking down from overwork, but in nine out of ten they are really sufferin...
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For what made that in glory shine so long But poets' Pens, pluckt from Archangels' wings?
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Life may not be beautiful, but it is interesting.
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Virtue is its own reward. There's a pleasure in doing good which sufficiently pays itself.
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Once a woman has given you her heart, you can never get rid of the rest of her.
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'Irritable Judges suffer from a bad case of premature adjudication.'
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A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
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There is in every human heart Some not completely barren part, Where seeds of truth and love might g...
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My mind tells me to give up, but my heart won't let me.
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Her feet beneath her petticoat, Like little mice, stole in and out, As if they feared the ligh...
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Farce is tragedy played at a thousand revolutions per minute.
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When you get to my age life seems little more than one long march to and from the lavatory.
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Like childhood, old age is irresponsible, reckless, and foolhardy. Children and old people have ever...
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'Tis expectation makes a blessing dear; Heaven were not Heaven, if we knew what it were.
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Go to Jericho. Let them all go to Jericho, And ne'er be seen againe.
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Miss Garland's figure resembles the giant-economy-size tube of toothpaste in girls' bathrooms: Squee...
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Like springs, adaptations can only go downhill.
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Thinking is to me the greatest fatigue in the world (The Relapse)
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Much like a subtle spider, which doth sit In middle of her web, which spreadeth wide: If aught...
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A tailor, though a man of upright dealing,-- True but for lying,--honest but for stealing,-- D...
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Music and dancing (the more the pity) have become so closely associated with ideas of riot and debau...
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The absolute fundamental aim is to make money out of satisfying customers.
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The freedom to make a fortune on the stock exchange has been made to sound more alluring than freedo...
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Zeal without knowledge is the sister of folly.
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What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
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Secrecy is the badge of fraud.
SIR JOHN CHADWICK
Never write a letter if you can help it, and never destroy one!
SIR JOHN A. MACDONALD
It horrifies me that ethics is only an optional extra at Harvard Business School.
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Deeds are males, words females are.
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The four most dangerous words in investing are 'This time it's different.'
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A wise system of education will at last teach us how little man yet knows, how much he has still to...
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The main aim of education should be to send children out into the world with a reasonably sized anth...
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A wise system of education will at last teach us how little man yet knows, how much he has still to ...
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Once a women has given you her heart you can never get rid of the rest of her.
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Look you, Amanda, you may build Castles in the Air, and fume, and fret, and grow thin and lean, and ...
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The laboratory is the highest containment laboratory that you can make and, from that point of view,...
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Many worthy people, and many good books, with no doubt the best intentions, ... have represented a l...
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Repentance for past crimes is just and easy; but sin-no-more's a task too hard for mortals
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The only real talent Miss Day possesses is that of being absolutely sanitary: her personality untouc...
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Planning is an unnatural process; it is much more fun to do something. The nicest thing about not pl...
SIR JOHN HARVEY
'Tis expectation makes a blessing dear;Heaven were not Heaven, if we knew what it were.
SIR JOHN SUCKLING
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
SIR JOHN LUBBOCK
Before buying anything, it is well to ask if one could do without it.
SIR JOHN LUBBOCK
I never had but one intrigue yet: but I confess I long to have another. Pray heaven it end as the fi...
SIR JOHN VANBRUGH
Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmas...
SIR JOHN LUBBOCK
Happiness is a thing to be practiced, like the violin.
SIR JOHN LUBBOCK
Let us consider the reason of the case. For nothing is law that is not reason.
SIR JOHN POWELL
Virtue is its own reward. There's a pleasure in doing good which sufficiently pays itself.
SIR JOHN VANBRUGH
The want of a thing is perplexing enough, but the possession of it, is intolerable.
SIR JOHN VANBRUGH
In truth, people can generally make time for what they choose to do; it is not really the time but t...
SIR JOHN LUBBOCK
Don't be afraid of showing affection. Be warm and tender, thoughtful and affectionate. Men are more ...
SIR JOHN LUBBOCK
The shelf life of the modern hardback writer is somewhere between the milk and the yogurt.
SIR JOHN MORTIMER
Diana Rigg is built like a brick mausoleum with insufficient flying buttresses.
SIR JOHN SIMON
A health to the nut-brown lass, With the hazel eyes: let it pass. . . . . As much to th...
SIR JOHN SUCKLING
There was no difference between the answers of the men and the uneducated women in the poll. Only ed...
AYTEKIN SIR
Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.
SIR GIRAD
These people brought the mentality of small villages into the big cities.
AYTEKIN SIR
Make decisions from the heart and use your head to make it work out.
SIR GIRAD
No other man-made device since the shields and lances of the ancient knights fulfills a man's ego li...
SIR WILLIAM
There are signs that the younger generation is different, that they will not kill their daughters fo...
AYTEKIN SIR
It is so hard to change people's mentality. It will take many years.
AYTEKIN SIR
If heaven send no supplies, The fairest blossom of the garden dies.
SIR WILLIAM BROWNE
Maxims are the condensed good sense of nations.
SIR JAMES MACKINTOSH
The summer dawn's reflected hue To purple changed Lock Katrine blue, Mildly and soft the weste...
SIR WALTER SCOTT
I know of no manner of speaking so offensive as that of giving praise, and closing it with an except...
SIR RICHARD STEELE
Some men change their party for the sake of their principles; others their principles for the sake o...
SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL
The power of man has grown in every sphere, except over himself.
SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL
Never despair, keep pushing on!
SIR THOMAS LIPTON
Patience, though I have not
The thing that I require,
I must of force, God wot,
Forbear my...
SIR THOMAS WYATT
The mind is but a barren soil; a soil which is soon exhausted, and will produce no crop, or only one...
SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS
I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am the prod.
SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL
A lawyer without history or literature is a mechanic, a mere working mason; if he possesses some kno...
SIR WALTER SCOTT
All other men are specialists, but his specialty is omniscience.
SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
Simplicity of all things is the hardest to be copy.
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O!, many a shaft at random sent
Finds mark the archer little meant!
And many a word at rando...
SIR WALTER SCOTT
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not ...
SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL
Well, dinner would have been splendid
SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL
Hatreds are the cinders of affection.
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And first Satan's endeavours have ever been, and they cease not yet to instill a belief in the minde...
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Twice in my lifetime the long arm of destiny has reached across the oceans and involved the entire l...
SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL
Nothing can be made of nothing; he who has laid up no material can produce no combination.
SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS
It is better to be frightened now than killed hereafter
SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL
Where there is no imagination there is no horror.
SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
All is but lip-wisdom which wants experience.
SIR PHILIP SIDNEY
Singularity is almost invariably a clue. The more featureless and commonplace a crime is, the more d...
SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are...
SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule to never criticize or attack the government of my own coun...
SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL
The more business one has, the more you are able to accomplish, for you learn to economize your time...
SIR MATTHEW HALE
Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL
Be charitable before wealth makes you covetous.
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Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with, it is a toy and an amusement. Then it becomes a mistr...
SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL
Of all vices, drinking is the most incompatible with greatness.
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Alexander received more bravery of mind by the pattern of Achilles, than by hearing the definition o...
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The abilities of man must fall short on one side or the other, like too scanty a blanket when you ar...
SIR WILLIAM TEMPLE
Teach you children poetry; it opens the mind, lends grace to wisdom and makes the heroic virtues her...
SIR WALTER SCOTT
To the timid and hesitating everything is impossible because it seems so.
SIR WALTER SCOTT
False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces; but true friendship gives ne...
SIR RICHARD FRANCIS BURTON
It was all love on my side, and all good comradeship and friendship on hers. When we parted she was ...
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Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be;...
SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL
Television thrives on unreason, and unreason thrives on television. It strikes at the emotions rathe...
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Television is an invention that permits you to be entertained in your living room by people you woul...
SIR DAVID PARADINE FROST
We build statues out of snow, and weep to see them melt.
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Nor will the sweetest delight of gardens afford much comfort in sleep; wherein the dullness of that ...
SIR THOMAS BROWNE
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL
Without a measureless and perpetual uncertainty, the drama of human life would be destroyed.
SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL