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Christopher Morley :
Life is a foreign language: all men mispronounce it.
[Christopher Morley (1890-1957), U.S. novelist, journalist, poet. Thunder on the Left, ch. 14 (1925).]
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Sophocles :
False words do not bring forth fruit.
[Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 717.]
Matthew Prior :
Forbear to mention what thou canst not praise.
[Matthew Prior (1664-1721), British poet, diplomat. Carmen Seculare.]
Henry David Thoreau :
One who pressed forward incessantly and never rested from his labors, who grew fast and made infinite demands on life, would always find himself in a new country or wilderness, and surrounded by the raw material of life. He would be climbing over the prostrate stems of primitive forest-trees.
[Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Walking" (1862), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 5, p. 226, Houghton Mifflin (1906).]
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Samuel Taylor Coleridge :
Wit's forge and fire-blast, meaning's press and screw.
[Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834), British poet. On Donne's Poetry (l. 4). . . Poems [Samuel Taylor Coleridge]. John Beer, ed. (1993) Everyman.]
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Sophocles :
Fortune never helps the fainthearted.
[Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 666.]
Henry David Thoreau :
It is so hard to forget what it is worse than useless to remember!
[Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Life Without Principle" (1863), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 4, pp. 474-475, Houghton Mifflin (1906).]
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Woodrow Wilson :
Democracy is not so much a form of government as a set of principles.
[Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), U.S. president. Atlantic Monthly (Boston, March 1901).]
William Shakespeare :
He's fortified against any denial.
[William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Malvolio, in Twelfth Night, act 1, sc. 5, l. 145. On Cesario (Viola in disguise), who is determined to speak with Olivia.]
William Shakespeare :
I am a man whom Fortune hath cruelly scratched.
[William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Parolles, in All's Well That Ends Well, act 5, sc. 2, l. 26-7. Appealing for pity after being exposed as a liar and braggart.]
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