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William Shakespeare :
I cannot be a man with wishing, therefore I will die a woman with grieving.
[William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Beatrice, in Much Ado About Nothing, act 4, sc. 1, l. 322-3. Addressing Benedick, in the hope of persuading him to challenge Claudio.]
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Benjamin Franklin :
Where there's marriage without love, there will be love without marriage.
[Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), U.S. statesman, writer. Poor Richard's Almanac, May (1734).]
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William Shakespeare :
There's not one wise man among twenty that will praise himself.
[William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Beatrice, in Much Ado About Nothing, act 5, sc. 2, l. 73-5. To Benedick, varying the proverb, "He must praise himself since no one else will."]
Ralph Waldo Emerson :
Leave your theory, as Joseph his coat in the hand of the harlot, and flee.
[Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Self-Reliance," Essays, First Series (1841, repr. 1847).]
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Abraham Lincoln :
We shall yet acknowledge His wisdom and our own error therein.
[Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), U.S. president. letter to Eliza P. Gurney, Sep. 4, 1864. Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 7, p. 535, Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990).]
William Butler Yeats :
What can I but enumerate old themes?
[William Butler Yeats (1865-1939), Irish poet. The Circus Animals' Desertion (l. 9). . . The Collected Poems of W. B. Yeats. Richard J. Finneran, ed. (1989) Macmillan.]
Henry David Thoreau :
Poor shad! where is thy redress? When Nature gave thee instinct, gave she thee the heart to bear thy fate? Still wandering the sea in thy scaly armor to inquire humbly at the mouths of rivers if man has perchance left them free for thee to enter.
[Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 1, p. 35, Houghton Mifflin (1906).]
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William Shakespeare :
Those wounds heal ill that men do give themselves.
[William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Patroclus, in Troilus and Cressida, act 3, sc. 3, l. 229. Referring to Achilles, whose reputation has been damaged by his idleness.]
Alice Walker :
The original "crime" of "niggers" and lesbians is that they prefer themselves.
[Alice Walker (b. 1944), U.S. author, critic. repr. In In Search of our Mothers' Gardens (1983). "Breaking Chains and Encouraging Life," Ms. (New York, April 1980).]
William Shakespeare :
There's many a man has more hair than wit.
[William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Antipholus of Syracuse, in The Comedy of Errors, act 2, sc. 2, l. 82-3. "Wit" means intelligence or sense.]
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