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Boldness is a mask for fear, however great.
 

But far more numerous was the herd of such, Who think too little, and who talk too much.
[Talk]
 

But here she comes, in the calm harbor of whose gentle breast, my tempest beaten soul may safely rest. - O, my heart's joy, whate'er my sorrows be, they cease and vanish on beholding thee. - By this one view all my past pains are paid, and all I have to come, more easy made.
 

But love's a malady without a cure.
 

By education most have been misled; So they believe, because they were bred. The priest continues where the nurse began, And thus the child imposes on the man.
 

Chaucer, I confess, is a rough diamond; and must be polished e'er he shines.
[Literature]
 

Courage from hearts and not from numbers grows.
[Courage]
 

Damned Neuters, in their Middle way of Steering, Are neither Fish, nor Flesh, nor good Red Herring.
[Politics]
 

Dancing is the poetry of the foot.
 

Death in itself is nothing; but we fear to be we know not what, we know not where.
 

Either be wholly slaves or wholly free.
 

Even victors are by victories undone.
 

Every inch that is not fool is rogue.
 

Every one is eagle-eyed to see another's faults and deformity.
[Faults]
 

Everything by starts, and nothing long.
 

Fight on, my merry men all, I'm a little wounded, but I am not slain; I will lay me down for to bleed a while, Then I'll rise and fight with you again.
 

Fool that I was, upon my eagle's wings I bore this wren, till I was tired with soaring, and now he mounts above me.
 

For Art may err, but Nature cannot miss.
[Nature]
 

For they conquer who believe they can.
 

For truth has such a face and such a mien, as to be loved needs only to be seen.
[Trust]
 


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