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Maintain our rank, vulgarity despise,
  To swear is neither brave, polite, nor wise,
    You would not swear upon a bed of death--
      Reflect--your Maker now may stop your breath.
      - [Swearing]

May never lady press his lips, his proffer'd love returning,
  Who makes a furnace of his mouth, and keeps his chimney burning;
    May each true woman shun his sight, for fear his fumes should choke her,
      And none but those who smoke themselves have kisses for a smoker.
      - [Smoking]

Montana. It's everything Colorado thinks it is.
      - [Montana]

No man in effect doth accompany with others but he learneth, ere he is aware, some gesture, voice, or fashion.
      - [Company]

O little Force that in your agony
  Stood fast while England girt her armour on,
    Held high our honour in your wounded hands,
      Carried our honour safe with bleeding feet--
        We have no glory great enough for you,
          The very soul of Britain keeps your day.
      - published in a London newspaper, 1917
        [Soldiers]

O Western wind, when wilt thou blow
  That the small rain down can rain?
    Christ, that my love were in my arms
      And I in my bed again!
      - [Love]

Oh, the gladness of their gladness when they're glad,
  And the sadness of their sadness when they're sad;
    But the gladness of their gladness, and the sadness of their sadness,
      Are as nothing to their badness when they're bad.
      - [Women]

Oh, the shrewdness of their shrewdness when they are shrewd,
  And the rudeness of their rudeness when they're rude;
    But the shrewdness of their shrewdness and the rudeness of their rudeness,
      Are as nothing to their goodness when they're good.
      - [Women]

Pure water is the best of gifts that man to man can bring,
  But who am I that I should have the best of anything?
    Let princes revel at the pump, let peers with ponds make free,
      Whisky, or wine, or even beer is good enough for me.
      - in the "Spectator", July 31, 1920, sometimes attributed to Hon. G.W.E. Russell or to Lord Neaves
        [Water]

Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.
      - [Rebellion]

Smyrna, Rhodes, Colophon, Salamis, Chios, Argos, Athens--these seven cities contend as to being the birthplace of the illustrious Homer.
  [Lat., Smyrna, Rhodos, Colophon, Salamis, Chios, Argos, Athenae,
    Hae septem certant de stirpe insignis Homeri.]
      - (translated from Greek) [Cities]

Some say "to-morrow" never comes,
  A saying oft thought right;
    But if to-morrow never came,
      No end were of "to-night."
        The fact is this, time flies so fast,
          That e'er we've time to say
            "Tomorrow's come," presto! behold!
              "To-morrow" proves "To-day."
      - [Tomorrow]

Stands midway between Heathenism and Christianity. It rose out of Heathenism as twilight out of night and melted into Christianity as twilight into morning.
      - [Judaism]

The control center of your life is your attitude.
      - [Attitude]

The egg is to cuisine what the article is to speech.
      - [Eggs]

The first draught a man drinks ought to be for thirst, the second for nourishment, the third for pleasure, the fourth for madness.
      - [Drunkenness]

The massive gates of circumstance
  Are turned upon the smallest hinge,
    And thus some seeming pettiest chance
      Oft gives our life its after-tinge.
        The trifles of our daily lives,
          The common things, scarce worth recall,
            Whereof no visible trace survives,
              These are the mainsprings after all.
      - in "Harper's Weekly" [Circumstance]

The universal joy of Christmas is certainly wonderful. We ring the bells when princes are born, or toll a mournful dirge when great men pass away. Nations have their red-letter days, their carnivals and festivals, but once in the year and only once, the whole world stands still to celebrate the advent of a life. Only Jesus of Nazareth claims this world-wide, undying remembrance. You cannot cut Christmas out of the Calendar, nor out of the heart of the world.
      - [Christmas]

There are three kinds of people: those who can count, and those who can't.
      - [People]

Try to save money. Someday it may be valuable again.
      - [Money]

What is death? Oh! what is death?
  'Tis slumber to the weary--
    'Tis rest to the forlorn--
      'Tis shelter to the dreary--
        'Tis peace amid the storm--
          'Tis the entrance to our home--
            'Tis the passage to that God
              Who bids His children come,
                When their weary course is trod.
                  Such is death! yes, such is death.
      - [Death]

"Yes!"--Oh! it is a kind reply,
  When flowing from the lips of dear
    Young beauty--in whose ear we sigh
      The one fond wish.
      - [Yes]

Like the crest of a peacock so is mathematics at the head of all knowledge.
      - "Like the Crest of a Peacock" by G.G. Joseph
        [Mathematics]

There is safety in numbers. [Lat., Defendit numerus.]
      - "The World of Mathematics" edited by J.R. Newman
         (p. 1452) [Numbers : Proverbs]

This dance of death which sounds so musically
  Was sure intended for the corpse de ballet.
      - On the Danse Macabre of Saint-Saens
        [Dancing]


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