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A little house well fill'd, a little land well till'd, and a little wife well will'd, are great riches.
      - written in a copy of the "Grete Herbal"
        [Wealth]

A lofty cane, a sword with silver hilt,
  A ring, two watches, and a snuff box gilt.
      - Recipe "To Make a Modern Fop" [Foppery]

A mind full of knowledge is a mind that never fails.
      - [Knowledge]

A niche in the temple of Fame.
      - origin is owed to establishment of Pantheon (1791) as a receptacle for distinguished men
        [Fame]

A Persian philosopher, being asked by what method he had acquired much knowledge, answered, "By not being prevented by shame from asking questions where I was ignorant."
      - [Knowledge]

A stick and a string with a fly at one end and a fool at the other.
      - [Fishing]

Amende to-day and slack not,
  Deythe cometh and warneth not,
    Tyme passeth and speketh not.
      - on sun dial belonging to Sir George Cornewall at Moccas Hall near Hereford
        [Sun Dial Mottoes]

An Austrian army awfully arrayed.
      - poem arranged with "apt alliteration's artful aid", first appeared in "The Trifler", May 7, 1817, printed at Winchester, England, found in "Bentley's Miscellany", March, 1838
        [Soldiers]

As the long hours do pass away,
  So doth the life of man decay.
      - an inscription on a sundial in the garden of the Royal hotel at Sevenoaks, Kent, England
        [Sun Dial Mottoes]

Asylum of the oppressed of every nation.
      - phrase used in the Democratic platform of 1856, referring to the U.S.
        [America]

"Be bold!" first gate; "Be bold, be bold, and evermore be bold," second gate; "Be not too bold!" third gate.
      - inscription on the Gates of Busyrane
        [Courage]

Be gentle, genteel, genuine and generous.
      - [Sentiment]

Be happy if you can, but do not despise those who are otherwise, for you know not their troubles.
      - [Sentiment]

Beauty is a quality of the heart. It is more than skin deep.
      - [Sentiment]

Begone about your business.
      - on a sun dial once in The Temple, London
        [Sun Dial Mottoes]

Dead on the field of honour.
      - [Honor]

Despotism tempered by assassination, that is our Magna Carta.
  [Fr., Le despotisme tempere par l'assassinat, c'est notre magna charta.]
      - said by a Russian noble to Count Munster on the assassination of Paul I, emperor of Russia
        [Government]

Do you want true peace with men? Make your peace with God.
      - [Sentiment]

Dollar Diplomacy.
      - term applied to Secretary Knox's activities in securing opportunities for the investment of American capital abroad, particularly in Latin America and China
        [Money]

Doubt not but God who sits on high,
  Thy secret prayers can hear;
    When a dead wall thus cunningly
      Conveys soft whispers to the ear.
      - verse inscribed in the Whispering Gallery of Gloucester Cathedral
        [Prayer]

Doubtless there are men of great parts that are guilty of downright bashfulness, that by a strange hesitation and reluctance to speak murder the finest and most elegant thoughts and render the most lively conceptions flat and heavy.
      - in "The Tatler", no. 252 [Speech]

Either this or upon this. (Either bring this back or be brought back upon it.)
      - said to be a Spartan mother's words to her son on giving him his shield
        [War]

Either Zeus came to earth to shew his form to thee,
  Phidias, or thou to heaven hast gone the god to see.
      - in "Greek Anthology" [Gods]

Era of good feeling.
      - title of an article in the Boston "Centinel"
        [Feeling]

Food for the soul.
  [Lat., Nutrimentum spiritus.]
      - inscription on the Berlin Royal Library
        [Libraries]


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