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The proverbial wisdom of the populace in the streets, on the roads, and in the markets, instructs the ear of him who studies man more fully than a thousand rules ostentatiously arranged.
- Proverbs, or the Manual of Wisdom,
on the title page, printed for Tabart & Co., London (1804)
[Politics : Proverbs (General)]
"What sort of a doctor is he?" "Well, I don't know much about his ability; but he's got a very good bedside manner."
accompanying a drawing by G. Du Maurier
Oh, we are weary pilgrims; to this wilderness we bring
A Church without a bishop, a State without a King.
- Puritan's Mistake [Government]
One that is neither flesh not fish.
- Rede Me and be Not Wrothe (I, 3) [Fish]
Use three Physicians,
Still-first Dr. Quiet,
Next Dr. Merry-man
And Dr. Dyet.
- Regimen Sanitatis Salernitanum,
(edition 1607) [Medicine]
Why should (need) a man die who has sage in his garden?
[Lat., Cur moriatur homo, cui salvia crescit in horto?]
- Regimen Sanitatis Salernitanum,
a medical poem, original and translation published by Sir Alexander Crope
We believe that as yet public sentiment is strongly in favor of the laborers and against the powerful corporations and monopolies that seek to oppress them. We are sure it is opposed to the use of private armed force to intimidate or control laborers. But we are equally sure that public sentiment is overwhelmingly opposed to the preconcerted strikes which interrupt commerce and seek to extort unreasonable conditions. If the dissatisfied prefer to quit work, let them do so; but they must not seek by force to prevent others from taking their places who are willing and anxious to do so.
- Religious Telescope [Labor Day]
Free soil, free men, free speech, Fremont.
- Republican Rallying Cry [Freedom]
Thirty days hath September,
April, June, and November;
February eight-and-twenty all alone,
And all the rest have thirty-one:
Unless that leap-year doth combine,
And give to February twenty-nine.
- Return from Parnassus, (London 1606)
Men might as well have hunted an hare with a tabre.
- Richard the Redeles [Difficulties]
It is essential that we enable young people to see themselves as participants in one of the most exciting eras in history, and to have a sense of purpose in relation to it.
- Rockefeller Report on Education
It is a thing very displeasing to me when the hen speaks and the cock is silent.
[Fr., C'est chose qui moult me deplaist,
Quand poule parle et coq se taist.]
- Roman de la Rose, XIV century [Women]
I pray the prayer the Easterners do,
May the peace of Allah abide with you;
Wherever you stay, wherever you go,
May the beautiful palms of Allah grow;
Through days of labor, and nights of rest,
The love of Good Allah make you blest;
So I touch my heart--as the Easterners do,
May the peace of Allah abide with you.
- Salaam Alaikum (Peace be with you.)
Listen to the Exhortation of the Dawn!
Look to this Day! For it is Life,
The very Life of Life.
In its brief course lie all the Varieties
And Realities of your Existence;
The Bliss of Growth,
The Glory of Action,
The Splendor of Beauty;
For Yesterday is but a Dream,
And Tomorrow is only a Vision;
But Today well lived
Makes every Yesterday a Dream of Happiness,
And every Tomorrow a Vision of Hope.
Look well therefore to this Day!
Such is the Salutation of Dawn.
- Salutation of the Dawn, from the Sanscrit
He who flies at the right time can fight again.
[Lat., Celuy qui fuit bonne heure
Peut combattre derechef.]
- Satyre Menippee [War]
I want the New Year's opening days
To fill with love, and prayer, and praise.
Some little things to do for Thee,
For Thou hast done great things for me.
I want some other soul to bring
To Thee, my Saviour and my King.
Thou wilt not, Lord, my prayer deny,
For Thou canst all my wants supply.
In Jesus' name our prayer we raise,
Whose guiding hand has blessed our days.
And may we, Lord, is godly fear
Serve Thee through all this coming year.
- Selected [New Year's Day]
The Fourth of July marks an epoch in the world's history. It marks the birth of a free nation, with all that implies--a nation in the existence of which the oppressed of all lands rejoice, and of which every true American is justly proud.
- Selected [Independence Day]
A maiden born when Autumn leaves
Are rustling in September's breeze,
A Sapphire on her brow should bind,
'Twill cure diseases of the mind.
in "Notes and Queries", May 11, 1889, p. 371
[Jewels : Sapphires : September]
The virtue of her lively looks
Excels the precious stone;
I wish to have none other books
To read or look upon.
- Song and Sonnets [Women]
There is a duty that the employer always owes to the employe, and that is to give him, by way of compensation, the full value of his labor. The disposition on the part of some rich employers to grind the faces of the poor, taking advantage of their necessities and securing their services at half what they are worth, is a shameful wrong, and it will, sooner or later ripen into revolution anywhere.
- Southwestern Methodist [Labor Day]
I would not anticipate the relish of any happiness, nor feel the weight of any misery, before it actually arrives.
- Spectator (no. 7),
an English periodical (1711 - 1712)
The man that heweth over high,
Some chip falleth in his eye.
- Story of Sir Eglamour of Artois,
an English romantic story circa 1350, from a manuscript in the Garrick Collection
But just in proportion as we are not contented with our sphere, nor satisfied with ourselves, do we reach out longingly to a better sphere and a worthier course of life; and therefore it is that, to so many of us, the end of an old year brings a sense of relief, in that its shortcomings and failures are now to be left behind, while the approach of a new year suggests a hope of something different and better beyond, in the path we are treading.
- Sunday School Times [New Year's Day]
As a nation we are shutting our own sons out of the field of American labor, thus filling our prisons and reformatories and almshouses with them, and are letting into that field, for full possession, hordes of foreigners who make it a menace to the safety of American institutions, and a constant peril to the peace and welfare of American society.
- The Century [Labor Day]
Terrible he rode alone,
With his yemen sword for aid;
Ornament it carried none
But the notches on the blade.
- The Death Feud--An Arab War Song (st. 14),
in "Tait's Edinburgh Magazine", July, 1850, translation signed J.S.M.
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