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WORTH
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[ Also see Appearance Bargain Baseness Character Credit Excellence Goodness Merit Nobility Perfection Price Quality Usefulness Value Virtue ]

Sometimes something worth doing is worth overdoing.
      - David Letterman

An ounce of enterprise is worth a pound of privilege.
      - Frederic Rowland Marvin,
        Companionship of Books (p. 318)

My glass is not large, but I drink from my glass.
  [Fr., Mon verre n'est pas grand, mais je bois dans mon verre.]
      - Louis Charles Alfred de Musset

Worth makes the man, and want of it the fellow;
  The rest is all but leather and prunello.
      - Alexander Pope, Essay on Man
         (epistle IV, 203)

Why fight for a flag when you can buy one for a nickel.
      - Ezra Pound

The game is not worth the candle.
  [Fr., Le jeu ne vaut pas la chandelle.]
      - Proverb,
        (French), quoted by Lord Chesterfield

What is aught but as 'tis valued?
      - William Shakespeare

(Goneril:) I have been worth the whistle.
  (Albany:) O Goneril,
    You are not worth the dust which the rude wind
      Blows in your face.
      - William Shakespeare, King Lear
         (Goneril & Albany at IV, ii)

Now, good my lord,
  Let there be some more test made of my mettle
    Before so noble and so great a figure
      Be stamped upon it.
      - William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure
         (Angelo at I, i)

O, how thy worth with manners may I sing
  When thou art all the better part of me?
    What can mine own praise to mine own self bring,
      And what is't but mine own when I praise thee?
      - William Shakespeare, Sonnet XXXIX

I would that I were low laid in my grave.
  I am not worth this coil that's made for me.
      - William Shakespeare,
        The Life and Death of King John
         (Arthur at II, i)

Oh that simplicity and innocence its own unvalued work so seldom knows!
      - Percy Bysshe Shelley

Beauties that from worth arise are like the grace of deities.
      - Sir John Suckling

It is a maxim, that those to whom everybody allows the second place have an undoubted title to the first.
      - Jonathan Swift, Tale of a Tub--Dedication

I know transplanted human worth will bloom to profit otherwhere.
      - Lord Alfred Tennyson

The two Great Unknowns, the two Illustrious Conjecturabilities! They are the best known unknown persons that have ever drawn breath upon the planet. (the Devil and Shakespeare.)
      - Mark Twain (pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens),
        Shakespeare Dead? (ch. III)

All human things
  Of dearest value hang on slender strings.
      - Edmund Waller, Miscellanies (I, l. 163)

But though that place I never gain,
  Herein lies comfort for my pain:
    I will be worthy of it.
      - Ella Wheeler Wilcox,
        I Will be Worthy of It

It is easy enough to be prudent,
  When nothing tempts you to stray;
    When without or within no voice of sin
      Is luring your soul away;
        But it's only a negative virtue
          Until it is tried by fire,
            And the life that is worth the honor of earth,
              Is the one that resists desire.
      - Ella Wheeler Wilcox, Worth While

The foolish and vulgar are always accustomed to value equally the good and the bad.
  [Sp., Siempre acostumbra hacer el vulgo necio,
    De le bueno y lo malo igual aprecio.]
      - Tomas de Yriarte (Iriarte), Fables
         (XXVIII)


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