1. 10

    Fair is the kingcup that in meadow blows, Fair is the daisy that beside her grows.

    9
  2. 9

    Those who in quarrels interpose, must often wipe a bloody nose.

    9
  3. 8

    Fools may our scorn, not envy, raise. For envy is a kind of praise.

    9
  4. 7

    Shadow owes its birth to light.

    10
  5. 6

    We only part to meet again.

    12
  6. 5

    I know you lawyers can with ease, Twist words and meanings as you please; That language, by your skill made pliant, Will bend to favour every client; That 'tis the fee directs the sense, To make out either side's pretense.

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  7. 4

    I hate the man who builds his name On ruins of another's fame. Thus prudes, by characters o'erthrown, Imagine that they raise their own. Thus Scribblers, covetous of praise, Think slander can transplant the bays.

    15
  8. 3

    Lions, wolves, and vultures don't live together in herds, droves or flocks. Of all animals of prey, man is the only sociable one. Every one of us preys upon his neighbor, and yet we herd together.

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  9. 2

    Cowards are cruel, but the brave love mercy and delight to save.

    24
  10. 1

    Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow thee.

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  11. Last Update: 1 October 2022

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