Good deeds in this life are coals raked up in embers, to make a fire next day

— Thomas Overbury

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Absence doth sharpen love, presence strengthens it.

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Beauty is only skin deep.

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Wit is brushwood; judgment, timber; the one gives the greatest flame, the other yields the most durable heat; and both meeting make the best fire.

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An Ambitious woman shewes her selfe to bee a troublesome disturber of the world, powerfull to make smale things great, and great monstrous

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Wit and woman are two frail things, and both the frailer by concurring.

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A flatterer is the shadow of a fool.

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Things were first made, then words.

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Nature is God's. Art is man's instrument.

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The man who has nothing to boast of but his illustrious ancestry is like the potato - the best part under ground.

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