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They value themselves much upon their antiquity: The ancient race of their houses, and families, and the like; and above all, upon their ancient heroes: their King Caractacus Owen ap Tudor, Prince Lewellin, and the like noblemen and princes of british
View quotes by Daniel Defoe

A language is a more ancient and inevitable thing than any state.
View quotes by Joseph Brodsky

I have learnt to love you late, Beauty at once so ancient and so new!
View quotes by Saint Augustine

They are at the end of the gallery; retired to their tea and scandal, according to their ancient custom.
View quotes by William Congreve

I wil not compare the education of an ancient Spartan with that of a British nobleman.
View quotes by Thomas Day

Had W G Grace been born in ancient Greece, the Iliad would have been a different book.
View quotes by Bishop Of Hereford

It's a very ancient saying, But a true and honest thought, That if you become a teacher, By your pupils you'll be taught.
View quotes by Oscar Hammerstein II

The ancient Greeks kept women athletes out of their games. They wouldn't even let them on the sidelines. I'm not sure but that they were right.
View quotes by Avery Brundage

Fit men walking around and bathing, it would be just like being in Ancient Rome [on a footballers dressing room]
View quotes by John Barrowman

It is an ancient Mariner, And he stoppeth one of three. 'By thy long grey beard and glittering eye Now wherefore stopp'st thou me?'
View quotes by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Ancient Rome was as confident of the immutability of its world and the continual expansion and improvement of the human lot as we are today.
View quotes by Arthur Erickson

It is most important that we should keep in this country a certain leisured class. I am of the opinion of the ancient Jewish book which says 'there is no wisdom without leisure.'
View quotes by W B Yeats

In ancient times men drew lots for Valentine's lovers and would then present their date with a pair of gloves.
View quotes by Sandra Howard

The praise of ancient authors proceeds not from the reverence of the dead, but from the competition and mutual envy of the living.
View quotes by Thomas Hobbes

In ancient Boeotia brides were carried home in vehicles whose wheels were burned at the door, in token, that they would never again be needed.
View quotes by Thomas Wentworth Higginson

He brings a gust of acrid provincial air to the ancient office. He is an angry young prophet rather than a smooth courtier.
View quotes by Philip Howard

You only have to look around on a hot day to see ancient ladies in short shorts, and you'll realise that many woemn are extraordinarily - inexplicably - confident about their bodies. If anything we should hold back a little bit.
View quotes by Sian Phillips

Somewhere in there the grace of a ballet dancer joins with the strength of an SAS squaddie, the dignity of an ancient kind, the nerve of a bomb disposal officer [on being a goalkeeper!]
View quotes by Eamonn Dunphy

To be a housewife is a difficult, a wrenching, sometimes an ungrateful job if it is looked on only as a job. Regarded as a profession, it is the noblest as it is the most ancient of the catalogue. Let none persuade us differently or the world is lost indeed.
View quotes by Phyllis McGinley

Were I to affirm that Laennec contributed more towards the advancement of the medical art than any other single individual, either of ancient or of modern times, I should probably be advancing a proposition which, in the estimation of many, is neither extravagant nor unjust.
View quotes by Thomas Addison



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