Origin of Old Sayings



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Another of his sayings was, that education was the best viaticum of old age. Diogenes Laertius
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The origin of all revolutions and corruption, and the spur and source of all base morals are just two sayings: The First Saying: 'So long as I'm full, what is it to me if others die of hunger?' The Second Saying: 'You suffer hardship so that I can live in ease; you work so that I can eat.' Said Nursi
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Old Madame du Deffand and her friends talked for fifty years without stopping. And of it all, what remains? Perhaps three witty sayings. So that we are at liberty to suppose either that nothing was said, or that nothing witty was said, or that the fraction of three witty sayings lasted eighteen thousand two hundred and fifty nights, which does not leave a liberal allowance of wit for any one of them. Virginia Woolf
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Who knows but that all the men to whom reference has been made, and a multitude of others who lived in by-gone ages borrowed their wise sayings from the talk of the firesides and the conversations of the market places; so that the origin of many proverbs now flippantly quoted in the converse of men is lost in the mists of forgotten centuries. Dwight Edwards Marvin
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I will open my mouth in a parable I will utter dark sayings of old. Things that we have heard and known, that our fathers told us. We will not hide them from their children, but tell it to the coming generations. Bible
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I read the 'Old Testament' all the way through when I was about 13 and was horrified. A few months afterwards I read 'The Origin Of Species', hallucinating very mildly because I was in bed with flu at the time. Despite that, or because of that, it all made perfect sense. Terry Pratchett
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The foolish sayings of a rich man pass for wise ones. Proverbs
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My contributions were many: First clown director, with witty sayings and flashily dressed, now called master of ceremonies. Jelly Roll Morton
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I am pretty sure that we err in treating these sayings as paradoxes. It would be nearer the truth to say that it is life itself which is paradoxical and that the sayings of Jesus are simply a recognition of that fact. Thomas Taylor
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A wise saying is something you keep picking up off the floor in front of your fridge Robert Breault
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At the age of three-and-twenty Charles Templeton, my old tutor at Oxford, set himself to write a history of the Third French Republic. When I made his acquaintance some thirty years later he had satisfactorily concluded his introductory chapter on the origin of Kingship. Stephen McKenna
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Laws have come down to us from old customs and folk-ways based on primitive ideas of man's origin, capacity and responsibility. Clarence Darrow
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California belongs to Joan Didion. Not the California where everyone wears aviator sunglasses, owns a Jacuzzi and buys his clothes on Rodeo Drive. But California in the sense of the West. The old West where Manifest Destiny was an almost palpable notion that was somehow tied to the land and the climate and one's own family-an unspoken belief that was passed down to children in stories and sayings. Michiko Kakutani
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When it was first said that the sun stood still and world turned round, the common sense of mankind declared the doctrine false; but the old saying of Vox populi, vox Dei [the voice of the people is the voice of God], as every philosopher knows, cannot be trusted in science. Charles Darwin
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Light will be thrown on the origin of man and his history. Charles Darwin
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Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away. Arthur Helps
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No original thought still exists. People are original, each one of them. The same ideas that others had before you are waiting for you to bring them back to life in a new way. The part of who you are that is left behind within these old ideas is what makes them original all over again. Ashly Lorenzana
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The teachings of elegant sayings Should be collected when one can. For the supreme gift of words of wisdom, Any price will be paid. Nagarjuna
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Cheered up himself with ends of verse And sayings of philosophers. Samuel Butler (poet)
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Cheer'd up himself with ends of verse And sayings of philosophers. Samuel Butler (poet)
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