1st-century Author Quotes
His all, as not for self
Brought into being, but for all the world:
Such was his creed.
I commend you, Postumus, for kissing me with only half your lip; you may, however, if you please, withhold even the half of this half. Are you inclined to grant me a boon still greater, and even inexpressible? Keep this whole half entirely to yourself, Postumus.
Check the ailment before it's got to you...
Just as dumb creatures are snared by food, human beings would not be caught unless they had a nibble of hope.
It seldom happens that a premature shoot of genius ever arrives at maturity.
Vast as the starry Serpent, that on high Tracks the clear ether, and divides the sky, And southward winding from the Northern Wain, Shoots to remoter spheres its glittering train.
What a great artist dies with me!
Laying aside also all considerations of works and engines of war, the invention of which has long since reached its limit, and for the improvement of which I see no further hope in the applied arts, I shall recognize the following types of stratagems connected with siege operations....
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Most of the memorable events I have myself been exercised in; and, for the satisfaction of the public, will briefly relate the circumstances of my adventures, and scenes of life, from my first movement to this country until this day.
Predictions that didn't happen
If it's on the Internet it must be true
Remarkable Last Words (or Near-Last Words)
Philip James Bailey
Letitia Elizabeth Landon