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John Florio Quotes

British Author, Translator

A good husband makes a good wife.

Category: Husbands

Who will not suffer labor in this world, let him not be born.

Category: Labor

Who has not served cannot command.

Category: Leaders And Leadership

To long for that which comes not. To lie a-bed and sleep not. To serve well and please not. To have a horse that goes not. To have a man obeys not. To lie in jail and hope not. To be sick and recover not. To lose one's way and know not. To wait at door and enter not, and to have a friend we trust not: are ten such spites as hell hath not.

Category: Misers And Misery

Praise the sea; on shore remain.

Category: Oceans

For proverbs are the pith, the proprieties, the proofs, the purities, the elegancies, as the commonest so the commendablest phrases of a language. To use them is a grace, to understand them a good.

Category: Proverbs