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It is a great pity but tis certain from every day's observation of man, that he may be set on fire like a candle, at either end provided there is a sufficient wick standing out.
'Tis the voice of the sluggard; I heard him complain, you have waked me too soon, I must slumber again.
Though an angel should write, still 'tis devils must print.
Of all actions of a man's life, his marriage does least concern other people, yet of all actions of our life tis most meddled with by other people.
Tis distance lends enchantment to the view, and robes the mountain in its azure hue.
Tis not seasonable to call a man traitor, that has an army at his heels.
In outward show so splendid and so vain; 'tis but a gilded block without a brain.
I'm not personally obsessed with death. At a certain age, the light that you live in is inhabited by the shades - it 'tis.
'Tis better to be fortunate than wise.
A kiss, when all is said, what is it? A rosy dot placed on the 'I' in loving; Tis a secret told to the mouth instead of to the ear.
Prudent people are very happy; 'tis an exceeding fine thing, that's certain, but I was born without it, and shall retain to my day of Death the Humour of saying what I think.
Mary Wortley Montagu
'Tis the common disease of all your musicians that they know no mean, to be entreated, either to begin or end.
To love is to believe, to hope, to know; Tis an essay, a taste of Heaven below!
'Tis very great pity that they who are so apt to over-rate themselves in smaller matters, shou'd, where it most concerns them to know, and stand upon their Value, be so insensible of their own worth.
'Tis folly to be wise.
'Tis said that wrath is the last thing in a man to grow old.
Who made the world I cannot tell; 'Tis made, and here am I in hell. My hand, though now my knuckles bleed, I never soiled with such a deed.
A. E. Housman
I cannot sing the old songs now! It is not that I deem them low, 'Tis that I can't remember how They go.
Charles Stuart Calverley
You own a watch the invention of the mind, though for a single motion 'tis designed, as well as that which is with greater thought with various springs, for various motions wrought.
'Tis now the summer of your youth: time has not cropped the roses from your cheek, though sorrow long has washed them.
Believe me, 'tis a godlike thing to lend; to owe is a heroic virtue.
Death is the king of this world: 'Tis his park where he breeds life to feed him. Cries of pain are music for his banquet.
'Tis education forms the common mind; just as the twig is bent the tree's inclined.
'Tis better to suffer wrong than do it.
'Tis not every question that deserves an answer.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
C. S. Lewis
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