Why, then the world’s mine oyster, which I with sword will open. ~William Shakespeare, The Merry Wives of WindsorCOCI
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essays: Second Series, 1844WLBUQ
Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. ~Author unknown, commonly misattributed to Sigmund Freudwww.quotecounterquote.com/2011/01/sometimes-cigar-is-just-cigar.html
A man’s house is his castle. ~Old English Proverb, often attributed to Edward Coke
Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are. ~Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, translated
Thou hast added insult to injury. ~PhaedrusMCTO
A rolling stone gathers no moss. ~Publilius SyrusCOE
Though this be madness, yet there is method in ‘t. ~William Shakespeare, Hamlet, act II, scene 2; MCTO
But when he shall have been taken from sight, he quickly goes also out of mind. ~Thomas a Kempis, Imitation of Christ
Things as certain as death and taxes, can be more firmly believed. ~Daniel Defoe, The Political History of the Devil, 1726
Sighing that Nature form’d but one such man,
And broke the die.
~George Gordon, Lord Byron, "Monody on the Death of Sheridan", line 117; BMC
Music hath charms to soothe the savage beast. ~James Bramston, Man of TasteMCTO
All human history attests
That happiness for man, – the hungry sinner! –
Since Eve ate apples, much depends on dinner.
~Lord Byron, Don Juan, Canto XIII, stanza 99BMC
Two souls with but a single thought,
Two hearts that beat as one.
~Friedrich Halm (Baron Eligius Franz Joseph von Münch-Bellinghausen)COE
Variety’s the very spice of life
That gives it all its flavour.
~William Cowper, The Task, 1785
Mollify it with thy tears, or sweat, or blood. ~John DonneYgw10
A thing of beauty is a joy forever. ~John KeatsMCTO