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Marrying a woman for her beauty makes no more sense than eating a bird for its singing. But it’s a common mistake nonetheless.

Charles Frazier (b. 1950) American novelist
Cold Mountain (1997)
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Added on 29-Jul-20 | Last updated 29-Jul-20
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The noisiest streams are the shallowest.

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English proverb
Added on 19-Apr-17 | Last updated 19-Apr-17
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     “If they were ugly, Peter, would you care half so much?” asked Nightingale. “There are some hideous things out there that can talk and reason and I wonder if you would be quite so quick to rush to their defense.”
     “Maybe not,” I said. “But that just makes me shallow, it doesn’t make me wrong.”

Ben Aaronovitch (b. 1964) British author
Moon Over Soho (2011)
Added on 9-Dec-15 | Last updated 9-Dec-15
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Polished brass will pass upon more people than rough gold.

Lord Chesterfield (1694-1773) English statesman, wit [Philip Dormer Stanhope]
Letter to his son (6 Mar 1747)
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Love that has nothing but beauty to keep it in good health is short-lived, and apt to have ague fits.

Desiderius Erasmus (1465-1536) Dutch humanist philosopher and scholar
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Quoted without citation in numerous 19th Century works, including John Timbs, Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors (1829).
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Certainly fame is like a river, that beareth up things light and swollen, and drowns things weighty and solid.

Francis Bacon (1561-1626) English philosopher, scientist, author, statesman
“Of Praise,” Essays, No. 53 (1625)
Added on 13-Aug-10 | Last updated 16-May-16
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