„[Thine] face is not worth sunburning.“

Source: Henry V

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English playwright and poet 1564 - 1616

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„Take not thine enemy for thy friend; nor thy friend for thine enemy!“

—  Pythagoras ancient Greek mathematician and philosopher -585 - -495 BC

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„The ventures of dreamland
Are thine for a day.“

—  Silas Weir Mitchell American physician 1829 - 1914

Dreamland, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
Context: Up anchor! Up anchor!
Set sail and away!
The ventures of dreamland
Are thine for a day.

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„Look, then, into thine heart, and write!“

—  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow American poet 1807 - 1882

Voices of the Night http://www.worldwideschool.org/library/books/lit/poetry/TheCompletePoeticalWorksofHenryWadsworthLongfellow/Chap1.html, Prelude, st. 19 (1839).

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„Chance in uncertain, fortune double-faced,
Smiling at first, she frowneth in the end:
Beware thine honor be not then disgraced,
Take heed thou mar not when thou think'st to mend.“

—  Torquato Tasso Italian poet 1544 - 1595

Giunta è tua gloria al sommo e per lo innanzi
Fuggir le dubbie guerre a te conviene,
Ch' ove tu vinca sol di stato avvanzi
Nè tua gloria maggior quindi diviene;
Mal' Imperio acquii'tato e prefo dianzi
El' onor perdi, se 'l contrario avviene.
Canto II, stanza 67 (tr. Fairfax)
Gerusalemme Liberata (1581)

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„Since heaven's eternal year is thine.“

—  John Dryden English poet and playwright of the XVIIth century 1631 - 1700

To the Pious Memory of Mrs. Anne Killegrew (1686), line 15.

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„Thine eye was on the censer,
And not the hand that bore it.“

—  Oliver Wendell Holmes Poet, essayist, physician 1809 - 1894

Lines by a Clerk; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

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„Whatever act of thine that has no reference“

—  Marcus Aurelius, book Meditations

IX, 23
Meditations (c. 121–180 AD), Book IX
Context: As thou thyself art a component part of a social system, so let every act of thine be a component part of social life. Whatever act of thine that has no reference, either immediately or remotely, to a social end, this tears asunder thy life, and does not allow it to be one, and it is of the nature of a mutiny, just as when in a popular assembly a man acting by himself stands apart from the general agreement.

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„The Now, that indivisible point which studs the length of infinite line
Whose ends are nowhere, is thine all, the puny all thou callest thine.“

—  Richard Francis Burton British explorer, geographer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, cartographer, ethnologist, spy, linguist, poet,… 1821 - 1890

The Kasîdah of Hâjî Abdû El-Yezdî (1870)
Context: And hold Humanity one man, whose universal agony
Still strains and strives to gain the goal, where agonies shall cease to be.
Believe in all things; none believe; judge not nor warp by "Facts" the thought;
See clear, hear clear, tho' life may seem Mâyâ and Mirage, Dream and Naught.
Abjure the Why and seek the How: the God and gods enthroned on high,
Are silent all, are silent still; nor hear thy voice, nor deign reply.
The Now, that indivisible point which studs the length of infinite line
Whose ends are nowhere, is thine all, the puny all thou callest thine.

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„Those two fatal words, Mine and Thine.“

—  Miguel de Cervantes Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright 1547 - 1616

Source: Don Quixote de la Mancha (1605–1615), Part I, Book II, Ch. 3.

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„Be thine own palace, or the world's thy jail.“

—  John Donne English poet 1572 - 1631

Source: The Poems of John Donne; Miscellaneous Poems (Songs and Sonnets) Elegies. Epithalamions, or Marriage Songs. Satires. Epigrams. the Progress of

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„ever thine, ever mine, ever ours“

—  Ludwig Van Beethoven German Romantic composer 1770 - 1827

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