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Many might take for their device the epithet STRONG, which formed the second part of his motto, but very few gentlemen could lay claim to the FAITHFUL, which constituted the first.
Their motto was in these words, namely, "Procrastination is the thief of time.
I confess, the motto of the Globe newspaper is so attractive to me that I can seldom find much appetite to read what is below it in its columns: "The world is governed too much.
He joined a dining-club of which the motto was, The Whole, The Good, and The Beautiful.
Surely I can never have seriously written such a silly motto as that?
I possess penetration, perseverance, conviction; I govern a mysterious people, who has taken for its motto, the motto of God,
This procrastinator Kutuzov, whose motto was "Patience and Time," this enemy of decisive action, gave battle at Borodino, investing the preparations for it with unparalleled solemnity.
The essential difference between poetry and prose--"that other beauty of prose"--in the words of the motto he has chosen from Dryden, the first master of the sort of prose he prefers:--that is Mr.
Work first and then play used to be my motto when I was a girl.
He belonged to that natural, humorous school who took for their motto in the seventeenth century the aphorism uttered by one of their number in 1653, -- "To despise flowers is to offend God.
In a few words, his motto was "I have my opinions," and the love of the impossible constituted his ruling passion.
By the device therefore of his motto, it became impracticable for any man to presume to imitate the Spectators, without understanding at least one sentence in the learned languages.