Wretches: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Dec 19, 2008 - 152 pages
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Familiar Quotations WretchesThis miserable state is borne by the wretched souls of those who lived without disgrace and without praise.ndash;Dante AlighieriMankind, fleet of life, like tree leaves, weak creatures of clay, unsubstantial as shadows, wingless, ephemeral, wretched, mortal and dreamlike.ndash;AristophanesWe exaggerate misfortune and happiness alike. We are never so wretched or so happy as we say we are.ndash;Honoreacute; de BalzacThey wouldn't be heroes if they were infallible, in fact they wouldn't be heroes if they weren't miserable wretched dogs, the pariahs of the earth, besides which the only reason to build up an idol is to tear it down again.ndash;Lester BangsA mere madness, to live like a wretch and die rich.ndash;Robert BurtonIf mercy were not mingled with His Power This wretched world would not subsist an hour.ndash;William DavenantIt is a wretched taste to be gratified with mediocrity when the excellent lies before us.ndash;Isaac DisraeliThese wretched babies don't come until they are ready.ndash;Queen ElizabethIs life so wretched? Isn't it rather your hands which are too small, your vision which is muddled? You are the one who must grow up.ndash;Dag HammarskjoldSurely there is nothing more wretched than a man, of all things which breathe and move upon the earth.ndash;Homer

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