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«For her heart was cold to all but gold,And the rich came not to woo --But honored well are charms to sellIf priests the selling do.»
«Excellent people are honored wherever they go»
«Christopher Columbus, as everyone knows, is honored by posterity because he was the last to discover America.»
«Born poor, but of honored and humble people, I am particularly proud to die poor.»
«All religions have honored the beggar. For he proves that in a matter at the same time as prosaic and holy, banal and regenerative as the giving of alms, intellect and morality, consistency and principles are miserably inadequate.»
«Another great evil arising from this desire to be thought rich; or rather, from the desire not to be thought poor, is the destructive thing which has been honored by the name of ''speculation''; but which ought to be called Gambling.»
«BERENICE'S HAIR, n. A constellation (_Coma Berenices_) named in honor of one who sacrificed her hair to save her husband.Her locks an ancient lady gave Her loving husband's life to save; And men --they honored so the dame -- Upon some stars bestowed her name.But to our modern married fair, Who'd give their lords to save their hair, No stellar recognition's given. There are not stars enough in heaven. --G.J.»
«BRAIN, n. An apparatus with which we think what we think. That which distinguishes the man who is content to _be_ something from the man who wishes to _do_ something. A man of great wealth, or one who has been pitchforked into high station, has commonly such a headful of brain that his neighbors cannot keep their hats on. In our civilization, and under our republican form of government, brain is so highly honored that it is rewarded by exemption from the cares of office.»
«By foreign hands thy humble grave adorned; By strangers honored, and by strangers mourned.»
«But to my mind, though I am native here And to the manner born, it is a custom more honored in the breach than the observance»