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«Stories ought not to be just little bits of fantasy that are used to wile away an idle hour; from the beginning of the human race stories have been used - by priests, by bards, by medicine men - as magic instruments of healing, of teaching, as a means of helping people come to terms with the fact that they continually have to face insoluble problems and unbearable realities»
«Full of wiles, full of guile, at all times, in all ways, Are the children of Men»
«And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, / Vex the Midianites, and smite them: / For they vex you with their wiles, wherewith they have beguiled you in the matter of Peor, and in the matter of Cozbi, the daughter of a prince of Midian, their sister, which was slain in the day of the plague for Peor's sake.»
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«Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.»
«Do we not wile away moments of inanity or fatigued waiting by repeating some trivial movement or sound, until the repetition has bred a want, which is incipient habit?»
«Haste thee, Nymph, and bring with thee Jest and youthful Jollity, Quips and Cranks and wanton Wiles, Nods and Becks and wreathed Smiles»
Author: John Milton
«My sentence is for open war; of wiles, / More unexpert, I boast not.»
«One would be in less danger from the wiles of the stranger If one's own kin and kith were more fun to be with»
«Even children followed with endearing wile,/ And plucked his gown, to share the good man's smile.»
«A Creature not too bright or good, For human nature's daily food; For transient sorrows, simple wiles, Praise, blame, love, kisses, tears and smiles»