The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

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Concise Dictionary of Quotations
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Abbott, Diane
1953–
1
Being an MP is the sort of job all working-class parents want for their children—clean, indoors and no heavy lifting.

in
Independent
18 January 1994

Abelard, Peter
1079–1142
1
O quanta qualia sunt illa sabbata,
Quae semper celebrat superna curia.
O what their joy and glory must be,
Those endless sabbaths the blessèd ones see!

Hymnarius Paraclitensis
bk. 1 (tr J. M. Neale, 1854)

Abse, Dannie
1923–
1
I know the colour rose, and it is lovely,
But not when it ripens in a tumour;
And healing greens, leaves and grass, so springlike,
In limbs that fester are not springlike.

"Pathology of Colours" (1968)

Accius
170
bc
1
Oderint, dum metuant.Let them hate, so long as they fear.

from
Atreus
, in Seneca
Dialogues
bks. 3–5

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