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  • Nothing, however, can be more arrogant, though nothing is commoner than to assume that of Gods there is only one, and of religions none but the speaker's.
    (Virginia Woolf, "Orlando")
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  • The true Southern watermelon is a boon apart, and not to be mentioned with commoner things. It is chief of this world's luxuries, king by the grace of God over all the fruits of the earth. When one has tasted it, he knows what the angels eat. It was not a Southern watermelon that Eve took we know it because she repented.
    (Mark Twain)
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  • Murder is commoner among cooks than among members of any other profession.
    (W. H. Auden)
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  • By and large the literature of a democracy will never exhibit the order, regularity, skill, and art characteristic of aristocratic literature formal qualities will be neglected or actually despised. The style will often be strange, incorrect, overburdened, and loose, and almost always strong and bold. Writers will be more anxious to work quickly than to perfect details. Short works will be commoner than long books, wit than erudition, imagination than depth. There will be a rude and untutored vigor of thought with great variety and singular fecundity. Authors will strive to astonish more than to please, and to stir passions rather than to charm taste.
    (Alexis Tocqueville)
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  • A virtue to be serviceable must, like gold, be alloyed with some commoner, but more durable alloy.
    (Samuel Butler)
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  • Rare virtues are like rare plants or animals, things that have not been able to hold their own in the world. A virtue to be serviceable must, like gold, be alloyed with some commoner but more durable metal.
    (Samuel Butler)
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  • The Bible is unique also in terms of its effect on individual men and on the history of nations. It is the all-time best seller, appealing both to hearts and minds, beloved by at least some in every race or nation or tribe to which it has gone, rich or poor, scholar or simple, king or commoner, men of literally every background and walk of life.
    (Henry Morris)
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  • It was a missed opportunity. He was a royal but he didn't expect to be king, so he was also a commoner. He could have given a new thrust to the monarchy.
    (Yubaraj Ghimire)
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  • Flavius Thou art a cobbler, art thou 2nd Commoner Truly, sir, all that I live by is with the awl ... I am, indeed, sir, a surgeon to old shoes.
    (William Shakespeare)
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  • Yachts are the closest a commoner can get to sovereignty.
    (Charles Simonyi)
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  • Everyone calls himself a friend, but only a fool relies on it; nothing is commoner than the name, nothing rarer than the thing.
    (Jean de La Fontaine)
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  • Part of her must feel carefree, relieved, now that she has left the imperial family and become a commoner. I want to set up an opportunity so that she can get a taste of this.
    (Shintaro Ishihara)
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