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William Dunbar
1460 - 1520
Nationality: Scottish
Category: Poet
Subcategory: Scottish Poet

London, thou art the flower of cities all!


A lawyer who does not know men is handicapped.


Your law may be perfect, your knowledge of human affairs may be such as to enable you to apply it with wisdom and skill, and yet without individual acquaintance with men, their haunts and habits, the pursuit of the profession becomes difficult, slow, and expensive.


Our pleasance here is all vain glory, This false world is but transitory.


All love is lost but upon God alone.


To God be humble, to thy friend be kind, and with thy neighbors gladly lend and borrow; His chance tonight, it maybe thine tomorrow.


Scotsmen are metaphisical and emotional, they are sceptical and mystical, they are romantic and ironic, they are cruel and tender, and full of mirth and despair.


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