He used to say that personal beauty was a better introduction than any letter; 18 but others say that it was Diogenes who gave this description of it, while Aristotle called beauty "the gift of God"; that Socrates called it "a short-lived tyranny"; Theophrastus , "a silent deceit"; Theocritus , "an ivory mischief"; Carneades , "a sovereignty which stood in need of no guards".
La Garde meurt, mais ne se rend pas. The Guards die but do not surrender.
Up Guards and at them again.1st duke of wellington
There is a breed of men who do not deserve the name of Germans. I trust that the entire nation will find the strength to beat back their outrageous attacks. If that does not occur, I shall have to call on you, my Guards, for protection against the gang of traitors and for leading the battle which will free us from such elements.
Sed quis custodiet ipsos custodes? But who is to guard the Guards themselves?
The foundation of the government of a nation must be built upon the rights of the people, but the administration must be entrusted to experts.We must not look upon those experts as stately and grand presidents and ministers, but simply as our chauffeurs, Guards at the gate, cooks, physicians, carpenters, or tailors.SunYat-Sen or SunYixian
Up Guards and at them!
If people really want to go, and really try all their lives, I think they will get in; for I don’t believe there are any locks on that door, or any Guards at the gate. I always imagine it is as it is in the picture, where the shining ones stretch out their hands to welcome poor Christian as he comes up from the river.Louisa May Alcott
The tyrant nowTrusts not to men: nightly within his chamberThe watch-dog Guards his couch, the only friendHe now dare trust.joanna baillie
Coquetry whets the appetite; flirtation depraves it. Coquetry is the thorn that Guards the rose—easily trimmed off when once plucked. Flirtation is like the slime on water-plants, making them hard to handle, and when caught, only to be cherished in slimy waters.
This is not a mere change of Guards, I think this is a fundamental change in the politics of our government.yoweri museveni
How much we’ll tell down there, how much, and how very different we’ll appear. What we protect here like sleepless Guards, wounds and secrets locked inside us, protect with such great anxiety day after day, we’ll disclose freely and clearly down there.constantine p. cavafy
There is one story and one story only That will prove worth your telling, Whether as learned bard or gifted child; To it all lines or lesser Guards belong That startle with their shining Such common stories as they stray into.robert graves
Nasrudin used to take a donkey across a frontier every day, with the panniers loaded with straw. Since he admitted to being a smuggler when he trudged home every night, the frontier Guards searched him again and again. They searched his person, staffed the straw, steeped it in water, even burned it from time to time. [...] One of the customs officers met him years later. "You can tell me now, Nasrudin," he said. "Whatever was it that you were smuggling, when we could never catch you out?" "Donkeys," said Nasrudin.nasreddin
On the third day the sky seemed to us somewhat clearer, and we happily arrived at the port of Mateotechny, not far distant from Queen Whims, alias the Quintessence . We met full butt on the quay a great number of Guards and other military men that garrisoned the arsenal, and we were somewhat frighted at first because they made us all lay down our arms, and in a haughty manner asked us whence we came.françois rabelais
If through your vices you afflicted are, Lay not the blame of your distress on God; You made your rulers mighty, gave them Guards, So now you groan 'neath slavery's heavy rod.Solon
Coquetry whets the appetite; flirtation depraves it. Coquetry is the thorn that Guards the rose easily trimmed off when once plucked. Flirtation is like the slime on water-plants, making them hard to handle, and when caught, only to be cherished in slimy waters.
A wolf lies in wait for sheep, but a shepherd Guards the sheep.
Writing in C or C++ is like running a chain saw with all the safety Guards removed.
If through your vices you afflicted are, Lay not the blame of your distress on God; You made your rulers mighty, gave them Guards, So now you groan 'neath slavery's heavy rod.
The original context is that a husband might lock his wife in the house to prevent her adulteries, but she is cunning and will start with the Guards; hence, who Guards the Guards? The phrase has come to be applied broadly to people or organisations acting against dishonesty or corruption, esp. in public life. See Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? at Wikipedia.
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