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In review[edit]

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===[[wlink to the author/work or nearest article, if exists|→]] [[WP:MOTD|Motto]] with words/phrases linked to the [[WP:PRJ|Wikipedia namespace]].===
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Non omnia possumus omnes
("Not everyone can do everything")

Virgil (70 – 19 BC), Eclogues 8:63. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:48, 21 April 2015 (UTC)

When Greeks joined Greeks, then was the tug of war.[edit]

Nathaniel Lee (1653–1692), The Rival Queens, or the Death of Alexander the Great (1677), Act IV, Scene II. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:35, 21 April 2015 (UTC)

— "Steady boy. Just keep telling yourself you're a girl."
— "I'm a girl...I'm a girl...I'm a girl."

Some Like It Hot (1959). –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:28, 21 April 2015 (UTC)

Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.[edit]

Billy Graham in the Reader's Digest. (1964) Swordman97 talk to me 18:12, 18 April 2015 (UTC)

Non numerantur, sed ponderantur
("They are not counted, but weighed")

Old saying. Paul Erdős (1913–1996), in Paul Hoffman, The Man Who Loved Only Numbers (1998), p. 6. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 07:44, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

From the glittering staff unfurled
Th' imperial ensign, which, full high advanced,
Shone like a meteor, streaming to the wind,
With gems and golden lustre rich imblazed,
Seraphic arms and trophies; all the while
Sonorous metal blowing martial sounds:
At which the universal host upsent
A shout that tore hell's concave, and beyond
Frighted the reign of Chaos and old Night.

John Milton (1608–1674), Paradise Lost, Book I (1667). –pjoef (talkcontribs) 07:28, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

I've wrestled with reality for thirty-five years, and I'm happy, Doctor, I finally won out over it.[edit]

Harvey (1950). –pjoef (talkcontribs) 07:12, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

Inebriate of air am I,
And debauchee of dew,
Reeling, through endless summer days,
From inns of molten blue.

Emily Dickinson, "I taste a liquor never brewed". benzband (talk) 21:28, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

Tous les jours à tous points de vue je vais de mieux en mieux.
"Every day, in every way, I'm getting better and better."

Émile Coué (see section 2, "The Coué Method"). benzband (talk) 21:28, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

— You're English?
When it suits me.

Sir Robert Loxley (Douglas Hodge) and Sir Godfrey (Mark Strong) in Robin Hood (2010). benzband (talk) 21:28, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

Milking a dried udder gets you nothing but kicked off the milking stool![edit]

Eleanor of Aquitaine (Eileen Atkins) in Robin Hood (2010). benzband (talk) 21:28, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

There is only one way to learn. It's through action.[edit]

Paulo Coelho, O Alquimista (1988). (Couldn't find the quote in original language). benzband (talk) 21:28, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

Someday, somewhere, today’s empires are tomorrow’s ashes.[edit]

Propagandhi, "Today's Empires, Tomorrow's Ashes" (Today's Empires, Tomorrow's Ashes). benzband (talk) 21:28, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

Has your name become known and desired?[edit]

The Menzingers, "Nice Things" (On the Impossible Past, 2012). benzband (talk) 21:28, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

That crazed girl improvising her music.[edit]

W. B. Yeats, "A Crazed Girl". benzband (talk) 21:28, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

Don’t regress to primal behavior just because it’s allowed – we’re human beings, not the editors of Teen Vogue![edit]

Britta Perry (Gillian Jacobs) in "Geothermal Escapism" (Community). benzband (talk) 21:28, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair...[edit]

The Eagles, "Hotel California" (Hotel California, 1976). benzband (talk) 21:28, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

Non hos quaesitum munus in usus
("A gift sought for no such purpose")

Virgil (15 October 70 BC – 21 September 19 BC), Aeneid (29–19 BC) 4:647, of the sword with which Dido will commit suicide. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:32, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

By Heaven! It is a splendid sight to see
(For one who hath no friend, no brother there)
Their rival scarfs of mixed embroidery.
Their various arms that glitter in the air!
What gallant war-hounds rouse them from their lair,
And gnash their fangs, loud yelling for the prey!
All join the chase, but few the triumph share;
The grave shall bear the chiefest prize away,
And havoc scarce for joy can number their array.

Lord Byron (1788–1824), Childe Harold's Pilgrimage (1818), Canto I.

He's got a real purty mouth, ain't he?[edit]

Deliverance (1972). –pjoef (talkcontribs) 06:49, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

Non est princeps super leges, sed leges supra principem
("The prince is not above the laws, but the laws above the prince.")

Pliny the Younger (61 – c. 113), Panegyricus 65:1. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 07:49, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

He made me mad
To see him shine so brisk, and smell so sweet,
And talk so like a waiting gentlewoman,
And that it was great pity, so it was,
That villanous saltpetre should be digged
Out of the bowels of the harmless earth,
Which many a good tall fellow had destroyed.

William Shakespeare (1564–1616), Henry IV, Part 1, act 1, scene 3 (1598). –pjoef (talkcontribs) 07:33, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

Turn to the ri-i-ght.[edit]

Raising Arizona (1987). WP:FORK should be an alternative link. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 07:13, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

Non canimus surdis, respondent omnia silvae
("We sing not to the deaf; the trees echo every word")

Virgil (70–19 BC), Eclogues 10:8. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:15, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

Wheel the wild dance,
While lightnings glance,
And thunders rattle loud;
And call the brave
To bloody grave,
To sleep without a shroud.

Walter Scott (1771–1832), The Dance of Death, IV, SONG (1815). –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:03, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

I never dreamed that any mere physical experience could be so stimulating.[edit]

The African Queen (1951). –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:45, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

Non bis in idem
("Not twice in the same thing")

A legal principle forbidding double jeopardy. Unfortunately (or fortunately), it seems that there is not a Wikipedia key policy or guideline about double jeopardy, so the WP:WL wlink. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:21, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

Now the storm begins to lower,
(Haste, the loom of hell prepare,)
Iron sleet of arrowy shower
Hurtles in the darkened air.

Glittering lances are the loom,
Where the dusky warp we strain,
Weaving many a soldier's doom,
Orkney's woe, and Randoer's bane.

Thomas Gray (1716–1771), The Fatal Sisters. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:03, 17 March 2015 (UTC)