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It is an interesting question how far men would retain their relative rank if they were divested of their clothes. - Henry David Thoreau

The finest lives, in my opinion, are those who rank in the common model, and with the human race, but without miracle, without extravagance. - Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

Reflection is a flower of the mind, giving out wholesome fragrance; but revelry is the same flower, when rank and running to seed. - Desiderius Gerhard Erasmus

There are books which take rank in your life with parents and lovers and passionate experiences, so medicinal, so stringent, so revolutionary, so authoritative. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

When soldiers have been baptized in the fire of a battle-field, they have all one rank in my eyes. - Napoleon Bonaparte

If you rank me with the lyric poets, my exalted head shall strike the stars. [La., Quod si me lyricis vatibus inseris, Sublimi feriam sidera vertice] [Carmina] - Horace [Quintus Horacius Flaccus]

'Tis very certain that each man carries in his eye the exact indication of his rank in the immense scale of men, and we are always learning to read it. A complete man should need no auxiliaries to his personal presence. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you modestly enjoy your fame you are not un-worthy to rank with the holy. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

What the moral army needs just now is more rank and file and fewer brigadier generals. - Josh Billings