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Our actions are like the terminations of verses, which we rhyme as we please. - Francois de la Rochefoucauld


When Satan makes impure verses, Allah sends a divine tune to cleanse them. - George Bernard Shaw


Caution: These verses may be hazardous to your solemnity. - Russell Wayne Baker


Why, simpleton, do you mix your verses with mine? What have you to do, foolish man, with writings that convict you of theft? Why do you attempt to associate foxes with lions, and make owls pass for eagles? Though you had one of Ladas's legs, you would not be able, blockhead, to run with the other leg of wood. - Martial [Marcus Valerius Martialis]


I wrote these verses, but another claimed the merit of them. - Virgil [Publius Vergilius Maro]


The man is either mad, or he is making verses. - Horace [Quintus Horacius Flaccus]


My verses, I cannot say poems. I was following in the exquisite footsteps of Miss Millay, unhappily in my own horrible sneakers. - Dorothy Parker


He who writes prose builds his temple to Fame in rubble; he who writes verses builds it in granite. - Edward George Bulwer-Lytton


For rhyme the rudder is of verses, With which, like ships, they steer their courses. - Samuel Butler