“Let arms give place to civic robes, laurels to paeans.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero
“Force may subdue, but love gains, and he that forgives first wins the laurel.”
“Nothing wilts faster than laurels that have been rested upon.”
Percy Bysshe Shelley
“Whether in chains or in laurels, liberty knows nothing but victories.”
“Cut is the branch that might have grown full straight, / And burnèd is Apollo's laurel-bough, / That sometime grew within this learnèd man.”
“LAUREL, n. The _laurus_, a vegetable dedicated to Apollo, and formerly defoliated to wreathe the brows of victors and such poets as had influence at court. (_Vide supra._)”
“The strongest poison ever known / Came from Caesar's laurel crown.”
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