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 John Aubrey - “Sir Walter, being strangely surprised and put out of his countenance at so great a table, gives his son a damned blow over the face. His son, as rude as he was, would not strike his father, but strikes over the face the gentleman that sat next to him and said ''Box about twill come to my father anon.''”
 John Aubrey - “The silver Thames takes some part of this county in its journey to Oxford.”
 John Aubrey - “How these curiosities would be quite forgot, did not such idle fellowes as I put them down.”
 John Aubrey - “I don't know that I'd really want to do this full time, ... I enjoy my family and cutting the grass at home. There's more in life than golf. I enjoy the game but I don't know if I could do it every day. If I go practice, I practice for an hour. The guys out here practice for six hours. I couldn't do that. I've never had the length, I'm not that strong of a guy. I hit it 250, 260, I hit it very straight and I'm not a bad putter. You have to do this all the time to get the nerves. I don't know if I have the nerves for the next three days.”
 John Aubrey - “When he killed a calf he would do it in a high style, and make a speech. (About Shakespeare)”
 John Aubrey - “To make a hole-in-one in a major, that was great, ... It's an honor for me to play in a major with all these great players and be under par... and then make a hole-in-one to boot. That might put me in the history books.”
 John Aubrey - “The astrologers and historians write that the ascendant as of Oxford is Capricornus, whose lord is Saturn, a religious planet, and patron of religious men.”
 John Aubrey - “I have been in danger of being drowned twice.”
 John Aubrey - “He was so fair that they called him the lady of Christ's College.”
 John Aubrey - “My dad was a pretty poor guy, he didn't have a whole lot of money. He always wanted something for my brother and myself, some kind of business. He'd asked the owners of this course to call him if it ever came up for sale, and one day, they called. I had a scholarship offer to Ohio State and my dad said, 'Son, what do you want to do, cut grass or go to school' I said, what do you want me to do, Dad He said, 'Well, I can't afford any help.' I said, 'No problem, Dad, I'll help you cut grass.' Looking back, I think I made the right decision.”
 John Aubrey - “Upon the sixth of April, Alexander the Great was born. Upon the same day he conquered Darius, won a great victory at sea, and died the same day.”
 John Aubrey - “He (Thomas Hobbes) walked much and contemplated, and he had in the head of his staff a pen and ink-horn, carried always a notebook in his pocket, and as soon as a thought darted, he presently entered it into his book, or otherwise he might perhaps ha”
 John Aubrey - “If Solomon counts the day of one's death better than the day of one's birth, there can be no objection why that also may not be reckoned amongst one's remarkable and happy days.”
 John Aubrey - “I shall take particular notice here of the third of November, both because 'tis my own birth day, and also for that I have observed some remarkable accidents to have happened thereupon.”
 John Aubrey - “When he killed a calf he would do it in a high style, and make a speech.”
 John Aubrey - “How these curiosities would be quite forgot, did not such idle fellows as I am put them down.”
 John Aubrey - “He was wont to say that if he had read as much as other men he should have known no more than other men.”
 John Aubrey - “He had read much, if one considers his long life but his contemplation was much more than his reading.”
 John Aubrey - “The parliament intended to have hanged him and he expected no less, but resolved to be hanged with the Bible under one arm and Magna Carta under the other.”
 John Aubrey - “Mr. William Shakespeare was born at Stratford upon Avon in the county of Warwick. His father was a butcher, and I have been told heretofore by some of the neighbors, that when he was a boy he exercised his father's trade, but when he killed a calf he would do it in a high style and make a speech. Ben Jonson and he did gather humors of men daily wherever they came.”
 John Aubrey - “He Milton was so fair that they called him the lady of Christ's College.”
 John Aubrey - “About Thomas Hobbes He was 40 years old before he looked on geometry which happened accidentally. Being in a gentleman's library, Euclid's Elements lay open, and 'twas the 47 El. libri I' Pythagoras' Theorem. He read the proposition 'By God', sayd he, 'this is impossible' So he reads the demonstration of it, which referred him back to such a proposition which proposition he read. That referred him back to another, which he also read. Et sic deinceps, that at last he was demonstratively convinced of that truth. This made him in love with geometry.”
 John Aubrey - “He Hobbes had read much, but his contemplation was much more than his reading. He was wont to say that if he had read as much as other men, he should have known no more than other men.”