— Tom Waits American singer-songwriter and actor 1949
— Thomas Campbell British writer 1777 - 1844
The Beech Tree's Petition http://oldpoetry.com/opoem/41515, st. 1
„To dream of an enterprise of demolition that would spare none of the traces of the original Big Bang.“
— Emil M. Cioran Romanian philosopher and essayist 1911 - 1995
— Patti Smith American singer-songwriter, poet and visual artist 1946
Babelogue, from Easter (1978)
— Henry Knox Continental Army and US Army general, US Secretary of War 1750 - 1806
Knox to a local officer while taking cannon to Boston. Reported in David McCullough, 1776 (2005), p. 83.
— Wilhelm Keitel German general 1882 - 1946
After receiving the death sentence, quoted in "Nuremberg Diary" by G. M. Gilbert - History - 1995
— Plautus Roman comic playwright of the Old Latin period -254 - -184 a.C.
Asinaria, Act I, scene 3.
„Woodman, spare that tree!
Touch not a single bough!
In youth it sheltered me,
And I 'll protect it now.“
— George Pope Morris American publisher 1802 - 1864
Woodman, spare that Tree! (1830), reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
„Nought venter nought haue. spare to speake spare to spéede.
Vnknowne vnkyst. it is loste that is vnsought.
As good séeke nought (quoth I) as seeke and finde nought.“
— John Heywood English writer known for plays, poems and a collection of proverbs 1497 - 1580
Naught venture naught have. spare to speak spare to speed. Unknown unkissed. it is lost that is unsought. As good seek nought, said I, as seek and find naught. Part I, chapter 11.
— Hesiod Greek poet 70
„I would like to spare the time and effort of hack reviewers and, generally, persons who move their lips when reading.“
— Vladimir Nabokov Russian-American novelist, lepidopterist, professor 1899 - 1977