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Blood is a specialized bodily fluid that delivers necessary substances to the body's cells (in animals) – such as nutrients and oxygen – and transports waste products away from those same cells.


  • Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.
  • So ye shall not pollute the land wherein ye are: for blood it defileth the land: and the land cannot be cleansed of the blood that is shed therein, but by the blood of him that shed it.
  • Cursed be he that doeth the work of the Lord deceitfully, and cursed be he that keepeth back his sword from blood.
  • And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it. For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins."
  • A conscientious man would be cautious how he dealt in blood.
    • Letter to the Sheriffs of Bristol (April 3, 1777); as published in The Works of the Right Hon. Edmund Burke (1899), vol. 2, p. 206.
  • i
    have often noticed that
    ancestors never boast
    the descendants who boast
    of ancestors i would
    rather start a family than
    one blood will tell but often
    it tells too much
  • dance mehitabel dance
    caper and shake a leg
    what little blood is left
    will fizz like wine in a keg
  • Blud's thicker than water.

Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922)[edit]

Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 73.

  • Le sang qui vient de se repandre, est-il donc si pur?
    • Was the blood which has been shed then so pure?
    • Antoine Barnave, on hearing a criticism of the murder of Foulon and Bartier (1790).
  • Blut ist ein ganz besondrer Saft.
    • Blood is a juice of rarest quality.
    • Goethe, Faust, I. 4. 214.
  • Hands across the sea
    Feet on English ground,
    The old blood is bold blood, the wide world round.
  • Blood is thicker than water.
    • Attributed to Commodore Tattnall. See Eleventh Ed. of Encyclopedia Britannica in notice of Tattnall. Vincent S. Lean stated in Notes and Queries. Seventh S. XIII. 114, he had found the proverb in the British Museum copy of the 1797 Ed. of Allan Ramsay's. Collection, (First Ed,. 1737).

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