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Title: Dictionary of Quotations from Ancient and Modern, English and Foreign Sources
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                 From Ancient and Modern, English and
                            Foreign Sources


                         RELIGION, AND MORALS


                    _SELECTED AND COMPILED BY THE_

                            REV. JAMES WOOD


       "_Aphorisms are portable wisdom._"--W. R. ALGER

"_A proverb is much matter decocted into few words._"--FULLER

                        FREDERICK WARNE AND CO.
                             AND NEW YORK


The present "Book of Quotations" was undertaken in the belief that,
notwithstanding the many excellent compilations of the kind already in
existence, there was room for another that should glean its materials
from a wider area, and that should have more respect to the
requirements, both speculative and practical, of the times we live in.
The wide-spread materials at command had never yet been collected into a
single volume, and certain modern writings, fraught with a wisdom that
supremely deserves our regard, had hardly been quarried in at all.

The Editor has therefore studied to compile a more comprehensive
collection; embracing something of this wisdom, which naturally bears
more directly on the interests of the present day. To these interests
the Editor has all along had an eye, and he has been careful to collect,
from ancient sources as well as modern, sayings that seem to reveal an
insight into them, and bear pertinently upon them; they are such as are
specified on the title-page, and they are one and all more than passing
ones. The aphorisms which wise men have uttered on these vital topics
can never fail to deserve our regard, and they will prove edifying to
us, even should we, led by a higher wisdom, be inclined to say nay to
them. For, as it has been said, "The errors of a wise man are more
instructive than the truths of a fool. The wise man travels in lofty,
far-seeing regions; the fool in low-lying, high-fenced lanes; retracing
the footsteps of the former, to discover where he deviated, whole
provinces of the universe are laid open to us; in the path of the
latter, granting even that he has not deviated at all, little is laid
open to us but two wheel-ruts and two hedges."

The quotations collected in this book, (particularly those bearing on
the vital interests referred to,) are, it will be generally admitted,
the words of wise men; therefore the Editor has endeavoured to ascertain
and give the names of their authors, when not known. For, though the
truth and worth of the sayings are nowise dependent on their authorship,
it is well to know who those were that felt the burden they express,
and found relief in uttering them. What was of moment to them, may well
be of moment to others, and must be worthy of all regard and well
deserving of being laid to heart.

Except in the case of quotations from Shakespeare, the reader will
observe that the Editor has quoted only the names of the authors or the
books from which they are taken, and has not, as might be expected of
him, supplied either chapter or verse. The reason is, he did not think
it worth the labour and expense that would have been involved in doing
so, while the quotations given are for most part independent of the
context, and are perfectly intelligible in their own light. They are all
more or less of an aphoristic quality, and the meaning and application
are evident to any one who understands the subject of which they treat.

As for the other qualities of these quotations, they will be found to be
in general brief in expression and pointed in application, and not a few
of them winged as well as barbed. A great many are pregnant in meaning;
suggest more than they express; and are the coinage of minds of no
ordinary penetration and grasp of thought. While some of them are so
simple that a child might understand them, there are others that border
on regions in which the clearest-headed and surest-footed might stumble
and come to grief.

The collection might have been larger; the quarry of the literature of
the present century alone might have supplied materials for as big a
book. But the Editor's task was to produce a work that should embrace
gleanings from different fields of literature, and he could only
introduce from that of the present day as much as his limits allowed.
Yet, though the quantity given is no index of the quantity available,
the Editor hopes the reader will allow that his selection has not been
made in the dark, and that what he has given is of the true quality, as
well as enough in quantity for most readers to digest. If the quality be
good, the quantity is of little account, for what has been said of
Reason may be said of Wisdom which is its highest expression: "Whoso
hath any, hath access to the whole."

A word of explanation in regard to the Arrangement and the appended

The Arrangement adopted may not at once commend itself, but it was found
to be the best; a topical one would have been too cumbersome, as, in
that case, it would have been frequently necessary to introduce the same
quotation under several different heads. The arrangement, it will be
seen, is alphabetical, and follows the order of the initial letters of
the initial word or words.

The Index, which is topical, was rendered necessary in consequence of
the arrangement followed, and, though a copious one, it only refers to
subjects of which there is anything of significance said. It does not
include mottoes, and rarely proverbs; for, apart from the difficulty of
indexing the latter, the attempt would almost have doubled the size of
the book, and rendered it altogether unwieldy. The Index, too, is
limited to subjects that are not in the alphabetical order in the body
of the book. Thus there was no need to index what is said on "Art," on
p. 18, on "Beauty," on p. 26, or on "Christianity," on pp. 42, 43, as
the reader will expect to find something concerning them where they
occur in the order adopted.

With these preliminary explanations the Editor leaves his book--the
pleasant labour of more than three years--in the hands of the public,
assured that they will judge of it by its own merits, and that they will
be generous enough to acquit him of having compiled either a superfluous
or an unserviceable work.

LONDON, 1893.



  _Amer._                   American.
  _Apul._                   Apuleius.
  _Arist._                  Aristotle.
  _Aul. Gell._              Aulus Gellius.
  _Bret._                   Breton.
  _Cæs._                    Cæsar.
  _Catull._                 Catullus.
  _Cic._                    Cicero.
  _Claud._                  Claudius, Claudian.
  _Corn._                   Corneille.
  _Curt._                   Curtius.
  _Dan._                    Danish.
  _Dut._                    Dutch.
  _Ecclus._                 Ecclesiasticus.
  _Eurip._                  Euripides.
  _Fr._                     French.
  _Fris._                   Frisian.
  _Gael._                   Gaelic.
  _Ger._                    German.
  _Gr._                     Greek.
  _Heb._                    Hebrew.
  _Hom._                    Homer.
  _Hor._                    Horace.
  _It._                     Italian.
  _Jul._                    Julius.
  _Just._                   Justinian.
  _Juv._                    Juvenal.
  _L._                      Law.
  _Laber._                  Labertius.
  _La Font._                La Fontaine.
  _La Roche._               La Rochefoucauld.
  _Lat._                    Latin.
  _Liv._                    Livy.
  _Luc._                    Lucan.
  _Lucr._, _Lucret._        Lucretius.
  _M._                      Motto.
  _Macrob._                 Macrobius.
  _Mart._                   Martial.
  _Mol._                    Molière.
  _Per._                    Persius.
  _Petron._                 Petronius.
  _Phæd._, _Phædr._         Phædrus.
  _Plaut._                  Plautus.
  _Port._                   Portuguese.
  _Pr._                     Proverb.
  _Pub. Syr._               Publius Syrus.
  _Quinct._                 Quinctilian.
  _Russ._                   Russian.
  _Sall._                   Sallust.
  _Sc._                     Scotch.
  _Schill._                 Schiller.
  _Sen._                    Seneca.
  _Sh._                     Shakespeare.
  _Soph._                   Sophocles.
  _Sp._                     Spanish.
  _Stat._                   Statius.
  _St. Aug._                St. Augustine.
  _Sueton._                 Suetonius.
  _Swed._                   Swedish.
  _Tac._                    Tacitus.
  _Ter._                    Terence.
  _Tert._                   Tertullian.
  _Tibull._                 Tibullus.
  _Turk._                   Turkish.
  _Virg._                   Virgil.



=A' are guid lasses, but where do a' the ill wives
come frae?= _Sc. Pr._

=A' are no freens that speak us fair.= _Sc. Pr._

=A aucun les biens viennent en dormant=--Good
things come to some while asleep. _Fr. Pr._

=Ab abusu ad usum non valet consequentia=--The
abuse of a thing is no argument against its
use. _L. Max._

=Ab actu ad posse valet illatio=--From what has                        5
happened we may infer what may happen.

=A bad beginning has a bad, or makes a worse,
ending.= _Pr._

=A bad dog never sees the wolf.= _Pr._

=A bad thing is dear at any price.= _Pr._

=Ab alio expectes, alteri quod feceris=--As you
do to others, you may expect another to do to
you. _Laber._

=A barren sow was never good to pigs.= _Pr._                          10

=A bas=--Down! down with! _Fr._

=A beast that wants discourse of reason.= _Ham._,
i. 2.

=A beau is everything of a woman but the sex,
and nothing of a man beside it.= _Fielding._

=A beau jeu beau retour=--One good turn deserves
another. _Fr. Pr._

=A beautiful form is better than a beautiful=                         15
=face, and a beautiful behaviour than a beautiful
form.= _Emerson._

=A beautiful object doth so much attract the
sight of all men, that it is in no man's power
not to be pleased with it.= _Clarendon._

=A beautiful woman is the "hell" of the soul,
the "purgatory" of the purse, and the
"paradise" of the eyes.= _Fontenelle._

=A beggarly account of empty boxes.= _Rom.
and Jul._, v. 1.

=A beggar's purse is always empty.= _Pr._

=A belief in the Bible, the fruit of deep meditation,=                20
=has served me as the guide of my moral
and literary life. I have found it a capital
safely invested, and richly productive of interest.=

=Abends wird der Faule fleissig=--Towards evening
the lazy man begins to be busy. _Ger. Pr._

=A beneficent person is like a fountain watering
the earth and spreading fertility.= _Epicurus._

=Aberrare a scopo=--To miss the mark.

=Abeunt studia in mores=--Pursuits assiduously
prosecuted become habits.

=Ab extra=--From without.                                             25

=Abgründe liegen im Gemüthe, die tiefer als die
Hölle sind=--There are abysses in the mind that
are deeper than hell. _Platen._

=Ab honesto virum bonum nihil deterret=--Nothing
deters a good man from what honour
requires of him. _Sen._

=A big head and little wit.= _Pr._

=Ab igne ignem=--Fire from fire.

=Abiit, excessit, evasit, erupit=--He has left, gone                  30
off, escaped, broken away. _Cic. of Catiline's

=Ability to discern that what is true is true,
and that what is false is false, is the characteristic
of intelligence.= _Swedenborg._

=Ab incunabilis=--From the cradle.

=Ab initio=--From the beginning.

=Ab inopia ad virtutem obsepta est via=--The
way from poverty to virtue is an obstructed one.

=Ab intra=--From within.                                              35

=Ab irato=--In a fit of passion.

=A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.=

=A bis et à blanc=--By fits and starts. _Fr._

=A bitter and perplex'd "What shall I do?" is
worse to man than worst necessity.= _Schiller._

=A black hen will lay a white egg.= _Pr._                             40

=A blind man should not judge of colours.= _Pr._

=A blockhead can find more faults than a wise
man can mend.= _Gael. Pr._

=A blue-stocking despises her duties as a
woman, and always begins by making herself
a man.= _Rousseau._

=Abnormis sapiens=--Wise without learning. _Hor._

=A bon chat bon rat=--A good rat to match a good                      45
cat. Tit for tat. _Pr._

=A bon chien il ne vient jamais un bon os=--A
good bone never falls to a good dog. _Fr. Pr._

=A bon droit=--Justly; according to reason. _Fr._

=A bon marché=--Cheap. _Fr._

=A book may be as great a thing as a battle.=

=A book should be luminous, but not voluminous.=                      50

=Ab origine=--From the beginning.

=About Jesus we must believe no one but himself.=

=Above all Greek, above all Roman fame.= _Pope._

=Above all things reverence thyself.= _Pythagoras._

=Above the cloud with its shadow is the star
with its light.= _Victor Hugo._

=Ab ovo=--From the beginning (_lit._ from the egg).

=Ab ovo usque ad mala=--From the beginning to                          5
the end (_lit._ from the egg to the apples).

=A bras ouverts=--With open arms. _Fr._

=A brave man is clear in his discourse, and keeps
close to truth.= _Arist._

=A brave spirit struggling with adversity is a
spectacle for the gods.= _Sen._

=A breath can make them, as a breath has
made.= _Goldsmith._

=Abrégé=--Abridgment. _Fr._                                           10

=Absence lessens weak, and intensifies violent,
passions, as wind extinguishes a taper and
lights up a fire.= _La Roche._

=Absence makes the heart grow fonder.= _Bayly._

=Absence of occupation is not rest; / A mind
quite vacant is a mind distress'd.= _Cowper._

=Absens hæres non erit=--The absent one will not
be the heir. _Pr._

=Absent in body, but present in spirit.= _St._                        15

=Absit invidia=--Envy apart.

=Absit omen=--May the omen augur no evil.

=Absolute fiends are as rare as angels, perhaps
rarer.= _J. S. Mill._

=Absolute freedom is inhuman.= _Rahel._

=Absolute individualism is an absurdity.= _Amiel._                    20

=Absolute nothing is the aggregate of all the
contradictions of the world.= _Jonathan Edwards._

=Absque argento omnia vana=--Without money
all is vain.

=Abstineto a fabis=--Having nothing to do with
elections (_lit._ Abstain from beans, the ballot at
Athens having been by beans).

=Absurdum est ut alios regat, qui seipsum
regere nescit=--It is absurd that he should
govern others, who knows not how to govern
himself. _L. Max._

=Abundat dulcibus vitiis=--He abounds in charming                     25
faults of style. _Quint._

=Ab uno ad omnes=--From one to all. _M._

=Ab uno disce omnes=--From a single instance you
may infer the whole.

=Ab urbe condita= (A.U.C.)--From the building of
the city, _i.e._, of Rome.

=A bureaucracy always tends to become a
pedantocracy.= _J. S. Mill._

=A burnt child dreads the fire.= _Pr._                                30

=Abusus non tollit usum=--Abuse is no argument
against use. _Pr._

=Academical years ought by rights to give
occupation to the whole mind. It is this
time which, well or ill employed, affects a
man's whole after-life.= _Goethe._

=A cader va chi troppo in alto sale=--He who
climbs too high is near a fall. _It. Pr._

=A capite ad calcem=--From head to heel.

=A careless master makes a negligent servant.=                        35

=A carper will cavil at anything.= _Pr._

=A carrion kite will never make a good hawk.=

="A cat may look at a king," but can it= _see_ =a
king when it looks at him?= _Ruskin._

=A causa perduta parole assai=--Plenty of words
when the cause is lost. _It. Pr._

=Accasca in un punto quel che non accasca in=                         40
=cento anni=--That may happen in a moment which
may not occur again in a hundred years. _It. Pr._

=Accedas ad curiam=--You may go to the court.
A writ to remove a case to a higher court. _L.

=Accensa domo proximi, tua quoque periclitatur=--When
the house of your neighbour is on
fire, your own is in danger. _Pr._

=Accent is the soul of speech; it gives it feeling
and truth.= _Rousseau._

=Acceptissima semper / Munera sunt, auctor
quæ pretiosa facit=--Those presents are always
the most acceptable which owe their value to the
giver. _Ovid._

=Accident ever varies; substance can never=                           45
=suffer change or decay.= _Wm. Blake._

=Accidents rule men, not men accidents.= _Herodotus._

=Accipe nunc, victus tenuis quid quantaque
secum afferat. In primis valeas bene=--Now
learn what and how great benefits a moderate
diet brings with it. Before all, you will enjoy
good health. _Hor._

=Accipere quam facere præstat injuriam=--It is
better to receive than to do an injury. _Cic._

=Acclinis falsis animus meliora recusat=--The
mind attracted by what is false has no relish for
better things. _Hor._

=Accusare nemo se debet nisi coram Deo=--No                           50
man is bound to accuse himself unless it be before
God. _L. Max._

=Accuse not Nature; she hath done her part; /
Do thou thine.= _Milton._

=Acer et vehemens bonus orator=--A good orator
is pointed and impassioned. _Cic._

=Acerrima proximorum odia=--The hatred of those
most closely connected with us is the bitterest.

=Acerrimus ex omnibus nostris sensibus est
sensus videndi=--The keenest of all our senses
is the sense of sight. _Cic._

=A certain degree of soul is indispensable to=                        55
=save us the expense of salt.= _Ben Jonson._

=A certain tendency to insanity has always
attended the opening of the religious sense
in men, as if they had been "blasted with
excess of light."= _Emerson._

=A chacun selon sa capacité, à chaque capacité
selon ses œuvres=--Every one according
to his talent, and every talent according to its
works. _Fr. Pr._

=A chacun son fardeau pèse=--Every one thinks
his own burden heavy. _Fr. Pr._

=A change came o'er the spirit of my dream.=

=A chaque fou plaît sa marotte=--Every fool is                        60
pleased with his own hobby. _Fr. Pr._

=A character is a completely-fashioned will.=

=Ach! aus dem Glück entwickelt sich Schmerz=--Alas!
that from happiness there so often springs
pain. _Goethe._

=A cheerful life is what the Muses love; / A
soaring spirit is their prime delight.= _Wordsworth._

=Acheruntis pabulum=--Food for Acheron. _Plaut._

=Ach! es geschehen keine Wunder mehr=--Alas!
there are no more any miracles. _Schiller._

=A child is a Cupid become visible.= _Novalis._

=A child may have too much of its mother's
blessing.= _Pr._

=A chill air surrounds those who are down in=                          5
=the world.= _George Eliot._

=A chip of the old block.=

=A Christian is God Almighty's gentleman.=

=Ach! unsre Thaten selbst, so gut als unsre
Leiden / Sie hemmen unsers Lebens Gang=--We
are hampered, alas! in our course of life
quite as much by what we do as by what we
suffer. _Goethe._

=Ach! vielleicht indem wir hoffen / Hat uns
Unheil getroffen=--Ah! perhaps while we are
hoping, mischief has already overtaken us.

=Ach wie glücklich sind die Todten!=--Ah! how                         10
happy the dead are! _Schiller._

=Ach! zu des Geistes Flügeln, wird so leicht
kein körperlicher Flügel sich gesellen=--Alas!
no fleshly pinion will so easily keep pace with
the wings of the spirit. _Goethe._

=A circulating library in a town is an ever-green
tree of diabolical knowledge.= _Sheridan._

=A circumnavigator of the globe is less influenced
by all the nations he has seen than
by his nurse.= _Jean Paul._

=A clear conscience is a sure card.= _Pr._

=A cock aye craws crousest (boldest) on his ain=                      15
=midden-head.= _Sc. Pr._

=A cœur ouvert=--With open heart; with candour.

=A cœur vaillant rien d'impossible=--To a valiant
heart nothing is impossible. _Fr. Pr._

=A cold hand, a warm heart.= _Pr._

=A combination, and a form, indeed / Where
every god did seem to set his seal / To
give the world assurance of a man.= _Ham._,
iii. 4.

=A' complain o' want o' siller; nane o' want o'=                      20
=sense.= _Sc. Pr._

=A compte=--In part payment (_lit._ on account).

=A confesseurs, médecins, avocats, la vérité ne
cèle de ton cas=--Do not conceal the truth from
confessors, doctors, and lawyers. _Fr. Pr._

=A conscience without God is a tribunal without
a judge.= _Lamartine._

=A consistent man believes in destiny, a capricious
man in chance.= _Disraeli._

=A constant fidelity in small things is a great=                      25
=and heroic virtue.= _Bonaventura._

=A constant friend is a thing hard and rare to
find.= _Plutarch._

=A contre cœur=--Against the grain. _Fr._

=A corps perdu=--With might and main. _Fr._

=A countenance more in sorrow than in anger.=
_Ham._, i. 2.

=A courage to endure and to obey.= _Tennyson._                        30

=A couvert=--Under cover. _Fr._

=Acqua lontana non spegne fuoco vicino=--Water
afar won't quench a fire at hand. _It. Pr._

=A crafty knave needs no broker.= _Pr. quoted
in Hen. VI._

=A craw's nae whiter for being washed.= _Sc. Pr._

=A creation of importance can be produced only=                       35
=when its author isolates himself; it is ever
a child of solitude.= _Goethe._

=Acribus initiis, incurioso fine=--Full of ardour at
the beginning, careless at the end. _Tac._

=A critic should be a pair of snuffers. He is
often an extinguisher, and not seldom a
thief.= _Hare._

=A crowd is not company.= _Bacon._

=A crown / Golden in show, is but a wreath of
thorns.= _Milton._

=A crown is no cure for the headache.= _Pr._                          40

=A cruce salus=--Salvation from the cross. _M._

=A cruel story runs on wheels, and every hand
oils the wheels as they run.= _Ouida._

=A crust of bread and liberty.= _Pope._

=Acta exteriora indicant interiora secreta=--Outward
acts betray the secret intention. _L. Max._

=Act always so that the immediate motive of=                          45
=thy will may become a universal rule for all
intelligent beings.= _Kant._

=Acti labores jucundi=--The remembrance of past
labours is pleasant.

=Action can be understood and again represented
by the spirit alone.= _Goethe._

=Action is but coarsened thought.= _Amiel._

=Action is the right outlet of emotion.= _Ward

=Actions speak louder than words.= _Pr._                              50

=Actis ævum implet, non segnibus annis=--His
lifetime is full of deeds, not of indolent years.

=Activity is the presence, and character the
record, of function.= _Greenough._

=Actum est de republicâ=--It is all over with the

=Actum ne agas=--What has been done don't do
over again. _Cic._

=Actus Dei nemini facit injuriam=--The act of                         55
God does wrong to no man. _L. Max._

=Actus legis nulli facit injuriam=--The act of the
law does wrong to no man. _L. Max._

=Actus me invito factus, non est meus actus=--An
act I do against my will is not my act. _L.

=Actus non facit reum, nisi mens sit rea=--The
act does not make a man guilty, unless the mind
be guilty. _L. Max._

=Act well your part; there all the honour lies.=

=A cuspide corona=--From the spear a crown, _i.e._,                   60
honour for military exploits. _M._

=A custom / More honoured in the breach than
the observance.= _Ham._, i. 4.

=Adam muss eine Eve haben, die er zeiht was
er gethan=--Adam must have an Eve, to blame
for what he has done. _Ger. Pr._

=Ad amussim=--Made exactly by rule.

=A danger foreseen is half avoided.= _Pr._

=Adaptiveness is the peculiarity of human=                            65
=nature.= _Emerson._

=Ad aperturam=--Wherever a book may be opened.

=Ad arbitrium=--At pleasure.

=Ad astra per ardua=--To the stars by steep paths.

=A Daniel come to judgment.= _Mer. of Ven._, iv. 1.

=Ad avizandum=--Into consideration. _Scots Law._                      70

=A day may sink or save a realm.= _Tennyson._

=A day of grace= (_Gunst_) =is as a day in harvest;
one must be diligent as soon as it is ripe.=

=A day wasted on others is not wasted on one's
self.= _Dickens._

=Ad calamitatem quilibet rumor valet=--When a
disaster happens, every report confirming it obtains
ready credence.

=Ad captandum vulgus=--To catch the rabble.

=Addere legi justitiam decus=--It is to one's honour                   5
to combine justice with law. _M._

=A death-bed repentance seldom reaches to
restitution.= _Junius._

=A deep meaning resides in old customs.=

=A democracy is a state in which the government
rests directly with the majority of the
citizens.= _Ruskin._

=A Deo et rege=--From God and the king. _M._

=Adeo in teneris consuescere multum est=--So                          10
much depends on habit in the tender years of
youth. _Virg._

=Ad eundem=--To the same degree. Said of a
graduate passing from one university to another.

=Ad extremum=--At last.

=Ad finem=--To the end.

=Ad Græcas kalendas=--At the Greek calends, _i.e._,

=Ad gustum=--To one's taste.                                          15

=Adhibenda est in jocando moderatio=--Moderation
should be used in joking. _Cic._

=Ad hoc=--For this purpose.

=Ad hominem=--Personal (_lit._ to the man).

=Adhuc sub judice lis est=--The affair is not yet

=Adhuc tua messis in herba est=--Your crop is                         20
still in grass. _Ovid._

=A die=--From that day.

=Adieu la voiture, adieu la boutique=--Adieu to
the carriage, adieu to the shop, _i.e._, to the business.
_Fr. Pr._

=Adieu, paniers! vendanges sont faites=--Farewell,
baskets! vintage is over. _Fr._

=Ad infinitum=--To infinity.

=Ad interim=--Meanwhile.                                              25

=Ad internecionem=--To extermination.

=A Dio spiacente ed a' nemici sui=--Hateful to
God and the enemies of God. _Dante._

=A Dios rogando y con el mazo dando=--Praying
to God and smiting with the hammer. _Sp. Pr._

=A discrétion=--Without any restriction (_lit._ at
discretion). _Fr._

=Ad libitum=--At pleasure.                                            30

=Ad majorem Dei gloriam=--To the greater glory
of God (_M. of the Jesuits_).

=Ad mala quisque animum referat sua=--Let each
recall his own woes. _Ovid._

=Admiration praises; love is dumb.= _Börne._

=Ad modum=--In the manner.

=Ad nauseam=--To disgust; sickening.                                  35

=Ad ogni santo la sua torcia=--To every saint his
own torch, _i.e._, his place of honour. _It. Pr._

=Ad ogni nocello suo nido è bello=--Every bird
thinks its own nest beautiful. _It. Pr._

=Ad ognuno par più grave la croce sua=--Every
one thinks his own cross the hardest to bear.
_It. Pr._

=A dog's life=--hunger and ease.

=A dog winna yowl if you fell him wi' a bane.=                        40
_Sc. Pr._

=Adolescentem verecundum esse decet=--A
young man ought to be modest. _Plaut._

=Ad omnem libidinem projectus homo=--A man
addicted to every lust.

=Adó sacan y non pon, presto llegan al hondon=--By
ever taking out and never putting in, one
soon reaches the bottom. _Sp. Pr._

=Ad patres=--Dead; to death (_lit._ to the fathers).

=A downright contradiction is equally mysterious=                     45
=to wise men as to fools.= _Goethe._

=Ad perditam securim manubrium adjicere=--To
throw the helve after the hatchet, _i.e._, to give up
in despair.

=Ad perniciem solet agi sinceritas=--Honesty is
often goaded to ruin. _Phædr._

=Ad pœnitendum properat, cito qui judicat=--He
who decides in haste repents in haste. _Pub. Syr._

=Ad populum phaleras, ego te intus et in cute
novi=--To the vulgar herd with your trappings;
for me, I know you both inside and out. _Pers._

=Ad quæstionem legis respondent judices, ad=                          50
=quæstionem facti respondent juratores=--It
is the judge's business to answer to the question
of law, the jury's to answer to the question of
fact. _L._

=Ad quod damnum=--To what damage. _L._

=Ad referendum=--For further consideration.

=Ad rem=--To the point (_lit._ to the thing).

=A droit=--To the right. _Fr._

=A drop of honey catches more flies than a=                           55
=hogshead of vinegar.= _Pr._

=A drop of water has all the properties of water,
but it cannot exhibit a storm.= _Emerson._

=A drowning man will catch at a straw.= _Pr._

=Adscriptus glebæ=--Attached to the soil.

=Adsit regula, peccatis quæ pœnas irroget
æquas=--Have a rule apportioning to each offence
its appropriate penalty. _Hor._

=Adstrictus necessitate=--Bound by necessity. _Cic._                  60

=Ad summum=--To the highest point.

=Ad tristem partem strenua est suspicio=--One
is quick to suspect where one has suffered harm
before. _Pub. Syr._

=Ad unguem=--To a nicety (_lit._ to the nail).

=Ad unum omnes=--All to a (_lit._ one) man.

=A dur âne dur aiguillon=--A hard goad for a stubborn                 65
ass. _Fr. Pr._

=Ad utrumque paratus=--Prepared for either case.

=Ad valorem=--According to the value.

=Advantage is a better soldier than rashness.=
_Hen. V._, iii. 6.

=Adversa virtute repello=--I repel adversity by
valour. _M._

=Adversity is a great schoolmistress, as many=                        70
=a poor fellow knows that has whimpered over
his lesson before her awful chair.= _Thackeray._

=Adversity's sweet milk--philosophy.= _Rom. and
Jul._, iii. 3.

=Adversus solem ne loquitor=--Speak not against
the sun, _i.e._, don't argue against what is sun-clear.

=Ad vitam aut culpam=--Till some misconduct be
proved (_lit._ for life or fault).

=Ad vivum=--To the life.

=A dwarf sees farther than the giant when he=                         75
=has the giant's shoulders to mount on.= _Coleridge._

=Ægis fortissima virtus=--Virtue is the strongest
shield. _M._

=Ægrescit medendo=--The remedy is worse than
the disease (_lit._ the disorder increases with the

=Ægri somnia vana=--The delusive dreams of a
sick man. _Hor._

=Ægroto, dum anima est, spes est=--While a sick
man has life, there is hope. _Pr._

=Ae half o' the world doesna ken how the ither=                        5
=half lives.= _Sc. Pr._

=Ae man may tak' a horse to the water, but
twenty winna gar (make) him drink.= _Sc. Pr._

=Ae man's meat is anither man's poison.= _Sc. Pr._

=Æmulatio æmulationem parit=--Emulation begets
emulation. _Pr._

=Æmulus atque imitator studiorum ac laborum=--A
rival and imitator of his studies and labours.

=Aendern und bessern sind zwei=--To change, and                       10
to change for the better, are two different things.
_Ger. Pr._

=Æquabiliter et diligenter=--By equity and diligence.

=Æquâ lege necessitas / Sortitur insignes et
imos=--Necessity apportions impartially to high
and low alike. _Hor._

=Æquam memento rebus in arduis / Servare
mentem, non secus in bonis / Ab insolenti
temperatam / Lætitiâ=--Be sure to preserve an
unruffled mind in adversity, as well as one restrained
from immoderate joy in prosperity. _Hor._

=Æquam servare mentem=--To preserve an even
temper. _M._

=Æquanimiter=--With equanimity. _M._                                  15

=Æqua tellus / Pauperi recluditur / Regumque
pueris=--The impartial earth opens alike for the
child of the pauper and of the king. _Hor._

=Æquo animo=--With an even or equable mind. _M._

=Æquum est / Peccatis veniam poscentem reddere
rursus=--It is fair that he who begs to be
forgiven should in turn forgive. _Hor._

=Ære perennius=--More enduring than brass. _Hor._

=Ærugo animi, rubigo ingenii=--Rust, _viz._, idleness,                20
of mind is the blight of genius, _i.e._, natural
capability of every kind.

=Æs debitorem leve, gravius inimicum facit=--A
slight debt makes a man your debtor; a heavier
one, your enemy. _Laber._

=Ætatem non tegunt tempora=--Our temples do
not conceal our age.

=Æternum inter se discordant=--They are eternally
at variance with each other. _Ter._

=Ævo rarissima nostro simplicitas=--Simplicity
a very rare thing now-a-days. _Ovid._

=A fact is a great thing: a sentence printed,=                        25
=if not by God, then at least by the Devil.=

=A fact in our lives is valuable, not so far as it
is true, but as it is significant.= _Goethe._

=A facto ad jus non datur consequentia=--Inference
from the fact to the law is not legitimate.
_L. Max._

="A fair day's wages for a fair day's work," is
as just a demand as governed men ever
made of governing; yet in what corner of
this planet was that ever realised?= _Carlyle._

=A fair face may hide a foul heart.= _Pr._

=A faithful friend is a true image of the Deity.=                     30

=A fault confessed is half redressed.= _Pr._

=A favour does not consist in the service done,
but in the spirit of the man who confers it.=

=A fellow-feeling makes one wondrous kind.=

=A fellow who speculates is like an animal on a
barren heath, driven round and round by an
evil spirit, while there extends on all sides
of him a beautiful green meadow-pasture.=

="A few strong instincts and a few plain rules"=                      35
=suffice us.= _Emerson, from Wordsworth._

=Affaire d'amour=--A love affair. _Fr._

=Affaire d'honneur=--An affair of honour; a duel.

=Affaire du cœur=--An affair of the heart. _Fr._

=Affairs that depend on many rarely succeed.=

=Affection lights a brighter flame / Than ever=                       40
=blazed by art.= _Cowper._

=Affirmatim=--In the affirmative.

=Afflavit Deus et dissipantur=--God sent forth his
breath, and they are scattered. _Inscription on
medal struck to commemorate the destruction of
the Spanish Armada._

=Afflictions are blessings in disguise.= _Pr._

=A fiery soul, which, working out its way /
Fretted the pigmy body to decay.= _Dryden._

=A fin=--To the end.                                                  45

=A fine quotation is a diamond on the finger of
a man of wit, and a pebble in the hand of
a fool.= _J. Roux._

=A fixed idea ends in madness or heroism.=
_Victor Hugo._

=A flute lay side by side with Frederick the
Great's baton of command.= _Jean Paul._

=A fly is as untamable as a hyena.= _Emerson._

=A fog cannot be dispelled with a fan.= _Japan. Pr._                  50

=A fond=--Thoroughly (_lit._ to the bottom).

=A fonte puro pura defluit aqua=--From a pure
spring pure water flows. _Pr._

=A fortiori=--With stronger reason.

=A fool always accuses other people; a partially
wise man, himself; a wholly wise man,
neither himself nor others.= _Herder._

=A fool always finds a greater fool to admire=                        55
=him.= _Boileau._

=A fool and his money are soon parted.= _Pr._

=A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the
fool.= _Bulwer._

=A fool is often as dangerous to deal with as a
knave, and always more incorrigible.= _Colton._

=A fool is wise in his own conceit.= _Pr._

=A fool knows more in his own house than a=                           60
=wise man in another's.= _Pr._

=A fool may give a wise man counsel.= _Pr._

=A fool may make money, but it takes a wise
man to spend it.= _Pr._

=A fool may sometimes have talent, but he
never has judgment.= _La Roche._

=A fool may speer= (ask) =mair questions than a
wise man can answer.= _Sc. Pr._

=A fool resents good counsel, but a wise man=                         65
=lays it to heart.= _Confucius._

=A fool's bolt is soon shot.= _Hen. V._, iii. 7.

=A fool's bolt may sometimes hit the mark.= _Pr._

=A fool when he is silent is counted wise.= _Pr._

=A fool who has a flash of wit creates astonishment
and scandal, like a hack-horse setting
out to gallop.= _Chamfort._

=A fop is the mercer's friend, the tailor's fool,
and his own foe.= _Lavater._

=A force de mal aller tout ira bien=--By dint of
going wrong all will go right. _Fr. Pr._

=A force de peindre le diable sur les murs, il
finit par apparaître en personne=--If you keep
painting the devil on the walls, he will by and
by appear to you in person. _Fr. Pr._

=A friend in court makes the process short.= _Pr._                     5

=A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere.=

=A friend is never known till needed.= _Pr._

=A friend loveth at all times.= _Bible._

=A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece
of Nature.= _Emerson._

=A friend's eye is a good looking-glass.= _Gael. Pr._                 10

=A friendship will be young at the end of a
century, a passion old at the end of three
months.= _Nigu._

=A friend to everybody is a friend to nobody.=

=A fronte præcipitium, a tergo lupus=--A precipice
before, a wolf behind. _Pr._

=After dinner rest awhile; after supper walk
a mile.= _Pr._

=After life's fitful fever he sleeps well.= _Macb._,                  15
iii. 2.

=After meat mustard=, _i.e._, too late.

=After the spirit of discernment, the next rarest
things in the world are diamonds and pearls.=
_La Bruyère._

=After-wit is everybody's wit.= _Pr._

=A full cup is hard to carry.= _Pr._

=A ganging fit (foot) is aye getting.= _Sc. Pr._                      20

=A gauche=--To the left. _Fr._

=Age does not make us childish, as people say;
it only finds us still true children.= _Goethe._

=Age is a matter of feeling, not of years.= _G. W.

=Age without cheerfulness is a Lapland winter
without a sun.= _Colton._

=A genius is one who is endowed with an excess=                       25
=of nervous energy and sensibility.= _Schopenhauer._

=Agent de change=--A stockbroker. _Fr._

=A gentleman makes no noise; a lady is serene.=

=A gentleman's first characteristic is fineness
of nature.= _Ruskin._

=A gentleman that will speak more in a minute
than he will stand to in a month.= _Rom. and
Jul._, ii. 4.

=Age quod agis=--Attend to (_lit._ do) what you are                   30

=Agere considerate pluris est quam cogitare
prudenter=--It is of more consequence to act
considerately than to think sagely. _Cic._

=Agiotage=--Stockbroking. _Fr._

=A giving hand, though foul, shall have fair
praise.= _Love's L. Lost_, iv. 1.

=Agnosco veteris vestigia flammæ=--I own I feel
traces of an old passion. _Virg._

=A God all mercy is a God unjust.= _Young._                           35

=A God speaks softly in our breast; softly, yet
distinctly, shows us what to hold by and
what to shun.= _Goethe._

=A gold key opens every door.= _Pr._

=A good bargain is a pick-purse.= _Pr._

=A good beginning makes a good ending.= _Pr._

=A good book is the precious life-blood of a=                         40
=master-spirit, embalmed and treasured up
on purpose to a life beyond life.= _Milton._

=A good friend is my nearest relation.= _Pr._

=A good horse should be seldom spurred.= _Pr._

=A good inclination is only the first rude
draught of virtue, but the finishing strokes
are from the will.= _South._

=A good king is a public servant.= _Ben Jonson._

=A good laugh is sunshine in a house.= _Thackeray._                   45

=A good law is one that holds, whether you
recognise it or not; a bad law is one that
cannot, however much you ordain it.= _Ruskin._

=A good man in his dark striving is, I should
say, conscious of the right way.= _Goethe._

=A good man shall be satisfied from himself.=

=A good marksman may miss.= _Pr._

=A good name is sooner lost than won.= _Pr._                          50

=A good presence is a letter of recommendation.=

=A good reader is nearly as rare as a good
writer.= _Willmott._

=A good rider on a good horse is as much
above himself and others as the world can
make him.= _Lord Herbert of Cherbury._

=A good road and a wise traveller are two
different things.= _Pr._

=A good solid bit of work lasts.= _George Eliot._                     55

=A good surgeon must have an eagle's eye, a
lion's heart, and a lady's hand.= _Pr._

=A good thought is a great boon.= _Bovee._

=A good wife and health are a man's best
wealth.= _Pr._

=A gorge déployée=--With full throat. _Fr._

=A government for protecting business and=                            60
=bread only is but a carcase, and soon falls
by its own corruption to decay.= _A. B.

=A government may not waver; once it has
chosen its course, it must, without looking
to right or left, thenceforth go forward.=

=A grands frais=--At great expense. _Fr._

=A grave and a majestic exterior is the palace
of the soul.= _Chinese Pr._

=A great anguish may do the work of years,
and we may come out from that baptism of
fire with a soul full of new awe and new
pity.= _George Eliot._

=A great deal may and must be done which we=                          65
=dare not acknowledge in words.= _Goethe._

=A great genius takes shape by contact with
another great genius, but less by assimilation
than by friction.= _Heine._

=A great licentiousness treads on the heels of
a reformation.= _Emerson._

=A great man is he who can call together the
most select company when it pleases him.=

=A great man is one who affects the mind of
his generation.= _Disraeli._

=A great man living for high ends is the=                             70
=divinest thing that can be seen on earth.=
_G. S. Hillard._

=A great man quotes bravely, and will not draw
on his invention when his memory serves
him with a word as good.= _Emerson._

=A great master always appropriates what is
good in his predecessors, and it is this which
makes him great.= _Goethe._

=A great observer, and he looks / Quite through
the deeds of men.= _Jul. Cæs._, i. 2.

=A great reputation is a great noise; the more
there is made, the farther off it is heard.=

=A great revolution is never the fault of the=                         5
=people, but of the government.= _Goethe._

=A great scholar is seldom a great philosopher.=

=A great spirit errs as well as a little one,
the former because it knows no bounds, the
latter because it confounds its own horizon
with that of the universe.= _Goethe._

=A great thing can only be done by a great
man, and he does it without effort.= _Ruskin._

=A great thing is a great book, but greater than
all is the talk of a great man.= _Disraeli._

=A great writer does not reveal himself here=                         10
=and there, but everywhere.= _Lowell._

=Agree, for the law is costly.= _Pr._

=A green winter makes a fat churchyard.= _Pr._

=A grey eye is a sly eye; a brown one indicates
a roguish humour; a blue eye expresses
fidelity; while the sparkling of a
dark eye is, like the ways of Providence,
always a riddle.= _Bodenstedt._

=A growing youth has a wolf in his belly.= _Pr._

=Agues come on horseback and go away on=                              15
=foot.= _Pr._

=A guilty conscience needs no accuser.= _Pr._

=A hair of the dog that bit him.= _Pr._

=A haute voix=--Loudly; audibly. _Fr._

=A heart to resolve, a head to contrive, and a
hand to execute.= _Gibbon._

=A hedge between, keeps friendship green.= _Pr._                      20

=Ah! il n'y a plus d'enfants=--Ah! there are no
children now-a-days! _Mol._

=Ah me! for aught that ever I could read ... /
The course of true love never did run smooth.=
_Mid. N.'s Dream_, i. 1.

=Ah me! how sweet this world is to the dying!=

=A hook's well lost to catch a salmon.= _Pr._

=A horse! a horse! my kingdom for a horse.=                           25
_Rich. III._, v. 4.

=Ah! pour être dévot, je n'en suis pas moins
homme=--Though I am a religious man, I am
not therefore the less a man. _Mol._

=Ah! quam dulce est meminisse=--Ah! how sweet
it is to remember! _M._

=Ah! that deceit should steal such gentle
shapes / And with a virtuous visor hide
deep vice.= _Rich. III._, ii. 2.

=A hundred years cannot repair a moment's
loss of honour.= _Pr._

=A hungry belly has no ears.= _Pr._                                   30

=Ah! vitam perdidi operose nihil agendo=--I have
lost my life, alas! in laboriously doing nothing.

=Aide-toi, et le ciel t'aidera=--Help yourself and
Heaven will help you. _Fr._

[Greek: Ai symphorai poiousi makrologous]--Misfortunes
make men talk loquaciously. _Appian._

[Greek: Aidôs olôlen]--Modesty has died out. _Theognis._

=Ainsi que son esprit, tout peuple a son langage=--Every              35
nation has its own language as
well as its own temperament. _Voltaire._

=Air de fête=--Looking festive. _Fr._

=Air distingué=--Distinguished looking. _Fr._

=Airs of importance are the credentials of impotence.=

=Aisé à dire est difficile à faire=--Easy to say is
hard to do. _Fr. Pr._

=A jest loses its point when he who makes it=                         40
=is the first to laugh.= _Schiller._

=A jest's prosperity lies in the ear / Of him that
hears it, never in the tongue / Of him that
makes it.= _Love's L. Lost_, v. 2.

=A Jove principium=--Beginning with Jove.

=A judge who cannot punish, associates himself
in the end with the criminal.= _Goethe._

=A judicious= (verständiger) =man is of much value
for himself, of little for the whole.= _Goethe._

=A king of shreds and patches.= _Ham._, iii. 4.                       45

=A king's son is no nobler than his company.=
_Gael. Pr._

=A knavish speech sleeps in a foolish ear.=
_Ham._, iv. 2.

=A l'abandon=--At random; little cared for. _Fr._

=A la belle étoile=--In the open air. _Fr._

=A la bonne heure=--Well-timed; very well. _Fr._                      50

=A l'abri=--Under shelter. _Fr._

=A la chandelle la chèvre semble demoiselle=--By
candlelight a goat looks like a young lady.
_Fr. Pr._

=A la dérobée=--By stealth. _Fr._

=A la fin saura-t-on qui a mangé le lard=--We
shall know in the end who ate the bacon. _Fr. Pr._

=A la française=--In the French fashion. _Fr._                        55

=A la lettre=--Literally. _Fr._

=A la mode=--According to the fashion. _Fr._

=A l'amour satisfait tout son charme est ôté=--When
love is satisfied all the charm of it is gone.

=A la portée de tout le monde=--Within reach of
every one. _Fr._

=A la presse vont les fous=--Fools go in crowds.                      60
_Fr. Pr._

=Alas! the devil's sooner raised than laid.=

=A last judgment is necessary, because fools
flourish.= _Wm. Blake._

=A last judgment is not for making bad men
better, but for hindering them from oppressing
the good.= _Wm. Blake._

=A latere=--From the side of (sc. the Pope).

=A lazy man is necessarily a bad man; an=                             65
=idle, is necessarily a demoralised population.=

=Albæ gallinæ filius=--The son of a white hen.

=Album calculum addere=--To give a white stone,
_i.e._, to vote for, by putting a white stone into an
urn, a black one indicating rejection.

=Al corral con ello=--Out of the window with it.

=Alea belli=--The hazard of war.

=Alea jacta est=--The die is cast.                                    70

=Alea judiciorum=--The hazard or uncertainty of

=A leaden sword in an ivory scabbard.= _Pr._

=A learned man is a tank; a wise man is a
spring.= _W. R. Alger._

=Al enemigo, si vuelve la espalda, la puente
de plata=--Make a bridge of silver for the flying
enemy. _Sp. Pr._

=Alere flammam=--To feed the flame.

=Ales volat propriis=--A bird flies to its own.

=Al fin se canta la Gloria=--Not till the end is the                   5
Gloria chanted. _Sp. Pr._

=Al fresco=--In the open air. _It._

=Aliam excute quercum=--Go, shake some other
oak (of its fruit). _Pr._

=Alia res sceptrum, alia plectrum=--Ruling men
is one thing, fiddling to them another. _Pr._

=A liar is always lavish of oaths.= _Corneille._

=A liar should have a good memory.= _Pr._                             10


=Alia tentanda via est=--We must try another


=A lie is like a snowball; the farther you roll
it, the bigger it becomes.= _Luther._

=A lie has no legs, but scandal has wings.=                           15

=A lie which is half a truth is ever the blackest
of lies.= _Tennyson._

=Aliena negotia centum / Per caput, et circa
saliunt latus=--A hundred affairs of other people
leap through my head and at my side. _Hor._

=Aliena negotia curo / Excussus propriis=--I
attend to other people's affairs, baffled with my
own. _Hor._

=Aliena nobis, nostra plus aliis placent=--That
which belongs to others pleases us most; that
which belongs to us pleases others more. _Pub.

=Aliena opprobria sæpe / Absterrent vitiis=--We                       20
are often deterred from crime by the disgrace of
others. _Hor._

=Aliena optimum frui insania=--It is best to profit
by the madness of other people. _Pr._

=Aliena vitia in oculis habemus; a tergo nostra
sunt=--We keep the faults of others before our
eyes; our own behind our backs. _Sen._

=Alieni appetens, sui profusus=--Covetous of other
men's property, prodigal of his own. _Sall._

=Alieni temporis flores=--Flowers of other days.

=Alieno in loco haud stabile regnum est=--Sovereignty                 25
over a foreign land is insecure. _Sen._

=Alieno more vivendum est mihi=--I must live
according to another's humour. _Ter._

=Alienos agros irrigas tuis sitientibus=--You
water the fields of others, while your own are
parched. _Pr._

=A lie should be trampled on and extinguished
wherever found.= _Carlyle._

=A lie which is all a lie may be met and fought
with outright / But a lie which is part a truth
is a harder matter to fight.= _Tennyson._

=A life that is worth writing at all is worth=                        30
=writing minutely.= _Longfellow._

=A light heart lives long.= _Pr._

=Alii sementem faciunt, alii metentem=--Some do
the sowing, others the reaping.

=Aliis lætus, sapiens sibi=--Cheerful for others,
wise for himself. _Pr._

=A l'impossible nul n'est tenu=--No one can be
held bound to do what is impossible. _Fr. Pr._

=A l'improviste=--Unawares. _Fr._                                     35

=Aliorum medicus, ipse ulceribus scates=--A
physician to others, while you yourself are full
of ulcers.

=Alio sub sole=--Under another sky (_lit._ sun).

=Aliquando bonus dormitat Homerus=--Sometimes
even the good Homer nods. _Hor._

=Aliquis non debet esse judex in propria causa=--No
one may sit as judge in his own case. _L._

=Alis volat propriis=--He flies with his own wings.                   40

=A little body often harbours a great soul.=

=A little fire is quickly trodden out; / Which
being suffered, rivers cannot quench.= 3 _Hen.
VI._, iv. 8.

=A little is better than none.= _Pr._

=A little learning is a dangerous thing / Drink
deep, or taste not the Pierian spring.= _Pope._

=A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.=                           45

=A little more than kin, and less than kind.=
_Ham._, i. 2.

=A little neglect may breed great mischief.=

=A little philosophy inclineth a man's mind to
atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth
men's minds about to religion.= _Bacon._

=A little spark maks muckle wark.= _Sc. Pr._

=Alitur vitium vivitque tegendo=--Evil is nourished                   50
and grows by concealment. _Virg._

=Aliud est celare, aliud tacere=--To conceal is one
thing, to say nothing is another. _L. Max._

=Aliud et idem=--Another and the same.

=Aliud legunt pueri, aliud viri, aliud senes=--Boys
read books one way, men another, old
men another. _Ter._

=A living dog is better than a dead lion.= _Pr._

=Alle anderen Dinge müssen; der Mensch ist=                           55
=das Wesen, welches will=--All other things
must; man is the only creature who wills.

=Alle Frachten lichten, sagte der Schiffer, da
warf er seine Frau über Bord=--All freights
lighten, said the skipper, as he threw his wife
into the sea. _Ger. Pr._

=Allegans contraria non est audiendus=--No one
is to be heard whose evidence is contradictory.
_L. Max._

=Allen gehört, was du denkest; dein eigen
ist nur, was du fühlest=--What you think
belongs to all; only what you feel is your own.

=Aller Anfang ist heiter; die Schwelle ist der
Platz der Erwartung=--Every beginning is
cheerful; the threshold is the place of expectation.

=Aller Anfang ist schwer, sprach der Dieb, und=                       60
=stahl zuerst einen Amboss=--Every beginning
is difficult, said the thief, when he began by
stealing an anvil. _Ger. Pr._

=Alle Schuld rächt sich auf Erden=--Every offence
is avenged on earth. _Goethe._

=Alles Gescheidte ist schon gedacht worden;
man muss nur versuchen, es noch einmal
zu denken=--Everything wise has already been
thought; one can only try and think it once
more. _Goethe._

=Alles Vergängliche ist nur ein Gleichniss=--Everything
transitory is only an allegory.

=Alles wanket, wo der Glaube fehlt=--All is
unsteady (_lit._ wavers) where faith fails. _Ger.

=Alles wäre gut, wär kein Aber dabei=--Everything
would be right if it were not for the "Buts."
_Ger. Pr._

=Alles, was ist, ist vernünftig=--Everything which
is, is agreeable to reason. _Hegel._

=Alles zu retten, muss alles gewagt werden=--To
save all, we must risk all. _Schiller._

=All advantages are attended with disadvantages.=                      5

=All are but parts of one stupendous whole /
Whose body Nature is, and God the soul.=

=All argument will vanish before one touch of
Nature.= _Colman._

=All are not hunters that blow the horn.= _Pr._

=All are not saints that go to church.= _Pr._

=All are not soldiers that go to the wars.=                           10

=All are not thieves that dogs bark at.= _Pr._

=All art is great, and good, and true, only so
far as it is distinctively the work of manhood
in its entire and highest sense.= _Ruskin._

=All balloons give up their gas in the pressure
of things, and collapse in a sufficiently
wretched manner erelong.= _Carlyle._

=All battle is misunderstanding.= _Goethe._

=All beginnings are easy; it is the ulterior=                         15
=steps that are of most difficult ascent and
most rarely taken.= _Goethe._

=All cats are grey in the dark.= _Pr._

=All censure of a man's self is oblique praise;
it is in order to show how much he can
spare.= _Johnson._

=All cruelty springs from weakness.= _Sen._

=All death in nature is birth.= _Fichte._

=All deep joy has something of awful in it.=                          20

=All delights are vain; but that most vain /
Which, with pain purchas'd, doth inherit
pain.= _Love's L. Lost_, i. 1.

=All destruction, by violent revolution or howsoever
it be, is but new creation on a wider
scale.= _Carlyle._

=All disputation makes the mind deaf, and
when people are deaf I am dumb.= _Joubert._

[Greek: All' estin, entha chê dikê blabên pherei]--Sometimes
justice does harm. _Sophocles._

=All evil is as a nightmare; the instant you=                         25
=begin to= _stir_ =under it, the evil is gone.= _Carlyle._

=All evils, when extreme, are the same.= _Corneille._

=All faults are properly shortcomings.= _Goethe._

=All faiths are to their own believers just / For
none believe because they will, but must.=

=All feet tread not in one shoe.= _Pr._

=All flesh consorteth according to its kind, and=                     30
=a man will cleave to his like.= _Ecclus._

=All forms of government are good, so far as
the wise and kind in them govern the unwise
and unkind.= _Ruskin._

=All good colour is in some degree pensive,
and the purest and most thoughtful minds
are those which love colour the most.=

=All good government must begin at home.=
_H. R. Haweis._

=All good has an end but the goodness of God.=
_Gael. Pr._

=All good things / Are ours, nor soul helps=                          35
=flesh more now / Than flesh helps soul.=

=All good things go in threes.= _Ger. and Fr.

=All governments are to some extent a treaty
with the Devil.= _Jacobi._

=All great art is the expression of man's delight
in God's work, not in his own.= _Ruskin._

=All great discoveries are made by men whose
feelings run ahead of their thinkings.= _C. H.

=All great peoples are conservative.= _Carlyle._                      40

=All great song has been sincere song.= _Ruskin._

=All healthy things are sweet-tempered.= _Emerson._

=All his geese are swans.= _Pr._

=All history is an inarticulate Bible.= _Carlyle._

=All immortal writers speak out of their hearts.=                     45

=All imposture weakens confidence and chills
benevolence.= _Johnson._

=All inmost things are melodious, naturally
utter themselves in song.= _Carlyle._

=All is but toys.= _Macb._, ii. 3.

=All is good that God sends us.= _Pr._

=All is influence except ourselves.= _Goethe._                        50

=All is not gold that glitters.= _Pr._

=All is not lost that's in peril.= _Pr._

=All live by seeming.= _Old Play._

=All living objects do by necessity form to
themselves a skin.= _Carlyle._

=Allmächtig ist doch das Gold; auch Mohren=                           55
=kann's bleichen=--Gold is omnipotent; it can
make even the Moor white. _Schiller._

=All mankind love a lover.= _Emerson._

=All man's miseries go to prove his greatness.=

=All martyrdoms looked mean when they were
suffered.= _Emerson._

=All measures of reformation are effective in
proportion to their timeliness.= _Ruskin._

=All men are bores except when we want them.=                         60

=All men are born sincere and die deceivers.=

=All men are fools, and with every effort they
differ only in the degree.= _Boileau._

=All men commend patience, though few be
willing to practise it.= _Thomas à Kempis._

=All men have their price.= _Anon._

=All men honour love, because it looks up, and=                       65
=not down.= _Emerson._

=All men, if they work not as in the great taskmaster's
eye, will work wrong.= _Carlyle._

=All men live by truth, and stand in need of
expression.= _Emerson._

=All men may dare what has by man been done.=

=All men that are ruined are ruined on the side
of their natural propensities.= _Burke._

=All men think all men mortal but themselves.=                        70

=All men would be masters of others, and no
man is lord of himself.= _Goethe._

=All men who know not where to look for truth,
save in the narrow well of self, will find their
own image at the bottom and mistake it for
what they are seeking.= _Lowell._

=All minds quote. Old and new make up the
warp and woof of every moment.= _Emerson._

=All mischief comes from our inability to be
alone.= _La Bruyère._

=All money is but a divisible title-deed.= _Ruskin._                   5

=All my possessions for a moment of time!=
_Queen Elizabeth's last words._

=All nature is but art unknown to thee. / All
chance, direction which thou canst not see. /
All discord, harmony not understood; / All
partial evil, universal good.= _Pope._

=All nobility in its beginnings was somebody's
natural superiority.= _Emerson._

=All objects are as windows through which the
philosophic eye looks into infinitude.= _Carlyle._

=All orators are dumb when beauty pleadeth.=                          10

[Greek: all' ou Zeus andressi noêmata panta teleutâ]--Zeus,
however, does not give effect to all the
schemes of man. _Hom._

[Greek: Allos egô]--Alter ego. _Zeno's definition of a

=All our evils are imaginary, except pain of
body and remorse of conscience.= _Rousseau._

=All our most honest striving prospers only in
unconscious moments.= _Goethe._

=All passions exaggerate; and they are passions=                      15
=only because they do exaggerate.=

=All pleasure must be bought at the price of
pain.= _John Foster._

=All power appears only in transition.= _Novalis._

=All power, even the most despotic, rests ultimately
on opinion.= _Hume._

=All power of fancy over reason is a degree of
insanity.= _Johnson._

=All promise outruns performance.= _Emerson._                         20

=All public disorder proceeds from want of
work.= _Courier._

=All speech, even the commonest, has something
of song in it.= _Carlyle._

=All strength lies within, not without.= _Jean Paul._

=All strong men love life.= _Heine._

=All strong souls are related.= _Schiller._                           25

=All's well that ends well.= _Pr._

=All talent, all intellect, is in the first place
moral.= _Carlyle._

=All that a man has he will give for right relations
with his mates.= _Emerson._

=All that glisters is not gold; / Gilded tombs do
worms infold.= _Mer. of Ven._, ii. 7.

=All that is best in the great poets of all countries=                30
=is not what is national in them, but
what is universal.= _Longfellow._

=All that is human must retrograde, if it do not
advance.= _Gibbon._

=All that is noble is in itself of a quiet nature,
and appears to sleep until it is aroused and
summoned forth by contrast.= _Goethe._

=All that lives must die, / Passing through
nature to eternity.= _Ham._, i. 2.

=All that man does and brings to pass is the
vesture of a thought.= _Sartor Resartus._

=All that mankind has done, thought, gained,=                         35
=or been, it is all lying in magic preservation
in the pages of books.= _Carlyle._

=All that tread the globe are but a handful to
the tribes that slumber in its bosom.= _Bryant._

=All the armed prophets have conquered, all
the unarmed have perished.= _Machiavelli._

=All the arts affecting culture= (_i.e._, =the fine arts=)
=have a certain common bond, and are connected
by a certain blood relationship with
each other.= _Cic._

=All the difference between the wise man and
the fool is, that the wise man keeps his
counsel, and the fool reveals it.= _Gael. Pr._

=All the diseases of mind, leading to fatalest=                       40
=ruin, are due to the concentration of man
upon himself, whether his heavenly interests
or his worldly interests, matters not.= _Ruskin._

=All the faults of the man I can pardon in the
player; no fault of the player can I pardon
in the man.= _Goethe._

=All the good of which humanity is capable is
comprised in obedience.= _J. S. Mill._

=All the great ages have been ages of belief.=

=All the keys don't hang at one man's girdle.= _Pr._

=All the makers of dictionaries, all the compilers=                   45
=of opinions already printed, we may
term plagiarists, but honest plagiarists, who
arrogate not the merit of invention.= _Voltaire._

=All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten
this little hand.= _Macb._, v. 1.

=All the pursuits of men are the pursuits of
women also, and in all of them a woman
is only a weaker man.= _Plato._

=All the thinking in the world does not bring
us to thought; we must be right by nature,
so that good thoughts may come.= _Goethe._

=All the wit in the world is not in one head.= _Pr._

=All the wit in the world is thrown away upon=                        50
=the man who has none.= _Bruyère._

=All the world's a stage / And all the men and
women merely players.= _As You Like It_,
ii. 7.

=All things are double, one against another.
Good is set against evil, and life against
death.= _Ecclus._

=All things are for the sake of the good, and it
is the cause of everything beautiful.= _Plato._

=All things are in perpetual flux and fleeting.=

=All things are symbolical, and what we call=                         55
=results are beginnings.= _Plato._

=All things happen by necessity; in Nature
there is neither good nor bad.= _Spinoza._

=All things that are / Are with more spirit
chased than enjoyed.= _Mer. of Ven._, ii. 6.

=All things that love the sun are out of doors.=

=All this (in the daily press) does not concern
one in the least; one is neither the wiser
nor the better for knowing what the day
brings forth.= _Goethe._

=All true men are soldiers in the same army,=                         60
=to do battle against the same enemy--the
empire of darkness and wrong.= _Carlyle._

=All truth is not to be told at all times.= _Pr._

=All virtue is most rewarded, and all wickedness
most punished, in itself.= _Bacon._

=All went as merry as a marriage-bell.= _Byron._

=All, were it only a withered leaf, works together
with all.= _Carlyle._

=All will be as God wills.= _Gael. Pr._

=All wise men are of the same religion, and=                           5
=keep it to themselves.= _Lord Shaftesbury._

=All women are good=, _viz._, =for something or
nothing.= _Pr._

=All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.=

=Allzugrosse Zartheit der Gefühle ist ein
wahres Unglück=--It is a real misfortune to
have too great delicacy of feeling. _C. J.

=Allzustraff gespannt, zerspringt der Bogen=--If
the bow is overstrained, it breaks. _Schiller._

=Allzuviel ist nicht genug=--Too much is not                          10
enough. _Ger. Pr._

=Alma mater=--A benign mother; applied to one's
university, also to the "all-nourishing" earth.

=Al molino, ed alla sposa / Sempre manca
qualche cosa=--A mill and a woman are always
in want of something. _It. Pr._

=Almost all our sorrows spring out of our relations
with other people.= _Schopenhauer._

=Almsgiving never made any man poor.= _Pr._

=A loan should come laughing home.= _Pr._                             15

=A l'œuvre on connaît l'artisan=--By the work
one knows the workman. _La Font._

=A loisir=--At leisure. _Fr._

=Alomban és szerelemben nincs lehetetlenséej=--In
dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.
_J. Arany._

=Along the cool sequester'd vale of life / They
kept the noiseless tenor of their way.= _Gray._

=A los bobos se les aperece la Madre de Dios=--The                    20
mother of God appears to fools. _Sp. Pr._

=A lover's eyes will gaze an eagle blind.= _Love's
L. Lost_, iv. 3.

=Alte fert aquila=--The eagle bears me on high. _M._

=Altera manu fert lapidem, altera panem ostentat=--He
carries a stone in one hand, and
shows bread in the other. _Pr._

=Altera manu scabunt, altera feriunt=--They
tickle with one hand and smite with the other.

=Alter ego=--Another or second self.                                  25

=Alter idem=--Another exactly the same.

=Alter ipse amicus=--A friend is a second self. _Pr._

=Alterius non sit qui suus esse potest=--Let no
man be slave of another who can be his own
master. _M. of Paracelsus._

=Alter remus aquas, alter mihi radat arenas=--Let
me skim the water with one oar, and with
the other touch the sands, _i.e._, so as not to go
out of my depth.

=Alterum tantum=--As much more.                                       30

=Although men are accused of not knowing
their weakness, yet perhaps as few know
their strength.= _Swift._

=Although the last, not least.= _King Lear_, i. 1.

=Altissima quæque flumina minimo sono labuntur=--The
deepest rivers flow with the least noise.

=Alt ist das Wort, doch bleibet hoch und wahr
der Sinn=--Old is the Word, yet does the meaning
abide as high and true as ever. _Faust._

=Altro diletto che' mparar, non provo=--Learning                      35
is my sole delight. _Petrarch._

=Always filling, never full.= _Cowper._

=Always have two strings to your bow.= _Pr._

=Always strive for the whole; and if thou canst
not become a whole thyself, connect thyself
with a whole as a ministering member.=

=Always there is a black spot in our sunshine,
the shadow of ourselves.= _Carlyle._

=Always to distrust is an error, as well as always=                   40
=to trust.= _Goethe._

=Always win fools first; they talk much, and
what they have once uttered they will stick
to.= _Helps._

=Amabilis insania=--A fine frenzy. _Hor._

=A machine is not a man or a work of art; it
is destructive of humanity and art.= _Wm.

=A madness most discreet, / A choking gall
and a preserving sweet=, _i.e._, =Love is.= _Rom.
and Jul._, i. 1.

=A mad world, my masters.= _Middleton._                               45

=A main armée=--By force of arms. _Fr._

=Ama l'amico tuo con il diffetto suo=--Love your
friend with all his faults. _It. Pr._

=A man at sixteen will prove a child at sixty.=

=A man belongs to his age and race, even when
he acts against them.= _Renan._

=A man, be the heavens praised, is sufficient=                        50
=for himself; yet were ten men, united in
love, capable of being and doing what ten
thousand singly would fail in.= _Carlyle._

=A man can be so changed by love as to be
unrecognisable as the same person.= _Ter._

=A man= _can_ =do no more than he can.= _Pr._

=A man can keep another's secret better than
his own; a woman, her own better than
another's.= _La Bruyère._

=A man canna wive and thrive the same year.=
_Sc. Pr._

=A man can never be too much on his guard=                            55
=when he writes to the public, and never too
easy towards those with whom he converses.=

=A man can receive nothing except it be given
him from heaven.= _John Baptist._

=A man cannot be in the seventeenth century
and the nineteenth at one and the same
moment.= _Carlyle's experience while editing
Cromwell's Letters._

=A man cannot spin and reel at the same time.=

=A man cannot whistle and drink at the same
time.= _Pr._

=A man dishonoured is worse than dead.= _Cervantes._                  60

=A man does not represent a fraction, but a
whole number; he is complete in himself.=

=A man hears only what he understands.=

=A man he was to all the country dear, / And
passing rich with forty pounds a year.= _Goldsmith._

=A man in a farm and his thoughts away, is
better out of it than in it.= _Gael. Pr._

=A man in debt is so far a slave.= _Emerson._                         65

=A man in the right, with God on his side, is in
the majority, though he be alone.= _Amer. Pr._

=A man is a fool or his own physician at forty.=

=A man is a golden impossibility.= _Emerson._

=A man is always nearest to his good when at
home, and farthest from it when away.= _J. G.

=A man is king in his own house.= _Gael. Pr._                          5

=A man is never happy till his vague striving
has itself marked out its proper limitation.=

=A man is not born the second time, any more
than the first, without travail.= _Carlyle._

=A man is not as God, / But then most godlike
being most a man.= _Tennyson._

=A man is not strong who takes convulsion fits,
though six men cannot hold him; only he
that can walk under the heaviest weight
without staggering.= _Carlyle._

=A man is only a relative and a representative=                       10
=nature.= _Emerson._

=A man is the façade of a temple wherein all
wisdom and all good abide.= _Emerson._

=A man is the prisoner of his power.= _Emerson._

=A man lives by believing something; not by
debating and arguing about many things.=

=A man may be proud of his house, and not ride
on the rigging (ridge) of it.= _Sc. Pr._

=A man may do what he likes with his own.= _Pr._                      15

=A man may smile, and smile, and be a villain.=
_Ham._, i. 5.

=A man may spit in his nieve and do little.= _Sc. Pr._

=A man may survive distress, but not disgrace.=
_Gael. Pr._

=A man / More sinn'd against than sinning.=
_King Lear_, iii. 2.

=A man must ask his wife's leave to thrive.= _Pr._                    20

=A man must become wise at his own expense.=

=A man must be healthy before he can be holy.=
_Mme. Swetchine._

=A man must be well off who is irritated by
trifles, for in misfortune trifles are not felt.=

=A man must carry knowledge with him if he
would bring home knowledge.= _Johnson._

=A man must seek his happiness and inward=                            25
=peace from objects which cannot be taken
away from him.= _W. von Humboldt._

=A man must take himself for better, for worse,
as his portion.= _Emerson._

=A man must thank his defects, and stand in
some terror of his talents.= _Emerson._

=A man must verify or expel his doubts, and
convert them into certainty of Yes= _or_ =No.=

=A man must wait for the right moment.=

=A man never feels the want of what it never=                         30
=occurs to him to ask for.= _Schopenhauer._

=A man never rises so high as when he knows
not whither he is going.= _Oliver Cromwell._

=A man of intellect without energy added to it
is a failure.= _Chamfort._

=A man of maxims only is like a Cyclops with
one eye, and that eye in the back of his
head.= _Coleridge._

=A man of pleasure is a man of pains.= _Young._

=A man often pays dear for a small frugality.=                        35

=A man of the world must seem to be what he
wishes to be.= _La Bruyère._

=A man of wit would often be much embarrassed
without the company of fools.= _La Roche._

=A man only understands what is akin to some
things already in his mind.= _Amiel._

=A man places himself on a level with him
whom he praises.= _Goethe._

=A man protesting against error is on the way=                        40
=towards uniting himself with all men that
believe in truth.= _Carlyle._

=A man so various, that he seem'd to be, / Not
one, but all mankind's epitome.= _Dryden._

=A man that is young in years may be old in
hours, if he have lost no time.= _Bacon._

=A man used to vicissitudes is not easily dejected.=

=A man who cannot gird himself into harness
will take no weight along these highways.=

=A man who claps his Pegasus into a harness,=                         45
=and urges on his muse with the whip, will
have to pay to Nature the penalty of this
trespass.= _Schopenhauer._

=A man who does not know rigour cannot pity
either.= _Carlyle._

=A man who feels that his religion is a slavery
has not began to comprehend the real nature
of it.= _J. G. Holland._

=A man who has nothing to do is the devil's
playfellow.= _J. G. Holland._

=A man who is ignorant of foreign languages
is ignorant of his own.= _Goethe._

=A man who reads much becomes arrogant and=                           50
=pedantic; one who sees much becomes wise,
sociable, and helpful.= _Lichtenberg._

=A man will love or hate solitude--that is,
his own society--according as he is himself
worthy or worthless.= _Schopenhauer._

=A man will not be observed in doing that which
he can do best.= _Emerson._

=A man with half a volition goes backwards
and forwards, and makes no way on the
smoothest road.= _Carlyle._

=A man with knowledge but without energy, is
a house furnished but not inhabited; a man
with energy but no knowledge, a house dwelt
in but unfurnished.= _John Sterling._

=A man's a man for a' that.= _Burns._                                 55

=A man's aye crousest in his ain cause.= _Sc. Pr._

=A man's best fortune or his worst is his wife.= _Pr._

=A man's best things are nearest him, / Lie
close about his feet.= _Monckton Milnes._

=A man's fate is his own temper.= _Disraeli._

=A man's friends belong no more to him than=                          60
=he to them.= _Schopenhauer._

=A man's gift makes room for him.= _Pr._

=A man's happiness consists infinitely more in
admiration of the faculties of others than in
confidence in his own.= _Ruskin._

=A man's house is his castle.= _Pr._

=A man's power is hooped in by a necessity,
which, by many experiments, he touches on
every side until he learns its arc.= _Emerson._

=A man's task is always light if his heart is=                        65
=light.= _Lew Wallace._

=A man's virtue is to be measured not by his
extraordinary efforts, but his everyday conduct.=

=A man's walking is a succession of falls.= _Pr._

=A man's wife is his blessing or his bane.= _Gael.

=Amantes, amentes=--In love, in delirium. _Ter._

=Amantium iræ amoris redintegratio est=--The                           5
quarrels of lovers bring about a renewal of love.

=A man who cannot mind his own business is
not to be trusted with the king's.= _Saville._

=A ma puissance=--To my power. _M._

=Amare et sapere vix deo conceditur=--To be in
love and act wisely is scarcely in the power of
a god. _Faber._

[Greek: Hamartôlai ... en anthrôpoisin hepontai
thnêtois]--Proneness to sin cleaves fast to mortal
men. _Theognis._

=Ambigendi locus=--Reason for questioning or                          10

=Ambiguas in vulgum spargere voces=--To scatter
ambiguous reports among the people. _Virg._

=Ambition is not a vice of little people.= _Montaigne._

=Ambition is the germ from which all growth
in nobleness proceeds.= _T. D. English._

=Ambos oder Hammer=--One must be either anvil
or hammer. _Ger. Pr._

=Ame damnée=--Mere tool, underling. _Fr._                             15

=Ame de boue=--Base, mean soul. _Fr._

=Amende honorable=--Satisfactory apology; reparation.

=A mensâ et thoro=--From bed and board; divorced.

=A menteur, menteur à demi=--To a liar, a liar
and a half, _i.e._, one be a match for him. _Fr._

=Amentium, haud amantium=--Of lunatics, not                           20

=A merchant shall hardly keep himself from
doing wrong.= _Ecclus._

=A merciful man is merciful to his beast.= _Bible._

=A mere madness to live like a wretch and die
rich.= _Burton._

=A merry heart doeth good like a medicine; but
a broken spirit drieth the bones.= _Bible._

=A merveille=--To a wonder. _Fr._                                     25

=Am Golde hängt doch Alles=--On gold, after all,
hangs everything. _Margaret in "Faust."_

=Amici, diem perdidi=--Friends, I have lost a day.
_Titus_ (at the close of a day on which he had done
good to no one).

=Amici probantur rebus adversis=--Friends are
proved by adversity. _Cic._

=Amici vitium ni feras, prodis tuum=--Unless you
bear with the faults of a friend, you betray your
own. _Pub. Syr._

=Amico d'ognuno, amico di nessuno=--Everybody's                       30
friend is nobody's friend. _It. Pr._

=Amicorum esse communia omnia=--Friends'
goods are all common property. _Pr._

=Amicum ita habeas posse ut fieri hunc inimicum
scias=--Be on such terms with your friend
as if you knew he may one day become your
enemy. _Laber._

=Amicum perdere est damnorum maximum=--To
lose a friend is the greatest of losses. _Syr._

=Amicus animæ dimidium=--A friend the half of life.

=Amicus certus in re incerta cernitur=--A true                        35
friend is seen when fortune wavers. _Ennius._

=Amicus curiæ=--A friend to the court, _i.e._, an uninterested
adviser in a case.

=Amicus est unus animus in duobus corporibus=--A
friend is one soul in two bodies. _Arist._

=Amicus humani generis=--A friend of the human

=Amicus Plato, sed magis amica veritas=--Plato
is my friend, but truth is my divinity (_lit._ more
a friend).

=Amicus usque ad aras=--A friend to the very                          40
altar, _i.e._, to the death.

=A mighty maze! but not without a plan.= _Pope._

=A millstone and a man's heart are kept constantly
revolving; where they have nothing
to grind, they grind and fray away their own
substance.= _Logan._

=A mirror is better than a whole gallery of
ancestral portraits.= _Menzel._

=A miser is as furious about a halfpenny as the
man of ambition about the conquest of a
kingdom.= _Adam Smith._

=A miss is as good as a mile.= _Pr._                                  45

="Am I to be saved? or am I to be lost?" Certain
to be lost, so long as you put that question.=

=Amittit famam qui se indignis comparat=--He
loses repute who compares himself with unworthy
people. _Phædr._

=Amittit merito proprium, qui alienum appetit=--He
who covets what is another's, deservedly
loses what is his own. (Moral of the fable of the
dog and the shadow.) _Phædr._

=Am meisten Unkraut trägt der fettste Boden=--The
fattest soil brings forth the most weeds.
_Ger. Pr._

=A mob is a body voluntarily bereaving itself=                        50
=of reason and traversing its work.= _Emerson._

=A modest confession of ignorance is the ripest
and last attainment of philosophy.= _R. D.

=A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's
experience.= _Holmes._

=A monarchy is apt to fall by tyranny; an
aristocracy, by ambition; a democracy, by
tumults.= _Quarles._

=Among nations the head has alway preceded
the heart by centuries.= _Jean Paul._

=Among the blind the one-eyed is a king.= _Pr._                       55

=Amor al cor gentil ratto s' apprende.=--Love is
quickly learned by a noble heart. _Dante._

=Amor a nullo amato amar perdona=--Love spares
no loved one from loving. _Dante._

=Amor bleibt ein Schalk, und wer ihm vertraut,
ist betrogen=--Cupid is ever a rogue,
and whoever trusts him is deceived. _Goethe._

=Amore è di sospetti fabro=--Love is a forger of
suspicions. _It. Pr._

=Amore sitis uniti=--Be ye united in love.                            60

=Amor et melle et felle est fecundissimus=--Love
is most fruitful both of honey and gall. _Plaut._

=Amor et obœdientia=--Love and obedience. _M._

=Amor gignit amorem=--Love begets love.

=Amor omnibus idem=--Love is the same in all.

=Amor patriæ=--Love of one's country.                                 65

=Amor proximi=--Love for one's neighbour.

=Amor tutti eguaglia=--Love makes all equal. _It.

=Amoto quæramus seria ludo=--Jesting aside, let
us give attention to serious business. _Hor._

=Amour avec loyaulté=--Love with loyalty. _M._

=Amour fait moult, argent fait tout=--Love can
do much, but money can do everything. _Fr. Pr._

=Amour propre=--Vanity; self-love. _Fr._

=A mouse never trusts its life to one hole only.=                      5

=Amphora cœpit / Institui: currente rota cur
urceus exit?=--A vase was begun; why from the
revolving wheel does it turn out a worthless
pitcher? _Hor._

=Ampliat ætatis spatium sibi vir bonus; hoc est /
Vivere bis vitâ posse priore frui=--The good
man extends the term of his life; it is to live twice,
to be able to enjoy one's former life. _Mar._

=Am Rhein, am Rhein, da wachsen uns're
Reben=--On the Rhine, on the Rhine, there
grow our vines! _Claudius._

=Am sausenden Webstuhl der Zeit=--On the noisy
loom of Time. _Goethe._

=Amt ohne Geld macht Diebe=--Office without                           10
pay makes thieves. _Ger. Pr._

=A mucho hablar, mucho errar=--Talk much, err
much. _Sp. Pr._

=A multitude of sparks yields but a sorry light.=

=Anacharsis among the Scythians=--A wise man
among unwise.

=An acre in Middlesex is better than a principality
in Utopia.= _Macaulay._

=An acre of performance is worth a whole world=                       15
=of promise.= _Howell._

=Analysis is not the business of the poet. His
office is to portray, not to dissect.= _Macaulay._

=Analysis kills spontaneity, just as grain, once
it is ground into flour, no longer springs and
germinates.= _Amiel._

=An ambassador is an honest man sent to
lie abroad for the commonwealth.= _Sir H.

=An ambitious man is slave to everybody.= _Feijoó._

=A name is no despicable matter. Napoleon,=                           20
=for the sake of a great name, broke in pieces
almost half a world.= _Goethe._

=An appeal to fear never finds an echo in
German hearts.= _Bismarck._

=An archer is known by his aim, not by his
arrows.= _Pr._

=An arc in the movement of a large intellect
does not differ sensibly from a straight line.=

=An Argus at home, a mole abroad.= _Pr._

=An army, like a serpent, goes on its belly.=                         25
_Frederick the Great_ (?).

=A narrow faith has much more energy than an
enlightened one.= _Amiel._

=An artist is a person who has submitted to
a law which it is painful to obey, that he
may bestow a delight which it is gracious
to bestow.= _Ruskin._

=An artist is only then truly praised by us when
we forget him in his work.= _Lessing._

=An artist must have his measuring tools, not
in the hand, but in the eye.= _Michael

=An artist should be fit for the best society, and=                   30
=should keep out of it.= _Ruskin._

=An ass may bray a good while before he
shakes the stars down.= _George Eliot._

=A nation which labours, and takes care of the
fruits of labour, would be rich and happy,
though there were no gold in the universe.=

[Greek: Ananka d' oude theoi machontai]--The gods themselves
do not fight against necessity. _Gr. Pr._

=Anche il mar, che è si grande, si pacifica=--Even
the sea, great though it be, grows calm. _It. Pr._

=Anch' io sono pittore=--I too am a painter. _Correggio_              35
_before a picture of Raphael's._

=Anche la rana morderebbe se avesse denti=--Even
the frog would bite if it had teeth. _It. Pr._

=Ancient art corporealises the spiritual; modern
spiritualises the corporeal.= _Börne._

=Ancient art is plastic; modern, pictorial.=

=And better had they ne'er been born / Who read
to doubt, or read to scorn.= _Scott._

=And can eternity belong to me, / Poor pensioner=                     40
=on the bounties of an hour?= _Young._

=And earthly power doth then show likest
God's, / When mercy seasons justice.= _Mer.
of Ven._, iv. 1.

=And e'en his failings lean'd to virtue's side.=

=And found no end, in wand'ring mazes lost.=

=And he is oft the wisest man / Who is not
wise at all.= _Wordsworth._

="And is this all?" cried Cæsar at his height,=                       45
=disgusted.= _Young._

=An dives sit omnes quærunt, nemo an bonus=--Every
one inquires if he is rich; no one asks if
he is good.

=And Mammon wins his way where seraphs
might despair.= _Byron._

=And much it grieved my heart to think /
What man has made of man.= _Wordsworth._

=And, often times, excusing of a fault / Doth
make the fault worse by the excuse.= _King
John_, iv. 2.

=And so, from hour to hour, we ripe and ripe, /=                      50
=And then, from hour to hour, we rot and rot, /
And thereby hangs a tale.= _As You Like It_,
ii. 7.

=And still they gazed, and still the wonder
grew, / That one small head could carry all
he knew.= _Goldsmith._

=And this our life, exempt from public haunt,
finds tongues in trees, books in the running
brooks, sermons in stones, and good in
everything.= _As You Like It_, ii. 1.

=A needle's eye is wide enough for two friends;
the whole world is too narrow for two foes.=
_Pers. Pr._

[Greek: Anechou kai apechou]--Bear and forbear. _Epictetus._

=A nemico che fugge, fa un ponte d'oro=--Make                         55
a bridge of gold for an enemy who is flying from
you. _It. Pr._

=An empty purse fills the face with wrinkles.= _Pr._

=An epigram often flashes light into regions
where reason shines but dimly.= _Whipple._

[Greek: Anêr ho pheugôn kai palin machêsetai]--The
man who runs away will fight again.

=An error is the more dangerous in proportion
to the degree of truth which it contains.=

=An evening red and morning grey, is a sure
sign of a fair day.= _Pr._

=A new broom sweeps clean.= _Pr._

=A new life begins when a man once sees with
his own eyes all that before he has but partially
read or heard of.= _Goethe._

=A new principle is an inexhaustible source of
new views.= _Vauvenargues._

=An eye like Mars, to threaten or command.=                            5
_Ham._, iii. 4.

=Anfang heiss, Mittel lau, Ende kalt=--The
beginning hot, the middle lukewarm, the end
cold. _Ger. Pr._

=Angels are bright still, though the brightest
fell.= _Macb._, iv. 3.

=Angels come to visit us, and we only know
them when they are gone.= _George Eliot._

=Anger is like / A full-hot horse; who, being
allow'd his way, / Self-mettle tires him.=
_Hen. VIII._, i. 2.

=Anger is one of the sinews of the soul.= _Fuller._                   10

=Anger resteth in the bosom of fools.= _Bible._

=Anger, when it is long in coming, is the stronger
when it comes, and the longer kept.= _Quarles._

=Anglicè=--In English.

=Angling is somewhat like poetry; men are to
be born so.= _Isaak Walton._

=Anguis in herbâ=--A snake in the grass.                              15

=An honest citizen who maintains himself industriously
has everywhere as much freedom
as he wants.= _Goethe._

=An honest man's the noblest work of God.=

=An honest tale speeds best, being plainly told.=
_Rich. III._, iv. 4.

=An idle brain is the devil's workshop.= _Pr._

=An idler is a watch that wants both hands; /=                        20
=As useless if it goes as if it stands.= _Cowper._

=An ill-willie (ill-natured) cow should have short
horns.= _Sc. Pr._

=An ill wind that blows nobody good.= _Pr._

=An ill workman quarrels with his tools.= _Pr._

=Animal implume bipes=--A two-legged animal
without feathers. _Plato's definition of man._

=Animals can enjoy, but only men can be cheerful.=                    25
_Jean Paul._

=Anima mundi=--The soul of the world.

=Animo ægrotanti medicus est oratio=--Kind
words are as a physician to an afflicted spirit.

=Animo et fide=--By courage and faith. _M._

=Animo, non astutia=--By courage, not by craft. _M._

=Animum pictura pascit inani=--He feeds his soul                      30
on the unreal picture. _Virg._

=Animum rege, qui nisi paret imperat=--Rule
your spirit well, for if it is not subject to you,
it will lord it over you. _Hor._

=Animus æquus optimum est ærumnæ condimentum=--A
patient mind is the best remedy
for trouble. _Plaut._

=Animus furandi=--The intention of stealing. _L._

=Animus homini, quicquid sibi imperat, obtinet=--The
mind of man can accomplish whatever it
resolves on.

=Animus hominis semper appetit agere aliquid=--The                    35
mind of man is always longing to do
something. _Cic._

=Animus non deficit æquus=--Equanimity does
not fail us. _M._

=Animus quod perdidit optat / Atque in præterita
se totus imagine versat=--The mind
yearns after what is gone, and loses itself in
dreaming of the past. _Petron._

=An indifferent agreement is better than a good
verdict.= _Pr._

=An individual helps not; only he who unites
with many at the proper time.= _Goethe._

=An individual man is a fruit which it cost all=                      40
=the foregoing ages to form and ripen.= _Emerson._

=An infant crying in the night, / An infant
crying for the light; / And with no language
but a cry.= _Tennyson._

=An infinitude of tenderness is the chief gift
and inheritance of all truly great men.=

=An innocent man needs no eloquence; his
innocence is instead of it.= _Ben Jonson._

=An iron hand in a velvet glove.= _Charles V.,
said of a gentle compulsion._

=An irreverent knowledge is no knowledge;=                            45
=it may be a development of the logical or
other handicraft faculty, but is no culture
of the soul of a man.= _Carlyle._

=An nescis longas regibus esse manus?=--Do you
not know that kings have long, _i.e._, far-grasping,
hands? _Ovid._

=An nescis, quantilla prudentia mundus regatur=
(_or_ =regatur orbis=)?--Do you not know with how
very little wisdom the world is governed? _Axel
Oxenstjerna to his son._

=An nichts Geliebtes muszt du dein Gemüt /
Also verpfänden, dass dich sein Verlust /
Untröstbar machte=--Never so set your heart
on what you love that its loss may render you
inconsolable. _Herder._

=Anno domini=--In the year of our Lord.

=Anno mundi=--In the year of the world.                               50

=Annus mirabilis=--The year of wonders.

=A noble heart will frankly capitulate to reason.=

=A noble man cannot be indebted for his culture
to a narrow circle. The world and his native
land must act on him.= _Goethe._

=An obstinate man does not hold opinions, but
they hold him.= _Pope._

=A nod for a wise man, and a rod for a fool.=                         55
_Heb. Pr._

=An old bird is not to be caught with chaff.=

=An old knave is no babe.= _Pr._

=An old man in a house is a good sign in a
house.= _Heb. Pr._

=An old warrior is never in haste to strike the
blow.= _Metastasio._

=An open confession is good for the soul.= _Pr._                      60

=An open door may tempt a saint.= _Pr._

=Another such victory and we are done.= _Pyrrhus
after his second victory over the Romans._

=An ounce of a man's own wit is worth a pound
of other peoples'.= _Sterne._

=An ounce of cheerfulness is worth a pound of
sadness to serve God with.= _Fuller._

=An ounce of discretion is worth a pound of=                          65
=wit.= _Pr._

=An ounce o' mother-wit is worth a pound o'
clergy.= _Sc. Pr._

=An ounce of practice is worth a pound of
preaching.= _Pr._

=An quidquid stultius, quam quos singulos contemnas,
eos aliquid putare esse universos?=--Can
there be any greater folly than the respect
you pay to men collectively when you despise
them individually? _Cic._

[Greek: Anthrôpos ôn tout' isthi kai memnês' aei]--Being
a man, know and remember always that
thou art one. _Philemon Comicus._

[Greek: Anthrôpos physei zôon politikon]--Man is by
nature an animal meant for civic life. _Arist._

=Ante lucem=--Before daybreak.

=Ante meridiem=--Before noon.                                          5

=Ante omnia=--Before everything else.

=Antequam incipias, consulto; et ubi consulueris,
facto opus est=--Before you begin, consider
well; and when you have considered, act.

=Ante senectutem curavi, ut bene viverem; in
senectute, ut bene moriar=--Before old age, it
was my chief care to live well; in old age, it is
to die well. _Sen._

=Ante tubam tremor occupat artus=--We tremble
all over before the bugle sounds. _Virg._

=Ante victoriam ne canas triumphum=--Don't                            10
celebrate your triumph before you have conquered.

=Anticipation forward points the view.= _Burns._

=Antiquâ homo virtute ac fide=--A man of antique
valour and fidelity. _M._

=Antiquitas sæculi juventus mundi=--The ancient
time of the world was the youth of the world.

=An unimaginative person can neither be reverent
nor kind.= _Ruskin._

=Anxiety is the poison of human life.= _Blair._                       15

=Any nobleness begins at once to refine a man's
features; any meanness or sensuality to imbrute
them.= _Thoreau._

=Any port in a storm.= _Sc. Pr._

=Any road will lead you to the end of the world.=

=Anything for a quiet life.= _Pr._

="A pack of kinless loons;"= _said of Cromwell's_                     20
_judges by the Scotch_.

=Apage, Satana=--Begone, Satan!

=A patron is one who looks with unconcern on
a man struggling for life in the water, and
when he has reached the land encumbers
him with help.= _Johnson._

[Greek: Hapax legomenon]--A word that occurs only once
in an author or book.

=A peck of March dust is worth a king's ransom.=

=A pedant is a precocious old man.= _De Boufflers._                   25

=A penny hained (saved) is a penny gained.=
_Sc. Pr._

=Aperçu=--A sketch. _Fr._

=A perfect woman, nobly planned, / To warn,
to comfort, and command.= _Wordsworth._

=Aperit præcordia liber=--Wine opens the seals of
the heart. _Hor._

=A perte de vue=--Beyond the range of vision. _Fr._                   30

=Aperte mala cum est mulier, tum demum est
bona=--A woman when she is openly bad, is at
least honest.

=Aperto vivere voto=--To live with every wish
avowed. _Pers._

=A pet lamb makes a cross ram.= _Pr._

=Aphorisms are portable wisdom.= _W. R. Alger._

=Apio opus est=--There is need of parsley, _i.e._,                    35
to strew on the grave, meaning that one is

=A pity that the eagle should be mew'd, / While
kites and buzzards prey at liberty.= _Rich.
III._, i. 1.

=A place for everything, and everything in its
place.= _Pr._

=A plague of sighing and grief; it blows a man
up like a bladder.= 1 _Hen. IV._, i. 4.

=A plant often removed cannot thrive.= _Pr._

=A pleasing figure is a perpetual letter of recommendation.=          40

[Greek: Aplêstos pithos]--A cask that cannot be filled
(being pierced at the bottom with holes.) _Pr._

=A plomb=--Perpendicularly; firmly. _Fr._

=A poem is the very image of life expressed in
its eternal truth.= _Schelling._

=A poet is a nightingale, who sits in the darkness
and sings to cheer its own solitude with
sweet sounds.= _Shelley._

=A poet must be before his age, to be even with=                      45
=posterity.= _Lowell._

=A poet must sing for his own people.= _Stedman._

=A poet on canvas is exactly the same species
of creature as a poet in song.= _Ruskin._

=A poison which acts not at once is not therefore
a less dangerous poison.= _Lessing._

=A position of eminence makes a great man
greater and a little man less.= _La Bruyère._

=Apothegms are, in history, the same as the=                          50
=pearls in the sand or the gold in the mine.=

[Greek: 'Ap' echthrôn polla manthanousin hoi sophoi]--Wise
men learn many things from their enemies.

=A point=--To a point exactly. _Fr._

=Apollo himself confessed it was ecstasy to be
a man among men.= _Schiller._

=A posse ad esse=--From possibility to actuality.

=A posteriori=--From the effect to the cause; by                      55

=Apothecaries would not sugar their pills unless
they were bitter.= _Pr._

=A pound of care won't pay an ounce of debt.=

=Apparent rari nantes in gurgite vasto=--A few
are seen swimming here and there in the vast
abyss. _Virg._

=Appetitus rationi pareat=--Let reason govern
desire. _Cic._

=Applause is the spur of noble minds, the aim=                        60
=and end of weak ones.= _Colton._

=Après la mort le médecin=--After death the
doctor. _Fr. Pr._

=Après la pluie, le beau temps=--After the rain,
fair weather. _Fr. Pr._

=Après nous le déluge=--After us the deluge!
_Mme. de Pompadour._

=A primrose by a river's brim / A yellow primrose
was to him, / And it was nothing more.=

=A prince can mak' a belted knight, / A marquis,=                     65
=duke, and a' that; / But an honest
man's aboon his might, / Gude faith, he
maunna fa' that.= _Burns._

=A priori=--From the cause to the effect; by deduction.

=A progress of society on the one hand, a
decline of souls on the other.= _Amiel._

=A promise is a debt.= _Gael. Pr._

=A propensity to hope and joy is real riches;
one to fear and sorrow, real poverty.= _Hume._

=A prophet is not without honour, save in his=                         5
=own country, and in his own house.= _Jesus._

=A propos=--To the point; seasonably; in due time.

=A propos de bottes=--By-the-bye. _Fr._

=A proverb is good sense brought to a point.=
_John Morley._

=A proverb is much matter decocted into few
words.= _Fuller._

=Apt alliteration's artful aid.= _Churchill._                         10

=Apt to revolt, and willing to rebel, / And never
are contented when they're well.= _Defoe._

=A puñadas entran las buenas hadas=--Good
luck pushes its way (_lit._ gets on) by elbowing.
_Sp. Pr._

=A purpose you impart is no longer your own.=

=A quatre épingles=--With four pins, _i.e._, done up
like a dandy. _Fr._

=Aquel pierde venta que no tiene que venda=--He                       15
who has nothing to sell loses his market.
_Sp. Pr._

=A quien tiene buena muger, ningun mal le
puede venir, que no sea de sufrir=--To him
who has a good wife no evil can come which he
cannot bear. _Sp. Pr._

=Aquilæ senectus=--The old age of the eagle. _Ter._

=Aquila non capit muscas=--An eagle does not
catch flies. _M._

=A qui veut rien n'est impossible=--Nothing is
impossible to one with a will. _Fr. Pr._

=A raconter ses maux, souvent on les soulage=--Our                    20
misfortunes are often lightened by relating
them. _Corneille._

=A ragged colt may make a good horse.= _Pr._

=Aranearum telas texere=--To weave spiders' webs,
_i.e._, a tissue of sophistry.

=Arbeit ist des Blutes Balsam: / Arbeit ist der
Tugend Quell=--Labour is balm to the blood:
labour is the source of virtue. _Herder._

=Arbiter bibendi=--The master of the feast (_lit._ the
judge of the drinking).

=Arbiter elegantiarum=--The arbitrator of elegances;                  25
the master of the ceremonies.

=Arbiter formæ=--Judge of beauty.

=Arbitrary power is most easily established on
the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.=

=Arbore dejecta qui vult ligna colligit=--When
the tree is thrown down, any one that likes may
gather the wood. _Pr._

=Arbores serit diligens agricola, quarum aspiciet
baccam ipse nunquam=--The industrious
husbandman plants trees, not one berry of which
he will ever see. _Cic._

="Arcades ambo,"= _id est_, blackguards both.                         30

=Arcana imperii=--State, or government, secrets.

[Greek: Archê andra deixei]--Office will prove the man.

=Architecture is petrified music.= _Schelling, De
Staël, Goethe._

=Architecture is the work of nations.= _Ruskin._

[Greek: Archôn oudeis hamartanei tote hotan archôn ê]--No             35
ruler can sin so long as he is a ruler.

=Ardeat ipsa licet, tormentis gaudet amantis=--Though
she is aflame herself, she delights in the
torments of her lover. _Juv._

=Ardentia verba=--Glowing words.

=Arde verde por seco, y pagan justos por pecadores=--Green
burns for dry, and just men smart
(_lit._ pay) for transgressors. _Sp. Pr._

=Ardua molimur: sed nulla nisi ardua virtus=--I
attempt an arduous task; but there is no worth
that is not of difficult achievement. _Ovid._

=A really great talent finds its happiness in=                        40
=execution.= _Goethe._

=A reasoning mule will neither lead nor drive.=

=A rebours=--Reversed. _Fr._

=A reconciled friend is a double enemy.= _Pr._

=A reculons=--Backwards. _Fr._

=A re decedunt=--They wander from the point.                          45

=A refusal is less than nothing.= _Platen._

=Arena sine calce=--Sand without cement, _i.e._,
speech unconnected. _Suet._

=Arenæ mandas semina=--You are sowing grain
in the sand. _Pr._

=A republic is properly a polity in which the
state, with its all, is at every man's service;
and every man, with his all, is at the state's
service.= _Ruskin._

=Ares, no ares, renta me pagues=--Plough or not                       50
plough, you must pay rent all the same. _Sp.

=A rez de chaussée=--Even with the ground.

=Argent comptant=--Ready money. _Fr._

=Argent comptant porte medicine=--Ready money
works great cures. _Fr. Pr._

=Argentum accepi, dote imperium vendidi=--I
have received money, and sold my authority for
her dowry. _Plaut._

=Argilla quidvis imitaberis uda=--You may model                       55
any form you please out of damp clay. _Hor._

=Argument, as usually managed, is the worst
sort of conversation; as it is generally in
books the worst sort of reading.= _Swift._

=Argument is like an arrow from a cross-bow,
which has great force though shot by a child.=

=Argumentum ad crumenam=--An appeal to self-interest.

=Argumentum ad hominem=--An argument in refutation
drawn from an opponent's own principles
(_lit._ an argument to the man).

=Argumentum ad ignorantiam=--An argument                              60
founded on the ignorance of an adversary.

=Argumentum ad invidiam=--An argument which
appeals to low passions.

=Argumentum ad judicium=--An appeal to common

=Argumentum ad misericordiam=--An appeal to
the mercy of your adversary.

=Argumentum ad populum=--An appeal to popular

=Argumentum ad verecundiam=--An appeal to                             65
respect for some authority.

=Argumentum baculinum=--Club argument, _i.e._,
by physical force.

=Argus at home, a mole abroad.= _It. Pr._

=Argus-eyes=--Eyes ever wakeful and watchful.

=A righteous man regardeth the life of his
beast, but the tender mercies of the wicked
are cruel.= _Bible._

[Greek: Ariston metron]--A mean or middle course is
best. _Cleobulus._

[Greek: Ariston men hydôr]--Water is best. _Pindar._

=Aristocracy has three successive ages--of
superiorities, of privileges, and of vanities;
having passed out of the first, it degenerates
in the second, and dies away in the third.=

=Arma amens capio; nec sat rationis in armis=--I                       5
madly take to arms; but have not wit enough
to use them to any purpose. _Virg._

=Arma cerealia=--The arms of Ceres, _i.e._, implements
connected with the preparation of corn and

=Arm am Beutel, krank am Herzen=--Poor in
purse, sick at heart. _Goethe._

=Arma pacis fulcra=--Arms are the props of
peace. _M._

=Arma tenenti omnia dat, qui justa negat=--He
who refuses what is just, gives up everything to
an enemy in arms. _Luc._

=Arma, viri, ferte arma; vocat lux ultima victos, /=                  10
=Nunquam omnes hodie moriemur inulti=--Arms,
ye men, bring me arms! their last day
summons the vanquished. We shall never all die
unavenged this day. _Virg._

=Armé de foi hardi=--Bold from being armed with
faith. _M._

=Armes blanches=--Side arms. _Fr._

=Arm in Arm mit dir, / So fordr' ich mein Jahrhundert
in die Schranken=--Arm in arm with
thee, I defy the century to gainsay me. _Schiller._

=Arms and the man I sing.= _Virg._

=Armuth des Geistes Gott erfreut, / Armuth,=                          15
=und nicht Armseligkeit=--It is poverty of spirit
that God delights in--poverty, and not beggarliness.

=Armuth ist der sechste Sinn=--Poverty is the
sixth sense. _Ger. Pr._

=Armuth ist die grösste Plage, / Reichtum ist
das höchste Gut=--Poverty is the greatest
calamity, riches the highest good. _Goethe._

=Armuth ist listig, sie fängt auch einen Fuchs=--Poverty
is crafty; it outwits (_lit._ catches) even
a fox. _Ger. Pr._

=Armuth und Hunger haben viel gelehrte
Jünger=--Poverty and hunger have many learned
disciples. _Ger. Pr._

=A rogue is a roundabout fool.= _Coleridge._                          20

=A rolling stone gathers no moss.= _Pr._

=A Rome comment à Rome=--At Rome do as
Rome does. _Fr. Pr._

=A royal heart is often hid under a tattered
coat.= _Dan. Pr._

=Arrectis auribus adsto=--I wait with listening
ears. _Virg._

=Arrière pensée=--A mental reservation. _Fr._                         25

=Arrogance is the obstruction of wisdom.= _Bion._

=Ars artium omnium conservatrix=--The art preservative
of all others, _viz._, printing.

=Ars est celare artem=--It is the perfection of art
to conceal art. _Ovid._

=Ars est sine arte, cujus principium est mentiri,
medium laborare, et finis mendicare=--It is an
art without art, which has its beginning in falsehood,
its middle in toil, and its end in poverty. _Applied
originally to the pursuits of the Alchemists._

=Ars longa, vita brevis=--Art is long, life is short.                 30

=Ars varia vulpis, ast una echino maxima=--The
fox has many tricks; the hedgehog only one, and
that greatest of all. _Pr._

=Art does not represent things falsely, but
truly as they appear to mankind.= _Ruskin._

=Arte magistra=--By the aid of art. _Virg._

=Art is a jealous mistress.= _Emerson._

=Art is long and time is fleeting, / And our=                         35
=hearts, though stout and brave, / Still, like
muffled drums, are beating / Funeral marches
to the grave.= _Longfellow._

=Art is noble, but the sanctuary of the human
soul is nobler still.= _W. Winter._

=Art is not the bread indeed, but it is the wine
of life.= _Jean Paul._

=Art is simply a bringing into relief of the
obscure thought of Nature.= _Amiel._

=Art is the mediatrix of the unspeakable.= _Goethe._

=Art is the path of the creator to his work.=                         40

=Art is the work of man under the guidance and
inspiration of a mightier power.= _Hare._

=Artists are of three classes: those who perceive
and pursue the good, and leave the
evil; those who perceive and pursue the
good and evil together, the whole thing as it
verily is; and those who perceive and pursue
the evil, and leave the good.= _Ruskin._

=Artium magister=--Master of arts.

=Art may err, but Nature cannot miss.= _Dryden._

=Art may make a suit of clothes, but Nature=                          45
=must produce a man.= _Hume._

=Art must anchor in nature, or it is the sport of
every breath of folly.= _Hazlitt._

=Art must not be a superficial talent, but must
begin further back in man.= _Emerson._

=Art, not less eloquently than literature, teaches
her children to venerate the single eye.= _Willmott._

=Art not thou a man?= _Bible._

=Art rests on a kind of religious sense, on a=                        50
=deep, steadfast earnestness; and on this
account it unites so readily with religion.=

=Art thou afraid of death, and dost thou wish to
live for ever? Live in the whole that remains
when thou hast long been gone= (wenn
du lange dahin bist). _Schiller._

=A rude âne rude ânier=--A stubborn driver to a
stubborn ass. _Fr. Pr._

=A rusty nail, placed near the faithful compass, /
Will sway it from the truth, and wreck the
argosy.= _Scott._

=A sage is the instructor of a hundred ages.=

=A saint abroad, a devil at home.= _Pr._                              55

=A saint in crape is twice a saint in lawn.= _Pope._

=As all men have some access to primary truth,
so all have some art or power of communication
in the head, but only in the artist does
it descend into the hand.= _Emerson._

=As a man makes his bed, so must he lie.= _Gael.

=As a priest, or interpreter of the holy, is the
noblest and highest of all men; so is a sham
priest the falsest and basest.= _Carlyle._

=A satirical poet is the check of the layman on=                      60
=bad priests.= _Dryden._

=As a tree falls, so shall it lie.= _Pr._

[Greek: asbestos gelôs]--Unquenchable, or Homeric,
laughter. _Hom._

=A scalded cat dreads cauld water.= _Sc. Pr._

=As dear to me as are the ruddy drops / That
visit my sad heart.= _Jul. Cæs._, ii. 1.

=A second Daniel.= _Mer. of Ven._, iv. 1.

=A secret is in my custody if I keep it; but if=                       5
=I blab it, it is I that am prisoner.= _Arab Pr._

=A self-denial no less austere than the saint's
is demanded of the scholar.= _Emerson._

=As ever in my great taskmaster's eye.= _Milton._

=As every great evil, so every excessive power
wears itself out at last.= _Herder._

=As falls the dew on quenchless sands, / Blood
only serves to wash ambition's hands.= _Byron._

=As for discontentments, they are in the politic=                     10
=body like humours in the natural, which are
apt to gather a preternatural heat and inflame.=

=As formerly we suffered from wickedness, so
now we suffer from the laws.= _Tac._

=As for murmurs, mother, we grumble a little
now and then, to be sure. But there's no
love lost between us.= _Goldsmith._

=As for talkers and futile persons, they are
commonly vain and credulous withal.= _Bacon._

=As from the wing no scar the sky retains, /
The parted wave no furrow from the keel;
So dies in human hearts the thought of
death.= _Young._

=As good be out of the world as out of the=                           15
=fashion.= _Pr._

=As good almost kill a man as kill a good book;
who kills a man kills a reasonable creature,
God's image; but he who destroys a good
book kills reason itself.= _Milton._

=As guid fish i' the sea as e'er came oot o't.= _Sc. Pr._

=As guid may haud (hold) the stirrup as he
that loups on.= _Sc. Pr._

=A's guid that God sends.= _Sc. Pr._

=As he alone is a good father who at table serves=                    20
=his children first, so is he alone a good citizen
who, before all other outlays, discharges what
he owes to the state.= _Goethe._

=As he who has health is young, so he who
owes nothing is rich.= _Pr._

=A short cut is often a wrong cut.= _Dan. Pr._

=A sicht (sight) o' you is guid for sair een.= _Sc. Pr._

=A sick man's sacrifice is but a lame oblation.=
_Sir Thomas Browne._

=As idle as a painted ship / Upon a painted=                          25
=ocean.= _Coleridge._

=A sight to dream of, not to tell.= _Coleridge._

=A silent man's words are not brought into
court.= _Dan. Pr._

=A sillerless (moneyless) man gangs fast through
the market.= _Sc. Pr._

=A silver key can open an iron lock.= _Pr._

=A simple child, / That lightly draws its breath, /=                  30
=And feels its life in every limb, / What should
it know of death?= _Wordsworth._

=A simple maiden in her flower, / Is worth a
hundred coats of arms.= _Tennyson._

=A simple, manly character need never make
an apology.= _Emerson._

=As in a theatre, the eyes of men, / After a
well-graced actor leaves the stage, / Are
idly bent on him that enters next, / Thinking
his prattle to be tedious.= _Rich. II._, v. 2.

=A single grateful thought turned heavenwards
is the most perfect prayer.= _Lessing._

=A single moment may transform everything.=                           35

=A single word is often a concentrated poem,
a little grain of pure gold, capable of being
beaten out into a broad extent of gold-leaf.=

=Asinum sub fræno currere docere=--To teach
an ass to obey the rein, _i.e._, to labour in vain.

=Asinus ad lyram=--An ass at the lyre, _i.e._, one
unsusceptible of music.

=Asinus asino, et sus sui pulcher=--An ass is
beautiful to an ass, and a pig to a pig. _Pr._

=Asinus in tegulis=--An ass on the house-tiles.                       40

=Asinus inter simias=--An ass among apes, _i.e._, a
fool among people who make a fool of him. _Pr._

=Asinus in unguento=--An ass among perfumes,
_i.e._, things he cannot appreciate.

=As is the garden, such is the gardener.= _Heb.

=As is the man, so is his God.= _Rückert, Goethe._

=A sip is the most that mortals are permitted=                        45
=from any goblet of delight.= _A. B. Alcott._

=Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye
shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to
you.= _Jesus._

=Ask for the old paths, where is the good way,
and walk therein.= _Bible._

=Ask me no questions, and I'll tell you no fibs.=

=Ask why God made the gem so small, / And
why so huge the granite? / Because God
meant mankind should set / The higher value
on it.= _Burns._

=As long as any man exists, there is some need=                       50
=of him.= _Emerson._

=As long lives a merry heart as a sad.= _Pr._

=As love without esteem is capricious and volatile,
esteem without love is languid and cold.=

=A slow fire makes sweet malt.= _Pr._

=A small man, if he stands too near a great,
may see single portions well, and, if he will
survey the whole, must stand too far off,
where his eyes do not reach the details.=

=A small sorrow distracts us, a great one makes=                      55
=us collected.= _Jean Paul._

=A small unkindness is a great offence.= _Hannah

=As man, perhaps, the moment of his breath, /
Receives the lurking principle of death; /
The young disease, that must subdue at
length, / Grows with his growth, and strengthens
with his strength.= _Pope._

=As many suffer from too much as too little.=

=A smart coat is a good letter of introduction.=
_Dut. Pr._

=As merry as the day is long.= _Much Ado_, ii. 1.                     60

=A smile abroad is oft a scowl at home.= _Tennyson._

=A smile re-cures the wounding of a frown.=

=As much love, so much mind, or heart.= _Lat. Pr._

=As much virtue as there is, so much appears;
as much goodness as there is, so much reverence
it commands.= _Emerson._

=A snapper up of unconsidered trifles.= _Winter's
Tale_, iv. 2.

=A society of people will cursorily represent a
certain culture, though there is not a gentleman
or a lady in the group.= _Emerson._

=A soldier, / Seeking the bubble reputation /
Even in the cannon's mouth.= _As You Like
It_, ii. 7.

=A solis ortu usque ad occasum=--From where
the sun rises to where it sets.

=A song will outlive all sermons in the memory.=                       5
_Henry Giles._

=A sorrow's crown of sorrow is remembering
happier things.= _Tennyson._

=A sorrow shared is but half a trouble, / But a
joy that's shared is a joy made double.= _Pr._

=A' sottili cascano le brache=--The cloak sometimes
falls off a cunning man. _It. Pr._

=A soul without reflection, like a pile / Without
inhabitant, to ruin runs.= _Young._

=A spark neglected makes a mighty fire.= _Herrick._                   10

=A species is a succession of individuals which
perpetuates itself.= _Cuvier._

=Asperæ facetiæ ubi multum ex vero traxere,
acrem sui memoriam relinquunt=--Satire, when
it comes near the truth, leaves a sharp sting behind
it. _Tac._

=Asperius nihil est humili, cum surgit in altum=--Nothing
is more offensive than a low-bred man
in a high station. _Claud._

=Aspettare e non venire, / Stare in letto e non
dormire, / Ben servire e non gradire, / Son
tre cose da morire=--To wait for what never
comes, to lie abed and not sleep, to serve and not
be advanced, are three things to die of. _It. Pr._

=A spirit may be known from only a single=                            15
=thought.= _Swedenborg._

=As poor as Job.= _Merry Wives_, v. 5.

=A spot is most seen on the finest cloth.= _Pr._

=As proud go behind as before.= _Pr._

=A spur in the head is worth two in the heels.=

=As reason is a rebel unto faith, so is passion=                      20
=unto reason.= _Sir T. Browne._

=Assai acqua passa per il molino, che il molinaio
non se n'accorge=--A good deal of water passes
by the mill which the miller takes no note of.
_It. Pr._

=Assai basta, e troppo guasta=--Enough is enough,
and too much spoils. _It. Pr._

=Assai ben balla, à chi fortuna suona=--He dances
well to whom fortune pipes. _It. Pr._

=Assai è ricco à chi non manca=--He is rich
enough who has no wants. _It. Pr._

=Assai guadagna chi vano sperar perde=--He                            25
gains a great deal who loses a vain hope. _It.

=Assai sa, chi non sa, se tacer sa=--He who knows
not, knows a good deal if he knows how to hold
his tongue. _It. Pr._

=Assez a qui se contente=--He has enough who is
content. _Fr. Pr._

=Assez dort qui rien ne fait=--He sleeps enough
who does nothing. _Fr. Pr._

=Assez gagne qui malheur perd=--He gains
enough who gets rid of a sorrow. _Fr. Pr._

=Assez sait qui sait vivre et se taire=--He knows                     30
enough who knows how to live and how to keep
his own counsel. _Fr. Pr._

=Assez tôt si assez bien=--Soon enough if well
enough. _Fr. Pr._

=Assez y a, si trop n'y a=--There is enough where
there is not too much. _Fr. Pr._

=Associate with the good, and you will be
esteemed one of them.= _Sp. Pr._

=As some tall cliff, that lifts its awful form, /
Swells from the vale, and midway leaves
the storm, / Though round its breast the
rolling clouds are spread, / Eternal sunshine
settles on its head.= _Goldsmith._

=As soon as a man is born he begins to die.=                          35
_Ger. Pr._

=As soon as beauty is sought, not from religion
and love, but for pleasure, it degrades the
seeker.= _Emerson._

=As soon as the soul sees any object, it stops
before that object.= _Emerson._

=Assume a virtue, if you have it not.= _Ham._,
iii. 4.

=Assumpsit=--An action on a verbal promise. _L._

=Assurance is two-thirds of success.= _Gael. Pr._                     40

=A state is never greater than when all its
superfluous hands are employed in the service
of the public.= _Hume._

=A state of violence cannot be perpetual, or
disaster and ruin would be universal.= _Bp.

=A statesman requires rather a large converse
with men, and much intercourse in life, than
deep study of books.= _Burke._

=A stern discipline pervades all Nature, which
is a little cruel that it may be very kind.=

=As the births of living creatures at first are=                      45
=ill-shapen, so are all innovations, which are
the births of time.= _Bacon._

=As the first order of wisdom is to know thyself,
so the first order of charity is to be sufficient
for thyself.= _Ruskin._

=As the fool thinks, the bell clinks.= _Pr._

=As the good man saith, so say we: / As the
good woman saith, so it must be.= _Pr._

=As the husband is, the wife is: / Thou art
mated with a clown, / And the grossness of
his nature / Will have weight to drag thee
down.= _Tennyson._

=As the man is, so is his strength.= _Bible._                         50

=As the old cock crows, the young one learns.=

=As there is no worldly gain without some loss,
so there is no worldly loss without some gain.=

=As the sun breaks through the darkest clouds, /
So honour peereth in the meanest habit.=
_Tam. of Shrew_, iv. 3.

=As the youth lives in the future, so the man
lives with the past; no one knows rightly
how to live in the present.= _Grillparzer._

=As thy days, so shall thy strength be.= _Bible._                     55

=A still, small voice.= _Bible._

=A stitch in time saves nine.= _Pr._

=As to the value of conversions, God alone can
judge.= _Goethe._

=Astra castra, numen lumen=--The stars my camp,
the deity my light. _M._

=Astræa redux=--Return of the goddess of justice.                     60

=A straight line is the shortest in morals as
well as in geometry.= _Rahel._

=A strange fish.= _Tempest_, ii. 2.

=Astra regunt homines, sed regit astra Deus=--The
stars govern men, but God governs the stars.

=A strenuous soul hates cheap success.= _Emerson._

=A strong memory is generally joined to a weak
judgment.= _Montaigne._

=A strong soil that has produced weeds may
be made to produce wheat with far less
difficulty than it would cost to make it produce
nothing.= _Colton._

=Astronomy has revealed the great truth that=                          5
=the whole universe is bound together by one
all-pervading influence.= _Leitch._

=A' Stuarts are no sib (related) to the king=
(the family name of the Scotch kings being
Stuart). _Sc. Pr._

=Astutior coccyge=--More crafty than the cuckoo
(who deposits her eggs in another bird's nest). _Pr._

=A subject's faults a subject may proclaim, / A
monarch's errors are forbidden game.= _Cowper._

=A substitute shines brightly as a king, until a
king be by.= _Mer. of Ven._, v. 1.

=A sudden thought strikes me, / Let us swear=                         10
=an eternal friendship.= _Canning._

=A sunbeam passes through pollution unpolluted.=

=A surfeit of sweetest things.= _Mid. N.'s Dream_,
ii. 3.

=As water spilt upon the ground, which cannot
be gathered up again.= _Bible._

=As we advance in life, we learn the limits of
our abilities.= _Froude._

=As we are born to work, so others are born to=                       15
=watch over us while working.= _Goldsmith._

=As weel be oot o' the world as oot o' the fashion.=
_Sc. Pr._

=As wholesome meat corrupteth to little worms,
so good forms and orders corrupt into a number
of petty observances.= _Bacon._

=As yet a child, not yet a fool to fame, / I lisp'd
in numbers, for the numbers came.= _Pope._

=As you do to others, expect others to do to
you.= _Pr._

=As you make your bed you must lie on it.= _Pr._                      20

=As you sow you shall reap.= _Pr._

=A tale never loses in the telling.= _Pr._

=A talisman that shall turn base metal into
precious, Nature acknowledges not; but
a talisman to turn base souls into noble,
Nature has given us; and that is a "philosopher's
stone," but it is a stone which the
builders refuse.= _Ruskin._

=A tâtons=--Groping. _Fr._

=A tattler is worse than a thief.= _Pr._                              25

=A (man of) teachable mind will hang about a
wise man's neck.= _Bp. Patrick._

=At every trifle scorn to take offence; / That
always shows great pride or little sense.=

=At first one omits writing for a little while;
and then one stays a little while to consider
of excuses; and at last it grows desperate,
and one does not write at all.= _Swift._

[Greek: Athanatous men prôta theous, nomô hôs diakeitai
Tima]--Reverence, first of all, the immortal gods,
as prescribed by law. _Pythagoras._

=At the gates of the forest the surprised man=                        30
=of the world is forced to leave his city estimates
of great and small, wise and foolish.=

=Atheism is rather in the life than in the heart
of man.= _Bacon._

=Atheism leaves a man to sense, to philosophy,
to natural piety, to laws, to reputation, all
which may be guides to an outward moral
virtue, though religion were not; but superstition
dismounts all these, and erecteth an
absolute monarchy in the minds of men.=

=A thief knows a thief, as a wolf knows a wolf.=

=A thing is the bigger of being shared.= _Gael. Pr._

=A thing is what it is, only in and by means of=                      35
=its limit.= _Hegel._

=A thing is worth what it= _can_ =do for you, not
what you choose to pay for it.= _Ruskin._

=A thing of beauty is a joy for ever; / Its loveliness
increases; it will never / Pass into
nothingness.= _Keats._

=A thing you don't want is dear at any price.= _Pr._

=A thinking man is the worst enemy the Prince
of Darkness can have.= _Carlyle._

=A third interprets motion, looks, and eyes, /=                       40
=At every word a reputation dies.= _Pope._

=A thorn is a changed bud.= _T. Lynch._

=A thorough-paced antiquary not only remembers
what others have thought proper to
forget, but he also forgets what others think
proper to remember.= _Colton._

=A thousand years scarce serve to form a state;
/ An hour may lay it in the dust.= _Byron._

=A thread will tie an honest man better than a
rope will do a rogue.= _Sc. Pr._

=A threatened blow is seldom given.= _Pr._                            45

=A threefold cord is not quickly broken.= _Bible._

=A thrill passes through all men at the reception
of a new truth, or at the performance
of a great action, which comes out of the
heart of nature.... By the necessity of our
constitution, a certain enthusiasm attends
the individual's consciousness of that Divine
presence.= _Emerson._

=At ingenium ingens / Inculto latet hoc sub
corpore=--Yet under this rude exterior lies concealed
a mighty genius. _Hor._

=At no age should a woman be allowed to
govern herself as she pleases.= _H. Mann._

=A tocherless dame sits lang at hame.= _Sc. Pr._                      50

=A toom (empty) pantry maks a thriftless guid-wife.=
_Sc. Pr._

=A tort et à travers=--Without consideration; at
random. _Fr._

=A toute force=--With all one's force. _Fr._

=A toute seigneur tout honneur=--Let every one
have his due honour. _Fr. Pr._

=At pulchrum est digito monstrari et dicier hic=                      55
=est=--Yet it is a fine thing to be pointed at with
the finger and have it said, This is he! _Persius._

=Atque in rege tamen pater est=--And yet in the
king there is the father. _Ovid._

=Atqui vultus erat multa et præclara minantis=--And
yet you had the look of one that promised
(_lit._ threatened) many fine things. _Hor._

=A trade of barbarians.= _Napoleon on war._

=A tragic farce.= _Lille._

=A travelled man has leave to lie.= _Pr._                             60

=A traveller of taste at once perceives that the
wise are polite all the world over, but that
fools are only polite at home.= _Goldsmith._

=A tree is known by its fruit.= _Pr._

=Atria regum hominibus plena sunt, amicis
vacua=--The courts of kings are full of men,
empty of friends. _Sen._

=Atrocitatis mansuetudo est remedium=--Gentleness
is the antidote for cruelty. _Phædr._

=A true-bred merchant is the best gentleman
in the nation.= _Defoe._

=A true genius may be known by this sign, that
the dunces are all in confederacy against
him.= _Swift._

=A true man hates no one.= _Napoleon._                                 5

=A truly great genius will be the first to prescribe
limits for its own exertions.= _Brougham._

=A truth / Looks freshest in the fashion of the
day.= _Tennyson._

=A truth to an age that has rejected and
trampled on it, is not a word of peace, but a
sword.= _Henry George._

=At spes non fracta=--Yet hope is not broken. _M._

=Attempts at reform, when they fail, strengthen=                      10
=despotism; as he that struggles tightens
those cords he does not succeed in breaking.=

=Attempt the end, and never stand to doubt; /
Nothing's so hard, but search will find it
out.= _Herrick._

=Attendez à la nuit pour dire que le jour a été
beau=--Wait till night before saying that the
day has been fine. _Fr. Pr._

=Attention makes the genius; all learning,
fancy, and science depend on it.= _Willmott._

=At the sight of a= _man_ =we too say to ourselves,
Let us be= _men_. _Amiel._

=At thirty, man suspects himself a fool, / Knows=                     15
=it at forty, and reforms his plan. / At fifty,
chides his infamous delay. / Pushes his prudent
purpose to resolve. / Resolves--and re-resolves;
then dies the same.= _Young._

=At twenty years of age, the will reigns; at
thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment.=

=A tu hijo, buen nombre y oficio=--To your son
a good name and a trade. _Sp. Pr._

=A tutti non si adatta una sola scarpa=--One
shoe does not fit every foot. _It. Pr._

=At vindictum bonum vita jucundius ipsa.
Nempe hoc indocti=--But revenge is a blessing
sweeter than life itself; so rude men feel. _Juv._

=At whose sight all the stars / Hide their diminished=                20
=heads.= _Milton._

=Au bon droit=--By good right. _Fr._

=Au bout de son Latin=--At his wit's end (_lit._ at
the end of his Latin). _Fr._

=Au bout du compte=--After the close of the account;
after all. _Fr._

=Auch aus entwölkter Höhe / Kann der zündende
Donner schlagen; / Darum in deinen fröhlichen
Tagen / Fürchte des Unglücks tückische
Nähe=--Even out of a cloudless heaven
the flaming thunderbolt may strike; therefore in
thy days of joy have a fear of the spiteful neighbourhood
of misfortune. _Schiller._

=Auch Bücher haben ihr Erlebtes, das ihnen=                           25
=nicht entzogen werden kann=--Even books
have their lifetime, of which no one can deprive
them. _Goethe._

=Auch das Schöne muss sterben=--Even what is
beautiful must die. _Schiller._

=Auch der Löwe muss sich vor der Mücke
wehren=--Even the lion has to defend itself
against flies. _Ger. Pr._

=Auch die Gerechtigkeit trägt eine Binde, /
Und schliesst die Augen jedem Blendwerk
zu=--Even Justice wears a bandage, and shuts
her eyes on everything deceptive. _Goethe._

=Auch die Kultur, die alle Welt beleckt, / Hat auf
den Teufel sich erstreckt=--Culture, which has
licked all the world into shape, has reached even
the devil. _Goethe._

=Auch die Kunst ist Himmelsgabe, / Borgt sie=                         30
=gleich von ird'scher Glut=--Art is a gift of
Heaven, yet does it borrow its fire from earthly
passion. _Schiller._

=Auch ein Haar hat seinen Schatten=--Even a
hair casts its shadow. _Ger. Pr._

=Auch für die rauhe Brust giebt's Augenblicke /
Wo dunkle Mächte Melodien wecken=--Even
the rude breast has moments in which dark
powers awaken melodies. _Körner._

=Auch ich war ein Jüngling mit lockigem
Haar, / An Mut und an Hoffnungen reich=--I
too was once a youth with curly locks, rich in
courage and in hopes. _Lortzing._

=Auch ich war in Arkadien geboren, / Und ward
daraus entführt vom neidischen Glücke. / Ist
hier der Rückweg? fragt' ich jede Brücke, /
Der Eingang hier? fragt' ich an allen Thoren=--I
too was born in Arcadia, and was lured away
by envious Fortune. "Is this the way back?"
asked I at every bridge-way; "This the entrance?"
asked I at every portal. _Rückert._

=Auch in der That ist Raum für Ueberlegung=--Even                     35
in the moment of action there is room for
consideration. _Goethe._

=Auch was Geschriebenes forderst du, Pedant? /
Hast du noch keinen Mann, nicht Mannes-Wort
gekannt?=--Dost thou, O pedant, require
something written too? Hast thou never yet
known a man, not word of man? _Faust._

=Au courant=--Perfectly acquainted with. _Fr._

=Auctor pretiosa facit=--The giver makes the gift
valuable. _M._

=Aucto splendore resurgo=--I rise again with
access of splendour. _M._

=Aucun chemin de fleurs ne conduit à la gloire=--No                   40
path of flowers conducts to glory. _La

=Audacia pro muro habetur=--Daring is regarded
as a wall. _Sallust._

=Audacter calumniare, semper aliquid hæret=--Calumniate
boldly, always some of it sticks.

=Audacter et sincere=--Boldly and heartily. _M._

=Audax ad omnia fœmina, quæ vel amat vel
odit=--A woman, when she either loves or hates,
will dare anything. _Pr._

=Audax omnia perpeti / Gens humana ruit per=                          45
=vetitum et nefas=--Daring to face all hardships,
the human race dashes through every human
and divine restraint. _Hor._

=Aude aliquid brevibus Gyaris et carcere dignum, /
Si vis esse aliquis=--Dare to do something
worthy of transportation and imprisonment,
if you wish to be somebody. _Juv._

=Audendo magnus tegitur timor=--Great fear is
concealed under daring. _Lucan._

=Audentes Fortuna juvat=--Fortune favours the
brave. _Virg._

=Au dernier les os=--For the last the bones. _Fr.

=Aude sapere=--Dare to be wise.                                       50

=Au désespoir=--In despair. _Fr._

=Audi alteram partem=--Hear the other party;
hear both sides. _L. Max._

=Audiatur et altera pars=--Let the other side also
have a hearing. _Sen._

=Audio sed taceo=--I hear, but say nothing. _M._

=Audita querela=--The complaint having been investigated.

=Auditque vocatus Apollo=--And Apollo hears                            5
when invoked. _Virg._

=Audi, vide, tace, si vis vivere in pace=--Use your
ears and eyes, but hold your tongue, if you would
live in peace.

=Au fait=--Expert; skilful. _Fr._

=Auf dem Grund des Glaubenmeeres / Liegt die
Perle der Erkenntniss; Heil dem Taucher,
der sie findet=--At the bottom of the faith-sea
lies the pearl of knowledge; happy the diver
that finds it. _Bodenstedt._

=Auf den Bergen ist Freiheit=--On the mountains
is freedom. _Schiller._

=Auf die warnenden Symptome sieht kein=                               10
=Mensch, auf die Schmeichelnden und Versprechenden
allein ist die Aufmerksamkeit
gerichtet=--To the warning word no man has
respect, only to the flattering and promising is
his attention directed. _Goethe._

=Auf Dinge, die nicht mehr zu ändern sind, /
Muss auch kein Blick zurück mehr fallen!
Was / Gethan ist, ist gethan und bleiht's=--On
things which are no more to be changed a backward
glance must be no longer cast! What is
done is done, and so remains. _Schiller._

=Auf ebnem Boden straucheln ist ein Scherz, /
Ein Fehltritt stürzt vom Gipfel dich herab=--To
stumble on a level surface is matter of jest;
by a false step on a height you are hurled to the
ground. _Goethe._

=Auferimur cultu: gemmis auroque teguntur /
Omnia; pars minima est ipsa puella sui=--Dress
deceives us: jewels and gold hide everything:
the girl herself is the least part of herself.

=Aufgeschoben ist nicht aufgehoben=--Postponed
is not abandoned. _Ger. Pr._

=Aufklärung=--Illuminism. _Ger._                                      15

=Au fond=--To the bottom. _Fr._

=Aufrichtig zu sein kann ich versprechen; unparteiisch
zu sein aber nicht=--I can promise
to be candid, but not to be impartial.

=Auf Teufel reimt der Zweifel nur; / Da bin ich
recht am Platze=--Only Zweifel (doubt) rhymes
to Teufel (devil); here am I quite at home. _The
Sceptic in "Faust."_

=Auf Wind und Meer gebautes Glück ist
schwankend=--The fortune is insecure that is
at the mercy of wind and wave. _Gutzkow._

=Augiæ cloacas purgare=--To cleanse the Augean                        20
stables, _i.e._, achieve an arduous and disagreeable
work. _Sen._

=Augusto felicior, Trajano melior=--A more fortunate
man than Augustus, and a more excellent
than Trajan. _Eutrop._

=Aujourd'hui marié, demain marri=--To-day married,
to-morrow marred. _Fr. Pr._

=Aula regis=--The court of the king.

=Auld folk are twice bairns.= _Sc. Pr._

=Auld Nature swears the lovely dears, / Her=                          25
=noblest work she classes, O; / Her 'prentice
han' she tried on man, / An' then she made
the lasses, O.= _Burns._

=Au nouveau tout est beau=--Everything is fine
that is new. _Fr. Pr._

=Au pis aller=--At the worst. _Fr._

=Au plaisir fort de Dieu=--By the all-powerful will
of God. _M._

=Aura popularis=--Popular favour (_lit._ breeze).

=Aurea mediocritas=--The golden mean.                                 30

=Aurea nunc vere sunt sæcula; plurimus auro /
Venit honos: auro conciliatur amor=--The age
we live in is the true age of gold; by gold men
attain to the highest honour, and win even love
itself. _Ovid._

=Aureo piscari hamo=--To fish with a golden hook.

=Au reste=--For the rest. _Fr._

=Au revoir=--Farewell till we meet again. _Fr._

=Auri sacra fames=--The accursed lust of gold.                        35

=Auro loquente nihil pollet quævis ratio=--When
gold speaks, no reason the least avails. _Pr._

=Aurora musis amica=--Aurora is friendly to the
Muses. _Pr._

=Aus dem Gebet erwächst des Geistes Sieg=--It
is from prayer that the spirit's victory springs.

=Aus dem Kleinsten setzt / Sich Grosses zusammen
zuletzt, / Und keins darf fehlen von
allen, / Wenn nicht das Ganze soll fallen=--Out
of the smallest a great is at length composed,
and none of all can fail, unless the whole
is fated to break up. _Rückert._

=Aus dem Leben heraus sind der Wege drei=                             40
=dir geöffnet, / Zum Ideale führt einer, der
andre zum Tod=--Two ways are open for thee
out of life; one conducts to the ideal, the other
to death. _Schiller._

=Aus der Jugendzeit, aus der Jugendzeit /
Klingt ein Lied mir immerdar, / O wie liegt
so weit, O wie liegt so weit, / Was mein
einst war=--Out of youth-time, out of youth-time
sounds a lay of mine ever; O how so far off lies,
how so far off lies, what once was mine! _Rückert._

=Aus der schlechtesten Hand kann Wahrheit
noch mächtig wirken; / Bei dem Schönen
allein macht das Gefäss den Gehalt=--Truth
may work mightily though in the hand of the
sorriest instrument; in the case of the beautiful
alone the casket constitutes the jewel (_lit._ the
vessel makes the content). _Schiller._

=Aus derselben Ackerkrume / Wächst das Unkraut
wie die Blume / Und das Unkraut
macht sich breit=--Out of the same garden-mould
grows the weed as the flower, and the weed
flaunts itself abroad. _Bodenstedt._

=A useful trade is a mine of gold.= _Pr._

=A useless life is an early death.= _Goethe._                         45

=Aus grauser Tiefe tritt das Höhe kühn hervor; /
Aus harter Hülle kämpft die Tugend sich
hervor; / Der Schmerz ist die Geburt der
höhern Naturen=--Out of a horrible depth the
height steps boldly forth; out of a hard shell
virtue fights its way to the light; pain is the
birth (medium) of the higher natures. _Tiedge._

=Aus jedem Punkt im Kreis zur Mitte geht ein
Steg. / Vom fernsten Irrtum selbst zu Gott
zurück ein Weg=--There is a way from every
point in a circle to the centre; from the farthest
error there is a way back to God Himself.

=Aus Mässigkeit entspringt ein reines Glück=--Out
of moderation a pure happiness springs.

=Auspicium melioris ævi=--The pledge of happier
times. _M._

=Aussitôt dit, aussitôt fait=--No sooner said than
done. _Fr._

=Aus ungelegten Eiern werden spät junge
Hühner=--Chickens are long in coming out of
unlaid eggs. _Ger. Pr._

=Ausus est vana contemnere=--He dared to scorn
vain fears.

=Aut amat, aut odit mulier; nil est tertium=--A                        5
woman either loves or hates; there is no alternative.
_Pub. Syr._

=Autant chemine un homme en un jour qu'un
limaçon en cent ans=--A man travels as far in a
day as a snail in a hundred years. _Fr. Pr._

=Autant dépend chiche que large, et à la fin
plus davantage=--Niggard spends as much as
generous, and in the end a good deal more.
_Fr. Pr._

=Autant en emporte le vent=--All idle talk (_lit._
so much the wind carries away). _Fr. Pr._

=Autant pèche celui qui tient le sac que celui
qui met dedans=--He is as guilty who holds the
bag as he who puts in. _Fr. Pr._

=Autant vaut l'homme comme il s'estime=--A                            10
man is rated by others as he rates himself. _Fr.

=Aut bibat, aut abeat=--Either drink or go.

=Aut Cæsar aut nihil=--Either Cæsar or nobody.
_M. of Cæsar Borgia._

=Authority, not majority.= _Stahl._

=Authors alone, with more than savage rage, /
Unnatural war with brother authors wage.=

=Authors are martyrs, witnesses to the truth,=                        15
=or else nothing.= _Carlyle._

=Authors may be divided into falling stars,
planets, and fixed stars: the first have a
momentary effect; the second, a much
longer duration; and the third are unchangeable,
possess their own light, and
shine for all time.= _Schopenhauer._

=Aut insanit homo, aut versus facit=--The man
is either mad, or he is making verses. _Hor._

=Aut non tentaris, aut perfice=--Either don't
attempt it, or go through with it. _Ovid._

=Auto-da-fé=--An act of faith; a name applied to
certain proceedings of the Inquisition connected
with the burning of heretics.

[Greek: Autos epha]--He himself said it; _ipse dixit_.                20

=Aut prodesse volunt aut delectare poetæ=--Poets
wish either to profit or to please. _Hor._

=Autrefois acquis=--Acquitted before. _Fr._

=Aut regem aut fatuum nasci oportere=--A
man ought to be born either a king or a fool.
_Pr. in Sen._

=Autre temps, autres mœurs=--Other times, other
fashions. _Fr. Pr._

=Aut vincere aut mori=--Either to conquer or die.                     25

=Aut virtus nomen inane est, / Aut decus et
pretium recte petit experiens vir=--Either
virtue is an empty name, or the man of enterprise
justly aims at honour and reward. _Hor._

=Aux armes=--To arms. _Fr._

=Aux grands maux les grands remèdes=--Desperate
maladies require desperate remedies. _Fr. Pr._

=Auxilium ab alto=--Help from above. _M._

=Auxilium meum a Domino=--My help cometh                              30
from the Lord. _M._

=Avant propos=--Prefatory matter. _Fr._

=Avaler des couleuvres=--To put up with abuse
(_lit._ swallow snakes). _Fr._

=A valiant and brave soldier seeks rather to
preserve one citizen than to destroy a thousand
enemies.= _Scipio._

=Avancez=--Advance. _Fr._

=Avarice has ruined more men than prodigality.=                       35

=Avarus, nisi cum moritur, nil recte facit=--A
miser does nothing right except when he dies.

=Avec un Si on mettrait Paris dans une bouteille=--With
an "if" one might put Paris in a
bottle. _Fr. Pr._

=A verbis ad verbera=--From words to blows.

=A verse may find him who a sermon flies, /
And turn delight into a sacrifice.= _George

=A very excellent piece of villany.= _Tit. Andron._,                  40
ii. 3.

=A very good woman may make but a paltry
man.= _Pope._

=A veste logorata poco fede vien prestata=--A
shabby coat finds small credit. _It. Pr._

=A vinculo matrimonii=--From the bond or tie of

=A virtuous name is the sole precious good for
which queens and peasants' wives must contest
together.= _Schiller._

=Avise la fin=--Consider the end. _Fr._                               45

=Avito viret honore=--He flourishes with inherited
honours. _M._

=Avoid the evil, and it will avoid thee.= _Gael.

=A volonté=--At will. _Fr._

=A votre santé=--To your health. _Fr._

=A wee bush is better than nae bield (shelter).=                      50
_Sc. Pr._

=A weel-bred dog gaes oot when he sees them
preparing to kick him oot.= _Sc. Pr._

=A well-bred man is always sociable and complaisant.=

=A well-cultivated mind is, so to say, made up
of all the minds of the centuries preceding.=

=A well-governed appetite is a great part of
liberty.= _Sen._

=A well-written life is almost as rare as a well-spent=               55
=one.= _Carlyle._

=A wicked fellow is the most pious when he
takes to it. He'll beat you all in piety.=

=A wilful man must have his way.= _Pr._

=A willing mind makes a light foot.= _Pr._

=A wise man gets learning frae them that hae
nane.= _Sc. Pr._

=A wise man is never less alone than when=                            60
=alone.= _Pr._

=A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge
increaseth strength.= _Bible._

=A wise man neither suffers himself to be governed,
nor attempts to govern others.= _La

=A wise man should have money in his head,
but not in his heart.= _Swift._

=A wise man will make more opportunities than
he finds.= _Bacon._

=A wise physician, skill'd our wounds to heal, /
Is more than armies to the public weal.=

=A wise scepticism is the first attribute of a
good critic.= _Lowell._

=A wise writer does not reveal himself here
and there, but everywhere.= _Lowell._

=A witless heed (head) mak's weary feet.= _Sc. Pr._

=A wit with dunces, and a dunce with wits.=                            5

=A wolf in sheep's clothing.= _Pr._

=A woman conceals what she does not know.=

=A woman has two smiles that an angel might
envy: the smile that accepts the lover before
the words are uttered, and the smile that
lights on the first-born baby, and assures it
of a mother's love.= _Haliburton._

=A woman in love is a very poor judge of character.=
_J. G. Holland._

=A woman moved is like a fountain troubled, /=                        10
=Muddy, ill-seeming, thick, bereft of beauty.=
_Tam. of Sh._, v. 2.

=A woman's friendship borders more closely on
love than a man's.= _Coleridge._

=A woman's head is always influenced by her
heart; but a man's heart is always influenced
by his head.= _Lady Blessington._

=A woman sometimes scorns what best contents
her.= _Two Gent. of Ver._, iii. 1.

=A woman's whole life is a history of the affections.=
_W. Irving._

=A word and a stone let go cannot be recalled.=                       15

=A word from a friend is doubly enjoyable in
dark days.= _Goethe._

=A word once vulgarised can never be rehabilitated.=

=A word sooner wounds than heals.= _Goethe._

=A word spoken in season, at the right moment,
is the mother of ages.= _Carlyle._

=A word spoken in due season, how good is it?=                        20

=A work of real merit finds favour at last.= _A.
B. Alcott._

=A world all sincere, a believing world; the like
has been; the like will again be--cannot help
being.= _Carlyle._

=A world in the hand is worth two in the bush.=

=A world this in which much is to be done, and
little to be known.= _Goethe._

=A worn-out sinner is sometimes found to make=                        25
=the best declaimer against sin.= _Lamb._

=A worthless man will always remain worthless,
and a little mind will not, by daily
intercourse with great minds, become an
inch greater.= _Goethe._

=A wounded spirit who can bear?= _Bible._

=A wound never heals so well that the scar
cannot be seen.= _Dan. Pr._

=A wreck on shore is a beacon at sea.= _Dut. Pr._

=A wretched soul, bruised with adversity, / We=                       30
=bid be quiet when we hear it cry; / But were
we burdened with like weight of pain, / As
much, or more, we should ourselves complain.=
_Com. of Errors_, ii. 1.

=Ay, but to die, and go we know not where; /
To lie in cold obstruction and to rot.= _Meas.
for Meas._, iii. 1.

=Aye free, aff-han' your story tell, when wi' a
bosom crony; / But still keep something to
yoursel' / Ye scarcely tell to ony.= _Burns._

=Aye in a hurry, and aye ahint.= _Sc. Pr._

=Ay, every inch a king.= _King Lear_, iv. 6.

=Ay me! for aught that ever I could read, /=                          35
=Could ever hear by tale or history, / The
course of true love never did run smooth.=
_Mid. N.'s Dream_, i. 1.

=Aymez loyauté=--Love loyalty. _M._

=A young man idle, an old man needy.= _It. Pr._

=Ay, sir, to be honest as this world goes, is to
be one man picked out of two thousand.=
_Ham._, ii. 2.


=Bachelor, a peacock; betrothed, a lion;
wedded, an ass.= _Sp. Pr._

="Bad company," muttered the thief, as he=                            40
=stepped to the gallows between the hangman
and a monk.= _Dut. Pr._

=Bad is by its very nature negative, and can
do nothing; whatsoever enables us to do
anything, is by its very nature good.= _Carlyle._

=Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.=

=Bad men excuse their faults; good men will
leave them.= _Ben Jonson._

=Bal abonné=--A subscription ball. _Fr._

=Bal champêtre=--A country ball. _Fr._                                45

=Ballon d'essai=--A balloon sent up to ascertain the
direction of the wind; any test of public feeling.

=Banish the canker of ambitious thoughts.= 2
_Hen. VI._, i. 2.

=Bankrupt of life, yet prodigal of ease.= _Dryden._

=Barba bagnata è mezza rasa=--A beard well
lathered is half shaved. _It. Pr._

=Barbæ tenus sapientes=--Wise as far as the beard                     50
goes. _Pr._

=Barbarism is no longer at our frontiers; it lives
side by side with us.= _Amiel._

=Barbarism is the non-appreciation of what is
excellent.= _Goethe._

=Barbarus hic ego sum, quia non intelligor ulli=--I
am a barbarian here, for no one understands
what I say. _Ovid._

=Barbouillage=--Scribbling. _Fr._

=Barking dogs seldom bite.= _Pr._                                     55

=Bas bleu=--A blue-stocking. _Fr._

=Base envy withers at another's joy, / And hates
that excellence it cannot reach.= _Thomson._

=Base in kind, and born to be a slave.= _Cowper._

=Base men, being in love, have then a nobility
in their natures more than is native to them.=
_Othello_, ii. 1.

=Base souls have no faith in great men.= _Rousseau._                  60

=Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a
reproach to old age.= _Arist._

=Bashfulness is but the passage from one
season of life to another.= _Bp. Hurd._

=Basis virtutum constantia=--Constancy is the
basis of all the virtues. _M._

=Battering the gates of heaven with storms of
prayer.= _Tennyson._

=Battle's magnificently stern array.= _Byron._

=Be a philosopher; but, amidst all your philosophy,
be still a man.= _Hume._

=Beard was never the true standard of brains.=

=Bear one another's burdens.= _St. Paul._

=Bear wealth, poverty will bear itself.= _Pr._                         5

=Be a sinner and sin manfully (fortiter), but
believe and rejoice in Christ more manfully
still.= _Luther to Melanchthon._

=Be as you would seem to be.= _Pr._

=Beatæ memoriæ=--Of blessed memory.

=Beati monoculi in regione cæcorum=--Blessed
are the one-eyed among those who are blind.

=Beatus ille qui procul negotiis, / Ut prisca=                        10
=gens mortalium, / Paterna rura bobus exercet
suis, / Solutus omni fœnore=--Happy the
man who, remote from busy life, is content, like
the primitive race of mortals, to plough his
paternal lands with his own oxen, freed from
all borrowing and lending. _Hor._

=Beaucoup de mémoire et peu de jugement=--A
retentive memory and little judgment. _Fr. Pr._

=Beau idéal=--Ideal excellence, or one's conception
of perfection in anything. _Fr._

=Beau monde=--The fashionable world. _Fr._

=Beauté et folie sont souvent en compagnie=--Beauty
and folly go often together. _Fr. Pr._

=Beauties in vain their pretty eyes may roll; /=                      15
=Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the
soul.= _Pope._

=Beautiful it is to understand and know that
a thought did never yet die; that as thou,
the originator thereof, hast gathered it and
created it from the whole past, so thou wilt
transmit to the whole future.= _Carlyle._

=Beauty blemished once, for ever's lost.= _Shakespeare._

=Beauty can afford to laugh at distinctions; it
is itself the greatest distinction.= _Bovee._

=Beauty carries its dower in its face.= _Dan. Pr._

=Beauty depends more on the movement of the=                          20
=face than the form of the features.= _Mrs.

=Beauty doth varnish age, as if new-born, /
And gives the crutch the cradle's infancy. /
O, 'tis the sun that maketh all things shine.=
_Love's L's. Lost_, iv. 3.

=Beauty draws us with a single hair.= _Pope._

=Beauty is a good letter of introduction.= _Ger. Pr._

=Beauty is a hovering, shining, shadowy form,
the outline of which no definition holds.=

=Beauty is an all-pervading presence.= _Channing._                    25

=Beauty is a patent of nobility.= _G. Schwab._

=Beauty is as summer fruits, which are easy to
corrupt and cannot last.= _Bacon._

=Beauty is a witch, / Against whose charms
faith melteth into blood.= _Much Ado_, ii. 1.

=Beauty is bought by judgment of the eye, / Not
utter'd by base sale of chapmen's tongues.=
_Love's L's. Lost_, ii. 1.

=Beauty is but a vain and doubtful good.=                             30

=Beauty is everywhere a right welcome guest.=

=Beauty is never a delusion.= _Hawthorne._

=Beauty is the flowering of virtue.= _Gr. Pr._

=Beauty is the highest principle and the highest
aim of art.= _Goethe._

=Beauty is the pilot of the young soul.= _Emerson._                   35

=Beauty is the purgation of superfluities.=
_Michael Angelo._

=Beauty is truth, truth beauty--that is all / Ye
know on earth, and all ye need to know.=

=Beauty is worse than wine; it intoxicates both
holder and the beholder.= _Zimmermann._

=Beauty, like wit, to judges should be shown; /
Both most are valued where they best are
known.= _Lyttelton._

=Beauty lives with kindness.= _Two Gen. of_                           40
_Ver._, iv. 2.

=Beauty provoketh thieves sooner than gold.=
_As You Like It_, i. 3.

=Beauty should be the dowry of every man and
woman.= _Emerson._

=Beauty stands / In the admiration only of
weak minds, / Led captive.= _Milton._

=Beauty's tears are lovelier than her smile.=

=Beauty too rich for use; for earth too dear.=                        45
_Rom. and Jul._, i. 5.

=Beauty, when unadorned, adorned the most.=

=Beauty without expression tires.= _Emerson._

=Beauty without grace is a violet without
smell.= _Pr._

=Beaux esprits=--Men of wit. _Fr._

=Be bold, be bold, and everywhere be bold.=                           50

=Be checked for silence, / But never tax'd for
speech.= _All's Well_, i. 1.

=Be commonplace and cringing, and everything
is within your reach.= _Beaumarchais._

=Bedenkt, der Teufel der ist alt, / So werdet alt
ihn zu verstehen=--Consider, the devil is old;
therefore grow old to understand him. _Goethe._

=Be discreet in all things, and so render it
unnecessary to be mysterious about any.=

=Be England what she will, / With all her faults=                     55
=she is my country still.= _Churchill._

=Bees will not work except in darkness; thought
will not work except in silence; neither will
virtue work except in secrecy.= _Carlyle._

=Before a leaf-bud has burst, its whole life acts;
in the full-blown flower there is no more; in
the leafless root there is no less.= _Emerson._

=Before every one stands an image (Bild) of
what he ought to be; so long as he is not
that, his peace is not complete.= _Rückert._

=Before honour is humility.= _Bible._

=Before man made us citizens, great Nature=                           60
=made us men.= _Lowell._

=Before the curing of a strong disease, / Even in
the instant of repair and health, / The fit is
strongest; evils that take leave, / On their departure
most of all show evil.= _King John_, iii. 4.

=Before the immense possibilities of man, all
mere experience, all past biography, however
spotless and sainted, shrinks away.=

=Before the revelations of the soul, Time, Space,
and Nature shrink away.= _Emerson._

=Before you trust a man, eat a peck of salt with
him.= _Pr._

=Beggars, mounted, run their horse to death.=
3 _Hen. VI._, i. 4.

=Beggars must not be choosers.= _Pr._

=Beggar that I am, I am even poor in thanks.=
_Ham._, ii. 2.

=Begnügt euch doch ein Mensch zu sein=--Let
it content thee that thou art a man. _Lessing._

=Begun is half done.= _Pr._                                            5

=Behaupten ist nicht beweisen=--Assertion is no
proof. _Ger. Pr._

=Behaviour is a mirror in which each one shows
his image.= _Goethe._

=Behind a frowning providence / God hides a
shining face.= _Cowper._

=Behind us, as we go, all things assume pleasing
forms, as clouds do afar off.= _Emerson._

=Behind every individual closes organisation;=                        10
=before him opens liberty.= _Emerson._

=Behind every mountain lies a vale.= _Dut. Pr._

=Behold how great a matter a little fire kindleth.=
_St. James._

=Beholding heaven and feeling hell.= _Moore._

=Behold now is the accepted time.= _St. Paul._

=Behold the child, by Nature's kindly law, /=                         15
=Pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw.=

=Bei den meisten Menschen gründet sich der
Unglaube in einer Sache auf blinden Glauben
in einer andern=--With most men unbelief in
one thing is founded on blind belief in another.

=Bei Geldsachen hört die Gemütlichkeit auf=--When
money is in question, good day to friendly
feeling. _D. Hansemann._

=Beinahe bringt keine Mücke um=--Almost never
killed a fly. _Ger. Pr._

=Being alone when one's belief is firm, is not
to be alone.= _Auerbach._

=Being done, / There is no pause.= _Othello_,                         20
v. 2.

=Being without well-being is a curse; and the
greater being, the greater curse.= _Bacon._

=Be in possession, and thou hast the right,
and sacred will the many guard it for thee.=

=Be it never so humble, there's no place like
home.= _J. H. Payne._

=Bei wahrer Liebe ist Vertrauen=--With true
love there is trust. _Ph. Reger._

=Be just and fear not; / Let all the ends thou=                       25
=aim'st at be thy country's, / Thy God's, and
truth's.= _Henry VIII._, iii. 2.

=Be just before you be generous.= _Pr._

=Beleidigst du einen Mönch, so knappen alle
Kuttenzipfel bis nach Rom=--Offend but one
monk, and the lappets of all cowls will flutter as
far as Rome. _Ger. Pr._

=Bel esprit=--A person of genius; a brilliant mind.

=Belief and love,--a believing love, will relieve
us of a vast load of care.= _Emerson._

=Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of=                    30
=the soul; unbelief, in denying them.= _Emerson._

=Believe not each accusing tongue, / As most
weak persons do; / But still believe that
story wrong / Which ought not to be true.=

=Believe not every spirit.= _St. John._

=Bella! horrida bella!=--War! horrid war! _Virg._

=Bella femmina che ride, vuol dire borsa che
piange=--The smiles of a pretty woman are the
tears of the purse. _It. Pr._

=Bella matronis detestata=--Wars detested by                          35
mothers. _Hor._

=Belle, bonne, riche, et sage, est une femme
en quatre étages=--A woman who is beautiful,
good, rich, and wise, is four stories high. _Fr. Pr._

=Belle chose est tôt ravie=--A fine thing is soon
snapt up. _Fr. Pr._

=Bellet ein alter Hund, so soll man aufschauen=--When
an old dog barks, one must look out.
_Ger. Pr._

=Bellicæ virtutis præmium=--The reward of valour
in war. _M._

=Bellua multorum capitum=--The many-headed                            40
monster, _i.e._, the mob.

=Bellum internecinum=--A war of extermination.

=Bellum ita suscipiatur, ut nihil aliud nisi pax
quæsita videatur=--War should be so undertaken
that nothing but peace may seem to be
aimed at. _Cic._

=Bellum nec timendum nec provocandum=--War
ought neither to be dreaded nor provoked. _Plin.
the Younger._

=Bellum omnium in omnes=--A war of all against all.

=Bellum, pax rursus=--A war, and again a peace.                       45

[Greek: beltion thanein hapax ê dia bion tremein]--Better
die outright than be all one's life long in
terror. _Æsop._

=Bemerke, höre, schweige. Urteile wenig,
frage viel=--Take note of what you see, give
heed to what you hear, and be silent. Judge
little, inquire much. _Platen._

=Be modest without diffidence, proud without
presumption.= _Goethe._

=Benchè la bugia sia veloce, la verità l'arriva=--Though
a lie may be swift, truth overtakes it.
_It. Pr._

=Beneath the loveliest dream there coils a fear.=                     50
_T. Watts._

=Beneath the rule of men entirely great, the
pen is mightier than the sword.= _Bulwer

=Beneath those rugged elms, that yew-tree's
shade, / Where heaves the turf in many a
mouldering heap, / Each in his narrow cell
for ever laid, / The rude forefathers of the
hamlet sleep.= _Gray._

=Ben è cieco chi non vede il sole=--He is very
blind who does not see the sun. _It. Pr._

=Benedetto è quel male che vien solo=--Blessed
is the misfortune that comes alone. _It. Pr._

=Bene est cui Deus obtulit / Parca quod satis=                        55
=est manu=--Well for him to whom God has given
enough with a sparing hand. _Hor._

=Benefacta male locata, malefacta arbitror=--Favours
injudiciously conferred I reckon evils.

=Benefacta sua verbis adornant=--They enhance
their favours by their words. _Plin._

=Beneficia dare qui nescit injuste petit=--He who
knows not how to bestow a benefit is unreasonable
if he expects one. _Pub. Syr._

=Beneficia plura recipit qui scit reddere=--He
receives most favours who knows how to return
them. _Pub. Syr._

=Beneficium accipere libertatem vendere est=--To                      60
accept a favour is to forfeit liberty. _Laber._

=Beneficium dignis ubi des, omnes obliges=--Where
you confer a benefit on those worthy of it,
you confer a favour on all. _Pub. Syr._

=Beneficium invito non datur=--There is no conferring
a favour (involving obligation) on a man
against his will. _L. Max._

=Beneficus est qui non sua, sed alterius causa
benigne facit=--He is beneficent who acts
kindly, not for his own benefit, but for another's.

=Bene merenti bene profuerit, male merenti
par erit=--To a well-deserving man God will
show favour, to an ill-deserving He will be
simply just. _Plaut._

=Bene merentibus=--To the well-deserving. _M._                         5

=Bene nummatum decorat Suedela Venusque=--The
goddesses of persuasion and of love adorn
the train of the well-moneyed man. _Hor._

=Bene orasse est bene studuisse=--To have prayed
well is to have striven well.

=Bene qui latuit, bene vixit=--Well has he lived
who has lived well in obscurity. _Ovid._

=Benevolence is the distinguishing characteristic
of man.= _Mencues._

=Benigno numine=--By the favour of Providence.                        10

=Benignus etiam dandi causam cogitat=--The
benevolent man even weighs the grounds of his
liberality. _Pr._

=Be no one like another, yet every one like the
Highest; to this end let each one be perfect
in himself.= _Goethe._

=Be not angry that you cannot make others
what you wish them to be, since you cannot
make yourself what you wish to be.= _Thomas
à Kempis._

=Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil
with good.= _St. Paul._

=Be not righteous overmuch.= _Bible._                                 15

=Be not the first by whom the new is tried, /
Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.= _Pope._

=Ben trovato=--Well invented. _It._

=Be our joy three-parts pain! Strive, and
hold cheap the strain; / Learn, nor account
the pang; dare, never grudge the throe!=

=Berretta in mano non fece mai danno=--Cap in
hand never harmed any one. _It. Pr._

=Bescheiden freue dich des Ruhms, / So bist du=                       20
=wert des Heiligthums=--If thou modestly enjoy
thy fame, thou art not unworthy to rank with the
holy. _Goethe._

=Bescheidenheit ist eine Zier, / Doch weiter
kommt man ohne ihr=--Modesty is an ornament,
yet people get on better without it. _Ger.

=Beseht die Gönner in der Nähe! Halb sind
sie kalt, halb sind sie roh=--Look closely at
those who patronise you. Half are unfeeling,
half untaught. _Goethe._

=Besiegt von einem, ist besiegt von allen=--Overpowered
by one is overpowered by all.

=Be silent, or say something better than silence.=
_Sp. Pr._

=Be slow in choosing a friend, but slower in=                         25
=changing him.= _Sc. Pr._

=Be sober, be vigilant.= _St. Peter._

=Besser ein Flick als ein Loch=--Better a patch
than a hole. _Ger. Pr._

=Besser ein magrer Vergleich als ein fetter
Prozess=--Better is a lean agreement than a fat
lawsuit. _Ger. Pr._

=Besser frei in der Fremde als Knecht daheim=--Better
free in a strange land than a slave at
home. _Ger. Pr._

=Besser freundlich versagen als unwillig gewähren=--Better            30
a friendly refusal than an unwilling
consent (_lit._ pledge). _Ger. Pr._

=Besser Rat kommt über Nacht=--Better counsel
comes over-night. _Lessing._

=Besser was als gar nichts=--Better something
than nothing at all. _Ger. Pr._

=Besser zweimal fragen dann einmal irre gehn=--Better
ask twice than go wrong once. _Ger.

=Be still and have thy will.= _Tyndal._

=Be stirring as the time; be fire with fire; /=                       35
=Threaten the threatner, and outface the
brow / Of bragging horror; so shall inferior
eyes, / That borrow their behaviours from
the great, / Grow great by your example,
and put on / The dauntless spirit of resolution.=
_King John_, v. 1.

=Best men are moulded out of faults.= _Meas. for
Meas._, v. 1.

=Be strong, and quit yourselves like men.=

=Best time is present time.= _Pr._

=Be substantially great in thyself, and more
than thou appearest unto others.= _Sir Thomas

=Be sure you can obey good laws before you=                           40
=seek to alter bad ones.= _Ruskin._

=Be sure your sin will find you out.= _Bible._

=Be swift to hear, slow to speak.= _Pr._

=Bête noir=--An eyesore; a bugbear (_lit._ a black
beast). _Fr._

=Beter eens in den hemel dan tienmaal aan de
deur=--Better once in heaven than ten times at
the door. _Dut. Pr._

=Be thankful for your ennui; it is your last=                         45
=mark of manhood.= _Carlyle._

=Be thou as chaste as ice, as pure as snow,
thou shalt not escape calumny.= _Ham._,
iii. 1.

=Be thou assured, if words be made of breath, /
And breath of life, I have no life to breathe /
What thou hast said to me.= _Ham._, iii. 4.

=Be thou faithful unto death.= _St. John._

=Bêtise=--Folly; piece of folly. _Fr._

=Be to her virtues very kind; / Be to her faults=                     50
=a little blind.= _Prior._

=Betrogene Betrüger=--The deceiver deceived.

=Betrügen und betrogen werden, / Nichts ist
gewöhnlicher auf Erden=--Nothing is more
common on earth than to deceive and be deceived.

=Betrug war Alles, Lug, und Schein=--All was
deception, a lie, and illusion. _Goethe._

=Bettelsack ist bodenlos=--The beggar's bag has
no bottom. _Ger. Pr._

=Better a blush in the face than a blot in the=                       55
=heart.= _Cervantes._

=Better a child should be ignorant of a thousand
truths than have consecrated in its heart
a single lie.= _Ruskin._

=Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble
without one.= _Chinese Pr._

=Better a fortune in a wife than with a wife.=

=Better a fremit freend than a freend fremit=,
_i.e._, a stranger for a friend than a friend turned
stranger. _Sc. Pr._

=Better a living dog than a dead lion.= _Pr._

=Better an egg to-day than a hen to-morrow.=

=Better an end with terror than a terror without=                      5
=end.= _Schill._

=Better a toom (empty) house than an ill tenant.=
_Sc. Pr._

=Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.= _Twelfth
Night_, i. 5.

=Better bairns greet (weep) than bearded men.=
_Sc. Pr._

=Better be at the end o' a feast than the beginning
o' a fray.= _Sc. Pr._

=Better be a nettle in the side of your friend=                       10
=than his echo.= _Emerson._

=Better be a poor fisherman than have to do
with the governing of men.= _Danton._

=Better be disagreeable in a sort than altogether
insipid.= _Goethe._

=Better be idle than ill employed.= _Sc. Pr._

=Better bend than break.= _Pr._

=Better be persecuted than shunned.= _Ebers._                         15

=Better be poor than wicked.= _Pr._

=Better be unborn than untaught.= _Gael. Pr._

=Better buy than borrow.= _Pr._

=Better deny at once than promise long.= _Pr._

=Better far off, than--near, be ne'er the near'.=                     20
_Rich. II._, v. 1.

=Better far to die in the old harness than to try
to put on another.= _J. G. Holland._

=Better fifty years of Europe than a cycle of
Cathay.= _Tennyson._

=Better go back than go wrong.= _Pr._

=Better go to bed supperless than rise in debt.=
_Sc. Pr._

=Better haud (hold on) wi' the hound than rin=                        25
=wi' the hare.= _Sc. Pr._

=Better is an ass that carries us than a horse
that throws us.= _J. G. Holland._

=Better it is to be envied than pitied.= _Pr._

=Better keep the deil oot than hae to turn him
oot.= _Sc. Pr._

=Better keep weel than mak' weel.= _Sc. Pr._

=Better knot straws than do nothing.= _Gael. Pr._                     30

=Better lose a jest than a friend.= _Pr._

=Better mad with all the world than wise all
alone.= _Fr. Pr._

=Better my freen's think me fremit as fasheous=,
_i.e._, strange rather than troublesome. _Sc. Pr._

=Better never begin than never make an end.=

=Better not be at all / Than not be noble.=                           35

=Better not read books in which you make the
acquaintance of the devil.= _Niebuhr._

=Better one-eyed than stone-blind.= _Pr._

=Better one living word than a hundred dead
ones.= _Ger. Pr._

=Better rue sit than rue flit=, _i.e._, regret remaining
than regret removing. _Sc. Pr._

=Better say nothing than nothing to the purpose.=                     40

=Better sit still than rise and fa'.= _Sc. Pr._

=Better sma' fish than nane.= _Sc. Pr._

=Better suffer for truth than prosper by falsehood.=
_Dan. Pr._

=Better ten guilty escape than one innocent
man suffer.= _Pr._

=Better that people should laugh at one while=                        45
=they instruct, than that they should praise
without benefiting.= _Goethe._

=Better the ill ken'd than the ill unken'd=, _i.e._,
the ill we know than the ill we don't know.
_Sc. Pr._

=Better the world know you as a sinner than
God as a hypocrite.= _Dan. Pr._

=Better to ask than go astray.= _Pr._

=Better to get wisdom than gold.= _Bible._

=Better to hunt in fields for health unbought, /=                     50
=Than fee the doctor for a nauseous draught. /
The wise for cure on exercise depend; /
God never made his work for man to mend.=

=Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven.=

=Better to say "Here it is" than "Here it was."=

=Better understand the world than condemn it.=
_Gael. Pr._

=Better untaught than ill taught.= _Pr._

=Better wear out than rust out.= _Bishop Cumberland._                 55

=Better wear shoon (shoes) than sheets.= _Sc. Pr._

=Better wrong with the many than right with
the few.= _Port. Pr._

=Between a woman's "Yes" and "No" you
may insert the point of a needle.= _Ger. Pr._

=Between saying and doing there's a long road.=

=Between the acting of a dreadful thing / And=                        60
=the first motion, all the interim is / Like a
phantasma or a hideous dream.= _Jul. Cæs._,
ii. 1.

=Between the deil and the deep sea.= _Sc. Pr._

=Between us and hell or heaven there is nothing
but life, which of all things is the frailest.=

=Beware, my lord, of jealousy; / It is the green-eyed
monster that doth mock / The meat it
feeds on.= _Othello_, iii. 3.

=Beware of a silent dog and still water.= _Pr._

=Beware of a silent man and a dog that does=                          65
=not bark.= _Pr._

=Beware of a talent which you cannot hope to
cultivate to perfection.= _Goethe._

=Beware / Of entrance to a quarrel; but, being
in, / Bear 't that the opposed may beware
of thee.= _Ham._, i. 3.

=Beware of false prophets.= _Jesus._

=Beware of "Had I wist."= _Pr._

=Beware of one who has nothing to lose.= _It._                        70

=Beware of too much good staying in your
hand.= _Emerson._

=Beware the fury of a patient man.= _Dryden._

=Beware when the great God lets loose a
thinker on this planet.= _Emerson._

=Be warned by thy good angel and not ensnared
by thy bad one.= _Bürger._

=Be wisely worldly; be not worldly wise.=                             75

=Be wise to-day; 'tis madness to defer.= _Young._

=Be wise with speed; / A fool at forty is a fool
indeed.= _Young._

=Bewunderung verdient ein Wunder wohl, /
Doch scheint ein Weib kein echtes Weib
zu sein, / So bald es nur Bewunderung verdient=--What
is admirable justly calls forth our
admiration, yet a woman seems to be no true
woman who calls forth nothing else. _Platen._

=Be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless
as doves.= _Jesus._

=Bezwingt des Herzens Bitterkeit. Es bringt /=                         5
=Nicht gute Frucht, wenn Hass dem Hass
begegnet=--Control the heart's bitterness. Nothing
good comes of returning hatred for hatred.

=Bibula charta=--Blotting-paper.

=Bien dire fait rire; bien faire fait taire=--Saying
well makes us laugh; doing well makes us silent.
_Fr. Pr._

=Bien est larron qui larron dérobe=--He is a thief
with a witness who robs another. _Fr. Pr._

=Bien nourri et mal appris=--Well fed but ill
taught. _Fr. Pr._

=Bien perdu bien connu=--We know the worth of                         10
a thing when we have lost it. _Fr._

=Bien predica quien bien vive=--He preaches well
who lives well. _Sp. Pr._

=Bien sabe el asno en cuya cara rabozna=--The
ass knows well in whose face he brays. _Sp.

=Bien sabe el sabio que no sabe, el nescio piensa
que sabe=--The wise man knows well that he
does not know; the ignorant man thinks he
knows. _Sp. Pr._

=Bien sabe la vulpeja con quien trebeja=--The
fox knows well with whom he plays tricks.
_Sp. Pr._

=Bien vengas, mal, si vienes solo=--Welcome, misfortune,              15
if thou comest alone. _Sp. Pr._

=Bien vient à mieux, et mieux à mal=--Good comes
to better and better to bad. _Fr. Pr._

=Big destinies of nations or of persons are not
founded= _gratis_ =in this world.= _Carlyle._

=Bigotry murders religion, to frighten fools with
her ghost.= _Colton._

=Big words seldom accompany good deeds.=
_Dan. Pr._

=Billet-doux=--A love-letter. _Fr._                                   20

=Biography is the most universally pleasant,
the most universally profitable, of all reading.=

=Biography is the only true history.= _Carlyle._

=Birds of a feather flock together.= _Pr._

=Birds of prey do not flock together.= _Port. Pr._

=Birth is much, but breeding is more.= _Pr._                          25

=Bis dat qui cito dat=--He gives twice who gives
quickly. _L. Pr._

=Bis est gratum quod opus est, si ultro offeras=--That
help is doubly acceptable which you offer
spontaneously when we stand in need. _Pub.

=Bis interimitur qui suis armis perit=--He dies
twice who perishes by his own weapons or devices.
_Pub. Syr._

=Bisogna amar l'amico con i suoi difetti=--We
must love our friend with all his defects. _It. Pr._

=Bis peccare in bello non licet=--It is not permitted                 30
to blunder in war a second time. _Pr._

=Bist du Amboss, sei geduldig; bist du Hammer,
schlage hart=--Art thou anvil, be patient; art
thou hammer, strike hard. _Ger. Pr._

=Bist du ein Mensch? so fühle meine Noth=--Art
thou a man? then feel for my wretchedness.
_Margaret in "Faust."_

=Bist du mit dem Teufel du und du, / Und willst
dich vor der Flamme scheuen?=--Art thou on
familiar terms with the devil, and wilt thou shy
at the flame? _Goethe's "Faust."_

=Bis vincit qui se vincit in victoria=--He conquers
twice who, at the moment of victory, conquers
(_i.e._, restrains) himself. _Pub. Syr._

=Bitin' and scartin' 's Scotch folk's wooing.= _Sc._                  35

=Black detraction will find faults where they are
not.= _Massinger._

=Blame is the lazy man's wages.= _Dan. Pr._

=Blame where you must, be candid where you
can, / And be each critic the good-natured
man.= _Goldsmith._

=Blanc-bec=--A greenhorn. _Fr._

=Blasen ist nicht flöten; ihr musst die Finger=                       40
=bewegen=--To blow on the flute is not to play on
it; you must move the fingers as well. _Goethe._

=Blasphemy is wishing ill to anything, and its
outcome wishing ill to God; while Euphemy
is wishing well to everything, and its outcome
wishing well to--"Ah, wad ye tak' a
thocht, and men'."= _Ruskin._

=Blasted with excess of light.= _Gray._

=Bleib nicht allein, denn in der Wüste trat / Der
Satansengel selbst dem Herrn des Himmels=--Remain
not alone, for it was in the desert that
Satan came to the Lord of Heaven himself.

=Bless, and curse not.= _St. Paul._

=Blessed are they that have not seen, and yet=                        45
=have believed.= _Jesus._

=Blessed are they that hear the Word of God,
and keep it.= _Bible._

=Blessed be he who first invented sleep; it
covers a man all over like a cloak.= _Cervantes._

=Blessed be nothing.= _Pr._

=Blessed is he that considereth the poor.= _Bible._

=Blessed is he that continueth where he is; here=                     50
=let us rest and lay out seed-fields; here let
us learn to dwell.= _Carlyle._

=Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall
never be disappointed.= _Swift._

=Blessed is he who is made happy by the sound
of a rat-tat.= _Thackeray._

=Blessed is the man that endureth temptation.=
_St. James._

=Blessed is the voice that, amid dispiritment,
stupidity, and contradiction, proclaims to us,
Euge!= (_i.e._, Excellent! Bravo!). _Carlyle._

=Blessedness is a whole eternity older than=                          55
=damnation.= _Jean Paul._

=Blessings are upon the head of the just.= _Bible._

=Blinder Eifer schadet nur=--Blind zeal only does
harm. _M. G. Lichtwer._

=Blinder Gaul geht geradezu=--A blind horse goes
right on. _Ger. Pr._

=Blindfold zeal can do nothing but harm--harm
everywhere, and harm always.= _Lichtner._

=Bloemen zijn geen vruchten=--Blossoms are not                        60
fruits. _Dut. Pr._

=Blood is thicker than water.= _Pr._

=Blosse Intelligenz ohne correspondirende
Energie des Wollens ist ein blankes Schwert
in der Scheide, verächtlich, wenn es nie
und nimmer gezückt wird=--Mere intelligence
without corresponding energy of the will is a
polished sword in its scabbard, contemptible, if
it is never drawn forth. _Lindner._

=Blow, blow, thou winter wind, / Thou art not
so unkind / As man's ingratitude.= _As You
Like It_, ii. 7.

=Blow, wind! come, wrack! / At least we'll die
with harness on our back.= _Macb._, v. 5.

=Blue are the hills that are far from us.= _Gael.

=Blunt edges rive hard knots.= _Troil. and Cress._,                    5
i. 3.

=Blushes are badges of imperfection.= _Wycherley._

=Blut ist ein ganz besondrer Saft=--Blood is a
quite peculiar fluid. _Mephisto, in Faust._

=Boca de mel, coraçaõ de fel=--A tongue of honey,
a heart of gall. _Port. Pr._

=Boca que diz sim, diz naõ=--The mouth that can
say "Yea," can say "Nay." _Port. Pr._

=Bodily exercise profiteth little.= _St. Paul._                       10

=Bœotum in crasso jurares aëre natum=--You
would swear he was born in the foggy atmosphere
of the Bœotians. _Hor._

=Bois ont oreilles et champs œillets=--Woods have
ears and fields eyes. _Fr. Pr._

=Bole com o rabo o caõ, naõ por ti, senaõ pelo
paõ=--The dog wags his tail, not for you, but for
your bread. _Port. Pr._

=Bon accord=--Good harmony. _M._

=Bonæ leges malis ex moribus procreantur=--Good                       15
laws grow out of evil acts. _Macrob._

=Bona fide=--In good faith; in reality.

=Bona malis paria non sunt, etiam pari numero;
nec lætitia ulla minimo mœrore pensanda=--The
blessings of life do not equal its ills, even
when of equal number; nor can any pleasure,
however incense, compensate for even the slightest
pain. _Pliny._

=Bona nemini hora est, ut non alicui sit mala=--There
is no hour good for one man that is not
bad for another. _Pub. Syr._

=Bonarum rerum consuetudo est pessima=--Nothing
can be worse than being accustomed to
good things. _Pub. Syr._

=Bona vacantia=--Goods that have no owner. _L._                       20

=Bon avocat, mauvais voisin=--A good lawyer is a
bad neighbour. _Fr. Pr._

=Bon bourgeois=--A substantial citizen. _Fr._

=Bon chien chasse de race=--A good dog hunts
from pure instinct. _Fr. Pr._

=Bon diable=--A good-natured fellow. _Fr._

=Bon droit a besoin d'aide=--A good cause needs                       25
help. _Fr. Pr._

=Bon gré, mal gré=--Whether willing or not. _Fr._

=Bon guet chasse maladventure=--A good lookout
drives ill-luck away. _Fr. Pr._

=Bonne épée point querelleur=--A good swordsman
is not given to quarrel. _Fr. Pr._

=Bonne est la maille que sauve le denier=--Good
is the farthing that saves the penny. _Fr. Pr._

=Bonhomie=--Good nature. _Fr._                                        30

=Boni pastoris est tondere pecus, non deglubere=--It
is the duty of a good shepherd to shear his
sheep, not to flay them. _Tiberius Cæsar, in
reference to taxation._

=Bonis avibus=--Under favourable auspices.

=Bonis nocet quisquis pepercerit malis=--He does
injury to the good who spares the bad. _Pub. Syr._

=Bonis omnia bona=--All things are good to the
good. _M._

=Bonis quod benefit haud perit=--A kindness done                      35
to good men is never thrown away. _Plaut._

=Bonis vel malis avibus=--Under good, or evil,

=Bon jour=--Good day. _Fr._

=Bon jour, bonne œuvre=--The better the day, the
better the deed. _Fr. Pr._

=Bon marché tire l'argent hors de la bourse=--A
good bargain is a pick-purse. _Fr. Pr._

=Bon mot=--A witticism or jest. _Fr._                                 40

=Bon naturel=--Good nature or disposition. _Fr._

=Bonne=--A nurse. _Fr._

=Bonne bouche=--A delicate morsel. _Fr._

=Bonne et belle assez=--Good and handsome
enough. _Fr. M._

=Bonne journée fait qui de fol se délivre=--He                        45
who rids himself of a fool does a good day's
work. _Fr. Pr._

=Bonne renommée vaut mieux que ceinture
dorée=--A good name is worth more than a girdle
of gold. _Fr. Pr._

=Bonnet rouge=--The cap of liberty. _Fr._

=Bonnie feathers mak' bonnie fowls.= _Sc. Pr._

=Bon poète, mauvais homme=--Good as a poet,
bad as a man. _Fr._

=Bon sang ne peut mentir=--Good blood disdains                        50
to lie. _Fr. Pr._

=Bons et máos mantem cidade=--Good men and
bad make a city. _Port. Pr._

=Bons mots n'épargnent nuls=--Witticisms spare
nobody. _Fr. Pr._

=Bon soir=--Good evening. _Fr._

=Bon ton=--The height of fashion. _Fr._

=Bonum ego quam beatum me esse nimio dici=                            55
=mavolo=--I would much rather be called good
than well off. _Plaut._

=Bonum est fugienda aspicere in alieno malo=--Well
if we see in the misfortune of another what
we should shun ourselves. _Pub. Syr._

=Bonum est, pauxillum amare sane, insane non
bonum est=--It is good to be moderately sane in
love; to be madly in love is not good. _Plaut._

=Bonum summum quo tendimus omnes=--That
supreme good at which we all aim. _Lucret._

=Bonus animus in mala re dimidium est mali=--Good
courage in a bad affair is half of the evil
overcome. _Plaut._

=Bonus atque fidus / Judex honestum prætulit=                         60
=utili=--A good and faithful judge ever prefers the
honourable to the expedient. _Hor._

=Bonus dux bonum reddit militem=--The good
general makes good soldiers. _L. Pr._

=Bonus vir semper tiro=--A good man is always a

=Bon vivant=--A good liver. _Fr._

=Bon voyage=--A pleasant journey or voyage. _Fr._

=Books are divisible into two classes, the books=                     65
=of the hour and the books of all time.= _Ruskin._

=Books are embalmed minds.= _Bovee._

=Books are made from books.= _Voltaire._

=Books cannot always please, however good; /
Minds are not ever craving for their food.=

=Books generally do little else than give our
errors names.= _Goethe._

=Books, like friends, should be few and well
chosen.= _Joineriana._

=Books still accomplish miracles; they persuade
men.= _Carlyle._

=Books, we know, / Are a substantial world,
pure and good.= _Wordsworth._

=Boomen die men veel verplant gedijen zelden=--Trees                   5
you transplant often, seldom thrive.
_Dut. Pr._

=Borgen thut nur einmal wohl=--Borrowing does
well only once. _Ger. Pr._

=Born to excel and to command!= _Congreve._

=Borrowing from Peter to pay Paul.= _Cic._

=Borrowing is not much better than begging;
just as lending on interest is not much better
than stealing.= _Lessing._

=Bos alienus subinde prospectat foras=--A strange                     10
ox every now and then turns its eyes wistfully to
the door. _Pr._

=Böser Brunnen, da man Wasser muss eintragen=--It
is a bad well into which you must
pour water. _Ger. Pr._

=Böser Pfennig kommt immer wieder=--A bad
penny always comes back again. _Ger. Pr._

=Bos in lingua=--He has an ox on his tongue, _i.e._,
a bribe to keep silent, certain coins in Athens
being stamped with an ox. _Pr._

=Bos lassus fortius figit pedem=--The tired ox
plants his foot more firmly. _Pr._

=Botschaft hör' ich wohl, allein mir fehlt der=                       15
=Glaube=--I hear the message indeed, but I want
the faith. _Goethe's "Faust."_

[Greek: bouleuou pro ergôn, hopôs mê môra pelêtai]--Before
the act consider, so that nothing foolish
may arise out of it. _Gr. Pr._

=Bought wit is best=, _i.e._, bought by experience.

=Boutez en avant=--Push forward. _Fr._

=Bowels of compassion.= _St. John._

=Brag is a good dog, but Holdfast is better.=                         20

=Brain is always to be bought, but passion
never comes to market.= _Lowell._

=Brave men are brave from the very first.= _Corneille._

=Bread at pleasure, / Drink by measure.=

=Bread is the staff of life.= _Swift._

=Breathes there the man with soul so dead, /=                         25
=Who never to himself hath said, / "This is
my own, my native land?"= _Scott._

=Breathe his faults so quaintly, / That they may
seem the taints of liberty; / The flash and
outbreak of a fiery mind.= _Ham._, ii. 1.

=Breed is stronger than pasture.= _George Eliot._

=Brevet d'invention=--A patent. _Fr._

=Breveté=--Patented. _Fr._

=Breve tempus ætatis satis est longum ad bene=                        30
=honesteque vivendum=--A short term on earth
is long enough for a good and honourable life.

=Brevi manu=--Offhand; summarily (_lit._ with a
short hand).

=Brevis a natura nobis vita data est: at memoria
bene redditæ vitæ est sempiterna=--A short
life has been given us by Nature, but the memory
of a well-spent one is eternal. _Cic._

=Brevis esse laboro, obscurus fio=--When labouring
to be concise, I become obscure. _Hor._

=Brevis ipsa vita est, sed longior malis=--Life
itself is short, but lasts longer than misfortunes.
_Pub. Syr._

=Brevis voluptas mox doloris est parens=--Short-lived                 35
pleasure is the parent of pain. _Pr._

=Brevity is the body and soul of wit.= _Jean

=Brevity is the soul of wit.= _Ham._, iii. 2.

=Bric-à-brac=--Articles of vertu or curiosity. _Fr._

=Bricht ein Ring, so bricht die ganze Katte=--A
link broken, the whole chain broken. _Ger.

=Brief as the lightning in the collied night, /=                      40
=That, in a spleen, unfolds both heaven and
earth, / And ere a man hath power to say,
"Behold!" / The jaws of darkness do devour
it up.= _Mid. N.'s Dream_, i. 1.

=Briefe gehören unter die wichtigsten Denkmäler
die der einzelne Mensch hinterlassen
kann=--Letters are among the most significant
memorials a man can leave behind him.

=Briller par son absence=--To be conspicuous by
its absence. _Fr._

=Bring down my grey hairs with sorrow to the
grave.= _Bible._

=Bring forth men-children only! / For thy undaunted
mettle should compose / Nothing
but males.= _Macb._, i. 7.

=Broad thongs may be cut from other people's=                         45
=leather.= _It. Pr._

=Broken friendships may be sowthered (soldered),
but never sound.= _Sc. Pr._

=Brouille sera à la maison si la quenouille est
maîtresse=--There will be disagreement in the
house if the distaff holds the reins. _Fr. Pr._

=Brûler la chandelle par les deux bouts=--To burn
the candle at both ends. _Fr._

=Brute force holds communities together as an
iron nail, if a little rusted with age, binds
pieces of wood; but intelligence binds like
a screw, which must be gently turned, not
driven.= _Draper._

=Brutum fulmen=--A harmless thunderbolt. _L._                         50

=Brutus, thou sleep'st; awake, and see thyself.=
_Jul. Cæs._, ii. 1.

=Brutus will start a spirit as soon as Cæsar.=
_Jul. Cæs._, i. 2.

=Bûche tortue fait bon feu=--A crooked log makes
a good fire. _Fr. Pr._

=Buen siglo haya quien dijó bolta=--Blessings on
him that said, Right about face! _Sp. Pr._

=Buey viejo sulco derecho=--An old ox makes a                         55
straight furrow. _Sp. Pr._

=Buffoonery is often want of wit.= _Bruyère._

=Bullies are generally cowards.= _Pr._

=Buon cavallo non ha bisogno di sproni=--Don't
spur a willing horse. _It. Pr._

=Burlaos con el loco en casa, burlará con vos
en la plaza=--Play with the fool in the house
and he will play with you in the street. _Sp.

=Burnt bairns dread the fire.= _Sc. Pr._                              60

=Business dispatched is business well done, but
business hurried is business ill done.= _Bulwer

=Busy readers are seldom good readers.= _Wieland._

=But a bold peasantry, their country's pride, /
When once destroyed, can never be supplied.=

=But all was false and hollow; though his
tongue / Dropp'd manna, and could make
the worse appear / The better reason, to
perplex and dash / Maturest counsels.=

=But by bad courses may be understood, / That
their events can never fall out good.= _Rich.
II._, ii. 1.

=But Cristes lore, and his apostles twelve, /
He taught, but first he folwed it himselve.=

=But earthlier happy is the rose distilled, / Than=                    5
=that which, withering on the virgin thorn, /
Grows, lives, and dies in single blessedness.=
_Mid. N's. Dream_, i. 1.

=But evil is wrought by want of thought / As
well as want of heart.= _Hood._

=But facts are chiels that winna ding, / An'
douna be disputed.= _Burns._

=But far more numerous was the herd of such /
Who think too little and who talk too much.=

=But for women, our life would be without help
at the outset, without pleasure in its course,
and without consolation at the end.= _Jouy._

=But from the heart of Nature rolled / The burdens=                   10
=of the Bible old.= _Emerson._

=But human bodies are sic fools, / For a' their
colleges and schools, / That, when nae real
ills perplex them, / They make enow themsels
to vex them.= _Burns._

=But hushed be every thought that springs /
From out the bitterness of things.= _Wordsworth._

=But I am constant as the northern star, / Of
whose true-fixed and resting quality, / There
is no fellow in the firmament.= _Jul. Cæs._, iii. 1.

=But I will wear my heart upon my sleeve / For
daws to peck at.= _Othello_, i. 1.

=But man, proud man, / Drest in a little brief=                       15
=authority, / Most ignorant of what he's
most assured, / His glassy essence,--like
an angry ape, / Plays such fantastic tricks
before high Heaven / As make the angels
weep.= _Meas. for Meas._, ii. 2.

=But men may construe things after their
fashion, clean from the purpose of the things
themselves.= _Jul. Cæs._, i. 3.

=But men must work, and women must weep, /
Though storms be sudden and waters deep, /
And the harbour bar be moaning.= _C. Kingsley._

=But mercy is above this sceptred sway; / It is
enthroned in the hearts of kings, / It is an
attribute to God Himself, / And earthly power
doth then show likest God's / When mercy
seasons justice.= _Mer. of Ven._, iv. 1.

=But now our fates from unmomentous things /
May rise like rivers out of little springs.=

=But O for the touch of a vanish'd hand, / And=                       20
=the sound of a voice that is still.= _Tennyson._

=But O what damned minutes tells he o'er, /
Who dotes, yet doubts; suspects, yet
strongly loves?= _Othello_, iii. 3.

=But pleasures are like poppies spread, / You
seize the flower, its bloom is shed; / Or, like
the snowfall on the river, / A moment white--then
melts for ever.= _Burns._

=But Shakespeare's magic could not copied be; /
Within that circle none durst walk but he.=

=But shapes that come not at an earthly call, /
Will not depart when mortal voices bid.=

=But souls that of His own good life partake, /=                      25
=He loves as His own self; dear as His eye /
They are to Him; He'll never them forsake; /
When they shall die, then God Himself shall
die: / They live, they live in blest eternity.=
_H. More._

=But spite of all the criticising elves, / Those
that would make us feel, must feel themselves.=

=But there are wanderers o'er eternity, / Whose
bark drives on and on, and anchor'd ne'er
shall be.= _Byron._

=But there's nothing half so sweet in life / As
love's young dream.= _Moore._

=But thought's the slave of life, and life time's
fool; / And time, that takes survey of all
the world, / Must have a stop.= 1 _Henry IV._,
v. 4.

=But to see her was to love her--love but her,=                       30
=and love for ever.= _Burns._

=But truths on which depend our main concern, /
That 'tis our shame and misery not
to learn, / Shine by the side of every path
we tread, / With such a lustre, he that runs
may read.= _Cowper._

=But war's a game which, were their subjects
wise, / Kings would not play at.= _Cowper._

=But were I Brutus, / And Brutus Antony,
there were an Antony / Would ruffle up your
spirits, and put a tongue / In every wound
of Cæsar, that should move / The stones of
Rome to rise and mutiny.= _Jul. Cæs._, iii. 2.

=But what fate does, let fate answer for.=

=But whether on the scaffold high, / Or in the=                       35
=battle's van, / The fittest place where man
can die / Is where he dies for man.= _M. J.

=But who would force the soul, tilts with a
straw / Against a champion cased in adamant.=

=But winter lingering chills the lap of May.=

=But words are things, and a small drop of ink, /
Falling, like dew, upon a thought, produces /
That which makes thousands, perhaps millions,
think.= _Byron._

=But wouldst thou know what's heaven? I'll
tell thee what: / Think what thou canst not
think, and heaven is that.= _Quarles._

=But yesterday the word of Cæsar might /=                             40
=Have stood against the world; now lies he
there, / And none so poor to do him reverence.=
_Jul. Cæs._, iii. 2.

=Buying is cheaper than asking.= _Ger. Pr._

=Buy the truth, and sell it not.= _Bible._

=Buy what ye dinna want, an' ye'll sell what ye
canna spare.= _Sc. Pr._

=By-and-by is easily said.= _Ham._, iii. 2.

=By any ballot-box, Jesus Christ goes just as=                        45
=far as Judas Iscariot.= _Carlyle._

=By blood a king, in heart a clown.= _Tennyson._

=By bravely enduring it, an evil which cannot
be avoided is overcome.= _Pr._

=By desiring little, a poor man makes himself
rich.= _Democritus._

=By dint of dining out, I run the risk of dying
by starvation at home.= _Rousseau._

=By doing nothing we learn to do ill.= _Pr._

=By education most have been misled.= _Dryden._

=By experience we find out a short way by a=                           5
=long wandering.= _Roger Ascham._

=By nature man hates change; seldom will he
quit his old home till it has actually fallen
about his ears.= _Carlyle._

=By night an atheist half believes a God.=

=By nothing do men more show what they are
than by their appreciation of what is and
what is not ridiculous.= _Goethe._

=By others' faults wise men correct their own.=

=By persisting in your path, though you forfeit=                      10
=the little, you gain the great.= _Emerson._

=By pious heroic climbing of our own, not by
arguing with our poor neighbours, wandering
to right and left, do we at length reach
the sanctuary--the victorious summit, and
see with our own eyes.= _Carlyle._

=By pride cometh contention.= _Bible._

=By robbing Peter he paid Paul ... and hoped
to catch larks if ever the heavens should fall.=

=By seeking and blundering we learn.= _Goethe._

=By shallow rivers to whose falls / Melodious=                        15
=birds sing madrigals.= _Marlowe._

=By sports like these are all their cares beguil'd,
/ The sports of children satisfy the
child.= _Goldsmith._

=By strength of heart the sailor fights with
roaring seas.= _Wordsworth._

=By the long practice of caricature I have lost
the enjoyment of beauty: I never see a face
but distorted.= _Hogarth to a lady who wished
to learn caricature._

=By three methods we may learn wisdom: first,
by reflection, which is the noblest; second,
by imitation, which is the easiest; and third,
by experience, which is the bitterest.= _Confucius._

=By time and counsel do the best we can: /=                           20
=Th' event is never in the power of man.=


=Ca' (drive) a cow to the ha' (hall), and she'll
rin to the byre.= _Sc. Pr._

=Cabin'd, cribb'd, confin'd.= _Macb._, iii. 4.

=Cacoëthes carpendi=--An itch for fault-finding.                      25

=Cacoëthes scribendi=--An itch for scribbling.

=Cacoëthes loquendi=--An itch for talking.

=Cada cousa a seu tempo=--Everything has its
time. _Port. Pr._

=Cada qual en seu officio=--Every one to his trade.
_Port. Pr._

=Cada qual hablé en lo que sabe=--Let every one
talk of what he understands. _Sp. Pr._

=Cada uno es hijo de sus obras=--Every one is
the son of his own works; _i.e._, is responsible for
his own acts. _Sp. Pr._

=Cadenti porrigo dextram=--I extend my right                          30
hand to a falling man. _M._

=Cadit quæstio=--The question drops, _i.e._, the point
at issue needs no further discussion. _L._

=Cæca invidia est, nec quidquam aliud scit quam
detrectare virtutes=--Envy is blind, and can
only disparage the virtues of others. _Livy._

=Cæca regens vestigia filo=--Guiding blind steps
by a thread.

=Cæsarem vehis, Cæsarisque fortunam=--You
carry Cæsar and his fortunes; fear not, therefore.
_Cæsar to a pilot in a storm._

=Cæsar non supra grammaticos=--Cæsar has no                           35
authority over the grammarians. _Pr._

=Cæsar's wife should be above suspicion.= _Plut._

=Cæteris major qui melior=--He who is better than
others is greater. _M._

=Cahier des charges=--Conditions of a contract.

=Ça ira=--It shall go on (a French Revolution song).
_Ben. Franklin._

=Caisse d'amortissement=--Sinking fund. _Fr._                         40

=Calamitosus est animus futuri anxius=--The
mind that is anxious about the future is miserable.

=Calamity is man's true touchstone=--_Beaumont
and Fletcher._

=Calf love, half love; old love, cold love.= _Fris.

=Call a spade a spade.=

=Call him wise whose actions, words, and steps=                       45
=are all a clear Because to a clear Why.=

=Callida junctura=--Skilful arrangement. _Hor._

=Call me what instrument you will, though you
fret me, you cannot play on me.= _Ham._,
iii. 2.

=Call not that man wretched who, whatever ills
he suffers, has a child he loves.= _Southey,

=Call not the devil; he will come fast enough
without.= _Dan. Pr._

=Call your opinions your creed, and you will=                         50
=change it every week. Make your creed
simply and broadly out of the revelation of
God, and you may keep it to the end.= _P.

=Calmness of will is a sign of grandeur. The
vulgar, far from hiding their will, blab their
wishes. A single spark of occasion discharges
the child of passions into a thousand
crackers of desire.= _Lavater._

=Calumnies are sparks which, if you do not
blow them, will go out of themselves.= _Boerhaave._

=Calumny is like the wasp which worries you;
which it were best not to try to get rid of,
unless you are sure of slaying it, for otherwise
it will return to the charge more furious
than ever.= _Chamfort._

=Calumny will sear / Virtue itself: these shrugs,
these hums and ha's.= _Winter's Tale_, ii. 1.

=Camelus desiderans cornua etiam aures perdidit=--The                 55
camel begging for horns was deprived
of his ears as well. _Pr._

=Campos ubi Troja fuit=--The fields where Troy
once stood. _Lucan._

=Campus Martius=--A place of military exercise
(_lit._ field of Mars).

=Canaille=--The rabble. _Fr._

=Canam mihi et Musis=--I will sing to myself and
the Muses, _i.e._, if no one else will listen. _Anon._

="Can" and "shall," well understood, mean the
same thing under this sun of ours.= _Carlyle._

=Can anybody remember when the times were
not hard and money not scarce? or when
sensible men, and the right sort of men, and
the right sort of women, were plentiful?=

=Can ch' abbaia non morde=--A dog that barks
does not bite. _It. Pr._

=Can che morde non abbaia in vano=--A dog that
bites does not bark in vain. _It. Pr._

=Can despots compass aught that hails their=                           5
=sway? / Or call with truth one span of earth
their own, / Save that wherein at last they
crumble bone by bone?= _Byron._

=Candida pax homines, trux decet ira feras=--Wide-robed
peace becomes men, ferocious anger
only wild beasts. _Ovid._

=Candide et caute=--With candour and caution. _M._

=Candide et constanter=--With candour and constancy.

=Candide secure=--Honesty is the best policy. _M._

=Candidus in nauta turpis color: æquoris unda /=                      10
=Debet et a radiis sideris esse niger=--A fair
complexion is a disgrace in a sailor; he ought to
be tanned, from the spray of the sea and the rays
of the sun. _Ovid._

="Can do" is easy (easily) carried aboot.= _Sc.

=Candor dat viribus alas=--Candour gives wings to
strength. _M._

=Candour is the brightest gem of criticism.=

=Canes timidi vehementius latrant quam mordent=--Cowardly
dogs bark more violently than
they bite. _Q. Curt._

=Cane vecchio non abbaia indarno=--An old dog                         15
does not bark for nothing. _It. Pr._

=Can I choose my king? I can choose my King
Popinjay, and play what farce or tragedy I
may with him; but he who is to be my ruler,
whose will is higher than my will, was chosen
for me in heaven.= _Carlyle._

=Canina facundia=--Dog (_i.e._, snarling) eloquence.

=Canis a non canendo=--Dog is called "canis," from
"non cano," not to sing. _Varro._

=Canis in præsepi=--The dog in the manger (that
would not let the ox eat the hay which he could
not eat himself).

=Cannon and firearms are cruel and damnable=                          20
=machines. I believe them to have been the
direct suggestion of the devil.= _Luther._

=Can storied urn or animated bust / Back to
its mansion call the fleeting breath? / Can
honour's voice provoke the silent dust, /
Or flattery soothe the dull cold ear of death?=

=Canst thou not minister to a mind diseas'd, /
Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow, /
Raze out the written troubles of the brain? /
And with some sweet oblivious antidote, /
Cleanse the stuff'd bosom of that perilous
stuff / Which weighs upon the heart?= _Macb._,
v. 3.

=Can such things be, / And overcome us like
a summer's cloud, / Without our special
wonder?= _Macb._, iii. 4.

=Cantabit vacuus coram latrone viator=--The
penniless traveller will sing in presence of the
robber. _Juv._

=Can that which is the greatest virtue in philosophy,=                25
=doubt, be in religion, what we priests
term it, the greatest of sins?= _Bovee._

=Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the
leopard his spots?= _Bible._

=Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth?=

=Cantilenam eandem canis=--You are always singing
the same tune, _i.e._, harping on one theme.

=Cant is properly a double-distilled lie, the
second power of a lie.= _Carlyle._

=Cant is the voluntary overcharging or prolonging=                    30
=of a real sentiment.= _Hazlitt._

=Can wealth give happiness? look around and
see, / What gay distress! what splendid
misery! / Whatever fortunes lavishly can
pour, / The mind annihilates and calls for
more.= _Young._

=Can we wonder that men perish and are forgotten,
when their noblest and most enduring
works decay?= _Ausonius._

="Can you tell a plain man the plain road to
heaven?"--"Surely. Turn at once to the
right, then go straight forward."= _Bp. Wilberforce._

=Caõ que muito ladra, nunca bom para a caça=--A
dog that barks much is never a good hunter.
_Port. Pr._

=Capable of all kinds of devotion, and of all=                        35
=kinds of treason, raised to the second power,
woman is at once the delight and the terror
of man.= _Amiel._

=Capacity without education is deplorable, and
education without capacity is thrown away.=

=Cap-à-pié=--From head to foot. _Fr._

=Capias=--A writ to order the seizure of a defendant's
person. _L._

=Capias ad respondendum=--You may take him to
answer your complaint. _L._

=Capias ad satisfaciendum=--You may take him                          40
to satisfy your claim. _L._

=Capiat, qui capere possit=--Let him take who
can. _Pr._

=Capistrum maritale=--The matrimonial halter.

=Capitis nives=--The snowy locks of the head.

=Capo grasso, cervello magro=--Fat head, lean
brains. _It. Pr._

=Captivity is the greatest of all evils that can=                     45
=befall man.= _Cervantes._

=Captivity, / That comes with honour, is true
liberty.= _Massinger._

=Captum te nidore suæ putat ille culinæ=--He
thinks he has caught you with the savoury smell
of his kitchen. _Juv._

=Caput artis est, decere quod facias=--The chief
thing in any art you may practise is that you do
only the one you are fit for. _Pr._

=Caput inter nubila condit=--(Fame) hides her
head amid the clouds. _Virg._

=Caput mortuum=--The worthless remains; a ninny.                      50

=Caput mundi=--The head of the world, _i.e._, Rome,
both ancient and modern.

=Cara al mio cuor tu sei, / Ciò ch'è il sole agli
occhi miei=--Thou art as dear to my heart as the
sun to my eyes. _It. Pr._

=Care, and not fine stables, makes a good horse.=
_Dan. Pr._

=Care is no cure, but rather a corrosive, / For
things that are not to be remedied.= 1 _Hen.
VI._, iii. 3.

=Care is taken that trees do not grow into the
sky.= _Goethe._

=Care keeps his watch in every old man's eye,
/ And where care lodges, sleep will never lie.=
_Rom. and Jul._, ii. 2.

=Care killed the cat.= _Pr._                                           5

=Carelessness is worse than theft.= _Gael. Pr._

=Careless their merits or their faults to scan, /
His pity gave ere charity began.= _Goldsmith._

=Care's an enemy to life.= _Twelfth Night_, i. 3.

=Cares are often more difficult to throw off than
sorrows; the latter die with time, the former
grow with it.= _Jean Paul._

=Care that has enter'd once into the breast, /=                       10
=Will have the whole possession ere it rest.=
_Ben Jonson._

=Caret=--It is wanting.

=Caret initio et fine=--It has neither beginning nor

=Caret periculo, qui etiam cum est tutus cavet=--He
is not exposed to danger who, even when
in safety, is on his guard. _Pub. Syr._

=Care to our coffin adds a nail, no doubt, / And
every grin, so merry, draws one out.= _Wolcot._

=Care will kill a cat, but ye canna live without=                     15
=it.= _Sc. Pr._

=Carica volontario non carica=--A willing burden
is no burden. _It. Pr._

=Car il n'est si beau jour qui n'amène sa nuit=--There
is no day, however glorious, but sets in
night. _Fr._

=Carior est illis homo quam sibi=--Man is dearer
to them (_i.e._, the gods) than to himself. _Juv._

=Cari sunt parentes, cari liberi, propinqui, familiares;
sed omnes omnium caritates, patria
una complexa est=--Dear are our parents, dear
our children, our relatives, and our associates, but
all our affections for all these are embraced in
our affection for our native land. _Cic._

=Carmen perpetuum primaque origine mundi=                             20
=ad tempora nostra=--A song for all ages, and
from the first origin of the world to our own
times. _Transposed from Ovid._

=Carmen triumphale=--A song of triumph.

=Carmina nil prosunt; nocuerunt carmina quondam=--My
rhymes are of no use; they once
wrought me harm. _Ovid._

=Carmina spreta exolescunt; si irascare, agnita
videntur=--Abuse, if you slight it, will gradually
die away; but if you show yourself irritated, you
will be thought to have deserved it. _Tac._

=Carmine di superi placantur, carmine Manes=--The
gods above and the gods below are alike
propitiated by song. _Hor._

=Carmine fit vivax virtus; expersque sepulcri,=                       25
=notitiam seræ posteritatis habet=--By verse
virtue is made immortal; and, exempt from
burial, obtains the homage of remote posterity.

=Carpet knights.= _Burton._

=Carpe diem=--Make a good use of the present.

=Carry on every enterprise as if all depended
on the success of it.= _Richelieu._

=Carte blanche=--Unlimited power to act (_lit._ blank
paper). _Fr._

=Car tel est votre plaisir=--For such is your pleasure.               30

=Casa hospidada, comida y denostada=--A house
which is filled with guests is both eaten up and
spoken ill of. _Sp. Pr._

=Casa mia, casa mia, per piccina che tu sia, tu
mi sembri una badia=--Home, dear home, small
though thou be, thou art to me a palace. _It.

=Casar, casar, e que do governo?=--Marry, marry,
and what of the management of the house? _Port.

=Casar, casar, soa bem, e sabe mal=--Marrying
sounds well, but tastes ill. _Port. Pr._

=Cassis tutissima virtus=--Virtue is the safest                       35
helmet. _M._

=Casta ad virum matrona parendo imperat=--A
chaste wife acquires an influence over her husband
by obeying him. _Laber._

=Casta moribus et integra pudore=--Of chaste
morals and unblemished modesty. _Mart._

=Cast all your cares on God; that anchor holds.=

=Cast forth thy act, thy word, into the ever-living,
ever-working universe. It is a seed-grain
that cannot die; unnoticed to-day, it
will be found flourishing as a banyan-grove,
perhaps, alas! as a hemlock forest, after a
thousand years.= _Carlyle._

=Cast him (a lucky fellow) into the Nile, and he=                     40
=will come up with a fish in his mouth.= _Arab.

=Castles in the air cost a vast deal to keep up.=
_Bulwer Lytton._

=Castor gaudet equis, ovo prognatus eodem /
Pugnis=--Castor delights in horses; he that
sprung from the same egg, in boxing. _Hor._

=Castrant alios, ut libros suos, per se graciles,
alieno adipe suffarciant=--They castrate the
books of others, that they may stuff their own
naturally lean ones with their fat. _Jovius._

=Cast thy bread upon the waters, for thou shalt
find it after many days.= _Bible._

=Cast thy bread upon the waters; God will=                            45
=know of it, if the fishes do not.= _Eastern

=Casus belli=--A cause for war; originally, fortune
of war.

=Casus quem sæpe transit, aliquando invenit=--Misfortune
will some time or other overtake him
whom it has often passed by. _Pub. Syr._

=Casus ubique valet; semper tibi pendeat hamus.
/ Quo minimè credas gurgite, piscis erit=--There
is scope for chance everywhere; let your
hook be always hanging ready. In the eddies
where you least expect it, there will be a fish.

=Catalogue raisonné=--A catalogue topically arranged.

=Catch as catch can.= _Antiochus Epiphanes._                          50

=Catching a Tartar=, _i.e._, an adversary too strong
for one.

=Catch not at the shadow and lose the substance.=

=Catch, then, O catch the transient hour; /
Improve each moment as it flies; / Life's
a short summer--man a flower--/ He dies--alas!
how soon he dies!= _Johnson._

=Catholicism commonly softens, while Protestantism
strengthens, the character; but the
softness of the one often degenerates into
weakness, and the strength of the other into
hardness.= _Lecky._

=Cato contra mundum=--Cato against the world.

=Cato esse, quam videri, bonus malebat=--Cato
would rather be good than seem good. _Sallust._

=Cattiva è quella lana, che non si può tingere=--Bad
is the cloth that won't dye. _It. Pr._

=Cattivo è quel sacco che non si puo rappezzare=--Bad                  5
is the sack that won't patch. _It. Pr._

=Cattle go blindfold to the common to crop the
wholesome herbs, but man learns to distinguish
what is wholesome (Heil) and what is
poisonous (Gift) only by experience.= _Rückert._

=Catus amat pisces, sed non vult tingere plantas=--Puss
likes fish, but does not care to wet her
feet. _Pr._

=Causa causans=--The Cause of causes.

=Causa latet, vis est notissima=--The cause is
hidden, but the effect is evident enough. _Ovid._

=Causa sine qua non=--An indispensable condition.                     10

=Cause and effect are two sides of one fact.=

=Cause and effect, means and end, seed and
fruit, cannot be severed; for the effect
already blooms in the cause, the end preexists
in the means, the fruit in the seed.=

=Cause célèbre=--A celebrated trial or action at
law. _Fr._

=Caute, non astute=--Cautiously, not craftily. _M._

=Caution is the parent of safety.= _Pr._                              15

=Cautious age suspects the flattering form, and
only credits what experience tells.= _Johnson._

=Cautis pericla prodesse aliorum solent=--Prudent
people are ever ready to profit from the
experiences of others. _Phædr._

=Cautus enim metuit foveam lupus, accipiterque
/ Suspectos laqueos, et opertum miluus hamum=--For
the wary wolf dreads the pitfall, the
hawk the suspected snare, and the fish the concealed
hook. _Hor._

=Cavallo ingrassato tira calci=--A horse that is
grown fat kicks. _It. Pr._

=Cave ab homine unius libri=--Beware of a man of                      20
one book. _Pr._

=Caveat actor=--Let the doer be on his guard.

=Caveat emptor=--Let the buyer be on his guard.

=Cave canem=--Beware of the dog.

=Cavendo tutus=--Safe by caution. _M._

=Cave paratus=--Be on guard while prepared.                           25

=Caviare to the general.= _Ham._, ii. 2.

=Cease, every joy, to glimmer in my mind, / But
leave,--oh! leave the light of hope behind! /
What though my winged hours of bliss have
been, / Like angel-visits, few and far between?=

=Cease to lament for that thou canst not help, /
And study help for that which thou lament'st.=
_Two Gent. of Ver._, iii. 1.

=Cedant arma togæ=--Let the military yield to the
civil power (_lit._ to the gown). _Cic._

=Cedant carminibus reges, regumque triumphi=--Kings,                  30
and the triumphs of kings, must yield
to the power of song. _Ovid._

=Cedat amor rebus; res age, tutus eris=--Let
love give way to business; give attention to
business, and you will be safe. _Ovid._

=Cede Deo=--Yield to God. _Virg._

=Cede nullis=--Yield to none. _M._

=Cede repugnanti; cedendo victor abibis=--Yield
to your opponent; by so doing you will come off
victor in the end. _Ovid._

=Cedite, Romani scriptores; cedite, Graii=--Give                      35
place, ye Roman writers; give place, ye Greeks
(ironically applied to a pretentious author).

=Cedunt grammatici; vincuntur rhetores; /
Turba tacet=--The grammarians give way; the
rhetoricians are beaten off; all the assemblage is
silent. _Juv._

=Cela fera comme un coup d'épée dans l'eau=--It
will be all lost labour (_lit._ like a sword-stroke
in the water). _Fr. Pr._

=Cela m'échauffe la bile=--That stirs up my bile.

=Cela n'est pas de mon ressort=--That is not in
my department, or line of things. _Fr._

=Cela saute aux yeux=--That is quite evident                          40
(_lit._ leaps to the eyes). _Fr. Pr._

=Cela va sans dire=--That is a matter of course.

=Cela viendra=--That will come some day. _Fr._

=Celebrity is but the candle-light which will
show= _what_ =man, not in the least make him
a better or other man.= _Carlyle._

=Celebrity is the advantage of being known to
people whom we don't know, and who don't
know us.= _Chamfort._

=Celebrity is the chastisement of merit and the=                      45
=punishment of talent.= _Chamfort._

=Celer et audax=--Swift and daring. _M._

=Celer et fidelis=--Swift and faithful. _M._

=Celerity is never more admired / Than by the
negligent.= _Ant. & Cleop._, iii. 7.

=Celsæ graviore casu / Decidunt turres=--Lofty
towers fall with no ordinary crash. _Hor._

=Celui est homme de bien qui est homme de=                            50
=biens=--He is a good man who is a man of goods.
_Fr. Pr._

=Celui-là est le mieux servi, qui n'a pas besoin
de mettre les mains des autres au bout de
ses bras=--He is best served who has no need
to put other people's hands at the end of his
arms. _Rousseau._

=Celui qui a grand sens sait beaucoup=--A man
of large intelligence knows a great deal. _Vauvenargues._

=Celui qui aime mieux ses trésors que ses amis,
mérite de n'être aimé de personne=--He who
loves his wealth better than his friends does not
deserve to be loved by any one. _Fr. Pr._

=Celui qui dévore la substance du pauvre, y
trouve à la fin un os qui l'étrangle=--He who
devours the substance of the poor will in the end
find a bone in it to choke him. _Fr. Pr._

=Celui qui est sur épaules d'un géant voit plus=                      55
=loin que celui qui le porte=--He who is on the
shoulders of a giant sees farther than he does
who carries him. _Fr. Pr._

=Celui qui veut, celui-là peut=--The man who wills
is the man who can. _Fr._

=Ce ne sont pas les plus belles qui font les
grandes passions=--It is not the most beautiful
women that inspire the greatest passion. _Fr.

=Ce n'est pas être bien aisé que de rire=--Laughing
is not always an index of a mind at ease.

=Ce n'est que le premier pas qui coûte=--It is
only the first step that is difficult (_lit._ costs).

=Censor morum=--Censor of morals and public conduct.

=Censure is the tax a man pays to the public
for being eminent.= _Swift._

=Cent ans n'est guère, mais jamais c'est beaucoup=--A                  5
hundred years is not much, but "never"
is a long while. _Fr. Pr._

=Cento carri di pensieri, non pagaranno un'
oncia di debito=--A hundred cartloads of care
will not pay an ounce of debt. _It. Pr._

=Cent 'ore di malinconia non pagano un quattrino
di' debito=--A hundred hours of vexation
will not pay one farthing of debt. _It. Pr._

=Centum doctûm hominum consilia sola hæc
devincit dea / Fortuna=--This goddess, Fortune,
single-handed, frustrates the plans of a
hundred learned men. _Plaut._

=Ce que femme veut, Dieu le veut=--What woman
wills, God wills. _Fr. Pr._

=Ce qui fait qu'on n'est pas content de sa condition,=                10
=c'est l'idée chimérique qu'on forme
du bonheur d'autrui=--What makes us discontented
with our condition is the absurdly exaggerated
idea we have of the happiness of
others. _Fr. Pr._

=Ce qu'il nous faut pour vaincre, c'est de
l'audace, encore de l'audace, toujours de
l'audace!=--In order to conquer, what we need
is to dare, still to dare, and always to dare.

=Ce qui manque aux orateurs en profondeur, /
Ils vous le donnent en longueur=--What orators
want in depth, they make up to you in length.

=Ce qui ne vaut pas la peine d'être dit, on le
chante=--What is not worth the trouble of being
said, may pass off very fairly when it is sung.

=Ce qui suffit ne fut jamais peu=--What is enough
was never a small quantity. _Fr. Pr._

=Ce qui vient de la flûte, s'en retourne au tambour=--What            15
is earned by the fife goes back to
the drum; easily gotten, easily gone. _Fr. Pr._

=Ce qu'on apprend au berceau dure jusqu'au
tombeau=--What is learned in the cradle lasts
till the grave. _Fr. Pr._

=Ce qu'on fait maintenant, on le dit; et la cause
en est bien excusable: on fait si peu de chose=--Whatever
we do now-a-days, we speak of; and
the reason is this: it is so very little we do.

=Cercato ho sempre solitaria vita / (Le rive il
sanno, e le campagne e i boschi)=--I have
always sought a solitary life. (The river-banks
and the open fields and the groves know it.)

=Ceremonies are different in every country;
but true politeness is everywhere the same.=

=Ceremony is necessary as the outwork and=                            20
=defence of manners.= _Chesterfield._

=Ceremony is the invention of wise men to keep
fools at a distance.= _Steele._

=Ceremony keeps up all things; 'tis like a penny
glass to a rich spirit or some excellent water;
without it the water were spilt, the spirit
lost.= _Selden._

=Ceremony leads her bigots forth, / Prepared
to fight for shadows of no worth; / While
truths, on which eternal things depend, /
Find not, or hardly find, a single friend.=

=Ceremony was but devised at first / To set a
gloss on faint deeds ... / But where there
is true friendship, there needs none.= _Timon
of Athens_, i. 2.

=Cereus in vitium flecti, monitoribus asper=--(Youth),                25
pliable as wax to vice, obstinate under
reproof. _Hor._

=Cernit omnia Deus vindex=--God as avenger sees
all things. _M._

=Certa amittimus dum incerta petimus=--We lose
things certain in pursuing things uncertain.

=Certain defects are necessary to the existence
of the individual. It would be painful to us
if our old friends laid aside certain peculiarities.=

=Certain it is that there is no kind of affection
so purely angelic as that of a father to a
daughter. In love to our wives there is
desire; to our sons, ambition; but to our
daughters there is something which there
are no words to express.= _Addison._

=Certe ignoratio futurorum malorum utilius est=                       30
=quam scientia=--It is more advantageous not to
know than to know the evils that are coming
upon us. _Cic._

=Certiorari=--To order the record from an inferior
to a superior court. _L._

=Certum est quia impossibile est=--I am sure of
it because it is impossible. _Tert._

=Certum pete finem=--Aim at a definite end. _M._

=Cervantes smiled Spain's chivalry away.=

=Ces discours sont fort beaux dans un livre=--All                     35
that would be very fine in a book, _i.e._, in theory,
but not in practice. _Boileau._

=Ces malheureux rois / Dont on dit tant de mal,
ont du bon quelquefois=--Those unhappy kings,
of whom so much evil is said, have their good
qualities at times. _Andrieux._

=Ce sont les passions qui font et qui défont tout=--It
is the passions that do and that undo everything.

=Ce sont toujours les aventuriers qui font de
grandes choses, et non pas les souverains
des grandes empires=--It is always adventurers
who do great things, not the sovereigns of great
empires. _Montesquieu._

=Cessante causa, cessat et effectus=--When the
cause is removed, the effect must cease also. _Coke._

=Cessio bonorum=--A surrender of all one's property                   40
to creditors. _Scots Law._

=C'est-à-dire=--That is to say. _Fr._

=C'est dans les grands dangers qu'on voit les
grands courages=--It is amid great perils we
see brave hearts. _Regnard._

=C'est double plaisir de tromper le trompeur=--It
is a double pleasure to deceive the deceiver.
_La Font._

=C'est fait de lui=--It is all over with him. _Fr._

=C'est la grande formule moderne: Du travail,=                        45
=toujours du travail, et encore du travail=--The
grand maxim now-a-days is: To work,
always to work, and still to work. _Gambetta._

=C'est là le diable=--There's the devil of it, _i.e._,
there lies the difficulty. _Fr._

=C'est la prospérité qui donne des amis, c'est
l'adversité qui les éprouve=--It is prosperity
that gives us friends, adversity that proves them.

=C'est le chemin des passions qui m'a conduit
à la philosophie=--It is by my passions I have
been led to philosophy. _Rousseau._

=C'est le commencement de la fin=--It is the
beginning of the end. _Talleyrand on the Hundred

=C'est le crime qui fait honte, et non pas l'échafaud=--It
is the crime, not the scaffold, which is
the disgrace. _Corneille._

=C'est le gesi paré des plumes du paon=--He is                         5
the jay decked with the peacock's feathers. _Fr._

=C'est le ton qui fait la musique=--In music everything
depends on the tone. _Fr. Pr._

=C'est le valet du diable, il fait plus qu'on ne lui
ordonne=--He who does more than he is bid is
the devil's valet. _Fr. Pr._

=C'est l'imagination qui gouverne le genre
humain=--The human race is governed by its
imagination. _Napoleon._

=C'est partout comme chez nous=--It is everywhere
the same as among ourselves. _Fr. Pr._

=C'est peu que de courir; il faut partir à point=--It                 10
is not enough to run, one must set out in time.
_Fr. Pr._

=C'est plus qu'un crime, c'est une faute=--It is
worse than a crime; it is a blunder. _Fouché._

=C'est posséder les biens que de savoir s'en
passer=--To know how to dispense with things
is to possess them. _Regnard._

=C'est son cheval de bataille=--That is his forte
(_lit._ war-horse). _Fr._

=C'est trop aimer quand on en meurt=--It is loving
too much to die of loving. _Fr. Pr._

=C'est une autre chose=--That's another matter.                       15

=C'est une grande folie de vouloir être sage
tout seul=--It is a great folly to wish to be wise
all alone. _La Roche._

=C'est une grande misère que de n'avoir pas
assez d'esprit pour bien parler, ni assez de
jugement pour se taire=--It is a great misfortune
not to have enough of ability to speak well,
nor sense enough to hold one's tongue. _La

=C'est un zéro en chiffres=--He is a mere cipher. _Fr._

=Cet animal est très méchant: / Quand on
l'attaque, il se défend=--That animal is very
vicious; it defends itself if you attack it. _Fr._

=Ceteris paribus=--Other things being equal.                          20

=Ceterum censeo=--But my decided opinion is.

=Cet homme va à bride abattue=--That man goes
at full speed (_lit._ with loose reins). _Fr. Pr._

=Ceux qui parlent beaucoup, ne disent jamais
rien=--Those who talk much never say anything
worth listening to. _Boileau._

=Ceux qui s'appliquent trop aux petites choses
deviennent ordinairement incapables des
grandes=--Those who occupy their minds too
much with small matters generally become incapable
of great. _La Roche._

=Chacun à sa marotte=--Every one to his hobby.                        25
_Fr. Pr._

=Chacun à son goût=--Every one to his taste. _Fr._

=Chacun à son métier, et les vaches seront bien
gardées=--Let every one mind his own business,
and the cows will be well cared for. _Fr. Pr._

=Chacun cherche son semblable=--Like seeks like.
_Fr. Pr._

=Chacun dit du bien de son cœur et personne
n'en ose dire de son esprit=--Every one speaks
well of his heart, but no one dares boast of his
wit. _La Roche._

=Chacun doit balayer devant sa propre porte=--Everybody               30
ought to sweep before his own door.
_Fr. Pr._

=Chacun en particulier peut tromper et être
trompé; personne n'a trompé tout le monde,
et tout le monde n'a trompé personne=--Individuals
may deceive and be deceived; no
one has deceived every one, and every one has
deceived no one. _Bonhours._

=Chacun n'est pas aise qui danse=--Not every one
who dances is happy. _Fr. Pr._

=Chacun porte sa croix=--Every one bears his
cross. _Fr._

=Chacun pour soi et Dieu pour tous=--Every one
for himself and God for all. _Fr. Pr._

=Chacun tire l'eau à son moulin=--Every one                           35
draws the water to his own mill. _Fr. Pr._

=Chacun vaut son prix=--Every man has his value.
_Fr. Pr._

[Greek: Chalepa ta kala]--What is excellent is difficult.

=Chance corrects us of many faults that reason
would not know how to correct.= _La Roche._

=Chance generally favours the prudent.= _Joubert._

=Chance is but the pseudonym of God for those=                        40
=particular cases which He does not choose
to subscribe openly with His own sign-manual.=

=Chance is the providence of adventurers.=

=Chance will not do the work: / Chance sends
the breeze, / But if the pilot slumber at the
helm, / The very wind that wafts us towards
the port / May dash us on the shelves.= _Scott._

=Chances, as they are now called, I regard as
guidances, and even, if rightly understood,
commands, which, as far as I have read
history, the best and sincerest men think
providential.= _Ruskin._

=Change is inevitable in a progressive country--is
constant.= _Disraeli._

=Change of fashions is the tax which industry=                        45
=imposes on the vanity of the rich.= _Chamfort._

=Changes are lightsome, an' fules are fond o'
them.= _Sc. Pr._

=Change yourself, and your fortune will change
too.= _Port. Pr._

=Chansons-à-boire=--Drinking-songs. _Fr._

=Chapeau bas=--Hats off. _Fr._

=Chapelle ardente=--Place where a dead body lies                      50
in state. _Fr._

=Chapter of accidents.= _Chesterfield._

=Chaque âge a ses plaisirs, son esprit, et ses
mœurs=--Every age has its pleasures, its style
of wit, and its peculiar manners. _Boileau._

=Chaque branche de nos connaissances passe
successivement par trois états théoretiques
différents: l'état théologique, ou fictif; l'état
métaphysique, ou abstrait; l'état scientifique,
ou positif=--Each department of knowledge
passes in succession through three different
theoretic stages: the theologic stage, or fictitious;
the metaphysical, or abstract; the scientific,
or positive. _A. Comte._

=Chaque demain apporte son pain=--Every to-morrow
supplies its own loaf. _Fr. Pr._

=Chaque instant de la vie est un pas vers la
mort=--Each moment of life is one step nearer
death. _Corneille._

=Chaque médaille a son revers=--Every medal has
its reverse. _Fr. Pr._

=Chaque potier vante sa pot=--Every potter cracks
up his own vessel. _Fr. Pr._

=Char-à-bancs=--A pleasure car. _Fr._                                  5

=Character gives splendour to youth, and awe
to wrinkled skin and grey hairs.= _Emerson._

=Character is a fact, and that is much in a
world of pretence and concession.= _A. B.

=Character is a perfectly educated will.= _Novalis._

=Character is a reserved force which acts
directly by presence and without means.=

=Character is a thing that will take care of=                         10
=itself.= _J. G. Holland._

=Character is centrality, the impossibility of
being displaced or overset.= _Emerson._

=Character is higher than intellect. Thinking
is the function; living is the functionary.=

=Character is impulse reined down into steady
continuance.= _C. H. Parkhurst._

=Character is the result of a system of stereotyped
principles.= _Hume._

=Character is the spiritual body of the person,=                      15
=and represents the individualisation of vital
experience, the conversion of unconscious
things into self-conscious men.= _Whipple._

=Character is victory organised.= _Napoleon._

=Character is what Nature has engraven on us;
can we then efface it?= _Voltaire._

=Characters are developed, and never change.=

=Character teaches over our head, above our
wills.= _Emerson._

=Character wants room; must not be crowded=                           20
=on by persons, nor be judged of from glimpses
got in the press of affairs or a few occasions.=

=Charbonnier est maître chez soi=--A coalheaver's
house is his castle.

=Charge, Chester, charge! On, Stanley, on! /
Were the last words of Marmion.= _Scott._

=Chargé d'affaires=--A subordinate diplomatist.

=Charity begins at hame, but shouldna end
there.= _Sc. Pr._

=Charity begins at home.= _Pr._                                       25

=Charity draws down a blessing on the charitable.=
_Le Sage._

=Charity gives itself rich; covetousness hoards
itself poor.= _Ger. Pr._

=Charity is the scope of all God's commands.=
_St. Chrysostom._

=Charity is the temple of which justice is the
foundation, but you can't have the top without
the bottom.= _Ruskin._

=Charity shall cover the multitude of sins.= _St._                    30

=Charm'd with the foolish whistling of a name.=

=Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the
soul.= _Pope._

=Charms which, like flowers, lie on the surface
and always glitter, easily produce vanity;
whereas other excellences, which lie deep
like gold and are discovered with difficulty,
leave their possessors modest and proud.=
_Jean Paul._

=Charta non erubescit=--A document does not
blush. _Pr._

=Chasse cousin=--Bad wine, _i.e._, such as was given                  35
to poor relations to drive them off. _Fr._

=Chassez le naturel, il revient au galop=--Drive
out Nature, she is back on you in a trice. _Fr.
from Hor._

=Chaste as the icicle / That's curded by the
frost from purest snow, / And hangs on
Dian's temple.= _Coriolanus_, v. 3.

=Chastise the good, and he will grow better;
chastise the bad, and he will grow worse.=
_It. Pr._

=Chastity is like an icicle; if it once melts,
that's the last of it.= _Pr._

=Chastity is the band that holds together the=                        40
=sheaf of all holy affections and duties.=

=Chastity, lost once, cannot be recalled; it goes
only once.= _Ovid._

=Châteaux en Espagne.=--Castles in the air (_lit._
castles in Spain). _Fr._

=Chat échaudé craint l'eau froide=--A scalded cat
dreads cold water. _Fr. Pr._

=Cheapest is the dearest.= _Pr._

=Che dorme coi cani, si leva colle pulci=--Those                      45
who sleep with dogs will rise up with fleas. _It.

=Cheerfulness is health; the opposite, melancholy,
is disease.= _Haliburton._

=Cheerfulness is just as natural to the heart
of a man in strong health as colour to his
cheek.= _Ruskin._

=Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health,
and is as friendly to the mind as to the body.=

=Cheerfulness is the daughter of employment.=
_Dr. Horne._

=Cheerfulness is the heaven under which everything=                   50
=but poison thrives.= _Jean Paul._

=Cheerfulness is the very flower of health.=

=Cheerfulness opens, like spring, all the blossoms
of the inward man.= _Jean Paul._

=Cheese is gold in the morning, silver at mid-day,
and lead at night.= _Ger. Pr._

=Chef de cuisine=--A head-cook. _Fr._

=Chef-d'œuvre=--A masterpiece. _Fr._                                  55

=Chemin de fer=--The iron way, the railway. _Fr._

=Che ne può la gatta se la massaia è matta=--How
can the cat help it if the maid is fool (enough
to leave things in her way)? _It. Pr._

=Che quegli è tra gli stolti bene abbasso, / Che
senza distinzion afferma o niega, / Così nell'
un, come nell' altro passo=--He who without
discrimination affirms or denies, ranks lowest
among the foolish ones, and this in either case,
_i.e._, in denying as well as affirming. _Dante._

=Chercher à connaître, c'est chercher à douter=--To
seek to know is to seek occasion to doubt.

=Che sarà, sarà=--What will be, will be. _M._                         60

=Chevalier d'industrie=--One who lives by persevering
fraud (_lit._ a knight of industry). _Fr._

=Chevaux de frise=--A defence of spikes against
cavalry. _Fr._

=Chewing the food of sweet and bitter fancy.=
_As You Like It_, iv. 3.

=Chew the cud of politics.= _Swift._

=Chi altri giudica, sè condanna=--Whoso judges
others condemns himself. _It. Pr._

=Chi ama, crede=--He who loves, believes. _It. Pr._                    5

=Chi ama, qual chi muore / Non ha da gire al
ciel dal mondo altr' ale=--He who loves, as well
as he who dies, needs no other wing by which to
soar from earth to heaven. _Michael Angelo._

=Chi ama, teme=--He who loves, fears. _It. Pr._

=Chi asino è, e cervo esser si crede, al saltar
del fosso se n'avvede=--He who is an ass and
thinks he is a stag, will find his error when he
has to leap a ditch. _It. Pr._

=Chi compra ciò pagar non può, vende ciò che
non vuole=--He who buys what he cannot pay
for, sells what he fain would not. _It. Pr._

=Chi compra ha bisogno di cent occhi=--He who                         10
buys requires an hundred eyes. _It. Pr._

=Chi compra terra, compra guerra=--Who buys
land, buys war. _It. Pr._

=Chi con l'occhio vede, di cuor crede=--Seeing is
believing (_lit._ he who sees with the eye believes
with the heart). _It. Pr._

=Chi da il suo inanzi morire s'apparecchia assai
patire=--He who gives of his wealth before dying,
prepares himself to suffer much. _It. Pr._

=Chi dinanzi mi pinge, di dietro mi tinge=--He
who paints me before, blackens me behind. _It.

=Chi due padroni ha da servire, ad uno ha da=                         15
=mentire=--Whoso serves two masters must lie to
one of them. _It. Pr._

=Chi é causa del suo mal, pianga se stesso=--He
who is the cause of his own misfortunes may
bewail them himself. _It. Pr._

=Chi edifica, sua borsa purifica=--He who builds
clears his purse. _It. Pr._

=Chien sur son fumier est hardi=--A dog is bold
on his own dunghill. _Fr. Pr._

=Chi erra nelle decine, erra nelle migliaja=--He
who errs in the tens, errs in the thousands. _It.

=Chiesa libera in libero stato=--A free church in                     20
a free state. _Cavour._

=Chi fa il conto senza l'oste, gli convien farlo
due volte=--He who reckons without his host
must reckon again. _It. Pr._

=Chi fa quel ch' e' può, non fa mal bene=--He who
does all he can do never does well. _It. Pr._

=Chi ha capo di cera non vada al sole=--Let not
him whose head is of wax walk in the sun. _It.

=Chi ha danari da buttar via, metta gli operaj,
e non vi stia=--He who has money to squander,
let him employ workmen and not stand by them.
_It. Pr._

=Chi ha denti, non ha pane; e chi ha pane, non=                       25
=ha denti=--He who has teeth is without bread,
and he who has bread is without teeth. _It. Pr._

=Chi ha, è=--He who has, is.

=Chi ha l'amor nel petto, ha lo sprone a' fianchi=--He
who has love in his heart has spurs in his
sides. _It. Pr._

=Chi ha lingua in bocca, può andar per tutto=--He
who has a tongue in his head can travel all
the world over. _It. Pr._

=Chi ha paura del diavolo, non fa roba=--He who
has a dread of the devil does not grow rich. _It.

=Chi ha sanità è ricco, e non lo sa=--He who has                      30
good health is rich, and does not know it. _It.

=Chi ha sospetto, di rado è in difetto=--He who
suspects is seldom at fault. _It. Pr._

=Chi ha tempo, non aspetti tempo=--He who has
time, let him not wait for time.

=Childhood and youth see all the world in persons.=

=Childhood has no forebodings; but then it is
soothed by no memories of outlived sorrow.=
_George Eliot._

=Childhood is the sleep of reason.= _Rousseau._                       35

=Childhood itself is scarcely more lovely than
a cheerful, kindly, sunshiny old age.= _Mrs.

=Childhood often holds a truth in its feeble
fingers which the grasp of manhood cannot
retain, and which it is the pride of utmost
age to recover.= _Ruskin._

=Childhood shows the man, as morning shows
the day.= _Milton._

=Childhood, who like an April morn appears, /
Sunshine and rain, hopes clouded o'er with
fears.= _Churchill._

=Children always turn toward the light.= _Hare._                      40

=Children and chickens are always a-picking.=

=Children and drunk people speak the truth.=

=Children and fools speak the truth.= _Pr._

=Children are certain sorrows, but uncertain
joys.= _Dan. Pr._

=Children are the poor man's wealth.= _Dan. Pr._                      45

=Children are very nice observers, and they
will often perceive your slightest defects.=

=Children blessings seem, but torments are, /
When young, our folly, and when old, our
fear.= _Otway._

=Children generally hate to be idle; all the care
is then that their busy humour should be constantly
employed in something of use to them.=

=Children have more need of models than of
critics.= _Joubert._

=Children have scarcely any other fear than=                          50
=that produced by strangeness.= _Jean Paul._

=Children, like dogs, have so sharp and fine a
scent, that they detect and hunt out everything--the
bad before all the rest.= _Goethe._

=Children of night, of indigestion bred.= _Churchill
of dreams._

=Children of wealth or want, to each is given /
One spot of green, and all the blue of heaven.=

=Children see in their parents the past, they
again in their children the future; and if we
find more love in parents for their children
than in children for their parents, this is sad
indeed, but natural. Who does not fondle
his hopes more than his recollections?= _Eötvös._

=Children should have their times of being off=                       55
=duty, like soldiers.= _Ruskin._

=Children should laugh, but not mock; and
when they laugh, it should not be at the
weaknesses and the faults of others.= _Ruskin._

=Children suck the mother when they are young,
and the father when they are old.= _Pr._

=Children sweeten labours, but they make misfortunes
more bitter.= _Bacon._

=Children tell in the highway what they hear
by the fireside.= _Port. Pr._

=Children think not of what is past, nor what is
to come, but enjoy the present time, which
few of us do.= _La Bruyère._

=Chi lingua ha, a Roma va=--He who has a tongue                        5
may go to Rome, _i.e._, may go anywhere. _It.

=Chi nasce bella, nasce maritata=--She who is
born a beauty is born married. _It. Pr._

=Chi niente sa, di niente dubita=--He who knows
nothing, doubts nothing. _It. Pr._

=Chi non dà fine al pensare, non dà principio al
fare=--He who is never done with thinking never
gets the length of doing. _It. Pr._

=Chi non ha cuore, abbia gambe=--He who has
no courage should have legs (to run). _It Pr._

=Chi non ha, non è=--He who has not, is not. _It._                    10

=Chi non ha piaghe, se ne fa=--He who has no
worries makes himself some. _It. Pr._

=Chi non ha testa, abbia gambe=--He who has no
brains should have legs. _It. Pr._

=Chi non istima vien stimato=--To disregard is to
win regard. _It. Pr._

=Chi non puo fare come voglia, faccia come puo=--He
who cannot do as he would, must do as he
can. _It. Pr._

=Chi non sa fingere, non sa vivere=--He that                          15
knows not how to dissemble knows not how to
live. _It. Pr._

=Chi non vede il fondo, non passi l'acqua=--Who
sees not the bottom, let him not attempt to wade
the water. _It. Pr._

=Chi non vuol servir ad un sol signor, a molto
ha da servir=--He who will not serve one master
will have to serve many. _It. Pr._

=Chi offende, non perdona mai=--He who offends
you never forgives you. _It. Pr._

=Chi offende scrive nella rena, chi è offeso nel
marmo=--He who offends writes on sand; he
who is offended, on marble. _It. Pr._

=Chi parla semina, chi tace raccoglie=--Who                           20
speaks, sows; who keeps silence, reaps. _It.

=Chi piglia leone in assenza suol temer del topi
in presenza=--He who takes a lion far off will
shudder at a mole close by. _It. Pr._

=Chi più sa, meno crede=--Who knows most, believes
least. _It. Pr._

=Chi più sa, meno parla=--Who knows most, says
least. _It. Pr._

=Chi sa la strada, puo andar di trotto=--He who
knows the road can go at a trot. _It. Pr._

=Chi sa poco presto lo dice=--He who knows little                     25
quickly tells it. _It. Pr._

=Chi serve al commune serve nessuno=--He who
serves the public serves no one. _It. Pr._

=Chi si affoga, s'attaccherebbe a' rasoj=--A drowning
man would catch at razors. _It. Pr._

=Chi si fa fango, il porco lo calpestra=--He who
makes himself dirt, the swine will tread on him.
_It. Pr._

=Chi si trova senz' amici, è come un corpo senz'
anima=--He who is without friends is like a body
without a soul. _It. Pr._

=Chi sta bene, non si muova=--Let him who is                          30
well off remain where he is. _It. Pr._

=Chi tace confessa=--Silence is confession. _It.

=Chi t'ha offeso non ti perdonera mai=--He who
has offended you will never forgive you. _It.

=Chi troppo abbraccia nulla stringe=--He who
grasps at too much holds fast nothing. _It. Pr._

=Chi tutto vuole, tutto perde=--Covet all, lose all.
_It. Pr._

=Chivalry was founded invariably by knights=                          35
=who were content all their lives with their
horse and armour and daily bread.= _Ruskin._

=Chi va piano, va sano, chi va sano va lontano=--He
who goes softly goes safely, and he who
goes safely goes far. _It. Pr._

=Chi va, vuole; chi manda, non se ha cura=--He
who goes himself, means it; he who sends another
does not care. _It. Pr._

=Chi vuol dell' acqua chiara, vada alla fonte=--He
who wants the water pure must go to the
spring-head. _It. Pr._

=Chi vuol esser mal servito tenga assai famiglia=--Let
him who would be ill served keep plenty
servants. _It. Pr._

=Chi vuol il lavoro mal fatto, paghi innanzi=                         40
=tratto=--If you wish your work ill done, pay
beforehand. _It. Pr._

=Chi vuol presto e ben, faccia da se=--He who
wishes a thing done quickly and well, must do
it himself. _It. Pr._

=Choose a good mother's daughter, though her
father were the devil.= _Gael. Pr._

=Choose always the way that seems the best,
however rough it may be. Custom will
render it easy and agreeable.= _Pythagoras._

=Choose an author as you choose a friend.= _Earl
of Roscommon._

=Choose thy speech.= _Gael. Pr._                                      45

=Choose your wife as you wish your children
to be.= _Gael. Pr._

=Chords that vibrate sweetest pleasure / Thrill
the deepest notes of woe.= _Burns._

=Chose perdue, chose connue=--A thing lost is
a thing known, _i.e._, valued. _Fr. Pr._

[Greek: Chôris to t' eipein polla kai ta kairia]--Volubility
of speech and pertinency are sometimes
very different things. _Sophocles._

=Christen haben keine Nachbarn=--Christians                           50
have no neighbours. _Ger. Pr._

=Christianity has not yet penetrated into the
whole heart of Jesus.= _Amiel._

=Christianity appeals to the noblest feelings of
the human heart, and these are emotion and
imagination.= _Shorthouse._

=Christianity has a might of its own; it is raised
above all philosophy, and needs no support
therefrom.= _Goethe._

=Christianity has made martyrdom sublime and
sorrow triumphant.= _Chopin._

=Christianity is a religion that can make men=                        55
=good, only if they are good already.= _Hegel._

=Christianity is salvation by the conversion of
the will; humanism by the enlightenment of
the mind.= _Amiel._

=Christianity is the apotheosis of grief, the
marvellous transmutation of suffering into
triumph, the death of death and the defeat
of sin.= _Amiel._

=Christianity is the practical demonstration
that holiness and pity, justice and mercy,
may meet together and become one in man
and in God.= _Amiel._

=Christianity is the root of all democracy, the
highest fact in the rights of men.= _Novalis._

=Christianity is the worship of sorrow.= _Goethe._

=Christianity's husk and shell / Threaten its
heart like a blight.= (_J. B._) _Selkirk_.

=Christianity teaches us to love our neighbour.=                       5
=Modern society acknowledges no neighbour.=

=Christianity, which is always true to the heart,
knows no abstract virtues, but virtues resulting
from our wants, and useful to all.= _Chateaubriand._

=Christianity without the cross is nothing.= _W.
H. Thomson._

=Christians have burnt each other, quite persuaded /
That all the apostles would have
done as they did.= _Byron._

=Christ is not valued at all, unless He is valued
above all.= _St. Augustine._

=Christ left us not a system of logic, but a few=                     10
=simple truths.= _B. R. Hayden._

=Christmas comes but once a year.= _Pr._

=Christ never wrote a tract, but He went about
doing good.= _Horace Mann._

=Christ's truth itself may yet be taught / With
something of the devil's spirit.= (_J. B._) _Selkirk_.

=Churches are not built on Christ's principles,
but on His tropes.= _Emerson._

=Ci-devant=--Former. _Fr._                                            15

=Cieco è l'occhio, se l'animo è distratto=--The eye
sees nothing if the mind is distracted. _It. Pr._

=Ciencia es locura si buen senso no la cura=--Knowledge
is of little use if it is not under the
direction of good sense. _Sp. Pr._

=Ci-git=--Here lies. _Fr._

=Cineri gloria sera venit=--Glory comes too late
to one in the dust. _Mart._

=Ciò che Dio vuole, io voglio=--What God wills, I                     20
will. _M._

=Ciò che si usa, non ha bisogno di scusa=--That
which is customary needs no excuse. _It. Pr._

=Circles are prais'd, not that abound / In
largeness, but th' exactly round; / So life
we praise, that does excel, / Not in much
time, but acting well.= _Waller._

=Circles in water as they wider flow, / The less
conspicuous in their progress grow, / And
when at last they trench upon the shore, /
Distinction ceases, and they're view'd no
more.= _Crabbe._

=Circles to square, and cubes to double, / Would
give a man excessive trouble.= _Prior._

=Circuitus verborum=--A roundabout story or expression.               25

=Circulus in probando=--Begging the question, or
taking for granted the point at issue (_lit._ a circle
in the proof).

=Circumstances are beyond the control of man,
but his conduct is in his own power.= _Disraeli._

=Circumstances are things round about; we are
in them, not under them.= _Landor._

=Circumstances form the character, but, like
petrifying matters, they harden while they
form.= _Landor._

=Circumstances? I make circumstances.=                                30

=Cita mors ruit=--Death is a swift rider.

=Citharœdus / Ridetur chorda qui semper obberrat
eadem=--The harper who is always at
fault on the same string is derided. _Hor._

=Cities force growth, and make men talkative
and entertaining, but they make them artificial.=

=Cities give not the human senses room enough.=

=Cities have always been the fire-places= (_i.e._,                    35
_foci_) =of civilisation, whence light and heat
radiated out into the dark, cold world.= _Theodore

=Citius venit periculum cum contemnitur=--When
danger is despised, it arrives the sooner.

=Civil dissension is a viperous worm / That
gnaws the bowels of the commonwealth.=
_1 Hen. VI._, iii. 1.

=Civilisation degrades the many to exalt the
few.= _A. B. Alcott._

=Civilisation depends on morality.= _Emerson._

=Civilisation is the result of highly complex=                        40
=organisation.= _Emerson._

=Civilisation means the recession of passional
and material life, and the development of
social and moral life.= _Ward Beecher._

=Civilisation tends to corrupt men, as large
towns vitiate the air.= _Amiel._

=Civility costs nothing, and buys everything.=
_M. Wortley Montagu._

=Clamorous labour knocks with its hundred
hands at the golden gate of the morning.=
_Newman Hall._

=Claqueur=--One hired to applaud. _Fr._                               45

=Clarior e tenebris=--The brighter from the obscurity.

=Clarum et venerabile nomen=--An illustrious and
honoured name.

=Classical quotation is the parole of literary
men all over the world.= _Johnson._

=Classisch ist das Gesunde, romantisch das
Kranke=--The healthy is classical, the unhealthy
is romantic. _Goethe._

=Claude os, aperi oculos=--Keep thy mouth shut,                       50
but thy eyes open.

=Claudite jam rivos, pueri; sat prata biberunt=--Close
up the sluices now, lads; the meadows
have drunk enough. _Virg._

=Clausum fregit=--He has broken through the enclosure,
_i.e._ committed a trespass. _L._

=Clay and clay differs in dignity, / Whose dust
is both alike.= _Cymbeline_, iv. 2.

=Cleanliness is near of kin to godliness.= _Pr._

=Clear and bright it should be ever, / Flowing=                       55
=like a crystal river; / Bright as light, and
clear as wind.= _Tennyson on the Mind._

=Clear conception leads naturally to clear and
correct expression.= _Boileau._

=Clear writers, like clear fountains, do not seem
so deep as they are; the turbid look the
most profound.= _Landor._

=Clear your mind of cant.= _Johnson._

=Clemency alone makes us equal with the gods.=

=Clemency is one of the brightest diamonds in=                        60
=the crown of majesty.= _W. Secker._

=Cleverness is serviceable for everything, sufficient
for nothing.= _Amiel._

=Clever people will recognise and tolerate nothing
but cleverness.= _Amiel._

=Climbing is performed in the same posture as
creeping.= _Swift._

=Clocks will go as they are set; but man,
irregular man, is never constant, never certain.=

=Close sits my shirt, but closer sits my skin.= _Pr._                  5

=Clothes are for necessity; warm clothes, for
health; cleanly, for decency; lasting, for
thrift; and rich, for magnificence.= _Fuller._

=Clothes have made men of us; they are threatening
to make clothes-screens of us.= _Carlyle._

=Clothes make the man.= _Dut. Pr._

=Clouds are the veil behind which the face of
day coquettishly hides itself, to enhance its
beauty.= _Jean Paul._

=Coal is a portable climate.= _Emerson._                              10

=Cobblers go to mass and pray that the cows may
die= (_i.e._, for the sake of their hides). _Port. Pr._

=Cobra buena fama, y échate á dormir=--Get a
good name, and go to sleep. _Sp. Pr._

=Cobre gana cobre que no huesos de hombre=--Money
(_lit._ copper) breeds money and not man's
bones. _Sp. Pr._

=Cœlitus mihi vires=--My strength is from heaven.

=Cœlo tegitur qui non habet urnam=--He who                            15
has no urn to hold his bones is covered by the
vault of heaven. _Lucan._

=Cœlum ipsum petimus stultitia=--We assail
heaven itself in our folly. _Hor._

=Cœlum non animum mutant qui trans mare
currunt=--Those who cross the sea change only
the climate, not their character. _Hor._

=Coerced innocence is like an imprisoned lark;
open the door, and it is off for ever.= _Haliburton._

=Cogenda mens est ut incipiat=--The mind must
be stimulated to make a beginning. _Sen._

=Cogi qui potest nescit mori=--He who can be                          20
compelled knows not how to die. _Sen._

=Cogitatio nostra cœli munimenta perrumpit,
nec contenta est, id, quod ostenditur, scire=--Our
thoughts break through the muniments of
heaven, and are not satisfied with knowing what
is offered to sense observation. _Sen._

=Cogito, ergo sum=--I think, therefore I am. _Descartes._

=Cognovit actionem=--He has admitted the action.

=Coigne of vantage.= _Macb._, i. 6.

=Coin heaven's image / In stamps that are forbid.=                    25
_Meas. for Meas._, ii. 4.

=Cold hand, warm heart.= _Pr._

=Cold pudding settles one's love.= _Pr._

=Collision is as necessary to produce virtue in
men, as it is to elicit fire in inanimate matter;
and chivalry is the essence of virtue.= _Lord
John Russell._

=Colonies don't cease to be colonies because
they are independent.= _Disraeli._

=Colour answers to feeling in man; shape, to=                         30
=thought; motion, to will.= _John Sterling._

=Colour blindness, which may mistake drab for
scarlet, is better than total blindness, which
sees no distinction of colour at all.= _George

=Colour is the type of love. Hence it is especially
connected with the blossoming of the
earth, and with its fruits; also with the
spring and fall of the leaf, and with the
morning and evening of the day, in order
to show the waiting of love about the birth
and death of man.= _Ruskin._

=Colours are the smiles of Nature ... her
laughs, as in the flowers.= _Leigh Hunt._

=Colubram in sinu fovere=--To cherish a serpent in
one's bosom.

=Columbus discovered no isle or key so lonely=                        35
=as himself.= _Emerson._

=Combien de héros, glorieux, magnanimes, ont
vécu trop d'un jour=--How many famous and
high-souled heroes have lived a day too long!
_J. B. Rousseau._

=Combinations of wickedness would overwhelm
the world, did not those who have long
practised perfidy grow faithless to each
other.= _Johnson._

=Come, and trip it as you go, / On the light
fantastic toe.= _Milton._

=Come, civil night, / Thou sober-suited matron,
all in black.= _Rom. and Jul._, iii. 2.

=Come, cordial, not poison.= _Rom. and Jul._, v. 1.                   40

=Comedians are not actors; they are only
imitators of actors.= _Zimmermann._

=Come è duro calle=--How hard is the path. _Dante._

=Come, fair Repentance, daughter of the skies! /
Soft harbinger of soon returning virtue; /
The weeping messenger of grace from
heaven.= _Browne._

=Come forth into the light of things, / Let
Nature be your teacher.= _Wordsworth._

=Come he slow or come he fast, / It is but=                           45
=Death who comes at last.= _Scott._

=Come like shadows, so depart.= _Bowles._

=Come, my best friends, my books, and lead
me on.= _Cowley._

=Come one, come all! this rock shall fly / From
its firm base as soon as I.= _Scott._

=Comes jucundus in via pro vehiculo est=--A
pleasant companion on the road is as good as a
carriage. _Pub. Syr._

=Come the three corners of the world in arms, /=                      50
=And we shall shock them. Nought shall
make us rue, / If England to itself do rest
but true.= _King John_, v. 7.

=Come, we burn daylight.= _Rom. and Jul._, i. 4.

=Come what come may, / Time and the hour
runs through the roughest day.= _Macb._, i. 3.

=Come what sorrow can, / It cannot countervail
th' exchange of joy / That one short
minute gives me in her sight.= _Rom. and
Jul._, ii. 6.

=Comfort is the god of this world, but comfort
it will never obtain by making it an object.=

=Comfort's in heaven; and we are on the earth, /=                     55
=Where nothing lives but crosses, care, and
grief.= _Rich. II._, ii. 2.

=Coming events cast their shadows before.=

=Comitas inter gentes=--Courtesy between nations.

=Command large fields, but cultivate small
ones.= _Virg._

=Comme il faut=--As it should be. _Fr._

=Comme je fus=--As I was. _M._                                        60

=Comme je trouve=--As I find it. _M._

=Commend a fool for his wit or a knave for his
honesty, and he will receive you into his
bosom.= _Fielding._

=Commend me rather to him who goes wrong
in a way that is his own, than to him
who walks correctly in a way that is not.=

=Commerce changes the fate and genius of
nations.= _T. Gray._

=Commerce flourishes by circumstances, precarious,
contingent, transitory, almost as
liable to change as the winds and waves that
waft it to our shores.= _Colton._

=Commerce has set the mark of selfishness, the=                        5
=signet of all-enslaving power, upon a shining
ore and called it gold.= _Shelley._

=Commerce is a game of skill, which every one
cannot play, which few men can play well.=

=Commerce is one of the daughters of Fortune,
inconstant and deceitful as her mother. She
chooses her residence where she is least
expected, and shifts her abode when her continuance
is, in appearance, most firmly
settled.= _Johnson._

=Commit a crime, and the earth is made of glass.=

=Committunt multi eadem diverso crimina fato, /
Ille crucem sceleris pretium tulerit, hic diadema=--How
different the fate of men who commit
the same crimes! For the same villany one
man goes to the gallows, and another is raised to
a throne.

=Common as light is love, / And its familiar=                         10
=voice wearies not ever.= _Shelley._

=Common chances common men can bear.= _Coriolanus_,
iv. 1.

=Common distress is a great promoter both of
friendship and speculation.= _Swift._

=Common fame is seldom to blame.= _Pr._

=Commonly they use their feet for defence
whose tongue is their weapon.= _Sir P. Sidney._

=Common men are apologies for men; they=                              15
=bow the head, excuse themselves with prolix
reasons, and accumulate appearances, because
the substance is not.= _Emerson._

=Common-place people see no difference between
one man and another.= _Pascal._

=Common-sense is calculation applied to life.=

=Common-sense is the average sensibility and
intelligence of men undisturbed by individual
peculiarities.= _W. R. Alger._

=Common-sense is the genius of humanity.=

=Common-sense is the measure of the possible;=                        20
=it is calculation applied to life.= _Amiel._

=Common souls pay with what they do; nobler
souls, with what they are.= _Emerson._

=Communautés commencent par bâtir leur
cuisine=--Communities begin with building their
kitchen. _Fr. Pr._

=Commune bonum=--A common good.

=Commune naufragium omnibus est consolatio=--A
shipwreck (disaster) that is common is a
consolation to all. _Pr._

=Commune periculum concordiam parit=--A common                        25
danger tends to concord. _L._

=Communia esse amicorum inter se omnia=--All
things are common among friends. _Ter._

=Communibus annis=--One year with another.

=Communi consensu=--By common consent.

=Communion is the law of growth, and homes
only thrive when they sustain relations with
each other.= _J. G. Holland._

=Communism is the exploitation of the strong=                         30
=by the weak. In communism, inequality
springs from placing mediocrity on a level
with excellence.= _Proudhon._

=Como canta el abad, así responde el monacillo=--As
the abbot sings, the sacristan answers. _Sp.

=Compagnon de voyage=--A fellow-traveller. _Pr._

=Company, villanous company, has been the
spoil of me.= 1 _Hen. IV._, iii. 3.

=Comparaison n'est pas raison=--Comparison is
no proof. _Fr. Pr._

=Compare her face with some that I shall=                             35
=show, / And I will make thee think thy
swan a crow.= _Rom. and Jul._, i. 2.

=Comparisons are odious.= _Burton._

=Comparisons are odorous.= _Much Ado_, iii. 5.

=Compassion to the offender who has grossly
violated the laws is, in effect, a cruelty to
the peaceable subject who has observed
them.= _Junius._

=Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation.=
_Ward Beecher._

=Compendia dispendia=--Short cuts are roundabout                      40

=Compendiaria res improbitas, virtusque tarda=--Vice
is summary in its procedure, virtue is

=Compesce mentem=--Restrain thy irritation. _Hor._

=Complaining never so loud, and with never so
much reason, is of no use.= _Emerson._

=Complaining profits little; stating of the truth
may profit.= _Carlyle._

=Complaint is the largest tribute heaven receives,=                   45
=and the sincerest part of our devotion.=

=Compliments are only lies in court clothes.=
_J. Sterling._

=Componitur orbis / Regis ad exemplum; nec
sic inflectere sensus / Humanos edicta
valent, quam vita regentis=--Manners are
fashioned after the example of the king, and
edicts have less effect on them than the life of
the ruler. _Claud._

=Compose thy mind, and prepare thy soul calmly
to obey; such offering will be more acceptable
to God than every other sacrifice.=

=Compositum miraculi causa=--A story trumped
up to astonish. _Tac._

=Compos mentis=--Of a sound mind.                                     50

=Compound for sins they are inclined to / By
damning those they have no mind to.= _Butler._

=Comprendre c'est pardonner=--To understand is
to pardon. _Mad. de Staël._

=Compte rendu=--Report, return. _Fr._

=Con agua pasada no muele molino=--The mill
grinds no corn with water that has passed. _Sp.

=Con amore=--With love; earnestly. _It._

=Con arte e con inganno si vive mezzo l'anno;
con inganno si vive l'altra parte=--People live
with art and deception one half the year, and
with deception and art the other half. _It. Pr._

=Conceal not the meanness of thy family, nor
think it disgraceful to be descended from
peasants; for when it is seen thou art not
thyself ashamed, no one will endeavour to
make thee so.= _Cervantes._

=Conceit in weakest bodies strongest works.=
_Ham._, iii. 4.

=Conceit may puff a man up, but never prop
him up.= _Ruskin._

=Concentration is the secret of strength in
politics, in war, in trade, in short, in all the
management of human affairs.= _Emerson._

=Concio ad clerum=--An address to the clergy.                          5

=Concordia discors=--A jarring or discordant concord.

=Concordia res parvæ crescunt, discordia maximæ
dilabuntur=--With concord small things increase,
with discord the greatest go to ruin. _Sall._

=Concours=--A competition. _Fr._

=Condemnable idolatry is insincere idolatry--a
human soul clinging spasmodically to an Ark
of the Covenant, which it half feels is now a
phantasm.= _Carlyle._

=Condemn the fault, and not the actor of it! /=                       10
=Why, every fault's condemned ere it be done.=
_Meas. for Meas._, ii. 2.

=Condense some daily experience into a glowing
symbol, and an audience is electrified.=

=Con dineros no te conocerás, sin dineros no te
conocerán=--With money you would not know
yourself; without it, no one would know you.
_Sp. Pr._

=Condition, circumstance, is not the thing, /
Bliss is the same in subject or in king.= _Pope._

=Conditions are pleasant or grievous to us
according to our sensibilities.= _Lew. Wallace._

=Con el Rey y con la Inquisicion, chitos=--With                       15
the King and the Inquisition, hush! _Sp. Pr._

=Confessed faults are half mended.= _Sc. Pr._

=Confess yourself to Heaven; / Repent what's
past; avoid what is to come; / And do not
spread the compost on the weeds, / To make
them ranker.= _Ham._, iii. 4.

=Confess you were wrong yesterday; it will
show you are wise to-day.= _Pr._

=Confidence imparts a wondrous inspiration to
its possessor. It bears him on in security,
either to meet no danger or to find matter
of glorious trial.= _Milton._

=Confidence in another man's virtue is no slight=                     20
=evidence of a man's own.= _Montaigne._

=Confidence in one's self is the chief nurse of
magnanimity.= _Sir P. Sidney._

=Confidence is a plant of slow growth in an
aged bosom.= _Chatham._

=Confidence is a thing not to be produced by
compulsion. Men cannot be forced into
trust.= _D. Webster._

=Confido, conquiesco=--I trust, and am at rest. _M._

=Confine your tongue, lest it confine you.= _Pr._                     25

=Confrère=--A brother monk or associate. _Fr._

=Confusion now hath made his masterpiece. /
Most sacrilegious murder hath broke ope /
The Lord's anointed temple, and stole
thence / The life o' the building.= _Macb._, ii. 1.

=Confusion worse confounded.= _Milton._

=Congé d'élire=--A leave to elect. _Fr._

=Con poco cervello si governa il mondo=--The                          30
world is governed with small wit. _It. Pr._

=Conquer we shall, but we must first contend; /
'Tis not the fight that crowns us, but the
end.= _Herrick._

=Conscia mens recti famæ mendacia risit=--The
mind conscious of integrity ever scorns the lies
of rumour. _Ovid._

=Conscience does make cowards of us all; / And
thus the native hue of resolution / Is sicklied
o'er with the pale cast of thought; / And
enterprises of great pith and moment, / With
this regard, their currents turn awry, / And
lose the name of action.= _Ham._, iii. 1.

=Conscience is but a word that cowards use, /
Devised at first to keep the strong in awe; /
Our strong arms be our conscience, swords
our law.= _Rich. III._, v. 3.

=Conscience is our magnetic needle; / reason,=                        35
=our chart.= _Joseph Cook._

=Conscience is the chamber of justice.= _Origen._

=Conscience is the compass of the unknown.=
_Joseph Cook._

=Conscience is the sentinel of virtue.= _Johnson._

=Conscience is the voice of the soul; the passions,
of the body.= _Rousseau._

=Conscience is wiser than science.= _Lavater._                        40

=Conscientia mille testes=--Conscience is equal to
a thousand witnesses. _Pr._

=Con scienza=--With a knowledge of the subject. _It._

=Consecrated is the spot which a good man has
trodden.= _Goethe._

=Consecration is going out into the world where
God Almighty is, and using every power for
His glory.= _Ward Beecher._

=Conseil d'état=--Council of state.                                   45

=Consensus facit legem=--Consent makes the law.

=Consequitur quodcunque petit=--He attains to
whatever he aims at. _M._

=Conservatism is the pause on the last movement.=

=Consideration, like an angel, came, / And
whipp'd th' offending Adam out of him, /
Leaving his body as a paradise, / To envelop
and contain celestial spirits.= _Henry
V._, i. 1.

=Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow;=                    50
=they toil not, neither do they spin; and yet
I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his
glory was not arrayed like one of these.=

=Consilio et animis=--By counsel and courage. _M._

=Conspicuous by its absence.= _Lord John Russell._

=Constans et fidelitate=--Constant and with faithfulness.

=Constant attention wears the active mind, /
Blots out her powers, and leaves a blank
behind.= _Churchill._

=Constantia et virtute=--By constancy and virtue.                     55

=Constantly choose rather to want less than to
have more.= _Thomas à Kempis._

=Constant occupation prevents temptation.= _It.

=Constant thought will overflow in words unconsciously.=

=Consuetudinis magna vis est=--The force of habit
is great. _Cic._

=Consuetudo est altera lex=--Custom is a second                       60
law. _L._

=Consuetudo est secunda natura=--Custom is a
second nature. _St. Aug._

=Consuetudo pro lege servatur=--Custom is observed
as law. _L._

=Consult duty, not events.= _Landor._

=Contaminate our fingers with base bribes?...
I'd rather be a dog and bay the moon than
such a Roman.= _Jul. Cæs._, iv. 3.

=Contas na maõ, e o demonio no coraçaõ=--Rosary                        5
in the hand, and the devil in the heart. _Port. Pr._

=Contemni est gravius stultitiæ quam percuti=--To
be despised is more galling to a foolish man
than to be whipped.

=Contemporaries appreciate the man rather
than his merit; posterity will regard the
merit rather than the man.= _Colton._

=Contempt is a dangerous element to sport in; a
deadly one, if we habitually live in it.= _Carlyle._

=Contempt is a kind of gangrene, which, if it
seizes one part of a character, corrupts all
the rest by degrees.= _Johnson._

=Contempt is the only way to triumph over=                            10
=calumny.= _Mde. de Maintenon._

=Contented wi' little, an' cantie (cheerily happy)
wi' mair.= _Burns._

=Content if hence th' unlearn'd their wants may
view, / The learn'd reflect on what before
they knew.= _Pope._

=Contention is a hydra's head; the more they
strive, the more they may.= _Burton._

=Contention, like a horse / Full of high feeding,
madly hath broken loose, / And bears
all down before him.=     2 _Hen. IV._, i. 1.

=Contentions fierce, / Ardent, and dire, spring=                      15
=from no petty cause.= _Scott._

=Contentions for trifles can get but a trifling
victory.= _Sir P. Sidney._

=Content is better than riches.= _Pr._

=Content is the true philosopher's stone.= _Pr._

=Contentment, as it is a short road and pleasant,
has great delight and little trouble.= _Epictetus._

=Contentment consisteth not in adding more=                           20
=fuel, but in taking away some fire.= _Fuller._

=Contentment is natural wealth.= _Socrates._

=Contentment will make a cottage look as fair
as a palace.= _W. Secker._

=Contentment without money is the philosopher's
stone.= _Lichtwer._

=Content's a kingdom, and I wear that crown.=

=Content thyself to be obscurely good; / When=                        25
=vice prevails, and impious men bear sway, /
The post of honour is a private station.=

=Content with poverty, my soul I arm; / And
virtue, though in rags, will keep me warm.=
_Dryden after Hor._

=Contesa vecchia tosto si fa nuova=--An old feud
is easily renewed. _It. Pr._

=Conticuere omnes, intentique ora tenebant=--All
were at once silent and listened intent. _Virg._

=Continued eloquence wearies.= _Pascal._

=Contra bonos mores=--Against good morals.                            30

=Contra malum mortis, non est medicamen in
hortis=--Against the evil of death there is no
remedy in the garden.

=Contraria contrariis curantur=--Contraries are
cured by contraries.

=Contrast increases the splendour of beauty,
but it disturbs its influence; it adds to its
attractiveness, but diminishes its power.=

=Contrat social=--The social compact, specially
Rousseau's theory thereof.

=Contra verbosos noli contendere verbis; /=                           35
=Sermo datur cunctis, animi sapientia paucis=--Don't
contend with words against wordy
people; speech is given to all, wisdom to few.

=Contredire, c'est quelquefois frapper à une
porte, pour savoir s'il y a quelqu'un dans
la maison=--To contradict sometimes means to
knock at the door in order to know whether
there is any one in the house. _Fr. Pr._

=Contre fortune bon cœur=--Against change of
fortune set a bold heart. _Fr. Pr._

=Contre les rebelles, c'est cruauté que d'estre
humain et humanité d'estre cruel=--Against
rebels it is cruelty to be humane, and humanity
to be cruel. _Corneille Muis._

=Contre-temps=--A mischance. _Fr._

=Contrivances of the time / For sowing broadcast=                     40
=the seeds of crime.= _Longfellow._

=Contumeliam si dicis, audies=--If you utter abuse,
you must expect to receive it. _Plaut._

=Conversation enriches the understanding; but
solitude is the school of genius.= _Gibbon._

=Conversation in society is found to be on a
platform so low as to exclude science, the
saint, and the poet.= _Emerson._

=Conversation is an abandonment to ideas, a
surrender to persons.= _A. B. Alcott._

=Conversation is an art in which a man has all=                       45
=mankind for competitors.= _Emerson._

=Conversation is a traffic; and if you enter into
it without some stock of knowledge to balance
the account perpetually, the trade drops
at once.= _Sterne._

=Conversation will not corrupt us if we come to
the assembly in our own garb and speech,
and with the energy of health to select what
is ours and reject what is not.= _Emerson._

=Converse with a mind that is grandly simple,
and literature looks like word-catching.=

=Conversion--a grand epoch for a man; properly
the one epoch; the turning-point which
guides upwards, or guides downwards, him
and his activities for evermore.= _Carlyle._

=Conversion is the awakening of a soul to see=                        50
=into the awful= _truth_ =of things; to see that
Time and its shows all rest on Eternity,
and this poor earth of ours is the threshold
either of heaven or hell.= _Carlyle._

=Convey a libel in a frown, / And wink a reputation
down.= _Swift._

=Convey thy love to thy friend as an arrow to
the mark; not as a ball against the wall, to
rebound back again.= _Quarles._

=Conviction, never so excellent, is worthless
till it convert itself into conduct.= _Carlyle._

=Copia verborum=--Superabundance of words.

=Coraçaõ determinado, naõ soffre conselho=--He                        55
brooks no advice whose mind is made up. _Port.

=Coram domino rege=--Before our lord the king.

=Coram nobis=--Before the court.

=Coram non judice=--Before one who is not a judge.

=Corbies (crows) and clergy are kittle shot (hard
to hit).= _Sc. Pr._

=Corbies dinna pick oot corbies' een=, _i.e._, harm
each other. _Sc. Pr._

=Cordon bleu=--A skilful cook (_lit._ a blue ribbon).

=Cordon sanitaire=--A guard to prevent a disease
spreading. _Fr._

=Corn is gleaned with wind, and the soul with=                         5
=chastening.= _Geo. Herbert._

=Cor nobile, cor immobile=--A noble heart is an
immovable heart.

=Coronat virtus cultores suos=--Virtue crowns her
votaries. _M._

=Corpo ben feito naõ ha mester capa=--A body
that is well made needs no cloak. _Port. Pr._

=Corpora lente augescunt, cito extinguuntur=--All
bodies are slow in growth, rapid in decay.

=Corporations cannot commit treason, nor be=                          10
=outlawed nor excommunicated, for they have
no souls.= _Coke._

=Corporations have neither bodies to be punished
nor souls to be damned.= _Thurlow._

=Corporis et fortunæ bonorum, ut initium, finis
est. Omnia orta occidunt, et aucta senescunt=--The
blessings of health and fortune, as
they have a beginning, must also have an end.
Everything rises but to fall, and grows but to
decay. _Sall._

=Corpo satollo non crede all' affamato=--A satisfied
appetite does not believe in hunger. _It. Pr._

=Corps d'armée=--A military force. _Fr._

=Corps diplomatique=--The diplomatic body. _Fr._                      15

=Corpus Christi=--Festival in honour of the Eucharist
or body of Christ.

=Corpus delicti=--The body of the offence. _L._

=Corpus sine pectore=--A body without a soul.

=Correct counting keeps good friends.= _Gael. Pr._

=Correction does much, but encouragement does=                        20
=more.= _Goethe._

=Correction is good, administered in time.= _Dan.

=Corre lontano chi non torna mai=--He runs a
long way who never turns. _It. Pr._

=Corrigenda=--Corrections to be made.

=Corrupted freemen are the worst of slaves.=

=Corruption is like a ball of snow, when once=                        25
=set a rolling it must increase.= _Colton._

=Corruptions can only be expiated by the blood
of the just ascending to heaven by the steps
of the scaffold.= _De Tocqueville._

=Corruptio optimi pessima=--The corruption of the
best is the worst. _Anon._

=Corruptissima in republica plurimæ leges=--In
a state in which corruption abounds laws are
very numerous. _Tac._

=Cor unum, via una=--One heart, one way. _M._

=Corvées=--Forced labour, formerly exacted of the                     30
peasantry in France. _Fr._

=Cosa ben fatta è fatta due volte=--A thing well
done is twice done. _It. Pr._

=Cosa fatta, capo ha=--A thing which is done has
a head, _i.e._, it is never done till completed. _It.

=Cosa mala nunca muere=--A bad thing never dies.
_Sp. Pr._

=Così fan tutti=--So do they all. _It._

=Cos ingeniorum=--A whetstone to their wit.                           35

=Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy, / But
not expressed in fancy; rich, not gaudy; /
For the apparel oft proclaims the man.=
_Ham._, i. 3.

=Costumbre hace ley=--Custom becomes law. _Sp.

=Could everything be done twice, it would be
done better.= _Ger. Pr._

=Could great men thunder / As Jove himself
does, Jove would ne'er be quiet; / For every
pelting, petty officer / Would use his heaven
for thunder; nothing but thunder.= _Meas. for
Meas._, ii. 2.

=Could we forbear dispute and practise love, /=                       40
=We should agree as angels do above.=

=Could you see every man's career in life, you
would find a woman clogging him ... or
cheering him and goading him.= _Thackeray._

=Couleur de rose=--A flattering representation.

=Count art by gold, and it fetters the feet it
once winged.= _Ouida._

=Count the world not an inn but an hospital;
and a place not to live in, but to die in.=

=Countries are well cultivated, not as they=                          45
=are fertile, but as they are free.= _Montesquieu._

=Coup de grace=--The finishing stroke. _Fr._

=Coup de main=--A bold effort; a surprise.

=Coup de pied=--A kick. _Fr._

=Coup de soleil=--Stroke of the sun. _Fr._

=Coup d'essai=--First attempt. _Fr._                                  50

=Coup d'état=--A sudden stroke of policy. _Fr._

=Coup de théâtre=--Theatrical effect. _Fr._

=Coup d'œil=--A glance of the eye; a prospect.

=Courage against misfortune, and reason
against passion.= _Pr._

=Courage and modesty are the most unequivocal=                        55
=of virtues, for they are of a kind that hypocrisy
cannot imitate.= _Goethe._

=Courage consists in equality to the problem
before us.= _Emerson._

=Courage consists not in blindly overlooking
danger, but in meeting it with the eyes
open.= _Jean Paul._

=Courage consists not in hazarding without
fear, but being resolutely minded in a just
cause.= _Plutarch._

=Courage! even sorrows, when once they are
vanished, quicken the soul, as rain the valley.=

=Courage is generosity of the highest order,=                         60
=for the brave are prodigal of the most precious
things.= _Colton._

=Courage is on all hands considered an essential
of high character.= _Froude._

=Courage is the wisdom of manhood; foolhardiness,
the folly of youth.= _Pr._

=Courage mounteth with occasion.= _King John_,
ii. 1.

=Courage never to submit or yield.= _Milton._

=Courage of soul is necessary for the triumphs=                       65
=of genius.= _Mme. de Staël._

=Courage of the soldier awakes the courage of
woman.= _Emerson._

=Courage, or the degree of life, is as the degree
of circulation of the blood in the arteries.=

=Courage sans peur=--Courage without fear. _Fr._

=Courage, sir, / That makes man or woman
look their goodliest.= _Tennyson._

=Courage, so far as it is a sign of race, is peculiarly
the mark of a gentleman or a lady;
but it becomes vulgar if rude or insensitive.=

=Courtesy costs nothing.= _Pr._                                        5

=Courtesy is cumbersome to him that kens it
not.= _Sc. Pr._

=Courtesy is often sooner found in lowly sheds
with smoky rafters, than in tapestry halls
and courts of princes, where it first was
named.= _Milton._

=Courtesy itself must convert to disdain, if you
come in her presence.= _Much Ado_, i. 1.

=Courtesy never broke one's crown.= _Gael.

=Courtesy of temper, when it is used to veil=                         10
=churlishness of deed, is but a knight's girdle
around the breast of a base clown.= _Scott._

=Courtship consists in a number of quiet attentions,
not so pointed as to alarm, nor so
vague as not to be understood.= _Sterne._

=Coûte qu'il coûte=--Let it cost what it may.

=Cover yourself with honey and the flies will
fasten on you.= _Pr._

=Covetous men need money least, yet most
affect it; and prodigals, who need it most,
do least regard it.= _Theod. Parker._

=Covetousness bursts the bag.= _Pr._                                  15

=Covetousness is a sort of mental gluttony, not
confined to money, but greedy of honour and
feeding on selfishness.= _Chamfort._

=Covetousness is ever attended with solicitude
and anxiety.= _B. Franklin._

=Covetousness is rich, while modesty goes
barefoot.= _Phædrus._

=Covetousness, like jealousy, when it has once
taken root, never leaves a man but with his
life.= _T. Hughes._

=Covetousness often starves other vices.= _Sc._                       20

=Covetousness swells the principal to no purpose,
and lessens the use to all purposes.=
_Jeremy Taylor._

=Covetousness, which is idolatry.= _St. Paul._

=Coward dogs / Most spend their mouths when
what they seem to threaten / Runs far before
them.= _Henry V._, ii. 4.

=Cowardice is the dread of what will happen.=

=Cowards are cruel, but the brave / Love mercy,=                      25
=and delight to save.= _Gay._

=Cowards die many times before their deaths; /
The valiant never taste of death but once. /
Of all the wonders that I yet have heard,
It seems to me most strange that men should
fear; / Seeing that death, a necessary end, /
Will come when it will come.= _Jul. Cæsar_,
ii. 2.

=Cowards falter, but danger is often overcome
by those who nobly dare.= _Queen Elizabeth._

=Cowards father cowards, and base things sire
base; / Nature hath meal and bran, contempt
and grace.= _Cymb._, iv. 2.

=Cowards tell lies, and those that fear the rod.=
_G. Herbert._

=Crabbed age and youth / Cannot live together.=                       30

=Craftiness is a quality in the mind and a vice
in the character.= _Sanial Dubay._

=Craft maun hae claes (clothes), but truth gaes
naked.= _Sc. Pr._

=Crafty men contemn studies; simple men admire
them; and wise men use them; for they
teach not their own use; but that is wisdom
without them, and above them won by observation.=

=Craignez honte=--Fear shame. _M._

=Craignez tout d'un auteur en courroux=--Fear                         35
the worst from an enraged author. _Fr._

=Crambe repetita=--Cabbage repeated (kills). _Juv._

=Cras credemus, hodie nihil=--To-morrow we will
believe, but not to-day. _Pr._

=Crea el cuervo, y sacarte ha los ojos=--Breed
up a crow and he will peck out your eyes. _Sp.

=Creaking waggons are long in passing.= _Fris.

=Created half to rise and half to fall, / Great=                      40
=lord of all things, yet a prey to all; / Sole
judge of truth, in endless error hurl'd; / The
glory, jest, and riddle of the world.= _Pope._

=Creation is great, and cannot be understood.=

=Creation lies before us like a glorious rainbow;
but the sun that made it lies behind us, hidden
from us.= _Jean Paul._

=Creation's heir, the world, the world is mine.=

=Creation sleeps! 'Tis as the general pulse /
Of life stood still, and Nature made a
pause, / An awful pause, prophetic of her
end.= _Young._

=Credat Judæus Apella=--Apella, the Jew, may                          45
believe that; I cannot. _Hor._

=Crede quod est quod vis=--Believe that that is
which you wish to be. _Ovid._

=Crede quod habes, et habes=--Believe that you
have it, and you have it.

=Credit keeps the crown o' the causey=, _i.e._, is
not afraid to show its face. _Sc. Pr._

=Creditors have better memories than debtors.=

=Credo, quia absurdum=--I believe it because it is                    50
absurd. _Tert._

=Credula res amor est=--Love is a credulous affection.

=Credula vitam / Spes fovet, et fore cras semper
ait melius=--Credulous hope cherishes life, and
ever whispers to us that to-morrow will be better.

=Credulity is perhaps a weakness almost inseparable
from eminently truthful characters.=

=Credulity is the common failing of inexperienced
virtue.= _Johnson._

=Creep before you gang (walk).= _Sc. Pr._                             55

=Crescentem sequitur cura pecuniam, / Majorumque
fames=--Care accompanies increasing
wealth, and a craving for still greater riches.

=Crescit amor nummi quantum ipsa pecunia
crescit=--The love of money increases as wealth
increases. _Juv._

=Crescit occulto velut arbor ævo=--It grows as a
tree with a hidden life. _Hor._

=Crescit sub pondere virtus=--Virtue thrives under
oppression. _M._

=Cressa ne careat pulchra dies nota=--Let not a
day so fair be without its white mark. _Hor._

=Creta an carbone notandi?=--Are they to be
marked with chalk or charcoal? _Hor._

=Crime and punishment grow out of one stem.=                           5
=Punishment is a fruit that, unsuspected,
ripens within the flower of the pleasure that
concealed it.= _Emerson._

=Crime cannot be hindered by punishment, but
only by letting no man grow up a criminal.=

=Crime, like virtue, has its degrees.= _Racine._

=Crimen læsæ majestatis=--Crime of high treason.

=Crimen quos inquinat, æquat=--Crime puts those
on an equal footing whom it defiles.

=Crimes generally punish themselves.= _Goldsmith._                    10

=Crimes sometimes shock us too much; vices
almost always too little.= _Hare._

=Crimina qui cernunt aliorum, non sua cernunt, /
Hi sapiunt aliis, desipiuntque sibi=--Those who
see the faults of others, but not their own, are
wise for others and fools for themselves. _Pr._

=Crimine ab uno / Disce omnes=--From the base
character of one learn what they all are. _Virg._

=Cripples are aye better schemers than walkers.=
_Sc. Pr._

=Criticism is a disinterested endeavour to learn=                     15
=and propagate the best that is known and
thought in the world.= _Matthew Arnold._

=Criticism is as often a trade as a science, requiring,
as it does, more health than wit,
more labour than capacity, more practice
than genius.= _La Bruyère._

=Criticism is like champagne, nothing more
execrable if bad, nothing more excellent if
good.= _Colton._

=Criticism is not construction; it is observation.=
_G. W. Curtis._

=Criticism must never be sharpened into anatomy.
The life of the imagination, as of the
body, disappears when we pursue it.= _Willmott._

=Criticism often takes from the tree caterpillars=                    20
=and blossoms together.= _Jean Paul._

=Criticism should be written for the public, not
the artist.= _Wm. Winter._

=Critics all are ready made.= _Byron._

=Critics are men who have failed in literature
and art.= _Disraeli._

=Critics are sentinels in the grand army of
letters, stationed at the corners of newspapers
and reviews to challenge every new
author.= _Longfellow._

=Critics must excuse me if I compare them to=                         25
=certain animals called asses, who, by gnawing
vines, originally taught the great advantage
of pruning them.= _Shenstone._

=Crosses are ladders that lead to heaven.=

=Crows do not pick out crows' eyes.= _Pr._

=Cruci dum spiro fido=--Whilst I breathe I trust in
the cross. _M._

=Crudelem medicum intemperans æger facit=--A
disorderly patient makes a harsh physician.
_Pub. Syr._

=Crudelis ubique / Luctus, ubique pavor, et=                          30
=plurima mortis imago=--Everywhere is heart-rending
wail, everywhere consternation, and
death in a thousand shapes. _Virg._

=Cruel as death, and hungry as the grave.=

=Cruel men are the greatest lovers of mercy;
avaricious, of generosity; proud, of humility,--in
others.= _Colton._

=Cruelty in war buyeth conquest at the dearest
price.= _Sir P. Sidney._

=Cruelty is no more the cure of crimes than it
is the cure of sufferings.= _Landor._

=Crux criticorum=--The puzzle of critics.                             35

=Crux est si metuas quod vincere nequeas=--It
is torture to fear what you cannot overcome.

=Crux medicorum=--The puzzle of physicians.

=Cry "Havock," and let slip the dogs of war.=
_Jul. Cæs._, iii. 1.

=Cucullus non facit monachum=--The cowl does
not make the monk. _Pr._

=Cudgel thy brains no more about it, for your=                        40
=dull ass will not mend his pace with beating.=
_Ham._, v. 1.

=Cui bono?=--Whom does it benefit?

=Cuidar muitas cousas, fazer huma=--Think of
many things, do only one. _Port. Pr._

=Cuidar naõ he saber=--Thinking is not knowing.
_Port. Pr._

=Cui lecta potenter erit res / Nec facundia
deseret hunc nec lucidus ordo=--He who has
chosen a theme suited to his powers will never
be at a loss for felicitous language or lucid arrangement.

=Cuilibet in arte sua perito credendum est=--Every                    45
man is to be trusted in his own art. _Pr._

=Cui licitus est finis, etiam licent media=--Where
the end is lawful the means are also lawful. _A
Jesuit maxim._

=Cui malo?=--Whom does it harm?

=Cui mens divinior atque os / Magna sonaturum
des nominis hujus honorem=--To him whose
soul is more than ordinarily divine, and who
has the gift of uttering lofty thoughts, you may
justly concede the honourable title of poet.

=Cui non conveniat sua res, ut calceus olim, /
Si pede major erit, subvertet, si minor, uret=--As
a shoe, when too large, is apt to trip
one, and when too small, to pinch the feet; so
is it with him whose fortune does not suit him.

=Cui placet alterius, sua nimirum est odio sors=--When                50
a man envies another's lot, it is
natural he should be discontented with his
own. _Hor._

=Cui placet, obliviscitur; cui dolet, meminit=--Acts
of kindness are soon forgotten, but the
memory of an offence remains. _Pr._

=Cui prodest scelus, is fecit=--He has committed
the crime who profits by it. _Sen._

=Cuique suum=--His own to every one. _Pr._

=Cui serpe mozzica, lucenta teme=--Whom a serpent
has bitten fears a lizard. _It. Pr._

=Cujus est solum, ejus est usque ad cœlum=--He                        55
who owns the soil owns everything above it to
the very sky. _L._

=Cujus rei libet simulator atque dissimulator=--A
finished pretender and dissembler. _Sall._

=Cujusvis hominis est errare: nullius nisi insipientis
in errore perseverare=--Every one is
liable to err; none but a fool will persevere in
error. _Cic._

=Cujus vita fulgor, ejus verba tonitrua=--His
words are thunderbolts whose life is as lightning.
_Mediæval Pr._

=Cujus vulturis hoc erit cadaver?=--To what
harpy's will shall this carcass fall? _Mart._

=Cul de sac=--A street, a lane or passage, that has
no outlet. _Fr._

=Culpam pœna premit comes=--Punishment follows                         5
hard upon crime as an attendant. _Hor._

=Cultivated labour drives out brute labour.=

=Cultivate not only the cornfields of your mind,
but the pleasure-grounds also.= _Whately._

=Cultivation is as necessary to the mind as food
to the body.= _Cic._

=Culture, aiming at the perfection of the man as
the end, degrades everything else, as health
and bodily life, into means.= _Emerson._

=Culture enables us to express ourselves.=                            10

=Culture implies all which gives the mind possession
of its own powers.= _Emerson._

=Culture inverts the vulgar views of nature,
and brings the mind to call that apparent
which it uses to call real, and that real which
it uses to call visionary.= _Emerson._

=Culture is a study of perfection.= _Matthew

=Culture is the passion for sweetness and light,
and (what is more) the passion for making
them prevail.= _Matthew Arnold._

=Culture (is the process by which a man) becomes=                     15
=all that he was created capable of
being, resisting all impediments, casting off
all foreign, especially all noxious, adhesions,
and showing himself at length in his own
shape and stature, be these what they may.=

=Culture merely for culture's sake can never
be anything but a sapless root, capable of
producing at best a shrivelled branch.= _J.
W. Cross._

=Culture must not omit the arming of the man.=

=Culture of the thinking, the dispositions= (_Gesinnungen_),
=and the morals is the only education
that deserves the name, not mere
instruction.= _Herder._

=Cum grano salis=--With a grain of salt, _i.e._, with
some allowance.

=Cum privilegio=--With privilege.                                     20

=Cunctando restituit rem=--He restored the cause
(of Rome) by delay. _Said of Fabius, surnamed
therefore Cunctator._

=Cuncti adsint, meritæque expectent præmia
palmæ=--Let all attend, and expect the rewards
due to well-earned laurels. _Virg._

=Cunctis servatorem liberatoremque acclamantibus=--All
hailing him as saviour and deliverer.

=Cunning is the art of concealing our own defects,
and discovering other people's weaknesses.=

=Cunning is the dwarf of wisdom.= _W. G._                             25

=Cunning is the intensest rendering of vulgarity,
absolute and utter.= _Ruskin._

=Cunning is to wisdom as an ape to a man.=
_William Penn._

=Cunning leads to knavery; 'tis but a step, and
that a very slippery, from the one to the
other. Lying only makes the difference; add
that to cunning, and it is knavery.= _La

=Cunning signifies especially a habit or gift of
over-reaching, accompanied with enjoyment
and a sense of superiority.= _Ruskin._

=Cunning surpasses strength.= _Ger. Pr._                              30

=Cupias non placuisse nimis=--Do not aim at too
much popularity. _Mart._

=Cupid is a knavish lad, / Thus to make poor
females mad.= _Mid. N. Dream_, iii. 2.

=Cupid makes it his sport to pull the warrior's
plumes.= _Sir P. Sidney._

=Cupido dominandi cunctis affectibus flagrantior
est=--The desire of rule is the most ardent of all
the affections of the mind. _Tac._

=Cupid's butt-shaft is too hard for Hercules'=                        35
=club.= _Love's L. Lost_, i. 2.

=Curæ leves loquuntur, ingentes stupent=--Light
troubles are loud-voiced, deeper ones are dumb.

=Cura facit canos=--Care brings grey hairs. _Pr._

=Cura pii dis sunt, et qui coluere, coluntur=--The
pious-hearted are cared for by the gods, and they
who reverence them are reverenced. _Ovid._

=Cura ut valeas=--Take care that you keep well.

=Curiosa felicitas=--Studied felicity of thought or                   40
of style.

=Curiosis fabricavit inferos=--He fashioned hell
for the inquisitive. _St. Augustine._

=Curiosity is a desire to know why and how;
such as is in no living creature but man.=

=Curiosity is lying in wait for every secret.=

=Curiosity is one of the forms of feminine bravery.=
_Victor Hugo._

=Curiosity is the direct incontinency of the spirit.=                 45
=Knock, therefore, at the door before you
enter on your neighbour's privacy; and remember
that there is no difference between
entering into his house and looking into it.=
_Jeremy Taylor._

=Curiosity is the kernel of the forbidden fruit.=

=Curiosus nemo est, quin idem sit malevolus=--Nobody
is inquisitive about you who does not
also bear you ill-will. _Plaut._

=Curious to think how, for every man, any the
truest fact is modelled by the nature of the
man.= _Carlyle._

=Currente calamo=--With a running pen.

=Cursed be the social ties that warp us from=                         50
=the living truth.= _Tennyson._

=Curse on all laws but those which love has
made.= _Pope._

=Curses always recoil on the head of him who
imprecates them. If you put a chain around
the neck of a slave, the other end fastens
itself around your own.= _Emerson._

=Curses are like chickens; they always return
home.= _Pr._

=Curses, not loud, but deep, mouth-honour,
breath, / Which the poor heart would fain
deny, but dare not.= _Macb._, v. 3.

=Curst be the man, the poorest wretch in life, /
The crouching vassal to the tyrant wife, / Who
has no will but by her high permission; / Who
has not sixpence but in her possession; /
Who must to her his dear friend's secret tell; /
Who dreads a curtain lecture worse than
hell. / Were such the wife had fallen to my
part, / I'd break her spirit or I'd break her
heart.= _Burns._

=Curst be the verse, how well soe'er it flow, /
That tends to make one worthy man my
foe, / Give virtue scandal, innocence a fear, /
Or from the soft-ey'd virgin steal a tear.=

=Curs'd merchandise, where life is sold, / And
avarice consents to starve for gold.= _Rowe
from Lucan._

=Custom does often reason overrule, / And only
serves for reason to the fool.= _Rochester._

=Custom doth make dotards of us all.= _Carlyle._                       5

=Custom forms us all; / Our thoughts, our
morals, our most fixed belief, / Are consequences
of our place of birth.= _A. Hill._

=Custom is the law of one set of fools, and
fashion of another; but the two often clash,
for precedent is the legislator of the one and
novelty of the other.= _Colton._

=Custom is the plague of wise men and the idol
of fools.= _Pr._

=Custom may lead a man into many errors, but
it justifies none.= _Fielding._

=Custom reconciles to everything.= _Burke._                           10

=Custos morum=--The guardian of morality.

=Custos regni=--The guardian of the realm.

=Custos rotulorum=--The keeper of the rolls.

=Cutis vulpina consuenda est cum cute leonis=--The
fox's skin must be sewed to that of the lion.
_L. Pr._

=Cut men's throats with whisperings.= _Ben_                           15

=Cut off even in the blossoms of my sin, /
Unhousel'd, disappointed, unanel'd; / No
reckoning made, but sent to my account /
With all my imperfections on my head.=
_Ham._, i. 5.

=Cut out the love of self, like an autumn lotus,
with thy hand.= _Buddha._

=Cutting honest throats by whispers.= _Scott._

=Cut your coat according to your cloth.= _Pr._


=Daar niets goeds in is, gaat niets goeds nit=--Where                 20
no good is in, no good comes out. _Dut.

=Daar 't een mensch wee doet, daar heeft hij
de hand=--A man lays his hand where he feels
the pain. _Dut. Pr._

=Daar twee kijven hebben ze beiden schuld=--When
two quarrel both are to blame. _Dut. Pr._

=Daar zijn meer dieven als er opgehangen
worden=--There are more thieves than are hanged.
_Dut. Pr._

=Dabit Deus his quoque finem=--God will put an
end to these calamities also. _Virg._

=Da capo=--From the beginning. _It._                                  25

=D'accord=--Agreed; in tune. _Fr._

=Da chi mi fido, / Guardi mi Dio. / Da chi non mi
fido, / Mi guarderò io=--From him I trust may
God keep me; from him I do not trust I will
keep myself. _It. Pr._

=Dachtet ihr, der Löwe schliefe, weil er nicht
brüllte?=--Did you think the lion was sleeping
because it did not roar? _Schiller._

=Da die Götter menschlicher noch waren, /
Waren Menschen göttlicher=--When the gods
were more human, men were more divine.

=Dádivas quebrantan peñas=--Gifts dissolve rocks.                     30
_Sp. Pr._

=Da du Welt nicht kannst entsagen, / Erobre
dir sie mit Gewalt=--Where thou canst not renounce
the world, subdue it under thee by force.

=Dafür bin ich ein Mann, dass sich aushalte in
dem was ich begonnen, dass ich einstehe
mit Leib und Leben für das Trachten meines
Geistes=--For this end am I a man, that I should
persevere steadfastly in what I have began, and
answer with my life for the aspiration of my
spirit. _Laube._

=Daily life is more instructive than the most
effective book.= _Goethe._

[Greek: daitos eïsês]--An equal diet. _Hom._

[Greek: Dakry' adakrya]--Tearless tears. _Eurip._                     35

=Dal detto al fatto v'è un gran tratto=--From
saying to doing is a long stride. _It. Pr._

=Da locum melioribus=--Make way for your betters.

=Dame donde me asiente, que yo me haré donde
me acueste=--Give where I may sit down, and
I will make where I may lie down. _Sp. Pr._

=Dames quêteuses=--Ladies who collect for the
poor. _Fr._

=Dämmerung ist Menschenlos in jeder Beziehung=--Twilight              40
(of dawn) is the lot of man
in every relation. _Feuchtersleben._

=Damna minus consueta movent=--Losses we are
accustomed to, affect us little. _Juv._

=Damnant quod non intelligunt=--They condemn
what they do not understand. _Quinct._

=Damn'd neuters, in their middle way of steering,
/ Are neither fish, nor flesh, nor good red-herring.=

=Damnosa hæreditas=--An inheritance which entails
loss. _L._

=Damnosa quid non imminuit dies?=--What is                            45
there that corroding time does not impair?

=Damnum absque injuria=--Loss without injustice.

=Damnum appellandum est cum mala fama
lucrum=--Gain at the expense of credit must be
set down as loss. _Pr._

=Damn with faint praise, assent with civil
leer, / And without sneering, teach the rest
to sneer. / Willing to wound, and yet afraid
to strike; / Just hint a fault, and hesitate
dislike.= _Pope._

=Danari fanno danari=--Money breeds money.
_It. Pr._

=Dance attendance on their lordships' pleasure.=                      50
_Hen. VIII._, v. 2.

=Dan Chaucer, well of English undefiled, / On
Fame's eternal bead-roll worthy to be filed.=

=Dandies, when first-rate, are generally very
agreeable men.= _Bulwer Lytton._

=Danger for danger's sake is senseless.= _Victor

=Danger is the very basis of superstition. It
produces a searching after help supernaturally
when human means are no longer supposed
to be available.= _B. R. Haydon._

=Danger levels man and brute, / And all are
fellows in their need.= _Byron._

=Danger past, God forgotten.= _Pr._                                    5

=Dannosa è il dono che toglie la libertà=--Injurious
is the gift that takes away our liberty.
_It. Pr._

=Dans l'adversité de nos meilleurs amis, nous
trouvons toujours quelque chose qui ne nous
déplait pas=--In the misfortune of our best
friends we find always something which does
not displease us. _La Roche._

=Dans la morale, comme l'art, dire n'est rien,
faire est tout=--In morals as in art, talking is
nothing, doing is all. _Renan._

=Dans l'art d'intéresser consiste l'art d'écrire=--The
art of writing consists in the art of interesting.

=Dans le nombre de quarante ne fait-il pas un=                        10
=zéro?=--In the number forty is there not bound to
be a cipher? _Fr._

=Dans les conseils d'un état, il ne faut pas tant
regarder ce qu'on doit faire, que ce qu'on
peut faire=--In the councils of a state, the question
is not so much what ought to be done, as
what can be done. _Fr._

=Dante was very bad company, and was never
invited to dinner.= _Emerson._

=Dante, who loved well because he hated, /
Hated wickedness that hinders loving.=

=Dantur opes nulli nunc nisi divitibus=--Wealth
now-a-days goes all to the rich. _Mart._

=Dapes inemptæ=--Dainties unbought, _i.e._, home                      15
produce. _Hor._

=Dapibus supremi / Grata testudo Jovis=--The
shell (lyre) a welcome accompaniment at the
banquets of sovereign Jove. _Hor._

=Dare pondus idonea fumo=--Fit only to give importance
to trifles (_lit._ give weight to smoke).

=Dare to be true, nothing can need a lie; / A
fault which needs it most, grows two thereby.=
_George Herbert._

=Daring nonsense seldom fails to hit, / Like
scattered shot, and pass with some for wit.=

=Darkness visible.= _Milton._                                         20

=Darkness which may be felt.= _Bible._

=Dark night, that from the eye his function
takes, / The ear more quick of apprehension
makes.= _Mid. N. Dream_, iii. 2.

=Dark with excessive bright.= _Milton._

=Das Alte stürzt, es ändert sich die Zeit, / Und
neues Leben blüht aus den Ruinen=--The old
falls, the time changes, and new life blossoms
out of the ruins. _Schiller._

=Das Alter der göttlichen Phantasie / Es=                             25
=ist verschwunden, es kehret nie=--The age
of divine fantasy is gone, never to return.

=Das Alter wägt, die Jugend wagt=--Age considers,
youth ventures. _Raupach._

=Das arme Herz, hienieden / Von manchem
Sturm bewegt, / Erlangt den wahren Frieden,
/ Nur, wo es nicht mehr schlägt=--The
poor heart, agitated on earth by many a storm,
attains true peace only when it ceases to beat.

=Das Auge des Herrn schafft mehr als seine
beiden Hände=--The master's eye does more than
both his hands. _Ger. Pr._

=Das begreife ein andrer als ich!=--Let another
try to understand that; I cannot. _A. Lortzing._

=Das Beste, was wir von der Geschichte haben,=                        30
=ist der Enthusiasmus, den sie erregt=--The
best benefit we derive from history is the enthusiasm
which it excites. _Goethe._

=Das Edle zu erkennen ist Gewinnst / Der
nimmer uns entrissen werden kann=--The
ability to appreciate what is noble is a gain
which no one can ever take from us. _Goethe._

=Das einfach Schöne soll der Kenner schätzen; /
Verziertes aber spricht der Menge zu=--The
connoisseur of art must be able to appreciate what
is simply beautiful, but the common run of people
are satisfied with ornament. _Goethe._

=Das Erste und Letzte, was vom Genie gefordert
wird, ist Wahrheitsliebe=--The first and last
thing which is required of genius is love of truth.

=Das Geeinte zu entzweien, das Entzweite zu
einigen, ist das Leben der Natur=--Dividing
the united, uniting the divided, is the life of
Nature. _Goethe._

=Das Geheimniss ist für die Glücklichen=--Mystery                     35
is for the favoured of fortune. _Schiller._

=Das Genie erfindet, der Witz findet bloss=--Genius
invents, wit merely finds. _Weber._

=Das Gesetz ist der Freund des Schwachen=--Law
is the protector of the weak. _Schiller._

=Das Gesetz nur kann uns Freiheit geben=--Only
law can give us freedom. _Goethe._

=Das Gewebe dieser Welt ist aus Nothwendigkeit
und Zufall gebildet; die Vernunft
des Menschen stellt sich zwischen beide,
und weiss sie zu beherrschen=--The web of this
world is woven out of necessity and contingency;
the reason of man places itself between the two,
and knows how to control them. _Goethe._

=Das glaub' ich=--That is exactly my opinion.                         40
_Ger. Pr._

=Das Glück deiner Tage / Wäge nicht mit
der Goldwage. / Wirst du die Krämerwage
nehmen, / So wirst du dich schämen und dich
bequemen=--Weigh not the happiness of thy days
with goldsmith's scales. Shouldst thou take the
merchant's, thou shalt feel ashamed and adapt
thyself. _Goethe._

=Das Glück giebt Vielen zu viel, aber Keinem
genug=--Fortune gives to many too much, but
to no one enough. _Ger. Pr._

=Das glücklichste Wort es wird verhöhnt, /
Wenn der Hörer ein Schiefohr ist=--The happiest
word is scorned, if the hearer has a twisted
ear. _Goethe._

=Das grosse unzerstörbare Wunder ist der
Menschenglaube an Wunder=--The great indestructible
miracle is man's faith in miracle. _Jean

=Das Grösste, was dem Menschen begegnen=                              45
=kann, ist es wohl, in der eigenen Sache die
allgemeine zu vertheitigen=--The noblest function,
I should say, that can fall to man is to
vindicate all men's interests in vindicating his
own. _Ranke._

=Das hat die Freude mit dem Schmerz gemein, /
Dass sie die Menschen der Vernunft beraubt=--Joy
has this in common with pain, that it
bereaves man of reason. _Platen._

=Das Heiligste, die Pflicht, ist leider das,
was wir am öftersten in uns bekämpfen und
meistens wider Willen thun=--Duty, alas!
which is the most sacred instinct in our nature,
is that which we most frequently struggle with
in ourselves, and generally do against our will.
_R. Gutzkow._

=Das Herz gleicht dem Mühlsteine der Mehl
gibt, wenn man Korn aufshüttet, aber sich
selbst zerreibt, wenn man es unterlasst=--The
heart is like a millstone, which yields meal if
you supply it with grain, but frets itself away if
you neglect to do so. _Weber._

=Das Herz und nicht die Meinung ehrt den
Mann=--It is his heart, and not his opinion, that
is an honour to a man. _Schiller._

=Das höchste Glück ist das, welches unsere=                            5
=Mängel verbessert und unsere Fehler ausgleicht=--The
best fortune that can fall to a man
is that which corrects his defects and makes up
for his failings. _Goethe._

=Das Hohngelächter der Hölle=--The scoffing
laughter of Hell. _Lessing._

=Das Ideal in der Kunst, Grösse in Ruhe darzustellen,
sei das Ideal auf dem Throne=--Let
the ideal in art, the representation of
majesty in repose, be the ideal on the throne.
_Jean Paul._

=Das ist die wahre Liebe, die immer und immer
sich gleich bleibt, / Wenn man ihr alles
gewährt, wenn man ihr alles versagt=--That
is true love which is ever the same (_lit._ equal
to itself), whether everything is conceded to it
or everything denied. _Goethe._

=Das Jahrhundert / Ist meinem Ideal nicht
reif. Ich lebe / Ein Bürge derer, welche
kommen werden=--The century is not ripe for
my ideal; I live as an earnest of those that are
to come. _Schiller._

=Das Kind mit dem Bade verschütten=--To throw                         10
away the child with the bath, _i.e._, the good with
the bad. _Ger. Pr._

=Das Kleine in einen grossen Sinne behandeln,
ist Hoheit des Geistes; das Kleine für gross
und wichtig halten, ist Pedantismus=--To
treat the little in a large sense is elevation of
spirit; to treat the little as great and important
is pedantry. _Feuchersleben._

=Das Leben dünkt ein ew'ger Frühling mir=--Life
seems to me an eternal spring. _Lortzing._

=Das Leben eines Staates ist, wie ein Strom, in
fortgehender Bewegung; wenn der Strom
steht, so wird er Eis oder Sumpf=--The life of
a state, like a stream, lies in its onward movement;
if the stream stagnates, it is because it is frozen or
a marsh. _J. v. Müller._

=Das Leben gehört den Lebendigen an, und wer
lebt, muss auf Wechsel gefasst sein=--Life
belongs to the living, and he who lives must be
prepared for changes. _Goethe._

=Das Leben heisst Streben=--Life is a striving.                       15
_Ger. Pr._

=Das Leben ist die Liebe / Und des Lebens
Leben Geist=--Life is love, and the life of life,
spirit. _Goethe._

=Das Leben ist nur ein Moment, der Tod ist
auch nur einer=--Life is but a moment, death
also is but another. _Schiller._

=Das Leben lehrt uns, weniger mit uns / Und
andern strenge sein=--Life teaches us to be less
severe both with ourselves and others. _Goethe._

=Das Nächste das Liebste=--The nearest is the
dearest. _Ger. Pr._

=Das Nächste steht oft unergreifbar fern=--What                       20
is nearest is often unattainably far off. _Goethe._

=Da spatium tenuemque moram; male cuncta,
ministrat / Impetus=--Allow time and slight
delay; haste and violence ruin everything. _Stat._

=Das Publikum, das ist ein Mann / Der alles
weiss und gar nichts kann=--The public is a
personage who knows everything and can do
nothing. _L. Roberts._

=Das Recht hat eine wächserne Nase=--Justice
has a nose of wax. _Ger. Pr._

=Das Reich der Dichtung ist das Reich der
Wahrheit / Schliesst auf das Heiligthum, es
werde Licht=--The kingdom of poetry is the
kingdom of truth; open the sanctuary and there
is light. _A. v. Chamisso._

=Das Schicksal ist ein vornehmer aber theurer=                        25
=Hofmeister=--Fate is a distinguished but expensive
pedagogue. _Goethe._

=Das schönste Glück des denkenden Menschen
ist, das Erforschliche erforscht zu haben, und
das Unerforschliche ruhig zu verehren=--The
fairest fortune that can fall to a thinking man
is to have searched out the searchable, and restfully
to adore the unsearchable. _Goethe._

=Das schwere Herz wird nicht durch Worte
leicht=--Words bring no relief to a saddened
heart. _Schiller._

=Das Schwerste in allen Werken der Kunst ist
dass dasjenige, was sehr ausgearbeitet worden,
nicht ausgearbeitet scheine=--The most
difficult thing in all works of art is to make that
which has been most highly elaborated appear
as if it had not been elaborated at all. _Winkelmann._

=Das Siegel der Wahrheit ist Einfachheit=--The
seal of truth is simplicity. _Boerhave._

=Das sind die Weisen, / Die durch Irrtum zur=                         30
=Wahrheit reisen; / Die bei dem Irrtum
verharren, / Das sind die Narren=--Those are
wise who through error press on to truth; those are
fools who hold fast by error. _Rückert._

=Das Sprichwort sagt: Ein eigner Herd, / Ein
braves Weib sind Gold und Perlen wert=--A
proverb says: A hearth of one's own and a
good wife are worth gold and pearls. _Goethe._

=Das Talent arbeitet, das Genie schafft=--Talent
works, genius creates. _Schumann._

=Das Unglück kann die Weisheit nicht, Doch
Weisheit kann das Unglück tragen=--Misfortune
cannot endure wisdom, but wisdom can
endure misfortune. _Bodenstedt._

=Das Universum ist ein Gedanke Gottes=--The
universe is a thought of God. _Schiller._

=Das Unvermeidliche mit Würde trage=--Bear                            35
the inevitable with dignity. _Streckfuss._

=Das Vaterland der Gedanken ist das Herz: an
dieser Quelle muss schöpfen, wer frisch
trinken will=--The native soil of our thoughts
is the heart; whoso will have his fresh must
draw from this spring. _Börne._

=Das Verhängte muss geschehen, / Das
Gefürchte muss nahn=--The fated must happen;
the feared must draw near. _Schiller._

=Das Volk ist frei; seht an, wie wohl's ihm geht!=--The
people are free, and see how well they
enjoy it. _Mephisto, in "Faust."_

=Das Volk schätzt Stärke vor allem=--The people
rate strength before everything. _Goethe._

=Das Vortreffliche ist unergründlich, man mag
damit anfangen was man will=--What is excellent
cannot be fathomed, probe it as and where
we will. _Goethe._

=Das Wahre ist gottähnlich; es erscheint nicht
unmittelbar, wir müssen es ans seinen Manifestationen
errathen=--Truth is like God; it
reveals itself not directly; we must divine it out
of its manifestations. _Goethe._

=Das Warum wird offenbar, / Wann die Toten
aufersteh'n=--We shall know the wherefore when
the dead rise again. _Müllner._

=Das was mir wichtig scheint, hältst du für=                           5
=Kleinigkeiten; / Das was mich ärgert hat
bei dir nichts zu bedeuten=--What is to me
important you regard as a trifle, and what puts
me out has with you no significance. _Goethe._

=Das Weib sieht tief, der Mann sieht weit.
Dem Manne ist die Welt das Herz, dem
Weibe ist das Herz die Welt=--The woman's
vision is deep reaching, the man's far reaching.
With the man the world is his heart, with the
woman her heart is her world. _Grabbe._

=Das Wenige verschwindet leicht dem Blick, /
Der vorwärts sieht, wie viel noch übrig bleibt=--The
little (achieved) is soon forgotten by him
who looks before him and sees how much still
remains to be done. _Goethe._

=Das Werk lobt den Meister=--The work praises
the artist. _Ger. Pr._

=Das Wort ist frei, die That ist stumm, der
Gehorsam blind=--The word is free, action
dumb, obedience blind. _Schiller._

=Das Wunder ist des Glaubens liebstes Kind=--Miracle                  10
is the pet child of faith. _Goethe._

=Data fata secutus=--Following what is decreed
by fate. _M._

=Dat Deus immiti cornua curta bovi=--God gives
the vicious ox short horns. _Pr._

=Dà tempo al tempo=--Give time to time. _It.

=Date obolum Belisario=--Give a mite to Belisarius!

=Dat Galenus opes, dat Justinianus honores /=                         15
=Sed Moses sacco cogitar ire pedes=--Galen
gives wealth, Justinian honours, but Moses must
go afoot with a beggar's wallet.

=Dat inania verba, / Dat sine mente sonum=--He
utters empty words; he utters sound without
meaning. _Virg._

=Dat veniam corvis, vexat censura columbas=--He
pardons the ravens, but visits with censure
the doves. _Juv._

=Daub yourself with honey, and you'll be covered
with flies.= _Pr._

=Dauer im Wechsel=--Persistence in change.

=Da veniam lacrymis=--Forgive these tears.                            20

=Da ventura a tu hijo, y echa lo en el mar=--Give
your son luck and then throw him into the
sea. _Sp. Pr._

=Davus sum, non Œdipus=--I am a plain man, and
no Œdipus (who solved the riddle of the Sphinx).

=Dawted dochters mak' dawly wives=, _i.e._ petted
daughters make slovenly wives. _Sc. Pr._

=Day follows the murkiest night; and when
the time comes, the latest fruits also ripen.=

=Day is driven on by day, and the new moons=                          25
=hasten to their wane.= _Smart, from Hor._

=Daylight will come, though the cock does not
crow.= _Dan. Pr._

=Days should speak, and multitude of years
should teach wisdom.= _Bible._

=De adel der ziel is meer waardig dan de adel
des geslachts=--Nobility of soul is more honourable
than nobility by birth. _Dut. Pr._

=Dead men open living men's eyes.= _Sp. Pr._

=Dead scandals form good subjects for dissection.=                    30

=De alieno largitor, et sui restrictor=--Lavish of
what is another's, tenacious of his own. _Cic._

=Deal mildly with his youth; / For young hot
colts, being raged, do rage the more.= _Rich.
II._, ii. 1.

=Deal so plainly with man and woman as to
constrain the utmost sincerity and destroy
all hope of trifling with you.= _Emerson._

=Dear is cheap, and cheap is dear.= _Port. Pr._

=Dear son of memory, great heir of fame.=                             35
_Milton on Shakespeare._

=Death and life are in the power of the tongue.=

=Death-bed repentance is sowing seed at Martinmas.=
_Gael. Pr._

=Death borders upon our birth, and our cradle
stands in the grave.= _Bp. Hall._

=Death but supplies the oil for the inextinguishable
lamp of life.= _Coleridge._

=Death comes equally to us all, and makes us=                         40
=all equal when it comes.= _Donne._

=Death finds us 'mid our playthings--snatches
us, / As a cross nurse might do a wayward
child. / From all our toys and baubles.= _Old

=Death gives us sleep, eternal youth, and immortality.=
_Jean Paul._

=Death is a black camel that kneels at every
man's door.= _Turk. Pr._

=Death is a commingling of eternity with time;
in the death of a good man eternity is seen
looking through time.= _Goethe._

=Death is a fearful thing.= _Meas. for Meas._,                        45
iii. 1.

=Death is a friend of ours, and he who is not
ready to entertain him is not at home.=

=Death is but another phasis of life, which also
is awful, fearful, and wonderful, reaching to
heaven and hell.= _Carlyle._

=Death is but a word to us. Our own experience
alone can teach us the real meaning of the
word.= _W. v. Humboldt._

=Death is but what the haughty brave, / The
weak must bear, the wretch must crave.=

=Death is sure / To those that stay and those=                        50
=that roam.= _Tennyson._

=Death is the only physician, the shadow of his
valley the only journeying that will cure us
of age and the gathering fatigue of years.=
_George Eliot._

=Death is the quiet haven of us all.= _Wordsworth._

=Death is the tyrant of the imagination.= _Barry

=Death is the wish of some, the relief of many,
and the end of all.= _Sen._

=Death joins us to the great majority; / 'Tis to
be borne to Platos and to Cæsars; / 'Tis to
be great for ever; / 'Tis pleasure, 'tis ambition,
then, to die.= _Young._

=Death lays his icy hand on kings.= _Shirley._

=Death levels all distinctions.=

=Death lies on her, like an untimely frost, / Upon
the sweetest flower of all the field.= _Rom. and
Jul._, iv. 5.

=Death may expiate faults, but it does not=                            5
=repair them.= _Napoleon._

=Death opens the gate of fame, and shuts the
gate of envy after it.= _Sterne, after Bacon._

=Death pays all debts.= _Pr._

=Death puts an end to all rivalship and competition.
The dead can boast no advantage
over us, nor can we triumph over them.=

=Death rides in every passing breeze, / He lurks
in every flower.= _Heber._

=Death's but a path that must be trod, / If=                          10
=man would ever pass to God.= _Parnell._

=Death shuns the wretch who fain the blow
would meet.= _Byron._

=Death, so called, is a thing which makes men
weep, / And yet a third of life is passed in
sleep.= _Byron._

=Death stands behind the young man's back,
before the old man's face.= _T. Adams._

=Death treads in pleasure's footsteps round the
world.= _Young._

=Death will have his day.= _Rich. II._, iii. 2.                       15

=De auditu=--By hearsay.

=Debate is masculine, conversation is feminine;
the former angular, the latter circular and
radiant of the underlying unity.= _A. B.

=De beste zaak heeft nog een goed' advocaat
noodig=--The best cause has need of a good
pleader. _Dut. Pr._

=Debetis velle quæ velimus=--You ought to wish
as we wish. _Plaut._

=De bonne grâce=--With good grace; willingly.                         20

=De bonne lutte=--By fair means. _Fr._

=De bon vouloir servir le roy=--To serve the king
with good-will. _M._

=Debt is the worst kind of poverty.= _Pr._

=Debt is to a man what the serpent is to the
bird; its eye fascinates, its breath poisons,
its coil crushes both sinew and bone; its jaw
is the pitiless grave.= _Bulwer Lytton._

=Debts make the cheeks black.= _Arab. Pr._                            25

=De calceo sollicitus, at pedem nihil curans=--Anxious
about the shoe, but careless about the
foot. _L. Pr._

=Deceit and falsehood, whatever conveniences
they may for a time promise or produce, are,
in the sum of life, obstacles to happiness.=

=Deceit is a game played only by small minds.=

=Decency is the least of all laws, yet it is the
one which is the most strictly observed.= _La

=Deceptio visus=--Optical illusion.                                   30

=Decet affectus animi neque se nimium erigere
nec subjicere serviliter=--We ought to allow
the affections of the mind to be neither too much
elated nor abjectly depressed. _Cic._

=Decet imperatorem stantem mori=--An emperor
ought to die at his post (_lit._ standing). _Vespasian._

=Decet patriam nobis cariorem esse quam nosmetipsos=--Our
country ought to be dearer to
us than ourselves. _Cic._

=Decet verecundum esse adolescentem=--It becomes
a young man to be modest. _Plaut._

=Decies repetita placebit=--Ten times repeated, it                    35
will still please. _Hor._

=Decipimur specie recti=--We are deceived by the
semblance of rectitude. _Hor._

=Decipit / Frons prima multos=--First appearances
deceive many.

=Decision and perseverance are the noblest
qualities of man.= _Goethe._

=Declaring the end from the beginning, and
from the ancient times the things that are not
yet done.= _Bible._

=Decori decus addit avito=--He adds honour to                         40
the honour of his ancestors. _M._

=Decorum ab honesto non potest separari=--Propriety
cannot be sundered from what is honourable.

=De court plaisir, long repentir=--A short pleasure,
a long penance. _Fr._

=Decrevi=--I have decreed. _M._

=Decus et tutamen=--An honour and defence.

=Dedecet philosophum abjicere animum=--It does                        45
not beseem a philosopher to be dejected. _Cic._

=De die in diem=--From day to day.

=Dedimus potestatem=--We have given power. _L._

=Dediscit animus sero quod didicit diu=--The
mind is slow in unlearning what it has been long
learning. _Sen._

=Deeds survive the doers.= _Horace Mann._

=Deep calleth unto deep.= _Bible._                                    50

=Deep insight will always, like Nature, ultimate
its thought in a thing.= _Emerson._

=Deep in the frozen regions of the north, / A
goddess violated brought thee forth, / Immortal
liberty.= _Smollett._

=Deep on his front engraven / Deliberation sat,
and public care.= _Milton._

=Deep subtle wits, / In truth, are master spirits
in the world.= _Joanna Baillie._

=Deep vengeance is the daughter of deep                               55
silence.= _Alfieri._

=Deep vers'd in books, and shallow in himself.=

=De ezels dragen de haver, en de paarden eten
die=--Asses fetch the oats and horses eat them.
_Dut. Pr._

=De facto=--In point of fact.

=Defeat is a school in which truth always grows
strong.= _Ward Beecher._

=Defeat is nothing but education, nothing but                         60
the first step to something better.= _Wendell

=Defect in manners is usually the defect of fine
perception.= _Emerson._

=Defectio virium adolescentiæ vitiis efficitur
sæpius quam senectutis=--Loss of strength is
more frequently due to the faults of youth than
of old age. _Cic._

=Defendit numerus junctæque umbone phalanges=--Their
numbers protect them and their
compact array. _Juv._

=Defend me, common sense, say I, / From reveries
so airy, from the toil / Of dropping
buckets into empty wells, / And growing
old with drawing nothing up.= _Cowper._

=Defend me from my friends; I can defend myself
from my enemies.= _Maréchal Villars._

=Deference is the most complicate, the most
indirect, and the most elegant of all compliments.=

=Defer no time; / Delays have dangerous ends.=
1 _Henry VI._, iii. 2.

=Defer not the least virtue; life's poor span /=                       5
=Make not an ell, by trifling in thy woe. / If
thou do ill, the joy fades, not the pains; / If
well, the pain doth fade, the joy remains.=
_George Herbert._

=Defer not till to-morrow to be wise, / To-morrow's
sun to thee may never rise.= _Congreve._

=Deficiunt vires=--Ability is wanting.

=Defienda me Dios de my=--God defend me from
myself. _Sp. Pr._

=Definition of words has been commonly called
a mere exercise of grammarians; but when
we come to consider the innumerable evils
men have inflicted on each other from mistaking
the meaning of words, the exercise of
definition certainly begins to assume rather a
more dignified aspect.= _Sydney Smith._

=Deformed, unfinished, sent before my time /=                         10
=Into this breathing world, scarce half made
up, / And that so lamely and unfashionable, /
That dogs bark at me as I halt by them.=
_Rich. III._, i. 1.

=Deformity is daring; it is its essence to overtake
mankind by heart and soul, and make
itself the equal, ay, the superior of the rest.=

=De fumo in flammam=--Out of the frying-pan into
the fire. _Pr._

=Dégagé=--Free and unrestrained. _Fr._

=De gaieté de cœur=--In gaiety of heart; sportively;
wantonly. _Fr._

=Degeneres animos timor arguit=--Fear is proof                        15
of a low-born soul. _Virg._

=Degli uomini si può dire questo generalmente
che sieno ingrate, volubili simulatori, fuggitori
pericoli, cupidi di guadagno=--Of mankind
we may say in general that they are ungrateful,
fickle, hypocritical, intent on a whole skin and
greedy of gain. _Machiavelli._

=Degrees infinite of lustre there must always
be, but the weakest among us has a gift,
however seemingly trivial, which is peculiar
to him, and which, worthily used, will be a
gift also to his race for ever.= _Ruskin._

=De gustibus non disputandum=--There is no disputing
about tastes.

=De hambre a nadie vi morir, de mucho comer a
cien mil=--I never saw a man die of hunger, but
thousands die of overfeeding. _Sp. Pr._

=De haute lutte=--By main force. _Fr._                                20

=De hoc multi multa, omnes aliquid, nemo satis=--Of
this many have said many things, all something,
no one enough.

=Dei gratia=--By the grace of God.

=Dei jussu non unquam credita Teneris=--Fated
she (_i.e._, Cassandra) never to be believed by her
Trojan countrymen. _Virg._

=Deil stick pride, for my dog deed o'd.= _Sc.

=Deil tak' the hin'most! on they drive, / Till=                       25
=a' their weel-swall'd kytes belyve / Are bent
like drums, / And auld guid man maist like
to rive / "Bethankit" hums.= _Burns._

=Dein Auge kann die Welt trüb' oder hell dir
machen; / Wie du sie ansiehst, wird sie weinen
oder lachen=--Thy eye can make the world dark
or bright for thee; as thou look'st on it, it will
weep or laugh. _Rückert._

=De industria=--Purposely.

=De integro=--Over again; anew.

[Greek: Dei pherein ta tôn theôn]--We must bear what the
gods lay on us.

=Dei plena sunt omnia=--All things are full of God.                   30

=Déjeûner à la fourchette=--A meat breakfast.

=De jure=--By right.

=De kleine dieven hangt men, de groote laat
men loopen=--We hang little thieves and let
great ones off. _Dut. Pr._

=Del agua mansa me libre Dios; que de la recia
me guardaré yo=--From smooth water God
guard me; from rough, I can guard myself.
_Sp. Pr._

=De lana caprina=--About goat's wool, _i.e._, a worthless             35

=Delay has always been injurious to those who
are ready.= _Lucan._

=Delay in vengeance gives a heavier blow.= _J.

=Delay of justice is injustice.= _Landor._

=Delectando pariterque monendo=--By pleasing
as well as instructing. _Hor._

=Delenda est Carthago=--Carthage must be destroyed.                   40
_Cato Major._

=Del giudizio, ognun ne vende=--Of judgment
every one has some to sell. _It. Pr._

=Deliberando sæpe perit occasio=--An opportunity
is often lost through deliberation. _Pub. Syr._

=Deliberandum est diu quod statuendum est
semel=--We must take time for deliberation,
where we have to determine once for all. _Pub.

=Deliberate treachery entails punishment upon
the traitor.= _Junius._

=Deliberate with caution, but act with decision;=                     45
=and yield with graciousness or oppose with
firmness.= _Colton._

=Deliberat Roma, perit Saguntum=--While Rome
deliberates, Saguntum perishes. _Pr._

=Delicacy is to the affections what grace is to
the beauty.= _Degerando._

=Delicacy of taste has the same effect as delicacy
of passion; it enlarges the sphere both
of our happiness and misery, and makes us
sensible to pain as well as pleasures, which
escape the rest of mankind.= _Hume._

=Deliciæ illepidæ atque inelegantes=--Unmannerly
and inelegant pleasures. _Catull._

=Deligas tantum quem diligas=--Choose only him                        50
whom you love.

=Delightful task! to rear the tender thought, /
To teach the young idea how to shoot.=

=Deliramenta doctrinæ=--The crazy absurdities of
learned men. _L._

=Delirant reges, plectuntur Achivi=--Whatsoever
devilry kings do, the Greeks must pay the piper.

=Deliriums are dreams not rounded with a sleep.=
_Jean Paul._

=Deliverer, God hath appointed thee to free
the oppressed and crush the oppressor.=

=Dell' albero non si giudica dalla scorza=--You
can't judge of a tree by its bark. _It. Pr._

=De loin c'est quelque chose, et de près ce n'est
rien=--At a distance it is something, at hand
nothing. _La Fontaine._

=Delphinum sylvis appingit, fluctibus aprum=--He                       5
paints a porpoise in the woods, a boar amidst
the waves. _Hor._

=De lunatico inquirendo=--To inquire into a man's
state of mind.

=Delusion and weakness produce not one mischief
the less because they are universal.=

=Delusion may triumph, but the triumphs of
delusion are but for a day.= _Macaulay._

=Delusions are as necessary to our happiness
as realities.= _Bovee._

=Delusive ideas are the motives of the greatest=                      10
=part of mankind, and a heated imagination
the power by which their actions are incited.
The world in the eye of a philosopher may
be said to be a large madhouse.= _Mackenzie._

=Del vero s'adira l'uomo=--It is the truth that
irritates a man. _It. Pr._

=De mal en pis=--From bad to worse. _Fr._

=De male quæsitis vix gaudet tertius hæres=--A
third heir seldom enjoys what it dishonestly
acquired. _Juv._

=Demean thyself more warily in thy study than
in the street. If thy public actions have a
hundred witnesses, thy private have a thousand.=

=De medietate linguæ=--Of a moiety of languages,                      15
_i.e._, foreign jurymen. _L._

=Dem Esel träumet von Disteln=--When the ass
dreams, it is of thistles. _Ger. Pr._

=Dem Glücklichen schlägt keine Stunde=--When
a man is happy he does not hear the clock strike.
_Ger. Pr._

=Dem harten Muss bequemt sich Will' und
Grille=--To hard necessity one's will and fancy
(must) conform. _Goethe._

=Dem Herlichsten, was auch der Geist empfangen,
drängt Stoff sich an=--Matter presses
heavily on the noblest efforts of the spirit. _Goethe,
in "Faust."_

=Dem Hunde, wenn er gut gezogen / Wird=                               20
=selbst ein weiser Mann gewogen=--Even a
wise man will attach himself to the dog when he
is well bred. _Goethe._

=De minimis non curat lex=--The law takes no
notice of trifles. _L._

=Dem Menschen ist / Ein Mensch noch immer
lieber als ein Engel=--A man is ever dearer to
man than an angel. _Lessing._

=Democracies are prone to war, and war consumes
them.= _W. H. Seward._

=Democracy has done a wrong to everything
that is not first-rate.= _Amiel._

=Democracy is always the work of kings.=                              25
=Ashes, which in themselves are sterile, fertilise
the land they are cast upon.= _Landor._

=Democracy is, by the nature of it, a self-cancelling
business, and gives in the long-run
a net result of zero.= _Carlyle._

=Democracy is the healthful life-blood which
circulates through the veins and arteries,
which supports the system, but which ought
never to appear externally, and as the
mere blood itself.= _Coleridge._

=Democracy is the most powerful solvent of
military organisation. The latter is founded
on discipline; the former on the negation of
discipline.= _Renan._

=De monte alto=--From a lofty mountain. _M._

=De mortuis nil nisi bonum= (or =bene=)--Let nothing                  30
be said of the dead but what is favourable.

=De motu proprio=--From the suggestion of one's
own mind; spontaneously.

=Dem thätigen Menschen kommt es darauf an,
dass er das Rechte thue; ob das Rechte
geschehe, soll ihn nicht kümmern=--With the
man of action the chief concern is that he do
the right thing; the success of that ought not to
trouble him. _Goethe._

=Den Bösen sind sie los; die Bösen sind geblieben=--They
are rid of the Wicked One, (but)
the wicked are still there. _Goethe._

=De nihilo nihil, in nihilum nil posse reverti=--From
nothing is nothing, and nothing can be
reduced to nothing.

=Denique non omnes eadem mirantur amantque=--All                      35
men do not admire and love the same things.

=Den Irrthum zu bekennen, schändet nicht=--It
is no disgrace to acknowledge an error. _R.

=Denken und Thun, Thun und Denken, das ist
die Summe aller Weisheit von jeher anerkannt,
von jeher geübt, nicht eingesehen
von einem jeden=--To think and act, to act and
think, this is the sum of all the wisdom that has
from the first been acknowledged and practised,
though not understood by every one, _i.e._, (as
added) the one must continually act and react
on the other, like exhaling and inhaling, must
correspond as question and answer. _Goethe._

=Denke nur niemand, dass man auf ihn als den
Heiland gewartet habe=--Let no one imagine
that he is the man the world has been waiting for
as its deliverer. _Goethe._

=Den leeren Schlauch bläst der Wind auf, / Den
leeren Kopf der Dünkel=--The empty bag is
blown up with wind, the empty head with self-conceit.

=Den Mantel nach dem Winde kehren=--To trim                           40
one's sails (_lit._ to turn one's cloak) to the wind.
_Ger. Pr._

=Den Menschen Liebe, den Göttern Ehrfurcht=--To
men, affection; to gods, reverence. _Grillparzer._

=Denn geschwätzig sind die Zeiten, / Und sie
sind auch wieder stumm=--For the times are
babbly, and then again the times are dumb.

=De non apparentibus, et non existentibus,
eadem est ratio=--Things which do not appear
are to be treated as the same as those which do
not exist. _Coke._

=De novo=--Anew.

=Den Profit som kom seent, er bedre end aldeles=                      45
=ingen=--The profit which comes late is better than
none at all. _E. H. Vessel._

=Den rechten Weg wirst nie vermissen, /
Handle nur nach Gefühl und Gewissen=--Wilt
thou never miss the right way, thou hast
only to act according to thy feeling and conscience.

=Den schlecten Mann muss man verachten /
Der nie bedacht was er vollbringt=--We
must spurn him as a worthless man who never
applies his brains to what he is working at.

=Dens theonina=--A calumniating disposition (_lit._

=Deo adjuvante non timendum=--God assisting,
there is nothing to be feared.

=Deoch an doris=--The parting cup. _Gael._

=Deo dante nil nocet invidia, et non dante, nil=                       5
=proficit labor=--When God gives, envy injures
us not; when He does not give, labour avails

=Deo date=--Give unto God. _M._

=Deo duce, ferro comitante=--God my guide, my
sword my companion. _M._

=Deo duce, fortuna comitante=--God for guide,
fortune for companion. _M._

=Deo ducente=--God guiding. _M._

=Deo favente=--With God's favour.                                     10

=Deo fidelis et regi=--Faithful to God and the
king. _M._

=Deo gratias=--Thanks to God.

=Deo honor et gloria=--To God the honour and
glory. _M._

=Deo ignoto=--To the unknown God.

=Deo juvante=--With God's help.                                       15

=De omnibus rebus, et quibusdam aliis=--About
everything, and certain things else.

=De omni re scibile et quibusdam aliis=--On
everything knowable and some other matters.

=Deo, non fortuna=--From God, not fortune. _M._

=Deo, optimo maximo=--To God, the best and
greatest. _M._

=Deo, patriæ, amicis=--For God, country, and                          20
friends. _M._

=Deo, regi, patriæ=--To God, king, and country.

=Deo, regi, vicino=--For God, king, and our neighbour.

=Deo, republicæ, amicis=--To God, the state, and
friends. _M._

=Deorum cibus est=--A feast fit for the gods.

=De oui et non vient toute question=--All disputation                 25
comes out of "Yes" and "No." _Fr. Pr._

=Deo volente=--With God's will.

=Depart from the highway and transplant thyself
in some enclosed ground; for it is hard
for a tree that stands by the wayside to keep
her fruit till it be ripe.= _St. Chrysostom._

=De paupertate tacentes / Plus poscente ferent=--Those
who say nothing of their poverty fare
better than those who beg. _Hor._

=De' peccati de' signori fanno penitenza i poveri=--The
poor do penance for the sins of the rich.
_It. Pr._

=Dependence goes somewhat against the grain=                          30
=of a generous mind; and it is no wonder,
considering the unreasonable advantage
which is often taken of the inequality of
fortune.= _Jeremy Collier._

=Dependence is a perpetual call upon humanity,
and a greater incitement to tenderness and
pity than any other motive whatsoever.=

=Depend upon it, if a man talks of his misfortunes,
there is something in them that is not
disagreeable to him.= _Johnson._

=De pilo=, _or_ =de filo, pendet=--It hangs by a hair. _Pr._

=De pis en pis=--From worse to worse. _Fr._

=De plano=--With ease.                                                35

=De præscientia Dei=--Of the foreknowledge of God.

=Deprendi miserum est=--To be caught is a
wretched experience.

=Depressus extollor=--Having been depressed, I
am exalted. _M._

=De profundis=--Out of the depths.

=De propaganda fide=--For propagating the Catholic                    40

=De publico est elatus=--He was buried at the
public expense. _Livy._

=Der Ausgang giebt den Thaten ihre Titel=--It
is the issue that gives to deeds their title. _Goethe._

=Der beste Prediger ist die Zeit=--Time is the
best preacher. _Ger. Pr._

=Der Böse hat nicht nur die Guten, sondern auch
die Bösen gegen sich=--The bad man has not
only the good, but also the evil opposed to him.

=Der brave Mann denkt an sich selbst zuletzt=--The                    45
brave man thinks of himself last of all.

=Der civilisierte Wilde ist der schlimmste aller
Wilden=--The civilised savage is the worst of all
savages. _C. J. Weber._

=Der den Augenblick ergreift / Das ist der rechte
Mann=--He who seizes the moment is the right
man. _Goethe._

=Der Dichter steht auf einer höhern Warte /
Als auf den Zinnen der Partei=--The poet
stands on a higher watch-tower than the pinnacle
of party. _Freiligrath._

=Der echte Geist schwingt sich empor / Und
rafft die Zeit sich nach=--The genuine spirit
soars upward, and snatches the time away after
it. _Uhland._

=Derelictio communis utilitatis contra naturam=--The                  50
abandonment of what is for the common
good is a crime against nature. _Cic._

=Der Erde Paradies und Hölle / Liegt in dem
Worte "Weib"=--Heaven and Hell on earth lie
in the word "woman." _Seume._

=Der Fluss bleibt trüb, der nicht durch einen See
gegangen, / Das Herz unsauber, das nicht
durch ein Weh gegangen=--The river remains
troubled that has not passed through a lake, the
heart unpurified that has not passed through a
woe. _Rückert._

=Der Frauen Zungen ja nimmer ruhn=--Women's
tongues never rest. _A. v. Chamisso._

=Der Friede ist immer die letzte Absicht des
Krieges=--Peace is ever the final aim of war.

=Der Fuchs ändert den Pelz und behält den=                            55
=Schalk=--The fox changes his skin but keeps his
knavery. _Ger. Pr._

=Der Fürst ist nichts, als der erste Diener des
Staates=--The prince is nothing but the first servant
of the state. _Frederick the Great._

=Der Geist, aus dem wir handeln, ist das
Höchste=--The spirit from which we act is the
principal (_lit._ the highest) matter. _Goethe._

=Der Geist der Medicin ist leicht zu fassen; / Ihr
durchstudiert die gross' und kleine Welt, /
Um es am Ende gehn zu lassen, / Wie's Gott
gefällt=--The spirit of medicine is easy to master;
you study through the great and the little worlds,
to let it go in the end as God pleases. _Mephisto,
in "Faust."_

=Der Geist, der stets verneint=--The spirit that
constantly denies, that says everlastingly "No."
_Goethe's "Mephistopheles."_

=Der Geist ist immer autochthone=--Spirit is
always indigenous, _i.e._, always native to the soil
out of which it springs. _Goethe._

=Der geringste Mensch kann complet sein,
wenn er sich innerhalb der Gränzen seiner
Fähigkeiten und Fertigkeiten bewegt=--The
humblest mortal may attain completeness if he
confine his activities within the limits of his
capability and skill. _Goethe._

=Der Glaube ist der rechte, der, dass er der
rechte bleibt, nicht gezwungen ist einen
andern irrgläubig zu finden=--That faith is the
orthodox which, that it may remain such, is
under no necessity of finding another heterodox.

=Der Gott, der mir im Busen wohnt, / Kann=                             5
=tief mein Innerstes erregen; der über allen
meinen Kräften thront, er kann nach aussen
nichts bewegen=--The God who dwells in my
breast can stir my inmost soul to its depths; he
who sits as sovereign over all my powers has no
control over things beyond. _Goethe._

=Der grösste Mensch bleibt stets ein Menschenkind=--The
greatest man remains always a man-child,
or son of man. _Goethe._

=Der grösste Schritt ist der aus der Thür=--The
greatest step is that out of the door. _Ger.

=Der gute Mann braucht überall viel Boden=--The
good man needs always large room. _Lessing._

=Der gute Wille ist in der Moral alles; aber in
der Kunst ist er nichts: da gilt, wie schon das
Wort andeutet, allein Können=--Goodwill is
everything in morals, but in art it is nothing: in
it, as the word indicates, only ability counts for
aught. _Schopenhauer._

=Der Hahn schliesst die Augen, wann er krähet,=                       10
=weil er es auswendig kann=--The cock shuts
his eyes when he crows, because he has it by
heart. _Ger. Pr._

=Der Handelnde ist immer gewissenlos, es hat
niemand Gewissen, als der Betrachtende=--The
man who acts merely is always without
conscience; no one has conscience but the man
who reflects. _Goethe._

=Der hat die Macht, an den die Menge glaubt=--He
has the power whom the majority believe
in. _Raupach._

=Der hat nie das Glück gekostet, der's in Ruh
geniessen will=--He has never tasted happiness
who will enjoy it in peace. _Th. Körner._

=Der Hauptfehler des Menschen bleibt, dass er
so viele kleine hat=--Man's chief fault is ever
that he has so many small ones. _Jean Paul._

=Der Himmel giebt die Gunst des Augenblicks; /=                       15
=Wer schnell sie fasst, wird Meister des
Geschicks=--Heaven gives the grace needed for
the moment; he who seizes it quickly becomes
master of his fate. _Raupach._

=Der Himmel kann ersetzen / Was er entzogen hat=--What
Heaven has taken away, Heaven can
make good. _Rückert._

=Der Historiker ist ein rückwärts gekehrter
Prophet=--The historian is a prophet with his
face turned backwards. _F. v. Schlegel._

=Der höchste Stolz und der höchste Kleinmuth
ist die höchste Unkenntniss seiner selbst=--Extreme
pride and extreme dejection are alike
extreme ignorance of one's self. _Spinoza._

=Der höchste Vorwurf der Kunst für denkende
Menschen ist der Mensch=--The highest subject
of art for thinking men is man. _Winkelmann._

=Deridet, sed non derideor=--He laughs, but I am                      20
not laughed at.

=Der Irrthum ist recht gut, so lange wir jung
sind; man muss ihn nur nicht mit ins Alter
schleppen=--Error is very well so long as we are
young, but we must not drag it with us into old
age. _Goethe._

=Der ist edel, / Welcher edel fühlt und handelt=--He
is noble who feels and acts nobly.

=Der Jugend Führer sei das Alter; beiden sei /
Nur wenn sie als Verbundne wandeln, Glück
versichert=--Be age the guide of youth; both
will be happy only if they go hand in hand (_lit._
as confederates) together. _Goethe._

=Der Jüngling kämpft, damit der Greis geniesse=--The
youth fights that the old man may enjoy.

=Der kann nicht klagen über harten Spruch,=                           25
=den man zum Meister seines Schicksals
macht=--He cannot complain of a hard sentence
who is made master of his own fate.

=Der kleine Gott der Welt bleibt stets von
gleichem Schlag / Und ist so wunderlich, als
wie am ersten Tag=--The little god of the
world (_i.e._, man) continues ever of the same
stamp, and is as odd as on the first day.

=Der Krieg ist die stärkende Eisenkur der
Menschheit=--War is the strengthening iron
cure of humanity. _Jean Paul._

=Der Künstler muss mit Feuer entwerfen und
mit Phlegma ausführen=--The artist must invent
(_lit._ sketch) with ardour and execute with
coolness. _Winkelmann._

=Der Lebende hat Recht=--The living has right
on his side. _Schiller._

=Der Mann, der das Wenn und das Aber=                                 30
=erdacht / Hat sicher aus Häckerling Gold
schon gemacht=--The man who invented "if"
and "but" must surely have converted chopt
straw into gold. _G. A. Bürger._

=Der Mann muss hinaus ins feindliche Leben=--A
man must go forth to face life with its enmities.

=Der Mensch begreift niemals wie anthropomorphisch
er ist=--Man never comprehends how
anthropomorphic his conceptions are. _Goethe._

=Der Mensch denkt, Gott lenkt=--Man proposes,
God disposes. _Ger. Pr._

=Der Menschenkenner steht überall an seinem
Platze=--He who knows man is everywhere in
his place. _Klinger._

=Der Mensch erfährt, er sei auch wer er mag, /=                       35
=Ein letztes Glück und einen letzten Tag=--No
man, be he who he may, but experiences a last
happiness and a last day. _Goethe._

=Der Mensch hat nur allzusehr Ursache, sich
vor dem Menschen zu schützen=--Man has
only too much reason to guard himself from man.

=Der Mensch ist ein nachahmendes Geschöpf
und wer der vorderste ist, führt die Herde=--Man
is an imitative being, and the foremost leads
the flock. _Schiller._

=Der Mensch ist entwickelt, nicht erschaffen=--Man
has been developed, not created. _Oken._

=Der Mensch ist frei geschaffen, ist frei, / Und
würd' er in Ketten geboren!=--Man has been
created free, is free, even were he born in chains.

=Der Mensch ist frei wie der Vogel im Käfig;
er kann sich innerhalb gewisser Grenzen bewegen=--Man
is free as the bird in the cage:
he has powers of motion within certain limits.

=Der Mensch ist im Grunde ein wildes, entsetzliches
Thier=--Man is at bottom a savage animal
and an object of dread, as we may see (it is added)
he still is when emancipated from all control.

=Der Mensch ist nicht bloss ein denkendes,
er ist zugleich ein empfindendes Wesen.
Er ist ein Ganzes, eine Einheit vielfacher,
innig verbundner Kräfte, und zu diesem
Ganzen muss das Kunstwerk reden=--Man
is not merely a thinking, he is at the same
time a sentient, being. He is a whole, a unity
of manifold, internally connected powers, and
to this whole must the work of art speak.

=Der Mensch ist nicht geboren frei zu sein /=                          5
=Und für den Edeln ist kein schöner Glück /
Als einem Fürst, den er ehrt, zu dienen=--Man
is not born to be free; and for the
noble soul there is no fairer fortune than to
serve a prince whom he regards with honour.

=Der Mensch ist selbst sein Gott, sein Beruf ist:
Handeln=--Man is a god to himself, and his calling
is to act. _Tiedge._

=Der Mensch ist, was er isst=--Man is what he
eats. _L. Feuerbach._

=Der Mensch liebt nur einmal=--Man loves only
once. _Ger. Pr._

=Der Mensch muss bei dem Glauben verharren,
dass das Unbegreifliche begreiflich sei; er
würde sonst nicht forschen=--Man must hold
fast by the belief that the incomprehensible is
comprehensible; otherwise he would not search.

=Der Mensch muss ein Höheres, ein Göttliches=                         10
=anerkennen--ob in sich oder über sich, gleichviel=--Man
must acknowledge a higher, a divine--whether
in himself or over himself, no matter.

=Der Mensch versuche die Götter nicht=--Let
not man tempt the gods. _Schiller._

=Der Mensch war immer Mensch, voll Unvollkommenheit=--Man
has ever been man, full of
imperfection. _J. P. Uz._

=Der Mensch, wo ist er her? / Zu schlecht
für einen Gott, zu gut für's Ungefähr=--Man,
whence is he? Too bad to be the work
of a god, too good for the work of chance.

=Der Muth der Wahrheit ist die erste Bedingung
des philosophischen Studiums=--The
courage of truth is the first qualification for
philosophic study. _Hegel._

=Dernier ressort=--A last resource. _Fr._                             15

=Der Pfaff liebt seine Herde, doch die Lämmlein
mehr als die Widder=--The priest loves
his flock, but the lambs more than the rams.
_Ger. Pr._

=Der preise glücklich sein, der von / Den Göttern
dieser Welt entfernt lebt=--Let him count
himself happy who lives remote from the gods of
this world. _Goethe._

=Der Rathgeber eines Höheren handelt klüglich,
wenn er sein geistiges Uebergewicht
verbirgt, wie das Weib seine Schönheit
verhüllt um des Sieges desto gewisser zu
sein=--The adviser of a superior acts wisely if he
conceals his spiritual superiority, as the woman
veils her beauty in order to be the more certain
of conquering. _Zachariae._

=Derrière la croix souvent se tient le diable=--Behind
the cross the devil often lurks. _Fr.

=Der Ring macht Ehen, / Und Ringe sind's, die=                        20
=eine Kette machen=--The ring makes marriage,
and rings make a chain. _Schiller._

=Der Rose süsser Duft genügt, / Man braucht
sie nicht zu brechen / Und wer sich mit dem
Duft begnügt / Den wird ihr Dorn nicht
stechen=--The sweet scent of the rose suffices;
one needs not break it off, and he who is satisfied
therewith will not be stung by the thorn.

=Der Schein regiert die Welt, und die Gerechtigkeit
ist nur auf der Bühne=--Appearance
rules the world, and we see justice only on the
stage. _Schiller._

=Der Schein, was ist er, dem das Wesen fehlt? /
Das Wesen wär' es, wenn es nicht erschiene?=--The
appearance, what is it without the reality?
And what were the reality without the appearance?
(the clothes, as "Sartor" has it, without
the man, or the man without the clothes). _Goethe._

=Der Schmerz ist die Geburt der höheren
Naturen=--Pain is the birth of higher natures.

=Der Sinn erweitert, aber lähmt; die That=                            25
=belebt, aber beschränkt=--Thought expands,
but lames; action animates, but narrows.

=Der Stärkste hat Recht=--The right is with the
strongest. _Ger. Pr._

=Der Stein im Sumpf / Macht keine Ringe=--You
can make no rings if you throw a stone into a
marsh. _Goethe._

=Der Tod entbindet von erzwungnen Pflichten=--Death
releases from enforced duties. _Schiller._

=Der Umgang mit Frauen ist das Element guter
Sitten=--The society of women is the nursery of
good manners. _Goethe._

=Der Verständige findet fast alles lächerlich,=                       30
=der Vernünftige fast nichts=--The man of analytic,
or critical, intellect finds something ridiculous
in almost everything; the man of synthetic,
or constructive, intellect, in almost nothing.

=Der Vortrag macht des Redners Glück=--It is
delivery that makes the orator's success. _Goethe._

=Der Wahn ist kurz, die Reu' ist lang=--The
illusion is brief, the remorse is long. _Schiller._

=Der Weg der Ordnung, ging er auch durch
Krümmen, / Er ist kein Umweg=--The path
which good order prescribes is the direct one,
even though it has windings. _Schiller._

=Der Weise hat die Ohren lang, die Zunge
kurz=--The wise man has long ears and a short
tongue. _Ger. Pr._

=Der Weise kann des Mächtigen Gunst entbehren,=                       35
=/ Doch nicht der Mächtige des Weisen
Lehren=--The wise man can dispense with the
favour of the mighty, but not the mighty man
with the wisdom of the wise. _Bodenstedt._

=Der Wille ist des Werkes Seele=--What we will
is the soul of what we do. _Ger. Pr._

=Der wird stets das Beste missen / Wer nicht
borgt, was andre wissen=--He will always
lack what is best who does not give credit to
what others know. _Rückert._

=Der Witz ist die Freiheit des Sklaven=--The
witty sally is the freedom of the slave. _Ruge._

=Der Zug des Herzens ist des Schicksals Stimme=--In
the drawing of the heart is the oracle of
fate. _Schiller._

=Descend a step in choosing thy wife; ascend a
step in choosing thy friend.= _The Talmud._

=Description is always a bore, both to the describer=                  5
=and the describee.= _Disraeli._

=Deserted, at his utmost need, / By those his
former bounty fed, / On the bare earth exposed
be lies, / With not a friend to close his
eyes.= _Dryden._

=Desiderantem quod satis est, neque / Tumultuosum
sollicitat mare, / Non verberatæ
grandine vineæ / Fundusque mendax=--A
storm at sea, a vine-wasting hail tempest, a disappointing
farm, cause no anxiety to him who is
content with enough. _Hor._

=Desideratum=--A thing desired, but regretfully

=Desine fata Deum flecti sperare precando=--Cease
to hope that the decrees of the gods can
bend to prayer. _Virg._

=Desinit in piscem mulier formosa superne=--A                         10
beautiful woman in the upper parts terminating
in a fish. _Hor._

=Désir de Dieu et désir de l'homme sont deux=--What
God wishes and man wishes are two different
things. _Fr. Pr._

=Desires are the pulse of the soul.= _Manton._

=Des Lebens Mühe / Lehrt uns allein des
Lebens Güter schätzen=--The labour of life
alone teaches us to value the good things of
life. _Goethe._

=Des Mannes Mutter ist der Frau Teufel=--The
husband's mother is the wife's devil. _Ger. Pr._

=Des Menschen Engel ist die Zeit=--Time is                            15
man's angel. _Schiller._

=Des Menschens Leben ist / Ein kurzes Blühen
und ein langes Welken=--The life of man is a
short blossoming and a long withering. _Uhland._

=Despair defies even despotism; there is that
in my heart would make its way through
hosts with levelled spears.= _Byron._

=Despair is like froward children, who, when
you take away one of their playthings, throw
the rest into the fire for madness.= _Charron._

=Despair is the only genuine atheism.= _Jean

=Despair takes heart when there's no hope to=                         20
=speed; / The coward then takes arms and
does the deed.= _Herrick._

=Despair--the last dignity of the wretched.=
_H. Giles._

=Despatch is the soul of business.= _Chesterfield._

=Desperate diseases need desperate remedies.=

=Despise anxiety and wishing, the past and the
future.= _Jean Paul._

=Despise not any man, and do not spurn anything;=                     25
=for there is no man that has not his
hour, nor is there anything that has not its
place.= _Rabbi Ben Azai._

=Despise not the discoveries of the wise, but
acquaint thyself with their proverbs, for of
them thou shalt learn instruction.= _Ecclus._

=Despise your enemy and you will soon be
beaten.= _Port. Pr._

=Despite his titles, power, and pelf, / The wretch
concentred all in self, / Living, shall forfeit
fair renown, / And, doubly dying, shall go
down / To the vile dust, from whence he
sprung, / Unwept, unhonoured, and unsung.=

=Despondency comes readily enough to the
most sanguine.= _Emerson._

=Desponding fear, of feeble fancies full, / Weak=                     30
=and unmanly, loosens every power.= _Thomson._

=Despotism is a legitimate mode of government
in dealing with barbarians, provided the end
be their improvement, and the means justified
by actually effecting that end.= _J. S.

=Despotism is essential in most enterprises; I
am told they do not tolerate "freedom of
debate" on board a seventy-four.= _Carlyle._

=Despotism is often the effort of Nature to cure
herself from a worse disease.= _Robert, Lord

=Despotism sits nowhere so secure as under the
effigy and ensigns of freedom.= _Landor._

=Despotismus ist der schwarze Punkt in aller=                         35
=Menschen Herzen=--Despotism is the black
spot in the hearts of all men. _C. J. Weber._

=Desque nací lloré, y cada dia nace porqué=--I
wept as soon as I was born, and every day
explains why. _Sp. Pr._

=Des Rats bedarf die Seele nicht, die Rechtes
will=--The soul which wills what is right needs
no counsel. _Platen._

=Destiny is our will, and will is nature.=

=Destitutus ventis remos adhibe=--The wind failing,
ply the oars.

=Destroy his fib or sophistry--in vain! / The=                        40
=creature's at his dirty work again.= _Pope._

=Des Uebels Quelle findest du nicht aus, und
aufgefunden fliesst sie ewig fort=--The well-spring
of evil thou canst not discover, and even
if discovered, it flows on continually. _Goethe._

=Desunt cætera=--The remainder is wanting.

=Desunt inopiæ multa, avaritiæ omnia=--Poverty
is in want of many things, avarice of everything.
_L. Pr._

=Des Zornes Ende ist der Reue Anfang=--The
end of anger is the beginning of repentance.

=Deteriores omnes sumus licentia=--We are all                         45
the worse for the license. _Ter._

=Determined, dared, and done.= _Smart._

=Detested sport, that owes its pleasures to
another's pain.= _Cowper._

=De tijd is aan God en ons=--Time is God's and
ours. _Dut. Pr._

=Det ille veniam facile, cui venia est opus=--He
who needs pardon should readily grant it. _Sen._

=Detour=--A circuitous march. _Fr._                                   50

=De tout s'avise à qui pain faut=--A man in want
of bread is ready for anything. _Fr. Pr._

=Detraction's a bold monster, and fears not /
To wound the fame of princes, if it find / But
any blemish in their lives to work on.= _Massinger._

=De trop=--Too much, or too many; out of place.

=Detur aliquando otium quiesque fessis=--Leisure
and repose should at times be given to the weary.

=Detur digniori=--Let it be given to the most
worthy. _M._

=Detur pulchriori=--Let it be given to the fairest.
_The inscription on the golden apple of discord._

=Deum cole, regem serva=--Worship God, preserve
the king. _M._

=Deum colit, qui novit=--He who knows God worships                     5
Him. _Sen._

=Deus avertat=--God forbid.

=Deus ex machina=--A mechanical instead of a
rational or spiritual explanation (_lit._ a god
mechanically introduced).

=Deus hæc fortasse benigna / Reducet in sedem
vice=--God will perhaps by a gracious change
restore these things to a stable condition. _Hor._

=Deus id vult=--God wills it. _War-cry of the Crusaders
before Jerusalem._

=Deus major columna=--God is the greater support.                     10

=Deus mihi providebit=--God will provide for me.

=Deus omnibus quod sat est suppeditat=--God
supplies enough to all. _M._

=Deus vult=--It is God's will.

=Deux hommes se rencontrent bien, mais jamais
deux montagnes=--Two men may meet, but
never two mountains. _Fr._

=Deux yeux voient plus clair qu'un=--A ghost                          15
was never seen by two pair of eyes (_lit._ two eyes
see more clearly than one). _Fr._

=Devil take the hindmost.= _Beaumont and

=Devine si tu peux, et choisis si tu l'oses=--Solve
the riddle if you can, and choose if you dare.

=Devise, wit; write, pen; for I am for whole
volumes in folio.= _Love's L. Lost_, i. 2.

=De vive voix=--Verbally. _Fr._

=Devote each day to the object then in time,=                         20
=and every evening will find something done.=

=Devotion in distress is born, but vanishes in
happiness.= _Dryden._

=Devotion, when it does not lie under the check
of reason, is apt to degenerate into enthusiasm
(fanaticism).= _Addison._

=De waarheid is eene dochter van den tijd=--Truth
is a daughter of Time. _Dut. Pr._

=Dewdrops are the gems of morning, but the
tears of mournful eve.= _Coleridge._

=De wereld wil betrogen zijn=--The world likes                        25
to be deceived. _Dut. Pr._

=Dexterity or experience no master can communicate
to his disciple.= _Goethe._

=Dextras dare=--To give right hands to each other.

=Dextro tempore=--At a lucky moment. _Hor._

=Diamonds cut diamonds.= _Ford._

=Di bene fecerunt, inopis me quodque pusilli /=                       30
=Finxerunt animi, raro et perpauca loquentis=--The
gods be praised for having made me of
a poor and humble mind, with a desire to speak
but seldom and briefly. _Hor._

=Dicam insigne, recens, adhuc / Indictum ore
alio=--I will utter something striking, something
fresh, something as yet unsung by another's
lips. _Hor._

=Dicenda tacenda locutus=--Saying things that
should be, and things that should not be, said.

=Dicere quæ puduit, scribere jussit amor=--What
I was ashamed to say, love has ordered me to
write. _Ovid._

=Dicique beatus / Ante obitum nemo supremaque
funera debet=--No one should be called
happy before he is dead and buried. _Ovid._

=Dicta fides sequitur=--The promise is no sooner                      35
given than fulfilled. _Ovid._

=Dicta tibi est lex=--The conditions have been laid
before you. _Hor._

=Dictum de dicto=--A report founded on hearsay.

=Dictum factum=--No sooner said than done.

=Dictum sapienti sat est=--A word to a wise man
is enough. _Plaut. and Ter._

=Did charity prevail, the press would prove / A=                      40
=vehicle of virtue, truth, and love.= _Cowper._

=Did I know that my heart was bound to temporal
possessions, I would throw the flaming
brand among them with my own hand.=

="Did I not tell you that after thunder rain
would be sure to come on?"= _Socrates to
his friends when, after a volley of upbraidings,
Xantippe threw a jugful of water at his

=Didst thou but know the inly touch of love, /
Thou wouldst as soon go kindle fire with
snow, / As seek to quench the fire of love
with words.= _Two Gen. of Ver._, ii. 7.

=Did you ever hear of Captain Wattle? / He
was all for love and a little for the bottle.=
_C. Dibden._

=Die Aemter sind Gottes; die Amtleute Teufels=--Places                45
are God's; place-holders are the devil's.
_Ger. Pr._

=Die alleinige Quelle des Rechts ist das gemeinsame
Bewusstsein des ganzen Volks;
der allgemeine Geist=--The only fountain of
justice is the common consciousness of the
whole people; the spirit common to all of them.

=Die Alten sind die einzigen Alten, die nie alt
werden=--The ancients (_i.e._, the Greeks and
Romans) are the only ancients that never grow
old. _C. J. Weber._

=Die Anmut macht unwiderstehlich=--Grace
makes its possessor irresistible. _Goethe._

=Die ärgsten Studenten werden die frömmsten
Prediger=--The worst-behaved students turn out
the most pious preachers. _Ger. Pr._

=Die Armen müssen tanzen wie die Reichen=                             50
=pfeifen=--The poor must dance as the rich pipe.
_Ger. Pr._

=Die Augen glauben sich selbst, die Ohren
andern Leuten=--The eyes believe themselves,
the ears other people. _Ger. Pr._

=Die Augen sind weiter als der Bauch=--The
eyes are larger than the belly. _Ger. Pr._

=Die besten Freunde stehen im Beutel=--Our best
friends are in our purse. _Ger. Pr._

=Die Bewunderung preist, die Liebe ist stumm=--Admiration
praises, love is dumb. _Börne._

=Die Blumen zu pflegen, / Das Unkraut zu=                             55
=tilgen, / Ist Sache des Gärtners=--The gardener's
business is to root out the weeds and
tend the flowers. _Bodenstedt._

=Die Botschaft hör' ich wohl, allein mir fehlt
der Glaube=--I hear the message, but I lack the
faith. _Goethe._

=Die Damen geben sich und ihren Putz zum
besten / Und spielen ohne Gage mit=--The
ladies by their presence and finery contribute to
the treat and take part in the play without pay
from us. _The Theatre Manager in Goethe's

=Die Dämmerung ist das freundliche Licht der
Liebenden=--The gloaming is the light that befriends
the wooer. _Seume._

=Die de wereld wel beziet, men zag nooit
schoonder niet=--Whoso considers the world
well must allow he has never seen a better.
_Dut. Pr._

=Die Dornen, die Disteln, sie stechen gar sehr,=                       5
=doch stechen die Altjungfernzungen noch
mehr=--Thorns and thistles prick very sore, but
old maids' tongues sting much more. _C.

=Die een ander jaagt zit zelfs niet stil=--He who
chases another does not sit still himself. _Dut.

=Die Ehe ist Himmel und Hölle=--Marriage is
heaven and hell. _Ger. Pr._

=Die eigentliche Religion bleibt ein Inneres, ja
Individuelles, denn sie hat ganz allein mit
dem Gewissen zu thun; dieses soll erregt,
soll beschwichtigt werden=--Religion, properly
so called, is ever an inward, nay, an individual
thing, for it has to do with nothing but the
conscience, which has now to be stirred up, now
to be soothed. _Goethe._

=Die Einsamkeit ist noth; doch sei nur nicht
gemein, / So kannst du überall in einer
Wüste sein=--Solitude is painful; only be not
vulgar, for then you may be in a desert everywhere.
_Angelus Silesius._

=Die Eintracht nur macht stark und gross, /=                          10
=Die Zwietracht stürzet alles nieder=--Only
concord makes us strong and great; discord
overthrows everything. _Gellert._

=Die Erde wird durch Liebe frei; / Durch
Thaten wird sie gross=--Through love the earth
becomes free; through deeds, great. _Goethe._

=Die Erinnerung ist das einzige / Paradies,
aus dem wir nicht vertrieben werden kann=--Remembrance
is the only paradise from which
we cannot be driven. _Jean Paul._

=Die Fabel ist der Liebe Heimatwelt, / Gern
wohnt sie unter Feen, Talismanen, / Glaubt
gern an Götter, weil sie göttlich ist=--Fable
is love's native world, is fain to dwell among
fairies and talismans, and to believe in gods,
being herself divine. _Schiller._

=Die Frauen sind das einzige Gefäss, was uns
Neuern noch geblieben ist, um unsere Idealität
hineinzugiessen=--Woman is the only vessel
which still remains to us moderns into which we
can pour our ideals. _Goethe._

=Die Frauen tragen ihre Beweise im Herzen,=                           15
=die Männer im Kopfe=--Women carry their
logic in their hearts; men, in their heads.

=Die Freiheit der Vernunft ist unser wahres
Leben=--The freedom of reason is our true life.

=Die Freiheit kann nicht untergehn, / So lange
Schmiede Eisen hämmern=--The sun of freedom
cannot set so long as smiths hammer iron.
_E. M. Arndt._

=Die Freude kennst du nicht, wenn du nur
Freuden kennest; / Dir fehlt das ganze
Licht, wenn du's in Strahlen trennest=--Joy
knowest thou not if thou knowest only joys; the
whole light is wanting to thee if thou breakest
it up into rays. _Rückert._

=Die Freudigkeit ist die Mutter aller Tugenden=--Joyousness
is the mother of all virtues. _Goethe._

=Die Gegenwart ist eine mächtige Göttin; Lern'=                       20
=ihren Einfluss kennen=--The present is a potent
divinity; learn to acquaint thyself with her power.

=Die Geheimnisse der Lebenspfade darf und
kann man nicht offenbaren; es gibt Steine
des Anstosses, über die ein jeder Wanderer
stolpern muss. Der Poet aber deutet auf
die Stelle hin=--The secrets of the way of life
may not and cannot be laid open; there are
stones of offence along the path over which every
wayfarer must stumble. The poet, or inspired
teacher, however, points to the spot. _Goethe._

=Die Geisterwelt ist nicht verschlossen; / Dein
Sinn ist zu, dein Herz ist todt=--The spirit-world
is not shut; thy sense is shut, thy heart is
dead. _Goethe._

=Die Geschichte der Wissenschaften ist eine
grosse Fuge, in der die Stimmen der Völker
nach und nach zum Vorschein kommen=--The
history of the sciences is a great fugue, in
which the voices of the nations come one by one
into notice. _Goethe._

=Die Geschichte des Menschen ist sein Charakter=--The
history of a man is in his character.

=Die Gesetze der Moral sind auch die der=                             25
=Kunst=--The laws of morals are also those of
art. _Schumann._

=Die Glocken sind die Artillerie der Geistlichkeit=--Bells
are the artillery of the Church.
_Joseph II._

=Die goldne Zeit, wohin ist sie geflohen? / Nach
der sich jedes Herz vergebens sehnt=--The
golden age, whither has it fled? after which
every heart sighs in vain. _Goethe._

=Die Götter brauchen manchen guten Mann /
Zu ihrem Dienst auf dieser weiten Erde. /
Sie haben noch auf dich gezählt=--The upper
powers need many a good man for their service
on this wide earth. They still reckon upon thee.

=Die Götter sprechen nur durch unser Herz zu
uns=--The gods speak to us only through our
heart. _Goethe._

=Die grosse Moral--das Interesse, sagte Mirabeau,=                    30
=tötet in der Regel die kleine--das
Gewissen=--The great moral teacher, interest,
as Mirabeau said, ordinarily slays conscience,
the less. _C. J. Weber._

=Die grössten Menschen hängen immer mit
ihrem Jahrhundert durch eine Schwachheit
zusammen=--It is always through a weakness
that the greatest men are connected with their
generation. _Goethe._

=Die grössten Schwierigkeiten liegen da, wo
wir sie nicht suchen=--The greatest difficulties
lie there where we are not seeking for them.

=Die het in het vuur verloren heeft, moet het
in de asch zoeken=--What is lost in the fire must
be searched for in the ashes. _Dut. Pr._

=Die Hindus der Wüste geloben keine Fische
zu essen=--The Hindus of the desert take a vow
to eat no fish. _Goethe._

=Die höchste Naturschönheit ist das gottgleiche
Wesen: der Mensch=--The most
beautiful object in Nature is the godlike creature:
man. _Oken._

=Die höchste Weisheit ist, nicht weise stets zu
sein=--It is the highest wisdom not to be always
wise. _M. Opitz._

=Die Hölle selbst hat ihre Rechte?=--Has Hell
itself its rights? _Goethe._

=Die Ideale sind zerronnen, / Die einst das
trunkne Herz geschwellt=--The ideals are all
melted into air which once swelled the intoxicated
heart. _Schiller._

=Die Idee ist ewig und einzig.... Alles was=                           5
=wir gewahr werden und wovon wir reden
können, sind nur Manifestationen der Idee=--The
idea is one and eternal.... Everything
we perceive, and of which we can speak, is only
a manifestation of the idea. _Goethe._

=Die Irrthümer des Menschen machen ihn
eigentlich liebenswürdig=--It is properly man's
mistakes, or errors, that make him lovable. _Goethe._

=Diejenige Regierung ist die beste, die sich
überflüssig macht=--That government is best
which makes itself unnecessary. _W. v. Humboldt._

=Die Kinder sind mein liebster Zeitvertreib=--My
dearest pastime is with children. _Chamisso._

=Die Kirche hat einen guten Magen, hat ganze
Länder aufgefressen, und doch noch nie
sich übergessen=--The Church has a good
stomach, has swallowed up whole countries, and
yet has not overeaten herself. _Goethe, in "Faust."_

=Die Kirche ist's, die heilige, die hohe, / Die zu=                   10
=dem Himmel uns die Leiter baut=--The Church,
the holy, the high, it is that rears for us the ladder
to heaven. _Schiller._

=Die Kleinen reden gar so gern von dem was
die Grossen thun=--Small people are so fond of
talking of what great people do. _Ger. Pr._

=Die Klugheit sich zur Führerin zu wählen /
Das ist es, was den Weisen macht=--It is the
choice of prudence for his guide that makes the
wise man. _Schiller._

=Die Kraft ist schwach, allein die Lust ist gross=--The
strength is weak, but the desire is great.

=Die kranke Seele muss sich selber helfen=--The
sick soul must work its own cure (_lit._ help
itself). _Gutskow._

=Die Krankheit des Gemütes löset sich / In=                           15
=Klagen und Vertrauen am leichtesten auf=--Mental
sickness finds relief most readily in complaints
and confidences. _Goethe._

=Die Kunst darf nie ein Kunststück werden=--Art
should never degenerate into artifice. _Ger._

=Die Kunst geht nach Brod=--Art goes a-begging.
_Ger. Pr._

=Die Kunst ist eine Vermittlerin des Unaussprechlichen=--Art
is a mediatrix of the unspeakable.

=Die Leidenschaften sind Mängel oder Tugenden,
nur gesteigerte=--The passions are vices or
virtues, only exaggerated. _Goethe._

=Die Leidenschaft flieht, / Die Liebe muss bleiben;=                  20
=/ Die Blume verblüht, / Die Frucht muss
treiben=--Passion takes flight, love must abide;
the flower fades, the fruit must ripen. _Schiller._

=Die letzte Wahl steht auch dem Schwächsten
offen; / Ein Sprung von dieser Brücke macht
mich frei=--The last choice of all is open even to
the weakest; a leap from this bridge sets me free.

=Die Liebe hat kein Mass der Zeit; sie keimt /
Und blüht und reift in einer schönen Stunde=--Love
follows no measure of time; it buds and
blossoms and ripens in one happy hour. _Körner._

=Die Liebe ist der Liebe Preis=--Love is the price
of love. _Schiller._

=Die Liebe macht zum Goldpalast die Hütte=--Love
converts the cottage into a palace of gold.

=Die Lieb' umfasst des Weibes volles Leben, /=                        25
=Sie ist ihr Kerker und ihr Himmelreich=--Love
embraces woman's whole life; it is her
prison and her kingdom of heaven. _Chamisso._

=Die Lust ist mächtiger als alle Furcht der
Strafe=--Pleasure is more powerful than all fear
of the penalty. _Goethe._

=Die Lust zu reden kommt zu rechter Stunde, /
Und wahrhaft fliesst das Wort aus Herz
und Munde=--The inclination to speak comes at
the right hour, and the word flows true from
heart and lip. _Goethe._

=Die Manifestationen der Idee als des Schönen,
ist eben so flüchtig, als die Manifestationen
des Erhabenen, des Geistreichen, des Lustigen,
des Lächerlichen. Dies ist die Ursache,
warum so schwer darüber zu reden ist=--The
manifestation of the idea as the beautiful is just
as fleeting as the manifestation of the sublime,
the witty, the gay, and the ludicrous. This is
the reason why it is so difficult to speak of it.

=Die Meisterhaft gilt oft für Egoismus=--Mastery
passes often for egoism. _Goethe._

=Die Menge macht den Künstler irr' und scheu=--The                    30
multitude is a distraction and scare to the
artist. _Goethe._

=Die Menschen fürchtet nur, wer sie nicht
kennt, / Und wer sie meidet, wird sie bald
verkennen=--Only he shrinks from men who does
not know them, and he who shuns them will
soon misknow them. _Goethe._

=Die Menschen kennen einander nicht leicht,
selbst mit dem besten Willen und Vorsatz;
nun tritt noch der böse Wille hinzu, der Alles
entstellt=--Men do not easily know one another,
even with the best will and intention; presently
ill-will comes forward, which disfigures all.

=Die Menschen sind im ganzen Leben blind=--Men
are blind all through life. _Goethe._

=Die Menschheit geben uns Vater und Mutter,
die Menschlichkeit aber gibt uns nur die
Erziehung=--Human nature we owe to father
and mother, but humanity to education alone.

=Die Milde ziemt dem Weibe, / Dem Manne=                              35
=ziemt die Rache!=--Mercy becomes the woman;
avengement, the man. _Bodenstedt._

=Die Mode ist weiblichen Geschlechts, hat
folglich ihre Launen=--Mode is of the female sex,
and has consequently their whims. _C. J. Weber._

=Die monarchische Regierungsform ist die dem
Menschen natürliche=--Monarchy is the form
of government that is natural to mankind.

=Die Moral steckt in kurzen Sprüchen besser,
als in langen Reden und Predigten=--A moral
lesson is better expressed in short sayings than
in long discourse. _Immermann._

=Diem perdidi!=--I have lost a day! _Titus, on
finding that he had done no worthy action
during the day._

=Die Mütter geben uns von Geiste Wärme, und
die Väter Licht=--Our mothers give to our spirit
heat, our fathers light. _Jean Paul._

=Die Natur ist ein unendlich geteilter Gott=--Nature
is an infinitely divided God. _Schiller._

=Die Natur weiss allein, was sie will=--Nature
alone knows what she aims at. _Goethe._

=Die of a rose in aromatic pain.= _Pope._

=Die Phantasie ward auserkoren / Zu öffnen=                            5
=uns die reiche Wunderwelt=--Fantasy was
appointed to open to us the rich realm of wonders.

=Die Rachegötter schaffen im Stillen=--The gods
of vengeance act in silence. _Schiller._

=Dies adimit ægritudinem=--Time cures our griefs.
_L. Pr._

=Die Schönheit ist das höchste Princip und der
höchste Zweck der Kunst=--Beauty is the
highest principle and the highest aim of art.

=Die Schönheit ist vergänglich, die ihr doch /
Allein zu ehren scheint. Was übrig bleibt, /
Das reizt nicht mehr, und was nicht reizt,
ist tot=--Beauty is transitory, which yet you
seem alone to worship. What is left no longer
attracts, and what does not attract is dead.

=Die Schönheit ruhrt, doch nur die Anmuth=                            10
=sieget, / Und Unschuld nur behält den Preis=--Beauty
moves us, though only grace conquers
us, and innocence alone retains the prize.

=Die Schulden sind der nächste Erbe=--Debts
fall to the next heir. _Ger. Pr._

=Die Schwierigkeiten wachsen, je näher man
dem Ziele kommt=--Difficulties increase the
nearer we approach the goal. _Goethe._

=Dies datus=--A day given for appearing in court.

=Dies faustus=--A lucky day.

=Dies infaustus=--An unlucky day.                                     15

=Die Sinne trügen nicht, aber das Urteil trügt=--The
senses do not deceive, but the judgment
does. _Goethe._

=Dies iræ, dies illa, / Sæclum solvet in favilla /
Teste David cum Sibylla=--The day of wrath,
that day shall dissolve the world in ashes, as
David and the Sibyl say.

=Dies non=--A day when there is no court.

=Die Sorgen zu bannen, / (Das Unkraut des
Geistes), den Kummer zu scheuchen, / Die
Schmerzen zu lindern, / Ist Sache des Sängers=--To
banish cares (the wild crop of the
spirit), to chase away sorrow, to soothe pain, is
the business of the singer. _Bodenstedt._

=Die Sorg' um Künft'ges niemals frommt; Man=                          20
=fühlt kein Uebel, bis es kommt. / Und wenn
man's fühlt, so hilft kein Rat; / Weisheit ist
immer zu früh und zu spat=--Concern for the
future boots not; we feel no evil till it comes.
And when we feel it, no counsel avails; wisdom
is always too early and too late. _Rückert._

=Dies religiosi=--Religious days; holidays.

=Die süssesten Trauben hängen am höchsten=--The
sweetest grapes hang highest. _Ger. Pr._

=Diet cures more than doctors.= _Pr._

=Die te veel onderneemt slaagt zelden=--He who
undertakes too much seldom succeeds. _Dut.

=Die That allein beweist der Liebe Kraft=--The                        25
act alone shows the power of love. _Goethe._

=Die Thätigkeit ist was den Menschen glücklich
macht; / Die, erst das Gute schaffend,
bald ein Uebel selbst / Durch göttlich wirkende
Gewalt in Gutes kehrt=--It is activity
which renders man happy, which, by simply producing
what is good, soon by a divinely working
power converts an evil itself into a good.

=Die Todten reiten schnell!=--The dead ride fast!

=Die treue Brust des braven Manns allein ist
ein sturmfester Dach in diesen Zeiten=--The
loyal heart of the good man is in these
times the only storm-proof place of shelter.

=Die Tugend des Menschen, der nach dem
Geboten der Vernunft lebt, zeigt sich gleich
gross in Vermeidung, wie in Ueberwindung
der Gefahren=--The virtue of the man who lives
according to the commands of reason manifests
itself quite as much in avoiding as in overcoming
danger. _Spinoza._

=Die Tugend grosser Seelen ist Gerechtigkeit=--The                    30
virtue of great souls is justice. _Platen._

=Die Tugend ist das höchste Gut, / Das Laster
Weh dem Menschen thut=--Virtue is man's
highest good, vice works him nought but woe.

=Die Tugend ist nicht ein Wissen, sondern ein
Wollen=--Virtue is not a knowing, but a willing.

=Die Tugend ohne Lohn ist doppelt schön=--Virtue
unrewarded is doubly beautiful. _Seume._

=Dieu aide à trois sortes de personnes, aux
fous, aux enfants, et aux ivrognes=--God protects
three sorts of people, fools, children, and
drunkards. _Fr. Pr._

=Dieu avec nous=--God with us. _M._                                   35

=Dieu ayde=--God help me. _M._

=Dieu défend le droit=--God defends the right.

=Dieu donne le froid selon le drap=--God gives
the cold according to the cloth. _Fr. Pr._

=Dieu et mon droit=--God and my right. _M._

=Dieu fit du repentir la vertu des mortels=--God                      40
has made repentance the virtue of mortals. _Voltaire._

=Dieu garde la lune des loups=--God guards the
moon from the wolves. _Fr. Pr._

=Dieu mésure le froid à la brebis tondue=--God
measures the cold to the shorn lamb. _Fr.

=Die unbegreiflich hohen Werke / Sind herrlich
wie am ersten Tag=--The incomprehensibly
high works are as glorious as on the first day.

=Dieu nous garde d'un homme qui n'a qu'une
affaire=--God keep us from a man who knows
only one subject. _Fr. Pr._

=Die Unschuld hat im Himmel einen Freund=--Innocence                  45
has a friend in heaven. _Schiller._

=Die Unsterblichkeit ist nicht jedermann's
Sache=--Immortality is not every man's business
or concern. _Goethe._

=Dieu pour la tranchée, qui contre?=--If God is
our defence, who is against us? _M._

=Dieu seul devine les sots=--God only understands
fools. _Fr. Pr._

=Die veel dienstboden heeft, die heeft veel
dieven=--He who has many servants has many
thieves. _Dut. Pr._

=Die vernünftige Welt ist als ein grosses
unsterbliches Individuum zu betrachten, das
unaufhaltsam das Nothwendige bewirkt und
dadurch sich sogar über das Zufällige zum
Herrn macht=--The rational world is to be
regarded as a great immortal individuality, that
is ever working out for us the necessary (_i.e._, an
order which all must submit to), and thereby
makes itself lord and master of everything contingent
(or accidental). _Goethe._

=Die Vernunft ist auf das Werdende, der
Verstand auf das Gewordene angewiesen;
jene bekümmert sich nicht: wozu? dieser
fragt nicht: woher?=--Reason is directed to
what is a-doing or proceeding, understanding to
what is done or past; the former is not concerned
about the "whereto," the latter inquires
not about the "whence." _Goethe._

=Die Wacht am Rhein=--"The watch on the
Rhine." _A German national song._

=Die Wahrheit richtet sich nicht nach uns,
sondern wir müssen uns nach ihr richten=--The
truth adjusts itself not to us, but we must
adjust ourselves to it. _Claudius._

=Die Wahrheit schwindet von der Erde / Auch=                           5
=mit der Treu' ist es vorbei, / Die Hunde
wedeln noch und stinken / Wie sonst, doch
sind sie nicht mehr treu=--Truth is vanishing
from the earth, and of fidelity is the day gone by.
The dogs still wag the tail and smell the same as
ever, but they are no longer faithful. _Heine._

=Die Wahrheit zu sagen ist nützlich dem, der
höret, schädlich dem der spricht=--Telling the
truth does good to him who hears, harm to him
who speaks. _Ger. Pr._

=Die wankelmüt'ge Menge, / Die jeder Wind
herumtreibt! Wehe dem, / Der auf dies
Rohr sich lehnet=--The fickle mob, how they
are driven round by every wind that blows!
Woe to him who leans on this reed! _Schiller._

=Die Weiber lieben die Stärke ohne sie nachzuahmen;
die Männer die Zartheit, ohne
sie zu erwiedern=--Women admire strength without
affecting it; men delicacy without returning
it. _Jean Paul._

=Die Weiber meiden nichts so sehr als das
Wörtchen Ja; wenigstens sagen sie es erst
nach dem Nein=--Women are shy of nothing so
much as the little word "Yes;" at least they say
it only after they have said "No." _Jean Paul._

=Die Weisen wägen ihre Worte mit der Goldwage=--The                   10
wise weigh their words in the balance
of the goldsmith. _Ecclus._

=Die Weiseste merken höchstens nur wie das
Schicksal sie leitet, und sind es zufrieden=--The
wisest know at highest only how destiny is
leading them, and are therewith content. _Forster._

=Die Welt der Freiheit trägt der Mensch in
seinem Innern. / Und Tugend ist der Freiheit
Götterkind=--Man bears the world of freedom
in his heart, and virtue is freedom's divine
child. _Tiedge._

=Die Weltgeschichte ist das Weltgericht=--The
history of the world is the judgment of the world.

=Die Welt ist dumm die Welt ist blind, / Wird
täglich abgeschmackter=--The world is stupid,
the world is blind, becomes daily more absurd.

=Die Welt ist ein Gefängniss=--The world is a                         15
prison. _Goethe._

=Die Welt ist voller Widerspruch=--The world
is full of contradiction. _Goethe._

=Die Welt ist vollkommen überall, / Wo der
Mensch nicht hinkommt mit seiner Qual=--The
world is all perfect except where man comes
with his burden of woe. _Schiller._

=Die Worte sind gut, sie sind aber nicht das
Beste. Das Beste wird nicht deutlich durch
Worte=--Words are good, but are not the best.
The best is not to be understood by words. _Goethe._

=Die Zeiten der Vergangenheit / Sind uns ein
Buch mit sieben Siegeln; / Was Ihr den
Geist der Zeiten heisst / Das ist im Grund'
der Herrn eigner Geist, / In dem die Zeiten
sich bespiegeln=--The times that are past are a
book with seven seals. What ye call the spirit
of the times is at bottom but the spirit of the
gentry in which the times are mirrored. _Goethe,
in "Faust."_

=Die Zeit ist schlecht, doch giebt's noch grosse=                     20
=Seelen!=--The times are bad, yet there are still
great souls. _Körner._

=Die Zukunft decket Schmerzen und Glücke=--The
future hides in it gladness and sorrow.

=Different good, by art or nature given, / To
different nations, makes their blessings even.=

=Different minds / Incline to different objects;
one pursues / The vast alone, the wonderful,
the wild; / Another sighs for harmony and
grace, / And gentlest beauty.= _Akenside._

=Different times different manners.= _It. Pr._

=Difficile est crimen non prodere vultu=--It is                       25
difficult not to betray guilt by the countenance.

=Difficile est longum subito deponere amorem=--It
is difficult to relinquish at once a long-cherished
passion. _Catull._

=Difficile est plurimum virtutem revereri, qui
semper secunda fortuna sit usus=--It is difficult
for one who has enjoyed uninterrupted
good fortune to have a due reverence for virtue.

=Difficile est proprie communia dicere=--It is
difficult to handle a common theme with originality.

=Difficile est satiram non scribere=--It is difficult
not to indulge in (_lit._ to write) satire. _Juv._

=Difficile est tristi fingere mente jocum=--It is                     30
difficult to feign mirth when one is in a gloomy
mood. _Tibulle._

=Difficilem oportet aurem habere ad crimina=--One
should be slow in listening to criminal
accusations. _Pub. Syr._

=Difficilia quæ pulchra=--The really good is of difficult
attainment. _L. Pr._

=Difficilis, facilis, jucundus, acerbus es idem; /
Nec tecum possum vivere, nec sine te=--Cross
but easy-minded, pleasant and sour together; I
can neither live with thee nor yet without thee.

=Difficilis in otio quies=--Tranquillity is difficult if
one has nothing to do.

=Difficilius est sarcire concordiam quam rumpere=--It                 35
is more difficult to restore harmony
than sow dissension.

=Difficult to sweep the intricate foul chimneys
of law.= _Carlyle._

=Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage.=

=Difficulties are things that show what men
are.= _Epictetus._

=Difficulties may surround our path, but if the
difficulties be not in ourselves, they may
generally be overcome.= _Jowett._

=Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labour does
the body.= _Sen._

=Difficulty, abnegation, martyrdom, death, are
the allurements that act on the heart of
man. Kindle the inner genial life of him,
you have a flame that burns up all lower
considerations.= _Carlyle._

=Diffugiunt, cadis / Cum fæce siccatis, amici, /
Ferre jugum pariter dolosi=--When the wine-casks
are drained to the lees, our friends soon
disperse, too faithless to bear as well the yoke of
misfortune. _Hor._

=Diffused knowledge immortalises itself.= _Sir J._                     5

=Dignity and love do not blend well, nor do they
continue long together.= _Ovid._

=Dignity consists not in possessing honours,
but in deserving them.= _Arist._

=Dignity is often a veil between us and the real
truth of things.= _Whipple._

=Dignity of position adds to dignity of character,
as well as dignity of carriage.= _Bovee._

=Dignum laude virum Musa vetat mori=--The                             10
Muse takes care that the man who is worthy
of honour does not die. _Hor._

=Digressions in a book are like foreign troops
in a state, which argue the nation to want a
heart and hands of its own; and often either
subdue the natives, or drive them into the
most unfruitful corners.= _Swift._

=Digressions incontestably are the sunshine;
they are the life, the soul of reading.= _Sterne._

=Dii laboribus omnia vendunt=--The gods sell all
things to hard labour. _Pr._

=Dii majores et minores=--Gods of a higher and
lower degree.

=Dii majorum gentium=--The twelve gods of the                         15
highest order.

=Dii penates=--Household gods.

=Di irati laneos pedes habent=--The gods when
angry have their feet covered with wool. _Pr._

=Dii rexque secundent=--May God and the king
favour us. _M._

=Diis aliter visum=--The gods have decreed otherwise.

=Diis proximus ille est / Quem ratio, non ira=                        20
=movet=--He is nearest to the gods whom reason,
not passion, impels. _Claud._

=Dilationes in lege sunt odiosæ=--Delays in the
law are odious. _L._

=Dilettantism, hypothesis, speculation, a kind
of amateur-search for truth, toying and
coquetting with truth; this is the sorest sin,
the root of all imaginable sins.= _Carlyle._

=Dilexi justiciam et odi iniquitatem, propterea
morior in exilio=--I have loved justice and hated
injustice, therefore die I an exile. _Gregory VII.
on his death-bed._

=Diligence increases the fruits of labour.= _Hesiod._

=Diligence is the mother of good fortune.= _Cervantes._               25

=Diligentia, qua una virtute omnes virtutes reliquæ
continentur=--Diligence, the one virtue that
embraces in it all the rest. _Cic._

=Diligent, that includes all virtues in it a student
can have.= _Carlyle, to the Students of
Edinburgh University._

=Diligent working makes an expert workman.=
_Dan. Pr._

=Diligitur nemo, nisi cui fortuna secunda est=--Only
he is loved who is the favourite of fortune.

=Dimidium facti, qui cœpit, habet=--He who has                        30
begun has half done. _Hor._

=Ding (knock) down the nests, and the rooks
will flee awa.= _Sc. Pr., used to justify the demolition
of the religious houses at the Reformation._

=Dinna curse him, sir; I have heard a good man
say that a curse was like a stone flung up to
the heavens, and maist like to return on his
head that sent it.= _Scott._

=Dinna gut your fish till you get them.= _Sc. Pr._

=Dinna lift me before I fa'.= _Sc. Pr._

=Dinna scald your ain mou' wi ither folk's kail=                      35
=(broth).= _Sc. Pr._

=Di nos quasi pilas homines habent=--The gods
treat us mortals like so many balls to play with.

=Diogenes has well said that the only way to
preserve one's liberty was being always
ready to die without pain.= _Goethe._

=Dios es el que sana, y el médico lleva la plata=--Though
God cures the patient, the doctor
pockets the fee. _Sp. Pr._

=Dios me dé contienda con quien me entienda=--God
grant me to argue with such as understand
me. _Sp. Pr._

=Di picciol uomo spesso grand' ombra=--A little                       40
man often casts a long shadow. _It. Pr._

=Dira necessitas=--Cruel necessity. _Hor._

=Dirigo=--I direct. _M._

=Dirt is not dirt, but only something in the
wrong place.= _Palmerston._

=Diruit, ædificat, mutat quadrata rotundis=--He
pulls down, he builds up, he changes square into
round. _Hor._

=Dir war das Unglück eine strenge Schule=--Misfortune                 45
was for thee a hard school. _Schiller._

=Disappointment is often the salt of life.= _Theodore

=Disasters, do the best we can, / Will reach
both great and small; / And he is oft the
wisest man / Who is not wise at all.= _Wordsworth._

=Disce aut discede=--Learn or leave.

=Disce pati=--Learn to endure.

=Disce, puer, virtutem ex me, verumque laborem,=                      50
=/ Fortunam ex aliis=--Learn, my son,
valour and patient toil from me, good fortune
from others. _Virg._

=Disciplined inaction.= _Sir J. Macintosh._

=Discipulus est prioris posterior dies=--Each
succeeding day is the scholar of the preceding.
_Pub. Syr._

=Discite justitiam moniti, et non temnere divos=--Warned
by me, learn justice, and not to despise
the gods. _Virg._

=Discit enim citius, meminitque libentius illud /
Quod quis deridet quam quod probat et
veneratur=--Each learns more readily, and retains
more willingly, what makes him laugh
than what he approves of and respects. _Hor._

=Discontent is like ink poured into water, which=                     55
=fills the whole fountain full of blackness. It
casts a cloud over the mind, and renders it
more occupied about the evil which disquiets
it than about the means of removing it.=

=Discontent is the want of self-reliance; it is
infirmity of will.= _Emerson._

=Discontent makes us to lose what we have;
contentment gets us what we want. Fretting
never removed a cross nor procured
a comfort; quiet submission doth both.=

=Discontents are sometimes the better part of
our life.= _Feltham._

=Discord oft in music makes the sweeter lay.=

=Discreet women have neither eyes nor ears.=                           5
_Fr. Pr._

=Discrepant facta cum dictis=--The facts don't
agree with the statements. _Cic._

=Discretion / And hard valour are the twins of
honour, / And, nursed together, make a
conqueror; / Divided, but a talker.= _Beaumont
and Fletcher._

=Discretion is the perfection of reason, and a
guide to us in all the duties of life.= _La

=Discretion is the salt, and fancy the sugar, of
life; the one preserves, the other sweetens
it.= _Bovee._

=Discretion of speech is more than eloquence,=                        10
=and to speak agreeably to him with whom
we deal is more than to speak in good words
or in good order.= _Bacon._

=Discretion, the best part of valour.= _Beaumont
and Fletcher._

=Disdain and scorn ride sparkling in her eye, /
Misprising what they look on.= _Much Ado_,
iii. 1.

=Diseased nature oftentimes breaks forth / In
strange eruptions, and the teeming earth /
Is with a kind of cholic pinch'd and vex'd /
By the imprisoning of unruly wind / Within
her womb, which, for enlargement striving, /
Shakes the old bedlam earth, and topples
down / Steeples and moss-grown towers.=
_Hen. IV._, iii. 1.

=Diseases, desperate grown, / By desperate
appliance are relieved, / Or not at all.=
_Ham._, iv. 3.

=Diseur de bons mots=--A sayer of good things;                        15
a would-be wit. _Fr._

=Diseuse de bonne aventure=--A mere fortune-teller.

=Disgrace consists infinitely more in the crime
than in the punishment.= _Bacon._

=Disguise our bondage as we will, / 'Tis woman,
woman rules us still.= _Moore._

=Disguise thyself as thou wilt, still, Slavery,
thou art a bitter draught.= _Sterne._

=Dishonesty is the forsaking of permanent for=                        20
=temporary advantages.= _Bovee._

=Dishonest men conceal their faults from themselves
as well as others; honest men know
and confess them.= _Bovee._

=Dishonesty will stare honesty out of countenance
any day in the week, if there is anything
to be got by it.= _Dickens._

=Dishonour waits on perfidy. The villain /
Should blush to think a falsehood; 'tis the
crime / Of cowards.= _C. Johnson._

=Disillusion is the chief characteristic of old age.=

=Disjecta membra=--Scattered remains.                                 25

=Disjecti membra poetæ=--Limbs of the dismembered
poet. _Hor._

=Disjice compositam pacem, sere crimina belli=--Dash
the patched-up peace, sow the seeds of
wicked war. _Virg._

=Dismiss your vows, your feigned tears, your
flattery; / For where a heart is hard, they
make no battery.= _Shakespeare._

=Disobedience is the beginning of evil and the
broad way to ruin.= _D. Davies._

=Disorder in a drawing-room is vulgar; in an=                         30
=antiquary's study, not; the black stain on a
soldier's face is not vulgar, but the dirty face
of a housemaid is.= _Ruskin._

=Disorder is dissolution, death.= _Carlyle._

=Disorder makes nothing at all, but unmakes
everything.= _Prof. Blackie._

=Disponendo me, non mutando me=--By displacing,
not by changing me. _M._

=Disputandi pruritus ecclesiarum scabies=--The
itch for controversy is the scab of the Church.

=Dissensions, like small streams at first begun, /=                   35
=Unseen they rise, but gather as they run.=

=Dissimulation in youth is the forerunner of
perfidy in old age.= _Blair._

=Dissimulation is but faint policy, for it asketh
a strong wit and a strong heart to know
when to tell the truth and to do it.= _Bacon._

=Distance produces in idea the same effect as
in real perspective.= _Scott._

=Distance sometimes endears friendship, and
absence sweeteneth it.= _Howell._

=Distinction is an eminence that is attained but=                     40
=too frequently at the expense of a fireside.=

=Distinction is the consequence, never the
object, of a great mind.= _W. Allston._

=Distinction, with a broad and powerful fan /
Puffing at all, winnows the light away.= _Troil.
and Cress._, i. 3.

=Distingué=--Distinguished; eminent; gentlemanlike.

=Distinguished talents are not necessarily connected
with discretion.= _Junius._

=Distortion is the agony of weakness. It is the=                      45
=dislocated mind whose movements are spasmodic.=

=Distrahit animum librorum multitudo=--A multitude
of books distracts the mind. _Sen._

=Distrait=--Absent in mind. _Fr._

=Distressed valour challenges great respect,
even from enemies.= _Plutarch._

=Distringas=--You may distrain. _L._

=Distrust and darkness of a future state /=                           50
=Make poor mankind so fearful of their fate, /
Death in itself is nothing; but we fear / To
be we know not what, we know not where.=

=Dites-moi ce que tu manges, je te dirai ce que
tu es=--Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you
what you are. _Brillat-Savarin._

=Ditissimus agris=--An extensive landed proprietor.

=Di tutte le arti maestro è amore=--Love is master
of all arts. _It. Pr._

=Diversité, c'est ma devise=--Variety, that is my
motto. _La Fontaine._

=Dives agris, dives positis in fœnore nummis=--Rich                   55
in lands, rich in money laid out at interest.

=Dives aut iniquus est aut iniqui hæres=--A
rich man is an unjust man, or the heir of one.

=Dives est, cui tanta possessio est, ut nihil optet
amplius=--He is rich who wishes no more than
he has. _Cic._

=Dives qui fieri vult, / Et cito vult fieri=--He who
wishes to become rich, is desirous of becoming so
at once. _Juv._

=Divide et impera=--Divide and govern.

=Divina natura dedit agros, ars humana ædificavit=                     5
=urbes=--Divine nature gave the fields,
man's invention built the cities. _Varro._

=Divination seems heightened to its highest
power in woman.= _A. B. Alcott._

=Divine love is a sacred flower, which in its
early bud is happiness, and in its full bloom
is heaven.= _Hervey._

=Divine moment, when over the tempest-tossed
soul, as over the wild-weltering chaos, it was
spoken: Let there be light. Even to the
greatest that has felt such a moment, is it
not miraculous and God-announcing; even
as, under simpler figures, to the humblest
and least?= _Carlyle._

=Divine Philosophy, by whose pure light / We
first distinguish, then pursue the right; /
Thy power the breast from every error
frees, / And weeds out all its vices by
degrees.= _Juv._

=Divine= _right_, =take it on the great scale, is found=              10
=to mean divine= _might_ =withal.= _Carlyle._

=Divines but peep on undiscovered worlds, /
And draw the distant landscape as they
please.= _Dryden._

=Divinity should be empress, and philosophy
and other arts merely her servants.= _Luther._

=Divitiæ grandes homini sunt, vivere parce /
Æquo animo=--It is great wealth to a man to
live frugally with a contented mind. _Lucr._

=Divitiæ virum faciunt=--Riches make the man.

=Divitiarum et formæ gloria fluxa atque fragilis;=                    15
=virtus clara æternaque habetur=--The glory of
wealth and of beauty is fleeting and frail; virtue
is illustrious and everlasting. _Sall._

=Divitis servi maxime servi=--Servants to the rich
are the most abject.

=Divorce from this world is marriage with the
next.= _Talmud._

=Dla przyjaciela nowego / Nie opuszczaj starego!=--To
keep a new friend, never break with
the old. _Russ. Pr._

=Do as others do, and few will laugh at you.=
_Dan. Pr._

=Do as the bee does with the rose, take the=                          20
=honey and leave the thorn.= _Amer. Pr._

=Do as the lassies do; say "No" and tak' it.=
_Sc. Pr._

=Dobrze to w kazdym znale['s]['c] przyjaciela!=--How
delightful to find a friend in every one.

=Docendo discimus=--We learn by teaching.

=Dochters zijn broze waren=--Daughters are
fragile ware. _Dut. Pr._

=Doch werdet ihr nie Herz zu Herzen schaffen /=                       25
=Wenn es auch nicht von Herzen geht=--Yet
will ye never bring heart to heart unless it goes
out of your own. _Goethe._

=Dociles imitandis / Turpibus ac pravis omnes
sumus=--We are all easily taught to imitate what
is base and depraved. _Juv._

=Docti rationem artis intelligunt, indocti voluptatem=--The
learned understand the principles
of art, the unlearned feel the pleasure only.

=Doctor Luther's shoes don't fit every village
priest.= _Ger. Pr._

=Doctor utriusque legis=--Doctor of both civil and
canon law.

=Doctrina sed vim promovet insitam / Rectique=                        30
=cultus pectora roborant=--But instruction improves
the innate powers, and good discipline
strengthens the heart. _Hor._

=Doctrine is nothing but the skin of truth set
up and stuffed.= _Ward Beecher._

=Does Homer interest us now, because he wrote
of what passed beyond his native Greece,
and two centuries before he was born; or
because he wrote what passed in God's world,
which is the same after thirty centuries?=

=Do faita dicha, por demas es diligencia=--Diligence
is of no use where luck is wanting.
_Sp. Pr._

=Dogmatic jargon, learn'd by heart, / Trite
sentences, hard terms of art, / To vulgar
ears seem so profound, / They fancy learning
in the sound.= _Gay._

=Do good and throw it into the sea; if the fish=                      35
=know it not, the Lord will.= _Turk. Pr._

=Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame.=

=Do good to thy friend to keep him, to thy
enemy to gain him.= _Ben. Franklin._

=Dogs should not be taught to eat leather (so indispensable
for leashes and muzzles).= _Ger. Pr._

=Dogs that bark at a distance ne'er bite at hand.=
_Sc. Pr._

=Doing good is the only certainly happy action=                       40
=of a man's life.= _Sir P. Sidney._

=Doing is activity; and he will still be doing.=
_Hen. V._, iii. 7.

=Doing is the great thing; for if people resolutely
do what is right, they come in time
to like doing it.= _Ruskin._

=Doing leads more surely to saying than saying
to doing.= _Vinet._

=Doing nothing is doing ill.= _Pr._

=Dolce far niente=--Sweet idleness. _It._                             45

=Dolci cose a vedere, e dolci inganni=--Things
sweet to see, and sweet deceptions. _Ariosto._

=Dolendi modus, timendi non autem=--There is
a limit to grief, but not to fear. _Pliny._

=Doli non doli sunt, nisi astu colas=--Fraud is not
fraud, unless craftily planned. _Plaut._

=Dolium volvitur=--An empty vessel rolls easily. _Pr._

=Dolori affici, sed resistere tamen=--To be affected                  50
with grief, but still to resist it. _Pliny._

=Dolus an virtus, quis in hoste requirat?=--Who
inquires in an enemy whether it be stratagem or
valour? _Virg._

=Dolus versatur in generalibus=--Fraud deals in
generalities. _L._

=Domandar chi nacque prima, l'uovo o la gallina=--Ask
which was first produced, the egg or the
hen. _It. Pr._

=Domestic happiness is the end of almost all our
pursuits, and the common reward of all our
pains.= _Fielding._

=Domestic happiness! thou only bliss / Of happiness=                  55
=that has survived the Fall.= _Cowper._

=Domi manere convenit felicibus=--Those who are
happy at home should remain at home. _Pr._

=Domine, dirige nos=--Lord, direct us!

=Domini pudet, non servitutis=--I am ashamed of
my master, but not of my condition as a servant.

=Dominus illuminatio mea=--The Lord is my light.

=Dominus providebit=--The Lord will provide. _M._                      5

=Dominus videt plurimum in rebus suis=--The
master sees best in his own affairs. _Phæd._

=Dominus vobiscum, et cum spiritu tuo=--The
Lord be with you, and with thy spirit.

=Domitæ naturæ=--Of a tame nature.

=Domus amica domus optima=--The house of a
friend is the best house.

=Domus et placens uxor=--Thy house and pleasing                       10

=Domus sua cuique tutissimum refugium=--The
safest place of refuge for every man is his own
home. _Coke._

=Dona præsentis cape lætus horæ, et / Linque
severa=--Gladly enjoy the gifts of the present
hour, and banish serious thoughts. _Hor._

=Donatio mortis causa=--A gift made in prospect
of death. _L._

=Don de plaire=--The gift of pleasing. _Fr._

=Donec eris felix multos numerabis amicos; /=                         15
=Tempora si fuerint nubila, solus eris=--So
long as you are prosperous you will reckon
many friends; if fortune frowns on you, you
will be alone. _Ovid._

=Done to death by slanderous tongues.= _Much
Ado_, v. 3.

=Donna di finestra, uva di strada=--A woman at
the window is a bunch of grapes by the wayside.
_It. Pr._

=Donna è mobile come piume in vento=--Woman is
as changeable as a feather in the wind. _Verdi._

=Donner de si mauvaise grâce qu'on n'a pas
d'obligation=--To give so ungraciously as to do
away with any obligation. _Fr._

=Donner une chandelle à Dieu et une au diable=--To                    20
give one candle to God and another to the
devil. _Fr. Pr._

=Donnez, mais, si vous pouvez, épargnez au
pauvre, la honte de tendre la main=--Give,
but, if possible, spare the poor man the shame of
holding out the hand. _Diderot._

=Dono dedit=--Gave as a gift.

=Do not allow your daughters to be taught
letters by a man, though he be a St. Paul or
a St Francis of Assisi. The saints are in
heaven.= _Bp. Liguori._

=Do not ask if a man has been through college.
Ask if a college has been through him.=

=Do not, as some ungracious pastors do, / Show=                       25
=me the steep and thorny way to heaven, /
Whilst, like a puffed and reckless libertine, /
Himself the primrose path of dalliance treads, /
And recks not his own rede.= _Ham._, i. 3.

=Do not flatter your benefactors.= _Buddhist Pr._

=Do not, for one repulse, forego the purpose /
That you resolv'd to effect.= _Tempest_, iii. 2.

=Do not give dalliance / Too much the rein; the
strongest oaths are straw / To the fire i' the
blood. Be more abstemious, / Or else good
night your vow.= _Tempest_, iv. 1.

=Do not halloo till you are out of the wood.= _Pr._

=Do not lose the present in vain perplexities=                        30
=about the future. If fortune lours to-day,
she may smile to-morrow.= _Sir T. Martin._

=Do not refuse the employment which the
hour brings you for one more ambitious.=

=Do not talk Arabic in the house of a Moor.=
_Sp. Pr._

=Do not tell a friend anything that you would
conceal from an enemy.= _Ar. Pr._

=Do not think of one falsity as harmless, and
one as slight, and another as unintended.
Cast them all aside; it is better our hearts
should be swept clean of them.= _Ruskin._

=Do not train boys to learning by force or harshness;=                35
=but direct them to it by what amuses
their minds, so that you may be the better
able to discover with accuracy the peculiar
bent of the genius of each.= _Plato._

=Do not trouble yourself too much about the
light on your statue; the light of the public
square will test its value.= _Michael Angelo to
a young sculptor._

=Don't be a cynic and disconsolate preacher.
Don't bewail and moan. Omit the negative
propositions. Nerve us with incessant
affirmatives. Don't waste yourself in rejection,
nor bark against the bad, but chant the
beauty of the good.= _Emerson._

=Don't be "consistent," but be simply true.=

=Don't budge, if you are at ease where you are.=
_Ger. Pr._

=Don't despise a slight wound or a poor relative.=                    40
_Dan. Pr._

=Don't dissipate your powers; strive constantly
to concentrate them. Genius thinks it can
do whatever it sees others doing, but it is
sure to repent of every ill-judged outlay.=

=Don terrible de la familiarité=--The terrible gift
of familiarity. _Mirabeau._

=Don't fly till your wings are fledged.= _Ger. Pr._

=Don't hate; only pity and avoid those that
follow lies.= _Carlyle._

=Don't put too fine a point to your wit, for fear=                    45
=it should get blunted.= _Cervantes._

=Don't quit the highway for a short cut.= _Port.

=Don't reckon your chickens before they are
hatched.= _Pr._

=Don't throw away the old shoes till you've got
new ones.= _Dut. Pr._

=Donum exitiale Minervæ=--The fatal gift to
Minerva, _i.e._, the wooden horse, by means of
which the Greeks took Troy. _Virg._

=Do on the hill as ye do in the ha'.= _Sc. Pr._                       50

=Do right; though pain and anguish be thy lot, /
Thy heart will cheer thee when the pain's
forgot; / Do wrong for pleasure's sake, then
count thy gains, / The pleasure soon departs,
the sin remains.= _Bp. Shuttleworth._

=Dormit aliquando jus, moritur nunquam=--A
right is sometimes in abeyance, but never abolished.

=Dormiunt aliquando leges, nunquam moriuntur=--The
law sleeps sometimes, but never dies.

=Dos d'âne=--Saddleback (_lit._ ass's back). _Fr._

=Dos est magna parentum / Virtus=--The virtue                         55
of parents is a great dowry. _Hor._

=Dos est uxoria lites=--Strife is the dowry of a
wife. _Ovid._

[Greek: Dosis d' oligê te, philê te]--Gift both dainty and
dear. _Hom._

=Dos linajes solo hay en el mundo, el "tener"
y el "no tener"=--There are but two families
in the world, those who have, and those who
have not. _Cervantes._

[Greek: Dos moi pou stô kai tên gên kinêsô]--Give
me where to stand, and I will move the earth.

=Dost thou love life? Then do not squander=                            5
=time, for that is the stuff life is made of.=
_B. Franklin._

=Dost thou love me? I know thou wilt say
aye; / And I will take thy word. Yet if
thou swear'st, / Thou may'st prove false; at
lovers' perjuries / They say Jove laughs.=
_Rom. and Jul._, ii. 2.

=Dost thou love pictures? We will fetch thee
straight / Adonis painted by a running
brook; / And Cytherea all in sedges hid; /
Which seem to move and wanton with her
breath; / Even as the waving sedges play
with wind.= _Tam. the Shrew_, Ind. 2.

=Dost thou think, because thou art virtuous,
there are to be no more cakes and ale?=
_Twelfth Night_, ii. 3.

=Do that which is assigned you, and you cannot
hope too much or dare too much.= _Emerson._

=Do the duty that lies nearest to you. Every=                         10
=duty which is bidden to wait returns with
seven fresh duties at its back.= _Kingsley._

=Do the duty which lies nearest to thee. Thy
second duty will already have become clearer.=

=Do thine own task, and be therewith content.=

=Doth not the appetite alter? A man loves the
meat in his youth that he cannot endure in
his age.= _Much Ado_, ii. 3.

=Doth the eagle know what is in the pit, /
Or wilt thou go ask the mole?= _William

=Do thy little well, and for thy comfort know, /=                     15
=Great men can do their greatest work no
better than just so.= _Goethe._

=Double, double, toil and trouble, / Fire burn,
and caldron bubble.= _Macb._, iv. 1.

=Double, double toil and trouble; that is the
life of all governors that really govern; not
the spoil of victory, only the glorious toil of
battle can be theirs.= _Carlyle._

=Double entendre=--A double meaning. _Fr._

=Double entente=--Double signification. _Fr._

=Doubting the reality of love leads to doubting=                      20
=everything.= _Amiel._

=Doubting things go ill often hurts more / Than
to be sure they do.= _Cymbeline_, i. 7.

=Doubt is an incentive to truth, and patient
inquiry leadeth the way.= _H. Ballou._

=Doubt is the abettor of tyranny.= _Amiel._

=Doubt is the vestibule which all must pass
before they can enter into the temple of
wisdom.= _Colton._

=Doubtless the pleasure is as great / Of being=                       25
=cheated as to cheat.= _Butler._

=Doubt of any sort cannot be removed except
by action.= _Goethe._

=Doubt thou the stars are fire; / Doubt that
the sun doth move; / Doubt truth to be a
liar; / But never doubt I love.= _Ham._, ii. 2.

=Douceur=--A bribe. _Fr._

=Do ut des=--I give that you may give. _Maxim
of Bismarck._

=Doux yeux=--Tender glances. _Fr._                                    30

=Dove bisognan rimedj, il sospirar non vale=--Where
remedies are needed, sighing is of no use.
_It. Pr._

=Dove è grand'amore, quivi è gran dolore=--Where
the love is great the pain is great. _It. Pr._

=Dove è il Papa, ivi è Roma=--Where the Pope is,
Rome is. _It. Pr._

=Dove è l'amore, là è l'occhio=--Where love is, there
the eye is. _It. Pr._

=Dove entra il vino, esce la vergogna=--When                          35
wine enters modesty goes. _It. Pr._

=Dove la voglia è pronta, le gambe son leggiere=--When
the will is prompt, the legs are light.
_It. Pr._

=Do weel and doubt nae man; do ill and doubt
a' men.= _Sc. Pr._

=Do we not all submit to death? The highest
sentence of the law, sentence of death, is
passed on all of us by the fact of birth; yet
we live patiently under it, patiently undergo
it when the hour comes.= _Carlyle._

=Dower'd with the hate of hate, the scorn of
scorn, / The love of love.= _Tennyson, of the

=Do what he will, he cannot realise / Half he=                        40
=conceives--the glorious vision flies; / Go
where he may, he cannot hope to find / The
truth, the beauty pictured in the mind.=

=Do what we can, summer will have its flies; if
we go a-fishing, we must expect a wet coat.=

=Down, thou climbing sorrow; / Thy element's
below.= _King Lear_, ii. 4.

=Downward to climb and backward to advance.=

=Downy sleep, death's counterfeit.= _Macb._, iii. 2.

=Do you think the porter and the cook have no=                        45
=anecdotes, no experiences, no wonders for
you?= _Emerson._

=Do you wish to find out the really sublime?
Repeat the Lord's Prayer.= _Napoleon._

=Dramatis personæ=--Characters represented.

=Draw thyself from thyself.= _Goethe._

=Dream after dream ensues, / And still they
dream that they shall still succeed / And still
are disappointed.= _Cowper._

=Dream delivers us to dream, and there is no=                         50
=end to illusion.= _Emerson._

=Dreams are but interludes which fancy makes. /
When monarch reason sleeps, this mimic
wakes; / Compounds a medley of disjointed
things, / A mob of cobblers and a court of
kings; / Light fumes are merry, grosser
fumes are sad; / Both are the reasonable
soul run mad.= _Dryden._

=Dreams are excursions into the limbo of things,
a semi-deliverance from the human prison.=

=Dreams are the bright creatures of poem and
legend, who sport on the earth in the night
season, and melt away with the first beams
of the sun.= _Dickens._

=Dreams are the children of an idle brain, /
Begot of nothing but vain phantasy; / Which
are as thin of substance as the air, / And
more inconstant than the wind.= _Rom. and
Jul._, i. 4.

=Dreams, books, are each a world; and books,
we know, / Are a substantial world, both
pure and good; / Round these, with tendrils
strong as flesh and blood, / Our pastime and
our happiness will grow.= _Wordsworth._

=Dreams, indeed, are ambition; for the substance
of the ambitious is merely the shadow
of a dream.= _Ham._, ii. 2.

=Dreams, in general, take their rise from those
incidents that have occurred during the day.=

=Dreams in their development have breath /=                            5
=And tears and torture and the touch of joy; /
They leave a weight upon our waking
thoughts; / They take a weight from off
our waking toils; / They do divide our
being; they become a portion of ourselves
as of our time, / And look like heralds of
eternity.= _Byron._

=Dreigers vechten niet=--Those who threaten don't
fight. _Dut. Pr._

=Dress has a moral effect upon the conduct of
mankind.= _Sir J. Barrington._

=Drinking water neither makes a man sick nor
in debt, nor his wife a widow.= _John Neal._

=Drink nothing without seeing it, sign nothing
without reading it.= _Port. Pr._

=Drink not the third glass, which thou canst=                         10
=not tame / When once it is within thee; but
before, / May'st rule it as thou list; and pour
the shame, / Which it would pour on thee,
upon the floor.= _G. Herbert._

=Drink to me only with thine eyes, / And I will
pledge with mine; / Or leave a kiss but in
the cup, / And I'll not look for wine.= _Ben

=Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and
running waters out of thine own well.= _Bible._

=Drive a coach and six through an act of parliament.=
_Baron S. Rice._

=Drive a cow to the ha', and she'll run to the
byre.= _Sc. Pr._

=Drive thy business, let not thy business drive=                      15
=thee.= _Franklin._

=Droit d'aubaine=--The right of escheat; windfall. _Fr._

=Droit des gens=--Law of nations. _Fr._

=Droit et avant=--Right and forward. _Fr._

=Droit et loyal=--Right and loyal. _Fr._

=Drones hive not with me.= _Mer. of Ven._, ii. 5.                     20

=Drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.= _Bible._

=Drudgery and knowledge are of kin, / And
both descended from one parent sin.= _S. Butler._

=Drunkenness is the vice of a good constitution
or of a bad memory;--of a constitution so
treacherously good than it never bends till
it breaks; or of a memory that recollects
the pleasures of getting intoxicated, but forgets
the pains of getting sober.= _Colton._

=Drunkenness is voluntary madness.= _Sen._

[Greek: Dryos pesousês pas anêr xyleuetai]--When an                   25
oak falls, every one gathers wood. _Men._

=Dry light is ever the best=, _i.e._, from one who, as
disinterested, can take a dispassionate view of a
matter. _Heraclitus._

=Dry shoes won't catch fish.= _Gael. Pr._

=Duabus sedere sellis=--To sit between two stools.

=Du bist am Ende was du bist=--Thou art in the
end what thou art. _Goethe._

=Dubitando ad veritatem pervenimus=--By way                           30
of doubting we arrive at the truth. _Cic._

=Dubiam salutem qui dat afflictis, negat=--He
who offers to the wretched a dubious deliverance,
denies all hope. _Sen._

=Ducats are clipped, pennies are not.= _Ger.

=Duce et auspice=--Under his guidance and
auspices. _M._

=Duces tecum=--You must bring with you (certain
documents). _L._

=Duce tempus eget=--The time calls for a leader.                      35

=Du choc des esprits jaillissent les étincelles=--When
great spirits clash, sparks fly about. _Fr.

=Ducis ingenium, res / Adversæ nudare solent,
celare secundæ=--Disasters are wont to reveal
the abilities of a general, good fortune to conceal
them. _Hor._

=Ducit amor patriæ=--The love of country leads
me. _M._

=Du côté de la barbe est la toute-puissance=--The
male alone has been appointed to bear rule.

=Ductor dubitantium=--A guide to those in doubt.                      40

=Ducunt volentem fata, nolentem trahunt=--Fate
leads the willing, and drags the unwilling. _Sen.
from Cleanthes._

=Du fort au faible=--On an average (_lit._ from the
strong to the weak). _Fr._

=Du glaubst zu schieben und du wirst geschoben=--Thou
thinkest thou art shoving and thou art
shoved. _Goethe._

=Du gleichst dem Geist, den du begreifst / Nicht
mir=--Thou art like to the spirit which thou comprehendest,
not to me. _Goethe._

=Du hast das nicht, was andre haben, /=                               45
=Und andern mangeln deine Gabe; / Aus
dieser Unvollkommenheit / Entspringt die
Geselligkeit=--Thou hast not what others
have, and others want what has been given
thee; out of such defect springs good-fellowship.

=Du haut de ces pyramides quarante siècles
nous contemplent=--From the height of these
pyramids forty centuries look down on us.
_Napoleon to his troops in Egypt._

=Dulce domum=--Sweet home. _A school song._

=Dulce est desipere in loco=--It is pleasant to play
the fool (_i.e._ relax) sometimes. _Hor._

=Dulce est miseris socios habuisse doloris=--It
is a comfort to the wretched to have companions
in misfortune.

=Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori=--It is                         50
sweet and glorious to die for one's country. _Hor._

=Dulce periculum=--Sweet danger. _M._

=Dulce sodalitium=--A pleasant association of

=Dulcibus est verbis alliciendus amor=--Love is
to be won by affectionate words. _Pr._

=Dulcique animos novitate tenebo=--And I will
hold your mind captive with sweet novelty.

=Dulcis amor patriæ, dulce videre suos=--Sweet                        55
is the love of country, sweet to see one's kindred.

=Dulcis inexpertis cultura potentis amici; /
Expertus metuit=--The cultivation of friendship
with the great is pleasant to the inexperienced,
but he who has experienced it dreads it. _Hor._

=Dull, conceited hashes, / Confuse their brains
in college classes; / They gang in stirks,
and come oot asses, / Plain truth to speak.=

=Dull not device by coldness and delay.= _Othello_,
ii. 3.

=Dumb dogs and still waters are dangerous.=
_Ger. Pr._

=Dumbie winna lee.= _Sc. Pr._                                          5

=Dumb jewels often, in their silent kind, / More
than quick words do move a woman's mind.=
_Two Gent. of Ver._, iii. 1.

=Dum deliberamus quando incipiendum incipere
jam serum est=--While we are deliberating to
begin, the time to begin is past. _Quinct._

=Dum fata fugimus, fata stulti incurrimus=--While
we flee from our fate, we like fools rush
on it. _Buchanan._

=Dum in dubio est animus, paulo momento huc
illuc impellitur=--While the mind is in suspense,
a very little sways it one way or other. _Ter._

=Dum lego, assentior=--Whilst I read, I assent.                       10

=Dum loquor, hora fugit=--While I am speaking,
time flies. _Ovid._

=Dummodo morata recte veniat, dotata est
satis=--Provided she come with virtuous principles,
a woman brings dowry enough. _Plaut._

=Dummodo sit dives, barbarus ipse placet=--If
he be only rich, a very barbarian pleases us.

=Dum ne ob malefacta peream, parvi æstimo=--So
be I do not die for evil-doing, I care little for
dying. _Plaut._

=Du moment qu'on aime, on devient si doux=--From                      15
the moment one falls in love, one becomes
sweet in the temper. _Marmontel._

=Dum se bene gesserit=--So long as his behaviour
is good. _L._

=Dum singuli pugnant, universi vincuntur=--While
they fight separately, the whole are conquered.

=Dum spiro, spero=--While I breathe, I hope. _M._

=Dum tacent, clamant=--While silent, they cry
aloud, _i.e._, their silence bespeaks discontent.

=Du musst steigen oder sinken, / Du musst herrschen=                  20
=und gewinnen, / Oder dienen und verlieren, /
Leiden oder triumphiren, / Amboss
oder Hammer sein=--Thou must mount up or
sink down, must rule and win or serve and lose,
suffer or triumph, be anvil or hammer. _Goethe._

=Dum vires annique sinunt, tolerate labores: /
Jam veniet tacito curva senecta pede=--While
your strength and years permit, you should endure
labour; bowed old age will soon come on
with silent foot. _Ovid._

=Dum vitant stulti vitia, in contraria currunt=--While
fools shun one set of faults, they run into
the opposite one. _Hor._

=Dum vivimus, vivamus=--While we live, let us
live. _M._

=D'une vache perdue, c'est quelque chose de
recouvrer la queue=--When a cow is lost, it
is something to recover the tail. _Fr. Pr._

=Duo quum faciunt idem non est idem=--When                            25
two do the same thing, it is not the same. _Ter._

=Duos qui sequitur lepores neutrum capit=--He
who follows two hares is sure to catch neither.

=Dupes indeed are many; but of all dupes there
is none so fatally situated as he who lives in
undue terror of being duped.= _Carlyle._

=Durante beneplacito=--During good pleasure.

=Durante vita=--During life.

=Dura più incudine che il martello=--The anvil                        30
lasts longer than the hammer. _It. Pr._

=Durate, et vosmet rebus servate secundis=--Be
patient, and preserve yourself for better
times. _Virg._

=Durch Vernünfteln wird Poesie vertrieben /
Aber sie mag das Vernüftige lieben=--Poetry
loves what is true in reason, but is scared away
(dispersed) by subtlety in reasoning. _Goethe._

=Durum et durum non faciunt murum=--Hard
and hard (_i.e._, without mortar) do not make a

=Durum! Sed levius fit patientia / Quicquid
corrigere est nefas=--'Tis hard! But that
which we are not permitted to correct is rendered
lighter by patience. _Hor._

=Durum telum necessitas=--Necessity is a hard                         35
weapon. _Pr._

=Du sollst mit dem Tode zufrieden sein. / Warum
machst du dir das Leben zur Pein?=--Thou
shouldst make peace (_lit._ be content) with death.
Why then make thy life a torture to thee?

=Dusting, darning, drudging, nothing is great
or small, / Nothing is mean or irksome: love
will hallow it all.= _Dr. Walter Smith._

=Dust long outlasts the storied stone.= _Byron._

=Dust thou art, and unto dust thou shalt return.=

=Du sublime au ridicule il n'y a qu'un pas=--There                    40
is but one step from the sublime to the ridiculous.

=Dutchmen must have wide breeches.= _Fris.

=Duties are but coldly performed which are but
philosophically fulfilled.= _Mrs. Jameson._

=Duties are ours; events are God's.= _Cecil._

=Duty by habit is to pleasure turn'd; / He is
content who to obey has learn'd.= _Sir E.

=Duty demands the parent's voice / Should sanctify=                   45
=the daughter's choice, / In that is due
obedience shown; / To choose belongs to her
alone.= _Moore._

=Duty, especially out of the domain of love,
is the veriest slavery in the world.= _J. G.

=Duty has the virtue of making us feel the
reality of a positive world, while at the
same time it detaches us from it.= _Amiel._

=Duty is a power which rises with us in the
morning, and goes to bed with us in the
evening.= _Gladstone._

=Duty is the demand of the passing hour.=

=Duty scorns prudence, and criticism has few=                         50
=terrors for a man with a great purpose.=

=Duty--the command of Heaven, the eldest voice
of God.= _Kingsley._

=Dux fœmina facti=--A woman the leader in the
deed. _Virg._


=Each animal out of its habitat would starve.=

=Each change of many-colour'd life he drew, /
Exhausted worlds, and then imagined new.=

=Each creature is only a modification of the
other; the likeness in them is more than the
difference, and their radical law is one and
the same.= _Emerson._

=Each creature seeks its perfection in another.=

=Each day still better other's happiness, / Until=                     5
=the heavens, envying earth's good hap, /
Add an immortal title to your crown.= _Rich.
II._, i. 1.

=Each departed friend is a magnet that attracts
us to the next world, and the old man lives
among graves.= _Jean Paul._

=Each good thought or action moves / The dark
world nearer to the sun.= _Whittier._

=Each heart is a world. You find all within
yourself that you find without. The world
that surrounds you is the magic glass of the
world within you.= _Lavater._

=Each human heart can properly exhibit but
one love, if even one; the "first love, which
is infinite," can be followed by no second like
unto it.= _Carlyle._

=Each in his narrow cell for ever laid,/ The rude=                    10
=forefathers of the hamlet sleep.= _Gray._

=Each man begins the world afresh, and the
last man repeats the blunders of the first.=

=Each man can learn something from his neighbour;
at least he can learn to have patience
with him--to live and let live.= _Kingsley._

=Each man has his fortune in his own hands,
as the artist has a piece of rude matter,
which he is to fashion into a certain shape.=

=Each man has his own vocation; his talent is
his call. There is one direction in which all
space is open to him.= _Emerson._

=Each man sees over his own experience a=                             15
=certain stain of error, whilst that of other
men looks fair and ideal.= _Emerson._

=Each man's chimney is his golden milestone,
is the central point from which he measures
every distance through the gateways of the
world around him.= _Longfellow._

=Each mind has its own method. A true man
never acquires after college rules.= _Emerson._

=Each must stand on his glass tripod, if he
would keep his electricity.= _Emerson._

=Each one of us here, let the world go how it
will, and be victorious or not victorious, has
he not a life of his own to lead?= _Carlyle._

=Each particle of matter is an immensity, each=                       20
=leaf a world, each insect an inexplicable
compendium.= _Lavater._

=Each plant has its parasite, and each created
thing its lover and poet.= _Emerson._

=Each present joy or sorrow seems the chief.=

=Each sin at heart is Deicide.= _Aubrey de Vere
(the younger)._

=Each substance of a grief hath twenty
shadows, / Which show like grief itself, but
are not so; / For sorrow's eye, glazed with
blinding tears, / Divides one thing entire to
many objects.= _Rich. II._, ii. 2.

=Each thing is a half, and suggests another thing=                    25
=to make it whole; as spirit, matter; man,
woman; odd, even; subjective, objective; in,
out; motion, rest; yea, nay.= _Emerson._

=Each thing lives according to its kind; the
heart by love, the intellect by truth, the
higher nature of man by intimate communion
with God.= _Chapin._

=Each year one vicious habit rooted out, in
time might make the worst man good.= _Ben.

=Ea fama vagatur=--That report is in circulation.

=Eagles fly alone; they are but sheep that
always herd together.= _Sir P. Sidney._

=Eamus quo ducit gula=--Let us go where our                           30
appetite prompts us. _Virg._

=Early and provident fear is the mother of
safety.= _Burke._

=Early birds catch the worms.= _Sc. Pr._

=Early, bright, transient, chaste, as morning
dew, / She sparkled, was exhaled, and went
to heaven.= _Young._

=Early master soon knave (servant).= _Sc. Pr._

=Early start makes easy stages.= _Amer. Pr._                          35

=Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man
healthy, wealthy, and wise.= _Pr._

=Earn well the thrifty months, nor wed / Raw
Haste, half-sister to Delay.= _Tennyson._

=Earnest and sport go well together.= _Dan. Pr._

=Earnestness alone makes life eternity.= _Goethe._

=Earnestness in life, even when carried to an=                        40
=extreme, is something very noble and great.=
_W. v. Humboldt._

=Earnestness is a quality as old as the heart of
man.= _G. Gilfillan._

=Earnestness is enthusiasm tempered by reason.=

=Earnestness is the cause of patience; it gives endurance,
overcomes pain, strengthens weakness,
braves dangers, sustains hope, makes
light of difficulties, and lessens the sense of
weariness in overcoming them.= _Bovee._

=Earnestness is the devotion of all the faculties.=

=Earth changes, but thy soul and God stand=                           45
=sure.= _Browning._

=Earth felt the wound; and Nature from her
seat, / Sighing through all her work, gave
sign of woe / That all was lost.= _Milton._

=Earth has scarcely an acre that does not remind
us of actions that have long preceded
our own, and its clustering tombstones loom
up like reefs of the eternal shore, to show us
where so many human barks have struck
and gone down.= _Chapin._

=Earth hath no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.=

=Earth hath nothing more tender than a
woman's heart when it is the abode of piety.=

=Earth is here (in Australia) so kind, just tickle=                   50
=her with a hoe and she laughs with a harvest.=
_Douglas Jerrold._

=Earthly pride is like a passing flower, that
springs to fall and blossoms but to die.=
_Kirke White._

=Earth, sea, man, are all in each.= _Dante
Gabriel Rossetti._

=Earth, that's Nature's mother, is her tomb.=
_Rom. and Jul._, ii. 3.

=Earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust, in
sure and certain hope of the Resurrection.=
_Burial Service._

=Earth, turning from the sun, brings night to
man.= _Young._

=Earth with her thousand voices praises God.=                          5

=Earth's crammed with heaven, / And every
common bush afire with God.= _Leigh._

=Earth's noblest thing, a woman perfected.=

=Ease and honour are seldom bed-fellows.=
_Sc. Pr._

=Ea sola voluptas / Solamenque mali=--That was
his sole delight and solace in his woe. _Virg._

=East and west, home (hame) is best= _Eng. and_                       10
_Sc. Pr._

=Ea sub oculis posita negligimus; proximorum
incuriosi, longinqua sectamur=--We disregard
the things which lie under our eyes; indifferent
to what is close at hand, we inquire after things
that are far away. _Pliny._

=Easy-crying widows take new husbands
soonest; there's nothing like wet weather
for transplanting.= _Holmes._

=Easy writing's curst hard reading.= _Sheridan._

=Eat at your own table as you would eat at the
table of the king.= _Confucius._

=Eat at your pleasure, drink in measure.= _Pr._                       15

=Eating little and speaking little can never do
harm.= _Pr._

=Eating the bitter bread of banishment.= _Rich.
II._, iii. 1.

=Eat in measure and defy the doctor.= _Sc. Pr._

=Eat to please thyself, but dress to please
others.= _Ben. Franklin._

=Eat-weel's drink-weel's brither.= _Sc. Pr._                          20

=Eat what you like, but pocket nothing.= _Pr._

=Eau bénite de cour=--False promises (_lit._ holy
water of the court). _Fr._

=Eau sucrée=--Sugared water. _Fr._

[Greek: Heauton timôroumenos]--The self-tormentor.

=Ebbe il migliore / De' miei giorni la patria=--The                   25
best of my days I devoted to my country. _It._

=E bello predicare il digiuno a corpo pieno=--It is
easy to preach fasting with a full belly. _It. Pr._

=Eben die ausgezeichnetsten Menschen bedürfen
der Religion am meisten, weil sie die
engen Grenzen unseres menschlichen Verstandes
am liebhaftesten empfinden=--It is
just the most eminent men that need religion
most, because they feel most keenly the narrow
limits of our human understanding. _Cötvös._

=Eben wo Begriffe fehlen, / Da stellt ein Wort
zur rechten Zeit sich ein=--It is just where ideas
fail that a word comes most opportunely to the
rescue. _Goethe._

=E buon comprare quando un altro vuol vendere=--It
is well to buy when another wishes to sell.
_It. Pr._

=Ecce homo=--Behold the man! _Pontius Pilate._                        30

=Ecce iterum Crispinus!=--Another Crispinus, by
Jove! (a profligate at the court of Domitian).

=Eccentricity has always abounded when and
where strength of character has abounded;
and the amount of eccentricity in a society
has been proportional to the amount of
genius, mental vigour, and moral courage it
contained. That so few now dare to be
eccentric, marks the chief danger of the
time.= _J. S. Mill._

=Eccentricity is sometimes found connected
with genius, but it does not coalesce with
true wisdom.= _Jay._

=Ecce signum=--Here is the proof.

=Eccovi l'uom ch' è stato all'Inferno=--See, there's                  35
the man that has been in hell. _It._ (_Said of
Dante by the people of Verona._)

=Echoes we: listen! / We cannot stay, / As
dewdrops glisten, / Then fade away.= _Shelley._

=Echo is the voice of a reflection in a mirror.=

[Greek: Echthros gar moi keinos, homôs Aïdao pylêsin, /
Hos ch' heteron men keuthei eni phresin, allo de
bazei]--Hateful to me as the gates of Hades is
he who conceals one thing in his mind and utters
another. _Hom._

[Greek: Echthrôn adôra dôra]--An enemy's gifts are no
gifts. _Soph._

=Eclaircissement=--The clearing up of a thing. _Fr._                  40

=Eclat de rire=--A burst of laughter. _Fr._

=E cœlo descendit= [Greek: gnôthi seauton]--From heaven
came down the precept, "Know thyself." _Juv._

=Economy does not consist in the reckless reduction
of estimates; on the contrary, such a
course almost necessarily tends to increased
expenditure. There can be no economy
where there is no efficiency.= _Disraeli._

=Economy is an excellent lure to betray people
into expense.= _Zimmermann._

=Economy is half the battle of life; it is not so=                    45
=hard to earn money as to spend it.= _Spurgeon._

=Economy is the parent of integrity, of liberty,
and of ease, and the beauteous sister of
temperance, of cheerfulness, and health.=

=Economy no more means saving money than
it means spending money. It means the administration
of a house, its stewardship;
spending or saving, that is, whether money
or time, or anything else, to the best possible
advantage.= _Ruskin._

=E contra=--On the other hand.

=E contrario=--On the contrary.

=Ecorcher l'anguille par la queue=--To begin at                       50
the wrong end (_lit._ to skin an eel from the tail).

=Ecrasons l'infâme=--Let us crush the abomination,
_i.e._, superstition. _Voltaire._

=Edel ist, der edel thut=--Noble is that noble does.
_Ger. Pr._

=Edel macht das Gemüth, nicht das Geblüt=--It
is the mind, not the blood, that ennobles.
_Ger. Pr._

=Edel sei der Mensch / Hülfreich und gut / Denn
das allein / Unterscheidet ihn / Von allen
Wesen / Die wir kennen=--Be man noble, helpful,
and good; for that alone distinguishes him
from all the beings we know. _Goethe._

=Edition de luxe=--A splendid and expensive edition                   55
of a book. _Fr._

=Editiones expurgatæ=--Editions with objectionable
passages eliminated.

=Editio princeps=--The original edition.

=Edo, ergo ego sum=--I eat, therefore I am.
_Monkish Pr._

=Educated persons should share their thoughts
with the uneducated, and take also a certain
part in their labours.= _Ruskin._

=Educate men without religion, and you make
them but clever devils.= _Wellington._

=Education alone can conduct us to that enjoyment=                     5
=which is at once best in quality and
infinite in quantity.= _H. Mann._

=Education begins its work with the first breath
of the child.= _Jean Paul._

=Education begins the gentleman, but reading,
good company, and reflection must finish
him.= _Locke._

=Education commences at the mother's knee,
and every word spoken within the hearing
of little children tends towards the formation
of character.= _H. Ballou._

=Education does not mean teaching people to
know what they do not know; it means
teaching them to behave as they do not
behave.= _Ruskin._

=Education gives fecundity of thought, copiousness=                   10
=of illustration, quickness, vigour, fancy,
words, images, and illustrations; it decorates
every common thing, and gives the power of
trifling without being undignified and absurd.=
_Sydney Smith._

=Education, however indispensable in a cultivated
age, produces nothing on the side of
genius. Where education ends, genius often
begins.= _Isaac Disraeli._

=Education is a better safeguard of liberty than
a standing army.= _E. Everett._

=Education is generally the worse in proportion
to the wealth and grandeur of the parents.=
_D. Swift._

=Education is only like good culture; it changes
the size, but not the sort.= _Ward Beecher._

=Education is only second to nature.= _H. Bushnell._                  15

=Education is our only political safety. Outside
of this ark all is deluge.= _H. Mann._

=Education is the apprenticeship of life.= _Willmott._

=Education is the constraining and directing of
youth towards that right reason which the
law affirms, and which the experience of the
best of our elders has sanctioned as truly
great.= _Plato._

=Education is the only interest worthy the deep,
controlling anxiety of the thoughtful man.=
_Wendell Phillips._

=Education is the leading human souls to what=                        20
=is best, and making what is best of them.
The training which makes men happiest in
themselves also makes them most serviceable
to others.= _Ruskin._

=Education may work wonders as well in warping
the genius of individuals as in seconding
it.= _A. B. Alcott._

=Education of youth is not a bow for every man
to shoot in that counts himself a teacher,
but will require sinews almost equal to those
which Homer gave Ulysses.= _Milton._

=Education ought, as a first principle, to stimulate
the will to activity.= _Zachariae._

=Education should be as broad as man.= _Emerson._

[Greek: Ê hêkista ê hêdista]--Either the least or the                 25

=Een diamant van eene dochter wordt een glas
van eene vrouw=--A diamond of a daughter
becomes a glass of a wife. _Dut. Pr._

=Een dief maakt gelegenheid=--A thief makes opportunity.
_Dut. Pr._

=E'en from the tomb the voice of Nature cries, /
E'en in our ashes live their wonted fires.=

=Een hond aan een been kent geene vrienden=--A
dog with a bone knows no friends. _Dut.

=Een kleine pot wordt haast heet=--A little pot                       30
becomes soon hot. _Dut. Pr._

=Eenmaal is geen gewoonte=--Once is no custom.
_Dut. Pr._

=Een once geduld is meer dan een pond verstand=--One
ounce of patience is worth more than
a pound of brains. _Dut. Pr._

=E'en though vanquished he could argue still.=

[Greek: hê eudaimonia tôn autarchôn esti]--Happiness is
theirs who are sufficient for themselves. _Arist._

=Effloresco=--I flourish. _M._                                        35

=Effodiuntur opes, irritamenta malorum=--Riches,
the incentives to evil, are dug out of the earth.

=Efforts, to be permanently useful, must be
uniformly joyous,--a spirit all sunshine,--graceful
from very gladness,--beautiful because
bright.= _Carlyle._

=Effugit mortem, quisquis contempserit: timidissimum
quemque consequitur=--Whoso despises
death escapes it, while it overtakes him
who is afraid of it. _Curt._

=E flamma cibum petere=--To live by desperate
means (_lit._ to seek food from the flames). _Pr._

=Efter en god Avler kommer en god Oder=--After                        40
an earner comes a waster. _Dan. Pr._

=Eftsoons they heard a most melodious sound.=

=E fungis nati homines=--Upstarts (_lit._ men born
of mushrooms).

=Egad! I think the interpreter is the hardest to
be understood of the two.= _Sheridan._

[Greek: hê gar physis bebaion, ou ta chrêmata]--It is
only the character of a man, not his wealth, that
is stable. _Arist._

=Egen Arne er Guld værd=--A hearth of one's own                       45
is worth gold. _Dan. Pr._

=Eggs and oaths are easily broken.= _Dan. Pr._

=Eggs of an hour, bread of a day, wine of a
year, but a friend of thirty years is best.=
_It. Pr._

[Greek: Engya; para d' atê]--Be security, and mischief
is nigh. _Thales._

=Egli ha fatto il male, ed io mi porto la pena=--He
has done the mischief, and I pay the penalty.
_It. Pr._

=Egli vende l'uccello in su la frasca=--He sells the                  50
bird on the branch. _It. Pr._

=Egli venderebbe sino alla sua parte del sole=--He
would sell even his share in the sun. _It. Pr._

[Greek: Hê glôss' omômoch', hê de phrên anômotos]--My
tongue has sworn, but my mind is unsworn.

=Ego apros occido, alter fruitur pulpamento=--I
kill the boars, another enjoys their flesh. _Pr._

=Ego de caseo loquor, tu de creta respondes=--While
I talk to you of cheese, you talk to me of
chalk. _Erasmus._

=Ego ero post principia=--I will get out of harm's
way (_lit._ I will keep behind the first rank). _Ter._

=Ego et rex meus=--I and my king. _Cardinal

=Ego hoc feci=--That was my doing.

=Egoism is the source and summary of all faults=                       5
=and miseries whatsoever.= _Carlyle._

=Ego meorum solus sum meus=--I am myself the
only friend I have. _Ter._

=Ego nec studium sine divite vena, / Nec rude
quid prosit video ingenium=--I see not what
good can come from study without a rich vein of
genius, or from genius untrained by art. _Hor._

=Ego primam tollo, nominor quoniam Leo=--I
carry off the first share because my name is Lion.
_Phædr. in the fable of the lion a-hunting with
weaker companions._

=Ego, si bonam famam mihi servasso, sat ero
dives=--If I keep my good character, I shall be
rich enough. _Plaut._

=Ego spem pretio non emo=--I do not purchase                          10
hope with money, _i.e._, I do not spend my resources
upon vain hopes. _Ter._

=Ego sum, ergo omnia sunt=--I am, and therefore
all things are.

=Ego sum rex Romanus et supra grammaticam=--I
am king of the Romans, and above grammar.
_The Emperor Sigismund at the Council of

=Egotism erects its centre in itself; love places
it out of itself in the axis of the universal
whole.= _Schiller._

=Egotism is the tongue of vanity.= _Chamfort._

=Egotists are the pest of society.= _Emerson._                        15

=Egotists cannot converse; they talk to themselves
only.= _A. B. Alcott._

=Egregii mortalem, altique silenti=--A being of
extraordinary and profound silence. _Hor._

=Eher schätzet man das Gute / Nicht, als bis
man es verlor=--We do not learn to value our
blessings till we have lost them. _Herder._

=Ehestand, Wehestand=--State of wedlock, state of
sorrow. _Ger. Pr._

=Eheu! fugaces, Posthume, Posthume, / Labuntur=                       20
=anni, nec pietas moram / Rugis et instanti
senectæ / Afferet, indomitæque morti=--Alas!
Posthumus, our years glide fleetly away, nor can
piety stay wrinkles and advancing age and unvanquished
death. _Hor._

=Eheu! quam brevibus pereunt ingentia causis!=--Alas!
what trifling causes often wreck the
vastest enterprises. _Claud._

=Ehren und Leben / Kann Niemand zurück geben=--No
man can give back honour and life. _Ger. Pr._

=Ehret die Frauen! Sie flechten und weben /
Himmlische Rosen ins irdische Leben=--Honour
to the women! they plait and weave
roses of heaven for the life of earth. _Schiller._

=Ehret die Frauen! Sie stricken und weben /
Wollene Strümpfe fürs frostige Leben=--Honour
to the women! they knit and weave
worsted stockings for our frosty life. _Volkswitz._

=Ehrlich währt am längsten=--Honesty lasts                            25
longest. _Ger. Pr._

[Greek: Ei de theon anêr tis elpetai lathemen / Erdôn,
hamartanei]--If any man hopes that his deeds will
pass unobserved by the Deity, he is mistaken.

=Eident (diligent) youth makes easy age.= _Sc. Pr._

=Eifersucht ist eine Leidenschaft, die mit Eifer
sucht was Leiden schafft=--Jealousy is a passion
which seeks with zeal what yields only
misery. _Schleiermacher._

=Eigenliebe macht die Augen trübe=--Self-love
clouds the eyes. _Ger. Pr._

="Ei ist Ei," sagte der Küster, aber er nahm=                         30
=das Gans Ei=--"An egg is an egg," said the
sexton, but he took the goose-egg. _Ger. Pr._

=Eild and poortith are ill to thole=, _i.e._, age and
poverty are hard to bear. _Sc. Pr._

=Eild should hae honour=, _i.e._, old people should.
_Sc. Pr._

=Eile mit Weile=--Haste with leisure. _Ger. Pr._

=Ein alter Fuchs läuft nicht zum zweiten Mal
in's Garn=--An old fox does not run into the snare
a second time. _Ger. Pr._

=Ein Arzt darf auch dem Feind sich nicht=                             35
=entziehen=--A physician may not turn his back
even on an enemy. _Gutzkow._

=Ein Augenblick, gelebt im Paradiese, / Wird
nicht zu theuer mit dem Tod gebüsst=--A
moment lived in paradise is not purchased too
dearly at the ransom of death. _Schiller._

=Einbildungskraft wird nur durch Kunst, besonders
durch Poesie geregelt. Es ist nichts
fürchterlicher als Einbildungskraft ohne
Geschmack=--Power of imagination is regulated
only by art, especially by poetry. There is
nothing more frightful than imaginative faculty
without taste. _Goethe._

=Einbläsereien sind der Teufels Redekunst=--Insinuations
are the devil's rhetoric. _Goethe._

=Ein Diadem erkämpfen ist gross; es wegwerfen
ist göttlich=--To gain a crown by fighting
for it is great; to reject it is divine. _Schiller._

=Ein Ding ist nicht bös, wenn man es gut=                             40
=versteht=--A thing is not bad if we understand
it well. _Ger. Pr._

=Eine Bresche ist jeder Tag, / Die viele
Menschen erstürmen; / Wer da auch fallen
mag, / Die Todten sich niemals thürmen=--Every
day is a rampart breach which many men
are storming; fall in it who may, no pile is forming
of the slain. _Goethe._

=Ein edler Mann wird durch ein gutes Wort /
Der Frauen weit geführt=--A noble man is led
a long way by a good word from women. _Goethe._

=Ein edler Mensch zieht edle Menschen an /
Und weiss sie fest zu halten=--A noble man
attracts noble men, and knows how to hold them
fast. _Goethe._

=Ein edles Beispiel macht die schweren Thaten
leicht=--A noble example makes difficult enterprises
easy. _Goethe._

=Eine grosse Epoche hat das Jahrhundert=                              45
=geboren; / Aber der grosse Moment findet
ein kleines Geschlecht=--The century has given
birth to a great epoch, but it is a small race the
great moment appeals to. _Schiller._

=Eine Hälfte der Welt verlacht die andere=--One
half of the world laughs at the other half.
_Ger. Pr._

=Eine Handvoll Gewalt ist besser als Sackvoll
Recht=--A handful of might is better than a
sackful of right. _Ger. Pr._

=Ein eigen Herd, ein braves Weib, sind Gold
und Perlen werth=--A hearth of one's own and
a good wife are as good as gold and pearls.
_Ger. Pr._

=Einen Wahn verlieren macht weiser als eine
Wahrheit finden=--Getting rid of a delusion
makes us wiser than getting hold of a truth.

=Einer kann reden und Sieben können singen=--One
can speak and seven can sing. _Ger. Pr._

=Einer neuen Wahrheit nichts ist schädlicher
als ein alter Irrtum=--Nothing is more harmful
to a new truth than an old error. _Goethe._

=Eine Rose gebrochen, ehe der Sturm sie entblättert=--A
rose broken ere the storm stripped its
petals. _Lessing._

=Eine schöne Menschenseele finden / Ist Gewinn=--It                    5
is a true gain to find a beautiful human soul.

=Ein Esel schimpft den andern Langohr=--One
ass nicknames another Longears. _Ger. Pr._

=Eines schickt sich nicht für Alle! / Sehe jeder
wie er's treibe, / Sehe jeder wo er bleibe, /
Und wer steht, dass er nicht falle=--One thing
does not suit every one; let each man see how he
gets on, where his limits are; and let him that
standeth take heed lest he fall. _Goethe._

=Ein Feind ist zu viel, und hundert Freunde
sind zu wenig=--One foe is too many, a hundred
friends are too few. _Ger. Pr._

=Ein fester Blick, ein hoher Mut, / Die sind zu
allen Zeiten gut=--A steady eye and a lofty mind
are at all times good. _Bechstein._

=Ein geistreich aufgeschlossenes Wort / Wirkt=                        10
=auf die Ewigkeit.=--The influence of a spiritually
elucidated (or embodied) word is eternal. _Goethe._

=Eingestandene Uebereilung ist oft lehrreicher,
als kalte überdachte Unfehlbarkeit=--A confessed
precipitancy is often more instructive than
a coldly considered certainty. _Lessing._

=Ein Gift, welches nicht gleich wirkt, ist darum
kein minder gefährliches Gift=--A poison which
does not take immediate effect is therefore none
the less a dangerous poison. _Lessing._

=Ein Gott ist, ein heiliger Wille lebt, / Wie
auch der menschliche wanke; / Hoch über
der Zeit und dem Raume webt / Lebendig
der höchste Gedanke=--A god is, a holy will
lives, however man's will may waver; high over
all time and space the highest thought weaves
itself everywhere into life's web. _Schiller._

=Ein grosser Fehler; dass man sich mehr dünkt
als man ist, und sich weniger schätzt, als
man werth ist=--It is a great mistake for people
to think themselves more than they are, and
to value themselves less than they are worth.

=Ein Herz das sich mit Sorgen quält / Hat=                            15
=selten frohe Stunden=--A heart which tortures
itself with care has seldom hours of gladness.
_Old Ger. Song._

=Ein jeder ist sich selbst der grösste Feind=--Every
one is his own greatest enemy. _Schefer._

=Ein jeder lebt's, nicht vielen ist's bekannt=--Though
every one lives it (life), it is not to many
that it is known. _Goethe._

=Ein jeder lernet nur, was er lernen kann; /
Doch der den Augenblick ergreift, / Das ist
der rechte Mann=--Each one learns only what
he can; yet he who seizes the passing moment
is the proper man. _Goethe._

=Ein jeder Wechsel schreckt den Glücklichen=--Every
change is a cause of uneasiness to the
favoured of fortune. _Schiller._

=Ein Komödiant könnt' einen Pfarren lehren=--A                        20
playactor might instruct a parson. _Goethe._

=Ein Kranz ist gar viel leichter binden / Als
ihm ein würdig Haupt zu finden=--It is very
much easier to bind a wreath than to find a head
worthy to wear it. _Goethe._

=Ein langes Hoffen ist süsser, als ein kurzes
Ueberraschen=--A long hope is sweeter than a
short surprise. _Jean Paul._

=Ein leerer Sack steht nicht aufrecht=--An empty
sack does not stand upright. _Ger. Pr._

=Ein mächtiger Vermittler ist der Tod=--Death
is a powerful reconciler. _Schiller._

=Einmal gerettet, ist's für tausend Male=--To                         25
be saved once is to be saved a thousand times.

=Ein Mann der recht zu wirken denkt / Muss
auf das beste Werkzeug halten=--A man who
intends to work rightly must select the most
effective instrument. _Goethe._

=Ein Mann, ein Wort; ein Wort, ein Mann=--A
man, a word; a word, a man. _Ger. Pr._

=Ein Mensch ohne Verstand ist auch ein Mensch
ohne Wille=--A man without understanding is
also a man without will or purpose. _Feuerbach._

=Ein Mühlstein wird nicht moosig=--A millstone
does not become covered with moss. _Ger. Pr._

=Ein niedrer Sinn ist stolz im Glück, im Leid=                        30
=bescheiden; / Bescheiden ist im Glück ein
edler, stolz im Leiden=--A vulgar mind is proud
in prosperity and humble in adversity; a noble
mind is humble in prosperity and proud in adversity.

=Ein "Nimm hin" ist besser als zehn "Helf
Gott"=--One "Take this" is better than ten of
"God help you." _Ger. Pr._

=Ein offenes Herz zeigt eine offene Stirn=--An
open brow shows an open heart. _Schiller._

=Ein Pfennig mit Recht ist besser denn tausend
mit Unrecht=--A penny by right is better than
a thousand by wrong. _Ger. Pr._

=Ein Schauspiel für Götter, / Zwei Liebende
zu sehn!=--To witness two lovers is a spectacle
for gods. _Goethe._

=Ein Theil bin ich von jener Kraft, / Die stets=                      35
=das Böse will und stets das Gute schafft=--I
am a part of that power which continually wills
the evil and continually creates the good. _Mephistopheles,
in "Faust."_

=Ein Titel muss sie erst vertraulich machen=--A
degree is the first thing necessary to bespeak
confidence in your profession. _Goethe, in "Faust."_

=Ein Tropfen Hass, der in dem Freudenbecher /
Zurückbleibt, macht den Segensdrank zum
Gifte=--A drop of hate that is left in the cup of
joy converts the blissful draught into poison.

=Ein unterrichtetes Volk lässt sich leicht regieren=--An
educated people can be easily
governed. _Frederick the Great._

=Ein üppig lastervolles Leben büsst sich / In
Mangel und Erniedrigung allem=--Only in
want and degradation can a life of sensual profligacy
be atoned for. _Schiller._

=Ein Vater ernährt eher zehn Kinder, denn zehn=                       40
=Kinder einen Vater=--One father supports ten
children sooner than ten children one father.
_Ger. Pr._

=Ein Vergnügen erwarten ist auch ein Vergnügen=--To
look forward to a pleasure is also a
pleasure. _Lessing._

=Ein Volk ohne Gesetze gleicht einem Menschen
ohne Grundsätze=--A people without laws is like
a man without principles. _Zachariæ._

=Ein vollkommener Widerspruch / Bleibt gleich
geheimnissvoll für Kluge wie für Thoren=--A
flat contradiction is ever equally mysterious to
wise folks as to fools. _Goethe._

=Ein Wahn der mich beglückt, / Ist eine Wahrheit
wert die mich zu Boden drückt=--An
illusion which gladdens me is worth a truth which
saddens me (_lit._ presses me to the ground).

=Ein wandernd Leben / Gefällt der freien Dichterbrust=--A
wandering life delights the free
heart of the poet. _Arion._

=Ein wenig zu spät ist viel zu spät=--A little too
late is much too late. _Ger. Pr._

=Ein Wörtlein kann ihn fallen=--A little word can                      5
slay him. _Luther, of the Pope._

=Ein Wort nimmt sich, ein Leben nie zurück=--A
word may be recalled, a life never. _Schiller._

[Greek: Eis anêr oudeis anêr]--One man is no man.
_Gr. Pr._

=Either sex alone is half itself.= _Tennyson._

=Eith (quickly) learned, soon forgotten.= _Sc. Pr._

[Greek: Ei ti agathon theleis, para seautou labe]--If                 10
you would have anything good, seek for it
from yourself. _Arrian._

=Ejusdem farinæ=--Of the same kidney (_lit._ meal).

=Ejusdem generis=--Of the same kind.

=El agujero llama al ladron=--The hole tempts the
thief. _Sp. Pr._

=El amor verdadero no sufre cosa encubierta=--True
love suffers no concealment. _Sp. Pr._

=Elati animi comprimendi sunt=--Minds which are                       15
too much elated ought to be kept in check.

=El corazon manda las carnes=--The heart bears
up the body. _Sp. Pr._

=El corazon no es traidor=--The heart is no traitor.
_Sp. Pr._

=El dar es honor, y el pedir dolor=--To give is
honour; to lose, grief. _Sp. Pr._

=El diablo saba mucho, porque es viejo=--The
devil knows a great deal, for he is old. _Sp.

=El dia que te casas, ó te matas ó te sanas=--The                     20
day you marry, it is either kill or cure. _Sp.

=El Dorado=--A region of unimagined wealth fabled
at one time to exist in S. America; a dreamland
of wealth. _Sp._

=Elegance is necessary to the fine gentleman,
dignity is proper to noblemen, and majesty
to kings.= _Hazlitt._

=Elegit=--He has chosen. A writ empowering a
creditor to hold lands for payment of a debt. _L._

=Elephants endors'd with towers.= _Milton._

=Elève le corbeau, il te crèvera les yeux=--Bring                     25
up a raven, he will pick out your eyes. _Fr. Pr._

=Elige eum cujus tibi placuit et vita et oratio=--Make
choice of him who recommends himself to
you by his life as well as address. _Sen._

=Elk het zijne is niet te veel=--Every one his
own is not too much. _Dut. Pr._

=Ell and tell is gude merchandise=, _i.e._, ready
money is. _Sc. Pr._

=Elle a trop de vertus pour n'être pas chrétienne=--She
has too many virtues not to be a Christian.

=Elle n'en fit point la petite bouche=--She did not                   30
mince matters (_lit._ make a small mouth about
it). _Fr. Pr._

=Elle riait du bout des dents=--She gave a forced
laugh (_lit._ laughed with the end of her teeth).
_Fr. Pr._

=El malo siempre piensa engaño=--The bad man
always suspects some knavish intention. _Sp.

=El mal que de tu boca sale, en tu seno se cae=--The
evil which issues from thy mouth falls into
thy bosom. _Sp. Pr._

=El mal que no tiene cura es locura=--Folly is
the one evil for which there is no remedy. _Sp.

=Elocution is the adjustment of apt words and=                        35
=sentiments to the subject in debate.= _Cic._

=Eloignement=--Estrangement. _Fr._

=Eloquence, at its highest pitch, leaves little
room for reason or reflection, but addresses
itself entirely to the fancy or the affections,
captivates the willing hearers, and subdues
their understanding.= _Hume._

=Eloquence is a pictorial representation of
thought.= _Pascal._

=Eloquence is in the assembly, not in the
speaker.= _Wm. Pitt._

=Eloquence is like flame: it requires matter to=                      40
=feed on, motion to excite it, and it brightens
as it burns.= _Tac._

=Eloquence is the appropriate organ of the
highest personal energy.= _Emerson._

=Eloquence is the child of knowledge. When
the mind is full, like a wholesome river, it is
also clear.= _Disraeli._

=Eloquence is the language of nature, and
cannot be learned in the schools.= _Colton._

=Eloquence is the painting of thought; and
thus those who, after having painted it, still
add to it, make a picture instead of a portrait.=

=Eloquence is the poetry of prose.= _Bryant._                         45

=Eloquence is the power to translate a truth
into language perfectly intelligible to the
person to whom you speak.= _Emerson._

=Eloquence is to the sublime as a whole to its
part.= _La Bruyère._

=Eloquence must be grounded on the plainest
narrative.= _Emerson._

=Eloquence shows the power and possibility of
man.= _Emerson._

=Eloquence the soul, song charms the sense.=                          50

=Eloquence, to produce her full effect, should
start from the head of the orator, as Pallas
from the brain of Jove, completely armed
and equipped.= _Colton._

=El pan comido, la compañia deshecha=--The
bread eaten, the company dispersed. _Sp. Pr._

=El pie del dueño estierco para la heredad=--The
foot of the owner is manure for the farm. _Sp. Pr._

=El que trabaja, y madra, hila oro=--He that
labours and perseveres spins gold. _Sp. Pr._

=El rey va hasta do poede, y no hasta do quiere=--The                 55
king goes as far as he may, not as far as
he would. _Sp. Pr._

=El rey y la patria=--For king and country. _Sp._

=El rio pasado, el santo olvidádo=--The river
(danger) past, the saint (delivery) forgotten. _Sp.

=El sabio muda consejo, el necio no=--The wise
man changes his mind, the fool never. _Sp. Pr._

=El secreto á voces=--An open secret. _Calderon._

=El tiempo cura el enfermo, que ne el unguento=--It
is time and not medicine that cures the disease.
_Sp. Pr._

=Elucet maxime animi excellentia magnitudoque
in despiciendis opibus=--Excellence and
greatness of soul are most conspicuously displayed
in contempt of riches.

=El villano en su tierra, y el hidalgo donde
quiera=--The clown in his own country, the gentleman
where he pleases. _Sp. Pr._

=Elysian beauty, melancholy grace, / Brought
from a pensive through a happy place.=

=E mala cosa esser cattivo, ma è peggiore esser=                       5
=conosciuto=--It is a bad thing to be a knave, but
worse to be found out. _It. Pr._

=Emas non quod opus est, sed quod necesse
est: / Quod non opus est, asse carum est=--Buy
not what you want, but what you need;
what you don't want is dear at a cent. _Cato._

=Embarras de richesses=--An encumbrance of
wealth. _D'Allainval._

=Embonpoint=--Plumpness or fulness of body.

=E meglio aver oggi un uovo, che dimani una
gallina=--Better an egg to-day than a hen to-morrow.
_It. Pr._

=E meglio cader dalla finestra che dal tetto=--It                     10
is better to fall from the window than the
roof. _It. Pr._

=E meglio dare che non aver a dare=--Better give
than not have to give. _It. Pr._

=E meglio domandar che errare=--Better ask than
lose your way. _It. Pr._

=E meglio esse fortunato che savio=--'Tis better
to be born fortunate than wise. _It. Pr._

=E meglio esse uccel di bosco che di gabbia=--Better
to be a bird in the wood than one in the
cage. _It. Pr._

=E meglio il cuor felice che la borsa=--Better the                    15
heart happy than the purse (full). _It. Pr._

=E meglio lasciare che mancare=--Better leave
than lack. _It. Pr._

=E meglio perder la sella che il cavallo=--Better
lose the saddle than the horse. _It. Pr._

=E meglio sdrucciolare col piè che con la lingua=--Better
slip with the foot than the tongue.
_It. Pr._

=E meglio senza cibo restar che senz' onore=--Better
be without food than without honour.
_It. Pr._

=E meglio una volta che mai=--Better once than                        20
never. _It. Pr._

=E meglio un buon amico che cento parente=--One
true friend is better than a hundred relations.
_It. Pr._

[Greek: hê men gar sophia ouden theôrei ex hôn estai
eudaimôn anthrôpos]--Wisdom never contemplates
what will make a happy man. _Arist._

=Emere malo quam rogare=--I had rather buy
than beg.

=Emerge from unnatural solitude, look abroad
for wholesome sympathy, bestow and receive.=

=Emeritus=--One retired from active official duties.                  25

=Emerson tells us to hitch our waggon to a star;
and the star is without doubt a good steed,
when once fairly caught and harnessed, but
it takes an astronomer to catch it.= _J.

=Emerson wants Emersonian epigrams from
Carlyle, and Carlyle wants Carlylean thunder
from Emerson. The thing which a man's
nature calls him to do, what else is so well
worth his doing?= _John Borroughs._

=Eminent positions are like the summits of
rocks; only eagles and reptiles can get
there.= _Mme. Necker._

=Eminent stations make great men greater and
little men less.= _La Bruyère._

=Emori nolo, sed me esse mortuum nihil curo=--I                       30
would not die, but care not to be dead.

=Emotion is always new.= _Victor Hugo._

=Emotion is the atmosphere in which thought
is steeped, that which lends to thought its
tone or temperature, that to which thought is
often indebted for half its power.= _H. R.

=Emotion, not thought, is the sphere of music;
and emotion quite as often precedes as
follows thought.= _H. R. Haweis._

=Emotion turning back on itself, and not leading
on to thought or action, is the element of
madness.= _John Sterling._

[Greek: Emou thanontos gaia michthêtô pyri]--When I                   35
am dead the earth will be mingled with fire.

=Empfindliche Ohren sind, bei Mädchen so
gut als bei Pferden, gute Gesundheitszeichen=--In
maidens as well as in horses, sensitive
ears are signs of good health. _Jean Paul._

=Empires and nations flourish and decay, / By
turns command, and in their turns obey.=

=Empires are only sandhills in the hour-glass
of Time; they crumble spontaneously by the
process of their own growth.= _Draper._

=Empires flourish till they become commercial,
and then they are scattered abroad to the
four winds.= _Wm. Blake._

=Empirical sciences prosecuted simply for their=                      40
=own sake, and without a philosophic tendency,
resemble a face without eyes.= _Schopenhauer._

=Employment and hardships prevent melancholy.=

=Employment gives health, sobriety, and morals.=
_D. Webster._

=Employment is enjoyment.= _Pr._

=Employment is Nature's physician, and is
essential to human happiness.= _Galen._

=Employ thy time well if thou meanest to gain=                        45
=leisure, and, since you are not sure of a
minute, throw not away an hour.= _Ben.

[Greek: Empodizei ton logon ho phobos]--Fear hampers
speech. _Demades._

=Empressement=--Ardour; warmth. _Fr._

=Empta dolore docet experientia=--Experience
bought with pain teaches effectually. _Pr._

=Empty vessels make the most noise.= _Pr._

=Emulation admires and strives to imitate great=                      50
=actions; envy is only moved to malice.=

=Emulation, even in the brutes, is sensitively
nervous; see the tremor of the thorough-bred
racer before he starts.= _Bulwer Lytton._

=E multis paleis paulum fructus collegi=--Out of
much chaff I have gathered little grain. _Pr._

=Emunctæ naris=--Of nice discernment (_lit._ scent).

[Greek: Hena ... alla leonta]--One, but a lion. _Æsop._

=En ami=--As a friend. _Fr._

=En amour comme en amitié, un tiers souvent
nous embarrasse=--A third person is often an
annoyance to us in love as in friendship. _Fr._

=En arrière=--In the rear. _Fr._                                       5

=En attendant=--In the meantime. _Fr._

=En avant=--Forward; on. _Fr._

=En badinant=--In jest. _Fr._

=En beau=--In a favourable light. _Fr._

=En bloc=--In a lump. _Fr._                                           10

=En boca cerrada no entra mosca=--Flies don't
enter a shut mouth. _Sp. Pr._

=En bon train=--In a fair way. _Fr._

=En buste=--Half-length. _Fr._

=En cada tierra su uso=--Every country has its
own custom. _Sp. Pr._

=Encouragement after censure is as the sun=                           15
=after a shower.= _Goethe._

=En cuéros=--Naked. _Sp._

=Endeavouring, by logical argument, to prove
the existence of God, were like taking out a
candle to look for the sun.= _Carlyle, after

=Endeavour not to settle too many habits at
once, lest by variety you confound them,
and so perfect none.= _Locke._

=En dernier ressort=--As a last resource. _Fr._

=En déshabille=--In an undress. _Fr._                                 20

=En Dieu est ma fiance=--In God is my trust. _M._

=En Dieu est tout=--All depends on God. _M._

=Endurance is nobler than strength, and
patience than beauty.= _Ruskin._

=Endurance is the crowning quality, and
patience all the passion, of great hearts.=

=En échelon=--Like steps. _Fr._                                       25

=En effet=--In fact; substantially. _Fr._

=Ene i Raad, ene i Sorg=--Alone in counsel, alone
in sorrow. _Dan. Pr._

=En el rio do no hay pezes por demas es echar
redes=--It is in vain to cast nets in a river where
there are no fish. _Sp. Pr._

=En émoi=--In a flutter or ferment. _Fr._

=Energy may be turned to bad uses; but more=                          30
=good may always be made of an energetic
nature than of an indolent and impassive one.=
_J. S. Mill._

=Energy will do anything that can be done in
this world; no talents, no circumstances, no
opportunities will make a two-legged animal
a man without it.= _Goethe._

[Greek: En ergmasi de nika tychê, ou sthenos]--In great
acts it is not our strength but our good fortune
that has triumphed. _Pindar._

=En famille=--In a domestic state. _Fr._

=Enfant gâté du monde qu'il gâtait=--A child
spoiled by the world which he spoiled. _Said of

=Enfants de famille=--Children of the family. _Fr._                   35

=Enfants perdus=--The forlorn hope (_lit._ lost
children). _Fr._

=Enfants terribles=--Dreadful children; precocious
youths who say and do rash things to the annoyance
of their more conservative seniors. _Fr._

=Enfant trouvé=--A foundling. _Fr._

=Enfermer le loup dans la bergerie=--To shut up
the wolf in the sheepfold; to patch up a wound
or a disease. _Fr. Pr._

=En fin les renards se trouvent chez le pelletier=--Foxes             40
come to the furrier's in the end. _Fr. Pr._

=Enflamed with the study of learning and the
admiration of virtue; stirred up with high
hopes of living to be brave men and worthy
patriots, dear to God, and famous to all
ages.= _Milton._

=En foule=--In a crowd. _Fr._

=England expects this day that every man
shall do his duty.= _Nelson, his signal at

=England is a domestic country: here home
is revered and the hearth sacred.= _Disraeli._

=England is a paradise for women and a hell=                          45
=for horses; Italy a paradise for horses and
a hell for women.= _Burton._

=England is safe if true within itself.=     3 _Hen.
VI._, iv. 1.

=English speech, the sea that receives tributaries
from every region under heaven.=

=En grace affié=--On grace depend. _Fr._

=En grande tenue=--In full dress. _Fr._

=En habiles gens=--Like able men. _Fr._                               50

=Enjoying things which are pleasant, that is not
the evil; it is the reducing of our moral self
to slavery by them that is.= _Carlyle._

=Enjoyment soon wearies both itself and us;
effort, never.= _Jean Paul._

=Enjoyment stops when indolence begins.= _Pollock._

=Enjoy the blessings of this day, if God sends
them, and the evils bear patiently and
sweetly. For this day only is ours; we
are dead to yesterday and we are not born
to to-morrow.= _Jeremy Taylor._

=Enjoy what God has given thee, and willingly=                        55
=dispense with what thou hast not. Every
condition has its own joys and sorrows.=

=Enjoy what thou hast inherited from thy sires
if thou wouldst possess it; what we employ
not is an oppressive burden; what the
moment brings forth, that only can it profit
by.= _Goethe._

=Enjoy when you can, and endure when you
must.= _Goethe._

=Enjoy your little while the fool is seeking for
more.= _Sp. Pr._

=Enjoy your own life without comparing it with
that of another.= _Condorcet._

=En la cour du roi chacun y est pour soi=--In the                     60
court of the king it is every one for himself. _Fr.

=Enlarge not thy destiny; endeavour not to do
more than is given thee in charge.= _Gr. Oracle._

=En la rose je fleuris=--In the rose I flourish. _M._

=En mariage, comme ailleurs, contentement
passe richesse=--In marriage, as in other states,
contentment is better than riches. _Molière._

=En masse=--In a body. _Fr._

=En mauvaise odeur=--In bad repute. _Fr._                             65

=Ennemi ne s'endort=--An enemy does not go to
sleep. _Fr. Pr._

=Ennui has perhaps made more gamblers than
avarice, more drunkards than thirst, and
perhaps as many suicides as despair.= _Colton._

=Ennui is a growth of English root, though
nameless in our language.= _Byron._

=Ennui is a word which the French invented,
though of all nations in Europe they know
the least of it.= _Bancroft._

=Ennui is our greatest enemy.= _Justus Möser._

=Ennui is the desire of activity without the fit
means of gratifying the desire.= _Bancroft._

=Ennui shortens life and bereaves the day of its=                      5
=light.= _Emerson._

=Ennui, the parent of expensive and ruinous
vices.= _Ninon de l'Enclos._

=Enough is as good as a feast.= _Pr._

=Enough is better than too much.= _Pr._

=Enough is great riches.= _Dan. Pr._

=Enough is the wild-goose-chase of most men's=                        10
=lives.= _Brothers Mayhew._

=Enough--no foreign foe could quell / Thy soul,
till from itself it fell; / Yes, self-abasement
paved the way / To villain bonds and despot
sway.= _Byron._

=Enough requires too much; too much craves
more.= _Quarles._

=En papillote.=--In curl-papers. _Fr._

=En parole je vis=--I live by the word. _Fr._

=En passant=--By the way. _Fr._                                       15

=En pension=--Board at a pension. _Fr._

=En petit champ croît bien bon blé=--Very good
corn grows in a little field. _Fr. Pr._

=En peu d'heure Dieu labeure=--God works in
moments, _i.e._, His work is soon done. _Fr._

=En plein jour=--In open day. _Fr._

=En potence=--In the form of a gallows. _Fr._                         20

=En présence=--In sight of each other. _Fr._

=En queue=--Behind.

=Enquire not what is in another man's pot.=

=En rapport=--In relation; in connection. _Fr._

=En règle=--According to rules. _Fr._                                 25

=En resumé=--Upon the whole. _Fr._

=En revanche=--In revenge; to return; to make
amends. _Fr._

=En route=--On the way. _Fr._

=En salvo está el que repica=--He is in safe
quarters who sounds the alarm. _Sp. Pr._

=Ense et aratro=--With sword and plough. _M._                         30

=En suite=--In company. _Fr._

=En suivant la vérité=--In following the truth. _Fr._

=Entente cordiale=--A good or cordial understanding.

=Enthusiasm begets enthusiasm.= _Longfellow._

=Enthusiasm flourishes in adversity, kindles in=                      35
=the hour of danger, and awakens to deeds of
renown.= _Dr. Chalmers._

=Enthusiasm gives life to what is invisible, and
interest to what has no immediate action on
our comfort in this world.= _Mme. de Staël._

=Enthusiasm imparts itself magnetically, and
fuses all into one happy and harmonious
unity of feeling and sentiment.= _A. B.

=Enthusiasm is grave, inward, self-controlled;
mere excitement, outward, fantastical, hysterical,
and passing in a moment from tears
to laughter.= _John Sterling._

=Enthusiasm is the genius of sincerity, and
truth accomplishes no victories without it.=
_Bulwer Lytton._

=Enthusiasm is the height of man; it is the=                          40
=passing from the human to the divine.= _Emerson._

=Enthusiasm is the leaping lightning, not to be
measured by the horse-power of the understanding.=

=Entienda primero, y habla postrero=--Hear first
and speak afterwards. _Sp. Pr._

=Entire affection hateth nicer hands.= _Spenser._

=Entire love is a worship and cannot be angry.=
_Leigh Hunt._

[Greek: En tô phronein gar mêden hêdistos bios]--The                  45
happiest life consists in knowing nothing. _Soph._

=Entourage=--Surroundings. _Fr._

=En toute chose il faut considérer la fin=--In
everything we must consider the end. _Fr._

=Entre chien et loup=--In the dusk (_lit._ between
dog and wolf). _Fr._

=Entre deux vins=--To be half-seas over; to be
mellow. _Fr._

=Entre esprit et talent il y a la proportion du=                      50
=tout à sa partie=--Wit is to talent as a whole to
a part. _La Bruyère._

=Entre le bon sens et le bon goût il y a la différence
de la cause à son effet=--Between good
sense and good taste, there is the same difference
as that between cause and effect. _La Bruyère._

=Entre nos ennemis les plus à craindre sont
souvent les plus petits=--Of our enemies, the
smallest are often the most to be dreaded. _La

=Entre nous=--Between ourselves. _Fr._

=Entzwei und gebiete=--Divide and rule. _Ger. Pr._

=Entzwei und gebiete! Tüchtig Wort: Verein'=                          55
=und leite, Bessrer Hort=--Divide and rule, an
excellent motto: unite and lead, a better.

=En vérité=--In truth.

=En vérité l'amour ne saurait être profond, s'il
n'est pas pur=--Love, in fact, can never be deep
unless it is pure.

=En vieillissant on devient plus fou et plus sage=--As
men grow old they become both foolisher
and wiser. _Fr. Pr._

=En villig Hielper töver ei til man beder=--One
who is willing to help does not wait till he is
asked. _Dan. Pr._

=Envy, among other ingredients, has a mixture=                        60
=of the love of justice in it. We are more angry
at undeserved than at deserved good fortune.=

=Envy does not enter an empty house.= _Dan.

=Envy feels not its own happiness but by comparison
with the misery of others.= _Johnson._

=Envy, if surrounded on all sides by the brightness
of another's prosperity, like the scorpion
confined with a circle of fire, will sting itself
to death.= _Colton._

=Envy is a passion so full of cowardice and
shame, that nobody ever had the confidence
to own it.= _Rochester._

=Envy is ignorance.= _Emerson._                                       65

=Envy is littleness of soul.= _Hazlitt._

=Envy is more irreconcilable than hatred.= _La

=Envy is the antagonist of the fortunate.= _Epictetus._

=Envy is the deformed and distorted offspring
of egotism.= _Hazlitt._

=Envy is the most acid fruit that grows on the
stock of sin, a fluid so subtle that nothing
but the fire of divine love can purge it from
the soul.= _H. Ballou._

=Envy, like the worm, never runs but to the
fairest fruit; like a cunning bloodhound, it
singles out the fattest deer in the flock.=
_J. Beaumont._

=Envy ne'er does a gude turn but when it means
an ill ane.= _Sc. Pr._

=Envy will merit as its shade pursue, / But,
like a shadow, proves the substance true.=

=Eodem collyrio mederi omnibus=--To cure all                           5
by the same ointment.

=Eo instanti=--At that instant.

=Eo magis præfulgebat quod non videbatur=--He
shone the brighter that he was not seen.

[Greek: Epea pteroenta]--Winged words. _Hom._

=Epicuri de grege porcus=--A pig of the flock of

[Greek: Epi to poly adikousin hoi anthrôpoi, hotan                    10
dynôntai]--In general men do wrong whenever
circumstances enable them. _Arist._

=E pluribus unum=--One of many.

="Eppur si muove"=--Yet it moves. _Galileo, after
he had been forced to swear that the earth stood

=Equality= (Gleichheit) =is always the firmest bond
of love.= _Lessing._

=Equality= (_i.e._, in essential nature) =is the sacred
law of humanity.= _Schiller._

=Eques ipso melior Bellerophonte=--A better                           15
horseman than Bellerophon himself. _Hor._

=Equi et poetæ alendi, non saginandi=--Horses
and poets should be fed, not pampered. _Charles
IX. of France._

=Equity is a roguish thing; for law we have
a measure ... (but) equity is according to
the conscience of him who is chancellor, and,
as that is larger or narrower, so is equity.=

=Equity judges with lenity, laws with severity.=

=Equivocation is half way to lying, and lying
is the whole way to hell.= _W. Penn._

=Equo frænato est auris in ore=--The ear of the                       20
bridled horse is in the mouth. _Hor._

=Equo ne credite, Teucri=--Trust not the horse,
Trojans. _Virg._

=Erant in officio, sed tamen qui mallent imperantium
mandata interpretari, quam exsequi=--They
attended to their regulations, but still as
if they would rather debate about the commands
of their superiors than obey them. _Tacit._

=Erase que se era=--What has been has been. _Sp.

=Erasmus laid the egg= (_i.e._, of the Reformation),
=and Luther hatched it.=

=Er, der einzige Gerechte / Will für Jedermann=                       25
=das Rechte / Sei, von seinen hundert Namen, /
Dieser hochgelobet!--Amen!=--He, the only
Just, wills for each one what is right. Be of
His hundred names this one the most exalted.
Amen. _Goethe._

=Ere sin could blight or sorrow fade, / Death
came with friendly care, / The opening bud
to heaven conveyed, / And bade it blossom
there.= _Coleridge._

=Ere we censure a man for seeming what he is
not, we should be sure that we know what
he is.= _Carlyle._

=Er geht herum, wie die Katze um den heissen
Brei=--He goes round it like a cat round hot
broth. _Ger. Pr._

[Greek: Ergon d' ouden oneidos]--Labour is no disgrace.

=Erfahrung bleibt des Lebens Meisterin=--Experience                   30
is ever life's mistress. _Goethe._

=Erfüllte Pflicht empfindet sich immer noch als
Schuld, weil man sich nie ganz genug gethan=--Duty
fulfilled ever entails a sense of further
obligation, because one feels he has never done
enough to satisfy himself. _Goethe._

=Er hat noch nie die Stimme der Natur gehört=--He
has not yet heard the voice of Nature.

=Eripe te moræ=--Tear thyself from all that detains
thee. _Hor._

=Eripe turpi / Colla jugo. Liber, liber sum, dic
age=--Tear away thy neck from the base yoke.
Come, say, I am free; I am free. _Hor._

=Eripit interdum, modo dat medicina salutem=--Medicine                35
sometimes destroys health, sometimes
restores it. _Ovid._

="Eripuit cœlo fulmen sceptrumque tyrannis"=--He
snatched the lightning from heaven and
the sceptre from tyrants. (_On the bust of

=Eris mihi magnus Apollo=--You shall be my
great Apollo. _Virg._

=Erlaubt ist was gefällt; erlaubt ist was sich
ziemt=--What pleases us is permitted us; what
is seemly is permitted us. _Goethe._

=Ernste Thätigkeit söhnt suletzt immer mit
dem Leben aus=--Earnest activity always reconciles
us with life in the end. _Jean Paul._

=Ernst ist der Anblick der Nothwendigkeit. /=                         40
=Nicht ohne Schauder greift des Menschen
Hand / In des Geschicks geheimnissvolle
Urne=--Earnest is the aspect of necessity. Not
without a shudder is the hand of man thrust into
the mysterious urn of fate. _Schiller._

=Ernst ist das Leben; heiter ist die Kunst=--Life
is earnest; art is serene. _Schiller._

=Erquickung hast du nicht gewonnen, / Wenn
sie dir nicht aus eigner Seele quillt=--Thou
hast gained no fresh life unless it flows to thee
direct out of thine own soul. _Goethe._

=Errantem in viam reducito=--Lead back the wanderer
into the right way.

=Errare humanum est=--It is human to err.

=Errare malo cum Platone, quam cum istis vera=                        45
=sentire=--I had rather be wrong with Plato than
think right with those men. _Cic._

=Errata=--Errors in print.

=Erringen will der Mensch, er will nicht sicher
sein=--Man will ever wrestle; he will never trust.

=Erring is not cheating.= _Ger. Pr._

=Error cannot be defended but by error.= _Bp.

=Error is always more busy than ignorance.=                           50
=Ignorance is a blank sheet on which we may
write, but error is a scribbled one from which
we must first erase.= _Colton._

=Error is always talkative.= _Goldsmith._

=Error is but opinion in the making.= _Milton._

=Error is but the shadow of truth.= _Stillingfleet._

=Error is created; truth is eternal.= _Wm. Blake._

=Error is on the surface; truth is hid in great
depths.= _Goethe._

=Error is sometimes so nearly allied to truth
that it blends with it as imperceptibly as
the colours of the rainbow fade into each
other.= _W. B. Clulow._

=Error is worse than ignorance.= _Bailey._

=Error never leaves us, yet a higher need=                             5
=always draws the striving spirit gently on
to truth.= _Goethe._

=Error of opinion may be tolerated where reason
is left free to combat it.= _Jefferson._

=Errors like straws upon the surface flow; /
He who would search for pearls must dive
below.= _Dryden._

=Error, sterile in itself, produces only by means
of the portion of truth which it contains.=
_Mme. Swetchine._

=Errors, to be dangerous, must have a great deal
of truth mingled with them; ... from pure
extravagance, and genuine, unmingled falsehood,
the world never has sustained, and
never can sustain, any mischief.= _Sydney

=Error, when she retraces her steps, has farther=                     10
=to go before she can arrive at truth than
ignorance.= _Colton._

=Erröten macht die Hässlichen so schön: / Und
sollte Schöne nicht noch schöner machen?=--Blushing
makes even the ugly beautiful, and
should it not make beauty still more beautiful?

=Ersparte Wahl ist auch ersparte Mühe=--Selection
saved is trouble saved. _Platin._

=Er steckt seine Nase in Alles=--He thrusts his
nose into everything. _Ger. Pr._

=Erst seit ich liebe ist das Leben schön, / Erst
seit ich liebe, weiss ich, dass ich lebe=--Only
since I loved is life lovely; only since I loved
knew I that I lived. _Körner._

=Erst wägen, dann wagen=--First weigh, then                           15
venture. _M. von Moltke._

=Ertragen muss man was der Himmel sendet. /
Unbilliges erträgt kein edles Herz=--We must
bear what Heaven sends. No noble heart will
bear injustice. _Schiller._

=Erudition is not like a lark, which flies high
and delights in nothing but singing; 'tis
rather like a hawk, which soars aloft indeed,
but can stoop when she finds it convenient,
and seize her prey.= _Bacon._

=Er wünscht sich einen grossen Kreis / Um ihn
gewisser zu erschüttern=--He desires a large
circle in order with greater certainty to move it
deeply. _Goethe._

=Es bedarf nur einer Kleinigkeit, um zwei
Liebende zu unterhalten=--Any trifle is enough
to entertain two lovers. _Goethe._

=Es bildet ein Talent sich in der Stille, / Sich ein=                 20
=Character in dem Strom der Welt=--A talent
is formed in retirement, a character in the current
of the world. _Goethe._

=Es bildet / Nur das Leben den Mann, und
wenig bedeuten die Worte=--Only life forms
the man, and words signify little. _Goethe._

=Eschew fine words as you would rouge; love
simple ones as you would native roses on
your cheek.= _Hare._

=Escuchas al agujero; oirás de tû mal y del
ageno=--Listen at the keyhole; you will hear evil
of yourself as well as your neighbour. _Sp. Pr._

=E se finxit velut araneus=--He spun from himself
like a spider.

=Esel singen schlecht, weil sie zu hoch anstimmen=--Asses             25
sing abominably, because they pitch
their notes at too high a key. _Ger. Pr._

=Es erben sich Gesetz' und Rechte / Wie eine
ewige Krankheit fort=--Laws and rights descend
like an inveterate inherited disease. _Goethe._

=Es findet jeder seinen Meister=--Every one finds
his master. _Ger. Pr._

=Es geht an=--It is a beginning. _Ger._

=Es giebt eine Höflichkeit des Herzens; sie ist
der Liebe verwandt.=--There is a courtesy of
the heart which is allied to love; out of it there
springs the most obliging courtesy of external
behaviour. _Goethe._

=Es giebt eine Schwelgerei des Geistes wie=                           30
=es eine Schwelgerei der Sinne giebt=--There
is a debauchery of spirit, as there is of senses.

=Es giebt gewisse Dinge, wo ein Frauenzimmer
immer schärfer sieht, als hundert Augen der
Mannspersonen=--There are certain things in
which a woman's vision is sharper than a hundred
eyes of the male. _Lessing._

=Es giebt keine andre Offenbarung, als die
Gedanken der Weisen=--There is no other revelation
than the thoughts of the wise among men.

=Es giebt kein Gesetz was hat nicht ein Loch,
wer's finden kann=--There is no law but has in
it a hole for him who can find it. _Ger. Pr._

=Es giebt Männer welche die Beredsamkeit
weiblicher Zungen übertreffen, aber kein
Mann besitzt die Beredsamkeit weiblicher
Augen=--There are men the eloquence of whose
tongues surpasses that of women, but no man
possesses the eloquence of women's eyes. _Weber._

=Es giebt mehr Diebe als Galgen=--There are                           35
more thieves than gallows. _Ger. Pr._

=Es giebt Menschen, die auf die Mängel ihrer
Freunde sinnen; dabei kommt nichts heraus.
Ich habe immer auf die Verdienste meiner
Widersacher Acht gehabt und davon Vortheil
gezogen=--There are men who brood on
the failings of their friends, but nothing comes
of it. I have always had respect to the merits
of my adversaries, and derived profit from doing
so. _Goethe._

=Es giebt Naturen, die gut sind durch das was
sie erreichen, andere durch das was sie
verschmähen=--There are natures which are
good by what they attain, and others that are
so by what they disdain. _H. Grimm._

=Es giebt nur eine Religion, aber es kann
vielerlei Arten der Glaubens geben=--There is
only one religion, but there may be divers forms
of belief. _Kant._

=Es hört doch Jeder nur was er versteht=--Every
one hears only what he understands. _Goethe._

=Es irrt der Mensch, so lang er strebt=--Man is                       40
liable to err as long as he strives. _Goethe._

=Es ist besser, das geringste Ding von der
Welt zu thun, als eine halbe Stunde für
gering halten=--It is better to do the smallest
thing in the world than to regard half an hour
as a small thing. _Goethe._

=Es ist bestimmt in Gottes Rath / Dass man vom
Liebsten, was man hat, / Muss scheiden=--It
is ordained in the counsel of God that we must
all part from the dearest we possess. _Feuchtersleben._

=Es ist das Wohl des Ganzen, wovon jedes
patriotische, wovon selbst jedes eigennützige
Gemüth das seinige hofft=--It is the
welfare of the whole from which every patriotic,
and even every selfish, soul expects its own.

=Es ist der Geist, der sich den Körper baut=--It
is the spirit which builds for itself the body.

=Es ist freundlicher das menschliche Leben
anzulachen, als es anzugrinzen=--It is more
kindly to laugh at human life than to grin at it.

=Es ist klug und kühn den unvermeidlichen.
Uebel entgegenzugehen=--It shows sense and
courage to be able to confront unavoidable evil.

=Es ist nicht gut, wenn derjenige der die=                             5
=Fackel trägt, zugleich auch den Weg
sucht=--It is not good when he who carries the
torch has at the same time also the way to
seek. _Cölvös._

=Es ist nicht nötig, dass ich lebe, wohl aber,
dass ich meine Pflicht thue und für mein
Vaterland kämpfe=--It is not a necessity that I
should live, but it is that I should do my duty
and fight for my fatherland. _Frederick the
Great._ (?)

=Es ist öde, nichts ehren können, als sich selbst=--It
is dreary for a man to be able to worship
nothing but himself. _Hebbel._

=Es ist schwer gegen den Augenblick gerecht
sein; der gleichgültige macht uns Langeweile,
am Guten hat man zu tragen und
am Bösen zu schleppen=--It is difficult to be
square with the moment; the indifferent one
is a bore to us (_lit._ causes us _ennui_); with the
good we have to bear and with the bad to drag.

=Es ist so schwer, den falschen Weg zu meiden=--It
is so difficult to avoid the wrong way.

=Es ist unköniglich zu weinen--ach, / Und=                            10
=hier nicht weinen ist unväterlich=--To weep
is unworthy of a king--alas! and not to weep
now is unworthy of a father. _Schiller._

=Es kämpft der Held am liebsten mit dem Held=--Hero
likes best to fight with hero. _Körner._

=Es kann der beste Herz in dunkeln Stunden
fehlen=--The best heart may go wrong in dark
hours. _Goethe._

=Es kann ja nicht immer so bleiben / Hier unter
dem wechselnden Mond=--Sure it cannot
always be so here under the changing moon.

=Es kann nichts helfen ein grosses Schicksal
zu haben, wenn man nicht weiss, dass man
eines hat=--It is of no avail for a man to have a
great destiny if he does not know that he has one.

=Es kommen Fälle vor im Menschenleben, /=                             15
=Wo's Weisheit ist, nicht allzu weise sein=--There
are situations in life when it is wisdom
not to be too wise. _Schiller._

=Es leben Götter, die den Hochmut rächen=--There
live gods who take vengeance on pride.

=Es liebt die Welt das Strahlende zu schwärtzen,
/ Und das Erhabne in den Staub zu
ziehn=--The world is fain to obscure what is
brilliant, and to drag down to the dust what is
exalted. _Schiller._

=Es liesse sich Alles trefflich schlichten, Könnte
man die Sachen zweimal verrichten=--Everything
could be beautifully adjusted if matters
could be a second time arranged. _Goethe._

=Es muss auch solche Käuze geben=--There
must needs be such fellows in the world too.

[Greek: hê sophias pêgê dia bibliôn rheei]--The fountain              20
of wisdom flows through books. _Gr. Pr._

=Espérance en Dieu=--Hope in God. _M._

=Espionage=--The spy system. _Fr._

=Esprit borné=--Narrow mind. _Fr._

=Esprit de corps=--Spirit of brotherhood in a corporate
body. _Fr._

=Esprit de parti=--Party spirit. _Fr._                                25

=Esprit fort=--A free-thinker. _Fr._

=Esprit juste=--Sound mind. _Fr._

=Esprit vif=--Ready wit. _Fr._

=Es reift keine Seligkeit unter dem Monde=--No
happiness ever comes to maturity under the
moon. _Schiller._

=Essayez=--Try. _M._                                                  30

=Esse bonum facile est, ubi quod vetet esse
remotum est=--It is easy to be good, when all
that prevents it is far removed. _Ovid._

=Esse quam videri=--To be rather than to seem.

[Greek: Essetai êmar hot' an pot' olôlê Ilios hirê]--A
day will come when the sacred Ilium shall
be no more. _Hom._

=Es schwinden jedes Kummers Falten / So lang
des Liebes Zauber walten=--The wrinkles of
every sorrow disappear as long as the spell of
love is unbroken. _Schiller._

=Es sind nicht alle frei, die ihrer Ketten spotten=--All              35
are not free who mock their chains. _Ger.

=Es sind so gute Katzen die Mäuse verjagen,
als die sie fangen=--They are as good cats that
chase away the mice as those that catch them.
_Ger. Pr._

=Es steckt nicht in Spiegel was man im Spiegel
sieht=--That is not in the mirror which you see
in the mirror. _Ger. Pr._

=Es steht ihm an der Stirn' geschrieben, / Das
er nicht mag eine Seele lieben=--It stands
written on his forehead that he cannot love a
single soul. _Goethe, of Mephistopheles._

=Establish thou the work of our hands upon
us; yea, the work of our hands establish
thou it.= _Bible._

=Est aliquid fatale malum per verba levare=--It                       40
is some alleviation of an incurable disease to
speak of it to others. _Ovid._

=Est animus tibi / Rerumque prudens, et secundis /
Temporibus dubiisque rectus=--You
possess a mind both sagacious in the management
of affairs, and steady at once in prosperous
and perilous times. _Hor._

=Est animus tibi, sunt mores et lingua, fidesque=--Thou
hast a man's soul, cultured manners
and power of expression, and fidelity. _Hor., of
a gentleman._

=Est assez riche qui ne doit rien=--He is rich
enough who owes nothing. _Fr. Pr._

=Est aviditas dives, et pauper pudor=--Covetousness
is rich, while modesty is poor. _Phædr._

=Est bonus, ut melior vir / Non alius quisquam=--He                   45
is so good that no man can be better.

=Est brevitate opus, ut currat sententia=--There
is need of conciseness that the thought may run
on. _Hor._

=Est demum vera felicitas, felicitate dignum
videri=--True happiness consists in being considered
deserving of it. _Pliny._

=Est deus in nobis, agitante calescimus illo=--There
is a god in us, who, when he stirs, sets us
all aglow. _Ovid._

=Est deus in nobis, et sunt commercia cœli=--There
is a god within us, and we hold commerce
with the sky. _Ovid._

=Esteem a man of many words and many lies=                             5
=much alike.= _Fuller._

=Esteem is the harvest of a whole life spent in
usefulness; but reputation is often bestowed
upon a chance action, and depends most on
success.= _G. A. Sala._

=Est enim lex nihil aliud nisi recta et a numine
deorum tracta ratio, imperans honesta, prohibens
contraria=--For law is nothing else but
right reason supported by the authority of the
gods, commanding what is honourable and prohibiting
the contrary. _Cic._

=Est egentissimus in sua re=--He is in very
straitened circumstances.

=Est etiam miseris pietas, et in hoste probatur=--Regard
for the wretched is a duty, and deserving
of praise even in an enemy. _Ovid._

=Est etiam, ubi profecto damnnum præstet facere,=                     10
=quam lucrum=--There are occasions when it is
certainly better to lose than to gain. _Plaut._

=Est genus hominum qui esse primos se omnium
rerum volunt, / Nec sunt=--There is a class of
men who wish to be first in everything, and are
not. _Ter._

=Est hic, / Est ubivis, animus si te non deficit
æquus=--It (happiness) is here, it is everywhere,
if only a well-regulated mind does not fail
you. _Hor._

=Est miserorum, ut malevolentes sint atque invideant
bonis=--'Tis the tendency of the wretched
to be ill-disposed towards and to envy the fortunate.

=Est modus in rebus; sunt certi denique fines, /
Quos ultra citraque nequit consistere rectum=--There
is a mean in all things; there are, in fine,
certain fixed limits, on either side of which what
is right and true cannot exist. _Hor._

=Est multi fabula plena joci=--It is a story full of                  15
fun. _Ovid._

=Est natura hominum novitatis avida=--It is
the nature of man to hunt after novelty.

=Estne Dei sedes nisi terra, et pontus, et aër, /
Et cœlum, et virtus? Superos quid quærimus
ultra? / Jupiter est, quodcunque vides,
quodcunque moveris=--Has God a dwelling
other than earth and sea and air and heaven and
virtue? Why seek we the gods beyond? Whatsoever
you see, wheresoever you go, there is
Jupiter. _Luc._

=Est nobis voluisse satis=--To have willed suffices
us. _Tibull._

=Esto perpetua=--Let it be perpetual.

=Esto quod es; quod sunt alii, sine quemlibet=                        20
=esse: / Quod non es, nolis; quod potes esse,
velis=--Be what you are; let whoso will be what
others are. Don't be what you are not, but
resolutely be what you can.

=Esto quod esse videris=--Be what you seem
to be.

=Esto, ut nunc multi, dives tibi, pauper amicis=--Be,
as many now are, rich to yourself, poor to
your friends. _Juv._

=Est pater ille quem nuptiæ demonstrant=--He
is the father whom the marriage-rites point to as
such. _L._

=Est profecto Deus, qui quæ nos gerimus auditque
et videt=--There is certainly a God who
both hears and sees the things which we do.

=Est proprium stultitiæ aliorum cernere vitia,=                       25
=oblivisci suorum=--It is characteristic of folly to
discern the faults of others and forget its own.

=Est quadam prodire tenus, si non datur ultra=--You
may advance to a certain point, if it is not
permitted you to go farther. _Hor._

=Est quædam flere voluptas, / Expletur lachrymis
egeriturque dolor=--There is a certain pleasure
in weeping; grief is soothed and alleviated
by tears. _Ovid._

=Est quoque cunctarum novitas carissima rerum=--Novelty
is the dearest to us of all things. _Ovid._

=Es trägt Verstand und rechter Sinn / Mit wenig
Kunst sich selber vor; und wenn's euch
Ernst ist was zu sagen / Ist's nötig Worten
nachzujagen?=--Understanding and good sense
find utterance with little art; and when you have
seriously anything to say, is it necessary to hunt
for words? _Goethe._

=Es trinken tausend sich den Tod, ehe einer=                          30
=stirbt vor Durstes Noth=--A thousand will drink
themselves to death ere one die under stress of
thirst. _Ger. Pr._

=Est tempus quando nihil, est tempus quando
aliquid, nullum tamen est tempus in quo
dicenda sunt omnia=--There is a time when
nothing may be said, a time when something
may, but no time when all things may. _A
Monkish Adage._

=Esurienti ne occurras=--Don't throw yourself in
the way of a hungry man.

=Es will einer was er soll, aber er kann's nicht
machen; es kann einer was er soll, aber er
will's nicht; es will und kann einer, aber er
weiss nicht, was er soll=--One would what he
should, but he can't; one could what he should,
but he won't; one would and could, but he
knows not what he should. _Goethe._

=Es wird wohl auch drüben nicht anders seyn
als hier=--Even _over there_ it will not be otherwise
than it is _here_, I ween. _Goethe._

[Greek: Ê tan ê epi tan]--Either this or upon this. (_The_            35
_Spartan mother to her son on handing him his

=E tardegradis asinis equus non prodiit=--The
horse is not the progeny of the slow-paced ass.

=Et cætera=--And the rest.

=Et c'est être innocent que d'être malheureux=--And
misfortune is the badge of innocence. _La

=Et credis cineres curare sepultos?=--And do you
think that the ashes of the dead concern themselves
with our affairs? _Virg._

=Et daligt hufoud hade han, men hjertat det=                          40
=var godt=--He had a stupid head, but his heart
was good. _Swed. Pr._

=Et decus et pretium recti=--Both the ornament
and the reward of virtue. _M._

=E tenui casa sæpe vir magnus exit=--A great
man often steps forth from a humble cottage. _Pr._

=Eternal love made me.= _Dante._

=Eternal smiles his emptiness betray, / As
shallow streams run dimpling all the way.=

=Eternity, depending on an hour.= _Young._

=Eternity looks grander and kinder if Time
grow meaner and more hostile.= _Carlyle._

=Eternity of being and well-being simply for=                          5
=being and well-being's sake, is an ideal belonging
to appetite alone, and which only
the struggle of mere animalism= (_Thierheit_),
=longing to be infinite gives rise to.= _Schiller._

=Et facere et pati fortiter Romanum est=--Bravery
and endurance make a man a Roman. _Liv._

=Et genus et formam regina pecunia donat=--Money,
like a queen, confers both rank and
beauty. _Hor._

=Et genus et proavos, et quæ non fecimus ipsi, /
Vix ea nostra voco=--We can scarcely call birth
and ancestry and what we have not ourselves
done, our own. _Ovid._

=Et genus et virtus, nisi cum re, vilior alga est=--Without
money both birth and virtue are as worthless
as seaweed. _Hor._

=Ethics makes man's soul mannerly and wise,=                          10
=but logic is the armoury of reason, furnished
with all offensive and defensive weapons.=

=Et hoc genus omne=--And everything of this kind.

=Etiam celeritas in desiderio, mora est=--When
we long for a thing, even despatch is delay. _Pub.

=Etiam fera animalia, si clausa teneas, virtutis
obliviscuntur=--Even savage animals, if you keep
them in confinement, forget their fierceness.

=Etiam fortes viros subitis terreri=--Even brave
men may be alarmed by a sudden event. _Tac._

=Etiam innocentes cogit mentiri dolor=--Pain                          15
makes even the innocent forswear themselves.
_Pub. Syr._

=Etiam oblivisci quod scis, interdum expedit=--It
is sometimes expedient to forget what you know.
_Pub. Syr._

=Etiam sanato vulnere cicatrix manet=--Though
the wound is healed, a scar remains.

=Etiam sapientibus cupido gloriæ novissima
exuitur=--Even by the wise the desire of glory
is the last of all passions to be laid aside.

=Et jam summa procul villarum culmina fumant, /
Majoresque cadunt altis de montibus umbræ=--And
now the cottage roofs yonder smoke, and
the shadows fall longer from the mountain-tops.

=Et je sais, sur ce fait, / Bon nombre d'hommes=                      20
=qui sont femmes=--And I know a great many
men who in this particular are women. _La

=Et l'avare Achéron ne lâche pas sa proie=--And
greedy Acheron lets not go his prey.

=Et le combat cessa faute de combattants=--And
the battle ceased for want of combatants.

=Et l'on revient toujours / A ses premiers amours=--One
returns always to his first love. _Fr. Pr._

=Et mala sunt vicina bonis=--There are bad qualities
near akin to good. _Ovid._

=Et male tornatos incudi reddere versus=--And                         25
take back ill-polished stanzas to the anvil.

=Et mea cymba semel vasta percussa procella, /
Illum, quo læsa est, horret adire locum=--My
bark, once shaken by the overpowering
storm, shrinks from approaching the spot where
it has been shattered. _Ovid._

=Et mihi res, non me rebus, subjungere conor=--My
aim ever is to subject circumstances to myself,
not myself to them. _Hor._

=Et minimæ vires frangere quassa valent=--A
very small degree of force will suffice to break a
vessel that is already cracked. _Ovid._

=Et monere, et moneri, proprium est veræ
amicitiæ=--To give counsel as well as take it, is
a feature of true friendship. _Cic._

=Et nati natorum, et qui nascentur ab illis=--The                     30
children of our children, and those who shall be
born of them, _i.e._, our latest posterity.

=Et nova fictaque nuper habebunt verba fidem,
si / Græco fonte cadunt parce detorta=--And
new and lately invented terms will be well received,
if they descend, with slight deviation,
from a Grecian source. _Hor._

=Et pudet, et metuo, semperque eademque
precari, / Ne subeant animo tædia justa tuo=--I
am ashamed to be always begging and
begging the same things, and fear lest you should
conceive for me the disgust I merit. _Ovid._

=Et quæ sibi quisque timebat, / Unius in miseri
exitium conversa tulere=--And what each man
dreaded for himself, they bore lightly when
diverted to the destruction of one poor wretch.

=Et quiescenti agendum est, et agenti quiescendum
est=--He who is indolent should work,
and he who works should take repose. _Sen._

=Et qui nolunt occidere quenquam / Posse=                             35
=volunt=--Even those who have no wish to kill
another would like to have the power. _Juv._

=Et quorum pars magna fui=--And in which I
played a prominent part. _Virg._

=Etre capable de se laisser servir n'est pas une
des moindres qualités que puisse avoir un
grand roi=--The ability to enlist the services of
others in the conduct of affairs is one of the most
distinguishing qualities of a great monarch.

=Etre pauvre sans être libre, c'est le pire état
où l'homme puisse tomber=--To be poor without
being free is the worst condition into which
man can sink. _Rousseau._

=Etre sur le qui vive=--To be on the alert. _Fr._

=Etre sur un grand pied dans le monde=--To be in                      40
high standing (_lit._ on a great foot) in the world. _Fr._

=Et rose elle a vécu ce que vivent les roses /
L'espace d'un matin=--As rose she lived the life
of a rose for but the space of a morning. _Malherbe._

=Et sanguis et spiritus pecunia mortalibus=--Money
is both blood and life to men. _Pr._

=Et semel emissum volat irrevocabile verbum=--And
a word once uttered flies abroad never to be
recalled. _Hor._

=Et sequentia=, =Et seq.=--And what follows.

=Et sic de ceteris=--And so of the rest.                              45

=Et sic de similibus=--And so of the like.

="Et tu, Brute fili"=--And thou, son Brutus.
_Cæsar, at sight of Brutus among the conspirators._

=Et vaincre sans péril serait vaincre sans gloire=--To
conquer without peril would be to conquer
without glory. _Corneille._

=Et vitam impendere vero=--Stake even life for
truth. _M._

=Et voilà justement comme on écrit l'histoire=--And
that is exactly how history is written.

=Etwas ist besser als gar nichts=--Something is
better than nothing at all. _Ger. Pr._

=Euch zu gefallen war mein höchster Wunsch; /
Euch zu ergötzen war mein letzter Zweck=--To
please you was my highest wish; to delight
you was my last aim. _Goethe._

[Greek: Heudonti kyrtos hairei]--While the fisher sleeps the           5
net takes. _Gr. Pr._

=Euge, poeta!=--Well done, poet! _Pers._

=Eum ausculta, cui quatuor sunt aures=--Listen
to him who has four ears, _i.e._, who is readier to
hear than to speak. _Pr._

[Greek: Eurêka]--I have found it. _Archimedes when he
found out the way to test the purity of Hiero's
golden crown._

=Europe's eye is fixed on mighty things, / The
fall of empires and the fate of kings.= _Burns._

[Greek: Eutychia polyphilos]--Success is befriended by                10
many people. _Gr. Pr._

[Greek: Eutychôn mê isthi hyperêphanos, aporêsas mê
tapeinou]--Be not uplifted in prosperity nor
downcast in adversity. _Cleobulus._

=E' va più d'un asino al mercato=--There is more
than one ass goes to the market. _It. Pr._

=Evasion is unworthy of us, and is always the
intimate of equivocation.= _Balzac._

=Evasions are the common subterfuge of the
hard-hearted, the false, and impotent, when
called upon to assist.= _Lavater._

=Even a fly has its spleen.= _It. Pr._                                15

=Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is
counted wise.= _Bible._

=Even a frog would bite if it had teeth.= _It. Pr._

=Even a haggis could charge down-hill.= _Scott._

=Even a hair casts a shadow.= _Pr._

=Even a horse, though he has four feet, will=                         20
=stumble.= _Pr._

=Even among the apostles there was a Judas.=
_It. Pr._

=Even beauty cannot palliate eccentricity.=

=Even by means of our sorrows we belong to
the eternal plan.= _W. v. Humboldt._

=Even foxes are outwitted and caught.= _It.

=Even in a righteous cause force is a fearful=                        25
=thing; God only helps when men can help
no more.= _Schiller._

=Evening is the delight of virtuous age; it seems
an emblem of the tranquil close of busy life.=
_Bulwer Lytton._

=Even in social life, it is persistency which
attracts confidence, more than talents and
accomplishments.= _Whipple._

=Even perfect examples lead astray by tempting
us to overleap the necessary steps in
their development, whereby we are for the
most part led past the goal into boundless
error.= _Goethe._

=Even so my sun one early morn did shine, /
With all triumphant splendour on my brow; /
But out, alack! it was but one hour mine.=

=Even success needs its consolations.= _George_                       30

=Even that fish may be caught which resists
most stoutly against it.= _Dan. Pr._

=Even the just man has need of help.= _It. Pr._

=Even the lowest book of chronicles partakes
of the spirit of the age in which it was
written.= _Goethe._

=Even then a wish (I mind its power), / A wish
that to my latest hour / Shall strongly heave
my breast, / That I, for puir auld Scotland's
sake, / Some usefu' plan or beuk could
make, / Or sing a sang at least.= _Burns at
the plough._

=Even though the cloud veils it, the sun is ever=                     35
=in the canopy of heaven= (_Himmelszelt_). =A
holy will rules there; the world does not serve
blind chance.= _F. K. Weber._

=Even though vanquished, he could argue still.=

=Even thou who mourn'st the daisy's fate, /
That fate is thine--no distant date; / Stern
Ruin's ploughshare drives elate / Full on
thy bloom, / Till crush'd beneath the farrow's
weight / Shall be thy doom.= _Burns._

=Events are only the shells of ideas; and often
it is the fluent thought of ages that is crystallised
in a moment by the stroke of a pen or
the point of a bayonet.= _Chapin._

=Events of all sorts creep or fly exactly as God
pleases.= _Cowper._

=Eventus stultorum magister est=--Only the event                      40
teaches fools. _Liv._

=Even weak men when united are powerful.=

=Evêque d'or, crosse de bois; crosse d'or, évêque
de bois=--Bishop of gold, staff of wood; bishop
of wood, staff of gold. _Fr. Pr._

=Ever, as of old, the thing a man will do is the
thing he feels commanded to do.= _Carlyle._

=Ever charming, ever new, / When will the
landscape tire the view?= _John Dyer._

=Ever learning, and never able to come to the=                        45
=knowledge of the truth.= _St. Paul._

=Evermore thanks, the exchequer of the poor.=
_Rich. II._, ii. 3.

=Ever must pain urge us to labour, and only
in free effort can any blessedness be imagined
for us.= _Carlyle._

=Ever must the sovereign of mankind be fitly
entitled king=, _i.e._, =the man who= _kens_ =and= _can_.

=Ever since Adam's time fools have been in the
majority.= _Casimir Delavigne._

=Ever take it for granted that man collectively=                      50
=wishes that which is right; but take care
never to think so of one!= _Schiller._

=Every absurdity has a champion to defend it;
for error is talkative.= _Goldsmith._

=Every action is measured by the depth of the
sentiment from which it proceeds.= _Emerson._

=Every advantage has its tax, but there is none
on the good of virtue; that is the incoming
of God himself, or absolute existence.= _Emerson._

=Every age regards the dawning of new light
as the destroying fire of morality; while that
very age itself, with heart uninjured, finds
itself raised one degree of light above the
preceding.= _Jean Paul._

=Every attempt to crush an insurrection with
means inadequate to the end foments instead
of suppressing it.= _C. Fox._

=Every author, in some degree, portrays himself
in his works, be it even against his
will.= _Goethe._

=Every base occupation makes one sharp in its
practice and dull in every other.= _Sir P.

=Every bean has its black.= _Pr._

=Every beginning is cheerful; the threshold is=                        5
=the place of expectation.= _Goethe._

=Every beloved object is the centre of a paradise.=

=Every being is a moving temple of the Infinite.=
_Jean Paul._

=Everybody is wise after the event.= _Pr._

=Everybody knows that fanaticism is religion
caricatured; yet with many, contempt of
fanaticism is received as a sure sign of hostility
to religion.= _Whipple._

=Everybody knows that government never began=                         10
=anything. It is the whole world that
thinks and governs.= _W. Phillips._

=Everybody likes and respects self-made men.
It is a great deal better to be made in that
way than not to be made at all.= _Holmes._

=Everybody says it, and what everybody says
must be true.= _J. F. Cooper._

=Everybody's business in the social system is
to be agreeable.= _Dickens._

=Everybody's business is nobody's.= _Pr._

=Everybody's friend is nobody's.= _Pr._                               15

=Every book is good to read which sets the
reader in a working mood.= _Emerson._

=Every book is written with a constant secret
reference to the few intelligent persons whom
the writer believes to exist in the million.=

=Every brave life out of the past does not
appear to us so brave as it really was, for
the forms of terror with which it wrestled
are now overthrown.= _Jean Paul._

=Every brave man is a man of his word.= _Corneille._

=Every brave youth is in training to ride and=                        20
=rule his dragon.= _Emerson._

=Every bullet has its billet.= _Pr._

=Every Calvary has its Olivet.= _H. Giles._

=Every capability, however slight, is born with
us; there is no vague general capability in
man.= _Goethe._

=Every child is to a certain extent a genius, and
every genius is to a certain extent a child.=

=Every cloud engenders not a storm.= 3 _Hen._                         25
_VI._, v. 3.

=Every cloud that spreads above / And veileth
love, itself is love.= _Tennyson._

=Every cock is proud on his own dunghill.=

=Every conceivable society may well be figured
as properly and wholly a Church, in one or
other of these three predicaments: an audibly
preaching and prophesying Church, which is
the best; a Church that struggles to preach
and prophesy, but cannot as yet till its Pentecost
come; a Church gone dumb with old
age, or which only mumbles delirium prior to
dissolution.= _Carlyle._

=Every cottage should have its porch, its oven,
and its tank.= _Disraeli._

=Every couple is not a pair.= _Pr._                                   30

=Every craw thinks her ain bird whitest.= _Sc. Pr._

=Every creature can bear well-being except
man.= _Gael. Pr._

=Every crime has in the moment of its perpetration
its own avenging angel.= _Schiller._

=Every day hath its night, every weal its woe.=

=Every day in thy life is a leaf in thy history.=                     35
_Arab. Pr._

=Every day is the best day in the year. No
man has learned anything rightly until he
knows that every day is Doomsday.= _Emerson._

=Every day should be spent by us as if it were
to be our last.= _Pub. Syr._

=Every department of knowledge passes successively
through three stages: the theological,
or fictitious; the metaphysical, or abstract;
and the scientific, or positive.= _Comte._

=Every desire bears its death in its very gratification.=
_W. Irving._

=Every desire is a viper in the bosom, who,=                          40
=when he was chill, was harmless, but when
warmth gave him strength, exerted it in
poison.= _Johnson._

=Every dog must have his day.= _Swift._

=Every door may be shut but death's door.= _Pr._

=Every established religion was once a heresy.=

=Every event that a man would master must
be mounted on the run, and no man ever
caught the reins of a thought except as it
galloped past him.= _Holmes._

=Every evil to which we do not succumb is a=                          45
=benefactor; we gain the strength of the
temptation we resist.= _Emerson._

=Every excess causes a defect; every deficit,
an excess. Every sweet has its sour; every
evil, its good. Every faculty which is a receiver
of pleasure has an equal penalty put
on its abuse.= _Emerson._

=Every experiment, by multitudes or by individuals,
that has a sensual and selfish aim,
will fail.= _Emerson._

=Every faculty is conserved and increased by
its appropriate exercise.= _Epictetus._

=Every fancy that we would substitute for a
reality is, if we saw it aright and saw the
whole, not only false, but every way less
beautiful and excellent than that which we
sacrifice to it.= _J. Sterling._

=Every flood has its ebb.= _Dut. Pr._                                 50

=Every fool thinks himself clever enough.= _Dan.

=Every fool will be meddling.= _Bible._

=Every foot will tread on him who is in the
mud.= _Gael. Pr._

=Every form of freedom is hurtful, except that
which delivers us over to perfect command
of ourselves.= _Goethe._

=Every form of human life is romantic.= _T. W.                        55

=Every fresh acquirement is another remedy=
=against affliction and time.= _Willmott._

=Every friend is to the other a sun and a sunflower
also: he attracts and follows.= _Jean

=Every generation laughs at the old fashions,
but follows religiously the herd.= _Thoreau._

=Every generous action loves the public view,
yet no theatre for virtue is equal to a consciousness
of it.= _Cic._

=Every genius has most power in his own language,
and every heart in its own religion.=
_Jean Paul._

=Every genius is defended from approach by
quantities of unavailableness.= _Emerson._

=Every genuine work of art has as much reason=                         5
=for being as the earth and the sun.= _Emerson._

=Every gift which is given, even though it be
small, is in reality great if it be given with
affection.= _Pindar._

=Every good act is charity. A man's true
wealth hereafter is the good that he does
in this world to his fellows.= _Mahomet._

=Every good gift and every perfect gift is from
above.= _St. James._

=Every good gift comes from God.= _Pr._

=Every good picture is the best of sermons=                           10
=and lectures: the sense informs the soul.=
_Sydney Smith._

=Every good writer has much idiom; it is the
life and spirit of language.= _Landor._

=Every great and commanding movement in
the annals of the world is the triumph of
enthusiasm.= _Emerson._

=Every great and original writer, in proportion
as he is great or original, must himself create
the taste by which he is to be relished.=

=Every great book is an action, and every great
action is a book.= _Luther._

=Every great genius has a special vocation,=                          15
=and when he has fulfilled it, he is no longer
needed.= _Goethe._

=Every great man is unique.= _Emerson._

=Every great mind seeks to labour for eternity.
All men are captivated by immediate advantages;
great minds alone are excited by the
prospect of distant good.= _Schiller._

=Every great poem is in itself limited by necessity,
but in its suggestions unlimited and
infinite.= _Longfellow._

=Every great reform which has been effected
has consisted, not in doing something new,
but in undoing something old.= _Buckle._

=Every great writer is a writer of history, let=                      20
=him treat on almost what subject he may.
He carries with him for thousands of years
a portion of his times; and, indeed, if only
his own effigy were there, it would be
greatly more than a fragment of his century.=

=Every healthy effort is directed from the inward
to the outward world.= _Goethe._

=Every heart knows its own bitterness.= _Pr._

=Every hero becomes a bore at last.= _Emerson._

=Every heroic act measures itself by its contempt
of some external good; but it finds
its own success at last, and then the prudent
also extol.= _Emerson._

=Every honest miller has a golden thumb.=                             25

=Every hour has its end.= _Scott._

=Every house is builded by some man; but he
that built all things is God.= _St. Paul._

=Every human being is intended to have a
character of his own, to be what no other is,
to do what no other can.= _Channing._

=Every human feeling is greater and larger
than the exciting cause--a proof, I think,
that man is designed for a higher state of
existence.= _Coleridge._

=Every idea must have a visible unfolding.=                           30
_Victor Hugo._

=Every idle word that men shall speak, they
shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.=

=Every inch a king.= _Lear_, iv. 6.

=Every inch of joy has an ell of annoy.= _Sc. Pr._

=Every individual colour makes on men an impression
of its own, and thereby reveals its
nature to the eye as well as the mind.= _Goethe._

=Every individual nature has its own beauty.=                         35

=Every inordinate cup is unbless'd, and the ingredient
is a devil.= _Othello_, ii. 3.

=Every joy that comes to us is only to strengthen
us for some greater labour that is to succeed.=

=Every knave is a thorough knave, and a
thorough knave is a knave throughout.= _Bp.

=Every light has its shadow.= _Pr._

=Every little fish expects to become a whale.=                        40
_Dan. Pr._

=Every little helps.= _Pr._

=Every little helps, as the sow said when she
snapt at a gnat.= _Dan. Pr._

=Every loving woman is a priestess of the past.=

=Every man alone is sincere; at the entrance of
a second person, hypocrisy begins.= _Emerson._

=Every man as an individual is secondary to=                          45
=what he is as a worker for the progress of
his kind and the glory of the gift allotted to
him.= _Stedman._

=Every man can build a chapel in his breast,
himself the priest, his heart the sacrifice,
and the earth he treads on the altar.=
_Jeremy Taylor._

=Every man can guide an ill wife but him that
has her.= _Sc. Pr._

=Every man carries an enemy in his own bosom.=
_Dan. Pr._

=Every man carries within him a potential madman.=

=Every man deems that he has precisely the=                           50
=trials and temptations which are the hardest
to bear; but they are so because they are
the very ones he needs.= _Jean Paul._

=Every man desires to live long, but no man
would be old.= _Swift._

=Every man feels instinctively that all the
beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less
than a single lovely action.= _Lowell._

=Every man has a bag hanging before him in
which he puts his neighbour's faults, and
another behind him in which he stows his
own.= _Coriolanus_, ii. 1.

=Every man has a goose that lays golden eggs,
if he only knew it.= _Amer. Pr._

=Every man has at times in his mind the ideal=                        55
=of what he should be, but is not. In all men
that really seek to improve, it is better than
the actual character.= _Theo. Parker._

=Every man hath business and desire, / Such as
it is.= _Ham._, i. 5.

=Every man has his fault, and honesty is his.=
_Timon of Athens_, iii. 1.

=Every man has his lot, and the wide world
before him.= _Dan. Pr._

=Every man has his own style, just as he has
his own nose.= _Lessing._

=Every man has his weak side.= _Pr._                                   5

=Every man has in himself a continent of undiscovered
character. Happy is he who acts the
Columbus to his own soul.= _Sir J. Stephens._

=Every man has just as much vanity as he
wants understanding.= _Pope._

=Every man hath a good and a bad angel
attending on him in particular all his life
long.= _Burton._

=Every man, however good he may be, has a
still better man dwelling in him which is
properly himself, but to whom nevertheless
he is often unfaithful. It is to this interior
and less unstable being that we should attach
ourselves, not to the changeable every-day
man.= _W. v. Humboldt._

=Every man in his lifetime needs to thank his=                        10
=faults.= _Emerson._

=Every man is an impossibility until he is born;
everything impossible till we see it a success.=

=Every man is a quotation from all his ancestors.=

=Every man is a rascal as soon as he is sick.=

=Every man is exceptional.= _Emerson._

=Every man is his own greatest dupe.= _A. B._                         15

=Every man is not so much a workman in the
world as he is a suggestion of that he should
be. Men walk as prophecies of the next
age.= _Emerson._

=Every man is the architect of his own fortune.=

=Every man must carry his own sack to the
mill.= _Dan. Pr._

=Every man must in a measure be alone in the
world. No heart was ever cast in the same
mould as that which we bear within us.=

=Every man of sound brain whom you meet=                              20
=knows something worth knowing better than
yourself.= _Bulwer Lytton._

=Every man ought to have his opportunity to
conquer the world for himself.= _Emerson._

=Every man rejoices twice when he has a
partner of his joy.= _Jeremy Taylor._

=Every man seeks the truth, but God only
knows who has found it.= _Chesterfield._

=Every man shall bear his own burden.= _St. Paul._

=Every man shall kiss his lips that giveth a=                         25
=right answer.= _Bible._

=Every man should study conciseness in speaking;
it is a sign of ignorance not to know
that long speeches, though they may please
the speaker, are the torture of the hearer.=

=Every man stamps his value on himself. The
price we challenge for ourselves is given us.=

=Every man takes care that his neighbour
shall not cheat him.= _Emerson._

=Every man acts truly so long as he acts his
nature, or some way makes good the faculties
in himself.= _Sir T. Browne._

=Every man turns his dreams into realities as=                        30
=far as he can. Man is cold as ice to the truth,
but as fire to falsehood.= _La Fontaine._

=Every man who observes vigilantly and resolves
steadfastly grows unconsciously into
a genius.= _Bulwer Lytton._

=Every man who strikes blows for power, for
influence, for institutions, for the right, must
be just as good an anvil as he is a hammer.=
_J. G. Holland._

=Every man who would do anything well must
come to us from a higher ground.= _Emerson._

=Every man willingly gives value to the praise
which he receives, and considers the sentence
passed in his favour as the sentence of discernment.=

=Every man, within that inconsiderable figure=                        35
=of his, contains a whole spirit-kingdom
and reflex of the All; and, though to the
eye but some six standard feet in size,
reaches downwards and upwards, unsurveyable,
fading into the regions of immensity
and eternity.= _Carlyle._

=Every man without passions has within him
no principle of action nor motive to act.=

=Every man's blind in his ain cause.= _Sc. Pr._

=Every man's destiny is in his own hands.=
_Sydney Smith._

=Every man's follies are the caricature resemblances
of his wisdom.= _J. Sterling._

=Every man's life lies within the present.= _Marcus_                  40

=Every man's man has a man, and that gar'd
the Tarve= (a Douglas Castle) =fa'.= _Sc. Pr._

=Every man's own reason is his best Œdipus.=
_Sir Thomas Browne._

=Every man's powers have relation to some
kind of work, and wherever he finds that
kind of work which he can do best, he finds
that by which he can best build up or make
his manhood.= _J. G. Holland._

=Every man's reason is every man's oracle.=

=Every moment, as it passes, is of infinite=                          45
=value, for it is the representative of a whole
eternity.= _Goethe._

=Every moment instructs, and every object, for
wisdom is infused into every form. It has
been poured into us as blood; it convulsed
us as pain; it slid into us as pleasure.= _Emerson._

=Every morsel to a satisfied hunger is only a
new labour to a tired digestion.= _South._

=Every mortal longs for his parade-place; would
still wish, at banquets, to be master of some
seat or other wherein to overtop this or that
plucked goose of the neighbourhood.= _Carlyle._

=Every movement in the skies or upon the earth
proclaims to us that the universe is under
government.= _Draper._

=Every natural action is graceful.= _Emerson._                        50

=Every natural fact is a symbol of some spiritual
fact.= _Emerson._

=Every newly discovered truth judges the world,
separates the good from the evil, and calls
on faithful souls to make sure their election.=
_Julia W. Howe._

=Every new opinion, at its starting, is precisely
in a minority of one.= _Carlyle._

=Every noble crown is, and on earth will ever
be, a crown of thorns.= _Carlyle._

=Every noble life leaves the fibre of it interwoven
for ever in the work of the world.=

=Every noble work is at first impossible.= _Carlyle._

=Every novel is a debtor to Homer.= _Emerson._                         5

=Every offence is not a hate at first.= _Mer. of
Ven._, iv. 1.

=Every one believes in his youth that the world
really began with him, and that all merely
exists for his sake.= _Goethe._

=Every one bows to the bush that bields=
(protects) =him=, _i.e._, pays court to him that does
so. _Sc. Pr._

=Every one can master a grief but he that has
it.= _Much Ado_, iii. 2.

=Every one complains of his memory, no one of=                        10
=his judgment.= _La Roche._

=Every one draws the water to his own mill.= _Pr._

=Every one excels in something in which another
fails.= _Pub. Syr._

=Every one fault seeming monstrous till his
fellow-fault came to match it.= _As You Like
It_, iii. 2.

=Every one finds sin sweet and repentance
bitter.= _Dan. Pr._

=Every one for himself and God for us all.= _Pr._                     15

=Every one has a trial of his own: my wife is
mine. Happy is he who has no other.= _Saying
of Pittacus._

=Every one is a preacher under the gallows.=
_Dut. Pr._

=Every one is as God made him, and often a
great deal worse.= _Cervantes._

=Every one is his own worst enemy.= _Schefer._

=Every one is judge of what a man seems, no=                          20
=one of what a man is.= _Schiller._

=Every one is poorer in proportion as he has
more wants, and counts not what he has,
but wishes only what he has not.= _Manlius._

=Every one is well or ill at ease according as
he finds himself.= _Montaigne._

=Every one knows best where his shoe pinches
him.= _Pr._

=Every one knows better than he practises, and
recognises a better law than he obeys.=

=Every one knows good counsel except him who=                         25
=needs it.= _Ger. Pr._

=Every one of us believes in his heart, or would
like to have others believe, that he is something
which he is not.= _Thackeray._

=Every one of us shall give account of himself
to God.= _Bible._

=Every one rakes the fire under his own pot.=
_Dan. Pr._

=Every one regards his duty as a troublesome
master from whom he would like to be free.=
_La Roche._

=Every one should sweep before his own door.=                         30

=Every one sings as he has the gift, and marries
as he has the luck.= _Port. Pr._

=Every one that asketh receiveth; and he that
seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh
it shall be opened.= _Jesus._

=Every one that doeth evil hateth the light.=
_St. John._

=Every one that is of the truth heareth my
voice.= _Jesus._

=Every one thinks his own burden the heaviest.=                       35

=Every one who is able to administer what he
has, has enough.= _Goethe._

=Every one would be wise; no one will become
so.= _Feuchtersleben._

=Every one would rather believe than exercise
his own judgment.= _Sen._

=Every opinion reacts on him who utters it.=

=Every other master is known by what he=                              40
=utters; the master of style commends himself
to me by what he wisely passes over in
silence.= _Schiller._

=Every painter ought to paint what he himself
loves.= _Ruskin._

=Every passion gives a particular cast to the
countenance, and is apt to discover itself in
some feature or other.= _Addison._

=Every people has its prophet.= _Arab. Pr._

=Every period of life has its peculiar prejudices.
Whoever saw old age that did not applaud the
past and condemn the present?= _Montaigne._

=Every period of life has its peculiar temptations=                   45
=and dangers.= _J. Hawes._

=Every period of life is obliged to borrow its
happiness from the time to come.= _Johnson._

=Every person who manages another is a hypocrite.=

=Every petition to God is a precept to man.=
_Jeremy Taylor._

=Every place is safe to him who lives with
justice.= _Epictetus._

=Every pleasure pre-supposes some sort of=                            50
=activity.= _Schopenhauer._

=Every poet, be his outward lot what it may,
finds himself born in the midst of prose; he
has to struggle from the littleness and obstruction
of an actual world into the freedom
and infinitude of an ideal.= _Carlyle._

=Every power of both heaven and earth is
friendly to a noble and courageous activity.=
_J. Burroughs._

=Every production of genius must be the production
of enthusiasm.= _Disraeli._

=Every race has its own habitat.= _Knox._

=Every reader reads himself out of the book=                          55
=that he reads.= _Goethe._

=Every real master of speaking or writing uses
his personality as he would any other serviceable
material.= _Holmes._

=Every real need is appeased and every vice
stimulated by satisfaction.= _Amiel._

=Every rightly constituted mind ought to rejoice,
not so much in knowing anything
clearly, as in feeling that there is infinitely
more which it cannot know.= _Ruskin._

=Every rose has its thorn.= _Pr._

=Every scripture is to be interpreted by the=                         60
=same spirit which gave it forth.= _Quoted by

=Every sect, as far as reason will help it, gladly
uses it; when it fails them, they cry out
it is matter of faith, and above reason.=

=Every shadow points to the sun.= _Emerson._

=Every ship is a romantic object except that
we sail in.= _Emerson._

=Every shoe fits not every foot.= _Pr._

=Every shot does not bring down a bird.= _Dut.

=Every soo (sow) to its ain trough.= _Sc. Pr._

=Every species of activity is met by a negation.=                      5

=Every spirit builds itself a house, and beyond
its house a world, and beyond its world a
heaven.= _Emerson._

=Every spirit makes its house, but afterwards
the house confines the spirit.= _Emerson._

=Every step of life shows how much caution is
required.= _Goethe._

=Every step of progress which the world has
made has been from scaffold to scaffold and
from stake to stake.= _Wendell Phillips._

=Every Stoic was a Stoic, but in Christendom=                         10
=where is the Christian?= _Emerson._

=Every style formed elaborately on any model
must be affected and strait-laced.= _Whipple._

=Every subject's duty is the king's, but every
subject's soul is his own.= _Hen. V._, iv. 1.

=Every tear of sorrow sown by the righteous
springs up a pearl.= _Matthew Henry._

=Everything a man parts with is the cost of
something. Everything he receives is the
compensation of something.= _J. G. Holland._

=Everything calls for interest, only it must be=                      15
=an interest divested of self-interest and sincere.=

=Everything comes if a man will only wait.=

=Everything, even piety, is dangerous in a man
without judgment.= _Stanislaus._

=Everything good in a man thrives best when
properly recognised.= _J. G. Holland._

=Everything good in man leans on what is
higher.= _Emerson._

=Everything good is on the highway.= _Emerson._                       20

=Everything great is not always good, but all
good things are great.= _Demosthenes._

=Everything holy is before what is unholy;
guilt presupposes innocence, not the reverse;
angels, but not fallen ones, were
created.= _Jean Paul._

=Everything in life, to be of value, must have a
sequence.= _Goethe._

=Everything in nature contains all the powers
of nature. Everything is made of one hidden
stuff.= _Emerson._

=Everything in nature goes by law, and not by=                        25
=luck.= _Emerson._

=Everything in nature has a positive and a
negative pole.= _Emerson._

=Everything in nature is a puzzle until it finds
its solution in man, who solves it in some
way with God, and so completes the circle
of creation.= _T. T. Munger._

=Everything in the world can be borne except
a long succession of beautiful days.= _Goethe._

=Everything in this world depends upon will.=

=Everything in this world is a tangled yarn;=                         30
=we taste nothing in its purity; we do not
remain two moments in the same state.=

=Everything is as you take it.= _Pr._

=Everything is beautiful, seen from the point
of the intellect; but all is sour if seen as
experience.= _Emerson._

=Everything is good as it comes from the hands
of the Creator; everything degenerates in
the hands of man.= _Rousseau._

=Everything is mere opinion.= _M. Aurelius._

=Everything is sold to skill and labour.= _Hume._                     35

=Everything is sweetened by risk.= _A. Smith._

=Everything is what it is, and not another
thing.= _Bishop Butler._

=Everything is worth the money that can be
got for it.= _Pub. Syr._

=Everything looks easy that is practised to perfection.=

=Everything rises but to fall, and increases but=                     40
=to decay.= _Sall._

=Everything runs to excess; every good quality
is noxious if unmixed; and to carry the
danger to the edge of ruin, Nature causes
each man's peculiarity to superabound.=

=Everything springs into being and passes
away according to law, yet how fluctuating
is the lot that presides over the life which is
to us so priceless.= _Goethe._

=Everything that exceeds the bounds of moderation
has an unstable foundation.= _Sen._

=Everything that happens, happens of necessity.=

=Everything that happens in this world is part=                       45
=of a great plan of God running through all
time.= _Ward Beecher._

=Everything that happens to us leaves some
trace behind it, and everything insensibly
contributes to make us what we are.=

=Everything that is exquisite hides itself.= _J.

=Everything that is popular deserves the attention
of the philosopher; although it may not
be of any worth in itself, yet it characterises
the people.= _Emerson._

=Everything that looks to the future elevates
human nature; for never is life so low as
when occupied with the present.= _Landor._

=Everything that tends to emancipate us from=                         50
=external restraint without adding to our own
power of self-government is mischievous.=

=Everything unnatural is imperfect.= _Napoleon._

=Everything useful to the life of man arises
from the ground, but few things arise in
that condition which is requisite to render
them useful.= _Hume._

=Every thought that arises in the mind, in its
rising aims to pass out of the mind into
act; just as every plant, in the moment
of generation, struggles up to the light.=

=Every thought was once a poem.= _Emerson._ (?)

=Every thought which genius and piety throw=                          55
=into the world alters the world.= _Emerson._

=Every time a man smiles, much more when he
laughs, it adds something to his fragment of
life.= _Sterne._

=Every time you forgive a man you weaken
him and strengthen yourself.= _Amer. Pr._

=Every transition is a crisis, and a crisis presupposes
sickness.= _Goethe._

=Every traveller has a home of his own, and he
learns to appreciate it the more from his
wandering.= _Dickens._

=Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit
is hewn down and cast into the fire.= _Jesus._

=Every true man's apparel fits your thief.= _Meas.
for Meas._, iv. 2.

=Every tub must stand on its own bottom.= _Pr._

=Every unpleasant feeling is a sign that I have=                       5
=become untrue to my resolutions.= _Jean Paul._

=Every unpunished murder takes away something
from the security of every man's life.=
_Dan. Webster._

=Every vicious habit and chronic disease communicates
itself by descent, and by purity
of birth the entire system of the human body
and soul may be gradually elevated, or by
recklessness of birth degraded, until there
shall be as much difference between the well-bred
and ill-bred human creature (whatever
pains be taken with their education) as between
a wolf-hound and the vilest mongrel
cur.= _Ruskin._

=Every violation of truth is a stab at the health
of society.= _Emerson._

=Every wanton and causeless restraint of the
will of the subject, whether practised by a
monarch, a nobility, or a popular assembly,
is a degree of tyranny.= _Blackstone._

=Everywhere I am hindered of meeting God in=                          10
=my brother, because he has shut his own
temple doors, and recites fables merely of
his brother's or his brother's brother's God.=

=Everywhere in life the true question is, not
what we gain, but what we do; so also in
intellectual matters it is not what we receive,
but what we are made to give, that
chiefly contents and profits us.= _Carlyle._

=Everywhere the formed world is the only
habitable one.= _Carlyle._

=Everywhere the human soul stands between
a hemisphere of light and another of darkness;
on the confines of two everlasting,
hostile empires, Necessity and Free Will.=

=Everywhere the individual seeks to show himself
off to advantage, and nowhere honestly
endeavours to make himself subservient to
the whole.= _Goethe._

=Every white will have its black, / And every=                        15
=sweet its sour.= _T. Percy._

=Every why hath a wherefore.= _Com. of Errors_,
ii. 2.

=Every wise woman buildeth her house, but
the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.=

=Every word was once a poem.= _Emerson._

=Every worm beneath the moon / Draws different
threads, and late and soon / Spins,
toiling out his own cocoon.= _Tennyson._

=Every youth, from the king's son downwards,=                         20
=should learn to do something finely and
thoroughly with his hand.= _Ruskin._

=E vestigio=--Instantly.

=Evil and good are everywhere, like shadow
and substance; (for men) inseparable, yet
not hostile, only opposed.= _Carlyle._

=Evil, be thou my good.= _Milton._

=Evil comes to us by ells and goes away by
inches.= _Pr._

=Evil communications corrupt good manners.=                           25

=Evil events from evil causes spring.= _Aristophanes._

=Evil is a far more cunning and persevering
propagandist than good, for it has no inward
strength, and is driven to seek countenance
and sympathy.= _Lowell._

=Evil is generally committed under the hope of
some advantage the pursuit of virtue seldom
obtains.= _B. R. Haydon._

=Evil is merely privative, not absolute; it
is like cold, which is the privation of heat.
All evil is so much death or nonentity.=

=Evil is wrought by want of thought / As well=                        30
=as want of heart.= _T. Hood._

=Evil, like a rolling stone upon a mountain-top, /
A child may first impel, a giant cannot stop.=

=Evil men understand not judgment, but they
that seek the Lord understand all things.=

=Evil news rides post, while good news bates.=

=Evil often triumphs, but never conquers.= _J.

=Evil, what we call evil, must ever exist while=                      35
=man exists; evil, in the widest sense we can
give it, is precisely the dark, disordered
material out of which man's freewill has to
create an edifice of order and good. Ever
must pain urge us to labour; and only
in free effort can any blessedness be imagined
for us.= _Carlyle._

=Evils can never pass away; for there must
always remain something which is antagonistic
to good.= _Plato._

=Evils that take leave, / On their departure
most of all show evil.= _King John_,
iii. 4.

=Evolare rus ex urbe tanquam ex vinculis=--To
fly from the town into the country, as though
from bonds. _Cic._

=Ewig jung zu bleiben / Ist, wie Dichter
schreiben / Hochstes Lebensgut; / Willst
du es erwerben / Musst du frühe sterben=--To
continue eternally young is, as poets write,
the highest bliss of life; wouldst thou attain to
it, thou must die young. _Rückert._

=Ewig zu sein in jedem Momente=--To be eternal                        40
at every moment. _Schleiermacher._

=Ex abrupto=--Without preparation.

=Ex abundante cautela=--From excessive precaution.

=Ex abusu non arguitur ad usum=--There is no
arguing from the _abuse_ of a thing against the
_use_ of it. _L._

=Ex abusu non argumentum ad desuetudinem=--The
abuse of a thing is no argument for its
discontinuance. _L._

=Exact justice is commonly more merciful in=                          45
=the long run than pity, for it tends to foster
in men those stronger qualities which make
them good citizens.= _Lowell._

=Ex æquo=--By right.

=Ex æquo et bono=--In justice and equity.

=Exaggeration is a blood relation to falsehood.=
_H. Ballou._

=Exaggeration is to paint a snake and add
legs.= _Chinese Pr._

=Examine the religious principles which have,
in fact, prevailed in the world. You will
scarcely be persuaded that they are anything
but sick men's dreams.= _Hume._

=Examine your soul and its emotions, and
thoughts will be to you so many glorious
revelations of the Godhead.= _Nourisson._

=Example acquires tenfold authority when it
speaks from the grave.= _W. Phillips._

=Example has more followers than reason.=

=Example is a hazardous lure: where the wasp=                          5
=gets through, the gnat sticks.= _La Fontaine._

=Example is more efficacious than precept.=

=Example is more forcible than precept. People
look at me six days in the week, to see what
I mean on the seventh.= _Cecil._

=Example is the school of mankind, and they
will learn at no other.= _Burke._

=Examples of rare intelligence, yet more rarely
cultivated, are not lights kindled for a
moment; they live on here in their good
deeds, and in their venerated memories.=

=Examples would indeed be excellent things,=                          10
=were not people so modest that none will set
them, and so vain that none will follow them.=

=Ex animo=--From the soul; heartily.

=Ex aperto=--Openly.

=Ex auribus cognoscitur asinus=--An ass is known
by his ears. _Pr._

=Ex cathedra=--From the chair; with authority.

=Excellence is never granted to man but as the=                       15
=reward of labour.= _Sir Jos. Reynolds._

=Excellent wretch! Perdition catch my soul, /
But I do love thee! and when I love thee
not, / Chaos is come again.= _Othello_, iii. 3.

=Excelsior=--Still higher.

=Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground
and die, it abideth alone; but if it die, it
bringeth forth much fruit.= _Jesus._

=Except by mastership and servantship, there
is no conceivable deliverance from tyranny
and slavery.= _Carlyle._

=Except I be by Silvia in the night, / There is=                      20
=no music in the nightingale.= _Two Gent. of
Ver._, iii. 1.

=Except in knowing what it has to do and how
to do it, the soul cannot resolve the riddle
of its destiny.= _Ed._

=Except in obedience to the heaven-chosen is
freedom not so much as conceivable.= _Carlyle._

=Except pain of body and remorse of conscience,
all our evils are imaginary.= _Rousseau._

=Except the Lord build the house, they labour
in vain that build it; except the Lord keep
the city, the watchman waketh in vain.=

=Except ye be converted and become as little=                         25
=children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom
of heaven.= _Jesus._

=Exceptio probat regulam=--The exception proves
the rule.

=Exceptis excipiendis=--The requisite exceptions
being made.

=Excepto quod non simul esses, cætera lætus=--Except
that you were not with me, in other
respects I was happy.

=Excerpta=--Extracts. _L._

=Excess generally causes reaction, and produces=                      30
=a change in the opposite direction,
whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals,
or in governments.= _Plato._

=Excess in apparel is costly folly. The very
trimming of the vain world would clothe all
the naked ones.= _Wm. Penn._

=Excess of wealth is cause of covetousness.=

=Excessit ex ephebis=--He has come to the age of
manhood. _Ter._

=Excessive distrust is not less hurtful than its
opposite. Most men become useless to him
who is unwilling to risk being deceived.=

=Excitari, non hebescere=--To be spirited, not                        35
sluggish. _M._

=Exclusa opes omnes=--All hope is gone. _Plaut._

=Ex commodo=--Leisurely.

=Ex concesso=--Admittedly.

=Ex confesso=--Confessedly.

=Ex curia=--Out of court.                                             40

=Excusing of a fault / Doth make the fault
worse by the excuse.= _King John_, iv. 2.

=Ex debito justitiæ=--From what is due to justice;
from a regard to justice.

=Ex delicto=--From the crime.

=Ex desuetudine amittuntur privilegia=--Rights
are forfeited by disuse. _L._

=Ex diuturnitate temporis omnia præsumuntur=                          45
=esse solemniter acta=--Everything established
for a length of time is presumed to have been
done in due form. _L._

=Exeat=--Let him depart.

=Exegi monumentum ære perennius=--I have
reared a memorial of myself more durable than
brass. _Hor._

=Exempli gratia=--By way of example.

=Exemplo plus quam ratione vivimus=--We live
more by example than reason.

=Exemplumque Dei quisque est in imagine=                              50
=parva=--Each man is the copy of his God in
small. _Manil._

Exercise is labour without weariness. _Johnson._

=Exercise the muscles well, but spare the
nerves always.= _Schopenhauer._

=Exercitatio optimus est magister=--Practice is
the best master. _Pr._

=Exercitatio potest omnia=--Perseverance conquers
all difficulties.

=Exeunt omnes=--All retire.                                           55

=Ex facie=--Evidently.

=Ex factis non ex dictis amici pensandi=--Friends
are to be estimated from deeds, not words.

=Ex facto jus oritur=--The law arisen out of the
fact, _i.e._, it cannot till then be put in force.

=Ex fide fortis=--Strong from faith. _M._

=Ex fumo dare lucem=--To give light from smoke.                       60

=Ex humili magna ad fastigia rerum / Extollit,
quoties voluit fortuna jocari=--As oft as Fortune
is in a freakish mood, she raises men from a
humble station to the imposing summit of things.

=Ex hypothesi=--Hypothetically.

=Exigite ut mores teneros ceu pollice ducat, /
Ut si quis cera vultum facit=--Require him as
with his thumb to mould their youthful morals,
just as one fashions a face with plastic wax.

=Exigui numero, sed bello vivida virtus=--Few
in number, yet their valour ardent for war.

=Exiguum est ad legem bonum esse=--It is but a
small matter to be good in the eye of the law
only. _Sen._

=Exile is terrible to those who have, as it were,
a circumscribed habitation; but not to those
who look upon the whole globe as one city.=

=Exilioque domos et dulcia limina mutant /=                            5
=Atque alio patriam quærunt sub sole jacentem=--They
exchange their home and sweet
thresholds for exile, and seek under another sun
another home. _Virg._

=Ex improviso=--Unexpectedly.

=Ex industria=--Purposely.

=Ex inimico cogita posse fieri amicum=--Think
that you may make a friend of an enemy.

=Ex integro=--Anew; afresh.

=Ex intervallo=--At some distance.                                    10

=Existence is not to be measured by mere duration.=

=Exitio est avidium mare nautis=--The greedy
sea is destruction to the sailors. _Hor._

=Ex malis eligere minima=--Of evils to choose the
least. _Cic._

=Ex malis moribus bonæ leges natæ sunt=--From
bad manners good laws have sprung.

=Ex mero motu=--Of one's own free will.                               15

=Ex nihilo nihil fit=--Nothing produces nothing.

=Ex officio=--By virtue of his office.

=Ex opere operato=--By the external act.

=Exoriare aliquis nostris ex ossibus ultor=--An
avenger shall arise out of my bones. _Virg._

=Ex otio plus negotii quam ex negotio habemus=--Our                   20
leisure gives us more to do than our

=Ex parte=--One-sided.

=Ex pede Herculem=--We judge of the size of the
statue of Hercules by the foot.

=Expect injuries; for men are weak, and thou
thyself doest such too often.= _Jean Paul._

=Expediency is the science of exigencies.=

=Expense of time is the most costly of all expenses.=                 25

=Experience, a jewel that I have purchased at
an infinite rate.= _Merry Wives_, ii. 2.

=Experience converts us to ourselves when
books fail us.= _A. B. Alcott._

=Experience is a text to which reflection and
knowledge supply the commentary.= _Schopenhauer._

=Experience is by industry achieved, / And
perfected by swift course of time.= _Two Gent.
of Ver._, i. 3.

="Experience is the best teacher," only the=                          30
=school-fees are heavy.= _Hegel._ (?)

=Experience is the grand spiritual doctor.=

=Experience is the mistress of fools.= _Pr._

=Experience is the only genuine knowledge.=

=Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will
learn in no other, and scarce in that; for it
is true we may give advice, but we cannot
give conduct.= _Ben. Franklin._

=Experience makes even fools wise.= _Pr._                             35

=Experience makes us see a wonderful difference
between devotion and goodness.=

=Experience takes dreadfully high school-wages,
but teaches as no other.= _Carlyle._

=Experience teaches us again and again that
there is nothing men have less command
over than their tongues.= _Spinoza._

=Experience teacheth that resolution is a sole
help in need.= (?)

=Experience that is bought is good, if not too=                       40
=dear.= _Pr._

=Experience to most men is like the stern-lights
of a ship, which illumine only the
track it has passed.= _Coleridge._

=Experientia docet=--Experience teaches. _Pr._

=Experimentum crucis=--A decisive experiment.

=Expert men can execute, but learned men are
more fit to judge and censure.= _Bacon._

=Experto credite=--Believe one who has had experience.                45

=Expertus metuit=--He who has had experience is
afraid. _Hor._

=Expetuntur divitiæ ad perficiendas voluptates=--Riches
are coveted to minister to our pleasures.

=Explorant adversa viros; perque aspera duro /
Nititur ad laudem virtus interrita clivo=--Adversity
tries men, and virtue struggles after
fame, regardless of the adverse heights. _Sil.

=Ex post facto=--After the event. _L._

=Expression alone can invest beauty with=                             50
=supreme and lasting command over the eye.=

=Expressio unius est exclusio alterius=--The
naming of one man is the exclusion of another. _L._

=Ex professo=--As one who knows; professedly.

=Ex quovis ligno non fit Mercurius=--A Mercury
is not to be made out of any log. _Pr._

=Ex scintilla incendium=--From a spark a conflagration.

=Ex tempore=--Off-hand; unpremeditated.                               55

=Extended empire, like expanded gold, exchanges
solid strength for feeble splendour.=

=External manners of lament / Are merely
shadows to the unseen grief / That swells
with silence in the tortured soul.= _Rich. II._,
iv. 1.

=Extinctus amabilis idem=--He will be beloved
when he is dead (who was envied when he was
living). _Hor._

=Extinguished theologians lie about the cradle
of every science, as the strangled snakes
beside that of Hercules.= _Huxley._

=Extra ecclesiam nulla salus=--Outside the Church                     60
there is no safety.

=Extra lutum pedes habes=--You have got your
feet out of the mud. _Pr._

=Extra muros=--Beyond the walls.

=Extra telorum jactum=--Beyond bow-shot.

=Extrema gaudii luctus occupat=--Grief treads on
the confines of gladness. _Pr._

=Extrema manus nondum operibus ejus imposita
est=--The finishing hand has not yet been
put to his works.

=Extreme justice is often extreme injustice.=

=Extremes beget extremes.= _Pr._

=Extreme in all things! hadst thou been betwixt,=                      5
=/ Thy throne had still been thine, or
never been.= _Byron._

=Extremes in nature equal ends produce; / In
man they join to some mysterious use.=

=Extremes meet.= _Pr._

=Extremes, though contrary, have the like
effects; extreme heat mortifies, like extreme
cold; extreme love breeds satiety as well
as extreme hatred; and too violent rigour
tempts chastity as much as too much license.=

=Extremis malis extrema remedia=--Extreme
remedies for extreme evils. _Pr._

=Extremity is the trier of spirits.= _Coriol._ iv. 1.                 10

=Exuerint sylvestrem animum, cultuque frequenti,
/ In quascunque voces artes, haud
tarda sequentur=--They lay aside their rustic
ideas, and by repeated instruction will advance
apace into whatever arts you may initiate them.

=Ex umbra in solem=--Out of the shade into the
sunshine. _Pr._

=Ex ungue leonem=--The lion may be known by
his claw.

=Ex uno disce omnes=--From one judge of all.

=Ex vita discedo, tanquam ex hospitio, non=                           15
=tanquam ex domo=--I depart from life as from
an inn, not as from a home. _Cic._

=Ex vitio alterius sapiens emendat suum=--From
the faults of another a wise man will correct his
own. _Laber._

=Ex vitulo bos fit=--From a calf an ox grows

=Ex vultibus hominum mores colligere=--To construe
men's characters by their looks.

=Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither
have entered into the heart of man, the
things which God hath prepared for them
that love him.= _St. Paul._

=Eye Nature's walks, shoot folly as it flies, /=                      20
=And catch the manners living as they rise.=

=Eyes are better, on the whole, than telescopes
or microscopes.= _Emerson._

=Eyes bright, with many tears behind them.=
_Carlyle, on his Wife._

=Eyes not down-dropp'd nor over-bright, but
fed with the clear-pointed flame of chastity.=

=Eyes / Of microscopic power, that could discern
/ The population of a dewdrop.= _J.

=Eyes raised towards heaven are always beautiful,=                    25
=whatever they be.= _Joubert._

=Eyes speak all languages; wait for no letter
of introduction; they ask no leave of age or
rank; they respect neither poverty nor riches,
neither learning, nor power, nor virtue, nor
sex, but intrude and come again, and go
through and through you in a moment of
time.= _Emerson._

=Eyes will not see when the heart wishes them
to be blind; desire conceals truth as darkness
does the earth.= _Sen._

=Ez for war, I call it murder; / There you hev
it plain and flat; / I don't want to go no
furder / Than my Testyment for that.=


=Fa bene, e non guardare a chi=--Do good, no
matter to whom. _It. Pr._

=Faber suæ fortunæ=--The maker of his own fortune.                    30

=Fabricando fabri fimus=--We become workmen by
working. _Pr._

=Fabula, nec sentis, tota jactaris in urbe=--You
are the talk, though you don't know it, of the
whole town. _Ovid._

=Faces are as legible as books, only they are
read in much less time, and are much less
likely to deceive us.= _Lavater._

=Faces are as paper money, for which, on demand,
there frequently proves to be no gold
in the coffer.= _F. G. Trafford._

=Faces are but a gallery of portraits.= _Bacon._                      35

=Faces which have charmed us the most escape
us the soonest.= _Scott._

=Fac et excusa=--Do it and so justify yourself.

=Facetiarum apud præpotentes in longum memoria
est=--It is long before men in power forget
the jest they have been the subject of. _Tac._

=Fach=--Department. _Ger._

=Facienda=--Things to be done.                                        40

=Facies non omnibus una, / Nec diversa tamen;
qualem decet esse sororum=--The features were
not the same in them all, nor yet are they quite
different, but such as we would expect in sisters.

=Facies tua computat annos=--Your face records
your age. _Juv._

=Facile est imperium in bonis=--It is easy to rule
over the good. _Plaut._

=Facile est inventis addere=--It is easy to add to
or improve on what has been already invented.

=Facile largiri de alieno=--It is easy to be generous                 45
with what is another's. _Pr._

=Facile omnes cum valemus recta consilia /
Ægrotis damus=--We can all, when we are
well, easily give good advice to the sick. _Ter._

=Facile princeps=--The admitted chief; with ease
at the top.

=Facilis descensus Averno est, / Noctes atque
dies patet atri janua Ditis; / Sed revocare
gradum superasque evadere ad auras, / Hoc
opus, hic labor est=--The descent to hell is
easy; night and day the gate of gloomy Dis
stands open; but to retrace your steps and escape
to the upper air, this is a work, this is a toil.

=Facilius crescit quam inchoatur dignitas=--It
is more easy to obtain an accession of dignity
than to acquire it in the first instance. _Laber._

=Facilius sit Nili caput invenire=--It would be                       50
easier to discover the source of the Nile. _Old

=Facinus audax incipit, / Qui cum opulento
pauper homine cœpit rem habere aut negotium=--The
poor man who enters into partnership
with a rich makes a risky venture. _Plaut._

=Facinus majoris abollæ=--A crime of a very deep
dye (_lit._ one committed by a man who wears the
garb of a philosopher). _Juv._

=Facinus quos inquinat æquat=--Those whom guilt
stains it equals, _i.e._, it puts on even terms. _Lucan._

=Facit indignatio versum=--Indignation gives inspiration
to verse.

=Facito aliquid operis, ut semper te diabolus=                         5
=inveniat occupatum=--Keep doing something,
so that the devil may always find you occupied.
_St. Jerome._

=Faciunt næ intelligendo, ut nihil intelligant=--They
are so knowing that they know nothing.

=Façon de parler=--A manner of speaking. _Fr._

=Facsimile=--An engraved resemblance of a man's
handwriting; an exact copy of anything (_lit._ do
the like).

=Facta canam; sed erunt qui me finxisse loquantur=--I
am about to sing of facts; but some will
say I have invented them. _Ovid._

=Facta ejus cum dictis discrepant=--His actions                       10
do not harmonise with his words. _Cic._

=Facta, non verba=--Deeds, not words.

=Fact is better than fiction, if only we could
get it pure.= _Emerson._

=Facts are apt to alarm us more than the most
dangerous principles.= _Junius._

=Facts are chiels that winna ding, / And downa
be disputed.= _Burns._

=Facts are stubborn things.= _Le Sage._                               15

=Facts are to the mind the same thing as food
to the body.= _Burke._

=Facts--historical facts, still more biographical--are
sacred hierograms, for which the fewest
have the key.= _Carlyle._

=Factis ignoscite nostris / Si scelus ingenio
scitis abesse meo=--Forgive what I have done,
since you know all evil intention was far from
me. _Ovid._

=Factotum=--A man of all work (_lit._ do everything).

=Factum abiit; monumenta manent=--The event                           20
is an affair of the past; the memorial of it is still
with us. _Ovid._

=Factum est=--It is done. _M._

=Factum est illud; fieri infectum non potest=--It
is done and cannot be undone. _Plaut._

=Fader og Moder ere gode, end er Gud bedre=--Father
and mother are kind, but God is kinder.
_Dan. Pr._

=Fæx populi=--The dregs of the people.

=Fagerhed uden Tugt, Rose uden Hugt=--Beauty                          25
without virtue is a rose without scent. _Dan. Pr._

=Fähigkeiten werden vorausgesetzt; sie sollen
zu Fertigkeiten werden=--Capacities are presupposed:
they are meant to develop into capabilities,
or skilled dexterities. _Goethe._

=Failures are with heroic minds the stepping-stones
to success.= _Haliburton._

=Fain would I, but I dare not; I dare, and yet
I may not; / I may, although I care not, for
pleasure when I play not.= _Raleigh._

="Fain would I climb, but that I fear a fall."=
_Raleigh on a pane of glass, to which Queen
Elizabeth added_, "If thy heart fail thee, then
why climb at all?"

=Fainéant=--Do nothing. _Fr._                                         30

=Faint heart never won fair lady.= _Pr._

=Faint not; the miles to heaven are but few
and short.= _S. Rutherford._

=Fair and softly goes far in a day.= _Pr._

=Fair enough, if good enough.= _Pr._

=Fair fa' guid drink, for it gars= (makes) =folk=                     35
=speak as they think.= _Sc. Pr._

=Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face, / Great chieftain
o' the puddin' race! / Abune them a' ye
tak' your place, / Paunch, tripe, or thairm; /
Weel are ye wordy o' a grace / As lang's
my airm.= _Burns to a Haggis._

=Fair flowers don't remain lying by the highway.=
_Ger. Pr._

=Fair folk are aye fusionless= (pithless). _Sc. Pr._

=Fair is not fair, but that which pleaseth.= _Pr._

=Fair maidens wear nae purses= (the lads always                       40
paying their share). _Sc. Pr._

=Fair play's a jewel.= _Pr._

=Fair tresses man's imperial race ensnare, /
And beauty draws us with a single hair.=

=Fair words butter no parsnips.= _Pr._

=Faire bonne mine à mauvaise jeu=--To put a
good face on the matter. _Fr._

=Faire le chien couchant=--To play the spaniel; to                    45
cringe. _Fr._

=Faire le diable à quatre=--To play the devil or
deuce. _Fr._

=Faire le pendant=--To be the fellow. _Fr._

=Faire mon devoir=--To do my duty. _Fr._

=Faire patte de velours=--To coax (_lit._ make a
velvet paw). _Fr._

=Faire prose sans le savoir=--To speak prose                          50
without knowing it. _Molière._

=Faire sans dire=--To act without talking. _Fr._

=Faire un trou pour en boucher un autre=--To
make one hole in order to stop another. _Fr.

=Fairest of stars, last in the train of night, / If
better thou belong not to the dawn.= _Milton._

=Fais ce que dois, advienne que pourra=--Do
your duty, come what may. _Fr. Pr._

=Fait accompli=--A thing already done. _Fr._                          55

=Faith affirms many things respecting which
the senses are silent; but nothing that they
deny.= _Pascal._

=Faith always implies the disbelief of a lesser
fact in favour of a greater. A little mind
often sees the unbelief, without seeing the
belief, of large ones.= _Holmes._

=Faith and joy are the ascensive forces of song.=

=Faith builds a bridge across the gulf of death, /
To break the shock blind Nature cannot
shun, / And lands thought smoothly on the
farther shore.= _Young._

=Faith builds a bridge from the old world to the=                     60
=next.= _Young._

=Faith doth not lie dead in the breast, but
is lovely and fruitful in bringing forth good
works.= _Cranmer._

=Faith, fanatic faith, once wedded fast, / To
save dear falsehood, hugs it to the last.=

=Faith has given man an inward willingness, a
world of strength wherewith to front a world
of difficulty.= _Carlyle._

=Faith in a better than that which appears is
no less required by art than religion.= _John

=Faith is generally strongest in those whose
character may be called weakest.= _Mme. de

=Faith is letting down our nets into the untransparent
deeps at the Divine command, not
knowing what we shall take.= _Faber._

=Faith is like love; it does not admit of being
forced.= _Schopenhauer._

=Faith is love taking the form of aspiration.=                         5

=Faith is loyalty to some inspired teacher, some
spiritual hero.= _Carlyle._

=Faith is necessary to victory.= _Hazlitt._

=Faith is nothing but spiritualised imagination.=
_Ward Beecher._

=Faith is nothing more than obedience.= _Voltaire._

=Faith is not reason's labour, but repose.=                           10

=Faith is not the beginning, but the end of all
knowledge.= _Goethe._

=Faith is our largest manufacturer of good
works, and wherever her furnaces are blown
out, morality suffers.= _Birrell._

=Faith is required at thy hands, and a sincere
life, not loftiness of intellect or inquiry
into the deep mysteries of God.= _Thomas à

=Faith is taking God at His word.= _Evans._

=Faith is that courage in the heart which trusts=                     15
=for all good to God.= _Luther._

=Faith is the creator of the Godhead; not that
it creates anything in the Divine Eternal
Being, but that it creates that Being in us.=

=Faith is the heroism of intellect.= _C. H. Parkhurst._

=Faith is the soul of religion, and works the
body.= _Colton._

=Faith loves to lean on Time's destroying arm.=

=Faith makes us, and not we it; and faith makes=                      20
=its own forms.= _Emerson._

=Faith, mighty faith, the promise sees, / And
looks to that alone; / Laughs at impossibilities,
/ And cries--"It shall be done."=
_C. Wesley._

=Faith opens a way for the understanding;
unbelief closes it.= _St. Augustine._

=Faith without works is like a bird without
wings.= _J. Beaumont._

=Faith's abode / Is mystery for evermore, / Its
life, to worship and adore, / And meekly bow
beneath the rod, / When the day is dark
and the burden sore.= _Dr. Walter Smith._

=Faiths that are different in their roots, /=                         25
=Where the will is right and the heart is
sound, / Are much the same in their fruits.=
_J. B. Selkirk._

=Faithful are the wounds of a friend.= _Bible._

=Faithful found / Among the faithless; faithful
only he.= _Milton._

=Faithfulness and sincerity are the highest
things.= _Confucius._

=Falla pouco, e bem, ter-te-haô por alguem=--Speak
little and well; they will take you for
somebody. _Port. Pr._

=Fallacia / Alia aliam trudit=--One falsehood                         30
begets another (_lit._ thrusts aside another). _Ter._

=Fallacies we are apt to put upon ourselves by
taking words for things.= _Locke._

=Fallentis semita vitæ=--The pathway of deceptive
or unnoticed life. _Hor._

=Fallit enim vitium, specie virtutis et umbra, /
Cum sit triste habitu, vultuque et veste severum=--For
vice deceives under an appearance and
shadow of virtue when it is subdued in manner
and severe in countenance and dress. _Juv._

=Fallitur, egregio quisquis sub principe credit /
Servitium. Nunquam libertas gratior extat /
Quam sub rege pio=--Whoso thinks it slavery
to serve under an eminent prince is mistaken.
Liberty is never sweeter than under a pious king.

=Falls have their risings, wanings have their=                        35
=primes, / And desperate sorrows wait for
better times.= _Quarles._

=Falsch ist das Geschlecht der Menschen=--False
is the race of men. _Schiller._

=False as dicers' oaths.= _Ham._, iii. 4.

=False by degrees and exquisitely wrong.= _Canning._

=False face must hide what the false heart doth
know.= _Macb._, i. 7.

=False folk should hae mony witnesses.= _Sc._                         40

=False freends are waur than bitter enemies.=
_Sc. Pr._

=False friends are like our shadow, close to us
while we walk in the sunshine, but leaving
us the instant we cross into the shade.=

=False glory is the rock of vanity.= _La Bruyère._

=False modesty is the masterpiece of vanity.=
_La Bruyère._

=False modesty is the most decent of all falsehood.=                  45

=False shame is the parent of many crimes.=

=Falsehood and death are synonymous.= _Bancroft._

=Falsehood borders so closely upon truth, that
a wise man should not trust himself too near
the precipice.= (?)

=Falsehood is cowardice; truth is courage.=
_H. Ballou._

=Falsehood is easy, truth is difficult.= _George_                     50

=Falsehood is folly.= _Hom._

=Falsehood is never so successful as when she
baits her hook with truth.= _Colton._

=Falsehood is our one enemy in this world.=

=Falsehood is so much the more commendable,
by how much more it resembles truth, and
is the more pleasing the more it is doubtful
and possible.= _Cervantes._

=Falsehood is the devil's daughter, and speaks=                       55
=her father's tongue.= _Dan. Pr._

=Falsehood is the essence of all sin.= _Carlyle._

=Falsehood, like poison, will generally be rejected
when administered alone; but when
blended with wholesome ingredients may be
swallowed unperceived.= _Whately._

=Falsehood, like the dry rot, flourishes the
more in proportion as air and light are excluded.=

=Falso damnati crimine mortis=--Condemned to
die on a false charge. _Virg._

=Falsum in uno, falsum in omni=--False in one
thing, false in everything.

=Falsus honor juvat, et mendax infamia terret /
Quem nisi mendosum et medicandum=--Undeserved
honour delights, and lying calumny
alarms no one but him who is full of falsehood
and needs to be reformed. _Hor._

=Fama clamosa=--A current scandal.

=Fama crescit eundo=--Rumour grows as it goes.                         5

=Fama nihil est celerius=--Nothing circulates more
swiftly than scandal. _Livy._

=Famæ damna majora sunt, quam quæ æstimari
possint=--The loss of reputation is greater than
can be possibly estimated. _Livy._

=Famæ laboranti non facile succurritur=--It is
not easy to repair a damaged character. _Pr._

=Famam extendere factis.=--To extend one's fame
by valiant feats. _Virg._

=Fame and censure with a tether / By fate are=                        10
=always linked together.= _Swift._

=Fame at its best is but a poor compensation
for all the ills of existence.= _Mrs.

=Fame comes only when deserved, and then it
is as inevitable as destiny, for it is destiny.=

=Fame is a fancied life in others' breath.=

=Fame is an undertaker that pays but little
attention to the living, but bedizens the dead,
furnishes out their funerals, and follows them
to the grave.= _Colton._

=Fame is a revenue payable only to our ghosts.=                       15

=Fame is a shuttlecock. If it be struck only at
one end of a room, it will soon fall to the floor.
To keep it up, it must be struck at both ends.=

=Fame is but the breath of the people, and that
often unwholesome.= _Pr._

=Fame is no plant that grows on mortal soil.=

=Fame is not won on downy plumes nor under
canopies.= _Dante._

=Fame is the advantage of being known by=                             20
=people of whom you yourself know nothing,
and for whom you care as little.= _Stanislaus._

=Fame is the breath of popular applause.= _Herrick._

=Fame is the perfume of noble deeds.= _Socrates._

=Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth
raise, / (That last infirmity of noble minds,) /
To scorn delights and live laborious days.=

=Fame may be compared to a scold; the best
way to silence her is to let her alone, and she
will at last be out of breath in blowing her
own trumpet.= _Fuller._

=Fame only reflects the estimate in which a=                          25
=man is held in comparison with others.=

=Fame sometimes hath created something of
nothing.= _Fuller._

=Fame usually comes to those who are thinking
about something else; very rarely to those
who say to themselves, "Go to now, let us
be a celebrated individual."= _Holmes._

=Fame, we may understand, is no sure test of
merit, but only a probability of such: it is an
accident, not a property, of a man; like
light, it can give little or nothing, but at
most may show what is given; often it is
but a false glare, dazzling the eyes of the
vulgar, lending, by casual extrinsic splendour,
the brightness and manifold glance
of the diamond to pebbles of no value.=

=Fame with men, / Being but ampler means to
serve mankind, / Should have small rest or
pleasure in herself, / But work as vassal to
the larger love, / That dwarfs the petty love
of one to one.= _Tennyson._

=Fames et mora bilem in nasum conciunt=--Hunger                       30
and delay stir up one's bile (_lit._ in the
nostrils). _Pr._

=Fames, pestis, et bellum, populi sunt pernicies=--Famine,
pestilence, and war are the destruction
of a people.

=Familiare est hominibus omnia sibi ignoscere=--It
is common to man to pardon all his own

=Familiarity breeds contempt.= _Pr._

=Familiarity is a suspension of almost all the
laws of civility which libertinism has introduced
into society under the notion of ease.=
_La Roche._

=Family likeness has often a deep sadness in it.=                     35
_George Eliot._

=Famine hath a sharp and meagre face.=

=Fammi indovino, e ti farò ricco=--Make me a
prophet, and I will make you rich. _It. Pr._

=Fanaticism is a fire which heats the mind
indeed, but heats without purifying.= _Warburton._

=Fanaticism is such an overwhelming impression
of the ideas relating to the future world
as disqualifies for the duties of this.= _R.

=Fanaticism is to superstition what delirium is=                      40
=to fever and rage to anger.= _Voltaire._

=Fanaticism obliterates the feelings of humanity.=

=Fanaticism, soberly defined, / Is the false fire
of an o'erheated mind.= _Cowper._

=Fancy is capricious; wit must not be searched
for, and pleasantry will not come in at a call.=

=Fancy is imagination in her youth and adolescence.=

=Fancy kills and fancy cures.= _Sc. Pr._                              45

=Fancy requires much, necessity but little.=
_Ger. Pr._

=Fancy restrained may be compared to a fountain,
which plays highest by diminishing the
aperture.= _Goldsmith._

=Fancy rules over two-thirds of the universe,
the past and the future, while reality is confined
to the present.= _Jean Paul._

=Fancy runs most furiously when a guilty conscience
drives it.= _Fuller._

=Fancy surpasses beauty.= _Pr._                                       50

=Fancy, when once brought into religion, knows
not where to stop.= _Whately._

=Fanfaronnade=--Boasting. _Fr._

=Fanned fires and forced love ne'er did weel.=
_Sc. Pr._

=Fantastic tyrant of the amorous heart, / How
hard thy yoke! how cruel is thy dart! /
Those 'scape thy anger who refuse thy
sway, / And those are punished most who
most obey.= _Prior._

=Fantasy is of royal blood; the senses, of noble
descent; and reason, of civic= (_bürgerlichen_)
=origin.= _Feuerbach._

=Fantasy is the true heaven-gate and hell-gate
of man.= _Carlyle._

=Far ahint maun follow the faster.= _Sc. Pr._

=Far-awa fowls hae aye fair feathers.= _Sc._                           5

=Far better it is to know everything of a little
than a little of everything.= _Pickering._

=Far frae court, far frae care.= _Sc. Pr._

=Far from all resort of mirth / Save the cricket
on the hearth.= _Milton._

=Far from home is near to harm.= _Fris. Pr._

=Far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife, /=                      10
=Their sober wishes never learned to stray; /
Along the cool sequester'd vale of life /
They kept the noiseless tenor of their way.=

=Far greater numbers have been lost by hopes /
Than all the magazines of daggers, ropes, /
And other ammunitions of despair, / Were
ever able to despatch by fear.= _Butler._

=Far niente=--A do-nothing.

=Far-off cows have long horns.= _Gael. Pr._

=Far-off fowls hae feathers fair, / And aye until
ye try them; / Though they seem fair, still
have a care, / They may prove waur than
I am.= _Burns._

=Far or forgot to me is near; / Shadow and=                           15
=sunlight are the same; / The vanished gods
to me appear; / And one to me are shame
and fear.= _Emerson._

=Fare, fac=--Speak, do.

=Fare thee well! and if for ever, / Still for ever
fare thee well! / E'en though unforgiving,
never / 'Gainst thee shall my heart rebel.=

=Fare you weel, auld Nickie-ben! / O wad ye
tak' a thocht and men'! / Ye aiblins micht--I
dinna ken--/ Still hae a stake: / I'm wae
to think upo' yon den, / E'en for your sake.=

=Farewell, a long farewell to all my greatness! /
This is the state of man: to-day he puts
forth / The tender leaves of hope, to-morrow
blossoms, / And bears his blushing honours
thick upon him: / The third day comes a
frost, a killing frost: / And when he thinks,
good easy man, full surely / His greatness
is a-ripening, nips his root / And then he
falls, as I do.= _Hen. VIII._, iii. 2.

=Farewell! God knows when we shall meet=                              20
=again. / I have a faint cold fear thrills
through my veins, / That almost freezes up
the heat of life.= _Rom. and Jul._, iv. 3.

=Farewell, happy fields, / Where joy for ever
dwells; hail, horror, hail!= _Milton._

=Farewell the tranquil mind! farewell content! /
Farewell the plumed troop and the big wars /
That make ambition virtue! oh, farewell! /
Farewell the neighing steed and the shrill
trump, / The spirit-stirring drum, the ear-piercing
fife, / The royal banner, and all
quality, / Pride, pomp, and circumstance
of glorious war!= _Othello_, iii. 3.

=Farewell to Lochaber, farewell to my Jean, /
Where heartsome wi' thee I hae mony days
been; / For Lochaber no more, Lochaber no
more, / We'll maybe return to Lochaber no
more.= _Allan Ramsay._

=Fari quæ sentiat=--To speak what he thinks. _M._

=Farmers are the founders of civilisation.=                           25
_Daniel Webster._

=Farrago libelli=--The medley of that book of mine.

=Fas est et ab hoste doceri=--It is right to derive
instruction even from an enemy. _Ovid._

=Fashionability is a kind of elevated vulgarity.=
_G. Darley._

=Fashion, a word which fools use, / Their
knavery and folly to excuse.= _Churchill._

=Fashion begins and ends in two things it=                            30
=abhors most--singularity and vulgarity.=

=Fashion is a potency in art, making it hard
to judge between the temporary and the
lasting.= _Stedman._

=Fashion is aristocratic-autocratic.= _J. G. Holland._

=Fashion is, for the most part, nothing but the
ostentation of riches.= _Locke._

=Fashion is gentility running away from vulgarity,
and afraid to be overtaken by it.
It is a sign that the two things are not far
asunder.= _Hazlitt._

=Fashion is the great governor of the world.=                         35

=Fashion is the science of appearances, and it
inspires one with the desire to seem rather
than to be.= _Locke._

=Fashion seldom interferes with Nature without
diminishing her grace and efficiency.= _Tuckerman._

=Fashion wears out more apparel than the man.=
_Much Ado_, iii. 3.

=Fast and loose.= _Love's L. Lost_, i. 1.

=Fast bind, fast find.= _Pr._                                         40

=Faster than his tongue / Did make offence,
his eye did heal it up.= _As You Like It_, iii. 5.

=Fastidientis est stomachi multa degustare=--Tasting
so many dishes shows a dainty stomach.

=Fasti et nefasti dies=--Lucky and unlucky days.

=Fat hens are aye ill layers.= _Sc. Pr._

=Fat paunches make lean pates, and dainty=                            45
=bits / Make rich the ribs, but bankrupt
quite the wits.= _Love's L. Lost_, i. 1.

=Fata obstant=--The fates oppose it.

=Fata volentem ducunt, nolentem trahunt=--Fate
leads the willing, and drags the unwilling.

=Fate follows and limits power; power attends
and antagonises fate; we must respect fate
as natural history, but there is more than
natural history.= _Emerson._

=Fate hath no voice but the heart's impulses.=

=Fate is a distinguished but an expensive tutor.=                     50

=Fate is character.= _W. Winter._

=Fate is ever better than design.= _Thos. Doubleday._

=Fate is known to us as limitations.= _Emerson._

=Fate is nothing but the deeds committed in a
former state of existence.= _Hindu saying._

=Fate is the friend of the good, the guide of the
wise, the tyrant of the foolish, the enemy of
the bad.= _W. R. Alger._

=Fate is unpenetrated causes.= _Emerson._

=Fate leads the willing, but drives the stubborn.=

=Fate made me what I am, may make me
nothing; / But either that or nothing must
I be; / I will not live degraded.= _Byron._

=Fate steals along with silent tread, / Found=                         5
=oftenest in what least we dread; / Frowns
in the storm with angry brow, / But in the
sunshine strikes the blow.= _Cowper._

=Fatetur facinus is qui judicium fugit=--He who
shuns a trial confesses his guilt. _L._

=Father of all! in every age, / In every clime
adored, / By saint, by savage, and by sage, /
Jehovah, Jove, or Lord.= _Pope._

=Fathers alone a father's heart can know, /
What secret tides of sweet enjoyment flow /
When brothers love! But if their hate succeeds,
/ They wage the war, but 'tis the
father bleeds.= _Young._

=Fathers first enter bonds to Nature's ends; /
And are her sureties ere they are a friend's.=
_George Herbert._

=Fathers that wear rags / Do make their children=                     10
=blind; / But fathers that wear bags /
Do make their children kind.= _King Lear_,
ii. 4.

=Fathers their children and themselves abuse /
That wealth a husband for their daughters
choose.= _Shirley._

=Fatigatis humus cubile est=--To the weary the
bare ground is a bed. _Curt._

=Fatta la legge, trovata la malizia=--As soon as
a law is made its evasion is found out. _It. Pr._

=Faulheit ist der Schlüssel zur Armuth=--Sloth
is the key to poverty. _Ger. Pr._

=Faulheit ist Dummheit des Körpers, und=                              15
=Dummheit Faulheit des Geistes=--Sluggishness
is stupidity of body, and stupidity sluggishness
of spirit. _Seume._

=Faultily faultless, icily regular, splendidly null.=

=Faults are beauties in lover's eyes.= _Theocritus._

=Faults are thick when love is thin.= _Pr._

=Faute de grives le diable mange des merles=--For
want of thrushes the devil eats blackbirds.
_Fr. Pr._

=Faux pas=--A false step. _Fr._                                       20

=Favete linguis=--Favour with words of good omen
(_lit._ by your tongues). _Ovid._

=Favourable chance is the god of all men who
follow their own devices instead of obeying
a law they believe in.= _George Eliot._

=Favour and gifts disturb justice.= _Dan. Pr._

=Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but
a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall
be praised.= _Bible._

=Favours, and especially pecuniary ones, are=                         25
=generally fatal to friendship.= _Hor. Smith._

=Favours unused are favours abused.= _Sc. Pr._

=Fax mentis honestæ gloria=--Glory is the torch
of an honourable mind. _M._

=Fax mentis incendium gloriæ=--The flame of
glory is the torch of the mind. _M._

=Fay ce que voudras=--Do as you please. _M._

=Fear always springs from ignorance.= _Emerson._                      30

=Fear and sorrow are the true characters and
inseparable companions of most melancholy.=

=Fear can keep a man out of danger, but
courage only can support him in it.= _Pr._

=Fear God and keep his commandments; for
this is the whole duty of man.= _Bible._

=Fear God; honour the king.= _St. Peter._

=Fear guards the vineyard.= _It. Pr._                                 35

=Fear guides more to their duty than gratitude.=

=Fear has many eyes.= _Cervantes._

=Fear hath torment.= _St. John._

=Fear is an instructor of great sagacity, and
the herald of all revolutions. It has boded,
and mowed, and gibbered for ages over
government and property.= _Emerson._

=Fear is described by Spenser to ride in armour,=                     40
=at the clashing whereof he looks afeared of
himself.= _Peacham._

=Fear is far more painful to cowardice than
death to true courage.= _Sir P. Sidney._

=Fear is the underminer of all determinations;
and necessity, the victorious rebel of all
laws.= _Sir P. Sidney._

=Fear is the virtue of slaves; but the heart that
loveth is willing.= _Longfellow._

=Fear is worse than fighting.= _Gael. Pr._

=Fear not that tyrants shall rule for ever, / Or=                     45
=the priests of the bloody faith; / They stand
on the brink of that mighty river / Whose
waves they have tainted with death.= _Shelley._

=Fear not the confusion= (_Verwirrung_) =outside
of thee, but that within thee; strive after
unity, but seek it not in uniformity; strive
after repose, but through the equipoise,
not through the stagnation= (_Stillstand_), =of
thy activity.= _Schiller._

=Fear not the future; weep not for the past.=

=Fear not, then, thou child infirm; / There's no
god dare wrong a worm.= _Emerson._

=Fear not where Heaven bids come; / Heaven's
never deaf but when man's heart is dumb.=

=Fear of change / Perplexes monarchs.= _Milton._                      50

=Fear oftentimes restraineth words, but makes
not thought to cease.= _Lord Vaux._

=Fear sometimes adds wings to the heels, and
sometimes nails them to the ground and
fetters them from moving.= _Montaigne._

=Fear to do base, unworthy things is valour; /
If they be done to us, to suffer them / Is
valour too.= _Ben Jonson._

=Fear's a fine spur.= _Samuel Lover._

=Fear's a large promiser; who subject live /=                         55
=To that base passion, know not what they
give.= _Dryden._

=Fears of the brave and follies of the wise.=

=Fearfully and wonderfully made.= _Bible._

=Fearless minds climb soonest into crowns.=
3 _Hen. VI._, iv. 7.

=Feasting makes no friendship.= _Pr._

=Feast-won, fast-lost.= _Tim. of Athens_, ii. 2.                      60

=Feather by feather the goose is plucked.= _Pr._

=Fecisti enim nos ad te, et cor inquietum donec
requiescat in te=--Thou hast made us for Thee,
and the heart knows no rest until it rests in
Thee. _St. Augustine._

=Fecit=--He did it.

=Fecundi calices quem non fecere disertum?=--Whom
have not flowing cups made eloquent?

=Fede ed innocenzia son reperte / Solo ne' pargoletti=--Faith
and innocence are only to be
found in little children. _Dante._

=Feeble souls always set to work at the wrong
time.= _Cardinal de Reiz._

=Feebleness is sometimes the best security.=                           5

=Feed a cold and starve a fever.= _Pr._

=Feed no man in his sins; for adulation / Doth
make thee parcel-devil in damnation.= _George

=Feeling comes before reflection.= _H. R. Haweis._

=Feeling should be stirred only when it can be
sent to labour for worthy ends.= _Brooke._

=Feelings are always purest and most glowing=                         10
=in the hour of meeting and farewell; like
the glaciers, which are transparent and
rose-hued only at sunrise and sunset, but
throughout the day grey and cold.= _Jean

=Feelings are like chemicals; the more you
analyse them, the worse they smell.= _Kingsley._

=Feelings come and go like light troops following
the victory of the present; but principles,
like troops of the line, are undisturbed, and
stand fast.= _Jean Paul._

=Feelings, like flowers and butterflies, last
longer the later they are delayed.= _Jean

=Fehlst du, lass dich's nicht betrüben; Denn
der Mangel führt zum Lieben; / Kannst dich
nicht vom Fehl befrein, / Wirst du Andern
gern verzeihn=--Shouldst thou fail, let it not
trouble thee, for failure (_lit._ defect) leads to love.
If thou canst not free thyself from failure, thou
wilt never forgive others. _Goethe._

=Feindlich ist die Welt / Und falsch gesinnt;=                        15
=Es liebt ein jeder nur / Sich selbst=--Hostile is
the world, and falsely disposed. In it each one
loves himself alone. _Schiller._

=Felices errore suo=--Happy in their error.

=Felices ter et amplius / Quos irrupta tenet
copula, nec, malis / Divulsus quærimoniis, /
Suprema citius solvet amor die=--Thrice happy
they, and more than thrice, whom an unbroken
link binds together, and whom love, unimpaired
by evil rancour, will not sunder before their last
day. _Hor._

=Felicitas nutrix est iracundiæ=--Prosperity is the
nurse of hasty temper. _Pr._

=Feliciter is sapit, qui periculo alieno sapit=--He
is happily wise who is wise at the expense of
another. _M._

=Felicity lies much in fancy.= _Pr._                                  20

=Felicity, not fluency, of language is a merit.=

=Felix, heu nimium felix=--Happy, alas! too happy!

=Felix qui nihil debet=--Happy is he who owes

=Felix qui potuit rerum cognoscere causas=--Happy
he who has succeeded in learning the
causes of things. _Virg._

=Felix, qui quod amat, defendere fortiter andet=--Happy               25
he who dares courageously to defend
what he loves. _Ovid._

=Fell luxury! more perilous to youth than
storms or quicksands, poverty or chains.=
_Hannah More._

=Fell sorrow's tooth doth never rankle more /
Than when it bites but lanceth not the sore.=
_Rich. II._, i. 3.

=Fellowship in treason is a bad ground of confidence.=

=Felo de se=--A suicide. _L._

=Female friendships are of rapid growth.=                             30

=Feme covert=--A married woman. _L._

=Feme sole=--An unmarried woman. _L._

=Femme, argent et vin ont leur bien et leur
venin=--Women, money, and wine have their
blessing and their bane. _Fr. Pr._

=Femme de chambre=--A chambermaid. _Fr._

=Femme de charge=--A housekeeper. _Fr._                               35

=Femme rit quand elle peut, et pleure quand
elle veut=--A woman laughs when she can, and
weeps when she likes. _Fr. Pr._

=Feræ naturæ=--Of a wild nature.

=Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt=--Men
in general are fain to believe that which
they wish to be true. _Cæs._

=Feriis caret necessitas=--Necessity knows no

=Ferme fugiendo in media fata ruitur=--How                            40
often it happens that men fall into the very evils
they are striving to avoid. _Liv._

=Ferme modèle=--A model farm. _Fr._

=Fern von Menschen wachsen Grundsätze;
unter ihnen Handlungen=--Principles develop
themselves far from men; conduct develops among
them. _Jean Paul._

=Ferreus assiduo consumitur annulus usu=--By
constant use an iron ring is consumed. _Ovid._

=Ferro, non gladio=--By iron, not by my sword.

=Fervet olla, vivit amicitia=--As long as the pot                     45
boils, friendship lasts. _Pr._

=Fervet opus=--The work goes on with spirit. _Virg._

=Festina lente=--Hasten slowly. _Pr._

=Festinare nocet, nocet et cunctatio sæpe; /
Tempore quæque suo qui facit, ille sapit=--It
is bad to hurry, and delay is often as bad; he
is wise who does everything in its proper time.

=Festinatione nil tutius in discordiis civilibus=--Nothing
is safer than despatch in civil quarrels.

=Festinatio tarda est=--Haste is tardy. _Pr._                         50

=Fetch a spray from the wood and place it on your
mantel-shelf, and your household ornaments
will seem plebeian beside its nobler fashion
and bearing. It will wave superior there,
as if used to a more refined and polished
circle. It has a salute and response to all
your enthusiasm and heroism.= _Thoreau._

=Fête champêtre=--A rural feast. _Fr._

=Fêtes des mœurs=--Feasts of morals. _Fr._

=Fette Küche, magere Erbschaft=--A fat kitchen,
a lean legacy. _Ger. Pr._

=Feu de joie=--Firing of guns in token of joy.                        55

=Few are fit to be entrusted with themselves.=

=Few are open to conviction, but the majority
of men to persuasion.= _Goethe._

=Few, few shall part where many meet; The
snow shall be their winding-sheet, / And
every turf beneath their feet / Shall be a
soldier's sepulchre.= _Campbell._

=Few have all they need, none all they wish.=
_R. Southwell._

=Few have borne unconsciously the spell of
loveliness.= _Whittier._

=Few have the gift of discerning when to have
done.= _Swift._

=Few have wealth, but all must have a home.=                           5

=Few love to hear the sins they love to act.=
_Pericles_, i. 1.

=Few may play with the devil and win.= _Pr._

=Few men are much worth loving in whom
there is not something well worth laughing
at.= _Hair._

=Few men have been admired by their domestics.=

=Few men dare show their thoughts of worst or=                        10
=best.= _Byron._

=Few men have any next; they live from hand
to mouth without plan, and are ever at the
end of their line.= _Emerson._

=Few men have imagination enough for the
truth of reality.= _Goethe._

=Few men have virtue to withstand the highest
bidder.= _Washington._

=Few minds wear out; more rust out.= _Bovee._

=Few mortals are so insensible that their affections=                 15
=cannot be gained by mildness, their
confidence by sincerity, their hatred by scorn
or neglect.= _Zimmermann._

=Few of the many wise apothegms which have
been uttered, from the time of the seven
sages of Greece to that of Poor Richard,
have prevented a single foolish action.=

=Few people know how to be old.= _La Roche._

=Few persons have courage to appear as good
as they really are.= _Hair._

=Few spirits are made better by the pain
and languor of sickness; as few great pilgrims
become eminent saints.= _Thomas à

=Few take wives for God's sake, or for fair=                          20
=looks.= _Pr._

=Few things are impossible to diligence and
skill.= _Johnson._

=Few things are impracticable in themselves;
and it is from want of application rather
than want of means that men fail of success.=
_La Roche._

=Few things are more unpleasant than the
transaction of business with men who are
above knowing or caring what they have
to do.= _Johnson._

=Fiandeira, fiai manso, que me estorvais, que
estou rezando=--Spinner, spin quietly, so as not
to disturb me; I am praying. _Port. Pr._

=Fiar de Dios sobre buena prenda=--Trust in God                       25
upon good security. _Sp. Pr._

=Fiat experimentum in corpore vili=--Let the
experiment be made on some worthless body.

=Fiat justitiam, pereat mundus=--Let justice be
done, and the world perish. _Pr._

=Fiat justitia, ruat cœlum=--Let justice be done,
though the heavens should fall in. _Pr._

=Fiat lux=--Let there be light.

=Fickleness has its rise in the experience of the=                    30
=deceptiveness of present pleasures, and in
ignorance of the vanity of absent ones.=

=Ficta voluptatis causa sit proxima veris=--Fictions
meant to please should have as much
resemblance as possible to truth. _Hor._

=Fiction is a potent agent for good in the hands
of the good.= _Mme. Necker._

=Fiction lags after truth, invention is unfruitful,
and imagination cold and barren.= _Burke._

=Fiction, while the feigner of it knows that he
is feigning, partakes, more than we suspect,
of the nature of lying; and has ever an,
in some degree, unsatisfactory character.=

=Fictis meminerit nos jocari fabulis=--Be it remembered               35
that we are amusing you with tales of
fiction. _Phædr._

=Fidarsi è bene, ma non fidarsi è meglio=--To
trust one's self is good, but not to trust one's self
is better. _It. Pr._

=Fidati era un buon uomo, Nontifidare era
meglio=--Trust was a good man, Trust not was a
better. _It. Pr._

=Fide abrogata, omnis humana societas tollitur=--If
good faith be abolished, all human society
is dissolved. _Livy._

=Fide et amore=--By faith and love. _M._

=Fide et fiducia=--By faith and confidence. _M._                      40

=Fide et fortitudine=--By faith and fortitude.

=Fide et literis=--By faith and learning. _M._

=Fide, non armis=--By good faith, not by arms.

=Fidei coticula crux=--The cross is the touchstone
of faith. _M._

=Fidei defensor=--Defender of the faith.                              45

=Fideli certa merces=--The faithful are certain of
their reward. _M._

=Fidelis ad urnam=--Faithful to death (_lit._ the
ashes-urn). _M._

=Fidelis et audax=--Faithful and intrepid. _M._

=Fidélité est de Dieu=--Fidelity is of God. _M._

=Fideliter et constanter=--Faithfully and firmly.                     50

=Fidelity, diligence, decency, are good and indispensable;
yet, without faculty, without
light, they will not do the work.= _Carlyle._

=Fidelity is the sister of justice.= _Hor._

=Fidelity purchased with money, money can
destroy.= _Sen._

=Fidelius rident tiguria=--The laughter of the
cottage is more hearty and sincere than that of
the court. _Pr._

=Fidem qui perdit perdere ultra nil potest=--He                       55
who loses his honour has nothing else he can
lose. _Pub. Syr._

=Fidem qui perdit, quo se servet relicuo?=--Who
loses his good name, with what can he support
himself in future? _Pub. Syr._

=Fides facit fidem=--Confidence awakens confidence.

=Fides probata coronat=--Approved faith confers a
crown. _M._

=Fides Punica=--Punic faith; treachery.

=Fides servanda est=--Faith must be kept. _Plaut._                    60

=Fides sit penes auctorem=--Credit this to the

=Fides ut anima, unde abiit, eo nunquam redit=--Honour,
like life, when once it is lost, is never
recovered. _Pub. Syr._

=Fidus Achates=--A faithful companion (of Æneas).

=Fidus et audax=--Faithful and intrepid. _M._

=Fie! fie! how wayward is this foolish love, /
That like a testy babe will scratch the
nurse, / And presently, all humbled, kiss
the rod.= _Two Gent. of Verona_, i. 2.

=Fiel pero desdichado=--True though unfortunate.                       5

=Fierce fiery warriors fought upon the clouds, /
In ranks and squadrons, and right form of
war, / Which drizzled blood upon the Capitol.=
_Jul. Cæs._, ii. 2.

=Fieri facias=--See it be done. _A writ empowering
a sheriff to levy the amount of a debt or

=Fight on, thou brave true heart, and falter not,
through dark fortune and through bright,
the cause thou fightest for, so far as it is
true, is very sure of victory.= _Carlyle._

=Fight the good fight.= _St. Paul._

=Filii non plus possessionum quam morborum=                           10
=hæredes sumus=--We sons are heirs no less to
diseases than to estates.

=Filius nullius=--The son of no one; a bastard.

=Filius terræ=--A son of the earth; one low-born.

=Fille de chambre=--A chambermaid. _Fr._

=Fille de joie=--A woman of pleasure; a prostitute.

=Fin contre fin=--Diamond cut diamond. _Fr._                          15

=Fin de siècle=--Up to date. _Fr._

=Find earth where grows no weed, and you
may find a heart where no error grows.=

=Find employment for the body, and the mind
will find enjoyment for itself.= _Pr._

=Find fault, when you must find fault, in private,
if possible, and some time after the offence,
rather than at the time.= _Sydney Smith._

=Find mankind where thou wilt, thou findest it=                       20
=in living movement, in progress faster or
slower; the phœnix soars aloft, hovers with
outstretched wings, filling earth with her
music; or, as now, she sinks, and with
spheral swan-song immolates herself in flame,
that she may soar the higher and sing the
clearer.= _Carlyle._

=Find out men's wants and will, / And meet
them there. All worldly joys go less / To
the one joy of doing kindnesses.= _Herbert._

=Finding your able man, and getting him invested
with the symbols of ability, is the
business, well or ill accomplished, of all
social procedure whatsoever in this world.=

=Fine art is that in which the hand, the head,
and the heart of man go together; the head
inferior to the heart, and the hand inferior to
both heart and head.= _Ruskin._

=Fine by defect and delicately weak.= _Pope._

=Fine by degrees and beautifully less.= _Prior._                      25

=Fine feathers make fine birds.= _Pr._

=Fine feelings, without vigour of reason, are
in the situation of the extreme feathers of a
peacock's tail--dragging in the mud.= _John

=Fine manners are the mantle of fair minds.
None are truly great without this ornament.=
_A. B. Alcott._

=Fine manners need the support of fine manners
in others.= _Emerson._

=Fine sense and exalted sense are not half so=                        30
=useful as common sense.= _Pope._

=Fine speeches are the instruments of knaves /
Or fools, that use them when they want
good sense; / Honesty needs no disguise or
ornament.= _Otway._

=Fine words without deeds go not far.= _Dan.

=Finem respice=--Have regard to the end.

=Finge datos currus, quid agas?=--Suppose the
chariot (of the sun) committed to you, what
would you do? _Apollo to Phaethon in Ovid._

=Fingers were made before forks, and hands=                           35
=before knives.= _Swift._

=Fingunt se medicos quivis idiota, sacerdos,
Judæus, monachus, histrio, rasor, anus=--Any
untrained person, priest, Jew, monk, playactor,
barber, or old wife is ready to prescribe for you
in sickness. _Pr._

=Finis coronat opus=--The end crowns the work,
_i.e._, first enables us to determine its merits.

=Fire and sword are but slow engines of destruction
in comparison with the tongue of
the babbler.= _Steele._

=Fire and water are good servants but bad
masters.= _Pr._

=Fire in the heart sends smoke into the head.=                        40
_Ger. Pr._

=Fire is the best of servants; but what a
master!= _Carlyle._

=Fire maks an auld wife nimble.= _Sc. Pr._

=Fire that's closest kept burns most of all.= _Two
Gent. of Verona_, i. 2.

=Fire trieth iron, and temptation a just man.=
_Thomas à Kempis._

=Firmior quo paratior=--The stronger the better                       45
prepared. _M._

=Firmness, both in sufferance and exertion,
is a character I would wish to possess. I
have always despised the whining yelp of
complaint and the cowardly feeble resolve.=

=First assay / To stuff thy mind with solid
bravery; / Then march on gallant: get substantial
worth: / Boldness gilds finely, and
will set it forth.= _George Herbert._

=First cast the beam out of thine own eye, and
then thou shalt see clearly to cast out the
mote out of thy brother's eye.= _Jesus._

=First catch your hare.= _Mrs. Glass's advice to
the housewife._

=First come, first served.= _Pr._                                     50

=First deserve and then desire.= _Sc. Pr._

=First flower of the earth and first gem of the
sea.= _Moore._

=First keep thyself in peace, and then thou
shalt be able to keep peace among others.=
_Thomas à Kempis._

=First must the dead letter of religion own
itself dead, and drop piecemeal into dust, if
the living spirit of religion, freed from its
charnel-house, is to arise in us, new-born of
heaven, and with new healing under its
wings.= _Carlyle._

=First resolutions are not always the wisest,
but they are usually the most honest.=

=First worship God; he that forgets to pray /
Bids not himself good-morrow nor good
day.= _T. Randolph._

=Fishes live in the sea, ... as men do on
land--the great ones eat up the little ones.=
_Pericles_, ii. 1.

=Fit cito per multas præda petita manus=--The
spoil that is sought by many hands quickly
accumulates. _Ovid._

=Fit erranti medicina confessio=--Confession is as                     5
healing medicine to him who has erred.

=Fit fabricando faber=--A smith becomes a smith
by working at the forge. _Pr._

=Fit in dominatu servitus, in servitute dominatus=--In
the master there is the servant, and
in the servant the master (_lit._ in masterhood
is servanthood, in servanthood masterhood).

=Fit scelus indulgens per nubila sæcula virtus=--In
times of trouble leniency becomes crime.

=Fit the foot to the shoe, not the shoe to the
foot.= _Port. Pr._

=Fit words are fine, but often fine words are=                        10
=not fit.= _Pr._

=Five great intellectual professions have hitherto
existed in every civilised nation: the
soldier's, to defend it; the pastor's, to teach
it; the physician's, to keep it in health; the
lawyer's, to enforce justice in it; and the
merchant's, to provide for it; and the duty
of all these men is, on due occasion, to die
for it.= _Ruskin._

=Five minutes of to-day are worth as much to
me as five minutes in the next millennium.=

=Fix'd to no spot is happiness sincere; / 'Tis
nowhere to be found, or everywhere.= _Pope._

=Fixed like a plant on his peculiar spot, / To
draw nutrition, propagate, and rot.= _Pope._

=Flagrante bello=--During the war.                                    15

=Flagrante delicto=--In the very act.

=Flames rise and sink by fits; at last they soar /
In one bright flame, and then return no more.=

=Flamma fumo est proxima=--Where there is
smoke there is fire (_lit._ flame is very close to
smoke). _Plaut._

=Flatter not the rich; neither do thou appear
willingly before the great.= _Thomas à Kempis._

=Flatterers are cats that lick before, and scratch=                   20
=behind.= _Ger. Pr._

=Flatterers are the bosom enemies of princes.=

=Flatterers are the worst kind of traitors.=

=Flattery brings friends, but the truth begets
enmity.= _Pr._

=Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the
giver, and adulation is not of more service
to the people than to kings.= _Burke._

=Flattery is a base coin, to which only our=                          25
=vanity gives currency.= _La Roche._

=Flattery is the bellows blows up sin; / The
thing the which is flattered, but a spark, /
To which that blast gives heat and stronger
glowing; / Whereas reproof, obedient and
in order, / Fits kings, as they are men, for
they may err.= _Pericles_, i. 2.

=Flattery is the destruction of all good fellowship.=

=Flattery is the food of pride, and may be well
assimilated to those cordials which hurt the
constitution while they exhilarate the spirits.=
_Arliss' Lit. Col._

=Flattery labours under the odious charge of
servility.= _Tac._

=Flattery sits in the parlour when plain dealing=                     30
=is kicked out of doors.= _Pr._

=Flattery's the turnpike road to Fortune's
door.= _Walcot._

=Flebile ludibrium=--A "tragic farce;" a farce to
weep at.

=Flebit, et insignis tota cantabitur urbe=--He
shall rue it, and be a marked man and the talk
of the whole town. _Hor._

=Flectere si nequeo superos, Acheronta movebo=--If
I cannot influence the gods, I will stir up
Acheron. _Virg._

=Flecti, non frangi=--To bend, not to break. _M._                     35

=Flee sloth, for the indolence of the soul is the
decay of the body.= _Cato._

=Flee you ne'er so fast, your fortune will be at
your tail.= _Sc. Pr._

=Flesh will warm in a man to his kin against
his will.= _Gael. Pr._

=Flet victus, victor interiit=--The conquered one
weeps, the conqueror is ruined.

=Fleur d'eau=--Level with the water. _Fr._                            40

=Fleur de terre=--Level with the land. _Fr._

=Fleurs-de-lis=--Lilies. _Fr._

=Fleying= (frightening) =a bird is no the way to
catch it.= _Sc. Pr._

=Flies are easier caught with honey than
vinegar.= _Fr. Pr._

=Fling away ambition; / By that sin fell the=                         45
=angels; how can man, then, / The image of
his Maker, hope to win by it?= _Hen. VIII._,
iii. 2.

=Flints may be melted, but an ungrateful heart
cannot; no, not by the strongest and noblest
flame.= _South._

=Floriferis ut apes in saltibus omnia libant=--As
bees sip of everything in the flowery meads.

=Flour cannot be sown and seed-corn ought not
to be ground.= _Goethe._

=Flowers and fruits are always fit presents--flowers,
because they are a proud assertion
that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities
of man.= _Emerson._

=Flowers are the beautiful hieroglyphics of=                          50
=Nature, by which she indicates how much
she loves us.= _Goethe._

=Flowers are the pledges of fruit.= _Dan. Pr._

=Flowers are the sweetest things God ever
made and forgot to put a soul into.= _Ward

=Flowers never emit so sweet and strong a
fragrance as before a storm.= _Jean Paul._

=Flowers of rhetoric in sermons and serious
discourses are like the blue and red flowers
in corn, pleasing to those who come only
for amusement, but prejudicial to him who
would reap profit from it.= _Pope._

=Fluctus in simpulo exitare=--To raise a tempest                      55
in a teapot. _Cic._

=Fluvius cum mari certas=--You but a river, and
contending with the ocean. _Pr._

=Fly idleness, which yet thou canst not fly /
By dressing, mistressing, and compliment. /
If these take up thy day, the sun will cry /
Against thee; for his light was only lent.=
_George Herbert._

=Fœdum inceptu, fœdum exitu=--Bad in the beginning,
bad in the end. _Livy._

=Fœnum habet in cornu, longe fuge, dummodo
risum / Excutiat sibi, non hic cuiquam parcit
amico=--He has (like a wild bull) a wisp of
hay on his horn: fly afar from him; if only he
raise a laugh for himself, there is no friend he
would spare. _Hor._

=Foliis tantum ne carmina manda; / Ne turbata
volent rapidis ludibria ventis=--Only commit
not thy oracles to leaves, lest they fly about
dispersed, the sport of rushing winds. _Virg._

=Folk canna help a' their kin= (relatives). _Sc. Pr._                  5

=Folk wi' lang noses aye tak' till themsels.=
_Sc. Pr._

=Folks as have no mind to be o' use have always
the luck to be out o' the road when there's
anything to be done.= _George Eliot._

=Folks must put up with their own kin as they
put up with their own noses.= _George Eliot._

=Folle est la brébis qui au loup se confesse=--It
is a silly sheep that makes the wolf her confessor.
_Fr. Pr._

=Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it=                      10
=will follow thee.= _Pr._

=Follow the copy though it fly out of the
window.= _Printer's saying._

=Follow the customs or fly the country.= _Dan.

=Follow the devil faithfully, you are sure to go
to the devil.= _Carlyle._

=Follow the river, and you will get to the sea.=

=Follow the road, and you will come to an inn.=                       15
_Port. Pr._

=Follow the wise few rather than the vulgar
many.= _It. Pr._

=Folly, as it grows in years, / The more extravagant
appears.= _Butler._

=Folly ends where genuine hope begins.= _Cowper._

=Folly is its own burden.= _Sen._

=Folly is the most incurable of maladies.=                            20
_Sp. Pr._

=Folly, letting down buckets into empty wells,
and growing old with drawing nothing up.=

=Folly loves the martyrdom of fame.= _Byron._

=Fond fools / Promise themselves a name from
building churches.= _Randolph._

=Fond gaillard=--A basis of joy or gaiety. _Fr._

=Fons et origo mali=--The source and origin of the                    25

=Fons malorum=--The origin of evil.

=Fons omnium viventium=--The fountain of all
living things.

=Fontes ipsi sitiunt=--Even the fountains complain
of thirst. _Pr._

=Food can only be got out of the ground, or the
air, or the sea.= _Ruskin._

=Food fills the wame and keeps us livin'; /=                          30
=Though life's a gift no worth receivin', /
When heavy dragg'd wi' pine and grievin'; /
But oil'd by thee, the wheels o' life gae doonhill
scrievin' / Wi' rattlin' glee.= _Burns, on
Scotch drink._

=Food for powder.= 1 _Hen. IV._, iv. 2.

=Fool before all is he who does not instantly
seize the right moment; who has what he
loves before his eyes, and yet swerves=
(_schweift_) =aside.= _Platen._

=Fool not; for all may have, / If they dare try,
a glorious life or grave.= _George Herbert._

=Fool, not to know that love endures no tie, /
And Jove but laughs at lovers' perjury.=

=Fool of fortune.= _King Lear_, iv. 6.                                35

=Fooled thou must be, though wisest of the
wise; / Then be the fool of virtue, not of vice.=
_Persian saying._

=Foolish legislation is a rope of sand, which
perishes in the twisting.= _Emerson._

=Foolish people are a hundred times more
averse to meet with wise people than wise
people are to meet with foolish.= _Saadi._

=Fools and bairns shouldna see things half done.=
_Sc. Pr._

=Fools and obstinate men make lawyers rich.=                          40

=Fools are apt to imitate only the defects of
their betters.= _Swift._

=Fools are aye fond o' flittin', and wise men
o' sittin'.= _Sc. Pr._

=Fools are aye seeing ferlies= (wonderful things).
_Sc. Pr._

=Fools are known by looking wise.= _Butler._

=Fools are my theme; let satire be my song.=                          45

=Fools ask what's o'clock, but wise men know
their time.= _Pr._

=Fools build houses, and wise men buy them.=
_Ger. Pr._

=Fools can indeed find fault, but cannot act
more wisely.= _Langbern._

=Fools for arguments use wagers.= _Butler._

=Fools grant whate'er ambition craves, / And=                         50
=men, once ignorant, are slaves.= _Pope._

=Fools grow of themselves without sowing or
planting.= _Rus. Pr._

=Fools grow without watering.= _Pr._

=Fools invent fashions and wise men follow
them.= _Fr. Pr._

=Fools learn nothing from wise men, but wise
men much from fools.= _Dut. Pr._

=Fools make a mock at sin.= _Bible._                                  55

=Fools mak' feasts, and wise men eat them. /
Wise men mak' jests, and fools repeat them.=
_Sc. Pr._

=Fools may our scorn, not envy raise, / For
envy is a kind of praise.= _Gay._

=Fools measure actions after they are done by
the event; wise men beforehand, by the rules
of reason and right.= _Bp. Hale._

=Fools need no passport.= _Dan. Pr._

=Fools ravel and wise men redd= (unravel). _Sc. Pr._                  60

=Fools, to talking ever prone, / Are sure to
make their follies known.= _Gay._

=Fools with bookish knowledge are children
with edged weapons; they hurt themselves
and put others in pain.= _Zimmermann._

=Footpaths give a private, human touch to
the landscape that roads do not. They are
sacred to the human foot. They have the
sentiment of domesticity, and suggest the
way to cottage doors and to simple, primitive
times.= _John Burroughs._

=Foppery is never cured; once a coxcomb,
always a coxcomb.= _Johnson._

=For age, long age! / Nought else divides us
from the fresh young days / Which men call
ancient.= _Lewis Morris._

=For a genuine man it is no evil to be poor.=

=For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth
up again.= _Bible._

=For a large conscience is all one, / And signifies=                   5
=the same with none.= _Hudibras._

=For all a rhetorician's rules / Teach nothing
but to name his tools.= _Butler._

=For all he did he had a reason, / For all he
said, a word in season; / And ready ever
was to quote / Authorities for what he wrote.=

=For all men live and judge amiss / Whose
talents do not jump with his.= _Butler._

=For all right judgment of any man or thing
it is useful, nay, essential, to see his good
qualities before pronouncing on his bad.=

=For all their luxury was doing good.= _L._                           10

=For an honest man half his wits are enough;
for a knave, the whole are too little.= _It.

=For an orator delivery is everything.= _Goethe._

=For a republic you must have men.= _Amiel._

=For as a fly that goes to bed / Rests with
his tail above his head, / So, in this mongrel
state of ours, / The rabble are the
supreme powers.= _Butler._

=For as a ship without a helm is tossed to and=                       15
=fro by the waves, so the man who is careless
and forsaketh his purpose is many ways
tempted.= _Thomas à Kempis._

=For a' that, and a' that, / Our toils obscure,
and a' that; / The rank is but the guinea's
stamp, / The man's the gowd for a' that.=

=For a tint= (lost) =thing carena.= _Sc. Pr._

=For aught I see, they are as sick that surfeit
with too much as they that starve with
nothing.= _Mer. of Ven._, i. 2.

=For aught that ever I could read, / Could ever
hear by tale or history, / The course of true
love never did run smooth.= _Mid. N.'s Dream_,
i. 1.

=For a web begun God sends thread.= _Fr. and_                         20
_It. Pr._

=For behaviour, men learn it, as they take
diseases, one of another.= _Bacon._

=For blessings ever wait on virtuous deeds, /
And though a late, a sure reward succeeds.=

=For Brutus is an honourable man, / So are
they all, all honourable men.= _Jul. Cæs._,
iii. 2.

=For captivity, perhaps your poor watchdog
is as sorrowful a type as you will easily
find.= _Ruskin._

=For contemplation he and valour form'd, / For=                       25
=softness she and sweet attractive grace; /
He for God only, she for God in him, / His
fair large front and eye sublime declared.=

=For cowards the road of desertion should be
left open; they will carry over to the enemy
nothing but their fears.= _Bovee._

=For dear to gods and men is sacred song.=

=For ebbing resolution ne'er returns, / But falls
still further from its former shore.= _Home._

=For emulation hath a thousand sons, / That
one by one pursue; if you give way, / Or
hedge aside from the direct forthright, /
Like to an enter'd tide, they all rush by,
And leave you hindmost.= _Troil. and Cres._
iii. 3.

=For ever and a day.= _As You Like It_, iv. 1.                        30

=For ever is not a category that can establish
itself in this world of time.= _Carlyle._

=For every dawn that breaks brings a new
world, / And every budding bosom a new
life.= _Lewis Morris._

=For every grain of wit there is a grain of folly.=

=For every ten jokes thou hast got an hundred
enemies.= _Sterne._

=For everything you have missed, you have=                            35
=gained something else; and for everything
you gain, you lose something.= _Emerson._

=For fate has wove the thread of life with pain, /
And twins e'en from the birth are misery
and man.= _Pope._

=For faith, and peace, and mighty love / That
from the Godhead flow, / Show'd them the
life of heaven above / Springs from the earth
below.= _Emerson._

=For fault o' wise men fools sit on binks= (seats,
benches). _Sc. Pr._

=For fools rush in where angels fear to tread.=

=For forms of government let fools contest; /=                        40
=Whate'er is best administered is best.=

=For Freedom's battle, once begun, / Bequeath'd
by bleeding sire to son, / Though baffled oft,
is ever won.= _Byron._

=For glances beget ogles, ogles sighs, / Sighs
wishes, wishes words, and words a letter; /
And then God knows what mischief may
arise / When love links two young people
in one fetter.= _Byron._

=For gold the merchant ploughs the main, /
The farmer ploughs the manor; / But glory
is the soldier's prize, / The soldier's wealth
is honour.= _Burns._

=For good and evil must in our actions meet; /
Wicked is not much worse than indiscreet.=

=For greatest scandal waits on greatest state.=                       45

=For grief indeed is love, and grief beside.= _Mrs.

=For he being dead, with him is beauty slain, /
And, beauty dead, black chaos comes again.=

=For he, by geometric scale, / Could take the
size of pots of ale.= _Butler._

=For he is but a bastard to the time / That
doth not smack of observation.= _King John_,
i. 1.

=For he lives twice who can at once employ /=                         50
=The present well and e'en the past enjoy.=

=For he that fights and runs away / May live
to fight another day; / But he who is in
battle slain, / Can never rise and fight again.=

=For he that worketh high and wise, / Nor
pauses in his plan, / Will take the sun out
of the skies / Ere freedom out of man.=

=For his bounty, / There was no winter in't; an
autumn 'twas, / That grew the more by
reaping.= _Ant. and Cleop._, v. 2.

=For his chaste Muse employed her heaven-taught
lyre / None but the noblest passions
to inspire, / Not one immoral, one corrupted
thought, / One line which, dying, he could
wish to blot.= _Littleton on Thomson._

=For hope is but the dream of those that wake.=

=For I am nothing if not critical.= _Othello_,                         5
ii. 1.

=For I am full of spirit, and resolved / To meet
all perils very constantly.= _Jul. Cæs._, v. 1.

=For I say this is death, and the sole death, /
When a man's loss comes to him from his
gain, / Darkness from light, from knowledge
ignorance, / And lack of love from love made
manifest.= _Browning._

=For it so falls out, / That what we have we
prize not to the worth / While we enjoy it,
but being lack'd and lost, / Why, then we
rack the value.= _Much Ado_, iv. 1.

=For it stirs the blood in an old man's heart, /
And makes his pulses fly, / To catch the
thrill of a happy voice / And the light of a
pleasant eye.= _N. P. Willis._

=For just experience tells, in every soil, / That=                    10
=those that think must govern those that toil.=

=For knowledge is a barren tree and bare, /
Bereft of God, and duty but a word, / And
strength but tyranny, and love, desire, / And
purity a folly.= _Lewis Morris._

=For knowledge is a steep which few may
climb, / While duty is a path which all may
tread.= _Lewis Morris._

=For let our finger ache, and it endues / Our
other healthful members ev'n to that sense /
Of pain.= _Othello_, iii. 4.

=For loan oft loses both itself and friend.= _Ham._,
i. 3.

=For love of grace, / Lay not the flattering=                         15
=unction to your soul / That not your trespass
but my madness speaks.= _Ham._, iii. 4.

=For lovers' eyes more sharply sighted be /
Than other men's, and in dear love's delight /
See more than any other eyes can see.=

=For man's well-being faith is properly the one
thing needful; with it, martyrs, otherwise
weak, can cheerfully endure the shame and
the cross; and without it, worldlings puke
up their sick existence by suicide in the
midst of luxury.= _Carlyle._

=For man there is but one misfortune, when
some idea lays hold of him which exerts no
influence upon his active life, or still more,
which withdraws him from it.= _Goethe._

=For men are brought to worse diseases / By
taking physic than diseases, / And therefore
commonly recover / As soon as doctors give
them over.= _Butler._

=For men at most differ as heaven and earth, /=                       20
=But women, worst and best, as heaven and
hell.= _Tennyson._

=For men cherish love, for gods reverence.=

=For men may come and men may go, / But I
go on for ever.= _Tennyson._

=For modes of faith let graceless zealots fight; /
His can't be wrong whose life is in the right.=

=For murder, though it hath no tongue, will
speak / With most miraculous organ.= _Ham._,
ii. 2.

=For my means, I'll husband them so well, /=                          25
=They shall go far with little.= _Ham._, iv. 5.

=For my name and memory I leave to men's
charitable speeches, to foreign nations, and
to the next ages.= _Bacon._

=For nought so vile that on the earth doth live, /
But to the earth some special good doth
give; / Nor aught so good, but strain'd
from that fair use, / Revolts from true
birth, stumbling on abuse.= _Rom. and Jul._,
ii. 3.

=For now we see through a glass darkly, but
then face to face.= _St. Paul._

=For oaths are straws, men's faith are wafer
cakes, / And holdfast is the only dog, my
duck.= _Hen. V._, ii. 3.

=For of all sad words of tongue or pen, / The=                        30
=saddest were these: "It might have been."=

=For of fortunes sharpe adversite, / The worst
kind of infortune is this, / A man that hath
been in prosperite, / And it remember when
it passéd is.= _Chaucer._

=For of the soul the body form doth take, / For
soul is form, and doth the body make.=

=For one man who can stand prosperity, there
are a hundred that will stand adversity.=

=For one person who can think, there are at
least a hundred who can observe. An accurate
observer is, no doubt, rare; but an
accurate thinker is far rarer.= _Buckle._

=For one rich man that is content there are a=                        35
=hundred who are not.= _Pr._

=For one word a man is often deemed wise, and
for one word he is often deemed foolish.=

=For our pleasure, the lackeyed train, the slow
parading pageant, with all the gravity of
grandeur, moves in review; a single coat,
or a single footman, answers all the purposes
of the most indolent refinement as
well; and those who have twenty, may be
said to keep one for their own pleasure, and
the other nineteen merely for ours.= _Goldsmith._

=For pity is the virtue of the law, / And none but
tyrants use it cruelly.= _Timon of Athens_,
iii. 5.

=For pleasures past I do not grieve, / Nor perils
gathering near; / My greatest grief is that
I leave / Nothing that claims a tear.=

=For poems to have beauty of style is not=                            40
=enough; they must have pathos also, and
lead at will the hearer's soul.= _Hor._

=For present grief there is always a remedy.
However much thou sufferest, hope. The
greatest happiness of man is hope.= _Leopold

=For rarely do we meet in one combined /
A beauteous body and a virtuous mind.=

=For rhetoric, he could not ope / His mouth, but
out there flew a trope.= _Butler._

=For rhyme the rudder is of verses, / With
which, like ships, they steer their courses.=

=For right is right, since God is God, / And
right the day must win; / To doubt would
be disloyalty, / To falter would be sin.= _F.
W. Faber._

=For sacred even to gods is misery.= _Pope._

=For Satan finds some mischief still / For idle=                       5
=hands to do.= _Watts._

=For slander lives upon successión, / For ever
housed where it gets possessión.= _Comedy of
Errors_, iii. 1.

=For solitude sometimes is best society, / And
short retirement urges sweet return.= _Milton._

=For sufferance is the badge of all our tribe.=
_Mer. of Ven._, i. 3.

=For suffering and enduring there is no remedy
but striving and doing.= _Carlyle._

=For that fine madness still he did retain /=                         10
=Which rightly should possess a poet's brain.=

=For the apotheosis of Reason we have substituted
that of Instinct; and we call everything
instinct which we find in ourselves,
and for which we cannot trace any rational
foundation.= _J. S. Mill._

=For the bow cannot possibly stand always
bent, nor can human nature or human frailty
subsist without some lawful recreation.=

=For the buyer a hundred eyes are too few, for
the seller one is enough.= _It. Pr._

=For thee the family of man has no use; it
rejects thee; thou art wholly as a dissevered
limb: so be it; perhaps it is better so.=
_Carlyle, or Teufelsdröckh rather, arrived at the
"Centre of Indifference, through which whoso
travels from the Negative Pole to the Positive
must necessarily pass."_

=For the fashion of this world passeth away.=                         15
_St. Paul._

=For the gay beams of lightsome day / Gild but
to flout the ruins grey.= _Scott._

=For the greatest crime of man is that he was
born.= _Calderon._

=For the narrow mind, whatever he attempts, is
still a trade; for the higher, an art; and the
highest, in doing one thing does all; or, to
speak less paradoxically, in the one thing
which he does rightly, he sees the likeness
of all that is done rightly.= _Goethe._

=For the rain it raineth every day.= _Lear_,
iii. 2.

=For there's nae luck aboot the hoose, / There's=                     20
=nae luck ava', / There's little pleesure in the
hoose / When oor guidman's awa'.= _W. J.

=For there was never yet philosopher / That
could endure the toothache patiently.= _Much
Ado_, v. 1.

=For the sake of one good action a hundred
evil actions should be condoned.= _Chinese Pr._

=For the son of man there is no noble crown,
well-worn or even ill-worn, but is a crown
of thorns.= _Carlyle._

=For the true the price is paid before you enjoy
it; for the false, after you enjoy it.= _John

=For the world was built in order, / And the=                         25
=atoms march in tune; / Rhyme the pipe, and
the Time the warder, / The sun obeys them
and the moon.= _Emerson._

=For they can conquer who believe they can.=

=For 'tis a truth well known to most, / That
whatsoever thing is lost, / We seek it, ere
it comes to light, / In every cranny but the
right.= _Cowper._

=For 'tis the mind that makes the body rich: /
And as the sun breaks through the darkest
clouds, / So honour peereth in the meanest
habit.= _Tam. of Shrew_, iv. 3.

=For to him that is joined to all the living there
is hope: for a living dog is better than a
dead lion.= _Bible._

=For to see and eek for to be seye.= _Chaucer._                       30

=For truth has such a face and such a mien, / As
to be loved needs only to be seen.= _Dryden._

=For truth is precious and divine, / Too rich a
pearl for carnal swine.= _Butler._

=For use almost can change the stamp of
Nature, / And either curb the devil or throw
him out / With wondrous potency.= _Ham._,
iii. 4.

=For us, the winds do blow, / The earth doth
rest, heaven move, and fountains flow; /
Nothing we see but means our good, / As
our delight, or as our treasure; / The whole
is either our cupboard of food, / Or cabinet
of pleasure.= _George Herbert._

=For virtue's sake I am here; but if a man,=                          35
=for his task, forgets and sacrifices all, why
shouldst not thou?= _Jean Paul._

=For virtue's self may too much zeal be had; /
The worst of madmen is a saint run mad.=

=For want of a block a man will stumble at a
straw.= _Swift._

=For want of a nail the shoe was lost, for want
of a shoe the horse was lost, and for want
of a horse the rider was lost.= _Ben. Franklin._

=For wealth is all things that conduce / To
man's destruction or his use; / A standard
both to buy and sell / All things from heaven
down to hell.= _Butler._

=For what are men who grasp at praise sublime, /=                     40
=But bubbles on the rapid stream of time, /
That rise and fall, that swell and are no
more, / Born and forgot, ten thousand in an
hour.= _Young._

=For what are they all in their high conceit, /
When man in the bush with God may meet?=

=For what thou hast not, still thou striv'st to
get, / And what thou hast, forgetst.= _Meas.
for Meas._, iii. 1.

=For when disputes are wearied out, / 'Tis
interest still resolves the doubt.= _Butler._

=For where is any author in the world / Teaches
such beauty as a woman's eye?= _Love's L.
Lost_, iv. 3.

=For while a youth is lost in soaring thought, /=                     45
=And while a mind grows sweet and beautiful, /
And while a spring-tide coming lights
the earth, / And while a child, and while a
flower is born, / And while one wrong cries
for redress and finds / A soul to answer, still
the world is young.= _Lewis Morris._

=For whom ill is fated, him it will strike.= _Gael.

=For whom the heart of man shuts out, /
Straightway the heart of God takes in, /
And fences them all round about / With
silence 'mid the world's loud din.= _Lowell._

=For who to dumb forgetfulness a prey, / This
pleasing anxious being e'er resigned, / Left
the warm precincts of the cheerful day, /
Nor cast one longing lingering look behind?=

=For who would lose, / Though full of pain, this
intellectual being, / Those thoughts that
wander through eternity; / To perish rather,
swallowed up and lost, / In the wide womb of
uncreated night?= _Milton._

=For wisdom cries out in the streets, and no
man regards it.= 1 _Henry IV._, i. 2.

=For youth no less becomes / The light and=                            5
=careless livery that it wears, / Than settled
age his sables and his weeds, / Importing
health and graveness.= _Ham._, iv. 7.

=Forbear to judge, for we are sinners all.=
2 _Hen. VI._, iii. 3.

=Forbearance is not acquittance.= _Ger. Pr._

=Forbid a fool do a thing, and that he will do.=
_Sc. Pr._

=Forbidden fruit is sweetest.= _Pr._

=Force and right rule everything in this world;=                      10
=force till right is ready.= _Joubert._ (?)

=Force can never annul right.= _Berryer._

=Force is no argument.= _John Bright._

=Forced love does not last.= _Dut. Pr._

=Forced prayers are no gude for the soul.= _Sc.

=Force n'a pas droit=--Might knows no right.                          15
_Fr. Pr._

=Force rules the world, and not opinion, but
opinion is that which makes use of force.=

=Force without forecast is of little avail.= _Pr._

=Foresight is indeed necessary in trusting, but
still more necessary in distrusting.= _Cötvös._

=Forewarned, forearmed.= _Cervantes._

=Forget the hours of thy distress, but never=                         20
=forget what they taught thee.= _Gessner._

=Forget thyself to marble.= _Milton._

=Forgetting of a wrong is a mild revenge.=

=Forgetting one's self, or knowing one's self,
around these everything turns.= _Auerbach._

=Forgiveness is better than revenge; for forgiveness
is the sign of a gentle nature, but
revenge the sign of a savage nature.= _Epictetus._

=Forgiveness is commendable, but apply not=                           25
=ointment to the wound of an oppressor.=

=Forgiveness is the divinest of victories.=

=Forgiveness to the injured does belong, / But
they ne'er pardon who have done the wrong.=

=Forgiveness is not forgotten.= _Ger. Pr._

=Forgotten pains, when follow gains.= _Sc. Pr._

=Forma bonum fragile est=--Beauty is a fragile                        30
good. _Ovid._

=Forma viros neglecta decet=--Neglect of appearance
becomes men. _Ovid._

=Formerly it was the fashion to preach the
natural; now it is the ideal.= _Schlegel._

=Formerly the richest countries were those in
which Nature was most bountiful; now the
richest countries are those in which man is
most active.= _Buckle._

=Formerly when great fortunes were only made
in war, war was business; but now when
great fortunes are only made by business,
business is war.= _Bovee._

=Formidabilior cervorum exercitus, duce leone,=                       35
=quam leonum cervo=--An army of stags would
be more formidable commanded by a lion, than
one of lions commanded by a stag. _Pr._

=Formosa facies muta commendatio est=--A handsome
face is a mute recommendation. _Pub. Syr._

=Formosos sæpe inveni pessimos, / Et turpi
facie multos cognovi optimos=--I have often
found good-looking people to be very base, and I
have known many ugly people most estimable.

=Forms which grow round a substance will be
true, good; forms which are consciously put
round a substance, bad.= _Carlyle._

=Formulas are the very skin and muscular
tissue of a man's life; and a most blessed
indispensable thing, so long as they have
vitality withal, and are a living skin and
tissue to him.= _Carlyle._

=Forsake not God till you find a better maister.=                     40
_Sc. Pr._

=Forsan et hæc olim meminisse juvabit; Durate,
et vosmet rebus servate secundis=--Perhaps it
will be a delight to us some day to recall these
misfortunes. Bear them, therefore, and reserve
yourselves for better times. _Virg._

=Forsan miseros meliora sequentur=--Perhaps a
better fortune awaits the unhappy. _Virg._

=Fors et virtus miscentur in unum=--Fortune and
valour are blended into one. _Virg._

=Forte è l'aceto di vin dolce=--Strong is vinegar
from sweet wine. _It. Pr._

=Forte et fidele=--Strong and loyal. _M._                             45

=Fortem facit vicina libertas senem=--The approach
of liberty makes even an old man brave.

=Fortem posce animum mortis terrore carentem, /
Qui spatium vitæ extremum inter
munera ponat / Naturæ=--Pray for a strong soul
free from the fear of death, which regards the
final period of life among the gifts of Nature.

=Fortes creantur fortibus et bonis: / Est in
juvencis, est in equis patrum / Virtus, nec
imbellem feroces / Progenerant aquilæ
columbam=--Brave men are generated by brave
and good: there is in steers and in horses the
virtue of their sires, nor does the fierce eagle
beget the unwarlike dove. _Hor._

=Forte scutum salus ducum=--The safety of leaders
is a strong shield. _M._

=Fortes fortuna adjuvat=--Fortune assists the                         50
brave. _Ter._

=Fortes in fine assequendo et suaves in modo
assequendi simus=--Let us be resolute in prosecuting
our purpose and mild in the manner of
attaining it. _Aquaviva._

=Forti et fideli nihil difficile=--To the brave and
true nothing is difficult. _M._

=Fortify courage with the true rampart of
patience.= _Sir P. Sidney._

=Fortify yourself with moderation; for this is
an impregnable fortress.= _Epictetus._

=Fortior et potentior est dispositio legis quam
hominis=--The disposition of the law is stronger
and more potent than that of man. _L._

=Fortis cadere, cedere non potest=--A brave man
may fall, but cannot yield. _M._

=Fortis et constantis animi est, non perturbari
in rebus asperis=--It shows a brave and resolute
spirit not to be agitated in exciting circumstances.

=Fortis sub forte fatiscet=--A brave man will
yield to a brave. _M._

=Fortiter et recte=--Courageously and honourably.                      5

=Fortiter ferendo vincitur malum quod evitari
non potest=--By bravely enduring it, an evil
which cannot be avoided is overcome. _Pr._

=Fortiter, fideliter, feliciter=--Boldly, faithfully,
successfully. _M._

=Fortiter geret crucem=--He will bravely support
the cross. _M._

=Fortiter in re, suaviter in modo=--Vigorous and
resolute in deed, gentle in manner.

=Fortitude is the guard and support of the=                           10
=other virtues.= _Locke._

=Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the
armour of the will, and the fort of reason.=

=Fortitude is to be seen in toils and dangers;
temperance in the denial of sensual pleasures;
prudence in the choice between good
and evil; justice in awarding to every one
his due.= _Cic._

=Fortitude rises upon an opposition; and, like
a river, swells the higher for having its
course stopped.= _Jeremy Collier._

=Fortitudini=--For bravery. _M._

=Fortuito quodam concursu atomorum=--Certain                          15
fortuitous concourse of atoms. _Cic._

=Fortunæ cætera mando=--I commit the rest to
fortune. _Ovid._

=Fortunæ filius=--A child or favourite of fortune.

=Fortunæ majoris honos, erectus et acer=--An
honour to his elevated station, upright and brave.

=Fortuna favet fatuis=--Fortune favours fools.

=Fortuna favet fortibus=--Fortune favours the                         20
brave. _Pr._

=Fortuna magna magna domino est servitus=--A
great fortune is a great slavery to its owner.
_Pub. Syr._

=Fortunam debet quisque manere suam=--Every
one ought to live within his means. _Ovid._

=Fortuna meliores sequitur=--Fortune befriends
the better man. _Sall._

=Fortuna miserrima tuta est=--A very poor fortune
is safe. _Ovid._

=Fortuna multis dat nimium, nulli satis=--To                          25
many fortune gives too much, to none enough.

=Fortuna nimium quem fovet, stultum facit=--Fortune
makes a fool of him whom she favours
too much. _Pub. Syr._

=Fortuna non mutat genus=--Fortune does not
change nature. _Hor._

=Fortuna obesse nulli contenta est semel=--Fortune
is not content to do one an ill turn only
once. _Pub. Syr._

=Fortuna opes auferre, non animum potest=--Fortune
may bereave us of wealth, but not of
courage. _Sen._

=Fortuna parvis momentis magnas rerum commutationes=                  30
=efficit=--Fortune in brief moments
works great changes in our affairs.

=Fortuna sequatur=--Let fortune follow. _M._

=Fortunato omne solum patria est=--To a favourite
of fortune every land is his country.

=Fortunatas et ille deos qui novit agrestes=--Happy
the man who knows the rural gods.

=Fortunatus' purse=--A purse which supplies you
with all you wish.

=Fortuna vitrea est, tum cum splendet frangitur=--Fortune             35
is like glass; while she shines she is
broken. _Pub. Syr._

=Fortune brings in some boats that are ill-steered.=
_Cymbeline_, iv. 3.

=Fortune can take from us nothing but what
she gave.= _Pr._

=Fortune does not change men; it only unmasks
them.= _Mme. Riccoboni._

=Fortune favours the brave, as the old proverb
says, but forethought much more.= _Cic._

=Fortune has rarely condescended to be the=                           40
=companion of genius.= _Isaac Disraeli._

=Fortune hath something of the nature of a
woman, who, if she be too closely wooed,
goes commonly the farther off.= _Charles V._

=Fortune is like a mirror--it does not alter men;
it only shows men just as they are.= _Billings._

=Fortune is like the market, where many times,
if you can stay a little, the price will fall.=

=Fortune is merry, and in this mood will give
us anything.= _Jul. Cæs._, iii. 2.

=Fortune is not content to do a man one ill=                          45
=turn.= _Bacon._

=Fortune is the rod of the weak, and the staff of
the brave.= _Lowell._

=Fortune makes folly her peculiar care.= _Churchill._

=Fortune makes him a fool whom she makes her
darling.= _Bacon._

=Fortune often knocks at the door, but the fool
does not invite her in.= _Dan. Pr._

=Fortune reigns in the gifts of the world, not in=                    50
=the lineaments of nature.= _As You Like It_,
i. 2.

=Fortune! There is no fortune; all is trial, or
punishment, or recompense, or foresight.=

=Fortune turns round like a mill-wheel, and
he that was yesterday at the top lies to-day
at the bottom.= _Sp. Pr._

=Forward, forward let us range, / Let the great
world spin for ever down the ringing grooves
of change.= _Tennyson._

=Forwardness spoils manners.= _Gael. Pr._

=Foster the beautiful, and every hour thou=                           55
=callest new flowers to birth.= _Schiller._

=Foul cankering rust the hidden treasure frets; /
But gold that's put to use, more gold begets.=

=Foul deeds will rise, / Though all the earth
o'erwhelm them, to men's eyes.= _Ham._, i. 2.

=Fou (full) o' courtesy, fou o' craft.= _Sc. Pr._

=Four eyes see more than two.= _Pr._

=Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared
than a thousand bayonets.= _Napoleon._

=Foxes have holes, and the birds of the air
have nests; but the Son of Man hath not
where to lay his head.= _Jesus._

=Foy est tout=--Faith is everything. _M._

=Foy pour devoir=--Faith for duty. _Old Fr._

=Frae saving comes having.= _Sc. Pr._                                  5

=Fragili quærens illidere dentem / Offendet
solido=--Trying to fix her tooth in some tender
part, / Envy will strike against the solid. _Hor._

=Fraile que pide por Dios pide por dos=--The
friar who begs for God begs for two. _Sp. Pr._

=Frailty, thy name is woman.= _Ham._, i. 2.

=Frame your mind to mirth and merriment, /
Which bars a thousand harms and lengthens
life.= _Tam. of Sh._, Ind. 2.

=Frangas, non flectes=--You may break, but you                        10
will not bend me.

=Frappe fort=--Strike hard. _M._

=Fraternité ou la Mort=--Fraternity or death.
_The watchword of the first French Revolution.

=Frauen, richtet nur nie des Mannes einzelne
Thaten; / Aber über den Mann sprechet
das richtende Wort=--Women, judge ye not the
individual acts of the man; the word that pronounces
judgment is above the man. _Schiller._

=Frauen und Jungfrauen soll man loben, es
sei wahr oder erlogen=--Truly or falsely,
women and maidens must be praised. _Ger. Pr._

=Fraus est celare fraudem=--It is a fraud to conceal                  15
fraud. _L._

=Frau und Mond leuchten mit fremden Licht=--Madame
and the moon shine with borrowed
light. _Ger. Pr._

=Freedom and slavery, the one is the name of
virtue, the other of vice, and both are acts of
the will.= _Epictetus._

=Freedom and whisky gang thegither! / Tak'
aff your dram.= _Burns._

=Freedom consists not in refusing to recognise
anything above us, but in respecting something
which is above us.= _Goethe._

=Freedom exists only with power.= _Schiller._                         20

=Freedom has a thousand charms to show, /
That slaves, howe'er contented, never know.=

=Freedom is a new religion--the religion of our
time.= _Heine._

=Freedom is not caprice, but room to enlarge.=
_C. A. Bartol._

=Freedom is only granted us that obedience
may be more perfect.= _Ruskin._

=Freedom is only in the land of dreams, and the=                      25
=beautiful only blooms in song.= _Schiller._

=Freedom is the eternal youth of nations.= _Gen.

=Freedom's sun cannot set so long as smiths
hammer iron.= _C. M. Arndt._

=Free governments have committed more flagrant
acts of tyranny than the most perfect
despotic governments which we have ever
known.= _Burke._

=Free-livers on a small scale, who are prodigal
within the compass of a guinea.= _W. Irving._

=Freends are like fiddle-strings; they maunna=                        30
=be screwed ower tight.= _Sc. Pr._

=Freethinkers are generally those who never
think at all.= _Sterne._

=Free will I be in thought and in poetry; in
action the world hampers us enough.= _Goethe._

=Freie Kirche im freien Staat=--A free Church in
a free State. _Cavour._

=Freilich erfahren wir erst im Alter, was uns
in der Tugend begegnete=--Not till we are old
is it that we learn to know (_lit._ experience) what
we met with when young. _Goethe._

=Frei muss ich denken, sprechen und atmen=                            35
=Gottes Luft, / Und wer die drei mir raubet,
der legt mich in die Gruft=--Freely must I
think, speak, and breathe what God inspires in
me, and he who robs me of these three entombs
me. _Chamisso._

=Freits= (prognostications) =follow those who look
to them.= _Sc. Pr._

=Frei von Tadel zu sein ist der niedrigste Grad
und der höchste, / Denn nur die Ohnmacht
führt oder die Grösse dazu=--To be free from
blame is to be of the lowest and highest grade,
for only imbecility or greatness leads to it.

=Freiwillige Abhängigkeit ist der schönste
Zustand, und wie wäre der möglich ohne
Liebe?=--Voluntary dependence is the noblest
condition we can be in; and how were that
possible without love? _Goethe._

=Fremde Kinder, wir lieben sie nie so sehr als
die eignen; / Irrtum das eigne Kind, ist uns
dem Herzen so nah=--We never love the child
of another so much as our own; for this reason
error, which is our own child, is so near to our
heart. _Goethe._

=Fremdes Pferd und eigene Sporen haben bald=                          40
=den Wind verloren=--Another's horse and our
own spurs soon outstrip the wind. _Ger. Pr._

=Freno indorato non megliora il cavallo=--A
golden bit, no better a horse. _It. Pr._

=Frequent and loud laughter is the characteristic
of folly and ill-manners.= _Chesterfield._

=Fresh as a bridegroom, and his chin, new
reap'd, / Show'd like a stubble-field at
harvest-home; / He was perfuméd like a
milliner, / And 'twixt his finger and his thumb
he held / A pouncet-box, which ever and
anon / He gave his nose, and took 't away
again.= _Hen. IV._, i. 3.

=Fret not over the irretrievable, but ever act as
if thy life were just begun.= _Goethe._

=Fret not thyself because of evil men, neither=                       45
=be thou envious at the wicked; for there
shall be no reward to the evil man; the
candle of the wicked shall be put out.= _Bible._

=Fretting cares make grey hairs.= _Pr._

=Freude hat mir Gott gegeben=--God has to me
given joy. _Schiller._

=Freud' muss Leid, Leid muss Freude haben=--Joy
must have sorrow; sorrow, joy. _Goethe._

=Freundschaft ist ein Knotenstock auf Reisen, /
Lieb' ein Stäbchen zum Spazierengehn=--Friendship
is a sturdy stick to travel with; love a
slender cane to promenade with. _Chamisso._

=Friar Modest never was prior.= _It. Pr._                             50

=Friend after friend departs; / Who hath not
lost a friend? / There is no union here of
hearts / That finds not here an end.= _J.

=Friend, hast thou considered the "rugged,
all-nourishing earth," as Sophocles well
names her; how she feeds the sparrow on
the housetop, much more her darling, man?=

=Friend, however thou camest by this book, I
will assure thee thou wert least in my
thoughts when I writ it.= _Bunyan._

="Friend, I never gave thee any of my jewels!"
"No, but you have let me look at them, and
that is all the use you can make of them
yourself; moreover, you have the trouble
of watching them, and that is an employment
I do not much desire."= _Goldsmith._

=Friends and acquaintances are the surest
passports to fortune.= _Schopenhauer._

=Friends are lost by calling often and calling
seldom.= _Gael. Pr._

=Friends are ourselves.= _Donne._                                      5

=Friends are rare, for the good reason that men
are not common.= _Joseph Roux._

=Friends are the leaders of the bosom, being
more ourselves than we are, and we complement
our affections in theirs.= _A. B. Alcott._

=Friends, like mushrooms, spring up in out-of-the-way
places.= _Pr._

=Friends may meet, / But mountains never
greet.= _Pr._

=Friends reveal to each other most clearly=                           10
=exactly that upon which they are silent.=

=Friends should associate friends in grief and
woe.= _Tit. Andron._, v. 3.

=Friends should be weighed, not told.= _Coleridge._

=Friends show me what I can do; foes teach
me what I should do.= _Schiller._

=Friends, such as we desire, are dreams and
fables.= _Emerson._

=Friends will be much apart. They will respect=                       15
=more each other's privacy than their communion,
for therein is the fulfilment of our
high aims and the conclusion of our arguments....
The hours my friend devotes
to me were snatched from a higher society.=

=Friendship can originate and acquire permanence
only practically= (pracktisch). =Liking=
(Neigung), =and even love, contribute nothing
to friendship. True, active, productive friendship
consists in this, that we keep the same
pace= (gleichen Schritt) =in life, that my friend
approves of my aims, as I of his, and that
thus we go on steadfastly= (unverrückt) =together,
whatever may be the difference
otherwise between our ways of thinking and
living.= _Goethe._

=Friendship canna stand a' on ae side.= _Sc.

=Friendship, in the old heroic sense of that
term, no longer exists; except in the cases
of kindred or other legal affinity, it is in
reality no longer expected or recognised as
a virtue among men.= _Carlyle._

=Friendship is a plant which one must water
often.= _Ger. Pr._

=Friendship is a vase, which, when it is flawed=                      20
=by heat, or violence, or accident, may as
well be broken at once; it never can be
trusted after.= _Landor._

=Friendship is but a name.= _Napoleon._

=Friendship is communion.= _Arist._

=Friendship is constant in all other things, /
Save in the office and affairs of love; / Therefore,
all hearts in love use their own tongues; /
Let every eye negotiate for itself, / And trust
no agent.= _Much Ado_, ii. 1.

=Friendship is infinitely better than kindness.=

=Friendship is like a debt of honour; the=                            25
=moment it is talked of, it loses its real name,
and assumes the more ungrateful form of
obligation.= _Arliss' Lit. Col._

=Friendship is love with understanding.= _Ger.

=Friendship is love without its flowers or veil.=

=Friendship is love without its wings.= _Byron._

=Friendship is no plant of hasty growth.=
_Joanna Baillie._

=Friendship is one soul in two bodies.= _Porphyry._                   30

=Friendship is stronger than kindred.= _Pub.

=Friendship is the greatest bond in the world.=
_Jeremy Taylor._

=Friendship is the ideal; friends are the reality;
the reality always remains far apart from
the ideal.= _Joseph Roux._

=Friendship is the marriage of the soul.= _Voltaire._

=Friendship is the shadow of the evening,=                            35
=which strengthens with the setting sun of
life.= _La Fontaine._

=Friendship is too pure a pleasure for a mind
cankered with ambition or the lust of power
and grandeur.= _Junius._

=Friendship, like love, is but a name, / Unless
to one you stint the flame.= _Gay._

=Friendship, like love, is self-forgetful.= _H.

=Friendship, like the immortality of the soul,
is too good to be believed.= _Emerson._

=Friendship made in a moment is of no moment.=                        40

=Friendship often ends in love; but love in
friendship--never.= _Colton._

=Friendship should be surrounded with ceremonies
and respects, and not crushed into
corners.= _Emerson._

=Friendship, unlike love, which is weakened
by fruition, grows up, thrives, and increases
by enjoyment; and being of itself spiritual,
the soul is reformed by the habit of it.=

=Friendships are discovered rather than made.=
_Mrs. Stowe._

=Friendship's as it's kept.= _Gael. Pr._                              45

=Friendship's full of dregs.= _Timon of Athens_,
i. 2.

=Friendships that are disproportioned ever terminate
in disgust.= _Goldsmith._

=Friendship's the privilege / Of private men.=
_N. Tate._

=Friendship's the wine of life; but friendship
new is neither strong nor pure.= _Young._

=Friendships which are born in misfortune are=                        50
=more firm and lasting than those which are
formed in happiness.= _D'Urfey._

=Frigidam aquam effundere=--To throw cold
water on a business.

=Frisch gewagt ist halb gewonnen=--Boldly ventured
is half done (won). _Ger. Pr._

=From a bad paymaster get what you can.=

=From a closed door the devil turns away.=
_Port. Pr._

=From camp to camp, through the foul womb
of night, / The hum of either army stilly
sounds, / That the fix'd sentinels almost
receive / The secret whispers of each other's
watch; / Fire answers fire, and through their
paly flames / Each battle sees the other's
umber'd face; / Steed threatens steed in
high and boastful neighs, / Piercing the
night's dull ear, and from the tents / The
armourers, accomplishing the knights, /
With busy hammers closing rivets up, / Give
dreadful note of preparation.= _Hen. V._, iv.

=From every moral death there is a new birth; /
in this wondrous course of his, man may
indeed linger, but cannot retrograde or stand
still.= _Carlyle._

=From every spot on earth we are equally near
heaven and the infinite.= _Amiel._

=From grave to gay, from lively to severe.=

=From great folks great favours are to be=                             5
=expected.= _Cervantes._

=From hand to mouth will never make a worthy
man.= _Gael. Pr._

=From hearing comes wisdom, from speaking
repentance.= _Pr._

=From Helicon's harmonious springs / A thousand
rills their mazy progress take.= _Gray._

=From his cradle / He was a scholar, and a
ripe and good one; / Exceeding wise, fair-spoken,
and persuading; / Lofty and sour to
them that loved him not, / But to those men
who sought him, sweet as summer; / And to
add greater honours to his age / Than man
could give; he died fearing God.= _Hen.
VIII._, iv. 2.

=From ignorance our comfort flows; / The only=                        10
=wretched are the wise.= _Prior._

=From kings and priests and statesmen war
arose, / Whose safety is man's deep embittered
woe, / Whose grandeur his debasement.=

=From labour health, from health contentment
springs.= _Beattie._

=From lowest place where virtuous things proceed, /
The place is dignified by the doer's
deed.= _As You Like It_, ii. 3.

=From obedience and submission spring all
other virtues, as all sin does from self-opinion.=

=From our ancestors come our names, from our=                         15
=virtues our honours.= _Pr._

=From out the throng and stress of lies, / From
out the painful noise of sighs, / One voice of
comfort seems to rise, / It is the meaner part
that dies.= _Lewis Morris._

=From pillar to post=--originally from whipping-post
to pillory, _i.e._ from bad to worse. _Pr._

=From saying "No," however cleverly, no good
can come.= _Goethe._

=From seeming evil still educing good.= _Thomson._

=From servants hasting to be gods.= _Pollock._                        20

=From small beginnings come great things.=
_Dut. Pr._

=From stratagem to stratagem we run, / And
he knows most who latest is undone; / An
honest man will take a knave's advice, /
But idiots only will be cozened twice.=

=From the beginning and to the end of time,
Love reads without letters and counts
without arithmetic.= _Ruskin._

=From the deepest desire oftentimes ensues
the deadliest hate.= _Socrates._

=From thee, great God, we spring, to thee we=                         25
=tend, / Path, motive, guide, original and end.=

="From the height of these pyramids forty centuries
look down on you."= _Napoleon to his
troops in Egypt._

=From the lowest depth there is a path to the
loftiest height.= _Carlyle._

=From the low prayer of want and plaint of
woe / O never, never turn away thine ear! /
Forlorn is this bleak wilderness below, / Ah!
what were man should heaven refuse to
hear!= _Beattie._

=From the same flower the bee extracts honey
and the wasp gall.= _It. Pr._

=From the summit of power men no longer turn=                         30
=their eyes upward, but begin to look about
them.= _Lowell._

=From the sum / Of duty, blooms sweeter and
more divine / The fair ideal of the race,
than comes / From glittering gains of learning.=
_Lewis Morris._

=From time to time in history men are born a
whole age too soon.= _Emerson._

=From within or from behind, a light shines
through us upon things, and makes us
aware that we are nothing, but the light
is all.= _Emerson._

=From women's eyes this doctrine I derive: /
They sparkle still the right Promethean
fire; / They are the books, the arts, the
academes, / That show, contain, and nourish
all the world; / Else none at all in aught
proves excellent.= _Love's L. Lost_, iv. 3.

=From yon blue heaven above us bent, / The=                           35
=grand old gardener and his wife / Smile at
the claims of long descent.= _Tennyson._

=Fromm, Klug, Weis, und Mild, gehört in des
Adels Schild=--The words pious, prudent, wise,
and gentle are appropriately suitable on the shield
of a noble. _Ger. Pr._

=Fromme Leute wohnen weit auseinander=--Good
people dwell far apart. _Ger. Pr._

=Frömmigkeit ist kein Zweck, sondern ein
Mittel, um durch die reinste Gemüthsruhe
zur höchsten Cultur zu gelangen=--Piety is
not an end, but a means to attain the highest culture
through the purest peace of mind. _Goethe._

=Fronti nulla fides=--There is no trusting external
appearances (_lit._ features). _Juv._

=Frost and fraud both end in foul.= _Pr._                             40

=Frost is God's plough.= _Fuller._

=Fructu non foliis arborem æstima=--Judge of a
tree from its fruit, not from its leaves. _Phæd._

=Frugality, and even avarice, in the lower
orders of mankind are true ambition. These
afford the only ladder for the poor to rise to
preferment.= _Goldsmith._

=Frugality is an estate.= _Pr._

=Frugality is founded on the principle that all=                      45
=riches have limits.= _Burke._

=Frugality is good, if liberality be joined with
it.= _Wm. Penn._

=Frugality may be termed the daughter of
prudence, the sister of temperance, and the
parent of liberty.= _Johnson._

=Fruges consumere nati=--Born merely to consume
the fruits of the earth. _Hor._

=Frühe Hochzeit, lange Liebe=--Early marriage,
long love. _Ger. Pr._

=Fruit is seed.= _Pr._

=Frustra fit per plura, quod fieri potest per
pauciora=--It is vain to do by many agencies what
may be done by few.

=Frustra Herculi=--In vain to speak against Hercules.                  5

=Frustra laborat qui omnibus placere studet=--He
labours in vain who studies to please everybody.

=Frustra retinacula tendens / Fertur equis
auriga, neque audit currus habenas=--In vain
as he tugs at the reins is the charioteer borne
along by the steeds, and the chariot heeds not
the curb. _Virg._

=Frustra vitium vitaveris illud, / Si te alio
pravus detorseris=--In vain do you avoid one
fault if you perversely turn aside into another.

=Fugam fecit=--He has taken to flight. _L._

=Fuge magna; licet sub paupere tecto / Reges=                         10
=et regum vita præcurrere amicos=--Shun grandeur;
under a poor roof you may surpass even
kings and the friends of kings in your life. _Hor._

=Fugere est triumphus=--Flight (_i.e._, from temptation)
is a triumph. _Pr._

=Fugit improbus, ac me / Sub cultro linquit=--The
wag runs away and leaves me with the knife
at my throat, _i.e._, to be sacrificed. _Hor._

=Fugit irreparabile tempus=--Time flies, never to
be repaired. _Virg._

=Fühlst du dein Herz durch Hass von Menschen
weggetrieben--/ Thu' ihnen Gutes! schnell
wirst du sie wieder lieben=--Shouldst thou
feel thy heart repelled from men through hatred,
do thou them good, soon shall thy love for them
revive in thee. _B. Paoli._

=Fuimus=--We have been. _M._                                          15

=Fuimus Troes, fuit Ilium, et ingens / Gloria
Teucrorum=--We Trojans are no more; Ilium is
no more, and the great renown of the Teucri. _Virg._

=Fuit hæc sapientia quondam, / Publica privatis
secernere, sacra profanis, / Concubitu prohibere
vago, dare jura maritis, / Oppida moliri,
leges incidere ligno=--This of old was accounted
wisdom, to separate public from private property,
things sacred from profane, to restrain from vagrant
concubinage, to ordain laws for married
people, to build cities, to engrave laws on tablets.

=Fuit Ilium=--Troy was.

=Fules are aye fond o' flittin'.= _Sc. Pr._

=Fulgente trahit constrictos gloria curru, / Non=                     20
=minus ignotos generosis=--Glory draws all
bound to her shining car, low-born and high-born
alike. _Hor._

=Full little knowest thou that hast not tried /
What hell it is in suing long to bide; / To
lose good days that might be better spent, /
To waste long nights in pensive discontent.=

=Full many a day for ever is lost / By delaying
its work till to-morrow; / The minutes of
sloth have often cost / Long years of bootless
sorrow.= _Eliza Cook._

=Full many a gem of purest ray serene / The
dark unfathom'd caves of ocean bear; / Full
many a flower is born to blush unseen, / And
waste its sweetness on the desert air.= _Gray._

=Full many a stoic eye and aspect stern / Masks
hearts where grief has little left to learn; /
And many a withering thought lies hid, not
lost, / In smiles that least befit who wears
them most.= _Byron._

=Full of sound and fury, / Signifying nothing.=                       25
_Macb._, v. 5.

=Full oft have letters caused the writers / To
curse the day they were inditers.= _Butler._

=Full of wise saws and modern instances.= _As
You Like It_, ii. 7.

=Full seldom doth a man repent, or use / Both
grace and will to pick the vicious quitch /
Of blood and custom wholly out of him, /
And make all clean, and plant himself afresh.=

=Full twenty times was Peter fear'd / For
once that Peter was respected.= _Wordsworth._

=Full vessels give the least sound.= _Pr._                            30

=Full wise is he that can himselven knowe.=

=Fully to possess and rule an object, one must
first study it for its own sake.= _Goethe._

=Fumos vendere=--To sell smoke. _Mart._

=Fumum, et opes, strepitumque Romæ=--The
smoke, the wealth, and din of the town. _Juv._

=Functus officio=--Having discharged his duties                       35
and resigned.

=Fundamentum est justitiæ fides=--The foundation
of justice is good faith. _Cic._

=Fungar vice cotis, acutum / Reddere quæ ferrum
valet, exsors ipsa secandi=--I will discharge
the office of a whetstone, which can give an edge
to iron, though it cannot cut itself. _Hor._

=Fürchterlich / Ist einer der nichts zu verlieren
hat=--Terrible is a man who has nothing to lose.

=Für den Dialektiker ist die Welt ein Begriff,
für den Schöngeist ein Bild, für den Schwärmer
ein Traum, für den Forscher Wahrheit=--For
the thinker the world is a thought; for the
wit, an image; for the enthusiast, a dream; for
the inquirer, truth. _L. Büchner._

=Für eine Nation ist nur das gut was aus ihrem=                       40
=eignen Kern und ihrem eignen allgemeinen
Bedürfniss hervorgegangen, ohne Nachäffung
einer andern=--Only that is good for a nation
which issues from its own heart's core and its
own general wants, without apish imitation of
another; since (it is added) what may to one
people, at a certain stage, be wholesome nutriment,
may perhaps prove a poison for another.

=Für einen Leichnam bin ich nicht zu Haus; /
Mir geht es wie der Katze mit der Maus=--For
a dead one I am not at home; I am like the
cat with the mouse. _Goethe's Mephistopheles._

=Für ewig ist ja nicht gestorben, was man für
diese Welt begräbt=--What is buried for this
world is not for ever dead. _K. v. Holtei._

=Für Gerechte giebt es keine Gesetze=--There
are no laws for just men. _Ger. Pr._

=Furiosus absentis loco est=--A madman is treated
as one absent. _Coke._

=Furiosus furore suo punitur=--A madman is punished                   45
by his own madness. _L._

=Furor arma ministrat=--Their rage finds them
arms. _Virg._

=Furor fit læsa sæpius patientia=--Patience, when
outraged often, is converted into rage. _Pr._

=Furor iraque mentem præcipitant=--Rage and
anger hurry on the mind. _Virg._

=Furor loquendi=--A rage for speaking.

=Furor poëticus=--The poet's frenzy.

=Furor scribendi=--A rage for writing.

=Für seinen König muss das Volk sich opfern, /=                        5
=Das ist das Schicksal und das Gesetz der
Welt=--For its chief must the clan sacrifice itself;
that is the destiny and law of the world. _Schiller._

=Fürst Bismarck glaubt uns zu haben, und
wir haben ihn=--Prince Bismarck thinks he has
us, and we have him. _Socialist organ._

=Fürsten haben lange Hände und viele Ohren=--Princes
have long hands and many ears. _Ger. Pr._

=Further I will not flatter you, / That all I see
in you is worthy love, / Than this; that
nothing do I see in you / That should merit
hate.= _King John_, ii. 2.

=Fury wasteth, as patience lasteth.= _Pr._

=Futurity is impregnable to mortal kin; no=                           10
=prayer pierces through heaven's adamantine
walls.= _Schiller._

=Futurity is the great concern of mankind.=

=Futurity still shortens, and time present sucks
in time to come.= _Sir Thomas Browne._

=Fuyez les procès sur toutes les choses, la conscience
s'y intéresse, la santé s'y altère, les
biens s'y dissipent=--Avoid lawsuits beyond all
things; they pervert conscience, impair your
health, and dissipate your property. _La Bruyère._


=Gäb es keine Narren, so gäb es keine Weisen=--Were
there no fools, there would be no wise men.
_Ger. Pr._

=Gaieté de cœur=--Gaiety of heart. _Fr._                              15

=Gaiety is often the reckless ripple over depths
of despair.= _Chapin._

=Gaiety is the soul's health; sadness is its
poison.= _Stanislaus._

=Gaiety overpowers weak spirits; good-humour
recreates and revives them.= _Johnson._

=Gaiety pleases more when we are assured
that it does not cover carelessness.= _Mme.
de Staël._

=Gain at the expense of reputation should be=                         20
=called loss.= _Pub. Syr._

='Gainst the tooth of time / And rasure of
oblivion.= _Meas. for Meas._, v. 1.

=Galea spes salutis=--Hope is the helmet of salvation.

=Galeatum sero duelli pœnitet=--After donning the
helmet it is too late to repent of war, _i.e._, after
enlistment. _Juv._

=Gallantry thrives most in a court atmosphere.=
_Mme. Necker._

=Gallicè=--In French.                                                 25

=Gallus in sterquilinio suo plurimum potest=--The
cock is proudest on his own dunghill. _Pr._

=Gambling is the child of avarice, but the parent
of prodigality.= _Colton._

=Gambling with cards, or dice, or stocks, is all
one thing; it is getting money without giving
an equivalent for it.= _Ward Beecher._

=Game is a civil gunpowder, in peace / Blowing
up houses with their whole increase.= _Herbert._

[Greek: Gamein ho mellôn eis metanoian erchetai]--He                  30
who is about to marry is on the way to repentance.
_Gr. Pr._

=Games of chance are traps to catch school-boy
novices and gaping country squires, who
begin with a guinea and end with a mortgage.=

=Gaming finds a man a cully and leaves him
a knave.= _T. Hughes._

=Gaming has been resorted to by the affluent as
a refuge from= _ennui_; =it is a mental dram, and
may succeed for a moment, but, like other
stimuli, it produces indirect debility.= _Colton._

=Gaming is the destruction of all decorum; the
prince forgets at it his dignity, and the lady
her modesty.= _Marchioness d'Alembert._

=Gammel Mands Sagn er sielden usand=--An                              35
old man's sayings are rarely untrue. _Dan. Pr._

[Greek: Gamos gar anthrôpoisin euktaion kakon]--Marriage
is an evil men are eager to embrace.

=Gang to bed wi' the lamb and rise wi' the
laverock= (lark). _Sc. Pr._

=Garçon=--A boy; a waiter. _Fr._

=Garde à cheval=--Horse-guards; mounted guard.

=Garde à pied=--Foot-guards. _Fr._                                    40

=Garde à vous=--Attention. _Fr._

=Garde-chasse=--Gamekeeper. _Fr._

=Garde du corps=--A bodyguard. _Fr._

=Garde-feu=--A fire-guard. _Fr._

=Garde-fou=--A hand-rail. _Fr._                                       45

=Gardez=--Keep it. _Fr._

=Gardez bien=--Take care. _Fr._

=Gardez cela pour la bonne bouche=--Keep that
for a tit-bit. _Fr. Pr._

=Gardez la foi=--Guard the faith. _M._

=Garments that have once a rent in them are=                          50
=subject to be torn on every nail, and glasses
that are once cracked are soon broken; such
is a good man's name once tainted with just
reproach.= _Bp. Hall._

=Garrit aniles / Ex re fabellas=--He relates old
women's tales very apropos. _Hor._

=Gar Vieles lernt man, um es wieder zu vergessen;
/ Um an den Ziel zu stehen, muss man
die Bahn durchmessen=--Much we learn only
to forget it again; to stand by the goal, we
must traverse all the way to it. _Rückert._

=Gâteau et mauvaise coutume se doivent rompre=--A
cake and a bad custom are fated to be broken.
_Fr. Pr._

=Gâter une chandelle pour trouver une épingle=--To
waste a candle to find a pin. _Fr. Pr._

=Gather gear by every wile that's justified by=                       55
=honour; / Not for to hide it in a hedge, nor
for a train attendant; / But for the glorious
privilege of being independent.= _Burns._

=Gather the rosebuds while ye may, / Old Time
is still a-flying, / And this same flower that
smiles to-day, / To-morrow will be dying.=

=Gathering gear= (wealth) =is pleasant pain.= _Sc.

=Gathering her brows like gathering storm, /
Nursing her wrath to keep it warm.= _Burns._

=Gato maullador nunca buen cazador=--A mewing
cat is never a good mouser. _Sp. Pr._

=Gaude, Maria Virgo=--Rejoice, Virgin Mary.

=Gaudeamus=--Let us have a joyful time.

=Gaudent prænomine molles / Auriculæ=--His
delicate ears are delighted with a title. _Hor._

=Gaudet equis, canibusque, et aprici gramine=                          5
=campi=--He delights in horses, and dogs, and
the grass of the sunny plain. _Hor._

=Gaudet tentamine virtus=--Virtue rejoices in
being put to the test.

=Gaudetque viam fecisse ruina=--He rejoices at
having made his way by ruin. _Lucan, of Julius

=Gave / His body to that pleasant country's
earth, / And his pure soul unto his captain
Christ, / Under whose colours he had fought
so long.= _Rich. II._, iv. 1.

=Gay hope is theirs by fancy fed, / Less
pleasing when possest; / The tear forgot
as soon as shed, / The sunshine of the
breast.= _Gray._

=Gear is easier gained than guided.= _Pr._                            10

=Geben ist Sache des Reichen=--Giving is the
business of the rich. _Goethe._

=Gebrade duijven vliegen niet door de lucht=--Roasted
pigeons don't fly through the air. _Dut.

=Gebratene Tauben, die einem im Maul fliegen?=--Do
pigeons fly ready-roasted into one's mouth?
_Ger. Pr._

=Gebraucht der Zeit, sie geht so schnell von
hinnen, / Doch Ordnung lehrt euch Zeit
gewinnen=--Make the most of time, it glides
away so fast; but order teaches you to gain
time. _Goethe._

=Gebt ihr ein Stück, so gebt es gleich in Stücken=--If                15
your aim is to give a piece, be sure you give
it in pieces. _Goethe._

=Gedanken sind zollfrei, aber nicht höllenfrei=--Thoughts
are toll-free, but not hell-free. _Ger.

=Gedenke zu leben=--Think of living. _Goethe._

=Gedichte sind gemalde Fensterscheiben=--Poems
are painted window-panes, _i.e._, when
genuine, they transmit heaven's light through
a contracted medium coloured by human feeling
and fantasy. _Goethe._

=Gedult gaat boven geleerdheid=--Patience excels
learning. _Dut. Pr._

=Gedwongen liefde vergaat haast=--Love that is                        20
forced does not last. _Dut. Pr._

=Geese are plucked as long as they have any
feathers.= _Dut. Pr._

=Gefährlich ist's, den Leu zu wecken, / Verderblich
ist des Tigers Zahn; / Jedoch der
schrecklichste der Schrecken, / Das ist der
Mensch in seinem Wahn=--Dangerous it is to
rouse the lion, fatal is the tiger's tooth, but the
most frightful of terrors is man in his self-delusion.

=Gefährlich ist's ein Mordgewehr zu tragen /
Und auf den Schützen springt der Pfeil
zurück=--It is dangerous to carry a murderous
weapon, and the arrow rebounds on the archer.

=Gefährlich ist's mit Geistern sich gesellen=--To
fraternise with spirits is a dangerous game.

=Gefährte munter kürzt die Meilen=--Lively                            25
companionship shortens the miles. _Ger. Pr._

=Gefühl ist alles; / Name ist Schall und Rauch /
Umnebelnd Himmelsglut=--Feeling is all;
name is sound and smoke veiling heaven's splendour.

=Gegen grosse Vorzüge eines andern giebt es
kein Rettungsmittel als die Liebe=--To countervail
the inequalities arising from the great
superiority of one over another there is no specific
but love. _Goethe._

=Gegner glauben uns widerlegen, wenn sie ihre
Meinung wieder holen und auf die unsrige
nicht achten=--Our adversaries think they confuse
us by repeating their own opinion and paying
no heed to ours. _Goethe._

=Geheimnissvoll am lichten Tag / Lässt sich
Natur des Schleiers nicht berauben, / Und
was sie deinem Geist nicht offenbaren mag, /
Das zwingst du ihr nicht ab mit Hebeln und
mit Schrauben=--In broad daylight inscrutable,
Nature does not suffer her veil to be taken from
her, and what she does not choose to reveal to
the spirit, thou wilt not wrest from her by levers
and screws. _Goethe._

=Geld beheert de wereld.=--Money rules the                            30
world. _Dut. Pr._

=Geld ist der Mann=--Money makes (_lit._ is) the
man. _Ger. Pr._

=Geld im Beutel vertreibt die Schwermuth=--Money
in the purse drives away melancholy.
_Ger. Pr._

=Gelegenheit macht den Dieb=--Opportunity
makes the thief. _Ger. Pr._

=Gelehrte Dummkopf=--A learned blockhead; dryasdust.

[Greek: Gelôs akairos en brotois deinon kakon]--Ill-timed             35
laughter in men is a grievous evil.

=Gemeen goed, geen goed=--Common goods, no
goods. _Dut. Pr._

=Gemsen steigen hoch und werden doch gefangen=--The
chamois climb high, and yet are caught.
_Ger. Pr._

=General abstract truth is the most precious of
all blessings; without it man is blind; it is
the eye of reason.= _Rousseau._

=General infidelity is the hardest soil which
the propagators of a new religion can have
to work upon.= _Paley._

=General suffering is the fruit of general misbehaviour,=             40
=general dishonesty.= _Carlyle._

=General truths are seldom applied to particular
occasions.= _Johnson._

=Generally all warlike people are a little
idle, and love danger better than travail.=

=Generally speaking, an author's style is a
faithful copy of his mind. If you would
write a lucid style, let there first be light in
your own mind; and if you would write a
grand style, you ought to have a grand
character.= _Goethe._

=Generations are as the days of toilsome mankind;
death and birth are the vesper and
the matin bells that summon mankind to
sleep, and to rise refreshed for new advancement.=

=Generosity during life is a very different thing=                    45
=from generosity in the hour of death; one
proceeds from genuine liberality and benevolence,
the other from pride or fear.= _Horace

=Generosity is catching: and if so many escape
it, it is somewhat for the same reason that
countrymen escape the small-pox--because
they meet with no one to give it to them.=
_Lord Greville._

=Generosity is the flower of justice.= _Hawthorne._

=Generosity is the part of the soul raised above
the vulgar.= _Goldsmith._

=Generosity should never exceed ability.= _Cic._

=Generosity, wrong placed, becomes a vice.=                            5
=A princely mind will undo a private family.=

=Generous souls are still most subject to credulity.=
_Sir W. Davenant._

=Geniesse, wenn du kannst, und leide, wenn
du musst, / Vergiss den Schmerz, erfrische
das Vergnügen=--Enjoy if thou canst, endure if
thou must; / forget the pain and revive the
pleasure. _Goethe._

=Genius and virtue, like diamonds, are best plain
set.= _Emerson._

=Genius always gives its best at first, prudence
at last.= _Lavater._

=Genius begins great works, labour alone finishes=                    10
=them.= _Joubert._

=Genius believes its faintest presentiment
against the testimony of all history, for it
knows that facts are not ultimates, but that
a state of mind is the ancestor of everything.=

=Genius borrows nobly.= _Emerson._

=Genius can never despise labour.= _Abel Stevens._

=Genius cannot escape the taint of its time
more than a child the influence of its begetting.=

=Genius can only breathe freely in an atmosphere=                     15
=of freedom.= _J. S. Mill._

=Genius counts all its miracles poor and short.=

=Genius does not need a special language; it
newly uses whatever tongue it finds.= _Stedman._

=Genius does what it must, and talent does
what it can.= _Owen Meredith._

=Genius easily hews out its figure from the
block, but the sleepless chisel gives it life.=

=Genius, even as it is the greatest good, is the=                     20
=greatest harm.= _Emerson._

=Genius ever stands with nature in solemn
union, and what the one foretells the other
will fulfil.= _Schiller._

=Genius finds its own road and carries its own
lamp.= _Willmott._

=Genius grafted on womanhood is like to overgrow
it and break its stem.= _Holmes._

=Genius has privileges of its own; it selects an
orbit for itself; and be this never so eccentric,
if it is indeed a celestial orbit, we mere
star-gazers must at last compose ourselves,
must cease to cavil at it, and begin to observe
it and calculate its laws.= _Carlyle._

=Genius in poverty is never feared, because=                          25
=Nature, though liberal in her gifts in one
instance, is forgetful in another.= _B. R.

=Genius invents fine manners, which the baron
and the baroness copy very fast, and, by the
advantage of a palace, better the instruction.
They stereotype the lesson they have learned
into a mode.= _Emerson._

=Genius is always ascetic, and piety and love.=

=Genius is always a surprise, but it is born with
great advantages when the stock from which
it springs has been long under cultivation.=

=Genius is always consistent when most audacious.=

=Genius is always impatient of its harness; its=                      30
=wild blood makes it hard to train.= _Holmes._

=Genius is always more suggestive than expressive.=
_Abel Stevens._

=Genius is always sufficiently the enemy of
genius by over-influence.= _Emerson._

=Genius is a nervous disease.= _De Tours._

=Genius is ever a secret to itself.= _Carlyle._

=Genius is ever the greatest mystery to itself.=                      35

=Genius is inconsiderate, self-relying, and, like
unconscious beauty, without any intention
to please.= _I. M. Wise._

=Genius is intensity of life; an overflowing
vitality which floods and fertilises a continent
or a hemisphere of being; which
makes a nature many-sided and whole, while
most men remain partial and fragmentary.=
_H. W. Mabie._

=Genius is lonely without the surrounding
presence of a people to inspire it.= _T. W.

=Genius is mainly an affair of energy.= _Matthew

=Genius is not a single power, but a combination=                     40
=of great powers. It reasons, but it is not
reasoning; it judges, but it is not judgment;
imagines, but it is not imagination; it feels
deeply and fiercely, but it is not passion. It
is neither, because it is all.= _Whipple._

=Genius is nothing but a great capacity for
patience.= _Buffon._

=Genius is nothing but labour and diligence.=

=Genius is nothing more than our common faculties
refined to a greater intensity.= _Haydon._

=Genius is nothing more than the effort of the
idea to assume a definite form.= _Fichte._

=Genius is nourished from within and without.=                        45

=Genius is only as rich as it is generous.=

=Genius is religious.= _Emerson._

=Genius is that in whose power a man is.=

=Genius is that power of man which by its deeds
and actions gives laws and rules; and it
does not, as used to be thought, manifest
itself only by over-stepping existing laws,
breaking established rules, and declaring
itself above all restraint.= _Goethe._

=Genius is the gold in the mine; talent is the=                       50
=miner who works and brings it out.= _Lady

=Genius is the power of carrying the feelings
of childhood into the powers of manhood.=

=Genius is the transcendent capacity of taking
trouble first of all.= _Carlyle._

=Genius is the very eye of intellect and the
wing of thought; it is always in advance of
its time, and is the pioneer for the generation
which it precedes.= _Simms._

=Genius is to other gifts what the carbuncle is
to the precious stones. It sends forth its
own light, whereas other stones only reflect
borrowed light.= _Schopenhauer._

=Genius loci=--The presiding genius of the place.

=Genius makes its observations in shorthand;
talent writes them out at length.= _Bovee._

=Genius may at times want the spur, but it
stands as often in need of the curb.= _Longinus._

=Genius melts many ages into one.... A work=                           5
=of genius is but the newspaper of a century,
or perchance of a hundred centuries.= _Hawthorne._

=Genius must be born, and never can be
taught.= _Dryden._

=Genius of a kind is necessary to make a fortune,
and especially a large one.= _La Bruyère._

=Genius only commands recognition when it
has created the taste which is to appreciate
it.= _Froude._

=Genius only leaves behind it the monuments
of its strength.= _Hazlitt._

=Genius should be the child of genius, and every=                     10
=child should be inspired.= _Emerson._

=Genius, the Pythian of the beautiful, leaves
its large truths a riddle to the dull.= _Bulwer

=Genius unexerted is no more genius than a
bushel of acorns is a forest of oaks.= _Beecher._

=Genius will reconcile men to much.= _Carlyle._

=Genius works in sport, and goodness smiles to
the last.= _Emerson._

=Gens d'armes=--Armed police. _Fr._                                   15

=Gens de bureau=--Officials in a government office.

=Gens de condition=--People of rank. _Fr._

=Gens d'église=--Churchmen. _Fr._

=Gens de guerre=--Soldiers. _Fr._

=Gens de langues=--Linguists. _Fr._                                   20

=Gens de lettres=--Literary people. _Fr._

=Gens de lois=--Lawyers. _Fr._

=Gens de même famille=--Birds of a feather. _Fr._

=Gens de peu=--The lower classes. _Fr._

=Gens togata=--The nation with the toga, _i.e._, the                  25

=Gentility is nothing else but ancient riches.=
_Lord Burleigh._

=Gentility without ability is waur= (worse) =than
plain begging.= _Sc. Pr._

=Gentle passions brighten the horizon of our
existence, move without wearying, warm
without consuming, and are the badges of
true strength.= _Feuchtersleben._

=Gentle words, quiet words, are, after all, the
most powerful words. They are more convincing,
more compelling, more prevailing.=
_W. Gladden._

=Gentleman, in its primal, literal, and perpetual=                    30
=meaning, is a man of pure race.= _Ruskin._

=Gentleman is a term which does not apply to
any station, but to the mind and the feelings
in every station.= _Talfourd._

=Gentlemanliness is just another word for intense
humanity.= _Ruskin._

=Gentlemen have to learn that it is no part
of their duty or privilege to live on other
people's toil; that there is no degradation
in the hardest manual or the humblest servile
labour, when it is honest.= _Ruskin._

="Gentlemen of the jury, you will now consider
your verdict."= _Lord Tenterden's last words._

=Gentleness corrects whatever is offensive in=                        35
=our manners.= _Blair._

=Gentleness! more powerful than Hercules.=
_Ninon de l'Enclos._

=Gentleness, when it weds with manhood, makes
a man.= _Tennyson._

=Gently comes the world to those / That are
cast in gentle mould.= _Tennyson._

=Gently didst thou ramble round the little circle
of thy pleasures, jostling no creature in thy
way: for each one's sorrows thou hadst a
tear; for each man's need thou hadst a
shilling.= _Sterne's Uncle Toby._

=Gently, gently touch a nettle, / And it stings=                      40
=you for your pains; / Grasp it like a man of
mettle, / And it soft as silk remains.= _Aaron

=Genug ist über einer Sackvoll=--Enough excels
a sackful. _Ger. Pr._

=Genuine morality depends on no religion,
though every one sanctions it and thereby
guarantees to it its support.= _Schopenhauer._

=Genuine religion is matter of feeling rather
than matter of opinion.= _Bovee._

=Genuine simplicity of heart is a healing and
cementing principle.= _Burke._

=Genus et proavos et quæ non fecimus ipsi, /=                         45
=Vix ea nostra voco=--Birth, ancestry, and what
we have ourselves not done, I would hardly call
our own. _Ovid._

=Genus humanum superavit=--He surpassed the
human race in natural ability. _Lucret._

=Genus immortale manet, multosque per annos /
Stat fortuna domus, et avi numerantur
avorum=--The race continues immortal, and
through many years the fortune of the house
stands steadfast, and it numbers grandsires of
grandsires. _Virg._

=Genus irritabile vatum=--The sensitive tribe of

[Greek: Gêraskô d' aei polla didaskomenos]--Always
learning many things the older I grow. _Solon._

=Gerechtigkeit ist mehr die männliche, Menschenliebe=                 50
=mehr die weibliche Tugend=--Justice
is properly the virtue of the man, charity
of the woman. _Schopenhauer._

=Geredt ist geredt, man kann es mit keinem
Schwamme abwischen=--What is said is said;
there is no sponge that can wipe it out. _Ger. Pr._

=Germanicè=--In German.

=Gescheite Leute sind immer das beste Konversationslexikon=--Clever
people are always
the best Conversations-lexicon. _Goethe._

=Geschichte ist eigentlich nichts anderes, als
eine Satire auf die Menschheit=--History is
properly nothing else but a satire on humanity.
_C. J. Weber._

=Geschrei macht den Wolf grösser als er ist=--Fear                    55
makes the wolf bigger than he is. _Ger.

=Gesellschaft ist die Grossmutter der Menschheit
durch ihre Töchter, die Erfindungen=--Society
is the grandmother of humanity through
her daughters, the inventions. _C. J. Weber._

=Gesetz ist mächtig, mächtiger ist die Noth=--Law
is powerful; necessity is more so. _Goethe._

=Gesetzlose Gewalt ist die furchbarste Schwäche=--Lawless
power is the most frightful weakness.

=Gespenster sind für solche Leute nur / Die
sehn sie wollen=--Ghosts visit only those who
look for them. _Holtei._

=Get a good name and go to sleep.= _Pr._

=Get money, honestly if you can, but get money.=

=Get once into the secret of any Christian act,
and you get practically into the secret of
Christianity itself.= _Ed._

=Get on the crupper of a good stout hypothesis,=                       5
=and you may ride round the world.= _Sterne._

=Get place and wealth, if possible, with grace; /
If not, by any means get wealth and place.=

=Get spindle and distaff ready, and God will
send the flax.= _Pr._

=Get thee to a nunnery!= _Ham._, iii. 1.

=Get to live; / Then live and use it; else it is
not true / That thou hast gotten.= _Herbert._

=Get what ye can and keep what ye hae.= _Sc._                         10

=Get your enemies to read your works in order
to mend them, for your friend is so much
your second self that he will judge too like
you.= _Pope._

=Geteilte Freud' ist doppelt Freude=--Joy shared
is joy doubled. _Goethe._

=Gewalt ist die beste Beredsamkeit=--Power is
the most persuasive rhetoric. _Schiller._

=Gewinnen ist leichter als Erhalten=--Getting is
easier than keeping. _Ger. Pr._

=Gewöhne dich, da stets der Tod dir dräut, /=                         15
=Dankbar zu nehmen, was das Leben beut=--Accustom
thyself, since death ever threatens
thee, to accept with a thankful heart whatever
life offers thee. _Bodenstedt._

=Gewöhnlich glaubt Mensch, wenn er nur
Worte hört, / Es müsse sich dabei doch
auch was denken lassen=--Men generally
believe, when they hear only words, that there
must be something in it. _Goethe._

=Ghosts! There are nigh a thousand million
walking the earth openly at noontide; some
half-hundred have vanished from it, some
half-hundred have arisen in it, ere thy watch
ticks once.= _Carlyle._

=Giant Antæus in the fable acquired new
strength every time he touched the earth;
so some brave minds gain fresh energy from
that which depresses and crushes others.=

=Gibier de potence=--A gallows-bird. _Fr._

=Gie a bairn his will and a whelp his fill, an'=                      20
=neither will do well.= _Sc. Pr._

=Gie a beggar a bed, and he'll pay you with a
louse.= _Sc. Pr._

=Gie him tow enough and he'll hang himsel'=, _i.e._,
give him enough of his own way. _Sc. Pr._

=Gie me a canny hour at e'en, / My arms about
my dearie, O, / An' warl'ly cares an' warl'ly
men / May a' gang tapsalteerie, O.= _Burns._

=Gie me ae spark o' Nature's fire! / That's a'
the learning I desire; / Then though I drudge
through dub and mire, / At pleugh or cart, /
My Muse, though hamely in attire, / May
touch the heart.= _Burns._

=Gie me a peck o' oaten strae, / An' sell your wind=                  25
=for siller.= _The cow to the piper who put her
off with piping to her._

=Gie the deil his due, an' ye'll gang till him.=
_Sc. Pr._

=Gie the greedy dog a muckle bane.= _Sc. Pr._

=Gie wealth to some be-ledger'd cit, / In cent.
per cent.; / But gie me real, sterling wit, /
And I'm content.= _Burns._

=Gie your heart to God and your awms= (alms)
=to the poor.= _Sc. Pr._

=Gie your tongue mair holidays than your head.=                       30
_Sc. Pr._

=Giebt es Krieg, so macht der Teufel die Hölle
weiter=--When war falls out, the devil enlarges
hell. _Ger. Pr._

=Giebt's schönre Pflichten für ein edles Herz /
Als ein Verteidiger der Unschuld sein, / Das
Recht der unterdrückten zu beschirmen?=--What
nobler task is there for a noble heart than
to take up the defence of innocence and protect
the rights of the oppressed? _Schiller._

=Gierigheid is niet verzadigd voor zij den mond
vol aarde heeft=--Greed is never satisfied till its
mouth is filled with earth. _Dut. Pr._

=Giff-gaff maks gude friends=, _i.e._, mutual giving.
_Sc. Pr._

=Gift of prophecy has been wisely denied to=                          35
=man. Did a man foresee his life, and not
merely hope it and grope it, and so by necessity
and free-will make and fabricate it into
a reality, he were no man, but some other
kind of creature, superhuman or subterhuman.=

=Gifts are as gold that adorns the temple;
grace is like the temple that sanctifies the
gold.= _Burkett._

=Gifts are often losses.= _It. Pr._

=Gifts come from on high in their own peculiar
forms.= _Goethe._

=Gifts from the hand are silver and gold, but
the heart gives that which neither silver nor
gold can buy.= _Ward Beecher._

=Gifts make their way through stone walls.=                           40

=Gifts weigh like mountains on a sensitive heart.=
_Mme. Fee._

=Gigni pariter cum corpore, et una / Crescere
sentimus pariterque senescere mentem=--We
see that the mind is born with the body, that it
grows with it, and also ages with it. _Lucret._

=Gin= (if) =ye hadna been among the craws, ye
wadna hae been shot.= _Sc. Pr._

=Giovine santo, diavolo vecchio=--A young saint,
an old devil. _It. Pr._

=Gird your hearts with silent fortitude, / Suffering=                 45
=yet hoping all things.= _Mrs. Hemans._

=Girls we love for what they are; young men
for what they promise to be.= _Goethe._

=Give a boy address and accomplishments, and
you give him the mastery of palaces and
fortunes where he goes.= _Emerson._

=Give a dog an ill name and hang him.= _Pr._

=Give a hint to a man of sense and consider the
thing done.= _Pr._

=Give alms, that thy children may not ask=                            50
=them.= _Dan. Pr._

=Give a man luck and throw him into the sea.=

=Give ample room and verge enough.= _Gray._

=Give an ass oats, and it runs after thistles.= _Dut.

=Give, and it shall be given to you.= _Jesus._

=Give and spend, / And God will send.= _Pr._                          55

=Give and take.= _Pr._

=Give a rogue rope enough, and he will hang
himself.= _Pr._

=Give, but, if possible, spare the poor man the
shame of begging.= _Diderot._

=Give every flying minute / Something to keep
in store.= _Walker._

=Give every man his due.= _Pr._

=Give every man thine ear, but few thy voice; /=                       5
=Take each man's censure, but reserve thy
judgment.= _Ham._, i. 3.

=Give from below what ye get from above, /
Light for the heaven-light, love for its
love, / A holy soul for the Holy Dove.=
_Dr. Walter Smith._

=Give God the margin of eternity to justify
Himself in.= _Haweis._

=Give him an inch and he'll take an ell.= _Pr._

=Give him a present! give him a halter.= _Mer.
of Ven._, ii. 2.

=Give me again my hollow tree, / A crust of=                          10
=bread, and liberty.= _Pope._

=Give me a look, give me a face, / That makes
simplicity a grace, / Robes loosely flowing,
hair as free; / Such sweet neglect more
taketh me, / Than all the adulteries of art; /
They strike mine eyes, but not my heart.=
_Ben Jonson._

=Give me but / Something whereunto I may
bind my heart; / Something to love, to rest
upon, to clasp / Affection's tendrils round.=
_Mrs. Hemans._

=Give me health and a day, and I will make the
pomp of emperors ridiculous.= _Emerson._

=Give me insight into to-day, and you may have
the antique and future worlds.... This idea
has inspired the genius of Goldsmith, Burns,
Cowper, and, in a newer time, of Goethe,
Wordsworth, and Carlyle. Their writing
is blood-warm.= _Emerson._

=Give me my Romeo: and, when he shall die, /=                         15
=Take him and cut him out in little stars, / And
he will make the face of heaven so fine /
That all the world will be in love with
night, / And pay no homage to the garish
sun.= _Rom. and Jul._, iii. 2.

=Give me that man / Who is not passion's slave,
and I will wear him / In my heart's core, ay,
in my heart of hearts.= _Ham._, iii. 2.

=Give me the avow'd, th' erect, the manly foe, /
Bold I can meet, perhaps may turn, his
blow; / But of all plagues, good Heaven,
thy wrath can send, / Save, save, oh! save
me from the candid friend.= _Canning._

=Give me the eloquent cheek, where blushes
burn and die.= _Mrs. Osgood._

=Give me the liberty to know, to think, to believe,
and to utter freely, according to conscience,
above all other liberties.= _Milton._

=Give neither counsel nor salt till you are asked=                    20
=for it.= _Pr._

=Give not that which is holy to the dogs,
neither cast ye your pearls before swine.=

=Give only so much to one that you may have to
give to another.= _Dan. Pr._

=Give orders, but no more, and nothing will be
done.= _Sp. and Port. Pr._

=Give pleasure to the few; to please many is
vain.= _Schiller._

=Give ruffles to a man who wants a shirt.= _Fr._                      25
_Pr._ (?)

=Give sorrow words; the grief that does not
speak, / Whispers the o'erfraught heart,
and bids it break.= _Macbeth_, iv. 3.

=Give the devil his due.=     1 _Hen. IV._, i. 2.

=Give the devil rope enough and he will hang
himself.= _Pr._

=Give thy need, thine honour, and thy friend his
due.= _Herbert._

=Give thy thoughts no tongue, / Nor any unproportioned=               30
=thought his act. / Be thou
familiar, but by no means vulgar. / The
friends thou hast, and their adoption tried, /
Grapple them to thy soul with hoops of
steel; / But do not dull thy palm with entertainment /
Of each new-hatch'd unfledged
comrade.= _Ham._, i. 3.

=Give to a gracious message / An host of
tongues; but let ill tidings tell / Themselves
when they be felt.= _Ant. and Cleo._, ii. 5.

=Give to him that asketh of thee, and from him
that would borrow of thee turn not thou
away.= _Jesus._

=Give to the masses nothing to do, and they
will topple down thrones and cut throats;
give them the government here, and they
will make pulpits useless, and colleges an
impertinence.= _Wendell Phillips._

=Give tribute, but not oblation, to human wisdom.=
_Sir P. Sidney._

=Give unto me, made lowly wise, / The spirit of=                      35
=self-sacrifice; / The confidence of reason
give; / And in the light of truth thy bondman
let me live.= _Wordsworth._

=Give us the man who sings at his work! Be
his occupation what it may, he will be equal
to any of those who follow the same pursuit
in silent sullenness. He will do more in the
same time; he will do it better; he will
persevere longer.= _Carlyle._

=Give way to your betters.= _Pr._

=Give you a reason on compulsion? If reasons
were as plenty as blackberries, I would give
no man a reason upon compulsion.= 1 _Hen.
IV._, ii. 4.

=Give your tongue more holiday than your
hands or eyes.= _Rabbi Ben Azai._

=Given a living man, there will be found clothes=                     40
=for him; he will find himself clothes; but the
suit of clothes pretending that it is both
clothes and man--= _Carlyle._

=Given a world of knaves, to educe an Honesty
from their united action, is a problem that is
becoming to all men a palpably hopeless
one.= _Carlyle._

=Given the men a people choose, the people
itself, in its exact worth and worthlessness,
is given.= _Carlyle._

=Gives not the hawthorn bush a sweeter
shade / To shepherds, looking on their silly
sheep, / Than doth a rich embroider'd
canopy / To kings that fear their subjects'
treachery.= 3 _Hen. VI._, ii. 5.

=Giving alms never lessens the purse.= _Sp. Pr._

=Giving away is the instrument for accumulated=                       45
=treasures; it is like a bucket for the distribution
of the waters deposited in the bowels
of a well.= _Hitopadesa._

=Giving to the poor increaseth a man's store.=
_Sc. Pr._

=Gladiator in arena consilium capit=--The gladiator
is taking advice when he is already in the
lists. _Pr._

=Glänzendes Elend=--Shining misery. _Goethe._

=Glasses and lasses are brittle ware.= _Sc. Pr._

=Glaube nur, du hast viel gethan / Wenn dir
Geduld gewöhnest an=--Assure yourself you
have accomplished no small feat if only you
have learned patience. _Goethe._

[Greek: Glauk' Athênaze]--Owls to Athens.

=Glebæ ascriptus=--Attached to the soil.                               5

=Gleiches Blut, gleiches Gut, und gleiche Jahre
machen die besten Heirathspaare=--Like
blood, like estate, and like age make the happiest
wedded pair. _Ger. Pr._

=Gleich sei keiner dem andern; doch gleich
sei jeder dem Höchsten. Wie das zu machen?
Es sei jeder vollendet in sich=--Let no one be
like another, yet every one like the Highest.
How is this to be done? Be each one perfect in
himself. _Goethe._

=Gleich und Gleich gesellt sich gern, sprach
der Teufel zum Köhler=--Like will to like, as
the devil said to the charcoal-burner. _Ger. Pr._

=Gleichheit est immer das festeste Band der
Liebe=--Equality is the firmest bond of love.

=Gleichheit ist das heilige Gesetz der Menschheit=--Equality          10
is the holy law of humanity.

=Gli alberi grandi fanno più ombra che frutto=--Large
trees yield more shade than fruit. _It. Pr._

=Gli amici legano la borsa con un filo di ragnatelo=--Friends
tie their purses with a spider's
thread. _It. Pr._

=Gli uomini alla moderna, e gli asini all' antica=--After
the modern stamp men, and after the
ancient, asses. _It. Pr._

=Gli uomini fanno la roba, e le donne la conservano=--Men
make the wealth and women
husband it. _It. Pr._

=Gli uomini hanno gli anni che sentono, e le=                         15
=donne quelli che mostrano=--Men are as old as
they feel, and women as they look. _It. Pr._

=Gli uomini hanno men rispetto di offendere uno
che si facci amare che uno che si facci temere=--Men
shrink less from offending one who inspires
love than one who inspires fear. _Machiavelli._

=Gloria in excelsis Deo=--Glory to God in the

=Gloria vana florece, y no grana=--Glory which
is not real may flower, but will never fructify.
_Sp. Pr._

=Gloria virtutis umbra=--Glory is the shadow
(_i.e._, the attendant) of virtue.

=Gloriæ et famæ jactura facienda est, publicæ=                        20
=utilitatis causa=--A surrender of glory and fame
must be made for the public advantage. _Cic._

=Gloriam qui spreverit, veram habet=--He who
despises glory will have true glory. _Livy._

=Glories, like glow-worms, afar-off shine bright, /
But looked at near, have neither heat nor
light.= _Webster._

=Glorious men are the scorn of wise men, the
admiration of fools, the idols of parasites,
and the slaves of their own vaunts.= _Bacon._

=Glory and gain the industrious tribe provoke; /
And gentle dulness ever loves a
joke.= _Pope._

=Glory fills the world with virtue, and, like a=                      25
=beneficent sun, covers the whole earth with
flowers and fruits.= _Vauvenargues._

=Glory grows guilty of detested crimes.= _Love's
L. Lost_, iv. 1.

=Glory is like a circle in the water, / Which
never ceaseth to enlarge itself, / Till, by
broad spreading, it disperse to naught.=
1 _Hen. VI._, i. 2.

=Glory is safe when it is deserved; not so popularity;
the one lasts like mosaic, the other is
effaced like a crayon drawing.= _Boufflers._

=Glory is so enchanting that we love whatever
we associate with it, even though it be
death.= _Pascal._

=Glory is the fair child of peril.= _Smollett._                       30

=Glory is the unanimous praise of good men.=

=Glory long has made the sages smile, / 'Tis
something, nothing, words, illusion, wind, /
Depending more upon the historian's style /
Than on the name a person leaves behind.=

=Glory relaxes often and debilitates the mind;
censure stimulates and contracts--both to an
extreme.= _Shenstone._

=Glück auf dem Weg=--Good luck by the way.
_Ger. Pr._

=Glück macht Mut=--Luck inspires pluck. _Goethe._                     35

=Glück und Weiber haben die Narren lieb=--Fortune
and women have a liking for fools.
_Ger. Pr._

=Glücklich, glücklich nenn' ich den / Dem des
Daseins letzte Stunde / Schlägt in seiner
Kinder Mitte=--Happy! happy call I him the
last hour of whose life strikes in the midst of his
children. _Grillparzer._

=Glücklich wer jung in jungen Tagen, / Glücklich
wer mit Zeit gestählt, Gelernt des
Lebens Ernst zu tragen=--Happy he who is
young in youth, happy who is hardened as steel
with time, has learned to bear life's earnestness.

=Gluttony and drunkenness have two evils
attendant on them; they make the carcass
smart as well as the pocket.= _Marcus Antoninus._

=Gluttony is the source of all our infirmities=                       40
=and the fountain of all our diseases. As a
lamp is choked by a superabundance of oil,
a fire extinguished by an excess of fuel, so
is the natural health of the body destroyed
by intemperate diet.= _Burton._

=Gluttony kills more than the sword.= _Pr._

=Gluttony, where it prevails, is more violent,
and certainly more despicable, than avarice
itself.= _Johnson._

=Gnarling sorrow hath less power to bite / The
man that mocks at it and sets it light.=
_Rich. II._, i. 3.

=Gnats are unnoticed whereso'er they fly, /
But eagles gazed upon by every eye.= _Shakespeare._

[Greek: Gnôthi seauton]--Know thyself.                                45

=Go deep enough, there is music everywhere.=

=Go down the ladder when thou marriest a
wife; go up when thou choosest a friend.=
_Rabbi Ben Azai._

=Go, miser, go; for lucre sell thy soul; / Truck
wares for wares, and trudge from pole to
pole. / That men may say, when thou art
dead and gone: / "See what a vast estate
he left his son!"= _Dryden._

=Go, poor devil, get thee gone; why should
I hurt thee? This world, surely, is wide
enough to hold both thee and me.= _Uncle
Toby to the fly that had tormented him, as
he let it out by the window._

=Go to Jericho and let your beards grow.= _See_
2 _Sam._ x. 5.

=Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her
ways, and be wise.= _Bible._

=Go to your bosom; / Knock there, and ask
your heart what it doth know / That's like
my brother's fault; if it confess / A natural
guiltiness, such as his is, / Let it not sound
a thought upon your tongue / Against my
brother's life.= _Meas. for Meas._, ii. 2.

=Go where you may, you still find yourself in=                         5
=a conditional world.= _Goethe._

=Go whither thou wilt, thou shalt find no rest
but in humble subjection to the government
of a superior.= _Thomas à Kempis._

=Go, wondrous creature, mount where science
guides. / Go, measure earth, weigh air, and
state the tides; / Instruct the planets in
what orbs to run, / Correct old Time, and
regulate the sun; / Go, teach Eternal Wisdom
how to rule, / Then drop into thyself
and be a fool.= _Pope._

=Go you and try a democracy in your own house.=
_Lycurgus, to one who asked why he had not instituted
a democracy._

=Go, you may call it madness, folly; / You shall
not chase my gloom away; / There's such a
charm in melancholy, / I would not, if I
could, be gay.= _Rogers._

=Gobe-mouches=--A fly-catcher; one easily gulled.                     10

=God alone can properly bind up a bleeding
heart.= _J. Roux._

=God alone is true; God alone is great; alone
is God.= _Laboulaye._

=God answers sharp and sudden on some
prayers, / And thrusts the thing we have
prayed for in our face, / A gauntlet with a
gift in it.= _Mrs. Browning._

=God asks no man whether he will accept life.
That is not the choice. You must take it;
the only choice is how.= _Ward Beecher._

=God asks not what, but whence, thy work is:=                         15
=from the fruit / He turns His eye away, to
prove the inmost root.= _Trench._

=God assists those who rise early in the morning.=
_Sp. Pr._

=God blesses still the generous thought, / And
still the fitting word He speeds, / And truth,
at His requiring taught, / He quickens into
deeds.= _Whittier._

=God blesses the seeking, not the finding.= _Ger. Pr._

=God builds His temple in the heart and on the
ruins of churches and religions.= _Emerson._

=God comes at last, when we think He is=                              20
=farthest off.= _Pr._

=God comes in distress, and distress goes.=
_Gael. Pr._

=God comes to see us without bell.= _Pr._

=God comes with leaden feet, but strikes with
iron hands.= _Pr._

=God created man in his own image.= _Bible._

=God deals His wrath by weight, but His=                              25
=mercy without weight.= _Pr._

=God deceiveth thee not.= _Thomas à Kempis._

=God defend me from the man of one book.= _Pr._

=God desireth to make your burden light to you,
for man hath been created weak.= _Koran._

=God does not measure men by inches.= _Sc.

=God does not pay every week, but He pays at=                         30
=the end.= _Dut. Pr._

=God does not require us to live on credit; He
pays what we earn as we earn it, good or
evil, heaven or hell, according to our choice.=
_C. Mildmay._

=God does not smite with both hands.= _Sp. Pr._

=God does not weigh criminality in our scales.
God's measure is the heart of the offender,
a balance so delicate that a tear cast in the
other side may make the weight of error
kick the beam.= _Lowell._

=God does with His children as a master does
with his pupils; the more hopeful they are,
the more work He gives them to do.= _Plato._

=God enters by a private door into every individual.=                 35

=God estimates us not by the position we are
in, but by the way in which we fill it.= _T.

=God gave thy soul brave wings; put not those
feathers / Into a bed to sleep out all ill
weathers.= _Herbert._

=God gives all things to industry.= _Pr._

=God gives birds their food, but they must fly
for it.= _Dut. Pr._

=God gives every bird its nest, but does not=                         40
=throw it into the nest.= _J. G. Holland._

=God gives his angels charge of those who
sleep, / But He Himself watches with those
who wake.= _Harriet E. H. King._

=God gives sleep to the bad, in order that the
good may be undisturbed.= _Saadi._

=God gives strength to bear a great deal, if
we only strive ourselves to endure.= _Hans

=God gives the will; necessity gives the law.=
_Dan. Pr._

=God gives us love. Something to love / He=                           45
=lends us; but when love is grown / To ripeness,
that on which it throve / Falls off, and
love is left alone.= _Tennyson._

=God giveth speech to all, song to the few.= _Dr.
Walter Smith._

=God grant you fortune, my son, for knowledge
avails you little.= _Sp. Pr._

=God hands gifts to some, whispers them to
others.= _W. R. Alger._

=God hangs the greatest weights on the smallest
wires.= _Bacon._

=God has been pleased to prescribe limits to His=                     50
=own power, and to work out His ends within
these limits.= _Paley._

=God has commanded time to console the unhappy.=

=God has connected the labour which is essential
to the bodily sustenance with the pleasures
which are healthiest for the heart; and while
He made the ground stubborn, He made
its herbage fragrant and its blossoms fair.=

=God has delegated Himself to a million deputies.=

=God has given a prophet to every people in its
own tongue.= _Arab Pr._

=God has given nuts to some who have no
teeth.= _Port. Pr._

=God has given us wit and flavour, and brightness
and laughter, and perfumes to enliven
the days of man's pilgrimage, and to charm
his pained steps over the burning marl.=
_Sydney Smith._

=God has His little children out at nurse in
many a home.= _Dr. Walter Smith._

=God has lent us the earth for our life; it is a
great entail.= _Ruskin._

=God has made man to take pleasure in the use=                         5
=of his eyes, wits, and body; and the foolish
creature is continually trying to live without
looking at anything, without thinking
about anything, and without doing anything.=

=God has made sunny spots in the heart; why
should we exclude the light from them?=

=God has not said all that thou hast said.= _Gael.

=God has sunk souls in dust, that by that means
they may burst their way through errors to
truth, through faults to virtue, and through
sufferings to bliss.= _Engel._

=God hath anointed thee to free the oppressed
and crush the oppressor.= _Bryant._

=God hath given to man a short time here upon=                        10
=earth, and yet upon this short time eternity
depends.= _Jeremy Taylor._

=God hath given you one face, and you make
yourselves another: you jig, you amble, and
you lisp, and you nickname God's creatures,
and make your wantonness your ignorance.=
_Ham._, iii. 1.

=God hath many sharp-cutting instruments and
rough files for the polishing of His jewels.=

=God hath yoked to Guilt her pale tormentor,
Misery.= _Bryant._

=God help the children of dependence!= _Burns._

=God help the poor, for the rich can help themselves.= 15
_Sc. Pr._

=God help the rich folk, for the poor can beg.=
_Sc. Pr._

=God help the sheep when the wolf is judge.=
_Dan. Pr._

=God help the teacher, if a man of sensibility
and genius, when a booby father presents
him with his booby son, and insists on lighting
up the rays of science in a fellow's head
whose skull is impervious and inaccessible
by any other way than a positive fracture
with a cudgel.= _Burns._

=God helps the strongest.= _Ger. and Dut. Pr._

=God helps those who help themselves.= _Pr._                          20

=God Himself cannot do without wise men.=

=God Himself cannot procure good for the
wicked.= _Welsh Triad._

=God is able to do more than man can understand.=
_Thomas à Kempis._

=God is a circle whose centre is everywhere,
and its circumference nowhere.= _St. Augustine._

=God is a creditor who has no bad debts.= _Ger._ 25

=God is a good worker, but He loves to be
helped.= _Basque Pr._

=God is alpha and omega in the great world;
endeavour to make Him so in the little world.=

=God is always ready to strengthen those who
strive lawfully.= _Thomas à Kempis._

=God is a shower to the heart burnt up with
grief, a sun to the face deluged with tears.=
_Joseph Roux._

=God is a sure paymaster. He may not pay=                             30
=at the end of every week or month or year,
but He pays in the end.= _Anne of Austria._

=God is a= _tabula rasa_, =on which nothing more
stands written than what thou thyself hast
inscribed thereon.= _Luther._

=God is at once the great original I and Thou.=
_Jean Paul._

=God is better served in resisting a temptation
to evil than in many formal prayers.= _W.

=God is goodness itself, and whatsoever is
good is of Him.= _Sir P. Sidney._

=God is glorified, not by our groans, but by our=                     35
=thanksgivings; and all good thought and
good action claim a natural alliance with
good cheer.= _Willmott._

=God is great, and we know Him not; neither
can the number of His years be searched
out.= _Bible._

=God is great in what is the greatest and the
smallest.= _Herder._

=God is greater than man.= _Bible._

=God is His own interpreter.= _Cowper._

=God is in heaven, and thou upon earth; therefore=                    40
=let thy words be few.= _Bible._

=God is in the generation of the righteous.=

=God is in the word "ought" and therefore it
outweighs all but God.= _Joseph Cook._

=God is kind to fou= (drunk) =folk and bairns.=
_Sc. Pr._

=God is light.= _St. John._

=God is love.= _St. John._                                            45

=God is more delighted in adverbs than in
nouns=, _i.e._, not in what is done so much as how
it is done. _Heb. Pr._

=God is, nay, alone is; for with like emphasis
we cannot say that anything else is.= _Carlyle._

=God is not a man, that He should lie; neither
the son of man, that he should repent: hath
He said it, and shall He not do it? or hath
He spoken, and shall He not make it good?=

=God is not found by the tests that detect you
an acid or a salt.= _Dr. Walter Smith._

=God is not so poor in felicities or so niggard in=                   50
=His bounty that He has not wherewithal to
furnish forth two worlds.= _W. R. Greg._

=God is not to be known by marring His fair
works and blotting out the evidence of His
influences upon His creatures; not amidst
the hurry of crowds and the crash of innovation,
but in solitary places, and out of the
glowing intelligences which He gave to men
of old.= _Ruskin._

=God is on the side of virtue; for whoever
dreads punishment suffers it, and whoever
deserves it dreads it.= _Colton._

=God is patient, because eternal.= _St. Augustine._

=God is spirit.= _Jesus._

=God made all the creatures, and gave them
our love and our fear, / To give sign we
and they are His children, one family here.=

=God is the great composer; men are only the
performers. Those grand pieces which are
played on earth were composed in heaven.=

=God is the light which, never seen itself, makes
all things visible, and clothes itself in colours.
Thine eye feels not its ray, but thine heart
feels its warmth.= _Jean Paul._

=God is the number, the weight, and the measure
which makes the world harmonious and
eternal.= _Renan._

=God is the perfect poet, / Who in His person=                         5
=acts His own creations.= _Browning._

=God is the reason of those who have no reason.=

=God is where He was.= _Pr._

=God is with every great reform that is necessary,
and it prospers.= _Goethe._

=God keep me from my friends; from my enemies
I will keep myself.= _It. Pr._

=God knows I'm no the thing I should be, / Nor=                       10
=am I ev'n the thing I could be; / But twenty
times I rather would be / An atheist clean, /
Than under Gospel colours hid be, / Just for
a screen.= _Burns._

=God Konge er bedre end gammel Lov=--A good
king is better than an old law. _Dan. Pr._

=God loveth a cheerful giver.= _St. Paul._

=God made him, and therefore let him pass for
a man.= _Mer. of Ven._, i. 2.

=God made man to go by motives, and he will
not go without them, any more than a boat
without steam or a balloon without gas.=
_Ward Beecher._

=God made man upright, but they have sought=                          15
=out many inventions.= _Bible._

=God made me one man; love makes me no
more / Till labour come, and make my weakness
score.= _Herbert._

=God made the country; man made the town.=

=God made the flowers to beautify / The earth
and cheer man's careful mood; / And he is
happiest who hath power / To gather wisdom
from a flower, / And wake his heart in
every hour / To pleasant gratitude.= _Wordsworth._

=God made us, and we admire ourselves.= _Sp.

=God manifests Himself to men in all wise,=                           20
=good, humble, generous, great, and magnanimous
souls.= _Lavater._

=God may consent, but only for a time.= _Emerson._

=God moves in a mysterious way / His wonders
to perform; / He plants His footsteps in the
sea, / And rides upon the storm.= _Cowper._

=God must needs laugh outright, could such a
thing be, to see His wondrous manikins
here below.= _Hugo von Trimberg, quoted by

=God narrows Himself to come near man, and
man narrows himself to come near God.=

=God never forsakes His own.= _Pr._                                   25

=God never imposes a duty without giving the
time to do it.= _Ruskin._

=God never made His work for man to mend.=

=God never meant that man should scale the
heavens / By strides of human wisdom....
He commands us in His Word / To seek
Him rather where His mercy shines.= _Cowper._

=God never pardons; the laws of the universe
are irrevocable. God always pardons; sense
of condemnation is but another word for
penitence, and penitence is already new
life.= _Wm. Smith._

=God never sends mouths but He sends meat.=                           30
_Dan. Pr._

=God never shuts one door but He opens another.=
_Irish Pr._

=God offers to every man his choice between
truth and repose.= _Emerson._

=God often visits us, but most of the time we
are not at home.= _Joseph Roux._

=God only opened His hand to give flight
to a thought that He had held imprisoned from
eternity.= _J. G. Holland._

=God pardons like a mother, who kisses the=                           35
=offence into everlasting forgetfulness.= _Ward

=God permits, but not for ever.= _Pr._

=God said, Let there be light; and there was
light.= _Bible._

=God save the fools, and don't let them run
out; for, without them, wise men couldn't
get a living.= _Amer. Pr._

=God save the mark.= 1 _Hen. IV._, i. 3.

=God send us some siller, for they're little=                         40
=thought o' that want it.= _Sc. Pr._

=God send you mair sense and me mair siller.=
_Sc. Pr._

=God sendeth and giveth both mouth and the
meat.= _Tusser._

=God sends meat and the devil sends cooks.=
_It. Pr._

=God sends nothing but what can be borne.=
_It. Pr._

=God should be the object of all our desires,=                        45
=the end of all our actions, the principle of all
our affections, and the governing power of
our whole souls.= _Massillon._

=God, sir, he gart kings ken that there was a
lith in their neck.= _Boswell's father of Cromwell._

=God stays long, but strikes at last.= _Pr._

=God taketh an account of all things.= _Koran._

=God tempers the wind to the shorn lamb.=

=God the first garden made, and the first city=                       50
=Cain.= _Cowley._

=God, through the voice of Nature, calls the
mass of men to be happy; He calls a few
among them to the grander task of being
severely but serenely sad.= _W. R. Greg._

=God trusts every one with the care of his own
soul.= _Sc. Pr._

=God will accept your first attempt, not as a
perfect work, but as a beginning.= _Ward

=God will not make Himself manifest to cowards.=

=God will punish him who sees and him who is=                         55
=seen.= _Eastern saying._

=God, when He makes the prophet, does not
unmake the man.= _Locke._

=God works in moments.= _Fr. Pr._

=God writes the gospel not in the Bible alone,
but on trees and flowers, and clouds and
stars.= _Luther._

=God's commandments are the iron door into
Himself. To keep them is to have it opened,
and His great heart of love revealed.= _S. W.

=God's creature is one. He makes man, not
men. His true creature is unitary and
infinite, revealing himself indeed in every
finite form, but compromised by none.= _Henry

=God's free mercy streameth / Over all the=                            5
=world, / And His banner gleameth, / Everywhere
unfurled.= _How._

=God's goodness is the measure of His providence.=

=God's help is nearer than the door.= _Irish

=God's in His heaven: / All's right with the
world!= _Browning._

=God's justice, tardy though it prove perchance,
/ Rests never on the track till it
reach / Delinquency.= _Browning._

=God's men are better than the devil's men, and=                      10
=they ought to act as though they thought
they were.= _Ward Beecher._

=God's mill grinds slow but sure.= _George

=God's mills grind slow, but they grind woe.=
_Eastern saying._

=God's providence is on the side of clear heads.=
_Ward Beecher._

=God's sovereignty is not in His right hand or
His intellect, but His love.= _Ward Beecher._

=Gods water over Gods akker laten loopen=--Let                        15
God's waters run over God's fields. _Dut.

=God's way of making worlds is to make them
make themselves.= _Prof. Drummond._

=Godfrey sent the thief that stole the cash
away, / And punished him that put it in his
way.= _Pope._

="Godlike men love lightning;" godless men
love it not; shriek murder when they see it,
shutting their eyes, and hastily putting on
smoked spectacles.= _Carlyle._

=Godliness is profitable unto all things, having
promise of the life that now is, and of that
which is to come.= _St. Paul._

=Godliness with contentment is great gain.= _St._                     20

=Godly souls have often interdicted the gratifications
of the flesh in order to help their
spirits in the Godward direction.= _John

=Godt Haandværk har en gylden Grund=--A
good handicraft rests on a golden foundation.
_Dan. Pr._

=Goed verloren, niet verloren; moed verloren,
veel verloren; eer verloren, meer verloren;
ziel verloren, al verloren=--Money lost, nothing
lost; courage lost, much lost; honour lost, more
lost; soul lost, all lost. _Dut. Pr._

=Goethe's devil is a cultivated personage and
acquainted with the modern sciences; sneers
at witchcraft and the black art even while
employing them, and doubts most things,
nay, half disbelieves even his own existence.=

=Going by railroad I do not consider as travelling=                   25
=at all; it is merely "being sent" to a
place, and very little different from becoming
a parcel.= _Ruskin._

=Going to ruin is silent work.= _Gael. Pr._

=Gold and diamonds are not riches.= _Ruskin._

=Gold beheert de wereld=--Gold rules the world.
_Dut. Pr._

=Gold does not satisfy love; it must be paid in
its own coin.= _Mme. Deluzy._

=Gold, father of flatterers, of pain and care=                        30
=begot, / A fear it is to have thee, and a
pain to have thee not.= _Palladas._

=Gold glitters most when virtue shines no more.=

=Gold has wings which carry everywhere except
to heaven.= _Rus. Pr._

=Gold is a wonderful clearer of the understanding;
it dissipates every doubt and scruple
in an instant, accommodates itself to the
meanest capacities, silences the loud and
clamorous, and brings over the most obstinate
and inflexible.= _Addison._

=Gold is Cæsar's treasure, man is God's; thy
gold hath Cæsar's image, and thou hast
God's.= _Quarles._

=Gold is the fool's curtain, which hides all his=                     35
=defects from the world.= _Feltham._

=Gold is the sovereign of all sovereigns.= _Pr._

=Gold is tried in the fire, friendship in need.=
_Dan. Pr._

=Gold liegt tief im Berge, aber Koth am Wege=--Gold
lies deep in the mountain, but dirt on
the highway. _Ger. Pr._

=Gold, like the sun, which melts wax and
hardens clay, expands great souls and contracts
bad hearts.= _Rivarol._

=Gold that is put to use more gold begets.=                           40

=Gold thou may'st safely touch; but if it stick /
Unto thy hands, it woundeth to the quick.=

=Gold, worse poison to men's souls, / Doing more
murder in this loathsome world, / Than these
poor compounds that thou may'st not sell.=

=Gold's worth is gold.= _It. Pr._

=Golden chains are heavy, and love is best!=
_Dr. Walter Smith._

=Golden lads and girls all must, / As chimney-sweepers,=              45
=come to dust.= _Cymb._, iv. 2.

=Gone for ever is virtue, once so prevalent in
the state, when men deem a mischievous
citizen worse than its bitterest enemy, and
punish him with severer penalties.= _Cic._

=Gone is gone; no Jew will lend upon it.= _Ger.

=Good actions done in secret are the most
worthy of honour.= _Pascal._

=Good actions give strength to ourselves and
inspire good actions in others.= _S. Smiles._

=Good advice can be given, a good name cannot=                        50
=be given.= _Turk. Pr._

=Good advice / Is beyond all price.= _Pr._

=Good advice may be communicated, but not
good manners.= _Turk. Pr._

=Good ale needs no wisp= (of hay for advertisement).
_Sc. Pr._

=Good and bad men are less so than they seem.=

=Good and evil are names that signify our
appetites and aversions.= _Hobbes._

=Good and evil will grow up in this world together;
and they who complain in peace
of the insolence of the populace must remember
that their insolence in peace is
bravery in war.= _Johnson._

=Good and quickly seldom meet.= _Pr._

=Good as is discourse, silence is better, and
shames it.= _Emerson._

=Good bees never turn drones.= _Pr._                                   5

=Good books, like good friends, are few and
chosen, the more select the more enjoyable.=
_A. B. Alcott._

=Good bread needs baking.= _Pr. in Goethe._

=Good-breeding carries along with it a dignity
that is respected by the most petulant.=

=Good-breeding differs, if at all, from high-breeding,
only as it gracefully remembers
the rights of others, rather than gracefully
insists on its own.= _Carlyle._

=Good-breeding is benevolence in trifles, or the=                     10
=preference of others to ourselves in the little
daily occurrences of life.= _Chatham._

=Good-breeding is surface Christianity.= _Holmes._

=Good-breeding is the result of much good
sense, some good nature, and a little self-denial
for the sake of others.= _Chesterfield._

=Good-breeding shows itself most where to an
ordinary eye it appears least.= _Addison._

=Good-bye, proud world! I'm going home;
Thou art not my friend, and I'm not thine.=

=Good company and good discourse are the=                             15
=very sinews of virtue.= _Izaak Walton._

=Good company upon the road is the shortest
cut.= _Pr._

=Good counsel is no better than bad counsel,
if it is not taken in time.= _Dan. Pr._

=Good counsel rejected returns to enrich the
giver's bosom.= _Goldsmith._

=Good counsels observed are chains to grace.=

=Good counsel tendered to fools rather provokes=                      20
=than satisfies them. A draught of milk to
serpents only increases their venom.= _Hitopadesa._

=Good counsel without good fortune is a windmill
without wind.= _Ger. Pr._

=Good counsellors lack no clients.= _Meas. for
Meas._, i. 2.

=Good courage breaks ill-luck.= _Pr._

=Good deeds in this life are coals raked up in
embers to make a fire next day.= _Sir T.

=Good discourse sinks differences and seeks=                          25
=agreements.= _A. B. Alcott._

=Good digestion wait on appetite, / And health
on both.= _Macb._, iii. 4.

=Good example always brings forth good fruits.=
_S. Smiles._

=Good example is half a sermon.= _Ger. Pr._

=Good fortune is the offspring of our endeavours,
although there be nothing sweeter than ease.=

=Good gear goes in sma' book= (bulk). _Sc. Pr._                       30

=Good-humour and generosity carry the day
with the popular heart all the world over.=
_Alex. Smith._

=Good-humour may be said to be one of the
very best articles of dress one can wear in
society.= _Thackeray._

=Good hunters track closely.= _Dut. Pr._

=Good husbandry is good divinity.= _Pr._

=Good is a good doctor, but Bad is sometimes=                         35
=better.= _Emerson._

=Good is best when soonest wrought, / Lingering
labours come to nought.= _Southwell._

=Good is good, but better carrieth it.= _Pr._

=Good is never a something into which a man
can be borne, but always a something born
of the man, which he himself carries, and
which does not carry him.= _Ed._

=Good is not got without grief.= _Gael. Pr._

=Good is the delay that makes sure.= _Port._                          40

=Good judges are as rare as good authors.= _St.

=Good laws often proceed from bad manners.=

=Good leading makes good following.= _Dut.

=Good luck comes by cuffing.= _Pr._

=Good luck is the willing handmaid of upright,=                       45
=energetic character, and conscientious observance
of duty.= _Lowell._

=Good luck lies in odd numbers.= _Merry Wives_,
v. 1.

=Good management is better than a good income.=
_Port. Pr._

=Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices.=

=Good manners are part of good morals.=

=Good manners give integrity a bleeze, / When=                        50
=native virtues join the arts to please.= _Allan

=Good manners is the art of making those
people easy with whom we converse. Whoever
makes the fewest persons uneasy is the
best bred in the company.= _Swift._

=Good maxims are the germs of all excellence.=

=Good men are the stars, the planets of the
ages wherein they live, and illustrate the
times.= _Ben Jonson._

=Good mind, good find.= _Pr._

=Good name in man and woman, dear my lord, /=                         55
=Is the immediate jewel of their souls; / Who
steals my purse, steals trash; 'tis something,
nothing; / 'Twas mine, 'tis his, and has been
slave to thousands; / But he that filches from
me my good name, / Robs me of that which
not enriches him, / And makes me poor indeed.=
_Othello_, iii. 2.

=Good-nature and good sense are usually companions.=

=Good-nature and good sense must ever join; /
To err is human, to forgive divine.= _Pope._

=Good-nature is more agreeable in conversation
than wit, and gives a certain air to the
countenance which is more amiable than
beauty.= _Addison._

=Good-nature is stronger than tomahawks.=

=Good-nature is the beauty of the mind, and,=                         60
=like personal beauty, wins almost without
anything else.= _Hanway._

=Good-nature is the very air of a good mind,
the sign of a large and generous soul, and
the peculiar soil in which virtue flourishes.=

=Good-night, good-night; parting is such sweet
sorrow / That I will say good-night till it be
to-morrow.= _Rom. and Jul._, ii. 2.

=Good pastures make fat sheep.= _As You Like
It_, iii. 2.

=Good people live far apart.= _Ger. Pr._

=Good poetry is always personification, and=                           5
=heightens every species of force by giving
it a human volition.= _Emerson._

=Good poets are the inspired interpreters of
the gods.= _Plato._

=Good qualities are the substantial riches of
the mind, but it is good-breeding that sets
them off to advantage.= _Locke._

=Good reasons must of force give place to
better.= _Jul. Cæs._, iv. 3.

=Good right needs good help.= _Dut. Pr._

=Good-sense and good-nature are never separated,=                     10
=though the ignorant world has thought
otherwise.= _Dryden._

=Good-sense, which only is the gift of Heaven, /
And though no science, fairly worth the
seven.= _Pope._

=Good shepherd, tell this youth what 'tis to
love.... It is to be all made of sighs and
tears.... It is to be all made of faith and
service.... It is to be all made of fantasy, /
All made of passion, and all made of wishes; /
All adoration, duty, and observance; / All
humbleness, all patience, and impatience; /
All purity, all trial, all observance.= _As You
Like It_, v. 2.

=Good sword has often been in poor scabbard.=
_Gael. Pr._

=Good take heed / Doth surely speed.= _Pr._

=Good taste cannot supply the place of genius=                        15
=in literature, for the best proof of taste,
when there is no genius, would be not to
write at all.= _Mme. de Staël._

=Good taste comes more from the judgment
than from the mind.= _La Roche._

=Good taste is the flower of good sense.= _A.

=Good taste is the modesty of the mind; that
is why it cannot be either imitated or acquired.=
_Mme. Girardin._

=Good the more / Communicated more abundant
grows.= _Milton._

=Good things take time.= _Dut. Pr._                                   20

=Good thoughts are no better than good dreams
unless they be executed.= _Emerson._

=Good to begin well, but better to end well.=

=Good to the heels the well-worn slipper feels /
When the tired player shuffles off the
buskin; / A page of Hood may do a fellow
good / After a scolding from Carlyle or
Ruskin.= _Lowell._

=Good unexpected, evil unforeseen, / Appear
by turns, as fortune shifts the scene; / Some
rais'd aloft, come tumbling down amain /
And fall so hard, they bound and rise again.=
_Lord Lansdowne._

=Good ware makes a quick market.= _Pr._                               25

=Good-will is everything in morals, but nothing
in art; in art, capability alone is anything.=

=Good-will, like a good name, is got by many
actions and lost by one.= _Jeffrey._

=Good wine is a good familiar creature, if it be
well used.= _Othello_, ii. 3.

=Good wine is its own recommendation.= _Dut. Pr._

=Good wine needs no brandy.= _Amer. Pr._                              30

=Good wine needs no bush=, _i.e._, advertisement.

=Good women grudge each other nothing, save
only clothes, husbands, and flax.= _Jean Paul._

=Good words and no deeds.= _Pr._

=Good words cool more than cold water.= _Pr._

=Good words cost nothing and are worth much.=                         35

=Good words do more than hard speeches; as
the sunbeams, without any noise, will make
the traveller cast off his cloak, which all the
blustering winds could not do, but only make
him bind it closer to him.= _Leighton._

=Good works will never save you, but you will
never be saved without them.= _Pr._

=Good writing and brilliant discourse are perpetual
allegories.= _Emerson._

=Goodman Fact is allowed by everybody to be
a plain-spoken person, and a man of very
few words; tropes and figures are his aversion.=

=Goodness and being in the gods are one; / He=                        40
=who imputes ill to them makes them none.=

=Goodness consists not in the outward things
we do, but in the inward thing we are.=

=Goodness is beauty in its best estate.= _Marlowe._

=Goodness is everywhere, and is everywhere
to be found, if we will only look for it.= _P.

=Gorgons, and hydras, and chimæras dire.=

=Gossiping and lying go hand in hand.= _Pr._                          45

=Gossip is a sort of smoke that comes from the
dirty tobacco-pipes of those who diffuse it;
it proves nothing but the bad taste of the
smoker.= _George Eliot._

=Gott hilft nur dann, wenn Menschen nicht
mehr helfen=--God comes to our help only when
there is no more help for us in man. _Schiller._

=Gott ist ein unaussprechlicher Seufzer, in
Grunde der Seele gelegen=--God is an unutterable
sigh planted in the depth of the soul. _Jean

=Gott ist eine leere Tafel, auf der / Nichts
weiter steht, als was du selbst / Darauf
geschrieben=--God is a blank tablet on which
nothing further is inscribed than what thou hast
thyself written thereupon. _Luther._

=Gott ist mächtiger und weiser als wir; darum=                        50
=macht er mit uns nach seinem Gefallen=--God
is mightier and wiser than we; therefore
he does with us according to his good pleasure.

=Gott ist überall, ausser wo er seinem Statthalter
hat=--God is everywhere except where
his vicar is. _Ger. Pr._

=Gottlob! wir haben das Original=--God be
praised, we have still the original. _Lessing._

=Gott macht gesund, und der Doktor kriegt
das Geld=--God cures us, and the doctor gets
the fee. _Ger. Pr._

=Gott mit uns=--God with us. _Ger._

=Gott müsst ihr im Herzen suchen und finden=--Ye
must seek and find God in the heart. _Jean

=Gott schuf ja aus Erden den Ritter und
Knecht. / Ein hoher Sinn adelt auch niedres
Geschlecht=--God created out of the clay the
knight and his squire. A higher sense ennobles
even a humble race. _Bürger._

=Gott-trunkener Mensch=--A god-intoxicated man.
_Novalis, of Spinoza._

=Gott verlässt den Mutigen nimmer=--God never                          5
forsakes the stout of heart. _Körner._

=Göttern kann man nicht vergelten; / Schön
ist's, ihnen gleich zu sein=--We cannot recompense
the gods; beautiful it is to be like them.

=Gottes Freund, der Pfaffen Feind=--God's friend,
priest's foe. _Ger. Pr._

=Gottes ist der Orient, / Gottes ist der Occident, /
Nord-und Südliches Gelände / Ruht
im Friede seiner Hände=--God's is the east,
God's is the west; north region and south rests
in the peace of his hands. _Goethe._

=Gottes Mühle geht langsam, aber sie mahlt
fein=--God's mill goes slow, but it grinds fine.
_Ger. Pr._

=Göttliche Apathie und thierische Indifferenz=                        10
=werden nur zu oft verwechselt=--Divine indifference
and brutish indifference are too often
confounded. _Feuchtersleben._

=Goutte à goutte=--Drop by drop. _Fr._

=Govern the lips as they were palace-doors,
the king within; / Tranquil and fair and
courteous be all words which from that presence
win.= _Sir Edwin Arnold._

=Government and co-operation are in all things
the laws of life; anarchy and competition,
the laws of death.= _Ruskin._

=Government arrogates to itself that it alone
forms men.... Everybody knows that
Government never began anything. It is
the whole world that thinks and governs.=
_Wendell Phillips._

=Government began in tyranny and force, in=                           15
=the feudalism of the soldier and the bigotry
of the priest; and the ideas of justice and
humanity have been fighting their way like
a thunderstorm against the organised selfishness
of human nature.= _Wendell Phillips._

=Government has been a fossil; it should be a
plant.= _Emerson._

=Government is a contrivance of human wisdom
to provide for human wants.= _Burke._

=Government is a necessary evil, like other go-carts
and crutches. Our need of it shows
exactly how far we are still children. All
governing over-much kills the self-help and
energy of the governed.= _Wendell Phillips._

=Government is a trust, and the officers of the
government are trustees; and both the trust
and the trustees are created for the benefit
of the people.= _H. Clay._

=Government is the greatest combination of=                           20
=forces known to human society. It can
command more men and raise more money
than any and all other agencies combined.=
_D. D. Field._

=Government must always be a step ahead of
the popular movement= (_Bewegung_). _Count

=Government of the people, by the people and
for the people, shall not perish from the
earth.= _Abraham Lincoln._

=Government of the will is better than increase
of knowledge.= _Pr._

=Government should direct poor men what to
do.= _Emerson._

=Governments exist only for the good of the=                          25
=people.= _Macaulay._

=Governments exist to protect the rights of
minorities.= _Wendell Phillips._

=Governments have their origin in the moral
identity of men.= _Emerson._

=Gowd= (gold) =gets in at ilka= (every) =gate except
heaven.= _Sc. Pr._

=Gowd is gude only in the hand o' virtue.=
_Sc. Pr._

=Goza tû de tu poco, mientras busca mas el=                           30
=loco=--Enjoy your little while the fool is in search
of more. _Sp. Pr._

=Grace abused brings forth the foulest deeds, /
As richest soil the most luxuriant weeds.=

=Grace has been defined the outward expression
of the inward harmony of the soul.=

=Grace in women has more effect than beauty.=

=Grace is a light superior to Nature, which
should direct and preside over it.= _Thomas
à Kempis._

=Grace is a plant, where'er it grows / Of pure=                       35
=and heavenly root; / But fairest in the
youngest shows, / And yields the sweetest
fruit.= _Cowper._

=Grace is in garments, in movements, and manners;
beauty in the nude and in forms.=

=Grace is more beautiful than beauty.= _Emerson._

=Grace is the beauty of form under the influence
of freedom.= _Schiller._

=Grace is the proper relation of the acting
person to the action.= _Winckelmann._

=Grace is to the body what good sense is to the=                      40
=mind.= _La Roche._

=Grace pays its respects to true intrinsic worth,
not to the mere signs and trappings of it,
which often only show where it ought to be,
not where it really is.= _Thomas à Kempis._

=Grace was in all her steps, heav'n in her eye, /
In every gesture dignity and love.= _Milton._

=Gracefulness cannot subsist without ease.=

=Gradatim=--Step by step; by degrees.

=Gradu diverso, via una=--By different steps but                      45
the same way.

=Gradus ad Parnassum=--A help to the composition
of classic poetry.

=Græcia capta ferum victorem cepit, et artes /
Intulit agresti Latio=--Greece, conquered herself,
in turn conquered her uncivilised conqueror,
and imported her arts into rusticated Latium.

=Gram. loquitur; Dia. vera docet; Rhe. verba
colorat; Mu. canit; Ar. numerat; Geo. ponderat;
As. docet astra=--Grammar speaks;
dialectics teaches us truth; rhetoric gives colouring
to our speech; music sings; arithmetic
reckons; geometry measures; astronomy teaches
us the stars.

=Grammar knows how to lord it over kings, and
with high hand make them obey.= _Molière._

=Grammaticus Rhetor Geometres Pictor Aliptes
/ Augur Schœnobates Medicus Magus--omnia
novit=--Grammarian, rhetorician, geometrician,
painter, anointer, augur, tight-rope
dancer, physician, magician--he knows everything.

=Grain of glory mixt with humbleness / Cures
both a fever and lethargicness.= _Herbert._

=Grand besoin a de fol qui de soi-même le fait=--He
has great need of a fool who makes himself
one. _Fr. Pr._

=Grand bien ne vient pas en peu d'heures=--Great                       5
wealth is not gotten in a few hours. _Fr._

=Grande parure=--Full dress. _Fr._

=Grandescunt aucta labore=--They grow with increase
of toil. _M._

=Grandeur and beauty are so very opposite,
that you often diminish the one as you increase
the other.= _Shenstone._

=Grandeur has a heavy tax to pay.= _Alex. Smith._

=Grand parleur, grand menteur=--Great talker,                         10
great liar. _Fr. Pr._

=Grand venteur, petit faiseur=--Great boaster,
little doer. _Fr. Pr._

=Grant but memory to us, and we can lose
nothing by death.= _Whittier._

=Granted the ship comes into harbour with
shrouds and tackle damaged; the pilot is
blameworthy; he has not been all-wise and
all-powerful; but to know how blameworthy,
tell us first whether his voyage has been
round the globe or only to Ramsgate and the
Isle of Dogs.= _Carlyle._

=Gran victoria es la que sin sangre se alcanza=--Great
is the victory that is gained without bloodshed.
_Sp. Pr._

=Grasp all, lose all.= _Pr._                                          15

=Grass grows not on the highway.= _Pr._

=Gratia naturam vincit=--Grace overcomes Nature.

=Grata superveniet quæ non sperabitur hora=--The
hour of happiness will come the more welcome
when it is not expected. _Hor._

=Gratiæ expectativæ=--Expected benefits.

=Gratia gratiam parit=--Kindness produces kindness.                   20

=Gratia, Musa, tibi. Nam tu solatia præbes; /
Tu curæ requies, tu medicina mali=--Thanks
to thee, my Muse. For thou dost afford me comfort;
thou art a rest from my cares, a cure for my
woes. _Ovid._

=Gratia placendi=--The satisfaction of pleasing.

=Gratia pro rebus merito debetur inemtis=--Thanks
are justly due for things we have not
to pay for. _Ovid._

=Gratior et pulchro veniens in corpore virtus=--Even
virtue appears more lovely when enshrined
in a beautiful form. _Virg._

=Gratis=--For nothing.                                                25

=Gratis anhelans, multa agendo nihil agens=--Out
of breath for nothing, making much ado
about nothing. _Phæd._

=Gratis asseritur=--It is asserted but not proved.

=Gratitude is a duty which ought to be paid,
but which none have a right to expect.=

=Gratitude is a keen sense of favours to come.=

=Gratitude is a species of justice.= _Johnson._                       30

=Gratitude is memory of the heart.= (?)

=Gratitude is never conferred but where there
have been previous endeavours to excite
it; we consider it as a debt, and our spirits
wear a load till we have discharged the
obligation.= _Goldsmith._

=Gratitude is one of the rarest of virtues.=
_Theodore Parker._

=Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs
from the soul; and the heart of man knoweth
none more fragrant.= _H. Ballou._

=Gratitude is the least of virtues, ingratitude=                      35
=the worst of vices.= _Pr._

=Gratitude is with most people only a strong
desire for greater benefits to come.= _La

=Gratitude once refused can never after be
recovered.= _Goldsmith._

=Gratitude which consists in good wishes may
be said to be dead, as faith without good
works is dead.= _Cervantes._

=Gratis dictum=--Said to no purpose; irrelevant to
the question at issue.

=Gratum hominem semper beneficium delectat;=                          40
=ingratum semel=--A kindness is always delightful
to a grateful man; to an ungrateful, only at
the time of its receipt. _Sen._

=Grau' Haare sind Kirchhofsblumen=--Gray hairs
are churchyard flowers. _Ger. Pr._

=Grau, teurer Freund, ist alle Theorie, / Und
grün des Lebens goldner Baum=--Gray, dear
friend, is all theory, and green life's golden tree.

=Grave nihil est homini quod fert necessitas=--No
burden is really heavy to a man which necessity
lays on him.

=Grave paupertas malum est, et intolerabile,
quæ magnum domat populum=--The poverty
which oppresses a great people is a grievous and
intolerable evil.

=Grave pondus illum magna nobilitas premit=--His                      45
exalted rank weighs heavy on him as a
grievous burden. _Sen._

=Grave senectus est hominibus pondus=--Old age
is a heavy burden to man.

=Graves, the dashes in the punctuation of our
lives.= _S. W. Duffield._

=Grave virus / Munditiæ pepulere=--More elegant
manners expelled this offensive style. _Hor._

=Graviora quædam sunt remedia periculis=--Some
remedies are worse than the disease.
_Pub. Syr._

=Gravis ira regum semper=--The anger of kings                         50
is always heavy. _Sen._

=Gravissimum est imperium consuetudinis=--The
empire of custom is most mighty. _Pub.

=Gravity is a mysterious carriage of the body,
invented to cover the defects of the mind.=
_La Roche._

=Gravity is a taught trick to gain credit of the
world for more sense and knowledge than
a man is worth.= _Sterne._

=Gravity is only the bark of wisdom, but it
preserves it.= _Confucius._

=Gravity is the ballast of the soul, which keeps=                     55
=the mind steady.= _Fuller._

=Gravity is the best cloak for sin in all countries.=

=Gravity is the inseparable companion of pride.=

=Gravity is twin brother to stupidity.= _Bovee._

=Gravity, with all its pretensions, was no better,
but often worse, than what a French wit had
long ago defined it, viz., a mysterious carriage
of the body to cover the defects of the
mind.= _Sterne._

=Gray hairs seem to my fancy like the light of
a soft moon, silvering over the evening of
life.= _Jean Paul._

=Gray is all theory, and green the while is the
golden tree of life.= _Goethe._

=Gratiano speaks an infinite deal of nothing....=                      5
=His reasons are as two grains of wheat hid
in two bushels of chaff; you will seek all day
ere you find them; and when you have them,
they are not worth the search.= _Mer. of
Ven._, i. 1.

=Great actions crown themselves with lasting
bays; / Who well deserves needs not another's
praise.= _Heath._

=Great acts grow out of great occasions, and
great occasions spring from great principles,
working changes in society and tearing it
up by the roots.= _Hazlitt._

=Great ambition is the passion of a great character.
He who is endowed with it may perform
very good or very bad actions; all depends
upon the principles which direct him.=

=Great art dwells in all that is beautiful; but
false art omits or changes all that is ugly.
Great art accepts Nature as she is, but
directs the eyes and thoughts to what is
most perfect in her; false art saves itself
the trouble of direction by removing or altering
whatever is objectionable.= _Ruskin._

=Great attention to what is said and sweetness=                       10
=of speech, a great degree of kindness and
the appearance of awe, are always tokens
of a man's attachment.= _Hitopadesa._

=Great barkers are nae biters.= _Sc. Pr._

=Great boast, small roast.= _Pr._

=Great books are written for Christianity much
oftener than great deeds are done for it.=
_H. Mann._

=Great causes are never tried on their merits;
but the cause is reduced to particulars to
suit the size of the partisans, and the contention
is ever hottest on minor matters.=

=Great countries are those that produce great=                        15
=men.= _Disraeli._

=Great cowardice is hidden by a bluster of
daring.= _Lucan._

=Great cry but little wool, as the devil said
when he shear'd his hogs.= _Pr._

=Great deeds cannot die; / They with the sun
and moon renew their light, / For ever blessing
those that look on them.= _Tennyson._

=Great deeds immortal are--they cannot die, /
Unscathed by envious blight or withering
frost, / They live, and bud, and bloom; and
men partake / Still of their freshness, and
are strong thereby.= _Aytoun._

=Great dejection often follows great enthusiasm.=                     20
_Joseph Roux._

=Great edifices, like great mountains, are the
work of ages.= _Victor Hugo._

=Great endowments often announce themselves
in youth in the form of singularity and awkwardness.=

=Great, ever fruitful; profitable for reproof, for
encouragement, for building up in manful
purposes and works, are the words of those
that in their day were men.= _Carlyle._

=Great evils one triumphs over bravely, but
the little eat away one's heart.= _Mrs. Carlyle._

=Great fleas have little fleas / Upon their backs=                    25
=to bite 'em; / And little fleas have lesser
fleas, / And so ad infinitum.= _Lowell._

=Great folks have five hundred friends because
they have no occasion for them.= _Goldsmith._

=Great fools have great bells.= _Dut. Pr._

=Great genial power consists in being altogether
receptive.= _Emerson._

=Great geniuses have always the shortest
biographies.= _Emerson._

=Great gifts are for great men.= _Pr._                                30

=Great God, I had rather be / A Pagan suckled
in some creed outworn; / So might I, standing
on this pleasant lea, / Have glimpses
that would make me less forlorn.= _Wordsworth._

=Great grief makes those sacred upon whom its
hand is laid. Joy may elevate, ambition
glorify, but sorrow alone can consecrate.=
_H. Greeley._

=Great griefs medicine the less.= _Cymbeline_,
iv. 2.

=Great haste makes great waste.= _Ben.

=Great honours are great burdens; but on=                             35
=whom / They're cast with envy, he doth bear
two loads.= _Ben Jonson._

=Great joy is only earned by great exertion.=

=Great is he who enjoys his earthenware as if
it were plate, and not less great the man to
whom all his plate is no more than earthenware.=

=Great is not great to the greater.= _Sir P.

=Great is self-denial! Life goes all to ravels
and tatters where that enters not.= _Carlyle._

=Great is song used to great ends.= _Tennyson._                       40

=Great is the soul, and plain. It is no flatterer,
it is no follower; it never appeals from itself.=

=Great is the strength of an individual soul
true to its high trust; mighty is it, even to
the redemption of a world.= _Mrs. Child._

=Great is truth, and mighty above all things.=

=Great is wisdom; infinite is the value of wisdom.
It cannot be exaggerated; it is the
highest achievement of man.= _Carlyle._

=Great joy, especially after a sudden change=                         45
=and revolution of circumstances, is apt to be
silent, and dwells rather in the heart than on
the tongue.= _Fielding._

=Great knowledge, if it be without vanity, is
the most severe bridle of the tongue.= _Jeremy

=Great lies are as great as great truths, and
prevail constantly and day after day.=

=Great lords have great hands, but they do
not reach to heaven.= _Dan. Pr._

=Great Mammon!--greatest god below the
sky.= _Spenser._

=Great men are always of a nature originally
melancholy.= _Arist._

=Great men are among the best gifts which
God bestows upon a people.= _G. S. Hillard._

=Great men are like eagles, and build their
nest on some lofty solitude.= _Schopenhauer._

=Great men are more distinguished by range
and extent than by originality.= _Emerson._

=Great men are never sufficiently known but in=                        5
=struggles.= _Burke._

=Great men are not always wise.= _Bible._

=Great men are rarely isolated mountain-peaks;
they are the summits of ranges.=
_T. W. Higginson._

=Great men are sincere.= _Emerson._

=Great men are the fire-pillars in this dark
pilgrimage of mankind; they stand as
heavenly signs, ever-living witnesses of
what has been, prophetic tokens of what
may still be, the revealed, embodied possibilities
of human nature.= _Carlyle._

=Great Men are the inspired (speaking and=                            10
=acting) Texts of that Divine Book of Revelations,
whereof a Chapter is completed from
epoch to epoch, and by some named History.=

=Great men are the modellers, patterns, and
in a wide sense creators, of whatsoever the
general mass of men contrived to do and
attain.= _Carlyle._

=Great men are the true men, the men in whom
Nature has succeeded.= _Amiel._

=Great men are they who see that spiritual
is stronger than any material force, that
thoughts rule the world.= _Emerson._

=Great men do not content us. It is their solitude,
not their force, that makes them conspicuous.=

=Great men do not play stage tricks with the=                         15
=doctrines of life and death; only little men
do that.= _Ruskin._

=Great men essay enterprises because they
think them great, and fools because they
think them easy.= _Vauvenargues._

=Great men get more by obliging inferiors than
by disdaining them.= _South._

=Great men, great nations have ever been perceivers
of the terror of life, and have manned
themselves to face it.= _Emerson._

=Great men have their parasites.= _Sydney Smith._

=Great men lose somewhat of their greatness by=                       20
=being near us; ordinary men gain much.=

=Great men may jest with saints; 'tis wit in
them, / But in the less, foul profanation.=
_Meas. for Meas._, ii. 2.

=Great men need to be lifted upon the shoulders
of the whole world, in order to conceive their
great ideas or perform their great deeds; that
is, there must be an atmosphere of greatness
round about them. A hero cannot be a hero
unless in a heroic world.= _Hawthorne._

=Great men not only know their business, but
they usually know that they know it, and
are not only right in their main opinions,
but they usually know that they are right in
them.= _Ruskin._

=Great men oft die by vile Bezonians.=     2 _Hen.
VI._, iv. 1.

=Great men often rejoice at crosses of fortune,=                      25
=just as brave soldiers do at wars.= _Sen._

=Great men or men of great gifts you will
easily find, but symmetrical men never.=

=Great men, said Themistocles, are like the
oaks, under the branches of which men are
happy in finding a refuge in the time of
storm and rain; but when they have to
pass a sunny day under them, they take
pleasure in cutting the bark and breaking
the branches.= _Goethe._

=Great men should drink with harness on their
throats.= _Tim. of Athens_, i. 2.

=Great men should think of opportunity, and
not of time. Time is the excuse of feeble
and puzzled spirits.= _Disraeli._

=Great men stand like solitary towers in the=                         30
=city of God, and secret passages running
deep beneath external Nature give their
thoughts intercourse with higher intelligences,
which strengthens and consoles
them, and of which the labourers on the surface
do not even dream.= _Longfellow._

=Great men, though far above us, are felt to be
our brothers; and their elevation shows us
what vast possibilities are wrapped up in
our common humanity. They beckon us up
the gleaming heights to whose summits they
have climbed. Their deeds are the woof of
this world's history.= _Moses Harvey._

=Great men too often have greater faults than
little men can find room for.= _Landor._

=Great men will always pay deference to
greater.= _Landor._

=Great minds erect their never-failing trophies
on the firm base of mercy.= _Massinger._

=Great minds had rather deserve contemporaneous=                      35
=applause without obtaining it, than
obtain without deserving it.= _Colton._

=Great minds, like Heaven, are pleased in
doing good, / Though the ungrateful subjects
of their favours / Are barren in return.=

=Great minds seek to labour for eternity. All
other men are captivated by immediate advantages;
great minds are excited by the
prospect of distant good.= _Schiller._

=Great names stand not alone for great deeds;
they stand also for great virtues, and, doing
them worship, we elevate ourselves.= _H.

=Great part of human suffering has its root in
the nature of man, and not in that of his
institutions.= _Lowell._

=Great passions are incurable diseases; the=                          40
=very remedies make them worse.= _Goethe._

=Great patriots must be men of great excellence;
this alone can secure to them lasting admiration.=
_H. Giles._

=Great people and champions are special gifts
of God, whom He gives and preserves; they
do their work and achieve great actions, not
with vain imaginations or cold and sleepy
cogitations, but by motion of God.= _Luther._

=Great pleasures are much less frequent than
great pains.= _Hume._

=Great poets are no sudden prodigies, but slow
results.= _Lowell._

=Great poets try to describe what all men see=                        45
=and to express what all men feel; if they
cannot describe it, they let it alone.= _Ruskin._

=Great profits, great risks.= _Chinese Pr._

=Great results cannot be achieved at once;
and we must be satisfied to advance in life
as we walk, step by step.= _S. Smiles._

=Great revolutions, whatever may be their
causes, are not lightly commenced, and
are not concluded with precipitation.= _Disraeli._

=Great souls are always royally submissive,
reverent to what is over them; only small,
mean souls are otherwise.= _Carlyle._

=Great souls are not cast down by adversity.=

=Great souls are not those which have less=                            5
=passion and more virtue than common souls,
but only those which have greater designs.=
_La Roche._

=Great souls attract sorrows as mountains do
storms. But the thunder-clouds break upon
them, and they thus form a shelter for the
plains around.= _Jean Paul._

=Great souls care only for what is great.=

=Great souls endure in silence.= _Schiller._

=Great souls forgive not injuries till time has
put their enemies within their power, that
they may show forgiveness is their own.=

=Great spirits and great business do keep out=                        10
=this weak passion= (love). _Bacon._

=Great talents are rare, and they rarely recognise
themselves.= _Goethe._

=Great talents have some admirers, but few
friends.= _Niebuhr._

=Great talkers are like leaky pitchers, everything
runs out of them.= _Pr._

=Great talkers are little doers.= _Pr._

=Great thieves hang little ones.= _Ger._                              15

=Great things are done when men and mountains
meet; / These are not done by jostling
in the street.= _Wm. Blake._

=Great things through greatest hazards are
achiev'd, / And then they shine.= _Beaumont._

=Great thoughts and a pure heart are the
things we should beg for ourselves from
God.= _Goethe._

=Great thoughts come from the heart.= _Vauvenargues._

=Great thoughts, great feelings come to them, /=                      20
=Like instincts, unawares.= _M. Milnes._

=Great thoughts reduced to practice become
great acts.= _Hazlitt._

=Great towns are but a large sort of prison to
the soul, like cages to birds or pounds to
beasts.= _Charron._

=Great warmth at first is the certain ruin of
every great achievement. Doth not water,
although ever so cool, moisten the earth?=

=Great warriors, like great earthquakes, are
principally remembered for the mischief they
have done.= _Bovee._

=Great wealth, great care.= _Dut. Pr._                                25

=Great wits are sure to madness near allied, /
And thin partitions do their bounds divide.=

=Great wits to madness nearly are allied; / Both
serve to make our poverty our pride.= _Emerson._

=Great women belong to history and to self-sacrifice.=
_Leigh Hunt._

=Great works are performed, not by strength,
but by perseverance.= _Johnson._

=Great writers and orators are commonly economists=                   30
=in the use of words.= _Whipple._

=Greater love hath no man than this, that a
man lay down his life for his friends.= _Jesus._

=Greater than man, less than woman.= _Essex,
of Queen Elizabeth._

=Greatest scandal waits on greatest state.=

=Greatly to find quarrel in a straw, / When
honour's at the stake.= _Ham._, iv. 4.

=Greatness and goodness are not means, but=                           35
=ends.= _Coleridge._

=Greatness appeals to the future.= _Emerson._

=Greatness, as we daily see it, is unsociable.=

=Greatness can only be rightly estimated when
minuteness is justly reverenced. Greatness
is the aggregation of minuteness; nor can
its sublimity be felt truthfully by any mind
unaccustomed to the affectionate watching
of what is least.= _Ruskin._

=Greatness doth not approach him who is for
ever looking down.= _Hitopadesa._

=Greatness envy not; for thou mak'st thereby /=                       40
=Thyself the worse, and so the distance
greater.= _Herbert._

=Greatness, in any period and under any circumstances,
has always been rare. It is
of elemental birth, and is independent alike
of its time and its circumstances.= _W.

=Greatness is a spiritual condition worthy to
excite love, interest, and admiration; and
the outward proof of greatness is that we
excite love, interest, and admiration.= _Matthew

=Greatness is its own torment.= _Theodore Parker._

=Greatness is like a laced coat from Monmouth
Street, which fortune lends us for a day to
wear, to-morrow puts it on another's back.=

=Greatness is not a teachable nor gainable=                           45
=thing, but the expression of the mind of a
God-made man: teach, or preach, or labour
as you will, everlasting difference is set
between one man's capacity and another's;
and this God-given supremacy is the priceless
thing, always just as rare in the world
at one time as another.... And nearly the
best thing that men can generally do is to
set themselves, not to the attainment, but
the discovery of this: learning to know
gold, when we see it, from iron-glance, and
diamond from flint-sand, being for most of
us a more profitable employment than trying
to make diamonds of our own charcoal.=

=Greatness is nothing unless it be lasting.=

=Greatness lies not in being strong, but in
the right using of strength. He is greatest
whose strength carries up the most hearts
by the attraction of his own.= _Ward Beecher._

=Greatness may be present in lives whose range
is very small.= _Phil. Brooks._

=Greatness of mind is not shown by admitting
small things, but by making small things
great under its influence. He who can take
no interest in what is small will take false
interest in what is great.= _Ruskin._

=Greatness, once and for ever, has done with
opinion.= _Emerson._

=Greatness, once fallen out with fortune, / Must
fall out with men too; what the declined
is, / He shall as soon read in the eyes of
others / As feel in his own fall.= _Troil. and
Cress._, iii. 3.

=Greatness stands upon a precipice; and if
prosperity carry a man never so little beyond
his poise, it overbears and dashes him
to pieces.= _Colton._

=Greatness, thou gaudy torment of our souls, /
The wise man's fetter and the rage of fools.=

=Greatness, with private men / Esteem'd a=                             5
=blessing, is to me a curse; / And we, whom
from our high births they conclude / The
only free men, are the only slaves: / Happy
the golden mean.= _Massinger._

=Greediness bursts the bag.= _Pr._

=Greedy folk hae lang airms.= _Sc. Pr._

=Greedy misers rail at sordid misers.= _Helvetius._

=Greek architecture is the flowering of geometry.=

=Greek art, and all other art, is fine when it=                       10
=makes a man's face as like a man's face as it
can.= _Ruskin._

=Greif nicht leicht in ein Wespennest, Doch
wenn du greifst, so stehe fest=--Attack not
thoughtlessly a wasp's nest, but if you do, stand
fast. _M. Claudius._

=Greife schnell zum Augenblicke, nur die
Gegenwart ist dein=--Quickly seize the moment:
only the present is thine. _Körner._

=Grex totus in agris / Unius scabie cadit=--The
entire flock in the fields dies of the disease introduced
by one. _Juv._

=Grex venalium=--A venal pack. _Sueton._

=Grey hairs are wisdom--if you hold your=                             15
=tongue; / Speak--and they are but hairs, as
in the young.= _Philo._

=Grief best is pleased with grief's society.=

=Grief boundeth where it falls, / Not with an
empty hollowness, but weight.= _Rich. II._, i. 2.

=Grief divided is made lighter.= _Pr._

=Grief fills the room up of my absent child, /
Lies in his bed, walks up and down with
me; / Puts on his pretty look, repeats his
words, / Remembers me of all his gracious
parts, / Stuffs out his vacant garments with
his form: / Then have I reason to be fond
of grief.= _King John_, iii. 4.

=Grief finds some ease by him that like doth=                         20
=bear.= _Spenser._

=Grief hallows hearts, even while it ages heads.=

=Grief has its time.= _Johnson._

=Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than
happiness ever can, and common sufferings
are far stronger links than common joys.=

=Grief is a species of idleness, and the necessity
of attention to the present, preserves
us from being lacerated and devoured by
sorrow for the past.= _Dr. Johnson._

=Grief is a stone that bears one down, but two=                       25
=bear it lightly.= _W. Hauff._

=Grief is only the memory of widowed affection.=
_James Martineau._

=Grief is proud and makes his owner stout.=
_King John_, iii. 1.

=Grief is so far from retrieving a loss that it
makes it greater; but the way to lessen
it is by a comparison with others' losses.=

=Grief is the agony of an instant; the indulgence
of grief the blunder of a life.= _Disraeli._

=Grief is the culture of the soul; it is the true=                    30
=fertiliser.= _Mme. de Girardin._

=Grief, like a tree, has tears for its fruit.=

=Grief makes one hour ten.= _Rich. II._, i. 3.

=Grief or misfortune seems to be indispensable
to the development of intelligence, energy,
and virtue.= _Fearon._

=Grief sharpens the understanding and strengthens
the soul, whereas joy seldom troubles
itself about the former, and makes the latter
either effeminate or frivolous.= _F. Schubert._

=Grief should be / Like joy, majestic, equable,=                      35
=sedate, / Conforming, cleansing, raising,
making free.= _Aubrey de Vere (the younger)._

=Grief should be the instructor of the wise; /
Sorrow is knowledge: they who know the
most / Must mourn the deepest o'er the
fatal truth, / The Tree of Knowledge is not
that of Life.= _Byron._

=Grief still treads upon the heels of Pleasure.=

=Grief, which disposes gentle natures to retirement,
to inaction, and to meditation,
only makes restless spirits more restless.=

=Griefs assured are felt before they come.=

=Grim-visaged war hath smoothed his wrinkled=                         40
=front.... He capers nimbly in a lady's chamber,
/ To the lascivious pleasing of a lute.=
_Rich. III._, i. 1.

=Grind the faces of the poor.= _Bible._

=Gross and vulgar minds will always pay a
higher respect to wealth than to talent; for
wealth, although it is a far less efficient
source of power than talent, happens to be
far more intelligible.= _Colton._

=Gross Diligenz und klein Conscienz macht
reich=--Great industry and little conscience make
one rich. _Ger. Pr._

=Gross ist, wer Feinde tapfer überwand; /
Doch grösser ist, wer sie gewonnen=--Great
is he who has bravely vanquished his enemies,
but greater is he who has gained them. _Seume._

=Gross kann man sich im Glück, erhaben nur=                           45
=im Unglück zeigen=--One may show himself
great in good fortune, but exalted only in bad.
_Schiller._ (?)

=Gross und leer, wie das Heidelberger Fass=--Big
and empty, like the Heidelberg tun. _Ger. Pr._

=Grosse Leidenschaften sind Krankheiten ohne
Hoffnung; was sie heilen könnte, macht sie
erst recht gefährlich=--Great passions are incurable
diseases; what might heal them is precisely
that which makes them so dangerous.

=Grosse Seelen dulden still=--Great souls endure
in silence. _Schiller._

=Grosser Herren Leute lassen sich was bedünken=--Great
people's servants think themselves of
no small consequence. _Ger. Pr._

=Grudge not another what you canna get yoursel'.=
_Sc. Pr._

=Grudge not one against another.= _St. James._

=Guardalo ben, guardalo tutto / L'uom senza
danar quanto è brutto=--Watch him well, watch
him closely; the man without money, how worthless
he is! _It. Pr._

=Guardati da aceto di vin dolce=--Beware of the
vinegar of sweet wine. _It. Pr._

=Guardati da chi non ha che perdere=--Beware of                        5
him who has nothing to lose. _It. Pr._

=Guardati dall' occasione, e ti guarderà / Dio
da peccati=--Keep yourself from opportunities,
and God will keep you from sins. _It. Pr._

=Guards from outward harms are sent; / Ills
from within thy reason must prevent.=

=Guard well thy thought; / Our thoughts are
heard in heaven.= _Young._

=Gude advice is ne'er out o' season.= _Sc. Pr._

=Gude bairns are eith to lear=, _i.e._, easy to teach.                10
_Sc. Pr._

=Gude breeding and siller mak' our sons gentlemen.=
_Sc. Pr._

=Gude claes= (clothes) =open a' doors.= _Sc. Pr._

=Gude folk are scarce, tak' care o' ane.= _Sc.

=Gude foresight furthers the wark.= _Sc. Pr._

=Gude wares mak' a quick market.= _Sc. Pr._                           15

=Guds Raadkammer har ingen Nögle=--To
God's council-chamber we have no key. _Dan.

=Guenille, si l'on veut; ma guenille m'est chère=--Call
it a rag, if you please; my rag is dear to
me. _Molière._

=Guerra al cuchillo=--War to the knife. _Sp._

=Guerra cominciata, inferno scatenato=--War begun,
hell let loose. _It. Pr._

=Guerre à mort=--War to the death. _Fr._                              20

=Guerre à outrance=--War of extermination; war
to the uttermost. _Fr._

=Guerre aux châteaux, paix aux chaumières!=--War
to the castles, peace to the cottages!

=Guessing is missing= (the point). _Dut. Pr._

=Guilt is a spiritual Rubicon.= _Jane Porter._

=Guilt is ever at a loss, and confusion waits=                        25
=upon it.= _Congreve._

=Guilt is the source of sorrow; 'tis the fiend, /
Th' avenging fiend that follows us behind /
With whips and stings.= _Rowe._

=Guilt, though it may attain temporal splendour,
can never confer real happiness.=

=Guiltiness will speak, though tongues were
out of use.= _Othello_, v. 1.

=Guilty consciences make men cowards.= _Vanbrugh._

=Gunpowder is the emblem of politic revenge,=                         30
=for it biteth first and barketh afterwards;
the bullet being at the mark before the
noise is heard, so that it maketh a noise not
by way of warning, but of triumph.= _Fuller._

=Gunpowder makes all men alike tall.... Hereby
at last is the Goliath powerless and the
David resistless; savage animalism is nothing,
inventive spiritualism is all.= _Carlyle._

=Gustatus est sensus ex omnibus maxime
voluptarius=--The sense of taste is the most
exquisite of all. _Cic._

=Gut Gewissen ist ein sanftes Ruhekissen=--A
good conscience is a soft pillow. _Ger. Pr._

=Gut verloren, etwas verloren; / Ehre verloren,
viel verloren; / Mut verloren, alles verloren=--Wealth
lost, something lost; honour lost,
much lost; courage lost, all lost. _Goethe._

=Güte bricht einem kein Bein=--Kindness breaks                        35
no one's bones. _Ger. Pr._

=Guter Rath kommt über Nacht=--Good counsel
comes over-night. _Ger. Pr._

=Guter Rath lässt sich geben, aber gute Sitte
nicht=--Good advice may be given, but manners
not. _Turkish Pr._

=Gutes aus Gutem, das kann jedweder Verständige
bilden; / Aber der Genius ruft Gutes
aus Schlechtem hervor=--Good out of good is
what every man of intellect can fashion, but it
takes genius to evoke good out of bad. _Schiller._

=Gutes und Böses kommt unerwartet dem
Menschen; / Auch verkündet, glauben wir's
nicht=--Good and evil come unexpected to man;
even if foretold, we believe it not. _Goethe._

=Gutta cavat lapidem, consumitur annulus=                             40
=usu, / Et teritur pressa vomer aduncus
humo=--The drop hollows the stone, the ring
is worn by use, and the crooked ploughshare is
frayed away by the pressure of the earth. _Ovid._

=Gutta cavat lapidem non vi, sed sæpe cadendo=--The
drop hollows the stone not by force, but
by continually falling. _Pr._

=Gutta fortunæ præ dolio sapientiæ=--A drop of
good fortune rather than a cask of wisdom. _Pr._


=Ha! lass dich den Teufel bei einem Haar fassen,
und du bist sein auf ewig=--Ha! let the devil
seize thee by a hair, and thou art his for ever.

=Ha! welche Lust, Soldat zu sein=--Ah! what a
pleasure it is to be a soldier. _Boieldieu._

=Hab' mich nie mit Kleinigkeiten abgegeben=--I                        45
have never occupied myself with trifles.

="Habe gehabt," ist ein armer Mann=--"I have
had," is a poor man. _Ger. Pr._

=Habeas corpus=--A writ to deliver one from prison,
and show reason for his detention, with a view
to judge of its justice, _lit._ you may have the
body. _L._

=Habeas corpus ad prosequendum=--You may
bring up the body for the purpose of prosecution.
_L. Writ._

=Habeas corpus ad respondendum=--You may
bring up the body to make answer. _L. Writ._

=Habeas corpus ad satisfaciendum=--You may                            50
bring up the body to satisfy. _L. Writ._

=Habemus confitentem reum=--We have the confession
of the accused. _L._

=Habemus luxuriam atque avaritiam, publice
egestatem, privatim opulentiam=--We have
luxury and avarice, but as a people poverty, and
in private opulence. _Cato in Sall._

=Habent insidias hominis blanditiæ mali=--Under
the fair words of a bad man there lurks some
treachery. _Phaedr._

=Habent sua fata libelli=--Books have their destinies.

=Habeo senectuti magnam gratiam, quæ mihi
sermonis aviditatem auxit=--I owe it to old
age, that my relish for conversation is so increased.

=Habere derelictui rem suam=--To neglect one's
affairs. _Aul. Gell._

=Habere et dispertire=--To have and to distribute.

=Habere facias possessionem=--You shall cause to
take possession. _L. Writ._

=Habere, non haberi=--To hold, not to be held.                         5

=Habet aliquid ex iniquo omne magnum exemplum,
quod contra singulos, utilitate publica
rependitur=--Every great example of punishment
has in it some tincture of injustice, but the wrong
to individuals is compensated by the promotion
of the public good. _Tac._

=Habet iracundia hoc mali, non vult regi=--There
is in anger this evil, that it will not be
controlled. _Sen._

=Habet salem=--He has wit; he is a wag.

=Habit and imitation are the source of all working
and all apprenticeship, of all practice
and all learning, in this world.= _Carlyle._

=Habit gives endurance, and fatigue is the best=                      10
=nightcap.= _Kincaid._

=Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity.=
_St. Augustine._

=Habit is a cable. We weave a thread of it
every day, and at last we cannot break it.=
_Horace Mann._

=Habit is a second nature, which destroys the
first.= _Pascal._

=Habit is necessary to give power.= _Hazlitt._

=Habit is ten times nature.= _Wellington._                            15

=Habit is the deepest law of human nature.=

=Habit is the purgatory in which we suffer for
our past sins.= _George Eliot._

=Habit is too arbitrary a master for my liking.=

=Habit, with its iron sinews, clasps and leads
us day by day.= _Lamartine._

=Habits are at first cobwebs, at last cables.=                        20

=Habits= (of virtue) =are formed by acts of reason
in a persevering struggle through temptation.=
_Bernard Gilpin._

=Habits leave their impress upon the mind, even
after they are given up.= _Spurgeon._

=Habitual intoxication is the epitome of every
crime.= _Douglas Jerrold._

=Hablar sin pensar es tirar sin encarar=--Speaking
without thinking is shooting without taking
aim. _Sp. Pr._

=Hac mercede placet=--I accept the terms.                             25

=Hac sunt in fossa Bedæ venerabilis ossa=--In
this grave lie the bones of the Venerable Bede.
_Inscription on Bede's tomb._

=Hac urget lupus, hac canis=--On one side a wolf
besets you, on the other a dog. _Hor._

=Hactenus=--Thus far.

=Had Cæsar or Cromwell changed countries,
the one might have been a sergeant and the
other an exciseman.= _Goldsmith._

=Had God meant me to be different, He would=                          30
=have created me different.= _Goethe._

=Had I but serv'd my God with half the zeal /
I serv'd my king, He would not in mine age /
Have left me naked to mine enemies.= _Hen.
VIII._, iii. 2.

=Had I succeeded well, I had been reckoned
amongst the wise; so ready are we to judge
from the event.= _Euripides._

=Had not God made this world, and death
too, it were an insupportable place.= _Carlyle._

=Had religion been a mere chimæra, it would
long ago have been extinct; were it susceptible
of a definite formula, that formula
would long ago have been discovered.=

=Had sigh'd to many, though he loved but one.=                        35

=Had we never loved sae kindly, / Had we
never loved sae blindly, / Never met or
never parted, / We had ne'er been broken-hearted!=

=Hæ nugæ seria ducent / In mala=--These trifles
will lead to serious mischief. _Hor._

=Hæ tibi erant artes, pacisque imponere
morem, / Parcere subjectis et debellare
superbos=--These shall be thy arts, to lay down
the law of peace, to spare the conquered, and to
subdue the proud. _Virg._

=Hae you gear= (goods), =or hae you nane, / Tine=
(lose) =heart, and a's gane.= _Sc. Pr._

=Hæc a te non multum abludit imago=--This                             40
picture bears no small resemblance to yourself.

=Hæc amat obscurum; volet hæc sub luce
videri, / Judicis argutum quæ non formidat
acumen; / Hæc placuit semel; hæc decies
repetita placebit=--One (poem) courts the shade;
another, not afraid of the critic's keen eye,
chooses to be seen in a strong light; the one
pleases but once, the other will still please if ten
times repeated. _Hor._

=Hæc brevis est nostrorum summa malorum=--Such
is the short sum of our evils. _Ovid._

=Hæc ego mecum / Compressis agito labris;
ubi quid datur oti, / Illudo chartis=--These
things I revolve by myself with compressed lips,
When I have any leisure, I amuse myself with
my writings. _Hor._

=Hæc est condicio vivendi, aiebat, eoque /
Responsura tuo nunquam est par fama
labori=--"Such is the lot of life," he said, "and
so your merits will never receive their due meed
of praise." _Hor._

=Hæc generi incrementa fides=--This fidelity will                     45
bring new glory to our race. _M._

=Hæc olim meminisse juvabit=--It will be a joy
to us to recall this, some day. _Virg._

=Hæc omnia transeunt=--All these things pass
away. _M._

=Hæc perinde sunt, ut illius animus, qui ea
possidet. / Qui uti scit, ei bona, illi qui non
utitur recte, mala=--These things are exactly
according to the disposition of him who possesses
them. To him who knows how to use them, they
are blessings; to him who does not use them
aright, they are evils. _Ter._

=Hæc prima lex in amicitia sanciatur, ut neque
rogemus res turpes, nec faciamus rogati=--Be
this the first law established in friendship,
that we neither ask of others what is dishonourable,
nor ourselves do it when asked.

=Hæc scripsi non otii abundantia, sed amoris=                         50
=erga te=--I have written this, not as having
abundance of leisure, but out of love for you.

=Hæc studia adolescentiam alunt, senectutem
oblectant, secundas res ornant, adversis solatium
ac perfugium præbent, delectant domi,
non impediunt foris, pernoctant nobiscum,
peregrinantur, rusticantur=--These studies are
the food of youth and the consolation of old age;
they adorn prosperity and are the comfort and
refuge of adversity; they are pleasant at home
and are no encumbrance abroad; they accompany
us at night, in our travels, and in our rural
retreats. _Cic._

=Hæc studia oblectant=--These studies are our
delight. _M._

=Hæc sunt jucundi causa cibusque mali=--These
things are at once the cause and food of this delicious
malady. _Ovid._

=Hæc vivendi ratio mihi non convenit=--This
mode of living does not suit me. _Cic._

=Hæredis fletus sub persona risus est=--The                            5
weeping of an heir is laughter under a mask.

=Hæreditas nunquam ascendit=--The right of inheritance
never lineally ascends. _L._

=Hæres jure repræsentationis=--An heir by right
of representation. _L._

=Hæres legitimus est quem nuptiæ demonstrant=--He
is the lawful heir whom marriage points
out as such. _L._

=Hæret lateri lethalis arundo=--The fatal shaft
sticks deep in her side. _Virg._

=Halb sind sie kalt, Halb sind sie roh=--Half of                      10
them are without heart, half without culture.

=Half a house is half a hell.= _Ger. Pr._

=Half a loaf is better than no bread.= _Pr._

=Half a man's wisdom goes with his courage.=

=Half a word fixed upon, or near, the spot is
worth a cartload of recollection.= _Gray to

=Half the ease of life oozes away through the=                        15
=leaks of unpunctuality.= _Anon._

=Half the gossip of society would perish if the
books that are truly worth reading were
but read.= _George Dawson._

=Half the ills we hoard within our hearts are
ills because we hoard them.= _Barry Cornwall._

=Half the logic of misgovernment lies in this
one sophistical dilemma: if the people are
turbulent, they are unfit for liberty; if they
are quiet, they do not want liberty.= _Macaulay._

=Half-wits greet each other.= _Gael. Pr._

=Hältst du Natur getreu im Augenmerk, /=                              20
=Frommt jeder tüchtige Meister dir: / Doch
klammerst du dich blos an Menschenwerk, /
Wird alles, was du schaffst, Manier=--If you
keep Nature faithfully in view, the example of
every thorough master will be of service to you;
but if you merely cling to human work, all that
you do will be but mannerism. _Geibel._

=Hanc personam induisti, agenda est=--You have
assumed this part, and you must act it out. _Sen._

=Hanc veniam petimusque damusque vicissim=--We
both expect this privilege, and give it in return.

=Hands that the rod of empire might have
sway'd. / Or waked to ecstacy the living
lyre.= _Gray._

=Handsome is that handsome does.= _Pr._

=Handsomeness is the more animal excellence,=                         25
=beauty the more imaginative.= _Hare._

=Häng' an die grosse Glocke nicht / Was jemand
im Vertrauen spricht=--Blaze not abroad to
others what any one confides to you in secret.

=Hang a thief when he's young, and he'll no
steal when he's auld.= _Sc. Pr._

=Hang constancy! you know too much of the
world to be constant, sure.= _Fielding._

=Hang sorrow! care will kill a cat, / And therefore
let's be merry.= _G. Wither._

=Hänge nicht alles auf einen Nagel=--Hang not                         30
all on one nail. _Ger. Pr._

=Hanging and wiving goes by destiny.= _Mer.
of Ven._, ii. 9.

=Hannibal ad portas=--Hannibal is at the gates.

=Hap and mishap govern the world.= _Pr._

=Happiest they of human race, / To whom God
has granted grace / To read, to fear, to hope,
to pray, / To lift the latch and force the way; /
And better had they ne'er been born, / Who
read to doubt, or read to scorn.= _Scott._

=Happily to steer / From grave to gay, from=                          35
=lively to severe.= _Pope._

=Happiness consists in activity; it is a running
stream, and not a stagnant pool.= _J. M. Good._

=Happiness depends not on the things, but on
the taste.= _La Roche._

=Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is
not to be picked up in strangers' galleries.=
_Douglas Jerrold._

=Happiness is a ball after which we run wherever
it rolls, and we push it with our feet
when it stops.= _Goethe._

=Happiness is a chimæra and suffering a reality.=                     40

=Happiness is "a tranquil acquiescence under
an agreeable delusion."= _Quoted by Sterne._

=Happiness is but a dream, and sorrow a reality.=

=Happiness is deceitful as the calm that precedes
the hurricane, smooth as the water on
the verge of the cataract, and beautiful as
the rainbow, that smiling daughter of the
storm.= _Arliss' Lit. Col._

=Happiness is like the mirage in the desert;
she tantalises us with a delusion that distance
creates and that contiguity destroys.=
_Arliss' Lit. Col._

=Happiness is like the statue of Isis, whose=                         45
=veil no mortal ever raised.= _Landor._

=Happiness is matter of opinion, of fancy, in
fact, but it must amount to conviction, else
it is nothing.= _Chamfort._

=Happiness is neither within us nor without
us; it is the union of ourselves with God.=

=Happiness is nothing but the conquest of God
through love.= _Amiel._

=Happiness is only evident to us by deliverance
from evil.= _Nicole._

=Happiness is the fine and gentle rain which=                         50
=penetrates the soul, but which afterwards
gushes forth in springs of tears.= _M. de

=Happiness is unrepented pleasure.= _Socrates._

=Happiness lies first of all in health.= _G. W.

=Happiness, like Juno, is a goddess in pursuit,
but a cloud in possession, deified by those
who cannot enjoy her, and despised by those
who can.= _Arliss' Lit. Col._

=Happiness never lays its fingers on its pulse.=
_A. Smith._

=Happiness springs not from a large fortune,
but temperate habits and simple wishes.
Riches increase not by increase of the supply
of want, but by decrease of the sense of it,--the
minimum of it being the maximum of
them.= _Ed._

=Happiness, that grand mistress of ceremonies
in the dance of life, impels us through all its
mazes and meanderings, but leads none of
us by the same route.= _Arliss' Lit. Col._

=Happiness travels incognita to keep a private=                        5
=assignation with contentment, and to partake
of a tête-à-tête and a dinner of herbs
in a cottage.= _Arliss' Lit. Col._

=Happiness, when unsought, is often found,
and when unexpected, often obtained; while
those who seek her the most diligently fail
the most, because they seek her where she
is not.= _Arliss' Lit. Col._

=Happy are they that hear their detractions,
and can put them to mending.= _Much Ado_,
ii. 3.

=Happy child! the cradle is still to thee an infinite
space; once grown into a man, and the
boundless world will be too small to thee.=

=Happy contractedness of youth, nay, of mankind
in general, that they think neither of
the high nor the deep, of the true nor the
false, but only of what is suited to their own
conceptions.= _Goethe._

=Happy he for whom a kind heavenly sun=                               10
=brightens the ring of necessity into a ring
of duty.= _Carlyle._

=Happy he that can abandon everything by
which his conscience is defiled or burdened.=
_Thomas à Kempis._

=Happy in that we are not over-happy; / On
Fortune's cap we are not the very button.=
_Ham._, ii. 2.

=Happy is he who soon discovers the chasm
that lies between his wishes and his powers.=

=Happy is that house and blessed is that congregation
where Martha still complains of
Mary.= _S. Bern._

=Happy he whose last hour strikes in the midst=                       15
=of his children.= _Grillparzer._

=Happy is he that is happy in his children.=

=Happy is he to whom his business itself becomes
a puppet, who at length can play
with it, and amuse himself with what his
situation makes his duty.= _Goethe._

=Happy is the boy whose mother is tired of
talking nonsense to him before he is old
enough to know the sense of it.= _Hare._

=Happy is the hearing man; unhappy the
speaking man.= _Emerson._

=Happy is the man who can endure the highest=                         20
=and the lowest fortune. He who has endured
such vicissitudes with equanimity has
deprived misfortune of its power.= _Sen._

=Happy is the man whose father went to the
devil.= _Pr._

=Happy lowly clown! / Uneasy lies the head
that wears a crown!= 2 _Hen. IV._, iii. 1.

=Happy men are full of the present, for its
bounty suffices them; and wise men also,
for its duties engage them. Our grand
business undoubtedly is not to see what
lies dimly at a distance, but to do what
lies clearly at hand.= _Carlyle._

=Happy season of virtuous youth, when shame
is still an impassable celestial barrier, and
the sacred air-castles of hope have not
shrunk into the mean clay hamlets of reality,
and man by his nature is yet infinite and
free.= _Carlyle._

=Happy that I can / Be crossed and thwarted=                          25
=as a man, / Not left in God's contempt apart, /
With ghastly smooth life, dead at heart, /
Tame in earth's paddock, as her prize.=

=Happy the man, and happy he alone, / He
who can call to-day his own; / He who,
secure within, can say, / To-morrow do thy
worst, for I have lived to-day.= _Dryden, after

=Happy the man to whom Heaven has given a
morsel of bread without his being obliged to
thank any other for it than Heaven itself.=

=Happy the people whose annals are blank in
History's book.= _Montesquieu._

=Happy thou art not; / For what thou hast not
still thou striv'st to get, / And what thou
hast, forgett'st.= _Meas. for Meas._ iii. 1.

=Happy who in his verse can gently steer, /=                          30
=From grave to light, from pleasant to severe.=

=Hard is the factor's rule; no better is the
minister's.= _Gael. Pr._

=Hard pounding, gentlemen; but we shall see
who can pound the longest.= _Wellington at

=Hard with hard builds no houses; soft binds
hard.= _Pr._

=Hard work is still the road to prosperity, and
there is no other.= _Ben. Franklin._

=Hardness ever of hardiness is mother.= _Cymbeline_,                  35
iii. 6.

=Hardship is the native soil of manhood and
self-reliance.= _John Neal._

=Harm watch, harm catch.= _Pr._

=Hart kann die Tugend sein, doch grausam
nie, / unmenschlich nie=--Virtue may be stern,
though never cruel, never inhuman. _Schiller._

=Harvests are Nature's bank dividends.= _Haliburton._

=Has any man, or any society of men, a truth=                         40
=to speak, a piece of spiritual work to do;
they can nowise proceed at once and with
the mere natural organs, but must first call
a public meeting, appoint committees, issue
prospectuses, eat a public dinner; in a word,
construct or borrow machinery, wherewith
to speak it and do it. Without machinery
they were hopeless, helpless; a colony of
Hindoo weavers squatting in the heart of
Lancashire.= _Carlyle._

=Has patitur pœnas peccandi sola voluntas. /
Nam scelus intra se tacitum qui cogitat
ullum, / Facti crimen habet=--Such penalties
does the mere intention to sin suffer; for he who
meditates any secret wickedness within himself
incurs the guilt of the deed. _Juv._

=Has pœnas garrula lingua dedit=--This punishment
a prating tongue brought on him. _Ovid._

=Has vaticinationes eventus comprobavit=--The
event has verified these predictions. _Cic._

=Hassen und Neiden / Muss der Biedre leiden. /
Es erhöht des Mannes Wert, / Wenn der
Hass sich auf ihn kehrt=--The upright must
suffer hatred and envy. It enhances the worth
of a man if hatred pursues him. _Gottfried von

=Hast du im Thal ein sichres Haus, / Dann
wolle nie zu hoch hinaus=--Hast thou a secure
house in the valley? Then set not thy heart on a
higher beyond. _Förster._

=Haste and rashness are storms and tempests,=                          5
=breaking and wrecking business; but nimbleness
is a full, fair wind, blowing it with speed
to the haven.= _Fuller._

=Haste is of the devil.= _Koran._

=Haste makes waste, and waste makes want,
and want makes strife between the gudeman
and the gudewife.= _Sc. Pr._

=Haste trips up its own heels, fetters and stops
itself.= _Sen._

=Haste turns usually on a matter of ten minutes
too late.= _Bovee._

=Hasty resolutions seldom speed well.= _Pr._                          10

=Hat man die Liebe durchgeliebt / Fängt man
die Freundschaft an=--After love friendship (_lit._
when we have lived through love we begin
friendship). _Heine._

=Hate injures no one; it is contempt that casts
men down.= _Goethe._

=Hate makes us vehement partisans, but love
still more so.= _Goethe._

=Hâtez-vous lentement, et sans perdre courage=--Leisurely,
and don't lose heart. _Fr._

=Hath fortune dealt thee ill cards? Let wisdom=                       15
=make thee a good gamester.= _Quarles._

=Hath not a Jew eyes? hath not a Jew hands,
organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions?
fed with the same food, hurt with the
same weapons, subject to the same diseases,
healed by the same means, warmed and
cooled by the same winter and summer, as a
Christian is? If you prick us, do we not
bleed? if you tickle us, do we not laugh? if
you poison us, do we not die? and if you
wrong us, shall not we revenge?= _Mer. of
Venice_, iii. 1.

=Hatred does not cease by hatred at any time;
hatred ceases by love.= _Buddha._

=Hatred is a heavy burden. It sinks the heart
deep in the breast, and lies like a tombstone
on all joys.= _Goethe._

=Hatred is active, and envy passive, disgust;
there is but one step from envy to hate.=

=Hatred is but an inverse love.= _Carlyle._                           20

=Hatred is keener than friendship, less keen
than love.= _Vauvenargues._

=Hatred is like fire; it makes even light rubbish
deadly.= _George Eliot._

="Hätte ich gewusst," ist ein armer Mann=--"If
I had known," is a poor man. _Ger. Pr._

=Haud æquum facit, / Qui quod didicit, id dediscit=--He
does not do right who unlearns what
he has learnt. _Plaut._

=Haud facile emergunt quorum virtutibus obstat=                       25
=/ Res angusta domi=--Not easily do those
attain to distinction whose abilities are cramped
by domestic poverty. _Juv._

=Haud ignara ac non incauta futuri=--Neither
ignorant nor inconsiderate of the future. _Hor._

=Haud ignara mali miseris succurrere disco=--Not
unfamiliar with misfortune myself, I have
learned to succour the wretched. _Virg._

=Haud passibus æquis=--With unequal steps.

=Haut et bon=--Great and good. _M._

=Haut goût=--High flavour. _Fr._                                      30

=Have a care o' the main chance.= _Butler._

=Have a spécialité, a work in which you are at
home.= _Spurgeon._

=Have any deepest scientific individuals yet
dived down to the foundations of the universe
and gauged everything there? Did
the Maker take them into His counsel, that
they read His ground-plan of the incomprehensible
All, and can say, This stands
marked therein, and no more than this?
Alas! not in any wise.= _Carlyle._

=Have I a religion, have I a country, have I a
love, that I am ready to die for? are the
first trial questions to itself of a true soul.=

=Have I in conquest stretched mine arm so far /=                      35
=To be afeard to tell gray-beards the truth?=
_Jul. Cæs._, ii. 2.

=Have I not earn'd my cake in baking of it?=

=Have more than thou showest; / Speak less
than thou knowest; / Lend less than thou
owest; / Learn more than thou trowest; /
Set less than thou throwest.= _King Lear_, i. 4.

=Have not all nations conceived their God as
omnipresent and eternal, as existing in a
universal Here, an everlasting Now?= _Carlyle._

=Have not thy cloak to make when it begins
to rain.= _Pr._

=Have the French for friends, but not for neighbours.=                40

=Have you found your life distasteful? / My
life did, and does, smack sweet. / Was your
youth of pleasure wasteful? / Mine I saved
and hold complete. / Do your joys with age
diminish? / When mine fail me, I'll complain.
/ Must in death your daylight finish? /
My sun sets to rise again.= _Browning._

=Have you known how to compose your manners,
you have achieved a great deal more
than he who has composed books. Have
you known how to attain repose, you have
achieved more than he who has taken cities
and subdued empires.= _Montaigne._

=Have you not heard it said full oft, / A
woman's nay doth stand for nought?= _Shakespeare._

=Have you prayed to-night, Desdemona?=
_Othello_, v. 2.

=Having food and raiment, let us be therewith=                        45
=content.= _St. Paul._

=Having is having, come whence it may.= _Ger. Pr._

=Having is in no case the fruit of lusting, but
of living.= _Ed._

=Having sown the seed of secrecy, it should be
properly guarded and not in the least broken;
for being broken, it will not prosper.= _Hitopadesa._

=Having waste ground enough, / Shall we
desire to raze the sanctuary / And pitch our
evils there?= _Meas. for Meas._, ii. 2.

=Hay buena cuenta, y no paresca blanca=--The
account is all right, but the money-bags are
empty. _Sp. Pr._

=He alone has energy that cannot be deprived
of it.= _Lavater._

=He alone is happy, and he is truly so, who can
say, "Welcome life, whatever it brings!
welcome death, whatever it is!"= _Bolingbroke._

=He alone is worthy of respect who knows
what is of use to himself and others, and
who labours to control his self-will.= _Goethe._

=He also that is slothful in his work is brother=                      5
=to him that is a great waster.= _Bible._

=He always wins who sides with God.= _Faber._

=He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack
hand; but the hand of the diligent maketh
rich.= _Bible._

=He behoves to have meat enou' that sal stop
ilka man's mou'.= _Sc. Pr._

=He best restrains anger who remembers God's
eye is upon him.= _Plato._

=He buys very dear who begs.= _Port. Pr._                             10

=He by whom the geese were formed white,
parrots stained green, and peacocks painted
of various hues--even He will provide for
their support.= _Hitopadesa._

=He can ill run that canna gang= (walk). _Sc.

=He cannot lay eggs, but he can cackle.= _Dut.

=He cannot see the wood for the trees.= _Ger. Pr._

=He cast off his friends, as a huntsman his=                          15
=pack, / For he knew, when he pleased, he
could whistle them back.= _Goldsmith._

=He cometh unto you with a tale which holdeth
children from play and old men from the
chimney-corner.= _Sir P. Sidney._

=He conquers grief who can take a firm resolution.=

=He could distinguish and divide / A hair 'twixt
south and south-west side.= _Butler._

=He cries out before he is hurt.= _It. Pr._

=He dances well to whom fortune pipes.= _Pr._                         20

=He doesna aye flee when he claps his wings.=
_Sc. Pr._

=He does not deserve wine who drinks it as
water.= _Bodenstedt._

=He does nothing who endeavours to do more
than is allowed to humanity.= _Johnson._

=He doeth much that doeth a thing well.=
_Thomas à Kempis._

=He doeth well that serveth the common=                               25
=good rather than his own will.= _Thomas à

=He doth bestride the narrow world / Like a
Colossus; and we petty men / Walk under
his huge legs, and peep about / To find ourselves
dishonourable graves.= _Jul. Cæs._, i. 2.

=He doubts nothing who knows nothing.= _Port.

=He draweth out the thread of his verbosity
finer than the staple of his argument.= _Love's
L. Lost_, v. 1.

=He draws nothing well who thirsts not to
draw everything.= _Ruskin._

=He either fears his fate too much, / Or his=                         30
=deserts are small, / Who dares not put it to
the touch / To win or lose it all.= _Marquis of

=He frieth in his own grease.= _Pr._

=He gave his honours to the world again, /
His blessed part to heaven, and slept in
peace.= _Hen. VIII._, iv. 2.

=He giveth His beloved sleep.= _Bible._

=He goeth back that continueth not.= _St. Augustine._

=He goeth better that creepeth in his way=                            35
=than he that runneth out of his way.= _St.

=He had a face like a benediction.= _Cervantes._

=He had been eight years upon a project for extracting
sunbeams out of cucumbers, which
were to be put in phials hermetically sealed,
and let out to warm the air in raw inclement
seasons.= _Swift._

=He had never kindly heart / Nor ever cared
to better his own kind, / Who first wrote
satire with no pity in it.= _Tennyson._

=He has a bee in his bonnet=, _i.e._, is hare-brained.
_Sc. Pr._

=He has a head, and so has a pin.= _Port._                            40

=He has a killing tongue and a quiet sword,
by the means whereof 'a breaks words and
keeps whole weapons.= _Hen. V._, iii. 2.

=He has faut= (need) =o' a wife wha marries
mam's pet.= _Sc. Pr._

=He has hard work who has nothing to do.=

=He has no religion who has no humanity.=
_Arab. Pr._

=He has not learned the lesson of life who=                           45
=does not every day surmount a fear.= _Emerson._

=He has paid dear, very dear, for his whistle.=
_Ben. Franklin._

=He has seen a wolf.= _Pr. of one who suddenly
curbs his tongue._

=He has verily touched our hearts as with a
live coal from the altar who in any way
brings home to our heart the noble doings,
feelings, darings, and endurances of a brother
man.= _Carlyle._

=He has wit at will that, when angry, can sit him
still.= _Sc. Pr._

=He hath a heart as sound as a bell, and his=                         50
=tongue is the clapper; for what his heart
thinks his tongue speaks.= _Much Ado_, iii. 2.

=He hath a tear for pity, and a hand / Open
as day for melting charity.= 2 _Hen. IV._,
iv. 4.

=He hath ill repented whose sins are repeated.=
_St. Augustine._

=He hath never fed of the dainties that are bred
in a book.= _Love's L. Lost_, iv. 2.

=He honours God that imitates Him.= _Sir T.

=He in whom there is much to be developed will=                       55
=be later than others in acquiring true perceptions
of himself and the world.= _Goethe._

=He is a fool who empties his purse, or store, to
fill another's.= _Sp. Pr._

=He is a fool who thinks by force or skill /
To turn the current of a woman's will.= _S.

=He is a great and a good man from whom the
needy, or those who come for protection, go
not away with disappointed hopes and discontented
countenances.= _Hitopadesa._

=He is a great man who inhabits a higher sphere
of thought, into which other men rise with
labour and difficulty: he has but to open his
eyes to see things in a true light and in large
relations, while they must make painful corrections,
and keep a vigilant eye on many
sources of error.= _Emerson._

=He is a happy man that hath a true friend at
his need, but he is more truly happy that
hath no need of his friend.= _Arthur Warwick._

=He is a hard man who is only just, and he a
sad man who is only wise.= _Voltaire._

=He is a little chimney, and heated hot in a
moment!= _Longfellow._

=He is a little man; let him go and work with=                         5
=the women!= _Longfellow._

=He is a madman= (_Rasender_) =who does not embrace
and hold fast the good fortune which
a god= (_ein Gott_) =has given into his hand.=

=He is a man who doth not suffer his members
and faculties to cause him uneasiness.= _Hitopadesa._

=He is a minister who doth not behave with
insolence and pride.= _Hitopadesa._

=He is a poor smith who cannot bear smoke.=

=He is a strong man who can hold down his=                            10
=opinion.= _Emerson._

=He is a true sage who learns from all the
world.= _Eastern Pr._

=He is a very valiant trencherman; he hath an
excellent stomach.= _Much Ado_, i. 1.

=He is a wise child that knows his own father.=

=He is a wise man who does not grieve for the
things which he has not, but rejoices for
those which he has.= _Epictetus._

=He is a wise man who knoweth that his words=                         15
=should be suited to the occasion, his love to
the worthiness of the object, and his anger
according to his strength.= _Hitopadesa._

=He is a wise man who knows what is wise.=

=He is a worthy person who is much respected
by good men.= _Hitopadesa._

=He is all there when the bell rings.= _Pr._

=He is an eloquent man who can speak of low
things acutely, and of great things with
dignity, and of moderate things with temper.=

=He is an unfortunate and on the way to ruin=                         20
=who will not do what he can, but is ambitious
to do what he cannot.= _Goethe._

=He is below himself who is not above an injury.=

=He is best served who has no need to put the
hands of others at the end of his arms.= _Rousseau._

=He is but a bastard to the time / That doth
not smack of observation.= _King John_, i. 1.

=He is but the counterfeit of a man who hath
not the life of a man.= _Shakespeare._

=He is gentil that doth gentil dedes.= _Chaucer._                     25

=He is great who is what he is from nature, and
who never reminds us of others.= _Emerson._

=He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who
finds peace in his own home.= _Goethe._

=He is happy who is forsaken by his passions.=

=He is happy whose circumstances suit his
temper; but he is more excellent who can
suit his temper to any circumstances.= _Hare._

=He is just as truly running counter to God's=                        30
=will by being intentionally wretched as by
intentionally doing wrong.= _W. R. Greg._

=He is kind who guardeth another from misfortune.=

=He is lifeless that is faultless.= _Pr._

=He is my friend that grinds at my mill.= _Pr._

=He is my friend that helps me, and not he that
pities me.= _Pr._

=He is nearest to God who has the fewest wants.=                      35
_Dan. Pr._

=He is neither fish, nor flesh, nor good red
herring.= _Pr._

=He is no wise man that will quit a certainty
for an uncertainty.= _Johnson._

=He is noble who feels and acts nobly.= _Heine._

=He is not a bad driver who knows how to turn.=
_Dan. Pr._

=He is not a true man of science who does not=                        40
=bring some sympathy to his studies, and
expect to learn something by behaviour as
well as application.= _Thoreau._

=He is not only idle who does nothing, but
he is idle who might be better employed.=

=He is not the best carpenter who makes the
most chips.= _Pr._

=He is not yet born who can please everybody.=
_Dan. Pr._

=He is oft the wisest man / Who is not wise
at all.= _Wordsworth._

=He is richest that has fewest wants.= _Pr._                          45

=He is the best dressed gentleman whose dress
no one observes.= _Trollope._

=He is the best gentleman that is the son of
his own deserts, and not the degenerated
heir of another's virtue.= _Victor Hugo._

=He is the free man whom the truth makes free, /
And all are slaves besides.= _Cowper._

=He is the greatest artist who has embodied
in the sum of his works the greatest number
of the greatest ideas.= _Ruskin._

=He is the greatest conqueror who has conquered=                      50
=himself.= _Pr._

=He is the greatest whose strength carries up
the most hearts by the attraction of his own.=
_Ward Beecher._

=He is the half part of a blessèd man, / Left to
be finishèd by such as she; / And she a fair
divided excellence, / Whose fulness of perfection
lies in him.= _King John_, ii. 2.

=He is the rich man in whom the people are
rich, and he is the poor man in whom the
people are poor; and how to give access
to the masterpieces of art and nature is the
problem of civilisation.= _Emerson._

=He is the rich man who can avail himself of
all men's faculties.= _Emerson._

=He is the world's master who despises it, its=                       55
=slave who prizes it.= _It. Pr._

=He is truly great who is great in charity.=
_Thomas à Kempis._

=He is ungrateful who denies a benefit; he is
ungrateful who hides it; he is ungrateful
who does not return it; he, most of all, who
has forgotten it.= _Sen._

=He is well paid that is well satisfied.= _Mer. of
Ven._, iv. 1.

=He is wise that is wise to himself.= _Euripides._

=He is wise who can instruct us and assist
us in the business of daily virtuous living;
he who trains us to see old truth under
academic formularies may be wise or not, as
it chances, but we love to see wisdom in
unpretending forms, to recognise her royal
features under a week-day vesture.= _Carlyle._

=He is wit's pedlar, and retails his wares / At
wakes and wassails, meetings, markets,
fairs; / And we that sell by gross, the Lord
doth know, / Have not the grace to grace
it with such show.= _Love's L. Lost_, v. 2.

=He is wrong who thinks that authority based=                          5
=on force is more weighty and more lasting
than that which rests on kindness.= _Ter._

=He jests at scars that never felt a wound.=
_Rom. and Jul._, ii. 2.

=He judged the cause of the poor and needy;
then it was well with him: was not this to
know me? saith the Lord.= _Bible._

=He kens muckle wha kens when to speak, but
far mair wha kens when to haud= (hold) =his
tongue.= _Sc. Pr._

=He knew what's what, and that's as high / As
metaphysic wit can fly.= _Butler._

=He knocks boldly at the door who brings good=                        10
=news.= _Pr._

=He knows best what good is that has endured
evil.= _Pr._

=He knows little who will tell his wife all he
knows.= _Fuller._

=He knows much who knows how to hold his
tongue.= _Pr._

=He knows not how to speak who cannot be
silent, still less how to act with vigour and
decision.= _Lavater._

=He knows not what love is that has no children.=                     15

=He knows the water the best who has waded
through it.= _Pr._

=He knows very little of mankind who expects,
by facts or reasoning, to convince a determined
party-man.= _Lavater._

=He left a name at which the world grew pale, /
To point a moral or adorn a tale.= _Johnson._

=He lies there who never feared the face of man.=
_The Earl of Morton at John Knox's grave._

=He life's war knows / Whom all his passions=                         20
=follow as he goes.= _George Herbert._

=He little merits bliss who others can annoy.=

=He lives twice who can at once employ / The
present well and e'en the past enjoy.= _Pope._

=He lives who lives to God alone, / And all are
dead beside; / For other source than God is
none / Whence life can be supplied.= _Cowper._

=He looks the whole world in the face, / For he
owes not any man.= _Longfellow._

=He loses his thanks who promises and delays.=                        25

=He loves but lightly who his love can tell.=

=He makes no friend who never made a foe.=

=He= (your Father) =maketh His sun to rise on
the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain
on the just and on the unjust.= _Jesus._

=He maun lout= (stoop) =that has a laigh= (low)
=door.= _Sc. Pr._

=He may rate himself a happy man who lives=                           30
=remote from the gods of this world.= _Goethe._

=Hé, mon ami, tire-moi du danger; tu feras
après ta harangue=--Hey! my friend, help me
out of my danger first; you can make your
speech afterwards. _La Fontaine._

=He most lives / Who thinks most, feels the
noblest, acts the best.= _P. J. Bailey._

=He must be a good shot who always hits the
mark.= _Dut. Pr._

=He must be a thorough fool who can learn
nothing from his own folly.= _Hare._

=He must cry loud who would frighten the devil.=                      35
_Dan. Pr._

=He must needs go that the devil drives.= _Pr._

=He must stand high who would see his destiny
to the end.= _Dan. Pr._

=He must mingle with the world that desires to
be useful.= _Johnson._

=He needs a long spoon who eats out of the
same dish with the devil.= _Pr._

=He needs no foil, but shines by his own proper=                      40
=light.= _Dryden._

=He ne'er made a gude darg= (day's work) =wha
gaed= (went) =grumbling about it.= _Sc. Pr._

=He never is crowned / With immortality, who
fears to follow / Where airy voices lead.=

=He never knew pain who never felt the pangs
of love.= _Platen._

=He never lees= (lies) =but when the holland's=
(holly's) =green=, _i.e._, always. _Sc. Pr._

=He never yet stood sure that stands secure.=                         45

=He on whom Heaven bestows a sceptre knows
not the weight of it till he bears it.= _Corneille._

=He only employs his passion who can make
no use of his reason.= _Cic._

=He only is advancing in life whose heart is
getting softer, whose blood warmer, whose
brain quicker, and whose spirit is entering
into living peace.= _Ruskin._

=He only is an acute observer who can observe
minutely without being observed.= _Lavater._

=He only is exempt from failures who makes=                           50
=no efforts.= _Whately._

=He only is great of heart who floods the world
with a great affection. He only is great of
mind who stirs the world with great thoughts.
He only is great of will who does something
to shape the world to a great career; and
he is greatest who does the most of all
these things, and does them best.= _R. D.

=He only is rich who owns the day.= _Emerson._

=He only who forgets to hoard has learned to
live.= _Keble._

=He ought to remember benefits on whom they
are conferred; he who confers them ought
not to mention them.= _Cic._

=He paidles a guid deal in the water, but he=                         55
=tak's care no to wet his feet.= _Sc. Pr._

=He prayeth best who loveth best / All things,
both great and small; / For the dear Lord
who loveth us, / He made and loveth all.=

=He preaches well who lives well.= _Sp. Pr._

=He presents me with what is always an acceptable
gift who brings me news of a great
thought before unknown.= _Bovee._

=He rais'd a mortal to the skies, / She drew
an angel down.= _Dryden._

=He raises not himself up whom God casts
down.= _Goethe._

=He reads much: / He is a great observer, and
he looks / Quite through the deeds of men:
he loves no plays, / As thou dost, Anthony;
he hears no music: / Seldom he smiles; and
smiles in such a sort / As if he mock'd himself,
and scorn'd his spirit / That could be
moved to smile at anything. / Such men as
he be never at heart's ease / Whiles they
behold a greater than themselves; / And
therefore are they very dangerous.= _Jul.
Cæs._, i. 2.

=He rideth easily enough whom the grace of=                            5
=God carrieth.= _Thomas à Kempis._

=He runs far who never turns.= _It. Pr._

=He scarce is knight, yea, but half-man, nor
meet / To fight for gentle damsel, he who
lets / His heart be stirr'd with any foolish
heat / At any gentle damsel's waywardness.=

=He serves his party best who serves his country
best.= _R. B. Hayes._

=He shall be a god to me who can rightly divide
and define.= _Quoted by Emerson._

=He shone with the greater splendour because=                         10
=he was not seen.= _Tac._

=He sins as much who holds the sack as he
who puts into it.= _Fr. Pr._

=He sleeps as dogs do when wives bake=, _i.e._,
is wide awake, though pretending not to see.
_Sc. Pr._

=He spends best that spares to spend again.=

=He submits himself to be seen through a
microscope who suffers himself to be caught
in a fit of passion.= _Lavater._

=He swallows the egg and gives away the shell=                        15
=in alms.= _Ger. Pr._

=He that answereth a matter before he heareth
it, it is folly and shame unto him.= _Bible._

=He that aspires to be the head of a party will
find it more difficult to please his friends than
to perplex his foes. He must often act from
false reasons, which are weak, because he
dares not avow the true reasons, which are
strong.= _Colton._

=He that at twenty is not, at thirty knows not,
and at forty has not, will never either be,
or know, or have.= _It. Pr._

=He that believeth shall not make haste.=

=He that blows the coals in quarrels he has=                          20
=nothing to do with, has no right to complain
if the sparks fly in his face.= _Ben. Franklin._

=He that boasts of his ancestors confesses that
he has no virtue of his own.= _Charron._

=He that builds by the wayside has many
masters.= _Pr._

=He that buyeth magistracy must sell justice.=

=He that buys what he does not want, must
often sell what he does want.= _Pr._

=He that, by often arguing against his own=                           25
=sense, imposes falsehoods on others, is not far
from believing them himself.= _Locke._

=He that by the plough would thrive, / Himself
must either hold or drive.= _Pr._

=He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth
his substance, he shall gather it for him that
will pity the poor.= _Bible._

=He that can be patient has his foe at his feet.=
_Dut. Pr._

=He that can be won with a feather will be lost
with a straw.= _Pr._

=He that can conceal his joys is greater than he=                     30
=who can hide his griefs.= _Lavater._

=He that can define, he that can answer a
question so as to admit of no further answer,
is the best man.= _Emerson._

=He that can discriminate is the father of his
father.= _The Vedas._

=He that can endure / To follow with allegiance
a fall'n lord, / Does conquer him that did his
master conquer, / And earns a place i' the
story.= _Ant. and Cleop._, iii. 11.

=He that can heroically endure adversity will
bear prosperity with equal greatness of soul;
for the mind that cannot be dejected by the
former is not likely to be transported by the
latter.= _Fielding._

=He that can write a true book to persuade=                           35
=England, is not he the bishop and archbishop,
the primate of England and of all
England?= _Carlyle._

=He that cannot be the servant of many will
never be master, true guide, and deliverer of
many.= _Carlyle._

=He that cannot keep his mind to himself cannot
practise any considerable thing whatever.=

=He that cannot pay in purse must pay in person.=

=He that ceases to be a friend never was a
good one.= _Pr._

=He that claims, either in himself or for another,=                   40
=the honours of perfection will surely injure
the reputation which he designs to assist.=

=He that climbs the tall tree has won a right
to the fruit: / He that leaps the wide gulf
should prevail in his suit.= _Scott._

=He that comes unca'd= (uninvited) =sits unsair'd=
(unserved). _Sc. Pr._

=He that cometh to seek after knowledge with
a mind to scorn and censure, shall be sure to
find matter for his humour, but none for his
instruction.= _Bacon._

=He that complies against his will, / is of the
same opinion still.= _Butler._

=He that conquers himself conquers an enemy.=                         45
_Gael. Pr._

=He that cuts himself wilfully deserves no salve.=

=He that defers his charity until he is dead is,
if a man weighs it rightly, rather liberal
of another man's goods than his own.=

=He that descends not to word it with a shrew
does worse than beat her.= _L'Estrange._

=He that deserves nothing should be content
with anything.= _Pr._

=He that dies, pays all debts.= _Tempest_, iii. 2.                    50

=He that does a base thing in zeal for his friend
burns the golden thread that ties their hearts
together.= _Jeremy Taylor._

=He that does not knot his thread will lose his
first stitch.= _Gael._

=He that does not know those things which are
of use and necessity for him to know, is but
an ignorant man, whatever he may know
besides.= _Tillotson._

=He that does what he can, does what he ought.=

=He that does you a very ill turn will never forgive
you.= _Pr._

=He that doeth evil hateth the light.= _Jesus._                        5

=He that doeth truth cometh to the light.= _St.

=He that doth not plough at home won't plough
abroad.= _Gael. Pr._

=He that doth the ravens feed, / Yea, providently
caters for the sparrow, / Be comfort
to my age.= _As You Like It_, ii. 3.

=He that eats longest lives longest.= _Pr._

=He that endureth is not overcome.= _Pr._                             10

=He that, ever following her (Duty's) commands,
/ On with toil of heart and knees and
hands, / Thro' the long gorge to the far light
has won / His path upward, and prevail'd, /
Shall find the toppling crags of Duty scaled, /
Are close upon the shining tablelands / To
which our God Himself is moon and sun.=

=He that falls into sin, is a man; that grieves at
it, is a saint; that boasteth of it, is a devil;
yet some glory in that shame, counting the
stains of sin the best complexion of their
souls.= _Fuller._

=He that feareth is not made perfect in love.=
_St. John._

=He that fights and runs away / May live to
fight another day.= _Goldsmith._

=He that filches from me my good name / Robs=                         15
=me of that which not enriches him, / And
makes me poor indeed.= _Othello_, iii. 3.

=He that finds something before it is lost will
die before he falls ill.= _Dut. Pr._

=He that flees not will be fled from.= _Gael. Pr._

=He that gallops his horse on Blackstone edge /
May chance to catch a fall.= _Old song._

=He that gets gear= (wealth) =before he gets wit,
is but a short time master o' it.= _Sc. Pr._

=He that gets patience, and the blessing which /=                     20
=Preachers conclude with, hath not lost his
pains.= _George Herbert._

=He that gives to the poor lends to the Lord.=

=He that goes a-borrowing goes a-sorrowing.=

=He that goes softly goes safely.= _Pr._

=He that grasps at too much holds nothing
fast.= _Pr._

=He that has a head of wax should not walk in=                        25
=the sun.= _Pr._

=He that has a head will not want a hat.= _It. Pr._

=He that has a wife has a master.= _Sc. Pr._

=He that has ae sheep in a flock will like a' the
lave= (rest) =better for 't.= _Sc. Pr._

=He that has an ill wife likes to eat butter= (but
her, _i.e._ without her). _Sc. Pr._

=He that has been taught only by himself has=                         30
=had a fool for a master.= _Ben Jonson._

=He that has just enough can soundly sleep; /
The o'ercome only fashes fowk to keep.=
_Allan Ramsay._

=He that has light within his own clear breast
may sit in the centre and enjoy bright day.=

=He that has lost his faith, what staff has he
left?= _Bacon._

=He that has muckle would aye hae mair.=
_Sc. Pr._

=He that has no head needs no hat.= _Sp. Pr._                         35

=He that has no sense at thirty will never have
any.= _Pr._

=He that has no shame has no conscience.= _Pr._

=He that has siller in his purse canna want=
(do without) =a head on his shoulders.= _Sc.

=He that has to choose has trouble.= _Dut. Pr._

=He that hateth gifts shall live.= _Bible._                           40

=He that hath a beard is more than a youth,
and he that hath no beard is less than a man.=
_Much Ado_, ii. 1.

=He that hath a satirical vein, as he maketh
others afraid of his wit, so he hath need to
be afraid of others' memory.= _Bacon._

=He that hath a trade hath an estate, and he
that hath a calling hath an office of profit
and honour.= _Ben. Franklin._

=He that hath a wife and children hath given
hostages to fortune; for they are impediments
to great enterprises, either of virtue
or mischief.= _Bacon._

=He that hath but gained the title of a jester,=                      45
=let him assure himself the fool is not far off.=

=He that hath care of keeping days of payment
is lord of another man's purse.= _Lord

=He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.=

=He that hath gained an entire conquest over
himself will find no mighty difficulties to
subdue all other opposition.= _Thomas à

=He that hath knowledge spareth his words.=

=He that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he.=                        50

=He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like
a city that is broken down and without
walls.= _Bible._

=He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth to
the Lord.= _Bible._

=He that hath sense hath strength.= _Hitopadesa._

=He that hears much and speaks not at all, /
Shall be welcome both in bower and hall.=

=He that high growth on cedars did bestow, /=                         55
=Gave also lowly mushrooms leave to grow.=
_R. Southwell._

=He that hinders not a mischief is guilty of it.=

=He that humbles himself shall be exalted.= _Pr._

=He that imposes an oath makes it, / Not he
that for convenience takes it.= _Butler._

=He that increaseth knowledge increaseth
sorrow.= _Bible._

=He that invented the Maiden, first hanselled it=,                    60
_i.e._, first put it to the proof. (_The Maiden was
a kind of guillotine._) _Sc. Pr._

=He that is a friend to himself is a friend to all
men.= _Sen._

=He that is born of a hen must scrape for a
living.= _Pr._

=He that is courteous at all, will be courteous
to all.= _Gael. Pr._

=He that is discontented and troubled is tossed
with divers suspicions; he is neither quiet
himself, nor suffereth others to be quiet.=
_Thomas à Kempis._

=He that is doing nothing is seldom without
helpers.= _Pr._

=He that is down needs fear no fall; / He that=                        5
=is low no pride.= _Bunyan._

=He that is down, the world cries "Down with
him!"= _Pr._

=He that is embarked with the devil must sail
with him.= _Dut. Pr._

=He that is faithful in that which is least is
faithful also in much; and he that is unjust
in the least, is unjust also in the much.=

=He that is full of himself is very empty.= _Pr._

=He that is ill to himself will be good to nobody.=                   10

=He that is not against us is on our part.=

=He that is not handsome at twenty, strong at
thirty, rich at forty, nor wise at fifty, will
never be handsome, strong, wise, or rich.=

=He that is not open to conviction is not qualified
for discussion.= _Whately._

=He that is not with me is against me.= _Jesus._

=He that is of a merry heart hath a continual=                        15
=feast.= _Bible._

=He that is proud eats up himself; pride is his
own glass, his own trumpet, his own chronicle;
and whatever praises itself but in the
deed devours the deed in the praise.= _Troil.
and Cress._, ii. 3.

=He that is robb'd, not wanting what is stolen, /
Let him not know 't, and he's not robb'd at
all.= _Othello_, iii. 3.

=He that is ready to slip is as a lamp despised
in the thought of him that is at ease.= _Bible._

=He that is slow to anger is better than the
mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit, than he
that taketh a city.= _Bible._

=He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding.=                 20

=He that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he
himself is judged of no man.= _St. Paul._

=He that is surety for another, is never sure
himself.= _Pr._

=He that is the inferior of nothing can be the
superior of nothing, the equal of nothing.=

=He that is tied with one slender string, such
as one resolute struggle would break, is
prisoner only to his own sloth; and who
would pity his thraldom?= _Decay of Piety._

=He that is to-day a king, to-morrow shall die.=                      25

=He that is violent in the pursuit of pleasure
won't mind to turn villain for the purchase.=
_M. Aurelius._

=He that is well-ordered and disposed within
himself careth not for the strange and perverse
behaviour of men.= _Thomas à Kempis._

=He that keeks= (pries) =through a keyhole may
see what will vex him.= _Sc. Pr._

=He that keepeth his way preserveth his soul.=

=He that kills a man when he is drunk must be=                        30
=hanged for it when he is sober.= _Pr._

=He that knoweth not that which he ought to
know, is a brute beast among men; he that
knoweth no more than he hath need of, is
a man among brute beasts; and he that
knoweth all that may be known, is a god
amongst men.= _Pythagoras._

=He that knows a little of the world will admire
it enough to fall down and worship it; he
that knows it most will most despise it.=

=He that knows, and knows not that he knows,
is asleep. Arouse him.= _Arabian Pr._

=He that knows, and knows that he knows, is
wise. Follow him.= _Arabian Pr._

=He that knows is strong.= _Gael. Pr._                                35

=He that knows not, and knows not that he
knows not, is stupid. Shun him.= _Arabian

=He that knows not, and knows that he knows
not, is good. Teach him.= _Arabian Pr._

=He that lacks time to mourn lacks time to
mend.= _Sir H. Taylor._

=He that lies down with dogs will rise up with
fleas.= _Pr._

=He that lives in perpetual suspicion lives the=                      40
=life of a sentinel, of a sentinel never relieved.=

=He that lives longest sees most.= _Gael. Pr._

=He that lives must grow old; and he that
would rather grow old than die, has God
to thank for the infirmities of old age.=

=He that lives upon hopes will die fasting.=
_Ben. Franklin._

=He that lives with cripples learns to limp.=

=He that lives with wolves will learn to howl.=                       45

=He that loses his conscience has nothing left
that is worth keeping.= _Izaak Walton._

=He that loves Christianity better than truth
will soon love his own sect or party better
than Christianity.= _Coleridge._

=He that loves God aright must not desire that
God should love him in return=, _i.e._, love to God,
as to man, should be entirely unselfish. _Spinoza._

=He that loveth a book will never want a faithful
friend, a wholesome counsellor, a cheerful
companion, an effectual comforter.= _Isaac

=He that loveth danger shall perish therein.=                         50

=He that loveth father and mother more than
me is not worthy of me.= _Jesus._

=He that loveth not his brother, whom he hath
seen, how can he love God, whom he hath
not seen?= _St. John._

=He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man.=

=He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied
with silver; nor he that loveth abundance
with increase.= _Bible._

=He that maketh haste to be rich shall not be=                        55
=innocent.= _Bible._

=He that marries before he is wise will die
before he thrive.= _Sc. Pr._

=He that marries for money sells his liberty.=

=He that meddleth with strife belonging not to
him is like one that taketh a dog by the
ears.= _Bible._

=He that needs five thousand pound to live, /
Is full as poor as he that needs but five.=
_George Herbert._

=He that never thinks can never be wise.=

=He that observeth the wind shall not sow;=                            5
=and he that regardeth the clouds shall not
reap.= _Bible._

=He that on pilgrimages goeth ever, / Becometh
holy late or never.= _Pr._

=He that oppresseth the poor to increase his
riches, and he that giveth to the rich, shall
surely come to want.= _Bible._

=He that pities another minds himsel'.= _Sc. Pr._

=He that prieth in at her windows shall also
hearken at her doors.= _Ecclus._

=He that promises too much means nothing.= _Pr._                      10

=He that purposes to be happy by the affection
or acquaintance of the best, the greatest
man alive, will always find his mind unsettled
and perplexed.= _Thomas à Kempis._

=He that questioneth much will learn much.=

=He that revels in a well-chosen library has
innumerable dishes, and all of admirable
flavour.= _W. Godwin._

=He that ruleth among men must be just, ruling
in the fear of God.= _Bible._

=He that runs in the dark may well stumble.=                          15

=He that runs may read.= _Pr._

=He that seeks others to beguile, / Is oft o'ertaken
in his own wile.= _Pr._

=He that seeks to have many friends never has
any.= _It. Pr._

=He that serves the altar should live by the
altar.= _Pr._

=He that shuts his eyes against a small light=                        20
=would not be brought to see that which he
had no mind to see, let it be placed in never
so clear a light and never so near him.=

=He that sows in the highway loses his corn.=

=He that sows iniquity shall reap sorrow.= _Pr._

=He that spares the bad injures the good.= _Pr._

=He that spares the rod spoils the child.= _Pr._

=He that speaks the thing he should not / Must=                       25
=often hear the thing he would not.= _Pr._

=He that speaks the truth will find himself in
sufficiently dramatic situations.= _Prof. Wilson._

=He that spends his gear= (property) =before he
gets it will hae little gude o't.= _Sc. Pr._

=He that stands upon a slippery place / Makes
nice of no vain hold to stay him up.= _King
John_, iii. 4.

=He that steals a preen= (pin) =will steal a better
thing.= _Sc. Pr._

=He that steals for others will be hanged for=                        30
=himself.= _Pr._

=He that strikes with the sword shall perish
by the sword.= _Pr._

=He that studieth revenge keepeth his own
wounds green.= _Bacon._

=He that takes away reason to make way
for revelation puts out the light of both.=

=He that talks deceitfully for truth must hurt
it more by his example than he promotes
it by his arguments.= _Atterbury._

=He that talks much errs much.= _Pr._                                 35

=He that talks much lies much.= _Pr._

=He that tholes= (bears up) =o'ercomes.= _Sc. Pr._

=He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of
bread.= _Bible._

=He that turns not from every sin, turns not
aright from any one sin.= _Brooks._

=He that undervalues himself will undervalue=                         40
=others, and he that undervalues others will
oppress them.= _Johnson._

=He that voluntarily continues ignorant is guilty
of all the crimes which ignorance produces.=

=He that waits long at the ferry will get over
some time.= _Gael. Pr._

=He that walketh uprightly walks surely.=

=He that walketh with wise men shall be wise;
but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.=

=He that wants good sense is unhappy in having=                       45
=learning, for he has thereby only more ways
of exposing himself; and he that has sense
knows that learning is not knowledge, but
rather the art of using it.= _Steele._

=He that wants money, means, and content is
without three good friends.= _As You Like It_,
iii. 2.

=He that will be angry for anything will be
angry for nothing.= _Sallust._

=He that will believe only what he can fully
comprehend must have a very long head
or a very short creed.= _Colton._

=He that will carry nothing about him but gold
will be every day at a loss for readier change.=

=He that will have his son have a respect for=                        50
=him must have a great reverence for his son.=

=He that will lose his friend for a jest, deserves
to die a beggar by the bargain.= _Fuller._

=He that will love life and see good days, let
him refrain his tongue from evil, and his
lips that they speak no guile.= _St. Peter._

=He that will not reason is a bigot; he that
cannot, is a fool; and he that dare not, is
a slave.= _Sir W. Drummond._

=He that will not when he may, / When he will
he shall have nay.= _Pr._

=He that will not work shall not eat.= _Pr._                          55

=He that will to Cupar, maun to Cupar=, _i.e._, he
that will to jail, must to jail. _Sc. Pr._

=He that will watch Providence will never want
a Providence to watch.= _Flavel._

=He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow.=

=He that winna be counselled canna be helped.=
_Sc. Pr._

=He that winna save a penny will ne'er hae=                           60
=ony.= _Sc. Pr._

=He that won't plough at home won't plough
abroad.= _Gael. Pr._

=He that would be rich in a year will be hanged
in half a year.= _Pr._

=He that would be singular in his apparel had
need of something superlative to balance
that affectation.= _Feltham._

=He that would have eggs must endure the
cackling of the hens.= _Pr._

=He that would have his virtue published is
not the servant of virtue, but of glory.=

=He that would live in peace and rest / Must
hear, and see, and say the best.= _Pr._

=He that would reap well must sow well.=                               5

=He that would reckon up all the accidents preferments
depend upon, may as well undertake
to count the sands or sun up infinity.=

=He that would relish success to purpose should
keep his passion cool and his expectation low.=

=He that would reproach an author for obscurity
should look into his own mind to see whether
it is quite clear there. In the dusk the plainest
writing is illegible.= _Goethe._

=He that wrestles with us strengthens our
nerves and sharpens our skill.= _Burke._

=He that wrongs his friend / Wrongs himself=                          10
=more, and ever bears about / A silent court of
justice in his breast, / Himself the judge and
jury, and himself / The prisoner at the bar,
ever condemned.= _Tennyson._

=He the cross who longest bears / Finds his
sorrow's bounds are set.= _Winkworth._

=He thinks no evil who means no evil.= _Gael.

=He thinks too much; such men are dangerous.=
_Jul. Cæs._, i. 2.

=He thought as a sage though he felt as a man.=
_J. Beattie._

=He thought he thought, and yet he did not=                           15
=think, / But only echoed still the common
talk, / As might an empty room.= _Walter
C. Smith._

=He thought the World to him was known, /
Whereas he only knew the Town; / In men
this blunder still you find, / All think their
little set--Mankind.= _Hannah More._

=He travels safe and not unpleasantly who is
guarded by poverty and guided by love.= _Sir
P. Sidney._

=He trudged along, unknowing what he sought, /
And whistled as he went, for want of thought.=

=He wants wit that wants resolved will.= _Two
Gent. of Ver._, ii. 6.

=He was a bold man that first ate an oyster.=                         20

=He was a man, take him for all in all, / I
shall not look upon his like again.= _Ham._,
i. 2.

=He was a scholar, and a ripe and good one; /
Exceeding wise, fair spoken, and persuading; /
Lofty and sour to them that loved
him not; / But to those men that sought
him, sweet as summer.= _Hen. VIII._, iv. 2.

=He was exhaled; his great Creator drew /
His spirit, as the sun the morning dew.=

=He was my friend, faithful and just to me.=
_Jul. Cæs._, iii. 2.

=He was not of an age, but for all Time, / Sweet=                     25
=Swan of Avon.= _Ben Jonson._

=He was perfumed like a milliner, / And 'twixt
his finger and his thumb he held / A pouncet-box,
which ever and anon / He gave his
nose, and took 't away again.= 1 _Hen. IV._,
i. 3.

=He was scant o' news that told that his father
was hanged.= _Sc. Pr._

=He was the Word that spake it; / He took
the bread and brake it; / And what that
Word did make it, / I do believe and take
it.= _Dr. Donne._

=He wears his faith but as the fashion of his
hat.= _Much Ado_, i. 1.

=He wha eats but= (only) =ae dish seldom needs=                       30
=the doctor.= _Sc. Pr._

=He who asks a favour for another has the
confidence which a sense of justice inspires;
while he who solicits for himself experiences
all the embarrassment and shame of one
appealing for mercy.= _La Bruyère._

=He who avoids the temptation avoids the sin.=

=He who begins with trusting every one will
end with estimating every one a knave.=

=He who breaks confidence has for ever forfeited
it.= _Schopenhauer._

=He who can at all times sacrifice pleasure to=                       35
=duty approaches sublimity.= _Lavater._

=He who can conceal his joys is greater than
he who can conceal his griefs.= _Lavater._

=He who can enjoy the intimacy of the great,
and on no occasion disgust them by familiarity
or disgrace them by servility, proves
that he is as perfect a gentleman by nature
as his companions are by rank.= _Colton._

=He who cannot bear foes deserves no friend.=

=He who cannot profit you as a friend may at
any time injure you as an enemy.= _Gellert._

=He who carries his heart on his tongue runs=                         40
=the risk of expectorating it.= _Saar._

=He who ceases to grow greater grows smaller.=

=He who ceases to pray ceases to prosper.= _Pr._

=He who coldly lives to himself and his own
will may gratify many a wish, but he who
strives to guide others well must be able to
dispense with much.= _Goethe._

=He who combines every defect will be more
likely to find favour in the world than the
man who is possessed of every virtue.= _Fr.

=He who comes up to his own ideal of greatness=                       45
=must always have had a very low standard
of it in his mind.= _Hazlitt._

=He who commits injustice is ever made more
wretched than he who suffers it.= _Plato._

=He who conforms to the rule which the genius
of the human understanding whispers secretly
in the ear of every new-born being, viz., to
test action by thought and thought by action,
cannot err; and if he errs, he will soon find
himself again in the right way.= _Goethe._

=He who considers too much will accomplish
little.= _Schiller._

=He who deals with honey will sometimes be
licking his fingers.= _Pr._

=He who despises mankind will never get the=                          50
=best out of either others or himself.= _Tocqueville._

=He who did well in war just earns the right /
To begin doing well in peace.= _Browning._

=He who does a good deed is instantly ennobled;
he who does a mean deed, is by the action
itself contracted.= _Emerson._

=He who does evil that good may come, pays
a toll to the devil to let him into heaven.=

=He who does me good teaches me to be good.=

=He who does not advance falls backward.=                              5

=He who does not expect a million of readers
should not write a line.= _Goethe._

=He who does not help us at the needful moment
never helps; he who does not counsel at the
needful moment never counsels.= _Goethe._

=He who does not imagine in stronger and
better lineaments, and in stronger and better
light than his perishing mortal eye can see,
does not imagine at all.= _Wm. Blake._

=He who does not know foreign languages
knows nothing of his own.= _Goethe._

=He who does not lose his wits over certain=                          10
=matters has none to lose.= _Lessing._

=He who does not think too highly of himself
is more than he thinks.= _Goethe._

=He who does nothing for others does nothing
for himself.= _Goethe._

=He who doth not speak an unkind word to his
fellow-creatures is master of the whole world
to the extremities of the ocean.= _Hitopadesa._

=He who dwells in temporary semblances and
does not penetrate into the eternal substance,
will not answer the sphinx-riddle of to-day
or of any day.= _Carlyle._

=He who enquires into a matter has often=                             15
=found more at a glance than he wished to
find.= _Lessing._

=He who entereth uncalled for, unquestioned
speaketh much, and regardeth himself with
satisfaction, to his prince appeareth one of
a weak judgment.= _Hitopadesa._

=He who esteems trifles for themselves is a
trifler; he who esteems them for the conclusions
he draws from them or the advantage
to which they can be put, is a philosopher.=

=He who exercises wisdom exercises the knowledge
which is about God.= _Epictetus._

=He who fears not death fears not threats.=

=He who fears nothing is not less powerful than=                      20
=he whom all fear.= _Schiller._

=He who feeds the ravens / Will give His children
bread.= _Cowper._

=He who feels he is right is stronger than king's
hosts; he who doubts he is not right has no
strength whatever.= _Carlyle._

=He who finds a God in the physical world will
also find one in the moral, which is History.=
_Jean Paul._

=He who formeth a connection with an honest
man from his love of truth, will not suffer
thereby.= _Hitopadesa._

=He who gives up the smallest part of a secret=                       25
=has the rest no longer in his power.= _Jean

=He who goes alone may start to-day; but he
who travels with another must wait till that
other is ready.= _Thoreau._

=He who has a bonnie wife needs mair than twa
een.= _Sc. Pr._

=He who has a thousand friends has not a friend
to spare, / And he who has one enemy will
meet him everywhere.= _Ali Ben Abu Saleb_

="He who has been born has been a first man,"
has had lying before his young eyes, and as
yet unhardened into scientific shapes, a world
as plastic, infinite, divine, as lay before the
eyes of Adam himself.= _Carlyle._

=He who has been once very foolish will never=                        30
=be very wise.= _Montaigne._

=He who has done enough for the welfare= (_den
Besten_) =of his own time has lived for all times.=

=He who has imagination without learning has
wings without feet.= _Joubert._

=He who has less than he desires should know
that he has more than he deserves.= _Lichtenberg._

=He who has lost confidence can lose nothing
more.= _Boiste._

=He who has love in his heart has spurs in his=                       35
=heels.= _Pr._

=He who has made no mistakes in war has
never made war.= _Turenne._

=He who has most of heart knows most of
sorrow.= _P. J. Bailey._

=He who has no ear for poetry is a barbarian,
be he who he may.= _Goethe._

=He who has no opinion of his own, but depends
upon the opinion and taste of others, is a
slave.= _Klopstock._

=He who has no passions has no principle, nor=                        40
=motive to act.= _Helvetius._

=He who has no vision of Eternity will never
get a true hold of Time.= _Carlyle._

=He who has no wish to be happier is the
happiest of men.= _W. R. Alger._

=He who has not been a servant cannot become
a praiseworthy master; it is meet that
we should plume ourselves rather on acting
the part of a servant properly than that of
the master, first towards the laws, and next
towards our elders.= _Plato._

=He who has not known poverty, sorrow, contradiction,
and the rest, and learned from
them the priceless lessons they have to teach,
has missed a good opportunity of schooling.=

=He who has not the weakness of friendship=                           45
=has not the strength.= _Joubert._

=He who has nothing to boast of but his ancestry
is like a potato; the only good belonging
to him is underground.= _Sir T.

=He who has published an injurious book sins
in his very grave, corrupts others while he
is rotting himself.= _South._

=He who has reason and good sense at his
command needs few of the arts of the orator.=

=He who imitates what is evil always exceeds;
he who imitates what is good always falls
short.= _Guicciardini._

=He who in any way shows us better than we=                           50
=knew before that a lily of the fields is beautiful,
does he not show it us as an effluence of
the fountain of all beauty--as the handwriting,
made visible there, of the great
Maker of the universe?= _Carlyle._

=He who indulges his senses in any excesses
renders himself obnoxious to his own reason;
and, to gratify the brute in him, displeases
the man, and sets his two natures at variance.=

=He who, in opposition to his own happiness,
delighteth in the accumulation of riches,
carrieth burdens for others and is the vehicle
of trouble.= _Hitopadesa._

=He who intends to be a great man ought to
love neither himself nor his own things, but
only what is just, whether it happens to be
done by himself or by another.= _Plato._

=He who is a fool and knows it is not very far
from being a wise man.= _J. B. (Selkirk)._

=He who is conscious of guilt cannot bear the=                         5
=innocence of others: he tries to reduce other
characters to his own level.= _C. Fox._

=He who is deficient in the art of selection may,
by showing nothing but the truth, produce
all the effect of the grossest falsehood. It
perpetually happens that one writer tells less
truth than another, merely because he tells
more truth.= _Macaulay._

=He who is destitute of principles is governed,
theoretically and practically, by whims.=

=He who is firm in his will moulds the world to
himself.= _Goethe._

=He who is good has no kind of envy.= _Plato._

=He who is in disgrace with the sovereign is=                         10
=disrespected by all.= _Hitopadesa._

=He who is lord of himself, and exists upon his
own resources, is a noble but a rare being.=
_Sir E. Brydges._

=He who is most slow in making a promise is
the most faithful in the performance of it.=

=He who is moved to tears by every word of a
priest is generally a weakling and a rascal
when the feeling evaporates.= _Fr. v. Sallet._

=He who is not possessed of such a book as
will dispel many doubts, point out hidden
treasures, and is, as it were, a mirror of all
things, is even an ignorant man.= _Hitopadesa._

=He who is of no use to himself is of no use to=                      15
=any one.= _Dan. Pr._

=He who is one with himself is everything.=

=He who is only half instructed speaks much,
and is always wrong; he who knows it
wholly, is content with acting, and speaks
seldom or late.= _Goethe._

=He who is only just is stern; he who is only
wise lives in gloom.= _Voltaire._

=He who is servant to= (_dient_) =the public is a
poor animal= (_Thier_); =he torments himself,
and nobody thanks him for it.= _Goethe._

=He who is suave with all= (_lieblich thun mit_                       20
_allen will_) =gets on with none: he pleases no
one who tries to please thousands.= _Bodenstedt._

=He who is the master of all opinions never can
be the bigot of any.= _W. R. Alger._

=He who is too much afraid of being duped
has lost the power of being magnanimous.=

=He who is weighty is willing to be weighed.=

=He who is willing to work finds it hard to
wait.= _Pr._

=He who knows himself well will very soon=                            25
=learn to know all other men: it is all reflection=
(_Zurückstrahlung_). _Lichtenberg._

=He who knows how to sunder jest and earnest
is a wise man, and who by cheerful playfulness
reinvigorates himself for strenuous
diligence.= _Rückert._

=He who knows not the world, knows not his
own place in it.= _Marcus Aurelius._

=He who knows right principles is not equal to
him who loves them.= _Confucius._

=He who laughs at crooked men should need
walk very straight.= _Pr._

=He who laughs can commit no deadly sin.=                             30
_Goethe's Mother._

=He who lays out for God lays up for himself.=

=He who learns and makes no use of his learning
is a beast of burden with a load of books.=

=He who learns the rules of wisdom without
conforming to them in his life, is like a man
who labours in his fields but does not sow.=

=He who likes borrowing dislikes paying.= _Pr._

=He who lives, and strives, and suffers for others=                   35
=dear to him, is to be envied; he who lives
only for himself is poor.= _H. Lingg._

=He who lives to no purpose lives to a bad purpose.=

=He who lives wisely to himself and his own
heart looks at the busy world through the
loopholes of retreat, and does not want to
mingle in the fray.= _Hazlitt._

=He who loses wealth loses much, who loses a
friend loses more, who loses his spirits loses
all.= _Sp. Pr._

=He who loves goodness harbours angels, reveres
reverence, and lives with God.= _Emerson._

=He who loves not books before he comes to=                           40
=thirty years of age will hardly love them
enough afterwards to understand them.=

=He who loves with purity considers not the
gift of the lover, but the love of the giver.=
_Thomas à Kempis._

=He who makes claims= (_Ansprüche_), =shows
by doing so that he has none to make.=

=He who makes constant complaint gets little
compassion.= _Pr._

=He who makes religion his first object makes
it his whole object.= _Ruskin._

=He who means to teach others may indeed=                             45
=often suppress the best of what he knows,
but he must not himself be half-instructed.=

=He who mistrusts humanity is quite as often
deceived as he who trusts men.= _Jean Paul._

=He who mocks the infant's faith / Shall be
mock'd in age and death.= _Wm. Blake._

=He who never in his life was foolish was never
a wise man.= _Heine._

=He who obeys is almost always better than
he who commands.= _Renan._

=He who offers God a second place offers Him=                         50
=no place.= _Ruskin._

=He who ordained the Sabbath loves the poor.=

=He who overcomes his egoism rids himself of
the most stubborn obstacle that blocks the
way to all true greatness and all true happiness.=

=He who partakes in another's joys is more
humane than he who partakes in his griefs.=

=He who parts with his property before his
death may prepare himself for bitter experiences.=
_Fr. Pr._

=He who pleased everybody died before he was
born.= _Pr._

=He who praises everybody praises nobody.=                             5

=He who promises runs in debt.= _Talmud._

=He who reaches the goal receives the crown,
and often he who deserves it goes without it.=

=He who receives a sacrament does not perform
a good work; he receives a benefit.=

=He who reforms himself has done more towards
reforming the public than a crowd of
noisy impotent patriots.= _Lavater._

=He who says, "I sought, yet I found not,"=                           10
=be sure he lies; he who says, "I sought not
and found," be sure he deceives; he who
says, "I sought and found," him believe--he
speaks true.= _Rückert._

=He who says what he likes must hear what
he does not like.= _Dan. Pr._

=He who scrubs every pig he sees will not long
be clean himself.= _Pr._

=He who seeks only for applause from without
has all his happiness in another's keeping.=

=He who seeks the truth should be of no country.=

=He who seeth not the filthiness of evil wanteth=                     15
=a great foil to perceive the beauty of virtue.=
_Sir P. Sidney._

=He who sends mouths will send meat.= _Pr._

=He who serves God serves a good Master.= _Pr._

=He who serves the public serves a fickle master.=
_Dut. Pr._

=He who serves under reason anticipates
necessity.= _Herder._

=He who speaks sows; he who keeps silence=                            20
=reaps.= _It. Pr._

=He who spends himself for all that is noble,
and gains by nothing but what is just, will
hardly be notably wealthy or distressfully
poor.= _Plato._

=He who stays in the valley will never cross
the mountain.= _Pr._

=He who steals an egg would steal an ox.=

=He who strikes terror into others is himself in
continual fear.= _Claudian._

=He who tastes every man's broth often burns=                         25
=his mouth.= _Dan. Pr._

=He who tells a lie is not sensible how great a
task he undertakes, for he must be forced to
invent twenty more to maintain that one.=

=He who tells the failings of others to you will
be ready to tell your failings to others.=
_Turk. Pr._

=He who the sword of Heaven will bear / Should
be as holy as severe.= _Meas. for Meas._, iii. 2.

=He who thinks for himself, and imitates rarely,
is a free man.= _Klopstock._

=He who thinks his place below him will certainly=                    30
=be below his place.= _Saville._

=He who thinks to save anything by his religion
besides his soul will be a loser in the
end.= _Bp. Barlow._

=He who thinks too much will accomplish little.=

=He who traces nothing of God in his own soul
will never find God in the world of matter--mere
circlings of force there of iron regulation,
of universal death and merciless indifferency.=

=He who travels to be amused, or to get somewhat
which he does not carry, travels away
from himself, and grows old even in youth
among old things.= _Emerson._

=He who trusts a secret to his servant makes=                         35
=his own man his master.= _Dryden._

=He who waits for dead men's shoes may go
barefoot.= _Pr._

=He who wants any help or prop, in addition
to the internal evidences of its truth for his
belief, never was and never will be a Christian.=
_B. R. Haydon._

=He who wants everything must know many
things, do many things to procure even a
few; different from him whose indispensable
knowledge is this only, that a finger will
pull the bell!= _Carlyle._

=He who will be great must collect himself;
only in restriction does the master show
himself.= _Goethe._

=He who will deaden one half of his nature to=                        40
=invigorate the other half will become at best
a distorted prodigy.= _Sir J. Stephen._

=He who will do faithfully needs to believe
firmly.= _Carlyle._

=He who will eat the nut must crack it.= _Frisian

=He who will not be ruled by the rudder must
be ruled by the rock.= _Cornish Pr._

=He who will sell his fame will also sell the
public interest.= _Solon._

=He who will work aright must not trouble=                            45
=himself about what is ill done, but only do
well himself.= _Goethe._

=He who wills all, wills in effect nothing, and
brings it to nothing.= _Hegel._

=He who wishes to secure the good of others
has already secured his own.= _Confucius._

=He who works with symbols merely is a
pedant, a hypocrite, and a bungler.= _Goethe._

=He who would be everywhere will be nowhere.=
_Dan. Pr._

=He who would bring home the wealth of the=                           50
=Indies must carry the wealth of the Indies
with him.= _Sp. Pr._

=He who would climb the ladder must begin
at the bottom.= _Ger. Pr._

=He who would gather honey must brave the
sting of the bees.= _Dut. Pr._

=He who would gather roses must not fear
thorns.= _Dut. Pr._

=He who would not be frustrate of his hope
to write well hereafter in laudable things
ought himself to be a true poem.= _Milton._

=He who would pry behind the scenes oft sees=                         55
=a counterfeit.= _Dryden._

=He who would rule must hear and be deaf,
must see and be blind.= _Ger. Pr._

=He who would write heroic poems must make
his whole life a heroic poem.= _Milton, quoted
by Carlyle._

=He whom God has gifted with a love of retirement
possesses, as it were, an extra sense.=
_Bulwer Lytton._

=He whom God steers sails safely.= _Pr._

=He whom the inevitable cannot overcome is=                            5
=unconquerable.= _Epictetus._

=He whom toil has braced or manly play, / As
light as air each limb, each thought as clear
as day.= _Thomson._

=He whose actions sink him even beneath the
vulgar has no right to those distinctions
which should be the reward only of merit.=

=He whose days are passed away without giving
or enjoying, puffing like the bellows of a
blacksmith, liveth but by breathing.= _Hitopadesa._

=He whose goodness is part of himself is what
is called a real man.= _Mencius._

=He whose sympathy goes lowest is the man=                            10
=from whom kings have the most to fear.=

=He whose understanding can discern what is,
and judge what should or should not be
applied to prevent misfortune, never sinketh
under difficulties.= _Hitopadesa._

=He whose word and deed you cannot predict,
who answers you without any supplication
in his eye, who draws his determination
from within, and draws it instantly,--that
man rules.= _Emerson._

=He whose work is on the highway will have
many advisers.= _Sp. Pr._

=He will never have true friends who is afraid
of making enemies.= _Hazlitt._

=He will never set the Thames on fire.= _Pr._                         15

=He would fain fly, but wants wings.= _Pr._

=He works hard who has nothing to do.= _Pr._

=He wrought all kind of service with a noble
ease / That graced the lowliest act in doing
it.= _Tennyson._

=He's a blockhead who wants a proof of what he
can't perceive, / And he's a fool who tries to
make such a blockhead believe.= _Wm. Blake._

=He's a man who dares to be / Firm for truth=                         20
=when others flee.= _Pr._

=He's a silly body that's never missed.= _Sc. Pr._

=He's a wise man wha can take care o' himsel'.=
_Sc. Pr._

=He's armed without that's innocent within.=

=He's idle that may be better employed.= _Sc.

=He's looking for the blade o' corn in the stack=                     25
=o' chaff.= _J. M. Barrie._

=He's most truly valiant / That can wisely suffer
the worst that man / Can breathe; and make
his wrongs his outsides: / To wear them like
his raiment, carelessly, / And ne'er prefer his
injuries to his heart, / To bring it into danger.=
_Timon of Athens_, iii. 5.

=He's only great who can himself command.=

=He's well worth= (deserving of) =sorrow that buys
it with his ain siller.= _Sc. Pr._

=He's wise that's wise in time.= _Sc. Pr._

=Headstrong liberty is lashed with woe.= _Com._                       30
_of Errors_, ii. 1.

=Health and cheerfulness mutually beget each
other.= _Spectator._

=Health consists with temperance alone.= _Pope._

=Health is better than wealth.= _Pr._

=Health is the condition of wisdom, and the
sign is cheerfulness--an open and noble
temper.= _Emerson._

=Health is the first of all liberties, and happiness=                 35
=gives us the energy which is the basis
of health.= _Amiel._

=Health lies in labour, and there is no royal
road to it but through toil.= _Wendell Phillips._

=Health, longevity, beauty are other names
for personal purity, and temperance is the
regimen for all.= _A. B. Alcott._

=Healthy action is always a balance of forces;
and all extremes are dangerous; the excess
of a good thing being often more dangerous
in its social consequences than the excess of
what is radically bad.= _Prof. Blackie, to Young

=Hear God, and God will hear you.= _Pr._

=Hear it not, Duncan; for it is a knell / That=                       40
=summons thee to heaven or to hell.= _Macb._,
ii. 1.

=Hear much and speak little; for the tongue
is the instrument of the greatest good and
the greatest evil that is done in this world.=

=Hear one side, and you will be in the dark;
hear both, and all will be clear.= _Haliburton._

=Hear ye not the hum / Of mighty workings?=

=Hearsay is half lies.= _Pr._

=Hearts are flowers; they remain open to the=                         45
=softly falling dew, but shut up in the violent
downpour of rain.= _Jean Paul._

=Hearts are stronger than swords.= _Wendell

=Hearts grow warmer the farther you go /
Up to the North with its hills and snow.=
_Walter C. Smith._

=Hearts may agree though heads differ.= _Sc.

=Hearts philanthropic at times have the trick /
Of the old hearts of stone.= _Walter C. Smith._

=Heart's-ease is a flower which blooms from=                          50
=the grave of desire.= _W. R. Alger._

=Heat and darkness, and what these two may
breed.= _Carlyle._

=Heat cannot be separated from fire, or beauty
from the eternal.= _Dante._

=Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot / That
it doth singe yourself.= _Hen. VIII._, i. 1.

=Heaven and God are best discerned through
tears; scarcely, perhaps, are discerned at
all without them.= _James Martineau._

=Heaven and yourself / Had part in this fair=                         55
=maid= (Juliet); =now heaven hath all.= _Rom.
and Jul._, iv. 5.

=Heaven bestows / At home all riches that wise
Nature needs.= _Cowley._

=Heaven doth with us as we with torches do, /
Not light them for themselves; for if our
virtues / Did not go forth of us, 'twere all
alike / As if we had them not.= _Meas. for
Meas._, i. 1.

=Heaven finds means to kill your joys with
love.= _Rom. and Jul._, v. 3.

=Heaven from all creatures hides the book of
fate, / All but the page prescribed--their
present state.= _Pope._

=Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, /
Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.= _Congreve._

=Heaven hath many tongues to talk of it, more
eyes to behold it, but few hearts that rightly
affect it.= _Bp. Hall._

=Heaven is above all yet; there sits a Judge /=                        5
=That no king can corrupt.= _Hen. VIII._, iii. 1.

=Heaven is as near by sea as by land.= _Pr._

=Heaven is in thy faith; happiness in thy
heart.= _Arndt._

=Heaven is never deaf but when man's heart is
dumb.= _Quarles._

=Heaven is not always angry when He strikes, /
But most chastises those whom most He
likes.= _Pomfret._

=Heaven lies about us in our infancy.= _Wordsworth._                  10

=Heaven never helps the man that will not act.=

=Heaven often regulates effects by their causes,
and pays the wicked what they have deserved.=

=Heaven trims our lamps while we sleep.= _A.
B. Alcott._

=Heaven, which really in one sense is merciful
to sinners, is in no sense merciful to fools,
but even lays pitfalls for them and inevitable
snares.= _Ruskin._

=Heaven's above all; and there be souls that=                         15
=must be saved, and there be souls that must
not be saved.= _Othello_, ii. 3.

=Heavens! can you then thus waste, in shameful
wise, / Your few important days of trial
here? / Heirs of eternity! yborn to rise /
Through endless states of being, still more
near / To bliss approaching, and perfection
clear.= _Thomson._

=Heaven's eternal wisdom hath decreed that
man of man should ever stand in need.=

=Heaven's fire confounds when fann'd with
folly's breath.= _Quarles._

=Heaven's gates are not so highly arched as
princes' palaces; they that enter there must
go upon their knees.= _Daniel Webster._

=Heavens! if privileged from trial, / How cheap=                      20
=a thing were virtue!= _Thomson._

=Heaven's Sovereign saves all beings but Himself
that hideous sight--a naked human
heart.= _Young._

=Heav'n finds an ear when sinners find a
tongue.= _Quarles._

=Heav'n is for thee too high; be lowly wise.=

=Heav'n is not always got by running.= _Quarles._

=Heav'n is not day'd. Repentance is not dated.=                       25

=Hebt mich das Glück, so bin ich froh, / Und
sing in dulci jubilo; / Senkt sich das Rad
und quetscht mich nieder, / So denk' ich:
nun, es hebt sich wieder=--When Fortune lifts
me up, then am I glad and sing in sweet exultation;
when she sinks down and lays me prostrate,
then I begin to think, Now it will rise
again. _Goethe._

=Hectora quis nosset, si felix Troja fuisset? /
Publica virtuti per mala facta via est=--Who
would have known of Hector if Troy had been
fortunate? A highway is open to virtue through
the midst of misfortunes. _Ovid._

=Hectors Liebe stirbt im Lethe nicht=--Hector's
love does not perish in the floods of Lethe.

=Hedges between keep friendship green.= _Pr._

=Hedgerows and Hercules-pillars, however perfect,=                    30
=are to be reprobated as soon as they
diminish the free world of a future man.=
_Jean Paul._

=Heilig sei dir der Tag; doch schätze das
Leben nicht höher / Als ein anderes Gut,
und alle Güter sind trüglich=--Sacred be this
day to thee, yet rate not life higher than another
good, for all our good things are illusory.

=Hei mihi! difficile est imitari gaudia falsa! /
Difficile est tristi fingere mente jocum=--Ah
me! it is hard to feign the joys one does not
feel, hard to feign mirth when one's heart is sad.

=Hei mihi! qualis erat! quantum mutatus ab
illo / Hectore, qui redit, exuvias indutus
Achilli=--Ah me, how sad he looked! how
changed from that Hector who returned in
triumph arrayed in the spoils of Achilles. _Virg._

=Heitern Sinn und reine Zwecke / Nun, man
kommt wohl eine Strecke=--Serene sense and
pure aims, that means a long stride, I should say.

="Hélas! que j'en ai vu mourir de jeunes filles"=--"Alas,             35
how many young girls have I seen die
of that!" _Victor Hugo._

=Hell and destruction are never full, so the eyes
of men are never satisfied.= _Bible._

=Hell is on both sides of the tomb, and a devil
may be respectable and wear good clothes.=
_C. H. Parkhurst._

=Hell is paved with good intentions.= _Johnson._

=Hell is paved with the skulls of priests.= _Modified
from St. Chrysostom._

=Hell lies near, / Around us, as does heaven,=                        40
=and in the world, / Which is our Hades,
still the chequered souls, / Compact of good
and ill--not all accurst, / Nor altogether
blest--a few brief years / Travel the little
journey of their lives, / They know not to
what end.= _Lewis Morris._

=Helluo librorum=--A devourer of books.

=Help others and seek to avenge no injury.=

=Help which is long on the road is no help.=

=Help yourself and your friends will help you.=

=Helpless mortal! Thine arm can destroy=                              45
=thousands at once, but cannot enclose even
two of thy fellow-creatures at once in the
embrace of love and sympathy.= _Jean Paul._

=Hence, babbling dreams; you threaten here
in vain; / Conscience, avaunt, Richard's
himself again.= _Colley Cibber._

=Her angel's face, / As the great eye of heaven,
shined bright, / And made a sunshine in the
shady place.= _Spenser._

=Her eyes are homes of silent prayer.= _Tennyson._

=Her feet, beneath her petticoat, / Like little
mice stole in and out, / As if they fear'd the
light; / But oh! she dances such a way, /
No sun upon an Easter-day / Is half so fine
a sight.= _Sir J. Suckling._

=Her own person, / It beggar'd all description.=
_Ant. and Cleop._, ii. 2.

=Her sun is gone down while it was yet day.=

=Her voice was ever soft, / Gentle, and low--an
excellent thing in woman.= _King Lear_,
v. 3.

=Hercules himself must yield to odds; / And=                           5
=many strokes, though with a little axe, /
Hew down and fell the hardest-timber'd oak.=
3 _Hen. VI._, ii. 1.

=Here eyes do regard you / In Eternity's stillness;
/ Here is all fulness, / Ye brave,
to reward you. / Work and despair not.=

=Here have we no continuing city, but we seek
one to come.= _St. Paul._

=Here have we war for war, and blood for
blood, / Controlment for controlment.= _King
John_, i. 1.

=Here I and sorrows sit; / Here is my throne;
bid kings come bow to it.= _King John_,
iii. 1.

=Here I lay, and thus I bore my point.= 1 _Hen._                      10
_IV._, ii. 4-.

=Here in the body pent, / Absent from Him
I roam, / Yet nightly pitch my moving tent /
A day's march nearer home.= _J. Montgomery._

=Here lies Johnny Pigeon! / What was his
religion, / Wha e'er desires to ken / To
some ither warl' / Maun follow the carl, /
For here Johnny Pigeon had nane.= _Burns._

=Here lies one whose name was writ in water.=
_Keat's epitaph._

=Here lies our sovereign lord the king, / Whose
word no man relies on; / He never says a
foolish thing, / Nor ever does a wise one.=
_Rochester on Charles II.'s chamber-door._

=Here lieth one, believe it if you can, / Who,=                       15
=though an attorney, was an honest man!=

=Here, on earth we are as soldiers fighting in
a foreign land, that understand not the plan
of the campaign, and have no need to understand
it, seeing well what is at our hand to
be done.= _Carlyle._

=Here or nowhere is America.= _Goethe._

=Here our souls / Though amply blest, / Can
never find, although they seek, / A perfect
rest.= _Procter._

=Here was a Caesar! when comes such another?=
_Jul. Cæs._, iii. 2.

=Here's a sigh for those who love me, / And a=                        20
=smile for those who hate, / And whatever
sky's above me, / Here's a heart for every
fate.= _Byron._

=Hereditary bondsmen! know ye not, / Who
would be free, themselves must strike the
blow?= _Byron._

=Hereditary honours are a noble and a splendid
treasure to descendants.= _Plato._

=Heroes are much the same, the point's agreed, /
From Macedonia's madman to the Swede.=

=Heroism is an obedience to a secret impulse
of an individual's character.= _Emerson._

=Heroism is the brilliant triumph of the soul=                        25
=over fear; fear of poverty, of suffering, of
calumny, of sickness, of isolation and death....
It is the dazzling and glorious concentration
of courage.= _Amiel._

=Heroism is the self-devotion of genius manifesting
itself in action.= _Hare._

=Heroism, the Divine relation which, in all
times, unites a great man to other men.=

=Hero-worship exists, has existed, and will for
ever exist, universally among mankind.= _Carlyle._

=Herradura que chacotea clavo le falta=--A
clattering hoof means a nail gone. _Sp. Pr._

=Herrenlos ist auch der Freiste nicht=--Even                          30
the most emancipated is not without a master.

=Herrschaft gewinn ich, Eigentum; / Die That
ist alles, nichts der Ruhm=--Lordship, aye
ownership, is my conquest; the deed is everything,
the fame of it nothing. _Goethe._

=Heu melior quanto sors tua sorte meâ!=--Alas!
how much better is your fate than mine!

=Heu nihil invitis fas quenquam fidere divis=--Alas!
it is not permitted to any one to feel confident
when the gods are adverse. _Virg._

=Heu pietas! Heu prisca fides=--Alas! for piety!
Alas! for ancient faith! _Virg._

=Heu! quam difficile est crimen non prodere=                          35
=vultu!=--Alas! how difficult it is not to betray
guilt by our looks! _Ovid._

=Heu! quam difficilis gloriæ custodia est!=--Alas!
how difficult is the custody of glory.
_Pub. Syr._

=Heu! quam miserum est ab eo lædi, de quo
non ausis queri=--Alas! how galling is it to be
injured by one against whom you dare make no
complaint. _Pub. Syr._

=Heu quantum fati parva tabella vehit!=--Ah!
with what a weight of destiny is this one slight
plank freighted! _Ovid._

=Heu! totum triduum!=--What! three whole days
of waiting! _Ter._

=Heureka=--I have found it out. _Gr._                                 40

=Heureux commencement est la moitié de
l'œuvre=--A work well begun is half done. _Fr.

=Heute muss dem Morgen nichts borgen=--To-day
must borrow nothing of to-morrow. _Ger.

=Heute roth, Morgen todt=--- To-day red, to-morrow
dead. _Ger. Pr._

=Hi motus animorum atque hæc certamina
tanta / Pulveris exigui jactu compressa
quiescent=--These passions of soul, these conflicts
so fierce, will cease, and be repressed by
the casting of a little dust. _Virg._

=Hiatus maxime deflendus=--A deficiency or blank                      45
very much to be deplored.

=Hibernicis ipsis hibernior=--More Irish than the
Irish themselves.

=Hic dies, vere mihi festus, atras / Eximet curas=--This
day, for me a true holiday, shall banish
gloomy cares. _Hor._

=Hic est aut nusquam quod quærimus=--Here or
else nowhere is what we are aiming at. _Hor._

=Hic est mucro defensionis tuæ=--This is the point
of your defence. _Cic._

=Hic et nunc=--Here and now.                                          50

=Hic et ubique=--Here and everywhere.

=Hic finis fandi=--Here let the conversation end.

=Hic funis nihil attraxit=--This bait has taken no
fish; this scheme has not answered. _Pr._

=Hic gelidi fontes, hic mollia prata, Lycori, /
Hic nemus, hic toto tecum consumerer ævo=--Here
are cool springs, Lycoris, here velvet
meads, here a grove; here with thee could I
pass my whole life. _Virg._

=Hic hæret aqua!=--This is the difficulty (_lit._ here                 5
the water (in the water-clock) stops).

=Hic jacet=--Here lies.

=Hic locus est partes ubi se via findit in ambas=--This
is the spot where the way divides in two
branches. _Virg._

=Hic murus aheneus esto, / Nil conscire sibi,
nulla pallescere culpa=--Be this our wall of
brass, to be conscious of no guilt, to turn pale
at no charge brought against us. _Hor._

=Hic niger est; hunc tu, Romane, caveto=--This
fellow is black; have a care of him, Roman.

=Hic nigræ succus loliginis, hæc est / Ærugo=                         10
=mera=--This is the very venom of dark detraction;
this is pure malignity. _Hor._

=Hic patet ingeniis campus, certusque merenti /
Stat favor: ornatur propriis industria donis=--Here
is a field open for talent, and here merit
will have certain favour, and industry be graced
with its due reward. _Claud._

=Hic Rhodos, hic salta=--Here is Rhodes; here

=Hic rogo, non furor est ne moriare mori?=--I
ask, is it not madness to die that you may not
die? _Mart._

=Hic situs est Phaëton currus auriga paterni; /
Quem si non tenuit, magnis tamen excidit
ausis=--Here lies buried Phaëton, the driver of
his father's car, which if he did not manage,
still he perished in a great attempt. _Ovid._

=Hic transitus efficit magnum vitæ compendium=--This                  15
change effects a great saving of time (_lit._

=Hic ubi nunc urbs est, tum locus urbis erat=--Here,
where the city now stands, was at that
time nothing but its site. _Ovid._

=Hic ver assiduum, atque alienis mensibus
æstas=--Here (in Italy) is ceaseless spring, and
summer in months in which summer is alien.

=Hic victor cæstus artemque repono=--Here
victorious I lay aside my cestus and my net.

=Hic vigilans somniat=--He sleeps awake. _Plaut._

=Hic vivimus ambitiosa / Paupertate omnes=--We                        20
all live here in a state of ostentatious poverty.

=Hid jewels are but lost.= _Quarles._

=Hier bin ich Mensch, hier darf ich's sein=--Here
am I a man, here may I be one. _Goethe._

=Hier ist die Zeit durch Thaten zu beweisen, /
Dass Manneswürde nicht der Götterhöhe
weicht=--Now is the time to show by deeds
that the dignity of a man does not yield to the
sublimity of the gods. _Goethe._

=Hier ist keine Heimat--Jeder treibt / Sich an
dem andern rasch und fremd vorüber, / Und
fragt nicht nach seinem Schmerz=--Here is no
home for a man: every one drives past another
hastily and unneighbourly, and inquires not after
his pain. _Schiller._

=Hier sitz' ich auf Rasen mit Veilchen bekränzt=--Here                25
sit I upon the sward wreathed with violets.
_K. Schmidt._

=Hier stehe ich! Ich kann nicht anders. Gott
helfe mir! Amen=--Here stand I. I cannot
act otherwise. So help me God! _Luther at
the Diet of Worms._

=Hier steht einer, der wird mich rächen=--Here
stands one who will avenge me. _Frederick
William of Prussia, pointing to his son._

=High air-castles are cunningly built of words,
the words well-bedded in good logic mortar;
wherein, however, no knowledge will come
to lodge.= _Carlyle._

=High birth is an accident, not a virtue.= _Metastasio._

=High erected thoughts seated in the heart of=                        30
=courtesy.= _Sir P. Sidney._

=High houses are usually empty in the upper
storey.= _Ger. Pr._

=High is the head of the stag on the mountain
crag.= _Gael. Pr._

=High station has to be resigned in order to be
appreciated.= _Pascal._

=Hilarisque tamen cum pondere virtus=--Virtue
may be gay, yet with dignity. _Statius._

=Hilft Gott uns nicht, kein Kaiser kann uns=                          35
=helfen=--God helps us not; no emperor can.

=Hills peep o'er hills; and alps on alps arise.=

=Hilo y aguja, media vestidura=--Needle and
thread are half clothing. _Sp. Pr._

=Him only pleasure leads and peace attends, /
Him, only him, the shield of Jove defends, /
Whose means are fair and spotless as his
ends.= _Wordsworth._

=Him who makes chaff of himself the cows will
eat.= _Arab. Pr._

=Hin ist die Zeit, da Bertha spann=--Gone is the                      40
time when Queen Bertha span. _Ger. Pr._

=Hin ist hin! Verloren ist verloren=--Gone is
gone! Lost is lost. _G. A. Bürger._

=Hinc illæ lachrymæ=--Hence these tears. _Virg._

=Hinc lucem et pocula sacra=--Hence light to us
and sacred draughts. _M. of Cambridge University._

=Hinc omne principium, huc refer exitum=--To
them (the gods) ascribe every undertaking, to
them the issue. _Hor._

=Hinc subitæ mortes atque intestata senectus=--Hence                  45
(from sensual indulgence) sudden deaths
and intestate old age. _Juv._

=Hinc totam infelix vulgatur fama per urbem=--Hence
the unhappy news is spread abroad
through the whole city. _Virg._

=Hinc usura vorax, avidumque in tempore
fænus, / Et concussa fides, et multis utile
bellum=--Hence (from the ambition of Cæsar)
arise devouring usury, grasping interest, shaken
credit, and war of advantage to many. _Lucan._

=Hinc venti dociles resono se carcere solvunt, /
Et cantum accepta pro libertate rependunt=--Hence
the obedient winds are loosed from their
sounding prison, and repay the liberty they have
received with a tune. _Of an organ._

=His bark is waur nor= (worse than) =his bite.=
_Sc. Pr._

=His Christianity was muscular.= _Disraeli._                          50

=His failings lean'd to virtue's side.= _Goldsmith._

=His kissing is as full of sanctity as the touch
of holy bread.= _As You Like It_, iii. 4.

=His imagination resembled the wings of an
ostrich. It enabled him to run, though not
to soar.= _Macaulay._

=His lachrymis vitam damus, et miserescimus
ultro=--To these tears we grant him life, and
pity him besides. _Virg._

=His legibus solutis respublica stare non potest=--With
these laws repealed, the republic cannot
last. _Cic._

=His life was gentle, and the elements / So=                           5
=mix'd in him, that Nature might stand up, /
And say to all the world: This was a man!=
_Jul. Cæs._, v. 5.

=His nature is too noble for the world; / He
would not flatter Neptune for his trident, /
or Jove for his power to thunder.= _Coriolanus_,
iii. 2.

=His nunc præmium est, qui recta prava faciunt=--Nowadays
those are rewarded who make right
appear wrong. _Ter._

=His opinion who does not see spiritual agency
in history is not worth any man's reading.=
_Wm. Blake._

=His own character is the arbiter of every one's
fortune.= _Pub. Syr._

=His rash, fierce blaze of riot cannot last, / For=                   10
=violent fires soon outburn themselves.= _Rich.
II._, ii. 1.

=His saltem accumulem donis, et fungar inani
munere=--These offerings at least I would bestow
upon him, and discharge a duty though it
no longer avails. _Virg._

=His speech was like a tangled chain; / Nothing
impaired, but all disordered.= _Mid. Night's
Dream_, v. 1.

=His thoughts look through his words.= _Ben

=His time is for ever, everywhere his place.=

=His tongue could make the worse appear the=                          15
=better reason.= _Milton._

=His tongue / Dropp'd manna, and could make
the worse appear / The better reason, to perplex
and dash / Maturest counsels.= _Milton._

=His very foot has music in 't, / As he comes
up the stair.= _W. J. Mickle._

=His wit invites you by his looks to come, /
But when you knock, it never is at home.=

=His words are bonds, his oaths are oracles.=
_Two Gent. of Verona_, ii. 7.

=Historia quo quomodo scripta delectat=--History,                     20
however written, is always a pleasure to
us. _Pliny._

=Histories are as perfect as the historian is wise,
and is gifted with an eye and a soul.= _Carlyle._

=Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the
mathematics, subtle; natural philosophy,
deep; morals, grave; logic and rhetoric,
able to contend.= _Bacon._

=History and experience prove that the most
passionate characters are the most fanatically
rigid in their feelings of duty, when
their passion has been trained to act in that
direction.= _J. S. Mill._

=History, as it lies at the root of all science, is
also the first distinct product of man's
spiritual nature, his earliest expression of
what may be called thought.= _Carlyle._

=History ensures for youth the understanding=                         25
=of the ancients.= _Diodorus._

=History has only to do with what is true, and
what is only probable should be relegated
to the imaginary domain of romance and
poetical fiction.= (?)

=History is a cyclic poem written by Time upon
the memories of man.= _Shelley._

=History is always written= _ex post facto_.

=History is an impertinence and an injury,
if it be anything more than a cheerful apologue
or parable of my being and becoming.=

=History is an imprisoned epic, nay, an imprisoned=                   30
=psalm and prophecy.= _Carlyle._

=History is but a fable agreed on.= _Napoleon._

=History is but the unrolled scroll of prophecy.=

=History is indeed little more than the register
of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind.=

=History is like sacred writing, for truth is
essential to it.= _Cervantes._

=History is made up of the bad actions of=                            35
=extraordinary men. All the most noted
destroyers and deceivers of our species, all
the founders of arbitrary governments and
false religions, have been extraordinary men,
and nine-tenths of the calamities which have
befallen the human race had no other origin
than the union of high intelligence with low
desires.= _Macaulay._

=History is only a confused heap of facts.=

=History is philosophy teaching by examples.=
_Quoted by Bolingbroke._

=History is properly nothing but a satire on
mankind.= _C. J. Weber._

=History is the true poetry.= _Carlyle._

=History shows that the majority of the men=                          40
=who have done anything great have passed
their youth in seclusion.= _Heine._

=History teems with instances of truth put
down by persecution; if not suppressed for
ever, it may be thrown back for centuries.=
_J. S. Mill._

=Hitch your waggon to a star.= _Emerson._

=Hitherto all miracles have been wrought by
thought, and henceforth innumerable will be
wrought; whereof we, even in these days,
witness some.= _Carlyle._

=Hitherto doth love on fortune tend; / For who
not needs, shall never lack a friend; / And
who in want a hollow friend doth try, /
Directly seasons him his enemy.= _Ham._,
iii. 2.

=Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further; and=                       45
=here shall thy proud waves be stayed.= _Bible._

=Hizonos Dios, y maravillámonos nos=--God made
us, and we admire ourselves. _Sp. Pr._

=Hobbes clearly proves that every creature /
Lives in a state of war by nature.= _Swift._

="Hoc age" is the great rule, whether you are
serious or merry; whether ... learning
science or duty from a folio, or floating on
the Thames. Intentions must be gathered
from acts.= _Johnson._

=Hoc age=--Mind what you are about (_lit._ do this).

=Hoc erat in more majorum=--This was the custom                       50
of our forefathers.

=Hoc erat in votis; modus agri non ita magnus; /
Hortus ubi, et tecto vicinus juris aquæ fons, /
Et paulum silvæ super his foret=--This was
ever my chief prayer: a piece of ground not too
large, with a garden, and a spring of never-failing
water near my house, and a little woodland besides.

=Hoc est quod palles? cur quis non prandeat,
hoc est?=--Is it for this you look so
pale? is this a reason why one should not dine?

=Hoc est / Vivere bis, vita posse priore frui=--To
be able to enjoy one's past life is to live twice.

=Hoc fonte derivata clades, / In patriam, populumque
fluxit=--From this source the disaster
flowed that has overwhelmed the nation and the
people. _Hor._

=Hoc genus omne=--All persons of that kind.                            5

=Hoc Herculi Iovis satu edito' potuit fortasse
contingere, nobis non item=--This might perchance
happen to Hercules, of the seed royal of
Jove, but not to us. _Cic._

=Hoc loco=--In this place.

=Hoc maxime officii est, ut quisquis maxime
opus indigeat, ita ei potissimum opitulari=--It
is our prime duty to aid him first who most
stands in need of our assistance. _Cic._

=Hoc opus, hic labor est=--This is a work, this is
a toil. _Virg._

=Hoc patrium est, potius consuefacere filium /=                       10
=Sua sponte recte facere, quam alieno metu=--It
is a father's duty to accustom his son to
act rightly of his own free-will rather than from
fear of the consequences. _Ter._

=Hoc pretium ob stultitiam fero=--This reward
I gain for my folly. _Ter._

=Hoc scito, nimio celerius / Venire quod molestum
est, quam id quod cupide petas=--Be sure
of this, that that which is disagreeable comes
more speedily than that which you eagerly desire.

=Hoc signo vinces=--By this sign (the cross) you
will conquer. _M._

=Hoc virtutis opus=--This is virtue's work. _M._

=Hoc volo, hoc jubeo; sit pro ratione voluntas=--This                 15
I wish, this I require: be my will instead
of reason. _Juv._

=Hodie mihi, cras tibi=--My turn to-day, yours

=Hodie nihil, cras credo=--To-morrow I will trust,
not to-day. _Varro._

=Hodie vivendum amissa præteritorum cura=--Let
us live to-day, forgetting the cares that are
past. _An Epicurean maxim._

=Hoi polloi=--The multitude. _Gr._

=Hoist up the sail while gale doth last--/ Tide=                      20
=and wind wait no man's pleasure! / Seek not
time when time is past--/ Sober speed is
wisdom's leisure!= _Southwell._

=Hold all the skirts of thy mantle extended when
heaven is raining gold.= _Eastern Pr._

=Hold the living dear and honour the dead.=

=Hold their farthing candle to the sun.= _Young,
of critics._

=Hold thou the good; define it well.= _Tennyson._

=Hold up thy head; the taper lifted high /=                           25
=Will brook the wind when lower tapers
die.= _Quarles._

=Holy fields, / Over whose acres walked those
blessed feet / Which fourteen hundred years
ago were nail'd, / For our advantage, on the
bitter cross.= 1 _Hen. IV._, i. 1.

=Holy men at their death have good inspirations.=
_Mer. of Ven._, i. 2.

=Hombre de barba=--A man of intelligence. _Sp._

=Hombre pobre todo es trazas=--A poor man is
all schemes. _Sp. Pr._

=Home, in one form or another, is the great=                          30
=object of life.= _J. G. Holland._

=Home is heaven for beginners.= _C. H. Parkhurst._

=Home is home, be it never so homely.= _Pr._

=Home is the place of Peace; the shelter, not
only from all injury, but from all terror,
doubt, and division.= _Ruskin._

=Home should be an oratorio of the memory,
singing to all our after life melodies and
harmonies of old-remembered joy.= _Ward

=Home, the nursery of the infinite.= _Channing._                      35

=Home-keeping youth have ever homely wits.=
_Two Gent. of Ver._, i. 1.

=Homer's Epos has not ceased to be true; yet
is no longer our Epos, but shines in the distance,
if clearer and clearer, yet also smaller
and smaller, like a receding star. It needs
a scientific telescope, it needs to be reinterpreted
and artificially brought near us,
before we can so much as know that 'twas
a sun.... For all things, even celestial
luminaries, much more atmospheric meteors,
have their rise, their culmination, their decline.=

=Homine imperito nunquam quidquam injustius /
Qui, nisi quod ipse fecit, nihil rectum putat=--Nothing
so unjust as your ignorant man, who
thinks nothing right but what he himself has
done. _Ter._

=Hominem non odi sed ejus vitia=--I do not hate
the man, but his vices. _Mart._

=Hominem pagina nostra sapit=--My pages concern                       40
man. _Mart._

=Hominem quæro=--I am in quest of a man.
_Phædr. after Diogenes._

=Homines ad deos nulla re propius accedunt
quam salutem hominibus dando=--In nothing
do men so nearly approach the gods as in giving
health to men. _Cic._

=Homines amplius oculis quam auribus credunt:
longum iter est per præcepta, breve et efficax
per exempla=--Men trust their eyes rather than
their ears: the road by precept is long and tedious,
by example short and effectual. _Sen._

=Homines nihil agendo discunt male agere=--By
doing nothing men learn to do ill. _Cato._

=Homines plus in alieno negotio videre, quam=                         45
=in suo=--Men see better into other people's business
than their own. _Sen._

=Homines proniores sunt ad voluptatem, quam
ad virtutem=--Men are more prone to pleasure
than to virtue. _Cic._

=Homines, quo plura habent, eo cupiunt ampliora=--The
more men have, the more they want.

=Homini necesse est mori=--Man must die. _Cic._

=Homini ne fidas nisi cum quo modium satis
absumpseres=--Trust no man till you have eaten
a peck of salt with him, _i.e._, known him so long
as you might have done so. _Pr._

=Hominibus plenum, amicis vacuum=--Full of
men, vacant of friends. _Sen._

=Hominis est errare, insipientis perseverare=--It
is the nature of man to err, of a fool to persevere
in error.

=Hominum sententia fallax=--The opinions of men
are fallible. _Ovid._

=Homme assailli à demi vaincu=--A man assailed
is half overpowered. _Fr._

=Homme chiche jamais riche=--A niggardly man                           5
is always poor. _Fr. Pr._

=Homme d'affaires=--A business man. _Fr._

=Homme d'esprit=--A witty man. _Fr._

=Homme d'état=--A statesman. _Fr._

=Homme d'honneur=--A man of honour. _Fr._

=Homme instruit=--A learned or literary man.                          10

=Homo ad res perspicacior Lynceo vel Argo, et
oculeus totus=--A man more clear-sighted for
business than Lynceus or Argus, and eyes all
over. _Apul._

=Homo antiqua virtute ac fide=--A man of the
old-fashioned virtue and loyalty. _Ter._

=Homo constat ex duabus partibus, corpore et
anima, quorum una est corporea, altera ab
omni materiæ concretione sejuncta=--Man is
composed of two parts, body and soul, of which
the one is corporeal, the other separated from all
combination with matter. _Cic._

=Homo doctus in se semper divitias habet=--A
learned man has always riches in himself.

=Homo extra est corpus suum cum irascitur=--A                         15
man when angry is beside himself. _Pub. Syr._

=Homo fervidus et diligens ad omnia paratur=--The
man who is earnest and diligent is prepared
for all things. _Thomas à Kempis._

=Homo homini aut deus aut lupus=--Man is to
man either a god or a wolf. _Erasmus._

=Homo is a common name to all men.=     1 _Hen.
IV._, ii. 1.

=Homo multarum literarum=--A man of many
letters, _i.e._, of extensive learning.

=Homo multi consilii et optimi=--A man always                         20
ready to give his advice, and that the most

=Homo nullius coloris=--A man of no party.

=Homo qui erranti comiter monstrat viam, /
Quasi lumen de suo lumine accendit, facit; /
Nihilominus ipsi luceat, cum illi accenderit=--He
who kindly shows the way to one who has
gone astray, acts as though he had lighted
another's lamp from his own, which both gives
light to the other and continues to shine for
himself. _Cic._

=Homo solus aut deus aut demon=--Man alone is
either a god or a devil.

=Homo sum, et nihil humani a me alienum puto=--I
am a man, and I reckon nothing human
alien to me. _Ter._

=Homo toties moritur, quoties amittit suos=--A                        25
man dies as often as he loses his relatives.
_Pub. Syr._

=Homo trium literarum=--A man of three letters,
_i.e._, FUR, "a thief." _Plaut._

=Homo unius libri=--A man of one book. _Thomas
Aquinas' definition of a learned man._

=Homunculi quanti sunt, cum recogito=--What
poor creatures we men are, when I think of it.

=Honest labour bears a lovely face.= _T. Dekker._

=Honest men marry soon, wise men never.= _Sc._                        30

=Honesta mors turpi vita potior=--An honourable
death is better than an ignominious life.

=Honesta paupertas prior quam opes malæ=--Poverty
with honour is better than ill-gotten
wealth. _Pr._

=Honesta quædam scelera successus facit=--Success
makes some species of crimes honourable.

=Honesta quam splendida=--Honourable rather
than showy. _M._

=Honestum non est semper quod licet=--What is                         35
lawful is not always honourable. _L._

=Honestum quod vere dicimus, etiamsi a nullo
laudatur, laudabile est sua natura=--That
which we truly call honourable is praiseworthy
in its own nature, even though it should be
praised by no one. _Cic._

=Honesty is like an icicle; if it once melts, that
is the last of it.= _Amer. Pr._

=Honesty is the best policy.= _Pr._

=Honesty is the poor man's pork and the rich
man's pudding.= _Pr._

=Honesty may be dear bought, but can ne'er be=                        40
=an ill pennyworth.= _Sc. Pr._

=Honi soit qui mal y pense=--Evil be to him that
evil thinks. _Royal M. Fr._

=Honnêtes gens=--Upright people. _Fr._

=Honneur et patrie=--Honour and country. _M._

=Honor Deo=--Honour be to God. _M._

=Honor est præmium virtutis=--Honour is the                           45
reward of virtue. _Cic._

=Honor fidelitatis præmium=--Honour is the reward
of fidelity. _M._

=Honor sequitur fugientem=--Honour follows him
who flies from her. _M._

=Honores mutant mores=--Honours change

=Honos alit artes, omnesque incenduntur ad
studia gloria=--Honours encourage the arts, for
all are incited towards studies by fame. _Cic._

=Honour a physician with the honour due unto=                         50
=him for the uses which ye may have of him,
for the Lord hath created him.= _Ecclus._

=Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear
God. Honour the king.= _St. Peter._

=Honour and ease are seldom bedfellows.= _Pr._

=Honour hath no skill in surgery.... Honour
is a mere scutcheon.= 1 _Hen. IV._, v. 1.

=Honour is nobler than gold.= _Gael. Pr._

=Honour is not a virtue in itself; it is the mail=                    55
=behind which the virtues fight more securely.=
_G. H. Calvert._

=Honour is unstable, and seldom the same;
for she feeds upon opinion, and is as fickle as
her food.= _Colton._

=Honour is venerable to us because it is no
ephemeris.= _Emerson._

=Honour to whom honour is due.= _St. Paul._

=Honour travels in a strait so narrow, / Where
one but goes abreast.= _Troil. and Cress._,
iii. 3.

=Honour won't patch.= _Gael. Pr._                                     60

=Honourable= (_Ehrlich_) =is a word of high rank,
and implies much more than most people
attach to it.= _Arndt._

=Honours, like impressions upon coin, may give
an ideal and local value to a bit of base
metal; but gold and silver will pass all the
world over, without any other recommendation
than their own weight.= _Sterne._

=Honours to one in my situation are something
like ruffles to a man that wants a shirt.=
_Goldsmith, of himself._

=Honour's the moral conscience of the great.=

=Honteux comme un renard qu'une poule aurait
pris=--Sheepish as a fox that has been taken in
by a fowl. _La Font._

=Hope deferred maketh the heart sick.= _Bible._                        5

=Hope is a curtail dog in some affairs.= _Merry
Wives_, ii. 1.

=Hope is a good anchor, but it needs something
to grip.= _Pr._

=Hope is a lover's staff; walk hence with that, /
And manage it against despairing thoughts.=
_Two Gent. of Ver._, iii. 1.

=Hope is a pleasant acquaintance but an unsafe
friend. He'll do on a pinch for your
travelling companion, but he's not the man
for your banker.= _Amer. Pr._

=Hope is a waking man's dream.= _Pr._                                 10

=Hope is itself a species of happiness, and perhaps
the chief happiness which this world
affords; but, like all other pleasures, its excesses
must be expiated by pain; and expectations
improperly indulged must end in
disappointment.= _Johnson._

=Hope is not the man for your banker, though
he may do for your travelling companion.=

=Hope is the best part of our riches.= _Bovee._

=Hope is the only good which is common to all
men.= _Thales._

=Hope is the ruddy morning ray of joy, recollection=                  15
=is its golden tinge; but the latter
is wont to sink amid the dews and dusky
shades of twilight, and the bright blue day
which the former promises breaks indeed,
but in another world and with another sun.=
_Jean Paul._

=Hope never comes that comes to all.= _Milton._

=Hope never spread her golden wings but in
unfathomable seas.= _Emerson._

=Hope not wholly to reason away your troubles;
but do not feed them with attention, and they
will die imperceptibly away.= _Johnson._

=Hope, of all ills that men endure, / The only
cheap and universal cure.= _Cowley._

=Hope springs eternal in the human breast; /=                         20
=Man never is, but always to be, blest.= _Pope._

=Hope springs exulting on triumphant wing.=

=Hope thou not much, and fear thou not at all.=
_Quoted by Swinburne._

=Hope to joy is little less in joy / Than hope
enjoyed.= _Rich. II._, ii. 3.

=Hoping and waiting is not my way of doing
things.= _Goethe._

=Hora e sempre=--Now and always. _M._                                 25

=Horæ cedunt, et dies, et menses, et anni,
nec præteritum tempus unquam revertitur=--Hours
and days, months and years, pass away,
and time once past never returns. _Cic._

=Horæ / Momento cita mors venit, aut victoria
læta=--In a moment of time comes sudden death
or joyful victory. _Hor._

=Horas non numero nisi serenas=--I mark no
hours but the shining ones. _Of a dial._

=Horrea formicæ tendunt ad inania nunquam; /
Nullus ad amissas ibit amicus opes=--As ants
never bend their way to empty barns, so no
friend will visit departed wealth. _Ovid._

=Horresco referens=--I shudder as I relate. _Virg._                   30

=Horribile dictu=--Horrible to relate.

=Horror ubique animos, simul ipsa silentia terrent=--Everywhere
horror seizes the soul, and
the very silence is dreadful. _Virg._

=Horror vacui=--Abhorrence of a vacuum.

=Hors de combat=--Out of condition to fight.

=Hors de propos=--Not to the purpose. _Fr._                           35

=Hortus siccus=--A dry garden; a collection of
dried plants.

=Hos successus alit; possunt quia posse videntur=--These
are encouraged by success; they
prevail because they think they can. _Virg._

=Hospice d'accouchement=--A maternity hospital.

=Hospice d'allaitement=--A foundling hospital.

=Hospitality must be for service, not for show,=                      40
=or it pulls down the host.= _Emerson._

=Hostis est uxor invita quæ ad virum nuptum
datur=--The wife who is given in marriage to
a man against her will becomes his enemy.

=Hostis honori invidia=--Envy is honour's foe. _M._

=Hôtel de ville=--A town-hall. _Fr._

=Hôtel Dieu=--The house of God; the name of an
hospital. _Fr._

=Household words.= _Hen. V._, iv. 3.                                  45

=Housekeeping without a wife is a lantern without
a light.= _Pr._

=Houses are built to live in, and not to look on.=

=How are riches the means of happiness? In
acquiring they create trouble, in their loss
they occasion sorrow, and they are the cause
of endless divisions amongst kindred!= _Hitopadesa._

=How beautiful is death, seeing that we die in
a world of life and of creation without end!=
_Jean Paul._

=How beautiful is youth! how bright it gleams, /=                     50
=With its allusions, aspirations, dreams! /
Book of beginnings, story without end, /
Each maid a heroine, and each man a friend.=

=How beautiful to die of a broken heart on
paper! Quite another thing in practice!
Every window of your feeling, even of your
intellect, as it were begrimed,
so that no pure ray can enter;
a whole drug-shop in your inwards; the foredone
soul drowning slowly in a quagmire of
disgust.= _Carlyle._

=How bitter a thing it is to look into happiness
through another man's eyes!= _As You Like
It_, v. 2.

=How blessed might poor mortals be in the
straitest circumstances, if only their wisdom
and fidelity to Heaven and one another were
adequately great.= _Carlyle, apropos to his life
at Craigenputtock._

=How blessings brighten as they take their
flight!= _Young._

=How blest the humble cotter's fate! / He woos
his simple dearie; / The silly bogles, wealth,
and state, / Can never make them eerie.=

=How can a man be concealed? How can a
man be concealed?= _Confucius._

=How can he be godly who is not cleanly?=

=How can man love but what he yearns to
help?= _Browning._

=How can we expect a harvest of thought=                               5
=who have not had a seed-time of character?=

=How can we learn to know ourselves? Never
by reflection, but only through action. Essay
to do thy duty, and thou knowest at once
what is in thee.= _Goethe._

=How charming is divine philosophy!= _Milton._

=How creatures of the human kind shut their
eyes to the plainest facts, and by the mere
inertia of oblivion and stupidity live at ease
in the midst of wonders and terrors.= _Carlyle._

=How difficult it is to get men to believe that
any other man can or does act from disinterestedness.=
_B. R. Haydon._

=How dire is love when one is so tortured; and=                       10
=yet lovers cannot exist without torturing
themselves.= _Goethe._

=How doth the little busy bee / Improve each
shining hour, / And gather honey all the
day / From every opening flower.= _Watts._

=How dull it is to pause, to make an end, / To
rust unburnish'd, not to shine in use, / As
though to breathe were life.= _Tennyson._

=How enormous appear the crimes we have
not committed!= _Mme. Necker._

=How far that little candle throws his beams! /
So shines a good deed in a naughty world.=
_Mer. of Ven._, v. 1.

=How fast has brother followed / From sunshine=                       15
=to the sunless land.= _Wordsworth._

=How few think justly of the thinking few; /
How many never think, who think they do!=
_Jane Taylor._

=How foolish and absurd, nay, how hurtful and
destructive a vice is ambition, which, by
undue pursuit of honour, robs us of true
honour!= _Thomas à Kempis._

=How forcible are right words!= _Bible._

=How fortunate beyond all others is the man
who, in order to adjust himself to fate, is
not required to cast away his whole preceding
life!= _Goethe._

=How full of briers is this working-day world!=                       20
_As You Like It_, i. 3.

=How glorious a character appears when it is
penetrated with mind and soul.= _Goethe._

=How good is man's life, the mere living! how
fit to employ / All the heart, and the soul,
and the senses for ever in joy!= _Browning._

=How happy could I be with either, / Were
t'other dear charmer away!= _Gay._

=How happy is he born or taught / That serveth
not another's will; / Whose armour is
his honest thought, / And simple truth his
utmost skill.= _Sir Henry Wotton._

=How happy is the blameless vestal's lot! /=                          25
=The world forgetting, by the world forgot.=

=How happy is the prince who has counsellors
near him who can guard him against the
effects of his own angry passions; their
names shall be read in golden letters when
the history of his reign is perused.= _Scott._

=How happy should we be ... / If we from self
could rest, / And feel at heart that One
above, / In perfect wisdom, perfect love, /
Is working for the best!= _Anstice._

=How hard it is= (for the Byron, for the Burns),
=whose ear is quick for celestial messages, to
"take no counsel with flesh and blood," and
instead of living and writing for the day that
passes over them, live and write for the
eternity that rests and abides over them!=

=How hardly man the lesson learns, / To smile,
and bless the hand that spurns: / To see the
blow, to feel the pain, / And render only love
again!= _Anon._

=How hardly shall they who have riches enter=                         30
=into the kingdom of God!= _Jesus._

=How ill white hairs become a fool and a jester.=
2 _Hen. IV._, v. 5.

=How indestructibly the good grows, and propagates
itself, even among the weedy entanglements
of evil!= _Carlyle._

=How is each of us so lonely in the wide bosom
of the All?= _Jean Paul._

=How is it possible to expect that mankind
will take advice, when they will not so much
as take warning.= _Swift._

=How little do the wantonly or idly officious=                        35
=think what mischief they do by their malicious
insinuations, indirect impertinence, or
thoughtless babblings!= _Burns._

=How little is the promise of the child fulfilled
in the man.= _Ovid._

=How long halt ye between two opinions?=

=How long I have lived, how much lived in
vain! / How little of life's scanty span may
remain! / What aspects old Time in his
progress has worn! / What ties cruel fate in
my bosom has torn! / How foolish, or worse,
till our summit is gain'd! / And downward,
how weaken'd, how darken'd, how pain'd!=

=How many ages hence / Shall this our lofty
scene be acted over / In states unborn and
accents yet unknown!= _Jul. Cæs._, iii. 1.

=How many causes that can plead for themselves=                       40
=in the courts of Westminster, and
yet in the general court of the universe
and free soul of man, have no word to utter!=

=How many cowards, whose hearts are all as
false / As stairs of sand, wear yet upon their
chins / The beards of Hercules and frowning
Mars! / Who, inward searched, have livers
white as milk.= _Mer. of Venice_, iii. 2.

=How many honest words have suffered corruption
since Chaucer's days!= _Middleton._

=How many illustrious and noble heroes have
lived too long by a day!= _Rousseau._

=How many men live on the reputation of
the reputation they might have made!=

=How many people make themselves abstract=                            45
=to appear profound! The greatest part of
abstract terms are shadows that hide a
vacuum.= _Joubert._

=How many things by season season'd are /
To their right praise and true perfection!=
_Mer. of Venice_, v. 1.

=How many things, just and unjust, have no
higher sanction than custom!= _Ter._

=How much a dunce that has been sent to
roam / Excels a dunce that has been kept
at home!= _Cowper._

=How much better is it to get wisdom than
gold! and to get understanding rather to be
chosen than silver!= _Bible._

=How much better it is to weep at joy than to=                         5
=joy at weeping!= _Much Ado_, i. 4.

=How much easier it is to be generous than
just!= _Junius._

=How much lies in laughter, the cipher-key
wherewith we decipher the whole man.=

=How much the wife is dearer than the bride!=

=How narrow our souls become when absorbed
in any present good or ill! It is only the
thought of the future that makes them
great.= _Jean Paul._

=How noble is heroic insight without words in=                        10
=comparison to the adroitest flow of words
without heroic insight!= _Carlyle._

=How noiseless is thought! No rolling of
drums, no tramp of squadrons, or immeasurable
tumult of baggage-waggons, attends
its movements; in what obscure and sequestered
places may the head be meditating
which is one day to be crowned with more
than imperial authority; for kings and emperors
will be among its ministering servants;
it will rule not over, but in all heads,
and bend the world to its will.= _Carlyle._

=How oft do they their silver bowers leave /
To come to succour us that succour want!=

=How one is vexed with little things in this
life! The great evils one triumphs over
bravely, but the little eat away one's heart.=
_Mrs. Carlyle._

=How paint to the sensual eye what passes in
the holy-of-holies of man's soul; in what
words, known to these profane times, speak
even afar-off of the unspeakable?= _Carlyle._

=How poor are they that have not patience! /=                         15
=What wound did ever heal but by degrees?=
_Othello_, ii. 3.

=How poor, how rich, how abject, how august, /
How complicate, how wonderful is man!=

=How prone to doubt, how cautious are the
wise!= _Pope, after Homer._

=How quick to know, but how slow to put in
practice, is the human creature!= _Goethe._

=How quickly Nature falls into revolt / When
gold becomes her object!= 2 _Hen. IV._,
iv. 4.

=How rarely reason guides the stubborn=                               20
=choice, / Rules the bold hand or prompts
the suppliant voice.= _Johnson._

=How ready some people are to admire in a
great man the exception rather than the
rule of his conduct! Such perverse worship
is like the idolatry of barbarous nations,
who can see the noonday splendour of the
sun without emotion, but who, when he is
in eclipse, come forward with hymns and
cymbals to adore him.= _Canning._

=How rich a man is, all desire to know, / But
none enquire if good he be or no.= _Herrick._

=How sad a path it is to climb and descend
another's stairs!= _Dante._

=How science dwindles, and how volumes
swell, / How commentators each dark passage
shun, / And hold their farthing candle to
the sun!= _Young._

=How shall a man escape from his ancestors, or=                       25
=draw off from his veins the black drop which
he drew from his father's or his mother's
life?= _Emerson._

=How shall he give kindling in whose inward
man there is no live coal, but all is burnt out
to a dead grammatical cinder?= _Carlyle._

=How shall we know whether you are in earnest,
if the deed does not accompany the
word?= _Schiller._

=How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is / To
have a thankless child!= _King Lear_, i. 4.

=How small a part of time they share / That
are so wondrous sweet and fair!= _E. Waller._

=How small, of all that human hearts endure, /=                       30
=That part which laws or kings can cause or
cure! / Still to ourselves, in every place
consigned, / Our own felicity we make or
find.= _Johnson._

=How should he be easy who makes other men's
cares his own?= _Thomas à Kempis._

=How should thy virtue be above the shocks
and shakings of temptation, when even the
angels kept not their first estate, and man
in Paradise so soon fell from innocence?=
_Thomas à Kempis._

=How silver-sweet sound lovers' tongues by
night, / Like softest music to attending ears!=
_Rom. and Jul._, ii. 2.

=How soon "not now" becomes "never!"=

=How sour sweet music is, when time is broke=                         35
=and no proportion kept! So is it in the
music of men's lives.= _Rich. II._, v. 5.

=How still the evening is, / As hushed on purpose
to grace harmony!= _Much Ado_, ii. 3.

=How sweet it is to hear one's own convictions
from a stranger's mouth!= _Goethe._

=How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this
bank! / Here will we sit and let the sounds
of music / Creep in our ears: soft stillness
and the night / Become the touches of sweet
harmony.= _Mer. of Ven._, v. 1.

=How the sight of means to do ill deeds / Make
deeds ill done!= _King John_, iv. 2.

=How the world wags!= _As You Like It_, ii. 7.                        40

=How they gleam like spirits through the
shadows of innumerable eyes from their
thrones in the boundless depths of heaven!=
_Carlyle, on the stars._

=How use doth breed habit in a man!= _Two
Gent. of Ver._, v. 4.

=How vainly seek / The selfish for that happiness
denied / To aught but virtue!= _Shelley._

=How we clutch at shadows= (in this dream-world)
=as if they were substances, and
sleep deepest while fancying ourselves most
awake!= _Carlyle._

=How weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable /=                          45
=Seem to me all the uses of this world.=
_Ham._, i. 2.

=How well he's read, to reason against reading!=
_Love's L. Lost_, i. 1.

=How were friendship possible? In mutual
devotedness to the good and true, otherwise
impossible; except as armed neutrality
or hollow commercial league.= _Carlyle._

=How wonderful is Death, / Death and his
brother Sleep! / One, pale as yonder waning
moon, / With lips of lurid blue; / The other,
rosy as the morn, / When, throned on ocean's
wave, / It blushes o'er the world: / Yet both
so passing wonderful.= _Shelley._

=How wounding a spectacle is it to see those
who were by Christ designed for fishers of
men, picking up shells on the shore, and unmanly
wrangling about them too!= _Decay of

=How wretched is the man that hangs on by
the favours of the great!= _Burns._

=Howe'er it be, it seems to me / 'Tis only noble=                      5
=to be good. / Kind hearts are more than
coronets, / And simple faith than Norman
blood.= _Tennyson._

=However, an old song, though to a proverb an
instance of insignificance, is generally the
only coin a poet has to pay with.= _Burns._

=However brilliant an action, it should not be
esteemed great unless the result of a great
motive.= _La Roche._

=However far a man goes, he must start from
his own door.= _Pr._

=However varied the forms of destiny, the
same element are always present.= _Schopenhauer._

=Howsoever thou actest, let heaven be moved=                          10
=with thy purpose; let the aim of thy deeds
traverse the axis of the earth.= _Schiller._

=Huc propius me, / Dum doceo insanire omnes,
vos ordine adite=--Come near me all in order,
and I will convince you that you are mad, every
one. _Hor._

=Huic maxime putamus malo fuisse nimiam
opinionem ingenii atque virtutis=--This I
think to have been the chief cause of his misfortune,
an overweening estimate of his own
genius and valour. _Nep., of Themistocles._

=Huic versatile ingenium sic pariter ad omnia
fuit, ut natum ad id unum diceres, quodcunque
ageret=--This man's genius was so versatile,
so equal to every pursuit, that you would
pronounce him to have been born for whatever
thing he was engaged on. _Livy, on the elder

=Human action is a seed of circumstances= (_Verhängnissen_)
=scattered in the dark land of the
future and hopefully left to the powers that
rule human destiny.= _Schiller._

=Human beliefs, like all other natural growths,=                      15
=elude the barriers of system.= _George Eliot._

=Human brutes, like other beasts, find snares
and poison in the provisions of life, and are
allured by their appetites to their destruction.=

=Human courage should rise to the height of
human calamity.= _Gen. Lee._

=Human creatures will not go quite accurately
together, any more than clocks will.=

=Human felicity is lodged in the soul, not in
the flesh.= _Sen._

=Human intellect, if you consider it well, is the=                    20
=exact summary of human worth.= _Carlyle._

=Human judgment is finite, and it ought always
to be charitable.= _W. Winter._

=Human knowledge is the parent of doubt.=

=Human life is a constant want, and ought to
be a constant prayer.= _S. Osgood._

=Human life is everywhere a state in which
much is to be endured and little to be enjoyed.=

=Human life is more governed by fortune than=                         25
=by reason.= _Hume._

=Human nature in its fulness is necessarily
human; without love, it is inhuman; without
sense= (_nous_), =inhuman; without discipline,
inhuman.= _Ruskin._

=Human nature ... / Is not a punctual presence,
but a spirit / Diffused through time
and space.= _Wordsworth._

=Human nature= (_Menschheit_) =we owe to father
and mother, but our humanity= (_Menschlichkeit_)
=we owe to education.= _Weber._

=Human reason is like a drunken man on horseback;
set it up on one side, and it tumbles
over on the other.= _Luther._

=Human society is made up of partialities.=                           30

=Humani nihil alienum=--Nothing that concerns
man is indifferent to me. _M._

=Humanität sei unser ewig Ziel=--Be humanity
evermore our goal. _Goethe._

=Humanitati qui se non accommodat, / Plerumque
pœnas oppetit superbiæ=--He who does
not conform to courtesy generally pays the
penalty of his haughtiness. _Phædr._

=Humanity is about the same all the world
over.= _Donn Piatt._

=Humanity is better than gold.= _Goldsmith._                          35

=Humanity is constitutionally lazy.= _J. G. Holland._

=Humanity is great but men are small.=

=Humanity is never so beautiful as when praying
for forgiveness, or else forgiving another.=
_Jean Paul._

=Humanity is one, and not till Lazarus is cured
of his sores will Dives be safe.= _Celia Burleigh._

=Humanity is the virtue of a woman, generosity=                       40
=of a man.= _Adam Smith._

=Humanum amare est, humanum autem ignoscere
est=--It is natural to love, and it is natural
also to forgive. _Plaut._

=Humanum est errare=--To err is human.

=Humble wedlock is far better than proud virginity.=
_St. Augustine._

=Humbleness is always grace, always dignity.=

=Humiles laborant ubi potentes dissident=--The                        45
humble are in danger when those in power disagree.

=Humility disarms envy and strikes it dead.=

=Humility is a virtue all preach, none practise,
and yet everybody is content to hear. The
master thinks it good doctrine for his servant,
the laity for the clergy, and the clergy
for the laity.= _Selden._

=Humility is a virtue of so general, so exceeding
good influence, that we can scarce purchase
it too dear.= _Thomas à Kempis._

=Humility is often a feigned submission which
we employ to supplant others.= _La Roche._

=Humility is the altar upon which God wishes
that we should offer Him His sacrifices.= _La

=Humility is the hall-mark of wisdom.= _Jeremy

=Humility is the only true wisdom by which we
prepare our minds for all the possible vicissitudes
of life.= _Arliss' Lit. Col._

=Humility is the solid foundation of all the
virtues.= _Confucius._

=Humility, that low, sweet root / From which=                          5
=all heavenly virtues shoot.= _Moore._

=Humour has justly been regarded as the
finest perfection of poetic genius. He who
wants it, be his other gifts what they may,
has only half a mind; an eye for what is
above him, not for what is about him or
below him.= _Carlyle._

=Humour is a sort of inverse sublimity, exalting,
as it were, into our affections what is
below us, while sublimity draws down into
our affections what is above us.= _Carlyle._

=Humour is consistent with pathos, while wit is
not.= _Coleridge._

=Humour is of a genial quality and is closely
allied to pity.= _Henry Giles._

=Humour is properly the exponent of low=                              10
=things; that which first renders them poetical
to the mind.= _Carlyle._

=Humour is the mistress of tears.= _Thackeray._

=Humour, warm and all-embracing as the sunshine,
bathes its objects in a genial and
abiding light.= _Whipple._

=Hundreds of people can talk for one who can
think, but thousands can think for one who
can see. To see clearly is poetry, prophecy,
and religion all in one.= _Ruskin._

=Hunger and cold betray a man to his enemy.= _Pr._

=Hunger is a good cook.= _Gael. Pr._                                  15

=Hunger is the best sauce.= _Pr._

=Hunger will break through stone walls.= _Pr._

=Hungry bellies have no ears.= _Pr._

=Hunt half a day for a forgotten dream.= _Wordsworth._

=Hunters generally know the most vulnerable=                          20
=part of the beast they pursue by the care
which every animal takes to defend the side
which is weakest.= _Goldsmith._

=Hunting was the labour of savages in North
America, but the amusement of the gentlemen
of England.= _Johnson._

=Hurtar el puerco, y dar los pies por Dios=--To
steal the pig, and give away the feet for God's
sake. _Sp. Pr._

=Husbands can earn money, but only wives can
save it.= _Pr._

=Hyperion to a satyr; so loving to my mother, /
That he might not beteem the winds of
heaven / Visit her face too roughly.= _Ham._,
i. 2.

=Hypotheses non fingo=--I frame no hypotheses.                        25
_Sir Isaac Newton._

[Greek: Haploun to dikaion, rhadion to alêthes]--Justice
is simple, truth easy. _Lycurgus._

=Hypothesen sind Wiegenlieder, womit der
Lehrer seine Schüler einlullt=--Hypotheses
are the lullabies with which the teacher lulls his
scholars to sleep. _Goethe._

=Hysteron proteron=--The last first, or the cart
before the horse. _Gr._


=I am a man / More sinned against than sinning.=
_King Lear_, iii. 2.

=I am afraid to think what I have done; / Look=                       30
=on't again I dare not.= _Macb._, ii. 2.

=I am always afraid of a fool; one cannot be
sure that he is not a knave as well.= _Hazlitt._

=I am always as happy as I can be in meeting
a man in whose society feelings are developed
and thoughts defined.= _Goethe._

=I am always ill at ease when tumults arise
among the mob--people who have nothing
to lose.= _Goethe._

=I am amazed, methinks, and lose my way /
Among the thorns and dangers of the world.=
_King John_, iv. 3.

=I am as free as Nature first made man, / Ere=                        35
=the base laws of servitude began, / When
wild in woods the noble savage ran.= _Dryden._

=I am black, but I am not the devil.= _Pr._

=I am bound to find you in reasons, but not in
brains.= _Johnson._

=I am but a gatherer and disposer of other
men's stuff.= _Sir Henry Wotton._

=I am constant as the northern star, / Of whose
true-fix'd and resting quality / There is no
fellow in the firmament.= _Jul. Cæs._, iii. 1.

=I am convinced that the Bible always becomes=                        40
=more beautiful the better it is understood,
that is, the better we see that every word
which we apprehend in general and apply in
particular had a proper, peculiar, and immediately
individual reference to certain
circumstances, certain time and space relations=,
_i.e._, =had a specially direct bearing on
the spiritual life of the time in which it was
written.= _Goethe._

=I am equally an enemy to a female dunce and
a female pedant.= _Goldsmith._

=I am fortune's fool.= _Rom. and Jul._, iii. 1.

=I am fully convinced that the soul is indestructible,
and that its activity will continue
through eternity. It is like the sun, which,
to our eyes, seems to set in night; but it has
in reality only gone to diffuse its light elsewhere.=

=I am monarch of all I survey, / My right there
is none to dispute; / From the centre all
round to the sea, / I am lord of the fowl and
the brute.= _Cowper._

=I am more afraid of my own heart than of the=                        45
=Pope and all his cardinals. I have within
me the great pope, self.= _Luther._

=I am neither so weak as to fear men, so proud
as to despise them, or so unhappy as to hate
them.= _Marmontel._

=I am never merry when I hear sweet music.=
_Mer. of Ven._, v. 1.

=I am no herald to inquire of men's pedigrees;
it sufficeth me if I know their virtues.= _Sir
P. Sidney._

=I am no orator, as Brutus is; / But as you
know me all, a plain blunt man, / That loves
my friend.= _Jul. Cæs._, iii. 2.

=I am not mad; I would to heaven I were! /=                           50
=For then 'tis like I should forget myself.=
_King John_, iii. 4.

=I am not what I am.= _Twelfth Night_, iii. 1;
_Othello_, i. 1.

=I am nothing if not critical.= _Othello_, ii. 1.

="I am searching for a man."= _Diogenes, going
about Athens by day with a lit lantern._

=I am Sir Oracle, / And when I ope my lips, let
no dog bark.= _Mer. of Ven._, i. 1.

=I am sorry to see how small a piece of religion=                      5
=will make a cloak.= _Sir W. Waller._

=I am very content with knowing, if only I
could know.= _Emerson._

=I am very fond of the company of ladies. I
like their beauty; I like their delicacy; I
like their vivacity; and I like their silence.=

=I and time against any two.= _Philip of Spain._

=I augur better of a youth who is wandering on
a path of his own than of many who are
walking aright upon paths which are not
theirs.= _Goethe._

=I awoke one morning and found myself famous.=                        10

=I believe in great men, but not in demigods.=

=I believe more follies are committed out of
complaisance to the world than in following
our own inclinations.= _Lady Mary Montagu._

=I believe there are few persons who, if they
please to reflect on their past lives, will not
find that had they saved all those little sums
which they have spent unnecessarily they
might at present have been masters of a
competent fortune.= _Eustace Budgell._

=I beseech you, dear brethren, think it possible
that you may be wrong.= _Cromwell._

=I bide my time.= _M._                                                15

=I can but trust that good shall fall / At last--far
off--at last, to all.= _Tennyson._

="I can call spirits from the vasty deep."
"Why, so can I, or so can any man; but
will they come when you do call for them?"=
1 _Hen. IV._, iii. 1.

=I can count a stocking-top while a man 's
getting 's tongue ready; an' when he out
wi' his speech at last, there's little broth
to be made on't.= _George Eliot._

=I can teach you to command the devil, / And
I can teach you to shame the devil, / By
telling truth.=     1 _Hen. IV._, ii. 1.

=I can tell you, honest friend, what to believe:=                     20
=believe life; it teaches better than book and
orator.= _Goethe._

=I cannot call riches better than the baggage
of virtue.... It cannot be spared or left
behind, but it hindereth the march.= _Bacon._

=I cannot hide what I am; I must be sad when
I have cause, and smile at no man's jests;
eat when I have stomach, and wait for no
man's leisure; sleep when I am drowsy,
and tend on no man's business; laugh when
I am merry, and claw no man in his humour.=
_Much Ado_, i. 3.

=I cannot love thee as I ought, / For love
reflects the thing beloved; / My words are
only words, and move / Upon the topmost
froth of thought.= _Tennyson._

=I cannot praise a fugitive and cloistered
virtue, unexercised and unbreathed, that
never sallies out and seeks her adversary,
but slinks out of the race where that immortal
garland is to be run for, not without
dust and heat.= _Milton._

=I cannot think of any character below the=                           25
=flatterer, except he that envies him.= _Steele._

=I can't work for nothing, and find thread.=

=I care not though the cloth of state should
be / Not of rich Arras, but mean tapestry.=
_George Herbert._

=I charge thee, fling away ambition; / By that
sin fell the angels.= _Hen. VIII._, iii. 2.

=I chatter, chatter, as I flow / To join the
brimming river, / For men may come and
men may go, / But I go on for ever.= _Tennyson._

=I contented myself with endeavouring to make=                        30
=your home so easy that you might not be
in haste to leave it.= _Lady Montagu_ (_to her

=I could a tale unfold, whose lightest word /
Would harrow up thy soul, freeze thy young
blood, / Make thy two eyes, like stars, start
from their spheres, / Thy knotted and combined
locks to part, / And each particular
hair to stand on end, / Like quills upon the
fretful porcupine.= _Ham._, i. 4.

=I could have better spared a better man.=
1 _Hen. IV._, v. 4.

=I could not but smile at a woman who makes
her own misfortunes and then deplores the
miseries of her situation.= _Goldsmith._

=I count life just a stuff / To try the soul's
strength on.= _Browning._

=I cuori fanciulli non vestone a bruno=--A child's                    35
heart wears no weeds. _B. Zendrini._

=I danari del comune sono come l'acqua benedetta,
ognun ne piglia=--Public money is like
holy water; everybody helps himself to it.
_It. Pr._

=I dare do all that may become a man; / Who
dares do more, is none.= _Macb._, i. 7.

=I dare to be honest, and I fear no labour.=

=I, demens! et sævas curre per Alpes, / Ut
pueris placeas, et declamatio fias=--Go, madman,
and run over the savage Alps to please
schoolboys, and become the subject of declamation.
_Juv., of Hannibal._

=I desire no future that will break the ties of=                      40
=the past.= _George Eliot._

=I die by the help of too many physicians.=
_Alexander the Great._

=I do but sing because I must, / And pipe but
as the linnets sing.= _Tennyson._

=I do know of these / That therefore only are
reputed wise / For saying nothing.= _Mer. of
Ven._, i. 1.

=I do know, / When the blood burns, how prodigal
the soul / Lends the tongue vows.=
_Ham._, i. 3.

=I do not like "but yet," it does allay / The=                        45
=good precedence; fie upon "but yet:" /
"But yet" is as a jailer to bring forth /
Some monstrous malefactor.= _Ant. and Cleop._,
ii. 5.

=I do not love a man who is zealous for nothing.=

=I do not love thee, Dr. Fell, / The reason why
I cannot tell; / But this alone I know full
well, / I do not love thee, Dr. Fell.=

=I do not need philosophy at all.= _Goethe._

=I do pity unlearned gentlemen on a rainy day.=

="I don't care," is a deadly snare.= _Pr._

=I earn that I eat, get that I wear; owe no
man hate, envy no man's happiness; glad
of other men's good, content with my harm.=
_As You Like It_, iii. 2.

=I esteem that wealth which is given to the
worthy, and which is day by day enjoyed;
the rest is a reserve for one knoweth not
whom.= _Hitopadesa._

=I fatti sono maschii, le parole femine=--Deeds
are masculine, words feminine. _It. Pr._

=I favoriti dei grandi oltre all' oro di regali,=                      5
=e l'incenso delle lodi, tocca loro anche la
mirra della maldicenza=--The favourites of the
great, besides the gold of gifts and the incense
of flattery, must also partake of the myrrh of
calumny. _It. Pr._

=I fear God, and, next to God, I chiefly fear
him who fears Him not.= _Saadi._

=I fear thy nature; / It is too full of the milk
of human kindness / To catch the nearest
way.= _Macb._, i. 5.

=I feel within me a peace above all earthly
dignities, a still and quiet conscience.= _Hen.
VIII._, iii. 2.

=I find nonsense singularly refreshing.= _Talleyrand._

=I for ever pass from hand to hand, / And each=                       10
=possessor thinks me his own land. / All of
them think so, but they all are wrong; / To
none but Fortune only I belong.= _Anon., of
a field._

=I found Rome brick, I left it marble.= _Augustus

=I gaed a waefu' gate yestreen, / A gate, I
fear, I'll dearly rue; / I got my death frae
twa sweet een, / Twa lovely een o' bonnie
blue.= _Burns._

="I go at last out of this world, where the heart
must either petrify or break."= _Chamfort, at
his last moments._

=I go through my appointed daily stage, and
I care not for the curs who bark at me along
the road.= _Frederick the Great._

=I gran dolori sono muti=--Great griefs are dumb.                     15
_It. Pr._

=I grieve that grief can teach me nothing,
nor carry me one step into real nature.=

=I grudge the dollar, the dime, the cent I give
to such men as do not belong to me and to
whom I do not belong; (but) there is a class
of persons to whom, by all spiritual affinity,
I am bought and sold; for them I will go
to prison if need be.= _Emerson._

=I guadagni mediocri empiono la borsa=--Moderate
profits fill the purse. _It. Pr._

=I had as lief not be, as live to be / In awe of
such a thing as I myself.= _Jul. Cæs._, i. 2.

=I had better never see a book than be warped=                        20
=by its attraction clean out of my own orbit
and made a satellite instead of a system.=

=I had rather be a dog, and bay the moon, /
Than such a Roman.= _Jul. Cæs._, iv. 3.

="I had rather be first here than second in
Rome."= _Cæsar, in an insignificant townlet._

=I had rather be Mercury, the smallest among
seven (planets), revolving round the sun,
than the first among five (moons) revolving
round Saturn.= _Goethe._

=I had rather believe all the fables in the
legends, the Talmud, and the Koran, than
that this universal frame is without a mind.=

=I had rather dwell in the dim fog of superstition=                   25
=than in air rarified to nothing by the
air-pump of unbelief.= _Jean Paul._

=I had rather have a fool to make me merry
than experience to make me sad.= _As You
Like It_, iv. 1.

=I had rather people laugh at me while they
instruct me than praise me without benefiting
me.= _Goethe._

=I hae a penny to spend, / There--thanks to
naebody; / I hae naething to lend--/ I'll
borrow frae naebody.= _Burns._

=I hate a style that slides along like an eel,
and never rises to what one can call an
inequality.= _Shenstone._

=I hate bungling as I do sin, but particularly=                       30
=bungling in politics, which leads to the misery
and ruin of many thousands and millions of
people.= _Goethe._

=I hate ingratitude more in a man / Than lying,
vainness, babbling, drunkenness, / Or any
taint of vice whose strong corruption / Inhabits
our frail blood.= _Twelfth Night_, iii. 1.

=I have a kind of alacrity in sinking.= _Merry
Wives_, iii. 5.

=I have a very poor opinion of a man who
talks to men what women should not hear.=

=I have all I have ever enjoyed.= _Bettine._

=I have always been a quarter of an hour=                             35
=before my time, and it has made a man of
me.= _Nelson._

=I have always despised the whining yelp of
complaint, and the cowardly, feeble resolve.=

=I have always found that the road to a
woman's heart lies through her child.= _Judge

=I have been reasoning all my life, and find
that all argument will vanish before one
touch of Nature.= _Colman._

=I have been tempted by opportunity, and
seconded by accident.= _Marmontel._

=I have been too much occupied with things=                           40
=themselves to think either of their beginning
or their end.= _Goethe._

=I have bought / Golden opinions from all sorts
of people.= _Macb._, i. 7.

=I have ever held it as a maxim never to do
that through another which it was possible
for me to execute myself.= _Montesquieu._

=I have, God wot, a largë field to ear; / And
weakë the oxen in my plough.= _Chaucer._

=I have great hope of a wicked man, slender
hope of a mean one.= _Ward Beecher._

=I have known some men possessed of good=                             45
=qualities which were very serviceable to
others, but useless to themselves; like a
sun-dial on the front of a house, to inform
the neighbours and passengers, but not the
owner within.= (?)

=I have learned in whatsoever state I am therewith
to be content.= _St. Paul._

=I have little knowledge which I find not some
way useful to my highest ends.= _Baxter._

=I have lost the ring, but I have my finger still.=
_It. and Sp. Pr._

=I have never been able to conquer this ferocious
wild beast= (impatience). _Calvin._

=I have never seen a greater monster or miracle
in the world than myself.= _Montaigne._

=I have no idea of the courage that braves
Heaven.= _Burns._

=I have no notion of a truly great man that
could not be all sorts of men.= _Carlyle._

=I have no other but a woman's reason; / I=                            5
=think him so because I think him so.= _Two
Gent. of Ver._, i. 2.

=I have no spur / To prick the sides of my
intent.= _Macb._, i. 7.

=I have no words, / My voice is in my sword.=
_Macb._, v. 7.

=I have saved the bird in my bosom=, _i.e._, kept
my secret. _Pr._

=I have seen some nations, like overloaded
asses, / Kick off their burdens, meaning the
higher classes.= _Byron._

=I have seldom known any one who deserted=                            10
=truth in trifles that could be trusted in
matters of importance.= _Paley._

=I have set my life upon a cast, / And I will
stand the hazard of the die.= _Rich. III._,
v. 4.

=I have that within which passeth show; / These
but the trappings and the suits of woe.= _Ham._,
i. 2.

=I have this great commission, / From that
supernal judge that stirs good thoughts /
In any breast of strong authority, / To look
into the blots and stains of right.= _King
John_, ii. 1.

=I have thought some of Nature's journeymen
had made men, and not made them well;
they imitated humanity so abominably.=
_Ham._, iii. 2.

=I hear, yet say not much, but think the more.=                       15
3 _Hen. VI._, iv. 1.

=I hold ambition of so airy and light a quality,
that it is but a shadow's shadow.= _Ham._,
ii. 2.

=I hold every man a debtor to his profession.=

=I hold it cowardice / To rest mistrustful where
a noble heart / Hath pawn'd an open hand
in sign of love.= 3 _Hen. VI._

=I hold it truth, with him who sings / To one
clear harp in divers tones, / That men may
rise on stepping-stones / Of their dead selves
to higher things.= _Tennyson._

=I hold the world but as the world, Gratiano; /=                      20
=A stage, where every man must play a part, /
And mine a sad one.= _Mer. of Ven._, i. 1.

=I hope I don't intrude.= _Paul Pry._

=I humbly trust I should not change my
opinions and practice, though it rained
garters and coronets as the reward of
apostasy.= _Havelock._

=I jouk= (duck aside) =beneath misfortune's blows /
As well's I may; / Sworn foe to sorrow, care,
or prose, / I rhyme away.= _Burns._

=I know but of one solid objection to absolute
monarchy; the difficulty of finding any man
adequate to the office.= _Fielding._

=I know enough to hold my tongue, but not=                            25
=to speak.= _Pr._

=I know no evil death can show, which life /
Has not already shown to those who live /
Embodied longest.= _Byron._

=I know no evil so great as the abuse of the
understanding and yet there is no one vice
more common.= _Steele._

=I know no judgment of the future but by the
past.= _Patrick Henry._

=I know nothing sublime which is not some
modification of power.= _Burke._

=I know only one thing sweeter than making a=                         30
=book, and that is to project one.= _Jean

=I know that dancin' 's nonsense; but if you
stick at everything because its nonsense,
you wonna go far in this life.= _George Eliot._

="I know that it is in me, and out it shall
come."= _Sheridan to his friends over their
disappointment at the failure of his maiden

=I know that my Redeemer liveth.= _Job, in the

=I know that nothing is mine but the thought
that flows tranquilly out of my soul, and
every gracious= (_günstige_) =moment which a
loving Providence= (_Geschick_) =permits me thoroughly=
(_von Grund aus_) =to enjoy.= _Goethe._

=I labour, and you get the pearl.= _Talmud._                          35

=I let every one follow his own bent, that I may
be free to follow mine.= _Goethe._

=I like a good hater.= _Johnson._

=I live in the crowd of jollity, not so much to
enjoy company as to shun myself.= _Johnson._

=I live not in myself, but I become / Portion of
that around me; and to me / High mountains
are a feeling.= _Byron._

=I look upon an able statesman out of business=                       40
=like a huge whale, that will endeavour to
overturn the ship unless he has an empty
cask to play with.= _Steele._

=I love a hand that meets mine own with a
grasp that causes some sensation.= _Mrs.

=I love everything that's old--old friends, old
tunes, old manners, old books, old wine.=

=I love God and little children.= _Jean Paul._

=I love him not, nor fear him; there's my creed.=
_Hen. VIII._, ii. 2.

=I love my friends well, but myself better.=                          45

=I love sometimes to doubt, as well as to know.=

=I love / The name of honour more than I fear
death.= _Jul. Cæs._, i. 2.

=I love to browse in a library.= _Johnson._

=I'll make assurance doubly sure, / And take a
bond of fate.= _Macb._, iv. 1.

=I made all my generals out of mud.= _Napoleon._                      50

=I make the most of my enjoyments; and as for
my troubles, I pack them in as little compass
as I can for myself, and never let them annoy
others.= _Southey._

=I might have my hand full of truth, and open
only my little finger.= _Fontenelle._

=I mourn not those who lose their vital breath; /
But those who, living, live in fear of death.=

=I must be cruel, only to be kind.= _Ham._, iii. 4.

="I must sleep now."= _Byron's last words._                           55

=I must work the work of Him that sent me
while it is day; the night cometh when no
man can work.= _Jesus._

=I'm never less at leisure than when at leisure,
nor less alone than when alone.= _Scipio

=I'm not denyin' the women are foolish; God
Almighty made 'em to match the men.=
_George Eliot._

=I'm not one of those who can see the cat i'
the dairy an' wonder what she's come after.=
_George Eliot._

=I'm sure sma' pleasure it can gie, / E'en to a
deil, / To skelp an' scaud= (scald) =puir dogs
like me, / An' hear us squeel.= _Burns._

=I never could believe that Providence had=                            5
=sent a few men into the world ready booted
and spurred to ride, and millions ready
saddled and bridled to be ridden.= _Richard

=I never could tread a single pleasure under
foot.= _Browning._

=I never heard tell of any clever man that came
of entirely stupid people.= _Carlyle._

=I never knew a man of letters ashamed of his
profession.= _Thackeray._

=I never knew any man grow poor by keeping
an orderly table.= _Lord Burleigh._

=I never knew any man in my life who could=                           10
=not bear another's misfortunes perfectly as
a Christian.= _Pope._

=I never saw, heard, or read that the clergy
were beloved in any nation where Christianity
was the religion of the country.= _Swift._

=I never whisper'd a private affair / Within the
hearing of cat or mouse, / No, not to myself
in the closet alone, / But I heard it shouted
at once from the top of the house; / Everything
came to be known.= _Tennyson._

=I only look straight before me at each day as
it comes, and do what is nearest me, without
looking further afield.= _Goethe._

=I picciol cani trovano, ma i grandi hanno la
lepre=--The little dogs hunt out the hare, but
the big ones catch it. _It. Pr._

=I pick up favourite quotations and store them=                       15
=in my mind as ready armour, offensive or
defensive, amid the struggle of this turbulent
existence. Of these there is a very
favourite one from Thomson: "Attach thee
firmly to the virtuous deeds / And offices of
life; to life itself, / With all its vain and
transient joys, sit loose."= _Burns._

=I pity men who occupy themselves exclusively
with the transitory in things and lose themselves
in the study of what is perishable,
since we are here for this very end that
we may make the perishable imperishable,
which we can do only after we have learned
how to appreciate both.= _Goethe._

=I pity the man who can travel from Dan to
Beersheba, and cry: 'Tis all barren.= _Swift._

=I pounce on what is mine wherever I find it.=

=I prize the soul that slumbers in a quiet eye.=
_Eliza Cook._

=I quote others only in order the better to=                          20
=express myself.= _Montaigne._

=I renounce the friend who eats what is mine
with me, and what is his own by himself.=
_Port. Pr._

=I say beware of all enterprises that require
new clothes, and not rather a new wearer
of clothes.= _Thoreau._

=I say the acknowledgment of God in Christ, /
Accepted by thy reason, solves for thee / All
questions on the earth and out of it.= _Browning._

=I scorn the affectation of seeming modesty to
cover self-conceit.= Burns.

=I secundo omine=--Go, and may all good go with                       25
you. _Hor._

=I see my way as birds their trackless way.=

=I see that sensible men and conscientious men
all over the world are of the one religion of
well-doing and daring.= _Emerson._

=I see thy vanity through the holes of thy coat.=
_Plato, to the Cynic._

=I seek divine simplicity in him who handles
things divine.= _Cowper._

=I seek not to wax great by others' waning.=                          30
2 _Hen. VI._, iv. 10.

="I shall go to-morrow," said the king. "You
shall wait for me," quoth the wind.= _Gael.

=I shall light a candle of understanding in thine
heart which shall not be put out.= _Esdras._

=I shall perhaps tremble in my death-hour, but
before shall I never.= _Lessing._

=I should be glad were all the meadows on the
earth left in a wild state, if that were the
consequence of men's beginning to redeem
themselves.= _Thoreau._

=I stay here on my bond.= _Mer. of Ven._, iv. 1.                      35

=I stout and you stout, who will carry the dirt
out?= _Pr._

=I take it to be a principal rule of life not to
be too much addicted to any one thing.= _Ter._

=I talk of chalk and you of cheese.= _Pr._

=I think a lock and key a security at least
equal to the bosom of any friend whatever.=

=I think it is as scandalous for a woman not=                         40
=to know how to use a needle as for a man
not to know how to use a sword.= _Lady

=I think nothing is to be hoped from you if this
bit of mould under your feet is not sweeter
to you than any other in this world.= _Thoreau._

=I think sculpture and painting have an effect
to teach us manners and abolish hurry.=

=I think women have an instinct of dissimulation;
they know by nature how to disguise
their emotions far better than the most consummate
male courtiers can do.= _Thackeray._

=I tremble for my country when I reflect that
God is just.= _T. Jefferson._

=I very much fear that our little terraqueous=                        45
=globe is the lunatic asylum of the universe.=

=I've had my say out, and I shall be th' easier
for't all my life.= _George Eliot._

=I've never any pity for conceited people, because
I think they carry their comfort about
with them.= _George Eliot._

=I've wandered east, I've wandered west, /
Through many a weary way; / But never,
never can forget / The love of life's young
day.= _Motherwell._

=I waive the quantum o' th sin, / The hazard
of concealing; / But oh! it hardens a' within, /
And petrifies the feeling.= _Burns._

=I want that glib and oily art, / To speak and
purpose not; since what I well intend, / I'll
do't before I speak.= _King Lear_, i. 1.

=I was not born for courts or great affairs; /
I pay my debts, believe, and say my prayers.=

=I was well, would be better, took physic and
died.= _Epitaph._

=I wasted time, and now doth time waste me.=
_Rich. II._, v. 5.

=I watch the wheels of Nature's mazy plan, /=                          5
=And learn the future by the past of man.=

=I were but little happy if I could say how much.=
_Much Ado_, ii. 1.

=I will a round unvarnish'd tale deliver / Of my
whole course of love.= _Othello_, i. 3.

=I will be as harsh as truth and as uncompromising
as justice.= _W. Lloyd Garrison._

=I will chide no breather in the world but myself,
against whom I know most faults.= _As
You Like It_, iii. 2.

=I will divide my goods; / Call in the wretch=                        10
=and slave: / None shall rule but the humble, /
And none but toil shall have.= _Emerson._

=I will get it from his purse or get it from his
skin.= _Pr._

=I will give thrice as much to any well-deserving
friend; but in the way of bargain, mark me,
I will cavil on the ninth part of a hair.= 1 _Hen.
IV._, iii. 1.

=I will lay a stone at your door=, _i.e._, never forgive
you. _Pr._

=I will listen to any one's convictions, but pray
keep your doubts to yourself; I have plenty
of my own.= _Goethe._

=I will move the world.= _Archimedes._                                15

=I will speak daggers to her, but use none.=
_Ham._, iii. 2.

=I will wear my heart upon my sleeve / For
daws to peck at.= _Othello_, i. 1.

=I wish there were some cure, like the lover's
leap, for all heads of which some single idea
has obtained an unreasonable and irregular
possession.= _Johnson._

=I would applaud thee to the very echo, that
should applaud again.= _Macb._, v. 3.

=I would choose to have others for my acquaintance,=                  20
=but Englishmen for my friends.= _Goldsmith._

=I would condone many things in one-and-twenty
now, that I dealt hardly with at
middle age. God Himself, I think, is very
willing to give one-and-twenty a second
chance.= _J. M. Barrie._

=I would desire for a friend the son who never
resisted the tears of his mother.= _Lacretelle._

=I would fain avoid men; we can give them no
help, and they hinder us from helping ourselves.=

=I would give all my fame for a pot of ale and
safety.= _Hen. V._, iii. 2.

=I would have been glad to have lived under=                          25
=my woodside, to have kept a flock of sheep,
rather than undertaken such a government
as this.= _Cromwell._

="I"= (self-love) =would have the world say "I," /
And all things perish so if she endure.= _Sir
Edwin Arnold._

=I would it were bed-time, Hal, and all well.=
1 _Hen. IV._, v. 1.

=I would not enter on my list of friends ... the
man / Who needlessly sets foot upon a worm.=

=I would not for much that I had been born
richer.= _Jean Paul._

=I would rather be found suffering than doing=                        30
=what is unjust.= _Phocion._

=I would rather be the author of one original
thought than conqueror of a hundred battles.=
_W. B. Clulow._

=I would rather make my name than inherit it.=

=Ibi omnis / Effusus labor=--By that (one negligence)
all his labour was lost. _Virg._

=Ibidem=--In the same place.

=Ibis, redibis non morieris in bello=--Thou shalt                     35
go, thou shalt return, thou shalt not die in battle;
or, Thou shalt go, thou shalt not return, thou shalt
die in battle. _An ambiguous oracle, due to the
uncertain application of the adverb "non."_

=Ibit eo quo vis, qui zonam perdidit=--He who
has lost his purse (_lit._ girdle) will go wherever
you wish. _Hor._

=Iceland is the finest country on which the sun
shines.= _Iceland Pr._

=Ich bin des trocknen Tons nun satt, / Muss
wieder recht den Teufel spielen=--I am now
weary of this prosing style, and must again play
the devil properly. _Goethe, "Mephisto."_

=Ich bin ein Mensch gewesen, / Und das heisst
ein Kämpfer sein=--I have been a man, and that
is to be a fighter. _Goethe._

=Ich bin es müde, über Sklaven zu herrschen=--I                       40
am tired of ruling over slaves. _Frederick the

=Ich bin zu alt, um nur zu spielen; / Zu jung,
um ohne Wunsch zu sein=--I am too old for
mere play; too young to be without a wish.
_Goethe, "Faust."_

=Ich denke so: / Was nicht zusammen kann /
Bestehen, ist am besten sich zu lösen=--In
my regard 'twere best throw that into the
pot which can no longer hold itself together.

=Ich dien=--I serve. _Ger. M._

=Ich finde nicht die Spur, / Von einem Geist,
und alles ist Dressur=--I find no trace of
spirit here; it is all mere training. _Goethe,

=Ich fühl' ein ganzes Heer in meiner Brust=--I                        45
feel a whole host on my bosom. _Körner._

=Ich fühle Mut, mich in die Welt zu wagen /
Der Erde Weh, der Erde Glück zu tragen=--I
feel courage enough to cast myself into the
world, to bear earth's woe and weal. _Goethe._

=Ich glaube, dass alles was das Genie, als Genie
thut, unbewusst geschieht=--Everything that
genius, as genius, does, is in my regard done
unconsciously. _Goethe._

="Ich glaube an einen Gott." Das ist ein schönes
löbliches Wort; aber Gott anerkennen, wo
und wie er sich offenbare, das ist eigentlich
die Seligkeit auf Erden=--"I believe in a
God." That is a fine praiseworthy saying; but
to acknowledge God, where and as He reveals
Himself, that is properly our blessedness on this
earth. _Goethe._

=Ich habe es öfters rühmen hören, / Ein Komödiant
könnte einen Pfarrer lehren=--I have
often heard say that a player might teach a
parson. _Goethe, "Faust."_

=Ich habe genossen das irdische Glück; / Ich
habe gelebt und geliebet=--I have experienced
earthly happiness; I have lived and I have
loved. _Schiller._

=Ich habe gethan, was ich nicht lassen konnte=--I
have done what I could not get done.

=Ich habe hier bloss ein Amt und keine Meinung=--I
hold here an office merely, and no opinion.

=Ich habe nichts als Worte, und es ziemt / Dem
edlen Mann, der Frauen Wort zu achten=--I
have nothing but words, and it becomes
the noble man to respect a woman's word.

=Ich heisse der reichste Mann in der getauften=                        5
=Welt: Die Sonne geht in meinem Staat
nicht unter=--I pass for the richest man in the
baptized world; the sun never sets in my dominions.
_Philip II. of Spain's boast._

=Ich möcht mich gleich dem Teufel übergeben, /
Wenn ich nur selbst kein Teufel wär=--I
would give myself up at once to the devil if only
I were not a devil myself. _Goethe, Mephistopheles
in "Faust."_

=Ich muss, das ist die Schrank', in welcher
mich die Welt, / Von einer, die Natur von
andrer Seite hält=--I must--that is the barrier
within which the world confines me on the one
hand and Nature on the other. _Rückert._

=Ich schweige zu vielem still; denn ich mag die
Menschen nicht irre machen, und bin wohl
zufrieden, wenn sie sich freuen, da wo ich
mich ärgere=--I keep silent to a great extent, for
I don't choose to lead others into error, and am
well content if they are happy in matters about
which I vex myself. _Goethe._

=Ich setze die Souveränität fest wie einen
eisernen Felsen=--I plant the royal power firm
as a rock of iron. _Frederick William I. of

=Ich singe, wie der Vogel singt, / Der in den=                        10
=Zweigen wohnet / Das Lied, das aus der
Kehle dringt, / Ist Lohn, der reichlich lohnet=--I
sing but as the bird sings which dwells
among the branches; the lay which warbles
from the throat is a reward that richly recompences.

=Ich stehe in Gottes Hand, und ruh' in Gottes
Schooss / Vor ihm fühl' ich mich klein, in ihm
fühl' ich mich gross=--I stand in God's hand
and rest in God's bosom; before Him I feel
little, in Him I feel great. _Rückert._

=Ich thue recht und scheue keinen Feind=--I
do the right and fear no foe. _Schiller._

=Ici l'honneur m'oblige, et j'y veux satisfaire=--Here
honour binds me, and I am minded to
satisfy her. _Corneille._

=Id arbitror / Adprime in vitâ esse utile, ne
quid nimis=--This I consider to be a valuable
principle in life, not to do anything in excess.

=Id cinerem, aut manes credis curare sepultos?=--Do                   15
you think that ashes and buried spirits of
the departed care for such things? _Virg._

=Id commune malum; semel insanivimus omnes=--It
is a common calamity; we have all been
mad once. _Mantuanus._

=Id demum est homini turpe, quod meruit pati=--That
only brings disgrace on a man which he
has deserved to suffer. _Phæd._

=Id est=--That is.

=Id facere laus est quod decet, non quod licet=--The
man is deserving of praise who does what it
becomes him to do, not what he is free to do.

=Id genus omne=--All persons of that description.                     20

=Id maxime quemque decet, quod est cujusque
maxime suum=--That best becomes a man which
is most peculiarly his own. _Cic._

=Id mutavit, quoniam me immutatum videt=--He
has changed his mind because he sees me unchanged.

=Id nobis maxime nocet, quod non ad rationis
lumen sed ad similitudinem aliorum vivimus=--This
is especially ruinous to us, that we shape
our lives not by the light of reason, but after
the fashion of others. _Sen._

=Ideals are the world's masters.= _J. G. Holland._

=Ideals can never be completely embodied in=                          25
=practice; and yet ideals exist, and if they be
not approximated to at all, the whole matter
goes to wreck.= _Carlyle._

=Ideas must work through the brains and arms
of good and brave men, or they are no better
than dreams.= _Emerson._

=Ideas often flash across our minds more complete
than we could make them after much
labour.= _La Roche._

=Idem=--The same.

=Idem quod=--The same as.

=Idem velle et idem nolle ea demum firma=                             30
=amicitia est=--To have the same likes and the
same dislikes is the sole basis of lasting friendship.

=Idle folks lack no excuses.= _Pr._

=Idle people have the least leisure.= _Pr._

=Idleness and pride tax with a heavier hand
than kings and parliaments.= _Ben. Franklin._

=Idleness in the midst of unattempted tasks is
always proud.= _P. Brooks._

=Idleness is an appendix to nobility.= _Burton._                      35

=Idleness is many gathered miseries in one
name.= _Jean Paul._

=Idleness is only the refuge of weak minds and
the holiday of fools.= _Pr._

=Idleness is the badge of gentry, the bane of
body and mind, the nurse of naughtiness,
the step-mother of discipline, the chief author
of mischief, one of the seven deadly sins, the
cushion on which the devil chiefly reposes,
and a great cause not only of melancholy,
but of many other diseases.= _Burton._

=Idleness is the greatest prodigality in the
world.= _Pr._

=Idleness is the root of all evil.= _Pr._                             40

=Idleness is the sepulchre of a living man.=

=Idleness rusts the mind.= _Pr._

=Idolatry is simply the substitution of an
"Eidolon," phantasm, or imagination of
good for that which is real and enduring,
from the highest Living Good which gives
life, to the lowest material good which
ministers to it.= _Ruskin._

=Idoneus homo=--A fit man.

=If a barrel-organ in a slum can but drown=                           45
=a curse, let no Christian silence it.= _Prof.

=If a beard were all, the goat would be winner.=
_Dan. Pr._

=If a book come from the heart, it will contrive
to reach other hearts.= _Carlyle._

=If a book is worth reading, it is worth buying.=

=If a cause be good, the most violent attack of
its enemies will not injure it so much as an
injudicious defence of it by its friends.= _Colton._

=If a dog has a man to back him, he will kill a
baboon.= _Wit and Wisdom from West Africa._

=If a donkey bray at you, don't bray at him.= _Pr._                    5

=If a God did not exist, it would be necessary to
invent one.= _Voltaire._

=If a great thing can be done at all, it can be
done easily; but it is in that kind of ease
with which a tree blossoms after long years
of gathered strength.= _Ruskin._

=If a house be divided against itself, that house
cannot stand.= _Jesus._

=If a man be born in a stable, that does not
make him a horse.= _Pr._

=If a man cannot be a Christian in the place=                         10
=where he is, he cannot be a Christian anywhere.=
_Ward Beecher._

=If a man could bequeath his virtues by will,
and settle his sense and learning upon his
heirs as certainly as he can his lands, a
noble descent would then indeed be a valuable
privilege.= _Anon._

=If a man deceives me once, shame on him; if
he deceives me twice, shame on me.= _Pr._

=If a man do not erect in this age his tomb ere
he dies, he will live no longer in monument
than the bell rings and the widow weeps.=
_Much Ado_, v. 2.

=If a man empties his purse into his head, no
man can take it from him.= _Ben. Franklin._

=If a man fear or reverence God, he must hate=                        15
=covetousness; and if he fear or reverence
covetousness, he must hate God.= _Ruskin._

=If a man hath too mean an opinion of himself,
it will render him unserviceable both to God
and man.= _John Selden._

=If a man have freedom enough to live healthily
and work at his craft, he has enough; and
so much all can easily obtain.= _Goethe._

=If a man have not a friend, he may quit the
stage.= _Bacon._

=If a man is not virtuous, he becomes vicious.=

=If a man knows the right way, he need not=                           20
=trouble himself about wrong paths.= _Lessing._

=If a man makes himself a worm, he must not
complain when trodden on.= _Kant._

=If a man makes me keep my distance, the
comfort is he keeps his own at the same
time.= _Swift._

=If a man once fall, all will tread on him.= _Pr._

=If a man read little, he had need of much cunning
to seem to know that he doth not.= _Bacon._

=If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought,=                        25
=happiness follows him like a shadow that
never leaves him.= _Buddha._

=If a man wishes to become rich, he must appear
rich.= _Goldsmith._

=If a man with the material of enjoyment around
him and virtually within his reach walks
God's earth wilfully and obstinately with a
gloomy spirit, ... making misery his worship,
we feel assured he is contravening his
Maker's design in endowing him with life.=
_W. R. Greg._

=If a man would be alone, let him look at the
stars.= _Emerson._

=If a man wound you with injuries, meet him
with patience; hasty words rankle the
wound, soft language dresses it, forgiveness
cures it, and oblivion takes away the scar.=
_J. Beaumont._

=If a man write a book, let him set down only=                        30
=what he knows. I have guesses enough of
my own.= _Goethe._

=If a man s gaun doun the brae, ilka ane gi'es
him a jundie= (push). _Sc. Pr._

=If a noble soul is rendered tenfold beautifuller
by victory and prosperity, an ignoble one
is rendered tenfold and a hundredfold uglier,
pitifuller.= _Carlyle._

=If a people will not believe, it must obey.=

=If a pig could give his mind to anything, he
wouldn't be a pig.= _Dickens._

=If a word be worth one shekel, silence is worth=                     35
=two.= _Rabbi Ben Azai._

=If ae sheep loup= (jump) =the dike, a the lave=
(rest) =will follow.= _Sc. Pr._

=If aged and life-weary men have called to
their neighbours: "Think of dying!" we
younger and life-loving men may well keep
encouraging and reminding one another
with the cheerful words: "Think of wandering!"=

=If all be well within, ... the impertinent censures
of busy, envious men will make no very
deep impression.= _Thomas à Kempis._

=If all dogs on this earth should bark, /
It will not matter if you do not hark.=

=If all the misfortunes of mankind were cast=                         40
=into a public stock in order to be equally
distributed among the species, those who
now think themselves the most unhappy
would prefer the share they have already
to that which would fall to them by such
a division.= _Socrates._

=If all the world were falcons, what of that? /
The wonder of the eagle were the less, / But
he not less the eagle.= _Tennyson._

=If all the year were playing holidays, / To sport
would be as tedious as to work.= 1 _Hen. IV._,
i. 2.

=If all were rich, gold would be penniless.=

=If an ass goes a-travelling, he'll not come
home a horse.= _Pr._

=If an ass kicks me, shall I strike him again?=                       45

=If an ass looks in, you cannot expect an apostle
to look out.= _Lichtenberg._

=If an idiot were to tell you the same story
every day for a year, you would end by
believing him.= _Burke._

=If any false step be made in the more momentous
concerns of life, the whole scheme of
ambitious designs is broken.= _Addison._

=If any man minister, let him do it as of the
ability which God giveth.= _St. Peter._

=If any man will come after me, let him deny=                         50
=himself, and take up his cross and follow
me.= _Jesus._

=If any one tells you that a man has changed
his character, don't believe it.= _Mahomet._

=If any speak ill of thee, fly home to thy own
conscience and examine thy heart. If thou
art guilty, it is a fair correction; if not
guilty, it is a fair instruction.= _George Herbert._

=If any would not work, neither should he eat.=
_St. Paul._

=If blushing makes ugly people so beautiful,
ought it not to make the beautiful still more
beautiful?= _Lessing._

=If coals do not burn, they blacken.= _Pr._

=If cheerfulness knocks for admission, we should=                      5
=open our hearts wide to receive it, for it
never comes inopportunely.= _Schopenhauer._

=If children grew up according to early indications,
we should have nothing but geniuses.=

=If cut= (in the costume) =betoken intellect and
talent, so does the colour betoken temper
and heart.= _Carlyle._

=If destructive criticism is injurious in anything,
it is in matters of religion, for here everything
depends upon faith, to which we
cannot return when we have once lost it.=

=If each one does his duty as an individual,
and if each one works rightly in his own
vocation, it will be well with the whole.=

=If ever a fool's advice is good, a prudent man=                      10
=must carry it out.= _Lessing._

=If every fool wore a crown, we should all be
kings.= _Welsh Pr._

=If everybody knew what one says of the other,
there would not be four friends left in the
world.= _Pascal._

=If evil be said of thee, and if it be true, correct
thyself; if it be a lie, laugh at it.= _Epictetus._

=If fame is only to come after death, I am in no
hurry for it.= _Martial._

=If folly were a pain, there would be crying in=                      15
=every house.= _Sp. Pr._

=If fortune favour you, be not elated; if she
frown, do not despond.= _Ausonius._

=If fortune give thee less than she has done, /
Then make less fire, and walk more in the
sun.= _Sir R. Baker._

=If fortune would make a man estimable, she
gives him virtues; if she would have him
esteemed, she gives him success.= _Joubert._

=If frequent failure convince you of that mediocrity
of nature which is incompatible with
great actions, submit wisely and cheerfully
to your lot.= _Sydney Smith._

=If friendship is to rob me of my eyes, if it is=                     20
=to darken the day, I will have none of it.=

=If fun is good, truth is still better, and love
most of all.= _Thackeray._

=If happiness ha'e not her seat / And centre in
the breast, / We may be wise, or rich, or
great, / But never can be blest.= _Burns._

=If heraldry were guided by reason, a plough in
a field arable would be the most noble and
ancient arms.= _Cowley._

=If Hercules and Lichas play at dice / Which
is the better man, the greater throw / May
turn by fortune from the weaker hand; / So
is Alcides beaten by his page.= _Mer. of
Ven._, ii. 1.

=If honour calls, where'er she points the=                            25
=way, / The sons of honour follow and obey.=

=If I am anything, which I much doubt, I made
myself so merely by labour.= _Sir Isaac Newton._

=If I am master and you are master, who shall
drive the asses?= _Arab. Pr._

=If I am not worth the wooing, I surely am not
worth the winning.= _Longfellow._

=If I am right, Thy grace impart / Still in the
right to stay; / If I am wrong, O teach my
heart to find the better way.= _Pope._

=If I ascend up into heaven, Thou art there; if=                      30
=I make my bed in hell, behold Thou art
there; if I take the wings of the morning,
and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
even there shall Thy hand lead me, and Thy
right hand shall hold me.= _Bible._

=If I be dear to some one else, / Then I should
be to myself more dear.= _Tennyson._

=If I call bad bad, what do I gain? But if I call
good bad, I do a great deal of mischief.= _Goethe._

=If I can catch him once upon the hip, / I will
feed fat the ancient grudge I bear him.= _Mer.
of Ven._, i. 3.

=If I choose to take jest in earnest, no one
shall put me to shame for doing so; and if I
choose to carry on= (_treiben_) =earnest in jest, I
shall be always myself= (_immer derselbe bleiben_).

=If I do lose thee= (life), =I do lose a thing / That=                35
=none but fools would keep; a breath thou
art, / Servile to all the skyey influences, /
That do this habitation, where thou keep'st /
Hourly inflict.= _Meas. for Meas._, iii. 1.

=If I for my opinion bleed, / Opinion shall be
surgeon to my hurt.= 1 _Hen. VI._, ii. 4.

=If I had read as much as other men, I would
have been as ignorant as they are.= _Hobbes._

=If I had wit enough to get out of this wood,
I have said enough to serve mine own turn.=
_Mid. Night's Dream_, iii. 1.

=If I knew the way of the Lord, truly I would
be only too glad to walk in it; if I were led
into the temple of truth= (_in der Wahrheit
Haus_), =I would not, with the help of God=
(_bei Gott_), =go out of it again.= _Goethe._

=If I lose mine honour, I lose myself.= _Ant. and_                    40
_Cleop._, iii. 4.

=If I love thee, what is that to thee?= _Goethe._

=If I'm designed yon lordling's slave, / By
Nature's law designed, / Why was an independent
wish / E'er planted in my mind?=

=If I must die, / I will encounter darkness as a
bride / And hug it in my arms.= _Meas. for
Meas._, iii. 1.

=If I seek an interest of my own detached from
that of others, I seek an interest which is
chimerical, and can never have existence.=
_James Harris._

=If I should say nothing, I should say much=                          45
=(much being included in my love); though
my love be such, that if I should say much,
I should yet say nothing, it being, as Cowley
says, equally impossible either to conceal or
to express it.= _Pope._

=If I wish for a horse-hair for my compass-sight,
I must go to the stable; but the hair-bird,
with her sharp eyes, goes to the road.=

=If ill thoughts at any time enter into the mind
of a good man, he doth not roll them under
his tongue as a sweet morsel.= _Matthew

=If in the course of our life we see that done by
others for which we ourselves at one time
felt a vocation, and which we were, with
much else, compelled to relinquish, then the
noble feeling comes in, that only humanity
altogether is the true man, and that the individual
can only rejoice and be happy when
he has the heart= (_Muth_) =to feel himself in the
whole.= _Goethe._

=If in youth the universe is majestically unveiling,
and everywhere heaven revealing itself
on earth, nowhere to the young man
does this heaven on earth so immediately
reveal itself as in the young maiden.= _Carlyle._

="If" is the only peacemaker--much virtue in
"if."= _As You Like It_, v. 4.

=If it be a bliss to enjoy the good, it is still=                      5
=greater happiness to discern the better;
for in art the best only is good enough.=

=If it be asked, What is the improper expectation
which it is dangerous to indulge, experience
will quickly answer that it is such
expectation as is dictated not by reason
but by desire--an expectation that requires
the common course of things to be changed,
and the general rules of action to be broken.=

=If it be aught toward the general good, / Set
honour in one eye, and death i' the other, /
And I will look on both indifferently; / For,
let the gods so speed me, as I love / The
name of honour more than I fear death.=
_Jul. Cæs._, i. 2.

=If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live
peaceably with all men.= _St. Paul._

=If it is a happiness to be nobly descended, it is
not less to have so much merit that nobody
inquires whether we are so or not.= _La

=If it is disgraceful to be beaten, it is only a=                     10
=shade less disgraceful to have so much as
fought.= _Carlyle._

=If it rains--well! If it shines--well!= _Pr._

=If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere
well / It were done quickly ... that but
this blow / Might be the be all and the end
all here.= _Macb._, i. 7.

=If it were not for hope, the heart would break.=

=If it were not for respect to human opinions,
I would not open my window to see the Bay
of Naples for the first time, whilst I would
go five hundred leagues to talk with a man
of genius whom I had not seen.= _Mme. de

=If Jack were better, Jill would not be so bad.=                      15

=If ladies be but young and fair, / They have
the gift to know it.= _As You Like It_, ii. 7.

=If life, like the olive, is a bitter fruit, then grasp
both with the press and they will yield the
sweetest oil.= _Jean Paul._

=If man had a higher idea of himself and his
destiny, he would neither call his business
amusement nor amuse himself instead of
transacting business.= _Goethe._

=If man is not kin to God by his spirit, he is
a base and ignoble creature.= _Bacon._

=If men duly felt the greatness of God, they=                         20
=would be dumb, and for very veneration
unwilling to name Him.= _Goethe._

=If money be not thy servant, it will be thy
master. The covetous man cannot so properly
be made to possess wealth as that it
may be said to possess him.= _Bacon._

=If money go before, all ways do lie open.=
_Merry Wives_, ii. 2.

=If music be the food of love, play on; / Give
me excess of it, that, surfeiting, / The appetite
may sicken, and so die.= _Twelfth Night_,
i. 1.

=If my person be crooked, my verses shall be
straight.= _Pope._

=If Nature is one and a living indivisible=                           25
=whole, much more is mankind, the image
that reflects and creates Nature, without
which Nature were not.= _Carlyle._

=If new-got gold is said to burn the pockets
till it be cast forth into circulation, much
more may new truth.= _Carlyle._

=If, of all words of tongue and pen, / The saddest
are, "It might have been," / More sad are
these we daily see: "It is, but hadn't ought
to be."= _Bret Harte._

=If once you find a woman gluttonous, expect
from her very little virtue; her mind is enslaved
to the lowest and grossest temptation.=

=If one advances confidently in the direction of
his dreams, and endeavours to live the life
which he has imagined, he will meet with
a success unexpected in common hours.=

=If one age believes too much, it is but a natural=                   30
=reaction that another age should believe
too little.= _Buckle._

=If one door shuts, another will open.= _Pr._

=If one sees one's fellow-creature following
damnable error, by continuing in which the
devil is sure to get him at last, are you to
let him go towards such consummation, or
are you not rather to use all means to save
him?= _Carlyle._

=If one were to think constantly of death, the
business of life would stand still.= _Johnson._

=If our era is an era of unbelief, why murmur
at it? Is there not a better coming--nay,
come?= _Carlyle. See Matt._ v. 4.

=If people did not flatter one another, there=                        35
=would be little society.= _Vauvenargues._

=If people take no care for the future, they will
soon have sorrow for the present.= _Chinese

=If people were constant, it would surprise me.
For see, is not everything in the world subject
to change? Why then should our affections
continue?= _Goethe._

=If people would whistle more and argue less,
the world would be much happier and probably
just as wise.= _Book of Wisdom._

=If poverty is the mother of crimes, want of
sense is the father of them.= _La Bruyère._

=If poverty makes a man groan, he yawns in=                           40
=opulence.= _Rivarol._

=If reasons were as plenty as blackberries, I
would give no man a reason upon compulsion.=
1 _Hen. IV._, ii. 4.

=If Satan ever laughs, it must be at hypocrites;
they are the greatest dupes he has.= _Colton._

=If she be not fit for me, / What care I for whom
she be?= _G. Wither._

=If solid happiness we prize, / Within our breast
this jewel lies, / And they are fools who
roam. / The world has nothing to bestow; /
From our own selves our joys must flow, /
And that dear hut, our home.= _N. Cotton._

=If sorrow falls, / Take comfort still in deeming
there may be / A way to peace on earth by
woes of ours.= _Sir Edwin Arnold._

=If speculation tends to a terrific unity, in=                         5
=which all things are absorbed, action tends
directly backwards to diversity.= _Emerson._

=If that God give, the deil daurna reave= (bereave).
_Sc. Pr._

=If that thy fame with every toy be posed, /
'Tis a thin web which poisonous fancies
make; / But the great soldier's honour was
composed / Of thicker stuff, which would
endure a shake.= _George Herbert._

=If the Almighty waited six thousand years
for a man to see what He has made, I may
well wait two hundred for others to see what
I have seen.= _Kepler. See Isa._ xxviii. 16 (_last

=If the ancients left us ideas, to our credit be it
spoken, we moderns are building houses for
them.= _A. B. Alcott._

=If the beard were all, the goat might preach.=                       10
_Dan. Pr._

=If the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into
the ditch.= _Heb. Pr._

=If the cap fit, wear it.= _Pr._

=If the chaff-cutter had the making of us, we
should all be straw, I reckon.= _George Eliot._

=If the counsel be good, no matter who gave
it.= _Pr._

=If the deil were dead, folk would do little for=                     15
=God's sake.= _Sc. Pr._

=If the devil takes a less hateful shape to us
than to our fathers, he is as busy with us
as he was with them.= _Lowell._

=If the doctor cures, the sun sees it; if he kills,
the earth hides it.= _Sc. Pr._

=If the East loves infinity, the West delights in
boundaries.= _Emerson._

=If the eye were not of a sunny nature= (_sonnenhaft_),
=how could it see the sun? If God's own
power did not exist within us, how could the
godlike delight us?= _Goethe._

=If the farmer cannot live who drives the plough,=                    20
=how can he live who drives a fast-trotting
mare?= _Pr._

=If the heart of a man is depressed with cares, /
The mist is dispelled when a woman appears.=

=If the hungry lion= (invited to a feast of chickenweed)
=is to feast at all, it cannot be on the
chickenweed, but only on the chickens.= _Carlyle._

=If the king is in the palace, nobody looks at
the walls. It is when he is gone, and the
house is filled with grooms and gazers, that
we turn from the people to find relief in the
majestic men that are suggested by the
pictures and the architecture.= _Emerson._

="If the Lord tarry, yet wait for Him," for He
"will surely come" and heal thee.= _Thomas
à Kempis._

=If the mountain will not come to Mahomet,=                           25
=Mahomet will go to the mountain.= _Mahomet._

=If the nose of Cleopatra had been a little
shorter, it would have changed the history
of the world.= _Pascal._

=If the paternal cottage still shuts us in, its
roof still screens us; and with a father we
have as yet a prophet, priest, and king, and
an obedience that makes us free.= _Carlyle._

=If the pills were pleasant, they would not be
gilded.= _Pr._

=If the poet have nothing to interpret and
reveal, it is better that he remain silent.=
_C. Fitzhugh._

=If the poor man cannot always get meat, the=                         30
=rich man cannot always digest it.= _Henry

=If the profession you have chosen has some
unexpected inconveniences, console yourself
by reflecting that no profession is without
them.= _Johnson._

=If the single man plant himself indomitably
on his instincts, and there abide, the huge
world will come round to him.= _Emerson._

=If the sun shines on me, what matters the
moon?= _Pr._

=If the sky fall, we shall catch larks.= _Pr._

=If the time don't suit you, suit yourself to the=                    35
=time.= _Turk. Pr._

=If the tongue had not been formed for articulation,
man would still be a beast in the forest.=

=If the true did not possess an objective value,
human curiosity would have died out centuries
ago.= _Renan._

=If the weather don't happen to be good for
my work to-day, it's good for some other
man's, and will come round to me to-morrow.=

=If the world were put into one scale and my
mother into the other, the world would kick
the beam.= _Lord Langdale._

=If the young knew, if the old could, there's=                        40
=nothing but would be done.= _Pr._

=If there be / A devil in man, there is an angel
too.= _Tennyson._

=If there be light, then there is darkness; if
cold, heat; if height, depth; if solid, fluid;
if hard, soft; if rough, smooth; if calm, tempest;
if prosperity, adversity; if life, death.=

=If there be no enemy, no fight; if no fight, no
victory; if no victory, no crown.= _Savanar._

=If there be not a religious element in the relations
of men, such relations are miserable
and doomed to ruin.= _Carlyle._

=If there were no clouds, we should not enjoy=                        45
=the sun.= _Pr._

=If there were no falsehood in the world, there
would be no doubt; if no doubt, no inquiry;
and if no inquiry, no wisdom, no knowledge,
no genius.= _Landor._

=If there were no fools, there would be no
knaves.= _Pr._

=If there were only one religion in the world,
it would be haughtily and licentiously despotic.=
_Frederick the Great._

=If there's a hole in a' your coats, / I rede ye
tent it: / A chiel's amang you takin' notes, /
And faith he'll prent it.= _Burns, of Capt. Grose._

=If they do these things in the green tree, what
shall be done in the dry?= _Jesus._

=If they hear not Moses and the Prophets,
neither will they be persuaded though one
rose from the dead.= _Jesus._

=If thou art a master, be sometimes blind; if
a servant, sometimes deaf.= _Fuller._

=If them art rich, thou art poor; / For, like an
ass whose back with ingots bows, / Thou
bear'st thy heavy riches but a journey, /
And death unloads thee.= _Meas. for Meas._,
iii. 1.

=If thou art wise, thou knowest thine own=                             5
=ignorance; and thou art ignorant, if thou
knowest not thyself.= _Luther._

=If thou be a severe, sour-complexioned man,
then here I disallow thee to be a competent
judge.= _Isaac Walton._

=If thou be master-gunner, spend not all / That
thou canst speak at once, but husband it.=
_George Herbert._

=If thou bear the cross cheerfully, it will bear
thee.= _Thomas à Kempis._

=If thou canst let others alone in their matters,
they likewise will not hinder thee in thine.=
_Thomas à Kempis._

=If thou cast away one cross, without doubt=                          10
=thou shalt find another, and that perhaps
more heavy.= _Thomas à Kempis._

=If thou deniest to a laborious man and a deserving,
thou killest a bee; if thou givest to
other than such, thou preservest a drone.=

=If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted?=

=If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy
strength is small.= _Bible._

=If thou hast fear of those who command
thee, spare those who obey thee.= _Rabbi
Ben Azai._

=If thou hast run with the footmen, and they=                         15
=have wearied thee, then how canst thou contend
with horses? and if in the land of peace,
wherein thou trustedst, they wearied thee,
then how wilt thou d