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List of Abbreviations
Dictionary of Quotations: A., B., C., D., E., F., G., H., I., J., K., L., M., N., O., P., Q., R., S., T., U., V., W., Y., Z.,

Index: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, Y, Z

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From Ancient and Modern, English and
Foreign Sources




R E V.   J A M E S   W O O D

"Aphorisms are portable wisdom."—W. R. Alger
"A proverb is much matter decocted into few words."—Fuller



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 Index:—

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. Luc.Lucan.
Apul.Apuleius. Lucr., Lucret.Lucretius.
Arist.Aristotle. M.Motto.
Aul. Cell.Aulus Gellius. Macrob.Macrobius.
Bret.Breton. Mart.Martial.
Cæs.Cæsar. Mol.Molière.
Catull.Catullus. Per.Persius.
Cic.Cicero. Petron.Petronius.
Claud.Claudius, Claudian. Phæd., Phædr.Phædrus.
Corn.Corneille. Plaut.Plautus.
Curt.Curtius. Port.Portuguese.
Dan.Danish. Pr.Proverb.
Dut.Dutch. Pub. Syr.Publius Syrus.
Ecclus.Ecclesiasticus. Quinct.Quinclilian.
Eurip.Euripides. Russ.Russian.
Fr.French. Sall.Sallust.
Fris.Frisian. Sc.Scotch.
Gael.Gaelic. Schill.Schiller.
Ger.German. Sen.Seneca.
Gr.Greek. Sh.Shakespeare.
Heb.Hebrew. Soph.Sophocles.
Hom.Homer. Sp.Spanish.
Hor.Horace. Stat.Statius.
It.Italian. St. Aug.St. Augustine.
Jul.Julius. Sueton.Suetonius.
Just.Justinian. Swed.Swedish.
Juv.Juvenal. Tac.Tacitus.
L.Law. Ter.Terence.
Laber.Labertius. Tert.Tertullian.
La Font.La Fontaine. Tibull.Tibullus.
La Roche.La Rochefoucauld. Turk.Turkish.
Lat.Latin. Virg.Virgil.

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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. Goethe.

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 flight.

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. Pr.

Ab intra—From within. 35

Ab irato—In a fit of passion.

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

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. Disraeli.

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

Ab origine—From the beginning.

About Jesus we must believe no one but himself. Amiel.{pg 2}

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 Paul.

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 Pr.

A carper will cavil at anything. Pr.

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

"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. Term.

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. Tac.

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. Byron.

A chaque fou plaît sa marotte—Every fool is 60 pleased with his own hobby. Fr. Pr.

A character is a completely-fashioned will. Novalis.

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.{pg 3}

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. Hare.

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. Schiller.

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. Fr.

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). Fr.

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 Beecher.

Actions speak louder than words. Pr. 50

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

Activity is the presence, and character the record, of function. Greenough.

Actum est de republicâ—It is all over with the republic.

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. Max.

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. Pope.

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. M.

A Daniel come to judgment. Mer. of Ven., iv. 1.

Ad avizandum—Into consideration. Scots Law. 70

{pg 4}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. Goethe.

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. Schiller.

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., never.

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 decided.

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. Pr.

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.{pg 5}

Ægis fortissima virtus—Virtue is the strongest shield. M.

Ægrescit medendo—The remedy is worse than the disease (lit. the disorder increases with the remedy).

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. Cic.

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. M.

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. Carlyle.

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 Napoleon.

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. Sen.

A fellow-feeling makes one wondrous kind. Garrick.

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. Goethe.

"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. Fr.

Affaire du cœur—An affair of the heart. Fr.

Affairs that depend on many rarely succeed. Guicciardini.

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.{pg 6}

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. Emerson.

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. Pr.

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. Curtis.

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. Emerson.

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 doing.

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. Bible.

A good marksman may miss. Pr.

A good name is sooner lost than won. Pr. 50

A good presence is a letter of recommendation. Pr.

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. Alcott.

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

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. Landor.

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.{pg 7}

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. Napoleon.

A great revolution is never the fault of the 5 people, but of the government. Goethe.

A great scholar is seldom a great philosopher. Goethe.

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! Schiller.

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. Grotius.

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. Lavater.

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. Corneille.

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. Sheridan.

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. Draper.

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. Sp.

Alea belli—The hazard of war.

Alea jacta est—The die is cast. 70

Alea judiciorum—The hazard or uncertainty of law.

A leaden sword in an ivory scabbard. Pr.{pg 8}

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 way.


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 Pr.

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. Syr.

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 M.

A little body often harbours a great soul. Pr.

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 Pr.

A little more than kin, and less than kind. Ham., i. 2.

A little neglect may breed great mischief. Franklin.

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. Schiller.

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. Schiller.

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

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. Goethe.{pg 9}

Alles wanket, wo der Glaube fehlt—All is unsteady (lit. wavers) where faith fails. Ger. Pr.

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 Hume.

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

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 Pr.

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 Carlyle.

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. Dryden.

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. Ruskin.

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. Browning.

All good things go in threes. Ger. and Fr. Pr.

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. Parkhurst.

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 Ruskin.

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. Pascal.

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 Holmes.

All men are born sincere and die deceivers. Vauvenargues.

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. Young.

All men that are ruined are ruined on the side of their natural propensities. Burke.

All men think all men mortal but themselves. 70 Young.{pg 10}

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 Sh.

[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 friend.

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. Chamfort.

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. Emerson.

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. Pr.

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. Wordsworth.

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.{pg 11}

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. Pr.

Allzugrosse Zartheit der Gefühle ist ein wahres Unglück—It is a real misfortune to have too great delicacy of feeling. C. J. Weber.

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. Pr.

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. Curt.

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. Schiller.

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. Blake.

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. Pr.

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. D'Alembert.

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. Pr.

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. Schopenhauer.

A man hears only what he understands. Goethe.

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.{pg 12} 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. Pr.

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. Holland.

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. Goethe.

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. Carlyle.

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. Montaigne.

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. Schopenhauer.

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. Carlyle.

A man must wait for the right moment. Schopenhauer.

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 Emerson.

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. Johnson.

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

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.{pg 13}

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

A man's walking is a succession of falls. Pr.

A man's wife is his blessing or his bane. Gael. Pr.

Amantes, amentes—In love, in delirium. Ter.

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

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 doubt.

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. Fr.

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 lovers.

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 race.

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. Carlyle.

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. Hitchcock.

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. Virg.

Amor patriæ—Love of one's country. 65

Amor proximi—Love for one's neighbour.

Amor tutti eguaglia—Love makes all equal. It. Pr.{pg 14}

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 Plaut.

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. Amiel.

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. Wotten.

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. Holmes.

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 Angelo.

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. Ruskin.

[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. Schlegel.

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. Goldsmith.

And found no end, in wand'ring mazes lost. Milton.

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. Amiel.{pg 15}

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. Pope.

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. Pr.

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. Ruskin.

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. Schiller.

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. Pr.

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.{pg 16}

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. Sall.

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. Bacon.

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. Schiller.

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. Pr.

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 dying.

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 Bacon.

[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. Erasmus.

[Greek: 'Ap' echthrôn polla manthanousin hoi sophoi]—Wise men learn many things from their enemies. Aristoph.

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 induction.

Apothecaries would not sugar their pills unless they were bitter. Pr.

A pound of care won't pay an ounce of debt. Pr.

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. Wordsworth.

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.{pg 17}

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. Fr.

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. Goethe.

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. Washington.

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 Byron.

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. Mallett.

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. Pr.

A rez de chaussée—Even with the ground. Fr.

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. Bacon.

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 sense.

Argumentum ad misericordiam—An appeal to the mercy of your adversary.

Argumentum ad populum—An appeal to popular prejudice.

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.{pg 18}

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. Chateaubriand.

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 bread.

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. Claudius.

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 Emerson.

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. Goethe.

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. Emerson.

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. Pr.

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.{pg 19}

[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. Bacon.

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 Wieland.

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. Trench.

Asinum sub fræno currere docere—To teach an ass to obey the rein, i.e., to labour in vain. Pr.

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. Pr.

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. Goldsmith.

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. Swift.

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. Goethe.

A small sorrow distracts us, a great one makes 55 us collected. Jean Paul.

A small unkindness is a great offence. Hannah More.

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. Bovee.

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. Shakespeare.

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.{pg 20}

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. Pr.

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. Pr.

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. Burnet.

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. Spenser.

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. Pr.

As there is no worldly gain without some loss, so there is no worldly loss without some gain. Quarles.

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.{pg 21}

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. Eusebius.

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. Pope.

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. Emerson.

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. Bacon.

A thief knows a thief, as a wolf knows a wolf. Pr.

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.

{pg 22}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. Colton.

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. Grattan.

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 Font.

Audacia pro muro habetur—Daring is regarded as a wall. Sallust.

Audacter calumniare, semper aliquid hæret—Calumniate boldly, always some of it sticks. Bacon.

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. Pr.

Aude sapere—Dare to be wise. 50

Au désespoir—In despair. Fr.{pg 23}

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. L.

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. Ovid.

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. Goethe.

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 Virg.

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. Schillerbuch.

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. Rückert.

Aus Mässigkeit entspringt ein reines Glück—Out of moderation a pure happiness springs. Goethe.{pg 24}

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. Pr.

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. Churchill.

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 Colton.

Avarus, nisi cum moritur, nil recte facit—A miser does nothing right except when he dies. Pr.

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 Herbert.

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 marriage.

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. Pr.

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. Montaigne.

A well-cultivated mind is, so to say, made up of all the minds of the centuries preceding. Fontenelle.

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. Johnson.

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 Bruyère.

A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart. Swift.

A wise man will make more opportunities than {pg 25}he finds. Bacon.

A wise physician, skill'd our wounds to heal, / Is more than armies to the public weal. Pope.

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 Pope.

A wolf in sheep's clothing. Pr.

A woman conceals what she does not know. Pr.

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 Pr.

A word from a friend is doubly enjoyable in dark days. Goethe.

A word once vulgarised can never be rehabilitated. Lowell.

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 Bible.

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. Emerson.

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. Burke.

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. Fr.

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.{pg 26}

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. Fuller.

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. Pr.

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. Hall.

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. Goethe.

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 Shakespeare.

Beauty is everywhere a right welcome guest. Goethe.

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. Keats.

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. Campbell.

Beauty too rich for use; for earth too dear. 45 Rom. and Jul., i. 5.

Beauty, when unadorned, adorned the most. Thomson.

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 Spenser.

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. Wellington.

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. Emerson.

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.{pg 27}

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. Pope.

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. Lichtenberg.

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. Schiller.

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. Fr.

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. Sheridan.

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 Ter.

[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 Lytton.

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. Cic.

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.{pg 28}

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. Cic.

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 M.

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! Browning.

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. Pr.

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. Schiller.

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. Pr.

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. Bible.

Best time is present time. Pr.

Be substantially great in thyself, and more than thou appearest unto others. Sir Thomas Browne.

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. Lessing.

Betrügen und betrogen werden, / Nichts ist gewöhnlicher auf Erden—Nothing is more common on earth than to deceive and be deceived. Seume.

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.{pg 29}

Better a fortune in a wife than with a wife. Pr.

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. Pr.

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. Pr.

Better not be at all / Than not be noble. 35 Tennyson.

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 Pr.

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. Dryden.

Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven. Milton.

Better to say "Here it is" than "Here it was." Pr.

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. Pr.

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. Pascal.

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 Pr.

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 Quarles.{pg 30}

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. Schiller.

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. Pr.

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. Carlyle.

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. Syr.

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 Pr.

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. Schiller.

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.{pg 31}

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. Pr.

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, omens.

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 learner.

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. Crabbe.{pg 32}

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. Pr.

Boutez en avant—Push forward. Fr.

Bowels of compassion. St. John.

Brag is a good dog, but Holdfast is better. 20 Pr.

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. Pr.

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. Cic.

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 Paul.

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. Pr.

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. Goethe.

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. Pr.

Burnt bairns dread the fire. Sc. Pr. 60

Business dispatched is business well done, but business hurried is business ill done. Bulwer Lytton.

Busy readers are seldom good readers. Wieland.{pg 33}

But a bold peasantry, their country's pride, / When once destroyed, can never be supplied. Goldsmith.

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. Milton.

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. Chaucer.

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. Dryden.

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. Campbell.

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. Dryden.

But shapes that come not at an earthly call, / Will not depart when mortal voices bid. Wordsworth.

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. Churchill.

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. Sheridan.

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. Barry.

But who would force the soul, tilts with a straw / Against a champion cased in adamant. Wordsworth.

But winter lingering chills the lap of May. Goldsmith.

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.{pg 34}

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. Young.

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. Pr.

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. Rabelais.

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. Herrick.


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. Fr.

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. Sen.

Calamity is man's true touchstoneBeaumont and Fletcher.

Calf love, half love; old love, cold love. Fris. Pr.

Call a spade a spade.

Call him wise whose actions, words, and steps 45 are all a clear Because to a clear Why. Lavater.

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, Coleridge.

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. Brooks.

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.{pg 35}

"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? Emerson.

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. M.

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. Pr.

Candor dat viribus alas—Candour gives wings to strength. M.

Candour is the brightest gem of criticism. Disraeli.

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. Appius.

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? Gray.

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? Nathanael.

Cantilenam eandem canis—You are always singing the same tune, i.e., harping on one theme. Ter.

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. Saadi.

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. Juv.

Capitis nives—The snowy locks of the head. Hor.

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.{pg 36}

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 end.

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. Ovid.

Carpet knights. Burton.

Carpe diem—Make a good use of the present. Hor.

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 Fr.

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. Pr.

Casar, casar, e que do governo?—Marry, marry, and what of the management of the house? Port. Pr.

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. Tennyson.

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. Pr.

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 Pr.

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. Ovid.

Catalogue raisonné—A catalogue topically arranged. Fr.

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. Pr.

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.{pg 37}

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. Emerson.

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. Emerson.

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. L.

Caveat emptor—Let the buyer be on his guard. L.

Cave canem—Beware of the dog.

Cavendo tutus—Safe by caution. M.

Cave paratus—Be on guard while prepared. 25 M.

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? Campbell.

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). Prop.

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. Fr.

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. Fr.

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. Pr.{pg 38}

Ce n'est pas être bien aisé que de rire—Laughing is not always an index of a mind at ease. Fr.

Ce n'est que le premier pas qui coûte—It is only the first step that is difficult (lit. costs). Fr.

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. Danton.

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. Montesquieu.

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. Beaumarchais.

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. Fr.

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. Goldsmith.

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. Cowper.

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. Plaut.

Certain defects are necessary to the existence of the individual. It would be painful to us if our old friends laid aside certain peculiarities. Goethe.

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. Byron.

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. Fontenelle.

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.{pg 39}

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. Fr.

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 Days.

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 Fr.

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 Bruyère.

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. Cato.

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. Coleridge.

Chance is the providence of adventurers. Napoleon.

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.{pg 40}

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. Alcott.

Character is a perfectly educated will. Novalis.

Character is a reserved force which acts directly by presence and without means. Emerson.

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. Emerson.

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. Disraeli.

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. Emerson.

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. Fr.

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 Peter.

Charm'd with the foolish whistling of a name. Cowley.

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. Vinet.

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. Pr.

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. Addison.

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. Schopenhauer.

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. Fr.

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.{pg 41}

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. Pr.

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. Pr.

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. Pr.

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. Pr.

Chi ha sanità è ricco, e non lo sa—He who has 30 good health is rich, and does not know it. It. Pr.

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. Emerson.

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. Child.

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. Pr.

Children and drunk people speak the truth. Pr.

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. Fénélon.

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. Locke.

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. Holmes.

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.{pg 42}

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. Pr.

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 Pr.

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. Pr.

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. Pr.

Chi t'ha offeso non ti perdonera mai—He who has offended you will never forgive you. It. Pr.

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.{pg 43}

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. Disraeli.

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 Napoleon.

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. Emerson.

Cities give not the human senses room enough. Emerson.

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 Parker.

Citius venit periculum cum contemnitur—When danger is despised, it arrives the sooner. Syr.

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. M.

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. Claudianus.

Clemency is one of the brightest diamonds in 60 {pg 44}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. Otway.

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. M.

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. L.

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 Eliot.

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. Whipple.

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. Campbell.

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.{pg 45}

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. Goethe.

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. Emerson.

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. Emerson.

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. Amiel.

Common-sense is the average sensibility and intelligence of men undisturbed by individual peculiarities. W. R. Alger.

Common-sense is the genius of humanity. Goethe.

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. Pr.

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 ways.

Compendiaria res improbitas, virtusque tarda—Vice is summary in its procedure, virtue is slow.

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. Swift.

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. Metastasio.

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. Pr.

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.{pg 46}

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. Ovid.

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. Emerson.

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. L.

Consequitur quodcunque petit—He attains to whatever he aims at. M.

Conservatism is the pause on the last movement. Emerson.

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. Jesus.

Consilio et animis—By counsel and courage. M.

Conspicuous by its absence. Lord John Russell.

Constans et fidelitate—Constant and with faithfulness. M.

Constant attention wears the active mind, / Blots out her powers, and leaves a blank behind. Churchill.

Constantia et virtute—By constancy and virtue. 55 M.

Constantly choose rather to want less than to have more. Thomas à Kempis.

Constant occupation prevents temptation. It. Pr.

Constant thought will overflow in words unconsciously. Byron.

Consuetudinis magna vis est—The force of habit is great. Cic.

Consuetudo est altera lex—Custom is a second 60 law. L.{pg 47}

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. Heywood.

Content thyself to be obscurely good; / When 25 vice prevails, and impious men bear sway, / The post of honour is a private station. Addison.

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. Ruskin.

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. Cato.

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. Emerson.

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. Pr.

Coram domino rege—Before our lord the king.

Coram nobis—Before the court.

Coram non judice—Before one who is not a judge.{pg 48}

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). Fr.

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. Tac.

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. Hor.

Correct counting keeps good friends. Gael. Pr.

Correction does much, but encouragement does 20 more. Goethe.

Correction is good, administered in time. Dan. Pr.

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. Garrick.

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. Pr.

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. Pr.

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. Waller.

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. Fr.

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. Colton.

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. Salis.

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.{pg 49}

Courage, or the degree of life, is as the degree of circulation of the blood in the arteries. Emerson.

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. Ruskin.

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. Pr.

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. Fr.

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 Pr.

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. Epictetus.

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 Shakespeare.

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. Bacon.

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. Pr.

Creaking waggons are long in passing. Fris. Pr.

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. Carlyle.

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. Goldsmith.

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. Pr.

Credo, quia absurdum—I believe it because it is 50 absurd. Tert.

Credula res amor est—Love is a credulous affection. Ovid.

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. Tibull.

Credulity is perhaps a weakness almost inseparable from eminently truthful characters. Tuckerman.

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. Hor.

Crescit amor nummi quantum ipsa pecunia crescit—The love of money increases as wealth increases. Juv.{pg 50}

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. Ruskin.

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. Pr.

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. Thomson.

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. Ausonius.

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. Hor.

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. Hor.

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. Hor.

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.{pg 51}

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. Emerson.

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 Hamerton.

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 Arnold.

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. Carlyle.

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. Emerson.

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. Hazlitt.

Cunning is the dwarf of wisdom. W. G. 25 Alger.

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 Bruyère.

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. Sen.

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. Cic.

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. Hobbes.

Curiosity is lying in wait for every secret. Emerson.

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. Fuller.

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.{pg 52}

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. Pope.

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 Jonson.

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. Pr.

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. Schiller.

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. Platen.

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. Ter.

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. Dryden.

Damnosa hæreditas—An inheritance which entails loss. L.

Damnosa quid non imminuit dies?—What is 45 there that corroding time does not impair? Hor.

Damnum absque injuria—Loss without injustice. L.

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. Spenser.{pg 53}

Dandies, when first-rate, are generally very agreeable men. Bulwer Lytton.

Danger for danger's sake is senseless. Victor Hugo.

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. Fr.

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. Browning.

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). Pr.

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. Butler.

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. Schiller.

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. Salis-Seewis.

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. Goethe.

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 Paul.

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.{pg 54}

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."{pg 55}

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. Pr.

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. Goethe.

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). Ter.

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. Schiller.

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 Byron.

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. Bible.

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 Play.

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. Bacon.

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. Byron.

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 Cornwall.

Death is the wish of some, the relief of many, and the end of all. Sen.{pg 56}

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. Hazlitt.

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. Alcott.

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 Fr.

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. Johnson.

Deceit is a game played only by small minds. Corneille.

Decency is the least of all laws, yet it is the one which is the most strictly observed. La Roche.

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. Cic.

De court plaisir, long repentir—A short pleasure, a long penance. Fr.

Decrevi—I have decreed. M.

Decus et tutamen—An honour and defence. M.

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. Milton.

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 Phillips.

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.{pg 57}

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. Shenstone.

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. Byron.

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. Pr.

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 Cic.

Déjeûner à la fourchette—A meat breakfast. Fr.

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 matter.

Delay has always been injurious to those who are ready. Lucan.

Delay in vengeance gives a heavier blow. J. Ford.

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. Syr.

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. Thomson.

Deliramenta doctrinæ—The crazy absurdities of learned men. L.

Delirant reges, plectuntur Achivi—Whatsoever devilry kings do, the Greeks must pay the piper. Hor.{pg 58}

Deliriums are dreams not rounded with a sleep. Jean Paul.

Deliverer, God hath appointed thee to free the oppressed and crush the oppressor. Bryant.

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. Burke.

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. Quarles.

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. Hor.

Den Irrthum zu bekennen, schändet nicht—It is no disgrace to acknowledge an error. R. Gutzkov.

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. Claudius.

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. Goethe.

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. Goethe.{pg 59}

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. Schiller.

Dens theonina—A calumniating disposition (lit. tooth).

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 not.

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. M.

Deo, regi, vicino—For God, king, and our neighbour. M.

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. Addison.

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 faith.

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. Bischer.

Der brave Mann denkt an sich selbst zuletzt—The 45 brave man thinks of himself last of all. Schiller.

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. Wieland.

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."{pg 60}

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. Börne.

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. Pr.

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. Heine.

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. Goethe.

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. Schiller.

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. Goethe.

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. Schiller.

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. Goethe.

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.{pg 61}

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. Schiller.

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. Lavater.

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. Schopenhauer.

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. Goethe.

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. Goethe.

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. Goethe.

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. Hamerling.

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. Lessing.

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. Pr.

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. Bodenstedt.

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. Tiedge.

Der Sinn erweitert, aber lähmt; die That 25 belebt, aber beschränkt—Thought expands, but lames; action animates, but narrows. Goethe.

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. Goethe.

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.{pg 62}

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 wanting.

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 Paul.

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. Pr.

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. Scott.

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. Mill.

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 Lytton.

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. Disraeli.

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. Bodenstedt.

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. Fr.{pg 63}

Detur aliquando otium quiesque fessis—Leisure and repose should at times be given to the weary. Sen.

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 M.

Deus mihi providebit—God will provide for me. M.

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 Fletcher.

Devine si tu peux, et choisis si tu l'oses—Solve the riddle if you can, and choose if you dare. Corneille.

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. Goethe.

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. Hor.

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. Ter.

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. Schiller.

"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 head.

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. Lasalle.

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.{pg 64}

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 "Faust."

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. Geibel.

Die een ander jaagt zit zelfs niet stil—He who chases another does not sit still himself. Dut. Pr.

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. Kotzebue.

Die Freiheit der Vernunft ist unser wahres Leben—The freedom of reason is our true life. Tiedge.

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. Goethe.

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. Goethe.

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. Goethe.

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. Goethe.

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.{pg 65}

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. Goethe.

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. Goethe.

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. Schiller.

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. Hölty.

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. Goethe.

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. Goethe.

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. Weber.

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. Schopenhauer.

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.{pg 66}

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. Tiedge.

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. Goethe.

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. Goethe.

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. Seume.

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. L.

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. Pr.

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. Goethe.

Die Todten reiten schnell!—The dead ride fast! Bürger.

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. Schiller.

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. Goethe.

Die Tugend ist nicht ein Wissen, sondern ein Wollen—Virtue is not a knowing, but a willing. Zachariae.

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. M.

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. Pr.

Die unbegreiflich hohen Werke / Sind herrlich wie am ersten Tag—The incomprehensibly high works are as glorious as on the first day. Goethe.

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.{pg 67}

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. Schiller.

Die Welt ist dumm die Welt ist blind, / Wird täglich abgeschmackter—The world is stupid, the world is blind, becomes daily more absurd. Heine.

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. Goethe.

Different good, by art or nature given, / To different nations, makes their blessings even. Goldsmith.

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. Ovid.

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. Cic.

Difficile est proprie communia dicere—It is difficult to handle a common theme with originality. Hor.

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. Mart.

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. Channing.

Difficulties are things that show what men are. Epictetus.{pg 68}

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 Macintosh.

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. Virg.

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. Ovid.

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. Plaut.

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 Parker.

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. Feltham.{pg 69}

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. Jacomb.

Discontents are sometimes the better part of our life. Feltham.

Discord oft in music makes the sweeter lay. Spenser.

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 Bruyère.

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. Fr.

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. Wotton.

Dissensions, like small streams at first begun, / 35 Unseen they rise, but gather as they run. Garth.

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. Simms.

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. Fr.

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. Willmott.

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. Dryden.

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. Hor.{pg 70}

Dives aut iniquus est aut iniqui hæres—A rich man is an unjust man, or the heir of one. Pr.

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. Brodzinski.

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. Quinct.

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? Carlyle.

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. Pope.

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 {pg 71}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. Sen.

Dominus illuminatio mea—The Lord is my light. M.

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 wife.

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. Chapin.

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. Emerson.

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. Holmes.

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. Goethe.

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. Pr.

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. L.

Dormiunt aliquando leges, nunquam moriuntur—The law sleeps sometimes, but never dies. L.

Dos d'âne—Saddleback (lit. ass's back). Fr.

Dos est magna parentum / Virtus—The virtue 55 of parents is a great dowry. Hor.{pg 72}

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. Archimedes.

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. Carlyle.

Do thine own task, and be therewith content. Goethe.

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 Blake.

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 poet.

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. Rogers.

Do what we can, summer will have its flies; if we go a-fishing, we must expect a wet coat. Emerson.

Down, thou climbing sorrow; / Thy element's below. King Lear, ii. 4.

Downward to climb and backward to advance. Pope.

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. Amiel.

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.{pg 73}

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. Herodotus.

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 Jonson.

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. Pr.

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 Lucan.

Du choc des esprits jaillissent les étincelles—When great spirits clash, sparks fly about. Fr. Pr.

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. Molière.

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. Gellert.

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 friends.

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. Ovid.

Dulcis amor patriæ, dulce videre suos—Sweet 55 is the love of country, sweet to see one's kindred. Ovid.{pg 74}

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. Burns.

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 Cic.

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. Ovid.

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. Tacit.

Dum spiro, spero—While I breathe, I hope. M.

Dum tacent, clamant—While silent, they cry aloud, i.e., their silence bespeaks discontent. Cic.

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. Pr.

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 wall.

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? Goethe.

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. Bible.

Du sublime au ridicule il n'y a qu'un pas—There 40 is but one step from the sublime to the ridiculous. Napoleon.

Dutchmen must have wide breeches. Fris. Pr.

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. Brydges.

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. Holland.

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. Goethe.

Duty scorns prudence, and criticism has few 50 terrors for a man with a great purpose. Disraeli.

Duty—the command of Heaven, the eldest voice of God. Kingsley.

Dux fœmina facti—A woman the leader in the deed. Virg.{pg 75}


Each animal out of its habitat would starve. Emerson.

Each change of many-colour'd life he drew, / Exhausted worlds, and then imagined new. Johnson.

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. Luther.

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. Amiel.

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. Goethe.

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. Sh.

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. Franklin.

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. Pascal.

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. Bovee.

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. Moore.

Earth hath nothing more tender than a woman's heart when it is the abode of piety. Luther.

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.{pg 76}

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 Coleridge.

Earth's crammed with heaven, / And every common bush afire with God. Leigh.

Earth's noblest thing, a woman perfected. Lowell.

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. Menander.

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). Juv.

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. Hawthorne.

[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. Johnson.

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). Fr.

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.{pg 77}

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 pleasantest.

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. Gray.

Een hond aan een been kent geene vrienden—A dog with a bone knows no friends. Dut. Pr.

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. Goldsmith.

[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. Ovid.

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. Spenser.

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. Eurip.

Ego apros occido, alter fruitur pulpamento—I kill the boars, another enjoys their flesh. Pr.{pg 78}

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 Wolsey.

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 Constance.

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. Pindar.

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.{pg 79}

Einen Wahn verlieren macht weiser als eine Wahrheit finden—Getting rid of a delusion makes us wiser than getting hold of a truth. Börne.

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. Herder.

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. Goethe.

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. Goethe.

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. Rückert.

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. Schiller.

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.{pg 80}

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). Wieland.

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. Pr.

El dia que te casas, ó te matas ó te sanas—The 20 day you marry, it is either kill or cure. Sp. Pr.

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. Corn.

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. Pr.

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. Pr.

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. Pascal.

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 Milton.

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. Pr.

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.{pg 81}

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. Wordsworth.

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. Fr.

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. Dickens.

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. Borroughs.

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. Cæs.

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. Haweis.

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. Anon.

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. Ovid.

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. Johnson.

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. Franklin.

[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. Balzac.

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.{pg 82}

Emunctæ naris—Of nice discernment (lit. scent). Hor.

[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 Kant.

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. Lowell.

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 Voltaire.

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 Trafalgar.

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. Emerson.

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. Gellert.

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. Pr.

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.{pg 83}

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. Pr.

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. Fr.

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. Alcott.

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. Emerson.

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 Fontaine.

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. Hazlitt.

Envy does not enter an empty house. Dan. Pr.

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 Roche.

Envy is the antagonist of the fortunate. Epictetus.

Envy is the deformed and distorted offspring of egotism. Hazlitt.{pg 84}

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. Pope.

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. Tac.

[Greek: Epea pteroenta]—Winged words. Hom.

Epicuri de grege porcus—A pig of the flock of Epicurus.

[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 still.

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. Selden.

Equity judges with lenity, laws with severity. Scott.

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. Pr.

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. Hesiod.

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. Schiller.

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 Franklin.)

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. Goethe.

Erring is not cheating. Ger. Pr.

Error cannot be defended but by error. Bp. Jewel.

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.{pg 85}

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 Smith.

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? Lessing.

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. Börne.

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. Schopenhauer.

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.{pg 86}

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. Gentz.

Es ist der Geist, der sich den Körper baut—It is the spirit which builds for itself the body. Schiller.

Es ist freundlicher das menschliche Leben anzulachen, als es anzugrinzen—It is more kindly to laugh at human life than to grin at it. Wieland.

Es ist klug und kühn den unvermeidlichen. Uebel entgegenzugehen—It shows sense and courage to be able to confront unavoidable evil. Goethe.

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. Goethe.

Es ist so schwer, den falschen Weg zu meiden—It is so difficult to avoid the wrong way. Goethe.

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. Kotzebue.

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. Rahel.

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. Schiller.

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. Goethe.

[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. Pr.

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. Hor.{pg 87}

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. Plaut.

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. Pliny.

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. Plaut.

Est proprium stultitiæ aliorum cernere vitia, 25 oblivisci suorum—It is characteristic of folly to discern the faults of others and forget its own. Cic.

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 shield.)

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 Font.

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.{pg 88}

Eternal love made me. Dante.

Eternal smiles his emptiness betray, / As shallow streams run dimpling all the way. Pope.

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. Fuller.

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. Syr.

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. Tac.

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. Virg.

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 Font.

Et l'avare Achéron ne lâche pas sa proie—And greedy Acheron lets not go his prey. Racine.

Et le combat cessa faute de combattants—And the battle ceased for want of combatants. Corneille.

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. Hor.

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. Virg.

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. Richelieu.

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.{pg 89}

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. Voltaire.

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. Balzac.

Even by means of our sorrows we belong to the eternal plan. W. v. Humboldt.

Even foxes are outwitted and caught. It. Pr.

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. Sh.

Even success needs its consolations. George 30 Eliot.

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. Goldsmith.

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. Schiller.

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. Carlyle.

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.{pg 90}

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. Sidney.

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. Novalis.

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. Emerson.

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. Schopenhauer.

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. Pr.

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. Pr.

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. Buckle.

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. Pr.

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 Higginson.

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 Paul.{pg 91}

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. Wordsworth.

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. Landor.

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 Pr.

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. Jesus.

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 Emerson.

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. Fichte.

Every knave is a thorough knave, and a thorough knave is a knave throughout. Bp. Berkeley.

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. Amiel.

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. Carlyle.

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.{pg 92}

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. Emerson.

Every man is a quotation from all his ancestors. Emerson.

Every man is a rascal as soon as he is sick. Johnson.

Every man is exceptional. Emerson.

Every man is his own greatest dupe. A. B. 15 Alcott.

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. Sallust.

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. Berne.

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. Feltham.

Every man stamps his value on himself. The price we challenge for ourselves is given us. Schiller.

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. Johnson.

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. Helvetius.

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 Antoninus.

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. Bolingbroke.

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.{pg 93}

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. Ruskin.

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. Froude.

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 Pr.

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 Pr.

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. Emerson.

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. Thackeray.

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 Emerson.

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. Locke.

Every shadow points to the sun. Emerson.{pg 94}

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. Pr.

Every soo (sow) to its ain trough. Sc. Pr.

Every species of activity is met by a negation. 5 Goethe.

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. Desjardins.

Everything comes if a man will only wait. Disraeli.

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. Disraeli.

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. Rousseau.

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. Goethe.

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. Emerson.

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. Schopenhauer.

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. Goethe.

Everything that is exquisite hides itself. J. Roux.

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. Goethe.

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. Emerson.

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.{pg 95}

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. Emerson.

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. Carlyle.

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. Bible.

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 Pr.

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. Emerson.

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. Trench.

Evil men understand not judgment, but they that seek the Lord understand all things. Bible.

Evil news rides post, while good news bates. Milton.

Evil often triumphs, but never conquers. J. Roux.

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. L.

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.{pg 96}

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. Bovee.

Example is a hazardous lure: where the wasp 5 gets through, the gnat sticks. La Fontaine.

Example is more efficacious than precept. Johnson.

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. Gladstone.

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. Hare.

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. Bible.

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. Marlowe.

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. Vauvenargues.

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. Liv.

Ex facto jus oritur—The law arisen out of the fact, i.e., it cannot till then be put in force. L.

Ex fide fortis—Strong from faith. M.

Ex fumo dare lucem—To give light from smoke. 60 M.

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. Juv.

Ex hypothesi—Hypothetically.{pg 97}

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. Juv.

Exigui numero, sed bello vivida virtus—Few in number, yet their valour ardent for war. Virg.

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. Cic.

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. Sen.

Ex integro—Anew; afresh.

Ex intervallo—At some distance. 10

Existence is not to be measured by mere duration. Caird.

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. Coke.

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 business.

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. Kossuth.

Expense of time is the most costly of all expenses. 25 Theophrastus.

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. Carlyle.

Experience is the mistress of fools. Pr.

Experience is the only genuine knowledge. Goethe.

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. Pascal.

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 Virg.

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. Ital.

Ex post facto—After the event. L.

Expression alone can invest beauty with 50 supreme and lasting command over the eye. Fuseli.

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. Pr.

Ex tempore—Off-hand; unpremeditated. 55

Extended empire, like expanded gold, exchanges solid strength for feeble splendour. Johnson.

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.{pg 98}

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. Pope.

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. Chapman.

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. Virg.

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 up.

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. Pope.

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. Tennyson.

Eyes / Of microscopic power, that could discern / The population of a dewdrop. J. Montgomery.

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. Lowell.


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 Sall.

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. Pr.

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. Ovid.

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. Pr.

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. Virg.

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 Pr.{pg 99}

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. Ter.

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. Pope.

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. Pr.

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. Stedman.

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. Moore.

Faith has given man an inward willingness, a world of strength wherewith to front a world of difficulty. Carlyle.{pg 100}

Faith in a better than that which appears is no less required by art than religion. John Sterling.

Faith is generally strongest in those whose character may be called weakest. Mme. de Staël.

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 Channing.

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 Young.

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 Kempis.

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. Luther.

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. Holmes.

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. Claud.

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 Pr.

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. Bovee.

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 Chamfort.

False shame is the parent of many crimes. Fox.

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 Eliot.

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. Carlyle.

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. Whately.{pg 101}

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 Virg.

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. Oliphant.

Fame comes only when deserved, and then it is as inevitable as destiny, for it is destiny. Longfellow.

Fame is a fancied life in others' breath. Pope.

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 Mackenzie.

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. Johnson.

Fame is but the breath of the people, and that often unwholesome. Pr.

Fame is no plant that grows on mortal soil. Milton.

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. Milton.

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. Schopenhauer.

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. Carlyle.

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 faults.

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. Dryden.

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. Hall.

Fanaticism is to superstition what delirium is 40 to fever and rage to anger. Voltaire.

Fanaticism obliterates the feelings of humanity. Gibbon.

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. Sterne.

Fancy is imagination in her youth and adolescence. Landor.

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.{pg 102}

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 Pr.

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. Gray.

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. Byron.

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. Burns.

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. Juv.

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. Hazlitt.

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 Fielding.

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. Sen.

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. Schiller.

Fate is a distinguished but an expensive tutor. 50 Goethe.

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.{pg 103}

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. Pr.

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. Tennyson.

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. Burton.

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. Goldsmith.

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. Shelley.

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. Quarles.

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. Johnson.

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.{pg 104}

Fecit—He did it.

Fecundi calices quem non fecere disertum?—Whom have not flowing cups made eloquent? Hor.

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 Pr.

Feed a cold and starve a fever. Pr.

Feed no man in his sins; for adulation / Doth make thee parcel-devil in damnation. George Herbert.

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 Paul.

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 Paul.

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. Lucan.

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. Whipple.

Felix, heu nimium felix—Happy, alas! too happy! Virg.

Felix qui nihil debet—Happy is he who owes nothing.

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. Burke.

Felo de se—A suicide. L.

Female friendships are of rapid growth. 30 Disraeli.

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 holiday.

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. M.

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. Ovid.

Festinatione nil tutius in discordiis civilibus—Nothing is safer than despatch in civil quarrels. Tac.

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 Fr.

Few are fit to be entrusted with themselves. Pr.

Few are open to conviction, but the majority of men to persuasion. Goethe.{pg 105}

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 Emerson.

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. Montaigne.

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. Macaulay.

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 Kempis.

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. Pascal.

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. Carlyle.

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. M.

Fide et literis—By faith and learning. M.

Fide, non armis—By good faith, not by arms. M.

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 M.

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. Pr.

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 author.{pg 106}

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). Virg.

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 Sp.

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 damages.

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. L.

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. Fr.

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. Knowles.

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. Carlyle.

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 Foster.

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. Pr.

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. Pr.

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. Burns.

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.{pg 107}

First resolutions are not always the wisest, but they are usually the most honest. Lessing.

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). Cic.

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. Emerson.

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. Dryden.

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. South.

Flatterers are the worst kind of traitors. Raleigh.

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. Disraeli.

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. Lucret.

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 Beecher.

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.{pg 108}

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. Pr.

Follow the devil faithfully, you are sure to go to the devil. Carlyle.

Follow the river, and you will get to the sea. Pr.

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. Cowper.

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 mischief.

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. Dryden.

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 Pr.

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 Byron.

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.{pg 109}

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. Carlyle.

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. Butler.

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. Carlyle.

For all their luxury was doing good. L. 10 Garth.

For an honest man half his wits are enough; for a knave, the whole are too little. It. Pr.

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. Burns.

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. Congreve.

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. Milton.

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. Pope.

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. Emerson.

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. Pope.

For forms of government let fools contest; / 40 Whate'er is best administered is best. Pope.

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. Donne.

For greatest scandal waits on greatest state. 45 Shakespeare.

For grief indeed is love, and grief beside. Mrs. Browning.

For he being dead, with him is beauty slain, / And, beauty dead, black chaos comes again. Shakespeare.

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. Pope.

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. Goldsmith.{pg 110}

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. Emerson.

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. Prior.

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. Goldsmith.

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. Spenser.

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. Grillparzer.

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. Pope.

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." Whittier.

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. Spenser.

For one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity. Carlyle.

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. Confucius.

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. Byron.

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 Schefer.

For rarely do we meet in one combined / A beauteous body and a virtuous mind. Juv.{pg 111}

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. Butler.

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. Drayton.

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. Cervantes.

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. Mickle.

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 Foster.

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. Dryden.

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. Pope.

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? Emerson.

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. Pr.{pg 112}

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? Gray.

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. Pr.

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. Pascal.

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. Pr.

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. Saadi.

Forgiveness is the divinest of victories. Schiller.

Forgiveness to the injured does belong, / But they ne'er pardon who have done the wrong. Dryden.

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. Phæd.

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. Sen.

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. Juv.

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.{pg 113}

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. Cic.

Fortis sub forte fatiscet—A brave man will yield to a brave. M.

Fortiter et recte—Courageously and honourably. 5 M.

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. Bacon.

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. Hor.

Fortunæ majoris honos, erectus et acer—An honour to his elevated station, upright and brave. Claud.

Fortuna favet fatuis—Fortune favours fools. Pr.

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. Mart.

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. Virg.

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. Bacon.

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. Voltaire.

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. Shakespeare.

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.{pg 114}

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. Fr.

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. Cowper.

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. Foy.

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. Schiller.

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. Montgomery.

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? Carlyle.{pg 115}

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. Goethe.

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. Thoreau.

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. Pr.

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. Cic.

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. Pr.

Friendship is love without its flowers or veil. Hare.

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. Syr.

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. Giles.

Friendship, like the immortality of the soul, is too good to be believed. Emerson.

Friendship made in a moment is of no moment. 40 Pr.

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. Montaigne.

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. Pr.

From a closed door the devil turns away. Port. Pr.{pg 116}

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. (chorus).

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. Pope.

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. Shelley.

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. Montaigne.

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. Dryden.

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. Johnson.

"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 {pg 117}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 Pr.

Frustra laborat qui omnibus placere studet—He labours in vain who studies to please everybody. Pr.

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. Hor.

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. Hor.

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. Spenser.

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. Tennyson.

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. Chaucer.

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. Goethe.

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. Goethe.

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.{pg 118}

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. Burke.

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. M.

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. Cumberland.

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. Men.

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. Fr.

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. Herrick.

Gathering gear (wealth) is pleasant pain. Sc. Pr.

Gathering her brows like gathering storm, / {pg 119}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 Cæsar.

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. Pr.

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. Pr.

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. Schiller.

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. Schiller.

Gefährlich ist's mit Geistern sich gesellen—To fraternise with spirits is a dangerous game. Goethe.

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. Goethe.

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. Men.

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. Bacon.

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. Carlyle.

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 Mann.{pg 120}

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. Fuller.

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. Emerson.

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. Ouida.

Genius can only breathe freely in an atmosphere 15 of freedom. J. S. Mill.

Genius counts all its miracles poor and short. Emerson.

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. Willmott.

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. Haydon.

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. Emerson.

Genius is always a surprise, but it is born with great advantages when the stock from which it springs has been long under cultivation. Holmes.

Genius is always consistent when most audacious. Stedman.

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 Schiller.

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. Higginson.

Genius is mainly an affair of energy. Matthew Arnold.

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. Hogarth.

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 Willmott.

Genius is only as rich as it is generous. Thoreau.

Genius is religious. Emerson.

Genius is that in whose power a man is. Lowell.

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 Blessington.

Genius is the power of carrying the feelings of childhood into the powers of manhood. Coleridge.

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.{pg 121}

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 Lytton.

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. Fr.

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 Roman.

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 Hill.

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 poets.

[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. Pr.

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. Herder.{pg 122}

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. Pr.

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. Pope.

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 Pr.

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. Murphy.

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. Carlyle.

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 Pr.

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. Pr.

Give ample room and verge enough. Gray.

Give an ass oats, and it runs after thistles. Dut. Pr.

Give, and it shall be given to you. Jesus.

Give and spend, / And God will send. Pr. 55

Give and take. Pr.{pg 123}

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. Jesus.

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.{pg 124}

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. Lessing.

Gleichheit ist das heilige Gesetz der Menschheit—Equality 10 is the holy law of humanity. Schiller.

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 highest.

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. Cic.

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. Byron.

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. Puschkin.

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. Carlyle.

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.{pg 125}

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 Fr.

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. Pr.

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 Emerson.

God estimates us not by the position we are in, but by the way in which we fill it. T. Edwards.

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 Andersen.

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. Joubert.

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. Ruskin.

God has delegated Himself to a million deputies. Emerson.

God has given a prophet to every people in its own tongue. Arab Pr.{pg 126}

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. Ruskin.

God has made sunny spots in the heart; why should we exclude the light from them? Haliburton.

God has not said all that thou hast said. Gael. Pr.

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. Leighton.

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. Luther.

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 Pr.

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. Quarles.

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. Penn.

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. Bible.

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? Bible.

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.

{pg 127}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. Browning.

God is the great composer; men are only the performers. Those grand pieces which are played on earth were composed in heaven. Balzac.

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. Renan.

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. Cowper.

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. Pr.

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 Carlyle.

God narrows Himself to come near man, and man narrows himself to come near God. Ed.

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. Dryden.

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 Beecher.

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. Sterne.

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 Beecher.

God will not make Himself manifest to cowards. Emerson.

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.{pg 128}

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. Duffield.

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 James.

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. More.

God's help is nearer than the door. Irish Pr.

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 Herbert.

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. Pr.

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 Paul.

Godly souls have often interdicted the gratifications of the flesh in order to help their spirits in the Godward direction. John Pulsford.

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. Carlyle.

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. Young.

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 Sh.

Gold thou may'st safely touch; but if it stick / Unto thy hands, it woundeth to the quick. Herbert.

Gold, worse poison to men's souls, / Doing more murder in this loathsome world, / Than these poor compounds that thou may'st not sell. Sh.

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. Pr.

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. Coleridge.{pg 129}

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. Chesterfield.

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. Emerson.

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. Fuller.

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. Overbury.

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. Hitopadesa.

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 Pr.

Good judges are as rare as good authors. St. Evremond.

Good laws often proceed from bad manners. Pr.

Good leading makes good following. Dut. Pr.

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. Emerson.

Good manners are part of good morals. Whately.

Good manners give integrity a bleeze, / When 50 native virtues join the arts to please. Allan Ramsay.

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. Joubert.

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. Pope.

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. Emerson.

Good-nature is the beauty of the mind, and, 60 like personal beauty, wins almost without {pg 130}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. Goodman.

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. Poincelot.

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. Pr.

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. Schopenhauer.

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. Pr.

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 Pr.

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. Addison.

Goodness and being in the gods are one; / He 40 who imputes ill to them makes them none. Euripides.

Goodness consists not in the outward things we do, but in the inward thing we are. Chapin.

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. Desjardins.

Gorgons, and hydras, and chimæras dire. Milton.

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 Paul.

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. Goethe.

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.{pg 131}

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 Paul.

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. Schiller.

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 Arnim.

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. Cowper.

Grace has been defined the outward expression of the inward harmony of the soul. Hazlitt.

Grace in women has more effect than beauty. Hazlitt.

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. Joubert.

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. Rousseau.

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. Hor.

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.{pg 132}

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. Juv.

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 Pr.

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. Rousseau.

Gratitude is a keen sense of favours to come. Talleyrand.

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 Roche.

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. Goethe.

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. Syr.

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. Fielding.

Gravity is the inseparable companion of pride. Goldsmith.{pg 133}

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. Napoleon.

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. Emerson.

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. Goethe.

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. Franklin.

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. Goethe.

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. Sen.

Great is not great to the greater. Sir P. Sidney.

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. Emerson.

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. Apocrypha.

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 Taylor.

Great lies are as great as great truths, and prevail constantly and day after day. Thackeray.

Great lords have great hands, but they do not reach to heaven. Dan. Pr.

Great Mammon!—greatest god below the {pg 134}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. Carlyle.

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. Emerson.

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. Landor.

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. Emerson.

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. Rowe.

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. Giles.

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.

{pg 135}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. Pr.

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. Amiel.

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. Dryden.

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? Hitopadesa.

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. Dryden.

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. Shakespeare.

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. Landor.

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. Winter.

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 Arnold.

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. Fielding.

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. Ruskin.

Greatness is nothing unless it be lasting. Napoleon.

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.{pg 136}

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. Otway.

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. Emerson.

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. Shakespeare.

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. Bailey.

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. Lamartine.

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. Wycherley.

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. Philemon.

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. Congreve.

Grief, which disposes gentle natures to retirement, to inaction, and to meditation, only makes restless spirits more restless. Macaulay.

Griefs assured are felt before they come. Dryden.

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. Goethe.

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.{pg 137}

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. Dryden.

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. Pr.

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. Pr.

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! Fr.

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. Scott.

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. Lessing.

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. Schiller.

"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. Hor.{pg 138}

Habeo senectuti magnam gratiam, quæ mihi sermonis aviditatem auxit—I owe it to old age, that my relish for conversation is so increased. Cic.

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. Carlyle.

Habit is the purgatory in which we suffer for our past sins. George Eliot.

Habit is too arbitrary a master for my liking. Lavater.

Habit, with its iron sinews, clasps and leads us day by day. Lamartine.

Habits are at first cobwebs, at last cables. 20 Pr.

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. Renan.

Had sigh'd to many, though he loved but one. 35 Byron.

Had we never loved sae kindly, / Had we never loved sae blindly, / Never met or never parted, / We had ne'er been broken-hearted! Burns.

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. Hor.

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. Cic.

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. Cic.{pg 139}

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. Pr.

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. Goethe.

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. Emerson.

Half a word fixed upon, or near, the spot is worth a cartload of recollection. Gray to Palgrave.

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. Hor.

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. Claudius.

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. Cic.

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 Schopenhauer.

Happiness is "a tranquil acquiescence under an agreeable delusion." Quoted by Sterne.

Happiness is but a dream, and sorrow a reality. Voltaire.

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. Pascal.

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 Guérin.

Happiness is unrepented pleasure. Socrates.

Happiness lies first of all in health. G. W. Curtis.{pg 140}

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. Schiller.

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. Goethe.

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. Pr.

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. Browning.

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 Horace.

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. Cervantes.

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. Dryden.

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 Waterloo.

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.{pg 141}

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 Strassburg.

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. Goethe.

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. Virg.

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. Ruskin.

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? Tennyson.

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 Pr.

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.{pg 142}

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. Pr.

He cannot lay eggs, but he can cackle. Dut. Pr.

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. Goethe.

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 Kempis.

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. Pr.

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 Montrose.

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. Augustine.

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 Pr.

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. Pr.

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. Browne.

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. Tuke.

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.{pg 143}

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. Schiller.

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. Pr.

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. Pr.

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. Xenophon.

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. Cic.

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. Quarles.

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. Hitopadesa.

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. Hitopadesa.

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. Socrates.

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 {pg 144}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 Pr.

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. Thomson.

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 Pr.

He loves but lightly who his love can tell. Petrarch.

He makes no friend who never made a foe. Tennyson.

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. Keats.

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 Quarles.

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. Hitchcock.

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. Coleridge.

He preaches well who lives well. Sp. Pr.{pg 145}

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. Tennyson.

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. Pr.

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. Bible.

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. Pr.

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.