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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
Ibi omnis  to  If they do
  Ibi omnis / Effusus labor—By that (one negligence) all his labour was lost.    Virgil.  9248
  Ibidem—In the same place.  9249
  Ibis, redibis non morieris in bello—Thou shalt go, thou shalt return, thou shalt not die in battle; or, Thou shalt go, thou shalt not return, thou shalt die in battle.    An ambiguous oracle, due to the uncertain application of the adverb “non.”  9250
  Ibit eo quo vis, qui zonam perdidit—He who has lost his purse (lit. girdle) will go wherever you wish.    Horace.  9251
  Iceland is the finest country on which the sun shines.    Iceland Proverb.  9252
  Ich bin des trocknen Tons nun satt, / Muss wieder recht den Teufel spielen—I am now weary of this prosing style, and must again play the devil properly.    Goethe, “Mephistopheles.”  9253
  Ich bin ein Mensch gewesen, / Und das heisst ein Kämpfer sein—I have been a man, and that is to be a fighter.    Goethe.  9254
  Ich bin es müde, über Sklaven zu herrschen—I am tired of ruling over slaves.    Frederick the Great.  9255
  Ich bin zu alt, um nur zu spielen; / Zu jung, um ohne Wunsch zu sein—I am too old for mere play; too young to be without a wish.    Goethe, in “Faust.”  9256
  Ich denke so: / Was nicht zusammen kann / Bestehen, ist am besten sich zu lösen—In my regard ’twere best throw that into the pot which can no longer hold itself together.    Schiller.  9257
  Ich dien—I serve.    German Motto.  9258
  Ich finde nicht die Spur, / Von einem Geist, und alles ist Dressur—I find no trace of spirit here; it is all mere training.    Goethe, in “Faust.”  9259
  Ich fühl’ ein ganzes Heer in meiner Brust—I feel a whole host on my bosom.    Körner.  9260
  Ich fühle Mut, mich in die Welt zu wagen / Der Erde Weh, der Erde Glück zu tragen—I feel courage enough to cast myself into the world, to bear earth’s woe and weal.    Goethe.  9261
  Ich glaube, dass alles was das Genie, als Genie thut, unbewusst geschieht—Everything that genius, as genius, does, is in my regard done unconsciously.    Goethe.  9262
  “Ich glaube an einen Gott.” Das ist ein schönes löbliches Wort; aber Gott anerkennen, wo und wie er sich offenbare, das ist eigentlich die Seligkeit auf Erden—“I believe in a God.” That is a fine praiseworthy saying; but to acknowledge God, where and as He reveals Himself, that is properly our blessedness on this earth.    Goethe.  9263
  Ich habe es öfters rühmen hören, / Ein Komödiant könnte einen Pfarrer lehren—I have often heard say that a player might teach a parson.    Goethe, in “Faust.”  9264
  Ich habe genossen das irdische Glück; / Ich habe gelebt und geliebet—I have experienced earthly happiness; I have lived and I have loved.    Schiller.  9265
  Ich habe gethan, was ich nicht lassen konnte—I have done what I could not get done.    Schiller.  9266
  Ich habe hier blos ein Amt und keine Meinung—I hold here an office merely, and no opinion.    Schiller.  9267
  Ich habe nichts als Worte, und es ziemt / Dem edlen Mann, der Frauen Wort zu achten—I have nothing but words, and it becomes the noble man to respect a woman’s word.    Goethe.  9268
  Ich heisse der reichste Mann in der getauften Welt: Die Sonne geht in meinem Staat nicht unter—I pass for the richest man in the baptized world; the sun never sets in my dominions.    Philip II. of Spain’s boast.  9269
  Ich möcht mich gleich dem Teufel übergeben, / Wenn ich nur selbst kein Teufel wär—I would give myself up at once to the devil if only I were not a devil myself.    Goethe, Mephistopheles in “Faust.”  9270
  Ich muss, das ist die Schrank’, in welcher mich die Welt, / Von einer, die Natur von andrer Seite hält—I must—that is the barrier within which the world confines me on the one hand and Nature on the other.    Rückert.  9271
  Ich schweige zu vielem still; denn ich mag die Menschen nicht irre machen, und bin wohl zufrieden, wenn sie sich freuen, da wo ich mich ärgere—I keep silent to a great extent, for I don’t choose to lead others into error, and am well content if they are happy in matters about which I vex myself.    Goethe.  9272
  Ich setze die Souveränität fest wie einen eisernen Felsen—I plant the royal power firm as a rock of iron.    Frederick William I. of Prussia.  9273
  Ich singe, wie der Vogel singt, / Der in den Zweigen wohnet / Das Lied, das aus der Kehle dringt, / Ist Lohn, der reichlich lohnet—I sing but as the bird sings which dwells among the branches; the lay which warbles from the throat is a reward that richly recompences.    Goethe.  9274
  Ich stehe in Gottes Hand, und ruh’ in Gottes Schooss / Vor ihm fühl’ ich mich klein, in ihm fühl’ ich mich gross—I stand in God’s hand and rest in God’s bosom; before Him I feel little, in Him I feel great.    Rückert.  9275
  Ich thue recht und scheue keinen Feind—I do the right and fear no foe.    Schiller.  9276
  Ici l’honneur m’oblige, et j’y veux satisfaire—Here honour binds me, and I am minded to satisfy her.    Corneille.  9277
  Id arbitror / Adprime in vitâ esse utile, ne quid nimis—This I consider to be a valuable principle in life, not to do anything in excess.    Terence.  9278
  Id cinerem, aut manes credis curare sepultos?—Do you think that ashes and buried spirits of the departed care for such things?    Virgil.  9279
  Id commune malum; semel insanivimus omnes—It is a common calamity; we have all been mad once.    Mantuanus.  9280
  Id demum est homini turpe, quod meruit pati—That only brings disgrace on a man which he has deserved to suffer.    Phædrus.  9281
  Id est (i.e.)—That is.  9282
  Id facere laus est quod decet, non quod licet—The man is deserving of praise who does what it becomes him to do, not what he is free to do.    Seneca.  9283
  Id genus omne—All persons of that description.  9284
  Id maxime quemque decet, quod est cujusque maxime suum—That best becomes a man which is most peculiarly his own.    Cicero.  9285
  Id mutavit, quoniam me immutatum videt—He has changed His mind because he sees me unchanged.    Terence.  9286
  Id nobis maxime nocet, quod non ad rationis lumen sed ad similitudinem aliorum vivimus—This is especially ruinous to us, that we shape our lives not by the light of reason, but after the fashion of others.    Seneca.  9287
  Ideals are the world’s masters.    J. G. Holland.  9288
  Ideals can never be completely embodied in practice; and yet ideals exist, and if they be not approximated to at all, the whole matter goes to wreck.    Carlyle.  9289
  Ideas must work through the brains and arms of good and brave men, or they are no better than dreams.    Emerson.  9290
  Ideas often flash across our minds more complete than we could make them after much labour.    La Rochefoucauld.  9291
  Idem—The same.  9292
  Idem quod—The same as.  9293
  Idem velle et idem nolle ea demum firma amicitia est—To have the same likes and the same dislikes is the sole basis of lasting friendship.    Sallust.  9294
  Idle folks lack no excuses.    Proverb.  9295
  Idle people have the least leisure.    Proverb.  9296
  Idleness and pride tax with a heavier hand than kings and parliaments.    Ben. Franklin.  9297
  Idleness in the midst of unattempted tasks is always proud.    Phillips Brooks.  9298
  Idleness is an appendix to nobility.    Burton.  9299
  Idleness is many gathered miseries in one name.    Jean Paul.  9300
  Idleness is only the refuge of weak minds and the holiday of fools.    Proverb.  9301
  Idleness is the badge of gentry, the bane of body and mind, the nurse of naughtiness, the step-mother of discipline, the chief author of mischief, one of the seven deadly sins, the cushion on which the devil chiefly reposes, and a great cause not only of melancholy, but of many other diseases.    Burton.  9302
  Idleness is the greatest prodigality in the world.    Proverb.  9303
  Idleness is the root of all evil.    Proverb.  9304
  Idleness is the sepulchre of a living man.    Anselm.  9305
  Idleness rusts the mind.    Proverb.  9306
  Idolatry is simply the substitution of an “Eidolon,” phantasm, or imagination of good for that which is real and enduring, from the highest Living Good which gives life, to the lowest material good which ministers to it.    Ruskin.  9307
  Idoneus homo—A fit man.  9308
  If a barrel-organ in a slum can but drown a curse, let no Christian silence it.    Prof. Drummond.  9309
  If a beard were all, the goat would be winner.    Danish Proverb.  9310
  If a book come from the heart, it will contrive to reach other hearts.    Carlyle.  9311
  If a book is worth reading, it is worth buying.    Ruskin.  9312
  If a cause be good, the most violent attack of its enemies will not injure it so much as an injudicious defence of it by its friends.    Colton.  9313
  If a dog has a man to back him, he will kill a baboon.    Wit and Wisdom from West Africa.  9314
  If a donkey bray at you, don’t bray at him.    Proverb.  9315
  If a God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent one.    Voltaire.  9316
  If a great thing can be done at all, it can be done easily; but it is in that kind of ease with which a tree blossoms after long years of gathered strength.    Ruskin.  9317
  If a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.    Jesus.  9318
  If a man be born in a stable, that does not make him a horse.    Proverb.  9319
  If a man cannot be a Christian in the place where he is, he cannot be a Christian anywhere.    Ward Beecher.  9320
  If a man could bequeath his virtues by will, and settle his sense and learning upon his heirs as certainly as he can his lands, a noble descent would then indeed be a valuable privilege.    Anonymous.  9321
  If a man deceives me once, shame on him; if he deceives me twice, shame on me.    Proverb.  9322
  If a man do not erect in this age his tomb ere he dies, he will live no longer in monument than the bell rings and the widow weeps.    Much Ado, v. 2.  9323
  If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it from him.    Ben. Franklin.  9324
  If a man fear or reverence God, he must hate covetousness; and if he fear or reverence covetousness, he must hate God.    Ruskin.  9325
  If a man hath too mean an opinion of himself, it will render him unserviceable both to God and man.    John Selden.  9326
  If a man have freedom enough to live healthily and work at his craft, he has enough; and so much all can easily obtain.    Goethe.  9327
  If a man have not a friend, he may quit the stage.    Bacon.  9328
  If a man is not virtuous, he becomes vicious.    Bovee.  9329
  If a man knows the right way, he need not trouble himself about wrong paths.    Lessing.  9330
  If a man makes himself a worm, he must not complain when trodden on.    Kant.  9331
  If a man makes me keep my distance, the comfort is he keeps his own at the same time.    Swift.  9332
  If a man once fall, all will tread on him.    Proverb.  9333
  If a man read little, he had need of much cunning to seem to know that he doth not.    Bacon.  9334
  If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him like a shadow that never leaves him.    Buddha.  9335
  If a man wishes to become rich, he must appear rich.    Goldsmith.  9336
  If a man with the material of enjoyment around him and virtually within his reach walks God’s earth wilfully and obstinately with a gloomy spirit,… making misery his worship, we feel assured he is contravening his Maker’s design in endowing him with life.    W. R. Greg.  9337
  If a man would be alone, let him look at the stars.    Emerson.  9338
  If a man wound you with injuries, meet him with patience; hasty words rankle the wound, soft language dresses it, forgiveness cures it, and oblivion takes away the scar.    J. Beaumont.  9339
  If a man write a book, let him set down only what he knows. I have guesses enough of my own.    Goethe.  9340
  If a man’s gaun doun the brae, ilka ane gi’es him a jundie (push).    Scotch Proverb.  9341
  If a noble soul is rendered tenfold beautifuller by victory and prosperity, an ignoble one is rendered tenfold and a hundredfold uglier, pitifuller.    Carlyle.  9342
  If a people will not believe, it must obey.    Tocqueville.  9343
  If a pig could give his mind to anything, he wouldn’t be a pig.    Dickens.  9344
  If a word be worth one shekel, silence is worth two.    Rabbi Ben Azai.  9345
  If ae sheep loup (jump) the dike, a the lave (rest) will follow.    Scotch Proverb.  9346
  If aged and life-weary men have called to their neighbours: “Think of dying!” we younger and life-loving men may well keep encouraging and reminding one another with the cheerful words: “Think of wandering!”    Goethe.  9347
  If all be well within,… the impertinent censures of busy, envious men will make no very deep impression.    Thomas à Kempis.  9348
  If all dogs on this earth should bark, / It will not matter if you do not hark.    Saying.  9349
  If all the misfortunes of mankind were cast into a public stock in order to be equally distributed among the species, those who now think themselves the most unhappy would prefer the share they have already to that which would fall to them by such a division.    Socrates.  9350
  If all the world were falcons, what of that? / The wonder of the eagle were the less, / But he not less the eagle.    Tennyson.  9351
  If all the year were playing holidays, / To sport would be as tedious as to work.    1 Henry IV., i. 2.  9352
  If all were rich, gold would be penniless.    Bailey.  9353
  If an ass goes a-travelling, he’ll not come home a horse.    Proverb.  9354
  If an ass kicks me, shall I strike him again?    Socrates.  9355
  If an ass looks in, you cannot expect an apostle to look out.    Lichtenberg.  9356
  If an idiot were to tell you the same story every day for a year, you would end by believing him.    Burke.  9357
  If any false step be made in the more momentous concerns of life, the whole scheme of ambitious designs is broken.    Addison.  9358
  If any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth.    St. Peter.  9359
  If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross and follow me.    Jesus.  9360
  If any one tells you that a man has changed his character, don’t believe it.    Mahomet.  9361
  If any speak ill of thee, fly home to thy own conscience and examine thy heart. If thou art guilty, it is a fair correction; if not guilty, it is a fair instruction.    George Herbert.  9362
  If any would not work, neither should he eat.    St. Paul.  9363
  If blushing makes ugly people so beautiful, ought it not to make the beautiful still more beautiful?    Lessing.  9364
  If coals do not burn, they blacken.    Proverb.  9365
  If cheerfulness knocks for admission, we should open our hearts wide to receive it, for it never comes inopportunely.    Schopenhauer.  9366
  If children grew up according to early indications, we should have nothing but geniuses.    Goethe.  9367
  If cut (in the costume) betoken intellect and talent, so does the colour betoken temper and heart.    Carlyle.  9368
  If destructive criticism is injurious in anything, it is in matters of religion, for here everything depends upon faith, to which we cannot return when we have once lost it.    Goethe.  9369
  If each one does his duty as an individual, and if each one works rightly in his own vocation, it will be well with the whole.    Goethe.  9370
  If ever a fool’s advice is good, a prudent man must carry it out.    Lessing.  9371
  If every fool wore a crown, we should all be kings.    Welsh Proverb.  9372
  If everybody knew what one says of the other, there would not be four friends left in the world.    Pascal.  9373
  If evil be said of thee, and if it be true, correct thyself; if it be a lie, laugh at it.    Epictetus.  9374
  If fame is only to come after death, I am in no hurry for it.    Martial.  9375
  If folly were a pain, there would be crying in every house.    Spanish Proverb.  9376
  If fortune favour you, be not elated; if she frown, do not despond.    Ausonius.  9377
  If fortune give thee less than she has done, / Then make less fire, and walk more in the sun.    Sir R. Baker.  9378
  If fortune would make a man estimable, she gives him virtues; if she would have him esteemed, she gives him success.    Joubert.  9379
  If frequent failure convince you of that mediocrity of nature which is incompatible with great actions, submit wisely and cheerfully to your lot.    Sydney Smith.  9380
  If friendship is to rob me of my eyes, if it is to darken the day, I will have none of it.    Thoreau.  9381
  If fun is good, truth is still better, and love most of all.    Thackeray.  9382
  If happiness ha’e not her seat / And centre in the breast, / We may be wise, or rich, or great, / But never can be blest.    Burns.  9383
  If heraldry were guided by reason, a plough in a field arable would be the most noble and ancient arms.    Cowley.  9384
  If Hercules and Lichas play at dice / Which is the better man, the greater throw / May turn by fortune from the weaker hand; / So is Alcides beaten by his page.    Mer. of Ven., ii. 1.  9385
  If honour calls, where’er she points the way, / The sons of honour follow and obey.    Churchill.  9386
  If I am anything, which I much doubt, I made myself so merely by labour.    Sir Isaac Newton.  9387
  If I am master and you are master, who shall drive the asses?    Arabian Proverb.  9388
  If I am not worth the wooing, I surely am not worth the winning.    Longfellow.  9389
  If I am right, Thy grace impart / Still in the right to stay; / If I am wrong, O teach my heart to find the better way.    Pope.  9390
  If I ascend up into heaven. Thou art there; if I make my bed in hell, behold Thou art there; if I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there shall Thy hand lead me, and Thy right hand shall hold me.    Bible.  9391
  If I be dear to some one else, / Then I should be to myself more dear.    Tennyson.  9392
  If I call bad bad, what do I gain? But if I call good bad, I do a great deal of mischief.    Goethe.  9393
  If I can catch him once upon the hip, / I will feed fat the ancient grudge I bear him.    Mer. of Ven., i. 3.  9394
  If I choose to take jest in earnest, no one shall put me to shame for doing so; and if I choose to carry on (treiben) earnest in jest, I shall be always myself (immer derselbe bleiben).    Goethe.  9395
  If I do lose thee (life), I do lose a thing / That none but fools would keep; a breath thou art, / Servile to all the skyey influences, / That do this habitation, where thou keep’st, / Hourly inflict.    Meas. for Meas., iii. 1.  9396
  If I for my opinion bleed, / Opinion shall be surgeon to my hurt.    1 Henry VI., ii. 4.  9397
  If I had read as much as other men, I would have been as ignorant as they are.    Hobbes.  9398
  If I had wit enough to get out of this wood, I have said enough to serve mine own turn.    Mid. N.’s Dream, iii. 1.  9399
  If I knew the way of the Lord, truly I would be only too glad to walk in it; if I were led into the temple of truth (in der Wahrheit Hans), I would not, with the help of God (bei Gott) go out of it again.    Goethe.  9400
  If I lose mine honour, I lose myself.    Ant. and Cleop., iii. 4.  9401
  If I love thee, what is that to thee?    Goethe.  9402
  If I’m designed yon lordling’s slave, / By Nature’s law designed, / Why was an independent wish / E’er planted in my mind?    Burns.  9403
  If I must die, / I will encounter darkness as a bride / And hug it in my arms.    Meas. for Meas., iii. 1.  9404
  If I seek an interest of my own detached from that of others, I seek an interest which is chimerical, and can never have existence.    James Harris.  9405
  If I should say nothing, I should say much (much being included in my love); though my love be such, that if I should say much, I should yet say nothing, it being, as Cowley says, equally impossible either to conceal or to express it.    Pope.  9406
  If I wish for a horse-hair for my compass-sight, I must go to the stable; but the hair-bird, with her sharp eyes, goes to the road.    Thoreau.  9407
  If ill thoughts at any time enter into the mind of a good man, he doth not roll them under his tongue as a sweet morsel.    Matthew Henry.  9408
  If in the course of our life we see that done by others for which we ourselves at one time felt a vocation, and which we were, with much else, compelled to relinquish, then the noble feeling comes in, that only humanity altogether is the true man, and that the individual can only rejoice and be happy when he has the heart (Muth) to feel himself in the whole.    Goethe.  9409
  If in youth the universe is majestically unveiling, and everywhere heaven revealing itself on earth, nowhere to the young man does this heaven on earth so immediately reveal itself as in the young maiden.    Carlyle.  9410
  “If” is the only peacemaker—much virtue in “if.”    As You Like It, v. 4.  9411
  If it be a bliss to enjoy the good, it is still greater happiness to discern the better; for in art the best only is good enough.    Goethe.  9412
  If it be asked, What is the improper expectation which it is dangerous to indulge, experience will quickly answer that it is such expectation as is dictated not by reason but by desire—an expectation that requires the common course of things to be changed, and the general rules of action to be broken.    Johnson.  9413
  If it be aught toward the general good, / Set honour in one eye, and death i’ the other, / And I will look on both indifferently; / For, let the gods so speed me, as I love / The name of honour more than I fear death.    Julius Cæsar, i. 2.  9414
  If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.    St. Paul.  9415
  If it is a happiness to be nobly descended, it is not less to have so much merit that nobody inquires whether we are so or not.    La Bruyère.  9416
  If it is disgraceful to be beaten, it is only a shade less disgraceful to have so much as fought.    Carlyle.  9417
  If it rains—well! If it shines—well!    Proverb.  9418
  If it were done when ’tis done, then ’twere well / It were done quickly … that but this blow / Might be the be all and the end all here.    Macbeth, i. 7.  9419
  If it were not for hope, the heart would break.    Proverb.  9420
  If it were not for respect to human opinions, I would not open my window to see the Bay of Naples for the first time, whilst I would go five hundred leagues to talk with a man of genius whom I had not seen.    Madame de Staël.  9421
  If Jack were better, Jill would not be so bad.    Proverb.  9422
  If ladies be but young and fair, / They have the gift to know it.    As You Like It, ii. 7.  9423
  If life, like the olive, is a bitter fruit, then grasp both with the press and they will yield the sweetest oil.    Jean Paul.  9424
  If man had a higher idea of himself and his destiny, he would neither call his business amusement nor amuse himself instead of transacting business.    Goethe.  9425
  If man is not kin to God by his spirit, he is a base and ignoble creature.    Bacon.  9426
  If men duly felt the greatness of God, they would be dumb, and for very veneration unwilling to name Him.    Goethe.  9427
  If money be not thy servant, it will be thy master. The covetous man cannot so properly be made to possess wealth as that it may be said to possess him.    Bacon.  9428
  If money go before, all ways do lie open.    Merry Wives, ii. 2.  9429
  If music be the food of love, play on; / Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting, / The appetite may sicken, and so die.    Twelfth Night, i. 1.  9430
  If my person be crooked, my verses shall be straight.    Pope.  9431
  If Nature is one and a living indivisible whole, much more is mankind, the image that reflects and creates Nature, without which Nature were not.    Carlyle.  9432
  If new-got gold is said to burn the pockets till it be cast forth into circulation, much more may new truth.    Carlyle.  9433
  If, of all words of tongue and pen, / The saddest are, “It might have been,” / More sad are these we daily see: “It is, but hadn’t ought to be.”    Bret Harte.  9434
  If once you find a woman gluttonous, expect from her very little virtue; her mind is enslaved to the lowest and grossest temptation.    Johnson.  9435
  If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavours to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.    Thoreau.  9436
  If one age believes too much, it is but a natural reaction that another age should believe too little.    Buckle.  9437
  If one door shuts, another will open.    Proverb.  9438
  If one sees one’s fellow-creature following damnable error, by continuing in which the devil is sure to get him at last, are you to let him go towards such consummation, or are you not rather to use all means to save him?    Carlyle.  9439
  If one were to think constantly of death, the business of life would stand still.    Johnson.  9440
  If our era is an era of unbelief, why murmur at it? Is there not a better coming—nay, come?    Carlyle. See Matt. v. 4.  9441
  If people did not flatter one another, there would be little society.    Vauvenargues.  9442
  If people take no care for the future, they will soon have sorrow for the present.    Chinese Proverb.  9443
  If people were constant, it would surprise me. For see, is not everything in the world subject to change? Why then should our affections continue?    Goethe.  9444
  If people would whistle more and argue less, the world would be much happier and probably just as wise.    Book of Wisdom.  9445
  If poverty is the mother of crimes, want of sense is the father of them.    La Bruyère.  9446
  If poverty makes a man groan, he yawns in opulence.    Rivarol.  9447
  If reasons were as plenty as blackberries, I would give no man a reason upon compulsion.    1 Henry IV., ii. 4.  9448
  If Satan ever laughs, it must be at hypocrites; they are the greatest dupes he has.    Colton.  9449
  If she be not fit for me, / What care I for whom she be?    G. Wither.  9450
  If solid happiness we prize, / Within our breast this jewel lies, / And they are fools who roam. / The world has nothing to bestow; / From our own selves our joys must flow, / And that dear hut, our home.    N. Cotton.  9451
  If sorrow falls, / Take comfort still in deeming there may be / A way to peace on earth by woes of ours.    Sir Edwin Arnold.  9452
  If speculation tends to a terrific unity, in which all things are absorbed, action tends directly backwards to diversity.    Emerson.  9453
  If that God give, the deil daurna reave (bereave).    Scotch Proverb.  9454
  If that thy fame with every toy be posed, / ’Tis a thin web which poisonous fancies make; / But the great soldier’s honour was composed / Of thicker stuff, which would endure a shake.    George Herbert.  9455
  If the Almighty waited six thousand years for a man to see what He has made, I may well wait two hundred for others to see what I have seen.    Kepler. See Isa. xxviii. 16 (last clause).  9456
  If the ancients left us ideas, to our credit be it spoken, we moderns are building houses for them.    A. B. Alcott.  9457
  If the beard were all, the goat might preach.    Danish Proverb.  9458
  If the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.    Hebrew Proverb.  9459
  If the cap fit, wear it.    Proverb.  9460
  If the chaff-cutter had the making of us, we should all be straw, I reckon.    George Eliot.  9461
  If the counsel be good, no matter who gave it.    Proverb.  9462
  If the deil were dead, folk would do little for God’s sake.    Scotch Proverb.  9463
  If the devil takes a less hateful shape to us than to our fathers, he is as busy with us as he was with them.    Lowell.  9464
  If the doctor cures, the sun sees it; if he kills, the earth hides it.    Scotch Proverb.  9465
  If the East loves infinity, the West delights in boundaries.    Emerson.  9466
  If the eye were not of a sunny nature (sonnenhaft), how could it see the sun? If God’s own power did not exist within us, how could the godlike delight us?    Goethe.  9467
  If the farmer cannot live who drives the plough, how can he live who drives a fast-trotting mare?    Proverb.  9468
  If the heart of a man is depressed with cares, / The mist is dispelled when a woman appears.    Gay.  9469
  If the hungry lion (invited to a feast of chickenweed) is to feast at all, it cannot be on the chickenweed, but only on the chickens.    Carlyle.  9470
  If the king is in the palace, nobody looks at the walls. It is when he is gone, and the house is filled with grooms and gazers, that we turn from the people to find relief in the majestic men that are suggested by the pictures and the architecture.    Emerson.  9471
  “If the Lord tarry, yet wait for Him,” for He “will surely come” and heal thee.    Thomas à Kempis.  9472
  If the mountain will not come to Mahomet, Mahomet will go to the mountain.    Mahomet.  9473
  If the nose of Cleopatra had been a little shorter, it would have changed the history of the world.    Pascal.  9474
  If the paternal cottage still shuts us in, its roof still screens us; and with a father we have as yet a prophet, priest, and king, and an obedience that makes us free.    Carlyle.  9475
  If the pills were pleasant, they would not be gilded.    Proverb.  9476
  If the poet have nothing to interpret and reveal, it is better that he remain silent.    C. Fitzhugh.  9477
  If the poor man cannot always get meat, the rich man cannot always digest it.    Henry Giles.  9478
  If the profession you have chosen has some unexpected inconveniences, console yourself by reflecting that no profession is without them.    Johnson.  9479
  If the single man plant himself indomitably on his instincts, and there abide, the huge world will come round to him.    Emerson.  9480
  If the sun shines on me, what matters the moon?    Proverb.  9481
  If the sky fall, we shall catch larks.    Proverb.  9482
  If the time don’t suit you, suit yourself to the time.    Turkish Proverb.  9483
  If the tongue had not been formed for articulation, man would still be a beast in the forest.    Emerson.  9484
  If the true did not possess an objective value, human curiosity would have died out centuries ago.    Renan.  9485
  If the weather don’t happen to be good for my work to-day, it’s good for some other man’s, and will come round to me to-morrow.    Dickens.  9486
  If the world were put into one scale and my mother into the other, the world would kick the beam.    Lord Langdale.  9487
  If the young knew, if the old could, there’s nothing but would be done.    Proverb.  9488
  If there be / A devil in man, there is an angel too.    Tennyson.  9489
  If there be light, then there is darkness; if cold, heat; if height, depth; if solid, fluid; if hard, soft; if rough, smooth; if calm, tempest; if prosperity, adversity; if life, death.    Pythagoras.  9490
  If there be no enemy, no fight; if no fight, no victory; if no victory, no crown.    Savanar.  9491
  If there be not a religious element in the relations of men, such relations are miserable and doomed to ruin.    Carlyle.  9492
  If there were no clouds, we should not enjoy the sun.    Proverb.  9493
  If there were no falsehood in the world, there would be no doubt; if no doubt, no inquiry; and if no inquiry, no wisdom, no knowledge, no genius.    Landor.  9494
  If there were no fools, there would be no knaves.    Proverb.  9495
  If there were only one religion in the world, it would be haughtily and licentiously despotic.    Frederick the Great.  9496
  If there’s a hole in a’ your coats, / I rede ye tent it: / A chiel’s amang you takin’ notes, / And faith he’ll prent it.    Burns, of Capt. Grose.  9497
  If they do these things in the green tree, what shall be done in the dry?    Jesus.  9498


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