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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
Love knows  to  Make haste slowly
  Love knows nothing of labour.    Italian Proverb.  13505
  Love labour; for if thou dost not want it for food, thou may’st for physic.    William Penn.  13506
  Love laughs at locksmiths.    Proverb.  13507
  Love lessens the woman’s refinement and strengthens the man’s.    Jean Paul.  13508
  Love lieth deep; Love dwells not in lip-depths; / Love laps his wings on either side the heart / … Absorbing all the incense of sweet thoughts, / So that they pass not to the shrine of sound.    Tennyson.  13509
  Love lightens labour and sweetens sorrow.    Proverb.  13510
  Love like a shadow flies when substance love pursues; / Pursuing that that flies, and flying what pursues.    Merry Wives, ii. 2.  13511
  Love, like fire, cannot subsist without continual motion, and ceases to exist as soon as it ceases to hope or fear.    La Rochefoucauld.  13512
  Love, like men, dies oftener of excess than hunger.    Jean Paul.  13513
  Love likes not shallow mirth.    Dr. Walter Smith.  13514
  Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind; / And therefore is wing’d Cupid painted blind.    Mid. N.’s Dream, i. 1.  13515
  Love makes labour light.    J. G. Holland.  13516
  Love makes obedience lighter than liberty.    W. R. Alger.  13517
  Love makes time pass away, and time makes love pass away.    French Proverb.  13518
  Love me little, love me long, / Is the burden of my song; / Love that is too hot and strong / Burneth soon to waste; / Still I would not have thee cold, / Not too backward or too bold; / Love that lasteth till ’tis old / Fadeth not in haste.    Old Ballad.  13519
  Love me, love my dog.    Proverb.  13520
  Love mocks all sorrows but its own, and damps each joy he does not yield.    Lady Dacre.  13521
  Love moderately; long love doth so; / Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow.    Romeo and Juliet, ii. 6.  13522
  Love must be as much a light as a flame.    Thoreau.  13523
  Love must be taken by stratagem, not by open force.    Goldsmith.  13524
  Love never reasons, but profusely gives—gives, like a thoughtless prodigal, its all, and trembles then lest it has done too little.    Hannah More.  13525
  Love not pleasure; love God. This is the everlasting Yea, wherein all contradiction is solved: wherein whoso walks and works, it is well with him.    Carlyle.  13526
  Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty.    Bible.  13527
  Love not thyself, nor give thy humours way; / God gave them to thee under lock and key.    George Herbert.  13528
  Love of gain never made a painter, but it has marred many.    W. Allston.  13529
  Love of glory can only create a great hero; contempt of it creates a great man.    Talleyrand.  13530
  Love of men cannot be bought by cash payment; and without love men cannot endure to be together.    Carlyle.  13531
  Love of power, merely to make flunkeys come and go for you, is a love, I should think, which enters only into the minds of persons in a very infantine state.    Carlyle.  13532
  Love of truth shows itself in being able everywhere to find and value what is good.    Goethe.  13533
  Love on his lips and hatred in his heart: / His motto—constancy, his creed—to part.    Byron.  13534
  Love one human being with warmth and purity, and thou wilt love the world. The heart, in that celestial sphere of love, is like the sun in its course. From the drop on the rose to the ocean, all is for him a mirror, which he fills and brightens.    Jean Paul.  13535
  Love one time layeth burdens, another time giveth wings.    Sir P. Sidney.  13536
  Love ought to raise a low heart and not humble a high one.    Ariosto.  13537
  Love ower het (hot) soon cools.    Scotch Proverb.  13538
  Love prefers twilight to daylight.    Holmes.  13539
  Love reckons hours for months, and days for years; and every little absence is an age.    Dryden.  13540
  Love requires not so much proofs as expressions of love.    Jean Paul.  13541
  Love rules his kingdom without a sword.    Proverb.  13542
  Love rules the camp, the court, the grove, / And men below and saints above; / For love is heaven, and heaven is love.    Scott.  13543
  Love rules without a sword and binds without a cord.    Proverb.  13544
  Love rules without law.    Italian Proverb.  13545
  Love sees what no eye sees; hears what no ear hears; and what never rose in the heart of man love prepares for its object.    Lavater.  13546
  Love seldom haunts the breast where learning lies, / And Venus sets ere Mercury can rise.    Pope.  13547
  Love should have some rest and pleasure in himself, / Not ever be too curious for a boon, / Too prurient for a proof against the grain / Of him ye say ye love.    Tennyson.  13548
  Love should not be all on one side.    Proverb.  13549
  Love shows, even to the dullest, the possibilities of the human race.    Helps.  13550
  Love silence rather than speech in these tragic days, when for very speaking the voice of man has fallen inarticulate to man.    Carlyle.  13551
  Love sought is good, but given unsought is better.    Twelfth Night, iii. 1.  13552
  Love strikes one hour—love. Those never loved / Who dream that they loved once.    Elizabeth Barrett Browning.  13553
  Love that can flow, and can admit increase, / Admits as well an ebb, and may grow less.    Suckling.  13554
  Love the good and forgive the bad.    Gaelic Proverb.  13555
  Love, the last relay and ultimate outpost of eternity.    Dante Gabriel Rossetti.  13556
  Love the sense of right and wrong confounds; / Strong love and proud ambition have no bounds.    Dryden.  13557
  Love thinks nae ill, envy speaks nae gude.    Scotch Proverb.  13558
  Love thyself, and many will hate thee.    Anonymous.  13559
  Love to a yielding heart is a king, but to a resisting is a tyrant.    Sidney.  13560
  Love to make others happy; yes, surely at all times, so far as you can. But at bottom that is not the aim of any life. Do not think that your life means a mere searching in gutters for fallen creatures to wipe and set up…. In our life there is no meaning at all except the work we have done.    Carlyle.  13561
  Love too late can never glow.    Keble.  13562
  Love took up the harp of life, and smote on all the chords with might; / Smote the chord of Self, that, trembling, passed in music out of sight.    Tennyson.  13563
  Love-verses, writ without any real passion, are the most nauseous of all conceits.    Shenstone.  13564
  Love waits for love, though the sun be set, / And the stars come out, the dews are wet, / And the night-winds moan.    Dr. Walter Smith.  13565
  Love—what a volume in a word, an ocean in a tear!    Tupper.  13566
  Love, when founded in the heart, will show itself in a thousand unpremeditated sallies of fondness; but every cool deliberate exhibition of the passion only argues little understanding or great insincerity.    Goldsmith.  13567
  Love which hath ends will have an end.    Dryden.  13568
  Love, which is only an episode in the life of a man, is the entire history of a woman’s life.    Madame de Staël.  13569
  Love, which is the essence of God, is not for levity, but for the total worth of man.    Emerson.  13570
  Love will creep where it cannot go.    Proverb.  13571
  Love will find its way / Through paths where wolves would fear to prey.    Byron.  13572
  Love will subsist on wonderfully little hope, but not altogether without it.    Scott.  13573
  Love with men is not a sentiment, but an idea.    Mme. de Girardin.  13574
  Love without return is like a question without an answer.    German Proverb.  13575
  Love worketh no ill to his neighbour; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.    St. Paul.  13576
  Love works a different way in different minds, / The fool enlightens and the wise he blinds.    Dryden.  13577
  Love yet lives, and patience shall find rest.    Keble.  13578
  Love your enemies, do good to them that hate you, bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you and persecute you.    Jesus.  13579
  Love your neighbour, but don’t tear down the fence.    German Proverb.  13580
  Love yourself, and in that love / Not unconsidered leave your honour.    Henry VIII., i. 2.  13581
  Love’s fire, if it once go out, is hard to kindle.    Proverb.  13582
  Love’s heralds should be thoughts, / Which ten times faster glide than the sun’s beams / Driving back shadows over lowering hills.    Romeo and Juliet, ii. 5.  13583
  Love’s not love / When it is mingled with regards that stand / Aloof from the entire point.    King Lear, i. 1.  13584
  Love’s of a strangely open simple kind, / And thinks none sees it ’cause itself is blind.    Cowley.  13585
  Love’s of itself too sweet; the best of all / Is when love’s honey has a dash of gall.    Herrick.  13586
  Love’s plant must be watered with tears and tended with care.    Danish Proverb.  13587
  Love’s reasons without reason.    Cymbeline, iv. 2.  13588
  Love’s sweetest meanings are unspoken; the full heart knows no rhetoric of words, and resorts to the pantomime of sighs and glances.    Bovee.  13589
  Love’s the noblest frailty of the mind.    Dryden.  13590
  Love’s true function in the world is as the regenerator and restorer of social life, the reconciler and uniter of living men.    James Wood.  13591
  Love’s voice doth sing as sweetly in a beggar as a king.    Decker.  13592
  Lovely, far more lovely, the sturdy gloom of laborious indigence than the fawning simper of thriving adulation.    Goldsmith.  13593
  Loveliness does more than destroy ugliness; it destroys matter. A mere touch of it in a room, in a street, even on a door-knocker, is a spiritual force.    Prof. Drummond.  13594
  Loveliness / Needs not the foreign aid of ornament, / But is, when unadorn’d, adorn’d the most.    Thomson.  13595
  Lovers and madmen have such seething brains, / Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend / More than cool reason ever comprehends.    Mid. N.’s Dream, v. 1.  13596
  Lovers are as punctual as the sun.    Goethe.  13597
  Lovers are never tired of each other; they always speak of themselves.    La Rochefoucauld.  13598
  Lovers break not hours, / Unless it be to come before their time; / So much they spur their expedition.    Two Gent. of Verona, v. 1.  13599
  Lovers’ purses are tied with cobwebs.    Proverb.  13600
  Lovers (Verliebte) see only each other in the world, but they forget that the world sees them.    Platen.  13601
  Lovers’ time runs faster than the clock.    Proverb.  13602
  Loving goes by haps; some Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps.    Much Ado, iii. 1.  13603
  Lowliness is the base of every virtue, and he who goes the lowest builds the safest.    Bailey.  13604
  Lowliness is young ambition’s ladder, / Whereto the climber-upward turns his face; / But when he once attains the upmost round, / He then unto the ladder turns his back, / Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees / By which he did ascend.    Julius Cæsar, ii. 1.  13605
  Loyal à la mort—Loyal to death.    Motto.  13606
  Loyal en tout—Loyal in all.    Motto.  13607
  Loyal je serai durant ma vie—I will be loyal during my life.    Motto.  13608
  Loyauté m’oblige—Loyalty binds me.    Motto.  13609
  Loyauté n’a honte—Loyalty feels no shame.    Motto.  13610
  Lubrici sunt fortunæ gressus—The footsteps of fortune are slippery.  13611
  Lubricum linguæ non facile in pœnam est trahendum—A slip of the tongue ought not to be rashly punished.    Law.  13612
  [Greek]—When the candle is taken away, every woman is alike.    Greek Proverb.  13613
  Luck is ever waiting for something to turn up. Labour, with keen eyes and strong will, will turn up something. Luck relies on chance, labour on character.    Cobden.  13614
  Luck is everything in promotion.    Cervantes.  13615
  Luck is the idol of the idle.    Proverb.  13616
  Luck, mere luck, may make even madness wisdom.    Douglas Jerrold.  13617
  Luck seeks those who flee, and flees those who seek it.    German Proverb.  13618
  Lucri bonus est odor ex re / Qualibet—The smell of gain is good, from whatever it proceeds.    Juvenal.  13619
  Luctantem Icariis fluctibus Africum / Mercator metuens, otium et oppidi / Laudat rura sui: mox reficit rates / Quassas, indocilis pauperiem pati—The merchant, dreading the southwest wind wrestling with the Icarian waves, praises retirement and the rural life of his native town, but soon he repairs his shattered bark, incapable of being taught to endure poverty.    Horace.  13620
  Ludere cum sacris—To trifle with sacred things.  13621
  Ludit in humanis divina potestas rebus, / Et certain præsens vix habet hora fidem—The divine power sports with human affairs so much that we can scarcely be sure of the passing hour.    Ovid.  13622
  Lugete o Veneres Cupidinesque—Weep, all ye Venuses and Cupids.    Catullus.  13623
  Lull’d in the countless chambers of the brain, / Our thoughts are linked by many a hidden chain; / Awake but one, and lo! what myriads rise! / Each stamps its image as the other flies.    Rogers.  13624
  Lupo agnum eripere postulant—They insist on snatching the lamb from the wolf.    Plautus.  13625
  Lupo ovem commisisti—You have put the sheep to the care of the wolf.    Terence.  13626
  Lupus in fabula—It is the wolf in the story; talking of him, he appeared.  13627
  Lupus non curat numerum (ovum)—The wolf is not scared by the number of the sheep.    Proverb.  13628
  Lupus pilum mutat, non mentem—The wolf changes his coat, but not his disposition.    Proverb.  13629
  Lusisti satis, edisti satis, atque bibisti; / Tempus abire tibi est—Thou hast amused thyself enough, hast eaten and drunk enough; ’tis time for thee to depart.    Horace.  13630
  Lust—hard by fate.    Milton.  13631
  Lust is a sharp spur to vice, which always putteth the affections into a false gallop.    St. Ambrose.  13632
  Lust is an enemy to the purse, a canker to the mind, a corrosive to the conscience, a weakness of the wit, a besotter of the senses, and a mortal bane to all the body.    Pliny.  13633
  Lust is, of all the frailties of our nature, / What most we ought to fear; the headstrong beast / Rushes along, impatient of the course; / Nor hears the rider’s call, nor fears the rein.    Rowe.  13634
  Lust of gain, in the spirit of Cain, is it better or worse / Than the heart of the citizen hissing in war on his own hearthstone?    Tennyson.  13635
  Lust und Liebe sind die Fittiche / Zu grossen Thaten—Ambition and love are the wings to great deeds.    Goethe.  13636
  Lust yielded to is a pleasant madness, but it is a desperate madness when opposed.    Bp. Hall.  13637
  Lusus naturæ—A freak of nature.  13638
  Luther’s shoes don’t fit every country parson.    German Proverb.  13639
  Luther’s words are half battles.    Jean Paul.  13640
  Luxuriæ desunt multa, avaritiæ omnia—Luxury is in want of many things; avarice, of everything.    Publius Syrus.  13641
  Luxuriant animi rebus plerumque secundis; / Nec facile est æqua commoda mente pati—The feelings generally run riot in prosperity; and to bear good fortune with evenness of mind is no easy task.    Ovid.  13642
  Luxury is a nice master, hard to be pleased.    Sir G. Mackenzie.  13643
  Luxury is an enticing pleasure, a bastard mirth, which hath honey in her mouth, gall in her heart, and a sting in her tail.    Victor Hugo.  13644
  Luxury possibly may contribute to give bread to the poor; but if there were no luxury, there would be no poor.    H. Home.  13645
  Lydius lapis—A Lydian or test stone.  13646
  Lying and stealing live next door to each other.    Proverb.  13647
  Lying is a breach of promise; for whoever seriously addresses his discourse to another tacitly promises to speak the truth, because he knows the truth is expected.    Paley.  13648
  Lying is a disgraceful vice, “affording testimony,” as Plutarch says, “that one first despises God and then fears men.”    Montaigne.  13649
  Lying is the strongest acknowledgment of the force of truth.    Hazlitt.  13650
  Lying lips are an abomination unto the Lord.    Bible.  13651
  Lying may be pernicious in its general tendency, and therefore criminal, though it produce no particular or visible mischief to any one.    Paley.  13652
  Lying pays no tax.    Proverb.  13653
  Lying rides on debt’s back.    Proverb.  13654
  Lynx envers nos pareils, et taupes envers nous—Lynx-eyed to our neighbours, and mole-eyed to ourselves.    La Fontaine.  13655
  Lyrical poetry is much the same in every age, as the songs of the nightingales in every spring-time.    Heine.  13656
  Ma vie est un combat—My life is a battle.    Voltaire.  13657
  Macbeth does murder sleep, the innocent sleep; / Sleep, that knits up the ravell’d sleeve of care, / The death of each day’s life, sore labour’s bath, / Balm of hurt minds, great Nature’s second course, / Chief nourisher in life’s feast.    Macbeth, ii. 2.  13658
  Mach’ dich nicht zu hoch, die Thür ist niedrig—Don’t carry your head too high; the door is low.    German Proverb.  13659
  Mach’ es Wenigen recht: Vielen gefallen ist schlimm—Be content to please a few; to please many is bad.    Schiller.  13660
  Machines cannot increase the possibilities of life, only the possibilities of idleness.    Ruskin.  13661
  Macht, was ihr wollt; nur lasst mich ungeschoren—Produce what ye like, only leave me unmolested (lit. unshorn).    Goethe.  13662
  Mächtig in Werke, nicht in Worte—Mighty in deeds, not in words.    German Proverb.  13663
  Macies et nova febrium / Terris incubuit cohors—A wasting disease and an unheard-of battalion of fevers have swooped down on the earth.    Horace.  13664
  Macte nova virtute, puer, sic itur ad astra—Go on in new deeds of valour, my son! That is the way to the stars.    Virgil.  13665
  Macte virtute—Persevere in virtue; go on and prosper.  13666
  Macte virtute diligentiaque esto—Persevere in virtue and diligence.    Livy.  13667
  Maculæ quas incuria fudit—The blemishes, or errors, which carelessness has produced.    Horace.  13668
  Mad bulls cannot be tied up with a pack-thread.    Proverb.  13669
  Mad dogs cannot live long.    Proverb.  13670
  Mad people think others mad.    Proverb.  13671
  Madame fut douce envers la mort, comme elle l’était envers tout le monde—She was gentle towards death, as she was towards every one.    Bossuet.  13672
  Madness in great ones must not unwatch’d go.    Hamlet, iii. 1.  13673
  Madness is consistent, which is more than can be said for poor reason. Our passions and principles are steady in frenzy, but begin to shift and waver as we return to reason.    Sterne.  13674
  Madness is the last stage of human debasement. It is the abdication of humanity. Better to die a thousand times!    Napoleon.  13675
  Madruga y verás, trabaja y habrás—Rise betimes, and you will see; labour diligently, and you will have.    Spanish Proverb.  13676
  Magalia quondam—Formerly humble huts stood here.    Virgil.  13677
  Magasins de nouveautés—Linen-draper’s, or fancy goods’, shop.    French.  13678
  Magis gaudet quam qui senectam exult—He rejoices more than an old man who has put off old age, i.e., has become young again.    Proverb.  13679
  Magis magni clerici non sunt magis sapientes—The greatest scholars are not the wisest men.    Proverb.  13680
  Magister alius casus—Misfortune is a second master.    Pliny the elder.  13681
  Magister artis ingeniique largitor / Venter—The belly (i.e., hunger or necessity) is the teacher of arts and the bestower of genius.    Persius.  13682
  Magister dixit—The master has said so.  13683
  Magistratum legem esse loquentem, legem autem mutum magistratum—A judge is a speaking law, law a silent judge.    Cicero.  13684
  Magistratus indicat virum—Office shows the man.    Motto.  13685
  Magna Charta—The Great Charter (obtained from King John in 1215).  13686
  Magna civitas, magna solitudo—A great city is a great desert.    Greek and Latin Proverb.  13687
  Magna comitante caterva—A great crowd accompanying.    Virgil.  13688
  Magna est admiratio copiose sapienterque dicentis—Great is our admiration of the orator who speaks with fluency and discretion.    Cicero.  13689
  Magna est veritas et prævalebit—Truth is mighty, and will in the end prevail.  13690
  Magna est vis consuetudinis: hæc ferre laborem, contemnere vulnus et dolorem docet—Great is the power of habit: teaching us as it does to bear fatigue and to despise wounds and pain.    Cicero.  13691
  Magna fuit quondam capitis reverentia cani, / Inque suo pretio ruga senilis erat—Great was the respect paid of old to the hoary head, and great the honour to the wrinkles of age.    Ovid.  13692
  Magna servitus est magna fortuna—A great fortune is a great slavery.    Seneca.  13693
  Magna vis est, magnum nomen, unum et idem sentientis senatus—Great is the power, great the authority, of a senate which is unanimous in its opinions.    Cicero.  13694
  Magnæ felicitates multum caliginis mentibus humanis objiciunt—Great and sudden prosperity has a deadening (lit. densely darkening) effect on the human mind.    Seneca.  13695
  Magnæ fortunæ comes adest adulatio—Adulation is ever the attendant on great wealth.  13696
  Magnanimiter crucem sustine—Bear up bravely under the cross.    Motto.  13697
  Magnanimity is the good sense of pride, and the noblest way of acquiring applause.    La Rochefoucauld.  13698
  Magnanimity owes to prudence no account of its motives.    Vauvenargues.  13699
  Magnas inter opes inops—Poor in the midst of great wealth.    Horace.  13700
  Magni animi est injurias despicere—It is the mark of a great mind to despise injuries.    Seneca.  13701
  Magni animi est magna contemnere, ac mediocria malle quam nimia—It is a sign of a great mind to despise greatness, and to prefer things in measure to things in excess.    Seneca.  13702
  Magni est ingenii revocare mentem a sensibus, et cogitationem a consuetudine abducere—It argues a mind of great native force to be able to emancipate itself from the thraldom of the senses, and to wean its thoughts from old habits.    Cicero.  13703
  Magni nominis umbra—The shadow of a great name.    Lucan.  13704
  Magni refert quibuscum vixeris—It matters a great deal with whom you live.    Proverb.  13705
  Magnificat—The song of the Virgin Mary (lit. she magnifies).    Luke i. 44–45.  13706
  Magnificence cannot be cheap, for what is cheap cannot be magnificent.    Johnson.  13707
  Magnis excidit ausis—He failed in bold attempts.    Ovid.  13708
  Magno conatu magnas nugas—By great efforts to obtain great trifles.    Terence.  13709
  Magno cum periculo custoditur, quod multis placet—That is guarded at great risk which is coveted by many.    Publius Syrus.  13710
  Magno de flumine mallem / Quam ex hoc fonticulo tantundem sumere—I had rather take my glass of water from a great river like this than from this little fountain.    Horace, in reproof of those who lay by large stores and never use them.  13711
  Magnorum haud unquam indignus avorum—Never unworthy of his illustrious ancestors.    Virgil.  13712
  Magnum est argumentum in utroque fuisse moderatum—It speaks volumes for man that, when placed in quite different situations, he displays in each the same spirit of moderation.  13713
  Magnum hoc ego duco / Quod placui tibi qui turpi secernis honestum—I account it a great honour that I have pleased a man like you, who know so well to discriminate between the base and the honourable.    Horace.  13714
  Magnum hoc vitium vino est, / Pedes captat primum; luctator dolosus est—This is the great fault of wine; it first trips up the feel: it is a cunning wrestler.    Plautus.  13715
  Magnum pauperies opprobrium jubet / Quidvis aut facere aut pati—Poverty, that deep disgrace, bids us do or suffer anything.    Horace.  13716
  Magnum vectigal est parsimonia—Thrift is a great revenue.    Cicero.  13717
  Magnus ab integro sæclorum nascitur ordo—The great cycle of the ages begins its round anew.    Virgil.  13718
  Magnus Alexander corpore parvus erat—The great Alexander was small in stature.    Proverb.  13719
  Magnus animus remissius loquitur et securius—The talk of a great soul is at once more careless and confident than that of other men.    Seneca.  13720
  Magnus Apollo—A great oracle.  13721
  Magnus sine viribus ignis / Incassum furit—A great fire, unless you feed it, spends its rage in vain.    Virgil.  13722
  Mãi aguçosa, filha preguiçosa—A busy mother makes slothful daughters.    Portuguese Proverb.  13723
  Maidens’ bairns and bachelors’ wives are aye weel bred.    Scotch Proverb.  13724
  Maidens, like moths, are ever caught with glare, / And Mammon wins his way where seraphs might despair.    Byron.  13725
  Maidens should be mild and meek, / Swift to hear, and slow to speak.    Proverb.  13726
  Maids are May when they are maids, but the sky changes when they are wives.    As You Like It, iv. 1.  13727
  Maids should be seen and not heard.    Proverb.  13728
  Maids want nothing but husbands, and when they have them they want everything.    Somerset Proverb.  13729
  Maids well summered, and warm kept, are like flies at Bartholomew-tide—blind, though they have their eyes.    Henry V., v. 2.  13730
  Maintien le droit—Maintain the right.    Motto.  13731
  Mair by luck than gude guiding (management).    Scotch Proverb.  13732
  Mais au moindre revers funeste / Le masque tombe, l’homme reste / Et le héros s’évanouit—But at the least sad reverse the mask drops off, the man remains, and the hero vanishes.    J. B. Rousseau.  13733
  Mais de quoi sont composées les affaires du monde? Du bien d’autrui—By of what is the business of the world made up? Of the wealth of other people.    Béroalde Verville.  13734
  Matson d’arrêt—A jail, a prison.    French.  13735
  Maison de force—A house of correction.    French.  13736
  Maître Jacques—A handy fellow who is ready to undertake all kinds of work.    French.  13737
  Major e longinquo reverentia—Respect is greater at a distance.    Tacitus.  13738
  Major famæ sitis est quam / Virtutis; quis enim virtutem amplectitur ipsam, / Præmia si tollas?—The thirst for fame is greater than that for virtue; for, if you take away its reward, who would embrace virtue?    Juvenal.  13739
  Major hereditas venit unicuique nostrum a jure et legibus, quam a parentibus—A more valuable inheritance falls to each of us in our civil and legal rights than comes to us from our fathers.    Cicero.  13740
  Major privato visus, dum privatus fuit, et omnium consensu capax imperii, nisi imperasset—He was regarded as greater than a private individual so long as he remained one, and, by the consent of all, would have been deemed worthy to rule had he never ruled.    Tacitus, of the Emperor Galba.  13741
  Major rerum mihi nascitur ordo—A greater succession of events presents itself to my muse.    Virgil.  13742
  Major sum quam cui possit Fortuna nocere / Multaque ut eripiat, multo mihi plura relinquet. / Excessere metum mea jam bona—I am above being injured by fortune; though she snatch away much, more will remain to me. The blessings I now enjoy transcend fear.    Ovid.  13743
  Majore tumultu / Planguntur nummi quam funera, nemo dolorem / Fingit in hoc casu / … Ploratur lacrimis amissa pecunia veris—Money is bewailed with a greater tumult than death. No one feigns grief in this case…. The loss of money is deplored with true tears.    Juvenal.  13744
  Majoresque cadunt altis de montibus umbræ—And the shadows lengthen as they fall from the lofty mountains.    Virgil.  13745
  Majori cedo—I retire before my superior.  13746
  Majority is applied to number, and superiority to power.    Johnson.  13747
  Majus et minus non variant speciem—Greater and less don’t change the nature of a thing.  13748
  Make a crutch of your cross.    Proverb.  13749
  Make a virtue of necessity.    Burton.  13750
  Make all sure, and keep all pure.    Proverb.  13751
  Make clean thy conscience; hide thee there.    Quarles.  13752
  Make clean work, and leave no tags. Allow no delays when you are at a thing; do it and be done with it.    Prof. Blackie.  13753
  Make doors fast upon a woman’s wit, and it will out at the casement; shut that, and ’twill out at the keyhole.    As You Like It, iv. 1.  13754
  Make every bargain clear and plain, / That none may afterwards complain.    Proverb.  13755
  Make good cheese, if you make little.    Proverb.  13756
  Make haste slowly.    Proverb.  13757


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