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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
Man proposes  to  Married in haste
  Man proposes, God disposes.    Proverb.  14000
  Man, proud man, / Dress’d in a little brief authority; / Most ignorant of what he’s most assur’d, / His glassy essence, like an angry ape, / Plays such fantastic tricks before high heaven, / As make the angels weep.    Meas. for Meas., ii. 2.  14001
  Man reconciles himself to almost every event, however trying, if it happens in the ordinary course of nature. It is the extraordinary that he rebels against.    W. von Humboldt.  14002
  Man rettet gern aus trüber Gegenwart / Sich in das heitere Gebiet der Kunst, / Und für die Kränkungen der Wirklichkeit / Sucht man sich Heilung in des Dichters Träumen—We are fain to escape out of the distracted present into the untroubled sphere of art, and for the miseries of real life we seek healing in the dreams of the poet.    Uhland.  14003
  Man schont die Alten, wie man die Kinder schont—We bear with old people as we do with children.    Goethe.  14004
  Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.    Bible.  14005
  Man should let alone other’s prejudices and examine his own.    Locke.  14006
  Man should not be over-anxious for a subsistence, for it is provided by the Creator. The infant no sooner droppeth from the womb than the breasts of the mother begin to stream.    Hitopadesa.  14007
  Man sieht sich, lernt sich kennen, / Liebt sich, muss sich trennen—We greet each other, learn to know each other, love each other, and then—we part.  14008
  Man soll die Stimmen wägen und nicht zählen—Votes ought to be weighed, not counted.    Schiller.  14009
  Man soll kein Buch nach dem Titelblatt beurtheilen—We should not judge of a book from the title-page.    German Proverb.  14010
  Man soll nicht mehr Teufel rufen, als man bannen kann—One should raise no more devils than one can lay.    German Proverb.  14011
  Man spends his life in reasoning on the past, complaining of the present, and trembling for the future.    Rivarol.  14012
  Man spricht selten von der Tugend, die man hat; aber desto öfter von der, die uns fehlt—We seldom boast (lit. speak) of the virtue which we have, but oftener of that which we have not.    Lessing.  14013
  Man spricht vergebens viel, nur zu versagen, / Der and’re hört von allem nur das Nein!—In vain we speak much only to refuse; the other, of all we say, hears only the “No!”    Goethe.  14014
  Man spricht vom vielen Trinken stets, / Doch nie vom vielen Durste—They make much of our drinking, but never think of our thirst.    Scheffel.  14015
  Man steigt den grünen Berg des Lebens hinauf, um oben auf dem Eisberge zu sterben—We ascend the green mountain of life in order to die up there upon the glaciers. (?)  14016
  Man steigt nicht ungestraft vom Göttermahle / Herunter in den Kreis der Sterblichen—One does not descend from a banquet with the gods into a company of common mortals without suffering for it.    Grillparzer.  14017
  Man supposes that he directs his life and governs his actions, when his existence is irretrievably under the control of destiny.    Goethe.  14018
  Man, that is born of a woman, is of few days, and full of trouble.    Bible.  14019
  Man, the aristocrat amongst the animals.    Heine.  14020
  Man, the little god of this world, is still ever of the same stamp, and is as whimsical as on the first day.    Mephistopheles in Goethe.  14021
  Man the peasant is a being of more marked national character than man the educated and refined.    Ruskin.  14022
  Man thee for the high endeavour, / Shun the crowd’s ignoble ease! / Fails the noble spirit never, / Wise to think and prompt to seize.    Goethe.  14023
  Man thereby (by his fantasy as the organ of the godlike), though based to all seeming on the small visible, does nevertheless extend down into the infinite deeps of the Invisible, of which Invisible, indeed, his life is properly the bodying forth.    Carlyle.  14024
  Man thinks he has an estate of reputation, and is glad to see one that will bring any of it home to him; it is no matter how dirty a bag it is conveyed to him in, or by how clownish a messenger, so the money is good.    Steele.  14025
  Man! / Thou pendulum betwixt a smile and a tear.    Byron.  14026
  Man, though, as Swift has it, “a forked straddling animal with bandy legs,” yet is also a spirit, and unutterable mystery of mysteries.    Carlyle.  14027
  Man unconnected is at home everywhere, unless he may be said to be at home nowhere.    Johnson.  14028
  Man verändert sich oft und bessert sich selten—People change often enough, but seldom for the better.    German Proverb.  14029
  Man wants but little here below, / Nor wants that little long.    Goldsmith.  14030
  Man was created to work—not to speculate, or feel, or dream.    Carlyle.  14031
  Man were better relate himself to a statue or picture than to suffer his thoughts to pass in smother.    Bacon.  14032
  Man, while he loves, is never quite depraved.    Lamb.  14033
  Man, who lives to die, dies to live well, / So if he guide his ways by blamelessness / And earnest will to hinder not, but help, / All things both great and small which suffer life.    Sir Edwin Arnold.  14034
  Man wird nie betrogen; man betrügt sich selbst—We are never deceived; we deceive ourselves.    Goethe.  14035
  Man without patience is the lamp without oil, and pride in a rage is a bad counsellor.    A. de Musset.  14036
  Man without self-restraint is like a barrel without hoops, and tumbles to pieces.    Ward Beecher.  14037
  Man yields to custom as he bows to fate, / In all things ruled—mind, body, and estate: / In pain, in sickness, we for cure apply / To them we know not, and we know not why.    Crabbe.  14038
  Man’s activity is all too fain to relax; he soon gets fond of unconditional repose.    Goethe.  14039
  Man’s best candle is his understanding.    Proverb.  14040
  Man’s body and his mind are exactly like a jerkin and a jerkin’s lining—rumple the one, you rumple the other.    Sterne.  14041
  Man’s conviction should be strong, and so well timed that worldly advantages may seem to have no share in it.    Addison.  14042
  Man’s extremity is God’s opportunity.    Proverb.  14043
  Man’s first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart; his next, to escape the censures of the world.    Addison.  14044
  Man’s grand fault is, and remains, that he has so many small ones.    Jean Paul.  14045
  Man’s grief is but his grandeur in disguise, and discontent is immortality.    Young.  14046
  Man’s gullability is not his worst blessing.    Carlyle.  14047
  Man’s heart eats all things, and is hungry still.    Young.  14048
  Man’s highest merit always is as much as possible to rule external circumstances, and as little as possible to let himself be ruled by them.    Goethe.  14049
  Man’s history is little else than a narrative of designs that have failed and hopes that have been disappointed.    Johnson.  14050
  Man’s inhumanity to man makes countless thousands mourn.    Burns.  14051
  Man’s liberty ends, and it ought to end, when that liberty becomes the curse of his neighbours.    Farrar.  14052
  Man’s life and nature is as it was, and as it will ever be.    Carlyle.  14053
  Man’s life is a progress, and not a station.    Emerson.  14054
  Man’s life is an appendix to his heart.    South.  14055
  Man’s life is filed by his foe.    Proverb.  14056
  Man’s life is never anything but an ever-vanishing present.    Schopenhauer.  14057
  Man’s life is not an affair of mere instinct, but of steady self-control.    Goethe.  14058
  Man’s life never was a sport to him; it was a stern reality—altogether a serious matter to be alive.    Carlyle.  14059
  Man’s life now, as of old, is the genuine work of God; wherever there is a man, a God also is revealed, and all that is godlike; a whole epitome of the Infinite, with its meanings, lies enfolded in the life of every man.    Carlyle.  14060
  Man’s love is of man’s life a thing apart; / ’Tis woman’s whole existence.    Byron.  14061
  Man’s obligations do not tend toward the past. We know of nothing that binds us to what is behind: our duty lies ahead.    C. Richet.  14062
  Man’s only true happiness is to live in Hope of something to be won by him, in Reverence of something to be worshipped by him, and in Love of something to be cherished by him, and cherished—for ever.    Ruskin.  14063
  Man’s own heart must be ever given to gain that of another.    Goldsmith.  14064
  Man’s own judgment is the proper rule and measure of his actions.    Thomas à Kempis.  14065
  Man’s philosophies are usually the “supplement of his practice;” some ornamental logic-varnish, some outer skin of articulate intelligence, with which he strives to render his dumb instinctive doings presentable when they are done.    Carlyle.  14066
  Man’s second childhood begins when a woman gets hold of him.    J. M. Barrie.  14067
  Man’s spiritual nature is essentially one and indivisible.    Carlyle.  14068
  Man’s true, genuine estimate, / The grand criterion of his fate, / Is not—Art thou high or low? / Did thy fortune ebb or flow?    Burns.  14069
  Man’s unhappiness, as I construe, comes of his greatness; it is because there is an Infinite in him, which, with all his cunning, he cannot quite bury under the finite.    Carlyle.  14070
  Man’s walk, like all walking, is a series of falls.    Carlyle.  14071
  Man’s word is God in man.    Tennyson.  14072
  Man’s work lasts till set of sun; / Woman’s work is never done.    Proverb.  14073
  Manche gingen nach Licht und stürzten in tiefere Nacht nur; sicher im Dämmerschein wandelt die Kindheit dahin—Many have gone in quest of light and fallen into deeper darkness; whereas childhood walks on secure in the twilight.    Schiller.  14074
  Mancher wähnt sich frei, und siehet / Nicht die Bande, die ibn schnüren—Many a one thinks himself free and sees not the bands that bind him.    Rückert.  14075
  Mandamus—We enjoin. A writ issuing from the Queen’s Bench, commanding certain things to be done.    Law.  14076
  Manebant vestigia morientis libertatis—There still remained traces of expiring liberty.    Tacitus.  14077
  Manège—Riding-house; horsemanship.    French.  14078
  Manet alta mente repostum, / Judicium Paridis spretæque injuria formæ—Deep seated in her mind remains the judgment of Paris, and the wrong done to her slighted beauty.    Virgil, of Juno’s vengeance.  14079
  Mange-tout—A spendthrift (lit. eat-all).    French.  14080
  Manhood begins joyfully and hopefully, not when we have made a truce with necessity, or even surrendered to it, but only when we have reconciled ourselves to it, and learned to feel that in necessity we are free.    Carlyle.  14081
  Manhood, when verging into age, grows thoughtful, / Full of wise saws and modern instances.    As You Like It, ii. 7.  14082
  Manibus pedibusque—With hands and feet; with tooth and nail.  14083
  Manibus victoria dextris—Victory by my right hand.    Motto.  14084
  Manifold is human strife, / Human passion, human pain; / Yet many blessings still are rife, / And many pleasures still remain.    Goethe.  14085
  Mankind are earthen jugs with spirits in them.    Hawthorne.  14086
  Mankind are unco’ weak, / And little to be trusted; / If self the wavering balance shake, / It’s rarely right adjusted.    Burns.  14087
  Mankind at large alway resemble frivolous children; they are impatient of thought, and wish to be amused.    Emerson.  14088
  “Mankind follow their several bell-wethers; and if you hold a stick before the wether, so that he is forced to vault in his passage, the whole flock will do the like when the stick is withdrawn; and the thousandth sheep will be seen vaulting impetuously over air, as the first did over an otherwise impassable barrier.”    Carlyle, quoting Jean Paul.  14089
  Mankind in general agree in testifying their devotion, their gratitude, their friendship, or their love, by presenting whatever they hold dearest.    Burns.  14090
  Mankind is a science that defies definitions.    Burns.  14091
  Mankind suffer to this hour, and will for long, as is like, because they do not know what to make of the fire of Prometheus. He dared to purloin from the gods and commit into the hands of ordinary men an element (fire), which, as the result has shown, only gods and their wise-hearted offspring can with safety handle.    James Wood.  14092
  Mankind will never lack obstacles to give it trouble, and the pressure of necessity to develop its powers.    Goethe.  14093
  Manliana—A Manlian, i.e., a harsh and severe sentence, such as that of Titus Manlius, who ordered his son to be scourged and beheaded for fighting contrary to orders.  14094
  Männer richten nach Gründen; des Weibes Urteil ist seine Liebe; wo es nicht liebt, hat schon gerichtet das Weib—Men judge on rational grounds; the woman’s judgment is her love; where the woman does not love, she has judged.    Schiller.  14095
  Manners are not idle, but the fruit / Of loyal nature and of noble mind.    Tennyson.  14096
  Manners are of more importance than laws; upon them in a great measure laws depend.    Burke.  14097
  Manners are stronger than laws.    Proverb.  14098
  Manners are the happy ways of doing things; each once a stroke of genius or of love, now repeated and hardened into a usage.    Emerson.  14099
  Manners are the root, laws only the branches.    Horace Mann.  14100
  Manners are the shadows of virtues, the momentary display of those qualities which our fellow-creatures love and respect.    Sydney Smith.  14101
  Manners carry the world for the moment, character for all time.    A. B. Alcott.  14102
  Manners easily and rapidly mature into morals.    Horace Mann.  14103
  Manners make laws, manners likewise repeal them.    Johnson.  14104
  Manners make the man.    Motto.  14105
  Manners must adorn knowledge, and smooth its way through the world. Like a great rough diamond, it may do very well in a closet by way of curiosity, and also for its intrinsic value.    Chesterfield.  14106
  Männliche, tüchtige Geister werden durch Erkennen eines Irrthums erhöht und gestärkt—Sturdy manly souls are exalted and strengthened in the presence of (lit. by the knowledge of) an error.    Goethe.  14107
  [Greek]—He is the best diviner who conjectures well.    Euripides.  14108
  Mantua me genuit, Calabri rapuere, tenet nunc / Parthenope. Cecini pascua, rura, duces—Mantua bore me, Calabria carried me off, Naples holds me now. I sang of pastures, fields and heroes.    Virgil’s epitaph.  14109
  Mantua, væ! miseræ nimium vicina Cremonæ—Mantua, alas! too near the unhappy Cremona.    Quoted by Dean Swift on seeing a lady sweep a violin off a table with her dress.  14110
  Manu forti—With a strong hand.    Motto.  14111
  Manu scriptum—Written by the hand.  14112
  Manufacture is intelligible but trivial; creation is great and cannot be understood.    Carlyle.  14113
  Manum de tabula!—Hand of the picture! i.e., leave off touching up.  14114
  Manum non verterim, digitum non porrexerim—I would not turn my hand or stretch out my finger.    Cicero.  14115
  Manus e nubibus—Hand from the clouds.  14116
  Manus hæc inimica tyrannis—This hand is hostile to tyrants.    Motto.  14117
  Manus manum lavat—One hand washes the other.  14118
  Many a cow stands in the meadow and looks wistfully at the common.    Proverb.  14119
  Many a dangerous temptation comes to us in fine gay colours that are but skin-deep.    Henry.  14120
  Many a discord betwixt man and man the returning seasons soften by degrees into sweetest harmony; but that which bridges over the greatest gap is Love, whose charm unites the earth with heaven above.    Goethe.  14121
  Many a father might say,… “I put in gold into the furnace, and there came out this calf.”    Spurgeon.  14122
  Many a fine dish has nothing on it.    Proverb.  14123
  Many a genius has been of slow growth. Oaks, that flourish for a thousand years, do not spring up into beauty like a reed.    G. H. Lewis.  14124
  Many a good cow hath a bad calf.    Proverb.  14125
  Many a good drop of broth may come out of an old pot.    Proverb.  14126
  Many a good father hath but a bad son.    Proverb.  14127
  Many a hand moulded by Nature to give elegance of form to a kid glove is “stinted of its fair proportion” by grubbing toil.    S. Lover.  14128
  Many a man is mad in certain instances, and goes through life without having perceived it.    Johnson.  14129
  Many a man settleth more by an inch of his will than by an ell of his thrift.    Proverb.  14130
  Many a man’s vices have at first been nothing worse than good qualities run wild.    Hare.  14131
  Many a meandering discourse one hears, in which the preacher aims at nothing, and—hits it.    Whately.  14132
  Many a one is good because he can do no mischief.    Proverb.  14133
  Many a one labours for the day he will never live to see.    Danish Proverb.  14134
  Many a one threatens while he quakes for fear.    Italian and German Proverb.  14135
  Many a seeming farce played on the great stage of the world is in reality a tragedy, if we could but see into the heart of it.    Anonymous.  14136
  Many a true word is spoken in jest.    Proverb.  14137
  Many a young damsel has been ruined by a fine copy of verses, which she would have laughed at if she had known it had been stolen from Mr. Waller.    Lady Montagu.  14138
  Many acquaintances, but few friends.    Johnson.  14139
  Many acres will not make a wiseacre.    Proverb.  14140
  Many an honest man stands in need of help that has not the face to beg it.    Proverb.  14141
  Many an irksome noise, when a long way off, is heard as music.    Thoreau.  14142
  Many and many a heart of woman, who has not uttered a word during her whole life, has felt more truly and intensely than the poet that has sung most sweetly.    Renan.  14143
  Many are called but few chosen.    Jesus.  14144
  Many are idly busy. Domitian was busy, but then it was catching flies.    Jeremy Taylor.  14145
  Many are wise in jest but fools in earnest.    Proverb.  14146
  Many arrive at second masters / Upon their first lord’s neck.    Timon of Athens, iv. 3.  14147
  Many beat the sack, and mean the miller.    Proverb.  14148
  Many books owe their success to the good memories of their authors and the bad memories of their readers.    Colton.  14149
  Many by-walks, many balks; many balks, much stumbling.    Latimer.  14150
  Many can argue, not many converse.    A. B. Alcott.  14151
  Many can bear adversity, but few contempt.    Proverb.  14152
  Many can brook the weather that love not the wind.    Love’s L’s. Lost, iv. 2.  14153
  Many can make bricks, but cannot build.    Proverb.  14154
  Many causes that can plead well for themselves in the courts of Westminster, have yet in the general court of the universe and free soul of man no word to utter.    Carlyle.  14155
  Many children, many cares; no children, no felicity.    Bovee.  14156
  Many commit sin and blame Satan.    Proverb.  14157
  Many cooks spoil the broth.    Proverb.  14158
  Many cut broad thongs out of other people’s leather.    Proverb.  14159
  Many deceive themselves, imagining to find happiness in change.    Thomas à Kempis.  14160
  Many delight more in giving of presents than in paying their debts.    Sir P. Sidney.  14161
  Many estates are spent in the getting, / Since women, for tea, forsook spinning and knitting, / And men, for their punch, forsook hewing and splitting.    Proverb.  14162
  Many find fault without any end, / And yet do nothing at all to mend.    Proverb.  14163
  Many flowers open to the sun, but only one follows him constantly. Heart, be thou the sunflower, not only open to receive God’s blessing, but constant in looking to Him.    Jean Paul.  14164
  Many get into a dispute well that cannot get out well.    Proverb.  14165
  Many go in quest of wool, and come back shorn.    German Proverb.  14166
  Many go out for clothes, and come home stript.    Proverb.  14167
  Many good purposes lie in the churchyard.    Philip Henry.  14168
  Many hands make light work.    Proverb.  14169
  Many have been harmed by speech; through thinking, few or none.    Lord Vaux.  14170
  Many have been ruined by buying good pennyworths.    Proverb.  14171
  Many have been ruined by their fortunes; many have escaped ruin by the want of fortune. To obtain it, the great have become little, and the little great.    Zimmermann.  14172
  Many have come to port after a great storm.    Proverb.  14173
  Many have genius, / But, wanting art, are for ever dumb.    Longfellow.  14174
  Many have the talents which would make them poets if they had the genius; a few have the genius yet want the talents.    J. Sterling.  14175
  Many have too much, but none enough.    Danish Proverb.  14176
  Many hope that the tree may be felled who expect to gather chips by the fall.    Fuller.  14177
  Many indifferent things which men originally did from a motive of some sort, they continue to do from habit.    J. S. Mill.  14178
  Many kinds of books are permissible, but there is one kind that is not permissible, the kind that has nothing in it—le genre ennuyeux (the kind that bore you).    Carlyle.  14179
  Many kiss the hand they wish cut off.    Proverb.  14180
  Many lick before they bite.    Proverb.  14181
  Many littles make a mickle.    Proverb.  14182
  Many are fain to praise what is right and do what is wrong.    Danish Proverb.  14183
  Many men and women spend their lives in unsuccessful attempts to spin the flax God sends them upon a wheel they can never use.    J. G. Holland.  14184
  Many men attain a knowledge of what is perfect, and of their own insufficiency, and go on doing things by halves to the end of their days.    Goethe.  14185
  Many men fancy that what they experience they also understand.    Goethe.  14186
  Many men have been capable of doing a wise thing, more a cunning thing, but very few a generous thing.    Alex. Pope.  14187
  Many men, in all ages, have triumphed over death, and led it captive; converting its physical victory into a moral victory for themselves, into a seal and immortal consecration for all that their past life had achieved.    Carlyle.  14188
  Many men involve themselves deeper in temptations by being too solicitous to decline them.    Thomas à Kempis.  14189
  Many men know how to flatter; few men know how to praise.    Wendell Phillips.  14190
  Many men love in themselves what they hate in others.    Benzel Sternan.  14191
  Many men spend their lives in gazing at their own shadows, and so dwindle away into shadows thereof.    Hare.  14192
  Many of our troubles are God dragging us, and they would end if we would stand upon our feet, and go whither He would have us.    Ward Beecher.  14193
  Many of sounding name from Jamblicus down to Aubrey have wasted their time in devising imaginary remedies for non-existing diseases.    Scott.  14194
  Many of the supposed increasers of knowledge have only given a new name, and often a worse, to what was well known before.    Hare.  14195
  Many old camels carry the skins of the young ones to the market.    Proverb.  14196
  Many people are sincere without being simple. They do not wish to be taken for other than they are; and they always fear lest they should be taken for what they are not.    Fénelon.  14197
  Many people place virtue more in regretting than in amendment.    Lichtenberg.  14198
  Many people take no care of their money till they have come nearly to an end of it, and others do just the same with their time.    Goethe.  14199
  Many people think of knowledge as of money. They would like knowledge, but cannot face the perseverance and self-denial that go to the acquisition of it.    John Morley.  14200
  Many readers judge of the power of a book by the shock it gives their feelings.    Longfellow.  14201
  Many rendings need many mendings.    Proverb.  14202
  Many sacrifices have been made just to enjoy the feeling of vengeance, without any intention of causing an amount of injury equivalent to what one has suffered.    Schopenhauer.  14203
  Many see more with one eye than others with two.    German Proverb.  14204
  Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.    Bible.  14205
  Many so spend their whole term, and in ever-new expectation, ever-new disappointment, shift from enterprise to enterprise, and from side to side, till at length, as exasperated striplings of threescore and ten, they shift into their last enterprise, that of getting buried.    Carlyle.  14206
  Many speak the truth when they say that they despise riches and preferment; but they mean the riches and preferment possessed by other men.    Colton.  14207
  Many strokes, though with a little axe, / Hew down and fell the hardest timber’d oak.    3 Henry VI., ii. 1.  14208
  Many talk like philosophers and live like fools.    Proverb.  14209
  Many that are first shall be last, and the last shall be first.    Jesus.  14210
  Many there be that buy nothing with their money but repentance.    Proverb.  14211
  Many things are too delicate to be thought; many more to be spoken.    Novalis.  14212
  Many things difficult to design prove easy of performance.    Johnson.  14213
  Many things there are / That we may hope to win with violence; / While others only can become our own / Through moderation and wise self-restraint. / Such is virtue; such is love.    Goethe.  14214
  Many times death passeth with less pain than the torture of a limb; for the most vital parts are not the quickest of sense.    Bacon.  14215
  Many ventures make a full freight.    Proverb.  14216
  Many walk into the battle and are carried out of it.    Fielding.  14217
  Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it.    Bible.  14218
  Many words hurt more than swords.    Proverb.  14219
  Many would be cowards if they had courage enough.    Proverb.  14220
  Many would have been worse if their estates had been better.    Proverb.  14221
  Many young persons believe themselves natural when they are really ill-mannered and coarse.    La Rochefoucauld.  14222
  Mar not what, marred, cannot be mended.    Proverb.  14223
  March dust is a thing / Worth ransom of a king.    Old saw.  14224
  March winds and April showers.    Proverb.  14225
  Marchand qui perd ne peut rire—The dealer who loses is not the one to laugh.    Dandin.  14226
  Marchandise de rencontre—Second-hand goods.    French.  14227
  Marchandise qui plait est à demie vendue—Goods which please are half sold.    French Proverb.  14228
  Mare apertum—A sea open to commerce.  14229
  Mare clausum—A sea closed to commerce.  14230
  Mare cœlo miscere—To confound sea and sky.  14231
  Mare ditat, rosa decorat—The sea enriches, the rose adorns.    Motto.  14232
  Mare quidem commune certo est omnibus—The sea surely is common to all.    Plautus.  14233
  Margarita e stercore—A pearl from a dunghill.    Proverb.  14234
  Maria montesque polliceri cœpit—He began to promise seas and mountains.    Sallust.  14235
  Mariage de convenance—A marriage from considerations of advantage.    French.  14236
  Marie ton fils quand tu voudras, mais ta fille quand tu pourras—Marry your son when you like, your daughter when you can.    French Proverb.  14237
  Mark if his birth makes any difference, if to his words it adds one grain of sense.    Dryden.  14238
  Mark what another says; for many are / Full of themselves, and answer their own notion. / Take all into thee; then with equal care / Balance each chain of reason, like a potion.    George Herbert.  14239
  Marmoreo Licinus tumulo jacet, at Cato parvo, / Pompeius nullo. Quis putet esse deos? / Saxa premunt Licinum, levat altum Fama Catonem, / Pompeium tituli. Credimus esse deos—Licinus lies in a marble tomb, Cato in a humble one, Pompey in none. Who can believe that the gods exist? Ans.—Heavy lies the stone on Licinus; Fame raises Cato on high; his glories, Pompey. We believe that the gods do exist.  14240
  Marriage, by making us more contented, causes us often to be less enterprising.    Bovee.  14241
  Marriage comes unawares, like a soot-drop.    Irish Proverb.  14242
  Marriage, indeed, may qualify the fury of his passion, but it very rarely mends a man’s manners.    Congreve.  14243
  Marriage is a desperate thing. The frogs in Æsop were extremely wise; they had a great mind to some water, but they would not leap into the well, because they could not get out again.    Selden.  14244
  Marriage is the best state for man in general; and every man is a worse man in proportion as he is unfit for the married state.    Johnson.  14245
  Marriage is the bloom or blight of all men’s happiness.    Byron.  14246
  Marriage is the feast where the grace is better than the dinner.    Colton.  14247
  Marriage is the mother of the world, and preserves kingdoms, and fills cities and churches, and heaven itself.    Jeremy Taylor.  14248
  Marriage must be a relation either of sympathy or of conquest.    George Eliot.  14249
  Marriage with peace is the world’s paradise; with strife, this life’s purgatory.    Proverb.  14250
  Marriages are best of dissimilar material.    Theo. Parker.  14251
  Marriages are made in heaven.    Proverb.  14252
  Married couples resemble a pair of scissors, often moving in opposite directions, yet always punishing any one who comes between them.    Sydney Smith.  14253
  Married in haste, we may repent at leisure.    Congreve.  14254


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