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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
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  Marry above your match, and you get a master.    Proverb.  14255
  Marry and grow tame.    Spanish Proverb.  14256
  Marry for love and work for siller.    Scotch Proverb.  14257
  Marry for love, but only love that which is lovely.    Proverb.  14258
  Marrying is easy, but housekeeping is hard.    Proverb.  14259
  Mars gravior sub pace latet—A more serious war lies concealed under a show of peace.    Claudian.  14260
  Martem accendere cantu—To waken up the war-spirit by his note.    Virgil.  14261
  Mas vale buen amigo que pariente primo—A good friend is better than a near relation.    Spanish Proverb.  14262
  Masses are rude, lame, unmade, pernicious in their demands and influence, and need not to be flattered, but to be schooled.    Emerson.  14263
  Mässigkeit und klarer Himmel sind Apollo und die Musen—Moderation and a clear sky are Apollo and the Muses.    Goethe.  14264
  Masters are mostly the greatest servants in the house.    Proverb.  14265
  Masters should be sometimes blind and sometimes deaf.    Proverb.  14266
  Masters two / Will not do.    Proverb.  14267
  Mastery passes often for egotism.    Goethe.  14268
  Match-makers often burn their fingers.    Proverb.  14269
  Mater artium necessitas—Necessity is the mother of invention (lit. the arts).  14270
  Mater familias—The mother of a family.  14271
  Materia medica—Substances used in medicine; therapeutics.  14272
  Materia prima—The primary substance or substrate.  14273
  Materialism coarsens and petrifies everything; makes everything vulgar, and every truth false.    Amiel.  14274
  Materiem, qua sis ingeniosus, habes—You have a subject on which to show your ingenuity.    Ovid.  14275
  Materiem superabat opus—The workmanship surpassed the material.    Ovid.  14276
  Mathematic form is eternal in the reasoning memory; living form is eternal existence.    William Blake.  14277
  Mathematics can remove no prejudices and soften no obduracy. It has no influence in sweetening the bitter strife of parties, and in the moral world generally its action is perfectly null.    Goethe.  14278
  [Greek]—I speak to experts; those who are not I ignore.    Æschylus.  14279
  Matinée—A morning recital or performance.    French.  14280
  Matrimony, the high sea for which no compass has yet been invented.    Heine.  14281
  Matter exists only spiritually, and to represent some idea and body it forth.    Carlyle.  14282
  Matter, were it never so despicable, is spirit, the manifestation of spirit: were it never so honourable, can it be more?    Carlyle.  14283
  Mature fieri senem, si diu velis esse senex—You must become an old man soon if you would be an old man long.    Proverb in Cicero.  14284
  Maulesel treiben viel Parlaren / Dass ihre Voreltern Pferde waren—Mules boast much that their ancestors were horses.    German Proverb.  14285
  Mauvaise honte—False shame.    French.  14286
  Mauvaise langue—A slanderous tongue.    French.  14287
  Mauvais pas—A scrape; a difficulty.    French.  14288
  Mauvais sujet—A bad or worthless fellow.    French.  14289
  Mauvais ton—Bad manners.    French.  14290
  Maxim or aphorism, let us remember that this wisdom of life is the true salt of literature; that those books are most nourishing which are most richly stored with it, and that it is one of the main objects … which men ought to seek in the reading of books.    John Morley.  14291
  Maxima debetur pueris reverentia—The greatest respect is due to youth (lit. our boys).    Juvenal.  14292
  Maxima illecebra est peccandi impunitatis spes—The greatest incitement to guilt is the hope of sinning with impunity.    Cicero.  14293
  Maxima quæque domus servis est plena superbis—Every great house is full of haughty servants.    Juvenal.  14294
  Maximas virtutes jacere omnes necesse est, voluptate dominante—Where pleasure prevails, all the greatest virtues must lie dormant.    Cicero.  14295
  Maxims are to the intellect what laws are to actions; they do not enlighten, but they guide and direct.    Joubert.  14296
  Maximum remedium iræ dilatio est!—Deferring of anger is the best antidote to anger.    Seneca.  14297
  Maximus in minimis—Very great in very little things.  14298
  Maximus novator tempus—Time is the greatest innovator.    Proverb.  14299
  “May-be” is very well, but “must” is the master.    Proverb.  14300
  May cauld ne’er catch you but a hap, / Nor hunger but in plenty’s lap.    Burns.  14301
  May never wicked fortune touzle (tease) him! / May never wicked man bamboozle him! / Until a pow as auld’s Methusalem / He canty (cheerily) claw, / Then to the blessed New Jerusalem / Fleet wing awa’!    Burns.  14302
  May the idea of pureness, extending itself even to the very morsel which I take into my mouth, become ever dearer and more luminous within me.    Goethe.  14303
  Me judice—In my opinion or judgment.  14304
  Me justum esse gratis oportet—It is my duty to show justice without recompense.    Seneca.  14305
  [Greek]—Do not make evil gains; evil gains are equal to losses.    Hesiod.  14306
  [Greek]—Don’t stir Lake Camarina (otherwise pestilence).  14307
  Me miseram, quod amor non est medicabilis herbis!—Oh, unhappy me, that there should be no herbs to cure love!  14308
  Me nemo ministro / Fur erit—No one shall play the thief with my help.    Juvenal.  14309
  Me non solum piget stultitiæ meæ, sed etiam pudet—I am not only annoyed at my folly, I am ashamed of it.    Law.  14310
  Me, poor man, my library was dukedom large enough.    Tempest, i. 1.  14311
  Me (they will kill) when they are mad, but you when they recover their reason.    Phocion to Demosthenes, who had threatened him with death at the hands of his fellow-citizens.  14312
  Mea virtute me involvo—I wrap myself in my virtue.    Horace.  14313
  Meal is finer than grain; women are finer than men.    Gaelic Proverb.  14314
  Meals and matins minish never.    Proverb.  14315
  Mean spirits under disappointment, like small beer in a thunderstorm, always turn sour.    Randolph.  14316
  Measure men around the heart.    Proverb.  14317
  Measure not by a scale of perfection the meagre product of reality.    Schiller.  14318
  Measure three times before you cut once.    Proverb.  14319
  Measure your cloth ten times; you can cut it but once.    Russian Proverb.  14320
  Measures, not men, have always been my mark.    Goldsmith.  14321
  Meat and matins hinder no man’s journey.    Proverb.  14322
  Meat is devoured by the birds in the air, by the beasts in the fields, and by the fishes in the waters; so, in every situation, there is plenty.    Hitopadesa.  14323
  Meat is more than its carving, and truth is more than oratory.    Proverb.  14324
  Mecum facile redeo in gratiam—I easily recover my good-will myself.    Phædrus.  14325
  [Greek]—No excess.    Anonymous.  14326
  [Greek]—Let nobody speak mischief of anybody.    Plato.  14327
  Medici, causa morbi inventa, curationem inventam putant—Physicians, when they have found out the cause of a disease, consider they have found out the cure.    Cicero.  14328
  Medicines are not meant to feed on.    Proverb.  14329
  Medio de fonte leporum / Surgit amari aliquid quod in ipsis floribus angat—From the midst of the very fountain of delight something bitter arises to vex us even amid the flowers themselves.    Lucretius.  14330
  Medio tutissimus ibis—You will go most safely in the middle.    Ovid.  14331
  Médiocre et rampant, et l’on arrive à tout—Be second-rate and fawning, and you may attain to anything.    Beaumarchais.  14332
  Mediocria firma—The middle station is the most secure.    Motto.  14333
  Mediocribus esse poetis / Non Di, non homines, non concessere columnæ—Mediocrity in poets is condemned by gods and men, and booksellers too.    Horace.  14334
  Mediocrity can talk, but it is for genius to observe.    I. Disraeli.  14335
  Mediocrity is not allowed to poets either by gods or men.    Horace.  14336
  Mediocrity of enjoyment only is allowed to man.    Blair.  14337
  Meditation has taught all men in all ages that this world is after all but a show—a phenomenon or appearance, no real thing.    Carlyle.  14338
  Meditation is a busy search in the storehouse of phantasy for some ideas of matters to be cast in the moulds of resolution into some forms of words and action; in which search I find this is the best conclusion, that to meditate on the best is the best of meditations, and a resolution to make a good end is a good end of my resolutions.    A. Warwick.  14339
  Meditation is the life of the soul; action, the soul of meditation; honour, the reward of action.    Quarles.  14340
  Meditation is the soul’s perspective glass, whereby in her long removes she discerneth God as if he were nearer at hand.    Feltham.  14341
  Medium tenuere beati!—Happy they who steadily pursue a middle course.  14342
  Meekness is not mere white-facedness, a mere contemplative virtue; it is maintaining peace and patience in the midst of pelting provocations.    Ward Beecher.  14343
  Meekness is not weakness.    Proverb.  14344
  Meekness is the bridle of anger.    Saying.  14345
  Meekness is the cherish’d bent / Of all the truly great and all the innocent.    Wordsworth.  14346
  [Greek]—A great book is a great evil.    Callimachus.  14347
  Meglio amici da lontano che nemici d’appresso—Better be friends at a distance than enemies near each other.    Italian Proverb.  14348
  Meglio solo che mal accompagnato—Better alone than in bad company.    Italian Proverb.  14349
  Meglio tardi che mai—Better late than never.    Italian Proverb.  14350
  Mehr Leute beten die aufgehende, als die untergehende Sonne an—More people pay homage to the rising than to the setting sun.    Jean Paul.  14351
  Mehr Licht!—More light!    Goethe’s last words. (?)  14352
  Meikle crack fills nae sack.    Scotch Proverb.  14353
  Mein einz’ger Wunsch ist meiner Wünsche Ruhe—My only wish is that my wishes should be at rest.    Rückert.  14354
  Mein erst Gesetz ist, in der Welt / Die Frager zu vermeiden—A first rule of mine is to avoid the inquiring class of people.    Goethe.  14355
  Mein Herz gleicht ganz dem Meere, / Hat Sturm und Ebb’ und Flut, / Und manche schöne Perle / In seiner Tiefe ruht—My heart altogether resembles the sea; it has its storms, its ebbs and floods, and far down in its quiet depths rests many a shining pearl.    Heine.  14356
  Mein Leben ist für Gold nicht feil—My life is not to be bartered away for gold.    Bürger.  14357
  Mein Leipzig lob’ ich mir! / Es ist klein Paris, und bildet seine Leute—Leipzig for me! It is quite a little Paris, and its people acquire an easy finished air (lit. it fashions its people).    Goethe.  14358
  Mein Pathos brächte dich gewiss zum Lachen, / Hätt’st du dir nicht das Lachen abgewöhnt—My pathos would surely provoke you to mirth, if you had not long ago forborne to smile.    Mephistopheles to the Lord, in Goethe’s “Faust.”  14359
  Mein Ruh’ ist hin, / Mein Herz ist schwer; / Ich finde sie nimmer / Und nimmermehr—My peace is gone; my heart is heavy; I shall find it (peace) never and nevermore.    Gretchen in Goethe’s “Faust.”  14360
  Mein Sohn, nichts in der Welt ist unbedeutend. / Das erste aber und Hauptsächlichste / Bei allem ird’schen Ding ist Ort und Stunde—My son, nothing in this world is without significance, but the first and most essential matter in every earthly thing is the place where and the hour when.    Schiller.  14361
  Mein Wille ist rein, das weitere gebe ich der Vorsehung anheim!—My intention is pure; the rest I leave in the hands of Providence.    Frederick William II. of Prussia.  14362
  Meine Herrn, did you never hear of the man that vilified the sun because it would not light his cigar?    Carlyle’s challenge to certain canting pietistic depreciators of Goethe.  14363
  Meine Zeit in Unruhe, meine Hoffnung in Gott!—The time I live in is a time of turmoil; my hope is in God.    Frederick William III. of Prussia.  14364
  Meiner Idee nach ist Energie die erste und einzige Tugend des Menschen—In my regard energy is the first and only virtue of man.    W. von Humboldt.  14365
  Meines Lebens Wunsch ist stiller Friede—The wish of my life is a tranquil peace.    Seume.  14366
  Mel in ore, verba lactis, / Fel in corde, fraus in factis—Honey in his mouth, words of milk; gall in his heart, deceit in his deeds.  14367
  Melancholy advanceth men’s conceits more than any humour whatever.    Burton.  14368
  Melancholy attends on the best joys of a merely ideal life.    Margaret Fuller.  14369
  Melancholy is the pleasure of being sad.    Victor Hugo.  14370
  Melancholy spreads itself betwixt heaven and earth, like envy between man and man, and is an everlasting mist.    Byron.  14371
  [Greek]—Practice is everything.    Periander.  14372
  Melior est conditio possidentis—The condition of the party in possession, or the defendant, is the better of the two.    Law.  14373
  Melior tutiorque est certa pax, quam sperata victoria—A certain peace is better and safer than an expected victory.    Law.  14374
  Meliora sunt ea quæ natura, quam quæ arte perfecta sunt—The things which are perfect by nature are better than those which are perfect by art.    Cicero.  14375
  Meliores priores—The better first.    Law.  14376
  Melioribus auspiciis—Under more favourable auspices.  14377
  Melius est pati semel, quam cavere semper—It is better to suffer once than to be in perpetual apprehension.    Julius Cæsar.  14378
  Melius est peccata cavere quam mortem fugere—It is better to avoid sin than to fly from death.    Thomas à Kempis.  14379
  Melius, pejus, prosit, obsit, nil vident nisi quod libuerit—better or worse, for good or for harm, they see nothing but what they please.    Terence.  14380
  Mellitum venerium, blanda oratio—A flattering speech is honied poison.    Proverb.  14381
  Membra reformidant mollem quoque saucia tactum; / Vanaque sollicitis incutit umbra metum—The wounded limb shrinks from even a gentle touch, and the unsubstantial shadow strikes the timid with alarm.    Ovid.  14382
  Même quand l’oiseau marche, on sent qu’il a des ailes—Even when a bird walks, we may see that it has wings.    French Proverb.  14383
  Meminerunt omnia amantes—Lovers remember everything.    Ovid.  14384
  Memini etiam quæ nolo: oblivisci non possum quæ volo—I remember what I would not, and I cannot forget what I would.    Themistocles.  14385
  Memor et fidelis—Mindful and faithful.    Motto.  14386
  Memorabilia—Things to be remembered or recorded.  14387
  Memorem immemorem facit, qui monet quod memor meminit—He who reminds a man with a good memory of what he remembers, makes him forget.    Plautus.  14388
  Memoria in æterna—In eternal remembrance.    Motto.  14389
  Memoria minuitur, nisi eam exerceas—Your power of recollection will wax feeble unless you exercise it.    Cicero.  14390
  Memoriter—By rote.  14391
  Memory always obeys the commands of the heart.    Rivarol.  14392
  Memory, and thou, Forgetfulness, not yet / Your powers in happy harmony I find; / One oft recalls what I would fain forget, / And one blots out what I would bear in mind.    Macedonius.  14393
  Memory is a Muse in herself, or rather the mother of the Muses. (?)  14394
  Memory is like a purse: if it be over-full, that it cannot be shut, all will drop out of it.    Fuller.  14395
  Memory is not so brilliant as hope, but it is more beautiful, and a thousand times more true.    G. D. Prentice.  14396
  Memory is the cabinet of imagination, the treasury of reason, the registry of conscience, and the council-chamber of thought.    Basile.  14397
  Memory is the conservative faculty.    Sir Wm. Hamilton.  14398
  Memory is the friend of wit, but the treacherous ally of invention.    Colton.  14399
  Memory is the golden thread linking all the mental gifts and excellencies together.    E. P. Hood.  14400
  Memory (Erinnerung) is the only paradise out of which we cannot be driven.    Jean Paul.  14401
  Memory is the primary and fundamental power, without which there could be no other intellectual operation.    Johnson.  14402
  Memory is the scribe of the soul.    Aristotle.  14403
  Memory, of all things good remind us still: / Forgetfulness, obliterate all that’s ill.    Macedonius.  14404
  Memory tempers prosperity, mitigates adversity, controls youth, and delights old age.    Lactantius.  14405
  Memory, the warder of the brain.    Macbeth, i. 7.  14406
  Men and communities in this world are often in the position of Arctic explorers, who are making great speed in a given direction, while the ice-floe beneath them is making greater speed in the opposite.    John Burroughs.  14407
  Men and cucumbers are worth nothing as soon as they are ripe.    Jean Paul.  14408
  Men and pyramids are not made to stand on their head.    G. K. Pfeffel.  14409
  Men and women who “grill” over the petty annoyances incident to existence, and inseparable from it, go to ruin like a care-worn cat.    C. J. Dunphie.  14410
  Men apt to promise are apt to forget.    Proverb.  14411
  Men are April when they woo, December when they wed.    As You Like It, iv. 1.  14412
  Men are as the time is.    King Lear, v. 3.  14413
  Men are at best only stewards, and they are very select men indeed who are elected of heaven to this honour. The most want the necessary discrimination, and are in their place only when, like Athenian maidens, “bearers of the basket.”    James Wood.  14414
  Men are but children of a larger growth; / Our appetites are apt to change as theirs, / And full as craving too, and full as vain.    Dryden.  14415
  Men are content to be brushed like flies from the path of a great person, so that justice shall be done by him to that common nature which it is the dearest desire of all to see enlarged and glorified.    Emerson.  14416
  Men are contented to be laughed at for their wit, but not for their folly.    Swift.  14417
  Men are enlisted for the labour that kills; let them be enlisted for the labour that feeds; and let the captains of the latter be held as much gentlemen as the captains of the former.    Ruskin.  14418
  Men are eternally divided into the two classes of poet (or believer, maker, and praise), and dunce (or unbeliever, unmaker, and dispraiser).    Ruskin.  14419
  Men are everything, measures are comparatively nothing.    Canning.  14420
  Men are generally more careful of the breed of their horses and dogs than of their children.    William Penn.  14421
  Men are happy in proportion as their range of vision, their sphere of action, and their points of contact with the world are restricted and circumscribed.    Schopenhauer.  14422
  Men are impatient and for precipitating things; but the Author of Nature appears deliberate throughout his operations, accomplishing his natural ends by slow successive steps.    Bishop Butler.  14423
  Men are in general so tricky, so envious, and so cruel, that when we find one who is only weak, we are too happy.    Voltaire.  14424
  Men are led by trifles.    Napoleon.  14425
  Men are less afraid of injuring one who awakens love than one who inspires fear.    Machiavelli.  14426
  Men are like flies—for men are insects too, / Little in mind, howe’er our bodies run!— / We’re all in sects: in sects that hate each other, / And deem it love of God to hate one’s brother.    Edward Irwin.  14427
  Men are like sheep, of which a flock is more easily driven than a single one.    Whately.  14428
  Men are made by nature unequal: it is vain, therefore, to treat them as if they were equal.    Froude.  14429
  Men are men; the best sometimes forget.    Othello, ii. 3.  14430
  Men are more inclined to ask curious questions than to obtain necessary instruction.    Pasquier Quesnel.  14431
  Men are most apt to believe what they least understand.    Pliny.  14432
  Men are mostly so slow, their thoughts overrun ’em, an’ they can only catch ’em by the tail.    George Eliot.  14433
  Men are much in disposition and feelings according to the nature of the country which they inhabit.    Polybius.  14434
  Men are much more prone (the greater is the pity) both to speak and believe ill than well of their neighbours.    Thomas à Kempis.  14435
  Men are never so easily deceived as while they are endeavouring to deceive others.    La Rochefoucauld.  14436
  Men are never wise but returning from law.    Proverb.  14437
  Men are not always what they seem to be.    Lessing.  14438
  Men are not influenced by things, but by their thoughts about things.    Epictetus.  14439
  Men are not leaning willows, but can and must detach themselves.    Emerson.  14440
  Men are not put into this world to be everlastingly fiddled on by the fingers of joy.    Ward Beecher.  14441
  Men are not so ungrateful as they are said to be. If they are often complained of, it generally happens that the benefactor claims more than he has given.    Napoleon.  14442
  Men are not to be measured by inches.    Proverb.  14443
  Men are often capable of greater things than they perform. They are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent.    Walpole.  14444
  Men are oftener treacherous through weakness than design.    La Rochefoucauld.  14445
  Men are readier to forgive calumny than admonition (Ermahnung).    Jean Paul.  14446
  Men are respectable only as they respect.    Emerson.  14447
  Men are seldom blessed with good fortune and good sense at the same time.    Livy.  14448
  Men are seldom more innocently employed than when they are making money.    Johnson.  14449
  Men are so constituted that everybody would rather undertake himself what he sees done by others, whether he has aptitude for it or not.    Goethe.  14450
  Men are solitary among each other; no one will help his neighbour; each has even to assume a defensive attitude lest his neighbour should hinder him.    Carlyle.  14451
  Men are tatooed with their special beliefs like so many South Sea islanders; but a real human heart, with divine love in it, beats with the same glow under all the patterns of all earth’s thousand tribes.    Holmes.  14452
  Men are the sport of circumstances, when the circumstances seem the sport of men.    Byron.  14453
  Men are unwiser than children; they do not know the hand that feeds them.    Carlyle.  14454
  Men are very generous with that which costs them nothing.    Proverb.  14455
  Men are we, and must grieve when even the shade / Of that which once was great is passed away.    Wordsworth.  14456
  Men are what their mothers made them.    Emerson.  14457
  Men are wiser than they know.    Emerson.  14458
  Men at most differ as heaven and earth, / But women, worst and best, as heaven and hell.    Tennyson.  14459
  Men at some time are masters of their fate.    Julius Cæsar, i. 2.  14460
  Men blush less for their crimes than for their weaknesses and vanities.    La Bruyère.  14461
  Men can be estimated by those who know them not, only as they are represented by those who know them.    Johnson.  14462
  Men / Can counsel, and speak comfort to that grief / Which they themselves not feel; but, tasting it, / Their counsel turns to passion, which before / Would give preceptial medicine to rage, / Fetter strong madness in a silken thread, / Charm ache with air and agony with words.    Much Ado, v. 1.  14463
  Men can make an idol of the Bible.    Ward Beecher.  14464
  Men can see through a barn-door, they can. Perhaps that’s the reason they can see so little o’ this side on’t.    George Eliot.  14465
  Men cannot be well educated without the Bible.    Dr. Nott.  14466
  Men cannot benefit those that are with them as they can benefit those that come after them; and of all the pulpits from which the human voice is ever sent forth, there is none from which it reaches so far as from the grave.    Ruskin.  14467
  Men cannot live by lending money to each other.    Ruskin.  14468
  Men cannot live isolated; we are all bound together, for mutual good or else for mutual misery, as living nerves in the same body. No highest man can disunite himself from any lowest.    Carlyle.  14469
  Men carry the head erect indeed, yet how mean and cringing are the thoughts within.    Heine.  14470
  Men cease to interest us when we find their limitations.    Emerson.  14471
  Men chew not when they have no bread.    Proverb.  14472
  Men commonly think according to their inclinations, speak according to their learning and imbibed opinions, but generally act according to custom.    Bacon.  14473
  Men complain of not finding a place of repose. They are in the wrong; they have it for seeking. What they indeed should complain of is, that the heart is an enemy to that very repose they seek.    Goldsmith.  14474
  Men contemplate distinctions because they are stupefied with ignorance (viz., of the substantial identity of things).    Eastern saying, quoted by Emerson.  14475
  Men deal with life as children with their play, / Who first misuse, then cast their toys away.    Cowper.  14476
  Men deride what they do not understand, and snarl at the good and beautiful because it lies beyond their sympathies.    Goethe.  14477
  Men descend to meet.    Emerson.  14478
  Men do not make their homes unhappy because they have genius, but because they have not enough genius.    Wordsworth.  14479
  Men don’t and can’t live by exchanging articles, but by producing them: they don’t live by trade but by work.    Ruskin.  14480
  Men dream in courtship, but in wedlock wake.    Pope.  14481
  Men, elevated above all states, are now the educators of states—dead men, for instance, like Plato.    Jean Paul.  14482
  Men err from selfishness, women because they are weak.    Madame de Staël.  14483
  Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark.    Bacon.  14484
  Men fear only him who does not know them, and he who shuns them will soon misjudge them.    Goethe.  14485
  Men feed themselves rather upon illusion than upon truth.    Amiel.  14486
  Men find it more easy to flatter than to praise.    Jean Paul.  14487
  Men have been wise in very different modes; but they have always laughed the same way.    Johnson.  14488
  Men have but too much cause to secure themselves from men.    Goethe.  14489
  Men have come to speak of the revelation as somewhat long ago given and done, as if God were dead.    Emerson.  14490
  Men have many faults; / Poor women have but two; / There’s nothing good they say, / And nothing right they do.    Anonymous.  14491
  Men have their metal, as of gold and silver.    Koran.  14492
  Men in all ways are better than they seem.    Emerson.  14493
  Men in general experience a great joy in colour. The eye needs it as much as it does light. Let any one recall the refreshing sensation one experiences when on a gloomy day the sun shines out on a particular spot on the landscape, and makes the colours of it visible. That healing powers were ascribed to coloured precious stones may have arisen out of the deep feeling of this inexpressible pleasure.    Goethe.  14494
  Men in great place are thrice servants—servants of the sovereign or state, servants of fame, and servants of business.    Bacon.  14495
  Men, in spite of all their failings, best deserve our affections of all that exists.    Goethe.  14496
  Men learn behaviour, as they take diseases, one of another.    Emerson.  14497
  Men like advising the women better than doing right themselves.    Spurgeon.  14498
  Men, like bullets, go farthest when they are smoothest.    Jean Paul.  14499
  Men, like musical instruments, seem made to be played upon.    Bovee.  14500
  Men, like peaches and pears, grow sweet a little while before they begin to decay.    Holmes.  14501
  Men look to what people think of them; women to what they say.    Hippel.  14502


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