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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
 
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  Only those books come down which deserve to last.    Emerson.  17504
  Only those live who do good.    Tolstoi.  17505
  Only those who love with the heart can animate the love of others.    Abel Stephens.  17506
  Only to the apt, the pure, and the true does Nature resign herself and reveal her secrets.    Goethe.  17507
  Only truth can be polished.    Ruskin.  17508
  Only what of the past was true will come back to us; that is the one asbestos that survives all fire.    Carlyle.  17509
  Only when man weeps he should be alone, not because tears are weak, but they should be secret.    Bulwer Lytton.  17510
  Onus probandi—The burden of proving.  17511
  Onus segni impone asello—Lay the burden on the lazy ass.    Proverb.  17512
  Open not your door when the devil knocks.    Proverb.  17513
  Open rebuke is better than secret love.    Proverb.  17514
  Opera illius mea sunt—His works are mine.    Motto.  17515
  Operæ pretium est—’Tis worth while; worth attending to.  17516
  Opere in longo fas est obrepere somnum—In a long work sleep must steal upon us.    Horace.  17517
  Operosa parvus carmina fingo—I, a little one, compose laborious songs.    Horace.  17518
  Operose nihil agunt—They toil at doing nothing.    Seneca.  17519
  Opes regura, corda subditorum—The wealth of kings is in the affections of their subjects.    Motto.  17520
  [Greek]—The mills of the gods grind slow, but they grind small.  17521
  Opiferque per orbem dicor—I am known over the world as the helper.    Motto.  17522
  Opinion is a medium between knowledge and ignorance.    Plato.  17523
  Opinion is, as it were, the queen of the world, but force is its tyrant.    Pascal.  17524
  Opinion is the main thing which does good or harm in the world. It is our false opinions that ruin us.    Marcus Antoninus.  17525
  Opinion is the mistress of fools.    Proverb.  17526
  Opinion rules the world.    Carlyle.  17527
  Opinions concerning acts are not history; acts themselves alone are history.    William Blake.  17528
  Opinions, like showers, are generated in high places, but they invariably descend into lower ones.    Colton.  17529
  Opinionum enim commenta delet dies, naturæ judicia confirmat—Time effaces the fabrications of opinion, but confirms the judgments of Nature.    Cicero.  17530
  Opportunities, like eggs, come one at a time.    American Proverb.  17531
  Opportunities neglected are irrecoverable.    Proverb.  17532
  Opportunity has hair in front, but is bald behind; if you meet her, seize her by the forelock, for Jove himself cannot catch her again if once let slip.    Rabelais.  17533
  Opportunity is more powerful even than conquerors and prophets.    Disraeli.  17534
  Opportunity makes desire.    Dutch Proverb.  17535
  Opportunity makes us known to others, but more to ourselves.    La Rochefoucauld.  17536
  Oppose not rage while rage is in its force, but give it way awhile and let it waste.    Shakespeare.  17537
  Opposition always enflames the enthusiast, never converts him.    Schiller.  17538
  Oppress’d with grief, oppress’d with care, / A burden more than I can bear, / I sit me down and sigh; / O Life, thou art a galling load, / Along a rough and weary road, / To wretches such as I.    Burns.  17539
  Oppression is more easily borne than insult.    Junius.  17540
  Opprobrium medicorum—The disgrace of physicians.    Said of diseases that defy their skill, especially cancer.  17541
  Optat ephippia bos piger; optat arare caballus—The lazy ox covets the horse’s trappings; the horse would fain plough.    Horace.  17542
  Optics sharp it needs, I ween, / To see what is not to be seen.    J. Trumbull.  17543
  Optima quæque dies miseris mortalibus ævi / Prima fugit; subeunt morbi tristisque senectus, / Et labor; et duræ rapit inclementia mortis—For wretched mortals each best day of life flies first; diseases soon steal on, and sad old age, and decay; and the cruelty of inexorable death snatches us away.    Virgil.  17544
  Optimi consiliarii mortui—The best counsellors are the dead.    Proverb.  17545
  Optimum obsonium labor—Labour is the best sauce.    Proverb.  17546
  Opum furiata cupido—The frantic passion for wealth.    Ovid.  17547
  Ora et labora—Pray and work.    Motto.  17548
  Oracles speak.    Emerson.  17549
  Oral delivery aims at persuasion, at making the listener believe he is convinced. Few persons are capable of being convinced; the majority allow themselves to be persuaded.    Goethe.  17550
  Orando laborando—By prayer and labour.    Motto.  17551
  Orandum est ut sit mens sana in corpore sano—We should pray for a sound mind in a sound body.    Juvenal.  17552
  Orate pro anima—Pray for the soul of.  17553
  Orationis summa virtus est perspicuitas—The greatest virtue of speech is perspicuity.    Quintilian.  17554
  Orator improbus leges subvertit—An evil-disposed orator subverts the laws.  17555
  Oratory is a warrior’s eye flashing from under a philosopher’s brow.    Hare.  17556
  Oratory, like a drama, abhors lengthiness; like the drama, it must be kept doing.    Bulwer Lytton.  17557
  Order all thy actions, so as readily and meekly to comply with the commands of thy superiors, the desires of thy equals, the requests of thy inferiors; so to do for all what thou lawfully mayest.    Thomas à Kempis.  17558
  Order and quiet are good things when they can be had without the sacrifice of things that are better.    Ward Beecher.  17559
  Order is a great man’s need, and his true wellbeing.    Amiel.  17560
  Order is heaven’s first law.    Pope.  17561
  Order is power.    Amiel.  17562
  Order is the sanity of the mind, the health of the body, the peace of the city, the security of the state. As the beams to a house, as the bones to the microcosm of man, so is order to all things.    Southey.  17563
  Order is truth, each thing standing on the basis that belongs to it.    Carlyle.  17564
  Order, thou eye of action.    Aaron Hill.  17565
  Ordinary people think merely of spending time; a man with any brains, of using it.    Schopenhauer.  17566
  Ore e sempre—Now and always.    Italian.  17567
  Ore tenus—Merely from the mouth; oral.  17568
  Organic laws can only be serviceable to, and, in general, will only be written by, a public of honourable citizens, loyal to their state and faithful to each other.    Ruskin.  17569
  [Greek]—The anger of lovers does not last long.    Menander.  17570
  Originality is a thing we constantly clamour for and constantly quarrel with, as if any, observes Jean Paul, but our own could be expected to content us.    Carlyle.  17571
  Originality is simply a fresh pair of eyes.    T. W. Higginson.  17572
  Originality is the one thing which unoriginal minds cannot feel the use of.    J. S. Mill.  17573
  Originality provokes originality.    Goethe.  17574
  Ornament is but the guilèd shore / To a most dangerous sea; the beauteous scarf / Veiling an Indian beauty; in a word, / The seeming truth which cunning times put on / To entrap the wisest.    Mer. of Ven., iii. 2.  17575
  Ornaments were invented by modesty.    Joubert.  17576
  Oro è che oro vale—What is worth gold is gold.    Italian Proverb.  17577
  Orthodoxy is my doxy; heterodoxy another man’s doxy.    Warburton.  17578
  Orthodoxy is the Bourbon of the world of thought; it learns not, neither can it forget.    Huxley.  17579
  Os, orare, vale, communio, mensa negatur—Speech, prayer, greeting, intercourse, and food are forbidden.    The sentence of excommunication.  17580
  Ostentation is the signal flag of hypocrisy.    Chapin.  17581
  Otez un vilain du gibet, il vous y mettra—Save a thief from the gallows, and he will cut your throat.    French Proverb.  17582
  Othello’s occupation’s gone!    Othello, iii. 3.  17583
  Other exercises develop single powers and muscles, but dancing, like a corporeal poesy, embellishes, exercises, and equalises all the muscles at once.    Jean Paul.  17584
  Other heights in other lives, God willing.    Browning.  17585
  Other men are lenses through which we read our own minds.    Emerson.  17586
  Other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours.    Jesus.  17587
  Others apart sat on a hill retired, / In thoughts more elevate, and reason’d high / Of Providence, fore-knowledge, will, and fate, / Fix’d fate, free-will, fore-knowledge absolute; / And found no end, in wand’ring mazes lost.    Milton.  17588
  Others, more aspiring than achieving, / Achieve all in suggestion,… / More helpful by their infinite reaching forth / Than all completed thinking.    Dr. Walter Smith.  17589
  Otia si tollas, periere Cupidinis arcus—Remove the temptations of idleness, and Cupid’s bow is useless.    Ovid.  17590
  Otiosis nullus adsistit Deus—No deity assists the idle.    Proverb.  17591
  Otium cum dignitate—Leisure with dignity.  17592
  Otium sine literis mors est, et hominis vivi sepultura—Leisure without literature is death and burial alive.    Seneca.  17593
  [Greek]—It will not do for a counsellor to sleep all night.    Homer.  17594
  [Greek]—Not formidable as a speaker, but unable to hold his tongue.    Greek. (?)  17595
  Où peut-on être mieux qu’au sein de sa famille?—Where can a man be better than in the bosom of his family?    Marmontel Grétry.  17596
  Où sont les neiges d’antan?—Where is the snow of last year?    F. Villons.  17597
  [Greek]—I am here not for mutual hatred, but for mutual affection.    Sophocles.  17598
  Oublier d’éclairer sa lanterne—To express one’s self obscurely (lit. to forget to light one’s lantern.    French.  17599
  Oublier ne puis—I can never forget.    Motto.  17600
  [Greek]—Nothing comes to be out of what is not.    Epicurus.  17601
  [Greek]—No word that is profitable is bad.    Sophocles.  17602
  Oui et Non sont bien courts à dire, mais avant que de les dire, il y faut penser long-temps—“Yes” and “no” are very short words to say, but we should think for some length of time before saying them.  17603
  [Greek]—That there should be a multitude of rulers is not good; let one be lord, one be king.    Homer.  17604
  [Greek]—What is natural is never shameful.    Euripides.  17605
  [Greek]—There is no better test of a man’s work than time, which also reveals the thought which lay hidden in his breast.    Simonides.  17606
  Our acts our angels are, or good or ill, / Our fatal shadows that walk by us still.    Fletcher.  17607
  Our admiration of the antique is not admiration of the old, but of the natural.    Emerson.  17608
  Our affections are but tents of a night.    Emerson.  17609
  Our affections, as well as our bodies, are in perpetual flux.    Rousseau.  17610
  Our age is really up to nothing better than sweeping out the gutters—a scavenger age. Might it but do that well! It is the indispensable beginning of all.    Carlyle.  17611
  Our age knows nothing but reactions, and leaps from one extreme to another.    Niebuhr.  17612
  Our ambiguous dissipating education awakens wishes when it should be animating tendencies; instead of forwarding our real capacities, it turns our efforts towards objects which are frequently discordant with the mind that aims at them.    Goethe.  17613
  Our ancestors are very good kind o’ folks; but they are the last people I should choose to have a visiting acquaintance with.    Sheridan.  17614
  Our attachment to every object around us increases, in general, from the length of our acquaintance with it.    Goldsmith.  17615
  Our best history is still poetry.    Emerson.  17616
  Our best resolutions are frail when opposed to our predominant inclinations.    Scott.  17617
  Our best thoughts come from others.    Emerson.  17618
  Our better mind / Is as a Sunday’s garment, then put on / When we have nought to do; but at our work / We wear a worse for thrift.    Crowe.  17619
  Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting.    Wordsworth.  17620
  Our books are false by being fragmentary; the sentences are “bon mots,” and not parts of natural discourse; childish expressions of surprise or pleasure in nature—or worse.    Emerson.  17621
  Our bounty, like a drop of water, disappears when diffused too widely.    Goldsmith.  17622
  Our brains are seventy-year clocks. The angel of life winds them up once for all, then closes the case, and gives the key into the hands of the angel of the resurrection.    Holmes.  17623
  Our charity indeed should be universal, and extend to all mankind; but it is by no means convenient that our friendships and familiarities should do so too.    Thomas à Kempis.  17624
  Our chief comforts often produce our greatest anxieties, and an increase of our possessions is but an inlet to new disquietudes.    Goldsmith.  17625
  Our chief experiences have been casual.    Emerson.  17626
  Our chief want in life is somebody who shall make us do what we can.    Emerson.  17627
  Our clock strikes when there is a change from hour to hour; but no hammer in the Horologe of Time peals through the universe when there is a change from era to era.    Carlyle.  17628
  Our compell’d sins / Stand more for number than accompt.    Meas. for Meas., ii. 4.  17629
  Our complaint is the largest tribute heaven receives, and the sincerest part of our devotion.    Swift.  17630
  Our content / Is our best having.    Henry VIII., ii. 3.  17631
  Our corn’s to reap, for yet our tilth’s to sow.    Meas. for Meas., iv. 1.  17632
  Our country is wherever we are well off.    Milton.  17633
  Our dead are never dead to us until we have forgotten them.    George Eliot.  17634
  Our decrees / Dead to infliction, to themselves are dead; / And liberty plucks justice by the nose, / The baby beats the nurse, and quite athwart / Goes all decorum.    Meas. for Meas., i. 4.  17635
  Our deeds are fetters that we forge ourselves.    George Eliot.  17636
  Our deeds are like children born to us; they live and act apart from our own will. Children may be strangled, but deeds never.    George Eliot.  17637
  Our deeds determine us as much as we determine our deeds.    George Eliot.  17638
  Our delight in reason degenerates into idolatry of the herald.    Emerson.  17639
  Our dissatisfaction with any other solution is the blazing evidence of immortality.    Emerson.  17640
  Our domestic service is usually a foolish fracas of unreasonable demand on the one side and striking on the other.    Emerson.  17641
  Our doubts are traitors, / And make us lose the good we oft might win / By fearing to attempt.    Meas. for Meas., i. 5.  17642
  Our dreams drench us in sense, and sense steeps us again in dreams.    A. B. Alcott.  17643
  Our echoes roll from soul to soul, / And grow for ever and for ever.    Tennyson.  17644
  Our energies are actually cramped by overanxiety for success, and by straining our mental faculties beyond due bounds.    Montaigne.  17645
  Our esteem of great powers, or amiable qualities newly discovered, may embroider a day or a week, but a friendship of twenty years is interwoven with the texture of life.    Johnson.  17646
  Our expense is almost all for conformity.    Emerson.  17647
  Our experiences of life sway and bow us either with joy or sorrow. They plant everything about us with heart-seeds. Thus a house becomes sacred. Every room has a thousand memories.    Ward Beecher.  17648
  Our eyes see all around in gloom or glow— / Hues of their own, fresh borrowed from the heart.    Keble.  17649
  Our fear commonly meets us at the door by which we think to run from it.    Proverb.  17650
  Our feelings are always purest and most glowing in the hour of meeting and of farewell; like the glaciers, which are transparent and rosy-hued only at sunrise and sunset.    Jean Paul.  17651
  Our first ideas of life are generally taken from fiction rather than fact.    Schopenhauer.  17652
  Our flatterers are our worst enemies.    Proverb.  17653
  Our friends see not our faults, or conceal them, or soften them.    Addison.  17654
  Our God is a household God, as well as a heavenly one. He has an altar in every man’s dwelling; let men look to it when they rend it lightly, and pour out its ashes.    Ruskin.  17655
  Our grand business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.    Carlyle.  17656
  Our greatest, being also by nature our quietest, are perhaps those that remain unknown.    Carlyle.  17657
  Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.    Goldsmith.  17658
  Our greatest misfortunes come to us from ourselves.    Rousseau.  17659
  Our hand we open of our own free will, and the good flies which we can never recall.    Goethe.  17660
  Our hap is lost, our hope but sad despair.    3 Henry VI., ii. 3.  17661
  Our happiness in this world depends on the affections we are able to inspire.    Duchess de Praslin.  17662
  Our happiness should not be laid on a too broad foundation.    Schopenhauer.  17663
  Our hearts, frequently warmed by the contact of those whom we wish to resemble, will undoubtedly catch something of their way of thinking; and we shall receive in our own bosoms some radiation at least of their fire and splendour.    Joshua Reynolds.  17664
  Our heavenward progress is something like that of the Jerusalem pilgrims of old, who for three steps forward took one backward.    Jean Paul.  17665
  Our high respect for a well-read man is praise enough of literature.    Emerson.  17666
  Our hoard is little, but our hearts are great.    Tennyson.  17667
  Our hopes are but our memories reversed. (?)  17668
  Our human laws are but the copies, more or less imperfect, of the eternal laws so far as we can read them.    Froude.  17669
  Our humanity were a poor thing but for the divinity that stirs within us.    Bacon.  17670
  Our ideals are our better selves.    A. B. Alcott.  17671
  Our ideas, like pictures, are made out of lights and shadows.    Joubert.  17672
  Our life contains a thousand springs, / And dies if one be gone; / Strange that a harp of thousand strings / Should keep in tune so long.    Watts.  17673
  Our life is compassed round with necessity; yet is the meaning of life itself no other than freedom, than voluntary force.    Carlyle.  17674
  Our life is no dream, but it may and will perhaps become one.    Novalis.  17675
  Our life is not a mutual helpfulness; but rather, cloaked under due laws of war, named “fair competition,” and so forth, it is a mutual hostility.    Carlyle.  17676
  Our life might be much easier and simpler than we make it.    Emerson.  17677
  Our life should feed the springs of fame / With a perennial wave, / As ocean feeds the bubbling founts / Which find in it their grave.    Thoreau.  17678
  Our Lord God commonly gives riches to foolish people, to whom He gives nothing else.    Luther.  17679
  Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time.    Luther.  17680
  Our love is inwrought in our enthusiasm, as electricity is inwrought in the air, exalting its power by a subtle presence.    George Eliot.  17681
  Our love of truth is evinced by our ability to discover and appropriate what is good wherever we come upon it.    Goethe.  17682
  Our memories are independent of our wills.    Sheridan.  17683
  Our minds cannot be empty; and evil will break in upon them if they are not preoccupied by good.    Johnson.  17684
  Our minds should be habituated to the contemplation of excellence.    Joshua Reynolds.  17685
  Our moral impressions invariably prove strongest in those moments when we are most driven back upon ourselves.    Goethe.  17686
  Our most exalted feelings are not meant to be the common food of daily life. Contentment is more satisfying than exhilaration; and contentment means simply the sum of small and quiet pleasures.    Ward Beecher.  17687
  Our narrow ken / Reaches too far, when all that we behold / Is but the havoc of wide-wasting Time, / Or what he soon shall spoil.    Crowe.  17688
  Our nature is inseparable from desires, and the very word “desire” (the craving for something not possessed) implies that our present felicity is not complete.    Hobbes.  17689
  Our natures are like oil; compound us with anything, yet still we strive to swim upon the top.    Beaumont and Fletcher.  17690
  Our notion of the perfect society embraces the family as its centre and ornament. Nor is there a paradise planted till the children appear in the foreground to animate and complete the picture.    A. B. Alcott.  17691
  Our own heart, and not other men’s opinions, forms our true honour.    Coleridge.  17692
  Our passions and principles are steady in frenzy; but begin to shift and waver, as we return to reason.    Sterne.  17693
  Our passions are like convulsion fits, which, though they make us stronger for the time, leave us weaker ever after.    Pope.  17694
  Our passions are true phœnixes; when the old one is burnt out, the new one rises straightway from its ashes.    Goethe.  17695
  Out path of glory / By many a cloud is darken’d and unblest.    Keble.  17696
  Our patience will achieve more than our force.    Burke.  17697
  Our peasant (Burns) showed himself among us, “a soul like an Æolian harp, in whose strings the vulgar wind, as it passed through them, changed itself into articulate melody.”    Carlyle.  17698
  Our pleasures are short, and can only charm at intervals; love is a method of protracting our greatest pleasure.    Goldsmith.  17699
  Our pleasures travel by express; our pains by parliamentary.    F. G. Trafford.  17700
  Our poetry of the eighteenth century was prose; our prose of the seventeenth, poetry.    Hare.  17701
  Our poets are men of talents who sing, and not the children of music.    Emerson.  17702
  Our present time is indeed a criticising and a critical time, hovering between the wish and the inability to believe.    Jean Paul.  17703
  Our purity of taste is best tested by its universality, for if we can only admire this thing or that, we may be sure that our cause for liking is of a finite and false nature.    Ruskin.  17704
  Our purses shall be proud, our garments poor.    Tam. of Shrew, iv. 3.  17705
  Our ravings and complaints are but like arrows shot up into the air at no mark, and so to no purpose, but only to fall back upon our own heads and destroy ourselves.    Sir William Temple.  17706
  Our relation to things outside of ourselves forms, and at the same time robs us of, our existence, and yet we have to do our best to adapt ourselves to circumstances; for to isolate one’s self is also not advisable.    Goethe.  17707
  Our relations are far too artificial and complicated, our nutriment and mode of life are without their proper nature, and our social intercourse is without proper love and goodwill. Every one is polished and courteous, but no one has the courage to be hearty and true.    Goethe.  17708
  Our relations are ours by lot, our friends by election.    Delille.  17709
  Our religion assumes the negative form of rejection. Out of love of the true, we repudiate the false; and the religion is an abolishing criticism.    Emerson.  17710
  Our religion is meant to root out our vices, but it covers, nourishes, and excites them.    Montaigne.  17711
  Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie, / Which we ascribe to heaven.    All’s Well, i. 1.  17712
  Our sacrifices are rarely of an active kind; we, as it were, abandon what we give away. It is not from resolution, but despair, that we renounce our property.    Goethe.  17713
  Our self-made men are the glory of our institutions.    Wendell Phillips.  17714
  Our senses will not admit of anything extreme: too much noise confuses us, too much light dazzles us.    Pascal.  17715
  Our social forms are very far from truth and equity.    Emerson.  17716
  Our sorrows are like thunder-clouds, which seem black in the distance, but grow lighter as they approach.    Jean Paul.  17717
  Our souls much farther than our eyes can see.    Drayton.  17718
  Our souls must become expanded by the contemplation of Nature’s grandeur before we can fully comprehend the greatness of man.    Heine.  17719
  Our spiritual maladies are but of opinion; we are but fettered by chains of our own forging, and which ourselves also can rend asunder.    Carlyle.  17720
  Our spontaneous action is always the best.    Emerson.  17721
  Our stomach for good fortune is bottomless, but the entrance to it is narrow.    Schopenhauer.  17722
  Our strength lies in our weakness (i.e., limitedness).    Hazlitt.  17723
  Our temperaments differ in capacity of heat, or we boil at different degrees.    Emerson.  17724
  Our thinking is a pious reception.    Emerson.  17725
  Our thoughts are often worse than we are, just as they are often better.    George Eliot.  17726
  Our thoughts take wildest flight / Even at the moment when they should array themselves in pensive order.    Byron.  17727
  Our time is fixed, and all our days are numbered; / How long, how short, we know not: this we know, / Duty requires we calmly wait the summons, / Nor dare to stir till Heaven shall give permission.    Blair.  17728
  Our torment is unbelief, the uncertainty as to what we ought to do, the distrust of the value of what we do, and the distrust that the necessity which we all at last believe in is fair and beneficial.    Emerson.  17729
  Our valours are our best gods.    Fletcher.  17730
  Our vanity is the constant enemy of our dignity.    Mme. Swetchine.  17731
  Our very hopes belied our fears, / Our fears our hopes belied; / We thought her dying when she slept, / And sleeping when she died.    T. Hood.  17732
  Our virtues are dearer to us the more we have had to suffer for them. It is the same with our children. All profound affection admits a sacrifice.    Vauvenargues.  17733
  Our virtues depend on our failings as their root, and the latter send forth as strong and manifold branches underground as the former do in the open light.    Goethe.  17734
  Our / Virtues lie in the interpretation of the time.    Coriolanus, iv. 7.  17735
  Our virtues would be proud if our faults whipped them not; and our crimes would despair if they were not cherished by our virtues.    All’s Well, iv. 3.  17736
  Our whole existence is passed into words, and words, by means of tongue and ears, pass so easily into the soul.    Jean Paul.  17737
  Our whole life is but a chamber which we are frescoing with colours, that do not appear while being laid on wet, but which will shine forth afterwards when finished and dry.    Ward Beecher.  17738
  Our whole terrestrial being is based on Time and built of Time; it is wholly a movement, a Time-impulse; Time is the author of it, the material of it.    Carlyle.  17739
  Our wills and fates do so contrary run, / That our devices still are overthrown; / Our thoughts are ours, their ends none of our own.    Hamlet, iii. 2.  17740
  Our work must be done honourably and thoroughly, because we are now men; whether we ever expect to be angels, or ever were slugs, being practically no matter. We are now human creatures, and must, at our peril, do human, that is to say, affectionate, honest, and earnest work.    Ruskin.  17741
  Our works are presentiments of our capabilities.    Goethe.  17742
  Our works decay and disappear, / God’s frailest works abide, and look / Down on the ruins we toil to rear.    Dr. Walter Smith.  17743
  Our worst misfortunes never happen, and most miseries lie in anticipation.    Balzac.  17744
  Our yesterday’s to-morrow now is gone, / And still a new to-morrow does come on. / We by to-morrow draw out all our store, / Till the exhausted well can yield no more.    Cowley.  17745
  Our young men are terribly alike.    Alexander Smith.  17746
  Ourselves are easily provided for; it is nothing but the circumstantials of human life that cost so much.    Pope.  17747
  Out at sea, the universe has dwindled to a little circle of crumpled water, that journeys with you day after day, and to which you seem bound by some enchantment.    Burroughs.  17748
 

 
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