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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
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  Out of debt, out of danger.    Proverb.  17749
  Out of difficulties grow miracles.    La Bruyère.  17750
  Out of Evil comes Good; and no Good that is possible but shall one day be real.    Carlyle.  17751
  Out of my stony griefs / Bethel I’ll raise.    Adams.  17752
  Out of Plato come all things that are still written and debated about among men of thought.    Emerson.  17753
  Out of sight out of mind.    Thomas à Kempis.  17754
  Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.    Jesus.  17755
  Out of the eater cometh forth meat; out of the strong cometh forth sweetness.    Samson’s riddle.  17756
  Out of the frying-pan into the fire.    Proverb.  17757
  Out of the suffering comes the serious mind; out of the salvation, the grateful heart; out of endurance, fortitude; out of deliverance, faith.    Ruskin.  17758
  Out of this nettle danger we pluck this flower safety.    1 Henry IV., ii. 3.  17759
  Out upon the tempest of anger, the acrimonious gall of fretful impatience, the sullen frost of lowring resentment, or the corroding poison of withered envy! They eat up the immortal part of a man!… like traitor Iscariot, betray their lord and master.    Burns.  17760
  [Greek]—Nothing in the affairs of mankind is worth serious anxiety.    Plato.  17761
  Outward judgment often fails, inward justice never.    Theo. Parker.  17762
  Outward religion originates by society; society becomes possible by religion.    Carlyle.  17763
  Ouvrage de longue haleine—A long-winded or tedious business.    Proverb.  17764
  Over the events of life we may have a control, but none whatever over the law of its progress.    Draper.  17765
  Over the Time thou hast no power; solely over one man therein hast thou a quite absolute, uncontrollable power; him redeem, him make honest.    Carlyle.  17766
  Over there it will not be otherwise than it is here.    Goethe.  17767
  Overcome evil with good.    St. Paul.  17768
  Overdone is worse than underdone.    Proverb.  17769
  Ovid finely compares a man of broken fortune to a falling column; the lower it sinks, the greater weight it is obliged to sustain.    Goldsmith.  17770
  Owe no man anything, but to love one another; for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.    St. Paul.  17771
  Oysters are not good in a month that hath not an R in it.    Proverb.  17772
  Pabulum Acherontis—Food for Acheron, i.e., on the verge of the grave.    Plautus.  17773
  Pace tanti viri—If so great a man will forgive me.  17774
  Pacem hominibus habe, bellum cum vitiis—Maintain peace with men, war with their vices.  17775
  Pacta conventa—Conditions agreed upon.  17776
  Pacte de famille—A family compact.    French.  17777
  Pactum non pactum est; non pactum pactum est; quod vobis lubet—A bargain is not a bargain, no bargain is a bargain, as it pleases you.    Plautus.  17778
  Paga lo que debes, sabrás lo que tienes—Pay what you owe, and what you have you’ll know.    Italian Proverb.  17779
  “Pagan self-assertion” is one of the elements of human worth as well as “Christian self-denial.”    J. S. Mill.  17780
  Pain has its own noble joy, when it kindles a strong consciousness of life, before stagnant and torpid.    J. Sterling.  17781
  Pain is less subject than pleasure to capricious expression.    Johnson.  17782
  Pain is so uneasy a sentiment that very little of it is enough to corrupt every enjoyment.    Rogers.  17783
  Pain is the deepest thing we have in our nature, and union through pain has always seemed more real and holy than any other.    Hallam.  17784
  Pain is the positive element in life, and pleasure its negation.    Schopenhauer.  17785
  Pain past is pleasure.    Proverb.  17786
  Pain pays the income of each precious thing.    Shakespeare.  17787
  Painful for man is rebellious independence when it has become inevitable; only in loving companionship with his fellows does he feel safe; only in reverently bowing down before the Higher does he feel himself exalted.    Carlyle.  17788
  Pains of love be sweeter far / Than all other pleasures are.    Dryden.  17789
  Paint costs nothing.    Dutch Proverb.  17790
  “Paint me as I am.” (?)  17791
  Painters draw their nymphs in thin and airy habits, but the weight of gold and of embroideries is reserved for queens and goddesses.    Dryden.  17792
  Painting does not proceed so much by intelligence as by sight and feeling and invention.    Hamerton.  17793
  Painting is silent poetry, and poetry speaking painting.    Simonides.  17794
  Painting is the intermediate between a thought and a thing.    Coleridge.  17795
  Palabra de boca, piedra he honda—A word from the mouth is as a stone from a sling.    Spanish Proverb.  17796
  Palabra y piedra suelta no tiene vuelta—A word and a stone once launched cannot be recalled.    Spanish Proverb.  17797
  Palam mutire plebeio piaculum est—For a common man to mutter what he thinks is a risky venture.  17798
  Palinodiam canere—To recant.  17799
  Pallida mors æquo pulsat pede pauperum tabernas, / Regumque turres—Pale Death with impartial foot knocks at the hovels of the poor and the palaces of kings.    Horace.  17800
  Palma non sine pulvere—The palm, but not without a struggle.    Motto.  17801
  Palma virtuti—The palm to virtue.    Motto.  17802
  Palmam qui meruit ferat—Let him bear the palm that deserves it.    Motto.  17803
  Panem et circenses—Bread and the games of the circus (what the Roman plebs took sole interest in).    Juvenal.  17804
  Paper and leather and ink, / All are but trash / If I find not the thought / Which the writer can think.    Dr. Walter Smith.  17805
  Par bene comparatum—A pair well matched.  17806
  Par droit de conquète et par droit de naissance—By right of conquest and by right of birth.    Henry IV. of France.  17807
  Par excellence—Pre-eminently.    French.  17808
  Par l’écoulement du temps—By the lapse of time.    French.  17809
  Par le droit du plus fort—By the right of the strongest.    Proverb.  17810
  Par les mêmes voies on ne va pas toujours aux mêmes fins—The same means do not always lead to the same ends.    La Rochefoucauld.  17811
  Par ma foi! l’âge ne sert de guère / Quand on n’a pas cela—By my faith, age serves but little if one has not that (brains).    Molière.  17812
  Par manière d’acquit—For form’s sake.    French.  17813
  Par negotiis, neque supra—Equal to, and not above, his business.    Tacitus.  17814
  Par nobile fratrum—A precious pair of brothers.    Horace.  17815
  Par pari referto—Give him back tit for tat.    Terence.  17816
  Par signe de mépris—In token of contempt.    French.  17817
  Par ternis suppar—The two are equal to the three.    Motto.  17818
  Par trop débattre la vérité se perd—The truth is sacrificed by too much disputation.    French Proverb.  17819
  Par un prompt désespoir souvent on se marie, / Qu’on s’en repent après tout le temps de sa vie—We often marry in despair, so that we repent of it all our life after.    Molière.  17820
  Paradise is always where love dwells.    Jean Paul.  17821
  Paradise is for those who control their anger.    Koran.  17822
  Paradise is under the shadow of our swords.    Mahomet.  17823
  Parasiticam cœnam quærit—He seeks the meal of a parasite or hanger-on.  17824
  Parce, puer, stimulis et fortius utere loris—Boy, spare the goad and more firmly grasp the reins.    Ovid.  17825
  Parcere personis, dicere de vitiis—To spare persons, to condemn crimes.    Martial.  17826
  Parcere subjectis et debellare superbos—To spare the conquered, to subdue the haughty.    Virgil.  17827
  Parcite paucorum diffundere crimen in omnes—Forbear to lay the guilt of the few upon the many.    Ovid.  17828
  Parens Deorum cultor, et infrequens, / Insanientis dum sapientiæ / Consultus erro; nunc retrorsum / Vela dare, atque iterare cursus / Cogor relictos—A niggard and unfrequent worshipper of the gods, as long as I strayed from the way by senseless philosophy; I am now forced to turn my sail back, and to retrace the course I had deserted.    Horace.  17829
  Pardon is the choicest flower of victory.    Arabian Proverb.  17830
  Parents are commonly more careful to bestow wit on their children than virtue, the art of speaking well than of doing well; but their manners ought to be the great concern.    Fuller.  17831
  Parents’ blessings can neither be drowned in water nor consumed in fire.    Proverb.  17832
  Parents we can have but once; and he promises himself too much who enters life with the expectation of finding many friends.    Johnson.  17833
  Pares cum paribus ut est in veteri proverbio facillime congregantur—As in the old proverb, “Like associates most naturally with like.”    Cicero.  17834
  Parfois, élus maudits de la fureur suprême, / … Ces envoyés du ciel sont apparus au monde / Comme s’ils venaient de l’enfer—Sometimes these ambassadors of heaven, the accursed elect of the wrath of heaven, appear in the world as though they came from hell.    Victor Hugo.  17835
  Pari passu—With equal steps or pace; neck and neck.  17836
  Pari ratione—By parity of reason.  17837
  Paritur pax bello—Peace is produced by war.    Cornelius Nepos.  17838
  Parlez du loup et vous en verrez la queue—Speak of the wolf and you will see his tail; speak of the devil and he will appear.    French Proverb.  17839
  Parlez peu et bien, si vous voulez qu’on vous regarde comme un homme de mérite—Speak little and well if you wish to be esteemed a man of merit.    French.  17840
  Parliamentary government is government by speaking.    Macaulay.  17841
  Pars beneficii est quod petitur si belle neges—To refuse graciously is to confer a favour.    Publius Syrus.  17842
  Pars beneficii est quod petitur si cito neges—To refuse a favour quickly is to grant one.    Publius Syrus.  17843
  Pars hominum vitiis gaudet constanter, et urget / Propositum: pars multa natat, modo recta capessens, / Interdum pravis obnoxia—A portion of mankind glory consistently in their vices and pursue their purpose; many more waver between doing what is right and complying with what is wrong.    Horace.  17844
  Pars minima est ipsa puella sui—The girl herself is the least part of herself.    Ovid.  17845
  Pars minima sui—The smallest part of himself or itself.  17846
  Pars sanitatis velle sanari fuit—It is a step to the cure to be willing to be cured.    Seneca.  17847
  Parsimonia est magnum vectigal—Thrift is a great revenue.    Cicero.  17848
  Parsimony is enough to make the master of the golden mines as poor as he that has nothing; for a man may be brought to a morsel of bread by parsimony as well as profusion.    Henry Home.  17849
  Parta tueri—Defend what you have won.    Motto.  17850
  Partage de Montgomerie: tout d’un côté, rien de l’autre—A Montgomery division: everything on one side and nothing on the other.    French Proverb.  17851
  Parthis mendacior—More mendacious than the Parthians.    Horace.  17852
  Partial culture runs to the ornate; extreme culture to simplicity.    Bovee.  17853
  Particeps criminis—A partaker in a crime; an accessory either before or after the fact.  17854
  Parties do not consider; they only feel.    Ranke.  17855
  Parting day / Dies like the dolphin, whom each pang imbues / With a new colour as it grasps away, / The last still loveliest, till—’tis gone, and all is gray.    Byron.  17856
  Parting is worse than death; it is death of love.    Dryden.  17857
  Parting with a delusion makes one wiser than falling in with a truth.    Börne.  17858
  Parturiunt montes, nascetur ridiculus mus—Mountains are in labour, a ridiculous mouse will be brought forth.    Horace.  17859
  Party honesty is party expediency.    G. Cleveland.  17860
  Party is the madness of many for the gain of the few.    Pope.  17861
  Party standards are shadows in which patriotism is buried.    Bernardine de St. Pierre.  17862
  Parva leves capiunt animos—Little minds are caught with trifles.    Ovid.  17863
  Parva sunt hæc; sed parva ista non contemnendo majores nostri maximam hanc rem fecerunt—These are small things; but it was by not despising these small things that our forefathers made the commonwealth so great.    Livy.  17864
  Parvis componere magna—To compare great things with small.    Virgil.  17865
  Parvula (nam exemplo est) magni formica laboris / Ore trahit quodcunque potest atque addit acervo, / Quem struit, haud ignara ac non incauta futuri—The ant, for instance, is a creature of great industry, drags with its mouth all it can, and adds to the heap it piles up, not ignorant or improvident of the future.    Horace.  17866
  Parvula scintilla sæpe magnum suscitavit incendium—A very small spark has often kindled a great conflagration.  17867
  Parvum non parvè amicitiæ pignus—A slight pledge of no small friendship.    Motto.  17868
  Parvum parva decent—Him that is little little things become.    Horace.  17869
  Pas à pas on va bien loin—Step by step one goes very far.    French.  17870
  Pas un pouce de notre territoire, ni une pierre de nos forteresses!—Not an inch of our territory, not a stone of our fortresses!    Jules Favre in 1870, to the demand of Germany.  17871
  Pascitur in vivis livor, post fata quiescit; / Tunc suus, ex merito, quemque tuetur honos—Envy feeds upon the living, after death it rests; then the honour a man deserves protects him.    Ovid.  17872
  [Greek]—Fortune always fights on the side of the prudent.    Critias.  17873
  Pass no rash censure upon other people’s words or actions.    Thomas à Kempis.  17874
  Passato il pericolo gabbato il santo—When the danger is passed the saint is cheated.    Italian Proverb.  17875
  Passe avant—Pass ahead.    Motto.  17876
  Passe par tout—A master-key; a pass-key.  17877
  Passez-moi la rhubarbe et je vous passerai le séné—Pass you me the rhubarb, and I will pass you the senna, i.e., shut your eyes to my faults, and I will to yours.    Molière.  17878
  Passion depraves, but also ennobles.    Lamartine.  17879
  Passion drives the man, passions the woman; him a stream, her the winds.    Jean Paul.  17880
  Passion is the drunkenness of the mind.    South.  17881
  Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance, art, would be useless.    Balzac.  17882
  Passion looks not beyond the moment of its existence.    Bovee.  17883
  Passion makes the best observations and the sorriest conclusions.    Jean Paul.  17884
  Passion makes the will lord of the reason.    Shakespeare. (?)  17885
  Passion often makes a fool of the most ingenious man, and often makes the greatest blockhead ingenious.    Thomson.  17886
  Passion, though a bad regulator, is a powerful spring.    Emerson.  17887
  Passionate people are like men who stand upon their heads; they see all things in the wrong way.    Plato.  17888
  Passions are likened best to floods and streams; / The shallow murmur, but the deep are dumb.    Sir W. Raleigh.  17889
  Passions are the gales of life.    Pope.  17890
  Passions are vices or virtues in their highest powers.    Goethe.  17891
  Passions existed before principles; they came into the world with us.    Mrs. Jameson.  17892
  Passions may not unfitly be termed the mob of the man, that commits a riot upon his reason.    William Penn.  17893
  Passions spin the plot; we are betrayed by what is false within.    George Meredith.  17894
  Past and to come seem best, things present worst.    2 Henry IV., i. 2.  17895
  Pastime, like wine, is poison in the morning.    Thomas Fuller.  17896
  Patch and long sit, / Build and soon flit.    Proverb.  17897
  Patch grief with proverbs.    Much Ado, v. 1.  17898
  Pater familias—The father of a family.  17899
  Pater noster—Our father; the Lord’s prayer.  17900
  Pater patriæ—The father of his country.  17901
  [Greek]—We learn from the things we suffer.    Æsop.  17902
  Patience and perseverance overcome the greatest difficulties.    Clarissa.  17903
  Patience, and shuffle the cards.    Cervantes.  17904
  Patience et longueur de temps / Font plus que force ni que rage—Patience and length of time accomplish more than violence and rage.    La Fontaine.  17905
  Patience had no sooner placed herself by the mount of sorrows, but the whole heap sunk to such a degree, that it did not appear a third part so big as it was before.    Addison.  17906
  Patience is a necessary ingredient of genius.    Disraeli.  17907
  Patience is a plaister for all sores.    Proverb.  17908
  Patience is a remedy for every sorrow.    Publius Syrus.  17909
  Patience is a stout horse, but it will tire at last.    Proverb.  17910
  Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.    Rousseau.  17911
  Patience is even more rarely manifested in the intellect than in the temper.    Helps.  17912
  Patience is genius.    Buffon.  17913
  Patience is good for poltroons.    3 Henry VI., i. 1.  17914
  Patience is sister to meekness, and humility is its mother.    Saying.  17915
  Patience is the art of hoping.    Vauvenargues.  17916
  Patience is the ballast of the soul, that will keep it from rolling and tumbling in the greatest storms.    Bp. Hopkins.  17917
  Patience is the key of content.    Mahomet.  17918
  Patience is the key of Paradise.    Turkish Proverb.  17919
  Patience is the support of weakness; impatience, the ruin of strength.    Colton.  17920
  Patience, money, and time bring all things to pass.    Proverb.  17921
  Patience of obscurity is a duty which we owe not more to our happiness than to the quiet of the world at large.    Sydney Smith.  17922
  Patience passe science—Patience surpasses knowledge.    Motto.  17923
  Patience, unmoved, no marvel though she pause; / They can be meek that have no other cause.    Comedy of Errors, ii. 1.  17924
  Patience wears out stones.    Gaelic Proverb.  17925
  Patience, when it is a divine thing, is active, not passive.    Lowell.  17926
  Patience wi’ poverty is a man’s best remedy.    Scotch Proverb.  17927
  Patient waiters are no losers.    Proverb.  17928
  Patientia læsa fit furor—Patience abused becomes fury.  17929
  Patientia vinces—You will conquer by patience.  17930
  Patiently add farthing to farthing.    Goldsmith.  17931
  Patitur qui vincit—He suffers who conquers.    Motto.  17932
  Patria cara, carior libertas—Dear is my country, but liberty is dearer.    Motto.  17933
  Patria quis exul / Se quoque fugit?—What fugitive from his country can also fly from himself?    Horace.  17934
  Patriæ fumus igne alieno luculentior—The smoke of our own country is brighter than fire in a foreign one.    Proverb.  17935
  Patriæ infelici fidelis—Faithful to my unhappy country.    Motto.  17936
  Patriæ pietatis imago—The image of his filial affection.    Virgil.  17937
  Patriæ solum omnibus caram est—The soil of their native land is dear to the hearts of all men.    Cicero.  17938
  Patriotism depends as much on mutual suffering as on mutual success.    Disraeli.  17939
  Patriotism has its roots deep in the instincts and the affections. Love of country is the expansion of filial love.    D. D. Field.  17940
  Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.    Johnson.  17941
  Patriotism is the vital condition of national permanence.    G. W. Curtis.  17942
  Patriotism must be founded on great principles and supported by great virtue.    Bolingbroke.  17943
  [Greek]—One’s country is wherever things go well with him.    Aristophanes.  17944
  Patroclus is dead, who was better by far than thou.    Homer.  17945
  Patronage, that is, pecuniary or other economic furtherance, has been pronounced to be twice cursed, cursing him that gives and him that takes.    Carlyle.  17946
  Pauca Catonis verba, sed a pleno venientia pectore veri—The words of Cato were few, but they came from a heart full of truth.    Lucan.  17947
  Pauca verba—Few words.  17948
  Pauci dignoscere possunt / Vera bona, atque illis multum diversa—Few men can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.    Juvenal.  17949
  Paucis carior est fides quam pecunia—To few is good faith more valuable than money.    Sallust, of his own times.  17950
  Paul Pry is on the spy.    Proverb.  17951
  Paullatim—By degrees.    Motto.  17952
  Paulum sepultæ distat inertiæ / Celata virtus—Worth that is hidden differs little from buried sloth.    Horace.  17953
  Pauper enim non est cui rerum suppetit usus. / Si ventri bene, si lateri pedibusque tuis, nil / Divitiæ poterunt regales addere majus—That man is not poor who has a sufficiency for all his wants. If it is well with your stomach, your lungs, and your feet, the wealth of kings can add no more.    Horace.  17954
  Pauper sum, fateor, patior; quod Di dant fero—I am poor, I admit; I put up with it. What the gods give I bear with.    Plautus.  17955
  Pauper ubique jacet—Every where the poor man is despised.    Ovid.  17956
  Pauperism is our social sin grown manifest.    Carlyle.  17957
  Pauperism is the general leakage through every joint of the ship that is rotten.    Carlyle.  17958
  Paupertas est, non quæ pauca possidet, sed quæ multa non possidet—Poverty is not possessing few things, but lacking many things.    Seneca.  17959
  Paupertas fugitur, totoque arcessitur orbe—Poverty is shunned and treated as criminal throughout the world.    Lucan.  17960
  Paupertatis pudor et fuga—The shame and the bugbear of poverty.    Horace.  17961
  Pauperum solatio—For the solace of the poor.    Motto.  17962
  Pauvres gens, je les plains; car on a pour les fous / Plus de pitié que de courroux—Poor people, I pity them; for one always entertains for fools more pity than anger.    Boileau, on disappointed authors.  17963
  Pavore carent qui nihil commiserunt; at pœnam semper ob oculos versari putant qui peccarunt—The innocent are free from fear; but the guilty have always the dread of punishment before their eyes.  17964
  Pax Cererem nutrit, pacts alumna Ceres—Peace is the nurse of Ceres; Ceres is the nursling of peace.    Ovid.  17965
  Pax in bello—Peace in war.    Motto.  17966
  Pax paritur bello—Peace is produced by war.    Cornelius Nepos.  17967
  Pax vobiscum—Peace be with you.  17968
  Pay as you go is the philosopher’s stone.    S. Randolph of Roanoke.  17969
  Pay beforehand if you would have your work ill done.    Proverb.  17970
  Pay good wages, or your servants will pay themselves.    Proverb.  17971
  Pay not before thy work be done; If thou dost, it will never be well done, and thou wilt have but a pennyworth for twopence.    Franklin.  17972
  Pay the reckoning over-night, and you won’t be troubled in the morning.    Proverb.  17973
  Pay well when you are served well.    Proverb.  17974
  Pay what you owe, and what you’re worth you’ll know.    Proverb.  17975
  Pay without fail, / Down on the nail.    Proverb.  17976
  Pazza è chi non sa da che parte vien il vento—He is a senseless fellow who does not know from what quarter the wind blows.    Italian Proverb.  17977
  Peace hath her victories, / No less renown’d than war.    Milton.  17978
  Peace is liberty in tranquility.    Cicero.  17979
  Peace is rarely denied to the peaceful.    Schiller.  17980
  Peace is the happy natural state of man; war his corruption, his disgrace.    Thomson.  17981
  Peace is the masterpiece of reason.    J. Müller.  17982
  Peace, justice, and the word of God must be given to the people, not sold.    Ruskin.  17983
  Peace, of all worldly blessings, is the most valuable.    Smallridge.  17984
  Peace with a cudgel in hand is war.    Portuguese Proverb.  17985
  Peacefully and reasonably to contemplate is at no time hurtful, and while we use ourselves to think of the advantages of others, our own mind comes insensibly to imitate them; and every false activity to which our fancy was alluring us is then willingly abandoned.    Goethe.  17986
  Peccare docentes / Fallax historias movet—He deceitfully relates stories that are merely lessons in vice.    Horace.  17987
  Peccare licet nemini—No one has leave to sin.    Cicero.  17988
  Peccavi—I have sinned. To cry “peccavi” is to acknowledge one’s error.  17989
  Péché avoué est à moitié pardonné—A sin confessed is half forgiven.    French Proverb.  17990
  Pectus est quod disertos facit—It is the heart which inspires eloquence.    Quintilian.  17991
  Pecuniam in loco negligere / Interdum maximum est lucrum—To despise money on proper occasions is sometimes a very great gain.    Terence.  17992
  Pecuniam perdidisti: fortasse illa te perderet manens—You have lost your money; perhaps, if you had kept it, it would have lost you.  17993
  Pedanterie setzt ganz nothwendig Leere—Pedantry quite necessarily presupposes vacancy.    Rahel.  17994
  Pedantry crams our heads with learned lumber, and takes out our brains to make room for it.    Colton.  17995
  Pedantry is properly the overrating any kind of knowledge we pretend to.    Swift.  17996
  Pedibus timor addidit alas—Fear gave wings to his feet.  17997


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