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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
Play not for gain  to  Poverty wants
  Play not for gain, but sport.    George Herbert.  18249
  Play, that is, activity, not pleasures, will keep children cheerful.    Jean Paul.  18250
  Play the man.    George Herbert.  18251
  Pleasant tastes depend, not on the things themselves, but their agreeableness to this or that particular palate.    Locke.  18252
  Pleasant words are as an honeycomb; sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.    Bible.  18253
  Pleas’d with a rattle, tickl’d with a straw.    Pope.  18254
  Pleasure and action make the hours seem short.    Othello, ii. 3.  18255
  Pleasure and pain, though directly opposite, are yet so contrived by nature as to be constant companions.    Charron.  18256
  Pleasure and revenge / Have ears more deaf than adders to the voice / Of any true decision.    Troil. and Cress., ii. 2.  18257
  Pleasure and sympathy in things is all that is real and again produces reality; all else is empty and vain.    Goethe.  18258
  Pleasure can be supported by illusion; but happiness rests upon truth.    Chamfort.  18259
  Pleasure is a wanton trout; / An ye drink but deep ye’ll find him out.    Burns.  18260
  Pleasure is far sweeter as a recreation than a business.    R. D. Hitchcock.  18261
  Pleasure is nothing else but the intermission of pain, the enjoying of something I am in great trouble for till I get it.    John Selden.  18262
  Pleasure is the greatest incentive to evil.    Plato.  18263
  Pleasure is the reflex of unimpeded energy.    Sir W. Hamilton.  18264
  Pleasure itself is painful at bottom.    Montaigne.  18265
  Pleasure of every kind quickly satisfies.    Burke.  18266
  Pleasure preconceived and preconcerted ends in disappointment; but disappointment, when it involves neither shame nor loss, is as good as success; for it supplies as many images to the mind, and as many topics to the tongue.    Johnson.  18267
  Pleasure soon exhausts us, and itself also but endeavour never does.    Jean Paul.  18268
  Pleasure which cannot be obtained but by unreasonable and unsuitable expense, must always end in pain.    Johnson.  18269
  Pleasure which must be enjoyed at the expense of another’s pain, can never be such as a worthy mind can fully delight in.    Johnson.  18270
  Pleasure’s couch is virtue’s grave.    Duganne.  18271
  Pleasures are like poppies spread, / You seize the flower, its bloom is shed; / Or, like the snowflake in the river, / A moment white, then melts for ever.    Burns.  18272
  Pleasures lie thickest where no pleasures seem; / There’s not a leaf that falls upon the ground / But holds some joy of silence or of sound, / Some sprite begotten of a summer dream.    Blanchard.  18273
  Pleasures waste the spirits more than pains.    Zimmermann.  18274
  Pledges taken of faithless minds, / I hold them but as the idle winds / Heard and forgot.    Dr. Walter Smith.  18275
  Plenty, and peace, breeds cowards; hardness ever of hardiness is mother.    Cymbeline, iii. 6.  18276
  Plenty makes dainty.    Scotch Proverb.  18277
  [Greek]—The half (i.e., well used) is more than the whole (i.e., abused).    Hesiod.  18278
  Plerique enim lacrimas fundunt ut ostendant; et toties siccos oculos habent, quoties spectator definit—Many shed tears merely for show; and have their eyes quite dry whenever there is no one to observe them.    Seneca.  18279
  Plerumque modestus / Occupat obscuri speciem, taciturnus acerbi—Usually the modest man passes for a reserved man, the silent for a sullen one.    Horace.  18280
  Ploratur lacrymis amissa pecunia veris—The loss of money is bewailed with unaffected tears.    Juvenal.  18281
  Ploravere suis non respondere favorem / Speratum meritis—They lamented that their merits did not meet with the gratitude they hoped for.    Horace.  18282
  Plough deep while sluggards sleep.    Franklin.  18283
  Plough or not plough, you must pay your rent.    Proverb.  18284
  Plunge boldly into the thick of life, and seize it where you will, it is always interesting.    Goethe.  18285
  Plura faciunt homines e consuetudine quam e ratione—Men do more things from custom than from reason.  18286
  Plura sunt quæ nos terrent, quam quæ premunt; et sæpius opinione quam re laboramus—There are more things to alarm than to harm us, and we suffer much oftener in apprehension than reality.    Seneca.  18287
  Plures adorant solem orientem quam occidentem—More do homage to the rising sun than the setting one.    Proverb.  18288
  Plures crapula quam gladius—Excess kills more than the sword.    Proverb.  18289
  Plurima mortis imago—Death in very many a form.    Virgil.  18290
  Plurima sunt quæ / Non audent homines pertusa dicere læna—There are very many things that men, when their cloaks have got holes in them, dare not say.    Juvenal.  18291
  Pluris est oculatus testis unus quam auriti decem. / Qui audiunt, audita dicunt: qui vident, plane sciunt—One eye-witness is better than ten from mere hearsay. Hearers can only tell what they heard. Those who see, know exactly.    Plautus.  18292
  Plus aloes quam mellis habet—She has more of the aloe than the honey.    Juvenal.  18293
  Plus dolet quam necesse est, qui ante dolet quam necesse est—He who grieves before it is necessary, grieves more than is necessary.  18294
  Plus etenim fati valet hora benigni / Quam si nos Veneris commendet epistola Marti—A moment of smiling fortune is of more avail (to a soldier) than if he were recommended to Mars by an epistle from Venus.    Juvenal.  18295
  Plus fait douceur que violence—Gentleness does more than violence.    La Fontaine.  18296
  Plus impetus, majorem constantiam, penes miseros—We find greater violence and more perseverance among the wretched.    Tacitus.  18297
  Plus in amicitia valet similitudo morum quam affinitas—Similarity of manners conduces more to friendship than relationship.    Cornelius Nepos.  18298
  Plus in posse quam in actu—More in possibility than actuality.  18299
  Plus je vis l’étranger, plus j’aimai ma patrie—The more I saw of foreign countries, the more I loved my own.    De Belloy.  18300
  Plus on approche des grands hommes, plus on trouve qu’ils sont hommes—The nearer one approaches to great persons, the more one sees that they are but men.    La Bruyère.  18301
  Plus on lui ôte, plus il est grand—The more you take from him, the greater he is.    Quoted by Emerson.  18302
  Plus ratio quam vis cæca valere solet—Reason can generally effect more than blind force.    Gallus.  18303
  Plus salis quam sumptus—More taste than expense.    Cornelius Nepos.  18304
  Plus une pierre est jétée de haut, plus elle fait d’impression où elle tombe—The greater the height from which a stone is cast, the greater the impression on the spot where it falls.    French. (?)  18305
  Plus vetustis nam favet / Invidia mordax, quam bonis præsentibus—Stinging envy is more merciful to good things that are old than such as are new.    Phædrus.  18306
  Plutarch warns young men that it is well to go for a light to another man’s fire, but by no means to tarry by it, instead of kindling a torch of their own.    John Morley.  18307
  Plutôt une défaite au Rhin que l’abandon du Pape!—Rather a defeat on the Rhine than abandon the Pope.    Louis Napoleon to the proposal to buy the allegiance of Italy against Germany by the sacrifice of Rome.  18308
  Poco dâno espanta, y mucho amansa—A little loss alarms one, a great loss tames one down.    Spanish Proverb.  18309
  Poem (a) is a thought so passionate and alive, that, like the spirit of a plant or an animal, it has an architecture of its own, and adorns nature with a new thing.    Emerson.  18310
  Poems that are great, books that are great, all of them, if you search the first foundation of their greatness, have been veridical, the truest they could get to be.    Carlyle.  18311
  Poesie ist tiefes Schmerzen, / Und es kommt das echte Lied / Einzig aus dem Menschenherzen / Das ein tiefes Leid durchglüht—Poetry is deep pain, and the genuine song issues only from the human heart through which a deep sorrow glows.    Justin Kerner.  18312
  Poesy is love’s chosen apostle, and the very almoner of God. She is the home of the outcast, and the wealth of the needy.    Lowell.  18313
  Poesy is of so subtle a spirit, that in pouring out of one language into another it will evaporate.    Denham.  18314
  Poeta nascitur, non fit—A poet is born, not made.    Law.  18315
  Poetica surgit / Tempestas—A storm is gathering in the poetic world.    Juvenal.  18316
  Poetry comes nearer to vital truth than history.    Plato.  18317
  Poetry creates life.    Fred. W. Robertson.  18318
  Poetry has given me the habit of wishing to discover the good and the beautiful in all that meets and surrounds me.    Coleridge.  18319
  Poetry implies the whole truth, philosophy expresses a particle of it.    Thoreau.  18320
  Poetry incorporates those spirits which, like angels, can never assume the body of an outward act; and sheds the perfume of those flowers which spring up but never bear any seed.    Jean Paul.  18321
  Poetry interprets in two ways: by expressing with magical felicity the physiognomy and movements of the outer world; and by expressing with inward conviction the ideas and laws of the inward.    Matthew Arnold.  18322
  Poetry is a spirit, not disembodied, but in the flesh, so as to affect the senses of living men.    Stedman.  18323
  Poetry is always a personal interpretation of life.    H. W. Mabie.  18324
  Poetry is an art, the easiest to dabble in, and the hardest in which to reach true excellence.    Stedman.  18325
  Poetry is an attempt man makes to render his existence harmonious.    Carlyle.  18326
  Poetry is faith.    Emerson.  18327
  Poetry is inestimable as a lonely faith, a lonely protest in the uproar of atheism.    Emerson.  18328
  Poetry is inspiration; has in it a certain spirituality and divinity which no dissecting knife will discover; arises in the most secret and most sacred region of man’s soul, as it were in our Holy of Holies; and as for external things, depends only on such as can operate in that region; among which it will be found that Acts of Parliament and the state of Smithfield Markets nowise play the chief parts.    Carlyle.  18329
  Poetry is music in words, and music is poetry in sound; both excellent sauce, but they have lived and died poor that made them their meal.    Fuller.  18330
  Poetry is musical thought, thought of a mind that has penetrated into the inmost heart of a thing, detected the melody that lies hidden in it,… the heart of Nature being everywhere music, if you can only reach it.    Carlyle.  18331
  Poetry is only born after painful journeys into the vast regions of thought.    Balzac.  18332
  Poetry is right royal. It puts the individual for the species, the one above the infinite many.    Hazlitt.  18333
  Poetry is something to make us wiser and better by continually revealing those types of beauty and truth which God has set in all men’s souls.    Lowell.  18334
  Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows and of lending existence to nothing.    Burke.  18335
  Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth by calling imagination to the help of reason.    Johnson.  18336
  Poetry is the breath and finer spirit of all knowledge; it is the impassioned expression which is the countenance of all science.    Wordsworth.  18337
  Poetry is the exquisite expression of exquisite impressions.    Joseph Roux.  18338
  Poetry is the first and last of all knowledge—it is as immortal as the heart of man.    Wordsworth.  18339
  Poetry is the key to the hieroglyphics of nature.    Hare.  18340
  Poetry is the language of feeling.    W. Winter.  18341
  Poetry is the morning dream of great minds.    Lamartine.  18342
  Poetry is the music of the soul; and, above all, of great and feeling souls.    Voltaire.  18343
  Poetry is the offspring of the rarest beauty, begot by imagination upon thought, and clad by taste and fancy in habiliments of grace.    Simms.  18344
  Poetry is the only verity, the expression of a sound mind speaking after the ideal, and not after the apparent.    Emerson.  18345
  Poetry is the perpetual endeavour to express the spirit of the thing; to pass the brute body, and search the life and reason which cause it to exist; to see that the object is always flowing away, whilst the spirit or necessity which causes it subsists.    Emerson.  18346
  Poetry is the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds.    Shelley.  18347
  Poetry is the utterance of truth,—deep, heartfelt truth. The true poet is very near the oracle.    Chapin.  18348
  Poetry is the worst mask in the world behind which folly and stupidity could attempt to hide their features.    Bryant.  18349
  Poetry itself is strength and joy, whether it be crowned by all mankind, or left alone in its own magic hermitage.    J. Sterling.  18350
  Poetry must first be good sense, though it is something better.    Quoted by Emerson.  18351
  Poetry ought to go straight to the heart, because it has come from the heart; and aim at the man in the citizen, and not the citizen in the man.    Schiller.  18352
  Poetry says more and in fewer words than prose.    Voltaire.  18353
  Poetry should be great and unobtrusive.    Keats.  18354
  Poetry should be vital, either stirring our blood by its divine movements, or snatching our breath by its divine perfection.    A. Birrell.  18355
  Poetry uses the rainbow tints for special effects, but always keeps its essential object in the purest white light of truth.    Holmes.  18356
  Poetry was given to us to hide the little discords of life and to make man contented with the world and his condition.    Goethe.  18357
  Poetry, were it the rudest, so it be sincere, is the attempt which man makes to render his existence harmonious, the utmost he can do for that end; it springs therefore from his whole feelings, opinions, activity, and takes its character from these. It may be called the music of the whole inner being.    Carlyle.  18358
  Poets and heroes are of the same race; the latter do what the former conceive.    Lamartine.  18359
  Poets and painters ha’e leave to lee.    Scotch Proverb.  18360
  Poets are all who love, who feel great truths, and tell them.    Bailey.  18361
  Poets are liberating gods; they are free and make free.    Emerson.  18362
  Poets are natural sayers, sent into the world for the end of expression.    Emerson.  18363
  Poets are never young in one sense. Their delicate ear hears the far-off whispers of eternity, which coarser souls must travel towards for scores of years before their dull sense is touched by them. A moment’s insight is sometimes worth a life’s experience.    Holmes.  18364
  Poets are the hierophants of an unapprehended inspiration, the mirrors of the gigantic shadows which futurity casts upon the present.    Schiller.  18365
  Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.    Disraeli.  18366
  Poets lose half the praise they should have got, / Could it be known what they discreetly blot.    Waller.  18367
  Poets of old date, being privileged with senses, had also enjoyed external Nature; but chiefly as we enjoy the crystal cup which holds good or bad liquor for us; that is to say, in silence, or with slight incidental commentary; never, as I compute, till after the “Sorrows of Werter” was there man found who would say: Come, let us make a description: Having drunk the liquor, Come, let us eat the glass.    Carlyle.  18368
  Poets should be lawgivers; that is, the boldest lyric inspiration should not chide and insult, but should announce and lead the civil code, the day’s work.    Emerson.  18369
  Poets should turn philosophers in age, as Pope did. We are apt to grow chilly when we sit out our fire.    Sterne.  18370
  Poets utter great and wise things which they do not themselves understand.    Plato.  18371
  Point d’argent, point de Suisse—No money, no Swiss.    French Proverb.  18372
  Policy sits above conscience.    Timon of Athens, iii. 2.  18373
  Polished steel will not shine in the dark; no more can reason, however refined, shine efficaciously but as it reflects the fight of Divine truth shed from heaven.    John Foster.  18374
  Politeness is benevolence in small things. (?)  18375
  Politeness is real kindness kindly expressed.    Witherspoon.  18376
  Politeness is the flower of humanity.    Joubert.  18377
  Politeness is to goodness what words are to thoughts.    Joubert.  18378
  Politeness makes a man appear outwardly as he should be within.    La Bruyère.  18379
  Political liberty is to be found only in moderate governments.    Montesquieu.  18380
  Politicians think that by stopping up the chimney they can stop its smoking. They try the experiment; they drive the smoke back, and there is more smoke than ever.    Borne.  18381
  Politics is a deleterious profession, like some poisonous handicrafts.    Emerson.  18382
  Politics is the science of exigencies.    Theodore Parker.  18383
  [Greek]—Much may happen between the cup and the lip.    Greek.  18384
  [Greek]—Many dread powers exist, and no one more so than man.    Sophocles.  18385
  Pompa mortis magis terret quam mors ipsa—The solemnity associated with death awes us more than death itself.  18386
  [Greek]—Man is an air-bubble.    Greek Proverb.  18387
  Ponamus nimios gemitus; flagrantior æquo / Non debet dolor esse viri, nec vulnere major—Let us dismiss excessive laments; a man’s grief should not be immoderate, nor greater than the wound received.    Juvenal.  18388
  Ponderanda sunt testimonia, non numeranda—Testimonies are to be weighed, not counted.  18389
  Pone seram, cohibe; sed quis custodiet ipsos / Custodes? cauta est, et ab illis incipit uxor—Fasten the bolt and restrain her; but who is to watch over the watchers themselves? The wife is cunning, and will begin with them.    Juvenal.  18390
  Pons asinorum—The asses’ bridge.    The Fifth Proposition in the First Book of Euclid.  18391
  Ponto nox incubat atra, / Intonuere poli et crebris micat ignibus æther—Black night sits brooding on the deep; the heavens thunder, and the ether gleams with incessant flashes.    Virgil.  18392
  Poor and content is rich and rich enough; / But riches fineless is as poor as winter / To him that ever fears he shall be poor.    Othello, iii. 3.  18393
  Poor folk hae neither ony kindred nor ony freends.    Scotch Proverb.  18394
  Poor folk seek meat for their stomachs, and rich folks stomachs for their meat.    Scotch Proverb.  18395
  Poor folks are glad of porridge.    Scotch Proverb.  18396
  Poor folks must say “Thank ye” for little.    Proverb.  18397
  Poor folk’s wisdom goes for little.    Dutch Proverb.  18398
  Poor in abundance, famished at a feast, man’s grief is but his grandeur in disguise, and discontent is immortality.    Young.  18399
  Poor is the triumph o’er the timid hare.    Thomson.  18400
  Poor love is lost in men’s capacious minds; / In women’s it fills all the room it finds.    John Crowne.  18401
  Poor men do penance for rich men’s sins.    Italian Proverb.  18402
  Poor men, when Yule is cold, / Must be content to sit by little fires.    Tennyson.  18403
  Poor men’s tables are soon placed.    Proverb.  18404
  Poor naked wretches, wheresoe’er you are, / That bide the pelting of this pitiless storm, / How shall your houseless heads and unfed sides, / Your looped and windowed raggedness, defend you / From seasons such as these? O I have ta’en / Too little care of this!    King Lear, iii. 2.  18405
  Poor tenant bodies, scant o’ cash, / How they maun thole (bear) a factor’s snash; / He’ll stamp and threaten, curse and swear, / He’ll apprehend them, poind their gear; / While they maun (must) stan’, wi’ aspect humble, / An’ hear it a’, and fear and tremble!    Burns.  18406
  Poor the raiment you may wear, / Scanty fare at best be thine; / Let the soul within be clothed / With a majesty divine.    M. W. Wood.  18407
  Poor though I am, despised, forgot, / Yet God, my God, forgets me not; / And he is safe, and must succeed, / For whom the Lord vouchsafes to plead.    Cowper.  18408
  Poor, wandering, wayward man! Art thou not tired, and beaten with stripes, even as I am? Ever, whether thou bear the royal mantle or the beggar’s gaberdine, art thou so weary, so heavy-laden; and thy bed of rest is but a grave.    Carlyle.  18409
  Poor when I have, poor when I haven’t, poor will I ever be.    Gaelic Proverb.  18410
  Poortith (poverty) is better than pride.    Scotch Proverb.  18411
  Popular glory is a perfect coquette; her lovers must toil, feel every inquietude, indulge every caprice, and perhaps at last be jilted into the bargain.    Goldsmith.  18412
  Popular opinion is the greatest lie in the world.    Carlyle.  18413
  Popular opinions, on subjects not palpable to sense, are often true, but seldom or never the whole truth.    J. S. Mill.  18414
  Popularity is a blaze of illumination, or alas! of conflagration, kindled round a man; showing what is in him; not putting the smallest item more into him; often abstracting much from him; conflagrating the poor man himself into ashes and “caput mortuum.”    Carlyle.  18415
  Populus me sibilat; at mihi plaudo / Ipse domi, simul ac nummos contemplor in arca—The people hiss me; but I applaud myself at home as soon as I gaze upon the coins in my chest.    Horace, for the miser.  18416
  Populus vult decipi; decipiatur—The people wish to be deceived; then let them.  18417
  Por mucho madrugar, no amanéce mas aina—Early rising does not make the day dawn sooner.    Spanish Proverb.  18418
  Porcus Epicuri—A pig of Epicurus.  18419
  Porro unum est necessarium—But one thing is needful.    Motto.  18420
  Porte fermée, le diable s’en va—The devil goes away when he sees a shut door.    Proverb.  18421
  Portrait-painting may be to the painter what the practical knowledge of the world is to the poet, provided he considers it as a school by which he is to acquire the means of perfection in his art, and not as the object of that perfection.    Burke.  18422
  Portraiture is the basis and the touchstone of historic painting.    Schlegel.  18423
  Positive happiness is constitutional and incapable of increase; misery is artificial, and generally proceeds from our folly.    Goldsmith.  18424
  Positiveness is a good quality for preachers and orators, because whoever would obtrude his thoughts and reasons upon a multitude, will convince others the more as he appears convinced himself.    Swift.  18425
  Posse comitatus—The power of the county, which the sheriff has the power to raise in certain cases.    Law.  18426
  Possession is nine-tenths of the law.    Proverb.  18427
  Possession of land implies the duty of living on it, and by it, if there is enough to live on; then … if there is more land than enough for one’s self, the duty of making it fruitful and beautiful for as many more as can live on it.    Ruskin.  18428
  Possunt quia posse videntur—They are able because they look as if they were.    Virgil.  18429
  Post bellum auxilium—Aid after the war is over.  18430
  Post cineres gloria sera venit—Glory comes too late after one is reduced to ashes.    Martial.  18431
  Post epulas stabis vel passus mille meabis—After eating, you should either stand or walk a mile.    Proverb.  18432
  Post equitem sedet atra cura—Behind the horseman sits dark care.    Horace.  18433
  Post hoc; ergo propter hoc—After this; therefore on account of this.    A logical fallacy.  18434
  Post mediam noctem visus quum somnia vera—He appeared to me in vision after midnight, when dreams are true.    Horace.  18435
  Post nubila Phœbus—After clouds the sun.    Motto.  18436
  Post prælia præmia—After battle rewards.    Motto.  18437
  Post tenebras lux—After darkness light.    Motto.  18438
  Post tot naufragia portum—After so many shipwrecks we reach port.    Motto.  18439
  Posthumous charities are the very essence of selfishness, when bequeathed by those who, when alive, would part with nothing.    Colton.  18440
  Postulata—Things admitted; postulates.  18441
  Pot! don’t call the kettle black.    Proverb.  18442
  Potatoes don’t grow by the side of the pot.    Proverb.  18443
  Potentissimus est, qui se habet in potestate—He is the most powerful who has himself in his power.    Seneca.  18444
  Potter is jealous of potter, and craftsman of craftsman; and poor man has a grudge against poor man, and poet against poet.    Hesiod.  18445
  [Greek]—Where I may stand, and plant my lever.    Archimedes.  18446
  Pound an almond, and the clear white colour will be altered into a dirty one, and the sweet taste into an oily one.    Locke.  18447
  Pour avoir du goût, il faut avoir de l’âme—To have taste, one must have some soul.    Vauvenargues.  18448
  Pour bien connaître un homme il faut avoir mangé un boisseau de sel avec lui—To know a man well, one must have eaten a bushel of salt with him.    French Proverb.  18449
  Pour bien désirer—To desire good.    Motto.  18450
  Pour bien instruire, il ne faut pas dire tout ce qu’on sait, mais seulement ce qui convient à ceux qu’on instruit—To teach successfully we must not tell all we know, but only what is adapted to the pupil we are teaching.    La Harpe.  18451
  Pour comble de bonheur—As the height of happiness.    French.  18452
  Pour connaître le prix de l’argent, il faut être obligé d’en emprunter—To know the value of money, a man has only to borrow.    French Proverb.  18453
  Pour connaître les autres, il faut se connaître soi-même—To know other people one must know one’s self.    French Proverb.  18454
  Pour couper court—To cut the matter short.    French.  18455
  Pour dompter les anglais, / Il faut bâtir un pont / Sur le Pas-de-Calais—To conquer the English one must build a bridge over the Straits of Dover.    A French song.  18456
  Pour encourager les autres—To encourage the rest to go and do likewise.    French.  18457
  Pour être assez bon, il faut l’être trop—To be good enough, one must be too good.    French Proverb.  18458
  Pour exécuter de grandes choses il faut vivre comme si on ne devait jamais mourir—To achieve great things a man should so live as if he were never to die.    La Rochefoucauld.  18459
  Pour faire de l’esprit—To play the wit.    French.  18460
  Pour faire rire—To excite laughter.    French.  18461
  Pour faire un bon ménage il faut que l’homme soit sourd et la femme aveugle—To live happily together the husband must be deaf and the wife blind.    French Proverb.  18462
  Pour forth thy fervours for a healthful mind, / Obedient passions, and a will resigned; / For love, which scarce collective man can fill; / For patience, sovereign o’er transmuted ill; / For faith, that, panting for a happier seat, / Counts death kind Nature’s signal of retreat.    Johnson.  18463
  Pour grands que soient les rois, ils sont ce que nous sommes; / Ils peuvent se tromper comme les autres hommes—However great kings may be, they are what we are; they may be deceived like other men.    Corneille.  18464
  Pour l’ordinaire la fortune nous vend bien chèrement, ce qu’on croit qu’elle nous donne—Fortune usually sells us very dear what we fancy she is giving us.    French.  18465
  Pour parvenir à bonne foy—To succeed honourably.    Motto.  18466
  Pour qui ne les croit pas, il n’est pas de prodiges—There are no miracles for those who have no faith in them.    French.  18467
  Pour ranger le loup, il faut le marier—To tame the wolf you must get him married.    French Proverb.  18468
  Pour savoir quelles étoient véritablement les opinions des hommes, je devois plutôt prendre garde à ce qu’ils pratiquoient qu’à ce qu’ils disoient—To know what men really think, I would pay regard rather to what they do than to what they say.    Descartes.  18469
  Pour se faire valoir—To make one’s self of consequence.  18470
  Pour s’établir dans le monde, on fait tout ce que l’on peut pour y paraître établi—To establish himself in the world a man must do all he can to appear already established.    La Rochefoucauld.  18471
  Pour soutenir les droits que le ciel autorise, / Abîme tout plutôt; c’est l’esprit de l’église—To maintain your rights granted by Heaven, let everything perish rather than yield; this is the spirit of the Church.    Boileau.  18472
  Pour tromper un rival l’artifice est permis: / On peut tout employer contre ses ennemis—We may employ artifice to deceive a rival, anything against our enemies.    Richelieu.  18473
  Pour un plaisir mille douleurs—For a single pleasure a thousand pains.    French Proverb.  18474
  Pour y parvenir—To carry your point.    Motto.  18475
  Povertà non ha parenti—Poor people have no relations.    Italian Proverb.  18476
  Poverty and hunger have many learned disciples.    German Proverb.  18477
  Poverty breeds strife.    Proverb.  18478
  Poverty breeds wealth, and wealth in its turn breeds poverty. The earth to form the mould is taken out of the ditch; and whatever may be the height of the one will be the depth of the other.    Hare.  18479
  Poverty consists in feeling poor.    Emerson.  18480
  Poverty demoralises.    Emerson.  18481
  Poverty ever comes at the call.    Goldsmith.  18482
  Poverty has no greater foe than bashfulness.    Proverb.  18483
  Poverty, incessant drudgery, and much worse evils, it has often been the lot of poets and wise men to strive with, and their glory to conquer.    Carlyle.  18484
  Poverty is but as the pain of piercing the ears of a maiden, and you hang jewels in the wound.    Jean Paul.  18485
  Poverty is in want of much, avarice of everything.    Publius Syrus.  18486
  Poverty is no crime and no credit.    Proverb.  18487
  Poverty is not a shame, but the being ashamed of it is.    Proverb.  18488
  Poverty is often concealed in splendour, and often in extravagance. It is the care of a great part of mankind to conceal their indigence from the rest. They support themselves by temporary expedients, and every-day is lost in contriving for to-morrow.    Johnson.  18489
  Poverty is the mither (mother) o’ a’ arts.    Scotch Proverb.  18490
  Poverty is the only load which is the heavier the more loved ones there are to assist in supporting it.    Jean Paul.  18491
  Poverty is the reward of idleness.    Dutch Proverb.  18492
  Poverty makes people satirical—soberly, sadly, bitterly satirical.    H. Friswell.  18493
  Poverty of soul is irreparable.    Montesquieu.  18494
  Poverty often deprives a man of all spirit and virtue. It is hard for an empty bag to stand upright.    Ben. Franklin.  18495
  Poverty palls the most generous spirits; it cows industry and casts resolution itself into despair.    Addison.  18496
  Poverty persuades a man to do and suffer everything that he may escape from it.    Lucian.  18497
  Poverty should engender an honest pride, that it may not lead and tempt us to unworthy actions.    Dickens.  18498
  Poverty sits by the cradle of all our great men, and rocks them up to manhood.    Heine.  18499
  Poverty snatches the reins out of the hands of piety.    Saadi.  18500
  Poverty takes away so many means of doing good, and produces so much inability to resist evil, both natural and moral, that it is by all virtuous means to be avoided.    Johnson.  18501
  Poverty treads upon the heels of great and unexpected riches.    La Bruyère.  18502
  Poverty wants some, luxury many, and avarice all things.    Cowley.  18503


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