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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
 
Talent alone  to  That which each man
 
  Talent alone cannot make a writer. There must be a man behind the book.    Emerson.  21249
  Talent for literature, thou hast such a talent? Believe it not, be slow to believe it! To speak or to write, Nature did not peremptorily order thee; but to work she did.    Carlyle.  21250
  Talent forms itself in secret; character, in the great current of the world.    Goethe.  21251
  Talent has almost always this advantage (Vorsprung) over genius—that the former endures, the latter often explodes, or runs to waste (verpufft).    Gutzkow.  21252
  Talent is a cistern; genius, a fountain.    Whipple.  21253
  Talent is a gift which God has imparted in secret, and which we reveal without knowing it.    Montesquieu.  21254
  Talent is some one faculty unusually developed; genius commands all the faculties.    F. H. Hedge.  21255
  Talent is something, but tact is everything. It is not a seventh sense, but is the life of all the five. It is the open eye, the quick ear, the judging taste, the keen smell, and the lively touch; it is the interpreter of all riddles, the surmounter of all difficulties, the remover of all obstacles.    W. P. Scargill.  21256
  Talent is that which is in a man’s power; genius is that in whose power a man is.    Lowell.  21257
  Talent ist Form, Genie Stoff—Talent is form, genius is substance.    Gutzkow.  21258
  Talent, lying in the understanding, is often inherited; genius, being the action of reason and imagination, rarely or never.    Coleridge.  21259
  Talents angel-bright, if wanting worth, are shining instruments in false ambition’s hand, to finish faults illustrious, and give infamy renown.    Young.  21260
  Talents give a man a superiority far more agreeable than that which proceeds from riches, birth, or employments, which are all external. Talents constitute our very essence.    Rollin.  21261
  Taliter qualiter—Such as it is.  21262
  Talk, except as the preparation for work, is worth almost nothing; sometimes it is worth infinitely less than nothing; and becomes, little conscious of playing such a fatal part, the general summary of pretentious nothingnesses, and the chief of all the curses the posterity of Adam are liable to in this sublunary world.    Carlyle.  21263
  Talk of the devil and he’ll appear.    Proverb.  21264
  Talk that does not end in action is better suppressed altogether.    Carlyle.  21265
  Talk to him of Jacob’s ladder, and he would ask the number of the steps.    Douglas Jerrold.  21266
  Talkers are no good doers.    Richard III., i. 3.  21267
  Talking is one of the fine arts.    Holmes.  21268
  Talking is the disease of age.    Ben Jonson.  21269
  Talking of love is making it.    Proverb.  21270
  Talking with a host is next best to talking with one’s self…. He is wiser than to contradict his guest in any case; he lets him go on, he lets him travel.    Thoreau.  21271
  Tam deest avaro quod habet, quam quod non habet—The miser is as much in want of that which he has as of that which he has not.    Publius Syrus.  21272
  Tam diu discendum est, quum diu nescias, et, si proverbio credimus, quam diu vivas—You must continue learning as long as you do not know, and, if the proverb is to be believed, as long as you live.    Seneca.  21273
  Tam Marte quam Minerva—As much by Mars as by Minerva; as much by courage as by wisdom.    Proverb.  21274
  Tam Marti quam Mercurio—As much for Mars as for Mercury; as well qualified for war as for business.  21275
  Tam felix utinam, quam pectore candidus, essem—Oh, that I were as happy as I am clear in conscience.    Ovid.  21276
  Tam lo’ed him like a vera brither; / They had been fou for weeks thegither.    Burns.  21277
  Tamen me / Cum magnis vixisse invita fatebitur usque / Invidia—Nevertheless, even envy, however unwilling, will have to admit that I have lived among great men.    Horace.  21278
  Tandem fit surculus arbor—A twig in time becomes a tree.    Motto.  21279
  Tandem poculum mœroris exhausit—He has exhausted at last the cup of grief.    Cicero.  21280
  Tangere ulcus—To touch a sore; to renew one’s grief.    Terence.  21281
  Tanquam in speculo—As in a mirror.  21282
  Tanquam nobilis—Noble by courtesy.  21283
  Tanquam ungues digitosque suos—As well as his nails and fingers; at his fingers’ ends.    Proverb.  21284
  Tant de fiel entre-t-il dans l’âme des dévôts?—Can so much gall find access in devout souls?    Boileau.  21285
  Tant mieux—So much the better.    French.  21286
  Tant pis—So much the worse.    French.  21287
  Tant va la cruche à l’eau qu’à la fin elle se brise—The pitcher goes so often to the well that it is broken at last.    French.  21288
  Tanté molis erat Romanam condere gentem—Such a task it was to found the Roman race.    Virgil.  21289
  Tantæne animis cœlestibus iræ?—Can heavenly minds cherish such dire resentment?    Virgil.  21290
  Tanti eris aliis, quanti tibi fueris—You will be of as much value to others as you have been to yourself.    Cicero.  21291
  Tanto brevius omne tempus, quanto felicius—The happier the moments the shorter.    Pliny.  21292
  Tanto buon, che val niente—So good as to be good for nothing.    Italian Proverb.  21293
  Tanto fortior, tanto felicior!—The more pluck, the better luck!  21294
  Tanto più di pregio reca all’ opera l’umiltà dell’ artista, quanto più aggiunge di valori al numero la nullità del zero—The modesty of the artist adds as much to the merit of his work as does a cipher (of no value in itself) to the number to which it is joined.    Bernini.  21295
  Tanto vale la Messa detta quanto la cantata—A mass is as good said as sung.    Italian Proverb.  21296
  Tantum quantum—Just as much as.  21297
  Tantum religio potuit suadere malorum—Could such cruelties have been perpetrated in the name of religion?    Lucretius, in reference to the sacrifice of Iphigenia.  21298
  Tantum series juncturaque / Tantum de medio sumptis accedit honoris—Such is the power of order and arrangement: so much grace may be imparted to subjects from common life.    Horace.  21299
  Tantum vertice in auras / Aetherias quantum radice in Tartara tendit—Its summit stretches as far into the upper ether as its root into the nether deep.  21300
  Tantus amor laudum, tantæ est victoria curæ—Such is the love of praise, so great the anxiety for victory.    Virgil.  21301
  Tapfer ist der Löwesieger, / Tapfer ist der Weltbezwinger, / Tapfer wer sich selbst bezwang—Brave is the lion-vanquisher, brave is the world-subduer, but braver he who has subdued himself.    J. G. Herder.  21302
  Tarda sit illa dies, et nostro serior ævo—Slow may that day approach, and long after our time.    Ovid.  21303
  Tarda solet magnis rebus inesse fides—Men are slow to repose confidence in undertakings of magnitude.    Ovid.  21304
  Tarde, quæ credita lædunt, credimus—We are slow to believe that which, if believed, would work us harm.    Ovid.  21305
  Tarde sed tute—Slow but sure.    Motto.  21306
  Tarde venientibus ossa—To those who come late the bones.    Proverb.  21307
  Tardiora sunt remedia quam mala—Remedies are slower in their operation than diseases.    Tacitus.  21308
  Tasks in hours of insight willed, / In hours of gloom must be fulfilled.    Matthew Arnold.  21309
  Taste can only be educated by contemplation, not of the tolerably good, out of the truly excellent.    Goethe.  21310
  Taste depends upon those finer emotions which make the organisation of the soul.    Sir J. Reynolds.  21311
  Taste, if it mean anything but a paltry connoisseurship, must mean a general susceptibility to truth and nobleness; a sense to discern and a heart to love and reverence all beauty, order, goodness, wheresoever found and in whatsoever form and accompaniment.    Carlyle.  21312
  Taste is the very maker of judgment.    Leigh Hunt.  21313
  Taste may change, but inclination never.    La Rochefoucauld.  21314
  [Greek]—Calling a fig a fig, and a spade a spade.    Plutarch.  21315
  Taurum tollet qui vitulum sustulerit—He who has carried the calf will be able by and by to carry the ox.    Proverb.  21316
  Te Deum laudamus—We praise Thee, O God.  21317
  Te digna sequere—Follow what is worthy of thee.    Motto.  21318
  Te, Fortuna, sequor: procul hinc jam fœdera sunto: / Credidimus fatis, utendum est judice bello—Thee, Fortune, I follow; hence far all treaties past; to fate I commit myself, and the arbitrament of war.    Lucan on the crossing of the Rubicon by Cæsar.  21319
  Te hominem esse memento—Remember thou art a man.  21320
  Te sine nil altum mens inchoat—Without thee my mind originates nothing lofty.    Virgil to Mæcenas.  21321
  Teach me to feel another’s woe, / To hide the fault I see; / That mercy I to others show, / That mercy show to me.    Pope.  21322
  Teach self-denial, and make its practice pleasurable, and you create for the world a destiny more sublime than ever issued from the brain of the wildest dreamer.    Scott.  21323
  Teach your children poetry; it opens the mind, lends grace to wisdom, and makes the heroic virtues hereditary.    Mahomet.  21324
  Teaching has not a tithe of the efficacy of training.    Horace Mann.  21325
  Teaching is of more importance than exhortation.    Luther.  21326
  Teaching others teacheth yourself.    Proverb.  21327
  Tearless grief bleeds inwardly.    Bovee.  21328
  Tears are due to human misery.    Virgil.  21329
  Tears are often to be found where there is little sorrow, and the deepest sorrow without tears.    Johnson.  21330
  Tears are the deluge of sin and the world’s sacrifice.    Gregory Nazianzen.  21331
  Tears are the symbol of the inability of the soul to restrain its emotion and retain its self-command.    Amiel.  21332
  Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean, / Tears from the depth of some divine despair / Rise in the heart and gather in the eyes, / In looking on the happy autumn fields, / And thinking of the days that are no more.    Tennyson.  21333
  Tears of joy are the dew in which the sun of righteousness is mirrored.    Jean Paul.  21334
  Tears of joy, like summer rain-drops, are pierced by sunbeams.    H. Ballou.  21335
  Tears such as angels weep.    Milton.  21336
  Tecum habita—Live with yourself; keep within your means.  21337
  Teeth, hair, nails, and the human species, prosper not when separated from their place. A wise man, being informed of this, should not totally forsake his native home.    Hitopadesa.  21338
  Tel brille au second rang, qui s’éclipse au premier—Some who are eclipsed in the first rank may shine in the second.    Voltaire.  21339
  Tel coup de langue est pire qu’un coup de lance—Such a stroke with the tongue is worse than one with a lance.    French Proverb.  21340
  Tel, en vous lisant, admire chaque trait, / Qui dans le fond de l’âme vous craint et vous hait—Such a one, in reading your work, admires every line, but, at the bottom of his soul, he fears and hates you.    Boileau.  21341
  Tel excelle à rimer qui juge sottement—Some excel in rhyme who reason foolishly.    Boileau.  21342
  Tel maître, tel valet—Like master, like man.    French Proverb.  21343
  Tel père, tel fils—Like father, like son.    French Proverb.  21344
  Tel vous semble applaudir, qui vous raille et vous joue; / Aimez qu’on vous conseille, et non pas qu’on vous loue—Such a one seems to applaud, while he is really ridiculing you; attach yourself to those who advise you rather than to those who praise.    Boileau.  21345
  Tell it not in Gath, publish it not in the streets of Askelon.    Bible.  21346
  “Tell me how you bear so blandly the assuming ways of wild young people?” Truly they would be unbearable if I had not also been unbearable myself as well.    Goethe.  21347
  Tell me not, in mournful numbers, / “Life is but an empty dream,” / For the soul is dead that slumbers, / And things are not what they seem.    Longfellow.  21348
  Tell me what you like, and I will tell you what you are.    Ruskin.  21349
  Tell me where is fancy bred, / Or in the heart, or in the head? / How begot, how nourishéd? / It is engender’d in the eyes, / With gazing fed.    Mer. of Ven., iii. 2.  21350
  Tell me with whom you associate, and I will tell you who you are; if I know what it is with which you occupy yourself, I know what you may become.    Goethe.  21351
  Tell the truth and shame the devil.    1 Henry IV., iii. 1.  21352
  Telum imbelle sine ictu—A feeble dart thrown without effect.    Virgil.  21353
  Temeritas est florentis ætatis, prudentia senescentis—Rashness belongs to youth, prudence to old age.    Cicero.  21354
  Temper—a weapon that we hold by the blade.    J. M. Barrie.  21355
  Temper is so good a thing that we should never lose it. (?)  21356
  Temperament lies behind mood; back of the caprice of will lies the fate of character; back of both is the bias of family; back of that, the tyranny of race; still deeper, the power of climate, of soil, of geology, the whole physical and moral environment. Still we are free men only so far as we rise above these.    John Burroughs.  21357
  Temperance and labour are the two best physicians of man.    Rousseau.  21358
  Temperance is a bridle of gold.    Burton.  21359
  Temperance is a tree which has for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.    Buddha.  21360
  Temperance is the nurse of chastity.    Wycherley.  21361
  Tempi passati!—Bygone times!    Joseph II. at sight of a picture representing a predecessor doing penance to the Pope.  21362
  Templa quam dilecta!—How lovely are thy temples!    Motto of the Duke of Buckingham, whose family name is Temple.  21363
  Tempora labuntur, tacitisque senescimus annis; / Et fugiunt fræno non remorante dies—Time glides away, and we grow older through the noiseless years; the days flee away, and are restrained by no rein.    Ovid.  21364
  Tempora mutantur, nos et mutamur in illis—Times change, and we change with them.    Kaiser Lothar I.  21365
  Tempore ducetur longo fortasse cicatrix; / Horrent admotas vulnera cruda manus—A wound may, perhaps, through time be closed, but, when fresh, it shrinks from the touch.    Ovid.  21366
  Tempted Fate will leave the loftiest star.    Byron.  21367
  Tempus anima rei—Time is the soul of business.  21368
  Tempus edax rerum—Time, the devourer of all things.    Ovid.  21369
  Tempus erit quo vos speculum vidisse pigebit—The time will come when it will disgust you to look in a mirror.    Ovid.  21370
  Tempus est quædam pars æternitatis—Time is a certain fraction of eternity.    Cicero.  21371
  Tempus ferax, tempus edax rerum—Time the producer, time the devourer of kings.  21372
  Tempus fugit—Time flies.  21373
  Tempus in agrorum cultu consumere dulce est—It is delightful to spend one’s time in the tillage of the fields.    Ovid.  21374
  Tempus omnia revelat—Time reveals all things.  21375
  Tempus rerum imperator—Time is sovereign over all things.    Motto.  21376
  Ten censure wrong for one who writes amiss.    Pope.  21377
  [Greek]—Be sure you take for wife a woman of your own neighbourhood.    Hesiod.  21378
  Tenax et fidelis—Steadfast and faithful.    Motto.  21379
  Tenax propositi—Tenacious of his purpose.    Motto.  21380
  Tendency to sentimental whining or fierce intolerance may be ranked among the surest symptoms of little souls and inferior intellects.    Jeffrey.  21381
  Tenderness is a virtue.    Goldsmith.  21382
  Tenderness is the repose of passion.    Joubert.  21383
  Tenebo—I will hold.    Motto.  21384
  Teneros animos aliena opprobria sæpe / Absterrent vitiis—The disgrace of others often deters tender minds from vice.    Horace.  21385
  Tenet insanabile multos / Scribendi cacoëthes—An incurable itch for writing possesses many.    Juvenal.  21386
  Tenez la bride haute à votre fils—Keep a tight hand over your son (lit. hold the bridle high).    French Proverb.  21387
  Tenir le haut du pavé—To keep the best place (lit. the highest side of the pavement).    French Proverb.  21388
  Tentanda via est qua me quoque possim / Tollere humo, victorque virûm volitare per ora—I too must attempt a way by which I may raise myself above the ground, and soar triumphant through the lips of men.    Virgil.  21389
  Tenterden steeple was the cause of Goodwin Sands.    Proverb.  21390
  Ter conatus ibi collo dare brachia circum, / Ter frustra comprensa manus effugit imago—Thrice I attempted to throw my arms round her neck there, and her ghost, thrice clutched in vain, eluded my grasp.    Virgil.  21391
  Teres atque rotundum—Smooth-polished and rounded.    Horace.  21392
  Terminus a quo—The point from which anything starts.  21393
  Terminus ad quem—The point of destination.  21394
  Terra antiqua, potens armis atque ubere glebæ—An ancient land, powerful in arms and in the fertility of its soil.    Virgil, of Italy.  21395
  Terra firma—Dry land, in contradistinction to sea.  21396
  Terra incognita—An unknown land or domain of things.  21397
  Terra innanzi, e terra poi—Earth originally, and earth finally.    Italian Proverb.  21398
  Terra malos homines nunc educat, atque pusillos—The earth now supports many bad and weak men.    Juvenal.  21399
  Terræ filius—A son of the earth; a man of obscure or low origin.    Persius.  21400
  Terram cœlo miscent—They mingle heaven and earth.  21401
  Terrible penalty, with the ass-ears or without them, inevitable as death, written for ever in heaven, against all who, like Midas, misjudge the inner and the upper melodies, and prefer gold to goodness, desire to duty, falsehood to fact, wild nature to God, and a sensual piping Pan to a high-souled, wise-hearted, and spirit-breathing Apollo.    James Wood, apropos to the fable of Midas.  21402
  Tertium quid—A third something, produced by the union or interaction of two opposites.  21403
  Tertium sal—A third salt; a neutral salt; the union of an acid and an alkali.  21404
  Tertius e cœlo cecidit Cato—A third Cato has come down from heaven.    Juvenal, in mockery.  21405
  [Greek]—The gods have placed sweat in front of virtue.    Hesiod.  21406
  Testimony is like an arrow shot from a long bow; the force of it depends upon the strength of the hand that draws it. Argument is like an arrow from a cross-bow, which has equal force though shot by a child.    Johnson.  21407
  Tête-à-tête—Face to face; a private conversation.    French.  21408
  Tête d’armée!—Head of the army!    Last words of Napoleon.  21409
  Tête de fou ne blanchit jamais—A fool’s head never grows grey.    Proverb.  21410
  Teuer ist mir der Freund, doch auch den Feind kann ich nützen; / Zeigt mir der Freund, was ich kann, lehrt mich der Feind, was ich soll—Dear is to me the friend, yet can I make even my very foe do me a friend’s part. My friend shows me what I can do; my foe teaches me what I should do.    Schiller.  21411
  That action is not warrantable which either blushes to beg a blessing, or, having succeeded, dares not present a thanksgiving.    Quarles.  21412
  That but this blow / Might be the be-all and the end-all here, / But here, upon this bank and shoal of time, / We’d jump the life to come.    Macbeth, i. 7.  21413
  That carries anger as the flint bears fire; / Who, much enforcèd, shows a hasty spark, / And straight is cold again.    Julius Cæsar, iv. 3.  21414
  That cause is strong which has not a multitude, but one strong man behind it.    Lowell.  21415
  That circle of beings, which dependence gathers round us, is almost ever unfriendly.    Arliss.  21416
  That civility is best which excludes all superfluous formality. (?)  21417
  That cutting up, and parcelling, and labelling, of the indivisible human soul into what are called “faculties,” I have from of old eschewed, and even hated.    Carlyle.  21418
  That death’s unnatural that kills for loving.    Othello, v. 2.  21419
  That elevation of mind which we see in moments of peril, if it is uncontrolled by justice, and strives only for its own advantage, becomes a crime.    Cicero.  21420
  That friendship only is, indeed, genuine when two friends, without speaking a word to each other, can, nevertheless, find happiness in being together.    Georg Ebers.  21421
  That friendship, which is exerted in too wide a sphere, becomes totally useless.    Goldsmith.  21422
  That gentleman who sells an acre of land, sells an ounce of credit.    Lord Burleigh.  21423
  That golden key that opes the palace of eternity.    Milton.  21424
  That government is the best which makes government unnecessary.    W. von Humboldt.  21425
  That great mystery of time, were there no other; the illimitable, silent, never-resting thing called “time,” rolling, rushing on, swift, silent, like an all-embracing ocean-tide, on which we and all the universe swim like exhalations, like apparitions which are and then are not—this is for ever very literally a miracle, a thing to strike us dumb; for we have no word to speak about it.    Carlyle.  21426
  That grief is light which is capable of counsel.    Proverb.  21427
  That he is mad ’tis true; ’tis true, ’tis pity; / And pity ’tis ’tis true.    Hamlet, ii. 2.  21428
  That in the captain’s but a choleric word, / Which in the soldier is flat blasphemy.    Meas. for Meas., ii. 2.  21429
  That intention which fixes upon God as its only end will keep men steady in their purposes, and deliver them from being the jest and scorn of fortune.    Thomas à Kempis.  21430
  That is a most wretched fortune which is without an enemy.    Publius Syrus.  21431
  That is a treacherous friend against whom you must always be on your guard. Such a friend is wine.    Bovee.  21432
  That is always best which gives me to myself.    Emerson.  21433
  That is but an empty purse that is full of other men’s money.    Proverb.  21434
  That is friendship which is not feigned.    Hitopadesa.  21435
  That is gold that is worth gold.    Proverb.  21436
  That is indeed a twofold knowledge which profits alike by the folly of the foolish and the wisdom of the wise. It is both a shield and a sword; it borrows its security from the darkness, and its confidence from the light.    Colton.  21437
  That is not a council wherein there are no sages.    Hitopadesa.  21438
  That is not a duty in which there is not virtue.    Hitopadesa.  21439
  That is not possible which is impossible.    Hitopadesa.  21440
  That is not virtue from which fear approacheth us.    Hitopadesa.  21441
  That is the best part of beauty which a picture cannot express.    Bacon.  21442
  That is the best part of each writer which has nothing private in it.    Emerson.  21443
  That is the briefest and sagest of maxims which bids us “meddle not.”    Colton.  21444
  That is the true light which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.    St. John.  21445
  That is the true season of love, when we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will love in the same way after us.    Goethe.  21446
  That is true love which is always the same, whether you give everything or deny everything to it.    Goethe.  21447
  That is well spoken that is well taken.    Proverb.  21448
  That last infirmity of noble minds.    Milton.  21449
  That learning which thou gettest by thy own observation and experience is far beyond that which thou gettest by precept; as the knowledge of a traveller exceeds that which is got by reading.    Thomas à Kempis.  21450
  That life is long which answers life’s great end.    Young.  21451
  That low vice curiosity.    Byron.  21452
  That man has advanced far in the study of morals who has mastered the difference between pride and vanity.    Chamfort.  21453
  That man is always happy who is in the presence of something which he cannot know to the full, which he is always going on to know.    Ruskin.  21454
  That man is an ill husband of his honour that entereth into any action, the failing wherein may disgrace him more than the carrying of it through can honour him.    Bacon.  21455
  That man is learned who reduceth his learning to practice.    Hitopadesa.  21456
  That man is little to be envied whose patriotism would not gain force upon the plain of Marathon, or whose piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of Iona.    Johnson.  21457
  That man lives twice that lives the first life well.    Herrick.  21458
  That man may last, but never lives, / Who much receives but nothing gives; / Whom none can love, whom none can thank— / Creation’s blot, creation’s blank.    T. Gibbons.  21459
  That man that hath a tongue, I say, is no man, / If with his tongue he cannot win a woman.    Two Gent. of Verona, ii. 1.  21460
  That man will never be a perfect gentleman who lives only with gentlemen. To be a man of the world we must view that world in every grade and in every perspective.    Bulwer Lytton.  21461
  That Mirabeau understood how to act with others, and by others—this was his genius, this was his originality, this was his greatness.    Goethe.  21462
  That must be true which all men say.    Proverb.  21463
  That nation is in the enjoyment of liberty which stands by its own strength, and does not depend on the will of another.    Livy.  21464
  That net that holds no great, takes little fish.    R. Southwell.  21465
  That one man should die ignorant who had capacity for knowledge, this I call tragedy.    Carlyle.  21466
  That one will not, another will.    Proverb.  21467
  That philanthropy has surely a flaw in it which cannot sympathise with the oppressor equally as with the oppressed.    Lowell.  21468
  That rich man is great who thinketh not himself great because he is rich; the proud man (who is the poor man) braggeth outwardly but beggeth inwardly; he is blown up, but not full.    S. Hieron.  21469
  That single effort by which we stop short in the down-hill path to perdition is of itself a greater exertion of virtue than a hundred acts of justice.    Goldsmith.  21470
  That souls which are created for one another so seldom find each other and are generally divided, that in the moments of happiest union least recognise each other—that is a sad riddle!    Goethe.  21471
  That State must sooner or later perish where the majority triumphs and unintelligence (Unverstand) decides.    Schiller.  21472
  That state of life is alone suitable to a man in which and for which he was born, and he who is not led abroad by great objects is far happier at home.    Goethe.  21473
  That strain again! It had a dying fall: / Oh, it came o’er my ear like the sweet sound / That breathes upon a bank of violets, / Giving and stealing odour!    Twelfth Night, i. 1.  21474
  That suit is best that best fits me.    Proverb.  21475
  That that comes of a hen will scrape.    Proverb.  21476
  That that is, is.    As You Like It, iv. 2.  21477
  That the voice of the common people is the voice of God, is as full of falsehood as commonness. For who sees not that those black-mouthed hounds, upon the mere scent of opinion, as freely spend their mouths in hunting counter, or, like Actæon’s dogs, in chasing an innocent man to death, as if they followed the chase of truth itself, in a fresh scent?    A. Warwick.  21478
  That thee is sent receive in buxomness: / The wrestling of this world asketh a fall. / Here is no home, here is but wilderness. / Forth, pilgrim, forth—on, best out of thy stall. / Look up on high, and thank the God of all.    Chaucer.  21479
  That thought I regard as true which is fruitful to myself, which is connected with the rest of my thoughts, and at the same time helps me on. Now it is not only possible, but natural, that such a thought should not connect itself with the mind of another, nor help him on … consequently he will regard it as false. Once we are thoroughly convinced of this, we shall never enter upon controversies.    Goethe.  21480
  That ugly treason of mistrust.    Mer. of Ven., iii. 2.  21481
  That unity which has not its origin in the multitude is tyranny.    Pascal.  21482
  That very law which moulds a tear, / And bids it trickle from its source; / That law preserves the earth a sphere, / And guides the planets in their course.    Rogers.  21483
  That vice has often proved an emancipator of the mind is one of the most humiliating, but also one of the most unquestionable, facts in history.    Lecky.  21484
  That virtue which requires to be ever guarded is scarcely worth the sentinel.    Goldsmith.  21485
  That voluntary debility, which modern language is content to term indolence, will, if it is not counteracted by resolution, render in time the strongest faculties lifeless, and turn the flame to the smoke of virtue.    Johnson.  21486
  That warrior on his strong war-horse, fire flashes through his eyes; force dwells in his arm and heart; but warrior and war-horse are a vision; a revealed force, nothing more. Stately they tread the earth, as if it were firm substance. Fool! the earth is but a film; it cracks in twain, and warrior and war-horse sink beyond plummet’s sounding.    Carlyle.  21487
  That we devote ourselves to God is seen / In living just as though no God there were.    Browning.  21488
  That we shall die, we know; ’tis but the time / And drawing days out, that men stand upon.    Julius Cæsar, iii. 1.  21489
  That we should find our national existence depend on selling manufactured cotton at a farthing an ell cheaper than any other people, is a most narrow stand for a great nation to base itself on.    Carlyle.  21490
  That we would do, / We should do when we would; for this “would” changes, / And hath abatements and delays as many / As there are tongues, are hands, are accidents; / And then this “should” is like a spendthrift’s sigh, / That hurts by easing.    Hamlet, iv. 7.  21491
  That were but a sorry art which could be comprehended all at once; the last point of which could be seen by one just entering its precincts.    Goethe.  21492
  That which builds is better than that which is built.    Emerson.  21493
  That which can be done with perfect convenience and without loss, is not always the thing that most needs to be done, or which we are most imperatively required to do.    Ruskin.  21494
  That which each man can do best, not but his Maker can teach him.    Emerson.  21495
 

 
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