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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
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  The charitable give out at the door, and God puts in at the window.    Proverb.  21753
  The charity that thinketh no evil trusts in God and trusts in man.    J. G. Holland.  21754
  The chaste mind, like a polished plane, may admit foul thoughts, without receiving their tincture.    Sterne.  21755
  The cheap swearer through his open sluice / Lets his soul run for nought.    George Herbert.  21756
  The cheapness of man is every day’s tragedy.    Emerson.  21757
  The chief glory of every people arises from its authors.    Johnson.  21758
  The chief of all the curses of this unhappy age is the universal gabble of its fools, and of the flocks that follow them, rendering the quiet voices of the wise of all past time inaudible.    Ruskin.  21759
  The chief requisites for a courtier are a flexible conscience and an inflexible politeness.    Lady Blessington.  21760
  The chief value and virtue of money consists in its having power over human beings; a power which is attainable by other means than by money.    Ruskin.  21761
  The child is father of the man.    Wordsworth.  21762
  The child is not to be educated for the present, but for the remote future, and often in opposition to the immediate future.    Jean Paul.  21763
  The child who desires education will be bettered by it; the child who dislikes it, only disgraced.    Ruskin.  21764
  The child’s murmuring is more and is less than words; there are no notes, and yet it is a song; there are no syllables, and yet it is language…. This poor stammering is a compound of what the child said when it was an angel, and of what it will say when it becomes a man.    Victor Hugo.  21765
  The childhood shows the man / As morning shows the day.    Milton.  21766
  The children of others we never love so much as our own; error, our own child, is so near our heart.    Goethe.  21767
  The choicest thing this world has for a man is affection.    J. G. Holland.  21768
  The Christian doctrine, that doctrine of Humility, in all senses godlike, and the parent of all godlike virtue, is not superior, or inferior, or equal to any doctrine of Socrates or Thales, being of a totally different nature; differing from these as a perfect ideal poem does from a correct computation in arithmetic.    Carlyle.  21769
  The Christian religion having once appeared, cannot again vanish; having once assumed its divine shape, can be subject to no dissolution.    Goethe.  21770
  The Christian religion is an inspiration and life—God’s life breathed into a man and breathed through a man.    J. G. Holland.  21771
  The Christian religion is especially remarkable, as it so decidedly lays claim to mere goodwill in man, to his essential temper, and values this independently of all culture and manifestation. It stands in opposition to science and art, and properly to enjoyment.    Novalis.  21772
  The Christian religion, often enough dismembered and scattered abroad, will ever in the end again gather itself together at the foot of the cross.    Goethe.  21773
  The Christian religion, once here, cannot again pass away; in one or the other form, it will endure through all time. As in Scripture, so also in the heart of man, it is written, “The gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”    Carlyle.  21774
  The Christianity that cannot get on without a minimum of four thousand five hundred, will give place to something better that can.    Carlyle.  21775
  The Church is a mere organisation to help a man to fulfil his duties; it is not the source from whence those duties sprung.    Ward Beecher.  21776
  The Church is the working recognised union of those who by wise teaching guide the souls of men.    Carlyle.  21777
  The Church! Touching the earth with one small point (the event, viz., at Bethlehem of the year one); springing out of one small seed-grain, rising out therefrom, ever higher, ever broader, high as the heaven itself, broad till it overshadow the whole visible heaven and earth, and no star can be seen but through it. From such a seed-grain so has it grown; planted in the reverences and sacred opulences of the soul of mankind; fed continually by all the noblenesses of forty generations of man. The world-tree of the nations for so long!    Carlyle.  21778
  The Churchmen fain would kill their Church, / As the Churches have killed their Christ.    Tennyson.  21779
  The circle of noble-minded people is the most precious of all that I have won.    Goethe.  21780
  The city does not take away, neither does the country give, solitude: solitude is within us.    Joseph Roux.  21781
  The city is recruited from the country.    Emerson.  21782
  The civil guest / Will no more talk all, than eat all the feast.    George Herbert.  21783
  The civilised man lives not in wheeled houses. He builds stone castles, plants lands, makes life-long marriage contracts; has long-dated, hundred-fold possessions, not to be valued in the money-market; has pedigrees, libraries, law-codes; has memories and hopes, even for this earth, that reach over thousands of years.    Carlyle.  21784
  The civilised nation consists broadly of mob, money-collecting machine, and capitalist: and when the mob wishes to spend money for any purpose, it sets its money-collecting machine to borrow the money it needs from the capitalist, who lends it on condition of taxing the mob generation after generation.    Ruskin.  21785
  The civilised savage (Wilde) is the worst of all savages.    C. J. Weber.  21786
  The Classical is healthy, the Romantic sickly.    Goethe.  21787
  The clergy are at present divided into three sections: an immense body who are ignorant; a small proportion who know and are silent; and a minute minority who know and speak according to their knowledge.    Huxley.  21788
  The cloud-capp’d towers, the gorgeous palaces, / The solemn temples, the great globe itself, / Yea, all that it inherit, shall dissolve; / And, like this insubstantial pageant faded, / Leave not a rack behind.    Tempest, iv. 1.  21789
  The cloud incense of the altar hides / The true form of the God who there abides.    Dr. Walter Smith.  21790
  The clouds never pass against the wind.    Hitopadesa.  21791
  The clouds that gather round the setting sun / Do take a sober colouring from an eye / That hath kept watch o’er man’s mortality.    Wordsworth.  21792
  The clouds that wrap the setting sun / … Why, as we watch their floating wreath, / Seem they the breath of life to breathe? / To Fancy’s eye their motions prove / They mantle round the sun for love.    Keble.  21793
  The clouds treat the sea as if it were a mill-pond or a spring-run, too insignificant to make any exceptions to.    John Burroughs.  21794
  The cock, that is the trumpet of the morn, / Doth with his lofty and shrill-sounding throat / Awake the god of day.    Hamlet, i. 1.  21795
  The coin that is most current among mankind is flattery; the only benefit of which is that by hearing what we are not we may be instructed what we ought to be. (?)  21796
  The combined arts appear to me like a family of sisters, of whom the greater part were inclined to good company, but one was light-headed, and desirous to appropriate and squander the whole goods and chattels of the household—the theatre is this wasteful sister.    Goethe.  21797
  The comic and the tragic lie close together, inseparable, like light and shadow.    Socrates.  21798
  The command “thou shalt” is in all circumstances a hard one, unless it is softened down by the adjunct “for that which ‘thou shalt’ is just the same as that which rationally thou also willest.”    Lindner.  21799
  The commencement of atonement is / The sense of its necessity.    Byron.  21800
  The common crowd but see the gloom / Of wayward deeds and fitting doom; / The close observer can espy / A noble soul and lineage high.    Byron.  21801
  The common fluency of speech in many men and most women is owing to a scarcity of matter and a scarcity of words.    Swift.  21802
  The common “keeping up appearances” of society is a mere selfish struggle of the vain with the vain.    Ruskin.  21803
  The company of fools may at first make us smile, but at last never fails of rendering us melancholy.    Goldsmith.  21804
  The complete poet must have a heart in his brain or a brain in his heart.    George Darley.  21805
  The complete spiritualisation of the animal element in nature is the task of our species.    Amiel.  21806
  The conceived is never food save to the mind that conceives.    Schiller.  21807
  The concessions of the weak are the concessions of fear.    Burke.  21808
  The condition of the great body of the people in a country is the condition of the country itself.    Carlyle.  21809
  The condition of the most fascinated (bezaubertsten) enthusiast is to be preferred to him who, from sheer fear of error, dares in the end no longer to affirm or deny.    Wieland.  21810
  The conditions necessary for the arts of men are the best for their souls and bodies.    Ruskin.  21811
  The confidant of my vices is my master, though he were my valet.    Goethe.  21812
  The conflict of the old, the existent, and the persistent, with development, improvement, and transfigurement is always the same. Out of every arrangement arises at last pedantry; to get rid of this latter the former is destroyed, and some time must elapse before we become aware that order must be re-established.    Goethe.  21813
  The conscience is the inviolable asylum of the liberty of man.    Napoleon.  21814
  The conscience is the most elastic material in the world. To-day you cannot stretch it over a mole-hill, to-morrow it hides a mountain.    Bulwer Lytton.  21815
  The conscience of the man who is given over to his passions is like the voice of the shipwrecked mariner overwhelmed by the tempest.    Joseph Roux.  21816
  The conscious utterance of thought by speech or action, to any end, is art.    Emerson.  21817
  The conscious water saw its god and blushed.    Dryden, on the water into wine at Cana.  21818
  The consolation which is derived from truth, if any there be, is solid and durable; that which may be derived from error must be, like its original, fallacious and fugitive.    Johnson.  21819
  The contagion of crime is like that of the plague.    Napoleon.  21820
  The contingent facts of history can never become the proof of the truths of reason.    Lessing.  21821
  The conversation of a friend is a powerful alleviator of the fatigue of walking.    Dr. Andrew Combe.  21822
  The core will come to the surface.    Emerson.  21823
  The cormorant Oblivion swallows up / The carcases that Time has made his prey.    Crowe.  21824
  The corpse is not the whole animal; there is still something that appertains to it, still a corner-stone, and in this case, as in every other, a very chief corner-stone—life, the spirit that makes everything beautiful.    Goethe.  21825
  The counsel thou wouldst have another keep, first keep thyself.    Proverb.  21826
  The country where the entire people is, or even once has been, laid hold of, filled to the heart with an infinite religious idea, has “made a step from which it cannot retrograde.”    Carlyle.  21827
  The courage (Muth) of truth is the first condition of philosophic study.    Hegel.  21828
  The courage that dares only die is on the whole no sublime affair…. The courage we desire and prize is not the courage to die decently, but to live manfully.    Carlyle.  21829
  The course of nature is the art of God.    Young.  21830
  The course of Nature’s phases, on this our little fraction of a planet, is partially known to us; but who knows what deeper courses these depend on; what infinitely larger cycle (of causes) our little epicycle revolves on?    Carlyle.  21831
  The course of prayer who knows?    Keble.  21832
  The course of scoundrelism, any more than that of true love, never did run smooth.    Carlyle.  21833
  The course of true love never did run smooth.    Mid. N.’s Dream, i. 1.  21834
  The court does not render a man contented, but it prevents his being so elsewhere.    La Bruyère.  21835
  The court is like a palace of marble; it is composed of people very hard and very polished.    La Bruyère.  21836
  The court, nor cart, I like, nor loathe; / Extremes are counted worst of all: / The golden mean betwixt them both / Doth surest sit, and fears no fall.    Old ballad.  21837
  The court of the past differs from all living aristocracy in this; it is open to labour and to merit, but to nothing else.    Ruskin.  21838
  The covetous man heaps up riches, not to enjoy them, but to have them.    Tillotson.  21839
  The covetous man never has money, and the prodigal will have none shortly.    Johnson.  21840
  The coxcomb is a fool of parts, a flatterer a knave of parts.    Steele.  21841
  The craftiest wiles are too short and ragged a cloak to cover a bad heart.    Lavater.  21842
  The crafty man is always in danger; and when he thinks he walks in the dark, all his pretences are so transparent, that he that runs may read them.    Tillotson.  21843
  The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn; and Egypt, Greece, Rome, Gaul, Britain, America, lie folded already in the first man.    Emerson.  21844
  The credit of advancing science has always been due to individuals, never to the age.    Goethe.  21845
  The creed of the true saint is to make the best of life, and make the most of it.    Chapin.  21846
  The crickets sing, and man’s o’er-laboured sense / Repairs itself by rest.    Cymbeline, ii. 2.  21847
  The cross is the invincible sanctuary of the humble.    Cass.  21848
  The cross of Christ is the key of Paradise; the weak man’s staff; the convert’s convoy; the upright man’s perfection; the soul and body’s health; the prevention of all evil, and the procurer of all good.    Damascen.  21849
  The cross was the fitting close of a life of rejection, scorn, and defeat.    W. H. Thomson.  21850
  The crow doth sing as sweetly as the lark / When neither is attended, and I think / The nightingale, if she should sing by day, / When every goose is cackling, would be thought / No better a musician than the wren.    Mer. of Ven., v. i.  21851
  The crowd … if they find / Some stain or blemish in a name of note, / Not grieving that their greatest are so small, / Inflate themselves with some insane delight, / And judge all Nature from her feet of clay, / Without the will to lift their eyes, and see / Her godlike head crown’d with spiritual fire / And touching other worlds.    Tennyson.  21852
  The cruelty of the affectionate is more dreadful than that of the hardy.    Lavater.  21853
  The cry of the God-forsaken is from the heart of God himself.    James Wood.  21854
  The cuffs and thumps with which fate, our lady-loves, our friends and foes, put us to the proof, in the mind of a good and resolute man, vanish into air.    Goethe.  21855
  The cunning workman never doth refuse / The meanest tool that he may chance to use.    George Herbert.  21856
  The cup of life which God offers to our lips is not always sweet;… but, sweet or bitter, it is ours to drink it without murmur or demur.    W. R. Greg.  21857
  The cups that cheer, but not inebriate.    Cowper.  21858
  The cure for false theology is mother wit.    Emerson.  21859
  The curfew tolls the knell of parting day, / The lowing herd winds slowly o’er the lea, / The ploughman homeward plods his weary way, / And leaves the world to darkness and to me.    Gray.  21860
  The curiosity of knowing things has been given to man for a scourge.    Apocrypha.  21861
  The curious unthrift makes his clothes too wide, / And spares himself, but would his tailor chide.    George Herbert.  21862
  The current that with gentle murmur glides, / Thou know’st, being stopp’d, impatiently doth rage.    Two Gent. of Verona, ii. 7.  21863
  The curtains of yesterday drop down, the curtains of to-morrow roll up; but yesterday and to-morrow both are. Pierce into the Time-element, glance into the Eternal.    Carlyle.  21864
  The cut (of the vesture) betokens intellect and talent, so does the colour betoken temper and heart.    Carlyle.  21865
  The cynic is one who never sees a good quality in a man, and never fails to see a bad one.    Ward Beecher.  21866
  The danger of dangers is illusion.    Emerson.  21867
  The danger past and God forgotten.    Proverb.  21868
  The dark in soul see in the universe their own shadow; the shattered spirit can only reflect external beauty, in form as untrue and broken as itself.    Binney.  21869
  The darkest day, live till to-morrow, will have passed away.    Cowper.  21870
  The darkest hour is nearest the dawn.    Proverb.  21871
  The day is longer than the brae; we’ll be at the top yet.    Gaelic Proverb.  21872
  The day of days … is the day on which the inward eye opens to the unity of things, to the omnipresence of law—sees that what is must be, and ought to be, or is the best.    Emerson.  21873
  The day wasted on others is not wasted on one’s self.    Dickens.  21874
  The days are too short even for love, how can there ever be time for quarrelling?    Mrs. Gatty.  21875
  The dead do not need us; but for ever and for evermore we need them.    Garfield.  21876
  The dead letter of religion must own itself dead, and drop piecemeal into dust, if the living spirit of religion, freed from its charnel-house, is to arise on us, new born of Heaven, and with new healing under its wings.    Carlyle.  21877
  The decline of literature indicates the decline of the nation. The two keep pace in their downward tendency.    Goethe.  21878
  The deeper the sorrow, the less tongue hath it.    Talmud.  21879
  The deity works in the living, not in the dead; in the becoming and the changing, not in the become and the fixed.    Goethe.  21880
  The delight of the destroyer and denier is no pure delight, and must soon pass away.    Carlyle.  21881
  The democrat is a young conservative; the conservative is an old democrat.    Emerson.  21882
  The demonic in music stands so high that no understanding can reach it, and an influence flows from it which masters all, and for which none can account.    Goethe.  21883
  The demonic is that which cannot be explained by reason or understanding, which is not in one’s nature, yet to which it is subject.    Goethe.  21884
  The dependant is timid.    Gaelic Proverb.  21885
  The depth of our despair measures what capability and height of claim we have to hope.    Carlyle.  21886
  The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul.    Bible.  21887
  The desire of a man is his kindness: and a poor man is better than a liar.    Bible.  21888
  The desire of perfection is the worst disease that ever afflicted the human mind.    Fontanes.  21889
  The desire of power in excess caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge in excess caused man to fall; but in charity there is no excess, neither can man or angel come in danger by it.    Bacon.  21890
  The desire of the moth for the star, / Of the night for the morrow, / The devotion to something afar / From the sphere of our sorrow.    Shelley.  21891
  The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour.    Bible.  21892
  The destiny of any nation at any given time depends on the opinions of its young men under five-and-twenty.    Goethe.  21893
  The destruction of the poor is their poverty.    Bible.  21894
  The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose! / An evil soul producing holy witness / Is like a villain with a smiling cheek, / A goodly apple rotten at the heart.    Mer. of Ven., i. 3.  21895
  The devil has a great advantage against us, inasmuch as he has a strong bastion and bulwark against us in our own flesh and blood.    Luther.  21896
  The devil has his elect.    Carlyle.  21897
  The devil hath power / To assume a pleasing shape.    Hamlet, ii. 2.  21898
  The devil helps his servants for a season; but when they come once to a pinch, he leaves ’em in the lurch.    L’Estrange.  21899
  The devil is a busy bishop in his own diocese.    Bishop Latimer.  21900
  The devil is an ass.    Proverb.  21901
  The devil is an unfortunate who knows not what it is to love.    St. Theresa.  21902
  The devil is God’s ape.    Luther.  21903
  The devil knew not what he did when he made man politic; be crossed himself by it.    Timon of Athens, iii. 3.  21904
  The devil lurks behind the cross.    Proverb.  21905
  The devil may get in by the keyhole, but the door won’t let him out.    Proverb.  21906
  The devil taketh not lightly unto his working such as he findeth occupied in good works.    St. Jerome.  21907
  The devil tempts all other men, but idle men tempt the devil.    Arabian Proverb.  21908
  The devil tempts us not—’tis we tempt him, / Beckoning his skill with opportunity.    George Eliot.  21909
  The devil was sick, the devil a monk would be; / The devil was well, the devil a monk was he.    Rabelais.  21910
  The dewdrop and the star shine sisterly, / Globing together in the common work.    Sir Edwin Arnold.  21911
  The dictum that truth always triumphs over persecution is one of those pleasant falsehoods … which all experience refutes. History teems with instances of truth put down by persecution. If not suppressed for ever, it may be thrown back for centuries.    J. S. Mill.  21912
  The difference between Socrates and Jesus? The great Conscious; the immeasurably great Unconscious.    Carlyle.  21913
  The difference between the great celebrities and the unknown nobodies is this, the former failed and went at it again, the latter gave up in despair.    Anonymous.  21914
  The difficulty is not so great to die for a friend as to find a friend worth dying for.    Henry Home.  21915
  The difficulty is to teach the multitude that something can be both true and untrue at the same time.    Schopenhauer.  21916
  The dignity of truth is lost with much protesting.    Ben Jonson.  21917
  The dilettante takes the obscure for the profound, violence for vigour, the indefinite for the infinite, and the senseless for the supersensuous.    Schiller.  21918
  The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord.    Jesus.  21919
  The discovery of what is true, and the practice of that which is good, are the two most important objects of philosophy.    Voltaire.  21920
  The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.    Bible.  21921
  The disease of the mind leading to fatalist ruin is the concentration of man upon himself, whether his heavenly interests or his worldly interests, matters not; it is their being his own interests which makes the regard of them mortal.    Ruskin.  21922
  The disease which afflicts bureaucratic governments, and which they usually die of, is routine.    J. S. Mill.  21923
  The disease with which the human mind now labours is want of faith.    Emerson.  21924
  The dispute about religion and the practice of it seldom go together.    Young.  21925
  The disputes of two of equal strength and fortune are worthy of attention; but not of two, the one great, the other humble.    Hitopadesa.  21926
  The dissection of a sentence is as bad a way to the understanding of it, as the dissection of a beast to the biography of it.    Ruskin.  21927
  The distances of nations are measured, not by seas, but by ignorances; and their divisions determined, not by dialects, but by enmities.    Ruskin.  21928
  The distant landscape draws not nigh / For all our gazing.    Keble.  21929
  The distant sounds of music, that catch new sweetness as they vibrate through the long-drawn valley, are not more pleasing to the ear than the tidings of a far-distant friend.    Goldsmith.  21930
  The distinction between man and nature is, that man is a being becoming, and nature a being become.    Rückert.  21931
  The distinctive character of a child is to live always in the tangible present.    Ruskin.  21932
  The distinguishing sign of slavery is to have a price and be bought for it.    Ruskin.  21933
  The distinguishing trait of people accustomed to good society is a calm, imperturbable quiet, which pervades all their actions and habits.    Bulwer Lytton.  21934
  The Divine mind is as visible in its full energy of operation on every lowly bank and mouldering stone, as in the lifting of the pillars of heaven, and setting the foundations of the earth.    Ruskin.  21935
  The divine power of the love, of which we cease not to sing and speak, is this, that it reproduces every moment the grand qualities of the beloved object, perfect in the smallest parts, embraced in the whole; it rests not either by day or by night, is ravished with its own work, wonders at its own stirring activity, finds the well-known always new, because it is every moment begotten anew in the sweetest of all occupations. In fact the image of the beloved one cannot become old, for every moment is the hour of its birth.    Goethe.  21936
  The divine state, “par excellence,” is silence and repose.    Amiel.  21937
  The doctor sees all the weakness of mankind, the lawyer all the wickedness, the theologian all the stupidity.    Schopenhauer.  21938
  The dog that fetches will carry.    Proverb.  21939
  The dog that starts the hare is as good as the one that catches it.    German Proverb.  21940
  The dog, to gain his private ends, / Went mad, and bit the man.    Goldsmith.  21941
  The dome of St. Peter’s is great, yet is it but a foolish chip of an egg-shell compared with that star-fretted dome where Arcturus and Orion glance for ever, which latter, notwithstanding, no one looks at—because the architect was not a man.    Carlyle.  21942
  The dome of thought, the palace of the soul.    Byron.  21943
  The donkey means one thing and the driver another.    Proverb.  21944
  The doom of the old has long been pronounced and irrevocable; the old has passed away; but, alas! the new appears not in its stead; the time is still in pangs of travail with the new. Man has walked by the light of conflagrations, and amid the sound of falling cities; and now there is darkness, and long watching till it be morning.    Carlyle in 1831.  21945
  The door must either be shut or it must be open. I must either be natural or unnatural.    Goldsmith.  21946
  The dove found no rest for the sole of her foot.    Bible.  21947
  The dread of censure is the death of genius.    Simms.  21948
  The dread of something after death, / The undiscovered country, from whose bourn / No traveller returns, puzzles the will; / And makes us rather bear those ills we have / Than fly to others that we know not of.    Hamlet, iii. 1.  21949
  The dreamer is a madman quiescent, the madman is a dreamer in action.    F. H. Hedge.  21950
  The dregs may stir themselves as they please; they fall back to the bottom by their own coarseness.    Joubert.  21951
  The dress of words, / Like to the Roman girl’s enticing garb, / Should let the play of limb be seen through it, / And the round rising form.    Bailey.  21952
  The drunkard forfeits man, and doth divest / All worldly right, save what he hath by beast.    George Herbert.  21953
  The dry light is ever the best.    Heraclitus.  21954
  The drying up a single tear has more / Of honest fame than shedding seas of gore.    Byron.  21955
  The dullest John Bull cannot with perfect complacency adore himself, except under the figure of Britannia or the British Lion.    Ruskin.  21956
  The dust of controversy is but the falsehood flying off.    Carlyle.  21957
  The dwarf behind his steam-engine may remove mountains, but no dwarf will hew them down with the pickaxe; and he must be a Titan that hurls them abroad with his arms.    Carlyle.  21958
  The eagle suffers little birds to sing.    Tit. Andron., iv. 4.  21959
  The earth hath bubbles, as the water has, / And these are of them.    Macbeth, i. 3.  21960
  The earth is our workshop. We may not curse it; we are bound to sanctify it.    Mazzini.  21961
  The earth is sown with pleasures, as the heavens are studded with stars, wherever the conditions of existence are unsophisticated.    W. R. Greg.  21962
  The earth must supply man with the necessaries of life before he has leisure or inclination to pursue more refined enjoyments.    Goldsmith.  21963
  The earth, that’s Nature’s mother, is her tomb.    Romeo and Juliet, ii. 3.  21964
  The earthen pot must keep clear of the brass kettle.    Proverb.  21965
  The ebb’d man, ne’er loved till ne’er worth love, / Comes dear’d by being lack’d.    Ant. and Cleop., i. 4.  21966
  The echo of the nest-life, the voice of our modest, fairer, holier soul, is audible only in a sorrow-darkened bosom, as the nightingales warble when one veils their cage.    Jean Paul.  21967
  The effect of good music is not caused by its novelty; on the contrary, it strikes us more the more familiar we are with it.    Goethe.  21968
  The effect of righteousness (shall be) quietness and assurance for ever.    Bible.  21969
  The effect of violent animosities between parties has always been an indifference to the general welfare and honour of the state.    Macaulay.  21970
  The efforts of him who contendeth with one stronger than himself are as feeble as the exertions of an insect’s wings.    Hitopadesa.  21971
  The elect are whosoever will, and the nonelect whosoever won’t.    Ward Beecher.  21972
  The electric telegraph will never be a substitute for the face of a man, with his soul in it, encouraging another man to be brave and true.    Dickens.  21973
  The element of water moistens the earth, but blood flies upwards and bedews the heavens.    John Webster.  21974
  The elements of poetry lie in natural objects, in the vicissitudes of human life, in the emotions of the human heart, and the relations of man to man.    Bryant.  21975
  The emphasis of facts and persons has nothing to do with time.    Emerson.  21976
  The empire of woman is an empire of softness, of address, of complacency. Her commands are caresses, her menaces are tears.    Rousseau.  21977
  The empty vessel makes the greatest sound.    Henry V., iv. 4.  21978
  The end crowns all, / And that old common arbitrator, Time, / Will one day end it.    Troil. and Cress., iv. 5.  21979
  The end of all opposition is negation, and negation is nothing.    Goethe.  21980
  The end of all right education of a woman is to make her love her home better than any other place; that she should as seldom leave it as a queen her queendom; nor ever feel entirely at rest but within its threshold.    Ruskin.  21981
  The end of doubt is the beginning of repose.    Petrarch.  21982
  The end of labour is to gain leisure.    Aristotle.  21983
  The end of man is an action, not a thought, though it were the noblest.    Carlyle.  21984
  The end of man is at no moment a pleasure, but a performance; and life always and only the continual fulfilment of a worthy purpose with a will.    James Wood.  21985
  The end we aim at must be known before the way.    Jean Paul.  21986
  The enemy is more easily repulsed if we never suffer him to get within us, but, upon the very first approach, draw up our forces and fight him without the gate.    Thomas à Kempis.  21987
  “The English,” says Bishop Sprat, “have too much bravery to be derided, and too much virtue and honour to mock others.”    Goldsmith.  21988
  The ennobling difference between one man and another—between one animal and another—is precisely this, that one feels more than another.    Ruskin.  21989
  The entire grace, happiness, and virtue of (a young man’s) life depend on his contentment in doing what he can dutifully, and in staying where he is peaceably.    Ruskin.  21990
  The entire object of true education is to make people not merely do the right things, but enjoy the right things.    Ruskin.  21991
  The entire system of things gets represented in every particle.    Emerson.  21992
  The entire vitality of art depends upon its having for object either to state a true thing or adorn a serviceable one.    Ruskin.  21993
  The envied have a brilliant fate; / Pity is given where griefs are great.    Palladas.  21994
  The envious man waxeth lean with the fatness of his neighbours.    Socrates.  21995
  The envious will die, but envy never.    Molière.  21996
  The errors of a great mind are more edifying than the truths of a little.    Börne.  21997
  The errors of a wise man are literally more instructive than the truths of a fool. For the wise man travels in lofty, far-seeing regions; the fool in low-lying, high-fenced lanes; retracing the footsteps of the former, to discover where he deviated, whole provinces of the universe are laid open to us; in the path of the latter, granting even that he have not deviated at all, little is laid open to us but two wheel-ruts and two hedges.    Carlyle.  21998
  The errors of a wise man make your rule / Rather than the perfections of a fool.    William Blake.  21999
  The errors of woman spring almost always from her faith in the good or her confidence in the true.    Balzac.  22000
  The errors of young men are the ruin of business; but the errors of aged men amount to but this, that more might have been done, or sooner.    Bacon.  22001


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