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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
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  Brave men are brave from the very first.    Corneille.  2000
  Bread at pleasure, / Drink by measure.    Proverb.  2001
  Bread is the staff of life.    Swift.  2002
  Breathes there the man with soul so dead, / Who never to himself hath said, / “This is my own, my native land?”    Scott.  2003
  Breathe his faults so quaintly, / That they may seem the taints of liberty; / The flash and outbreak of a fiery mind.    Hamlet, ii. 1.  2004
  Breed is stronger than pasture.    George Eliot.  2005
  Brevet d’invention—A patent.    French.  2006
  Breveté—Patented.    French.  2007
  Breve tempus ætatis satis est longum ad bene honesteque vivendum—A short term on earth is long enough for a good and honourable life.    Cicero.  2008
  Brevi manu—Offhand; summarily (lit. with a short hand).  2009
  Brevis a natura nobis vita data est: at memoria bene redditæ vitæ est sempiterna—A short life has been given us by Nature, but the memory of a well-spent one is eternal.    Cicero.  2010
  Brevis esse laboro, obscurus fio—When labouring to be concise, I become obscure.    Horace.  2011
  Brevis ipsa vita est, sed longior malis—Life itself is short, but lasts longer than misfortunes.    Publius Syrus.  2012
  Brevis voluptas mox doloris est parens—Short-lived pleasure is the parent of pain.    Proverb.  2013
  Brevity is the body and soul of wit.    Jean Paul.  2014
  Brevity is the soul of wit.    Hamlet, iii. 2.  2015
  Bric-à-brac—Articles of vertu or curiosity.    French.  2016
  Bricht ein Ring, so bricht die ganze Katte—A link broken, the whole chain broken.    German Proverb.  2017
  Brief as the lightning in the collied night, / That, in a spleen, unfolds both heaven and earth, / And ere a man hath power to say, “Behold!” / The jaws of darkness do devour it up.    Mid. N.’s Dream, i. 1.  2018
  Briefe gehören unter die wichtigsten Denkmäler die der einzelne Mensch hinterlassen kann—Letters are among the most significant memorials a man can leave behind him.    Goethe.  2019
  Briller par son absence—To be conspicuous by its absence.    French.  2020
  Bring down my grey hairs with sorrow to the grave.    Bible.  2021
  Bring forth men-children only! / For thy undaunted mettle should compose. / Nothing but males.    Macbeth, i. 7.  2022
  Broad thongs may be cut from other people’s leather.    Italian Proverb.  2023
  Broken friendships may be sowthered (soldered), but never sound.    Scotch Proverb.  2024
  Brouille sera à la maison si la quenouille est maîtresse—There will be disagreement in the house if the distaff holds the reins.    French Proverb.  2025
  Brûler la chandelle par les deux bouts—To burn the candle at both ends.    French.  2026
  Brute force holds communities together as an iron nail, if a little rusted with age, binds pieces of wood; but intelligence binds like a screw, which must be gently turned, not driven.    Draper.  2027
  Brutum fulmen—A harmless thunderbolt.    Latin.  2028
  Brutus, thou sleep’st; awake, and see thyself.    Julius Cæsar, ii. 1.  2029
  Brutus will start a spirit as soon as Cæsar.    Julius Cæsar, i. 2.  2030
  Bûche tortue fait bon feu—A crooked log makes a good fire.    French Proverb.  2031
  Buen siglo haya quien dijó bolta—Blessings on him that said, Right about face!    Spanish Proverb.  2032
  Buey viejo sulco derecho—An old ox makes a straight furrow.    Spanish Proverb.  2033
  Buffoonery is often want of wit.    La Bruyère.  2034
  Bullies are generally cowards.    Proverb.  2035
  Buon cavallo non ha bisogno di sproni—Don’t spur a willing horse.    Italian Proverb.  2036
  Burlaos con el loco en casa, burlará con vos en la plaza—Play with the fool in the house and he will play with you in the street.    Spanish Proverb.  2037
  Burnt bairns dread the fire.    Scotch Proverb.  2038
  Business dispatched is business well done, but business hurried is business ill done.    Bulwer Lytton.  2039
  Busy readers are seldom good readers.    Wieland.  2040
  But a bold peasantry, their country’s pride, / When once destroyed, can never be supplied.    Goldsmith.  2041
  But all was false and hollow; though his tongue / Dropp’d manna, and could make the worse appear / The better reason, to perplex and dash / Maturest counsels.    Milton.  2042
  But by bad courses may be understood, / That their events can never fall out good.    Richard II., ii. 1.  2043
  But Cristes lore, and his apostles twelve, / He taught, but first he folwed it himselve.    Chaucer.  2044
  But earthlier happy is the rose distilled, / Than that which, withering on the virgin thorn, / Grows, lives, and dies in single blessedness.    Mid. N.’s Dream, i. 1.  2045
  But evil is wrought by want of thought / As well as want of heart.    Hood.  2046
  But facts are chiels that winna ding, / An’ douna be disputed.    Burns.  2047
  But far more numerous was the herd of such / Who think too little and who talk too much.    Dryden.  2048
  But for women, our life would be without help at the outset, without pleasure in its course, and without consolation at the end.    Jouy.  2049
  But from the heart of Nature rolled / The burdens of the Bible old.    Emerson.  2050
  But human bodies are sic fools, / For a’ their colleges and schools, / That, when nae real ills perplex them, / They make enow themsels to vex them.    Burns.  2051
  But hushed be every thought that springs / From out the bitterness of things.    Wordsworth.  2052
  But I am constant as the northern star, / Of whose true-fixed and resting quality, / There is no fellow in the firmament.    Julius Cæsar, iii. 1.  2053
  But I will wear my heart upon my sleeve / For daws to peck at.    Othello, i. 1.  2054
  But man, proud man, / Drest in a little brief authority, / Most ignorant of what he’s most assured, / His glassy essence,—like an angry ape, / Plays such fantastic tricks before high Heaven / As make the angels weep.    Meas. for Meas., ii. 2.  2055
  But men may construe things after their fashion, clean from the purpose of the things themselves.    Julius Cæsar, i. 3.  2056
  But men must work, and women must weep, / Though storms be sudden and waters deep, / And the harbour bar be moaning.    C. Kingsley.  2057
  But mercy is above this sceptred sway; / It is enthroned in the hearts of kings, / It is an attribute to God Himself, / And earthly power doth then show likest God’s / When mercy seasons justice.    Mer. of Ven., iv. 1.  2058
  But now our fates from unmomentous things / May rise like rivers out of little springs.    Campbell.  2059
  But O for the touch of a vanish’d hand, / And the sound of a voice that is still.    Tennyson.  2060
  But O what damned minutes tells he o’er, / Who dotes, yet doubts; suspects, yet strongly loves?    Othello, iii. 3.  2061
  But pleasures are like poppies spread, / You seize the flower, its bloom is shed; / Or, like the snowfall on the river, / A moment white—then melts for ever.    Burns.  2062
  But Shakespeare’s magic could not copied be; / Within that circle none durst walk but he.    Dryden.  2063
  But shapes that come not at an earthly call, / Will not depart when mortal voices bid.    Wordsworth.  2064
  But souls that of His own good life partake, / He loves as His own self; dear as His eye / They are to Him; He’ll never them forsake; / When they shall die, then God Himself shall die: / They live, they live in blest eternity.    H. More.  2065
  But spite of all the criticising elves, / Those that would make us feel, must feel themselves.    Churchill.  2066
  But there are wanderers o’er eternity, / Whose bark drives on and on, and anchor’d ne’er shall be.    Byron.  2067
  But there’s nothing half so sweet in life / As love’s young dream.    Moore.  2068
  But thought’s the slave of life, and life time’s fool; / And time, that takes survey of all the world, / Must have a stop.    1 Henry IV., v. 4.  2069
  But to see her was to love her—love but her, and love for ever.    Burns.  2070
  But truths on which depend our main concern, / That ’tis our shame and misery not to learn, / Shine by the side of every path we tread, / With such a lustre, he that runs may read.    Cowper.  2071
  But war’s a game which, were their subjects wise, / Kings would not play at.    Cowper.  2072
  But were I Brutus, / And Brutus Antony, there were an Antony / Would ruffle up your spirits, and put a tongue / In every wound of Cæsar, that should move / The stones of Rome to rise and mutiny.    Julius Cæsar, iii. 2.  2073
  But what fate does, let fate answer for.    Sheridan.  2074
  But whether on the scaffold high, / Or in the battle’s van, / The fittest place where man can die / Is where he dies for man.    M. J. Barry.  2075
  But who would force the soul, tilts with a straw / Against a champion cased in adamant.    Wordsworth.  2076
  But winter lingering chills the lap of May.    Goldsmith.  2077
  But words are things, and a small drop of ink, / Falling, like dew, upon a thought, produces / That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think.    Byron.  2078
  But wouldst thou know what’s heaven? I’ll tell thee what: / Think what thou canst not think, and heaven is that.    Quarles.  2079
  But yesterday the word of Cæsar might / Have stood against the world; now lies he there, / And none so poor to do him reverence.    Julius Cæsar, iii. 2.  2080
  Buying is cheaper than asking.    German Proverb.  2081
  Buy the truth, and sell it not.    Bible.  2082
  Buy what ye dinna want, an’ ye’ll sell what ye canna spare.    Scotch Proverb.  2083
  By-and-by is easily said.    Hamlet, iii. 2.  2084
  By any ballot-box, Jesus Christ goes just as far as Judas Iscariot.    Carlyle.  2085
  By blood a king, in heart a clown.    Tennyson.  2086
  By bravely enduring it, an evil which cannot be avoided is overcome.    Proverb.  2087
  By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.    Democritus.  2088
  By dint of dining out, I run the risk of dying by starvation at home.    Rousseau.  2089
  By doing nothing we learn to do ill.    Proverb.  2090
  By education most have been misled.    Dryden.  2091
  By experience we find out a short way by a long wandering.    Roger Ascham.  2092
  By nature man hates change; seldom will he quit his old home till it has actually fallen about his ears.    Carlyle.  2093
  By night an atheist half believes a God.    Young.  2094
  By nothing do men more show what they are than by their appreciation of what is and what is not ridiculous.    Goethe.  2095
  By others’ faults wise men correct their own.    Proverb.  2096
  By persisting in your path, though you forfeit the little, you gain the great.    Emerson.  2097
  By pious heroic climbing of our own, not by arguing with our poor neighbours, wandering to right and left, do we at length reach the sanctuary—the victorious summit, and see with our own eyes.    Carlyle.  2098
  By pride cometh contention.    Bible.  2099
  By robbing Peter he paid Paul … and hoped to catch larks if ever the heavens should fall.    Rabelais.  2100
  By seeking and blundering we learn.    Goethe.  2101
  By shallow rivers to whose falls / Melodious birds sing madrigals.    Marlowe.  2102
  By sports like these are all their cares beguil’d, / The sports of children satisfy the child.    Goldsmith.  2103
  By strength of heart the sailor fights with roaring seas.    Wordsworth.  2104
  By the long practice of caricature I have lost the enjoyment of beauty: I never see a face but distorted.    Hogarth to a lady who wished to learn caricature.  2105
  By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection, which is the noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.    Confucius.  2106
  By time and counsel do the best we can: / Th’ event is never in the power of man.    Herrick.  2107
  Ca’ (drive) a cow to the ha’ (hall), and she’ll rin to the byre.    Scotch Proverb.  2108
  Cabin’d, cribb’d, confin’d.    Macbeth, iii. 4.  2109
  Cacoëthes carpendi—An itch for fault-finding.  2110
  Cacoëthes scribendi—An itch for scribbling.  2111
  Cacoëthes loquendi—An itch for talking.  2112
  Cada cousa a seu tempo—Everything has its time.    Portuguese Proverb.  2113
  Cada qual en seu officio—Every one to his trade.    Portuguese Proverb.  2114
  Cada qual hablé en lo que sabe—Let every one talk of what he understands.    Spanish Proverb.  2115
  Cada uno es hijo de sus obras—Every one is the son of his own works; i.e., is responsible for his own acts.    Spanish Proverb.  2116
  Cadenti porrigo dextram—I extend my right hand to a falling man.    Motto.  2117
  Cadit quæstio—The question drops, i.e., the point at issue needs no further discussion.    Law.  2118
  Cæca invidia est, nec quidquam aliud scit quam detrectare virtutes—Envy is blind, and can only disparage the virtues of others.    Livy.  2119
  Cæca regens vestigia filo—Guiding blind steps by a thread.  2120
  Cæsarem vehis, Cæsarisque fortunam—You carry Cæsar and his fortunes; fear not, therefore.    Cæsar to a pilot in a storm.  2121
  Cæsar non supra grammaticos—Cæsar has no authority over the grammarians.    Proverb.  2122
  Cæsar’s wife should be above suspicion.    Plutarch.  2123
  Cæteris major qui melior—He who is better than others is greater.    Maxim.  2124
  Cahier des charges—Conditions of a contract.    French.  2125
  Ça ira—It shall go on (a French Revolution song).    Ben. Franklin.  2126
  Caisse d’amortissement—Sinking fund.    French.  2127
  Calamitosus est animus futuri anxius—The mind that is anxious about the future is miserable.    Seneca.  2128
  Calamity is man’s true touchstone.    Beaumont and Fletcher.  2129
  Calf love, half love; old love, cold love.    Frisian Proverb.  2130
  Call a spade a spade.  2131
  Call him wise whose actions, words, and steps are all a clear Because to a clear Why.    Lavater.  2132
  Callida junctura—Skilful arrangement.    Horace.  2133
  Call me what instrument you will, though you fret me, you cannot play on me.    Hamlet, iii. 2.  2134
  Call not that man wretched who, whatever ills he suffers, has a child he loves.    Southey, Coleridge.  2135
  Call not the devil; he will come fast enough without.    Danish Proverb.  2136
  Call your opinions your creed, and you will change it every week. Make your creed simply and broadly out of the revelation of God, and you may keep it to the end.    Phillips Brooks.  2137
  Calmness of will is a sign of grandeur. The vulgar, far from hiding their will, blab their wishes, A single spark of occasion discharges the child of passions into a thousand crackers of desire.    Lavater.  2138
  Calumnies are sparks which, if you do not blow them, will go out of themselves.    Boerhaave.  2139
  Calumny is like the wasp which worries you; which it were best not to try to get rid of, unless you are sure of slaying it, for otherwise it will return to the charge more furious than ever.    Chamfort.  2140
  Calumny will sear / Virtue itself: these shrugs, these hums and ha’s.    Winter’s Tale, ii. 1.  2141
  Camelus desiderans cornua etiam aures perdidit—The camel begging for horns was deprived of his ears as well.    Proverb.  2142
  Campos ubi Troja fuit—The fields where Troy once stood.    Lucan.  2143
  Campus Martius—A place of military exercise (lit. field of Mars).  2144
  Canaille—The rabble.    French.  2145
  Canam mihi et Musis—I will sing to myself and the Muses, i.e., if no one else will listen.    Anonymous.  2146
  “Can” and “shall,” well understood, mean the same thing under this sun of ours.    Carlyle.  2147
  Can anybody remember when the times were not hard and money not scarce? or when sensible men, and the right sort of men, and the right sort of women, were plentiful?    Emerson.  2148
  Can ch’ abbaia non morde—A dog that barks does not bite.    Italian Proverb.  2149
  Can che morde non abbaia in vano—A dog that bites does not bark in vain.    Italian Proverb.  2150
  Can despots compass aught that hails their sway? / Or call with truth one span of earth their own, / Save that wherein at last they crumble bone by bone?    Byron.  2151
  Candida pax homines, trux decet ira feras—Wide-robed peace becomes men, ferocious anger only wild beasts.    Ovid.  2152
  Candide et caute—With candour and caution.    Motto.  2153
  Candide et constanter—With candour and constancy.    Motto.  2154
  Candide secure—Honesty is the best policy.    Motto.  2155
  Candidus in nauta turpis color: æquoris unda / Debet et a radiis sideris esse niger—A fair complexion is a disgrace in a sailor; he ought to be tanned, from the spray of the sea and the rays of the sun.    Ovid.  2156
  “Can do” is easy (easily) carried aboot.    Scotch Proverb.  2157
  Candor dat viribus alas—Candour gives wings to strength.    Motto.  2158
  Candour is the brightest gem of criticism.    Disraeli.  2159
  Canes timidi vehementius latrant quam mordent—Cowardly dogs bark more violently than they bite.    Q. Curtius.  2160
  Cane vecchio non abbaia indarno—An old dog does not bark for nothing.    Italian Proverb.  2161
  Can I choose my king? I can choose my King Popinjay, and play what farce or tragedy I may with him; but he who is to be my ruler, whose will is higher than my will, was chosen for me in heaven.    Carlyle.  2162
  Canina facundia—Dog (i.e., snarling) eloquence.    Appius.  2163
  Canis a non canedo—Dog is called “canis,” from “non cano,” not to sing.    Varro.  2164
  Canis in præsepi—The dog in the manger (that would not let the ox eat the hay which he could not eat himself).  2165
  Cannon and firearms are cruel and damnable machines. I believe them to have been the direct suggestion of the devil.    Luther.  2166
  Can storied urn or animated bust / Back to its mansion call the fleeting breath? / Can honour’s voice provoke the silent dust, / Or flattery soothe the dull cold ear of death?    Gray.  2167
  Canst thou not minister to a mind diseas’d, / Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow, / Raze out the written troubles of the brain? / And with some sweet oblivious antidote, / Cleanse the stuff’d bosom of that perilous stuff / Which weighs upon the heart?    Macbeth, v. 3.  2168
  Can such things be, / And overcome us like a summer’s cloud, / Without our special wonder?    Macbeth, iii. 4.  2169
  Cantabit vacuus coram latrone viator—The penniless traveller will sing in presence of the robber.    Juvenal.  2170
  Can that which is the greatest virtue in philosophy, doubt, be in religion, what we priests term it, the greatest of sins?    Bovee.  2171
  Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots?    Bible.  2172
  Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth?    Nathanael.  2173
  Cantilenam eandem canis—You are always singing the same tune, i.e., harping on one theme.    Terence.  2174
  Cant is properly a double-distilled lie, the second power of a lie.    Carlyle.  2175
  Cant is the voluntary overcharging or prolonging of a real sentiment.    Hazlitt.  2176
  Can wealth give happiness? look around and see, / What gay distress! what splendid misery! / Whatever fortunes lavishly can pour, / The mind annihilates and calls for more.    Young.  2177
  Can we wonder that men perish and are forgotten, when their noblest and most enduring works decay?    Ausonius.  2178
  “Can you tell a plain man the plain road to heaven?”—“Surely. Turn at once to the right, then go straight forward.”    Bp. Wilberforce.  2179
  Caõ que muito ladra, nunca bom para a caça—A dog that barks much is never a good hunter.    Portuguese Proverb.  2180
  Capable of all kinds of devotion, and of all kinds of treason, raised to the second power, woman is at once the delight and the terror of man.    Amiel.  2181
  Capacity without education is deplorable, and education without capacity is thrown away.    Saadi.  2182
  Cap-à-pié—From head foot.    French.  2183
  Capias—A writ to order the seizure of a defendant’s person.    Law.  2184
  Capias ad respondendum—You may take him to answer your complaint.    Law.  2185
  Capias ad satisfaciendum—You may take him to satisfy your claim.    Law.  2186
  Capiat, qui capere possit—Let him take who can.    Proverb.  2187
  Capistrum maritale—The matrimonial halter.    Juvenal.  2188
  Capitis nives—The snowy locks of the head.    Horace.  2189
  Capo grasso, cervello magro—Fat head, lean brains.    Italian Proverb.  2190
  Captivity is the greatest of all evils that can befall man.    Cervantes.  2191
  Captivity, / That comes with honour, is true liberty.    Massinger.  2192
  Captum te nidore suæ putat ille culinæ—He thinks he has caught you with the savoury smell of his kitchen.    Juvenal.  2193
  Caput artis est, decere quod facias—The chief thing in any art you may practise is that you do only the one you are fit for.    Proverb.  2194
  Caput inter nubila condit—(Fame) hides her head amid the clouds.    Virgil.  2195
  Caput mortuum—The worthless remains; a ninny.  2196
  Caput mundi—The head of the world, i.e., Rome, both ancient and modern.  2197
  Cara al mio cuor tu sei, / Ciò ch’è il sole agli occhi miei—Thou art as dear to my heart as the sun to my eyes.    Italian Proverb.  2198
  Care, and not fine stables, makes a good horse.    Danish Proverb.  2199
  Care is no cure, but rather a corrosive, / For things that are not to be remedied.    1 Henry VI., iii. 3.  2200
  Care is taken that trees do not grow into the sky.    Goethe.  2201
  Care keeps his watch in every old man’s eye, / And where care lodges, sleep will never lie.    Romeo and Juliet, ii. 2.  2202
  Care killed the cat.    Proverb.  2203
  Carelessness is worse than theft.    Gaelic Proverb.  2204
  Careless their merits or their faults to scan, / His pity gave ere charity began.    Goldsmith.  2205
  Care’s an enemy to life.    Twelfth Night, i. 3.  2206
  Cares are often more difficult to throw off than sorrows; the latter die with time, the former grow with it.    Jean Paul.  2207
  Care that has enter’d once into the breast, / Will have the whole possession ere it rest.    Ben Jonson.  2208
  Caret—It is wanting.  2209
  Caret initio et fine—It has neither beginning nor end.  2210
  Caret periculo, qui etiam cum est tutus cavet—He is not exposed to danger who, even when in safety, is on his guard.    Publius Syrus.  2211
  Care to our coffin adds a nail, no doubt, / And every grin, so merry, draws one out.    Wolcot.  2212
  Care will kill a cat, but ye canna live without it.    Scotch Proverb.  2213
  Carica volontario non carica—A willing burden is no burden.    Italian Proverb.  2214
  Car il n’est si beau jour qui n’amène sa nuit—There is no day, however glorious, but sets in night.    French.  2215
  Carior est illis homo quam sibi—Man is dearer to them (i.e., the gods) than to himself.    Juvenal.  2216
  Cari sunt parentes, cari liberi, propinqui, familiares; sed omnes omnium caritates, patria una complexa est—Dear are our parents, dear our children, our relatives, and our associates, but all our affections for all these are embraced in our affection for our native land.    Cicero.  2217
  Carmen perpetuum primaque origine mundi ad tempora nostra—A song for all ages, and from the first origin of the world to our own times.    Transposed from Ovid.  2218
  Carmen triumphale—A song of triumph.  2219
  Carmina nil prosunt; nocuerunt carmina quondam—My rhymes are of no use; they once wrought me harm.    Ovid.  2220
  Carmina spreta exolescunt; si irascare, agnita videntur—Abuse, if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated, you will be thought to have deserved it.    Tacitus.  2221
  Carmine di superi placantur, carmine Manes—The gods above and the gods below are alike propitiated by song.    Horace.  2222
  Carmine fit vivax virtus; expersque sepulcri, notitiam seræ posteritatis habet—By verse virtue is made immortal; and, exempt from burial, obtains the homage of remote posterity.    Ovid.  2223
  Carpet knights.    Burton.  2224
  Carpe diem—Make a good use of the present.    Horace.  2225
  Carry on every enterprise as if all depended on the success of it.    Richelieu.  2226
  Carte blanche—Unlimited power to act (lit. blank paper).    Proverb.  2227
  Car tel est votre plaisir—For such is our pleasure.    Proverb.  2228
  Casa hospidada, comida y denostada—A house which is filled with guests is both eaten up and spoken ill of.    Spanish Proverb.  2229
  Casa mia, casa mia, per piccina che tu sia, tu mi sembri una badia—Home, dear home, small though thou be, thou art to me a palace.    Italian Proverb.  2230
  Casar, casar, e que do governo?—Marry, marry, and what of the management of the house?    Portuguese Proverb.  2231
  Casar, casar, soa bem, e sabe mal—Marrying sounds well, but tastes ill.    Portuguese Proverb.  2232
  Cassis tutissima virtus—Virtue is the safest helmet.    Motto.  2233
  Casta ad virum matrona parendo imperat—A chaste wife acquires an influence over her husband by obeying him.    Labertius.  2234
  Casta moribus et integra pudore—Of chaste morals and unblemished modesty.    Martial.  2235
  Cast all your cares on God; that anchor holds.    Tennyson.  2236
  Cast forth thy act, thy word, into the ever-living, ever-working universe. It is a seed-grain that cannot die; unnoticed to-day, it will be found flourishing as a banyan-grove, perhaps, alas! as a hemlock forest, after a thousand years.    Carlyle.  2237
  Cast him (a lucky fellow) into the Nile, and he will come up with a fish in his mouth.    Arabian Proverb.  2238
  Castles in the air cost a vast deal to keep up.    Bulwer Lytton.  2239
  Castor gaudet equis, ovo prognatus eodem / Pugnis—Castor delights in horses; he that sprung from the same egg, in boxing.    Horace.  2240
  Castrant alios, ut libros suos, per se graciles, alieno adipe suffarciant—They castrate the books of others, that they may stuff their own naturally lean ones with their fat.    Jovius.  2241
  Cast thy bread upon the waters, for thou shalt find it after many days.    Bible.  2242
  Cast thy bread upon the waters; God will know of it, if the fishes do not.    Eastern Proverb.  2243
  Casus belli—A cause for war; originally, fortune of war.  2244
  Casus quem sæpe transit, aliquando invenit—Misfortune will some time or other overtake him whom it has often passed by.    Publius Syrus.  2245
  Casus ubique valet; semper tibi pendeat hamus. / Quo minimè credas gurgite, piscis erit—There is scope for chance everywhere; let your hook be always hanging ready. In the eddies where you least expect it, there will be a fish.    Ovid.  2246
  Catalogue raisonné—A catalogue topically arranged.    French.  2247
  Catch as catch can.    Antiochus Epiphanes.  2248
  Catching a Tartar—i.e., an adversary too strong for one.  2249
  Catch not at the shadow and lose the substance.    Proverb.  2250
  Catch, then, O catch the transient hour; / Improve each moment as it flies; / Life’s a short summer—man a flower— / He dies—alas! how soon he dies!    Johnson.  2251
  Catholicism commonly softens, while Protestantism strengthens, the character; but the softness of the one often degenerates into weakness, and the strength of the other into hardness.    Lecky.  2252
  Cato contra mundum—Cato against the world.  2253
  Cato esse, quam videri, bonus malebat—Cato would rather be good than seem good.    Sallust.  2254
  Cattiva è quella lana, che non si può tingere—Bad is the cloth that won’t dye.    Italian Proverb.  2255
  Cattivo è quel sacco che non si puo rappezzare—Bad is the sack that won’t patch.    Italian Proverb.  2256


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