|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Take heed lest passion sway|
Thy judgment to do aught which else free-will
Would not admit.
Milton.Paradise Lost, Book VIII. Line 635.
| I argue not|
Against Heavens hand or will, nor bate a jot
Of heart or hope; but still bear up and steer
| Were man|
But constant, he were perfect.
Shakespeare.Two Gentlemen of Verona, Act V. Scene 4. (Proteus.)
|And let men so conduct themselves in life|
As to be always strangers to defeat.
Yonges Cicero.A precept of Atreus, Tusculan Disp. Book V. Div. 18.
|When once our grace we have forgot,|
Nothing goes right; we would, and we would not.
Shakespeare.Measure for Measure, Act IV. Scene 4. (Angelo repentant.)
|But by bad courses may be understood,|
That their events can never fall out good.
Shakespeare.King Richard II., Act II. Scene 1. (York to the King.)
|Circles are praisd, not that abound|
In largeness, but th exactly round:
So life we praise, that does excel,
Not in much time, but acting well.
Waller.Long and Short Life. Epigrams.