|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|Let all things be done decently and in order.|
I Corinthians. XIV. 40.
|For the world was built in order|
And the atoms march in tune;
Rhyme the pipe, and Time the warder,
The sun obeys them, and the moon.
EmersonMonadnock. St. 12.
| Can any man have a higher notion of the rule of right and the eternal fitness of things?|
Henry FieldingTom Jones. Bk. IV. Ch. IV. Samuel ClarkeBeing and Attributes of God. John LelandReview of Morgans Moral Philosopher. I. 154. (Ed. 1807). Also his Inquiry into Lord Bolingbrokes Writings. Letter XXII. I. 451.
|Set thine house in order.|
Isaiah. XXXVIII. 1.
|To make the plough go before the horse.|
James ILetter to the Lord Keeper. July, 1617.
|Confusion heard his voice, and wild uproar|
Stood ruled, stood vast infinitude confined;
Till at his second bidding darkness fled,
Light shone, and order from disorder sprung.
MiltonParadise Lost. Bk. III. L. 710.
|Order is Heavens first law; and this confess,|
Some are and must be greater than the rest.
PopeEssay on Man. Ep. IV. L. 49.
|Not chaos-like together crushd and bruisd,|
But, as the world, harmoniously confused:
Where order in variety we see,
And where tho all things differ, all agree.
PopeWindsor Forest. L. 13.
|Folie est mettre la charrue devant les bufs.|
It is folly to put the plough in front of the oxen.
RabelaisGargantua. Ch. XI.
| Not a mouse|
Shall disturb this hallowd house:
I am sent with broom before,
To sweep the dust behind the door.
Midsummer Nights Dream. Act V. Sc. 1. L. 394.
|The heavens themselves, the planets and this centre|
Observe degree, priority and place,
Insisture, course, proportion, season, form,
Office and custom, in all line of order.
Troilus and Cressida. Act I. Sc. 3. L. 85.
|As order is heavenly, where quiet is had,|
So error is hell, or a mischief as bad.
TusserPoints of Huswifery, Huswifery Admonitions. XII. P. 251. (1561).