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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
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  Though we lose our fortune, yet we should not lose our patience.    Proverb.  24750
  Though wisdom wake, suspicion sleeps / At wisdom’s gate; and to simplicity / Resigns her charge, while goodness thinks no ill where no ill seems.    Milton.  24751
  Though you can fret me, you cannot play upon me.    Hamlet, iii. 2.  24752
  Though you had the wisdom of Newton or the wit of Swift, garrulousness would lower you in the eyes of your fellow-creatures.    Burns.  24753
  Though you stroke the nettle ever so kindly, yet it will sting you.    Proverb.  24754
  Thought and science follow their own law of development; they are slowly elaborated in the growth and forward pressure of humanity, in what Shakespeare calls … The prophetic soul / Of the wide world dreaming on things to come.    Matthew Arnold.  24755
  Thought discovered is the more possessed.    Young.  24756
  Thought disturbs the world, and thought of God / Unsettles most of all; for it is life, / And only life can comprehend its force, / Or guide it.    Dr. Walter Smith.  24757
  Thought expands, but lames; action animates, but narrows.    Goethe.  24758
  Thought is deeper than all speech; / Feeling deeper than all thought; / Souls to souls can never teach / What unto themselves was taught.    C. P. Cranch.  24759
  Thought is free.    As You Like It, i. 3.  24760
  Thought is like opium: it can intoxicate us while it leaves us broad awake.    Amiel.  24761
  Thought is silence.    Sheridan.  24762
  Thought is the property of him who can entertain it, and of him who can adequately place it.    Emerson.  24763
  Thought is the seed of action; but action is as much its second form as thought is its first. It rises in thought, to the end that it may be uttered and acted. The more profound the thought, the more burdensome. Always in proportion to the depth of its sense does it knock importunately at the gates of the soul, to be spoken, to be done.    Emerson.  24764
  Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, and mankind the vessel.    Hare.  24765
  Thought means life, since those who do not think do not live in any high or real sense. Thinking makes the man.    A. B. Alcott.  24766
  Thought once awakened does not again slumber.    Carlyle.  24767
  Thought takes man out of servitude into freedom.    Emerson.  24768
  Thought, true labour of any kind, highest virtue itself, is it not the daughter of pain? Born as out of the black whirlwind; true effort in fact, as of a captive struggling to free itself—that is thought.    Carlyle.  24769
  Thought without reverence is barren, perhaps poisonous; at best dies, like cookery, with the day that called it forth.    Carlyle.  24770
  Thought works in silence, so does virtue.    Carlyle.  24771
  Thoughtlessness is precisely the chief public calamity of our day.    Ruskin.  24772
  Thoughts are but dreams till their effects be tried.    Shakespeare.  24773
  Thoughts are not always at our beck; we must wait till they come.    Schopenhauer.  24774
  Thoughts (are) the slaves 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.  24775
  Thoughts are your own; your words are so no more.    Delaune.  24776
  Thoughts come into our minds by avenues which we never left open, and thoughts go out of our minds through avenues which we never voluntary opened.    Emerson.  24777
  Thoughts shut up want air, and spoil, like bales unopened to the sun.    Young.  24778
  Thoughts take up no room.    Jeremy Collier.  24779
  Thoughts that breathe and words that burn.    Gray.  24780
  Thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears.    Wordsworth.  24781
  Thoughts that voluntary move / Harmonious numbers.    Milton.  24782
  Thoughts we have had and pictures we have seen can be recalled by the mind; but the heart is not so obliging; it does not reproduce our pleasing emotions.    Goethe.  24783
  Threaten the threatener, and outface the brow / Of bragging horror; so shall inferior eyes, / That borrow their behaviours from the great, / Grow great by your example, and put on / The dauntless spirit of resolution.    King John, v. 1.  24784
  Threatened folks live long.    Proverb.  24785
  Three may keep a secret—if two of them are dead.    Ben. Franklin.  24786
  Three poets in three distant ages born, / Greece, Italy, and England did adorn. / The first in loftiness of thought surpass’d; / The next, in majesty; in both, the last. / The force of Nature could no further go; / To make a third, she join’d the former two.    Dryden.  24787
  Three removes are as bad as a fire.    Ben. Franklin.  24788
  Three things drive a man out of doors—smoke, a leaking roof, and a scolding wife.    Proverb.  24789
  Three things that enrich genius are contentment of mind, the cherishing of good thoughts, and the exercise of memory.    Southey.  24790
  Three thousand miles of ocean space are less impressive than three miles bounded by rugged mountain walls.    John Burroughs.  24791
  Three women and a goose make a market.    Italian, Dutch, and Danish Proverb.  24792
  Thrice happy he who without rigour saves.    Thomson.  24793
  Thrice happy life that’s from ambition free.    Allan Ramsay.  24794
  Thrice is he arm’d that hath his quarrel just; / And he but naked, though locked up in steel, / Whose conscience with injustice is corrupted.    2 Henry VI., iii. 2.  24795
  Thrift must begin with little savings.    Proverb.  24796
  Thrifty be, but not covetous.    George Herbert.  24797
  Through certain humours or passions, and from temper merely, a man may be completely miserable, let his outward circumstances be ever so fortunate.    Lord Shaftesbury.  24798
  Through every star, through every grass blade, and most through every living soul, the glory of a present God still beams.    Carlyle.  24799
  Through steep ascents, through strait and rugged ways, / Ourselves to glory’s lofty seats we raise: / In vain he hopes to reach the bless’d abode / Who leaves the narrow path for the more easy road.    Boscan.  24800
  Through tatter’d clothes small vices do appear; / Robes and furr’d gowns hide all.    King Lear, iv. 6.  24801
  Through “the ruins of a falling era,” not once missing his footing.    Carlyle of his father.  24802
  Through want of enterprise and faith men are where they are, buying and selling, and spending their lives like serfs.    Thoreau.  24803
  Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established; and by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches.    Bible.  24804
  Throw no gift again at the giver’s head; / Better is half a loaf than no bread.    Proverb.  24805
  Throw physic to the dogs; I’ll none of it.    Macbeth, v. 3.  24806
  Thu’ nur das Rechte in deinen Sachen, / Das Andre wird sich von selber machen—In thy affairs do thou only what is right, the rest will follow of itself.    Goethe.  24807
  Thursday come, and the week’s gone.    Proverb.  24808
  Thus grief still treads upon the heels of pleasure; / Married in haste, we may repent at leisure.    Congreve.  24809
  Thus the native hue of resolution / Is sicklied o’er with the pale cast of thought.    Hamlet, iii. 1.  24810
  Thus the whirligig of time brings in his revenges.    Twelfth Night, iv. 2.  24811
  Thus we play the fools with the time; and the spirits of the wise sit in the clouds, and mock us.    2 Henry IV., ii. 2.  24812
  Thus when I shun Scylla, your father, I fall into Charybdis, your mother.    Mer. of Ven., iii. 5.  24813
  Thus with the year / Seasons return; but not to me returns / Day, or the sweet approach of even or morn, / Or sight of vernal bloom or summer’s rose, / Or flocks, or herds, or human face divine; / But cloud instead, and ever-during dark / Surrounds me.    Milton.  24814
  Thy actions, and thy actions alone, determine thy worth.    Fichte.  24815
  Thy friend put in thy bosom; wear his eyes / Still in thy heart, that he may see what’s there. / If cause require, thou art his sacrifice…. / But love is lost; the way of friendship’s gone.    George Herbert.  24816
  Thy hand is never the worse for doing thy own work.    Proverb.  24817
  Thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women.    Bible.  24818
  Thy nature / It is too full of the milk of human kindness / To catch the nearest way.    Macbeth, i. 5.  24819
  Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power.    Bible.  24820
  Thy praise or dispraise is to me alike, / One doth not stroke me, nor the other strike.    Ben Jonson.  24821
  Thy secret is thy prisoner.    Proverb.  24822
  Thy soul was like a star and dwelt apart.    Wordsworth.  24823
  Thy spirit, Independence, let me share; / Lord of the lion-heart and eagle-eye! / Thy steps I follow with my bosom bare, / Nor heed the storm that howls along the sky!    Smollett.  24824
  Thy sum of duty let two words contain; / Be humble and be just.    Prior.  24825
  Thy true beginning and Father is in heaven, whom with the bodily eye thou shalt never behold, but only with the spiritual.    Carlyle.  24826
  Thy wish was father, Harry, to that thought.    2 Henry IV., iv. 4.  24827
  Tibi nullum periculum esse perspicio, quod quidem sejunctum sit ab omnium interitu—I can see no danger to which you are exposed, other than that which threatens the destruction of us all.    Cicero.  24828
  Tickle me, Bobby, and I’ll tickle you.    Proverb.  24829
  Tie up thy fears. / He that forbears / To suit and serve his need, / Deserves his load.    George Herbert.  24830
  Tie your camel up as best you can, and then trust it to Providence.    Mahomet.  24831
  Tief und ernstlich denkende Menschen haben gegen das Publikum einen bösen Stand—Deeply and earnestly thoughtful men stand on an unfavourable footing with the public.    Goethe.  24832
  Tief zu denken und schön zu empfinden ist Vielen gegeben; Dichter ist nur, wer schön sagt was er dacht’ und empfand—To think deeply and to feel beautifully is given to many; only he who expresses beautifully what he has thought and felt is a poet.    Geibel.  24833
  Tiens à la vérité—Stick to the truth.    Motto.  24834
  Tiens à ta foy—Hold to thy faith.    Motto.  24835
  Tiers état—The third estate; the commons.    French.  24836
  Till the hand … from reed or string / Draws out faint echoes of the voice Divine / That bring God nearer to a faithless world.    Lewis Morris.  24837
  Time and chance can do nothing for those who will do nothing for themselves. Providence itself can scarcely save a people who are not prepared to make a struggle for their safety.    Canning.  24838
  Time and I against any two.    Philip II.  24839
  Time and space are not God, but creations of God; with God, as it is a universal Here, so is it an everlasting Now.    Carlyle.  24840
  Time and thinking tame the strongest grief.    Proverb.  24841
  Time antiquates antiquities, and hath an art to make dust of all things.    Sir Thomas Browne.  24842
  Time, as it is, cannot stay; / Nor again, as it was, can it be; / Disappearing and passing away / Are the world, and the ages, and we.    Lord Lytton.  24843
  Time brings roses.    Proverb.  24844
  Time conquers all, and we must time obey.    Pope.  24845
  Time consecrates; and what is grey with age becomes religion.    Schiller.  24846
  Time destroys the speculations of man, but it confirms the judgment of nature.    Cicero.  24847
  Time devours all things.    Proverb.  24848
  Time dissipates to shining ether the solid angularity of facts.    Emerson.  24849
  Time drinketh up the essence of every great and noble action which ought to be performed, and is delayed in the execution.    Hitopadesa.  24850
  Time elaborately thrown away.    Young.  24851
  Time gives prudence; the lord of time, inspiration; the one is a reward, the other a gift.    Börne.  24852
  Time has a strange contracting influence on many a wide-spread fame.    Carlyle.  24853
  Time has only a relative existence.    Carlyle.  24854
  Time incessantly hasteneth on; he seeks for perfection: if thou art true, thou canst cast fetters eternal on him.    Schiller.  24855
  Time is a continual over-dropping of moments, which fall down one upon the other and evaporate.    Jean Paul.  24856
  Time is a strange thing. It is a whimsical tyrant, which in every century has a different face for all that one says and does.    Goethe.  24857
  Time is a wonder-working god. In one hour many thousand grains of sand run out, so quickly do thoughts stir in the minds of men.    Schiller.  24858
  Time is but a stream I go a-fishing in. I drink at it; but while I drink I see the sandy bottom, and detect how shallow it is. Its thin current slides away, but eternity remains. I would drink deeper, fish in the sky, whose bottom is pebbly with stars.    Thoreau.  24859
  Time is but the measure of the difficulty of a conception. Pure thought has scarcely any need of time, since it perceives the two ends of an idea almost the same moment.    Amiel.  24860
  Time is eternity, / Pregnant with all eternity can give.    Young.  24861
  Time is generally the best doctor.    Ovid.  24862
  Time is incalculably long, and every day is a vessel into which very much may be poured, if one will really fill it up.    Goethe.  24863
  Time is like a fashionable host, / That slightly shakes his parting guest by the hand; / And with his arms outstretched, as he would fly, / Grasps in the comer.    Troil. and Cress., iii. 3.  24864
  Time is like a river, in which metals and solid substances are sunk, while chaff and straws swim upon the surface.    Bacon.  24865
  Time is money.    Proverb.  24866
  Time is never more misspent than while we declaim against the want of it.    Zimmermann.  24867
  Time is of more value than type, and the wear and tear of temper than an extra page of index.    R. H. Busk.  24868
  Time is the chrysalis of eternity.    Jean Paul.  24869
  Time is the life of the soul. If not this, then tell me what is time?    Longfellow.  24870
  Time is the most undefinable yet paradoxical of things; the past is gone, the future is not come, and the present becomes the past, even while we attempt to define it, and, like the flash of the lightning, at once exists and expires.    Colton.  24871
  Time is the nurse and breeder of all good.    Two Gent. of Verona, iii. 1.  24872
  Time is the old justice that examines all offenders.    As You Like It, iv. 1.  24873
  Time is the stuff life is made of.    Ben. Franklin.  24874
  Time is the wheel-track in which we roll on towards eternity.    W. v. Humboldt.  24875
  Time is trouble and the author of destruction; he seizeth even from afar.    Hitopadesa.  24876
  Time reposes on eternity; the truly great and transcendental has its basis and substance in eternity; stands revealed to us as eternity in a vesture of time.    Carlyle.  24877
  Time shall unfold what plaited cunning hides: / Who cover faults, at last shame them derides.    King Lear, i. 1.  24878
  Time, that black and narrow isthmus between two eternities.    Colton.  24879
  Time the shuttle drives, but you / Give to every thread its hue, / And elect your destiny.    W. H. Burleigh.  24880
  Time trieth truth.    Proverb.  24881
  Time was when a Christian used to apologise for being happy. But the day has always been when he ought to apologise for being miserable.    Prof. Drummond.  24882
  Time wasted is existence; used, is life.    Young.  24883
  Time, when well husbanded, is like a cultivated field, of which a few acres produce more of what is useful to life, than extensive provinces, even of the richest soil, when overrun with weeds and brambles.    Hume.  24884
  Time, which deadens hatred, secretly strengthens love; and in the hour of threatened separation its growth is manifested at once in radiant brightness.    Jean Paul.  24885
  Time will discover everything to posterity; it is a babbler, and speaks even when no question is put.    Euripides.  24886
  Time works great changes.    Proverb.  24887
  Time writes no wrinkle on thine azure brow; / Such as creation’s dawn beheld, thou rollest now.    Byron.  24888
  Time’s best gift to us is serenity.    Bovee.  24889
  Time’s noblest offspring is the last.    Berkeley.  24890
  Time’s the king of men; / He’s both their parent and he is their grave, / And gives them what he will, not what they crave.    Pericles, ii. 3.  24891
  Time’s waters will not ebb nor stay; / Power cannot change them, but Love may; / What cannot be, Love counts it done.    Keble.  24892
  Timely advised, the coming evil shun; / Better not do the deed, than weep it done.    Prior.  24893
  Timeo Danaos, et dona ferentes—I distrust the Greeks, even when they bring gifts.    Virgil.  24894
  Times of general calamity and confusion have ever been productive of the greatest minds.    Colton.  24895
  Timet pudorem—He fears shame.    Motto.  24896
  Timidi mater non flet—The mother of the coward has no occasion to weep.    Proverb.  24897
  Timidus se vocat cautum, parcum sordidus—The coward calls himself cautious, the miser thrifty.    Publius Syrus.  24898
  Timor Domini fons vitæ—The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life.    Motto.  24899
  Tinsel reflects the sun, but warms nothing.    Prof. Drummond.  24900
  Tired Nature’s sweet restorer, balmy Sleep! / He, like the world, his ready visit pays / Where Fortune smiles; the wretched he forsakes: / Swift on his downy pinions flies from woe, / And lights on lids unsullied with a tear.    Young.  24901
  Tirer le diable par la queue—To be in great straits (lit. to pull the devil by the tail).  24902
  Tirer les marrons du feu avec la patte du chat—To make a cat’s paw of any one (lit. to take the chestnuts from the fire with a cat’s paw.    La Fontaine.  24903
  Tirez le rideau; la farce est jouée—Draw the curtain; the farce is played out.    Last words of Rabelais.  24904
  ’Tis a consummation / Devoutly to be wished.    Hamlet, iii. 1.  24905
  ’Tis a cruelty / To load a falling man.    Henry VIII., v. 2.  24906
  ’Tis a folly to fret; grief’s no comfort.    Proverb.  24907
  ’Tis a good ill that comes alone.    Proverb.  24908
  ’Tis a kind of good deed to say well: / And yet words are no deeds.    Henry VIII., iii. 2.  24909
  ’Tis a lucky day, boy, and we’ll do good deeds on’t.    Winter’s Tale, iii. 3.  24910
  ’Tis a physic that’s bitter to sweet end.    Meas. for Meas., iv. 6.  24911
  ’Tis a question whether adversity or prosperity makes the most poets.    Farquhar.  24912
  ’Tis a vile thing to die … / When men are unprepar’d and look not for it.    Richard III., iii. 2.  24913
  ’Tis all one to be a witch as to be counted one.    The Witch of Edmonton.  24914
  ’Tis always a delightful thing to see the human understanding following its imprescriptible rights in spite of all hindrances, and hurrying eagerly towards the utmost possible agreement between ideas and objects.    Goethe.  24915
  ’Tis an economy of time to read old and famed books.    Emerson.  24916
  ’Tis an old maxim in the schools / That flattery’s the food of fools; / Yet now and then your men of wit / Will condescend to take a bit.    Swift.  24917
  ’Tis beauty that doth oft make women proud; / ’Tis virtue that doth make them most admired; / ’Tis government that makes them seem divine.    3 Henry VI., i. 4.  24918
  ’Tis better to be lowly born, / And range with humble livers in content, / Than to be perked up in a glistering grief, / And wear a golden sorrow.    Henry VIII., ii. 2.  24919
  ’Tis better to cry over your goods than after them.    Proverb.  24920
  ’Tis better to have loved and lost / Than never to have loved at all.    Tennyson.  24921
  ’Tis but a base, ignoble mind / That mounts no higher than a bird can soar.    2 Henry VI., ii. 1.  24922
  ’Tis but lame kindness that does its work by halves.    Blair.  24923
  ’Tis, by comparison, an easy task / Earth to despise; but to converse with heaven— / This is not easy.    Wordsworth.  24924
  ’Tis certainly much easier for a man to restrain himself from talking at all, than to enter into discourse without saying more than becomes him.    Thomas à Kempis.  24925
  ’Tis day still while the sun shines.    Proverb.  24926
  ’Tis death to me to be at enmity; / I hate it, and desire all good men’s love.    Richard III., ii. 1.  24927
  ’Tis distance lends enchantment to the view, / And robes the mountain in its azure hue.    Campbell.  24928
  ’Tis education forms the common mind, / Just as the twig is bent, the tree’s inclined.    Pope.  24929
  ’Tis ever common that men are merriest when they are from home.    Henry V., i. 2.  24930
  ’Tis expectation makes a blessing dear; / Heaven were not heaven if we knew what it were.    Suckling.  24931
  ’Tis God / Diffused through all that doth make all one whole.    Coleridge.  24932
  ’Tis heaven alone that is given away; / ’Tis only God may be had for the asking.    Lowell.  24933
  ’Tis impossible you should take true root, but by the fair weather that you make yourself; it is needful that you frame the season for your own harvest.    Much Ado, i. 3.  24934
  ’Tis, in fact, utter folly to ask whether a person has anything from himself, or whether he has it from others, whether he operates by himself, or operates by means of others. The main point is to have a great will, and skill and perseverance to carry it out. All else is indifferent.    Goethe.  24935
  ’Tis life itself to love.    Goethe.  24936
  ’Tis life reveals to each his genuine worth.    Goethe.  24937
  ’Tis little we can do for each other.    Emerson.  24938
  ’Tis long since death had the majority.    Blair.  24939
  ’Tis mad idolatry / To make the service greater than the god.    Troil. and Cress., ii. 2.  24940
  ’Tis my opinion ’tis necessary to be happy, that we think no place more agreeable than that where we are.    Lady Montagu.  24941
  ’Tis my vocation, Hal; ’tis no sin for a man to labour in his vocation.    1 Henry IV., i. 2.  24942
  ’Tis not a lip, or eye, we beauty call, / But the joint force and full result of all.    Pope.  24943
  ’Tis not always necessary that truth should be embodied, it is sufficient if it hovers about in the spirit, producing harmony; if, like the chime of bells, it vibrates through the air solemnly and kindly.    Goethe.  24944
  ’Tis not enough to keep the feeble up, / But to support them after.    Timon of Athens, i. 1.  24945
  ’Tis not enough when swarming faults are writ, / That here and there are scatter’d sparks of wit.    Dryden.  24946
  ’Tis not enough your counsel still be true; / Blunt truths more mischief than nice falsehoods do.    Pope.  24947
  ’Tis not in mortals to command success, / But we’ll do more, Sempronius—we’ll deserve it.    Addison.  24948
  ’Tis not prudent, ’tis not well, to meet / With purposed misconception any man, / Let him be who he may.    Goethe.  24949
  ’Tis not so above: / There is no shuffling; there the action lies / In its true nature.    Hamlet, iii. 3.  24950
  ’Tis not the drinking that is to be blamed, but the excess.    Selden.  24951
  ’Tis not the whole of life to live, / Nor all of death to die.    J. Montgomery.  24952
  ’Tis not want, but rather abundance, that creates avarice.    Montaigne.  24953
  ’Tis not what man does which exalts him, but what man would do.    Browning.  24954
  ’Tis not worth while quarrelling with the world, simply to afford it some amusement.    Goethe.  24955
  ’Tis now the very witching time of night, / When churchyards yawn, and hell itself breathes out / Contagion to this world.    Hamlet, iii. 2.  24956
  ’Tis only humanity as a whole that perceives Nature, only men collectively that live the life of man.    Goethe.  24957
  ’Tis only in Rome one can duly prepare one’s self for Rome.    Goethe.  24958
  ’Tis only in the forehead Nature plants the watchful eye; the back, without defence, must find its shield in man’s fidelity.    Schiller.  24959
  ’Tis only noble to be good; / Kind hearts are more than coronets, / And simple faith than Norman blood.    Tennyson.  24960
  ’Tis only strict precision of thought that confers facility of expression.    Schiller.  24961
  ’Tis only woman’s womanly beauty that makes a true queen; wherever she appears, and by her mere presence, she asserts her sovereignty.    Schiller.  24962
  ’Tis pleasant, sure, to see one’s name in print; / A book’s a book, although there’s nothing in’t.    Byron.  24963
  ’Tis rashness to conclude affairs in a lost condition because some crosses have baulked your expectations.    Thomas à Kempis.  24964
  ’Tis said fantastic ocean doth unfold the likeness of whate’er on land is seen.    Wordsworth.  24965
  ’Tis said that virtue dwells sublime / On rugged cliffs, full hard to climb; / … But mortal ne’er her form may see, / Unless his restless energy / Breaks forth in sweat that gains the goal, / The perfect manhood of the soul.    Simonides.  24966
  ’Tis strange; / And oftentimes to win us to our harm, / The instruments of darkness tell us truths; / Win us with honest trifles, to betray ’s, / In deepest consequence.    Macbeth, i. 3.  24967
  ’Tis sweet to hear of heroes dead, / To know them still alive, / But sweeter if we earn their bread, / And in us they survive.    Thomson.  24968
  ’Tis the curse of service; preferment goes by letter and affection, not by the old gradation where each second stood heir to the first.    Othello, i. 1.  24969
  ’Tis the divinity that stirs within us; / ’Tis heaven itself that points out an hereafter, / And intimates eternity to man.    Addison.  24970
  ’Tis the fate of the noblest soul to sigh vainly for a reflection of itself.    Goethe.  24971
  ’Tis the fine souls who serve us, and not what is called fine society.    Emerson.  24972
  ’Tis the fulness of man that runs over into objects, and makes his Bibles and Shakespeares and Homers so great.    Emerson.  24973
  ’Tis the good reader that makes the good book; a good head cannot read amiss; in every book he finds passages which seem confidences, or asides, hidden from all else and unmistakably meant for his ear.    Emerson.  24974
  ’Tis the mind that makes the body rich; / And as the sun breaks through the darkest clouds, / So honour peereth in the meanest habit.    Tam. of Shrew, iv. 3.  24975
  ’Tis the old secret of the gods that they come in low disguises. ’Tis the vulgar great who come dizened with gold and jewels.    Emerson.  24976
  ’Tis the part of a poor spirit to undervalue himself and blush.    George Herbert.  24977
  ’Tis the same to him who wears a shoe as if the whole earth were thatched with leather.    Persian Proverb.  24978
  ’Tis the sublime of man, / Our noontide majesty, to know ourselves / Parts and proportions of one wondrous whole! / This fraternises man, this constitutes / Our charities and bearings.    Coleridge.  24979
  ’Tis this (religion), my friend, that streaks our morning bright.    Thomson. (?)  24980
  ’Tis too much proved that, with devotion’s visage / And pious action, we do sugar o’er / The devil himself.    Hamlet, iii. 1.  24981
  ’Tis well for once to do everything one can do, in order to have the merit of knowing one’s self more intimately.    Goethe.  24982
  ’Tis well to be merry and wise, / ’Tis well to be honest and true; / ’Tis well to be off with the old love / Before you are on with the new. (?)  24983
  ’Tis when sovereigns build, carters are kept employed.    Schiller.  24984
  ’Tis with our judgments as our watches; none / Go just alike, yet each believes his own.    Pope.  24985
  Tit for tat is fair play.    Proverb.  24986
  Titles and mottoes to books are like escutcheons and dignities in the hands of a king. The wise sometimes condescend to accept of them; but none but a fool would imagine them of any real importance. We ought to depend upon intrinsic merit, and not the slender helps of the title.    Goldsmith.  24987
  Titles of honour add not to his worth who is himself an honour to his title.    John Ford.  24988
  Titles of honour conferred upon such as have no personal merit are at best but the royal stamp set upon base metal. (?)  24989
  Titus, amor et deliciæ humani generis—Titus, the delight and darling of the human race.    Suetonius.  24990
  To a child in confinement its mother’s knee is a binding-post.    Hitopadesa.  24991
  To a dog the choicest thing in the world is a doe: to an ox, an ox; to an ass, an ass; and to a sow, a sow.    Schopenhauer.  24992
  To a father waxing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.    Euripides.  24993
  To a father, when his child dies, the future dies; to a child when his parents die, the past dies.    Auerbach.  24994
  To a new truth nothing is more mischievous than an old error.    Goethe.  24995
  To a poet nothing can be useless.    Johnson.  24996
  To accuse a man of lying is as much as to say he is brave towards God and a coward towards man.    Montaigne.  24997
  To achieve great things a man must so live as if he had never to die.    Vauvenargues.  24998
  To acquire certainty in the appreciation of things exactly as they are, and to know them in their due subordination, and in their proper relation to one another—this is really the highest enjoyment to which we ought to aspire, whether in the sphere of art, of nature, or of life.    Goethe.  24999


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