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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
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  To act is easy, to think is hard; to act according to our thought is troublesome.    Goethe.  25000
  To act with a purpose is what raises man above the brutes; to invent with a purpose, to imitate with a purpose, is that which distinguishes genius from the petty artists who only invent to invent, and imitate to imitate.    Lessing.  25001
  To adhere to what is set down in them, and appropriate to one’s self what one can for moral strengthening and culture, is the only edifying purpose to which we can turn the Gospels.    Goethe.  25002
  To affect a quality is just to confess that you have not got it.    Schopenhauer.  25003
  To aim at excellence, our reputation, our friends, and our all must be ventured; by aiming only at mediocrity, we run no risk and we do little service.    Goldsmith.  25004
  To an ill-conditioned being all pleasure is like delicate wine in a mouth embittered with gall.    Schopenhauer.  25005
  To answer a question so as to admit of no reply, is the test of a man.    Emerson.  25006
  To appear well-bred, a man must actually be so.    Goethe.  25007
  To appreciate the noble is a gain which can never be torn from us.    Goethe.  25008
  To arrive at perfection, a man should have very sincere friends or inveterate enemies; because he would be made sensible of his good or ill conduct, either by the censures of the one or the admonitions of the other.    Diogenes.  25009
  To attack vices in the abstract without touching persons, may be safe fighting indeed, but it is fighting with shadows.    Junius.  25010
  To banish care, scare away sorrow, and soothe pain is the business of the poet, or singer (Sänger).    Bodenstedt.  25011
  To be a good poet and painter genius is required, and this cannot be communicated.    Goethe.  25012
  To be a man’s own fool is bad enough; but the vain man is everybody’s.    William Penn.  25013
  To be a philosopher is but a retreat from the world, as it is man’s, into the world, as it is God’s.    Cowley.  25014
  To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, nor even to found a school, but so to love wisdom as to live, according to its dictates, a life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity, and trust. It is to solve some of the problems of life, not only theoretically, but practically.    Thoreau.  25015
  To be a poet is to have a soul in which knowledge passes instantaneously into feeling, and feeling flashes back as a new organ of knowledge.    George Eliot.  25016
  To be able simply to say of a man he has character, is not only saying much of him, but extolling him; for this is a rarity which excites respect and wonder.    Goethe.  25017
  To be able to be silent shows power; to be willing to be silent shows forbearance (Nachsicht); to be compelled to be silent shows the spirit of the time.    Weber.  25018
  To be acquainted with the merit of a Ministry, we need only observe the condition of the people.    Junius.  25019
  To be always lamenting and always complaining without raising and nerving one’s self to resignation, is to lose at once both earth and heaven, and have nothing over but a watery sentimentalism.    Schopenhauer.  25020
  To be always thinking about your manners is not the way to make them good; because the very perfection of manners is not to think about yourself.    Whately.  25021
  To be an enthusiast is to be the worthiest of affection, the noblest and the best that a mortal can be.    Wieland.  25022
  To be angry is to avenge the faults of others upon ourselves.    Pope.  25023
  To be as good as our fathers, we must be better. Imitation is not discipleship. When some one sent a cracked plate to China to have a set made, every piece in the new set had a crack in it.    Wendell Phillips.  25024
  To be bodily tranquil, to speak little, and to digest without effort are absolutely necessary to grandeur of mind or of presence, or to proper development of genius.    Balzac.  25025
  To be born in a duck’s nest in a farmyard is of no consequence to a bird if it is hatched from a swan’s egg.    Hans Andersen.  25026
  To be born with a silver spoon in the mouth.    Proverb.  25027
  To be borne seems to many ever more kingly than to bear; and a ship carried with the breeze is, in their eyes, a lordlier spectacle than when it stands against it, victoriously braving it.    James Wood.  25028
  To be disobedient through temptation is human sin; but to be disobedient for the sake of disobedience, fiendish sin. To be obedient for the sake of success in conduct is human virtue; to be obedient for the sake of obedience, angelic virtue.    Ruskin.  25029
  To be ever beloved, one must be ever agreeable.    Lady Montagu.  25030
  To be free is not to do nothing, but to be the sole arbiter of what we do and what we leave undone.    La Bruyère.  25031
  To be good and disagreeable is high treason against the royalty of virtue.    Hannah More.  25032
  To be great is to be misunderstood.    Emerson.  25033
  To be great one must be positive, and gain strength through foes.    Donn Piatt.  25034
  To be guided in the right path by those who know better than they is the first “right of man,” compared with which all other rights are as nothing.    Carlyle.  25035
  To be happy is not the purpose of our being, but to deserve happiness.    Fichte.  25036
  To be happy means to be sufficient for one’s self.    Aristotle.  25037
  To be honest, as this world goes, is to be one man picked out of ten thousand.    Hamlet, ii. 2.  25038
  To be idle and to be poor have always been reproaches; and therefore every man endeavours with his utmost care to hide his poverty from others, and his idleness from himself.    Johnson.  25039
  To be ill thought of is sometimes for thy good,… if thou seek not thy own glory, but His that sent thee, the affliction will not be very grievous to be borne.    Thomas à Kempis.  25040
  To be in too great a hurry to discharge an obligation is itself a kind of ingratitude.    La Rochefoucauld.  25041
  To be introduced into a decent company, there is need of a dress cut according to the taste of the public to which one wishes to present one’s self.    Goethe.  25042
  To be magnanimous—mighty of heart, mighty of mind—is to be great in life; to become this increasingly is to “advance in life.”    Ruskin.  25043
  To be mindful of an absent friend in the hours of mirth and feasting, when his company is least wanted, shows no slight degree of sincerity.    Goldsmith.  25044
  To be misunderstood is the cross and bitterness of life.    Amiel.  25045
  To be obliged to wear black, and buy it into the bargain, is more than my tranquillity of temper can bear.    Goldsmith.  25046
  To be once in doubt is once to be resolved.    Othello, iii. 3.  25047
  To be, or not to be, that is the question; / Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer / The stings and arrows of outrageous fortune, / Or to take up arms against a sea of troubles, / And, by opposing, end them.    Hamlet, iii. 1.  25048
  To be perfectly just, is an attribute of the divine nature; to be so to the utmost of our abilities is the glory of man. (?)  25049
  To be poor, and to seem poor, is a certain method never to rise.    Goldsmith.  25050
  To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace.    Washington.  25051
  To be provoked with every slanderous word argues a littleness of soul, a want of due regard to God.    Thomas à Kempis.  25052
  To be rich is to have a ticket of admission to the master-works and chief men of each race.    Emerson.  25053
  To be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old.    Holmes.  25054
  To be spiritually minded is life and peace.    Paul.  25055
  To be thus is nothing; / But to be safely thus.    Macbeth, iii. 1.  25056
  To be true in heart and just in act are the first qualities necessary for the elevation of humanity.    Froude.  25057
  To be vain is rather a mark of humility than pride.    Swift.  25058
  To be vain of one’s rank or place is to disclose that one is below it.    Stanislaus.  25059
  To be weak is miserable, / Doing or suffering.    Milton.  25060
  To be wholly loved with the whole heart, one must be suffering.    Heine.  25061
  To be wise and love exceeds man’s might.    Troil. and Cress., iii. 2.  25062
  To be without a servant in this world is not good; but to be without a master, it appears, is a still fataller predicament for some.    Carlyle.  25063
  To be without passion is worse than a beast; to be without reason is to be less than a man.    A. Warwick.  25064
  To be wroth with one we love, / Doth work like madness in the brain.    Coleridge.  25065
  To be young is to be as one of the immortals.    Hazlitt.  25066
  To bear is to conquer our fate.    Campbell.  25067
  To become properly acquainted with a truth, we must first have disbelieved it and disputed against it.    Novalis.  25068
  To beguile the time, / Look like the time; bear welcome in your eye, / Your hand, your tongue; look like the innocent flower; / But be the serpent under ’t.    Macbeth, i. 5.  25069
  To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men—that is genius.    Emerson.  25070
  To blow is not to play the flute; you must move the fingers as well.    Goethe.  25071
  To breed a fresh soul, is it not like brooding a fresh (celestial) egg, wherein as yet all is formless, powerless? Yet by degrees organic elements and fibres shoot through the watery albumen; out of vague sensation grows thought, grows fantasy and force, and we have philosophies, dynasties, nay, poetries and religions.    Carlyle.  25072
  To bring nations to surrender themselves to new ideas is not the affair of a day.    Draper.  25073
  To bring the generality of admirers on our side, it is sufficient to attempt pleasing a very few.    Goldsmith.  25074
  To business that we love we rise betime, / And go to ’t with delight.    Ant. and Cleop., iv. 4.  25075
  To call a man ungrateful is to sum up all the evil he can be guilty of.    Swift.  25076
  To carry on the feelings of childhood into the powers of manhood, to combine the child’s sense of wonder and novelty with the appearances which every day, for perhaps forty years, has rendered familiar; this is the character and privilege of genius, and one of the marks which distinguish genius from talent.    Coleridge.  25077
  To cast away a virtuous friend is as bad as to cast away one’s own life, which one loves best.    Sophocles.  25078
  To catch dame Fortune’s golden smile, / Assiduous wait upon her; / And gather gear by ev’ry wile / That’s justified by honour; / Not for to hide it in a hedge, / Nor for a train attendant, / But for the glorious privilege / Of being independent.    Burns.  25079
  To circumstances and custom the law must yield.    Danish Proverb.  25080
  To climb a tree to catch a fish is talking much and doing nothing.    Chinese Proverb.  25081
  To climb steep hills requires slow pace at first.    Henry VIII., i. 1.  25082
  To confess Christ is, first, to believe righteously, truthfully, and continently; and, then, to separate ourselves from those who are manifestly or by profession rogues, liars, and fornicators.    Ruskin.  25083
  To conquer inclination is difficult, but if habit, taking root, gradually associates itself with it, then it is unconquerable.    Goethe.  25084
  To conquer without danger would be to conquer without glory.    Corneille.  25085
  To consume your own choler, as some chimneys consume their own smoke; to keep a whole Satanic school spouting, if it must spout, inaudibly, is a negative yet no slight virtue, nor one of the commonest in these times.    Carlyle.  25086
  To corporeal beings unthought-of troubles arise; so, in like manner, do blessings make their appearance. In this, I think Providence hath extended them farther than usual.    Hitopadesa.  25087
  To dance attendance on their lordships’ pleasures.    Henry VIII., v. 2.  25088
  To-day comes only once, and never again returns.    Schopenhauer.  25089
  To-day is a king in disguise.    Emerson.  25090
  To-day is ours, we have it here,… / To the gods belong to-morrow.    Cowley.  25091
  To-day must not borrow of to-morrow.    German Proverb.  25092
  To deny is easy; nothing is sooner learned or more generally practised. As matters go, we need no man of polish to teach it; but rather, if possible, a hundred men of wisdom to show us its limits and teach us its reverse.    Carlyle.  25093
  To depersonalise man is the dominant drift of our epoch.    Amiel.  25094
  To despise our own species is the price we must too often pay for a knowledge of it.    Colton.  25095
  To die for truth is not to die for one’s country but to die for the world.    Jean Paul.  25096
  To die is landing on some silent shore, / Where billows never break nor tempests roar.    S. Garth.  25097
  To die, to sleep; / No more; and by a sleep to say we end / The heartache and the thousand natural shocks / That flesh is heir to, ’tis a consummation / Devoutly to be wished.    Hamlet, iii. 1.  25098
  To die, to sleep; / No more! perchance to dream; ay, there’s the rub; / For in that sleep of death what dreams may come, / When we have shuffled off this mortal coil, / Must give us pause.    Hamlet, iii. 1.  25099
  To do as much good and as little evil as we can is the brief and intelligible principle that comprehends all subordinate maxims.    R. Sharp.  25100
  To do easily what is difficult for others is the mark of talent    Amiel.  25101
  To do good to the ungrateful is to throw rose-water into the sea.    Proverb.  25102
  To do him any wrong was to beget / A kindness from him, for his heart was rich, / Of such fine mould, that if you sow’d therein / The seed of Hate, it blossom’d Charity.    Tennyson.  25103
  To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.    Bible.  25104
  To do no evil is good; to intend none is better.    Claudius.  25105
  To do nothing by halves is the way of noble minds.    Wieland.  25106
  To do, one must be doing.    French Proverb.  25107
  To do what is impossible for talent is the mark of genius.    Amiel.  25108
  To doubt is to dip love in the mire.    J. M. Barrie.  25109
  To draw a long bow, i.e., exaggerate.    Proverb.  25110
  To dread no eye, and to suspect no tongue, is the greatest prerogative of innocence; an exemption granted only to invariable virtue.    Johnson.  25111
  To dwell alone is the fate of all great souls.    Schopenhauer.  25112
  To each nation its believed history is its Bible.    Carlyle.  25113
  To eat or drink too much, to play too much, to work too much, or to grumble too much—all these are equally pernicious.    John Wagstaffe.  25114
  To educate the intelligence is to enlarge the horizon of its desires and wants.    Lowell.  25115
  To educate the wise man, the State exists; and with the appearance of the wise man, the State expires. The wise man is the State.    Emerson.  25116
  To elevate above the spirit of the age must be regarded as the end of education.    Jean Paul.  25117
  To endeavour all one’s days to fortify our minds with learning and philosophy is to spend so much in armour that one has nothing left to defend. (?)  25118
  To endeavour to work upon the vulgar with fine sense is like attempting to hew blocks with a razor.    Pope.  25119
  To endure is the first and most necessary lesson a child has to learn.    Rousseau.  25120
  To equal a predecessor, one must have twice his worth.    Gracian.  25121
  To err is human, to forgive divine.    Pope.  25122
  To escape from arrangements that tortured me, my heart sought refuge in the world of ideas, when as yet I was unacquainted with the world of realities, from which iron bars excluded me.    Schiller at his training-school.  25123
  To every deep there is a deeper still.    Proverb.  25124
  To everything there is a season.    Bible.  25125
  To excite a fierce dog to capture a lame rabbit is to attack a contemptible enemy.    Chinese Proverb.  25126
  To expect an author to talk as he writes is ridiculous; or even if he did, you would find fault with him as a pedant.    Hazlitt.  25127
  To express the most difficult matters clearly, and everything intelligibly, is to strike coins out of pure gold.    Geibel.  25128
  To fail at all is to fail utterly.    Lowell.  25129
  To fear is easy, but grievous; to reverence is difficult, but satisfactory.    Goethe.  25130
  To fear the foe, since fear oppresseth strength, / Gives, in your weakness, strength unto your foe.    Richard II., iii. 2.  25131
  To feel and respect a great personality, one must be something one’s self.    Goethe.  25132
  To fight and die is death destroying death; / Where fearing dying, pays death servile breath.    Richard II., iii. 2.  25133
  To fight with its neighbours never was, and is now less than ever, the real trade of England.    Carlyle.  25134
  To fill the hour, that is happiness.    Emerson.  25135
  To find out your real opinion of any one, observe the impression made upon you by the first sight of a letter from him.    Schopenhauer.  25136
  To find recreation in amusement is not happiness.    Pascal.  25137
  To fix a child’s attention on what is present, to give him a description of a name, is the best thing we can do for him.    Goethe.  25138
  To forget a wrong is the best revenge.    Italian Proverb.  25139
  To forgive and forget is to throw away dearly-bought experience.    Schopenhauer.  25140
  To form a poet, the heart must be full to overflowing of noble feeling.    Goethe.  25141
  To free a man from error is to give, and not to take away.    Schopenhauer.  25142
  To gain what is fit ye’re able, / If ye in faith can but excel; / Such are the myths of fable, / If ye have observed them well.    Goethe.  25143
  To gather riches do not hazard health; / For, truth to say, health is the wealth of wealth.    Sir Richard Baker.  25144
  To genius irregularity is incident, and the greatest genius is often marked by eccentricity, as if it disdained to move in the vulgar orbit.    Brougham.  25145
  To genius life never grows commonplace.    Lowell.  25146
  To get general ideas first and make particular observations last is to invert the process of education.    Schopenhauer.  25147
  To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, / To throw a perfume on the violet, / To smooth the ice, or add another hue / Unto the rainbow, or with taper-light / To seek the beauteous eve of heaven to garnish, / Is wasteful and ridiculous excess.    King John, iii. 1.  25148
  To give alms is nothing unless you give thought also, and therefore it is written, not “Blessed is he that feedeth the poor,” but “Blessed is he that considereth the poor.”    Ruskin.  25149
  To give should be our pleasure, but to receive our shame.    Goldsmith.  25150
  To give the world more than it gives us, to love it more than it loves us, and never to make suit for its applause, ensures a peaceful life and a happy departure.    Bodenstedt.  25151
  To give to the human mind a direction which it shall retain for ages is the rare prerogative of a few imperial spirits.    Macaulay.  25152
  To go back is easy, if we have missed our way on the road uphill; it is impossible only when the road is downhill.    Froude.  25153
  To go beyond the bounds of moderation is to outrage humanity.    Pascal.  25154
  To God belongeth the east and the west; therefore, whithersoever ye turn yourselves to pray, there is the word of God, for God is omnipresent and omniscient.    Koran.  25155
  To govern men, you must either excel them in their accomplishments or despise them.    Disraeli.  25156
  To grasp, to seize, is the essence of all mastery.    Goethe.  25157
  To great evils one must oppose great virtues; and also to small, which is the harder task of the two.    Carlyle.  25158
  To guard from error is not the instructor’s business; but to lead the erring pupil.    Goethe.  25159
  To guide scoundrels by love is a method that will not hold together; hardly for the flower of men will love do; and for the sediment and scoundrelism of them it has not even a chance to do.    Carlyle.  25160
  To have a respect for ourselves guides our morals; and to have a deference for others governs our manners.    Sterne.  25161
  To have all one’s wants satisfied is something intolerable.    Schopenhauer.  25162
  To have any chance of lasting, a book must satisfy, not merely some fleeting fancy of the day, but a constant longing and hunger of human nature.    Lowell.  25163
  To have ascertained what is ascertainable, and calmly to reverence what is not, is the fairest portion that can fall to a thinking man.    Goethe.  25164
  To have done anything by which you earned money merely is to have been truly idle, or worse.    Thoreau.  25165
  To have done, is to hang / Quite out of fashion, like a rusty mail, / In monumental mockery.    Troil. and Cress., iii. 3.  25166
  To have gold is to be in fear, and to want it to be in sorrow.    Johnson.  25167
  To have heard the voice / Of Godhead in the winds and in the seas, / To have known him in the circling of the suns, / And in the changeful fates and lives of men.    Lewis Morris.  25168
  To have ideas is to gather flowers; to think is to weave them into garlands.    Mme. Swetchine.  25169
  To have neither superior, nor inferior, nor equal, united manlike to you; without father, without child, without brother,—man knows no sadder destiny.    Carlyle.  25170
  To have no assistance from other minds in resolving doubts, in appeasing scruples, in balancing deliberations, is a very wretched destitution.    Johnson.  25171
  To have no pain, and not be bored, is the utmost happiness possible to man on earth.    Schopenhauer.  25172
  To have read the greatest works of any great poet, to have beheld or heard the greatest works of any great painter or musician, is a possession added to the best things of life.    Swinburne.  25173
  To have religion upon authority, and not upon conviction, is like a finger-watch, to be set forwards or backwards, as he pleases that has it in keeping.    William Penn.  25174
  To have the fear of God before our eyes, and, in our mutual dealings with each other, to govern our actions by the eternal measures of right and wrong; the first of these will comprehend the duties of religion; the second, those of morality.    Sterne.  25175
  To have the gift of life and bread to sustain it with can never suffice as a substitute for the ministry and service which the life itself is given us that we may fulfil. To find and work out this is man’s only satisfaction and true reward.    James Wood.  25176
  To hear complaints is wearisome alike to the wretched and the happy.    Johnson.  25177
  To Him no high, no low, no great, no small; / He fills, He bounds, connects and equals all.    Pope.  25178
  To him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.    St. James.  25179
  To his (the host’s) imagination all things travel save his sign-post and himself.    Thoreau.  25180
  To hold, as ’twere, the mirror up to nature.    Hamlet, iii. 2.  25181
  To holy tears, / In lonely hours, Christ risen appears; / In social hours, who Christ would see / Must turn all tasks to charity.    Keble.  25182
  To imitate the style of another is said to be wearing a mask. However beautiful it may be, it is through its lifelessness insipid and intolerable, so that even the most ugly living face is more engaging.    Schopenhauer.  25183
  To improve the golden moment of opportunity, and catch the good that is within our reach, is the great art of life.    Johnson.  25184
  To judge by the event is an error all abuse and all commit; for in every instance, courage, if crowned with success, is heroism; if clouded by defeat, temerity.    Colton.  25185
  To judge is to see clearly, to care for what is just.    Amiel.  25186
  To keep the wolf from the door.    Proverb.  25187
  To know a man, observe how he wins his object, rather than how he loses it; for when we fail, our pride supports us,—when we succeed, it betrays us.    Colton.  25188
  To know by rote is no knowledge; it is only to retain in the memory what is entrusted to it.    Montaigne.  25189
  To know evil of others and not speak it, is sometimes discretion; to speak evil of others and not know it, is always dishonesty. He may be evil himself who speaks good of others upon knowledge, but he can never be good himself who speaks evil of others upon suspicion.    Arthur Warwick.  25190
  To know how to dissemble is the knowledge of kings.    Richelieu.  25191
  To know how to grow old is the master-work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living.    Amiel.  25192
  To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching.    Amiel.  25193
  To know how to wait is the great secret of success.    De Maistre.  25194
  To know life we must detach ourselves from life.    Feuerbach.  25195
  To know my deed, ’twere best not know myself.    Macbeth, ii. 2.  25196
  To know of some one here and there with whom we accord, who is living on with us even in silence, this makes our earthly ball a peopled garden.    Goethe.  25197
  To know one profession only, is enough for one man to know.    Goldsmith.  25198
  To know / That which before us lies in daily life, / Is the prime wisdom.    Milton.  25199
  To know the divine laws and inner harmonies of this universe must always be the highest glory for a man; and not to know them always the highest disgrace for a man, however common it be.    Carlyle.  25200
  To know the true opinions of men, one ought to pay more respect to their actions than their words.    Descartes.  25201
  To know the world, a modern phrase! a modern phrase / For visits, ombre, balls, and plays.    Swift.  25202
  To know, to esteem, to love, and then to part, / Makes up life’s tale to many a feeling heart.    Coleridge.  25203
  To know; to get into the truth of anything, is ever a mystic act, of which the best logics can only babble on the surface.    Carlyle.  25204
  To know what is useful and what useless, and to be skilful to provide the one and wise to scorn the other, is the first need for all industrious men.    Ruskin.  25205
  To lament the past is vain; what remains is to look for hope in futurity.    Johnson.  25206
  To lapse in fulness / Is sorer than to lie for need; and falsehood / Is worse in kings than beggars.    Cymbeline, iii. 6.  25207
  To learn obeying is the fundamental art of governing.    Carlyle.  25208
  To live by one man’s will became the cause of all men’s misery.    Hooker.  25209
  To live happily only means to live tolerably.    Schopenhauer.  25210
  To live in hearts we leave behind / Is not to die.    Campbell.  25211
  To live is not to breathe; it is to act.    Rousseau.  25212
  To live is to achieve a perpetual triumph.    Amiel.  25213
  To live long is to outlive much.    Goethe.  25214
  To look at things as well as we can, to inscribe them in our memory, to be observant, and let no day pass without gathering something; then to apply one’s self to those branches of knowledge which give the mind a sure direction, to apportion everything its place, to assign to everything its value (in my opinion a genuine philosophy and a fundamental mathesis), this is what we have now to do.    Goethe.  25215
  To lose one’s self in revery, one must be either happy or very unhappy. Revery is the child of extreme.    Rivarol.  25216
  To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence.    Sydney Smith.  25217
  To love all mankind, from the greatest to the lowest, a cheerful state of being is required; but in order to see into mankind, into life, and still more into ourselves, suffering is requisite.    Jean Paul.  25218
  To love early and marry late is to hear a lark singing at dawn, and at night to eat it roasted for supper.    Jean Paul.  25219
  To love is to be useful to yourself; to cause love is to be useful to others.    Béranger.  25220
  To maintain one’s self on this earth is not a hardship, but a pastime, if we would live simply and wisely.    Thoreau.  25221
  To mak’ a happy fireside clime / To weans and wife, / That’s the true pathos and sublime / O’ human life.    Burns.  25222
  To make a boy despise his mother’s care is the straightest way to make him also despise his Redeemer’s voice; and to make him scorn his father and his father’s house, the straightest way to make him deny his God and his God’s heaven.    Ruskin.  25223
  To make elaborate preparations for life is one of the greatest and commonest of human follies.    Schopenhauer.  25224
  To make proselytes is the natural ambition of every one.    Goethe.  25225
  To make some nook of God’s creation a little fruitfuller, better, more worthy of God; to make some human hearts a little wiser, manfuller, happier, more blessed, less accursed! It is work for a God.    Carlyle.  25226
  To make the common marvellous, as if it were a revelation, is the test of genius.    Lowell.  25227
  To man, in this his trial state, / The privilege is given, / When tost by tides of human fate, / To anchor fast in heaven.    Watts.  25228
  To me more dear, congenial to my heart, / One native charm, than all the gloss of art.    Goldsmith.  25229
  To me the eternal existence of my soul is proved from my idea of activity. If I work incessantly unto my death, nature will give me another form of existence when the present can no longer sustain my spirit.    Goethe.  25230
  To me the meanest flower that blows can give / Thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears.    Wordsworth.  25231
  To men we can give no help, and they hinder us from helping ourselves.    Jarno, in Goethe’s “Wilhelm Meister.”  25232
  To misconstrue a good thing is a treble wrong—to myself, the action, and the author.    Bp. Hall.  25233
  To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow, / Creeps in this petty pace from day to day, / To the last syllable of recorded time; / And all our yesterdays have lighted fools / To dusty death.    Macbeth, v. 5.  25234
  To-morrow is a satire on to-day, and shows its weakness.    Young.  25235
  “To-morrow, to-morrow, only not to-day,” lazy people always say.    C. F. Weisse.  25236
  To-morrow will I live, the fool does say: / To-day itself’s too late; the wise lived yesterday.    Cowley.  25237
  To-morrow you will live, you always cry; / In what far country does this morrow lie?    Cowley.  25238
  To most men experience is like the stern lights of a ship, which illumine only the track it has passed.    Coleridge.  25239
  To mourn a mischief that is past and gone, / Is the next way to draw new mischief on.    Othello, i. 3.  25240
  To no man does Fortune throw open all the kingdoms of this world, and say: It is thine; choose where thou wilt dwell! To the most she opens hardly the smallest cranny or dog-hutch, and says, not without asperity: There, that is thine while thou canst keep it; nestle thyself there, and bless Heaven!    Carlyle.  25241
  To no man, whatever his station in life, or his power to serve me, have I ever paid a compliment at the expense of truth.    Burns.  25242
  To nurse the flowers, to root up the weeds, is the business of the gardener.    Bodenstedt.  25243
  To obey is the best grace of woman.    Lewis Morris.  25244
  To one thing at one time.    Chancellor Thurlow.  25245
  To open your windows be ever your care.    Proverb.  25246
  To overcome difficulties is to experience the full delight of existence.    Schopenhauer.  25247
  To overcome evil with good is good, to resist evil by evil is evil.    Mahomet.  25248
  To pass through a bustling crowd with its restless excitement is strange but salutary. All go crossing and recrossing one another, and yet each finds his way and his object. In so great a crowd and bustle one feels himself perfectly calm and solitary.    Goethe.  25249
  To persevér / In obstinate condolement, is a course / Of impious stubbornness; ’tis unmanly grief: / It shows a will most incorrect to heaven.    Hamlet, i. 2.  25250
  To persevere in one’s duty and to be silent is the best answer to calumny.    Washington.  25251
  To place wit before good sense is to place the superfluous before the necessary.    M. de Montlosier.  25252
  To plough and sow, to reap and mow, my father bred me early, / For one, he said, to labour bred, was a match for fortune fairly.    Burns.  25253
  To popular religion, the real kingdom of God is the New Jerusalem with its jaspers and emeralds; righteousness and peace and joy are only the kingdom of God figuratively.    Matthew Arnold.  25254


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