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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
To pour oil  to  True eloquence
  To pour oil on the fire is not the way to quench it.    Proverb.  25255
  To prefer one future mode of life to another, upon just reasons, requires faculties which it has not pleased our Creator to give us.    Johnson.  25256
  To promise is already to give, to hope already to enjoy.    Delille.  25257
  To prove, as to doubt, the existence of God, is to prove or doubt the existence of existence.    Jean Paul.  25258
  To put the cart before the horse.    Proverb.  25259
  To raise the weaker sex in self-respect, as well as in the esteem of the stronger, is the first step from barbarism to civilisation.    Canning.  25260
  To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.    Burke.  25261
  To receive a simple primitive phenomenon, to recognise it in its high significance, and to go to work with it, requires a productive spirit, which is able to take a wide survey, and is a rare gift, only to be found in very superior natures.    Goethe.  25262
  To receive gifts is to lose liberty.    Saadi.  25263
  To reconcile despotism with freedom is to make your despotism just.    Carlyle.  25264
  To reform a world, to reform a nation, no wise man will undertake; and all but foolish men know that the only solid, though a far slower, reformation, is what each man begins and perfects on himself.    Carlyle.  25265
  To reign is worth ambition, though in hell: / Better to reign in hell than serve in heav’n.    Milton.  25266
  To rejoice in the prosperity of another is to partake of it.    William Austin.  25267
  To remember one worthy thing, how many thousand unworthy must a man be able to forget!    Carlyle.  25268
  To repel one’s cross is to make it heavier.    Amiel.  25269
  To require two things is the way to have them both undone.    Johnson.  25270
  To rescue, to avenge, to instruct, or protect a woman is all the same as to love her.    Jean Paul.  25271
  To revenge is no valour, but to bear.    Timon of Athens, iii. 5.  25272
  To run away / Is but a coward’s trick; to run away / From this world’s ills, that at the very worst / Will soon blow o’er.    Blair.  25273
  To say of a man “He means well,” is worth nothing except he does well.    Plautus.  25274
  To say that we have a clear conscience is to utter a solecism; had we never sinned, we would have had no conscience.    Carlyle.  25275
  To scorn delights and live laborious days.    Milton.  25276
  To secure and promote the feeling of cheerfulness should be the supreme aim of all our endeavours after happiness.    Schopenhauer.  25277
  To see a world in a grain of sand / And a heaven in a wild flower, / Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, / And eternity in an hour.    William Blake.  25278
  To see and listen to the wicked is already the beginning of wickedness.    Confucius.  25279
  To see clearly is poetry, prophecy, and religion—all in one.    Ruskin.  25280
  To see her is to love her, / And love but her for ever.    Burns.  25281
  To see some small soul pirouetting throughout life on a single text, and judging all the world because it cannot find a partner, is not a Christian sight.    Prof. Drummond.  25282
  To see the best is to see most clearly, and it is the lover’s privilege.    J. M. Barrie.  25283
  To seek to change opinions by laws is worse than futile.    Buckle.  25284
  To seem and not to be, is throwing the shuttle without weaving.    Proverb.  25285
  To seize a character, even that of one man, in its life and secret mechanism, requires a philosopher; to delineate it with truth and impressiveness, is work for a poet.    Carlyle.  25286
  To serve from the lowest station upwards (von unten hinauf) is in all things necessary.    Goethe.  25287
  To serve God and love him is higher and better than happiness, though it be with wounded feet, and bleeding brow, and a heart loaded with sorrow.    W. R. Greg.  25288
  To shape the whole future is not our problem but only to shape faithfully a small part of it, according to rules laid down.    Carlyle.  25289
  To shoot wide of the mark—i.e., guess foolishly when you don’t know.    Proverb.  25290
  To show mercy is nothing—thy soul must be full of mercy; to be pure in act is nothing—thou shalt be pure in heart also.    Ruskin.  25291
  To sigh, yet feel no pain; / To weep, yet scarce know why; / To sport an hour with beauty’s charm, / Then throw it idly by.    Moore.  25292
  To sigh, yet not recede; to grieve, yet not repent.    Crabbe.  25293
  To simplify complications is, in all branches of knowledge, the first essential of success.    Buckle.  25294
  To sow is not so difficult as to reap.    Goethe.  25295
  To spend much and gain little is the sure road to ruin.    German Proverb.  25296
  To spend too much time in studies is sloth.    Bacon.  25297
  To spur a free horse soon makes a jade of him.    Sterne.  25298
  To step aside is human.    Burns.  25299
  To strain at a gnat and swallow a camel.    Proverb.  25300
  To strive to get rid of an evil is to aim at something definite, but to desire a better fortune than we have is blind folly.    Goethe.  25301
  To study nature or man, we ought to know things that are in the ordinary course, not the unaccountable things that happen out of it.    Fisher Ames.  25302
  To succeed in the world it is much more necessary to be able to diagnose a fool than a clever man.    Cato.  25303
  To talk without effort is, after all, the great charm of talking.    Hare.  25304
  To taste of human flesh is less criminal in the eyes of God than to stifle human thought.    Draper.  25305
  To tax the community for the advantage of a class is not protection; it is plunder, and I disclaim it.    Disraeli.  25306
  To tell our own secrets is generally folly, but that folly is without guilt; to communicate those with which we are intrusted is always treachery, and treachery for the most part combined with folly.    Johnson.  25307
  To the capable man this world is not dumb.    Goethe.  25308
  To the exiled wanderer how godlike / The friendly countenance of man appears.    Goethe.  25309
  To the Hindu the world is the dream of Brahma.    Amiel.  25310
  To the innocent, deliverance and reparation; to the misled, compassion; and to the guilty, avenging justice.    Goethe.  25311
  To the man of firm purpose all men and things are servile.    Goethe.  25312
  To the minnow every cranny and pebble, and quality and accident, of its little native creek may have become familiar; but does the minnow understand the ocean tides and periodic currents, the trade-winds, and monsoons, and moon’s eclipses; by all of which the condition of its little creek is regulated, and may (from time to time, unmiraculously enough) be quite overset and reversed? Such a minnow is man; his creek, this planet earth; his ocean, the immeasurable All; his monsoons and periodic currents, the mysterious course of Providence through æons of æons.    Carlyle.  25313
  To the noble mind / Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind.    Hamlet, iii. 1.  25314
  To the persevering mortal the blessed immortals are swift.    Zoroaster.  25315
  To the strictly just and virtuous person everything is annexed.    Hitopadesa.  25316
  To the understanding of anything, two conditions are equally required—intelligibility in the thing itself being no whit more indispensable than intelligence in the examiner of it.    Carlyle.  25317
  To the unregenerate Prometheus Vinctus of a man, it is ever the bitterest aggravation of his wretchedness that he is conscious of virtue, that he feels himself the victim not of suffering only, but of injustice.    Carlyle.  25318
  To the vulgar eye few things are wonderful that are not distant. It is difficult for men to believe that the man, the mere man whom they see, may perhaps painfully feel, toiling at their side through the poor jostlings of existence, can be made of finer clay than themselves.    Carlyle.  25319
  To the wisest man, wide as is his vision, Nature remains of quite infinite depth, of quite infinite expansion; and all experience thereof limits itself to some few computed centuries and measured square miles.    Carlyle.  25320
  To the “Worship of sorrow” (Goethe’s definition of Christianity) ascribe what origin and genesis thou pleasest, has not that worship originated and been generated? Is it not here? Feel it in thy heart, and then say whether it is of God!    Carlyle.  25321
  To think and to feel constitute the two grand divisions of men of genius—the men of reasoning and the men of imagination.    I. Disraeli.  25322
  To think aright is the sum of human duty.    Pascal.  25323
  To think is to act.    Emerson.  25324
  To this burden women are born; they must obey their husbands, be they never such blockheads.    Cervantes.  25325
  To those by whom liberality is practised, the whole world is but as one family.    Hitopadesa.  25326
  To those that have lived long together, everything heard and everything seen recalls some pleasure communicated or some benefit conferred, some petty quarrel or some slight endearment.    Johnson.  25327
  To those to whom we owe affection, let us be dumb until we are strong, though we should never be strong.    Emerson.  25328
  To those who are fallen into misfortunes, what was a blessing becometh an evil.    Hitopadesa.  25329
  To those whose god is honour, disgrace alone is sin.    Hare.  25330
  To threats the stubborn sinner oft is hard, / Wrapp’d in his crimes, against the storm prepared; / But, when the milder beams of mercy play, / He melts, and throws his cumbrous cloak away.    Dryden.  25331
  To toy with human hearts is more than human hearts will brook.    Dr. Walter Smith.  25332
  To tread upon the brink is safe, but to come a step further is destruction.    Johnson.  25333
  To try things oft, and never to give over, doth wonders.    Bacon.  25334
  To understand one thing well is better than understanding many things by halves.    Goethe.  25335
  To understand that the sky is blue everywhere, we need not go round the world.    Goethe.  25336
  To understand the serious side of things requires a matured faculty; the ridiculous is caught more easily.    Froude.  25337
  To understand things we must once have been in them, and then have come out of them.    Amiel.  25338
  To unpractised eyes, a Peak of Teneriffe, nay, a Strasburg Minster, when we stand on it, may seem higher than a Chimborazo; because the former rise abruptly, without abutement or environment; the latter rises gradually, carrying half a world along with it; and only the deeper azure of the heavens, the widened horizon, the “eternal sunshine,” disclose to the geographer that the “region of change” lies far below.    Carlyle.  25339
  To use books rightly is to go to them for help.    Ruskin.  25340
  To use studies too much for ornament is affectation.    Bacon.  25341
  To vice, innocence must always seem only a superior kind of chicanery.    Ouida.  25342
  To wail friends lost / Is not by much so wholesome, profitable, / As to rejoice at friends but newly found.    Love’s L’s. Lost, v. 2.  25343
  To wed unequally is to suffer equally.    Anonymous.  25344
  To what base uses we may return, Horatio!    Hamlet, v, 1.  25345
  To what excesses men go for a religion of whose truth they are so little persuaded, and to whose precepts they pay so little regard.    La Bruyère.  25346
  To what they know best entice all neatly; / For so thou dost thyself and him a pleasure.    George Herbert.  25347
  To whom is the mere glare of the fire a virtue?    Hitopadesa.  25348
  To wilful men / The injuries that they themselves procure / Must be their schoolmasters.    King Lear, ii. 4.  25349
  To work without money, and be poor; to work without pleasure, and be chaste; to work according to orders, and be obedient.    Rules of the Order of St. Francis.  25350
  To write a good love-letter, you ought to begin without knowing what you mean to say, and to finish without knowing what you have written.    Rousseau.  25351
  To write down to children’s understandings is a mistake; set them on the scent and let them puzzle it out.    Scott.  25352
  To write prose, one must have something to say, but he who has nothing to say can still make verses.    Goethe.  25353
  To write well is to think well, to feel well, and to render well; it is to possess at once intellect, soul, and taste.    Buffon.  25354
  To write what is worth publishing, to find honest men to publish it, and get sensible men to read it, are the three great difficulties in authorship.    Colton.  25355
  To yield my breath, / Life’s purpose unfulfilled! this is thy sting, O Death.    Sir Noel Paton.  25356
  To yourself be critic most severe.    Dryden.  25357
  Tobacco and opium have broad backs, and will cheerfully carry the load of armies, if you choose to make them pay high for such joy as they give and such harm as they do.    Emerson.  25358
  Tocher’s nae word in a true lover’s parle.    Burns.  25359
  Todte Hunde beissen nicht—Dead dogs don’t bite.    German Proverb.  25360
  [Greek]—Character is simply prolonged habit.    Plutarch.  25361
  Toga virilis—The manly robe.  25362
  [Greek]—What maintains me in life, that I regard as God. (?)  25363
  [Greek]—Doing more than one is able for argues a want of intelligence. (?)  25364
  Toil is polish’d man’s vocation; / Praises are the meed of skill; / Kings may vaunt their crown and station, / We will vaunt our labour still.    Mangan.  25365
  Toil on, faint not, keep watch, and pray.    Bonar.  25366
  Toils of empires pleasures are.    Waller.  25367
  Toleration is good for all, or it is good for none.    Burke.  25368
  Tolle jocos; non est jocus esse malignum—Away with such jokes; there is no joking where there is malignity.    Horace.  25369
  Tolle periclum, / Jam vaga prosiliet frænis natura remotis—Take away the danger, remove restraint, and vagrant nature bounds forth free.    Horace.  25370
  Tombs are the clothes of the dead—a grave but a plain suit, and a rich monument one embroidered.    Fuller.  25371
  [Greek]—All are wont to praise him who is no more.    Thucydides.  25372
  [Greek]—Speak not evil of the dead.    Chilon.  25373
  Too austere a philosophy makes few wise men; too rigorous politics, few good subjects; and too hard a religion, few religious persons whose devotion is of long continuance.    St. Evremond.  25374
  Too early and too thoroughly we cannot be trained to know that Would, in this world of ours, is as mere zero to Should, and, for most part, the smallest of fractions to Shall.    Carlyle.  25375
  Too elevated qualities often unfit a man for society.    Chamfort.  25376
  Too fair to worship, too divine to love.    Milman.  25377
  Too low they build who build beneath the stars.    Young.  25378
  Too many cooks spoil the broth.    Proverb.  25379
  Too many instances there are of daring men, who by presuming to sound the deep things of religion, have cavilled and argued themselves out of all religion.    Thomas à Kempis.  25380
  Too much gravity argues a shallow mind.    Lavater.  25381
  Too much idleness, I have observed, fills up a man’s time much more completely, and leaves him less his own master, than any sort of employment whatsoever.    Burke.  25382
  Too much is always bad; old proverbs call / Even too much honey nothing else than gall.    Anonymous.  25383
  Too much mercy is want of mercy.    Tennyson.  25384
  Too much of a good thing.    As You Like It, iv. 1.  25385
  Too much of one thing is good for nothing.    Thales and Solon.  25386
  Too much painstaking speaks disease in one’s mind, as much as too little.    Carlyle.  25387
  Too much rest is rust.    Scott.  25388
  Too much rest itself becomes a pain.    Homer.  25389
  Too much sensibility creates unhappiness; too much insensibility creates crime.    Talleyrand.  25390
  Too much wit / Makes the world rotten.    Tennyson.  25391
  Too surely, every setting day, / Some lost delight we mourn.    Keble.  25392
  Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow.    Romeo and Juliet, ii. 6.  25393
  Tooth of time.    Meas. for Meas., v. 1.  25394
  Top and bottom teeth sometimes come into awkward collision.    Chinese Proverb.  25395
  Torrens dicendi copia multis / Et sua mortifera est facundia—To many a torrent flow of speech and their own eloquence is fatal.    Juvenal.  25396
  Toss’d on a sea of troubles, soul, my soul, / Thyself do thou control; / And to the weapons of advancing foes / A stubborn breast oppose.    Archilochus.  25397
  Tot capita, tot sensus—So many heads, so many opinions.    Terence.  25398
  Tot homines, quot sententiæ—So many men, so many minds.  25399
  Tot rami quot arbores—So many branches, so many trees.    Motto.  25400
  Tota in minimis existit natura—The whole of nature exists in the very smallest things.    Quoted by Emerson.  25401
  Totidem verbis—In so many words.  25402
  Toties quoties—As often, so often.  25403
  Toto cœlo—By the whole heavens; as wide as the poles asunder.  25404
  Totus in toto, et totus in qualibet parte—Whole in the whole, and whole in every part.    Said of the human mind.  25405
  Totus mundus exercet histrioniam—All the world acts the player.  25406
  Touched by a loving heart, wakened by kindness, / Chords that were broken will vibrate once more.    Mrs. van Alstyne.  25407
  Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out.    Bible.  25408
  Toujours—Always.    Motto.  25409
  Toujours en vedette—Always on the lookout.    Motto of Frederick the Great.  25410
  Toujours perdrix—Always partridges.    French.  25411
  “Toujours perdrix” is sickening.    John Wagstaffe.  25412
  Toujours prêt—Always ready.  25413
  Toujours propice—Always propitious.    Motto.  25414
  Toujours tout droit, Dieu t’aidera!—Always straightforward, and God will help you!    Motto.  25415
  Tour d’adresse—A trick of sleight of hand.    French.  25416
  Tour de force—A feat of strength or skill.    French.  25417
  Tourner autour du pot—To beat about the bush.    French.  25418
  Tourner casaque—To change sides; become a turncoat.    Proverb.  25419
  Tous frais faits—All charges paid.    French.  25420
  Tous les genres sont bons hors le genre ennuyeux—All kinds are good except the kind that bores you.    Voltaire.  25421
  Tous les hommes sont foux, et malgré tous leurs soins, / Ne diffèrent entr’eux, que du plus ou du moins—All men are fools, and notwithstanding all their care, they differ but in degree.    Boileau.  25422
  Tous les méchants sont buveurs d’eau; / C’est bien prouvé par le déluge—All the wicked are water-drinkers; this the deluge proves.  25423
  Tout-à-fait—Quite.    French.  25424
  Tout bien ou rien—All or nothing.    Motto.  25425
  Tout chemin mène à Rome—Every road leads to Rome.  25426
  Tout d’en haut—All from above.    Motto.  25427
  Tout doit tendre au bon sens: mais pour y parvenir / Le chemin est glissant et pénible a tenir—Everything ought to lead to good sense; but in order to attain to it, the road is slippery and difficult to walk in.    Boileau.  25428
  Tout éloge imposteur blesse une âme sincère—Praise undeservedly bestowed wounds an honest heart.    Boileau.  25429
  Tout est contradiction chez nous: la France, à parler sérieusement, est le royaume de l’esprit et de la sottise, de l’industrie et de la paresse, de la philosophie et du fanatisme, de la gaieté et du pédantisme, des loix et des abus, de bon goût et de l’impertinence—With us all is inconsistency. France, seriously speaking, is the country of wit and folly, of industry and idleness, of philosophy and fanaticism, of gaiety and pedantry, laws and their abuses, good taste and impertinence.    Voltaire.  25430
  Tout est perdu fors l’honneur—All is lost save our honour.    Francis I., after his defeat at Pavia.  25431
  Tout est pour le mieux dans le meilleur des mondes possibles—All is for the best in the best possible of worlds.    Voltaire, in mockery of Leibnitz’s optimism.  25432
  Tout faiseur de journaux doit tribut au malin—Every journalist owes tribute to the evil one.    La Fontaine.  25433
  Tout finit par des chansons—Everything in the end passes into song.    Beaumarchais.  25434
  Tout flatteur vît au dépens de celui qui l’écoute—Every flatterer lives at the expense of him who listens to him.    La Fontaine.  25435
  Tout notre mal vient de ne pouvoir être seul—All our unhappiness comes from our inability to be alone.    La Bruyère.  25436
  Tout par raison—Everything agreeable to reason.    Richelieu.  25437
  Tout soldat français porte dans sa giberne le bâton de maréchal de France—Every private in the French army carries a field-marshal’s baton in his knapsack.    Napoleon.  25438
  Tout va à qui n’a pas besoin—Everything goes to him who does not need it.    French Proverb.  25439
  Tout vient à point à qui sait attendre—Everything comes in time to the man who knows how to wait.    French Proverb.  25440
  Tout vient de Dieu—Everything comes from God.    Motto.  25441
  Toute révélation d’un secret est la faute de celui qui l’a confié—The disclosure of a secret is always the fault of him who confided it.    French.  25442
  Toutes les fois que je donne une place vacante, je fais cent mécontents, et un ingrat—Every time I appoint to a vacant post, I make a hundred discontented and one ungrateful.    Louis XIV.  25443
  Towards great persons use respective boldness: / That temper gives them theirs, and yet doth take / Nothing from thine.    George Herbert.  25444
  Towers are measured by their shadows.    Chinese Proverb.  25445
  Trade’s proud empire hastes to swift decay.    Johnson.  25446
  Traditions make up the reasonings of the simple, and serve to silence every inquiry.    Goldsmith.  25447
  Traduttori, traditori—Translators, traitors.    Italian Proverb.  25448
  Tragedy has the great moral defect of giving too much importance to life and death.    Chamfort.  25449
  Tragedy warms the soul, elevates the heart, can and ought to create heroes. In this sense, perhaps, France owes a part of her great actions to Corneille.    Napoleon.  25450
  Trahit ipse furoris / Impetus, et visum est lenti quéesisse nocentem—The very violence of their rage drags them on, and to inquire who is guilty were a waste of time.    Lucan.  25451
  Trahit sua quemque voluptas—Each man is led by his own liking.    Virgil.  25452
  Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old he will not depart from it.    Bible.  25453
  Tranquil pleasures last the longest. We are not fitted to bear long the burden of great joys.    Bovee.  25454
  Tranquillity is better than jollity, and to appease pain than to invent pleasure.    Sir T. Browne.  25455
  Transeat in exemplum—Let it stand as a precedent, or an example.  25456
  Transitory is all human work, small in itself, contemptible; only the worker thereof and the spirit that dwelt in him is significant.    Carlyle.  25457
  Trau keinem Freunde sonder Mängel, / Und lieb’ ein Mädchen, keinen Engel—Trust no friend without faults, and love a maiden, but no angel.    Lessing.  25458
  Travel gives a character of experience to our knowledge, and brings the figures upon the tablet of memory into strong relief.    Tuckerman.  25459
  Travel in the younger sort is a part of education; in the older, a part of experience.    Bacon.  25460
  Travel is the frivolous part of serious lives, and the serious part of frivolous ones.    Mme. Swetchine.  25461
  Travel teaches toleration.    Disraeli.  25462
  Travelling is a fool’s paradise.    Emerson.  25463
  Travelling is like gambling; it is ever connected with winning and losing, and generally where least expected we receive more or less than we hoped for.    Goethe.  25464
  Tre lo sanno, tutti lo sanno—If three know it, all know it.    Italian Proverb.  25465
  Tre taceranno, se due vi non sono—Three may keep counsel if two be away.    Italian Proverb.  25466
  Treachery don’t come natural to beaming youth: but trust and pity, love and constancy, they do.    Dickens.  25467
  Treason doth never prosper; what’s the reason? / Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.    Sir J. Harrington.  25468
  Treason has done his worst; nor steel, nor poison, / Malice domestic, foreign levy, nothing / Can touch him further.    Macbeth, iii. 2.  25469
  Treasures of wickedness profit nothing, but justice delivers from death.    Bible.  25470
  Trees and fields tell me nothing; men are my teachers.    Plato.  25471
  Tremblez, tyrans; vous êtes immortels—Tremble, ye tyrants; ye cannot die.    Delille.  25472
  Tria juncta in uno—Three joined in one.    Motto.  25473
  Tribulation will not hurt you unless it does—what, alas! it too often does—unless it hardens you, and makes you sour and narrow and sceptical.    Chapin.  25474
  Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools that have not wit enough to be honest.    Ben. Franklin.  25475
  Trifles light as air / Are to the jealous confirmations strong / As proofs of holy writ.    Othello, iii. 3.  25476
  Trifles make perfection, but perfection is no trifle.    Michael Angelo.  25477
  Trifles make up the happiness or misery of mortal life.    Alexander Smith.  25478
  Trifles themselves are elegant in him.    Pope.  25479
  Trifles unconsciously bias us for or against a person from the very beginning.    Schopenhauer.  25480
  Trifling precautions will often prevent great mischiefs; as a slight turn of the wrist parries a mortal thrust.    R. Sharp.  25481
  Trinitas in Trinitate—Trinity in Trinity.    Motto.  25482
  Tristis eris, si solus eris—You will be sad if you are alone.    Ovid.  25483
  Triumphs for nothing and lamenting toys, / Is jollity for apes and grief for boys.    Cymbeline, iv. 2.  25484
  Troops of furies march in the drunkard’s triumph.    Zimmermann.  25485
  Trop de zèle gâte tout—Too much zeal spoils all.    French Proverb.  25486
  Tros Tyriusve mihi nullo discrimine agetur—Trojan or Tyrian, it shall make no difference to me.    Virgil.  25487
  Trotz alledem und alledem—For ’a that and ’a that.    F. Freiligrath.  25488
  Trouble is a thing that will come without our call; but true joy will not spring up without ourselves.    Bp. Patrick.  25489
  Trouble teaches men how much there is in manhood.    Ward Beecher.  25490
  Truditur dies die, / Novæque pergunt interire lunæ—Day presses on the heels of day, and new moons hasten to their wane.    Horace.  25491
  True art is like good company; it constrains us in the most charming way to recognise the standard after which and up to which our innermost being is shaped by culture.    Goethe.  25492
  True art, which requires free and healthy faculties, is opposed to pedantry, which crushes the soul under a burden.    Hamerton.  25493
  True bravery proposes a just end, measures the dangers, and, if necessary, the affront, with coldness.    Francis la None.  25494
  True blue will never stain.    Proverb.  25495
  True comeliness, which nothing can impair, / Dwells in the mind; all else is vanity and glare.    Thomson.  25496
  True coral needs no painter’s brush.    Proverb.  25497
  True dignity is never gained by place, and never lost when honours are withdrawn.    Massinger.  25498
  True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, / As those move easiest who have learned to dance.    Pope.  25499
  True eloquence consists in saving all that is proper, and nothing more.    La Rochefoucauld.  25500
  True eloquence scorns eloquence.    Pascal.  25501


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