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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
We may despise  to  Well, you may fear
  We may despise the world, but we cannot do without it.    Baron Wessenberg.  26754
  We may fall in with a thousand learned men before we fall in with one wise.    Klinger.  26755
  We may give more offence by our silence than even by impertinence.    Hazlitt.  26756
  We may grasp virtue so hard as to convert it into a vice.    Montaigne.  26757
  We may have a law, or we may have no law, but we cannot have half a law.    Johnson.  26758
  We may have once been slugs, and may one day be angels, but we are men now; and we must, as men, do our work honourably and thoroughly.    Ruskin.  26759
  We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine; but if we defer the tasting of them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.    Colton.  26760
  We may, like the ships, by tempests be toss’d / On perilous deeps, but cannot be lost.    Newton.  26761
  We may not be able to parry evil thoughts, but we may surely guard against their taking root in us and bringing forth evil deeds.    Luther.  26762
  We may outrun / By violent swiftness that which we run at, / And lose by overrunning.    Henry VIII., i. 1.  26763
  We may say of angling as Dr. Boteler said of strawberries, “Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did;” and so, if I might be judge, God never did make a more calm, quiet, innocent recreation than angling.    Izaak Walton.  26764
  We may seek God by our intellect (Verstand), but we can find him only with the heart.    Cötvös.  26765
  We may take Fancy for a companion, but must follow Reason as our guide.    Johnson.  26766
  We mount to heaven mostly on the ruins of our cherished schemes, finding our failures were successes.    A. B. Alcott.  26767
  We move too much in platoons; we march by sections; we do not live in our vital individuality enough; we are slaves to fashion, in mind and in heart, if not to our passions and appetites.    Chapin.  26768
  We must accept ourselves as we are.    Scherer.  26769
  We must accept the post to which Heaven appoints us, and do the duty to which Heaven calls us, and think it no shame, but an honour, to hold any office, however lowly, under heaven’s King.    James Wood.  26770
  We must all receive and learn both from those who were before us and from those who are with us. Even the greatest genius would not go far if he tried to owe everything to his own internal self.    Goethe.  26771
  We must all toil—or steal; no faithful workman finds his life a pastime.    Carlyle.  26772
  We must avoid fastidiousness; neatness, when it is moderate, is a virtue; but when it is carried to an extreme, it narrows the mind.    Fénelon.  26773
  We must be as courteous to a man as we are to a picture, which we are willing to give the advantage of a good light.    Emerson.  26774
  We must be free or die who speak the tongue / That Shakespeare spake, the faith and morals hold / Which Milton held.    Wordsworth.  26775
  We must be our own before we can be another’s.    Emerson.  26776
  We must bear what Heaven sends us; no noble heart will bear injustice.    Schiller.  26777
  We must carry the beautiful with us, or we find it not.    Emerson.  26778
  We must first cross a valley before we regain a favourable and cheerful height; meanwhile, let us see how we can stroll through it with our friends pleasantly and profitably.    Goethe.  26779
  We must first pray, and then labour; first implore the blessing of God, and use those means which he puts into our hands.    Johnson.  26780
  We must have the real thing before we can have a science of the thing.    Froude.  26781
  We must hold by what is definite, and not split up our strength in many directions.    Hegel.  26782
  We must, if we would husband life and not waste it, bravely resolve to dispense with the dispensable, to content ourselves with the minimum of want, to stake our reputation, if such be dear to us, upon intrinsic worth, and show once again, if we can, by our mere life and labour, what are the “roots of honour” and the “veins of wealth.”    James Wood.  26783
  We must judge of a form of government by its general tendency, not by happy accidents.    Macaulay.  26784
  We must labour unceasingly to render our piety reasonable, and our reason pious.    Mme. Swetchine.  26785
  We must needs die, and are as water spilt on the ground which cannot be gathered up again.    Bible.  26786
  We must not arrogate to ourselves a spirit of forgiveness, until we have been touched to the quick where we are sensitive and borne it meekly.    Ward Beecher.  26787
  We must not contradict, but instruct, him that contradicts us.    Antisthenes.  26788
  We must not judge of despots by the temporary successes which the possession of power enabled them to achieve, but by the state in which they leave their country at their death or at their fall.    Madame de Staël.  26789
  We must not make a scarecrow of the law.    Meas. for Meas., ii. 1.  26790
  We must not only strike the iron while it is hot, but strike it till it is made hot.    Sharp.  26791
  We must not regard what the many say of us; but what he, the one man who has understanding of just and unjust, will say, and what the truth will say.    Plato.  26792
  We must not stand upon trifles.    Cervantes.  26793
  We must not stint / Our necessary actions, in the fear / To cope malicious censurers; which ever, / As ravenous fishes, do a vessel follow / That is new trimmed, but benefit no further / Than vainly longing.    Henry VIII., i. 2.  26794
  We must not suppose ourselves always to have conquered a temptation when we have fled from it.    Thomas à Kempis.  26795
  We must not take the faults of our youth with us into our old age, for old age brings with it its own defects.    Goethe.  26796
  We must put up with our contemporaries, since we can neither live with our ancestors nor posterity.    George Eliot.  26797
  We must sometimes cease to adhere to our own opinion for the sake of peace.    Thomas à Kempis.  26798
  We must strive to make of humanity one single family.    Mazzini.  26799
  We must take the current when it serves, / Or lose our ventures.    Julius Cæsar, iv. 3.  26800
  We must take the world as we find it.    Proverb.  26801
  We need change of objects.    Emerson.  26802
  We (in England) need examples of people who, leaving Heaven to decide whether they are to rise in the world, decide for themselves that they will be happy in it, and have resolved to seek—not greater wealth, but simpler pleasure; not higher fortune, but deeper felicity; making the first of possessions self-possession, and honouring themselves in the harmless pride and calm pursuits of peace.    Ruskin.  26803
  We need greater virtues to sustain good than evil fortune.    La Rochefoucauld.  26804
  We need not die while we are living.    Ward Beecher.  26805
  We needs must love the highest when we see it, / Not Lancelot, nor another.    Tennyson.  26806
  We never can know the truth of sin; for its nature is to deceive alike on the one side the sinner and on the other the judge.    Ruskin.  26807
  We never can say why we love, but only that we love. The heart is ready enough at feigning excuses for all that it does or imagines of wrong; but ask it to give a reason for any of its beautiful and divine motions, and it can only look upward and be dumb.    Lowell.  26808
  We never desire ardently what we desire rationally.    La Rochefoucauld.  26809
  We never learn what people are by their coming to us; we must go to them if we wish to know what they are made of, and see how they conduct or misconduct their surroundings.    Goethe.  26810
  We never live, but we hope to live; and as we are always arranging for being happy, it cannot be but that we never are so.    Pascal.  26811
  We never love truly but once. It is the first time. Succeeding passions are less involuntary.    Du Cœur.  26812
  We never reflect on the man we love without exulting in our choice; while he who has bound us to him by benefits alone rises to our idea as a person to whom we have, in some measure, forfeited our freedom.    Goldsmith.  26813
  We never see anything isolated in Nature, but everything in connection with something else which is before it, beside it, under it, and over it.    Goethe.  26814
  We never sufficiently consider that a language is properly only symbolical, only figurative, and expresses objects never immediately, but only in reflection; yet how difficult it is not to put the sign in place of the thing, always to keep the thing as it is (das Wesen) before one’s mind, and not annihilated by the expression (das Wort).    Goethe.  26815
  We often quarrel with the unfortunate to get rid of pitying them.    Vauvenargues.  26816
  We ought certainly to despise malice if we cannot oppose it.    Goldsmith.  26817
  We ought not, in general, to take the opinions of others upon trust, but to reason and judge for ourselves.    Locke.  26818
  We ought not to isolate ourselves, for we cannot remain in a state of isolation. Social intercourse makes us the more able to bear with ourselves and with others.    Goethe.  26819
  We ought not to judge men by their absolute excellence, but by the distance which they have travelled from the point at which they started.    Ward Beecher.  26820
  We ought not to quit our post without the permission of Him who commands; the post of man is life.    Pythagoras.  26821
  We ought not to seek too high joys. We may be bright without transfiguration.    Ward Beecher.  26822
  We ought not to teach children the sciences, but to give them a taste for them.    Rousseau.  26823
  We ought to attempt no more than what is in the compass of our genius and according to our vein.    Dryden.  26824
  We ought to be ashamed of our pride, but never proud of our shame. (?)  26825
  We ought to obey God rather than man.    St. Peter.  26826
  We ought to regard our servants as friends in a lower state.    Plato.  26827
  We our betters see bearing our woes, / We scarcely think our miseries our foes.    King Lear, iii. 6.  26828
  We owe it to our ancestors to preserve entire those rights which they have delivered to our care; we owe it to our posterity not to suffer their dearest inheritance to be destroyed.    Junius.  26829
  We owe to man higher succours than food and fire. We owe to man, man.    Emerson.  26830
  We own whom we love. The universe is God’s because He loves.    Ward Beecher.  26831
  We pain ourselves to please nobody.    Emerson.  26832
  We pardon as long as we love.    La Rochefoucauld.  26833
  We part with true joy almost more lightly than with a beautiful dream.    Fr. Grillparzer.  26834
  We pass our life in deliberation, and we die upon it.    Pasquier Quesnel.  26835
  We pity in others only those evils which we have ourselves experienced.    Rousseau.  26836
  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.  26837
  We poets in our youth begin in gladness, / But thereof come in the end despondency and madness.    Wordsworth.  26838
  We promise according to our hopes, and perform according to our fears.    La Rochefoucauld.  26839
  We properly learn from those books only which are above our criticism, which we cannot judge.    Goethe.  26840
  We read far too many things, thus losing time and gaining nothing. We should only read what we admire.    Goethe.  26841
  We readily believe what we wish to be true.    Proverb.  26842
  We reap what we sow, but Nature has love over and above that justice, and gives us shadow and blossom and fruit that spring from no planting of ours.    George Eliot.  26843
  We receive but little advantage from repeated protestations of gratitude, but they cost them very much from whom we exact them in return.    Goldsmith.  26844
  We reform others unconsciously when we walk uprightly.    Mme. Swetchine.  26845
  We retain from our studies only that which we practically apply.    Goethe.  26846
  We sacrifice to dress till household joys and comforts cease. Dress drains our cellar dry and keeps our larder lean.    Cowper.  26847
  We see but the outside of the rich man’s happiness; few consider him to be like the silkworm, that, when she seems to play, is at the very same time spinning her own bowels and consuming herself.    Isaak Walton.  26848
  We see farthest into the future—and that is not far—when we most carefully consider the facts of the present.    Dr. Jowett.  26849
  We see so darkly into futurity, we never know when we have real cause to rejoice or lament. The worst appearances have often happy consequences, as the best lead many times into the greatest misfortunes.    Lady Montagu.  26850
  We see the blossoms wither and the leaves fall, but we likewise see fruits ripen and new buds shoot forth.    Goethe.  26851
  We seek but half the causes of our deeds, / Seeking them only in the outer life, / And heedless of the encircling spirit-world, / Which, though unseen, is felt, and sows in us / All germs of pure and world-wide purposes.    Lowell.  26852
  We seldom give our love to what is worthiest in its object.    J. M. Barrie.  26853
  We seldom speak of the virtue we have, but much more frequently of that which we have not.    Lessing.  26854
  “We shall fight in the shade.”    Leonidas, to the threat of the Persians that their forest of arrows would darken the sun.  26855
  We shall find no fiend in hell can match the fury of a disappointed woman,—scorned, slighted, dismissed without a parting pang.    Colley Cibber.  26856
  We should always keep a corner of our heads open and free, that we may make room for the opinions of our friends.    Joubert.  26857
  We should be slower to think that the man at his worst is the real man, and certain that the better we are ourselves the less likely is he to be at his worst in our company.    J. M. Barrie.  26858
  We should be sparing in our intimacies; because it so very often happens that the more perfectly men are understood, the less they are esteemed.    Thomas à Kempis.  26859
  We should come home from adventures, and perils, and discoveries every day with new experience and character.    Thoreau.  26860
  We should count time by heart-throbs. / He most lives / Who thinks most, feels the noblest, / Acts the best.    Bailey.  26861
  We should despise the wretch who has never once thought what it is he is doing (vellbringt).    Goethe. (?)  26862
  We should distinguish between laughter inspired by joy, and that which arises from mockery.    Goldsmith.  26863
  We should eat to live, and not live to eat.    Proverb.  26864
  We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression.    Confucius.  26865
  We should forgive freely, but forget rarely. I will not be revenged, and this I owe to my enemy; but I will remember, and this I owe to myself.    Colton.  26866
  We should guard against a talent which we cannot hope to practise in perfection. Improve it as we may, we shall always in the end, when the merit of the master has become apparent to us, painfully lament the loss of time and strength devoted to such botching.    Goethe.  26867
  We should have all our communications with men as in the presence of God; and with God, as in the presence of men.    Colton.  26868
  We should hold the immutable mean that lies between insensibility and anguish; our attempts should be, not to extinguish nature, but to repress it; not to stand unmoved at distress, but endeavour to turn every disaster to our own advantage.    Confucius.  26869
  We should labour to treat with ease of things that are difficult; with familiarity, of things that are novel; and with perspicuity, of things that are profound.    Colton.  26870
  We should live each day as if it were the full term of our life. (?)  26871
  We should manage our fortune like our constitution; enjoy it when good, have patience when bad, and never apply violent remedies but in cases of necessity.    La Rochefoucauld.  26872
  We should never risk pleasantry except with well-bred people, and people with brains.    La Bruyère.  26873
  We should never so entirely avoid danger as to appear irresolute and cowardly; but, at the same time, we should avoid unnecessarily exposing ourselves to danger, than which nothing can be more foolish.    Cicero.  26874
  We should not be too hasty in bestowing either our praise or censure on mankind, since we shall often find such a mixture of good and evil in the same character, that it may require a very accurate judgment and a very elaborate inquiry to determine on which side the balance turns.    Fielding.  26875
  We should not spur a willing horse.    Proverb.  26876
  We should not trust the heart too much. The heart speaks to us very gladly, as our mouth expresses itself. If the mouth were as much inclined to speak the feelings of the heart, it would have been the fashion long ago to put a padlock on the mouth.    Lessing.  26877
  We should often feel ashamed of our most brilliant actions were the world to see the motives from which they sprung.    La Rochefoucauld.  26878
  We should only utter higher maxims so far as they can benefit the world. The rest we should keep within ourselves, and they will diffuse over our actions a lustre like the mild radiance of a hidden sun.    Goethe.  26879
  We should round every day of stirring action with an evening of thought. We learn nothing of our experience except we muse upon it.    Bovee.  26880
  We should seem ignorant that we oblige, and leave the mind at full liberty to give or refuse its affections; for constraint may indeed leave the receiver still grateful, but it will certainly produce disgust.    Goldsmith.  26881
  We should take a prudent care for the future, but so as to enjoy the present. It is no part of wisdom to be miserable to-day, because we may happen to be so to-morrow. (?)  26882
  We should, to the last moment of our lives, continue a settled intercourse with all the true examples of grandeur.    Sir Joshua Reynolds.  26883
  We shut our eyes, and, like people in the dark, we fall foul upon the very thing we search for, without finding it.    Seneca.  26884
  We sink to rise.    Emerson.  26885
  We smile at the satire expended upon the follies of others, but we forget to weep at our own.    Mme. Necker.  26886
  We sometimes meet an original gentleman, who, if manners had not existed, would have invented them.    Emerson.  26887
  We sometimes see a change of expression in our companion, and say, His father or his mother comes to the windows of his eyes, and sometimes a remote relative. In different hours, a man represents each of several of his ancestors, as if there were seven or eight of us rolled up in each man’s skin—seven or eight ancestors at least—and they constitute the variety of notes for that new piece of music which his life is.    Emerson.  26888
  We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen.    Jesus.  26889
  We still are fain, with wrath and strife, / To seek for gain, to shrink from loss, / Content to scratch our shallow cross / On the rough surface of old life.    Dr. Walter Smith.  26890
  We swallow at one gulp a lie which flatters us, but only drop by drop a truth which is bitter to us.    Diderot.  26891
  We take a great deal for granted in this world, and expect that everything, as a matter of course, ought to fit into our humours, wishes, and wants; it is often only when danger threatens that we awake to the discovery that the guiding reins are held by one whom we had well-nigh forgotten in our careless ease.    Mrs. Gatty.  26892
  We take a pleasure in being severe upon others, but cannot endure to hear of our own faults.    Thomas à Kempis.  26893
  We take greater pains to persuade others that we are happy than in endeavouring to think so ourselves.    Confucius.  26894
  We take no note of time but from its loss.    Young.  26895
  We talk little if we do not talk about ourselves.    Hazlitt.  26896
  We talk on principle, but we act on interest.    Landor.  26897
  We tell our triumphs to the crowd, but our own hearts are the sole confidants of our sorrows.    Bulwer Lytton.  26898
  We tell the ladies that good wives make good husbands; I believe it is a more certain position that good brothers make good sisters.    Johnson.  26899
  We that acquaint ourselves with every zone, / And pass the tropics, and behold each pole; / When we come home, are to ourselves unknown, / And unacquainted still with our own soul.    Davies.  26900
  We think our civilisation near its meridian; but we are yet only at the cock-crowing and the morning star.    Emerson.  26901
  We tolerate everybody, because we doubt everything; or else we tolerate nobody, because we believe something.    Elizabeth Barrett Browning.  26902
  We trample grass, and prize the flowers of May; / Yet grass is green when flowers do fade away.    R. Southwell.  26903
  We treat God with irreverence by banishing him from our thoughts, not by referring to his will on slight occasions.    Ruskin.  26904
  We triumph without glory when we conquer without danger.    Corneille.  26905
  We unconsciously imitate what pleases us, and insensibly approximate to the characters we most admire. In this way, a generous habit of thought and of action carries with it an incalculable influence.    Bovee.  26906
  We underpin our houses with granite; what of our habits and our lives?    Thoreau.  26907
  We use up in the passions the stuff that was given us for happiness.    Joubert.  26908
  We usually lose the to-day, because there has been a yesterday, and to-morrow is coming.    Goethe.  26909
  We very often have to do things during our lives of which we do not understand the reasons, but the more clearly we understand the work we have to do, depend upon it, the better the work will be done.    W. E. Forster.  26910
  We wander there, we wander here, / We eye the rose upon the brier, / Unmindful that the thorn is near, / Amang the leaves.    Burns.  26911
  We want but two or three friends, but these we cannot do without, and they serve us in every thought we think.    Emerson.  26912
  We want downright facts at present more than anything else.    Ruskin.  26913
  We want foolishly to think the creed a man professes a more significant fact than the man he is.    Thoreau.  26914
  We want one man to be always thinking, and another to be always working, and we call the one a gentleman, and the other an operative; whereas the workman ought often to be thinking, and the thinker often to be working, and both should be gentlemen in the best sense.    Ruskin.  26915
  We waste our best years in distilling the sweetest flowers of life into potions which, after all, do not immortalise, but only intoxicate.    Longfellow.  26916
  We wear a face of joy because / We have been glad of yore.    Wordsworth.  26917
  We, who name ourselves its (the world) sovereigns, we, / Half dust, half deity, alike unfit / To sink or soar.    Byron.  26918
  We will have others severely corrected, and will not be corrected ourselves.    Thomas à Kempis.  26919
  We will not estimate the sun by the quantity of gaslight it saves us.    Carlyle.  26920
  We will not from the helm, to sit and weep; / But keep our course, though the rough wind say no. (?)  26921
  We will obey the voice of the Lord our God, that it may be well with us.    Bible.  26922
  We wish to be happier than other people; and this is almost always difficult, for we believe others to be happier than they are.    Montesquieu.  26923
  We would commend a faith that even seems audacious, like that of the sturdy Covenanter Robert Bruce, who requested, as he was dying, that his finger might be placed on one of God’s strong promises, as though to challenge the Judge of all with it as he should enter his presence.    Dr. Gordon.  26924
  We wound our modesty and make foul the clearness of our deservings when of ourselves we publish them.    All’s Well, i. 3.  26925
  We wrap ourselves up in the cloak of our own better fortune, and turn away our eyes, lest the wants and woes of our brother-mortals should disturb the selfish apathy of our souls.    Burns.  26926
  We write from aspiration and antagonism, as well as from experience. We paint those qualities which we do not possess.    Emerson.  26927
  We’d jump the life to come. But, in these cases, / we still have judgment here; that we but teach / Bloody instructions, which, being taught, return / To plague the inventor. This even-handed justice / Commends the ingredients of our poison’d chalice / To our own lips.    Macbeth, i. 7.  26928
  We’ll stand up for our properties, was the beggar’s song, that lived upon the alms-basket.    L’Estrange.  26929
  Weak eyes are precisely the fondest of glittering objects.    Carlyle.  26930
  Weak minds sink under prosperity as well as under adversity; strong and deep ones have two highest tides—when the moon is at the full, and when there is no moon.    Hare.  26931
  Weak persons cannot be sincere.    La Rochefoucauld.  26932
  Weak Virtue that amid the shade / Lamenting lies, with future schemes amused, / While Wickedness and Folly, kindred powers, / Confound the world!    Thomson.  26933
  Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.    La Rochefoucauld.  26934
  Weaknesses, so called, are neither more nor less than vice in disguise.    Lavater.  26935
  Wealth and want equally harden the human heart, as frost and fire are both alien to the human flesh. Famine and gluttony alike drive nature away from the heart of man.    Theodore Parker.  26936
  Wealth consists of the good, and therefore useful, things in the possession of the nation; money is only the written or coined sign of the relative quantities of wealth in each person’s possession.    Ruskin.  26937
  Wealth cannot purchase any great private solace or convenience. Riches are only the means of sociality.    Thoreau.  26938
  Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished; but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.    Bible.  26939
  Wealth heaped on wealth, nor truth nor safety buys; / The dangers gather as the treasures rise.    Johnson.  26940
  Wealth imparts a birdlime quality to the possessor, at which the man in his native poverty would have revolted.    Burns.  26941
  Wealth implies the possession of what is of intrinsic value and of a capacity to use it.    Ruskin.  26942
  Wealth is a shift. The wise man angles with himself only, and with no meaner bait.    Emerson.  26943
  Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it.    Ben. Franklin.  26944
  Wealth is the application of mind to nature; and the art of getting rich consists not in industry, much less in saving, but in a better order, in timeliness, in being at the right spot.    Emerson.  26945
  Wealth is the conjuror’s devil; / Whom when he thinks he hath, the devil hath him.    Herbert.  26946
  Wealth is the possession of useful articles which we can use, (so that) instead of depending merely on a “have,” it is thus seen to depend on a “can.”    Ruskin.  26947
  Wealth leaves us at death; kinsmen at the grave; but virtues of the mind unto the heavens with us we have.    Lord Vaux.  26948
  Wealth makes wit waver.    Scotch Proverb.  26949
  Wealth maketh many friends, but the poor is separated from his neighbour.    Bible.  26950
  Wealth of every species necessarily flows to the hands of him who exerteth himself.    Hitopadesa.  26951
  Wealth only by its use we know.    Anonymous.  26952
  Wealth, power, and even the advantages of youth, have little to do with that which gives repose to the mind and firmness to the frame.    Scott.  26953
  Wealth richer than both the Indies lies for every man, if he will endure. Not his oaks only and his fruit-trees, his very heart roots itself wherever he may abide—roots itself, draws nourishment from the deep fountains of universal being.    Carlyle.  26954
  Wealth which breeds idleness, of which the English peerage is an example, and of which we are beginning to abound in specimens in this country (America), is only a sort of human oyster-bed, where heirs and heiresses are planted, to spend a contemptible life of slothfulness in growing plump and succulent for the grave-worm’s banquet.    Horace Mann.  26955
  Wealth without contentment climbs a hill, / To feel those tempests which fly over ditches.    George Herbert.  26956
  Wear your learning, like your watch, in a private pocket; and do not pull it out and strike it, merely to show that you have one. If you are asked what o’clock it is, tell it, but do not proclaim it hourly and unasked, like the watchmen.    Chesterfield.  26957
  Wearers of rings and chains! / Pray do not take the pains / To set me right. / In vain my faults ye quote; / I write as others wrote / On Sunium’s height.    Landor.  26958
  Weariness / Can snore upon the flint, when resty sloth / Finds the down pillow hard.    Cymbeline, ii. 6.  26959
  Weary the path that does not challenge reason. Doubt is an incentive to truth, and patient inquiry leadeth the way.    H. Ballou.  26960
  Weave in faith and God will find thread.    Proverb.  26961
  Weder sicher noch gerathen ist, etwas wider Gewissen zu thun. Hier stehe ich, ich kann nicht anders. Gott helfe mir—It is neither safe nor prudent to do aught against conscience. Here stand I, I cannot do otherwise. God be helping me.    Luther at the Diet of Worms.  26962
  Wedlock, indeed, hath oft compared been / To publick feasts, where meet a publick rout: / When they that are without would fain go in, / And they that are within would fain go out.    Sir J. Davis.  26963
  Wedlock is like a besieged fortress: those who are outside wish to get in, and those who are inside wish to get out.    Arabian Proverb.  26964
  Wee modest crimson-tipped flower, / Thou’s met me in an evil hour; / For I maun crush amang the stour / Thy slender stem; / To spare thee now is past my power, / Thou bonny gem.    Burns.  26965
  Wee Willie Winkie rins through the toun, / Upstairs and dounstairs, in his nicht-goun, / Tirlin’ at the window, cryin’ at the lock, / “Are the weans in their bed? for it’s noo ten o’clock.”    William Miller.  26966
  Weed your better judgments / Of all opinion that grows rank in them.    As You Like It, ii. 7.  26967
  Weeds make dunghills gracious.    Tennyson.  26968
  Weel is that weel does.    Scotch Proverb.  26969
  Weep no more, lady, weep no more, / For sorrow is in vain; / For violets pluck’d, the sweetest showers / Will ne’er revive again.    Anonymous.  26970
  Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.    Bible.  26971
  Weh dem Lande, wo man nicht mehr singt—Woe to the land where the voice of song has gone dumb.    Seume.  26972
  Weigh not so much what men say, as what they prove: remembering that truth is simple and naked, and needs not invective to apparel her comeliness.    Sir P. Sidney.  26973
  Weighty things are done in solitude, that is, without society. The means of improvement consist not in projects, or in any violent designs, for these cool, and cool very soon, but in patient practising for whole long days, by which I make the thing clear to my highest reason.    Jean Paul.  26974
  Weighty work must be done with few words.    Danish Proverb.  26975
  Weise Hut, / Behält ihr Gut—Wise care keeps what it has gained.    German Proverb.  26976
  Weise sein ist nicht allzeit gut—It is not always good to be wise.    German Proverb.  26977
  Weiser Mann, starker Mann—A wise man is a strong man.    German Proverb.  26978
  Weisheit, du wirst Unsinn / Im Mund des Schwärmers—Wisdom, thou changest into folly in the mouth of the fanatic.    Otto Ludwig.  26979
  Welch Glück geliebt zu werden: / Und lieben, Götter, welch ein Glück!—What a happiness to be loved! and to love, ye gods, what bliss!    Goethe.  26980
  Welcome evermore to gods and men is the self-helping man.    Emerson.  26981
  Welcome is the best cheer.    Proverb.  26982
  Welcome, Misfortune, if thou comest alone.    Proverb.  26983
  Well at ease are the sleepers for whom existence is a shallow dream.    Carlyle.  26984
  Well for the drones of the social hive that there are bees of an industrious turn, willing, for an infinitesimal share of the honey, to undertake the labour of its fabrication.    Hood.  26985
  Well has Ennius said, “Kindnesses misplaced are nothing but a curse and disservice.”    Cicero.  26986
  Well-married, a man is winged; ill-matched, he is shackled.    Ward Beecher.  26987
  Well roared, lion.    Mid. N.’s Dream, v. 1.  26988
  Well thriveth that well suffereth.    Proverb.  26989
  Well to work and make a fire, / Doth both care and skill require.    Proverb.  26990
  Well, well, is a word of malice.    Cheshire Proverb.  26991
  Well, whiles I am a beggar, I will rail, / And say, there is no sin but to be rich; / And being rich, my virtue then shall be, / To say, there is no vice but beggary.    King John, ii. 2.  26992
  Well, you may fear too far.— / Safer than trust too far.    King Lear, i. 4.  26993


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