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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
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  What is this life of ours? Gone in a moment, burnt up like a scroll, into the blank eternity.    Carlyle interpreting young Luther’s reflexion on the sudden death by his side of his friend Alexis.  27254
  What is too great a load for those who have strength?    Hitopadesa.  27255
  What is truth?    Pilate scoffingly to Jesus.  27256
  What is twice read is commonly better remembered than what is transcribed.    Johnson.  27257
  What is valuable is not new, and what is new is not valuable.    Daniel Webster.  27258
  “What is wanting,” said Napoleon one day to Madame Campan, “in order that the youth of France be well educated?” “Good mothers,” was the reply. The Emperor was most forcibly struck with this answer. “Here,” said he, “is a system in one word.”    Abbott.  27259
  What is writ is writ.    Byron.  27260
  What joy a self-sufficing fortune yields, / Such modest livelihood is dear to me. / The wise old maxim, “Not too much,” / Too much has power my heart to touch.    Alpheus of Mitylene.  27261
  What life only half imparts to man, posterity shall give entirely.    Goethe.  27262
  What love can do, that dares love attempt.    Romeo and Juliet, ii. 2.  27263
  What love hides is raised as from the dead / Some day, and kills the love which covered it, / And frankest truth is more than subtle wit.    Dr. Walter Smith.  27264
  What makes all doctrines plain and clear? / About two hundred pounds a year. / And that which was prov’d true before / Prove false again, two hundred more.    Butler.  27265
  What makes life dreary is the want of motive.    George Eliot.  27266
  What makes lovers never tire of each others’ society is that they talk always about themselves.    La Rochefoucauld.  27267
  What makes many so discontented with their own condition is the absurd estimate they form of the happiness of others.    French. (?)  27268
  What makes old age so sad is, not that our joys, but that our hopes then cease.    Jean Paul.  27269
  What makes people discontented with their condition is the chimerical idea they conceive of the happiness of others.    Thomson.  27270
  What makes vanity so insufferable to us is that it wounds our own.    La Rochefoucauld.  27271
  What man dare do, in circumstances of danger, an Englishman will. His virtues seem to sleep in the calm, and are called out only to combat the kindred storm.    Goldsmith.  27272
  What man dare, I dare.    Macbeth, iii. 4.  27273
  What man didst thou ever know unthrift, that was beloved after his means?    Timon of Athens, iv. 3.  27274
  What man has done, man can do.    Emerson.  27275
  What man wants is always that the highest in his nature be set at the top and actively reign there.    Carlyle.  27276
  What matter though I doubt at every pore … / If finally I have a life to show, / The thing I did, brought out in evidence / Against the thing done to me underground / By hell and all its brood, for aught I know?    Browning.  27277
  What matters it though the Gospels contradict each other if the Gospel does not contradict itself?    Goethe.  27278
  What matters it whether the alphabet (by which you are to spell out the meaning of life) be in large gilt letters or in small ungilt ones, so you have an eye to read it?    Carlyle.  27279
  What may be dune at ony time will be dune at nae time.    Scotch Proverb.  27280
  What men prize most is a privilege, even if it be that of chief mourner at a funeral. (?)  27281
  What men usually say of misfortunes, that they never come alone, may with equal truth be said of good fortune; nay, of other circumstances which gather round us in a harmonious way, whether it arise from a kind of fatality, or that man has the power of attracting to himself things that are mutually related.    Goethe.  27282
  What men want is not talent; it is purpose.    Bulwer Lytton.  27283
  What millions died that Cæsar might be great!    Campbell.  27284
  What must be, shall be.    Romeo and Juliet, iv. 1.  27285
  What Nature does not reveal to thy spirit, thou wilt not wrench from her with levers and screws.    Goethe.  27286
  What need the bridge much broader than the flood? / The fairest grant is the necessity. / Look, what will serve is fit.    Much Ado, i. 1.  27287
  What need we have any friends, if we should never have need of them?    Timon of Athens, i. 2.  27288
  What needs my Shakespeare for his honour’d bones?    Milton.  27289
  What of books? Hast thou not already a Bible to write and publish in print that is eternal, namely, a Life to lead?    Carlyle.  27290
  What once were vices are now the manners of the day.    Seneca.  27291
  What people call her (England’s) history is not hers at all; but that of her kings (though the history of them is worth reading), or the tax-gatherers employed by them, which is as if people were to call Mr. Gladstone’s history or Mr. Lowe’s, yours or mine.    Ruskin.  27292
  What perils on a woman’s life may throng, / Sitting lonely with her thoughts, that chafe and murmur like the surf!    Dr. Walter Smith.  27293
  What persons are by starts, they are by nature. You see them at such times off their guard. Habit may restrain vice, and virtue may be obscured by passion, but intervals best discover the man.    Sterne.  27294
  What profit is it for men now to live in heaviness, and after death to look for punishment?    Apocrypha.  27295
  What proves the hero truly great, / Is never, never to despair.    Thomson.  27296
  What quite infinite worth lies in Truth! how all-pervading, omnipotent, in man’s mind is the thing we name Belief!    Carlyle.  27297
  What rage for fame attends both great and small! / Better be damned than mentioned not at all.    John Wolcot.  27298
  What rein can hold licentious wickedness / When down the hill he holds his fierce career?    Henry V., iii. 3.  27299
  What religion do I profess! None of all you name to me. Why none? Out of respect to religion.    Schiller.  27300
  What right have you, O passer-by-the-way, to call any flower a weed? Do you know its merits, its virtues, its healing qualities? Because a thing is common, shall you despise it? If so, you might despise the sunshine for the same reason.    Anonymous.  27301
  What rights are his that dare not strike for them?    Tennyson.  27302
  “What says Lord Warwick? Shall we after them?” “After them! Nay, before them, if we can.”    2 Henry VI., v. 3.  27303
  What shadows we are, and what shadows we pursue!    Burke.  27304
  What shall be, shall be—that is all; / To one great Will we stand and fall, / “The Scheme hath need”—we ask not why, / And in this faith we live or die.    Lewis Morris.  27305
  What shapest thou here at the world; ’Tis shapen long ago; / The Maker shaped it, He thought it best even so. / Thy lot is appointed, go follow its hest; / Thy journey’s begun, thou must move and not rest; / For sorrow and care cannot alter thy case, / And running, not raging, will win thee the race.    Goethe.  27306
  What signifies the life o’ man / An’ twerna for the lasses, O?    Burns.  27307
  What signifies the loss of a Hercules even to the loss of an idea?    James Wood.  27308
  What signifies your gear? / A mind that’s scrimpit never wants some care.    Allan Ramsay.  27309
  What should a wise man do if he is given a blow? What Cato did when some one struck him on the mouth;—not fire up or revenge the insult, or even return the blow, but simply ignore it.    Seneca.  27310
  What skills it if a bag of stones or gold / About thy neck do drown thee? Raise thy head; / Take stars for money; stars not to be told / By any art, yet to be purchased.    George Herbert.  27311
  What stronger breastplate than a heart untainted!    2 Henry VI., iii. 2.  27312
  What the eye does not admire, / The heart does not desire.    Proverb.  27313
  What the eye don’t see, the heart don’t grieve.    Proverb.  27314
  What the fool does in the end, the wise man does at the beginning.    Italian Proverb.  27315
  What the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose.    Ward Beecher.  27316
  What the heart or the imagination dictates always flows readily; but where there is no subject to warm or interest these, constraint appears.    Blair.  27317
  What the light of your mind pronounces incredible, that, in God’s name, leave uncredited.    Carlyle.  27318
  What the Maker sends us remains mysteriously with us after the bearer of it is dead and gone; and we, as we “mourn over, long for, and love distant and departed” goodness, are more embraced and possessed by it than we were when it was present with us only in the flesh, and we could look upon it and handle it.    James Wood.  27319
  What the poet has to cultivate above all things is love and truth;—what he has to avoid, like poison, is the fleeting and the false.    Leigh Hunt.  27320
  What the Puritans gave the world was not thought, but action.    Wendell Phillips.  27321
  What the universe was thought to be in Judea and other places, this may be very interesting to know; what it is in England here where we live and have our work to do, that is the interesting point.    Carlyle.  27322
  What thou seest is not there on its own account, strictly taken, is not there at all.    Carlyle.  27323
  What though care killed a cat: thou hast mettle enough in thee to kill care.    Much Ado, v. 1.  27324
  What though on hamely fare we dine, / Wear hodden gray, and a’ that? / Gie fools their silk, and knaves their wine, / A man’s a man for a’ that.    Burns.  27325
  What though our songs to wit have no pretence, / The fiddlestick shall scrape them into sense. (?)  27326
  What though success will not attend on all! / Who bravely dares must sometimes risk a fall.    Smollett.  27327
  What though the field be lost? / All is not lost; th’ unconquerable will, / And study of revenge, immortal hate, / And courage never to submit or yield.    Milton.  27328
  What though the foot be shackled; the heart is free.    Goethe.  27329
  What, though thou wert rich and of high esteem, dost thou yield to sorrow because of thy loss of fortune?    Hitopadesa.  27330
  What tragic wastes of gloom / Curtain the soul that strives and sins below!    R. Garnet.  27331
  What trifling silliness is the childish fondness of the every-day children of the world! ’Tis the unmeaning toying of the younglings of the fields and forests.    Burns.  27332
  What ’twas weak to do, / ’Tis weaker to lament, once being done.    Shelley.  27333
  What unknown seas of feeling lie in man, and will from time to time break through!    Carlyle.  27334
  What was my morning’s thought, at night’s the same; / The poor and rich but differ in the name. / Content’s the greatest bliss we can procure / Frae ’boon the lift; without it kings are poor.    Allan Ramsay.  27335
  What was once to me / Mere matter of the fancy, now has grown / The vast necessity of heart and life.    Tennyson.  27336
  What we are going to, is abundantly obscure; but what all men are going from, is very plain.    John Sterling.  27337
  What we are, that only can we see.    Emerson.  27338
  What we call conscience, in many instances, is only a wholesome fear of the constable.    Bovee.  27339
  What we call our root-and-branch reforms of slavery, war, gambling, intemperance, is only medicating the symptoms. We must begin higher up, namely, in education.    Emerson.  27340
  What we do determine oft we break, / Purpose is but the slave to memory.    Hamlet, iii. 2.  27341
  What we do not understand we have no business to judge.    Amiel.  27342
  What we do not use is a heavy burden.    Goethe.  27343
  What we don’t know is just what we need to know; and what we do know we can make no use of.    Goethe.  27344
  What we foolishly call vastness is not more wonderful or not more impressive than what we insolently call littleness.    Ruskin.  27345
  What we have been makes us what we are.    George Eliot.  27346
  What we have in us of the image of God is the love of truth and justice.    Demosthenes.  27347
  What we have we prize not to the worth, / Whiles we enjoy it; but being lack’d and lost, / Why then we rack the value.    Much Ado, iv. 1.  27348
  What we hope ever to do with ease we may learn first to do with diligence.    Johnson.  27349
  What we like determines what we are, and is the sign of what we are.    Ruskin.  27350
  What we need most is not so much to realise the ideal as to idealise the real.    F. H. Hedge.  27351
  What we poor mortals have to do is to endure and keep ourselves upright as well and as long as we can. God disposes as he thinks best.    Goethe.  27352
  What we pray to ourselves for is always granted.    Emerson.  27353
  What we truly and earnestly aspire to be, that in some sense we are. The mere aspiration, by changing the frame of the mind, for the moment realises itself.    Mrs. Jameson.  27354
  What we want to be pleased with flattery, is to believe that the man is sincere who gives it us.    Steele.  27355
  What we want to believe, what it suits our convenience, or pleasure, or prejudice to believe, one need not go to sea to learn what slender logic will incline us to believe.    Burroughs.  27356
  What? wearied out with half a life? / Scared with this smooth unbloody strife? / Think where thy coward hopes had flown / Had Heaven held out the martyr’s crown.    Keble.  27357
  What were mighty Nature’s self? / Her features could they win us, / Unhelp’d by the poetic voice / That hourly speaks within us?    Wordsworth.  27358
  What will not woman, gentle woman, dare, / When strong affection stirs her spirit up?    Southey.  27359
  What will you have? quoth God; pay for it and take it.    Proverb.  27360
  What you can’t get is just what suits you.    French Proverb.  27361
  What you do not risk all to part with (dahingeben), thou hast not loved and possessed entirely.    J. G. Fisher.  27362
  What you enjoy is yours; what for your heirs / You hoard, already is not yours, but theirs.    From the Greek, Anonymous.  27363
  What you see is but the smallest part / And least proportion of humanity; / … Were the whole frame here, / It is of such a spacious lofty pitch, / Your roof were not sufficient to contain it.    1 Henry VI., ii. 3.  27364
  What your heart thinks great is great. The soul’s emphasis is always right.    Emerson.  27365
  What’s aught but as ’tis valued?    Troil. and Cress., ii. 2.  27366
  What’s come to perfection perishes. / Things learned on earth we shall practise in heaven; / Works done least rapidly art most cherishes.    Browning.  27367
  What’s done cannot be undone.    Macbeth, v. 1.  27368
  What’s done we partly may compute, / But know not what’s resisted.    Burns.  27369
  What’s fitting, that is right.    Goethe.  27370
  What’s gone and what’s past help / Should be past grief.    Winter’s Tale, iii. 2.  27371
  What’s good for the bee is good for the hive.    Proverb.  27372
  What’s Hecuba to him or he to Hecuba, / That he should weep for her?    Hamlet, ii. 2.  27373
  What’s impossible cannot be, / And never, never comes to pass.    George Colman the younger.  27374
  What’s in a name? That which we call a rose / By any other name would smell as sweet.    Romeo and Juliet, ii. 2.  27375
  What’s more miserable than discontent?    2 Henry VI., iii. 1.  27376
  What’s nane o’ my profit will be nane o’ my peril.    Scotch Proverb.  27377
  What’s not set about to-day is never finished on the morrow.    Goethe.  27378
  What’s the good of a sun-dial in the shade?    Proverb.  27379
  What’s the good of the pipe if it’s not played on?    Gaelic Proverb.  27380
  What’s yours is mine, and what’s mine’s my ain.    Scotch Proverb.  27381
  Whate’er disturbs his onward course, / Whate’er brings gloom or strife, / It must away, for e’er he sings / The poet must have life.    Goethe.  27382
  Whate’er he did was done with so much ease, / In him alone ’twas natural to please.    Dryden.  27383
  Whate’er my future years may be: / Let joy or grief my fate betide; / Be still an Eden bright to me / My own, my own fireside!    A. A. Watts.  27384
  Whate’er’s begun in anger ends in shame.    Ben. Franklin.  27385
  Whatever a man has to effect must emanate from him as a second self; and how would this be possible were not his first self entirely pervaded by it?    Goethe.  27386
  Whatever be the cause of happiness, may be made likewise the cause of misery. The medicine which, rightly applied, has power to cure, has, when rashness or ignorance prescribes it, the same power to destroy.    Johnson.  27387
  Whatever be the motive of insult, it is always best to overlook it; for folly scarcely can deserve resentment, and malice is punished by neglect.    Johnson.  27388
  Whatever beauty may be, it has for its basis order and for its essence unity.    Father André.  27389
  Whatever befalls us, though it is wise to be serious, it is useless and foolish, and perhaps sinful, to be gloomy.    Johnson.  27390
  Whatever bit of a wise man’s work is honestly and benevolently done, that bit is his book or his piece of art.    Ruskin.  27391
  Whatever comes from the brain carries the hue of the place it came from; and whatever comes from the heart carries the heat and colour of its birthplace.    Holmes.  27392
  Whatever comes out of despair cannot bear the title of valour, which should be lifted up to such a height that, holding all things under itself, it should be able to maintain its greatness even in the midst of miseries.    Sir P. Sidney.  27393
  Whatever crushes individuality is despotism, by whatever name it may be called.    J. S. Mill.  27394
  Whatever disunites man from God disunites man from man.    Burke.  27395
  Whatever does not concern us is concealed from us.    Emerson.  27396
  Whatever does not possess a true intrinsic vitality cannot live long, and can neither be nor ever become great.    Goethe.  27397
  Whatever expands the affections or enlarges the sphere of our sympathies, whatever makes us feel our relation to the universe, and all that it inherits, in time and in eternity, to the great and beneficent Cause of all, must unquestionably refine our nature and elevate us in the scale of being.    Channing.  27398
  Whatever foolish people read, does them harm; and whatever they write, does other people harm.    Ruskin.  27399
  Whatever government is not a government of law is a despotism, let it be called what it may.    Daniel Webster.  27400
  Whatever has exceeded its due bounds is ever in a state of instability.    Seneca.  27401
  Whatever hath been well consulted and well resolved, whether it be to fight well or to run away well, should be carried into execution in due season, without any further examination.    Hitopadesa.  27402
  Whatever honour we can pay to their memory, is all that is owing to the dead. Tears and sorrow are no duties to them, and make us incapable of those we owe to the living.    Lady Montagu.  27403
  Whatever in literature, art, or religion is done for money is poisonous itself, and doubly deadly in preventing the hearing or seeing of the noble literature and art which have been done for love and truth.    Ruskin.  27404
  Whatever is beautiful is also profitable.    Willmott.  27405
  Whatever is best is safest, lies most out of the reach of human power, can neither be given nor taken away.    Bolingbroke.  27406
  Whatever is graceful is virtuous, and whatever is virtuous is graceful.    Cicero.  27407
  Whatever is great in human art is the expression of man’s delight in God’s work.    Ruskin.  27408
  Whatever is great promotes cultivation as soon as we are aware of it.    Goethe.  27409
  Whatever is highest and holiest is tinged with melancholy. The eye of genius has always a plaintive expression, and its natural language is pathos. A prophet is sadder than other men; and He who was greater than all prophets was “a man of sorrow and acquainted with grief.”    Mrs. Child.  27410
  Whatever is, is right.    Pope.  27411
  Whatever is known to thyself alone has always very great value.    Emerson.  27412
  Whatever is natural admits of variety.    Madame de Staël.  27413
  Whatever is new is unlooked for, and ever it mends some and impairs others; and he that is holpen takes it for a fortune, and he that is hurt for a wrong.    Bacon.  27414
  Whatever is not made of asbestos will have to be burnt in this world.    Carlyle.  27415
  Whatever is pure is also simple. It does not keep the eye on itself. The observer forgets the window in the landscape it displays. A fine style gives the view of fancy—its figures, its trees, or its palaces—without a spot.    Willmott.  27416
  Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well.    Lord Chesterfield.  27417
  Whatever lifts a man out of the common herd always redounds to his advantage, even if it sink him into a new crowd, in the midst of which his powers of swimming and wading must be put to the test again.    Goethe.  27418
  Whatever makes religion its second object, makes it no object.    Ruskin.  27419
  Whatever may be the natural propensity of any one, it is very hard to overcome. If a dog were made king, would he not gnaw his shoe-straps?    Hitopadesa.  27420
  Whatever may happen, every kind of fortune is to be overcome by bearing it.    Virgil.  27421
  Whatever may happen to thee, it was prepared for thee from all eternity; and the complication of causes was from eternity spinning the thread not only of thy being, but of that which is incident to it.    Marcus Aurelius.  27422
  Whatever mitigates the woes or increases the happiness of others, this is my criterion of goodness; and whatever injures society at large, or any individual in it, this is my measure of iniquity.    Burns.  27423
  Whatever of goodness emanates from the soul, gathers its soft halo from the eyes; and if the heart be the lurking-place of crime, the eyes are sure to betray the secret.    F. Saunders.  27424
  Whatever our wanderings, our happiness will always be found within a narrow compass, and amidst the objects more immediately within our reach.    Bulwer Lytton.  27425
  Whatever outward thing offers itself to the eye, is merely the garment or body of a thing which already existed invisibly within.    Carlyle.  27426
  Whatever purifies the heart, fortifies it.    Blair.  27427
  Whatever sceptic could inquire for, / For every why he had a wherefore.    Butler.  27428
  Whatever that be which thinks, which understands, which wills, which acts, it is something celestial and divine; and upon that account must necessarily be eternal.    Cicero.  27429
  Whatever the benefits of fortune are, they yet require a palate fit to relish and taste them; it is fruition, and not possession, that renders us happy.    Montaigne.  27430
  Whatever the place allotted to us by Providence, that for us is the post of honour and duty.    T. Edwards.  27431
  Whatever the skill of any country may be in the sciences, it is from its excellence in polite learning alone that it must expect a character from posterity.    Goldsmith.  27432
  Whatever theologians may choose to assert, it is certain that mankind at large has far more virtue than vice.    Buckle.  27433
  Whatever these two men (the Carlyles, father and son) touched with their hands in honest toil became sacred to them, a page out of their own lives. A silent, inarticulate kind of religion they put into their work.    John Burroughs.  27434
  Whatever we think out, whatever we take in hand to do, should be perfectly and finally finished, that a word, if it must alter, will only tend to spoil it; we have then nothing to do but to unite the severed, to recollect and restore the dismembered.    Goethe.  27435
  Whatever you are, be a man.    Proverb.  27436
  Whatever you may think now, they (the deeds of each day) are only biding their time; and when you are weak and at their mercy, when the world, you fancied you were beyond, has leisure to hear their story and scoff at you, they will come forward and tell all the bitter tale.    Disraeli to young men.  27437
  Whatso we have done is done, and for us annihilated, and ever must we go and do anew.    Carlyle.  27438
  Whatsoever a man ought to obey, he cannot but obey.    Carlyle.  27439
  Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.    St. Paul.  27440
  Whatsoever God doeth, nothing can be put to it, nor anything taken from it.    Ecclesiasticus.  27441
  Whatsoever sensibly exists, whatsoever represents spirit to spirit, is properly a suit of raiment put on for a season and to be laid off.    Carlyle.  27442
  Whatsoever thine ill, / It must be borne, and these wild starts are useless.    Byron.  27443
  Whatsoever thou takest in hand, remember the end, and thou shalt never do amiss.    Ecclesiasticus.  27444
  Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might.    Bible.  27445
  When a base man means to be your enemy, he always begins with being your friend.    William Blake.  27446
  When a bold man is out of countenance, he makes a very wooden figure on it.    Collier.  27447
  When a child can be brought to tears, not from fear of punishment, but from repentance for his offence, he needs no chastisement. When the tears begin to flow from grief at one’s own conduct, be sure there is an angel nestling in the bosom.    Horace Mann.  27448
  When a gentleman is cudgelling his brain to find any rhyme for sorrow besides “borrow” or “to-morrow,” his woes are nearer at an end than he thinks.    Thackeray.  27449
  When a good man has talent, he always works morally for the salvation of the world.    Goethe.  27450
  When a great man strikes out into a sudden irregularity, he needs not question the respect of a retinue.    Collier.  27451
  When a head and a book come into collision, and one sounds empty, is it always the book?    Lichtenberg.  27452
  When a husband is embraced without affection, there must be some reason for it.    Hitopadesa.  27453
  When a man becomes dear to me, I have touched the goal of fortune.    Emerson.  27454
  When a man dies, they who survive him ask what property he has left behind. The angel who bends over the dying man asks what good deeds he has sent before him.    Koran.  27455
  When a man gives himself up to the government of a ruling passion—or, in other words, when his hobby-horse grows headstrong—farewell cool reason and fair discretion!    Sterne.  27456
  When a man gives proof that his heart is sound and that his life is sound, there is no divergence of opinion that should keep us from fellowship with him.    Ward Beecher.  27457
  When a man has no occasion to borrow, he finds numbers willing to lend him.    Goldsmith.  27458
  When a man has not a good reason for doing a thing, he has one good reason for letting it alone.    Scott.  27459
  When a man has once forfeited the reputation of his integrity, he is set fast; and nothing will then serve his turn, neither truth nor falsehood.    Tillotson.  27460
  When a man is base at the heart, he blights his virtues into weaknesses; but when he is true at the heart, he sanctifies his weaknesses into virtues.    Ruskin.  27461
  When a man is conscious that he does no good himself, the next thing is to cause others to do some.    Pope.  27462
  When a man is going downhill, everybody gives him a kick.    Proverb.  27463
  When a man is in indigence, picking herbs is his philosophy; the enjoyment of his wife his only commerce, and vassalage his food.    Hitopadesa.  27464
  When a man is in love with one woman in a family, it is astonishing how fond he becomes of every person connected with it.    Thackeray.  27465
  When a man is treated with solemnity, he looks upon himself as a higher being, and goes through his solemn feasts devoutly.    Jean Paul.  27466
  When a man is wrong and won’t admit it, he always gets angry.    Haliburton.  27467
  When a man lives with God, his voice shall be as sweet as the murmur of the brook and the rustle of the corn.    Emerson.  27468
  When a man mistakes his thoughts for persons and things, this is madness.    Coleridge.  27469
  When a man smiles, and much more when he laughs, it adds something to his fragment of life.    Sterne.  27470
  When a man versed in his subject treats any topic lovingly and thoroughly, he gives us a share in his interest, and forces us to enter into the topic.    Goethe.  27471
  When a man’s dog deserts him on account of his poverty, he can’t get any lower down in this world.    American Proverb.  27472
  When a man’s pride is subdued, it is like the sides of Mount Ætna. It was terrible during the eruption, but when that is over and the lava is turned into soil, there are vineyards and olive-trees which grow up to the top.    Beecher.  27473
  When a man’s ways please the Lord, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.    Bible.  27474
  When a mean wretch cannot vie with another in virtue, out of his wretchedness he begins to slander.    Saadi.  27475
  When a misfortune is impending, I cry, “God forbid!” but when it falls upon me, I say, “God be praised!”    Sterne.  27476
  When a noble life has prepared old age, it is not the decline that it recalls, but the first days of immortality.    Madame de Staël.  27477
  When a nobleman writes a book he ought to be encouraged.    Johnson.  27478
  When a pepin is planted on a pepin-stock, the fruit growing thence is called a renate, a most delicious apple, as both by sire and dame well descended. Thus his blood must needs be well purified who is gentilely born on both sides.    Fuller.  27479
  When a poor creature (outwardly and visibly such) comes before thee, do not stay to inquire whether the “seven small children,” in whose name he implores thy assistance, have a veritable existence.    Lamb.  27480
  When a Sark-foot wife gets on her broomstick, the dames of Allonby are ready to mount.    Proverb.  27481
  When a secret is revealed, it is the fault of the man who has intrusted it.    La Bruyère.  27482
  When a thought is too weak to be simply expressed, it is a clear proof that it should be rejected.    Vauvenargues.  27483
  When a thought of Plato becomes a thought to me,—when a truth that fired the soul of Pindar fires mine, time is no more.    Emerson.  27484
  When a tree is dead it will lie any way; alive, it will have its own growth.    Ward Beecher.  27485
  When a true genius appears in the world you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.    Swift.  27486
  When a wife has a good husband it is easily seen in her face.    Goethe.  27487
  When a wise man findeth an occasion, he may bear away his enemy upon his shoulder, as it were.    Hitopadesa.  27488
  When a woman wears the breeches, she has a good right to them.    American Proverb.  27489
  When a work has a unity, it is as much so in a part as in the whole.    William Blake.  27490
  When a writer sets to work again after a long pause, his faculties have, as it were, to be caught in the field and brought in and harnessed.    Froude.  27491
  When a youth is fully in love with a girl, and feels that he is wise in loving her, he should at once tell her so plainly, and take his chance bravely with other suitors.    Ruskin.  27492
  When Adam dolve and Eve span, / Who was then the gentleman?    Proverb.  27493
  When affliction thunders over our roofs, to hide our heads and run into our graves shows us no men, but makes us fortune’s slaves.    Ben Jonson.  27494
  When all else is lost, the future still remains.    Bovee.  27495
  When all is done, the help of good counsel is that which setteth business straight.    Bacon.  27496
  When all is said, the greatest art is to limit and isolate one’s self.    Goethe.  27497
  When all the blandishments of life are gone, / The coward sneaks to death, the brave live on.    George Sewell.  27498
  When ambitious men find an open passage, they are rather busy than dangerous; and if well watched in their proceedings, they will catch themselves in their own snare, and prepare a way for their own destruction.    Quarles.  27499
  When an author is too fastidious about his style, you may presume that his mind is frivolous and his matter flimsy.    Seneca.  27500
  When any fit of anxiety, or gloominess or perversion of the mind, lays hold upon you, make it a rule not to publish it by complaints, but exert your whole care to hide it; by endeavouring to hide it you will drive it away.    Johnson.  27501
  When any man finds himself disposed to complain with how little care he is regarded, let him reflect how little he contributes to the happiness of others.    Johnson.  27502
  When any one ceases to care for his home, it is one of the worst possible signs of moral sickness.    Spurgeon.  27503
  When any one has offended me, I try to raise my soul so high that the offence cannot reach it.    Descartes.  27504
  When at one with ourselves, we are so with others.    Goethe.  27505


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