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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
Whom Heaven  to  Without a God
  Whom Heaven has made a slave, no parliament of men, nor power that exists on earth, can render free.    Carlyle.  28004
  “Whom the gods love die young,” was said of yore.    Byron.  28005
  Whom the grandeur of his office elevates over other men will soon find that the first hour of his new dignity is the last of his independence.    Chancellor d’Aguesseau.  28006
  Whom the heart of man shuts out, straightway the heart of God takes in.    Lowell.  28007
  Whom well inspir’d the oracle pronounced / Wisest of men.    Milton, of Socrates.  28008
  Whose faith has centre everywhere, / Nor cares to fix itself to form.    Tennyson.  28009
  Whoso believes, let him begin to fulfil.    Carlyle.  28010
  Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain.    Bible.  28011
  Whoso can look on death will start at no shadows.    Greek saying.  28012
  Whoso can speak well is a man.    Luther.  28013
  Whoso cannot obey cannot be free, still less bear rule; he that is the inferior of nothing, can be the superior of nothing, the equal of nothing.    Carlyle.  28014
  Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness.    Bible.  28015
  Whoso devours the substance of the poor will at length find in it a bone to choke him.    French Proverb.  28016
  Whoso does not good, does evil enough.    Proverb.  28017
  Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the Lord.    Bible.  28018
  Whoso hath love in his heart hath spurs in his sides.    Italian Proverb.  28019
  Whoso findeth me (Wisdom) findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the Lord.    Bible.  28020
  Whoso hath skill in this art (music) is of a good temperament, fitted for all things.    Martin Luther.  28021
  Whoso is not a misanthropist at forty can never have loved his kind.    Chamfort.  28022
  Whoso keepeth the fig-tree shall eat the fruit thereof; so he that waiteth on his master shall be honoured.    Bible.  28023
  Whoso lives for humanity must be content to lose himself.    O. B. Frothingham.  28024
  Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker; and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished.    Bible.  28025
  Whoso rewardeth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.    Bible.  28026
  Whoso robbeth his father or his mother, and saith, It is no transgression, the same is the companion of a destroyer.    Bible.  28027
  Whoso serves the public is a poor creature (ein armes Thier); he worries himself, and no one is grateful to him for his services.    Goethe.  28028
  Whoso should combine the intrepid candour and decisive scientific clearness of Hume with the reverence, the love, and devout humility of Johnson, were the whole man of a new time.    Carlyle.  28029
  Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.    Bible.  28030
  Whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he.    Bible.  28031
  Whoso, without poetic frenzy, knocks at the doors of the Muses, presuming that his art alone will suffice to make him a poet, both he and his poetry are hopelessly thrown away.    Plato.  28032
  Whoso would find God must bring him with him; thou seest him in things outside of thee, only when he is within thee.    Rückert.  28033
  Whoso would work aright must not concern himself about what is ill done, but only do well himself.    Goethe.  28034
  Whoso would write clearly must think clearly, and if he would write in a noble style, he must first possess a noble soul.    Goethe.  28035
  Whosoever and whatsoever introduces itself and appears, in the firm earth of human business, or, as we well say, comes into existence, must proceed from the world of the supernatural; whatsoever of a material sort deceases and disappears might be expected to go thither.    Carlyle.  28036
  Whosoever forsaketh not all that he hath, cannot be my disciple.    Jesus.  28037
  Whosoever has not seized the whole cannot yet speak truly (much less musically, concordantly) of any part.    Carlyle.  28038
  Whosoever hath not patience, neither doth he possess philosophy.    Saadi.  28039
  Whosoever hath his mind fraught with many thoughts, his wits and understanding do clarify and break up, in the communicating and discoursing with another. He tosseth his thoughts more easily, he marshalleth them more orderly, he seeth how they look when they are turned into words; finally, he waxeth wiser than himself.    Bacon.  28040
  Whosoever, in the frame of his nature and affections, is unfit for friendship, he taketh it of the beast, and not from humanity.    Bacon.  28041
  “Whosoever quarrels with his fate, does not understand it,” says Bettine; and among all her inspired sayings, she spoke none wiser.    Mrs. Child.  28042
  Whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.    Jesus.  28043
  Whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.    Jesus.  28044
  Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.    Jesus.  28045
  Whosoever will be great among you, let him be your servant.    Jesus to his disciples.  28046
  Whosoever will save his life shall lose it; and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.    Jesus.  28047
  Why, all the souls that were, were forfeit once; / And He that might the vantage best have took / Found out the remedy. How would you be / If He, which is the top of judgment, should / But judge you as you are?    Meas. for Meas., ii. 2.  28048
  Why am I loth to leave this earthly scene? / Have I so found it full of pleasing charms? / Some drops of joy with draughts of ill between; / Some gleams of sunshine ’mid renewing storms.    Burns.  28049
  Why are taste (Geschmack) and genius so seldom willing to unite? The former is shy of power, the latter scorns restraint.    Schiller.  28050
  Why complain of wanting light? It is courage, energy, perseverance that I want.    Carlyle.  28051
  Why do we discover faults so much more readily than perfections?    Madame de Sévigné.  28052
  Why do we pray to Heaven without setting our own shoulder to the wheel?    Carlyle.  28053
  Why does it signify to us what they think of us after death, when our being has become only an empty sound?    Auerbach.  28054
  Why does that hyssop grow there in the chink of the wall? Because the whole universe, sufficiently occupied otherwise, could not hitherto prevent its growing. It has the might and the right.    Carlyle.  28055
  Why don’t the men propose, mamma? / Why don’t the men propose?    T. H. Bayly.  28056
  Why dost thou try to find / Where charity doth flow? / Upon the waters cast thy bread, / Who eats it, who may know?    Goethe.  28057
  Why has not man a microscopic eye? / For this plain reason—man is not a fly.    Pope.  28058
  Why insist, ye heroes, against the will of Jupiter, in pressing a Hercules into your enterprise? Know ye not that for him there is quite other work appointed, which he must do all alone, and not another with him?    James Wood.  28059
  Why is it that Love must so often sigh in vain for an object, and Hate never?    Jean Paul.  28060
  Why is it that we can better bear to part in spirit than in body, and, while we have the fortitude to act farewell, have not the nerve to say it?    Dickens.  28061
  Why is there no man who confesses his vices? It is because he has not yet laid them aside. It is a waking man only who can tell his dreams.    Seneca.  28062
  Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow world / Like a Colossus, and we petty men / Walk under his huge legs and peep about / To find ourselves dishonourable graves.    Julius Cæsar, i. 2.  28063
  Why, nothing comes amiss, so money comes withal.    Tam. of Shrew, i. 2.  28064
  Why rather, sleep, liest thou in smoky cribs, / Upon uneasy pallets stretching thee, / And hush’d with buzzing night-flies to thy slumber, / Than in the perfumed chambers of the great, / Under the canopies of costly state, / And lull’d with sounds of sweetest melody?    2 Henry IV., iii. 1.  28065
  Why seek at once to dive into / The depth of all that meets your view? / Wait for the melting of the snow, / And then you’ll see what lies below.    Prof. Blackie from Goethe.  28066
  Why should a man, whose blood is warm within, / Sit like his grandsire cut in alabaster?    Mer. of Ven., i. 1.  28067
  “Why should calamity be full of words?” / “Let them have scope; though what they do impart / Help not at all, yet do they ease the heart.”    Richard III., iv. 4.  28068
  Why should honour outlive honesty?    Othello, v. 2.  28069
  Why should I make a shadow where God makes all so bright?    Dr. Walter Smith.  28070
  Why should not conscience have vacation / As well as other courts o’ th’ nation?    Butler.  28071
  Why should the Garment of Praise destroy the Spirit of Heaviness? Because an old woman cannot sing and cry at the same moment … one emotion destroys another.    Prof. Drummond.  28072
  Why should the poor be flatter’d? / No, let the candied tongue lick absurd pomp, / And crook the pregnant hinges of the knee, / Where thrift may follow fawning.    Hamlet, iii. 2.  28073
  Why should thy satisfaction be placed upon a thing which makes thee not one whit the better or the worse?    Thomas à Kempis.  28074
  Why should we crave a hallow’d spot? / An altar is in each man’s cot, / A church in every grove that spreads / Its living roof above our heads.    Wordsworth.  28075
  Why should we faint and fear to live alone, / Since all alone, so Heaven has willed, we die, / Nor even the tenderest heart, and next our own, / Knows half the reasons why we smile or sigh?    Keble.  28076
  Why should we go a-jaunting when the heart wants to repose.    Dr. Walter Smith.  28077
  Why should we have any serious disgust at kitchens? Perhaps they are the honest recesses of the house. There is the hearth, after all,—and the settle, and the fagots, and the kettle, and the crickets. They are the heart, the left ventricle, the very vital part of the house.    Thoreau.  28078
  Why so large cost, having so short a lease, / Dost thou upon thy fading mansion spend?    Shakespeare.  28079
  Why such heat (crushing superstition)? Other nonsense, quite equal to it, will be almost sure to follow.    Frederick the Great to Voltaire.  28080
  Why tell me that a man is a fine speaker if it is not the truth that he is speaking? If an eloquent speaker is not speaking the truth, is there a more horrid kind of object in creation?    Carlyle.  28081
  Why, then, the world’s mine oyster, / Which I with sword will open.    Merry Wives, ii. 2.  28082
  Why, universal plodding prisons up / The nimble spirits in the arteries, / As motion and long-during action tires / The sinewy vigour of the traveller.    Love’s L’s. Lost, iv. 3.  28083
  Why, what should be the fear? / I do not set my life at a pin’s fee; / And for my soul, what can it do to that, / Being a thing immortal as itself?    Hamlet, i. 4.  28084
  Wicked thoughts and worthless efforts gradually set their mark upon the face, especially the eyes.    Schopenhauer.  28085
  Wickedness is its own punishment.    Quarles.  28086
  Wickedness is voluntary frenzy, and every sinner does more extravagant things than any man that is crazed and out of his wits, only that he knows better what he does.    Tillotson.  28087
  Wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction.    Jesus.  28088
  Wide our world displays its worth, man’s strife and strife’s success, / All the good and beauty, wonder crowning wonder, / Till my heart and soul applaud perfection, nothing less.    Browning.  28089
  Wide will wear, but tight will tear.    Proverb.  28090
  Wie alles sich zum Ganzen webt / Eins in dem andern wirkt und lebt!—How everything weaves itself into the whole; one works and lives in the other.    Goethe.  28091
  Wie bitter sind der Trennung Leiden!—How bitter are the pangs of parting!    Mozart.  28092
  Wie das Auge, hat das Herz / Seine Sprache ohne Worte—The heart, like the eye, has its speech without words.    Bodenstedt.  28093
  Wie das Gestirn, / Ohne Hast, / Aber ohne Rast, / Drehe sich jeder / Um die eigne Last—Like a star, without haste, yet without rest, let each one revolve round his own task.    Goethe.  28094
  Wie der alte verbrennt, steigt der neue sogleich wieder aus der Asche hervor—(Our passions are true phœnixes;) when the old one is burnt out, the new one rises straightway out of its ashes.    Goethe.  28095
  Wie der Sternenhimmel still und bewegt—Like the starry heavens, still and in motion.    J. C. F. Hölderlin.  28096
  Wie die Alten sungen, so zwitschern auch die Jungen—As the old birds sing, so will the young ones twitter.  28097
  Wie die Blumen die Erd’, und die Sterne den Himmel / Zieren, so zieret Athen Hellas und Hellas die Welt—As the flowers adorn the earth and the stars the sky, so Athens adorns Greece, and Greece the world.    Herder.  28098
  Wie ein Pfeil nach seinem Ziele fliegt des braven Mannes Wort—Like an arrow to its aim flies the good man’s word.    Platen.  28099
  Wie eng-gebunden des Weibes Glück!—How straitened is the lot of woman!    Goethe.  28100
  Wie fruchtbar ist der kleinste Kreis, / Wenn man ihn wohl zu pflegen weiss!—How fruitful the smallest space if we but knew how to cultivate it!    Goethe.  28101
  Wie gewonnen, so zerronnen—Easily gained, easily spent.  28102
  Wie ist das Menschenherz so klein! / Und doch auch da zieht Gott herein—How small is the human heart, and yet even there God enters in.    W. Hey.  28103
  Wie schränkt sich Welt und Himmel ein, / Wenn unser Herz in seinen Schranken banget!—How earth and heaven contract when our heart frets within its barriers!    Goethe.  28104
  Wie? Wann? und Wo? Die Götter bleiben stumm / Du halte dich ans Weil, und frage nicht Warum?—How? when? and where? the gods keep silence. Keep you to the “Because,” and ask not “Why?”    Goethe.  28105
  Wild ambition loves to slide, not stand; / And Fortune’s ice prefers to Virtue’s land.    Dryden.  28106
  Wilful waste makes woeful want.    Proverb.  28107
  Will a courser of the sun work softly in the harness of a dray-horse? His hoofs are of fire, and his path is through the heavens, bringing light to all lands; will he lumber on mud highways, dragging ale for earthly appetites from door to door?    Carlyle on the career and sorrowful fate of Burns.  28108
  Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood / Clean from my hand? No, this my hand will rather / The multitudinous seas incarnadine, / Making the green one red.    Macbeth, ii. 2.  28109
  Will is deaf, and hears no heedful friends.    Shakespeare.  28110
  Will it, and set to work briskly.    Schiller.  28111
  Will localises us; thought universalises us.    Amiel.  28112
  Will minus intellect constitutes vulgarity.    Schopenhauer.  28113
  “Will-to-do,” which is the spirit of the true God, is eternally incompatible with “wish-to-have,” which is the proper spirit of the false.    James Wood.  28114
  Willing to wound, and yet afraid to strike, / Just hint a fault, and hesitate dislike.    Pope.  28115
  Willows are weak, yet they bind other wood.    Proverb.  28116
  Willst du den Dichter verstehen, so lerne wie Dichter empfinden—Wilt thou understand a poet, then learn to feel as a poet.    G. Keil.  28117
  Willst du dich am Ganzen erquicken, / So musst du das Ganze im Kleinsten erblicken—Wilt thou strengthen thyself in the whole, then must thou see the whole in the least object.    Goethe.  28118
  Willst du immer weiter schweifen? / Sieh, das Gute liegt so nah! / Lerne nur das Glück ergreifen, / Denn das Glück ist immer da—Wilt thou for ever roam? See, what is good lies so near thee! Only learn to seize the good fortune that offers, for it is ever there.    Goethe.  28119
  Willst du in’s Unendliche schreiten, / Geh’ nur im Endliche nach allen Seiten—Wouldst thou step forward into the infinite, keep strictly within the limits of the finite.    Goethe.  28120
  Willst du leben, musst du dienen; willst du frei sein, musst du sterben—Wouldst thou love, thou must serve; would thou be free, thou must die.    Hegel.  28121
  Willst du mit Kinderhänden / In des Schicksals Speichen greifen? / Seines Donnerwagens Lauf / Hält kein sterblich Wesen auf—Wilt thou clutch the spokes of destiny with thy child’s hands? The course of its car of thunder no mortal hand can stay.    Grillparzer.  28122
  Willst lustig leben, geh’ mit zwei Säcken, / Einen zu geben, einen um einzustecken—Would you live a merry life, go with two wallets, one for giving out and one for putting in.    Goethe.  28123
  Wilt thou draw near the nature of the gods? Draw near them, then, in being merciful.    Shakespeare, Tit. Andron., i. 1.  28124
  Wilt thou know a man, above all a mankind, by stringing together beadrolls of what thou namest facts? The man is the spirit he worked in; not what he did, but what he became.    Carlyle.  28125
  Wilt thou know thyself, see how others do; wilt thou understand others, look into thine own heart.    Schiller.  28126
  “Win hearts,” said Burleigh to Queen Elizabeth, “and you have all men’s hearts and purses.”    Smiles.  28127
  Wine and youth are fire upon fire.    Fielding.  28128
  Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.    Bible.  28129
  Wine is a turncoat; first a friend and then an enemy.    Fielding.  28130
  Wine neither keeps secrets nor fulfils promises.    Proverb.  28131
  Wine washes off the daub.    Proverb.  28132
  Wings have we—and as far as we can go, / We may find pleasure: wilderness and wood, / Blank ocean and mere sky, support that mood / Which with the lofty, sanctifies the low.    Wordsworth.  28133
  Wink at small faults.    Proverb.  28134
  Wir Menschen sind ja alle Brüder—We men are for certain all brothers.    Zschokke.  28135
  Wisdom alone is a science of other sciences and of itself.    Plato.  28136
  Wisdom and Fortune combating together, / If that the former dare but what he can, / No chance may shake it.    Ant. and Cleop., iii. 11.  28137
  Wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times.    Bible.  28138
  Wisdom becomes nonsense (Unsinn) in the mouth of a fanatic (Schwärmer).    Otto Ludwig.  28139
  Wisdom begins at the end.    Webster.  28140
  Wisdom excelleth folly, as far as light excelleth darkness.    Bible.  28141
  Wisdom is a defence, and money is a defence: but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom giveth life to them that have it.    Bible.  28142
  Wisdom is a pearl; with most success / Sought in still water and beneath clear skies.    Cowper.  28143
  Wisdom is intrinsically of a silent nature; it cannot at once, or completely at all, be read off in words, and is only legible in whole when its work is done.    Carlyle.  28144
  Wisdom is justified of her children.    Jesus.  28145
  Wisdom is not found with those who dwell at their ease; rather Nature, when she adds brain, adds difficulty.    Emerson.  28146
  Wisdom is ofttimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar.    Wordsworth.  28147
  Wisdom is only in truth.    Goethe.  28148
  Wisdom is that attribute through which every action of a man receives its ideal value or import (Gehalt).    Schleiermacher.  28149
  Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.    Bible.  28150
  Wisdom is too high for a fool.    Bible.  28151
  Wisdom makes a slow defence against trouble, though at last a sure one.    Goldsmith.  28152
  Wisdom may be the ultimate arbiter, but is seldom the immediate agent in human affairs.    Sir J. Stephen.  28153
  Wisdom may sometimes wear a look austere, / But smiles and jests are oft her helpmates here.    De Bosch.  28154
  Wisdom not only gets, but, got, retains.    Quarles.  28155
  Wisdom picks friends; civility plays the rest; / A toy shunn’d cleanly passeth with the best.    George Herbert.  28156
  Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding.    Bible.  28157
  Wisdom sends us to childhood; “unless ye become as little children.”    Pascal.  28158
  Wisdom sits with children round her knees.    Wordsworth.  28159
  Wisdom sometimes walks in clouted shoes.    Proverb.  28160
  Wisdom that is hid, and treasure that is hoarded up, what profit is in them both?    Ecclesiasticus.  28161
  Wisdom, which represents the marriage of truth and virtue, is by no means synonymous with gravity. She is L’Allegro as well as Il Penseroso, and jests as well as preaches.    Whipple.  28162
  Wisdom will out; it is the one thing in this world that cannot be suppressed or annulled.    John Burroughs.  28163
  Wisdom’s a trimmer thing than shop e’er gave.    George Herbert.  28164
  Wisdom’s path is steep; but, gained the height, / The Muse’s gifts will fill you with delight.    Onestes.  28165
  Wise above that which is written.    St. Paul.  28166
  Wise, cultivated, genial conversation is the best flower of civilisation, and the best result which life has to offer us—a cup for gods, which has no repentance. Conversation is our account of ourselves. All we have, all we can, all we know is brought into play, and as the reproduction, in finer form, of all our havings.    Emerson.  28167
  Wise is the man prepared for either end, / Who in due measure can both spare and spend.    Lucian.  28168
  Wise kings have generally wise councillors, as he must be a wise man himself who is capable of distinguishing one.    Diogenes.  28169
  Wise men are instructed by reason; men of less understanding, by experience; the most ignorant, by necessity; and beasts, by nature.    Cicero.  28170
  Wise men are not wise at all hours, and will speak five times from their taste or their humour to one from their reason.    Emerson.  28171
  Wise men are wise but not prudent, in that they know nothing of what is for their own advantage, but know surpassing things, marvellous things, difficult things, and divine things.    Ruskin.  28172
  Wise men argue causes, and fools decide them.    Anacharsis.  28173
  Wise men, for the most part, are silent at present, and good men powerless; the senseless vociferate, and the heartless govern; while all social law and providence are dissolved by the enraged agitation of a multitude, among whom every villain has a chance of power, every simpleton of praise, and every scoundrel of fortune.    Ruskin.  28174
  Wise men mingle mirth with their cares, as a help either to forget or overcome them; but to resort to intoxication for the ease of one’s mind is to cure melancholy by madness.    Charron.  28175
  Wise men ne’er sit and wail their loss, / But cheerly seek how to redress their harms.    3 Henry VI., v. 4.  28176
  Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.    Selden.  28177
  Wise sayings are as saltpits; you may extract salt out of them, and sprinkle it where you will.    Cicero.  28178
  Wise sayings are not only for ornament, but for action and business, having a point or edge, whereby knots in business are pierced and discovered.    Bacon.  28179
  Wise sayings are the guiding oracles which man has found out for himself in that great business of ours, of learning how to be, to do, to do without, and to depart.    John Morley.  28180
  Wise to resolve, and patient to perform.    Pope.  28181
  Wise, well-calculated breeding of a young soul lies fatally over the horizon in these epochs.    Carlyle.  28182
  Wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast.    Romeo and Juliet, ii. 3.  28183
  Wishing, of all employments, is the worst.    Young.  28184
  Wissen ist leichter als thun—To know is easier than to do.    German Proverb.  28185
  Wit and judgment often are at strife, / Though meant each other’s aid, like man and wife.    Pope.  28186
  Wit and understanding are trifles without integrity.    Goldsmith.  28187
  Wit and wisdom are born with a man.    Selden.  28188
  Wit, bright, rapid, and blasting as the lightning, flashes, strikes, and vanishes in an instant; humour, warm and all-embracing as the sunshine, bathes its object in a genial and abiding light.    Whipple.  28189
  Wit is a dangerous weapon, even to the possessor, if he knows not how to use it discreetly.    Montaigne.  28190
  Wit is a pernicious thing when it is not tempered with virtue and humanity.    Addison.  28191
  Wit is brushwood, judgment timber; the one gives the greatest flame, the other yields the durablest heat; and both meeting make the best fire.    Sir Thomas Overbury.  28192
  Wit is of the true Pierian spring, that can make anything of anything.    Chapman.  28193
  Wit marries ideas lying wide apart, by a sudden jerk of the understanding.    Whipple.  28194
  Wit once bought is worth twice taught.    Proverb.  28195
  Wit strews a single ray (of the prism) separated from the rest upon an object; never white light, that is the province of wisdom.    Holmes.  28196
  Wit, when neglected by the great, is generally despised by the vulgar.    Goldsmith.  28197
  Wit without employment is a disease.    Burton.  28198
  Wit without wisdom is salt without meat.    Horne.  28199
  Wit-work is always play, when it is good.    Ruskin.  28200
  Wit’s an unruly engine, wildly striking / Sometimes a friend, sometimes the engineer: / Hast thou the knack? pamper it not with liking; / But if thou want it, buy it not too dear.    George Herbert.  28201
  Witchcraft has been put a stop to by Act of Parliament, but the mysterious relations which it emblemed still continue.    Carlyle.  28202
  With all appliances and means to boot.    2 Henry IV., iii. 1.  28203
  With bag and baggage.    As You Like It, iii. 2.  28204
  With centric and eccentric scribbled o’er, / Cycle and epicyle, orb in orb.    Milton.  28205
  With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall.    Emerson.  28206
  With curious art the brain, too finely wrought, / Preys on herself, and is destroyed by thought.    Churchill.  28207
  With devotion’s visage / And pious action we do sugar over / The devil himself.    Hamlet, iii. 1.  28208
  With disadvantages enough to call him down to humility, a Scotchman is one of the proudest things alive.    Goldsmith.  28209
  With every anguish of our earthly part the spirit’s sight grows clearer; this was meant when Jesus touched the blind man’s lids with clay.    Lowell.  28210
  With every breath we draw, an ethereal stream of Lethe runs through our whole being, so that we have but a partial recollection of our joys, and scarcely any of our sorrows.    Goethe.  28211
  With faith, martyrs, otherwise weak, can cheerfully endure the shame and the cross; and without it wordlings puke up their sick existence, by suicide, in the midst of luxury.    Carlyle.  28212
  With fingers weary and worn, / With eyelids heavy and red, / A woman sat in unwomanly rags, / Plying her needle and thread— / Stitch! stitch! stitch!    Hood.  28213
  “With it, or upon it, my son.”    A Spartan mother, when she handed her son his shield as he set out to fight for his country.  28214
  With just enough of learning to misquote.    Byron.  28215
  With love come life and hope.    John Sterling.  28216
  With malice towards none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right.    John Quincy Adams.  28217
  With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.    Mer. of Ven., i. 1.  28218
  With moral, political, religious considerations, high and dear as they may otherwise be, the philosopher, as such, has no concern.    Carlyle.  28219
  With much we surfeit; plenty makes us poor.    Drayton.  28220
  With narrow-minded persons, and those in a state of mental darkness, we find conceit; while with mental clearness and high endowments we never find it. In such cases there is generally a joyful feeling of strength, but since this strength is actual, the feeling is anything else you please, only not conceit.    Goethe.  28221
  With none who bless us, none whom we can bless— / This is to be alone; this, this is solitude!    Byron.  28222
  With necessity, the tyrant’s plea, excused his devilish deeds.    Milton.  28223
  With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.    Sir T. F. Buxton.  28224
  With parsimony a little is sufficient, and without it nothing is sufficient, whereas frugality makes a poor man rich.    Seneca.  28225
  With patient mind thy path of duty run; / God nothing does, nor suffers to be done, / But thou thyself wouldst do, if thou couldst see / The end of all events as well as he. (?)  28226
  With poetry, as with going to sea, we should push from the shore and reach a certain elevation before we unfurl all our sails.    Goethe.  28227
  With poetry second-rate in quality, no one ought to be allowed to trouble mankind.    Ruskin.  28228
  With remembrance of the greater grief to banish the less.    Howard, Earl of Surrey.  28229
  With respect to luxuries and comforts, the wisest have ever lived a more simple and meagre life than the poor.    Thoreau.  28230
  With some life is exactly like a sleigh-drive, showy and tinkling, but affording just as little for the heart as it offers much to eyes and ears.    Goethe.  28231
  With stupidity and sound digestion man may front much; but what in these dull, unimaginative days are the terrors of conscience to the diseases of the liver!    Carlyle.  28232
  With temperance, health, cheerfulness, friends, a chosen task, one pays the cheapest fees for living, and may well dispense with other physicians.    A. B. Alcott.  28233
  With the dead there is no rivalry. In the dead there is no change. Plato is never sullen. Cervantes is never petulant. Demosthenes never comes unseasonably. Dante never stays too long.    Macaulay.  28234
  With the Gospels one becomes a heretic.    Italian Proverb.  28235
  With the majority of men unbelief in one thing is founded on blind belief in another thing.    Lichtenberg.  28236
  With the possession or certain expectation of good things our demand rises, and increases our capacity for further possession and larger expectations.    Schopenhauer.  28237
  With thought, with the ideal, is immortal hilarity, the rose of joy. Round it all the Muses sing.    Emerson.  28238
  With too much quickness ever to be taught; / With too much thinking to have common thought.    Pope.  28239
  With virtue, capacity, and good conduct, one still can be insupportable. The manners, which are neglected as small things, are often those which decide men for or against you. A slight attention to them would have prevented their ill judgments.    La Bruyère.  28240
  With well-doing ye may put to silence foolish men.    St. Peter.  28241
  With what a heavy and retarding weight does expectation load the wing of time.    William Mason.  28242
  With what is debateable I am unconcerned; and when I have only opinions about things … I do not talk about them. I attack only what cannot on any possible ground be defended; and state only what I know to be incontrovertibly true.    Ruskin.  28243
  With women worth the being won, / The softest lover ever best succeeds.    Aaron Hill.  28244
  Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbour’s house; lest he be weary of thee, and so hate thee.    Bible.  28245
  Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.    Bible.  28246
  Within man is the soul of the whole; the wise silence, the universal beauty, to which every part and particle is equally related—the Eternal One.    Emerson.  28247
  Within that awful volume lies / The mystery of mysteries.    Scott.  28248
  Within the hollow crown / That rounds the mortal temples of a king, / Keeps Death his court.    Richard II., iii. 2.  28249
  Within the most starched cravat there passes a windpipe and weasand, and under the thickliest embroidered waistcoat beats a heart.    Carlyle.  28250
  Within us all a universe doth dwell.    Goethe.  28251
  Within yourselves deliverance must be sought; / Each man his prison makes.    Sir Edwin Arnold.  28252
  Without a belief in personal immortality religion surely is like an arch resting on one pillar, like a bridge ending in an abyss.    Max Müller.  28253
  Without a God there is for man neither purpose, nor goal, nor hope, only a wavering future, an eternal dread of every darkness.    Jean Paul.  28254


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