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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
Yield to God  to  Zwischen uns sei
  Yield to God’s word and will, and you will escape many a calamity.    Spurgeon.  28500
  Yielding is sometimes the best way of succeeding.    Proverb.  28501
  Yielding, timid weakness is always abused and insulted by the unjust and unfeeling; but meekness, when sustained by the “fortiter in re,” is always respected, commonly successful.    Chesterfield.  28502
  You accuse woman of wavering affection. Blame her not; she is but seeking a constant man.    Goethe.  28503
  You always aspire to very little at first, but as you mount the ladder, you are sure to look down upon what you formerly looked up to as the height of happiness.    Brothers Mayhew.  28504
  You always end ere you begin.    Two Gent. of Verona, ii. 4.  28505
  You are always willing enough to read lives, but never willing to lead them.    Ruskin.  28506
  You are my true and honourable wife, / As dear to me as are the ruddy drops / That visit my sad heart.    Julius Cæsar, ii. 1.  28507
  You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.    Lavater.  28508
  You are obliged to your imagination for three-fourths of your importance.    Garrick.  28509
  You are prosperous, you are great, you are “beyond the world,” as I have heard people say, meaning the power or the caprice thereof; but you are not beyond the power of events.    Disraeli to young men.  28510
  You are to come to your study as to the table, with a sharp appetite, whereby that which you read may the better digest. He that has no stomach to his book will very hardly thrive upon it.    Earl of Bedford.  28511
  You are transported by calamity / Thither where more attends you.    Coriolanus, i. 1.  28512
  You arrive at truth through poetry, and I arrive at poetry through truth.    Joubert.  28513
  You beat your pate, and fancy wit will come; / Knock as you please, there’s nobody at home.    Pope.  28514
  You begin in error when you suggest that we should regard the opinion of the many about just and unjust, good and evil, honourable and dishonourable.    Plato.  28515
  You can easily ascertain (verstehen) what comes from the heart, for what comes from it in another’s must go to your own.    Körner.  28516
  You can imagine thistle-down so light that when you run after it your running motion would drive it away from you, and that the more you tried to catch it the faster it would fly from your grasp. And it should be with every man, that, when he is chased by troubles, they, chasing, shall raise him higher and higher.    Ward Beecher.  28517
  You can never be wise unless you love reading.    Johnson.  28518
  You can never by persistency make wrong right.    Johnson.  28519
  You can speak well, if your tongue deliver the message of your heart.    John Ford.  28520
  You canna expect to be baith grand and comfortable.    J. M. Barrie.  28521
  You cannot abolish slavery by Act of Parliament, but can only abolish the name of it, which is very little.    Carlyle.  28522
  You cannot climb a ladder by pushing others down.    Proverb.  28523
  You cannot fathom your mind. There is a well of thought there which has no bottom; the more you draw from it, the more clear and fruitful it will be.    G. A. Sala.  28524
  You cannot get anything out of Nature or from God by gambling;—only out your neighbour.    Ruskin.  28525
  You cannot have the ware and the money both at once; and he who always hankers for the ware without having heart to give the money for it, is no better off than he who repents him of the purchase when the ware is in his hands.    Goethe.  28526
  You cannot have your work well done if the work be not of a right kind.    Carlyle.  28527
  You cannot hide any secret.    Emerson.  28528
  You cannot lead a fighting world without having it regimented, chivalried; nor can you any more continue to lead a working world unregimented, anarchic.    Carlyle.  28529
  You cannot love the real sun, that is to say, physical light and colour, rightly, unless you love the spiritual sun, that is to say, justice and truth, rightly.    Ruskin.  28530
  You cannot make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.    Proverb.  28531
  You cannot push a man far up a tree.    Proverb.  28532
  You cannot put a quartern loaf into a child’s head; you must break it up, and give him the crumb in warm milk.    Spurgeon.  28533
  You cannot rear a temple like a hut of sticks and turf.    Dr. Walter Smith.  28534
  You cannot save men from death but by facing it for them, nor from sin but by resisting it for them.    Ruskin.  28535
  You cannot secure even enjoyment in stagnation.    Mrs. Gatty.  28536
  You can’t be lost on a straight road.    Proverb.  28537
  You can’t “have” your pudding unless you can “eat” it.    Ruskin.  28538
  You can’t order remembrance out of a man’s mind.    Thackeray.  28539
  You can’t see the wood for the trees.    Proverb.  28540
  You can’t tell a nut till you crack it.    Proverb.  28541
  You complain of the difficulty of finding work for your men; the real difficulty rather is to find men for your work.    Ruskin.  28542
  You do not believe, you only believe that you believe.    Coleridge.  28543
  You do not educate a man by telling him what he knew not, but by making him what he was not, and what he will remain for ever.    Ruskin.  28544
  You don’t value your peas for their roots or your carrots for their flowers. Now that’s the way you should choose women.    George Eliot.  28545
  You draw me, you hard-hearted adamant; / But yet you draw not iron, for my heart / Is true as steel; leave you your power to draw, / And I shall have no power to follow you.    Mid. N.’s Dream, ii. 2.  28546
  You feel yourself an exile in the East; but in the West too it is exile; I know not where under the sun it is not exile.    Carlyle to a young friend.  28547
  You find faut wi’ your meat, and the faut’s all i’ your own stomach.    George Eliot.  28548
  You find yourself refreshed by the presence of cheerful people. Why not make earnest effort to confer that pleasure on others? You will find half the battle is gained if you never allow yourself to say anything gloomy.    Mrs. L. M. Child.  28549
  You frighten me out of my seven senses.    Swift.  28550
  You gazed at the moon and fell in the gutter.    Proverb.  28551
  You give me nothing during your life, but you promise to provide for me at your death, If you are not a fool, you know what I wish for.    Martial.  28552
  You have deserved / High commendation, true applause and love.    As You Like It, i. 2.  28553
  You have many enemies that know not / Why they are so, but, like to village curs, / Bark when their fellows do.    Henry VIII., iv. 2.  28554
  You have no business with consequences; you are to tell the truth.    Johnson.  28555
  You have no hold on a human being whose affections are without a tap-root!    Southey.  28556
  You have not outgrown, you cannot outgrow, the need of a great and authoritative teacher.    Joseph Anderson.  28557
  You have scotched the snake, not killed him.    Macbeth, iii. 2.  28558
  You have too much respect upon the world; / They lose it that do buy it with much care.    Mer. of Ven., i. 1.  28559
  You knock a man into the ditch, and then you tell him to remain content in the “position in which Providence has placed him.”    Ruskin.  28560
  You know how slight a line will tow a boat when afloat on the billows, though a cable would hardly move her when pulled up on the beach.    Scott.  28561
  You know it is not my interest to pay the principal, nor is it my principle to pay the interest.    Sheridan to a creditor of his.  28562
  You know no rules of charity, / Which renders good for bad, blessings for curses.    Richard III., i. 2.  28563
  You know not where a blessing may light.    Proverb.  28564
  You know that in everything women write there are always a thousand faults of grammar, but, with your permission, a harmony which is rare in the writings of men.    Madame de Maintenon.  28565
  You lie nearest to the river of life when you bend to it. You cannot drink but as you stoop.    J. H. Evans.  28566
  You live one half year with deception and art; / With art and deception you live t’other part.    Italian Proverb.  28567
  You make but a poor trap to catch luck if you go and bait it with wickedness.    George Eliot.  28568
  You may as soon separate weight from lead, heat from fire, moistness from water, and brightness from the sun, as misery, discontent, calamity, and danger from man.    Burton.  28569
  You may as well ask a loom which weaves huckaback why it does not make cashmere, as expect poetry from this engineer, or a chemical discovery from that jobber.    Emerson.  28570
  You may depend upon it, religion is, in its essence, the most gentlemanly thing in the world. It will alone gentilise, if unmixed with cant; and I know nothing else that will, alone; certainly not the army, which is thought to be the grand embellisher of manners.    Coleridge.  28571
  You may depend upon it that he is a good man whose intimate friends are all good.    Lavater.  28572
  (You may) dig the deep foundations of a long-abiding fame, / And wist not that they undermine (your) home of love and peace.    Dr. Walter Smith.  28573
  You may do anything with bayonets except sit on them.    Napoleon.  28574
  You may fail to shine, in the opinion of others, both in your conversation and actions, from being superior as well as inferior to them.    Greville.  28575
  You may grow good corn in a little field.    Proverb.  28576
  You may have to wait a bit—some of you a shorter, some a longer time; but do wait, and everything will fit in and be perfect at last.    Mrs. Gatty.  28577
  You may imitate, but never counterfeit.    Balzac.  28578
  You may know a wise man by his election of an aim, and a sagacious by his election of the means.    Rückert.  28579
  You may overthrow a government in the twinkling of an eye, as you can blow up a ship or upset and sink one; but you can no more create a government with a word than an iron-clad.    Ruskin.  28580
  You may paint with a very big brush, and yet not be a great painter.    Carlyle.  28581
  You may rest upon this as an unfailing truth, that there neither is, nor ever was, any person remarkably ungrateful who was not also insufferably proud; nor any one proud who was not equally ungrateful.    South.  28582
  You may ride’s / With one soft kiss a thousand furlongs ere / With spur we heat an acre.    Winter’s Tale, i. 2.  28583
  You may say, “I wish to send this ball so as to kill the lion crouching yonder ready to spring upon me. My wishes are all right, and I hope Providence will direct the ball.” Providence won’t. You must do it; and if you do not, you are a dead man.    Ward Beecher.  28584
  You might as well ask an oyster to make progress, as the people of any country in which grumbling could by any possibility be prohibited.    John Wagstaffe.  28585
  You must be content sometimes with rough roads.    Proverb.  28586
  “You must be in the fashion,” is the utterance of weak-headed mortals.    Spurgeon.  28587
  You must begin at a low round of the ladder if you mean to get on.    George Eliot.  28588
  You must confine yourself within the modest limits of order.    Twelfth Night, i. 3.  28589
  You must educate for education’s sake only.    Ruskin.  28590
  You must empty out the bathing-tub, but not the baby along with it.    German Proverb.  28591
  You must either be directed by some that take upon them to know, or take upon yourself that which I am sure you do not know, or jump the after-inquiry on your own peril.    Cymbeline, v. 4.  28592
  You must get your living by loving, else your life is at least half a failure.    Thoreau.  28593
  You must live for another if you wish to live for yourself.    Seneca.  28594
  You must live the life.    Lawrence Oliphant.  28595
  You must lose a fly to catch a trout.    Proverb.  28596
  You must not equivocate, nor speak anything positively for which you have no authority but report, or conjecture, or opinion.    Judge Hale.  28597
  You must not fear death, my lads; defy him, and you drive him into the enemy’s ranks.    Napoleon.  28598
  You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war.    Napoleon.  28599
  You must not measure every man’s corn by your own bushel.    Proverb.  28600
  You must not suppose that everything goes right at first even with the best of us.    Mrs. Gatty.  28601
  You must not think / That we are made of stuff so flat and dull, / That we can let our beard be shook with danger, / And think it pastime.    Hamlet, iv. 7.  28602
  You must rouse in men a consciousness of their own prudence and strength, if you would raise their character.    Vauvenargues.  28603
  You must seek and find God in the heart.    Jean Paul.  28604
  You need not tell all the truth, unless to those who have a right to know it all. But let all you tell be truth.    Horace Mann.  28605
  You never can elude the gods when you even devise wrong.    Thales.  28606
  You never long the greatest man to be; / No! all you say is; “I’m as good as he.” / He’s the most envious man beneath the sun / Who thinks that he’s as good as every one.    Goethe.  28607
  You never will love art well till you love what she mirrors better.    Ruskin.  28608
  You often understand the true connection of important events in your life not while they are going on, nor soon after they are past, but only a considerable time afterwards.    Schopenhauer.  28609
  You ought to read books, as you take medicine, by advice, and not advertisement.    Ruskin.  28610
  You rub the sore, when you should bring the plaster.    Tempest, ii. 1.  28611
  You said your say; / Mine answer was my deed.    Tennyson.  28612
  You see when they row in a barge, they that do drudgery work, slash, and puff, and sweat; but he that governs sits quietly at the stern, and scarce is seen to stir.    Selden.  28613
  You shall never take a woman without her answer, unless you take her without her tongue.    As You Like It, iv. 1.  28614
  You shall not shirk the hobbling Times to catch a ride on the sure-footed Eternities. “The times (as Carlyle says) are bad; very well, you are there to make them better.”    John Burroughs.  28615
  You take my house, when you do take the prop / That doth sustain my house; you take my life / When you do take the means whereby I live.    Mer. of Ven., iv. 1.  28616
  You that choose not by the view, / Choose as fair, and choose as true.    Mer. of Ven., iii. 2.  28617
  You traverse the world in search of happiness, which is within the reach of every man; a contented mind confers it on all.    Horace.  28618
  You watch figures in the fields, digging and delving with spade or pick. You see one of them from time to time straightening his loins, and wiping his face with the back of his hand…. It is there that for me you must seek true humanity and great poetry.    Millet.  28619
  You were used / To say, extremity was the trier of spirits; / That common chances common men could bear; / That when the sea was calm, all boats alike / Showed mastership in floating.    Coriolanus, iv. 1.  28620
  You who are ashamed of your poverty, and blush for your calling, are a snob; as are you who boast of your pedigree, or are proud of your wealth.    Thackeray.  28621
  You who follow wealth and power with unremitting ardour, / The more in this you look for bliss, you leave your view the farther.    Burns.  28622
  You who forget your friends, meanly to follow after those of a higher degree, are a snob.    Thackeray.  28623
  You will as often find a great man above, as below, his reputation, when once you come to know him.    Goethe.  28624
  You will catch more flies with a spoonful of honey than with a cask of vinegar.    Eastern Proverb.  28625
  You will find angling to be like the virtue of humility, which has a calmness of spirit and a world of other blessings attending upon it.    Izaak Walton.  28626
  You will find rest unto your souls when first you take on you the yoke of Christ, but joy only when you have borne it as long as He wills.    Ruskin.  28627
  You will find that most books worth reading once are worth reading twice.    John Morley.  28628
  You will find that silence, or very gentle words, are the most exquisite revenge for reproaches.    Judge Hall.  28629
  You will get more profit from trying to find where beauty is, than in anxiously inquiring what it is. Once for all, it remains undemonstrable; it appears to us, as in a dream, when we behold the works of the great poets and painters; and in short, of all feeling artists; it is a hovering, shining, shadowy form, the outline of which no definition holds.    Goethe.  28630
  You will never live to my age, without you keep yourselves in breath with exercise, and in heart with joyfulness.    Sir P. Sidney.  28631
  You will never miss the right way if you only act according to your feelings and conscience.    Goethe.  28632
  You will never see anything worse than yourselves.    Anonymous.  28633
  You wise, / To call him shamed, who is but overthrown?    Tennyson.  28634
  You wish, O woman, to be ardently loved, and for ever, even until death, be thou the mother of your children.    Jean Paul.  28635
  You write with ease to show your breeding, / But easy writing’s cursed hard reading.    Sheridan.  28636
  You’ll repent if you marry, and you’ll repent if you don’t.    Old saying.  28637
  Young authors give their brains much exercise and little food.    Joubert.  28638
  Young Christians think themselves little; growing Christians think themselves nothing; full-grown Christians think themselves less than nothing.    John Newton.  28639
  Young folk, silly folk; old folk, cold folk.    Dutch Proverb.  28640
  Young hot colts, being raged, do rage the more.    Richard II., ii. 1.  28641
  Young men are apt to think themselves wise enough, as drunken men are to think themselves sober enough.    Chesterfield.  28642
  Young men are fitter to invent than to judge; fitter for execution than for counsel; and fitter for new projects than for settled business.    Bacon.  28643
  Young men soon give, and soon forget affronts; old age is slow in both.    Addison.  28644
  Young men think that old men are fools; but old men know young men are fools.    Chapman.  28645
  Young people are quick enough to observe and imitate. (?)  28646
  Your acts are detectives, keener and more unerring than ever the hand of sensational novelist depicted; they will dog you from the day you sinned till the hour your trial comes off.    Disraeli to young men.  28647
  Your born angler is like a hound that scents no game but that which he is in pursuit of.    John Burroughs.  28648
  Your cause belongs / To him who can avenge your wrongs.    Winkworth.  28649
  Your goodness must have some edge to it, else it is none.    Emerson.  28650
  Your hands in your own pockets in the morning, is the beginning of the last day; your hands in other people’s pockets at noon, is the height of the last day.    Ruskin.  28651
  Your “if” is the only peacemaker; much virtue in “if.”    As You Like It, v. 4.  28652
  Your labour only may be sold; your soul must not.    Ruskin.  28653
  Your learning, like the lunar beam, affords light but not heat.    Young.  28654
  Your levellers wish to level down as far as themselves; but they cannot bear levelling up to themselves.    J. Boswell.  28655
  Your noblest natures are most credulous.    Chapman.  28656
  Your own soul is the thing you ought to look after.    Thomas à Kempis.  28657
  Your own words and actions are the only things you will be called to account for.    Thomas à Kempis.  28658
  Your prime one need is to do right, under whatever compulsion, till you can do it without compulsion. And then you are a Man.    Ruskin.  28659
  Your tongue runs before your wit.    Swift.  28660
  Your rusty kettle will continue to boil your water for you if you don’t try to mend it. Begin tinkering and there is an end of your kettle.    Carlyle.  28661
  Your voiceless lips, O flowers, are living preachers,—each cup a pulpit, and each leaf a book.    Horace Smith.  28662
  Your words are like notes of dying swans— / Too sweet to last.    Dryden.  28663
  You’re always sure to detect / A sham in the things folks most affect.    Bret Harte.  28664
  Yours is a pauper’s soul, a rich man’s pelf: / Rich to your heirs, a pauper to yourself.    Lucillius.  28665
  Youth, abundant wealth, high birth, and inexperience, are, each of them, the source of ruin. What then must be the fate of him in whom all four are combined?    Hitopadesa.  28666
  Youth beholds happiness gleaming in the prospect. Age looks back on the happiness of youth, and, instead of hopes, seeks its enjoyment in the recollection of hope.    Coleridge.  28667
  Youth, enthusiasm, and tenderness are like the days of spring. Instead of complaining, O my heart, of their brief duration, try to enjoy them.    Rückert.  28668
  Youth ever thinks that good whose goodness or evil he sees not.    Sir P. Sidney.  28669
  Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; a mother’s secret hope outlives them all!    Holmes.  28670
  Youth holds no society with grief.    Euripides.  28671
  Youth is a blunder; manhood, a struggle; old age, a regret.    Disraeli.  28672
  Youth is ever apt to judge in haste, and lose the medium in the wild extreme.    Aaron Hill.  28673
  Youth is ever confiding; and we can almost forgive its disinclination to follow the counsels of age, for the sake of the generous disdain with which it rejects suspicion.    W. H. Harrison.  28674
  Youth is full of sport, age’s breath is short; / Youth is nimble, age is lame; / Youth is hot and bold, age is weak and cold; / Youth is wild, and age is tame.    Shakespeare, The Passionate Pilgrim.  28675
  Youth is not rich in time; it may be, poor; part with it, as with money, sparing; pay no moment but in purchase of its worth; and what its worth ask death-beds, they can tell.    Young.  28676
  Youth is not the age of pleasure; we then expect too much, and we are therefore exposed to daily disappointments and mortifications. When we are a little older, and have brought down our wishes to our experience, then we become calm and begin to enjoy ourselves.    Lord Liverpool.  28677
  Youth is the season of credulity.    Chatham.  28678
  Youth is too tumultuous for felicity; old age too insecure for happiness. The period most favourable to enjoyment, in a vigorous, fortunate, and generous life, is that between forty and sixty. Life culminates at sixty.    Bovee.  28679
  Youth may make / Even with the year; but age, if it will hit, / Shoots a bow short, and lessens still his stake, / As the day lessens, and his life with it.    George Herbert.  28680
  Youth never yet lost its modesty where age had not lost its honour; nor did childhood ever refuse its reverence, except where age had forgotten correction.    Ruskin.  28681
  Youth no less becomes / The light and careless livery that it wears, / Than settled age his sables and his weeds, / Importing health and graveness.    Hamlet, iv. 7.  28682
  Youth should be a savings-bank.    Madam Swetchine.  28683
  Youth to itself rebels, though none else near.    Hamlet, i. 3.  28684
  Youth would rather be stimulated than instructed.    Goethe.  28685
  Youth, when thought is speech and speech is truth.    Scott.  28686
  Youth will never live to age, without they keep themselves in breath with exercise, and in heart with joyfulness. Too much thinking doth consume the spirits; and oft it falls out, that while one thinks too much of doing, he leaves to do the effect of his thinking.    Sir P. Sidney.  28687
  Youthful failing is not to be admired except in so far as one may hope that it will not be the failing of old age.    Goethe.  28688
  Zahltag kommt alle Tag—Pay-day comes every day.    German Proverb.  28689
  Zankt, wenn ihr sitzt beim Weine, / Nicht um Kaisers Bart—Wrangle not over your winecups about trifles (lit. about the Emperor’s beard).    Geibel.  28690
  Zeal ever follows an appearance of truth, and the assured are too apt to be warm; but it is their weak side in argument, zeal being better shown against sin than persons, or their mistakes.    William Penn.  28691
  Zeal for uniformity attests the latent distrusts, not the firm convictions, of the zealot. In proportion to the strength of our self-reliance is our indifference to the multiplication of suffrages in favour of our own judgment.    Sir J. Stephen.  28692
  Zeal is fit for wise men, but flourishes chiefly among fools.    Tillotson.  28693
  Zeal is like fire; it needs both feeding and watching.    Proverb.  28694
  Zeal is no further commendable than as it is attended with knowledge.    T. Wilson.  28695
  Zeal is very blind or badly regulated when it encroaches upon the rights of others.    Pasquier Quesnel.  28696
  Zeal without knowledge is a runaway horse.    Proverb.  28697
  Zeal without knowledge is like expedition to a man in the dark.    Newton.  28698
  Zeit ist’s, die Unfälle zu beweinen, / Wenn sie nahen und wirklich erscheinen—It is time enough to bewail misfortunes when they come and actually happen.    Schiller.  28699
  Zeit verdeckt und entdeckt—Time covers and uncovers everything.    German Proverb.  28700
  Zeitungsschreiber: ein Mensch, der seinen Beruf verfehlt hat—A journalist, a man who has mistaken his calling.    Bismarck.  28701
  Zerstreuung ist wie eine goldene Wolke, die den Menschen, / Wär es auch nur auf kurze Zeit, seinem Elend entrückt—Amusement is as a golden cloud, which, though but for a little, diverts man from his misery.    Goethe.  28702
  Zerstörend ist des Lebens Lauf, / Stets frisst ein Thier das andre auf—Destructive is the course of life; ever one animal eats up another.    Bodenstedt.  28703
  Zerstreutes Wesen führt uns nicht zum Ziel—A distracted existence leads us to no goal.    Goethe.  28704
  Zeus hates busybodies and those who do too much.    Euripides.  28705
  Zielen ist nicht genug; es gilt Treffen—To aim is not enough; you must hit.    German Proverb.  28706
  Zonam perdidit—He has lost his purse (lit. his girdle).    Horace.  28707
  Zu leben weiss ich, mich zu kennen weiss ich nicht—How to live I know, how to know myself I know not.    Goethe.  28708
  Zu Rom bestehen die 10 Gebote aus den 10 Buchstaben; / Da pecuniam—gieb Gelder—At Rome the Ten Commandments consist of ten letters—Da pecuniam—Give money.    C. J. Weber.  28709
  Zu schwer bezahlt man oft ein leicht Versehn—One often smarts pretty sharply for a slight mistake.    Goethe.  28710
  Zu viel Demuth ist Hochmuth—Too much humility is pride.    German Proverb.  28711
  Zu viel Glück ist Unglück—Too much good luck is ill luck.    German Proverb.  28712
  Zu viel Weisheit ist Narrheit—Too much wisdom is folly.    German Proverb.  28713
  Zu viel Wissbegierde ist ein Fehler, und aus einem Fehler können alle Laster entspringen, wenn man ihm zu sehr nachhängt—Too much curiosity is a fault; and out of one fault all vices may spring, when one indulges in it too much.    Lessing.  28714
  Zufrieden sein, das ist mein Spruch—Contentment is my motto.    Motto of Claudius.  28715
  Zum Kriegführen sind dreierlei Dinge nötig—Geld! Geld! Geld!—To carry on war three kinds of things are necessary—Money! money! money!    The German Imperial commandant, Lazarus von Schwendi, in 1584.  28716
  Zum Leiden bin ich auserkoren—To suffer am I elected.    Schikaneder-Mozart.  28717
  Zur Tugend der Ahnen / Ermannt sich der Held—The hero draws inspiration from the virtue of his ancestors.    Goethe.  28718
  Zwar eine schöne Tugend ist die Treue, / Doch schöner ist Gerechtigkeit—Fidelity indeed is a noble virtue, yet justice is nobler still.    Platen.  28719
  Zwar nicht wissen—aber glauben / Heisst ganz richtig—Aberglauben—Not to know, but to believe, what else is it, strictly speaking, but superstition?    Franz v. Schönthan.  28720
  Zwar sind sie an das Beste nicht gewöhnt, / Allein sie haben schrecklich viel gelesen—It is true they (the public) are not accustomed to the best, but they have read a frightful deal (and are so knowing therefore).    Goethe, the theatre manager in “Faust.”  28721
  Zwar weiss ich viel, doch möcht’ ich alles wissen—True, I know much, but I would like to know everything.    Goethe, “Faust.”  28722
  Zwei Fliegen mit einer Klappe schlagen—To kill two flies with one flapper; to kill two birds with one stone.    German Proverb.  28723
  Zwei gute Tage hat der Mensch auf Erden; / Den Hochzeitstag und das Begrabenwerden—Man has two gala-days on earth—his marriage-day and his funeral-day.    German Proverb.  28724
  Zwei Seelen und ein Gedanke, / Zwei Herzen und ein Schlag—Two souls and one thought, two hearts and one pulse.    Halm.  28725
  Zwei Seelen wohnen, ach! in meiner Brust, / Die eine will sich von der andern trennen—Two souls, alas! dwell in my breast; the one struggles to separate itself from the other.    Goethe, “Faust.”  28726
  Zwei sind der Wege, auf welchen der Mensch zur Tugend emporstrebt, / Schliesst sich der eine dir zu, thut sich der andre dir auf, / Handelnd erreicht der Glückliche sie, der Leidende duldend; / Wohl ihm, den sein Geschick liebend auf beiden geführt—There are two roads on which man strives to virtue; one closes against thee, the other opens to thee; the favoured man wins his way by acting, the unfortunate by endurance; happy he whom his destiny guides him lovingly on both.    Schiller.  28727
  Zweierlei Arten giebt es, die treffende Wahrheit zu sagen; / Oeffentlich immer dem Volk, immer dem Fürsten geheim—There are two ways of telling the pertinent truth—publicly always to the people, always to the prince in private.    Goethe.  28728
  Zwischen Amboss und Hammer—Between the anvil and the hammer.    German Proverb.  28729
  Zwischen heut’ und morgen sind Grüfte, zwischen Versprechen und Erfüllen Klüfte—Between to-day and to-morrow are graves, and between promising and fulfilling are chasms.    Rückert.  28730
  Zwischen Lipp’ und Kelchesrand Schwebt der dunkeln Mächte Hand—Between cup and lip hovers the hand of the dark powers.    F. Kind.  28731
  Zwischen uns sei Wahrheit—Let there be truth between us.    Goethe.  28732


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