Reference > Quotations > James Wood, comp. > Dictionary of Quotations
James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
Even weak men  to  Every tear
  Even weak men when united are powerful.    Schiller.  5002
  Evêque d’or, crosse de bois; crosse d’or, évêque de bois—Bishop of gold, staff of wood; bishop of wood, staff of gold.    French Proverb.  5003
  Ever, as of old, the thing a man will do is the thing he feels commanded to do.    Carlyle.  5004
  Ever charming, ever new, / When will the landscape tire the view?    John Dyer.  5005
  Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.    St. Paul.  5006
  Evermore thanks, the exchequer of the poor.    Richard II., ii. 3.  5007
  Ever must pain urge us to labour, and only in free effort can any blessedness be imagined for us.    Carlyle.  5008
  Ever must the sovereign of mankind be fitly entitled king, i.e., the man who kens and can.    Carlyle.  5009
  Ever since Adam’s time fools have been in the majority.    Casimir Delavigne.  5010
  Ever take it for granted that man collectively wishes that which is right; but take care never to think so of one!    Schiller.  5011
  Every absurdity has a champion to defend it; for error is talkative.    Goldsmith.  5012
  Every action is measured by the depth of the sentiment from which it proceeds.    Emerson.  5013
  Every advantage has its tax, but there is none on the good of virtue; that is the incoming of God himself, or absolute existence.    Emerson.  5014
  Every age regards the dawning of new light as the destroying fire of morality; while that very age itself, with heart uninjured, finds itself raised one degree of light above the preceding.    Jean Paul.  5015
  Every attempt to crush an insurrection with means inadequate to the end foments instead of suppressing it.    C. Fox.  5016
  Every author, in some degree, portrays himself in his works, be it even against his will.    Goethe.  5017
  Every base occupation makes one sharp in its practice and dull in every other.    Sir P. Sidney.  5018
  Every bean has its black.    Proverb.  5019
  Every beginning is cheerful; the threshold is the place of expectation.    Goethe.  5020
  Every beloved object is the centre of a paradise.    Novalis.  5021
  Every being is a moving temple of the Infinite.    Jean Paul.  5022
  Everybody is wise after the event.    Proverb.  5023
  Everybody knows that fanaticism is religion caricatured; yet with many, contempt of fanaticism is received as a sure sign of hostility to religion.    Whipple.  5024
  Everybody knows that government never began anything. It is the whole world that thinks and governs.    W. Phillips.  5025
  Everybody likes and respects self-made men. It is a great deal better to be made in that way than not to be made at all.    Holmes.  5026
  Everybody says it, and what everybody says must be true.    J. F. Cooper.  5027
  Everybody’s business in the social system is to be agreeable.    Dickens.  5028
  Everybody’s business is nobody’s.    Proverb.  5029
  Everybody’s friend is nobody’s.    Proverb.  5030
  Every book is good to read which sets the reader in a working mood.    Emerson.  5031
  Every book is written with a constant secret reference to the few intelligent persons whom the writer believes to exist in the million.    Emerson.  5032
  Every brave life out of the past does not appear to us so brave as it really was, for the forms of terror with which it wrestled are now overthrown.    Jean Paul.  5033
  Every brave man is a man of his word.    Corneille.  5034
  Every brave youth is in training to ride and rule his dragon.    Emerson.  5035
  Every bullet has its billet.    Proverb.  5036
  Every Calvary has its Olivet.    H. Giles.  5037
  Every capability, however slight, is born with us; there is no vague general capability in man.    Goethe.  5038
  Every child is to a certain extent a genius, and every genius is to a certain extent a child.    Schopenhauer.  5039
  Every cloud engenders not a storm.    3 Henry VI., v. 3.  5040
  Every cloud that spreads above / And veileth love, itself is love.    Tennyson.  5041
  Every cock is proud on his own dunghill.    Proverb.  5042
  Every conceivable society may well be figured as properly and wholly a Church, in one or other of these three predicaments: an audibly preaching and prophesying Church, which is the best; a Church that struggles to preach and prophesy, but cannot as yet till its Pentecost come; a Church gone dumb with old age, or which only mumbles delirium prior to dissolution.    Carlyle.  5043
  Every cottage should have its porch, its oven, and its tank.    Disraeli.  5044
  Every couple is not a pair.    Proverb.  5045
  Every craw thinks her ain bird whitest.    Scotch Proverb.  5046
  Every creature can bear well-being except man.    Gaelic Proverb.  5047
  Every crime has in the moment of its perpetration its own avenging angel.    Schiller.  5048
  Every day hath its night, every weal its woe.    Proverb.  5049
  Every day in thy life is a leaf in thy history.    Arabian Proverb.  5050
  Every day is the best day in the year. No man has learned anything rightly until he knows that every day is Doomsday.    Emerson.  5051
  Every day should be spent by us as if it were to be our last.    Publius Syrus.  5052
  Every department of knowledge passes successively through three stages: the theological, or fictitious; the metaphysical, or abstract; and the scientific, or positive.    Comte.  5053
  Every desire bears its death in its very gratification.    W. Irving.  5054
  Every desire is a viper in the bosom, who, when he was chill, was harmless, but when warmth gave him strength, exerted it in poison.    Johnson.  5055
  Every dog must have his day.    Swift.  5056
  Every door may be shut but death’s door.    Proverb.  5057
  Every established religion was once a heresy.    Buckle.  5058
  Every event that a man would master must be mounted on the run, and no man ever caught the reins of a thought except as it galloped past him.    Holmes.  5059
  Every evil to which we do not succumb is a benefactor; we gain the strength of the temptation we resist.    Emerson.  5060
  Every excess causes a defect; every deficit, an excess. Every sweet has its sour; every evil, its good. Every faculty which is a receiver of pleasure has an equal penalty put on its abuse.    Emerson.  5061
  Every experiment, by multitudes or by individuals, that has a sensual and selfish aim, will fail.    Emerson.  5062
  Every faculty is conserved and increased by its appropriate exercise.    Epictetus.  5063
  Every fancy that we would substitute for a reality is, if we saw it aright and saw the whole, not only false, but every way less beautiful and excellent than that which we sacrifice to it.    J. Sterling.  5064
  Every flood has its ebb.    Dutch Proverb.  5065
  Every fool thinks himself clever enough.    Danish Proverb.  5066
  Every fool will be meddling.    Bible.  5067
  Every foot will tread on him who is in the mud.    Gaelic Proverb.  5068
  Every form of freedom is hurtful, except that which delivers us over to perfect command of ourselves.    Goethe.  5069
  Every form of human life is romantic.    T. W. Higginson.  5070
  Every fresh acquirement is another remedy against affliction and time.    Willmott.  5071
  Every friend is to the other a sun and a sunflower also; he attracts and follows.    Jean Paul.  5072
  Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the herd.    Thoreau.  5073
  Every generous action loves the public view, yet no theatre for virtue is equal to a consciousness of it.    Cicero.  5074
  Every genius has most power in his own language, and every heart in its own religion.    Jean Paul.  5075
  Every genius is defended from approach by quantities of unavailableness.    Emerson.  5076
  Every genuine work of art has as much reason for being as the earth and the sun.    Emerson.  5077
  Every gift which is given, even though it be small, is in reality great if it be given with affection.    Pindar.  5078
  Every good act is charity. A man’s true wealth hereafter is the good that he does in this world to his fellows.    Mahomet.  5079
  Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above.    St. James.  5080
  Every good gift comes from God.    Proverb.  5081
  Every good picture is the best of sermons and lectures: the sense informs the soul.    Sydney Smith.  5082
  Every good writer has much idiom; it is the life and spirit of language.    Landor.  5083
  Every great and commanding movement in the annals of the world is the triumph of enthusiasm.    Emerson.  5084
  Every great and original writer, in proportion as he is great or original, must himself create the taste by which he is to be relished.    Wordsworth.  5085
  Every great book is an action, and every great action is a book.    Luther.  5086
  Every great genius has a special vocation, and when he has fulfilled it, he is no longer needed.    Goethe.  5087
  Every great man is unique.    Emerson.  5088
  Every great mind seeks to labour for eternity. All men are captivated by immediate advantages; great minds alone are excited by the prospect of distant good.    Schiller.  5089
  Every great poem is in itself limited by necessity, but in its suggestions unlimited and infinite.    Longfellow.  5090
  Every great reform which has been effected has consisted, not in doing something new, but in undoing something old.    Buckle.  5091
  Every great writer is a writer of history, let him treat on almost what subject he may. He carries with him for thousands of years a portion of his times; and, indeed, if only his own effigy were there, it would be greatly more than a fragment of his century.    Landor.  5092
  Every healthy effort is directed from the inward to the outward world.    Goethe.  5093
  Every heart knows its own bitterness.    Proverb.  5094
  Every hero becomes a bore at last.    Emerson.  5095
  Every heroic act measures itself by its contempt of some external good; but it finds its own success at last, and then the prudent also extol.    Emerson.  5096
  Every honest miller has a golden thumb.    Proverb.  5097
  Every hour has its end.    Scott.  5098
  Every house is builded by some man; but he that built all things is God.    St. Paul.  5099
  Every human being is intended to have a character of his own, to be what no other is, to do what no other can.    Channing.  5100
  Every human feeling is greater and larger than the exciting cause—a proof, I think, that man is designed for a higher state of existence.    Coleridge.  5101
  Every idea must have a visible unfolding.    Victor Hugo.  5102
  Every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.    Jesus.  5103
  Every inch a king.    King Lear, iv. 6.  5104
  Every inch of joy has an ell of annoy.    Scotch Proverb.  5105
  Every individual colour makes on men an impression of its own, and thereby reveals its nature to the eye as well as the mind.    Goethe.  5106
  Every individual nature has its own beauty.    Emerson.  5107
  Every inordinate cup is unbless’d, and the ingredient is a devil.    Othello, ii. 3.  5108
  Every joy that comes to us is only to strengthen us for some greater labour that is to succeed.    Fichte.  5109
  Every knave is a thorough knave, and a thorough knave is a knave throughout.    Berkeley.  5110
  Every light has its shadow.    Proverb.  5111
  Every little fish expects to become a whale.    Danish Proverb.  5112
  Every little helps.    Proverb.  5113
  Every little helps, as the sow said when she snapt at a gnat.    Danish Proverb.  5114
  Every loving woman is a priestess of the past.    Amiel.  5115
  Every man alone is sincere; at the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins.    Emerson.  5116
  Every man as an individual is secondary to what he is as a worker for the progress of his kind and the glory of the gift allotted to him.    Stedman.  5117
  Every man can build a chapel in his breast, himself the priest, his heart the sacrifice, and the earth he treads on the altar.    Jeremy Taylor.  5118
  Every man can guide an ill wife but him that has her.    Scotch Proverb.  5119
  Every man carries an enemy in his own bosom.    Danish Proverb.  5120
  Every man carries within him a potential madman.    Carlyle.  5121
  Every man deems that he has precisely the trials and temptations which are the hardest to bear; but they are so because they are the very ones he needs.    Jean Paul.  5122
  Every man desires to live long, but no man would be old.    Swift.  5123
  Every man feels instinctively that all the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.    Lowell.  5124
  Every man has a bag hanging before him in which he puts his neighbour’s faults, and another behind him in which he stows his own.    Coriolanus, ii. 1.  5125
  Every man has a goose that lays golden eggs, if he only knew it.    American Proverb.  5126
  Every man has at times in his mind the ideal of what he should be, but is not. In all men that really seek to improve, it is better than the actual character.    Theo. Parker.  5127
  Every man hath business and desire, / Such as it is.    Hamlet, i. 5.  5128
  Every man has his fault, and honesty is his.    Timon of Athens, iii. 1.  5129
  Every man has his lot, and the wide world before him.    Danish Proverb.  5130
  Every man has his own style, just as he has his own nose.    Lessing.  5131
  Every man has his weak side.    Proverb.  5132
  Every man has in himself a continent of undiscovered character. Happy is he who acts the Columbus to his own soul.    Sir J. Stephens.  5133
  Every man has just as much vanity as he wants understanding.    Pope.  5134
  Every man hath a good and a bad angel attending on him in particular all his life long.    Burton.  5135
  Every man, however good he may be, has a still better man dwelling in him which is properly himself, but to whom nevertheless he is often unfaithful. It is to this interior and less unstable being that we should attach ourselves, not to the changeable every-day man.    W. von Humboldt.  5136
  Every man in his lifetime needs to thank his faults.    Emerson.  5137
  Every man is an impossibility until he is born; everything impossible till we see it a success.    Emerson.  5138
  Every man is a quotation from all his ancestors.    Emerson.  5139
  Every man is a rascal as soon as he is sick.    Johnson.  5140
  Every man is exceptional.    Emerson.  5141
  Every man is his own greatest dupe.    A. B. Alcott.  5142
  Every man is not so much a workman in the world as he is a suggestion of that he should be. Men walk as prophecies of the next age.    Emerson.  5143
  Every man is the architect of his own fortune.    Sallust.  5144
  Every man must carry his own sack to the mill.    Danish Proverb.  5145
  Every man must in a measure be alone in the world. No heart was ever cast in the same mould as that which we bear within us.    Berne.  5146
  Every man of sound brain whom you meet knows something worth knowing better than yourself.    Bulwer Lytton.  5147
  Every man ought to have his opportunity to conquer the world for himself.    Emerson.  5148
  Every man rejoices twice when he has a partner of his joy.    Jeremy Taylor.  5149
  Every man seeks the truth, but God only knows who has found it.    Chesterfield.  5150
  Every man shall bear his own burden.    St. Paul.  5151
  Every man shall kiss his lips that giveth a right answer.    Bible.  5152
  Every man should study conciseness in speaking; it is a sign of ignorance not to know that long speeches, though they may please the speaker, are the torture of the hearer.    Feltham.  5153
  Every man stamps his value on himself. The price we challenge for ourselves is given us.    Schiller.  5154
  Every man takes care that his neighbour shall not cheat him.    Emerson.  5155
  Every man acts truly so long as he acts his nature, or some way makes good the faculties in himself.    Sir Thomas Browne.  5156
  Every man turns his dreams into realities as far as he can. Man is cold as ice to the truth, but as fire to falsehood.    La Fontaine.  5157
  Every man who observes vigilantly and resolves steadfastly grows unconsciously into a genius.    Bulwer Lytton.  5158
  Every man who strikes blows for power, for influence, for institutions, for the right, must be just as good an anvil as he is a hammer.    J. G. Holland.  5159
  Every man who would do anything well must come to us from a higher ground.    Emerson.  5160
  Every man willingly gives value to the praise which he receives, and considers the sentence passed in his favour as the sentence of discernment.    Johnson.  5161
  Every man, within that inconsiderable figure of his, contains a whole spirit-kingdom and reflex of the All; and, though to the eye but some six standard feet in size, reaches downwards and upwards, unsurveyable, fading into the regions of immensity and eternity.    Carlyle.  5162
  Every man without passions has within him no principle of action nor motive to act.    Helvetius.  5163
  Every man’s blind in his ain cause.    Scotch Proverb.  5164
  Every man’s destiny is in his own hands.    Sydney Smith.  5165
  Every man’s follies are the caricature resemblances of his wisdom.    J. Sterling.  5166
  Every man’s life lies within the present.    Marcus Antoninus.  5167
  Every man’s man has a man, and that gar’d the Tarve (a Douglas Castle) fa’.    Scotch Proverb.  5168
  Every man’s own reason is his best Œdipus.    Sir Thomas Browne.  5169
  Every man’s powers have relation to some kind of work, and wherever he finds that kind of work which he can do best, he finds that by which he can best build up or make his manhood.    J. G. Holland.  5170
  Every man’s reason is every man’s oracle.    Bolingbroke.  5171
  Every moment, as it passes, is of infinite value, for it is the representative of a whole eternity.    Goethe.  5172
  Every moment instructs, and every object, for wisdom is infused into every form. It has been poured into us as blood; it convulsed us as pain; it slid into us as pleasure.    Emerson.  5173
  Every morsel to a satisfied hunger is only a new labour to a tired digestion.    South.  5174
  Every mortal longs for his parade-place; would still wish, at banquets, to be master of some seat or other wherein to overtop this or that plucked goose of the neighbourhood.    Carlyle.  5175
  Every movement in the skies or upon the earth proclaims to us that the universe is under government.    Draper.  5176
  Every natural action is graceful.    Emerson.  5177
  Every natural fact is a symbol of some spiritual fact.    Emerson.  5178
  Every newly discovered truth judges the world, separates the good from the evil, and calls on faithful souls to make sure their election.    Julia W. Howe.  5179
  Every new opinion, at its starting, is precisely in a minority of one.    Carlyle.  5180
  Every noble crown is, and on earth will ever be, a crown of thorns.    Carlyle.  5181
  Every noble life leaves the fibre of it interwoven for ever in the work of the world.    Ruskin.  5182
  Every noble work is at first impossible.    Carlyle.  5183
  Every novel is a debtor to Homer.    Emerson.  5184
  Every offence is not a hate at first.    Mer. of Ven., iv. 1.  5185
  Every one believes in his youth that the world really began with him, and that all merely exists for his sake.    Goethe.  5186
  Every one bows to the bush that bields (protects) him, i.e., pays court to him that does so.    Scotch Proverb.  5187
  Every one can master a grief but he that has it.    Much Ado, iii. 2.  5188
  Every one complains of his memory, no one of his judgment.    La Rochefoucauld.  5189
  Every one draws the water to his own mill.    Proverb.  5190
  Every one excels in something in which another fails.    Publius Syrus.  5191
  Every one fault seeming monstrous till his fellow-fault came to match it.    As You Like It, iii. 2.  5192
  Every one finds sin sweet and repentance bitter.    Danish Proverb.  5193
  Every one for himself and God for us all.    Proverb.  5194
  Every one has a trial of his own: my wife is mine. Happy is he who has no other.    Saying of Pittacus.  5195
  Every one is a preacher under the gallows.    Dutch Proverb.  5196
  Every one is as God made him, and often a great deal worse.    Cervantes.  5197
  Every one is his own worst enemy.    Schefer.  5198
  Every one is judge of what a man seems, no one of what a man is.    Schiller.  5199
  Every one is poorer in proportion as he has more wants, and counts not what he has, but wishes only what he has not.    Manlius.  5200
  Every one is well or ill at ease according as he finds himself.    Montaigne.  5201
  Every one knows best where his shoe pinches him.    Proverb.  5202
  Every one knows better than he practises, and recognises a better law than he obeys.    Froude.  5203
  Every one knows good counsel except him who needs it.    German Proverb.  5204
  Every one of us believes in his heart, or would like to have others believe, that he is something which he is not.    Thackeray.  5205
  Every one of us shall give account of himself to God.    Bible.  5206
  Every one rakes the fire under his own pot.    Danish Proverb.  5207
  Every one regards his duty as a troublesome master from whom he would like to be free.    La Rochefoucauld.  5208
  Every one should sweep before his own door.    Proverb.  5209
  Every one sings as he has the gift, and marries as he has the luck.    Portuguese Proverb.  5210
  Every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.    Jesus.  5211
  Every one that doeth evil hateth the light.    St. John.  5212
  Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.    Jesus.  5213
  Every one thinks his own burden the heaviest.    Proverb.  5214
  Every one who is able to administer what he has, has enough.    Goethe.  5215
  Every one would be wise; no one will become so.    Feuchtersleben.  5216
  Every one would rather believe than exercise his own judgment.    Seneca.  5217
  Every opinion reacts on him who utters it.    Emerson.  5218
  Every other master is known by what he utters; the master of style commends himself to me by what he wisely passes over in silence.    Schiller.  5219
  Every painter ought to paint what he himself loves.    Ruskin.  5220
  Every passion gives a particular cast to the countenance, and is apt to discover itself in some feature or other.    Addison.  5221
  Every people has its prophet.    Arabian Proverb.  5222
  Every period of life has its peculiar prejudices. Whoever saw old age that did not applaud the past and condemn the present?    Montaigne.  5223
  Every period of life has its peculiar temptations and dangers.    J. Hawes.  5224
  Every period of life is obliged to borrow its happiness from the time to come.    Johnson.  5225
  Every person who manages another is a hypocrite.    Thackeray.  5226
  Every petition to God is a precept to man.    Jeremy Taylor.  5227
  Every place is safe to him who lives with justice.    Epictetus.  5228
  Every pleasure pre-supposes some sort of activity.    Schopenhauer.  5229
  Every poet, be his outward lot what it may, finds himself born in the midst of prose; he has to struggle from the littleness and obstruction of an actual world into the freedom and infinitude of an ideal.    Carlyle.  5230
  Every power of both heaven and earth is friendly to a noble and courageous activity.    J. Burroughs.  5231
  Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm.    Disraeli.  5232
  Every race has its own habitat.    Knox.  5233
  Every reader reads himself out of the book that he reads.    Goethe.  5234
  Every real master of speaking or writing uses his personality as he would any other serviceable material.    Holmes.  5235
  Every real need is appeased and every vice stimulated by satisfaction.    Amiel.  5236
  Every rightly constituted mind ought to rejoice, not so much in knowing anything clearly, as in feeling that there is infinitely more which it cannot know.    Ruskin.  5237
  Every rose has its thorn.    Proverb.  5238
  Every scripture is to be interpreted by the same spirit which gave it forth.    Quoted by Emerson.  5239
  Every sect, as far as reason will help it, gladly uses it; when it fails them, they cry out it is matter of faith, and above reason.    Locke.  5240
  Every shadow points to the sun.    Emerson.  5241
  Every ship is a romantic object except that we sail in.    Emerson.  5242
  Every shoe fits not every foot.    Proverb.  5243
  Every shot does not bring down a bird.    Dutch Proverb.  5244
  Every soo (sow) to its ain trough.    Scotch Proverb.  5245
  Every species of activity is met by a negation.    Goethe.  5246
  Every spirit builds itself a house, and beyond its house a world, and beyond its world a heaven.    Emerson.  5247
  Every spirit makes its house, but afterwards the house confines the spirit.    Emerson.  5248
  Every step of life shows how much caution is required.    Goethe.  5249
  Every step of progress which the world has made has been from scaffold to scaffold and from stake to stake.    Wendell Phillips.  5250
  Every Stoic was a Stoic, but in Christendom where is the Christian?    Emerson.  5251
  Every style formed elaborately on any model must be affected and strait-laced.    Whipple.  5252
  Every subject’s duty is the king’s, but every subject’s soul is his own.    Henry V., iv. 1.  5253
  Every tear of sorrow sown by the righteous springs up a pearl.    Matthew Henry.  5254


Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2015 · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors · World Lit.