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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
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  Everything a man parts with is the cost of something. Everything he receives is the compensation of something.    J. G. Holland.  5255
  Everything calls for interest, only it must be an interest divested of self-interest and sincere.    Desjardins.  5256
  Everything comes if a man will only wait.    Disraeli.  5257
  Everything, even piety, is dangerous in a man without judgment.    Stanislaus.  5258
  Everything good in a man thrives best when properly recognised.    J. G. Holland.  5259
  Everything good in man leans on what is higher.    Emerson.  5260
  Everything good is on the highway.    Emerson.  5261
  Everything great is not always good, but all good things are great.    Demosthenes.  5262
  Everything holy is before what is unholy; guilt presupposes innocence, not the reverse; angels, but not fallen ones, were created.    Jean Paul.  5263
  Everything in life, to be of value, must have a sequence.    Goethe.  5264
  Everything in nature contains all the power of nature. Everything is made of one hidden stuff.    Emerson.  5265
  Everything in nature goes by law, and not by luck.    Emerson.  5266
  Everything in nature has a positive and a negative pole.    Emerson.  5267
  Everything in nature is a puzzle until it finds its solution in man, who solves it in some way with God, and so completes the circle of creation.    T. T. Munger.  5268
  Everything in the world can be borne except a long succession of beautiful days.    Goethe.  5269
  Everything in this world depends upon will.    Disraeli.  5270
  Everything in this world is a tangled yarn; we taste nothing in its purity; we do not remain two moments in the same state.    Rousseau.  5271
  Everything is as you take it.    Proverb.  5272
  Everything is beautiful, seen from the point of the intellect; but all is sour if seen as experience.    Emerson.  5273
  Everything is good as it comes from the hands of the Creator; everything degenerates in the hands of man.    Rousseau.  5274
  Everything is mere opinion.    M. Aurelius.  5275
  Everything is sold to skill and labour.    Hume.  5276
  Everything is sweetened by risk.    A. Smith.  5277
  Everything is what it is, and not another thing.    Bishop Butler.  5278
  Everything is worth the money that can be got for it.    Publius Syrus.  5279
  Everything looks easy that is practised to perfection.    Goethe.  5280
  Everything rises but to fall, and increases but to decay.    Sallust.  5281
  Everything runs to excess; every good quality is noxious if unmixed; and to carry the danger to the edge of ruin, Nature causes each man’s peculiarity to superabound.    Emerson.  5282
  Everything springs into being and passes away according to law, yet how fluctuating is the lot that presides over the life which is to us so priceless.    Goethe.  5283
  Everything that exceeds the bounds of moderation has an unstable foundation.    Seneca.  5284
  Everything that happens, happens of necessity.    Schopenhauer.  5285
  Everything that happens in this world is part of a great plan of God running through all time.    Ward Beecher.  5286
  Everything that happens to us leaves some trace behind it, and everything insensibly contributes to make us what we are.    Goethe.  5287
  Everything that is exquisite hides itself.    Joseph Roux.  5288
  Everything that is popular deserves the attention of the philosopher; although it may not be of any worth in itself, yet it characterises the people.    Emerson.  5289
  Everything that looks to the future elevates human nature; for never is life so low as when occupied with the present.    Landor.  5290
  Everything that tends to emancipate us from external restraint without adding to our own power of self-government is mischievous.    Goethe.  5291
  Everything unnatural is imperfect.    Napoleon.  5292
  Everything useful to the life of man arises from the ground, but few things arise in that condition which is requisite to render them useful.    Hume.  5293
  Every thought that arises in the mind, in its rising aims to pass out of the mind into act; just as every plant, in the moment of generation, struggles up to the light.    Emerson.  5294
  Every thought was once a poem.    Charles H. Parkhurst.  5295
  Every thought which genius and piety throw into the world alters the world.    Emerson.  5296
  Every time a man smiles, much more when he laughs, it adds something to his fragment of life.    Sterne.  5297
  Every time you forgive a man you weaken him and strengthen yourself.    American Proverb.  5298
  Every transition is a crisis, and a crisis presupposes sickness.    Goethe.  5299
  Every traveller has a home of his own, and he learns to appreciate it the more from his wandering.    Dickens.  5300
  Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down and cast into the fire.    Jesus.  5301
  Every true man’s apparel fits your thief.    Meas. for Meas., iv. 2.  5302
  Every tub must stand on its own bottom.    Proverb.  5303
  Every unpleasant feeling is a sign that I have become untrue to my resolutions.    Jean Paul.  5304
  Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man’s life.    Daniel Webster.  5305
  Every vicious habit and chronic disease communicates itself by descent, and by purity of birth the entire system of the human body and soul may be gradually elevated, or by recklessness of birth degraded, until there shall be as much difference between the well-bred and ill-bred human creature (whatever pains be taken with their education) as between a wolf-hound and the vilest mongrel cur.    Ruskin.  5306
  Every violation of truth is a stab at the health of society.    Emerson.  5307
  Every wanton and causeless restraint of the will of the subject, whether practised by a monarch, a nobility, or a popular assembly, is a degree of tyranny.    Blackstone.  5308
  Everywhere I am hindered of meeting God in my brother, because he has shut his own temple doors, and recites fables merely of his brother’s or his brother’s brother’s God.    Emerson.  5309
  Everywhere in life the true question is, not what we gain, but what we do; so also in intellectual matters it is not what we receive, but what we are made to give, that chiefly contents and profits us.    Carlyle.  5310
  Everywhere the formed world is the only habitable one.    Carlyle.  5311
  Everywhere the human soul stands between a hemisphere of light and another of darkness; on the confines of two everlasting, hostile empires, Necessity and Free Will.    Carlyle.  5312
  Everywhere the individual seeks to show himself off to advantage, and nowhere honestly endeavours to make himself subservient to the whole.    Goethe.  5313
  Every white will have its black, / And every sweet its sour.    T. Percy.  5314
  Every why hath a wherefore.    Comedy of Errors, ii. 2.  5315
  Every wise woman buildeth her house, but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.    Bible.  5316
  Every word was once a poem.    Emerson.  5317
  Every worm beneath the moon / Draws different threads, and late and soon / Spins, toiling out his own cocoon.    Tennyson.  5318
  Every youth, from the king’s son downwards, should learn to do something finely and thoroughly with his hand.    Ruskin.  5319
  E vestigio—Instantly.  5320
  Evil and good are everywhere, like shadow and substance; (for men) inseparable, yet not hostile, only opposed.    Carlyle.  5321
  Evil, be thou my good.    Milton.  5322
  Evil comes to us by ells and goes away by inches.    Proverb.  5323
  Evil communications corrupt good manners.    Proverb.  5324
  Evil events from evil causes spring.    Aristophanes.  5325
  Evil is a far more cunning and persevering propagandist than good, for it has no inward strength, and is driven to seek countenance and sympathy.    Lowell.  5326
  Evil is generally committed under the hope of some advantage the pursuit of virtue seldom obtains.    B. R. Haydon.  5327
  Evil is merely privative, not absolute; it is like cold, which is the privation of heat. All evil is so much death or nonentity.    Emerson.  5328
  Evil is wrought by want of thought / As well as want of heart.    T. Hood.  5329
  Evil, like a rolling stone upon a mountain-top, / A child may first impel, a giant cannot stop.    Trench.  5330
  Evil men understand not judgment, but they that seek the Lord understand all things.    Bible.  5331
  Evil news rides post, while good news bates.    Milton.  5332
  Evil often triumphs, but never conquers.    Joseph Roux.  5333
  Evil, what we call evil, must ever exist while man exists; evil, in the widest sense we can give it, is precisely the dark, disordered material out of which man’s freewill has to create an edifice of order and good. Ever must pain urge us to labour; and only in free effort can any blessedness be imagined for us.    Carlyle.  5334
  Evils can never pass away; for there must always remain something which is antagonistic to good.    Plato.  5335
  Evils that take leave, / On their departure most of all show evil.    King John, iii. 4.  5336
  Evolare rus ex urbe tanquam ex vinculis—To fly from the town into the country, as though from bonds.    Cicero.  5337
  Ewig jung zu bleiben / Ist, wie Dichter schreiben / Hochstes Lebensgut; / Willst du es erwerben / Musst du frühe sterben—To continue eternally young is, as poets write, the highest bliss of life; wouldst thou attain to it, thou must die young.    Rückert.  5338
  Ewig zu sein in jedem Momente—To be eternal at every moment.    Schleiermacher.  5339
  Ex abrupto—Without preparation.  5340
  Ex abundante cautela—From excessive precaution.    Law.  5341
  Ex abusu non arguitur ad usum—There is no arguing from the abuse of a thing against the use of it.    Law.  5342
  Ex abusu non argumentum ad desuetudinem—The abuse of a thing is no argument for its discontinuance.    Law.  5343
  Exact justice is commonly more merciful in the long run than pity, for it tends to foster in men those stronger qualities which make them good citizens.    Lowell.  5344
  Ex æquo—By right.  5345
  Ex æquo et bono—In justice and equity.  5346
  Exaggeration is a blood relation to falsehood.    H. Ballou.  5347
  Exaggeration is to paint a snake and add legs.    Chinese Proverb.  5348
  Examine the religious principles which have, in fact, prevailed in the world. You will scarcely be persuaded that they are anything but sick men’s dreams.    Hume.  5349
  Examine your soul and its emotions, and thoughts will be to you so many glorious revelations of the Godhead.    Nourisson.  5350
  Example acquires tenfold authority when it speaks from the grave.    W. Phillips.  5351
  Example has more followers than reason.    Bovee.  5352
  Example is a hazardous lure; where the wasp gets through, the gnat sticks.    La Fontaine.  5353
  Example is more efficacious than precept.    Johnson.  5354
  Example is more forcible than precept. People look at me six days in the week, to see what I mean on the seventh.    Cecil.  5355
  Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.    Burke.  5356
  Examples of rare intelligence, yet more rarely cultivated, are not lights kindled for a moment; they live on here in their good deeds, and in their venerated memories.    Gladstone.  5357
  Examples would indeed be excellent things, were not people so modest that none will set them, and so vain that none will follow them.    Hare.  5358
  Ex animo—From the soul; heartily.  5359
  Ex aperto—Openly.  5360
  Ex auribus cognoscitur asinus—An ass is known by his ears.    Proverb.  5361
  Ex cathedra—From the chair; with authority.  5362
  Excellence is never granted to man but as the reward of labour.    Sir Jos. Reynolds.  5363
  Excellent wretch! Perdition catch my soul, / But I do love thee! and when I love thee not, / Chaos is come again.    Othello, iii. 3.  5364
  Excelsior—Still higher.  5365
  Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone; but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.    Jesus.  5366
  Except by mastership and servantship, there is no conceivable deliverance from tyranny and slavery.    Carlyle.  5367
  Except I be by Silvia in the night, / There is no music in the nightingale.    Two Gent. of Verona, iii. 1.  5368
  Except in knowing what it has to do and how to do it, the soul cannot resolve the riddle of its destiny.    James Wood.  5369
  Except in obedience to the heaven-chosen is freedom not so much as conceivable.    Carlyle.  5370
  Except pain of body and remorse of conscience, all our evils are imaginary.    Rousseau.  5371
  Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it; except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh in vain.    Bible.  5372
  Except ye be converted and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.    Jesus.  5373
  Exceptio probat regulam—The exception proves the rule.  5374
  Exceptis excipiendis—The requisite exceptions being made.  5375
  Excepto quod non simul esses, cætera lætus—Except that you were not with me, in other respects I was happy.  5376
  Excerpta—Extracts.    Law.  5377
  Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change in the opposite direction, whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals, or in governments.    Plato.  5378
  Excess in apparel is costly folly. The very trimming of the vain world would clothe all the naked ones.    William Penn.  5379
  Excess of wealth is cause of covetousness.    Marlowe.  5380
  Excessit ex ephebis—He has come to the age of manhood.    Terence.  5381
  Excessive distrust is not less hurtful than its opposite. Most men become useless to him who is unwilling to risk being deceived.    Vauvenargues.  5382
  Excitari, non hebescere—To be spirited, not sluggish.    Motto.  5383
  Exclusa opes omnes—All hope is gone.    Plautus.  5384
  Ex commodo—Leisurely.  5385
  Ex concesso—Admittedly.  5386
  Ex confesso—Confessedly.  5387
  Ex curia—Out of court.  5388
  Excusing of a fault / Doth make the fault worse by the excuse.    King John, iv. 2.  5389
  Ex debito justitiæ—From what is due to justice; from a regard to justice.  5390
  Ex delicto—From the crime.  5391
  Ex desuetudine amittuntur privilegia—Rights are forfeited by disuse.    Law.  5392
  Ex diuturnitate temporis omnia præsumuntur esse solemniter acta—Everything established for a length of time is presumed to have been done in due form.    Law.  5393
  Exeat—Let him depart.  5394
  Exegi monumentum ære perennius—I have reared a memorial of myself more durable than brass.    Horace.  5395
  Exempli gratia—By way of example.  5396
  Exemplo plus quam ratione vivimus—We live more by example than reason.  5397
  Exemplumque Dei quisque est in imagine parva—Each man is the copy of his God in small.    Manilius.  5398
  Exercise is labour without weariness.    Johnson.  5399
  Exercise the muscles well, but spare the nerves always.    Schopenhauer.  5400
  Exercitatio optimus est magister—Practice is the best master.    Proverb.  5401
  Exercitatio potest omnia—Perseverance conquers all difficulties.  5402
  Exeunt omnes—All retire.  5403
  Ex facie—Evidently.  5404
  Ex factis non ex dictis amici pensandi—Friends are to be estimated from deeds, not words.    Livy.  5405
  Ex facto jus oritur—The law arises out of the fact, i.e., it cannot till then be put in force.    Law.  5406
  Ex fide fortis—Strong from faith.    Motto.  5407
  Ex fumo dare lucem—To give light from smoke.    Motto.  5408
  Ex humili magna ad fastigia rerum / Extollit, quoties voluit fortuna jocari—As oft as Fortune is in a freakish mood, she raises men from a humble station to the imposing summit of things.    Juvenal.  5409
  Ex hypothesi—Hypothetically.  5410
  Exigite ut mores teneros ceu pollice ducat, / Ut si quis cera vultum facit—Require him as with his thumb to mould their youthful morals, just as one fashions a face with plastic wax.    Juvenal.  5411
  Exigui numero, sed bello vivida virtus—Few in number, yet their valour ardent for war.    Virgil.  5412
  Exiguum est ad legem bonum esse—It is but a small matter to be good in the eye of the law only.    Seneca.  5413
  Exile is terrible to those who have, as it were, a circumscribed habitation; but not to those who look upon the whole globe as one city.    Cicero.  5414
  Exilioque domos et dulcia limina mutant / Atque alio patriam quærunt sub sole jacentem—They exchange their home and sweet thresholds for exile, and seek under another sun another home.    Virgil.  5415
  Ex improviso—Unexpectedly.  5416
  Ex industria—Purposely.  5417
  Ex inimico cogita posse fieri amicum—Think that you may make a friend of an enemy.    Seneca.  5418
  Ex integro—Anew; afresh.  5419
  Ex intervallo—At some distance.  5420
  Existence is not to be measured by mere duration.    Caird.  5421
  Exitio est avidium mare nautis—The greedy sea is destruction to the sailors.    Horace.  5422
  Ex malis eligere minima—Of evils to choose the least.    Cicero.  5423
  Ex malis moribus bonæ leges natæ sunt—From bad manners good laws have sprung.    Coke.  5424
  Ex mero motu—Of one’s own free will.  5425
  Ex nihilo nihil fit—Nothing produces nothing.  5426
  Ex officio—By virtue of his office.  5427
  Ex opere operato—By the external act.  5428
  Exoriare aliquis nostris ex ossibus ultor—An avenger shall arise out of my bones.    Virgil.  5429
  Ex otio plus negotii quam ex negotio habemus—Our leisure gives us more to do than our business.  5430
  Ex parte—One-sided.  5431
  Ex pede Herculem—We judge of the size of the statue of Hercules by the foot.  5432
  Expect injuries; for men are weak, and thou thyself doest such too often.    Jean Paul.  5433
  Expediency is the science of exigencies.    Kossuth.  5434
  Expense of time is the most costly of all expenses.    Theophrastus.  5435
  Experience, a jewel that I have purchased at an infinite rate.    Merry Wives, ii. 2.  5436
  Experience converts us to ourselves when books fail us.    A. B. Alcott.  5437
  Experience is a text to which reflection and knowledge supply the commentary.    Schopenhauer.  5438
  Experience is by industry achieved, / And perfected by swift course of time.    Two Gent. of Verona, i. 3.  5439
  ”Experience is the best teacher,” only the school-fees are heavy.    Hegel. (?)  5440
  Experience is the grand spiritual doctor.    Carlyle.  5441
  Experience is the mistress of fools.    Proverb.  5442
  Experience is the only genuine knowledge.    Goethe.  5443
  Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other, and scarce in that; for it is true we may give advice, but we cannot give conduct.    Ben. Franklin.  5444
  Experience makes even fools wise.    Proverb.  5445
  Experience makes us see a wonderful difference between devotion and goodness.    Pascal.  5446
  Experience takes dreadfully high school-wages, but teaches as no other.    Carlyle.  5447
  Experience teaches us again and again that there is nothing men have less command over than their tongues.    Spinoza.  5448
  Experience teacheth that resolution is a sole help in need. (?)  5449
  Experience that is bought is good, if not too dear.    Proverb.  5450
  Experience to most men is like the stern-lights of a ship, which illumine only the track it has passed.    Coleridge.  5451
  Experientia docet—Experience teaches.    Proverb.  5452
  Experimentum crucis—A decisive experiment.  5453
  Expert men can execute, but learned men are more fit to judge and censure.    Bacon.  5454
  Experto credite—Believe one who has had experience.    Virgil.  5455
  Expertus metuit—He who has had experience is afraid.    Horace.  5456
  Expetuntur divitiæ ad perficiendas voluptates—Riches are coveted to minister to our pleasures.  5457
  Explorant adversa viros; perque aspera duro / Nititur ad laudem virtus interrita clivo—Adversity tries men, and virtue struggles after fame, regardless of the adverse heights.    Silius Italicus.  5458
  Ex post facto—After the event.    Law.  5459
  Expression alone can invest beauty with supreme and lasting command over the eye.    Fuseli.  5460
  Expressio unius est exclusio alterius—The naming of one man is the exclusion of another.    Law.  5461
  Ex professo—As one who knows; professedly.  5462
  Ex quovis ligno non fit Mercurius—A Mercury is not to be made out of any log.    Proverb.  5463
  Ex scintilla incendium—From a spark a conflagration.    Proverb.  5464
  Ex tempore—Off-hand; unpremeditated.  5465
  Extended empire, like expanded gold, exchanges solid strength for feeble splendour.    Johnson.  5466
  External manners of lament / Are merely shadows to the unseen grief / That swells with silence in the tortured soul.    Richard II., iv. 1.  5467
  Extinctus amabilis idem—He will be beloved when he is dead (who was envied when he was living).    Horace.  5468
  Extinguished theologians lie about the cradle of every science, as the strangled snakes beside that of Hercules.    Huxley.  5469
  Extra ecclesiam nulla salus—Outside the Church there is no safety.  5470
  Extra lutum pedes habes—You have got your feet out of the mud.    Proverb.  5471
  Extra muros—Beyond the walls.  5472
  Extra telorum jactum—Beyond bow-shot.  5473
  Extrema gaudii luctus occupat—Grief treads on the confines of gladness.    Proverb.  5474
  Extrema manus nondum operibus ejus imposita est—The finishing hand has not yet been put to his works.  5475
  Extreme justice is often extreme injustice.  5476
  Extremes beget extremes.    Proverb.  5477
  Extreme in all things! hadst thou been betwixt, / Thy throne had still been thine, or never been.    Byron.  5478
  Extremes in nature equal ends produce; / In man they join to some mysterious use.    Pope.  5479
  Extremes meet.    Proverb.  5480
  Extremes, though contrary, have the like effects; extreme heat mortifies, like extreme cold; extreme love breeds satiety as well as extreme hatred; and too violent rigour tempts chastity as much as too much license.    Chapman.  5481
  Extremis malis extrema remedia—Extreme remedies for extreme evils.    Proverb.  5482
  Extremity is the trier of spirits.    Coriolanus, iv. 1.  5483
  Exuerint sylvestrem animum, cultuque frequenti, / In quascunque voces artes, haud tarda sequentur—They lay aside their rustic ideas, and by repeated instruction will advance apace into whatever arts you may initiate them.    Virgil.  5484
  Ex umbra in solem—Out of the shade into the sunshine.    Proverb.  5485
  Ex ungue leonem—The lion may be known by his claw.  5486
  Ex uno disce omnes—From one judge of all.  5487
  Ex vita discedo, tanquam ex hospitio, non tanquam ex domo—I depart from life as from an inn, not as from a home.    Cicero.  5488
  Ex vitio alterius sapiens emendat suum—From the faults of another a wise man will correct his own.    Labertius.  5489
  Ex vitulo bos fit—From a calf an ox grows up.  5490
  Ex vultibus hominum mores colligere—To construe men’s characters by their looks.  5491
  Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.    St. Paul.  5492
  Eye Nature’s walks, shoot folly as it flies, / And catch the manners living as they rise.    Pope.  5493
  Eyes are better, on the whole, than telescopes or microscopes.    Emerson.  5494
  Eyes bright, with many tears behind them.    Carlyle, on his Wife.  5495
  Eyes not down-dropp’d nor over-bright, but fed with the clear-pointed flame of chastity.    Tennyson.  5496
  Eyes / Of microscopic power, that could discern / The population of a dewdrop.    J. Montgomery.  5497
  Eyes raised towards heaven are always beautiful, whatever they be.    Joubert.  5498
  Eyes speak all languages; wait for no letter of introduction; they ask no leave of age or rank; they respect neither poverty nor riches, neither learning, nor power, nor virtue, nor sex, but intrude and come again, and go through and through you in a moment of time.    Emerson.  5499
  Eyes will not see when the heart wishes them to be blind; desire conceals truth as darkness does the earth.    Seneca.  5500


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