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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
Frost and fraud  to  Genug ist über
  Frost and fraud both end in foul.    Proverb.  6502
  Frost is God’s plough.    Fuller.  6503
  Fructu non foliis arborem æstima—Judge of a tree from its fruit, not from its leaves.    Phædrus.  6504
  Frugality, and even avarice, in the lower orders of mankind are true ambition. These afford the only ladder for the poor to rise to preferment.    Goldsmith.  6505
  Frugality is an estate.    Proverb.  6506
  Frugality is founded on the principle that all riches have limits.    Burke.  6507
  Frugality is good, if liberality be joined with it.    William Penn.  6508
  Frugality may be termed the daughter of prudence, the sister of temperance, and the parent of liberty.    Johnson.  6509
  Fruges consumere nati—Born merely to consume the fruits of the earth.    Horace.  6510
  Frühe Hochzeit, lange Liebe—Early marriage, long love.    German Proverb.  6511
  Fruit is seed.    Proverb.  6512
  Frustra fit per plura, quod fieri potest per paucora—It is vain to do by many agencies what may be done by few.  6513
  Frustra Herculi—In vain to speak against Hercules.    Proverb.  6514
  Frustra laborat qui omnibus placere studet—He labours in vain who studies to please everybody.    Proverb.  6515
  Frustra retinacula tendens / Ferter equis auriga, neque audit currus habenas—In vain as he tugs at the reins is the charioteer borne along by the steeds, and the chariot heeds not the curb.    Virgil.  6516
  Frustra vitium vitaveris illud, / Si te alio pravus detorseris—In vain do you avoid one fault if you perversely turn aside into another.    Horace.  6517
  Fugam fecit—He has taken to flight.    Law.  6518
  Fuge magna; licet sub paupere tecto / Reges et regum vita præcurrere amicos—Shun grandeur; under a poor roof you may surpass even kings and the friends of kings in your life.    Horace.  6519
  Fugere est triumphus—Flight (i.e., from temptation) is a triumph.    Proverb.  6520
  Fugit improbus, ac me / Sub cultro linquit—The wag runs away and leaves me with the knife at my throat, i.e., to be sacrificed.    Horace.  6521
  Fugit irreparabile tempus—Time flies, never to be repaired.    Virgil.  6522
  Fühlst du dein Herz durch Hass von Menschen wegetrieben— / Thu’ ihnen Gutes! schnell wirst du sie wieder lieben—Shouldst thou feel thy heart repelled from men through hatred, do thou them good, soon shall thy love for them revive in thee.    B. Paoli.  6523
  Fuimus—We have been.    Motto.  6524
  Fuimus Troes, fuit Ilium, et ingens / Gloria Teucrorum—We Trojans are no more; Ilium is no more, and the great renown of the Teucri.    Virgil.  6525
  Fuit hæc sapientia quondam, / Publica privatis secernere, sacra profanis, / Concubitu prohibere vago, dare jura maritis, / Oppida moliri, leges incidere ligno—This of old was accounted wisdom, to separate public from private property, things sacred from profane, to restrain from vagrant concubinage, to ordain laws for married people, to build cities, to engrave laws on tablets.    Horace.  6526
  Fuit Ilium—Troy was.  6527
  Fules are aye fond o’ flittin’.    Scotch Proverb.  6528
  Fulgente trahit constrictos gloria curru, / Non minus ignotos generosis—Glory draws all bound to her shining car, low-born and high-born alike.    Horace.  6529
  Full little knowest thou that hast not tried / What hell it is in suing long to bide; / To lose good days that might be better spent, / To waste long nights in pensive discontent.    Spenser.  6530
  Full many a day for ever is lost / By delaying its work till to-morrow; / The minutes of sloth have often cost / Long years of bootless sorrow.    Eliza Cook.  6531
  Full many a gem of purest ray serene / The dark unfathom’d caves of ocean bear; / Full many a flower is born to blush unseen, / And waste its sweetness on the desert air.    Gray.  6532
  Full many a stoic eye and aspect stern / Masks hearts where grief has little left to learn; / And many a withering thought lies hid, not lost, / In smiles that least befit who wears them most.    Byron.  6533
  Full of sound and fury, / Signifying nothing.    Macbeth, v. 5.  6534
  Full oft have letters caused the writers / To curse the day they were inditers.    Butler.  6535
  Full of wise saws and modern instances.    As You Like It, ii. 7.  6536
  Full seldom doth a man repent, or use / Both grace and will to pick the vicious quitch / Of blood and custom wholly out of him, / And make all clean, and plant himself afresh.    Tennyson.  6537
  Full twenty times was Peter fear’d / For once that Peter was respected.    Wordsworth.  6538
  Full vessels give the least sound.    Proverb.  6539
  Full wise is he that can himselven knowe.    Chaucer.  6540
  Fully to possess and rule an object, one must first study it for its own sake.    Goethe.  6541
  Fumos vendere—To sell smoke.    Martial.  6542
  Fumum, et opes, strepitumque Romæ—The smoke, the wealth, and din of the town.    Juvenal.  6543
  Functus officio—Having discharged his duties and resigned.  6544
  Fundamentum est justitiæ fides—The foundation of justice is good faith.    Cicero.  6545
  Fungar vice cotis, acutum / Reddere quæ ferrum valet, exsors ipsa secandi—I will discharge the office of a whetstone, which can give an edge to iron, though it cannot cut itself.    Horace.  6546
  Fürchterlich / Ist einer der nichts zu verlieren hat—Terrible is a man who has nothing to lose.    Goethe.  6547
  Für den Dialektiker ist die Welt ein Begriff, fur den Schöngeist ein Bild, für den Schwärmer ein Traum, für den Forscher Wahrheit—For the thinker the world is a thought; for the wit, an image; for the enthusiast, a dream; for the inquirer, truth.    L. Büchner.  6548
  Für eine Nation ist nur das gut was aus ihrem eignen Kern und ihrem eignen allegmeinen Bedürfniss hervorgegangen, ohne Nachäffung einer andern—Only that is good for a nation which issues from its own heart’s core and its own general wants, without apish imitation of another; since (it is added) what may to one people, at a certain stage, be wholesome nutriment, may perhaps prove a poison for another.    Goethe.  6549
  Für einen Leichnam bin ich nicht zu Haus; / Mir geht es wie der Katze mit der Maus—For a dead one I am not at home; I am like the cat with the mouse.    Goethe’s Mephistopheles.  6550
  Für ewig ist ja nicht gestorben, was man für diese Welt begräbt—What is buried for this world is not for ever dead.    K. v. Holtei.  6551
  Für Gerechte giebt es keine Gesetze—There are no laws for just men.    German Proverb.  6552
  Furiosus absentis loco est—A madman is treated as one absent.    Coke.  6553
  Furiosus furore suo punitur—A madman is punished by his own madness.    Law.  6554
  Furor arma ministrat—Their rage finds them arms.    Virgil.  6555
  Furor fit læsa sæpius patientia—Patience, when outraged often, is converted into rage.    Proverb.  6556
  Furor iraque mentem præcipitant—Rage and anger hurry on the mind.    Virgil.  6557
  Furor loquendi—A rage for speaking.  6558
  Furor poëticus—The poet’s frenzy.  6559
  Furor scribendi—A rage for writing.  6560
  Für seinen König muss das Volk sich opfern, / Das ist das Schicksal und das Gesetz der Welt—For its chief must the clan sacrifice itself; that is the destiny and law of the world.    Schiller.  6561
  Fürst Bismarck glaubt uns zu haben, und wir haben ihn—Prince Bismarck thinks he has us, and we have him.    Socialist organ.  6562
  Fürsten haben lange Hände und viele Ohren—Princes have long hands and many ears.    German Proverb.  6563
  Further I will not flatter you, / That all I see in you is worthy love, / Than this; that nothing do I see in you / That should merit hate.    King John, ii. 2.  6564
  Fury wasteth, as patience lasteth.    Proverb.  6565
  Futurity is impregnable to mortal kin; no prayer pierces through heaven’s adamantine walls.    Schiller.  6566
  Futurity is the great concern of mankind.    Burke.  6567
  Futurity still shortens, and time present sucks in time to come.    Sir Thomas Browne.  6568
  Fuyez les procés sur toutes les choses, la conscience s’y intéresse, la santé s’y altère, les biens s’y dissipent—Avoid lawsuits beyond all things; they pervert conscience, impair your health, and dissipate your property.    La Bruyère.  6569
  Gäb es keine Narren, so gäb es keine Weisen—Were there no fools, there would be no wise men.    German Proverb.  6570
  Gaieté de cœur—Gaiety of heart.    French.  6571
  Gaiety is often the reckless ripple over depths of despair.    Chapin.  6572
  Gaiety is the soul’s health; sadness is its poison.    Stanislaus.  6573
  Gaiety overpowers weak spirits; good-humour recreates and revives them.    Johnson.  6574
  Gaiety pleases more when we are assured that it does not cover carelessness.    Madame de Staël.  6575
  Gain at the expense of reputation should be called loss.    Publius Syrus.  6576
  ’Gainst the tooth of time / And rasure of oblivion.    Meas. for Meas., v. 1.  6577
  Galea spes salutis—Hope is the helmet of salvation.    Motto.  6578
  Galeatum sero duelli pœnitet—After donning the helmet it is too late to repent of war, i.e., after enlistment.    Juvenal.  6579
  Gallantry thrives most in a court atmosphere.    Mme. Necker.  6580
  Gallicè—In French.  6581
  Gallus in sterquilinio suo plurimum potest—The cock is proudest on his own dunghill.    Proverb.  6582
  Gambling is the child of avarice, but the parent of prodigality.    Colton.  6583
  Gambling with cards, or dice, or stocks, is all one thing; it is getting money without giving an equivalent for it.    Ward Beecher.  6584
  Game is a civil gunpowder, in peace / Blowing up houses with their whole increase.    Herbert.  6585
  [Greek]—He who is about to marry is on the way to repentance.    Greek Proverb.  6586
  Games of chance are traps to catch school-boy novices and gaping country squires, who begin with a guinea and end with a mortgage.    Cumberland.  6587
  Gaming finds a man a cully and leaves him a knave.    T. Hughes.  6588
  Gaming has been resorted to by the affluent as a refuge from ennui; it is a mental dram, and may succeed for a moment, but, like other stimuli, it produces indirect debility.    Colton.  6589
  Gaming is the destruction of all decorum; the prince forgets at it his dignity, and the lady her modesty.    Marchioness d’Alembert.  6590
  Gammel Mands Sagn er sielden usand—An old man’s sayings are rarely untrue.    Danish Proverb.  6591
  [Greek]—Marriage is an evil men are eager to embrace.    Mencius.  6592
  Gang to bed wi’ the lamb and rise wi’ the laverock (lark).    Scotch Proverb.  6593
  Garçon—A boy; a waiter.    French.  6594
  Garde à cheval—Horse-guards; mounted guard.    French.  6595
  Garde à pied—Foot-guards.    French.  6596
  Garde à vous—Attention.    French.  6597
  Garde-chasse—Gamekeeper.    French.  6598
  Garde du corps—A bodyguard.    French.  6599
  Garde-feu—A fire-guard.    French.  6600
  Garde-fou—A hand-rail.    French.  6601
  Gardez—Keep it.    French.  6602
  Gardez bien—Take care.    French.  6603
  Gardez cela pour la bonne bouche—Keep that for a tit-bit.    French Proverb.  6604
  Gardez la fol—Guard the faith.    Motto.  6605
  Garments that have once a rent in them are subject to be torn on every nail, and glasses that are once cracked are soon broken; such is a good man’s name once tainted with just reproach.    Bp. Hall.  6606
  Garrit aniles / Ex re fabellas—He relates old women’s tales very apropos.    Horace.  6607
  Gar Vieles lernt man, um es wieder zu vergessen; / Um an den Ziel zu stehen, muss man die Bahn durchmessen—Much we learn only to forget it again; to stand by the goal, we must traverse all the way to it.    Rückert.  6608
  Gâteau et mauvaise coutume se doivent rompre—A cake and a bad custom are fated to be broken.    French Proverb.  6609
  Gâter une chandelle pour trouver une épingle—To waste a candle to find a pin.    French Proverb.  6610
  Gather gear by every wile that’s justified by honour; / Not for to hide it in a hedge, nor for a train attendant; / But for the glorious privilege of being independent.    Burns.  6611
  Gather the rosebuds while ye may, / Old Time is still a-flying, / And this same flower that smiles to-day, / To-morrow will be dying.    Herrick.  6612
  Gathering gear (wealth) is pleasant pain.    Scotch Proverb.  6613
  Gathering her brows like gathering storm, / Nursing her wrath to keep it warm.    Burns.  6614
  Gato maullador nunca buen cazador—A mewing cat is never a good mouser.    Spanish Proverb.  6615
  Gaude, Maria Virgo—Rejoice, Virgin Mary.  6616
  Gaudeamus—Let us have a joyful time.  6617
  Gaudent prænomine molles / Auriculæ—His delicate ears are delighted with a title.    Horace.  6618
  Gaudet equis, canibusque, et aprici gramine campi—He delights in horses, and dogs, and the grass of the sunny plain.    Horace.  6619
  Gaudet tentamine virtus—Virtue rejoices in being put to the test.  6620
  Gaudetque viam fecisse ruina—He rejoices at having made his way by ruin.    Lucan, of Julius Cæsar.  6621
  Gave / His body to that pleasant country’s earth, / And his pure soul unto his captain Christ, / Under whose colours he had fought so long.    Richard II., iv. i.  6622
  Gay hope is theirs by fancy fed, / Less pleasing when possest; / The tear forgot as soon as shed, / The sunshine of the breast.    Gray.  6623
  Gear is easier gained than guided.    Proverb.  6624
  Geben ist Sache des Reichen—Giving is the business of the rich.    Goethe.  6625
  Gebrade duijven vliegen niet door de lucht—Roasted pigeons don’t fly through the air.    Dutch Proverb.  6626
  Gebratene Tauben, die einem im Maul fliegen?—Do pigeons fly ready-roasted into one’s mouth?    German Proverb.  6627
  Gebraucht der Zeit, sie geht so schell von hinnen, / Doch Ordnung lehrt euch Zeit gewinnen—Make the most of time, it glides away so fast; but order teaches you to gain time.    Goethe.  6628
  Gebt ihr ein Stück, se gebt es gleich in Stücken—If your aim is to give a piece, be sure you give it in pieces.    Goethe.  6629
  Gedanken sind zollfrei, aber nicht höllenfrei—Thoughts are toll-free, but not hell-free.    German Proverb.  6630
  Gedenke zu leben—Think of living.    Goethe.  6631
  Gedichte sind gemalde Fensterscheiben—Poems are painted window-panes, i.e., when genuine, they transmit heaven’s light through a contracted medium coloured by human feeling and fantasy.    Goethe.  6632
  Gedult gaat boven geleerdheid—Patience excels learning.    Dutch Proverb.  6633
  Gedwongen liefde vergaat haast—Love that is forced does not last.    Dutch Proverb.  6634
  Geese are plucked as long as they have any feathers.    Dutch Proverb.  6635
  Gefährlich ist’s, den Leu zu wecken, / Verderblich ist des Tigers Zahn; / Jedoch der schrecklichste der Schrecken, / Das ist der Mensch in seinem Wahn—Dangerous it is to rouse the lion, fatal is the tiger’s tooth, but the most frightful of terrors is man in his self-delusion.    Schiller.  6636
  Gefährlich ist’s ein Mordgewehr zu tragen / Und auf den Schützen springt der Pfeil zurück—It is dangerous to carry a murderous weapon, and the arrow rebounds on the archer.    Schiller.  6637
  Gefährlich ist’s mit Geistern sich gesellen—To fraternise with spirits is a dangerous game.    Goethe.  6638
  Gefährte munter kürzt die Meilen—Lively companionship shortens the miles.    German Proverb.  6639
  Gefühl ist alles; / Name ist Schall und Rauch / Umnebelnd Himmelsglut—Feeling is all; name is sound and smoke veiling heaven’s splendour.    Goethe.  6640
  Gegen grosse Vorzüge eines andern giebt es kein Rettungsmittel als die Liebe—To countervail the inequalities arising from the great superiority of one over another there is no specific but love.    Goethe.  6641
  Gegner glauben uns widerlegen, wenn sie ihre Meinung wieder holen und auf die unsrige nicht achten—Our adversaries think they confute us by repeating their own opinion and paying no heed to ours.    Goethe.  6642
  Geheimnissvoll am lichten Tag / Lässt sich Natur des Schleiers nicht berauben, / Und was sie deinem Geist nicht offenbaren mag, / Das zwingst du ihr nicht ab mit Hebeln und mit Schrauben—In broad daylight inscrutable, Nature does not suffer her veil to be taken from her, and what she does not choose to reveal to the spirit, thou wilt not wrest from her by levers and screws.    Goethe.  6643
  Geld beheert de wereld. Money rules the world.    Dutch Proverb.  6644
  Geld est der Mann—Money makes (lit. is) the man.    German Proverb.  6645
  Geld im Beutel vertreibt die Schwermuth—Money in the purse drives away melancholy.    German Proverb.  6646
  Gelegenheit macht den Dieb—Opportunity makes the thief.    German Proverb.  6647
  Gelehrte Dummkopf—A learned blockhead; dry-as-dust.  6648
  [Greek]—Ill-timed laughter in men is a grievous evil.    Mencius.  6649
  Gemeen goed, geen goed—Common goods, no goods.    Dutch Proverb.  6650
  Gemsen steigen hoch und werden doch gefangen—The chamois climb high, and yet are caught.    German Proverb.  6651
  General abstract truth is the most precious of all blessings; without it man is blind; it is the eye of reason.    Rousseau.  6652
  General infidelity is the hardest soil which the propagators of a new religion can have to work upon.    Paley.  6653
  General suffering is the fruit of general misbehaviour, general dishonesty.    Carlyle.  6654
  General truths are seldom applied to particular occasions.    Johnson.  6655
  Generally all warlike people are a little idle, and love danger better than travail.    Bacon.  6656
  Generally speaking, an author’s style is a faithful copy of his mind. If you would write a lucid style, let there first be light in your own mind; and if you would write a grand style, you ought to have a grand character.    Goethe.  6657
  Generations are as the days of toilsome mankind; death and birth are the vesper and the matin bells that summon mankind to sleep, and to rise refreshed for new advancement.    Carlyle.  6658
  Generosity during life is a very different thing from generosity in the hour of death; one proceeds from genuine liberality and benevolence, the other from pride or fear.    Horace Mann.  6659
  Generosity is catching: and if so many escape it, it is somewhat for the same reason that countrymen escape the small-pox—because they meet with no one to give it to them.    Lord Greville.  6660
  Generosity is the flower of justice.    Hawthorne.  6661
  Generosity is the part of the soul raised above the vulgar.    Goldsmith.  6662
  Generosity should never exceed ability.    Cicero.  6663
  Generosity, wrong placed, becomes a vice. A princely mind will undo a private family.    Fuller.  6664
  Generous souls are still most subject to credulity.    Sir W. Davenant.  6665
  Geniesse, wenn du kannst und leide, wenn du musst, / Vergiss den Schmerz, erfrische das Vergnügen—Enjoy if thou canst, endure if thou must; / forget the pain and revive the pleasure.    Goethe.  6666
  Genius and virtue, like diamonds, are best plain set.    Emerson.  6667
  Genius always gives its best at first, prudence at last.    Lavater.  6668
  Genius begins great works, labour alone finishes them.    Joubert.  6669
  Genius believes its faintest presentiment against the testimony of all history, for it knows that facts are not ultimates, but that a state of mind is the ancestor of everything.    Emerson.  6670
  Genius borrows nobly.    Emerson.  6671
  Genius can never despise labour.    Abel Stevens.  6672
  Genius cannot escape the taint of its time more than a child the influence of its begetting.    Ouida.  6673
  Genius can only breathe freely in an atmosphere of freedom.    J. S. Mill.  6674
  Genius counts all its miracles poor and short.    Emerson.  6675
  Genius does not need a special language; it newly uses whatever tongue it finds.    Stedman.  6676
  Genius does what it must, and talent does what it can.    Owen Meredith.  6677
  Genius easily hews out its figure from the block, but the sleepless chisel gives it life.    Willmott.  6678
  Genius, even as it is the greatest good, is the greatest harm.    Emerson.  6679
  Genius ever stands with nature in solemn union, and what the one foretells the other will fulfil.    Schiller.  6680
  Genius finds its own road and carries its own lamp.    Willmott.  6681
  Genius grafted on womanhood is like to overgrow it and break its stem.    Holmes.  6682
  Genius has privileges of its own; it selects an orbit for itself; and be this never so eccentric, if it is indeed a celestial orbit, we mere star-gazers must at last compose ourselves, must cease to cavil at it, and begin to observe it and calculate its laws.    Carlyle.  6683
  Genius in poverty is never feared, because Nature, though liberal in her gifts in one instance, is forgetful in another.    B. R. Haydon.  6684
  Genius invents fine manners, which the baron and the baroness copy very fast, and, by the advantage of a palace, better the instruction. They stereotype the lesson they have learned into a mode.    Emerson.  6685
  Genius is always ascetic, and piety and love.    Emerson.  6686
  Genius is always a surprise, but it is born with great advantages when the stock from which it springs has been long under cultivation.    Holmes.  6687
  Genius is always consistent when most audacious.    Stedman.  6688
  Genius is always impatient of its harness; its wild blood makes it hard to train.    Holmes.  6689
  Genius is always more suggestive than expressive.    Abel Stevens.  6690
  Genius is always sufficiently the enemy of genius by over-influence.    Emerson.  6691
  Genius is a nervous disease.    De Tours.  6692
  Genius is ever a secret to itself.    Carlyle.  6693
  Genius is ever the greatest mystery to itself.    Schiller.  6694
  Genius is inconsiderate, self-relying, and, like unconscious beauty, without any intention to please.    I. M. Wise.  6695
  Genius is intensity of life; an overflowing vitality which floods and fertilises a continent or a hemisphere of being; which makes a nature many-sided and whole, while most men remain partial and fragmentary.    H. W. Mabie.  6696
  Genius is lonely without the surrounding presence of a people to inspire it.    T. W. Higginson.  6697
  Genius is mainly an affair of energy.    Matthew Arnold.  6698
  Genius is not a single power, but a combination of great powers. It reasons, but it is not reasoning; it judges, but it is not judgment; imagines, but it is not imagination; it feels deeply and fiercely, but it is not passion. It is neither, because it is all.    Whipple.  6699
  Genius is nothing but a great capacity for patience.    Buffon.  6700
  Genius is nothing but labour and diligence.    Hogarth.  6701
  Genius is nothing more than our common faculties refined to a greater intensity.    Haydon.  6702
  Genius is nothing more than the effort of the idea to assume a definite form.    Fichte.  6703
  Genius is nourished from within and without.    Willmott.  6704
  Genius is only as rich as it is generous.    Thoreau.  6705
  Genius is religious.    Emerson.  6706
  Genius is that in whose power a man is.    Lowell.  6707
  Genius is that power of man which by its deeds and actions gives laws and rules; and it does not, as used to be thought, manifest itself only by over-stepping existing laws, breaking established rules, and declaring itself above all restraint.    Goethe.  6708
  Genius is the gold in the mine; talent is the miner who works and brings it out.    Lady Blessington.  6709
  Genius is the power of carrying the feelings of childhood into the powers of manhood.    Coleridge.  6710
  Genius is the transcendent capacity of taking trouble first of all.    Carlyle.  6711
  Genius is the very eye of intellect and the wing of thought; it is always in advance of its time, and is the pioneer for the generation which it precedes.    Simms.  6712
  Genius is to other gifts what the carbuncle is to the precious stones. It sends forth its own light, whereas other stones only reflect borrowed light.    Schopenhauer.  6713
  Genius loci—The presiding genius of the place.  6714
  Genius makes its observations in shorthand; talent writes them out at length.    Bovee.  6715
  Genius may at times want the spur, but it stands as often in need of the curb.    Longinus.  6716
  Genius melts many ages into one…. A work of genius is but the newspaper of a century, or perchance of a hundred centuries.    Hawthorne.  6717
  Genius must be born, and never can be taught.    Dryden.  6718
  Genius of a kind is necessary to make a fortune, and especially a large one.    La Bruyère.  6719
  Genius only commands recognition when it has created the taste which is to appreciate it.    Froude.  6720
  Genius only leaves behind it the monuments of its strength.    Hazlitt.  6721
  Genius should be the child of genius, and every child should be inspired.    Emerson.  6722
  Genius, the Pythian of the beautiful, leaves its large truths a riddle to the dull.    Bulwer Lytton.  6723
  Genius unexerted is no more genius than a bushel of acorns is a forest of oaks.    Beecher.  6724
  Genius will reconcile men to much.    Carlyle.  6725
  Genius works in sport, and goodness smiles to the last.    Emerson.  6726
  Gens d’armes—Armed police.    French.  6727
  Gens de bureau—Officials in a government office.    French.  6728
  Gens de condition—People of rank.    French.  6729
  Gens d’église—Churchmen.    French.  6730
  Gens de guerre—Soldiers.    French.  6731
  Gens de langues—Linguists.    French.  6732
  Gens de lettres—Literary people.    French.  6733
  Gens de lois—lawyers.    French.  6734
  Gens de même famille—Birds of a feather.    French.  6735
  Gens de peu—The lower classes.    French.  6736
  Gens togata—The nation with the toga, i.e., the Roman.  6737
  Gentility is nothing else but ancient riches.    Lord Burleigh.  6738
  Gentility without ability is waur (worse) than plain begging.    Scotch Proverb.  6739
  Gentle passions brighten the horizon of our existence, move without wearying, warm without consuming, and are the badges of true strength.    Feuchtersleben.  6740
  Gentle words, quiet words, are, after all, the most powerful words. They are more convincing, more compelling, more prevailing.    W. Gladden.  6741
  Gentleman, in its primal, literal, and perpetual meaning, is a man of pure race.    Ruskin.  6742
  Gentleman is a term which does not apply to any station, but to the mind and the feelings in every station.    Talfourd.  6743
  Gentlemanliness is just another word for intense humanity.    Ruskin.  6744
  Gentlemen have to learn that it is no part of their duty or privilege to live on other people’s toil; that there is no degradation in the hardest manual or the humblest servile labour, when it is honest.    Ruskin.  6745
  “Gentlemen of the jury, you will now consider your verdict.”    Lord Tenterden’s last words.  6746
  Gentleness corrects whatever is offensive in our manners.    Blair.  6747
  Gentleness! more powerful than Hercules.    Ninon de l’Enclos.  6748
  Gentleness, when it weds with manhood, makes a man.    Tennyson.  6749
  Gently comes the world to those / That are cast in gentle mould.    Tennyson.  6750
  Gently didst thou ramble round the little circle of thy pleasures, jostling no creature in thy way: for each one’s sorrows thou hadst a tear; for each man’s need thou hadst a shilling.    Sterne’s Uncle Toby.  6751
  Gently, gently touch a nettle, / And it stings you for your pains; / Grasp it like a man of mettle, / And it soft as silk remains.    Aaron Hill.  6752
  Genug ist über einer Sackvoll—Enough excels a sackful.    German Proverb.  6753


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