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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
Greediness bursts  to  Hast du im Thal
  Greediness bursts the bag.    Proverb.  7506
  Greedy folk hae lang airms.    Scotch Proverb.  7507
  Greedy misers rail at sordid misers.    Helvetius.  7508
  Greek architecture is the flowering of geometry.    Emerson.  7509
  Greek art, and all other art, is fine when it makes a man’s face as like a man’s face as it can.    Ruskin.  7510
  Greif’ nicht leicht in ein Wespennest, Doch wenn du greifst, so stehe fest—Attack not thoughtlessly a wasp’s nest, but if you do, stand fast.    M. Claudius.  7511
  Greife schnell zum Augenblicke, nur die Gegenwart ist dein—Quickly seize the moment: only the present is thine.    Körner.  7512
  Grex totus in agris / Unius scabie cadit—The entire flock in the fields dies of the disease introduced by one.    Juvenal.  7513
  Grex venalium—A venal pack.    Suetonius.  7514
  Grey hairs are wisdom—if you hold your tongue; / Speak—and they are but hairs, as in the young.    Philo.  7515
  Grief best is pleased with grief’s society.    Shakespeare.  7516
  Grief boundeth where it falls, / Not with an empty hollowness, but weight.    Richard II., i. 2.  7517
  Grief divided is made lighter.    Proverb.  7518
  Grief fills the room up of my absent child, / Lies in his bed, walks up and down with me; / Puts on his pretty look, repeats his words, / Remembers me of all his gracious parts, / Stuffs out his vacant garments with his form: Then have I reason to be fond of grief.    King John, iii. 4.  7519
  Grief finds some ease by him that like doth bear.    Spenser.  7520
  Grief hallows hearts, even while it ages heads.    Bailey.  7521
  Grief has its time.    Johnson.  7522
  Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can, and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys.    Lamartine.  7523
  Grief is a species of idleness, and the necessity of attention to the present, preserves us from being lacerated and devoured by sorrow for the past.    Dr. Johnson.  7524
  Grief is a stone that bears one down, but two bear it lightly.    W. Hauff.  7525
  Grief is only the memory of widowed affection.    James Martineau.  7526
  Grief is proud and makes his owner stout.    King John, iii. 1.  7527
  Grief is so far from retrieving a loss that it makes it greater; but the way to lessen it is by a comparison with others’ losses.    Wycherley.  7528
  Grief is the agony of an instant; the indulgence of grief the blunder of a life.    Disraeli.  7529
  Grief is the culture of the soul; it is the true fertiliser.    Mme. de Girardin.  7530
  Grief, like a tree, has tears for its fruit.    Philemon.  7531
  Grief makes one hour ten.    Richard II., i. 3.  7532
  Grief or misfortune seems to be indispensable to the development of intelligence, energy, and virtue.    Fearon.  7533
  Grief sharpens the understanding and strengthens the soul, whereas joy seldom troubles itself about the former, and makes the latter either effeminate or frivolous.    F. Schubert.  7534
  Grief should be / Like joy, majestic, equable, sedate, / Conforming, cleansing, raising, making free.    Aubrey de Vere (the younger).  7535
  Grief should be the instructor of the wise; / Sorrow is knowledge: they who know the most / Must mourn the deepest o’er the fatal truth, / The Tree of Knowledge is not that of Life.    Byron.  7536
  Grief still treads upon the heels of Pleasure.    Congreve.  7537
  Grief, which disposes gentle natures to retirement, to inaction, and to meditation, only makes restless spirits more restless.    Macaulay.  7538
  Griefs assured are felt before they come.    Dryden.  7539
  Grim-visaged war hath smooth’d his wrinkled front…. He capers nimbly in a lady’s chamber, / To the lascivious pleasing of a lute.    Richard III., i. 1.  7540
  Grind the faces of the poor.    Bible.  7541
  Gross and vulgar minds will always pay a higher respect to wealth than to talent; for wealth, although it is a far less efficient source of power than talent, happens to be far more intelligible.    Colton.  7542
  Gross Diligenz und klein Conscienz macht reich—Great industry and little conscience make one rich.    German Proverb.  7543
  Gross ist, wer Feinde tapfer uberwand; / Doch grösser ist, wer sie gewonnen—Great is he who has bravely vanquished his enemies, but greater is he who has gained them.    Seume.  7544
  Gross kann man sich im Glück, erhaben nur im Unglück zeigen—One may show himself great in good fortune, but exalted only in bad.    Schiller. (?)  7545
  Gross und leer, wie das Heidelberger Fass—Big and empty, like the Heidelberg tun.    German Proverb.  7546
  Grosse Leidenschaften sind Krankheiten ohne Hoffnung; was sie heilen könnte, macht sie erst recht gefährlich—Great passions are incurable diseases; what might heal them is precisely that which makes them so dangerous.    Goethe.  7547
  Grosse Seelen dulden still—Great souls endure in silence.    Schiller.  7548
  Grosser Herren Leute lassen sich was bedünken—Great people’s servants think themselves of no small consequence.    German Proverb.  7549
  Grudge not another what you canna get yoursel’.    Scotch Proverb.  7550
  Grudge not one against another.    St. James.  7551
  Guardalo ben, guardalo tutto / L’uom senza danar quanto è brutto—Watch him well, watch him closely; the man without money, how worthless he is!    Italian Proverb.  7552
  Guardati da aceto di vin dolce—Beware of the vinegar of sweet wine.    Italian Proverb.  7553
  Guardati da chi non ha che perdere—Beware of him who has nothing to lose.    Italian Proverb.  7554
  Guardati dall’ occasione, e ti guarderà / Dio da peccati—Keep yourself from opportunities, and God will keep you from sins.    Italian Proverb.  7555
  Guards from outward harms are sent; / Ills from within thy reason must prevent.    Dryden.  7556
  Guard well thy thought; / Our thoughts are heard in heaven.    Young.  7557
  Gude advice is ne’er out o’ season.    Scotch Proverb.  7558
  Gude bairns are eith to lear—i.e., easy to teach.    Scotch Proverb.  7559
  Gude breeding and siller mak’ our sons gentlemen.    Scotch Proverb.  7560
  Gude claes (clothes) open a’ doors.    Scotch Proverb.  7561
  Gude folk are scarce, tak’ care o’ ane.    Scotch Proverb.  7562
  Gude foresight furthers the wark.    Scotch Proverb.  7563
  Gude wares mak’ a quick market.    Scotch Proverb.  7564
  Guds Raadkammer har ingen Nögle—To God’s council-chamber we have no key.    Danish Proverb.  7565
  Guenille, si l’on veut; ma guenille m’est chère—Call it a rag, if you please; my rag is dear to me.    Molière.  7566
  Guerra al cuchillo—War to the knife.    Spanish.  7567
  Guerra cominciata, inferno scatinato—War begun, hell let loose.    Italian Proverb.  7568
  Guerre à mort—War to the death.    French.  7569
  Guerre à outrance—War of extermination; war to the uttermost.    French.  7570
  Guerre aux châteaux, paix aux chaumières!—War to the castles, peace to the cottages!    French.  7571
  Guessing is missing (the point).    Dutch Proverb.  7572
  Guilt is a spiritual Rubicon.    Jane Porter.  7573
  Guilt is ever at a loss, and confusion waits upon it.    Congreve.  7574
  Guilt is the source of sorrow; ’tis the fiend, / Th’ avenging fiend that follows us behind / With whips and stings.    Rowe.  7575
  Guilt, though it may attain temporal splendour, can never confer real happiness.    Scott.  7576
  Guiltiness will speak, though tongues were out of use.    Othello, v. 1.  7577
  Guilty consciences make men cowards.    Vanbrugh.  7578
  Gunpowder is the emblem of politic revenge, for it biteth first and barketh afterwards; the bullet being at the mark before the noise is heard, so that it maketh a noise not by way of warning, but of triumph.    Fuller.  7579
  Gunpowder makes all men alike tall…. Hereby at last is the Goliath powerless and the David resistless; savage animalism is nothing, inventive spiritualism is all.    Carlyle.  7580
  Gustatus est sensus ex omnibus maxime voluptarius—The sense of taste is the most exquisite of all.    Cicero.  7581
  Gut Gewissen ist ein sanftes Ruhekissen—A good conscience is a soft pillow.    German Proverb.  7582
  Gut verloren, etwas verloren; / Ehre verloren, viel verloren; / Mut verloren, alles verloren—Wealth lost, something lost; honour lost, much lost; courage lost, all lost.    Goethe.  7583
  Güte bricht einem kein Bein—Kindness breaks no one’s bones.    German Proverb.  7584
  Guter Rath kommt über Nacht—Good counsel comes over-night.    German Proverb.  7585
  Guter Rath lässt sich geben, aber gute Sitte nicht—Good advice may be given, but manners not.    Turkish Proverb.  7586
  Gutes aus Gutem, das kann jedweder Verständige bilden; / Aber der Genius ruft Gutes aus Schlechtem hervor—Good out of good is what every man of intellect can fashion, but it takes genius to evoke good out of bad.    Schiller.  7587
  Gutes und Böses kommt unerwartet dem Menschen; / Auch verkündet, glauben wir’s nicht—Good and evil come unexpected to man; even if foretold, we believe it not.    Goethe.  7588
  Gutta cavat lapidem, consumitur annulus usu, / Et teritur pressa vomer aduncus humo—The drop hollows the stone, the ring is worn by use, and the crooked ploughshare is frayed away by the pressure of the earth.    Ovid.  7589
  Gutta cavat lapidem non vi, sed sæpe cadendo—The drop hollows the stone not by force, but by continually falling.    Proverb.  7590
  Gutta fortunæ præ dolio sapientiæ—A drop of good fortune rather than a cask of wisdom.    Proverb.  7591
  Ha! lass dich den Teufel bei einem Haar fassen, und du bist sein auf ewig—Ha! let the devil seize thee by a hair, and thou art his for ever.    Lessing.  7592
  Ha! welche Lust, Soldat zu sein—Ah! what a pleasure it is to be a soldier.    Boieldieu.  7593
  Hab’ mich nie mit Kleinigkeiten abgegeben—I have never occupied myself with trifles.    Schiller.  7594
  “Habe gehabt,” ist ein armer Mann—“I have had,” is a poor man.    German Proverb.  7595
  Habeas corpus—A writ to deliver one from prison, and show reason for his detention, with a view to judge of its justice, lit. you may have the body.    Law.  7596
  Habeas corpus ad prosequendum—You may bring up the body for the purpose of prosecution.    Law Writ.  7597
  Habeas corpus ad respondendum—You may bring up the body to make answer.    Law Writ.  7598
  Habeas corpus ad satisfaciendum—You may bring up the body to satisfy.    Law Writ.  7599
  Habemus confitentem reum—We have the confession of the accused.    Law.  7600
  Habemus luxuriam atque avaritiam, publice egestatem, privatim opulentiam—We have luxury and avarice, but as a people poverty, and in private opulence.    Cato in Sallust.  7601
  Habent insidias hominis blanditiæ mali—Under the fair words of a bad man there lurks some treachery.    Phædrus.  7602
  Habent sua fata libelli—Books have their destinies.    Horace.  7603
  Habeo senectuti magnam gratiam, quæ mihi sermonis aviditatem auxit—I owe it to old age, that my relish for conversation is so increased.    Cicero.  7604
  Habere derelictui rem suam—To neglect one’s affairs.    Aulus Gellius.  7605
  Habere et dispertire—To have and to distribute.  7606
  Habere facias possessionem—You shall cause to take possession.    Law Writ.  7607
  Habere, non haberi—To hold, not to be held.  7608
  Habet aliquid ex iniquo omne magnum exemplum, quod contra singulos, utilitate publica rependitur—Every great example of punishment has in it some tincture of injustice, but the wrong to individuals is compensated by the promotion of the public good.    Tacitus.  7609
  Habet iracundia hoc mali, non vult regi—There is in anger this evil, that it will not be controlled.    Seneca.  7610
  Habet salem—He has wit; he is a wag.  7611
  Habit and imitation are the source of all working and all apprenticeship, of all practice and all learning, in this world.    Carlyle.  7612
  Habit gives endurance, and fatigue is the best nightcap.    Kincaid.  7613
  Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity.    St. Augustine.  7614
  Habit is a cable. We weave a thread of it every day, and at last we cannot break it.    Horace Mann.  7615
  Habit is a second nature, which destroys the first.    Pascal.  7616
  Habit is necessary to give power.    Hazlitt.  7617
  Habit is ten times nature.    Wellington.  7618
  Habit is the deepest law of human nature.    Carlyle.  7619
  Habit is the purgatory in which we suffer for our past sins.    George Eliot.  7620
  Habit is too arbitrary a master for my liking.    Lavater.  7621
  Habit, with its iron sinews, clasps and leads us day by day.    Lamartine.  7622
  Habits are at first cobwebs, at last cables.    Proverb.  7623
  Habits (of virtue) are formed by acts of reason in a persevering struggle through temptation.    Bernard Gilpin.  7624
  Habits leave their impress upon the mind, even after they are given up.    Spurgeon.  7625
  Habitual intoxication is the epitome of every crime.    Douglas Jerrold.  7626
  Hablar sin pensar es tirar sin encarar—Speaking without thinking is shooting without taking aim.    Spanish Proverb.  7627
  Hac mercede placet—I accept the terms.  7628
  Hac sunt in fossa Bedæ venerabilis ossa—In this grave lie the bones of the Venerable Bede.    Inscription on Bede’s tomb.  7629
  Hac urget lupus, hac canis—On one side a wolf besets you, on the other a dog.    Horace.  7630
  Hactenus—Thus far.  7631
  Had Cæsar or Cromwell changed countries, the one might have been a sergeant and the other an exciseman.    Goldsmith.  7632
  Had God meant me to be different, He would have created me different.    Goethe.  7633
  Had I but serv’d my God with half the zeal / I serv’d my king, He would not in mine age / Have left me naked to mine enemies.    Henry VIII., iii. 2.  7634
  Had I succeeded well, I had been reckoned amongst the wise; so ready are we to judge from the event.    Euripides.  7635
  Had not God made this world, and death too, it were an insupportable place.    Carlyle.  7636
  Had religion been a mere chimæra, it would long ago have been extinct; were it susceptible of a definite formula, that formula would long ago have been discovered.    Renan.  7637
  Had sigh’d to many, though he loved but one.    Byron.  7638
  Had we never loved sae kindly, / Had we never loved sae blindly, / Never met or never parted, / We had ne’er been broken-hearted!    Burns.  7639
  Hæ nugæ seria ducent / In mala—These trifles will lead to serious mischief.    Horace.  7640
  Hæ tibi erunt artes, pacisque imponere morem, / Parcere subjectis et debellare superbos—These shall be thy arts, to lay down the law of peace, to spare the conquered, and to subdue the proud.    Virgil.  7641
  Hae you gear (goods), or hae you nane, / Tine (lose) heart, and a’s gane.    Scotch Proverb.  7642
  Hæc a te non multum abludit imago—This picture bears no small resemblance to yourself.    Horace.  7643
  Hæc amat obscurum; volet hæc sub luce videri, / Judicis argutum quæ non formidat acumen; Hæc placuit semel; hæc decies repetita placebit—One (poem) courts the shade; another, not afraid of the critic’s keen eye, chooses to be seen in a strong light; the one pleases but once, the other will still please if ten times repeated.    Horace.  7644
  Hæc brevis est nostrorum summa malorum—Such is the short sum of our evils.    Ovid.  7645
  Hæc ego mecum / Compressis agito labris; ubi quid datur oti, / Illudo chartis—These things I revolve by myself with compressed lips. When I have any leisure, I amuse myself with my writings.    Horace.  7646
  Hæc est condicio vivendi, aiebat, eoque / Responsura tuo nunquam est par fama labori—“Such is the lot of life,” he said, “and so your merits will never receive their due meed of praise.”    Horace.  7647
  Hæc generi incrementa fides—This fidelity will bring new glory to our race.    Motto.  7648
  Hæc olim meminisse juvabit—It will be a joy to us to recall this, some day.    Virgil.  7649
  Hæc omnia transeunt—All these things pass away.    Motto.  7650
  Hæc perinde sunt, ut illius animus, qui ea possidet. / Qui uti scit, ei bona, illi qui non utitur recte, mala—These things are exactly according to the disposition of him who possesses them. To him who knows how to use them, they are blessings; to him who does not use them aright, they are evils.    Terence.  7651
  Hæc prima lex in amicitia sanciatur, ut neque rogemus res turpes, nec faciamus rogati—Be this the first law established in friendship, that we neither ask of others what is dishonourable, nor ourselves do it when asked.    Cicero.  7652
  Hæc scripsi non otii abundantia, sed amoris erga te—I have written this, not as having abundance of leisure, but out of love for you.    Cicero.  7653
  Hæc studia adolescentiam alunt, senectutem oblectant, secundas res ornant, adversis solatium ac perfugium præbent, delectant domi, non impediunt foris, pernoctant nobiscum, peregrinantur, rusticantur—These studies are the food of youth and the consolation of old age; they adorn prosperity and are the comfort and refuge of adversity; they are pleasant at home and are no encumbrance abroad; they accompany us at night, in our travels, and in our rural retreats.    Cicero.  7654
  Hæc studia oblectant—These studies are our delight.    Motto.  7655
  Hæc sunt jucundi causa cibusque mali—These things are at once the cause and food of this delicious malady.    Ovid.  7656
  Hæc vivendi ratio mihi non convenit—This mode of living does not suit me.    Cicero.  7657
  Hæredis fletus sub persona risus est—The weeping of an heir is laughter under a mask.    Proverb.  7658
  Hæreditas nunquam ascendit—The right of inheritance never lineally ascends.    Law.  7659
  Hæres jure repræsentationis—An heir by right of representation.    Law.  7660
  Hæres legitimus est quem nuptiæ demonstrant—He is the lawful heir whom marriage points out as such.    Law.  7661
  Hæret lateri lethalis arundo—The fatal shaft sticks deep in her side.    Virgil.  7662
  Halb sind sie kalt, Halb sind sie roh—Half of them are without heart, half without culture.    Goethe.  7663
  Half a house is half a hell.    German Proverb.  7664
  Half a loaf is better than no bread.    Proverb.  7665
  Half a man’s wisdom goes with his courage.    Emerson.  7666
  Half a word fixed upon, or near, the spot is worth a cartload of recollection.    Gray to Palgrave.  7667
  Half the ease of life oozes away through the leaks of unpunctuality.    Anonymous.  7668
  Half the gossip of society would perish if the books that are truly worth reading were but read.    George Dawson.  7669
  Half the ills we hoard within our hearts are ills because we hoard them.    Barry Cornwall.  7670
  Half the logic of misgovernment lies in this one sophistical dilemma: if the people are turbulent, they are unfit for liberty; if they are quiet, they do not want liberty.    Macaulay.  7671
  Half-wits greet each other.    Gaelic Proverb.  7672
  Hältst du Natur getreu im Augenmerk, / Frommt jeder tüchtige Meister dir: / Doch klammerst du dich blos an Menschenwerk, / Wird alles, was du schaffst, Manier—If you keep Nature faithfully in view, the example of every thorough master will be of service to you; but if you merely cling to human work, all that you do will be but mannerism.    Geibel.  7673
  Hanc personam induisti, agenda est—You have assumed this part, and you must act it out.    Seneca.  7674
  Hanc veniam petimusque damusque vicissim—We both expect this privilege, and give it in return.    Horace.  7675
  Hands that the rod of empire might have sway’d, / Or waked to ecstasy the living lyre.    Gray.  7676
  Handsome is that handsome does.    Proverb.  7677
  Handsomeness is the more animal excellence, beauty the more imaginative.    Hare.  7678
  Häng’ an die grosse Glocke nicht / Was jemand im Vertrauen spricht—Blaze not abroad to others what any one confides to you in secret.    Claudius.  7679
  Hang a thief when he’s young, and he’ll no steal when he’s auld.    Scotch Proverb.  7680
  Hang constancy! you know too much of the world to be constant, sure.    Fielding.  7681
  Hang sorrow! care will kill a cat, / And therefore let’s be merry.    G. Wither.  7682
  Hänge nicht alles auf einen Nagel—Hang not all on one nail.    German Proverb.  7683
  Hanging and wiving goes by destiny.    Mer. of Ven., ii. 9.  7684
  Hannibal ad portas—Hannibal is at the gates.    Cicero.  7685
  Hap and mishap govern the world.    Proverb.  7686
  Happiest they of human race, / To whom God has granted grace / To read, to fear, to hope, to pray, / To lift the latch and force the way; / And better had they ne’er been born, / Who read to doubt, or read to scorn.    Scott.  7687
  Happily to steer / From grave to gay, from lively to severe.    Pope.  7688
  Happiness consists in activity; it is a running stream, and not a stagnant pool.    J. M. Good.  7689
  Happiness depends not on the things, but on the taste.    La Rochefoucauld.  7690
  Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked up in strangers’ galleries.    Douglas Jerrold.  7691
  Happiness is a ball after which we run wherever it rolls, and we push it with our feet when it stops.    Goethe.  7692
  Happiness is a chimæra and suffering a reality.    Schopenhauer.  7693
  Happiness is “a tranquil acquiescence under an agreeable delusion.”    Quoted by Sterne.  7694
  Happiness is but a dream, and sorrow a reality.    Voltaire.  7695
  Happiness is deceitful as the calm that precedes the hurricane, smooth as the water on the verge of the cataract, and beautiful as the rainbow, that smiling daughter of the storm.    Arliss’ Lit. Col.  7696
  Happiness is like the mirage in the desert; she tantalises us with a delusion that distance creates and that contiguity destroys.    Arliss’ Lit. Col.  7697
  Happiness is like the statue of Isis, whose veil no mortal ever raised.    Landor.  7698
  Happiness is matter of opinion, of fancy, in fact, but it must amount to conviction, else it is nothing.    Chamfort.  7699
  Happiness is neither within us nor without us; it is the union of ourselves with God.    Pascal.  7700
  Happiness is nothing but the conquest of God through love.    Amiel.  7701
  Happiness is only evident to us by deliverance from evil.    Nicole.  7702
  Happiness is the fine and gentle rain which penetrates the soul, but which afterwards gushes forth in springs of tears.    M. de Guérin.  7703
  Happiness is unrepealed pleasure.    Socrates.  7704
  Happiness lies first of all in health.    G. W. Curtis.  7705
  Happiness, like Juno, is a goddess in pursuit, but a cloud in possession, deified by those who cannot enjoy her, and despised by those who can.    Arliss’ Lit. Col.  7706
  Happiness never lays its fingers on its pulse.    A. Smith.  7707
  Happiness springs not from a large fortune, but temperate habits and simple wishes. Riches increase not by increase of the supply of want, but by decrease of the sense of it,—the minimum of it being the maximum of them.    James Wood.  7708
  Happiness, that grand mistress of ceremonies in the dance of life, impels us through all its mazes and meanderings, but leads none of us by the same route.    Arliss’ Lit. Col.  7709
  Happiness travels incognita to keep a private assignation with contentment, and to partake of a tête-à-tête and a dinner of herbs in a cottage.    Arliss’ Lit. Col.  7710
  Happiness, when unsought, is often found, and when unexpected, often obtained; while those who seek her the most diligently fail the most, because they seek her where she is not.    Arliss’ Lit. Col.  7711
  Happy are they that hear their detractions, and can put them to mending.    Much Ado, ii. 3.  7712
  Happy child! the cradle is still to thee an infinite space; once grown into a man, and the boundless world will be too small to thee.    Schiller.  7713
  Happy contractedness of youth, nay, of mankind in general, that they think neither of the high nor the deep, of the true nor the false, but only of what is suited to their own conceptions.    Goethe.  7714
  Happy he for whom a kind heavenly sun brightens the ring of necessity into a ring of duty.    Carlyle.  7715
  Happy he that can abandon everything by which his conscience is defiled or burdened.    Thomas à Kempis.  7716
  Happy in that we are not over-happy; / On Fortune’s cap we are not the very button.    Hamlet, ii. 2.  7717
  Happy is he who soon discovers the chasm that lies between his wishes and his powers.    Goethe.  7718
  Happy is that house and blessed is that congregation where Martha still complains of Mary.    S. Bern.  7719
  Happy he whose last hour strikes in the midst of his children.    Grillparzer.  7720
  Happy is he that is happy in his children.    Proverb.  7721
  Happy is he to whom his business itself becomes a puppet, who at length can play with it, and amuse himself with what his situation makes his duty.    Goethe.  7722
  Happy is the boy whose mother is tired of talking nonsense to him before he is old enough to know the sense of it.    Hare.  7723
  Happy is the hearing man; unhappy the speaking man.    Emerson.  7724
  Happy is the man who can endure the highest and the lowest fortune. He who has endured such vicissitudes with equanimity has deprived misfortune of its power.    Seneca.  7725
  Happy is the man whose father went to the devil.    Proverb.  7726
  Happy lowly clown! / Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown!    2 Henry IV., iii. 1.  7727
  Happy men are full of the present, for its bounty suffices them; and wise men also, for its duties engage them. Our grand business undoubtedly is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.    Carlyle.  7728
  Happy season of virtuous youth, when shame is still an impassable celestial barrier, and the sacred air-castles of hope have not shrunk into the mean clay hamlets of reality, and man by his nature is yet infinite and free.    Carlyle.  7729
  Happy that I can / Be crossed and thwarted as a man, / Not left in God’s contempt apart, / With ghastly smooth life, dead at heart, / Tame in earth’s paddock, as her prize.    Browning.  7730
  Happy the man, and happy he alone, / He who can call to-day his own; / He who, secure within, can say, / To-morrow do thy worst, for I have lived to-day.    Dryden, after Horace.  7731
  Happy the man to whom Heaven has given a morsel of bread without his being obliged to thank any other for it than Heaven itself.    Cervantes.  7732
  Happy the people whose annals are blank in History’s book.    Montesquieu.  7733
  Happy thou art not; / For what thou hast not still thou striv’st to get, / And what thou hast, forgett’st.    Meas. for Meas., iii. 1.  7734
  Happy who in his verse can gently steer, / From grave to light, from pleasant to severe.    Dryden.  7735
  Hard is the factor’s rule; no better is the minister’s.    Gaelic Proverb.  7736
  Hard pounding, gentlemen; but we shall see who can pound the longest.    Wellington at Waterloo.  7737
  Hard with hard builds no houses; soft binds hard.    Proverb.  7738
  Hard work is still the road to prosperity, and there is no other.    Ben. Franklin.  7739
  Hardness ever of hardiness is mother.    Cymbeline, iii. 6.  7740
  Hardship is the native soil of manhood and self-reliance.    John Neal.  7741
  Harm watch, harm catch.    Proverb.  7742
  Hart kann die Tugend sein, doch grausam nie, / unmenschlich nie—Virtue may be stern, though never cruel, never inhuman.    Schiller.  7743
  Harvests are Nature’s bank dividends.    Haliburton.  7744
  Has any man, or any society of men, a truth to speak, a piece of spiritual work to do; they can nowise proceed at once and with the mere natural organs, but must first call a public meeting, appoint committees, issue prospectuses, eat a public dinner; in a word, construct or borrow machinery, wherewith to speak it and do it. Without machinery they were hopeless, helpless; a colony of Hindoo weavers squatting in the heart of Lancashire.    Carlyle.  7745
  Has patitur pœnas peccandi sola voluntas, / Nam scelus intra se tacitum qui cogitat ullum, / Facti crimen habet—Such penalties does the mere intention to sin suffer; for he who meditates any secret wickedness within himself incurs the guilt of the deed.    Juvenal.  7746
  Has pœnas garrula lingua dedit—This punishment a prating tongue brought on him.    Ovid.  7747
  Has vaticinationes eventus comprobavit—The event has verified these predictions.    Cicero.  7748
  Hassen und Neiden / Muss der Biedre leiden. / Es erhöht des Mannes Wert, / Wenn der Hass sich auf ihn kehrt—The upright must suffer hatred and envy. It enhances the worth of a man if hatred pursues him.    Gottfried von Strassburg.  7749
  Hast du im Thal ein sichres Haus, / Dann wolle nie zu hoch hinaus—Hast thou a secure house in the valley? Then set not thy heart on a higher beyond.    Förster.  7750


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