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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
He that ceases  to  He who does a good deed
  He that ceases to be a friend never was a good one.    Proverb.  8006
  He that claims, either in himself or for another, the honours of perfection will surely injure the reputation which he designs to assist.    Johnson.  8007
  He that climbs the tall tree has won a right to the fruit: / He that leaps the wide gulf should prevail in his suit.    Scott.  8008
  He that comes unca’d (uninvited) sits unsair’d (unserved).    Scotch Proverb.  8009
  He that cometh to seek after knowledge with a mind to scorn and censure, shall be sure to find matter for his humour, but none for his instruction.    Bacon.  8010
  He that complies against his will, / Is of the same opinion still.    Butler.  8011
  He that conquers himself conquers an enemy.    Gaelic Proverb.  8012
  He that cuts himself wilfully deserves no salve.    Proverb.  8013
  He that defers his charity until he is dead is, if a man weighs it rightly, rather liberal of another man’s goods than his own.    Bacon.  8014
  He that descends not to word it with a shrew does worse than beat her.    L’Estrange.  8015
  He that deserves nothing should be content with anything.    Proverb.  8016
  He that dies, pays all debts.    Tempest, iii. 2.  8017
  He that does a base thing in zeal for his friend burns the golden thread that ties their hearts together.    Jeremy Taylor.  8018
  He that does not knot his thread will lose his first stitch.    Gaelic.  8019
  He that does not know those things which are of use and necessity for him to know, is but an ignorant man, whatever he may know besides.    Tillotson.  8020
  He that does what he can, does what he ought.    Proverb.  8021
  He that does you a very ill turn will never forgive you.    Proverb.  8022
  He that doeth evil hateth the light.    Jesus.  8023
  He that doeth truth cometh to the light.    St. John.  8024
  He that doth not plough at home won’t plough abroad.    Gaelic Proverb.  8025
  He that doth the ravens feed, / Yea, providently caters for the sparrow, / Be comfort to my age.    As You Like It, ii. 3.  8026
  He that eats longest lives longest.    Proverb.  8027
  He that endureth is not overcome.    Proverb.  8028
  He that, ever following her (Duty’s) commands, / On with toil of heart and knees and hands, / Thro’ the long gorge to the far light has won / His path upward, and prevail’d, / Shall find the toppling crags of Duty scaled, / Are close upon the shining tablelands / To which our God Himself is moon and sun.    Tennyson.  8029
  He that falls into sin, is a man; that grieves at it, is a saint; that boasteth of it, is a devil; yet some glory in that shame, counting the stains of sin the best complexion of their souls.    Fuller.  8030
  He that feareth is not made perfect in love.    St. John.  8031
  He that fights and runs away / May live to fight another day.    Goldsmith.  8032
  He that fliches from me my good name / Robs me of that which not enriches him, / And makes me poor indeed.    Othello, iii. 3.  8033
  He that finds something before it is lost will die before he falls ill.    Dutch Proverb.  8034
  He that flees not will be fled from.    Gaelic Proverb.  8035
  He that gallops his horse on Blackstone edge / May chance to catch a fall.    Old song.  8036
  He that gets gear (wealth) before he gets wit, is but a short time master o’ it.    Scotch Proverb.  8037
  He that gets patience, and the blessing which / Preachers conclude with, hath not lost his pains.    George Herbert.  8038
  He that gives to the poor lends to the Lord.    Proverb.  8039
  He that goes a-borrowing goes a-sorrowing.    Proverb.  8040
  He that goes softly goes safely.    Proverb.  8041
  He that grasps at too much holds nothing fast.    Proverb.  8042
  He that has a head of wax should not walk in the sun.    Proverb.  8043
  He that has a head will not want a hat.    Italian Proverb.  8044
  He that has a wife has a master.    Scotch Proverb.  8045
  He that has ae sheep in a flock will like a’ the lave (rest) better for ’t.    Scotch Proverb.  8046
  He that has an ill wife likes to eat butter (but her, i.e., without her).    Scotch Proverb.  8047
  He that has been taught only by himself has had a fool for a master.    Ben Jonson.  8048
  He that has just enough can soundly sleep; / The o’ercome only fashes fowk to keep.    Allan Ramsay.  8049
  He that has light within his own clear breast may sit in the centre and enjoy bright day.    Milton.  8050
  He that has lost his faith, what staff has he left?    Bacon.  8051
  He that has muckle would aye hae mair.    Scotch Proverb.  8052
  He that has no head needs no hat.    Spanish Proverb.  8053
  He that has no sense at thirty will never have any.    Proverb.  8054
  He that has no shame has no conscience.    Proverb.  8055
  He that has siller in his purse canna want (do without) a head on his shoulders.    Scotch Proverb.  8056
  He that has to choose has trouble.    Dutch Proverb.  8057
  He that hateth gifts shall live.    Bible.  8058
  He that hath a beard is more than a youth, and he that hath no beard is less than a man.    Much Ado, ii. 1.  8059
  He that hath a satirical vein, as he maketh others afraid of his wit, so he hath need to be afraid of others memory.    Bacon.  8060
  He that hath a trade hath an estate, and he that hath a calling hath an office of profit and honour.    Ben. Franklin.  8061
  He that hath a wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief.    Bacon.  8062
  He that hath but gained the title of a jester, let him assure himself the fool is not far off.    Quarles.  8063
  He that hath care of keeping days of payment is lord of another man’s purse.    Lord Burleigh.  8064
  He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.    Jesus.  8065
  He that hath gained an entire conquest over himself will find no mighty difficulties to subdue all other opposition.    Thomas à Kempis.  8066
  He that hath knowledge spareth his words.    Bible.  8067
  He that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he.    Bible.  8068
  He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down and without walls.    Bible.  8069
  He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth to the Lord.    Bible.  8070
  He that hath sense hath strength.    Hitopadesa.  8071
  He that hears much and speaks not at all, / Shall be welcome both in bower and hall.    Proverb.  8072
  He that high growth on cedars did bestow, / Gave also lowly mushrooms leave to grow.    R. Southwell.  8073
  He that hinders not a mischief is guilty of it.    Proverb.  8074
  He that humbles himself shall be exalted.    Proverb.  8075
  He that imposes an oath makes it, / Not he that for convenience takes it.    Butler.  8076
  He that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.    Bible.  8077
  He that invented the Maiden, first hanselled it, i.e., first put it to the proof. (The Maiden was a kind of guillotine).    Scotch Proverb.  8078
  He that is a friend to himself is a friend to all men.    Seneca.  8079
  He that is born of a hen must scrape for a living.    Proverb.  8080
  He that is courteous at all, will be courteous to all.    Gaelic Proverb.  8081
  He that is discontented and troubled is tossed with divers suspicions; he is neither quiet himself, nor suffereth others to be quiet.    Thomas à Kempis.  8082
  He that is doing nothing is seldom without helpers.    Proverb.  8083
  He that is down needs fear no fall; / He that is low no pride.    Bunyan.  8084
  He that is down, the world cries “Down with him!”    Proverb.  8085
  He that is embarked with the devil must sail with him.    Dutch Proverb.  8086
  He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much; and he that is unjust in the least, is unjust also in the much.    Jesus.  8087
  He that is full of himself is very empty.    Proverb.  8088
  He that is ill to himself will be good to nobody.    Proverb.  8089
  He that is not against us is on our part.    Jesus.  8090
  He that is not handsome at twenty, strong at thirty, rich at forty, nor wise at fifty, will never be handsome, strong, wise, or rich.    Proverb.  8091
  He that is not open to conviction is not qualified for discussion.    Whately.  8092
  He that is not with me is against me.    Jesus.  8093
  He that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.    Bible.  8094
  He that is proud eats up himself; pride is his own glass, his own trumpet, his own chronicle; and whatever praises itself but in the deed devours the deed in the praise.    Troil. and Cress., ii. 3.  8095
  He that is robb’d, not wanting what is stolen, / Let him not know ’t, and he’s not robb’d at all.    Othello, iii. 3.  8096
  He that is ready to slip is as a lamp despised in the thought of him that is at ease.    Bible.  8097
  He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit, than he that taketh a city.    Bible.  8098
  He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding.    Bible.  8099
  He that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.    St. Paul.  8100
  He that is surety for another, is never sure himself.    Proverb.  8101
  He that is the inferior of nothing can be the superior of nothing, the equal of nothing.    Carlyle.  8102
  He that is tied with one slender string, such as one resolute struggle would break, is prisoner only to his own sloth; and who would pity his thraldom?    Decay of Piety.  8103
  He that is to-day a king, to-morrow shall die.    Ecclesiasticus.  8104
  He that is violent in the pursuit of pleasure won’t mind to turn villain for the purchase.    M. Aurelius.  8105
  He that is well-ordered and disposed within himself careth not for the strange and perverse behaviour of men.    Thomas à Kempis.  8106
  He that keeks (pries) through a keyhole may see what will vex him.    Scotch Proverb.  8107
  He that keepeth his way preserveth his soul.    Bible.  8108
  He that kills a man when he is drunk must be hanged for it when he is sober.    Proverb.  8109
  He that knoweth not that which he ought to know, is a brute beast among men; he that knoweth no more than he hath need of, is a man among brute beasts; and he that knoweth all that may be known, is a god amongst men.    Pythagoras.  8110
  He that knows a little of the world will admire it enough to fall down and worship it; he that knows it most will most despise it.    Colton.  8111
  He that knows, and knows not that he knows, is asleep. Arouse him.    Arabian Proverb.  8112
  He that knows, and knows that he knows, is wise. Follow him.    Arabian Proverb.  8113
  He that knows is strong.    Gaelic Proverb.  8114
  He that knows not, and knows not that he knows not, is stupid. Shun him.    Arabian Proverb.  8115
  He that knows not, and knows that he knows not, is good. Teach him.    Arabian Proverb.  8116
  He that lacks time to mourn lacks time to mend.    Sir H. Taylor.  8117
  He that lies down with dogs will rise up with fleas.    Proverb.  8118
  He that lives in perpetual suspicion lives the life of a sentinel, of a sentinel never relieved.    Young.  8119
  He that lives longest sees most.    Gaelic Proverb.  8120
  He that lives must grow old; and he that would rather grow old than die, has God to thank for the infirmities of old age.    Johnson.  8121
  He that lives upon hopes will die fasting.    Ben. Franklin.  8122
  He that lives with cripples learns to limp.    Proverb.  8123
  He that lives with wolves will learn to howl.    Proverb.  8124
  He that loses his conscience has nothing left that is worth keeping.    Izaak Walton.  8125
  He that loves Christianity better than truth will soon love his own sect or party better than Christianity.    Coleridge.  8126
  He that loves God aright must not desire that God should love him in return—i.e., love to God, as to man, should be entirely unselfish.    Spinoza.  8127
  He that loveth a book will never want a faithful friend, a wholesome counsellor, a cheerful companion, an effectual comforter.    Isaac Barrow.  8128
  He that loveth danger shall perish therein.    Ecclesiasticus.  8129
  He that loveth father and mother more than me is not worthy of me.    Jesus.  8130
  He that loveth not his brother, whom he hath seen, how can he love God, whom he hath not seen?    St. John.  8131
  He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man.    Bible.  8132
  He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance with increase.    Bible.  8133
  He that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.    Bible.  8134
  He that marries before he is wise will die before he thrive.    Scotch Proverb.  8135
  He that marries for money sells his liberty.    Proverb.  8136
  He that meddleth with strife belonging not to him is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.    Bible.  8137
  He that needs five thousand pound to live, / Is full as poor as he that needs but five.    George Herbert.  8138
  He that never thinks can never be wise.    Johnson.  8139
  He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap.    Bible.  8140
  He that on pilgrimages goeth ever, / Becometh holy late or never.    Proverb.  8141
  He that oppresseth the poor to increase his riches, and he that giveth to the rich, shall surely come to want.    Bible.  8142
  He that pities another minds himsel’.    Scotch Proverb.  8143
  He that prieth in at her windows shall also hearken at her doors.    Ecclesiasticus.  8144
  He that promises too much means nothing.    Proverb.  8145
  He that purposes to be happy by the affection or acquaintance of the best, the greatest man alive, will always find his mind unsettled and perplexed.    Thomas à Kempis.  8146
  He that questioneth much will learn much.    Bacon.  8147
  He that revels in a well-chosen library has innumerable dishes, and all of admirable flavour.    W. Godwin.  8148
  He that ruleth among men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.    Bible.  8149
  He that runs in the dark may well stumble.    Proverb.  8150
  He that runs may read.    Proverb.  8151
  He that seeks others to beguile, / Is oft o’ertaken in his own wile.    Proverb.  8152
  He that seeks to have many friends never has any.    Italian Proverb.  8153
  He that serves the altar should live by the altar.    Proverb.  8154
  He that shuts his eyes against a small light would not be brought to see that which he had no mind to see, let it be placed in never so clear a light and never so near him.    Atterbury.  8155
  He that sows in the highway loses his corn.    Proverb.  8156
  He that sows iniquity shall reap sorrow.    Proverb.  8157
  He that spares the bad injures the good.    Proverb.  8158
  He that spares the rod spoils the child.    Proverb.  8159
  He that speaks the thing he should not / Must often hear the thing he would not.    Proverb.  8160
  He that speaks the truth will find himself in sufficiently dramatic situations.    Prof. Wilson.  8161
  He that spends his gear (property) before he gets it will hae little gude o’t.    Scotch Proverb.  8162
  He that stands upon a slippery place / Makes nice of no vain hold to stay him up.    King John, iii. 4.  8163
  He that steals a preen (pin) will steal a better thing.    Scotch Proverb.  8164
  He that steals for others will be hanged for himself.    Proverb.  8165
  He that strikes with the sword shall perish by the sword.    Proverb.  8166
  He that studieth revenge keepeth his own wounds green.    Bacon.  8167
  He that takes away reason to make way for revelation puts out the light of both.    Locke.  8168
  He that talks deceitfully for truth must hurt it more by his example than he promotes it by his arguments.    Atterbury.  8169
  He that talks much errs much.    Proverb.  8170
  He that talks much lies much.    Proverb.  8171
  He that tholes (bears up) o’ercomes.    Scotch Proverb.  8172
  He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread.    Bible.  8173
  He that turns not from every sin, turns not aright from any one sin.    Brooks.  8174
  He that undervalues himself will undervalue others, and he that undervalues others will oppress them.    Johnson.  8175
  He that voluntarily continues ignorant is guilty of all the crimes which ignorance produces.    Johnson.  8176
  He that waits long at the ferry will get over some time.    Gaelic Proverb.  8177
  He that walketh uprightly walks surely.    Bible.  8178
  He that walketh with wise men shall be wise; but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.    Bible.  8179
  He that wants good sense is unhappy in having learning, for he has thereby only more ways of exposing himself; and he that has sense knows that learning is not knowledge, but rather the art of using it.    Steele.  8180
  He that wants money, means, and content is without three good friends.    As You Like It, iii. 2.  8181
  He that will be angry for anything will be angry for nothing.    Sallust.  8182
  He that will believe only what he can fully comprehend must have a very long head or a very short creed.    Colton.  8183
  He that will carry nothing about him but gold will be every day at a loss for readier change.    Pope.  8184
  He that will have his son have a respect for him must have a great reverence for his son.    Locke.  8185
  He that will lose his friend for a jest, deserves to die a beggar by the bargain.    Fuller.  8186
  He that will love life and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile.    St. Peter.  8187
  He that will not reason is a bigot; he that cannot, is a fool; and he that dare not, is a slave.    Sir W. Drummond.  8188
  He that will not when he may, / When he will he shall have nay.    Proverb.  8189
  He that will not work shall not eat.    Proverb.  8190
  He that will to Cupar, maun to Cupar—i.e., he that will to jail, must to jail.    Scotch Proverb.  8191
  He that will watch Providence will never want a Providence to watch.    Flavel.  8192
  He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow.    Bible.  8193
  He that winna be counselled canna be helped.    Scotch Proverb.  8194
  He that winna save a penny will ne’er hae ony.    Scotch Proverb.  8195
  He that won’t plough at home won’t plough abroad.    Gaelic Proverb.  8196
  He that would be rich in a year will be hanged in half a year.    Proverb.  8197
  He that would be singular in his apparel had need of something superlative to balance that affectation.    Feltham.  8198
  He that would have eggs must endure the cackling of the hens.    Proverb.  8199
  He that would have his virtue published is not the servant of virtue, but of glory.    Johnson.  8200
  He that would live in peace and rest / Must hear, and see, and say the best.    Proverb.  8201
  He that would reap well must sow well.    Proverb.  8202
  He that would reckon up all the accidents preferments depend upon, may as well undertake to count the sands or sum up infinity.    South.  8203
  He that would relish success to purpose should keep his passion cool and his expectation low.    Collier.  8204
  He that would reproach an author for obscurity should look into his own mind to see whether it is quite clear there. In the dusk the plainest writing is illegible.    Goethe.  8205
  He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill.    Burke.  8206
  He that wrongs his friend / Wrongs himself more, and ever bears about / A silent court of justice in his breast, / Himself the judge and jury, and himself / The prisoner at the bar, ever condemned.    Tennyson.  8207
  He the cross who longest bears / Finds his sorrow’s bounds are set.    Winkworth.  8208
  He thinks no evil who means no evil.    Gaelic Proverb.  8209
  He thinks too much; such men are dangerous.    Julius Cæsar, i. 2.  8210
  He thought as a sage though he felt as a man.    J. Beattie.  8211
  He thought he thought, and yet he did not think, / But only echoed still the common talk, / As might an empty room.    Walter C. Smith.  8212
  He thought the World to him was known, / Whereas he only knew the Town; / In men this blunder still you find, / All think their little set—Mankind.    Hannah More.  8213
  He travels safe and not unpleasantly who is guarded by poverty and guided by love.    Sir P. Sidney.  8214
  He trudged along, unknowing what he sought, / And whistled as he went, for want of thought.    Dryden.  8215
  He wants wit that wants resolved will.    Two Gent. of Verona, ii. 6.  8216
  He was a bold man that first ate an oyster.    Swift.  8217
  He was a man, take him for all in all, / I shall not look upon his like again.    Hamlet, i. 2.  8218
  He was a scholar, and a ripe and good one; / Exceeding wise, fair spoken, and persuading; / Lofty and sour to them that loved him not; / But to those men that sought him, sweet as summer.    Henry VIII., iv. 2.  8219
  He was exhaled; his great Creator drew / His spirit, as the sun the morning dew.    Dryden.  8220
  He was my friend, faithful and just to me.    Julius Cæsar, iii. 2.  8221
  He was not of an age, but for all Time, / Sweet Swan of Avon.    Ben Jonson.  8222
  He was perfumed like a milliner, / And ’twixt his finger and his thumb he held / A pouncet-box, which ever and anon / He gave his nose, and took ’t away again.    1 Henry IV., i. 3.  8223
  He was scant o’ news that told that his father was hanged.    Scotch Proverb.  8224
  He was the Word that spake it; / He took the bread and brake it; / And what that Word did make it, / I do believe and take it.    Dr. Donne.  8225
  He wears his faith but as the fashion of his hat.    Much Ado, i. 1.  8226
  He wha eats but (only) ae dish seldom needs the doctor.    Scotch Proverb.  8227
  He who asks a favour for another has the confidence which a sense of justice inspires; while he who solicits for himself experiences all the embarrassment and shame of one appealing for mercy.    La Bruyère.  8228
  He who avoids the temptation avoids the sin.    Proverb.  8229
  He who begins with trusting every one will end with estimating every one a knave.    Hebbel.  8230
  He who breaks confidence has for ever forfeited it.    Schopenhauer.  8231
  He who can at all times sacrifice pleasure to duty approaches sublimity.    Lavater.  8232
  He who can conceal his joys is greater than he who can conceal his griefs.    Lavater.  8233
  He who can enjoy the intimacy of the great, and on no occasion disgust them by familiarity or disgrace them by servility, proves that he is as perfect a gentleman by nature as his companions are by rank.    Colton.  8234
  He who cannot bear foes deserves no friend.    Schafer.  8235
  He who cannot profit you as a friend may at any time injure you as an enemy.    Gellert.  8236
  He who carries his heart on his tongue runs the risk of expectorating it.    Saar.  8237
  He who ceases to grow greater grows smaller.    Amiel.  8238
  He who ceases to pray ceases to prosper.    Proverb.  8239
  He who coldly lives to himself and his own will may gratify many a wish, but he who strives to guide others well must be able to dispense with much.    Goethe.  8240
  He who combines every defect will be more likely to find favour in the world than the man who is possessed of every virtue.    French Proverb.  8241
  He who comes up to his own ideal of greatness must always have had a very low standard of it in his mind.    Hazlitt.  8242
  He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it.    Plato.  8243
  He who conforms to the rule which the genius of the human understanding whispers secretly in the ear of every new-born being, viz., to test action by thought and thought by action, cannot err; and if he errs, he will soon find himself again in the right way.    Goethe.  8244
  He who considers too much will accomplish little.    Schiller.  8245
  He who deals with honey will sometimes be licking his fingers.    Proverb.  8246
  He who despises mankind will never get the best out of either others or himself.    Tocqueville.  8247
  He who did well in war just earns the right / To begin doing well in peace.    Browning.  8248
  He who does a good deed is instantly ennobled; he who does a mean deed, is by the action itself contracted.    Emerson.  8249


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