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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
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  In books lies the soul of the whole past time; the articulate audible voice of the past, when the body and material substance of it has altogether vanished like a dream.    Carlyle.  10002
  In breathing there are two kinds of blessings (Guaden): inhaling the air and exhaling (lit. discharging) it; the former is oppressive, the latter refreshing, so strangely is life mingled. Thank God when He lays a burden on thee, and thank Him when He takes it off.    Goethe.  10003
  In bunten Bildern wenig Klarheit, / Viel Irrtum und ein Fünkchen Wahrheit, / So wird der beste Trank gebraut, / Der alle Welt erquickt und auferbaut—With little clearness (light) in motley metaphors, much falsehood and a spark of truth, is the genuine draught prepared with which every one is refreshed and edified.    Goethe.  10004
  In buying horses and taking a wife, shut your eyes and commend yourself to God.    Italian Proverb.  10005
  In caducum parietem inclinare—To lean against a falling wall.    Proverb.  10006
  In calamitoso risus etiam injuria est—Even to smile at the unfortunate is to do them an injury.    Publius Syrus.  10007
  In capite—In chief.  10008
  In casu extremæ necessitatis omnia sunt communia—In a case of extreme emergency all things are common.    Law.  10009
  In Catholic countries religion and liberty exclude each other; in Protestant ones they accept each other.    Amiel.  10010
  In cauda venenum—Poison lurks in the tail; or, there is a sting in the tail.    Proverb.  10011
  In causa facili, cuivis licet esse diserto—In an easy matter any man may be eloquent.    Ovid.  10012
  In character, in manner, in style, in all things the supreme excellence is simplicity.    Longfellow.  10013
  In cheerful souls there is no evil; wit shows a disturbance of the equipoise.    Novalis.  10014
  In childhood be modest, in youth temperate, in manhood just, and in old age prudent.    Socrates.  10015
  In choosing friends, we should choose those whose qualities are innate, and their virtues virtues of the temperament.    Amiel.  10016
  In Christ the infinite itself has come down to the level of the finite, and the finite has been raised to the level of the infinite, and in His single person the spirit of the universe stands revealed.    James Wood.  10017
  In civil broils the worst of men may rise to honour.    Plutarch.  10018
  In clothes, cheap handsomeness doth bear the bell.    George Herbert.  10019
  In clothes clean and fresh there is a kind of youth with which age should surround itself.    Joubert.  10020
  In cœlo nunquam spectatum impune cometam—A comet is never seen in the sky without indicating disaster.    Claudian.  10021
  In cœlo quies—There is rest in heaven.  10022
  In cælum jacularis—You are aiming at the heavens; your anger is bootless.  10023
  In commendam—In trust or recommendation.  10024
  In common things the law of sacrifice takes the form of positive duty.    Froude.  10025
  In communism, inequality springs from placing mediocrity on a level with excellence.    Proudhon.  10026
  In composing a book, the last thing that one learns is to know what to put first.    Pascal.  10027
  In constitutional states, liberty is a compensation for heaviness of taxation; in despotic ones, lightness of taxation is a compensation for liberty.    Montesquieu.  10028
  In contemplation, if a man begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.    Bacon.  10029
  In conversation, boldness now bears sway.    George Herbert.  10030
  In conversation, humour is more than wit, easiness more than knowledge.    Sir Wm. Temple.  10031
  In courtesy rather pay a penny too much than too little.    Proverb.  10032
  In crucifixo gloria mea—I glory in the Crucified.  10033
  In cumulo—In a heap.  10034
  In curia—In the court.  10035
  In cute curanda plus æquo operata juventus—Youth unduly busy with pampering the outer man.    Horace.  10036
  In days of yore nothing was holy but the beautiful.    Schiller.  10037
  In deep waters men find great pearls.    Proverb.  10038
  In deinem Glauben ist dein Himmel, / In deinem Herzen ist dein Glück—In thy faith is thy heaven, in thy heart thy happiness.    Arndt.  10039
  In deinem Nichts hoff’ ich das All zu finden—In thy nothing hope I to find the all.    Goethe.  10040
  In delay / We waste our lights in vain, like lamps by day.    Romeo and Juliet, i. 4.  10041
  In Deo spero—In God I hope.    Motto.  10042
  In der jetzigen Zeit soli Niemand schweigen oder nachgeben; man muss reden und sich rühren, nicht um zu überwinden, sondern sich auf seinem Posten zu erhalten; ob bei der Majorität oder Minorität, ist ganz gleichgültig—At the present time no one should yield or keep silence; every one must speak and bestir himself, not in order to gain the upper hand, but to keep his own position—whether with the majority or the minority is quite indifferent.    Goethe.  10043
  In der Kunst ist das Beste gut genug—In art the best is good enough.    Goethe.  10044
  In der Noth allein / Bewähret sich der Adel grosser Seele—In difficulty alone does the nobility of great souls prove itself.    Schiller.  10045
  In dictione—In the expression, or the form.  10046
  In die Hölle kommt man mit grösserer Mühe, als in den Himmel—It’s harder work getting to hell than heaven.    German Proverb.  10047
  In diem—To some future day.  10048
  In diem vivere—To live from hand to mouth.  10049
  In dim eclipse disastrous twilight sheds / On half the nations, and with fear of change perplexes monarchs.    Milton.  10050
  In diving to the bottom of pleasures we bring up more gravel than pearls.    Balzac.  10051
  In doubtful matters courage may do much; in desperate, patience.    Proverb.  10052
  In dubiis—In matters of doubt.  10053
  In dubiis benigniora semper sunt præferenda—In cases of doubt we should always lean to the side of mercy.    Law.  10054
  In dulci jubilo—Now sing and be joyful.    Peter of Dresden.  10055
  In duty prompt, at every call, / He watch’d, and wept, and felt, and prayed for all.    Goldsmith.  10056
  In dyeing the spiritual nature there are two processes—first, the cleansing and wringing out, which is the baptism with water; and then the infusing of the blue and scarlet colours, gentleness and justice, which is the baptism with fire.    Ruskin.  10057
  In eadem re utilitas et turpitudo esse non potest—In the same thing usefulness and baseness cannot coexist.    Cicero.  10058
  In eating, after nature is once satisfied, every additional morsel brings stupidity and distempers with it.    Goldsmith.  10059
  In eburna vagina plumbeus gladius—A leaden sword in an ivory sheath.    Diogenes, of an empty fop.  10060
  In eloquence, the great triumphs of the art are when the orator is lifted above himself; when consciously he makes himself the mere tongue of the occasion and the hour, and says what cannot but be said.    Emerson.  10061
  In equilibrio—In equilibrium.  10062
  In esse—In actual being.  10063
  In every age and clime we see / Two of a trade can never agree.    Gay.  10064
  In every battle the eye is first conquered.    Tacitus.  10065
  In every beginning think of the end.    Proverb.  10066
  In every bone there is marrow, and within every jacket there is a man.    Saadi.  10067
  In every change there will be many that suffer real or imaginary grievances, and therefore many will be dissatisfied.    Johnson.  10068
  In every child their lies a wonderful deep.    Schumann.  10069
  In every country the sun rises in the morning.    Proverb.  10070
  In every creed there are two elements—the Divine substance and the human form. The form must change with the changing thoughts of men; and even the substance may come to shine with clearer light, and to reveal unexpected glories, as God and man come nearer together.    R. W. Dale.  10071
  In every department of life we thank God that we are not like our fathers.    Froude.  10072
  In every department one must begin as a child; throw a passionate interest over the subject; take pleasure in the shell till one has the happiness to arrive at the kernel.    Goethe.  10073
  In every epoch of the world, the great event, parent of all others, is it not the arrival of a thinker in the world?    Carlyle.  10074
  In every fault there is folly.    Proverb.  10075
  In every great epoch there is some one idea at work which is more powerful than any other, and which shapes the events of the time and determines their ultimate issues.    Buckle.  10076
  In every heart are sown the sparks that kindle fiery war; occasion needs but fan them, and they blaze.    Cowper.  10077
  In every landscape the point of astonishment is the meeting of the sky and the earth, and that is seen from the first hillock as well as from the top of the Alleghanies.    Emerson.  10078
  In every life there is an upward and a downward tendency (Trieb); he is to be praised who remains steadfast in the mean between.    Rückert.  10079
  In every man there is a certain feeling that he has been what he is from all eternity, and by no means became such in time.    Schelling.  10080
  In every parting there is an image of death.    George Eliot.  10081
  In every phenomenon the beginning remains always the most notable moment.    Carlyle.  10082
  In every rank, or great or small, / ’Tis industry supports us all.    Gray.  10083
  In every ship there must be a seeing pilot, not a mere hearing one.    Carlyle.  10084
  In every the wisest soul lies a whole world of internal madness, an authentic demon-empire; out of which, indeed, his world of wisdom has been creatively built together, and now rests there, as on its dark foundation does a habitable flowery earth-rind.    Carlyle.  10085
  In every village there will arise a miscreant to establish the most grinding tyranny by calling himself the people.    Sir R. Peel.  10086
  In exalting the faculties of the soul we annihilate, in a great degree, the delusion of the senses.    Aimé-Martin.  10087
  In extenso—In full.  10088
  In extremis—At the point of death.  10089
  In failing circumstances no man can be relied on to keep his integrity.    Emerson.  10090
  In Faith and Hope the world will disagree, / But all mankind’s concern is Charity.    Pope.  10091
  In faith everything depends on “that” you believe; in knowledge everything depends on “what” you know, as well as how much and how well.    Goethe.  10092
  In fashionable circles general satire, which attacks the fault rather than the person, is unwelcome; while that which attacks the person and spares the fault is always acceptable.    Jean Paul.  10093
  In ferrum pro libertate ruebant—They rushed upon the sword in defence of their liberty.    Motto.  10094
  In flagranti delicto—In the act.  10095
  In flammam flammas, in mare fundis aquas—You add fire to fire, and water to the sea.  10096
  In for a penny, in for a pound.    Proverb.  10097
  In forma pauperis—As a pauper or poor man.  10098
  In foro conscientiæ—Before the tribunal of conscience.  10099
  In frosty weather a nail is worth a horse.    Spanish Proverb.  10100
  In furias ignemque ruunt; amor omnibus idem—They rush into the flames of passion; love is the same in all.    Virgil.  10101
  In futuro—In future; at a future time.  10102
  In general, indulgence for those we know is rarer than pity for those we know not.    Rivarol.  10103
  In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes.    Ruskin.  10104
  In generalibus latet dolus—In general assertions some deception lurks.  10105
  In giants we must kill pride and arrogance; but our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within.    Cervantes.  10106
  In Glück Vorsichtigkeit, in Unglück Geduld—In good fortune, prudence; in bad, patience.    German Proverb.  10107
  In good bearing beginneth worship.    Hazlitt’s Coll.  10108
  In good years, corn is hay; in ill years, straw is corn.    Hazlitt’s Coll.  10109
  In granting and in refusing, in joy and in sorrow, in liking and in disliking, good men, because of their own likeness, show mercy unto all things which have life.    Hitopadesa.  10110
  In great states, children are always trying to remain children, and the parents wanting to make men and women of them. In vile states, the children are always wanting to be men and women, and the parents to keep them children.    Ruskin.  10111
  In health, to be stirring shall profit thee best; / In sickness, hate trouble, seek quiet and rest.    Thomas Tusser.  10112
  In heaven ambition cannot dwell, / Nor avarice in the vaults of hell.    Southey.  10113
  In heaven the angels are advancing continually to the spring-time of their youth, so that the oldest angel appears the youngest.    Swedenborg.  10114
  In Heaven’s sight the mere wish to pray is prayer. (?)  10115
  In her eyes that never weep, lightnings are laid asleep.    A. Mary F. Robinson.  10116
  In her first passion, woman loves her lover, / In all the others, all she loves is love.    Byron.  10117
  In high life every one is polished and courteous, but no one has the courage to be hearty and true.    Goethe.  10118
  In Him we live and move and have our being.    St. Paul.  10119
  In hoc signo spes mea—In this sign is my hope.    Motto.  10120
  In hoc signo vinces—By this sign (the cross) thou shalt conquer.    Motto.  10121
  In hoc statu—In this state or condition.  10122
  In hope to merit heaven by making earth a hell.    Byron.  10123
  In idleness alone is there perpetual despair.    Carlyle.  10124
  In illo viro, tantum robur corporis et animi fuit, ut quocunque loco natus esset, fortunam sibi facturus videretur—In that man there was such oaken strength of body and mind, that whatever his rank by birth might have been, he gave promise of attaining the highest place in the lists of fortune.    Livy, of Cato the elder.  10125
  In intercourse with people of superior station, all that is required is not to be perfectly natural, but always to keep within the line of a certain conventional propriety.    Goethe.  10126
  In jedem Menschen ist etwas von allen Menschen—In every man there is something of all men.    Lichtenberg.  10127
  In judicando criminosa est celeritas—In pronouncing judgment, haste is criminal.    Law.  10128
  In just and equal measure all is weighed; / One scale contains the sum of human weal, / And one, the good man’s heart.    Shelley.  10129
  In King Cambyses’ vein.    1 Henry IV., ii. 4.  10130
  In lapidary inscriptions a man is not upon oath.    Johnson.  10131
  In learning anything, its first principles alone should be taught by constraint.    Goethe.  10132
  In letters, if anywhere, we look for the man, not for the author.    Blair.  10133
  In life a friend may be often found and lost; but an old friend never can be found, and Nature has provided that he cannot easily be lost.    Johnson.  10134
  In life, as in art, the beautiful moves in curves.    Bulwer Lytton.  10135
  In life every situation may bring its own peculiar pleasures.    Goldsmith.  10136
  In life there is no present.    Byron.  10137
  In limine—At the threshold or outset.  10138
  In literature to-day there are plenty good masons, but few good architects.    Joubert.  10139
  In loco parentis—In the place of a parent.  10140
  In long-drawn systole and long-drawn diastole must the period of faith alternate with the period of denial; must the vernal growth, the summer luxuriance of all opinions, spiritual representations and creations, be followed by and again follow the autumnal decay, the winter dissolution.    Carlyle.  10141
  In love all is risk.    Goethe.  10142
  In love we are all fools alike.    Gay.  10143
  In love we never think of moral qualities, and scarcely of intellectual ones. Temperament and manner alone, with beauty, excite love.    Hazlitt.  10144
  In loving thou dost well, in passion not, / Wherein true love consists not.    Milton.  10145
  In magnis et voluisse sat est—In great things it is enough even to have willed.    Propertius.  10146
  In maiden meditation, fancy-free.    Mid. N.’s Dream, ii. 1.  10147
  In manners tranquillity is the supreme power.    Mme. de Maintenon.  10148
  In marriage, as in other things, contentment excels wealth.    Molière.  10149
  In matters of conscience, first thoughts are best; in matters of prudence, last thoughts are best.    Robert Hall.  10150
  In mediæval art, thought is the first thing, execution the second; in modern art, execution is the first thing and thought the second.    Ruskin.  10151
  In mediæval art, truth is first, beauty second; in modern art, beauty is first, truth second.    Ruskin.  10152
  In medias res—Into the midst of a thing at once.  10153
  In medio tutissimus ibis—You will go safest in the middle or in a middle course.    Ovid.  10154
  In medio virtus—Virtue lies in the mean.    Proverb.  10155
  In meinem Revier / Sind Gelehrten gewesen / Ausser ihrem Brevier / Konnten sie keines lesen—In my domain there have been learned men, but outside their breviary they could read nothing.    Goethe.  10156
  In meinem Staate kann jeder nach seiner Façon selig werden—In my dominions every one may be happy in his own fashion.    Frederick the Great.  10157
  In melle sunt sitæ linguæ vestræ atque orationes, / Corda felle sunt lita atque aceto—Your tongues and your words are steeped in honey, but your hearts in gall and vinegar.    Plautus.  10158
  In memoriam—To the memory of.  10159
  In men we various ruling passions find; / In women, two almost divide the mind; / Those, only fix’d, they first or last obey, / The love of pleasure and the love of sway.    Pope.  10160
  In mercatura facienda multæ fallaciæ et quasi præstigiæ exercentur—In commerce many deceptions, not to say juggleries, are practised.  10161
  In misfortune, in error, and when the time appointed for certain affairs is about to elapse, a servant who hath his master’s welfare at heart ought to speak unasked.    Hitopadesa.  10162
  In moderating, not in satisfying desires, lies peace.    Bp. Heber.  10163
  In modern England the ordinary habits of life and modes of education produce great plainness of mind in middle-aged women.    Ruskin.  10164
  In morals, as in art, saying is nothing, doing is all.    Renan.  10165
  In morals good-will is everything, but in art it is ability.    Schopenhauer.  10166
  In morals, what begins in fear usually ends in wickedness; in religion, what begins in fear usually ends in fanaticism.    Mrs. Jameson.  10167
  In much corn is some cockle.    Proverb.  10168
  In much wisdom is much grief, and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.    Bible.  10169
  In my Father’s house are many mansions.    Jesus.  10170
  In my virtue (Tugend) I wrap myself and sleep.    Platen.  10171
  In Nature there’s no blemish but the mind; / None can be called deformed but the unkind.    Twelfth Night, iii. 4.  10172
  In Nature things move violently to their places, and calmly in their place; so virtue in ambition is violent, in authority settled and calm.    Bacon.  10173
  In Nature we never see anything isolated, but everything in connection with something else which is before it, beside it, under it, and over it.    Goethe.  10174
  In necessariis unitas, in dubiis libertas, in omnibus charitas—In essential matters, unity; in doubtful, liberty; in all, charity.    Melancthon.  10175
  In nine cases out of ten, the evil tongue belongs to a disappointed man.    Bancroft.  10176
  In no time or epoch can the Highest be spoken of in words—not in many words, I think, ever.    Carlyle.  10177
  In nocte consilium—In the night is counsel; take a night to think over it; sleep upon it.  10178
  In nomine—In the name of.  10179
  In nomine Domini incipit omne malum—In the name of the Lord every evil begins.    Mediæval Proverb.  10180
  In nubibus—In the clouds.  10181
  In nuce Iliad—An Iliad in a nutshell.  10182
  In obscuro—In obscurity.  10183
  In old age nothing any longer astonishes us.    Goethe.  10184
  In old times men used their powers of painting to show the objects of faith; in later times they used the objects of faith to show their powers of painting.    Ruskin.  10185
  In omni re vincit imitationem veritas—In everything truth surpasses its imitation or copy.    Cicero.  10186
  In omnia paratus—Prepared for all emergencies.    Motto.  10187
  In omnibus quidem, maxime tamen in jure, æquitas est—In all things, but particularly in law, regard is to be had to equity.    Law.  10188
  In one thing men of all ages are alike; they have believed obstinately in themselves.    Jacobi.  10189
  In oratory the will must predominate.    Hare.  10190
  In order to do great things, it is necessary to live as if one were never to die.    Vauvenargues.  10191
  In order to love mankind, we must not expect too much of them.    Helvetius.  10192
  In order to manage an ungovernable beast, he must be stinted in his provender.    Queen Elizabeth.  10193
  In our age of down-pulling and disbelief, the very devil has been pulled down; you cannot so much as believe in a devil.    Carlyle.  10194
  In our fine arts, not imitation, but creation, is the aim.    Emerson.  10195
  In our judgment of human transactions the law of optics is reversed; we see the most indistinctly the objects which are close around us.    Whately.  10196
  In our own breast, there or nowhere flows the fountain of true pleasure.    Wieland.  10197
  In pace leones, in prælio cervi—Brave as lions in peace, timid as deer in war.  10198
  In pain is a new time born.    Chamisso.  10199
  In pari materia—In a similar matter.  10200
  In partibus infidelium—In unbelieving countries.  10201
  In peace, there’s nothing so becomes a man / As modest stillness and humility; / But when the blast of war blows in our ears, / Then imitate the action of the tiger; / Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood, / Disguise fair Nature with hard-favour’d rage, / Then lend the eye a terrible aspect; / Let it pry through the portage of the head / Like the brass cannons.    Henry V., iii. 1.  10202
  In peace, who is not wise?    Hitopadesa.  10203
  In perfect wedlock, the man, I should say, is the head, but the woman the heart, with which be cannot dispense.    Rückert.  10204
  In perpetuam rei memoriam—In everlasting remembrance of a thing.  10205
  In pertusum ingerimus dicta dolium—We are pouring our words into a perforated cask, i.e., are throwing them away.    Plautus.  10206
  In petto—Within the breast; in reserve.    Italian.  10207
  In pios usus—For pious uses.  10208
  In Plato’s opinion, man was made for philosophy; in Bacon’s opinion, philosophy was made for man.    Macaulay.  10209
  In pleno—In full.  10210
  In politics, as in life, we must above all things wish only for the attainable.    Heine.  10211
  In politics, merit is rewarded by the possessor being raised, like a target, to a position to be fired at.    Bovee.  10212
  In politics, what begins in fear usually ends in folly.    Coleridge.  10213
  In pontificalibus—In full canonicals.  10214
  In portu quies—Rest in port.    Motto.  10215
  In posse—Possibly; in possibility.  10216
  In practical life, the wisest and soundest men avoid speculation.    Buckle.  10217
  In præsenti—At present.  10218
  In pretio pretium est; dat census honores, / Census amicitias; pauper ubique jacet—Worth lies in wealth; wealth purchases honours, friendships; the poor man everywhere is neglected.    Ovid.  10219
  In pride, in reasoning pride, our error lies; / All quit their sphere and rush into the skies.    Pope.  10220
  In principatu commutando, civium / Nil præter domini nomen mutant pauperes—In a change of masters the poor change nothing except their master’s name.    Phædrus.  10221
  In private grieve, but with a careless scorn; / In public seem to triumph, not to mourn.    Granville.  10222
  In proportion as one simplifies his life, the laws of the universe will appear less complex, and solitude will not be solitude, nor poverty poverty, nor weakness weakness.    Thoreau.  10223
  In propria persona—In person.  10224
  In prosperity caution, in adversity patience.    Dutch Proverb.  10225
  In prosperity no altars smoke.    Italian Proverb.  10226
  In puris naturalibus—Stark naked.  10227
  In quietness and in confidence shall be your strength.    Bible.  10228
  In quite common things much depends on choice and determination, but the highest which falls to our lot comes from no man knows whence.    Goethe.  10229
  In radiant, all-irradiating insight, a burning interest, and the glorious, melodious, perennial veracity that results from these two, lies the soul of all worth in all speaking men.    Carlyle.  10230
  In re—In the matter of.  10231
  In referenda gratia, debemus imitari agros fertiles qui plus multo afferunt quam acceperunt—In repaying kindness, we ought to imitate fertile lands, which give back much more than they have received.    Cicero.  10232
  In regard to a book, the main point is what it brings me, what it suggests to me.    Goethe.  10233
  In regard to virtue, each one finds certainty by consulting his own heart.    Renan.  10234
  In religion as in friendship, they who profess most are ever the least sincere.    Sheridan.  10235
  In religion, the sentiment is all; the ritual or ceremony indifferent.    Emerson.  10236
  In religion / What damnéd error but some sober brow / Will bless it and approve it with a text?    Mer. of Ven., iii. 2.  10237
  In rerum natura—In the nature of things.  10238
  In resolving to do our work well, is the only sound foundation of any religion whatsoever; and by that resolution only, and what we have done, and not by our belief, Christ will judge us, as He has plainly told us He will.    Ruskin.  10239
  In reverence is the chief joy and power of life.    Ruskin.  10240
  In Rome the Ten Commandments consist of the ten letters, Da pecuniam, Give money.    C. J. Weber.  10241
  In sæcula sæculorum—For ages and ages; for ever and ever.  10242
  In sanguine fœdus—A covenant ratified in blood.    Motto.  10243
  In saying aye or no, the very safety of our country and the sum of our well-being lies.    L’Estrange.  10244
  In science read the newest works; in literature, the oldest.    Bulwer Lytton.  10245
  In science the new is an advance; but in morals, as contradicting our inner ideals and historic idols, it is ever a retrogression.    Jean Paul.  10246
  In science we have to consider two things: power and circumstance.    Emerson.  10247
  In se magna ruunt—Great interests are apt to clash with each other.    Lucan.  10248
  In seipso totus, teres, atque rotundus—Perfect in himself, polished, and rounded.    Horace.  10249


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