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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
Let justice  to  Lies that are half true
  Let justice guide your feet.    Hipparchus.  12752
  Let knowledge grow from more to more, / But more of reverence in us dwell.    Tennyson.  12753
  Let man be noble, helpful, and good, for that alone distinguishes him from every other creature we know.    Goethe.  12754
  Let man’s own sphere confine his view.    Beattie.  12755
  Let May be oot (out) before you cast a cloot (a piece of clothing).    Scotch Proverb.  12756
  Let me be cruel, not unnatural; / I will speak daggers to her, but use none. / My tongue and soul in this be hypocrites.    Hamlet, iii. 2.  12757
  Let me die to the sounds of the delicious music.    Last words of Mirabeau.  12758
  Let me have men about me that are fat; / Sleek-headed men, and such as sleep o’ nights; / Yond’ Cassius has a lean and hungry look; / He thinks too much; such men are dangerous.    Julius Cæsar, i. 2.  12759
  Let me have no lying; it becomes none but tradesmen.    Winter’s Tale, iv. 3.  12760
  Let me keep from vice myself, and pity it in others.    Goldsmith.  12761
  Let me make the ballads of a people, and I care not who makes the laws.    Quoted by Fletcher of Saltoun.  12762
  Let me play the fool; / With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come, / And let my liver rather heat with wine / Than my heart cool with mortifying groans.    Mer. of Ven., i. 1.  12763
  Let me say amen betimes, lest the devil cross my prayers.    Mer. of Ven., iii. 1.  12764
  Let me still take away the harms I fear, / Not fear still to be taken.    King Lear, i. 4.  12765
  Let me tell the adventurous stranger, / In our calmness lies our danger; / Like a river’s silent running, / Stillness shows our depth and cunning.    Durfey.  12766
  Let me warn you very earnestly against scruples.    Johnson.  12767
  Let men know that they are men, created by God, responsible to God, who work in any meanest moment of time what will last through eternity.    Carlyle’s version of John Knox’s gospel to the Scotch.  12768
  Let men laugh when you sacrifice desire to duty, If they will. You have time and eternity to rejoice in.    Theodore Parker.  12769
  Let men see, let them know, a real man, who lives as he was meant to live.    Marcus Aurelius.  12770
  Let never day nor night unhallow’d pass, / But still remember what the Lord hath done.    2 Henry VI., ii. 1.  12771
  Let never maiden think, however fair, / She is not finer in new clothes than old.    Tennyson.  12772
  Let no complaisance, no gentleness of temper, no weak desire of pleasing on your part, no wheedling, coaxing, nor flattery on other people’s, make you recede one jot from any point that reason and prudence have bid you pursue.    Chesterfield.  12773
  Let no man be called happy before his death.    Solon.  12774
  Let no man doubt the omnipotence of nature, doubt the majesty of man’s soul; let no lonely unfriended son of genius despair. If he have the will, the right will, then the power also has not been denied him.    Carlyle.  12775
  Let no man measure by a scale of perfection the meagre product of reality.    Schiller.  12776
  Let no man think he is loved by any man, when he loves no man.    Epictetus.  12777
  Let no man trust the first false step of guilt; it hangs upon a precipice, whose steep descent in last perdition ends.    Young.  12778
  Let no man value at a little price a virtuous woman’s counsel.    George Chapman.  12779
  Let no mean spirit of revenge tempt you to throw off your loyalty to your country, and to prefer a vicious celebrity to obscurity crowned with piety and virtue.    Sydney Smith.  12780
  Let no one so conceive of himself as if he were the Messiah the world was praying for.    Goethe.  12781
  Let no one think that he can conquer the first impressions of his youth.    Goethe.  12782
  Let no one who loves be called altogether unhappy; even love unreturned has its rainbow.    J. M. Barrie.  12783
  Let nobility and virtue keep company, for they are nearest of kin.    William Penn.  12784
  Let none admire / That riches grow in hell; that soil may best / Deserve the precious bane.    Milton.  12785
  Let none henceforth seek needless cause t’ approve / The faith they owe; when earnestly they seek / Such proof, conclude they then begin to fail.    Milton.  12786
  Let none presume / To wear an undeserved dignity.    Mer. of Ven., ii. 9.  12787
  Let not him that girdeth on his harness boast himself as he that putteth it off.    Bible.  12788
  Let not man tempt the gods, or ever desire to pry into what they graciously conceal under a veil of darkness or terror.    Schiller.  12789
  Let not mercy and truth forsake thee.    Bible.  12790
  Let not mirth turn to mischief.    Proverb.  12791
  Let not my bark in calm abide, / But win her cheerless way against the chafing tide.    Keble.  12792
  Let not one enemy be few, nor a thousand friends many, in thy sight.    Hebrew Proverb.  12793
  Let not one look of fortune cast you down; / She were not fortune if she did not frown; / Such as do braveliest bear her scorns awhile / Are those on whom at last she most will smile.    Orrery.  12794
  Let not plenty make you dainty.    Proverb.  12795
  Let not poverty part good company.    Proverb.  12796
  Let not the emphasis of hospitality lie in bed and board; but let truth and love and honour and courtesy flow in all thy deeds.    Emerson.  12797
  Let not the grass grow on the path of friendship.    American-Indian Proverb.  12798
  Let not the remembrance of thy former trials discourage thee.    Thomas à Kempis.  12799
  Let not the sun go down upon your wrath—i.e., let it set with the sun, or, as Ruskin suggests, let it never go down so long as the wrong is there.    St. Paul.  12800
  Let not thine heart be hasty to utter anything before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth; therefore let thy words be few.    Bible.  12801
  Let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth.    Jesus.  12802
  Let not your money become your master.    Proverb.  12803
  Let not your mouth swallow you.    Proverb.  12804
  Let not your sail be bigger than your boat.    Ben Jonson.  12805
  Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory.    St. Paul.  12806
  Let nothing in excess be done; with this let all comply.    Anonymous.  12807
  Let observation, with extensive view, / Survey mankind, from China to Peru; / Remark each anxious toil, each eager strife, / And watch the busy scenes of crowded life.    Johnson.  12808
  Let our finger ache, and it endues / Our other healthful members ev’n to that sense / Of pain.    Othello, iii. 4.  12809
  Let pleasure be ever so innocent, the excess is always criminal.    St. Evremond.  12810
  Let present rapture, comfort, ease, / As heaven shall bid them, come and go; / The secret this of rest below.    Keble.  12811
  Let pride go afore, shame will follow after.    Chapman, Jonson, and Marston.  12812
  Let prideful priests do battle about creeds, / The Church is mine that does most Christlike deeds.    Prof. Blackie.  12813
  Let prudence number o’er each sturdy son, / Who life and wisdom at one race begun.    Burns.  12814
  Let rumours be, when did not rumours fly?    Tennyson.  12815
  Let sleeping dogs lie.    Scotch Proverb.  12816
  Let still the woman take / An elder than herself; so wears she to him, / So sways she level in her husband’s heart; / For, boy, however we do praise ourselves, / Our fancies are more giddy and unfirm, / More longing, wavering, sooner lost and worn / Than women’s are.    Twelfth Night, ii. 4.  12817
  Let such teach others who themselves excel, / And censure freely who have written well.    Pope.  12818
  Let that which is lost be for God.    Spanish Proverb.  12819
  Let the angry person always have the quarrel to himself.    Rev. John Clark.  12820
  Let the best horse leap the hedge first.    Proverb.  12821
  Let the cobbler stick to his last.    Proverb.  12822
  Let the dainty rose awhile / Her bashful fragrance hide; / Rend not her silken veil too soon, / But leave her, in her own soft noon. / To flourish and abide.    Keble.  12823
  Let the dead bury their dead—i.e., let the spiritually dead bury the bodily dead.    Jesus.  12824
  Let the devil catch you by a hair, and you are his for ever.    Lessing.  12825
  Let the devil get into the church, and he will soon be on the altar.    German Proverb.  12826
  Let the foibles of the great rest in peace.    Goldsmith.  12827
  Let the galled jade wince, our withers are unwrung.    Hamlet, iii. 2.  12828
  Let the great book of the world be your principal study.    Chesterfield.  12829
  Let the great world spin forever down the ringing grooves of change.    Tennyson.  12830
  Let the matter be good, and let the manner befit it.    Spurgeon.  12831
  Let the night come before we praise the day.    Proverb.  12832
  Let the path be open to talent.    Napoleon. See La Carrière.  12833
  Let the reader have seen before he attempts to oversee.    Carlyle.  12834
  Let the road be rough and dreary, / And its end far out of sight, / Foot it bravely! strong or weary, / “Trust in God, and do the right.”    Dr. Norman Macleod.  12835
  Let the shoemaker stick to his last, the peasant to his plough, and let the prince understand how to rule.    Goethe.  12836
  Let the thing we do be what it will, it is the principle upon which we do it that must recommend it.    Thomas à Kempis.  12837
  Let the tow (rope) gang wi’ the bucket.    Scotch Proverb.  12838
  Let the world slide, let the world go; / A fig for care, and a fig for woe! / If I can’t pay, why, I can owe, / And death makes equal the high and low.    Heywood.  12839
  Let the world wag.    Proverb.  12840
  Let the young people mind what the old people say, / And where there is danger keep out of the way.    Proverb.  12841
  Let them call it mischief; / When it is past and prosper’d it will be virtue.    Ben Jonson.  12842
  Let them obey that know not how to rule.    2 Henry VI., v. 1.  12843
  Let there be thistles, there are grapes; / If old things, there are new; / Ten thousand broken lights and shapes, / Yet glimpses of the true.    Tennyson.  12844
  Let thine eyes look right on.    Bible.  12845
  Let this be an example for the acquisition of all knowledge, virtue, and riches. By the fall of drops of water, by degrees, a pot is filled.    Hitopadesa.  12846
  Let those have night that love the night.    Quarles.  12847
  Let those who believe in immortality enjoy their belief in silence, and give themselves no airs about it.    Goethe.  12848
  Let those who hope for brighter shores no more, / Not mourn, but turning inland, bravely seek / What hidden wealth redeems the shapeless shore.    Eugene Lee Hamilton.  12849
  Let thy alms go before, and keep heaven’s gate / Open for thee, or both may come too late.    George Herbert.  12850
  Let thy child’s first lesson be obedience, and the second will be what thou wilt.    Ben. Franklin.  12851
  Let thy fair wisdom, not thy passion, sway.    Twelfth Night, iv. 1.  12852
  Let thy great deeds force fate to change her mind; / He that courts fortune boldly, makes her kind.    Dryden.  12853
  Let thy mind still be bent, still plotting where, / And when, and how thy business may be done, / Slackness breeds worms; but the sure traveller, / Though he alights sometimes, still goeth on.    George Herbert.  12854
  Let thy mind’s sweetness have his operation / Upon thy body, clothes, and habitation.    George Herbert.  12855
  Let thy words be few.    Bible.  12856
  Let us a little permit Nature to take her own way; she better understands her own affairs than we.    Montaigne.  12857
  Let us approach our friend with an audacious trust in the truth of his heart, in the breadth, impossible to be overturned, of his foundations.    Emerson.  12858
  Let us be back’d with God, and with the seas, / Which He hath given for fence impregnable, / And with these helps only defend ourselves; / In them, and in ourselves, our safety lies.    3 Henry VI., iv. 1.  12859
  Let us be content in work / To do the thing we can, and not presume / To fret because it’s little.    Elizabeth Barrett Browning.  12860
  Let us be men with men, and always children before God.    Joubert.  12861
  Let us be poised, and wise, and our own to-day.    Emerson.  12862
  Let us be silent, for so are the gods.    Emerson.  12863
  Let us beware that our rest become not the rest of stones, which, so long as they are torrent-tossed and thunder-stricken, maintain their majesty; but when the stream is silent and the storm passed, suffer the grass to cover them and the lichen to feed upon them, and are ploughed down into dust.    Ruskin.  12864
  Let us do the work of men while we bear the form of them.    Ruskin.  12865
  Let us endeavour to see things as they are, and then inquire whether we ought to complain.    Johnson.  12866
  Let us enjoy the cloven flame whilst it glows on our walls.    Emerson.  12867
  Let us fear the worst, but work with faith; the best will always take care of itself.    Victor Hugo.  12868
  Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith let us dare to do our duty as we understand it.    Abraham Lincoln.  12869
  Let us have the crisis; we shall either have death or the cure.    Carlyle.  12870
  Let us know what to love, and we shall know also what to reject; what to affirm, and we shall know also what to deny; but it is dangerous to begin with denial and fatal to end with it.    Carlyle.  12871
  Let us learn upon earth those things that can call us to heaven.    St. Jerome.  12872
  Let us leave the question of origins to those who busy themselves with insoluble problems, and have nothing better to do.    Goethe.  12873
  Let us make haste to live, since every day to a wise man is a new life.    Seneca.  12874
  Let us march intrepidly wherever we are led by the course of human accidents. Wherever they lead us, on what coasts soever we are thrown by them, we shall not find ourselves absolutely strangers.    Bolingbroke.  12875
  Let us not burden our remembrances with / A heaviness that’s gone.    Tempest, v. 1.  12876
  Let us not make imaginary evils when we have so many real ones to encounter.    Goldsmith.  12877
  Let us not strive to rise too high, that we may not fall too low.    Schiller.  12878
  Let us not throw away any of our days upon useless resentment, or contend who shall hold out longest in stubborn malignity.    Johnson.  12879
  Let us th’ important “now” employ, / And live as those who never die.    Burns.  12880
  Let us, then, be up and doing, / With a heart for every fate; / Still achieving, still pursuing, / Learn to labour and to wait.    Longfellow.  12881
  Let us, then, be what we are, and speak what we think, and in all things / Keep ourselves loyal to truth and the sacred professions of friendship.    Longfellow.  12882
  Let us try what esteem and kindness can effect.    Johnson.  12883
  Let vain men pursue vanity; leave them to their own methods.    Thomas à Kempis.  12884
  Let wealth and commerce, laws and learning die, / But leave us still our old nobility.    Lord J. Manners.  12885
  Let wealth shelter and cherish unprotected merit, and the gratitude and celebrity of that merit will richly repay it.    Burns.  12886
  Let whatever you are and whatever you do, grow out of a firm root of truth and a strong soil of reality.    Prof. Blackie.  12887
  Let Whig and Tory stir their blood; / There must be stormy weather; / But for some true result of good, / All parties work together.    Tennyson.  12888
  Let woman learn betimes to serve according to her destination, for only by serving will she at last learn to rule, and attain the influence that belongs to her in the household.    Goethe.  12889
  Let your daily wisdom of life be in making a good use of the opportunities given you.    Prof. Blackie.  12890
  Let your enemies be disarmed by the gentleness of your manner, but let them feel, at the same time, the steadiness of your just resentment.    Chesterfield.  12891
  Let your literary compositions be kept from the public eye for nine years at least.    Horace.  12892
  Let your pen fall, begin to trifle with blotting-paper, look at the ceiling, bite your nails, and otherwise dally with your purpose, and you waste your time, scatter your thoughts, and repress the nervous energy necessary for your task.    G. H. Lewes.  12893
  Let your purse be your master.    Proverb.  12894
  Let your reason with your choler question…. To climb steep hills / Requires slow pace at first.    Henry VIII., i. 1.  12895
  Let your rule in reference to your social sentiments be simply this; pray for the bad, pity the weak, enjoy the good, and reverence both the great and the small, as playing each his part aptly in the divine symphony of the universe.    Prof. Blackie.  12896
  Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how to answer every man.    St. Paul.  12897
  Let your trouble tarry till its own day comes.    Proverb.  12898
  Let’s live with that small pittance which we have; / Who covets more is evermore a slave.    Herrick.  12899
  Let’s not unman each other—part at once; / All farewells should be sudden when for ever, / Else they make an eternity of moments, / And clog the last sad sands of life with tears.    Byron.  12900
  Let’s take the instant by the forward top; / For we are old, and on our quick’st decrees / Th’ inaudible and noiseless foot of time / Steals ere we can effect them.    All’s Well, v. 3.  12901
  Let’s teach ourselves that honourable stop, not to out-sport discretion.    Othello, ii. 3.  12902
  Letters may be always made out of the books of the morning or talk of the evening.    Johnson.  12903
  Letters of mere compliment, congratulation, or affected condolence, which have cost the authors most labour in composing, never fail of being the most disagreeable and insipid to the readers.    Blair.  12904
  Letters that are warmly sealed are often coldly opened.    Jean Paul.  12905
  Letters without virtue are like pearls in a dunghill.    Cervantes.  12906
  Letting down buckets into empty wells, and growing old with drawing nothing up.    Cowper.  12907
  Lettres de cachet—Warrants of imprisonment under royal seal, liberally issued in France before the Revolution.  12908
  Leuk twice or ye loup ance—i.e., look twice before you leap once.    Scotch Proverb.  12909
  Leve æs alienum debitorem facit, grave inimicum—A small debt makes a man your debtor, a large one your enemy.    Seneca.  12910
  Leve fit quod bene fertur onus—The burden which is cheerfully borne becomes light.    Ovid.  12911
  Leve incommodum tolerandum est—A slight inconvenience must be endured.    Motto.  12912
  Leve (trust) none better than thyself.    Hazlitt’s Poems.  12913
  Level roads run out from music to every side.    Goethe.  12914
  Leves homines futuri sunt improvidi—Light-minded men are improvident of the future.    Tacitus.  12915
  Levia perpessi sumus, / Si flenda patimur—Our sufferings are light, if they are merely such as we should weep for.  12916
  Leviores sunt injuriæ, quæ repentino aliquo motu accidunt, quam eæ quæ meditate præparata inferuntur—The injuries which befall us unexpectedly are less severe than those which we are deliberately anticipating.    Cicero.  12917
  Levis est dolor qui capere consilium potest—Grief is light which can take advice.    Seneca.  12918
  Levis sit tibi terra—May the earth lie light on thee.  12919
  Levity is a prettiness in a child, a disgraceful defect in men, and a monstrous folly in old age.    La Rochefoucauld.  12920
  Levity is often less foolish, and gravity less wise, than each of them appears.    Colton.  12921
  Levity of behaviour is the bane of all that is good and virtuous.    Seneca.  12922
  Levius fit patientia / Quicquid corrigere est nefas—Whatever cannot be amended becomes easier to bear if we exercise patience.    Horace.  12923
  Levius solet timere qui propius timet—A man’s fears are lighter when the danger is near at hand.    Seneca.  12924
  Lex aliquando sequitur æquitatem—Law is sometimes according to equity.    Law.  12925
  Lex citius tolerare vult privatum damnum quam publicum malum—The law will sooner tolerate a private loss than a public evil.    Coke.  12926
  Lex neminem cogit ad impossibilia—The law compels no one to do what is impossible.    Law.  12927
  Lex non scripta—The common law.  12928
  Lex prospicit non respicit—The law is prospective, not retrospective.    Law.  12929
  Lex scripta—The statute law.  12930
  Lex talionis—The law of retaliation.  12931
  Lex terræ—The law of the land.  12932
  Lex universa est quæ jubet nasci et mori—There is a universal law which commands that we shall be born and shall die.    Publius Syrus.  12933
  Liars act like the salt-miners; they undermine the truth, but leave just so much standing as is necessary to support the edifice.    Jean Paul.  12934
  Liars are always ready to take oath.    Alfieri.  12935
  Liars are the cause of all the sins and crimes in the world.    Epictetus.  12936
  Liars ought to have good memories.    Sidney.  12937
  Libenter homines id, quod volunt, credunt—Men are fain to believe what they wish.    Cæsar.  12938
  Libera chiesa in libero stato—A free church in a free state.    Cavour.  12939
  Libera Fortunæ mors est: capit omnia tellus / Quæ genuit—Death is not subject to fortune; the earth contains everything which she ever brought forth.    Lucan.  12940
  Libera me ab homine malo, a meipso—Deliver me from the evil man, from myself.    St. Augustine.  12941
  Libera te metu mortis—Deliver thyself from the fear of death.    Seneca.  12942
  Liberality consists less in giving profusely than in giving judiciously.    La Bruyère.  12943
  Liberality is not giving largely but wisely.    Proverb.  12944
  Libertas—Liberty.    Motto.  12945
  Libertas est potestas faciendi id quod jure licet—Liberty consists in the power of doing what the law permits.    Law.  12946
  Libertas in legibus—Liberty under the laws.    Motto.  12947
  Libertas, quæ sera, tamen respexit inertem—Liberty, which, though late, regarded me in my helpless state.    Virgil.  12948
  Libertas sub rege pio—Liberty under a pious king.    Motto.  12949
  Libertas ultima mundi / Quo steterit ferienda loco—In the spot where liberty has made her last stand she was fated to be smitten.    Lucan.  12950
  Liberté toute entière—Liberty perfectly entire.    Motto.  12951
  Liberty, and not theology, is the enthusiasm of the nineteenth century. The very men who would once have been conspicuous saints are now conspicuous revolutionists, for while their heroism and disinterestedness are their own, the direction which these qualities take is determined by the pressure of the age.    H. W. Lecky.  12952
  Liberty comes with Christianity, because Christianity develops and strengthens the mass of men.    Ward Beecher.  12953
  Liberty exists in proportion to wholesome restraint.    Webster.  12954
  Liberty has no actual rights which are not grafted upon justice.    Mme. Swetchine.  12955
  Liberty has no crueller enemy than license.    French Proverb.  12956
  Liberty is a principle; its community is its security; exclusiveness is its doom.    Kossuth.  12957
  Liberty is a slow fruit. It is never cheap; it is made difficult because freedom is the accomplishment and perfectness of man.    Emerson.  12958
  Liberty is an old fact; it has had its heroes and its martyrs in almost every age.    Chapin.  12959
  Liberty is God’s gift; liberties are the devil’s.    German Proverb.  12960
  Liberty is not idleness; it is an unconstrained use of time. To be free is not to be doing nothing; it is to be one’s own master as to what one ought to do or not to do.    La Bruyère.  12961
  Liberty is of more value than any gifts; and to receive gifts is to lose it. Be assured that men most commonly seek to oblige thee only that they may engage thee to serve them.    Saadi.  12962
  Liberty is one of the most precious gifts that Heaven has bestowed on man, and captivity is the greatest evil that can befall him.    Cervantes.  12963
  Liberty is quite as much a moral as a political growth, the result of free individual action, energy, and independence.    S. Smiles.  12964
  Liberty is the right of doing whatever the laws permit.    Montesquieu.  12965
  Liberty is to the collective body what health is to every individual body. Without health no pleasure can be tasted by man; without liberty no happiness can be enjoyed by society.    Bolingbroke.  12966
  Liberty is to the lowest rank of every nation little more than the choice of working or starving.    Johnson.  12967
  Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty as well as by the abuse of power.    Madison.  12968
  Liberty must be a mighty thing, for by it God punishes and rewards nations.    Mme. Swetchine.  12969
  Liberty must be limited in order to be possessed.    Burke.  12970
  Liberty of thinking and expressing our thoughts is always fatal to priestly power, and to those pious frauds on which it is commonly founded.    Hume.  12971
  Liberty raises us to the gods; holiness prostrates us on the ground.    Amiel.  12972
  Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.    Washington.  12973
  Liberty will not descend to a people; a people must raise themselves to liberty; it is a blessing that must be earned before it can be enjoyed.    Colton.  12974
  Liberty, with all its drawbacks, is everywhere vastly more attractive to a noble soul than good social order without it, than society like a flock of sheep, or a machine working like a watch. This mechanism makes of man only a product; liberty makes him the citizen of a better world.    Schiller.  12975
  Liberum arbitrium—Free will.  12976
  Libidinosa et intemperans adolescentia effœtum corpus tradit senectuti—A sensual and intemperate youth transmits to old age a worn-out body.    Cicero.  12977
  Libido effrenata effrenatam appetentiam efficit—Unbridled gratification produces unbridled desire.    Proverb.  12978
  Libito fè licito—What pleased her she made law.    Dante.  12979
  Libra justa justitiam servat—A just balance preserves justice.  12980
  Libraries are as the shrines where all the relics of saints full of true virtue, and that without delusion and imposture, are preserved and reposed.    Bacon.  12981
  Libraries are the wardrobes of literature, whence men, properly informed, might bring forth something for ornament, much for curiosity, and more for use.    J. Dyer.  12982
  License they mean when they cry liberty.    Milton.  12983
  Liceat concedere veris—We are free to yield to truth.    Horace.  12984
  Licet superbus ambules pecunia, / Fortuna non mutat genus—Although you strut insolent in your wealth, your fortune does not change your low birth.    Horace.  12985
  Licht und Geist, jenes im Phyischen, dieses im Sittlichen herrschend, sind die höchsten denkbaren untheilbaren Energien—Light and spirit, the one sovereign in the physical, the other in the moral, are the highest conceivable indivisible potences at work in the universe.    Goethe.  12986
  Licuit, semperque licebit / Parcere personis, dicere de vitiis—It ever has been, and ever will be, lawful to spare the individual but to censure the vice.  12987
  Lie not in the mire, and say, “God help!”    Proverb.  12988
  Lie not, neither to thyself, nor man, nor God. Let mouth and heart be one; beat and speak together, and make both felt in action. It is for cowards to lie.    George Herbert.  12989
  Liebe bleibt die goldne Leiter / Darauf das Herz zum Himmel steigt—Love is ever the golden ladder whereby the heart ascends to heaven.    Geibel.  12990
  Liebe ist die ältest-neuste / Einz’ge Weltbegebenheit—Love is the oldest-newest sole world-event.    Rückert.  12991
  Liebe kann nicht untergehen; / Was verwest, muss auferstehen—Love cannot perish; what decays must come to life again.    J. G. Jacobi.  12992
  Liebe kann viel, Geld kann alles—Love cannot do much; money everything.    German Proverb.  12993
  Liebe kennt der allein, der ohne Hoffnung liebt—He alone knows what love is who loves without hope.    Schiller.  12994
  Liebe ohne Gegenliebe ist wie eine Frage ohne Antwort—Love unreciprocated is like a question without an answer.    German Proverb.  12995
  Liebe schwärmet auf allen Wegen; / Treue wohnt für sich allein; / Liebe kommt euch rasch entgegen; / Aufgesucht will Treue sein—Love ranges about in all thoroughfares; fidelity dwells by herself alone. Love comes to meet you with quick footstep; fidelity will be sought out.    Goethe.  12996
  Liebe ward der Welt von Gott verliehen, / Um zu Gott die Seele zu erziehen—Love was bestowed on the world by God, in order to train the soul for God.    Rückert.  12997
  Lieber Neid denn Mitleid—Better envy than pity.    German Proverb.  12998
  Lies are like nitro-glycerine—the best of judges can’t tell where they are going to burst and scatter confusion.    Billings.  12999
  Lies are sufficient to breed opinion, and opinion brings on substance.    Bacon.  13000
  Lies are the ghosts of truths, the masks of faces.    J. Sterling.  13001
  Lies have short legs.    Italian and German Proverb.  13002
  Lies hunt in packs.    Proverb.  13003
  Lies may be acted as well as spoken.    Proverb.  13004
  Lies, mere show and sham, and hollow superficiality of all kinds, which is at the best a painted lie, avoid.    Prof. Blackie to young men.  13005
  Lies need a great deal of killing.    Proverb.  13006
  Lies that are half true are the worst of lies.    Proverb.  13007


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