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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
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  Men love at first, and most warmly; women love last and longest. This is natural enough, for nature makes women to be won, and men to win.    G. W. Curtis.  14503
  Men love in haste, but they detest at leisure.    Byron.  14504
  Men love things best; women love persons best.    Jean Paul.  14505
  Men love to nurse their cares, and seem as uneasy without some fret, as an old friar would be without his hair-girdle.    Ward Beecher.  14506
  Men love us, or they need our love.    Keble.  14507
  Men make the best friends.    La Bruyère.  14508
  Men may live fools, but fools they cannot die.    Young.  14509
  Men may rise on stepping-stones / Of their dead selves to higher things.    Tennyson.  14510
  Men might live quiet and easy enough, if they would be careful not to give themselves trouble, and forbear meddling with what other people do and say, in which they are in no way concerned.    Thomas à Kempis.  14511
  Men more easily renounce their interests than their tastes.    La Rochefoucauld.  14512
  Men must be taught as though you taught them not.    Pope.  14513
  Men must endure / Their going hence, even as their coming hither: / Ripeness is all.    King Lear, v. 2.  14514
  Men must have righteous principles in the first place, and then they will not fail to perform virtuous actions.    Luther.  14515
  Men must leave the ingle-nook, / And for a larger wisdom brook / Experience of a harder law, / And learn humility and awe.    Dr. Walter Smith.  14516
  Men must work, and women must weep, / Though storms be sudden, and waters deep, / And the harbour bar be moaning.    Charles Kingsley.  14517
  Men no longer wholly believe; in this age of blindness and scientific pride, no one is any longer seen bowing before his god on both his knees.    Victor Hugo.  14518
  Men no sooner find their appetites unanswered than they complain the times are injurious.    Raleigh.  14519
  Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success.    Bacon.  14520
  Men of courage, men of sense, and men of letters are frequent; but a true gentleman is what one seldom sees.    Steele.  14521
  Men of few words are the best men.    Henry V., iii. 2.  14522
  Men of genius are dull and inert in society; as the blazing meteor, when it descends to the earth, is only a stone.    Longfellow.  14523
  Men of genius are rarely much annoyed by the company of vulgar people, because they have a power of looking at such persons as objects of amusement of another race altogether.    Coleridge.  14524
  Men of genius do not excel in any profession because they labour in it, but they labour in it because they excel.    Hazlitt.  14525
  Men of genius have acuter feelings than common men; they are like the wind-harp, which answers to the breath that touches it, now low and sweet, now rising into wild swell or angry scream, as the strings are swept by some passing gust.    Froude.  14526
  Men of God have always, from time to time, walked among men, and made their commission felt in the heart and soul of the commonest hearer.    Emerson.  14527
  Men of great gifts you will easily find, but symmetrical men never.    Emerson.  14528
  Men of great intellect live in the world without really belonging to it.    Schiller.  14529
  Men of great learning or genius are too full to be exact, and therefore choose to throw down their pearls in heaps before the reader, rather than be at the pains of stringing them.    Spectator.  14530
  Men of great parts are often unfortunate in the management of public business, because they are apt to go out of the common road by the quickness of their imagination.    Swift.  14531
  Men of humour are always in some degree men of genius; wits are rarely so, although a man of genius may, amongst other gifts, possess wit, as Shakespeare.    Coleridge.  14532
  Men of most renowned virtue have sometimes by transgressing most truly kept the law.    Milton.  14533
  Men of science should leave controversy to the little world below them.    Goldsmith.  14534
  Men of sense esteem wealth to be the assimilation of nature to themselves, the converting of the sap and juices of the planet to the incarnation and nutriment of their design.    Emerson.  14535
  Men of sense often learn from their enemies.    Aristophanes.  14536
  Men of the first quality learn nothing, and become wise; men of the second rank become sensible (klug) and learn long; men of the third sort remain stupid, and learn words.    Rückert.  14537
  Men of the greatest abilities are most fired with ambition, and, on the contrary, mean and narrow minds are the least actuated by it.    Addison.  14538
  Men of true wisdom and goodness are contented to take persons and things as they are, without complaining of their imperfections or attempting to amend them.    Fielding.  14539
  Men of uncommon abilities generally fall into eccentricities when their sphere of life is not adequate to their powers.    Goethe.  14540
  Men only associate in parties by sacrificing their opinions, or by having none worth sacrificing; and the effect of party government is always to develop hostilities and hypocrisies, and to extinguish ideas.    Ruskin.  14541
  Men only rightly know themselves as far as they have experimented on things.    Emerson.  14542
  Men ought to find the difference between saltness and bitterness.    Bacon.  14543
  Men possessed with an idea cannot be reasoned with.    Froude.  14544
  Men possessing small souls are generally the authors of great evils.    Goethe.  14545
  Men prize the thing ungained more than it is.    Troil. and Cress., i. 2.  14546
  Men rate the virtues of the heart at almost nothing, while they idolise endowments of body and intellect.    La Bruyère.  14547
  Men rattle their chains to show that they are free.    Proverb.  14548
  Men run away to other countries because they are not good in their own, and run back to their own because they pass for nothing in the new places.    Emerson.  14549
  Men say their pinnacles point to heaven. Why, so does every tree that buds, and every bird that rises as it sings. Men say their aisles are good for worship. Why, so is every mountain glen and rough seashore. But this they have of distinct and indisputable glory,—that their mighty walls were never raised, and never shall be, but by men who love and aid each other in their weakness.    Ruskin.  14550
  Men seek within the short span of life to satisfy a thousand desires, each of which alone is insatiable.    Goldsmith.  14551
  Men seem to be led by their noses, but in reality it is by their ears.    Carlyle.  14552
  Men should be prized, not for their exemption from fault, but the size of those virtues they are possessed of.    Goldsmith.  14553
  Men should be what they seem; / Or those that be not, would they might seem none.    Othello, iii. 3.  14554
  Men should keep their eyes wide open before marriage, and half-shut afterwards.    Mme. Scudéri.  14555
  Men should not be told of the faults which they have mended.    Johnson.  14556
  Men show their character in nothing more clearly than by what they think laughable.    Goethe.  14557
  Men, some to business, some to pleasure take; / But every woman is at heart a rake: / Men, some to quiet, some to public strife; / But every lady would be queen for life.    Pope.  14558
  Men speak but little when vanity does not induce them to speak.    La Rochefoucauld.  14559
  Men spend their lives in the service of their passions instead of employing their passions in the service of their lives.    Steele.  14560
  Men still are what they always have been, a medley (Gemisch) of strength and weakness, often obedient to reason, and oftener to passion; so have they come down the stream of time for six thousand years, and mostly in such shape as the moment has fashioned them.    Seume.  14561
  Men that are ruined are ruined on the side of their natural propensities.    Burke.  14562
  Men that hazard all / Do it in hope of fair advantages.    Mer. of Ven., ii. 7.  14563
  Men that make / Envy and crooked malice nourishment / Dare bite the best.    Henry VIII., v. 3.  14564
  Men think highly of those who rise rapidly in the world; whereas nothing rises quicker than dust, straw, and feathers.    Hare.  14565
  Men think they are quarrelling with one another, and both sides feel that they are in the wrong.    Goethe.  14566
  Men think to mend their condition by a change of circumstances. They might as well hope to escape their shadows.    Froude, Carlyle.  14567
  Men tire themselves in pursuit of rest.    Sterne.  14568
  Men trust rather to their eyes than to their ears; the effect of precepts is therefore slow and tedious, whilst that of examples is summary and effectual.    Seneca.  14569
  Men understand not what is among their hands; as calmness is the characteristic of strength, so the weightiest causes may be the most silent.    Carlyle.  14570
  Men use, if they have an evil turn to write it in marble, and whoso doth us a good turn we write it in dust.    Sir T. More.  14571
  Men, who are knaves individually, are in the mass very honourable people.    Montesquieu.  14572
  Men who begin by losing their independence will end by losing their energy.    Buckle.  14573
  Men who, being always bred in affluence, see the world only on one side are surely improper judges of human nature.    Goldsmith.  14574
  Men who earn nothing but compliments are not likely to be very diligent in so unprofitable a service.    Spurgeon.  14575
  Men who form their judgment upon sense often err.    Thomas à Kempis.  14576
  Men who know the same things are not long the best company for each other.    Emerson.  14577
  Men who make money rarely saunter; men who save money rarely swagger.    Bulwer Lytton.  14578
  Men who their duties know, / But know their rights, and knowing, dare maintain.    Sir W. Jones.  14579
  Men will always act according to their passions. Therefore the best government is that which inspires the nobler passions and destroys the meaner.    Jacobi.  14580
  Men will blame themselves for the purpose of being praised.    Proverb.  14581
  Men will die for an opinion as soon as for anything else.    Hazlitt.  14582
  Men will face powder and steel, because they cannot face public opinion.    Chapin.  14583
  Men will forget what we suffer, and not what we do.    Tennyson.  14584
  Men will marry a fool that sings, sooner than one that has learned to scoff.    Dr. Walter Smith.  14585
  Men will wrangle for religion, write for it, fight for it, die for it—anything but live for it.    Colton.  14586
  Men work themselves into atheistical judgments by atheistical practice.    Whichcote.  14587
  Men would be angels, angels would be gods.    Pope.  14588
  Men would not live long in society, were they not the mutual dupes of each other.    La Rochefoucauld.  14589
  Men’s actions are not to be judged of at first sight.    Proverb.  14590
  Men’s actions are too strong for them. Show me a man who has acted, and who has not been the victim and slave of his action.    Emerson.  14591
  Men’s best successes come after their disappointments.    Ward Beecher.  14592
  Men’s evil manners live in brass; their virtues / We write in water.    Henry VIII., iv. 2.  14593
  Men’s hearts ought not to be set against one another, but set with one another, and all against the evil thing only.    Carlyle.  14594
  Men’s ignorance makes the priest’s pot boil.    French Proverb.  14595
  Men’s muscles move better when their souls are making merry music.    George Eliot.  14596
  Men’s natures wrangle with inferior things, / Though great ones are their object.    Othello, iii. 4.  14597
  Men’s prosperity is in their own hands, and no forms of government are, in themselves, of the least use.    Ruskin.  14598
  Men’s souls ’twixt sorrow and love are cast.    O. M. Brown.  14599
  Men’s thoughts and opinions are, in a great degree, vassals of him who invents a new phrase or reapplies an old epithet.    Lowell.  14600
  Men’s thoughts are much according to their inclinations; their discourses and speeches, according to their learning and infused opinions.    Bacon.  14601
  Men’s vows are women’s traitors.    Cymbeline, iii. 4.  14602
  Menace-moi de vivre et non pas de mourir—Threaten me with life and not with death.    French.  14603
  Ménage—Housekeeping.    French.  14604
  Mendacem memorem esse oportet—A liar ought to have a good memory.    Quintilian.  14605
  Mendaces, ebriosi, verbosi—Liars, drunkards, and wordy people.  14606
  Mendaci homini, ne verum quidem dicenti credere solemus—We give no credit to a liar, even when he speaks the truth.    Cicero.  14607
  Mendici, mimi, balatrones, et hoc genus omne—Beggars, actors in farces, buffoons, and all that sort of people.    Horace.  14608
  Mendico ne parentes quidem amici sunt—To a beggar not even his own parents show affection.    Proverb.  14609
  Mendings are honourable, rags are abominable.    Proverb.  14610
  Mens æqua rebus in arduis—Equanimity in arduous enterprises.    Motto.  14611
  Mens agitat molem—A mind moves or informs the mass.    Virgil.  14612
  Mens bona regnum possidet—A good mind possesses a kingdom.    Proverb.  14613
  Mens conscia recti—A mind conscious of rectitude.  14614
  Mens cujusque est quisque—The mind of the man is the man.    Motto.  14615
  Mens immota manet; lachrymæ volvuntur inanes—His resolve remains unshaken; tears are shed in vain.    Virgil.  14616
  Mens interrita lethi—A mind undaunted by death.    Ovid.  14617
  Mens invicta manet—The mind remains unsubdued.  14618
  Mens peccat, non corpus, et unde consilium abfuit culpa abest—It is the mind that sins, not the body, and where there was no intention there is no criminality.    Livy.  14619
  Mens sana in corpore sano—A sound mind in a sound body.    Juvenal.  14620
  Mens sine pondere ludit—The mind is playful when unburdened.  14621
  Mensa et toro—From bed and board.    Law.  14622
  Menschenkenntniss ist Unglaube an Tugend und Redlichkeit—A knowledge of mankind tends to induce a want of faith in virtue and probity.    C. J. Weber.  14623
  Menschlich ist es bloss zu strafen, / Aber göttlich zu verzeihn—To punish is merely human, but to forgive is divine.    P. von Winter.  14624
  Mensque pati durum sustinet ægra nihil—A mind diseased cannot bear anything harsh.    Ovid.  14625
  Mensuraque juris / Vis erat—And might was the measure of right.    Lucan.  14626
  Mental courage, infinitely rarer than valour, presupposes the most eminent qualities.    Diderot.  14627
  Mental pleasures never cloy: unlike those of the body, they are increased by repetition, approved of by reflection, and strengthened by enjoyment.    Colton.  14628
  Mental prayer (mentale Gebet) which includes and excludes all religions, and only in a few God-favoured men permeates the whole course of life, develops itself in most men as only a blazing, beatific feeling of the moment, immediately after the vanishing of which the man, thrown in upon himself unsatisfied and unoccupied, lapses back into the most utter and absolute weariness.    Goethe.  14629
  Mentally and bodily endowed men are the most modest, while, on the other hand, all who have some peculiar mental defect think a great deal more of themselves.    Goethe.  14630
  Mentis gratissimus error—A most delightful reverie of the mind.    Horace.  14631
  Mentis penetralia—The inmost recesses of the mind; the secrets of the heart.  14632
  Menu—Bill of fare.    French.  14633
  Menus plaisirs—Pocket-money.    French.  14634
  Meo sum pauper in ære—I am poor, but I am not in debt.    Horace.  14635
  Merces virtutis laus est—Applause is the reward of virtue.    Proverb.  14636
  Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.    Bible.  14637
  Mercy but murders, pardoning those that kill.    Romeo and Juliet, iii. 1.  14638
  Mercy is above this sceptred sway, / It is enthroned in the hearts of kings, / It is an attribute to God himself; / And earthly power doth then show likest God’s / When mercy seasons justice.    Mer. of Ven., iv. 1.  14639
  Mercy is not itself, that oft looks so; / Pardon is still the nurse of second woe.    Meas. for Meas., ii. 1.  14640
  Mercy, misericordia, does not in the least mean forgiveness of sins, but pity of sorrows.    Ruskin.  14641
  Mercy to him that shows it is the rule.    Cowper.  14642
  Mercy turns her back to the unmerciful.    Quarles.  14643
  Mercy’s gate opens to those who knock.    Saying.  14644
  Mere bashfulness without merit is awkward, and merit without modesty insolent; but modest merit has a double claim to acceptance.    T. Hughes.  14645
  Mere family never made a man great. Thought and deed, not pedigree, are the passports to enduring fame.    Skobeleff.  14646
  Mere madness, to live like a wretch and die rich.    Burton.  14647
  Mere pleasure ought not to be the prime motive of action.    Johnson.  14648
  Mere sensibility is not true taste, but sensibility to real excellence is.    Hazlitt.  14649
  Mere wishes are bony fishes.    Proverb.  14650
  Merit and good works is the end of man’s motion, and conscience of the same is the accomplishment of man’s rest.    Bacon.  14651
  Merit, however inconsiderable, should be sought for and rewarded.    Napoleon.  14652
  Merit in appearance is oftener rewarded than merit itself.    La Rochefoucauld.  14653
  Merit is never so conspicuous as when coupled with an obscure origin, just as the moon never appears so lustrous as when it emerges from a cloud.    Bovee.  14654
  Merit lives from man to man.    Tennyson.  14655
  Merry be the first, / And merry be the last, / And merry be the first of August.    Proverb.  14656
  Merry larks are ploughmen’s clocks.    Love’s L’s. Lost, v. 2.  14657
  Merx ultronea putret—Proffered service stinks (i.e., is despised).    Proverb.  14658
  Mésalliance—A marriage with one of inferior rank.    Proverb.  14659
  Messe tenus propria vive—Live within your means (lit. harvest).  14660
  [Greek]—There is always a pleasure in variety.    Euripides.  14661
  Metaphysicians and philosophers are, on the whole, the greatest troubles the world has got to deal with…. Busy metaphysicians are always entangling good and active people, and weaving cobwebs among the finest wheels of the world’s business, and are, as much as possible, by all prudent persons, to be brushed out of their way.    Ruskin.  14662
  Metaphysics, with which physics cannot dispense, is that wisdom of thought which was before all physics, lives with it, and will endure after it.    Goethe.  14663
  [Greek]—Don’t pronounce sentence till you have heard the story of both parties.    Proverb.  14664
  Method is the very hinge of business.    Hannah More.  14665
  Method will teach you to win time.    Goethe.  14666
  Methods are the masters of masters.    Talleyrand.  14667
  Methought I heard a voice cry, Sleep no more!    Macbeth, ii. 2.  14668
  Métier d’auteur, métier d’oseur—The profession of author is a daring profession.    French.  14669
  Metiri se quemque suo modulo ac pede verum est—It is meet that every man should measure himself by his own rule and standard.    Horace.  14670
  Mettre les pieds dans le plat—To put one’s foot in it.    French Proverb.  14671
  Metuenda corolla draconis—The dragon’s crest is to be feared.  14672
  Meum et tuum—Mine and thine.  14673
  Meus mihi, suus cuique est carus—Mine is dear to me, and dear is his own to every man.    Plautus.  14674
  Mezzo termine—A middle course.    Italian.  14675
  Micat inter omnes—It shines amongst all, i.e., it outshines all.    Horace.  14676
  Mich dräng’st den Grundtext aufzuschlagen, / Mit redlichem Gefühl einmal / Das heilige Original / In mein geliebtes Deutsch zu übertragen—I must turn up the primitive text just to translate the sacred original with honest feeling into my dear German tongue.    Faust, in Goethe.  14677
  Mich hat mein Glaube nicht betrogen!—My faith has not betrayed me.    Schiller.  14678
  Mich plagen keine Scrupel noch Zweifel, / Fürchte mich weder vor Hölle noch Teufel—I am troubled by no scruples or doubts; I fear neither hell nor devil.    Faust in Goethe.  14679
  Mich schuf aus gröberm Stoffe die Natur, / Und zu der Erde zieht mich die Begierde—Out of coarser clay has Nature created me, and I am drawn by lust to the dust.    Schiller.  14680
  Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam, / Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home; / A charm from the skies seems to hallow us there, / Which, sought through the world, is ne’er met with elsewhere.    J. H. Payne.  14681
  Midst the crowd, the hum, the shock of men, / To hear, to see, to feel, and to possess, / And roam along, the world’s tired denizen, / With none who bless us, none whom we can bless; / … This is to be alone; this, this is solitude!    Byron.  14682
  Mieux nourri qu’ instruit—Better fed than taught.    French Proverb.  14683
  Mieux serra—Better times are coming.    Motto.  14684
  Mieux vaut glisser du pied que de la langue—Better slip with the foot than the tongue.    French Proverb.  14685
  Mieux vaut perdre la laine que la brebis—Better lose the wool than the sheep.    French Proverb.  14686
  Mieux vaut un bon renom, que du bien plein la maison—Better a good name than a house full of riches.    French Proverb.  14687
  Mieux vaut un “Tiens” que deux “Tu l’auras”—One “Take this” is better than two “You shall have it.”    French Proverb.  14688
  Mieux vaut une once de fortune qu’une livre de sagesse—An ounce of fortune is better than a pound of wisdom.    French Proverb.  14689
  Mieux vaut voir un chien enragé, qu’un soleil chaud en Janvier—Better see a mad dog than a hot sun in January.  14690
  Might and right do differ frightfully from hour to hour; but give them centuries to try it in, they are found to be identical.    Carlyle.  14691
  Mightier far / Than strength of nerve or sinew, or the sway / Of magic, potent over sun and star, / Is Love, though oft to agony distrest, / And though his favourite seat be feeble woman’s breast.    Wordsworth.  14692
  Mightiest powers by deepest calms are fed, / And sleep, how oft, on things that gentlest be.    B. M. Procter.  14693
  Mighty events turn on a straw; the crossing of a brook decides the conquest of the world.    Carlyle.  14694
  Migravit ab aure voluptas / Omnis—All pleasure has fled from the ear, (dumb show having taken the place of dialogue on the stage).    Horace.  14695
  Mini est propositum in taberna mori—I purpose to end my days in an inn.  14696
  Mihi forsan, tibi quod negarit, / Porriget hora—The hour will perhaps extend to me what it has denied to you.    Horace.  14697
  Mihi istic nec seritur nec metitur—There is neither sowing nor reaping in that affair for my benefit.    Plautus.  14698
  Mihi res, non me rebus, subjungere conor—My aim is to subject circumstances to me, and not myself to them.    Horace.  14699
  Mihi tarda fluunt ingrataque tempora—For me the time passes slowly and joyously away.    Horace.  14700
  Mildness governs more than anger.    Proverb.  14701
  Militat omnis amans—Every lover is engaged in a war.    Ovid.  14702
  Militiæ species amor est—Love is a kind of warfare.    Ovid.  14703
  Mille hominum species et rerum discolor usus; / Velle suum cuique est, nec voto vivitur uno—There are a thousand kinds of men, and different hues they give to things; each one follows his own inclination, nor do they all agree in their wishes.    Persius.  14704
  Mille verisimili non fanno un vero—A thousand probabilities do not make one truth.    Italian Proverb.  14705
  Millia frumenti tua triverit area centum, / Non tuus hinc capiet venter plus ac meus—Though your threshing-floor should yield a hundred thousand bushels of corn, will your stomach therefore hold more than mine?    Horace.  14706
  Millions of spiritual creatures walk the earth / Unseen, both when we wake and when we sleep.    Milton.  14707
  Minatur innocentibus qui parcit nocentibus—He threatens the innocent who spares the guilty.    Coke.  14708
  Mind and body are intimately related; if the former is joyful, the latter feels free and well; and many an evil flies before cheerfulness.    Goethe.  14709
  Mind and body—that beauteous couple—exercise much and variously, but at home, at home, indoors, and about things indoors; for God is there too.    Landor.  14710
  Mind is stronger than matter; mind is the creator and shaper of matter; not brute force, but only persuasion and faith is the king of this world.    Carlyle.  14711
  Mind is the great lever of all things; human thought is the process by which human ends are ultimately answered.    Webster.  14712
  Mind is the partial side of men; the heart is everything.    Rivarol.  14713
  Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate.    St. Paul.  14714
  Mind unemployed is mind unenjoyed.    Bovee.  14715
  Mind your P’s and Q’s.    Proverb.  14716
  Mind your work, and God will find your wages.    Proverb.  14717
  Minds are of celestial birth; / Make we then a heaven of earth.    Montgomery.  14718
  Minds that have nothing to confer / Find little to perceive.    Wordsworth.  14719
  Minds that never rest are subject to many digressions.    Joubert.  14720
  Mind the corner where life’s road turns.    Proverb.  14721
  Mine honour my life is; both grow in one; / Take honour from me, and my life is done.    Richard II., i. 1.  14722
  Minimæ vires frangere quassa valent—Very little avails to break a bruised thing.    Ovid.  14723
  Minima de malis—Of two evils choose the least.    Proverb.  14724
  Minister flicken am Staate, / Die Richter flicken am Rate, / Die Pfarrer an dem Gewissen, / Die Aerzte an Händen und Füszen! O Jobsen! was flickest denn du? / Weit besser! Gerissene Schuh!—Ministers cobble away at the state, judges at the law, parsons at the conscience, doctors at our hands and feet; what cobblest thou at, friend Jobson? Far better—shoes that have been torn.    Weisse.  14725
  Minor est quam servus, dominus qui servos timet—A master who fears his servants is lower than a servant.  14726
  Minorities lead and save the world, and the world knows them not till long afterwards.    John Burroughs.  14727
  Minuentur atræ / Carmine curæ—Black care will be soothed by song.    Horace.  14728
  Minuit præsentia famam—Acquaintanceship lessens fame.    Claudian.  14729
  Minus afficit sensus fatigatio quam cogitatio—Bodily fatigue affects the mind less than intense thought.    Quintilian.  14730
  Minuti / Semper et infirmi est animi exiguique voluptas / Ultio—Revenge is ever the delight of a stinted and weak and petty mind.    Juvenal.  14731
  Minutiæ—Trifles; minute details.  14732
  Mir gäb’ es keine gröss’re Pein, / Wär’ ich im Paradies allein—There were for me no greater torment than to be in Paradise alone.    Goethe.  14733
  Mir wird bei meinem kritischen Bestreben / Doch oft um Kopf und Busen bang—Often during my critical studies I fear as if I would lose both head and heart.    Wagner in Goethe’s “Faust.”  14734
  Mira quædam in cognoscendo suavitas et delectatio—There is a certain wonderful sweetness and delight in gaining knowledge.  14735
  Mirabile dictu!—Wonderful to be told!  14736
  Mirabile visu!—Wonderful to behold!  14737
  Miracles are ceased, and therefore we must needs admit the means, how things are perfected.    Henry V., i. 1.  14738
  Miracles do not serve to convert, but condemn.    Pascal.  14739
  Miramur ex intervallo fallentia—We admire at a distance things which deceive us.    Proverb.  14740
  Miremur te non tua—Let me have something to admire in yourself, not in what belongs to you.    Juvenal.  14741
  Mirth is God’s medicine.    Ward Beecher.  14742
  Mirth is like a flash of lightning, that breaks through a gloom of clouds, and glitters for a moment; cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity.    Addison.  14743
  Mirth is short and transient, cheerfulness fixed and permanent.    Addison.  14744
  Misce stultitiam consiliis brevem—Mix a little folly with your serious thoughts.    Horace.  14745
  Miscellaneous reading avoid.    Prof. Blackie to young men.  14746


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