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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
Peevishness covers  to  Plausus tunc
  Peevishness covers with its dark fog even the most distant horizon.    Jean Paul.  17998
  Pegasus im Joche—Pegasus in harness.    Schiller.  17999
  Peggior della morte è il turpe riposo—Worse than death is shameful repose.    Niccolo Tommaseo.  18000
  Peine forte et dure—Heavy and severe punishment (specially that of putting heavy weights on prisoners who refused to plead).  18001
  Pelt all dogs that bark, and you will need many stones.    Proverb.  18002
  [Greek]—Evil on the top of evil.  18003
  Pence well-spent are better than pence ill-spared.    Proverb.  18004
  Pendente lite—While the suit is pending.  18005
  Pendre la crémaillère—To give a house-warming.    French.  18006
  Penetration has an air of divination; it pleases our vanity more than any other quality of the mind.    La Rochefoucauld.  18007
  Penitus toto divisos orbe Britannos—The Britons, quite sundered from all the world.    Virgil.  18008
  Penny goes after penny, / Till Peter hasn’t any.    Proverb.  18009
  Penny wise is often pound foolish.    Proverb.  18010
  Pense ce que tu veux, dis ce que tu dois—Think what you like, say what you ought.    French Proverb.  18011
  Pense moult, parle peu, écris moins—Think much, speak little, write less.    French Proverb.  18012
  Penser, vivre, et mourir en roi—To think, live, and die as a king.    Frederick the Great.  18013
  Pensez à bien—Think of good.    Motto.  18014
  People abuse freedom only where they have asserted it, not where it has been given them.    Börne.  18015
  People are always expecting to get peace in heaven; but you know whatever peace they get there will be ready-made. Whatever of making peace they can be blest for must be on the earth here.    Ruskin.  18016
  People are only accustomed to revolve around themselves.    Goethe.  18017
  People are rendered sociable by their inability to endure their own society.    Schiller.  18018
  People are wise for the past day in the evening, but never wise enough for the coming one.    Rückert.  18019
  People, crushed by laws, have no hopes but from power. It laws are their enemies, they will be enemies to laws; and those who have much to hope and nothing to lose will always be dangerous, more or less.    Burke.  18020
  People dispute a great deal about the good that is done and the harm by disseminating the Bible (Bibelverbreitung). To me this is clear: the Bible will do harm if, as hitherto, it is used dogmatically and interpreted fancifully, and it will do good if it is treated feelingly and applied didactically.    Goethe.  18021
  People do not care to give alms without some security for their money; and a wooden leg or a withered arm is a sort of draft upon heaven for those who choose to have their money placed to account there.    Mackenzie.  18022
  People do not lack strength; they lack will.    Victor Hugo.  18023
  People do not mind their faults being spread out before them, but they become impatient if called upon to give them up.    Goethe.  18024
  People in adversity should preserve laudable customs.    Clarissa.  18025
  People (in authority) are accustomed merely to forbid, to hinder, to refuse, but rarely to bid, to further, and to reward. They let things go along till some mischief happens; then they fly into a rage, and lay about them.    Goethe.  18026
  People love to have all rash actions done in a hurry.    Goldsmith.  18027
  People may live as much retired from the world as they like, but sooner or later they find themselves debtor or creditor to some one.    Goethe.  18028
  People must begin before they attempt to finish or improve.    William Blake.  18029
  People seem to think themselves in some ways superior to heaven itself, when they complain of the sorrow and want round about them; and yet it is not the devil for certain who puts pity into their hearts.    Anne J. Thackeray.  18030
  People should never sit talking till they don’t know what to talk about.    Saying.  18031
  People that are like-minded (Gleichgesinnten) can never for any length be disunited (entzweien); they always come together again; whereas those that are not like-minded (Widergesinnten) try in vain to maintain harmony; the essential discord between them will be sure to break out some day.    Goethe.  18032
  People that have nothing to do are quickly tired of their own company.    J. Collier.  18033
  People that make puns are like wanton boys that put coppers on the railroad tracks. They amuse themselves and other children, but their little trick may upset a freight train of conversation for the sake of a battered witticism.    Holmes.  18034
  People that will crowd about bonfires may, sometimes very fairly, get their beards singed; it is the price they pay for such illumination; natural twilight is safe and free to all.    Carlyle.  18035
  People throw stones only at trees which have fruit on them.    Proverb.  18036
  People who are always taking care of their health are like misers, who are hoarding up a treasure which they have never spirit enough to enjoy.    Sterne.  18037
  People who are too sharp cut their own fingers.    Proverb.  18038
  People who can’t be witty exert themselves to be pious and affectionate.    George Eliot.  18039
  People who do not know how to laugh are always pompous and self-conceited.    Thackeray.  18040
  People who have little to do are great talkers. The less they think the more they talk, and so women talk more than men. A nation where women determine the fashion is always talkative.    Montesquieu.  18041
  People who honestly mean to be true really contradict themselves much more rarely than those who try to be consistent.    Holmes.  18042
  People who live in glass houses should never throw stones.    Proverb.  18043
  People who never have any time are those who do least.    Lichtenberg. (?)  18044
  People will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors.    Burke.  18045
  People would do well if, tarrying here for years together, they observed a while a Pythagorean silence.    Goethe.  18046
  People would do well if they would keep piety, which is so essential and lovable in life, distinct from art, where, owing to its very simplicity and dignity, it checks their energy, allowing only the very highest mind freedom to unite with, if not actually to master, it.    Goethe.  18047
  Per accidens—By accident, i.e., not following from the nature of the thing, but from some accidental circumstance.  18048
  Per acuta belli—Through the perils of war.    Motto.  18049
  Per angusta ad augusta—Through hardship to triumph.    Motto.  18050
  Per annum—By the year; yearly.  18051
  Per ardua liberi—Free through difficulty.    Motto.  18052
  Per aspera ad astra—Over rough paths to the stars.    Motto.  18053
  Per contra—On the other hand.  18054
  Per Deum et ferrum obtinui—I have obtained it by God and my sword.    Motto.  18055
  Per fas et nefas—By right ways and by wrong.  18056
  Per il suo contrario—By its opposite.    Motto.  18057
  Per incuriam—Through carelessness.  18058
  Per mare per terram—By sea and land.    Motto.  18059
  Per obitum—Through the death of.  18060
  Per quod servitium amisit—For loss of his or her services.    Law.  18061
  Per saltum—By a leap; by passing over the intermediate steps.  18062
  Per undas et ignes fluctuat nec mergitur—Through water and fire she goes plunging but is not submerged.    Motto of Paris.  18063
  Per varios casus, per tot discrimina rerum—Through manifold misfortunes, and so many perils.    Virgil.  18064
  Per vias rectas—By direct ways.    Motto.  18065
  Peras imposuit Jupiter nobis duas; / Propriis repletam vitiis post tergum dedit. / Alienis ante pectus suspendit gravem—Jupiter has laid two wallets on us; he has placed one behind our backs filled with our own faults, and has hung another before, heavy with the faults of other people.    Phædrus.  18066
  Percunctatorem fugito, nam garrulus idem est; / Nec retinent patulæ commissa fideliter aures—Avoid an inquisitive person, for he is sure to be a gossip; ears always open to hear will not keep faithfully what is intrusted to them.    Horace.  18067
  Perdidit arma, locum virtutis deseruit, qui / Semper in augenda festinat et obruitur re—He has lost his arms and deserted the cause of virtue who is ever eager and engrossed in increasing his wealth.    Horace.  18068
  Perdis, et in damno gratia nulla tuo—You lose, and for your loss get no thanks.    Ovid.  18069
  Pereant amici, dum una inimici intercidant—Let our friends perish, provided our enemies fall along with them.    Greek and Latin Proverb, quoted by Cicero to condemn it.  18070
  Pereunt et imputantur—They (hours) pass, and are placed to our account.    Martial.  18071
  Perfect existence can only be where spirit and body are one; an embodied spirit, a spiritual body. (?)  18072
  Perfect experience must itself embrace theoretical knowledge.    Goethe.  18073
  Perfect life is ever in one’s acts to deal with innocence, which proves itself in doing wrong to no one but itself.    Goethe.  18074
  Perfect light / Would dazzle, not illuminate, the sight; / From earth it is enough to glimpse at heaven.    Lord Houghton.  18075
  Perfect love canna be without equality.    Scotch Proverb.  18076
  Perfect love casteth out fear.    St. John.  18077
  Perfect love holds the secret of the world’s perfect liberty.    J. G. Holland.  18078
  Perfect woman, nobly planned, / To warn, to comfort, and command; / And yet a spirit still, and bright / With something of an angel light.    Wordsworth.  18079
  Perfect works are rare, because they must be produced at the happy moment when taste and genius unite: and this rare conjunction, like that of certain planets, appears to occur only after the revolution of several cycles, and only lasts for an instant.    Chateaubriand.  18080
  Perfecting is our destiny, but perfection is never our lot.    J. C. Weber.  18081
  Perfection is not the affair of the scholar; it is enough if he practises.    Goethe.  18082
  Perfer et obdura; dolor hic tibi proderit olim—Bear and endure; this sorrow will one day prove to be for your good.    Ovid.  18083
  Perfer et obdura; multo graviora tulisti—Bear and endure; you have borne much heavier misfortunes than these.    Ovid.  18084
  Perfervidum ingenium Scotorum—The very ardent temper of the Scots.  18085
  Perfida, sed quamvis perfida, cara tamen—Faithless, but, though faithless, still dear.    Tibullus.  18086
  Pergis pugnantia secum / Frontibus adversis componere—You are attempting to reconcile things which are opposite in their natures.    Horace.  18087
  “Perhaps” hinders folks from lying.    Proverb.  18088
  Perhaps propriety is as near a word as any to denote the manners of the gentleman.    Hazlitt.  18089
  Perhaps the early grave / Which men weep over may be meant to save.    Byron.  18090
  Periculosæ plenum opus aleæ / Tractas, et incedis per ignes / Suppositos cineri doloso—The work you are treating is one full of dangerous hazard, and you are treading over fires lurking beneath treacherous ashes.    Horace.  18091
  Periculosum est credere et non credere; / Ergo exploranda est veritas, multum prius / Quam stulta prave judicet sententia—It is equally dangerous to believe and to disbelieve; therefore search diligently into the truth rather than suffer an erroneous impression to pervert your judgment.    Phædrus.  18092
  Periculum in mora—There is danger in delay.  18093
  Perierunt tempora longi / Servitii—My long period of service has led to no advancement.    Juvenal.  18094
  Perimus licitis—We come to ruin by permitted things.    Proverb.  18095
  Perish discretion when it interferes with duty.    Hannah More.  18096
  Périsse l’univers pourvu que je me venge!—Let the universe perish, provided I have my revenge!    Cyrano.  18097
  Périssons en résistant!—Let us die resisting!    French.  18098
  Perituræ parcite chartæ—Spare the paper which is fated to perish.    Adapted from Juvenal.  18099
  Perjuria ridet amantum Jupiter—Jupiter laughs at the perjuries of lovers.    Ovid.  18100
  Perjurii pœna divina exitium, humana dedecus—The punishment of perjury at the hands of the gods is perdition; at the hands of man, is disgrace.    One of the laws of the Twelve Tables.  18101
  Perlen bedeuten Thränen—Pearls mean tears.    Lessing.  18102
  Permanence is what I advocate in all human relations; nomadism, continual change, is prohibitory of any good whatsoever.    Carlyle.  18103
  Permanence, perseverance, persistence in spite of hindrances, discouragements, and “impossibilities:” it is this that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak; the civilised burgher from the nomadic savage—the species Man from the genus Ape.    Carlyle.  18104
  Permanence, persistence, is the first condition of all fruitfulness in the ways of men.    Carlyle.  18105
  Permissu superiorum—By permission of the superiors.  18106
  Permitte divis cætera—Commit the rest to the gods.    Horace.  18107
  Perpetual solitude, in a place where you see nothing to raise your spirits, at length wears them out, and conversation falls into dull and insipid.    Lady Montagu.  18108
  Perpetuus nulli datur usus, et hæres / Hæredem alterius, velut unda supervenit undam—Perpetual possession is allowed to none, and one heir succeeds another, as wave follows wave.    Horace.  18109
  Persecution is a tribute the great must ever pay for pre-eminence.    Goldsmith.  18110
  Persecution is not wrong because it is cruel; it is cruel because it is wrong.    Whately.  18111
  Persecution to persons in high rank stands them in the stead of eminent virtue.    Cardinal de Retz.  18112
  Perseverance and audacity generally win.    Mme. Deluzy.  18113
  Perseverance and tact are the two great qualities most valuable for all men who would mount, but especially for those who have to step out of the crowd.    Disraeli.  18114
  Perseverance, dear, my lord, / Keeps honour bright. To have done is to hang / Quite out of fashion, like a rusty mail, / In monumental mockery.    Troil. and Cress., iii. 3.  18115
  Perseverance is a Roman virtue that wins each godlike act, and plucks success even from the spear-proof crest of rugged danger.    Harvard.  18116
  Perseverance performs greater works than strength.    Proverb.  18117
  Perseverance, self-reliance, energetic effort, are doubly strengthened when you rise from a failure to battle again.    Anonymous.  18118
  Perseverando—By persevering.    Motto.  18119
  Perseverantia—By perseverance.    Motto.  18120
  Persevere and never fear.    Proverb.  18121
  Persevere in the fight, struggle on, do not let go, think magnanimously of man and life, for man is good and life is affluent and fruitful.    Vauvenargues.  18122
  Persist, persevere, and you will find most things attainable that are possible.    Chesterfield.  18123
  Personæ mutæ—Mute characters in a play.  18124
  Personal attachment is no fit ground for public conduct, and those who declare they will take care of the rights of the sovereign because they have received favours at his hand, betray a little mind and warrant the conclusion that if they did not receive those favours they would be less mindful of their duties, and act with less zeal for his interest.    C. Fox.  18125
  Personal force never goes out of fashion. (?)  18126
  Personality is everything in art and poetry.    Goethe.  18127
  Persons are love’s world, and the coldest philosopher cannot recount the debt of the young soul, wandering here in nature to the power of love, without being tempted to unsay, as treasonable to nature, aught derogatory to the social instincts.    Emerson.  18128
  Persons of fine manners make behaviour the first sign of force,—behaviour, and not performance, or talent, or, much less, wealth.    Emerson.  18129
  Persons who are very plausible and excessively polite have generally some design upon you, as also religionists who call you “dear” the first time they see you.    Spurgeon.  18130
  Perspicuity is the offset of profound thoughts.    Vauvenargues.  18131
  Persuasion is better than force.    Proverb.  18132
  Peter’s in, Paul’s out.    Proverb.  18133
  Petit homme abat grand chêne—A little man fells a tall oak.    French Proverb.  18134
  Petit maître—Fop; coxcomb.    French.  18135
  Petite étincelle luit en ténèbres—A tiny spark shines in the dark.    French Proverb.  18136
  Petites affiches—Advertiser.    French.  18137
  Petites maisons—A madhouse.    French.  18138
  Petitio principii—Begging of the question in debate.  18139
  Petitioners for admittance into favour must not harass the condescension of their benefactor.    Burns.  18140
  Petits soins—Little attentions.    French.  18141
  Petty laws breed great crimes.    Ouida.  18142
  Peu d’hommes ont été admirés par leurs domestiques—Few men have been looked up to by their domestics.    Montaigne.  18143
  Peu de bien, peu de soin—Little wealth, little care.    French Proverb.  18144
  Peu de chose nous console, parceque peu de chose nous afflige—Little consoles us because little afflicts us.    Pascal.  18145
  Peu de gens savent être vieux—Few people know how to be old.    La Rochefoucauld.  18146
  Peu de gens sont assez sages pour préférer le blame qui leur est utile, à la louange qui les trahit—Few people are wise enough to prefer censure which may be useful, to flattery which may betray them.    La Rochefoucauld.  18147
  Peu de moyens, beaucoup d’effet—Simple means, great results.    French Proverb.  18148
  Peu de philosophie mène à méspriser l’érudition; beaucoup de philosophie mène à l’estimer—A little philosophy leads men to despise learning; a great deal leads them to esteem it.    Chamfort.  18149
  Peu et bien—Little but good.    French.  18150
  Peuples libres, souvenez-vous de cette maxime: on peut acquérir la liberté, mais on ne la retrouve jamais—Free people, remember this rule: you may acquire liberty, but never regain it if you once lose it.    Rousseau.  18151
  Phaeton was his father’s heir; born to attain the highest fortune without earning it; he had built no sun-chariot (could not build the simplest wheel-barrow), but could and would insist on driving one; and so broke his own stiff neck, sent gig and horses spinning through infinite space, and set the universe on fire.    Carlyle.  18152
  [Greek]—Divine phantasms and shadows of things that are.    Greek.  18153
  Pharmaca das ægroto, auram tibi porrigit æger, / Tu morbum curas illius, ille tuum—You give medicine to a sick man, he hands you your fee; you cure his complaint, he cures yours.    To a doctor.  18154
  [Greek]—Husband your resources.    Greek.  18155
  [Greek]—The voice of the people truly is great in power.    Æschylus.  18156
  Philanthropy, like charity, must begin at home.    Lamb.  18157
  “Philistine” must have originally meant, in the mind of those who invented the nickname, a strong, dogged, unenlightened opponent of the children of the light.    Heine.  18158
  Philologists, who chase / A panting syllable through time and space, / Start it at home, and hunt it in the dark / To Gaul, to Greece, and into Noah’s ark.    Cowper.  18159
  Philosophers are only men in armour after all.    Dickens.  18160
  Philosophers call God “the great unknown.” “The great misknown” would be more correct.    Joseph Roux.  18161
  Philosophia simulari potest, eloquentia non potest—Philosophy may be feigned, eloquence cannot.    Quintilian.  18162
  Philosophy and theology are become theorem, brain-web and shadow, wherein no earnest soul can find solidity for itself. Shadow, I say; yet shadow projected from an everlasting reality within ourselves. Quit the shadow, seek the reality.    Carlyle to John Sterling.  18163
  Philosophy can add to our happiness in no other manner but by diminishing our misery; it should not pretend to increase our present stock, but make us economists of what we are possessed of.    Goldsmith.  18164
  Philosophy can bake no bread; but she can procure for us God, freedom, immortality. Which, then, is more practical—philosophy or economy?    Novalis.  18165
  Philosophy does not regard pedigree; she did not receive Plato as a noble, but she made him so.    Seneca.  18166
  Philosophy dwells aloft in the Temple of Science, the divinity of its inmost shrine; her dictates descend among men, but she herself descends not; whoso would behold her must climb with long and laborious effort, nay, still linger in the forecourt, till manifold trial have proved him worthy of admission into the interior solemnities.    Carlyle.  18167
  Philosophy easily triumphs over past and future ills, but present ills triumph over philosophy.    La Rochefoucauld.  18168
  Philosophy goes no further than probabilities, and in every assertion keeps a doubt in reserve.    Froude.  18169
  Philosophy has given several plausible rules for attaining peace and tranquillity, but they fall very much short of bringing men to it.    Tillotson.  18170
  Philosophy is a bully that talks very loud when the danger is at a distance; but the moment she is hard pressed by the enemy, she is not to be found at her post, but leaves the brunt of the battle to be borne by her humbler but steadier comrade, Religion.    Colton.  18171
  Philosophy is a good horse in a stable, but an arrant jade on a journey.    Goldsmith.  18172
  Philosophy is an elegant thing, if any one modestly meddles with it; but, if he is conversant with it more than is becoming, it corrupts the man.    Plato.  18173
  Philosophy is but a continual battle against custom; an ever-renewed effort to transcend the sphere of blind custom, and so become transcendental.    Carlyle.  18174
  Philosophy is no more than the art of making ourselves happy; that is, of seeking pleasure in regularity, and reconciling what we owe to society with what is due to ourselves.    Goldsmith.  18175
  Philosophy is nothing but discretion.    Selden.  18176
  Philosophy is properly home-sickness; the wish to be everywhere at home.    Novalis.  18177
  Philosophy is reason with the eyes of the soul.    Simms.  18178
  Philosophy is to poetry what old age is to youth; and the stern truths of philosophy are as fatal to the fictions of the one as the chilling testimonies of experience are to the hopes of the other.    Colton.  18179
  Philosophy, rightly defined, is simply the love of wisdom.    Cicero.  18180
  Philosophy teaches us to do willingly and from conviction what others do under compulsion.    Aristotle.  18181
  Philosophy, when superficially studied, excites doubt; when thoroughly explored, it dispels it.    Bacon.  18182
  Philosophy, while it soothes the reason, damps the ambition.    Bulwer Lytton.  18183
  Philosophy will clip an angel’s wings.    Keats.  18184
  [Greek]—Fear old age, for it does not come alone.    Greek Proverb.  18185
  Phœnices primi, famæ si creditur, ausi / Mansuram rudibus vocem signare figuris—The Phœnicians if rumour may be trusted, were the first who dared to write down the fleeting word in rude letters.    Lucan.  18186
  Physic, for the most part, is nothing else but the substitute of exercise and temperance.    Addison.  18187
  Physic is of little use to a temperate person, for a man’s own observation on what he finds does him good or what hurts him, is the best physic to preserve health.    Bacon.  18188
  Physical courage, which despises all danger, will make a man brave in one way; and moral courage, which defies all opinion, will make a man brave in another.    Colton.  18189
  Physical science has taught us to associate Deity with the normal rather than with the abnormal.    Lecky.  18190
  Physician, heal thyself.    Hebrew Proverb.  18191
  Physicians, of all men, are most happy; whatever good success soever they have, the world proclaimeth; and what faults they commit, the earth covereth.    Quarles.  18192
  Pia fraus—A pious fraud (either for good or evil).  18193
  Pick out of mirth, like stones out of thy ground, / Profaneness, filthiness, abusiveness.    George Herbert.  18194
  Pickpockets and beggars are the best practical physiognomists, without having read a line of Lavater, who, it is notorious, mistook a philosopher for a highwayman.    Colton.  18195
  Pictoribus atque poetis / Quidlibet audendi semper fuit æqua potestas—The power of daring anything their fancy suggests has always been conceded to the painter and the poet.    Horace.  18196
  Pictures and shapes are but secondary objects, and please or displease but in memory.    Bacon.  18197
  Pie repone te—Repose in pious confidence.    Motto.  18198
  Pièce de position—A heavy gun.    French.  18199
  Pièce de résistance—A solid joint.    French.  18200
  Pièces de théâtre—Plays.    French.  18201
  Piety is a kind of modesty. It makes us cast down our thoughts, just as modesty makes us cast down our eyes in presence of whatever is forbidden.    Joubert.  18202
  Piety is not a religion, although it is the soul of all religions.    Joubert.  18203
  Piety is only a means whereby, through purest inward peace, we may attain to highest culture.    Quoted by Emerson from Goethe.  18204
  Piety, like wisdom, consists in the discovery of the rules under which we are actually placed, and in faithfully obeying them.    Froude.  18205
  Piety, stretched beyond a certain point, is the parent of impiety.    Sydney Smith.  18206
  Pigmæi gigantum humeris impositi plusquam ipsi gigantes vident—Dwarfs on a giant’s back see more than the giant himself.    Didacus Stella.  18207
  Pigmies are pigmies still, though perched on Alps; / And pyramids are pyramids in vales.    Young.  18208
  Pigs grow fat where lambs would starve.    Proverb.  18209
  Pigs grunt about everything and nothing.    Proverb.  18210
  Pigs when they fly go tail first.    Proverb.  18211
  Pikes are caught when little fish go by.    R. Southwell.  18212
  Pillen muss man schlingen, nicht kauen—Pills must be swallowed, not chewed.    German Proverb.  18213
  Pin thy faith to no man’s sleeve; hast thou not two eyes of thy own?    Carlyle.  18214
  Pinguis venter non gignit sensum tenuem—A fat paunch does not produce fine sense.    St. Jerome, from the Greek.  18215
  Pis-aller—A last shift.    French.  18216
  Pitch a lucky man into the Nile and he will come up with a fish in his mouth.    Arabian Proverb.  18217
  Pitch thy behaviour low, thy projects high; / So shalt thou humble and magnanimous be.    George Herbert.  18218
  Pith’s gude at a’ play but threadin’ o’ needles.    Scotch Proverb.  18219
  Pity and friendship are passions incompatible with each other.    Goldsmith.  18220
  Pity and need make all flesh kin. There is no caste in blood / Which runneth of one hue; nor caste in tears, which trickle salt with all.    Sir Edwin Arnold.  18221
  Pity him who has his choice, and chooses the worse.    Gaelic Proverb.  18222
  Pity is a thing often avowed, seldom felt; hatred is a thing often felt, seldom avowed.    Colton.  18223
  Pity is imagination or fiction of future calamity to ourselves proceeding from the sense of another man’s calamity.    Hobbes.  18224
  Pity is the virtue of the law, / And none but tyrants use it cruelly.    Timon of Athens, iii. 5.  18225
  Pity makes the world / Soft to the weak and noble for the strong.    Sir Edwin Arnold.  18226
  Pity only with new objects stays, / But with the tedious sight of woe decays.    Dryden.  18227
  Pity shapes not into syllogisms; / Nor can affection ape philosophy.    Lewis Morris.  18228
  Pity, the tenderest part of love.    Yalden.  18229
  Pity those whom Nature abuses, never those who abuse Nature.    Sheridan.  18230
  Pity weakness and ignorance, bear with the dulness of understandings, or perverseness of tempers.    Law.  18231
  Più ombra che frutto fanno gli arberi grandi—Large trees yield more shade than fruit.    Italian Proverb.  18232
  Più sa il matto in casa sua che il savio in casa d’altri—The fool knows more in his own house than a wise man does in another’s.    Italian Proverb.  18233
  Più vale il fumo di casa mia, che il fuoco dell’altrui—The smoke of my own house is better than the fire of another’s.    Italian Proverb.  18234
  Place moral heroes in the field, and heroines will follow them as brides.    Jean Paul.  18235
  Placeat homini quidquid Deo placuit—That which has seemed good to God should seem good to man.    Seneca.  18236
  Plagiarists are always suspicious of being stolen from.    Coleridge.  18237
  Plagiarists, at least, have the merit of preservation.    I. Disraeli.  18238
  Plain dealing is dead, and died without issue.    Proverb.  18239
  Plain dealing’s a jewel, but they that use it die beggars.    Proverb.  18240
  Plain living and high thinking.    Wordsworth.  18241
  Plants are children of the earth; we are children of the ether. Our lungs are properly our root; we live when we breathe: we begin our life with breathing.    Novalis.  18242
  Plaster thick, / Some will stick.    Proverb.  18243
  Plate sin with gold, / And the strong lance of justice hurtless breaks; / Arm it in rags, a pigmy’s straw does pierce it.    King Lear, iv. 6.  18244
  Plato enim mihi unus est instar omnium—Plato alone in my regard is worth them all.    Antimachus, in Cicero.  18245
  Plato’s scheme was impossible even in his own day, as Bacon’s “New Atlantis” in his day, as Calvin’s reform in his day, as Goethe’s “Academe” in his. Out of the good there was in all these men, the world gathered what it could find of evil, made its useless Platonism out of Plato, its graceless Calvinism out of Calvin, determined Bacon to be the meanest of mankind, and of Goethe gathered only a luscious story of seduction, and daintily singable devilry.    Ruskin.  18246
  Plausibus ex ipsis populi, lætoque furore, / Ingenium quodvis incaluisse potest—At the applauses of the public, and at its transports of joy, every genius may grow warm.    Ovid.  18247
  Plausus tunc arte carebat—In those days applause was unaffected.    Ovid.  18248


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