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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
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  That which God writes on thy forehead thou wilt come to.    The Koran.  21496
  That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been.    Bible.  21497
  That which I crave may everywhere be had, / With me I bring the one thing needful—love.    Goethe.  21498
  That which in mean men we entitle patience, / Is pale cold cowardice in noble breasts.    Richard II., i. 2.  21499
  That which, intellectually considered, we call Reason, considered in relation to nature we call Spirit.    Emerson.  21500
  That which is crooked cannot be made straight: and that which is wanting cannot be numbered.    Bible.  21501
  That which is good to take is good to keep.    Proverb.  21502
  That which is in the midst of fools is made known.    Bible.  21503
  That which is not allotted the hand cannot reach, and what is allotted will find you wherever you may be.    Saadi.  21504
  That which is past is gone and irrevocable, and wise men have enough to do with things present and to come; therefore they do but trifle with themselves that labour in past matters.    Bacon.  21505
  That which is possible is ever possible.    Hitopadesa.  21506
  That which is truly and indeed characteristic of the man is known only to God.    Ruskin.  21507
  That which makes men happy is activity (die Thätigkeit), which, first producing what is good, soon changes evil itself into good by power working in a god-like manner.    Goethe.  21508
  That which one least anticipates soonest comes to pass.    Proverb.  21509
  That which produces and maintains cheerfulness is nothing but activity.    Jean Paul.  21510
  That which proves too much proves nothing.    Proverb.  21511
  That which seems to be wealth may in verity be only the gilded index of far-reaching ruin; a wrecker’s handful of coin gleaned from the beach to which he has beguiled an argosy.    Ruskin.  21512
  That which the droning world, chained to appearances, will not allow the realist to say in his own words, it will suffer him to say in proverbs without contradiction.    Emerson.  21513
  That which the sun doth not now see will be visible when the sun is out, and the stars are fallen from heaven.    Sir Thomas Browne.  21514
  That which two will takes effect.    Proverb.  21515
  That which upholdeth him, that thee upholds—His honour.    King John, iii. 1.  21516
  That which was bitter to endure may be sweet to remember.    Proverb.  21517
  That which we do not believe we cannot adequately say, though we may repeat the words never so often.    Emerson.  21518
  That which we have we prize not to the worth; / But being lacked and lost, why then we rake its value.    Much Ado, iv. 1.  21519
  That which we may live without we need not much covet.    Proverb.  21520
  That which will not be butter must be made into cheese.    Proverb.  21521
  That which will not be spun, let it not come between the spindle and the distaff.    Proverb.  21522
  That woman is despicable who, having children, ever feels ennui.    Jean Paul.  21523
  That wretchedness which fate has rendered voiceless and tuneless is not the least wretched, but the most.    Carlyle.  21524
  That’s a lee wi’ a lid on, / And a brass handle to tak ho’d on.    Proverb.  21525
  That’s my good that does me good.    Proverb.  21526
  That’s the best gown that goes up and down the house.    Proverb.  21527
  That’s the humour of it.    Henry V., ii. 1.  21528
  That’s what a man wants in a wife, mostly: he wants to make sure o’ one fool as’ll tell him he’s wise. But there’s some men can do wi’out that—they think so much o’ themselves a’ready—an’ that’s how it is there’s old bachelors.    George Eliot.  21529
  The abandoning of some lower end in obedience to a higher aim is often made the very condition of securing the lower one.    J. C. Sharp.  21530
  The abiding city and post at which we can live and die is still ahead of us, it would appear.    Carlyle.  21531
  The absent one is an ideal person; those who are present seem to one another to be quite commonplace. It is a silly thing that the ideal is, as it were, ousted by the real; that may be the reason why to the moderns their ideal only manifests itself in longing.    Goethe.  21532
  The absent party is still faulty.    Proverb.  21533
  The accepted and betrothed lover has lost the wildest charms of his maiden in her acceptance of him. She was heaven whilst he pursued her as a star—she cannot be heaven if she stoops to such a one as he.    Emerson.  21534
  The accusing spirit, which flew up to heaven’s chancery with the oath, blushed as he gave it in; and the recording angel, as he wrote it down, dropped a tear upon the word and blotted it out for ever.    Sterne.  21535
  The acknowledgment of our weakness is the first step towards repairing our loss.    Thomas à Kempis.  21536
  The actual well seen is the ideal.    Carlyle.  21537
  The advice that is wanted is commonly unwelcome; that which is not wanted is evidently impertinent.    Johnson.  21538
  The affections of young ladies is of as rapid growth as Jack’s beanstalk, and reaches up to the sky in a night.    Thackeray.  21539
  The afflictions of earth exalt the spirit and lift the soul to God.    Tiedge.  21540
  The age made no sign when Shakespeare, its noblest son, passed away.    Willmott.  21541
  The age of chivalry is gone. That of sophisters, economists, and calculators has succeeded; and the glory of Europe is extinguished for ever.    Burke.  21542
  The age of curiosity, like that of chivalry, is ended, properly speaking, gone. Yet perhaps only gone to sleep.    Carlyle.  21543
  The age of great men is going; the epoch of the anthill, of life in multiplicity, is beginning.    Amiel.  21544
  The age of miracles past! The age of miracles is for ever here.    Carlyle.  21545
  The ages of greatest public spirit are not always eminent for private virtue.    Hume.  21546
  The agnosticism of doubt is as far from the agnosticism of devotion as blindness for want of vision from blindness through excess of light.    James Martineau.  21547
  The aim of all morality, truly conceived, is to furnish men with a standard of action and a motive to work by, which shall not intensify each man’s selfishness, but raise him ever more and more above it.    J. C. Sharp.  21548
  The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think than what to think.    Beattie.  21549
  The aim of life is work, or there is no aim at all.    Auerbach.  21550
  The aim of the legislator should be, not truth, but expediency.    Buckle.  21551
  The air seems nimble with the glad, / Quaint fancies of our childhood dear.    Dr. Walter Smith.  21552
  The alchemists in their search for gold discovered other things of greater value.    Schopenhauer.  21553
  The all in all of faith is that we believe; of knowledge, what we know, as well as how much and how well.    Goethe.  21554
  The almighty dollar.    Washington Irving.  21555
  The alpha and omega of Socialism is the transmutation of private competing capital into united collective capital.    Schæffle.  21556
  The amateur, however weak may be his efforts at imitation, need not be discouraged,… for one advances to an idea the more surely and steadily the more accurately and precisely he considers individual objects. Only it will not do to measure one’s self with artists; every one must go on in his own style.    Goethe.  21557
  The ambitious are ever followed by adulation, for such alone receive most pleasure from flattery.    Goldsmith.  21558
  The amount of intellect necessary to please us is a most accurate measure of the amount of intellect we have ourselves.    Helvetius.  21559
  The ancient Spartan custom of killing weak-bodied children is not much crueller than that of propagating weak-minded ones.    Jean Paul.  21560
  The ancients tell us what is best; but we must learn of the moderns what is fittest.    Ben. Franklin.  21561
  The anger of a strong man can always bide its time.    Ruskin.  21562
  The animal is capable of enjoyment, only man is capable of serenity of mind and gladness of heart.    Jean Paul.  21563
  The animals look for man’s intentions right into his eyes. Even a rat, when you hunt him and bring him to bay, looks you in the eye.    H. Powers.  21564
  The apparel oft proclaims the man.    Hamlet, i. 3.  21565
  The apprehension and representation of what is individual is the very life of art.    Goethe.  21566
  The apprehension of the good / Gives but the greater feeling to the worse.    Richard II., i. 3.  21567
  The arch-enemy is the arch-stupid.    Carlyle.  21568
  The archer who overshoots the mark misses, as well as he that falls short of it.    Proverb.  21569
  The argument all bare is of more worth / Than when it hath my added praise beside.    Shakespeare.  21570
  The army is a good book to open to study human life.    Alfred de Vigny.  21571
  The army is a school in which the niggardly become generous and the generous prodigal.    Cervantes.  21572
  The arrows of sarcasm are barbed with contempt…. It is the sneer in the satire or the ridicule that galls or wounds.    W. Gladden.  21573
  The art of exalting lowliness and giving greatness to little things is one of the noblest functions of genius.    Palgrave.  21574
  The art of living is like every other art; only the capacity is born with us; it must be learned and practised with incessant care.    Goethe.  21575
  The art of pleasing is the art of deceiving.    Vauvenargues.  21576
  The art was his to break vexations with a ready jest.    Dr. Walter Smith.  21577
  The art which is produced hastily will also perish hastily.    Ruskin.  21578
  The artist belongs to his work, not the work to the artist.    Navalis.  21579
  The artist is the son of his age; but pity for him if he is its pupil, or even its favourite.    Schiller.  21580
  The artist must conceive with warmth (mit Feuer) and execute with coolness.    Winkelmann.  21581
  The artist stands higher than the art, higher than the object: he uses art for his own purposes, and deals with the object after his own fashion.    Goethe.  21582
  The artist’s vocation is to send light into the depths of the human heart.    Schumann.  21583
  The arts of deceit and cunning do continually grow weaker, and less effectual and serviceable to them that use them.    Tillotson.  21584
  The astonishing intellect that occupies itself in splitting hairs, and not in twisting some kind of cordage and effectual draught tackle to take the road with, is not to me the most astonishing of intellects. I want twisted cordage, steady pulling, and a peaceable base tone of voice; not split hairs, hysterical spasmodics, and treble.    Carlyle.  21585
  The Atlantic Ocean beat Mrs. Partington. She was excellent at a slop or a puddle, but she should not have meddled with a tempest.    Sydney Smith.  21586
  The atmosphere of moral sentiment is a region of grandeur which reduces all material magnificence to toys, yet opens to every wretch that has reason the doors of the universe.    Emerson.  21587
  The attainment of a truer and truer aristocracy, or government again by the Best,—all that democracy ever meant lies there.    Carlyle.  21588
  The attempt, and not the deed, / Confounds us.    Macbeth, ii. 2.  21589
  The attraction of love is in an inverse proportion to the attraction of the Newtonian philosophy.    Burns.  21590
  The author is often obscure to readers because, as has been said, he proceeds from the thought to the expression, whereas they proceed from the expression to the thought.    Chamfort.  21591
  The awful shadow of some unseen Power / Floats, though unseen, among us.    Shelley.  21592
  The axe of intemperance has lopped off his green boughs and left him a withered trunk.    Swift.  21593
  The axis of the earth sticks out visibly through the centre of each and every town or city.    Holmes.  21594
  The back of one door is the face of another.    Proverb.  21595
  The back-door robs the house.    Proverb.  21596
  The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways.    Bible.  21597
  The bad fortune of the good turns their faces up to heaven; and the good fortune of the bad bows their heads down to the earth.    Saadi.  21598
  The bad (böse) man has not only the good, but also the bad against him.    Bischer.  21599
  The barrenest of mortals is the sentimentalist.    Carlyle.  21600
  The basest thought about man is that he has no spiritual nature; and the foolishest, that he has, or should have, no animal nature.    Ruskin.  21601
  The basis of good manners is self-reliance.    Emerson.  21602
  The battle of belief against unbelief is the never-ending battle.    Carlyle.  21603
  The beams of joy are made hotter by reflection.    Fuller.  21604
  The bearers of the thyrsus (the symbol of the Bacchus inspiration) are many, but the Bacchants (the truly inspired) are few.    Greek Proverb.  21605
  The bearing and the training of a child is woman’s wisdom.    Tennyson.  21606
  The beaten road is the safest.    Proverb.  21607
  The beautiful is a manifestation of secret laws of nature, which, but for its appearance, had been for ever concealed from us.    Goethe.  21608
  The beautiful is higher than the good; the beautiful includes in it the good.    Goethe.  21609
  The beautiful is like sunshine to the world; the beautiful lives for ever.    Hans Andersen.  21610
  The beautiful rests on the foundation of the necessary.    Emerson.  21611
  The beggar is never out of the fashion, or limpeth awkwardly behind it.    Lamb.  21612
  The beggar is not expected to become bail or surety for any one.    Lamb.  21613
  The beggar is not required to put on court mourning.    Lamb.  21614
  The beggar is the only free man in the universe.    Lamb.  21615
  The beggar is the only man in the universe who is not obliged to study appearances.    Lamb.  21616
  The beggar weareth all colours, fearing none.    Lamb.  21617
  The beggar’s costume hath undergone less change than the Quaker’s.    Lamb.  21618
  The beginning, and very nearly the end, of bodily education for a girl, is to make sure that she can stand and sit upright; the ankle vertical, and firm as a marble shaft; the waist elastic as a reed, and as unfatiguable.    Ruskin.  21619
  The beginning of all good law, and nearly the end of it, is that every man shall do good work for his bread, and that every man shall have good bread for his work.    Ruskin.  21620
  The beginning of all temptations and wickedness is the fickleness of our own minds and want of trust in God.    Thomas à Kempis.  21621
  The beginning of creation (in man’s soul as in Nature) is light. Till the eye have vision, the whole members are in bonds.    Carlyle.  21622
  The beginning of inquiry is disease.    Carlyle.  21623
  The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water: therefore leave off contention before it be meddled with.    Bible.  21624
  The beginning of wisdom is to look fixedly on clothes (i.e., symbols), till they become transparent.    Carlyle.  21625
  The being whose strength exceeds its necessities is strong; the being whose necessities exceed its strength is feeble.    Rousseau.  21626
  The bell strikes one. We take no note of time / But for its loss.    Young.  21627
  The belly is chains to the hands and fetters to the feet. He who is a slave to his belly seldom worships God.    Saadi.  21628
  The beloved of the Almighty are the rich who have the humility of the poor, and the poor who have the magnanimity of the rich.    Saadi.  21629
  The benefactors of mankind are those who grumble to the best purpose. Grumbling has raised man from the condition of the gorilla to that of the judge on the bench of justice.    John Wagstaffe.  21630
  The benevolent heart will not solicit, but command our reverence and applause.    Arliss.  21631
  The benevolent person is always by preference busy on the essentially bad.    Carlyle.  21632
  The best advice is, Follow good advice and hold old age in highest honour.    Goethe.  21633
  The best architecture is the expression of the mind of manhood by the hands of childhood.    Ruskin.  21634
  The best courages are but beams of the Almighty.    Lucy Hutchinson.  21635
  The best effect of any book is that it excites the reader to self-activity.    Carlyle.  21636
  The best fish swim near the bottom.    Proverb.  21637
  The best friends in the world may differ sometimes.    Sterne.  21638
  The best gifts find the fewest admirers, and most men mistake the bad for the good.    Gellert.  21639
  The best government is that which teaches us to govern ourselves.    Goethe.  21640
  The best independence is to have something to do, and something that can be done, and done most perfectly in solitude.    P. G. Hamerton.  21641
  The best is best cheap.    Proverb.  21642
  The best is but in season best.    Allan Ramsay.  21643
  The best is not to be explained by words.    Goethe.  21644
  The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men / Gang aft a-gley, / And lea’e us naught but grief and pain / For promised joy.    Burns.  21645
  The best loneliness is when no human eye has rested on our face for a whole day.    Auerbach.  21646
  The best may slip, and the most cautious fall; / He’s more than mortal that ne’er err’d at all.    Pomfret.  21647
  The best mirror is an old friend.    Proverb.  21648
  The best of angels do not live in community, but by themselves.    Swedenborg.  21649
  The best of lessons, for a good many people, would be to listen at a keyhole. It is a pity for such that the practice is dishonourable.    Mme. Swetchine.  21650
  The best of men / That e’er wore earth about him was a sufferer; / A soft, meek, patient, humble, tranquil spirit; / The first true gentleman that ever breathed.    Decker.  21651
  The best of the sport is to do the deed and say nothing.    Proverb.  21652
  The best part of our knowledge is that which teaches us where knowledge leaves off and ignorance begins.    Holmes.  21653
  The best path through life is the highway.    Amiel.  21654
  The best portraits are those in which there is a slight mixture of caricature.    Macaulay.  21655
  The best preservative to keep the mind in health is the faithful admonition of a friend.    Bacon.  21656
  The best remedy against an ill man is much ground between both.    Proverb.  21657
  The best rules to form a young man are, to talk little, to hear much, to reflect alone upon what has passed in company, to distrust one’s own opinions, and value others’ that deserve it.    Sir W. Temple.  21658
  The best self-forgetfulness is to look at the things of the world with attention and love.    Auerbach.  21659
  The best son is not enough a son.    Emerson.  21660
  The best, the only correct actions are those which demand no explanation and no apology.    Auerbach.  21661
  The best thing I know between France and England is the sea.    Douglas Jerrold.  21662
  The best thing which we derive from history is the enthusiasm which it raises in us.    Goethe.  21663
  The best things are worst to come by.    Walker.  21664
  The best use of money is to pay debts.    Proverb.  21665
  The best way to come to truth is to examine things as they really are, and not to conclude they are, as we have been taught by others to imagine.    Locke.  21666
  The best way to make the audience laugh is by first laughing yourself.    Goldsmith.  21667
  The best way to please one half of the world is not to mind what the other half says.    Goldsmith.  21668
  The best work in the world is done on the quiet.    Proverb.  21669
  The best work never was, nor ever will be, done for money at all.    Ruskin.  21670
  The best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from unmarried or childless men, which, both in affection and means, have married and endowed the public.    Bacon.  21671
  The betrayer is the murderer.    Gaelic Proverb.  21672
  The better a man is morally, the less conscious he is of his virtues. The greater the artist, the more aware he must be of his shortcomings.    Froude.  21673
  The better day the better deed.    Walker.  21674
  The better I know men the more I admire dogs. (?)  21675
  The better part of valour is discretion.    1 Henry IV., v. 4.  21676
  The better you understand yourself, the less cause you will find to love yourself.    Thomas à Kempis.  21677
  The Bible contains many truths as yet undiscovered.    Butler.  21678
  The Bible contains more true sublimity, more exquisite beauty, more pure morality, more important history, and finer strains of poetry and eloquence than can be collected from all other books, in whatever age or language they have been written.    Sir William Jones.  21679
  (The Bible) contains plain teaching for men of every rank of soul and state of life, which so far as they honestly and implicitly obey, they will be happy and innocent to the utmost powers of their nature, and capable of victory over all adversities, whether of temptation or pain.    Ruskin.  21680
  The Bible is the great family chronicle of the Jews.    Heine.  21681
  The Bible of a nation, the practically credited God’s message to a nation, is, beyond all else, the authentic biography of its heroic souls. This is the real record of the appearances of God in the history of a nation; this, which all men to the marrow of their bones can believe, and which teaches all men what the nature of this universe, when you go to work in it, really is.    Carlyle.  21682
  The Bible tells us what Christian graces are; but it is in the struggle of life that we are to find them.    Beecher.  21683
  The biography of a nation embraces all its works. No trifle is to be neglected. A mouldering medal is a letter of twenty centuries.    Willmott.  21684
  The bird of wisdom flies low, and seeks her food under hedges; the eagle himself would be starved if he always soared aloft and against the sun.    Landor.  21685
  The birds without barn or storehouse are fed; / From them let us learn to trust for our bread.    Newton.  21686
  The birth of a child is the imprisonment of a soul.    Simons.  21687
  The birth of a golden deer is impossible.    Hitopadesa.  21688
  The bishop has set his foot in it—i.e., the broth is singed.    Proverb. (The explanation of which, according to Grose, is: Whenever a bishop passed through a town or a village, all the inhabitants ran out to receive his blessing; this frequently caused the milk on the fire to be left till burnt.)  21689
  The biter is often bit.    Proverb.  21690
  The blanks as well as the prizes must be drawn in the cheating lottery of life.    Le Sage.  21691
  The blast that blows loudest is soon overblown.    Smollett.  21692
  The blaze of reputation cannot be blown out, but it often dies in the socket.    Johnson.  21693
  The blessed work of helping the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men.    George Eliot.  21694
  The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.    Bible.  21695
  The blind man bears the lame, and onward hies, / Made right by lending feet and borrowing eyes.    Plato the Younger.  21696
  The block of granite, which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak, becomes a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong.    Carlyle.  21697
  The blood more stirs / To rouse a lion than to start a hare.    1 Henry IV., i. 3.  21698
  The blood of man should never be shed but to redeem the blood of man. It is well shed for our family, for our friends, for our God, for our country, for our kind. The rest is vanity, the rest is crime.    Burke.  21699
  The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church.    Tertullian.  21700
  The blue-bird carries the sky on his back.    Thoreau.  21701
  The blue of heaven is larger than the cloud.    Elizabeth Barrett Browning.  21702
  The blush is Nature’s alarm at the approach of sin, and her testimony to the dignity of virtue.    Fuller.  21703
  The body of a sensualist is the coffin of a dead soul.    Bovee.  21704
  The body of Christ is wherever human bodies are, and he who has any bitterness against his brother is always committing sacrilege.    Ward Beecher.  21705
  The book of Nature is the book of Fate.    Emerson.  21706
  The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read, / With loads of learned lumber in his head.    Pope.  21707
  The books which help you most are those which make you think the most.    Theodore Parker.  21708
  The borrower runs in his own debt.    Emerson.  21709
  The bough that is dead shall be cut away for the sake of the tree itself. Let the Conservatism that would preserve the tree, cut it away.    Carlyle.  21710
  The bounds of a man’s knowledge are easily concealed if he has but prudence.    Goldsmith.  21711
  The boy stands astonished; his impressions guide him; he learns sportfully; seriousness steals on him by surprise.    Goethe.  21712
  The boy’s story is the best that is ever told.    Dickens.  21713
  The boy’s will is the wind’s will, / And the thoughts of youth are long, long thoughts.    Lapland Proverb.  21714
  The brain may devise laws for the blood; but a hot temper leaps o’er a cold decree.    Mer. of Ven., i. 2.  21715
  The brain-women never interest us like the heart-women; white roses please less than red.    Holmes.  21716
  The brave man thinks of himself last of all.    Schiller.  21717
  The bravest are the tenderest, / The loving are the daring.    Bayard Taylor.  21718
  The breach of custom / Is breach of all.    Cymbeline, iv. 2.  21719
  The breeding of a man makes him courageous by instinct, true by instinct, loving by instinct, as a dog is; and therefore, felicitously above, or below (whichever you like to call it), all questions of philosophy and divinity.    Ruskin.  21720
  The British nation—and I include in it the Scottish nation—has produced a finer set of men than you will find it possible to get anywhere else in this world.    Carlyle.  21721
  The bud may have a bitter taste, / But sweet will be the flower.    Cowper.  21722
  The buke o’ May-bees is very braid.    Scotch Proverb.  21723
  The burden one likes is cheerfully borne.    Proverb.  21724
  The burning of a little straw may hide the stars of the sky; but the stars are there, and will reappear.    Carlyle.  21725
  The burst of new light, by its suddenness, always appears inimical to the unprepared heart.    Jean Paul.  21726
  The busiest of living agents are certain dead men’s thoughts.    Bovee.  21727
  The calling of a man’s self to a strict account is a medicine sometimes too piercing and corrosive; reading good books of morality is a little flat and dead … but the best receipt (best to work, and best to take) is the admonition of a friend.    Bacon.  21728
  The camomile, the more it is trodden on, the faster it grows; yet youth, the more it is wasted, the sooner it wears.    1 Henry IV., ii. 4.  21729
  The canary-bird sings the sweeter the longer it has been trained in a darkened cage.    Jean Paul.  21730
  The cancer of jealousy on the breast can never wholly be cut out, if I am to believe great masters of the healing art.    Jean Paul.  21731
  The canker galls the infants of the spring / Too oft before their buttons are disclosed, / And in the morn and liquid dew of youth / Contagious blastments are most imminent.    Hamlet, i. 3.  21732
  The capacity of apprehending what is high is very rare; and therefore, in common life a man does well to keep such things for himself, and only to give out so much as is needful to have some advantage against others.    Goethe.  21733
  The captive bands may chain the hands, / But love enslaves the man.    Burns.  21734
  The Carlyles were men who lavished their heart and conscience upon their work; they builded themselves, their days, their thoughts and sorrows, into their houses; they leavened the soil with the sweat of their rugged brows.    John Burroughs.  21735
  The casting away things profitable for the maintenance of man’s life is an unthankful abuse of the fruits of God’s good providence towards mankind.    Hooker.  21736
  The castle which Conservatism is set to defend is the actual state of things, good and bad.    Emerson.  21737
  The cat shuts its eyes when stealing the cream.    Proverb.  21738
  The cause which pleased the gods has in the end to please Cato also. (?)  21739
  The centuries are all lineal children of one another; and often, in the portrait of early grandfathers, this and the other enigmatic feature of the newest grandson will disclose itself, to mutual elucidation.    Carlyle.  21740
  The centuries are conspirators against the sanity and authority of the soul.    Emerson.  21741
  The certain way to be cheated is to fancy one’s self more cunning than others.    Charron.  21742
  The chains of habit are generally too small to be felt till they are too strong to be broken.    Johnson.  21743
  The champion true / Loves victory more when, dim in view, / He sees her glories gild afar / The dusky edge of stubborn war, / Than if th’ untrodden bloodless field / The harvest of her laurels yield.    Keble.  21744
  The chancre of a man’s self is a very laborious undertaking.    Thomas à Kempis.  21745
  The character of a nation is not to be learned from its fine folks.    Scott.  21746
  The character of the person that commends you is to be considered before you set a value on his esteem. The wise man applauds him whom he thinks most virtuous; the rest of the world, him who is most wealthy. (?)  21747
  The character of the true philosopher is to hope all things not unreasonable.    Sir John Herschel.  21748
  The characteristic mark of minds (Geister) of the first order is the directness (Unmittelbarkeit) of all their judgments. All that they bring forth (vorbringen) is the result of their own thinking.    Schopenhauer.  21749
  The characteristic of a philosopher is that he looks to himself for all help or harm.    Epictetus.  21750
  The characteristic of Chaucer is intensity; of Spencer, remoteness; of Milton, elevation; of Shakespeare, everything.    Hazlitt.  21751
  The chariest maid is prodigal enough / If she unmask her beauty to the moon.    Hamlet, i. 1.  21752


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