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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
The idle  to  The man who works
  The idle always have a mind to do something.    Vauvenargues.  22505
  The ignorant classes are the dangerous classes.    Ward Beecher.  22506
  The ignorant peasant without fault is greater than the philosopher with many.    Goldsmith.  22507
  The Iliad and the Shakespeare are tame to him who hears the rude but homely incidents of the road from every traveller.    Thoreau.  22508
  The “Iliad” of Homer is no fiction, but a ballad history, the heart of it burning with enthusiastic, ill-informed belief.    Carlyle.  22509
  The ill that’s wisely feared is half withstood, / And fear of bad is the best foil to good.    Quarles.  22510
  The image of God cut in ebony—i.e., the negro.    Fuller.  22511
  The imagination, give it the least license, dives deeper and soars higher than Nature does.    Thoreau.  22512
  The imagination is a fine faculty; yet I like not when she works on what has actually happened; the airy forms she creates are welcome as things of their own kind; but uniting with reality she produces often nothing but monsters, and seems to me, in such cases, to fly into direct variance with reason and common-sense.    Goethe.  22513
  The imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth.    Bible.  22514
  The imaginative power always purifies, the want of it therefore essentially defiles.    Ruskin.  22515
  The imbecility of men is always inviting the impudence of power.    Emerson.  22516
  The importunities and perplexities of business are softness and luxury, compared with the incessant cravings of vacancy, and the unsatisfactory expedients of idleness.    Johnson.  22517
  The impressions of our childhood abide with us, even in their minutest traces.    Goethe.  22518
  The indignation which makes verses is, properly speaking, an inverted love; the love of some right, some worth, some goodness, belonging to ourselves or others, which has been injured, and which this tempestuous feeling issues forth to defend and revenge.    Carlyle.  22519
  The individual and the race are always moving, and as we drift into new latitudes new lights open in the heaven more immediately over us.    Chapin.  22520
  The individual loves and hatreds, which sum up existence and life, are the brood of Eros; for hatred is only love in some form, crossed and thwarted, and always in nature so much hostility, so much affection of some kind is there.    James Wood.  22521
  The individual soul should seek for an intimate union with the soul of the universe.    Novalis.  22522
  The infant, / Mewling and puking in the nurse’s arms. / And then the whining schoolboy, with his satchel, / And shining morning face, creeping like snail / Unwillingly to school.    As You Like It, ii. 7.  22523
  The infinite is more sure than any other fact. The infinite of terror, of hope, of pity; did it not at any moment disclose itself to thee, indubitable, unnameable? Came it never, like the gleam of preternatural eternal oceans, like the voice of old eternities, far-sounding through thy heart of hearts?    Carlyle.  22524
  The infinitely little have a pride infinitely great.    Voltaire.  22525
  The influence which we exercise over other objects depends on the influence we have over ourselves.    Cötvös.  22526
  The injuries of life, if rightly improved, will be to us as the strokes of the statuary on his marble, forming us to a more beautiful shape, and making us fitter to adorn the heavenly temple.    Mather.  22527
  The injustice done to an individual is sometimes of service to the public.    Junius.  22528
  The ingratitude of the world can never deprive us of the conscious happiness of having acted with humanity ourselves.    Goldsmith.  22529
  The initial virtue of the race consists in the acknowledgment of their own lowly nature, and submission to the laws of higher being.    Ruskin.  22530
  The ink of the scholar and the blood of the martyr are of equal value in the eye of heaven.    The Koran.  22531
  The innocent seldom find an uneasy pillow.    Cowper.  22532
  The inquiry of truth, which is the love-making or wooing of it; the knowledge of truth, which is the presence of it; and the belief of truth, which is the enjoying of it, is the sovereign good of human nature.    Bacon.  22533
  The insolence of condescension.    Burns.  22534
  The insolence of office.    Hamlet, iii. 1.  22535
  The inspiration of the Almighty giveth man understanding.    Bible.  22536
  The instinctive feeling of a great people is often wiser than the wisest men.    Kossuth.  22537
  The instruction merely clever men can give us is like baked bread, savoury and satisfying for a single day; but flour cannot be sown, and seed-corn ought not to be ground.    Goethe.  22538
  The integrity of the upright shall guide them.    Bible.  22539
  The intellect has only one failing: it has no conscience.    Lowell.  22540
  The intellect of the wise is like glass; it admits the light of heaven and reflects it.    Hare.  22541
  The intellectual power, through words and things / Went sounding on a dim and perilous way.    Wordsworth.  22542
  The intelligent have a right over the ignorant; namely, the right of instructing them.    Emerson.  22543
  The intolerant man is the real pedant.    Jean Paul.  22544
  The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.    Emerson.  22545
  The inventor of a spinning-jenny is pretty sure of his reward in his own day; but the writer of a true poem, like the apostle of a true religion, is nearly as sure of the contrary.    Carlyle.  22546
  The invisible world is near us; or rather it is here, in us and about us; were the fleshly coil removed from our soul, the glories of the unseen were even now around us; as the ancients fabled of the spheral music.    Carlyle.  22547
  The iron tongue of midnight hath told twelve.    Mid. N.’s Dream, v. 1.  22548
  The irreligious poet is a monster.    Burns.  22549
  The is of this moment is not the explanation of the is of the next. Except in the idea of God there is no nexus between the two.    James Wood.  22550
  The Israelitish people never was good for much, as its own leaders, judges, rulers, prophets have a thousand times reproachfully declared; it possesses few virtues, and most of the faults of other nations; but in cohesion, steadfastness, valour, and when all this would not serve, in obstinate toughness, it has no match.    Goethe.  22551
  The jealous is possessed by a “fine mad devil” and a dull spirit at once.    Lavater.  22552
  The jealous man’s disease is of so malignant a nature, that it converts all it takes into its own nourishment.    Addison.  22553
  The jest which is expected is already destroyed.    Johnson.  22554
  The joy of a peaceful conscience is sown in tears.    Thomas à Kempis.  22555
  The joys of parents are secret, and so are their griefs and fears.    Bacon.  22556
  The judgment is like a pair of scales, and evidences like the weights; but the will holds the balance in its hand; and even a slight jerk will be sufficient, in many cases, to make the lighter scale appear the heavier.    Whately.  22557
  The judgment of the world stands upon matter of fortune.    Sir P. Sidney.  22558
  The judgments of the understanding are properly of force but once, and that in the strictest cases, and become inaccurate in some degree when applied to any other.    Goethe.  22559
  The just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him.    Bible.  22560
  The justice, / In fair round belly with good capon lined, / With eyes severe and beard of formal cut, / Full of wise saws and modern instances; / And so he plays his part.    As You Like It, ii. 7.  22561
  The keeping of bees is like the directing of sunbeams.    Thoreau.  22562
  The key to every man is his thought. Sturdy and defying though he look, he has a helm which he obeys.    Emerson.  22563
  The kind fool, of all kinds of fools, is worst.    Sir Richard Baker.  22564
  The kind of speech in a man betokens the kind of action you will get from him.    Carlyle.  22565
  The king goes as far as he may, not as far as he would.    Spanish Proverb.  22566
  The king, like other people, has now and then shabby errands, and must have shabby fellows to do them.    Scott.  22567
  The king may gang the cadger’s gate—i.e., may one day need his help.    Scotch Proverb.  22568
  The king protecteth the people, and they support the greatness of their sovereign. But protection is better than greatness; for the one cannot exist without the other.    Hitopadesa.  22569
  The king’s errand may come in at the cadger’s gate.    Proverb.  22570
  The king’s favour is toward a wise servant.    Bible.  22571
  The king’s honour is that of his people. Their real honour and real interest are the same.    Junius.  22572
  The kings of modern thought are dumb.    Matthew Arnold.  22573
  The king’s wrath is as the roaring of a lion; but his favour is as dew upon the grass.    Bible.  22574
  The kingdom of God does not lie in elegance of speech or fineness of parts, but in innocence of life and good works.    Thomas à Kempis.  22575
  The knowledge of man is an evening knowledge, “vesperina cognitio,” but that of God is a morning knowledge, “matutina cognitio.”    Emerson, from the Schoolmen.  22576
  The knowledge of thyself will preserve thee from vanity.    Cervantes.  22577
  The labour we delight in physics pain.    Macbeth, ii. 3.  22578
  The labourer is worthy of his hire.    Jesus.  22579
  The lake’s silver dulls with driving clouds.    Sir Edwin Arnold.  22580
  The lamp of genius burns quicker than the lamp of life.    Schiller.  22581
  The lamp of the wicked shall be put out.    Bible.  22582
  The land is mother of us all; nourishes, shelters, gladdens, lovingly enriches us all; in how many ways, from our first wakening to our last sleep on her blessed mother-bosom, does she, as with blessed mother’s arms, enfold us all!    Carlyle.  22583
  The land, properly speaking, belongs to these two: to the Almighty God; and to all his children of men that have ever worked well on it, or that shall ever work well on it.    Carlyle.  22584
  The language of truth is simple.    Euripides.  22585
  The largest soul of any country is altogether its own.    Ruskin.  22586
  The last act crowns the play.    Quarles.  22587
  The last, best fruit which comes to late perfection, even in the kindliest soul, is tenderness toward the hard, forbearance toward the unforbearing, warmth of heart toward the cold, philanthropy toward the misanthropic.    Jean Paul.  22588
  The last drop makes the cup run over.    Proverb.  22589
  The last ounce breaks the camel’s back.    Proverb.  22590
  The last pale rim or sickle of the moon, which had once been full, now sinking in the dark seas.    Carlyle by the bedside of his dying mother.  22591
  The last perfection of our faculties is that their activity, without ceasing to be sure and earnest, become sport.    Schiller.  22592
  The last stage of human perversion is when sympathy corrupts itself into envy; and the indestructible interest we take in men’s doings has become a joy over their faults and misfortunes.    Carlyle.  22593
  The last thing that we discover in writing a book is to know what to put at the beginning.    Pascal.  22594
  The Latin word for a flatterer (assentator) implies no more than a person that barely consents; and indeed such a one, if a man were able to purchase or maintain him, cannot be bought too dear.    Steele.  22595
  The latter part of a wise man’s life is taken up in curing the follies, prejudices, and false opinions he had contracted in the former.    Swift.  22596
  The law always limits every power which it bestows.    Hume.  22597
  The law cannot equalise men in spite of nature.    Vauvenargues.  22598
  The law has no eyes, the law has no hands, the law is nothing—nothing but a piece of paper, till public opinion breathes the breath of life into the dead letter.    Macaulay.  22599
  The law is good if a man use it lawfully.    St. Paul.  22600
  The law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life.    Bible.  22601
  The law is past depth to those that, without heed, do plunge into it.    Timon of Athens, iii. 5.  22602
  The law is the friend of the weak.    Schiller.  22603
  The law is what we must do; the gospel what God will give.    Luther.  22604
  The law of nature is the strictest expression of necessity.    Molescholte.  22605
  The law of perseverance is among the deepest in man; by nature he hates change; seldom will he quit his old house till it has actually fallen about his ears.    Carlyle.  22606
  The law of the wise is a fountain of life.    Bible.  22607
  The law often permits what honour prohibits.    Saurin.  22608
  The law will never make men free; it is men who have got to make the law free.    Thoreau.  22609
  The law’s made to take care o’ raskils.    George Eliot.  22610
  The laws of morality are also those of art.    Schumann.  22611
  The laws of nature are just, but terrible. There is no weak mercy in them.    Longfellow.  22612
  The laws of nature never vary; in their application they never hesitate, nor are wanting.    Draper.  22613
  The laws undertake to punish only overt acts.    Montesquieu.  22614
  The lawyer is a gentleman who rescues your estate from your enemies, and keeps it to himself.    Brougham.  22615
  The leafy blossoming present time springs from the whole past, remembered and unrememberable.    Carlyle.  22616
  The lean and slippered pantaloon, / With spectacles on nose and pouch on side; / His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide / For his shrunk shank; and his big manly voice / Turning again towards childish treble, pipes / And whistles in his sound.    As You Like It, ii. 7.  22617
  The learned understand the reason of the art, the unlearned feel the pleasure.    Quintilian.  22618
  The legacy of heroes—the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.    Disraeli.  22619
  The legal and proper mercy of a king of England may remit the punishment, but ought not to stop the trial.    Junius.  22620
  The lenient hand of time is daily and hourly either lightening the burden or making us insensible to the weight.    Burns.  22621
  The less a man thinks or knows about his virtues the better we like him.    Emerson.  22622
  The less men think the more they talk.    Montesquieu.  22623
  The less routine the more of life.    A. B. Alcott.  22624
  The less the wise man pleases himself, the more the world esteems him.    Gellert.  22625
  The less we deserve good fortune, the more we hope for it.    Molière.  22626
  The less we have to do with our sins the better.    Emerson.  22627
  The lessons of adversity are not always salutary; sometimes they soften and amend, but as often they indurate and pervert.    Bulwer Lytton.  22628
  The letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.    St. Paul.  22629
  The liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand.    Bible.  22630
  The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.    Bible.  22631
  The liberty of writing letters with too careless a hand is apt to betray persons into imprudence in what they write.    Blair.  22632
  The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment.    Jesus.  22633
  The life of a fool is worse than death.    Apocrypha.  22634
  The life of a man is tormented not by things, but by opinions of things.    Immermann.  22635
  The life of a nation is usually, like the flow of a lava stream, first bright and fierce, then languid and covered, at last advancing by the tumbling over and over of its frozen blocks.    Ruskin.  22636
  The life of all gods figures itself to us as a sublime sadness,—earnestness of infinite battle against infinite labour.    Carlyle.  22637
  The life of an animal, until the hour of his death, passeth away in disciplines, in elevations and depressions, in unions and separations.    Hitopadesa.  22638
  The life of an egoist is a tissue of inconsistencies, of actions that, from his own point of view, are absurd and foolish.    Renan.  22639
  The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another.    J. M. Barrie.  22640
  The life of every man is as the well-spring of a stream, whose small beginnings are indeed plain to all, but whose ulterior course and destination, as it winds through the expanses of infinite years, only the omniscient can discern.    Carlyle.  22641
  The life of man is a journey; a journey that must be travelled, however bad the roads or the accommodation.    Goldsmith.  22642
  The life of the Divine Man stands in no connection with the general history of the world in his time. It was a private life; his teaching was a teaching for individuals.    Goethe.  22643
  The life of the lowest mortal, if faithfully recorded, would be interesting to the highest.    Quoted by Carlyle.  22644
  The life which renews a man springs ever from within.    Goethe.  22645
  The light by which we see in this world comes out from the soul of the observer.    Emerson.  22646
  The light can be a curtain as well as the darkness.    George Eliot.  22647
  The light of friendship is like the light of phosphorus—seen plainest when all around is dark.    Crowell.  22648
  The light of the body is the eye; if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.    Jesus.  22649
  The light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.    St. John.  22650
  The light that a man receiveth by counsel from another is drier and purer than that which cometh from his own understanding and judgment, which is ever infused and drenched in his affections and customs.    Bacon.  22651
  The light (which you refuse to take in) returns on you, condensed into lightning, which there is not any skin whatever too thick for taking in.    Carlyle.  22652
  The lightning is the shorthand of the storm, / That tells of chaos.    Eric Mackay.  22653
  The limbs of my buried ones touched cold on my soul and drove away its blots, as dead hands heal eruptions of the skin.    Jean Paul.  22654
  The line of life is a ragged diagonal between duty and desire.    W. R. Alger.  22655
  The lion is not so fierce as painted.    Fuller.  22656
  The lips of the righteous feed many; but fools die for want of wisdom.    Bible.  22657
  The litigant, unlike the goose, never gets trust (trussed), although he may be roasted and dished.    John Willock.  22658
  The little done vanishes from the sight of man who looks forward to what is still to do.    Goethe.  22659
  The little foolery that wise men have makes a great show.    As You Like It, i. 2.  22660
  The little man is still a man.    Goethe.  22661
  The little mind will not by daily intercourse with great minds become one inch greater; but the noble man … will, by a knowledge of, and familiar intercourse with, elevated natures, every day make a visible approximation to similar greatness.    Goethe.  22662
  The little that a just man hath is better than the riches of many wicked.    Bible.  22663
  The lives of the best of us are spent in choosing between evils.    Junius.  22664
  The loftier the building the deeper must the foundation be laid.    Thomas à Kempis.  22665
  The loftiest mortal loves and seeks the same sort of things with the meanest, only from higher grounds and by higher paths.    Jean Paul.  22666
  The loftiest of our race are those who have had the profoundest grief, because they have had the profoundest sympathies.    Henry Giles.  22667
  The longer a man’s fame is likely to last, the later it will be in coming.    Schopenhauer.  22668
  The longer life the more offence, / The more offence the greater pain, / The greater pain the less defence, / The less defence the lesser gain.    Sir T. Wyatt.  22669
  The longer we live and the more we think, the higher value we learn to put on the friendship and tenderness of parents and of friends.    Johnson.  22670
  The longer you read the Bible the more you will like it.    Romaine.  22671
  The longest day soon comes to an end.    Proverb.  22672
  The longest life is scarcely longer than the shortest, if we think of the eternity that encircles both.    Carlyle.  22673
  The longest wave is quickly lost in the sea.    Emerson.  22674
  The look of a king is itself a deed.    Jean Paul.  22675
  The loom of Fortune weaves the fine and coarsest web.    R. Southwell.  22676
  The loom of life never stops; and the pattern which was weaving when the sun went down in the evening is weaving when it comes up to-morrow.    Ward Beecher.  22677
  The Lord bestoweth his blessings where he findeth the vessels empty.    Thomas à Kempis.  22678
  The Lord gave, and the Lord taketh away; blessed be the name of the Lord.    Bible.  22679
  The Lord is a buckler to all that trust in him.    Bible.  22680
  The Lord is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.    Bible.  22681
  The Lord will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish: but he casteth away the substance of the wicked.    Bible.  22682
  The loss of territory, or of a wise and virtuous servant, is a great loss,… for servants are not easily to be found.    Hitopadesa.  22683
  The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the Lord.    Bible.  22684
  The love of country produces good manners, and good manners also love of country. The less we satisfy our particular passions, the more we leave to our general.    Montesquieu.  22685
  The love of gain never made a painter; but it has marred many.    Washington Allston.  22686
  The love of God is broader than the measure of man’s mind.    F. W. Faber.  22687
  The love of letters is the forlorn hope of the man of letters.    Hazlitt.  22688
  The love of money is the root of all evil.    St. Paul.  22689
  The love season is the carnival of egoism, and it brings the touchstone to our natures.    George Meredith.  22690
  The lover has more senses and finer senses than others.    Emerson.  22691
  The lover, / Sighing like a furnace, with a woeful ballad / Made to his mistress’ eyebrow.    As You Like It, ii. 7.  22692
  The lower a man descends in his love, the higher he lifts his life.    W. R. Alger.  22693
  The lower has oftentimes to be with sorrow sacrificed to the higher duties of the soul.    James Wood.  22694
  The lower nature must always be dented when you are trying to rise to a higher sphere.    Ward Beecher.  22695
  The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, / Are of imagination all compact.    Mid. N.’s Dream, v. 1.  22696
  The lust of fame is the last that a wise man shakes off.    Tacitus.  22697
  The lyric poet may drink wine and live generously, but the epic poet, who shall sing of the gods and their descent unto men, must drink water out of a wooden bowl.    Emerson.  22698
  The magic of the pen lies in the concentration of your thoughts upon one object.    G. H. Lewes.  22699
  The magic power of love consists in its ennobling whatever its breath touches, like the sun whose golden ray transmutes even thunderclouds into gold.    Grillparzer.  22700
  The main enterprise of the world for splendour, for extent, is the upbuilding of a man.    Emerson.  22701
  The majority have no other reason for their opinions than that they are the fashion.    Johnson.  22702
  The make-weight! The make-weight! which fate throws into the balance for us at every happiness! It requires much courage not to be down-hearted in this world.    Goethe.  22703
  The malicious sneer is improperly called laughter.    Goldsmith.  22704
  The man at the head of the house can mar the pleasure of the household; but he cannot make it. That must rest with the woman, and it is her greatest privilege.    Helps.  22705
  The man comes before the citizen, and our future is greater than both.    Jean Paul.  22706
  The man is only half himself, the other half is his expression.    Emerson.  22707
  The man makes the circumstances, and is spiritually as well as economically the artificer of his own fortune, but the man’s circumstances are the element he is appointed to live and work in; so that in a no less genuine sense it can be said circumstances make the man.    Carlyle.  22708
  The man of consequence and fashion shall richly repay a deed of kindness with a nod and a smile, or a hearty shake of the hand; while a poor fellow labours under a sense of gratitude, which, like copper coin, though it loads the bearer, is yet of small account in the currency and commerce of the world.    Burns.  22709
  The man of genius can be more easily misinstructed (verbildet) and driven far more violently into false courses than a man of ordinary capability.    Goethe.  22710
  The man of genius, like a dog with a bone, sits afar and retired off the road, hangs out no sign of refreshment for man and beast, but says, by all possible hints and signs, “I wish to be alone—good-bye—farewell!”    Thoreau.  22711
  The man of good common-sense may, if he pleases, in his particular station of life, most certainly be rich.    Eustace Budgell.  22712
  The man of intellect at the top of affairs; this is the aim of all institutions and revolutions, if they have any.    Carlyle.  22713
  The man of intellect is lost unless he unites energy of character to intellect. When we have the lantern of Diogenes we must have his staff.    Chamfort.  22714
  The man of wisdom is the man of years.    Young.  22715
  The man should make the hour, not this the man.    Tennyson.  22716
  The man that blushes is not quite a brute.    Young.  22717
  The man that hath no music in himself, / Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, / Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils; / The motions of his spirit are dull as night, / And his affections dark as Erebus: / Let no such man be trusted.    Mer. of Ven., v. 1.  22718
  The man that makes a character makes foes.    Young.  22719
  The man that stands by himself, the universe stands also.    Emerson.  22720
  The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead.    Bible.  22721
  The man to whom the universe does not reveal directly what relation it has to him, whose heart does not tell him what he owes to himself and others—that man will scarcely learn it out of books; which generally do little more than give our errors names.    Goethe.  22722
  The man truly proud thinks honours below his merit, and scorns to boast.    Swift.  22723
  The man (Napoleon) was a divine missionary, though unconscious of it; and preached, through the cannon’s throat, that great doctrine, “La carrière ouverte aux talens,” “The tools to him that can handle them,” which is our ultimate political evangel, wherein alone can liberty lie.    Carlyle.  22724
  The man who can be nothing but serious or nothing but merry is but half a man.    Leigh Hunt.  22725
  The man who can thank himself alone for the happiness he enjoys is truly blest.    Goldsmith.  22726
  The man who cannot be a Christian in the place where he is, cannot be a Christian anywhere.    Ward Beecher.  22727
  The man who cannot blush, and who has no feelings of fear, has reached the acme of impudence.    Menander.  22728
  The man who cannot enjoy his natural gifts in silence, and find his reward in the exercise of them, but must wait and hope for their recognition by others, must expect to reap only disappointment and vexation.    Goethe.  22729
  The man who cannot laugh is not only fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils; but his own whole life is already a treason and a stratagem.    Carlyle.  22730
  The man who cannot sometimes endure his own company must have a bad heart or a deficient intellect. (?)  22731
  The man who cannot wonder, who does not habitually wonder (and worship), were he president of innumerable royal societies, and carried the whole “Méchanique Céleste” and Hegel’s Philosophy, and the epitome of all laboratories and observatories with their results, in his single head, is but a pair of spectacles behind which there is no eye.    Carlyle.  22732
  The man who does not know when to die, does not know how to live.    Ruskin.  22733
  The man who does not learn to live while he is getting a living is a poorer man after his wealth is won than he was before.    J. G. Holland.  22734
  The man who fears not death will start at no shadows.    Greek Proverb.  22735
  The man who has imagination without learning has wings without feet.    Proverb.  22736
  The man who has no enemies has no following.    Donn Piatt.  22737
  The man who has nothing to boast of but his illustrious ancestry is like a potato,—the only good belonging to him is underground.    Sir Thomas Overbury.  22738
  The man who in this world can keep the whiteness of his soul is not likely to lose it in any other.    Alexander Smith.  22739
  The man who in wavering times is inclined to be wavering only increases the evil, and spreads it wider and wider; but the man of firm decision fashions the universe.    Goethe.  22740
  The man who insists upon seeing with perfect clearness before he decides, never decides.    Amiel.  22741
  The man who invented “Ifs” and “Buts” must have first made gold out of straw choppings.    G. A. Bürger.  22742
  The man who is always fortunate cannot easily have a great reverence for virtue. (?)  22743
  The man who is born with a talent which he is meant to use, finds his greatest happiness in using it.    Goethe.  22744
  The man who is in a hurry to see the full effects of his own tillage must cultivate annuals, and not forest trees.    Whately.  22745
  The man who leaves home to mend himself and others is a philosopher; but he who goes from country to country, guided by the blind impulse of curiosity, is only a vagabond.    Goldsmith.  22746
  The man who lives by hope will die by despair.    Italian Proverb.  22747
  The man who pauses in his honesty wants little of a villain.    H. Martyn.  22748
  The man who small things scorns will next, / By things still smaller be perplexed.    Goethe.  22749
  The man who will live above his present circumstances is in great danger of living in a little time much beneath them, or, as the Italian proverb says, “The man who lives by hope will die by despair.”    Addison.  22750
  The man who works at home helps society at large with somewhat more of certainty than he who devotes himself to charities.    Emerson.  22751


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