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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
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  The painful warrior famousèd for fight, / After a thousand victories, once foil’d, / Is from the books of honour razèd quite, / And all the rest forgot for which he toil’d.    Shakespeare.  23000
  The painter should grind his own colours; the architect work in the mason’s yard with his men; the master-manufacturer be himself a more skilful operator than any man in his mills; and the distinction between one man and another be only in experience and skill, and the authority and wealth which these must naturally and justly obtain.    Ruskin.  23001
  The parasite courtier in the palace is the legitimate father of the tyrant.    Brougham.  23002
  The parcel of books, if they are well chosen,… awakens within us the diviner mind, and rouses us to a consciousness of what is best in others and ourselves.    John Morley.  23003
  The pardon of an offence must, as a benefit conferred, put the offender under an obligation; and thus direct advantage at once accrues by heaping coals of fire on the head.    Goethe.  23004
  The particular is the universal seen under special limitations.    Goethe.  23005
  The passions are only exaggerated vices or virtues.    Goethe.  23006
  The passions are the only orators who never fail to persuade.    La Rochefoucauld.  23007
  The passions, by grace of the supernal and also of the infernal powers (for both have a hand in it), can never fail us.    Carlyle.  23008
  The passions may be likened to blood horses, that need training and the curb only to enable them when they carry to achieve most glorious triumphs.    Simms.  23009
  The passions of mankind are partly protective, partly beneficent, like the chaff and grain of the corn; but none without their use, none without nobleness when seen in balanced unity with the rest of the spirit which they are charged to defend.    Ruskin.  23010
  The passions rise higher at domestic than at imperial tragedies.    Johnson.  23011
  The past alone is eternal and unchangeable like death, and yet at the same time warm and joy-giving like life.    W. von Humboldt.  23012
  The past and future are veiled; but the past wears the widow’s veil, the future the virgin’s.    Jean Paul.  23013
  The past at least is secure.    Daniel Webster.  23014
  The past is all holy to us; the dead are all holy; even they that were base and wicked when alive.    Carlyle.  23015
  The past is an unfathomable depth, / Beyond the span of thought; ’tis an elapse / Which hath no mensuration, but hath been, / For ever and for ever.    H. Kirke White.  23016
  The past is to us a book sealed with seven seals—i.e., which no one need hope fully to open.    Goethe.  23017
  The path of falsehood is a perplexing maze.    Blair.  23018
  The path of nature is indeed a narrow one, and it is only the immortals that seek it, and, when they find it, they do not find themselves cramped therein.    Lowell.  23019
  The path of sorrow, and that path alone, / Leads to the land where sorrow is unknown.    Cowper.  23020
  The path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.    Bible.  23021
  The path of things is silent.    Emerson.  23022
  The paths of glory lead but to the grave.    Gray.  23023
  The pathetic almost always consists in the detail of little circumstances.    Gibbon.  23024
  The peace of heaven is theirs who lift their swords / In such a just and charitable war.    King John, ii. 1.  23025
  The peacemakers shall be called the children of God.    Jesus.  23026
  The peevish, the niggard, the dissatisfied, the passionate, the suspicious, and those who live upon others’ means, are for ever unhappy.    Hitopadesa.  23027
  The pen is mightier than the sword.    Bulwer Lytton.  23028
  The pencil of the Holy Ghost hath laboured more in describing the afflictions of Job than the felicities of Solomon.    Bacon.  23029
  The people have the right to murmur, but they have also the right to be violent, and their silence is the lesson of kings.    Jean de Beauvais.  23030
  The people of England are the most enthusiastic in the world.    Disraeli.  23031
  The people of this world having been once deceived, suspect deceit in truth itself.    Hitopadesa.  23032
  The people once belonged to the kings; now the kings belong to the people.    Heine.  23033
  The perfect flower of religion opens in the soul only when all self-seeking is abandoned.    John Burroughs.  23034
  The perfection of art is to conceal art.    Quintilian.  23035
  The perfection of conversation is not to play a regular sonata, but, like the Æolian harp, to await the inspiration of the passing breeze.    Burke.  23036
  The perfection of spiritual virtue lies in being always all there, a whole man present in every movement and moment.    James Wood.  23037
  The period of faith must alternate with the period of denial; the vernal growth, the summer luxuriance of all opinions, spiritual representations and creations must be followed by, and again follow, the autumnal decay, the winter dissolution.    Carlyle.  23038
  The persistent aspirations of the human race are to society what the compass is to the ship. It sees not the shore, but it guides to it.    Lamartine.  23039
  The person who in company should pretend to be wiser than others, I am apt to regard as illiterate and ill-bred.    Goldsmith.  23040
  The person who is contented to be often obliged ought not to be obliged at all.    Goldsmith.  23041
  The person whose clothes are extremely fine I am too apt to consider as not being possessed of any superiority of fortune, but resembling those Indians who were found to wear all the gold they have in the world in a bob at the nose.    Goldsmith.  23042
  The pest of society is egotists. There are dull and bright, sacred and profane, coarse and fine egotists. It is a disease that, like influenza, falls on all constitutions.    Emerson.  23043
  The philosopher is he to whom the highest has descended, and the lowest has mounted up; who is the equal and kindly brother of all.    Carlyle.  23044
  The philosopher must station himself in the middle.    Goethe.  23045
  The philosophy of grumbling is great, but not intricate … the proof that there is something wrong, and that a sentient human being is aware of it.    John Wagstaffe.  23046
  The philosophy of one century is the common-sense of the next.    Ward Beecher.  23047
  The philosophy of six thousand years has not searched the chambers and magazines of the soul.    Emerson.  23048
  The phœnix, Hope, can wing her flight / Through the vast deserts of the skies, / And still defying fortunes spite, / Revive and from her ashes rise.    Cervantes.  23049
  The pillow is a dumb sibyl.    Gracian.  23050
  The pilot of the Galilean lake; / Two massy keys he bore, of metals twain, / The golden opes, the iron shuts amain.    Milton.  23051
  The pious and just honouring of ourselves may be thought the radical moisture and fountain-head from whence every laudable and worthy enterprise issues forth.    Milton.  23052
  The pious have always a more intimate connection with each other than the wicked, though externally the relationship may not always prosper as well.    Goethe.  23053
  The pious-hearted are cared for by the gods; and by men honoured and worshipped as divinities, when once they have by death stripped off for ever their week-day garments.    James Wood, after Ovid.  23054
  The pitcher goes so often to the water that it comes home broken at last.    Proverb.  23055
  The place once trodden by a good man is hallowed. After a hundred years his word and actions ring in the ears of his descendants.    Goethe.  23056
  The plainer the dress, with greater lustre does beauty appear.    Lord Halifax.  23057
  The plainest man that can convince a woman that he is really in love with her, has done more to make her in love with him than the handsomest man, if he can produce no such conviction. For the love of woman is a shoot, not a seed, and flourishes most vigorously only when ingrafted on that love which is rooted in the breast of another.    Colton.  23058
  The plea of ignorance will never take away our responsibilities.    Ruskin.  23059
  The pleasure of despising, at all times and in itself a dangerous luxury, is much safer after the toil of examining than before it.    Carlyle.  23060
  The pleasure of talking is the inextinguishable passion of woman, coeval with the act of breathing.    Le Sage.  23061
  The pleasure-seeker is not the pleasure-finder; those are the happiest men who think least about happiness.    J. C. Sharp.  23062
  The pleasure we feel in criticising robs us of that of being deeply moved by very beautiful things.    La Bruyère.  23063
  The pleasure we feel in music springs from the obedience which is in it, and it is full only as the obedience is entire.    Theodore T. Murger.  23064
  The pleasure which strikes the soul must be derived from the beauty and congruity it sees or conceives in those things which the sight or imagination lay before it.    Cervantes.  23065
  The pleasures of the world are deceitful; they promise more than they give. They trouble us in seeking them, they do not satisfy us when possessing them, and they make us despair in losing them.    Mme. de Lambert.  23066
  The plenty of the poorest place is too great; the harvest cannot be gathered.    Emerson.  23067
  The poet bestrides the clouds, the wise man looks up at them.    Arliss.  23068
  The poet can never have far to seek for a subject; for him the ideal world is not remote from the actual, but under it and within it; and he is a poet precisely because he can discern it there.    Carlyle.  23069
  The poet must believe in his poetry. The fault of our popular poetry is that it is not sincere.    Emerson.  23070
  The poet must find all within himself while he is left in the lurch by all without.    Goethe.  23071
  The poet must live wholly for himself, wholly in the objects that delight him.    Goethe.  23072
  The poet should seize the particular, and he should, if there is anything sound in it, thus represent the universal.    Goethe.  23073
  The poet’s delicate ear hears the far-off whispers of eternity, which coarser souls must travel towards for scores of years before their dull sense is touched by them.    Holmes.  23074
  The poet’s eye, in a fine frenzy rolling, / Doth glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven, / And, as imagination bodies forth / The forms of things unknown, the poet’s pen / Turns them to shapes, and gives to airy nothing / A local habitation and a name.    Mid. N.’s Dream, v. 1.  23075
  The poet’s heart is an unlighted torch, which gives no help to his footsteps till love has touched it with flame.    Lowell.  23076
  The poetry of the ancients was that of possession, ours is that of aspiration; the former stands fast on the soil of the present, the latter hovers between memory and anticipation.    Schlegel.  23077
  The point is not that men should have a great many books, but that they should have the right ones, and that they should use those that they have.    John Morley.  23078
  The pomp of death is far more terrible than death itself.    Nathaniel Lee.  23079
  The poor are only they who feel poor.    Emerson.  23080
  The poor is hated even of his own neighbour.    Bible.  23081
  The poor man’s budget is full of schemes.    Proverb.  23082
  The poor wren, / The most diminutive of birds, will fight, / Her young ones in her nest, against the owl.    Macbeth, iv. 2.  23083
  The poor ye have always with you, but me ye have not always.    Jesus.  23084
  The poorer life or the rich one are but the larger or smaller (very little smaller) letters in which we write the apophthegms and golden sayings of life.    Carlyle.  23085
  The poorest day that passes over us is the conflux of two eternities; it is made-up of currents that issue from the remotest part, and flow onwards into the remotest future.    Carlyle.  23086
  The poorest human soul is infinite in wishes, and the infinite universe was not made for one, but for all.    Carlyle.  23087
  The poorest man may in his cottage bid defiance to all the forces of the crown. It may be frail, the wind may blow through it, the storm may enter, the rain may enter, but the king of England cannot enter! all his force dares not cross the threshold of that ruined tenement.    Chatham.  23088
  The popular ear weighs what you are, not what you were.    Quarles.  23089
  The popular man stands on our own level, or a hairsbreadth higher; and shows us a truth we can see without shifting our present intellectual position. The original man stands above us, and wishes to wrench us from our old fixtures, and elevate us to a higher and clearer level.    Carlyle.  23090
  The population of the world is a conditional population; not the best, but the best that could live now.    Emerson.  23091
  The post of honour is the post of difficulty, the post of danger,—of death, if difficulty be not overcome.    Carlyle.  23092
  The power of every great people, as of every living tree, depends on its not effacing, but confirming and concluding the labours of its ancestors.    Ruskin.  23093
  The power of faith will often shine forth the most when the character is naturally weak.    Hare.  23094
  The power of fortune is confessed only by the miserable, for the happy impute all their success to prudence and merit. (?)  23095
  The power of observing life is rare, that of drawing lessons from it rarer, and that of condensing the lesson in a pointed sentence is rarest of all.    John Morley.  23096
  The power, whether of painter or poet, to describe rightly what he calls an ideal thing depends upon its being to him not an ideal but a real thing. No man ever did or ever will work well, but either from actual sight or sight of faith.    Ruskin.  23097
  The practice of faith and obedience to some of our fellow-creatures is the alphabet by which we learn the higher obedience to heaven; and it is not only needful to the prosperity of all noble united action, but essential to the happiness of all noble living spirits.    Ruskin.  23098
  The practice of submission to the authority of one whom one recognises as greater than one’s self outweighs the chance of occasional mistake.    Froude.  23099
  The praise that comes of love does not make us vain, but humble rather.    J. M. Barrie.  23100
  The praying soul is a gainer by waiting for an answer.    Gurnall.  23101
  The precepts of philosophy effect not the least benefit to one confirmed in fear.    Hitopadesa.  23102
  The preparations of the heart in man and the answer of the tongue is from the Lord.    Bible.  23103
  The presence of the Eternal is a presence that articulates and imparts itself in time.    James Wood.  23104
  The presence of the wretched is a burden to the happy; and alas! the happy still more so to the wretched.    Goethe.  23105
  The present holds in it both the whole past and the whole future.    Carlyle.  23106
  The present is the only reality and the only certainty.    Schopenhauer.  23107
  The present moment is a potent divinity.    Goethe.  23108
  The present moment is our ain, / The neist we never saw.    Burns.  23109
  The present time is not priest-ridden, but press-ridden.    Longfellow.  23110
  The present time, youngest born of eternity, child and heir of all the past times with their good and evil, and parent of all the future, is ever a new era to the thinking man.    Carlyle.  23111
  The press beginneth to be an oppression of the land.    Fuller.  23112
  The press is a mill which grinds all that is put into its hopper.    Bryant.  23113
  The press is the foe of rhetoric, but the friend of reason.    Colton.  23114
  The price of wisdom is above rubies.    Bible.  23115
  The priest loves his flock, but the lambs more than the wethers.    German Proverb.  23116
  The primal condition of virtue is that it shall not know of, or believe in, any blessed islands till it find them, it may be, in due time.    Ruskin.  23117
  The primal duties shine aloft, like stars; / The charities that soothe, and heal, and bless, / Are scattered at the feet of man, like flowers.    Wordsworth.  23118
  The primary vocation of man is a life of activity.    Goethe.  23119
  The prince as actual ruler is always limited (beschränkt) by public opinion; but what is there to limit public opinion if it holds sovereign sway?    Stahl.  23120
  The principal part of faith is patience.    George Macdonald.  23121
  The principal point of greatness in any state is to have a race of military men.    Bacon.  23122
  The prisoner is troubled that he cannot go whither he would, and he that is at large is troubled that he does not know whither to go.    L’Estrange.  23123
  The prisoner’s allowance is bread and water, but I had only the latter.    Jean Paul, in his days of poverty.  23124
  The privilege of the country is to be alone, when we like.    Marmontel.  23125
  The problem of life is to make the ideal real, and convert the divine at the summit of the mountain into the human at its base.    C. H. Parkhurst.  23126
  The problem of philosophy is, for all that exists conditionally, to find a ground unconditioned and absolute.    Plato.  23127
  The prodigal robs his heir, the miser robs himself.    La Bruyère.  23128
  The production of something, where nothing was before, is an act of greater energy than the expansion or decoration of the thing produced.    Johnson.  23129
  The profession of riches without their possession leads to the worst form of poverty.    Spurgeon.  23130
  The promise given was a necessity of the past; the word broken is a necessity of the present.    Machiavelli.  23131
  The Promised Land is the land where one is not.    Amiel.  23132
  The promises of God are yea and amen.    Hammond.  23133
  The promises of this world are, for the most part, vain phantoms; and to confide in one’s self, and become something of worth and value, is the best and safest course.    Michael Angelo.  23134
  The promissory lies of great men are known by shouldering, hugging, squeezing, smiling, and bowing.    Arbuthnot.  23135
  The proper confidant of a girl is her father. What she is not inclined to tell her father should be told to no one, and, in nine cases out of ten, not thought of by herself.    Ruskin.  23136
  The proper Epic of this world is no longer “Arms and the man,” much less “Shirt frills and the man;” no, it is now “Tools and the man;” that, henceforth to all time is now our Epic.    Carlyle.  23137
  The proper power of faith is to trust without evidence, not with evidence.    Ruskin.  23138
  The proper reward of the good workman is to be “chosen.”    Ruskin.  23139
  The proper study of mankind is man.    Pope.  23140
  The proper task of literature lies in the domain of belief.    Carlyle.  23141
  The property of a man consists in (a) good things, (b) goods which he has honestly got, and (c) goods he can skilfully use.    Ruskin.  23142
  The prophet is the revealer of what we are to do; the poet, of what we are to love. The former too has an eye on what we are to love; how else shall he know what we are to do?    Carlyle.  23143
  The prosperity of our neighbours in the end is our own, and the poverty of our neighbours becomes also in the end our own.    Ruskin.  23144
  The protection of God cannot without sacrilege be invoked but in behalf of justice and right.    Kossuth.  23145
  The proud man often is the mean.    Tennyson.  23146
  The proudest boast of the most aspiring philosopher is no more than that he provides his little playfellows the greatest pastime with the greatest innocence.    Goldsmith.  23147
  The proverb says of the Genoese, that they have a sea without fish, lands without trees, and men without faith.    Addison.  23148
  The proverbs of a nation furnish the index to its spirit and the results of its civilisation.    J. G. Holland.  23149
  The providence of God has established such an order in the world, that of all which belongs to us, the least valuable parts can alone fall under the will of others.    Bolingbroke.  23150
  The prudence of the best of hearts is often defeated by the tenderness of the best of hearts.    Fielding.  23151
  The prudent man may direct a state, but it is the enthusiast who regenerates or ruins it.    Bulwer Lytton.  23152
  The prudent part is to propose remedies for the present evils, and provisions against future events. (?)  23153
  The public have neither shame nor gratitude.    Hazlitt.  23154
  The public highways ought not to be occupied by people demonstrating that motion is impossible.    Carlyle.  23155
  The public is a personality that knows everything and can do nothing. (?)  23156
  The public is the majority of a society.    Johnson.  23157
  The public sense is in advance of private practice.    Chapin.  23158
  The public? The public is just a great baby.    Dr. Chalmers.  23159
  The pulpit only “teaches” to be honest; the market-place “trains” to over-reaching and fraud; and teaching has not a tithe of the efficiency of training.    Horace Mann.  23160
  The punishment of criminals should be of use; when a man is hanged he is good for nothing.    Voltaire.  23161
  The punishment which the wise suffer, who refuse to take part in the government, is to live under the government of worse men.    Emerson.  23162
  The pure in heart shall see God.    Jesus.  23163
  The purer the golden vessel the more readily is it bent; the higher worth of women is sooner lost than that of men.    Jean Paul.  23164
  The purest treasure mortal times afford / Is spotless reputation; that away, / Men are but gilded loam or painted clay.    Richard II., i. 1.  23165
  The purse is the master-organ, soul’s seat, and true pineal gland of the body social.    Carlyle.  23166
  The pyramids, doting with age, have forgotten the names of their founders.    Fuller.  23167
  The quality of mercy is not strain’d; / It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven / Upon the place beneath. It is twice blest; / It blesseth him that gives and him that takes. / ’Tis mightiest in the mightiest; it becomes / The throned monarch better than his crown.    Mer. of Ven., iv. 1.  23168
  The quantity of books in a library is often a cloud of witnesses of the ignorance of the owner.    Oxenstiern.  23169
  The quantity of sorrow a man has, does it not mean withal the quantity of sympathy he has, the quantity of faculty and victory he shall have? Our sorrow is the inverted image of our nobleness.    Carlyle.  23170
  The quarrel toucheth none but us alone, / Betwixt ourselves let us decide it then.    1 Henry VI., iv. 1.  23171
  The question is not at what door of fortune’s palace shall we enter in, but what doors does she open to us?    Burns.  23172
  The question is not who is the most learned, but who is the best.    Montaigne.  23173
  The question is this: Is man an ape or angel? I, my lord, I am on the side of the angels.    Disraeli at a Church Conference in Oxford, Bp. Wilberforce in the chair.  23174
  The question of education is for the modern world a question of life or death, a question on which depends the future.    Renan.  23175
  The question of questions (for men and nations) is—not how far they are from heaven, but whether they are going to it. (So in art) it is not the wisdom or the barbarism that you have to estimate, not the skill or the rudeness, but the tendency.    Ruskin.  23176
  The question of the purpose of things is completely unscientific.    Goethe.  23177
  The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong.    Bible.  23178
  The race of mankind would perish did they cease to aid each other.    Scott.  23179
  The rainbow in the morning / Is the shepherd’s warning; / The rainbow at night / Is the shepherd’s delight.    Proverb.  23180
  The rank is but the guinea’s stamp, / The man’s the gowd for a’ that.    Burns.  23181
  The ransom of a man’s life are his riches.    Bible.  23182
  The ray of light passes invisible through space, and only when it falls on an object is it seen.    Emerson.  23183
  The readiness is all.    Hamlet, v. 2.  23184
  The real man is one who always finds excuses for others, but never excuses himself.    Ward Beecher.  23185
  The real men of genius were resolute workers, not idle dreamers.    G. H. Lewes.  23186
  The real Nimrod of this era, who alone does any good to the era, is the rat-catcher.    Carlyle.  23187
  The real object of education is to give children resources that will endure as long as life endures; habits that time will ameliorate, not destroy; occupation that will render sickness tolerable, solitude pleasant, age venerable, life more dignified and useful, and death less terrible.    Sydney Smith.  23188
  The real object of the drama is the exhibition of human character.    Macaulay.  23189
  The real science of political economy is that which teaches nations to desire and labour for the things that lead to life; and which teaches them to scorn and destroy the things that lead to destruction.    Ruskin.  23190
  The really strong may bend, and be as strong as ever; it is the unsound that has only the seeming of strength, which breaks at last when it resists too long.    Lover.  23191
  The reason that there is such a general outcry against flatterers is, that there are so very few good ones.    Steele.  23192
  The reason why borrowed books are so seldom returned to their owners is, that it is much easier to retain the books than what is in them.    Montaigne.  23193
  The reason why so few marriages are happy is because young ladies spend their time in making nets, not in making cages.    Swift.  23194
  The reason why the character of woman is so often misunderstood, is that it is the beautiful nature of woman to veil her soul as her charms.    E. Schlegel.  23195
  The reason why we sometimes see that men of the greatest capacities are not rich, is either because they despise wealth in comparison of something else, or, at least, are not content to be getting an estate, unless they may do it in their own way, and at the same time enjoy all the pleasures and gratifications of life.    Eustace Budgell.  23196
  The recording angel, consider it well, is no fable, but the truest of truths; the paper tablets thou canst burn; of the “iron leaf” there is no burning.    Carlyle.  23197
  The regeneration of society is the regeneration of the individual by education.    Laboulaye.  23198
  The regions of eternal happiness are provided for those women who love their husbands the same in a wilderness as in a city; be he a saint, or be he sinner.    Hitopadesa.  23199
  The relation of the taught to their teacher, of the loyal subject to his guiding king, is, under one shape or another, the vital element in human society.    Carlyle.  23200
  The religion of Christ is peace and goodwill, that of Christendom war and ill-will.    Landor.  23201
  The religion of Jesus, with all its self-denials, virtues, and devotions, is very practicable.    Watts.  23202
  The religion of one age is the literary entertainment of the next.    Emerson.  23203
  The religions of the world are the ejaculations of a few imaginative men.    Emerson.  23204
  The religions we call false were once true. They also were affirmations of the conscience correcting the evil customs of their times.    Emerson.  23205
  The religious passion is nearly always vividest where the art is weakest; and the technical skill only reaches its deliberate splendour when the ecstasy which gave it birth has passed away for ever.    Ruskin.  23206
  The reputation of a man is like his shadow gigantic when it precedes him, and pigmy in its proportions when it follows.    Talleyrand.  23207
  The reputation of a woman is as a crystal mirror, shining and bright, but liable to be sullied by every breath that comes near it.    Cervantes.  23208
  The reputation of virtuous actions past, if not kept up with an access and fresh supply of new ones, is lost and soon forgotten.    Denham.  23209
  The resentment of a poor man is like the efforts of a harmless insect to sting; it may get him crushed, but cannot defend him.    Goldsmith.  23210
  The rest is silence.    Hamlet, v. 2.  23211
  The result (of things) is obvious, but the intention is never clear.    Rückert.  23212
  The revelation of thought takes man out of servitude into freedom.    Emerson.  23213
  The reverence of a man’s self is, next religion, the chiefest bridle of all vices.    Bacon.  23214
  The revolutionary outbreaks of the lower classes are the consequence of the injustice of the higher classes.    Goethe.  23215
  The reward of one duty is the power to fulfil another.    George Eliot.  23216
  The rich and poor meet together: the Lord is the maker of them all.    Bible.  23217
  The rich are always advising the poor; but the poor seldom venture to return the compliment.    Helps.  23218
  The rich are invited to marry by that fortune which they do not want, and the poor have no inducement but that beauty which they do not feel.    Goldsmith.  23219
  The rich becoming richer and the poor poorer, is the cry throughout the whole civilised world.    Sillar.  23220
  The rich devour the poor, the devil the rich, and so both are devoured.    Dutch Proverb.  23221
  The rich man does not feel his wealth with any vividness.    Goethe.  23222
  The rich man is seldom in his own halls, because it bores him to be there, and still he returns thither, because he is no better off outside.    Schopenhauer.  23223
  The rich man’s wealth is his strong city, and as an high wall in his own conceit.    Bible.  23224
  The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.    Bible.  23225
  The richest minds need not large libraries.    A. B. Alcott.  23226
  The riddle of the age has for each a private solution.    Emerson.  23227
  The ridge once gained, the path so hard of late / Runs easy on, and level with the gate (to virtue).    Hesiod.  23228
  The right divine of kings to govern wrong.    Quoted by Pope.  23229
  The right ear, that is fill’d with dust, / Hears little of the false or just.    Tennyson.  23230
  The right honourable gentleman is indebted to his memory for his jests, and to his imagination for his facts.    Sheridan.  23231
  The right law of education is that you take the most pains with the best material. Never waste pains on bad ground, but spare no labour on the good, or on what has in it the capacity of good.    Ruskin.  23232
  The right man in the right place.    A. H. Layard in the House of Commons.  23233
  The righteous hath hope in his death.    Bible.  23234
  The righteous man falls oft, / Yet falls but soft; / There may be dirt to mire him, but no stones / To crush his bones.    Quarles.  23235
  The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them.    Bible.  23236
  The “rights” of men in any form are not worth discussing; the grand point is the “mights” of men—what portion of their “rights” they have a chance of getting sorted out and realised in this confused world.    Carlyle.  23237
  The riotous tumult of a laugh is the mob-law of the features, and propriety the magistrate who reads the Riot Act.    Holmes.  23238
  The risings and sinkings of human affairs are like those of a ball which is thrown by the hand.    Hitopadesa.  23239
  The river has its cataract, / And yet the waters down below / Soon gather from the foam, compact, / And, just like those above it, flow.    Dr. Walter Smith.  23240
  The river remains troubled that has not gone through a lake; the heart is impure that has not gone through a sorrow.    Rückert.  23241
  The road’s afore you, the sky’s aboon you.    Proverb.  23242
  The road to resolution lies by doubt.    Quarles.  23243
  The road to ruin is always kept in good repair, and the travellers pay the expense of it.    Proverb.  23244
  The road which runs without a bend / Is that which hath a proper end.    Goethe.  23245
  The robb’d that smiles, steals something from the thief.    Othello, i. 3.  23246
  The romantic is the instinctive delight in, and admiration for, sublimity, beauty, and virtue, unusually manifested.    Ruskin.  23247
  The root of almost every schism and heresy from which the Christian Church has suffered has been the effort of men to earn, rather than to receive, their salvation; and the reason that preaching is so commonly ineffectual is, that it calls on men oftener to work for God than to behold God working for them.    Ruskin.  23248
  The root of sanctity is sanity. A man must be healthy before he can be holy. We bathe first, and then perfume.    Mme. Swetchine.  23249
  The rough material of fine writing is certainly the gift of genius; but I as firmly believe that the workmanship is the united effort of pains, attention, and repeated trial.    Burns.  23250
  The rough seas that spare not any man.    Pericles, ii. 1.  23251


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