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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
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  They that are above have ends in everything.    Beaumont and Fletcher.  24499
  They that are against superstition oftentimes run into it of the wrong side. If I wear all colours but black, then I am superstitious in not wearing black.    Selden.  24500
  They that are booted are not always ready.    Proverb.  24501
  They that be whole need not a physician; but they that are sick.    Jesus.  24502
  They that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness, as the stars for ever and ever.    Bible.  24503
  They that bear a noble mind, / Where they want of riches find.    Wither.  24504
  They that by pleading clothes / Do fortunes seek, when worth and service fail, / Would have their tale believed for their oaths, / And are like empty vessels under sail.    George Herbert.  24505
  They that deny a God destroy man’s nobility. For, certainly, man is of kin to the beasts, by his body; and if he be not of kin to God by his spirit, he is a base and ignoble creature.    Bacon.  24506
  They that do change old love for new, / Pray gods, they change for worse.    George Peele.  24507
  They that do nothing are in the readiest way to do that which is worse than nothing.    Zimmermann.  24508
  They that drive away time spur a free horse.    Robert Mason.  24509
  They that govern the most make the least noise.    Selden.  24510
  They that hold by the Divine / Clasp too the Human in their faith.    Dr. Walter Smith.  24511
  They that know one another salute afar off.    Proverb.  24512
  They that marry ancient people merely in expectation to bury them, hang themselves in hope that one will come and cut the halter.    Fuller.  24513
  They that mean to make no use of friends will be at little trouble to gain them: and to be without friendship is to be without one of the first comforts of our present state.    Johnson.  24514
  They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.    Bible.  24515
  They that plough iniquity and sow wickedness reap the same.    Bible.  24516
  They that stand high have many blasts to shake them; and if they fall, they dash themselves to pieces.    Richard III., i. 3.  24517
  They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.    Bible.  24518
  They that sow the wind shall reap the whirlwind.    Bible.  24519
  They that will crowd about bonfires may, sometimes very fairly, get their beards singed; it is the price they pay for such illumination; natural twilight is safe and free to all.    Carlyle.  24520
  They told me I was everything; ’tis a lie: I am not ague-proof.    King Lear, iv. 6.  24521
  They well deserve to have / That know the strong’st and surest way to get.    Richard II., iii. 3.  24522
  They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us.    St. John.  24523
  They who accuse and blacken thee wrongfully are much the greatest sufferers by their own malice and injustice.    Thomas à Kempis.  24524
  They who but slowly pacèd are / By plodding on may travel far.    Wither.  24525
  They who contract absurd habits are such as have no fear.    Johnson.  24526
  They who crouch to those who are above them, always trample on those who are below them.    Buckle.  24527
  They who do not feel the darkness will never look for the light.    Buckle.  24528
  They who embrace the entire universe with love, for the most part love nothing but their narrow selves.    Herder.  24529
  They who gratefully the gods adore, / Still find their joys increasing more and more.    Theocritus.  24530
  They who have lost an infant are never, as it were, without an infant child.    Leigh Hunt.  24531
  They who have no other trade but seeking their fortune, need never hope to find her; coquette-like, she flies from her close pursuers, and at last fixes on the plodding mechanic who stays at home and minds his business.    Goldsmith.  24532
  They who lie soft and warm in a rich estate seldom come to heat themselves at the altar.    South.  24533
  They who oppose a Ministry have always a better field for ridicule and reproof than they who defend it.    Goldsmith.  24534
  They who place their affections on trifles at first for amusement, will find those trifles at last become their serious concern.    Goldsmith.  24535
  They who play with the devil’s rattles will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.    Fuller.  24536
  They who pretend most to universal benevolence are either deceivers or dupes—men who desire to cover their private ill-nature by a pretended regard for all.    Goldsmith.  24537
  They who resign life rather than part with liberty do only a prudent action; out those who lay it down for friends and country do a heroic one.    Steele.  24538
  They who resist indiscriminately all improvement as innovation, may find themselves compelled at last to submit to innovations although they are not improvements.    Canning.  24539
  They who seek only for faults see nothing else.    Proverb.  24540
  They who sustain their cross shall likewise be sustained by it in return.    Thomas à Kempis.  24541
  They who travel in pursuit of wisdom walk only in a circle, and, after all their labour, at last return to their pristine ignorance.    Goldsmith.  24542
  They who want a farthing, and have no friend that will lend them it, think farthings very good things.    Goldsmith.  24543
  They who want money when they come to borrow, will always want money when they should come to pay.    Goldsmith.  24544
  They who will watch Providence will never want a Providence to watch. (?)  24545
  They whom truth and wisdom lead / Can gather honey from a weed.    Cowper.  24546
  Thick as autumnal leaves that strew the brooks / In Vallombrosa.    Milton.  24547
  Thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.    Bible.  24548
  Thine is the right, for thine the might.    Tennyson.  24549
  Thine own friend, and thy father’s friend, forsake not; neither go into thy brother’s house in the day of thy calamity: for better is a neighbour that is near than a brother far off.    Bible.  24550
  Thine own worm be not: yet such jealousy, / As hurts not others, but may make thee better, / Is a good spur.    George Herbert.  24551
  Things all are big with jest; nothing that’s plain / But may be witty, if thou hast the vein … / Many affecting wit beyond their power, / Have got to be a dear fool for an hour.    George Herbert.  24552
  Things are graceful in a friend’s mouth which are blushing in a man’s own.    Bacon.  24553
  Things are his property alone who knows how to use them.    Xenophon.  24554
  Things are long-lived, and God above appoints their term; yet when the brains of a thing have been out for three centuries and odd, one does wish it would be kind enough and die.    Carlyle.  24555
  Things are not so false always as they seem.    Carlyle.  24556
  Things are sullen, and will be as they are, whatever we think them or wish them to be.    Cudworth.  24557
  Things are what they are by nature, not by will.    Cudworth.  24558
  Things at the worst will cease, or else climb upward / To what they were before.    Macbeth, iv. 2.  24559
  Things bad begun make strong themselves by ill.    Macbeth, iii. 2.  24560
  Things base and vile, holding no quantity, / Love can transpose to form and dignity.    Mid. N.’s Dream, i. 1.  24561
  Things fasten upon thee only according as the degree of thy own love and inclination for them gives opportunity and advantage.    Thomas à Kempis.  24562
  Things good, great Jove, asked or unasked, supply: / Thinks evil, though we ask for them, deny.    Anonymous.  24563
  Things have their laws as well as men; and things refuse to be trifled with.    Emerson.  24564
  Things ill got had ever bad success…. I’ll leave my son my virtuous deeds behind.    3 Henry VI., ii. 2.  24565
  Things may serve long, but not serve ever.    All’s Well, ii. 2.  24566
  Things more excellent than every image are expressed through images.    Jamblichus.  24567
  Things must turn when they can go no farther.    Spurgeon.  24568
  Things refuse to be mismanaged long.    Carlyle.  24569
  Things seen are mightier than things heard.    Tennyson.  24570
  Things will always right themselves in time, if only those who know what they want to do, and can do, persevere unremittingly in work and action.    Goethe.  24571
  Things will never be bettered by an excess of haste.    Proverb.  24572
  Things without remedy should be without regard; what is done, is done.    Macbeth, iii. 2.  24573
  Things won are done; joy’s soul lies in the doing.    Troil. and Cress., i. 2.  24574
  Think all you speak, but speak not all you think.    Delaune.  24575
  Think and thank God.    Proverb.  24576
  Think naught a trifle, though it small appear; / Small sands the mountain, moments make the year, / And trifles life.    Young.  24577
  Think not, dream not that thou livest, / If thy hand doth idly lie, / If thy soul for ever longing, / Yearn but for the by and bye.    M. W. Wood.  24578
  Think not I came to send peace on the earth; I came not to send peace but a sword.    Jesus.  24579
  Think not thy fame at every twitch will break; / By great deeds show that thou canst little do; / And do them not; that shall thy wisdom be; / And change thy temperance into bravery.    George Herbert.  24580
  Think not thy own shadow longer than that of others.    Sir Thomas Browne.  24581
  Think not your estate your own, while any man can call upon you for money which you cannot pay.    Johnson.  24582
  Think of ease, but work on.    George Herbert.  24583
  Think of “living!” Thy life, wert thou the “pitifullest of all the sons of earth,” is no idle dream, but a solemn reality. It is thy own; it is all thou hast to front eternity with.    Carlyle.  24584
  Think of the hosts of worlds, and of the plagues in this world-mote—death puts an end to the whole.    Carlyle.  24585
  Think with awe on the slow, the quiet power of time.    Schiller.  24586
  Think wrongly, if you please, but in all cases think for yourself.    Lessing.  24587
  Think ye that God made the universe, and then let it run round his finger? (am Finger laufen liesse).    Goethe.  24588
  Think you, ’mid all this mighty sum / Of things for ever speaking, / That nothing of itself will come, / But we must still be seeking.    Wordsworth.  24589
  Thinkers are scarce as gold; but he whose thoughts embrace all his subject, pursues it uninterruptedly and fearless of consequences, is a diamond of enormous size.    Lavater.  24590
  Think’st thou existence doth depend on time? / It doth; but actions are our epochs.    Byron.  24591
  Thinking about sin, beyond what is indispensable for the firm effort to get rid of it, is waste of energy and waste of time.    Matthew Arnold.  24592
  Thinking is but an idle waste of thought; / For nought is everything, and everything is nought.    Smith, “Rejected Addresses.”  24593
  Thinking is the function; living is the functionary.    Emerson.  24594
  Thinking leads man to knowledge. He may see and hear, and read and learn, whatever he pleases, and as much as he pleases; he will never know anything of it, except that which he has thought over, that which by thinking he has made the property of his mind.    Pestalozzi.  24595
  Thinking nurseth thinking.    Sir P. Sidney.  24596
  This above all; to thine own self be true, / And it must follow as the night the day, / Thou canst not then be false to any man.    Hamlet, i. 3.  24597
  This bodes some strange eruption to our state.    Hamlet, i. 1.  24598
  This century is not ripe for my ideal; I live a citizen of those that are to come.    Schiller.  24599
  “This comes of walking on the earth.” The Spanish swell, as he picked himself up from the ground.    Spanish Proverb.  24600
  This communicating of a man’s self to his friend works two contrary effects, for it redoubleth joys and cutteth griefs in halves.    Bacon.  24601
  This day / Shall change all griefs and quarrels into love.    Henry V., v. 2.  24602
  This day’s propitious to be wise in.    Burns.  24603
  This even-handed justice / Commends the ingredients of our poison’d chalice / To our own lips.    Macbeth, i. 7.  24604
  This ever-renewing generation of appearances rests on a reality, and a reality that is alive.    Emerson.  24605
  This fell sergeant, death, / Is strict in his arrest.    Hamlet, v. 2.  24606
  This hand, to tyrants ever sworn the foe, / For freedom only deals the deadly blow: / Then sheathes in calm repose the vengeful blade / For gentle peace in freedom’s hallowed shade.    John Quincy Adams.  24607
  This I think charity—to love God for himself, and our neighbour for God.    Sir Thomas Browne.  24608
  This is a great—properly the greatest—moment in a man’s life, when, reconciling himself to necessity, he is able with clearness of purpose to say, “Let the will of the gods be done.”    James Wood.  24609
  “This is a sharp medicine, but it cures all disorders.”    Raleigh of the axe of his executioner.  24610
  This is faith; it is nothing more than obedience.    Voltaire.  24611
  This is how I define talent; it is a gift God has given us in secret, which we reveal without knowing it.    Montesquieu.  24612
  This is not a time for purism of style; and style has little to do with the worth or unworth of a book.    Carlyle.  24613
  This is not the liberty which we can hope, that no grievance should arise in the commonwealth, but when complaints are freely heard, deeply considered, and speedily reformed, then is the utmost bound of civil liberty attained that wise men look for.    Milton.  24614
  This is the first condition of a living morality as well as of vital religion, that the soul shall find a true centre out from and above itself, round which it shall revolve.    J. C. Sharp.  24615
  This is the humour of it.    Henry V., ii. 1.  24616
  This is the monstrosity in love—that the will is infinite, and the execution confined; that the desire is boundless, and the act a slave to limit.    Troil. and Cress., iii. 2.  24617
  This is the state of man: to-day he puts forth / The tender leaves of hopes; to-morrow blossoms, / And bears his blushing honours thick upon him; / The third day comes a frost, a killing frost; / And when he thinks, good easy man, full surely / His greatness is a-ripening, nips his root, / And then he falls, as I do.    Henry VIII., iii. 2.  24618
  This is the very coinage of your brain; / This bodiless creation ecstasy / Is very cunning in.    Hamlet, iii. 4.  24619
  This is the very curse of an evil deed, that it engenders and must bring forth more evil.    Schiller.  24620
  This is true philanthropy, that buries not its gold in ostentatious charity, but builds its hospital in the human heart.    Harley.  24621
  This low man seeks a little thing to do, / Sees it and does it; / This high man, with a great thing to pursue, / Dies ere he knows it.    Browning.  24622
  This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them.    Said of Jesus by the Jews in way of reproach.  24623
  This narrow isthmus ’twixt two boundless seas, / The past, the future—two eternities.    Moore.  24624
  This nothing’s more than matter.    Hamlet, iv. 5.  24625
  This of old is sure, / That change of toil is toil’s sufficient cure.    Lewis Morris.  24626
  This one fact the world hates—that the soul becomes.    Emerson.  24627
  This present is a ruinous and ruining world.    Carlyle.  24628
  This she knows in joys and woes, / That saints will aid if men will call; / For the blue sky bends over all.    Coleridge.  24629
  This so solid-seeming world is, after all, but an air-image, our Me the only reality; and Nature, with its thousand-fold production and destruction, but the reflex of our own inward force, the “Phantasy of our Dream,” or, what the earth-spirit in “Faust” names it, “the living visible garment of God.”    Carlyle.  24630
  This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but knew what to do with it.    Emerson.  24631
  This was a man.    Julius Cæsar, v. 5.  24632
  This was the most unkindest cut of all.    Julius Cæsar, iii. 2.  24633
  This will prove a brave kingdom to me, where I shall have my music for nothing.    Tempest, iii. 2.  24634
  This world belongs to the energetic.    Emerson.  24635
  This world is a busy scene, and man a creature destined for a progressive struggle.    Burns.  24636
  This world is all a fleeting show, / For man’s illusion given: / The smiles of joy, the tears of woe, / Deceitful shine, deceitful flow, / There’s nothing true but heaven.    Moore.  24637
  This world is full of fools, and he who would not wish to see one must not only shut himself up alone, but must also break his looking-glass.    Boileau.  24638
  This world surely is wide enough to hold both thee and me! (uncle Toby to the fly).    Sterne.  24639
  This world, where much is to be done and little to be known.    Johnson.  24640
  Thistles and thorns prick sore, but evil tongues prick more.    Dutch Proverb.  24641
  Tho’ men may bicker with the things they love, / They would not make them laughable in all eyes, / Not while they loved them.    Tennyson.  24642
  Tho’ world on world in myriad myriads roll / Round us, each with different powers, / And other form of life than ours, / What know we greater than the soul?    Tennyson.  24643
  Those are not empty-hearted whose low sound / Reverbs no hollowness.    King Lear, i. 1.  24644
  Those are often raised into the greatest transports of mirth who are subject to the greatest depressions of melancholy.    Addison.  24645
  Those deserve to be doubly laughed at that are peevish and angry for nothing to no purpose.    L’Estrange.  24646
  Those faces which have charmed us the most escape us the soonest.    Scott.  24647
  Those faults conscience has not strength to prevent, it seldom has justice enough to accuse.    Goldsmith.  24648
  Those friends thou hast, and their adoption tried, / Grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel.    Hamlet, i. 3.  24649
  Those holy fields / Over whose acres walked those blesséd feet / Which, fourteen hundred years ago were nailed, / For our advantage, on the bitter cross.    1 Henry IV., i. 1.  24650
  Those of us who are worth anything spend our manhood in unlearning the follies or expiating the mistakes of our youth.    Shelley.  24651
  Those only are beautiful which, like the planets, have a steady, lambent light—are luminous, not sparkling.    Longfellow.  24652
  Those only are despicable who fear to be despised.    La Rochefoucauld.  24653
  Those only deserve a monument who do not need one.    Hazlitt.  24654
  Those only obtain love, for the most part, who seek it not.    Goethe.  24655
  Those only who know little can be said to know anything. The greater the knowledge the greater the doubt.    Goethe.  24656
  Those people who are always improving never become great. Greatness is an eminence, the ascent to which is steep and lofty, and which a man must seize on at once by natural boldness and vigour, and not by patient, wary steps.    Hazlitt.  24657
  Those persons who do most good are least conscious of it.    Ward Beecher.  24658
  Those tender tears that humanise the soul.    Thomson.  24659
  Those that are the loudest in their threats are the weakest in the execution of them.    Colton.  24660
  Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable, and should be secured, because they seldom return.    Bacon.  24661
  Those that dare lose a day are dangerously prodigal; those that dare misspend it, desperate.    Bishop Hall.  24662
  Those that fly may fight again, / Which he can never do that’s slain.    Butler.  24663
  Those that have loved longest love best.    Johnson.  24664
  Those that think must govern those that toil.    Goldsmith.  24665
  Those that with haste will make a mighty fire, / Begin with weak straws.    Julius Cæsar, i. 3.  24666
  Those who are bent to do wickedly will never want tempters to urge them on.    Tillotson.  24667
  Those who are elevated enough in life to reason and to reflect, yet low enough to keep clear of the venal contagion of a court—these are a nation’s strength!    Burns.  24668
  Those who are quite satisfied sit still and do nothing; those who are not quite satisfied are the sole benefactors of the world.    Landor.  24669
  Those who attempt to level never equalise; they load the edifice of society by setting up in the air what the solidity of the structure requires to be on the ground.    Burke.  24670
  Those who attempt to reason us out of our follies, begin at the wrong end, since the attempt naturally presupposes us capable of reason.    Goldsmith.  24671
  Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.    J. M. Barrie.  24672
  Those who can sit at home and gloat over their thousands in silent satisfaction are generally found to do it in plain clothes.    Goldsmith.  24673
  Those who carry much upon their clothes are remarked for having but little in their pockets.    Goldsmith.  24674
  Those who do nothing generally take to shouting.    Proverb.  24675
  Those who dwell in fear dwell next door to hate; and I think it is the cowardice of women that makes them such intense haters.    Mrs. Jameson.  24676
  Those who educate children well are more to be honoured than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.    Aristotle.  24677
  Those who first study fate, and say, Fate is the only cause of fortune and misfortune, terrify themselves.    Hitopadesa.  24678
  Those who give the first shock to a state are naturally the first to be overwhelmed in its ruin. The fruits of public commotion are seldom enjoyed by the man who was the first to set it a-going; he only troubles the waters for another’s net.    Montaigne.  24679
  Those who have even studied good books may still be fools.    Hitopadesa.  24680
  Those who injure one party to benefit another are quite as unjust as if they converted the property of others to their own benefit.    Cicero.  24681
  Those who make the best use of their time have none to spare.    Proverb.  24682
  Those who make the worst use of their time most complain of its shortness.    La Bruyère.  24683
  Those who only run after little things will not go far.    J. M. Barrie.  24684
  Those who profess most are ever the least sincere.    Sheridan.  24685
  Those who regularly undertake to cultivate friendship find ingratitude generally repays their endeavours.    Arliss.  24686
  Those who seek for something more than happiness in this world must not complain if happiness be not their portion.    Froude.  24687
  Those who seem to doubt or deny us what is justly ours, let us either pity their prejudice or despise their judgment.    Burns.  24688
  Those who set their minds to deny things, and are fond of pulling things to pieces, must be treated like deniers-of-motion; one need only keep incessantly walking up and down before them in as composed a manner as possible.    Goethe.  24689
  Those who trust us educate us.    George Eliot.  24690
  Those who will not be ruled by the rudder must be ruled by the rock.    Cornish Proverb.  24691
  Those who would make us feel must feel themselves.    Churchill.  24692
  Thou art Heaven’s tasker; and thy God requires / The purest of thy flour, as well as of thy fires.    Quarles.  24693
  Thou art ignorant of what thou art, and much more ignorant of what is fit for thee.    Thomas à Kempis.  24694
  Thou art in the end what thou art.    Goethe.  24695
  Thou art not alone if thou have faith. There is a communion of saints, unseen, yet not unreal, accompanying and brotherlike embracing thee, so thou be worthy.    Carlyle.  24696
  Thou art the ruin of the noblest man / That ever lived in the tide of times.    Julius Cæsar, iii. 1.  24697
  Thou art thyself to all eternity.    Dante Gabriel Rossetti.  24698
  Thou awakest us to delight in thy praise; for thou madest us for thyself, and our heart is restless until it repose in thee.    St. Augustine.  24699
  Thou bear’st thy heavy riches but a journey, / And death unloads thee.    Meas. for Meas., iii. 1.  24700
  Thou canst not be entirely free till thou hast attained to such a mastery as entirely to subdue and deny thyself.    Thomas à Kempis.  24701
  Thou dost not strive, O Sun, but, meek and still, / Thou dost the type of Jesus best fulfil, / A noiseless revelation in the sky.    F. W. Faber.  24702
  Thou hast given me / A world of earthly blessings to my soul, / If sympathy of love unite our thoughts.    2 Henry VI., i. 1.  24703
  Thou hast not what others have, and others have not the gift thou hast. From this imperfection springs sociability.    Gellert.  24704
  Thou little thinkest what a little foolery governs the world.    John Selden.  24705
  Thou mayest as well expect to grow stronger by always eating, as wiser by always reading.    Fuller.  24706
  Thou mayest be more prodigal of praise when thou writest a letter than when thou speakest in presence.    Fuller.  24707
  Thou must learn to break thine own will in many things if thou wilt have peace and concord with others.    Thomas à Kempis.  24708
  Thou must live unto another if thou wilt live unto thyself.    Seneca.  24709
  Thou must renounce; thou must abstain! is the eternal song which sounds in the ears of every one, which every hour is singing to us all our life long.    Goethe.  24710
  Thou, Nature, art my goddess; to thy law / My services are bound.    King Lear, i. 2.  24711
  Thou of an independent mind, / With soul resolved, with soul resigned; / Prepared Power’s proudest frown to brave, / Who wilt not be, nor have a slave; / Virtue alone who dost revere, / Thy own reproach alone dost fear, / Approach this shrine (Independence), and worship here.    Burns.  24712
  Thou shall hear no more complaints from me; thou shalt hear only what happens to the wanderer.    Goethe.  24713
  “Thou shalt” is written upon life in characters as legible as “Thou shalt not.”    Carlyle.  24714
  Thou shalt look outward, not inward.    Carlyle.  24715
  Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn.    Bible.  24716
  Thou, too curious ear, that fain / Wouldst thread the maze of Harmony, / Content thee with one simple strain, / … Till thou art duly trained, and taught / The concord sweet of Love divine.    Keble.  24717
  Thou who didst the stars and sunbeams know, / Self-schooled, self-scanned, self-honoured, self-secure, / Didst walk on earth unguessed at.    M. Arnold on Shakespeare.  24718
  Thou! why, thou wilt quarrel with a man that hath a hair more or a hair less in his beard than thou hast. Thou wilt quarrel with a man for cracking nuts, having no other reason but because thou hast hazel eyes…. Thy head is full of quarrels as an egg is full of meat.    Romeo and Juliet, iii. 1.  24719
  Thou wilt never sell thy life, or any part of thy life, in a satisfactory manner. Give it like a royal heart; let the price of it be nothing; then hast thou in a certain sense got all for it.    Carlyle.  24720
  Thou would’st as soon go kindle fire with snow, / As seek to quench the fire of love with words.    Two Gent. of Verona, ii. 7.  24721
  Thou wouldst do little for God if the devil were dead.    Scotch Proverb.  24722
  Though a man may become learned by another’s learning, he never can be wise but by his own wisdom. (?)  24723
  Though a sinner do evil an hundred times, and his days be prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, which fear before him.    Bible.  24724
  Though all his works abroad, / The heart benevolent and kind / The most resembles God.    Burns.  24725
  Though ambition in itself is a vice, yet it is often the parent of virtues.    Quintilian.  24726
  Though an honourable title may be conveyed to posterity, yet the ennobling qualities which are the soul of greatness are a sort of incommunicable perfections, and cannot be transferred. (?)  24727
  Though gentle, yet not dull, / Strong without rage, without o’erflowing, full.    Denham.  24728
  Though great the force of little words, / Sped in an evil hour, / As great the might, and great the good, / Of one in Wisdom’s power.    M. W. Wood.  24729
  Though He comes in many shapes, / His love is throbbing in them all, / And from His love no soul escapes, / And from His mercy none can fall.    Dr. Walter Smith.  24730
  Though he says nothing, he pays it with thinking, like the Welshman’s jackdaw.    Proverb.  24731
  Though He slay me, I shall yet trust in Him.    Bible.  24732
  Though I am always in haste, I am never in a hurry.    John Wesley.  24733
  Though justice be thy plea, consider this— / That in the course of justice none of us / Should see salvation.    Mer. of Ven., iv. 1.  24734
  Though last, not least.    Julius Cæsar, iii. 1.  24735
  Though little fire grows great with little wind, / Yet extreme gusts will blow out fire and all.    Tam. of Shrew, ii. 1.  24736
  Though losses and crosses / Be lessons right severe, / There’s wit there ye’ll get there, / Ye’ll find nae ither where.    Burns.  24737
  Though lost to sight, to memory dear.    Anonymous.  24738
  Though love cannot plant morals in the human breast, it cultivates them when there.    Goldsmith.  24739
  Though much is taken, much abides.    Tennyson.  24740
  Though old the thought and oft repress’d, / ’Tis his at last who says it best.    Lowell.  24741
  Though peace be in every man’s wishes, yet the qualifications and predispositions necessary for procuring and preserving it are the care of very few.    Thomas à Kempis.  24742
  Though scorn’s malignant glances / Prove him poorest of his clan, / He’s the noble—who advances / Freedom, and the cause of Man!    C. Swain.  24743
  Though stars in skies may disappear, / And angry tempests gather, / The happy hour may soon be near / That brings us pleasant weather.    Burns.  24744
  Though the cat winks a while, yet sure she is not blind.    Proverb.  24745
  Though the heavens fall, the orbs of truth and justice fall not.    J. Burroughs.  24746
  Though the world exists for thought, thought is daunted in presence of the world.    Emerson.  24747
  Though this be madness, yet there is method in’t.    Hamlet, ii. 2.  24748
  Though thousands hate physic, because of the cost, / Yet thousands it helpeth, that else should be lost.    Thomas Tusser.  24749


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