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James Wood, comp. Dictionary of Quotations. 1899.

Haste and rashness to He that cannot

Haste and rashness are storms and tempests, breaking and wrecking business; but nimbleness is a full, fair wind, blowing it with speed to the haven.Fuller.

Haste is of the devil.Koran.

Haste makes waste, and waste makes want, and want makes strife between the gudeman and the gudewife.Scotch Proverb.

Haste trips up its own heels, fetters and stops itself.Seneca.

Haste turns usually on a matter of ten minutes too late.Bovee.

Hasty resolutions seldom speed well.Proverb.

Hat man die Liebe durchgeliebt / Fängt man die Freundschaft an—After love friendship (lit. when we have lived through love we begin friendship).Heine.

Hate injures no one; it is contempt that casts men down.Goethe.

Hate makes us vehement partisans, but love still more so.Goethe.

Hâtez-vous lentement, et sans perdre courage—Leisurely, and don’t lose heart.French.

Hath fortune dealt thee ill cards? Let wisdom make thee a good gamester.Quarles.

Hath not a Jew eyes? hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions? fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, healed by the same means, warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer, as a Christian is? If you prick us, do we not bleed? if you tickle us, do we not laugh? if you poison us, do we not die? and if you wrong us, shall not we revenge?Mer. of Ven., iii. 1.

Hatred does not cease by hatred at any time; hatred ceases by love.Buddha.

Hatred is a heavy burden. It sinks the heart deep in the breast, and lies like a tombstone on all joys.Goethe.

Hatred is active, and envy passive, disgust; there is but one step from envy to hate.Goethe.

Hatred is but an inverse love.Carlyle.

Hatred is keener than friendship, less keen than love.Vauvenargues.

Hatred is like fire; it makes even light rubbish deadly.George Eliot.

“Hatte ich gewusst,” ist ein armer Mann—“If I had known,” is a poor man.German Proverb.

Haud æquum facit, / Qui quod didicit, id dediscit—He does not do right who unlearns what be has learnt.Plautus.

Haud facile emergunt quorum virtutibus obstat / Res angusta domi—Not easily do those attain to distinction whose abilities are cramped by domestic poverty.Juvenal.

Haud ignara ac non incauta futuri—Neither ignorant nor inconsiderate of the future.Horace.

Haud ignara mali miseris succurrere disco—Not unfamiliar with misfortune myself, I have learned to succour the wretched.Virgil.

Haud passibus æquis—With unequal steps.Virgil.

Haut et bon—Great and good.Motto.

Haut goût—High flavour.French.

Have a care o’ the main chance.Butler.

Have a spécialité, a work in which you are at home.Spurgeon.

Have any deepest scientific individuals yet dived down to the foundations of the universe and gauged everything there? Did the Maker take them into His counsel, that they read His ground-plan of the incomprehensible All, and can say, This stands marked therein, and no more than this? Alas! not in any wise.Carlyle.

Have I a religion, have I a country, have I a love, that I am ready to die for? are the first trial questions to itself of a true soul.Ruskin.

Have I in conquest stretched mine arm so far / To be afeard to tell gray-beards the truth?Julius Cæsar, ii. 2.

Have I not earn’d my cake in baking of it?Tennyson.

Have more than thou showest; / Speak less than thou knowest; / Lend less than thou owest; / Learn more than thou trowest; / Set less than thou throwest.King Lear, i. 4.

Have not all nations conceived their God as omnipresent and eternal, as existing in a universal Here, an everlasting Now?Carlyle.

Have not thy cloak to make when it begins to rain.Proverb.

Have the French for friends, but not for neighbours.Proverb.

Have you found your life distasteful? / My life did, and does, smack sweet. / Was your youth of pleasure wasteful? / Mine I saved and hold complete. / Do your joys with age diminish? / When mine fail me, I’ll complain. / Must in death your daylight finish? / My sun sets to rise again.Browning.

Have you known how to compose your manners, you have achieved a great deal more than he who has composed books. Have you known how to attain repose, you have achieved more than he who has taken cities and subdued empires.Montaigne.

Have you not heard it said full oft, / A woman’s nay doth stand for nought?Shakespeare.

Have you prayed to-night, Desdemona?Othello, v. 2.

Having food and raiment, let us be therewith content.St. Paul.

Having is having, come whence it may.German Proverb.

Having is in no case the fruit of lusting, but of living.James Wood.

Having sown the seed of secrecy, it should be properly guarded and not in the least broken; for being broken, it will not prosper.Hitopadesa.

Having waste ground enough, / Shall we desire to raze the sanctuary / And pitch our evils there?Meas. for Meas., ii. 2.

Hay buena cuenta, y no paresca blanca—The account is all right, but the money-bags are empty.Spanish Proverb.

He alone has energy that cannot be deprived of it.Lavater.

He alone is happy, and he is truly so, who can say, “Welcome life, whatever it brings! welcome death, whatever it is!”Bolingbroke.

He alone is worthy of respect who knows what is of use to himself and others, and who labours to control his self-will.Goethe.

He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.Bible.

He always wins who sides with God.Faber.

He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand; but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.Bible.

He behoves to have meat enou’ that sal stop ilka man’s mou’.Scotch Proverb.

He best restrains anger who remembers God’s eye is upon him.Plato.

He buys very dear who begs.Portuguese Proverb.

He by whom the geese were formed white, parrots stained green, and peacocks painted of various hues—even He will provide for their support.Hitopadesa.

He can ill run that canna gang (walk).Scotch Proverb.

He cannot lay eggs, but he can cackle.Dutch Proverb.

He cannot see the wood for the trees.German Proverb.

He cast off his friends, as a huntsman his pack, / For he knew, when he pleased, he could whistle them back.Goldsmith.

He cometh unto you with a tale which holdeth children from play and old men from the chimney-corner.Sir P. Sidney.

He conquers grief who can take a firm resolution.Goethe.

He could distinguish and divide / A hair ’twixt south and south-west side.Butler.

He cries out before he is hurt.Italian Proverb.

He dances well to whom fortune pipes.Proverb.

He doesna aye flee when he claps his wings.Scotch Proverb.

He does not deserve wine who drinks it as water.Bodenstedt.

He does nothing who endeavours to do more than is allowed to humanity.Johnson.

He doeth much that doeth a thing well.Thomas à Kempis.

He doeth well that serveth the common good rather than his own will.Thomas à Kempis.

He doth bestride the narrow world / Like a Colossus; and we petty men / Walk under his huge legs, and peep about / To find ourselves dishonourable graves.Julius Cæsar, i. 2.

He doubts nothing who knows nothing.Portuguese Proverb.

He draweth out the thread of his verbosity finer than the staple of his argument.Love’s L’s. Lost, v. 1.

He draws nothing well who thirsts not to draw everything.Ruskin.

He either fears his fate too much, / Or his deserts are small, / Who dares not put it to the touch / To win or lose it all.Marquis of Montrose.

He frieth in his own grease.Proverb.

He gave his honours to the world again, / His blessed part to heaven, and slept in peace.Henry VIII., iv. 2.

He giveth His beloved sleep.Bible.

He goeth back that continueth not.St. Augustine.

He goeth better that creepeth in his way than he that runneth out of his way.St. Augustine.

He had a face like a benediction.Cervantes.

He had been eight years upon a project for extracting sunbeams out of cucumbers, which were to be put in phials hermetically sealed, and let out to warm the air in raw inclement seasons.Swift.

He had never kindly heart, / Nor ever cared to better his own kind, / Who first wrote satire with no pity in it.Tennyson.

He has a bee in his bonnet—i.e., is hare-brained.Scotch Proverb.

He has a head, and so has a pin.Portuguese Proverb.

He has a killing tongue and a quiet sword, by the means whereof a’ breaks words and keeps whole weapons.Henry V., iii. 2.

He has faut (need) o’ a wife wha marries mam’s pet.Scotch Proverb.

He has hard work who has nothing to do.Proverb.

He has no religion who has no humanity.Arabian Proverb.

He has not learned the lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear.Emerson.

He has paid dear, very dear, for his whistle.Ben. Franklin.

He has seen a wolf.Proverb, of one who suddenly curbs his tongue.

He has verily touched our hearts as with a live coal from the altar who in any way brings home to our heart the noble doings, feelings, darings, and endurances of a brother man.Carlyle.

He has wit at will that, when angry, can sit him still.Scotch Proverb.

He hath a heart as sound as a bell, and his tongue is the clapper; for what his heart thinks his tongue speaks.Much Ado, iii. 2.

He hath a tear for pity, and a hand / Open as day for melting charity.2 Henry IV., iv. 4.

He hath ill repented whose sins are repeated.St. Augustine.

He hath never fed of the dainties that are bred in a book.Love’s L’s. Lost, iv. 2.

He honours God that imitates Him.Sir Thomas Browne.

He in whom there is much to be developed will be later than others in acquiring true perceptions of himself and the world.Goethe.

He is a fool who empties his purse, or store, to fill another’s.Spanish Proverb.

He is a fool who thinks by force or skill / To turn the current of a woman’s will.S. Tuke.

He is a great and a good man from whom the needy, or those who come for protection, go not away with disappointed hopes and discontented countenances.Hitopadesa.

He is a great man who inhabits a higher sphere of thought, into which other men rise with labour and difficulty: he has but to open his eyes to see things in a true light and in large relations, while they must make painful corrections, and keep a vigilant eye on many sources of error.Emerson.

He is a happy man that hath a true friend at his need, but he is more truly happy that hath no need of his friend.Arthur Warwick.

He is a hard man who is only just, and he a sad man who is only wise.Voltaire.

He is a little chimney, and heated hot in a moment!Longfellow.

He is a little man; let him go and work with the women!Longfellow.

He is a madman (Rasender) who does not embrace and hold fast the good fortune which a god (ein Gott) has given into his hand.Schiller.

He is a man who doth not suffer his members and faculties to cause him uneasiness.Hitopadesa.

He is a minister who doth not behave with insolence and pride.Hitopadesa.

He is a poor smith who cannot bear smoke.Proverb.

He is a strong man who can hold down his opinion.Emerson.

He is a true sage who learns from all the world.Eastern Proverb.

He is a very valiant trencherman; he hath an excellent stomach.Much Ado, i. 1.

He is a wise child that knows his own father.Proverb.

He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.Epictetus.

He is a wise man who knoweth that his words should be suited to the occasion, his love to the worthiness of the object, and his anger according to his strength.Hitopadesa.

He is a wise man who knows what is wise.Xenophon.

He is a worthy person who is much respected by good men.Hitopadesa.

He is all there when the bell rings.Proverb.

He is an eloquent man who can speak of low things acutely, and of great things with dignity, and of moderate things with temper.Cicero.

He is an unfortunate and on the way to ruin who will not do what he can, but is ambitious to do what he cannot.Goethe.

He is below himself who is not above an injury.Quarles.

He is best served who has no need to put the hands of others at the end of his arms.Rousseau.

He is but a bastard to the time / That doth not smack of observation.King John, i. 1.

He is but the counterfeit of a man who hath not the life of a man.Shakespeare.

He is gentil that doth gentil dedes.Chaucer.

He is great who is what he is from nature, and who never reminds us of others.Emerson.

He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his own home.Goethe.

He is happy who is forsaken by his passions.Hitopadesa.

He is happy whose circumstances suit his temper; but he is more excellent who can suit his temper to any circumstances.Hare.

He is just as truly running counter to God’s will by being intentionally wretched as by intentionally doing wrong.W. R. Greg.

He is kind who guardeth another from misfortune.Hitopadesa.

He is lifeless that is faultless.Proverb.

He is my friend that grinds at my mill.Proverb.

He is my friend that helps me, and not he that pities me.Proverb.

He is nearest to God who has the fewest wants.Danish Proverb.

He is neither fish, nor flesh, nor good red herring.Proverb.

He is no wise man that will quit a certainty for an uncertainty.Johnson.

He is noble who feels and acts nobly.Heine.

He is not a bad driver who knows how to turn.Danish Proverb.

He is not a true man of science who does not bring some sympathy to his studies, and expect to learn something by behaviour as well as application.Thoreau.

He is not only idle who does nothing, but he is idle who might be better employed.Socrates.

He is not the best carpenter who makes the most chips.Proverb.

He is not yet born who can please everybody.Danish Proverb.

He is oft the wisest man / Who is not wise at all.Wordsworth.

He is richest that has fewest wants.Proverb.

He is the best dressed gentleman whose dress no one observes.Trollope.

He is the best gentleman that is the son of his own deserts, and not the degenerated heir of another’s virtue.Victor Hugo.

He is the free man whom the truth makes free, / And all are slaves besides.Cowper.

He is the greatest artist who has embodied in the sum of his works the greatest number of the greatest ideas.Ruskin.

He is the greatest conqueror who has conquered himself.Proverb.

He is the greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own.Ward Beecher.

He is the half part of a blessèd man, / Left to be finished by such as she; / And she a fair divided excellence, / Whose fulness of perfection lies in him.King John, ii. 2.

He is the rich man in whom the people are rich, and he is the poor man in whom the people are poor; and how to give access to the masterpieces of art and nature is the problem of civilisation.Emerson.

He is the rich man who can avail himself of all men’s faculties.Emerson.

He is the world’s master who despises it, its slave who prizes it.Italian Proverb.

He is truly great who is great in charity.Thomas à Kempis.

He is ungrateful who denies a benefit; he is ungrateful who hides it; he is ungrateful who does not return it; he, most of all, who has forgotten it.Seneca.

He is well paid that is well satisfied.Mer. of Ven., iv. 1.

He is wise that is wise to himself.Euripides.

He is wise who can instruct us and assist us in the business of daily virtuous living; he who trains us to see old truth under academic formularies may be wise or not, as it chances, but we love to see wisdom in unpretending forms, to recognise her royal features under a week-day vesture.Carlyle.

He is wit’s pedlar, and retails his wares / At wakes and wassails, meetings, markets, fairs; / And we that sell by gross, the Lord doth know, / Have not the grace to grace it with such show.Love’s L’s. Lost, v. 2.

He is wrong who thinks that authority based on force is more weighty and more lasting than that which rests on kindness.Terence.

He jests at scars that never felt a wound.Romeo and Juliet, ii. 2.

He judged the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well with him: was not this to know me? saith the Lord.Bible.

He kens muckle wha kens when to speak, but far mair wha kens when to haud (hold) his tongue.Scotch Proverb.

He knew what’s what, and that’s as high / As metaphysic wit can fly.Butler.

He knocks boldly at the door who brings good news.Proverb.

He knows best what good is that has endured evil.Proverb.

He knows little who will tell his wife all he knows.Fuller.

He knows much who knows how to hold his tongue.Proverb.

He knows not how to speak who cannot be silent, still less how to act with vigour and decision.Lavater.

He knows not what love is that has no children.Proverb.

He knows the water the best who has waded through it.Proverb.

He knows very little of mankind who expects, by facts or reasoning, to convince a determined party-man.Lavater.

He left a name at which the world grew pale, / To point a moral or adorn a tale.Johnson.

He lies there who never feared the face of man.The Earl of Morton at John Knox’s grave.

He life’s war knows / Whom all his passions follow as he goes.George Herbert.

He little merits bliss who others can annoy.Thomson.

He lives twice who can at once employ / The present well and e’en the past enjoy.Pope.

He lives who lives to God alone, / And all are dead beside; / For other source than God is none / Whence life can be supplied.Cowper.

He looks the whole world in the face, / For he owes not any man.Longfellow.

He loses his thanks who promises and delays.Proverb.

He loves but lightly who his love can tell.Petrarch.

He makes no friend who never made a foe.Tennyson.

He (your Father) maketh His sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.Jesus.

He maun lout (stoop) that has a laigh (low) door.Scotch Proverb.

He may rate himself a happy man who lives remote from the gods of this world.Goethe.

Hé, mon ami, tire-moi du danger; tu feras après ta harangue—Hey! my friend, help me out of my danger first; you can make your speech afterwards.La Fontaine.

He most lives / Who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best.P. J. Bailey.

He must be a good shot who always hits the mark.Dutch Proverb.

He must be a thorough fool who can learn nothing from his own folly.Hare.

He must cry loud who would frighten the devil.Danish Proverb.

He must needs go that the devil drives.Proverb.

He must stand high who would see his destiny to the end.Danish Proverb.

He must mingle with the world that desires to be useful.Johnson.

He needs a long spoon who eats out of the same dish with the devil.Proverb.

He needs no foil, but shines by his own proper light.Dryden.

He ne’er made a gude darg (day’s work) wha gaed (went) grumbling about it.Scotch Proverb.

He never is crowned / With immortality, who fears to follow / Where airy voices lead.Keats.

He never knew pain who never felt the pangs of love.Platen.

He never lees (lies) but when the holland’s (holly’s) green—i.e., always.Scotch Proverb.

He never yet stood sure that stands secure.Quarles.

He on whom Heaven bestows a sceptre knows not the weight of it till he bears it.Corneille.

He only employs his passion who can make no use of his reason.Cicero.

He only is advancing in life whose heart is getting softer, whose blood warmer, whose brain quicker, and whose spirit is entering into living peace.Ruskin.

He only is an acute observer who can observe minutely without being observed.Lavater.

He only is exempt from failures who makes no efforts.Whately.

He only is great of heart who floods the world with a great affection. He only is great of mind who stirs the world with great thoughts. He only is great of will who does something to shape the world to a great career; and he is greatest who does the most of all these things, and does them best.R. D. Hitchcock.

He only is rich who owns the day.Emerson.

He only who forgets to hoard has learned to live.Keble.

He ought to remember benefits on whom they are conferred; he who confers them ought not to mention them.Cicero.

He paidles a guid deal in the water, but he tak’s care no to wet his feet.Scotch Proverb.

He prayeth best who loveth best / All things, both great and small; / For the dear Lord who loveth us, / He made and loveth all.Coleridge.

He preaches well who lives well.Spanish Proverb.

He presents me with what is always an acceptable gift who brings me news of a great thought before unknown.Bovee.

He rais’d a mortal to the skies, / She drew an angel down.Dryden.

He raises not himself up whom God casts down.Goethe.

He reads much: / He is a great observer, and he looks / Quite through the deeds of men: he loves no plays, / As thou dost, Anthony; he hears no music: / Seldom he smiles; and smiles in such a sort / As if he mock’d himself, and scorn’d his spirit / That could be moved to smile at anything. / Such men as he be never at heart’s ease / Whiles they behold a greater than themselves; / And therefore are they very dangerous.Julius Cæsar, i. 2.

He rideth easily enough whom the grace of God carrieth.Thomas à Kempis.

He runs far who never turns.Italian Proverb.

He scarce is knight, yea, but half-man, nor meet / To fight for gentle damsel, he who lets / His heart be stirr’d with any foolish heat / At any gentle damsel’s waywardness.Tennyson.

He serves his party best who serves his country best.R. B. Hayes.

He shall be a god to me who can rightly divide and define.Quoted by Emerson.

He shone with the greater splendour because he was not seen.Tacitus.

He sins as much who holds the sack as he who puts into it.French Proverb.

He sleeps as dogs do when wives bake—i.e., is wide awake, though pretending not to see.Scotch Proverb.

He spends best that spares to spend again.Proverb.

He submits himself to be seen through a microscope who suffers himself to be caught in a fit of passion.Lavater.

He swallows the egg and gives away the shell in alms.German Proverb.

He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.Bible.

He that aspires to be the head of a party will find it more difficult to please his friends than to perplex his foes. He must often act from false reasons, which are weak, because he dares not avow the true reasons, which are strong.Colton.

He that at twenty is not, at thirty knows not, and at forty has not, will never either be, or know, or have.Italian Proverb.

He that believeth shall not make haste.Bible.

He that blows the coals in quarrels he has nothing to do with, has no right to complain if the sparks fly in his face.Ben. Franklin.

He that boasts of his ancestors confesses that he has no virtue of his own.Charron.

He that builds by the wayside has many masters.Proverb.

He that buyeth magistracy must sell justice.Proverb.

He that buys what he does not want, must often sell what he does want.Proverb.

He that, by often arguing against his own sense, imposes falsehoods on others, is not far from believing them himself.Locke.

He that by the plough would thrive, / Himself must either hold or drive.Proverb.

He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor.Bible.

He that can be patient has his foe at his feet.Dutch Proverb.

He that can be won with a feather will be lost with a straw.Proverb.

He that can conceal his joys is greater than he who can hide his griefs.Lavater.

He that can define, he that can answer a question so as to admit of no further answer, is the best man.Emerson.

He that can discriminate is the father of his father.The Vedas.

He that can endure / To follow with allegiance a fall’n lord, / Does conquer him that did his master conquer, / And earns a place i’ the story.Ant. and Cleop., iii. 11.

He that can heroically endure adversity will bear prosperity with equal greatness of soul; for the mind that cannot be dejected by the former is not likely to be transported by the latter.Fielding.

He that can write a true book to persuade England, is not he the bishop and archbishop, the primate of England and of all England?Carlyle.

He that cannot be the servant of many will never be master, true guide, and deliverer of many.Carlyle.

He that cannot keep his mind to himself cannot practise any considerable thing whatever.Carlyle.

He that cannot pay in purse must pay in person.Proverb.