James Wood, comp. Dictionary of Quotations. 1899.
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He who does evil that good may come, pays a toll to the devil to let him into heaven.Hare.
He who does me good teaches me to be good.Proverb.
He who does not advance falls backward.Amiel.
He who does not expect a million of readers should not write a line.Goethe.
He who does not help us at the needful moment never helps; he who does not counsel at the needful moment never counsels.Goethe.
He who does not imagine in stronger and better lineaments, and in stronger and better light than his perishing mortal eye can see, does not imagine at all.William Blake.
He who does not know foreign languages knows nothing of his own.Goethe.
He who does not lose his wits over certain matters has none to lose.Lessing.
He who does not think too highly of himself is more than he thinks.Goethe.
He who does nothing for others does nothing for himself.Goethe.
He who doth not speak an unkind word to his fellow-creatures is master of the whole world to the extremities of the ocean.Hitopadesa.
He who dwells in temporary semblances and does not penetrate into the eternal substance, will not answer the sphinx-riddle of to-day or of any day.Carlyle.
He who enquires into a matter has often found more at a glance than he wished to find.Lessing.
He who entereth uncalled for, unquestioned speaketh much, and regardeth himself with satisfaction, to his prince appeareth one of a weak judgment.Hitopadesa.
He who esteems trifles for themselves is a trifler; he who esteems them for the conclusions he draws from them or the advantage to which they can be put, is a philosopher.Bulwer Lytton.
He who exercises wisdom exercises the knowledge which is about God.Epictetus.
He who fears not death fears not threats.Corneille.
He who fears nothing is not less powerful than he whom all fear.Schiller.
He who feeds the ravens / Will give His children bread.Cowper.
He who feels he is right is stronger than king’s hosts; he who doubts he is not right has no strength whatever.Carlyle.
He who finds a God in the physical world will also find one in the moral, which is History.Jean Paul.
He who formeth a connection with an honest man from his love of truth, will not suffer thereby.Hitopadesa.
He who gives up the smallest part of a secret has the rest no longer in his power.Jean Paul.
He who goes alone may start to-day; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.Thoreau.
He who has a bonnie wife needs mair than twa een.Scotch Proverb.
He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, / And he who has one enemy will meet him everywhere.Ali Ben Abu Saleb.
“He who has been born has been a first man,” has had lying before his young eyes, and as yet unhardened into scientific shapes, a world as plastic, infinite, divine, as lay before the eyes of Adam himself.Carlyle.
He who has been once very foolish will never be very wise.Montaigne.
He who has done enough for the welfare (den Besten) of his own time has lived for all times.Schiller.
He who has imagination without learning has wings without feet.Joubert.
He who has less than he desires should know that he has more than he deserves.Lichtenberg.
He who has lost confidence can lose nothing more.Boiste.
He who has love in his heart has spurs in his heels.Proverb.
He who has made no mistakes in war has never made war.Turenne.
He who has most of heart knows most of sorrow.P. J. Bailey.
He who has no ear for poetry is a barbarian, be he who he may.Goethe.
He who has no opinion of his own, but depends upon the opinion and taste of others, is a slave.Klopstock.
He who has no passions has no principle, nor motive to act.Helvetius.
He who has no vision of Eternity will never get a true hold of Time.Carlyle.
He who has no wish to be happier is the happiest of men.W. R. Alger.
He who has not been a servant cannot become a praiseworthy master; it is meet that we should plume ourselves rather on acting the part of a servant properly than that of the master, first towards the laws, and next towards our elders.Plato.
He who has not known poverty, sorrow, contradiction, and the rest, and learned from them the priceless lessons they have to teach, has missed a good opportunity of schooling.Carlyle.
He who has not the weakness of friendship has not the strength.Joubert.
He who has nothing to boast of but his ancestry is like a potato; the only good belonging to him is underground.Sir T. Overbury.
He who has published an injurious book sins in his very grave, corrupts others while he is rotting himself.South.
He who has reason and good sense at his command needs few of the arts of the orator.Goethe.
He who imitates what is evil always exceeds; he who imitates what is good always falls short.Guicciardini.
He who in any way shows us better than we knew before that a lily of the fields is beautiful, does he not show it us as an effluence of the fountain of all beauty—as the handwriting, made visible there, of the great Maker of the universe?Carlyle.
He who indulges his senses in any excesses renders himself obnoxious to his own reason; and, to gratify the brute in him, displeases the man, and sets his two natures at variance.Scott.
He who, in opposition to his own happiness, delighteth in the accumulation of riches, carrieth burdens for others and is the vehicle of trouble.Hitopadesa.
He who intends to be a great man ought to love neither himself nor his own things, but only what is just, whether it happens to be done by himself or by another.Plato.
He who is a fool and knows it is not very far from being a wise man.J. B. (Selkirk).
He who is conscious of guilt cannot bear the innocence of others: he tries to reduce other characters to his own level.C. Fox.
He who is deficient in the art of selection may, by showing nothing but the truth, produce all the effect of the grossest falsehood. It perpetually happens that one writer tells less truth than another, merely because he tells more truth.Macaulay.
He who is destitute of principles is governed, theoretically and practically, by whims.Jacobi.
He who is firm in his will moulds the world to himself.Goethe.
He who is good has no kind of envy.Plato.
He who is in disgrace with the sovereign is disrespected by all.Hitopadesa.
He who is lord of himself, and exists upon his own resources, is a noble but a rare being.Sir E. Brydges.
He who is most slow in making a promise is the most faithful in the performance of it.Rousseau.
He who is moved to tears by every word of a priest is generally a weakling and a rascal when the feeling evaporates.Fr. v. Sallet.
He who is not possessed of such a book as will dispel many doubts, point out hidden treasures, and is, as it were, a mirror of all things, is even an ignorant man.Hitopadesa.
He who is of no use to himself is of no use to any one.Danish Proverb.
He who is one with himself is everything.Auerbach.
He who is only half instructed speaks much, and is always wrong; he who knows it wholly, is content with acting, and speaks seldom or late.Goethe.
He who is only just is stern; he who is only wise lives in gloom.Voltaire.
He who is servant to (dient) the public is a poor animal (Thier); he torments himself, and nobody thanks him for it.Goethe.
He who is suave with all (lieblich thun mit allen will) gets on with none: he pleases no one who tries to please thousands.Bodenstedt.
He who is the master of all opinions never can be the bigot of any.W. R. Alger.
He who is too much afraid of being duped has lost the power of being magnanimous.Amiel.
He who is weighty is willing to be weighed.Proverb.
He who is willing to work finds it hard to wait.Proverb.
He who knows himself well will very soon learn to know all other men: it is all reflection (Zurückstrahlung).Lichtenberg.
He who knows how to sunder jest and earnest is a wise man, and who by cheerful playfulness reinvigorates himself for strenuous diligence.Rückert.
He who knows not the world, knows not his own place in it.Marcus Aurelius.
He who knows right principles is not equal to him who loves them.Confucius.
He who laughs at crooked men should need walk very straight.Proverb.
He who laughs can commit no deadly sin.Goethe’s Mother.
He who lays out for God lays up for himself.Proverb.
He who learns and makes no use of his learning is a beast of burden with a load of books.Saadi.
He who learns the rules of wisdom without conforming to them in his life, is like a man who labours in his fields but does not sow.Saadi.
He who likes borrowing dislikes paying.Proverb.
He who lives, and strives, and suffers for others dear to him, is to be envied; he who lives only for himself is poor.H. Lingg.
He who lives to no purpose lives to a bad purpose.Nevius.
He who lives wisely to himself and his own heart looks at the busy world through the loopholes of retreat, and does not want to mingle in the fray.Hazlitt.
He who loses wealth loses much, who loses a friend loses more, who loses his spirits loses all.Spanish Proverb.
He who loves goodness harbours angels, reveres reverence, and lives with God.Emerson.
He who loves not books before he comes to thirty years of age will hardly love them enough afterwards to understand them.Clarendon.
He who loves with purity considers not the gift of the lover, but the love of the giver.Thomas à Kempis.
He who makes claims (Ansprüche), shows by doing so that he has none to make.Seume.
He who makes constant complaint gets little compassion.Proverb.
He who makes religion his first object makes it his whole object.Ruskin.
He who means to teach others may indeed often suppress the best of what he knows, but he must not himself be half-instructed.Goethe.
He who mistrusts humanity is quite as often deceived as he who trusts men.Jean Paul.
He who mocks the infant’s faith / Shall be mock’d in age and death.William Blake.
He who never in his life was foolish was never a wise man.Heine.
He who obeys is almost always better than he who commands.Renan.
He who offers God a second place offers Him no place.Ruskin.
He who ordained the Sabbath loves the poor.Holmes.
He who overcomes his egoism rids himself of the most stubborn obstacle that blocks the way to all true greatness and all true happiness.Cötvös.
He who partakes in another’s joys is more humane than he who partakes in his griefs.Lavater.
He who parts with his property before his death may prepare himself for bitter experiences.French Proverb.
He who pleased everybody died before he was born.Proverb.
He who praises everybody praises nobody.Johnson.
He who promises runs in debt.Talmud.
He who reaches the goal receives the crown, and often he who deserves it goes without it.Goethe.
He who receives a sacrament does not perform a good work; he receives a benefit.Luther.
He who reforms himself has done more towards reforming the public than a crowd of noisy impotent patriots.Lavater.
He who says, “I sought, yet I found not,” be sure he lies; he who says, “I sought not and found,” be sure he deceives; he who says, “I sought and found,” him believe—he speaks true.Rückert.
He who says what he likes must hear what he does not like.Danish Proverb.
He who scrubs every pig he sees will not long be clean himself.Proverb.
He who seeks only for applause from without has all his happiness in another’s keeping.Goldsmith.
He who seeks the truth should be of no country.Voltaire.
He who seeth not the filthiness of evil wanteth a great foil to perceive the beauty of virtue.Sir P. Sidney.
He who sends mouths will send meat.Proverb.
He who serves God serves a good Master.Proverb.
He who serves the public serves a fickle master.Dutch Proverb.
He who serves under reason anticipates necessity.Herder.
He who speaks sows; he who keeps silence reaps.Italian Proverb.
He who spends himself for all that is noble, and gains by nothing but what is just, will hardly be notably wealthy or distressfully poor.Plato.
He who stays in the valley will never cross the mountain.Proverb.
He who steals an egg would steal an ox.Proverb.
He who strikes terror into others is himself in continual fear.Claudian.
He who tastes every man’s broth often burns his mouth.Danish Proverb.
He who tells a lie is not sensible how great a task he undertakes, for he must be forced to invent twenty more to maintain that one.Pope.
He who tells the failings of others to you will be ready to tell your failings to others.Turkish Proverb.
He who the sword of Heaven will bear / Should be as holy as severe.Meas. for Meas., iii. 2.
He who thinks for himself, and imitates rarely, is a free man.Klopstock.
He who thinks his place below him will certainly be below his place.Saville.
He who thinks to save anything by his religion besides his soul will be loser in the end.Bp. Barlow.
He who thinks too much will accomplish little.Schiller.
He who traces nothing of God in his own soul will never find God in the world of matter—mere circlings of force there of iron regulation, of universal death and merciless indifferency.Carlyle.
He who travels to be amused, or to get somewhat which he does not carry, travels away from himself, and grows old even in youth among old things.Emerson.
He who trusts a secret to his servant makes his own man his master.Dryden.
He who waits for dead men’s shoes may go barefoot.Proverb.
He who wants any help or prop, in addition to the internal evidences of its truth for his belief, never was and never will be a Christian.B. R. Haydon.
He who wants everything must know many things, do many things to procure even a few; different from him whose indispensable knowledge is this only, that a finger will pull the bell!Carlyle.
He who will be great must collect himself; only in restriction does the master show himself.Goethe.
He who will deaden one half of his nature to invigorate the other half will become at best a distorted prodigy.Sir J. Stephen.
He who will do faithfully needs to believe firmly.Carlyle.
He who will eat the nut must crack it.Frisian Proverb.
He who will not be ruled by the rudder must be ruled by the rock.Cornish Proverb.
He who will sell his fame will also sell the public interest.Solon.
He who will work aright must not trouble himself about what is ill done, but only do well himself.Goethe.
He who wills all, wills in effect nothing, and brings it to nothing.Hegel.
He who wishes to secure the good of others has already secured his own.Confucius.
He who works with symbols merely is a pedant, a hypocrite, and a bungler.Goethe.
He who would be everywhere will be nowhere.Danish Proverb.
He who would bring home the wealth of the Indies must carry the wealth of the Indies with him.Spanish Proverb.
He who would climb the ladder must begin at the bottom.German Proverb.
He who would gather honey must brave the sting of the bees.Dutch Proverb.
He who would gather roses must not fear thorns.Dutch Proverb.
He who would not be frustrate of his hope to write well hereafter in laudable things ought himself to be a true poem.Milton.
He who would pry behind the scenes oft sees a counterfeit.Dryden.
He who would rule must hear and be deaf, must see and be blind.German Proverb.
He who would write heroic poems must make his whole life a heroic poem.Milton, quoted by Carlyle.
He whom God has gifted with a love of retirement possesses, as it were, an extra sense.Bulwer Lytton.
He whom God steers sails safely.Proverb.
He whom the inevitable cannot overcome is unconquerable.Epictetus.
He whom toil has braced or manly play, / As light as air each limb, each thought as clear as day.Thomson.
He whose actions sink him even beneath the vulgar has no right to those distinctions which should be the reward only of merit.Goldsmith.
He whose days are passed away without giving or enjoying, puffing like the bellows of a blacksmith, liveth but by breathing.Hitopadesa.
He whose goodness is part of himself is what is called a real man.Mencius.
He whose sympathy goes lowest is the man from whom kings have the most to fear.Emerson.
He whose understanding can discern what is, and judge what should or should not be applied to prevent misfortune, never sinketh under difficulties.Hitopadesa.
He whose word and deed you cannot predict, who answers you without any supplication in his eye, who draws his determination from within, and draws it instantly,—that man rules.Emerson.
He whose work is on the highway will have many advisers.Spanish Proverb.
He will never have true friends who is afraid of making enemies.Hazlitt.
He will never set the Thames on fire.Proverb.
He would fain fly, but wants wings.Proverb.
He works hard who has nothing to do.Proverb.
He wrought all kind of service with a noble ease / That graced the lowliest act in doing it.Tennyson.
He’s a blockhead who wants a proof of what he can’t perceive, / And he’s a fool who tries to make such a blockhead believe.William Blake.
He’s a man who dares to be / Firm for truth when others flee.Proverb.
He’s a silly body that’s never missed.Scotch Proverb.
He’s a wise man wha can take care o’ himsel’.Scotch Proverb.
He’s armed without that’s innocent within.Pope.
He’s idle that may be better employed.Scotch Proverb.
He’s looking for the blade o’ corn in the stack o’ chaff.J. M. Barrie.
He’s most truly valiant / That can wisely suffer the worst that man / Can breathe; and make his wrongs his outsides: / To wear them like his raiment, carelessly, / And ne’er prefer his injuries to his heart, / To bring it into danger.Timon of Athens, iii. 5.
He’s only great who can himself command.Lansdowne.
He’s well worth (deserving of) sorrow that buys it with his ain siller.Scotch Proverb.
He’s wise that’s wise in time.Scotch Proverb.
Headstrong liberty is lashed with woe.Comedy of Errors, ii. 1.
Health and cheerfulness mutually beget each other.Spectator.
Health consists with temperance alone.Pope.
Health is better than wealth.Proverb.
Health is the condition of wisdom, and the sign is cheerfulness—an open and noble temper.Emerson.
Health is the first of all liberties, and happiness gives us the energy which is the basis of health.Amiel.
Health lies in labour, and there is no royal road to it but through toil.Wendell Phillips.
Health, longevity, beauty are other names for personal purity, and temperance is the regimen for all.A. B. Alcott.
Healthy action is always a balance of forces; and all extremes are dangerous; the excess of a good thing being often more dangerous in its social consequences than the excess of what is radically bad.Prof. Blackie, to Young Men.
Hear God, and God will hear you.Proverb.
Hear it not, Duncan; for it is a knell / That summons thee to heaven or to hell.Macbeth, ii. 1.
Hear much and speak little; for the tongue is the instrument of the greatest good and the greatest evil that is done in this world.Raleigh.
Hear one side, and you will be in the dark; hear both, and all will be clear.Haliburton.
Hear ye not the hum / Of mighty workings?Keats.
Hearsay is half lies.Proverb.
Hearts are flowers; they remain open to the softly falling dew, but shut up in the violent downpour of rain.Jean Paul.
Hearts are stronger than swords.Wendell Phillips.
Hearts grow warmer the farther you go / Up to the North with its hills and snow.Walter C. Smith.
Hearts may agree though heads differ.Scotch Proverb.
Hearts philanthropic at times have the trick / Of the old hearts of stone.Walter C. Smith.
Heart’s-ease is a flower which blooms from the grave of desire.W. R. Alger.
Heat and darkness, and what these two may breed.Carlyle.
Heat cannot be separated from fire, or beauty from the eternal.Dante.
Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot / That it doth singe yourself.Henry VIII., i. 1.
Heaven and God are best discerned through tears; scarcely, perhaps, are discerned at all without them.James Martineau.
Heaven and yourself / Had part in this fair maid (Juliet); now heaven hath all.Romeo and Juliet, iv. 5.
Heaven bestows / At home all riches that wise Nature needs.Cowley.
Heaven doth with us as we with torches do, / Not light them for themselves; for if our virtues / Did not go forth of us, ’twere all alike / As if we had them not.Meas. for Meas., i. 1.
Heaven finds means to kill your joys with love.Romeo and Juliet, v. 3.
Heaven from all creatures hides the book of fate, / All but the page prescribed—their present state.Pope.
Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, / Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.Congreve.
Heaven hath many tongues to talk of it, more eyes to behold it, but few hearts that rightly affect it.Bp. Hall.
Heaven is above all yet; there sits a Judge / That no king can corrupt.Henry VIII., iii. 1.
Heaven is as near by sea as by land.Proverb.
Heaven is in thy faith; happiness in thy heart.Arndt.
Heaven is never deaf but when man’s heart is dumb.Quarles.
Heaven is not always angry when He strikes, / But most chastises those whom most He likes.Pomfret.
Heaven lies about us in our infancy.Wordsworth.
Heaven never helps the man that will not act.Sophocles.
Heaven often regulates effects by their causes, and pays the wicked what they have deserved.Corneille.
Heaven trims our lamps while we sleep.A. B. Alcott.
Heaven, which really in one sense is merciful to sinners, is in no sense merciful to fools, but even lays pitfalls for them and inevitable snares.Ruskin.
Heaven’s above all; and there be souls that must be saved, and there be souls that must not be saved.Othello, ii. 3.
Heavens! can you then thus waste, in shameful wise, / Your few important days of trial here? / Heirs of eternity! yborn to rise / Through endless states of being, still more near / To bliss approaching, and perfection clear.Thomson.
Heaven’s eternal wisdom hath decreed that man of man should ever stand in need.Theocritus.
Heaven’s fire confounds when fann’d with folly’s breath.Quarles.
Heaven’s gates are not so highly arched as princes’ palaces; they that enter there must go upon their knees.Daniel Webster.
Heavens! if privileged from trial, / How cheap a thing were virtue!Thomson.
Heaven’s Sovereign saves all beings but Himself that hideous sight—a naked human heart.Young.
Heav’n finds an ear when sinners find a tongue.Quarles.
Heav’n is for thee too high; be lowly wise.Milton.
Heav’n is not always got by running.Quarles.
Heav’n is not day’d. Repentance is not dated.Quarles.
Hebt mich das Glück, so bin ich froh, / Und sing in dulci jubilo; / Senkt sich das Rad und quetscht mich nieder, / So denk’ ich: nun, es hebt sich wieder—When Fortune lifts me up, then am I glad and sing in sweet exultation; when she sinks down and lays me prostrate, then I begin to think, Now it will rise again.Goethe.
Hectora quis nosset, si felix Troja fuisset? / Publica virtuti per mala facta via est—Who would have known of Hector if Troy had been fortunate? A highway is open to virtue through the midst of misfortunes.Ovid.
Hectors Liebe stirbt im Lethe nicht—Hector’s love does not perish in the flood of Lethe.Schiller.
Hedges between keep friendship green.Proverb.
Hedgerows and Hercules-pillars, however perfect, are to be reprobated as soon as they diminish the free world of a future man.Jean Paul.
Heilig sei dir der Tag; doch schätze das Leben nicht höher / Als ein anderes Gut, und alle Güter sind trüglich—Sacred be this day to thee, yet rate not life higher than another good, for all our good things are illusory.Goethe.
Hei mihi! difficile est imitari gaudia falsa! / Difficile est tristi fingere mente jocum—Ah me! it is hard to feign the joys one does not feel, hard to feign mirth when one’s heart is sad.Tibullus.
Hei mini! qualis erat! quantum mutatus ab illo / Hectore, qui redit, exuvias indutus Achilli—Ah me, how sad he looked! how changed from that Hector who returned in triumph arrayed in the spoils of Achilles.Virgil.
Heitern Sinn und reine Zwecke / Nun, man kommt wohl eine Strecke—Serene sense and pure aims, that means a long stride, I should say.Goethe.
“Hélas! que j’en ai vu mourir de jeunes filles”—“Alas, how many young girls have I seen die of that!”Victor Hugo.
Hell and destruction are never full, so the eyes of men are never satisfied.Bible.
Hell is on both sides of the tomb, and a devil may be respectable and wear good clothes.C. H. Parkhurst.
Hell is paved with good intentions.Johnson.
Hell is paved with the skulls of priests.Modified from St. Chrysostom.
Hell lies near, / Around us, as does heaven, and in the world, / Which is our Hades, still the chequered souls, / Compact of good and ill—not all accurst, / Nor altogether blest—a few brief years / Travel the little journey of their lives, / They know not to what end.Lewis Morris.
Helluo librorum—A devourer of books.