James Wood, comp. Dictionary of Quotations. 1899.
Help others to Honi soit qui mal
Help others and seek to avenge no injury.Fors.
Help which is long on the road is no help.Proverb.
Help yourself and your friends will help you.Proverb.
Helpless mortal! Thine arm can destroy thousands at once, but cannot enclose even two of thy fellow-creatures at once in the embrace of love and sympathy.Jean Paul.
Hence, babbling dreams; you threaten here in vain; / Conscience, avaunt, Richard’s himself again.Colley Cibber.
Her angel’s face, / As the great eye of heaven, shined bright, / And made a sunshine in the shady place.Spenser.
Her eyes are homes of silent prayer.Tennyson.
Her feet, beneath her petticoat, / Like little mice stole in and out, / As if they fear’d the light; / But oh! she dances such a way, / No sun upon an Easter-day / Is half so fine a sight.Sir J. Suckling.
Her own person, / It beggar’d all description.Ant. and Cleop., ii. 2.
Her sun is gone down while it was yet day.Bible.
Her voice was ever soft, / Gentle, and low—an excellent thing in woman.King Lear, v. 3.
Hercules himself must yield to odds; / And many strokes, though with a little axe, / Hew down and fell the hardest-timber’d oak.3 Henry VI., ii. 1.
Here eyes do regard you / In Eternity’s stillness; / Here is all fulness, / Ye brave, to reward you. / Work and despair not.Goethe.
Here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.St. Paul.
Here have we war for war, and blood for blood, / Controlment for controlment.King John, i. 1.
Here I and sorrows sit; / Here is my throne; bid kings come bow to it.King John, iii. 1.
Here I lay, and thus I bore my point.1 Henry IV., ii. 4.
Here in the body pent, / Absent from Him I roam, / Yet nightly pitch my moving tent / A day’s march nearer home.J. Montgomery.
Here lies Johnny Pigeon! / What was his religion, / Wha e’er desires to ken / To some ither warl’ / Maun follow the carl, / For here Johnny Pigeon had nane.Burns.
Here lies one whose name was writ in water.Keats’ epitaph.
Here lies our sovereign lord the king, / Whose word no man relies on; / He never says a foolish thing, / Nor ever does a wise one.Rochester on Charles II.’s chamber-door.
Here lieth one, believe it if you can, / Who, though an attorney, was an honest man!Epitaph.
Here, on earth we are as soldiers fighting in a foreign land, that understand not the plan of the campaign, and have no need to understand it, seeing well what is at our hand to be done.Carlyle.
Here or nowhere is America.Goethe.
Here our souls / Though amply blest, / Can never find, although they seek, / A perfect rest.Procter.
Here was a Cæsar! when comes such another?Julius Cæsar, iii. 2.
Here’s a sigh for those who love me, / And a smile for those who hate, / And whatever sky’s above me, / Here’s a heart for every fate.Byron.
Hereditary bondsmen! know ye not, / Who would be free, themselves must strike the blow?Byron.
Hereditary honours are a noble and a splendid treasure to descendants.Plato.
Heroes are much the same, the point’s agreed, / From Macedonia’s madman to the Swede.Pope.
Heroism is an obedience to a secret impulse of an individual’s character.Emerson.
Heroism is the brilliant triumph of the soul over fear; fear of poverty, of suffering, of calumny, of sickness, of isolation and death…. It is the dazzling and glorious concentration of courage.Amiel.
Heroism is the self-devotion of genius manifesting itself in action.Hare.
Heroism, the Divine relation which, in all times, unites a great man to other men.Carlyle.
Hero-worship exists, has existed, and will for ever exist, universally among mankind.Carlyle.
Herradura que chacotea clavo le falta—A clattering hoof means a nail gone.Spanish Proverb.
Herrenlos ist auch der Freiste nicht—Even the most emancipated is not without a master.Schiller.
Herrschaft gewinn ich, Eigentum; Die That ist alles, nichts der Ruhm—Lordship, aye ownership, is my conquest; the deed is everything, the fame of it nothing.Goethe.
Heu melior quanto sors tua sorte meâ!—Alas! how much better is your fate than mine!”Ovid.
Heu nihil invitis fas quenquam fidere divis—Alas! it is not permitted to any one to feel confident when the gods are adverse.Virgil.
Heu pietas! Heu prisca fides—Alas! for piety! Alas! for ancient faith!Virgil.
Heu! quam difficile est crimen non prodere vultu!—Alas! how difficult it is not to betray guilt by our looks!Ovid.
Heu! quam difficilis gloriæ custodia est!—Alas! how difficult is the custody of glory.Publius Syrus.
Heu! quam miserum est ab eo lædi, de quo non ausis queri—Alas! how galling is it to be injured by one against whom you dare make no complaint.Publius Syrus.
Heu quantum fati parva tabella vehit!—Ah! with what a weight of destiny is this one slight plank freighted!Ovid.
Heu! totum triduum!—What! three whole days of waiting!Terence.
Heureka—I have found it out.Greek.
Heureux commencement est la moitié de l’œuvre—A work well begun is half done.French Proverb.
Heute muss dem Morgen nichts borgen—To-day must borrow nothing of to-morrow.German Proverb.
Heute roth, Morgen todt—To-day red, to-morrow dead.German Proverb.
Hi motus animorum atque hæc certamina tanta / Pulveris exigui jactu compressa quiescent—These passions of soul, these conflicts so fierce, will cease, and be repressed by the casting of a little dust.Virgil.
Hiatus maxime deflendus—A deficiency or blank very much to be deplored.
Hibernicis ipsis hibernior—More Irish than the Irish themselves.
Hic dies, vere mihi festus, atras / Eximet curas—This day, for me a true holiday, shall banish gloomy cares.Horace.
Hic est aut nusquam quod quærimus—Here or else nowhere is what we are aiming at.Horace.
Hic est mucro defensionis tuæ—This is the point of your defence.Cicero.
Hic et nunc—Here and now.
Hic et ubique—Here and everywhere.
Hic finis fandi—Here let the conversation end.
Hic funis nihil attraxit—This bait has taken no fish; this scheme has not answered.Proverb.
Hic gelidi fontes, hic mollia prata, Lycori, / Hic nemus, hic toto tecum consumerer ævo—Here are cool springs, Lycoris, here velvet meads, here a grove; here with thee could I pass my whole life.Virgil.
Hic hæret aqua!—This is the difficulty (lit. here the water (in the water-clock) stops.
Hic jacet—Here lies.
Hic locus est partes ubi se via findit in ambas—This is the spot where the way divides in two branches.Virgil.
Hic murus aheneus esto, / Nil conscire sibi, nulla pallescere culpa—Be this our wall of brass, to be conscious of no guilt, to turn pale at no charge brought against us.Horace.
Hic niger est; nunc tu, Romane, caveto—This fellow is black; have a care of him, Roman.Horace.
Hic nigræ succus loliginis, hæc est / Ærugo mera—This is the very venom of dark detraction; this is pure malignity.Horace.
Hic patet ingeniis campus, certusque merenti / Stat favor: ornatur propriis industria donis—Here is a field open for talent, and here merit will have certain favour, and industry be graced with its due reward.Claudian.
Hic Rhodos, hic salta—Here is Rhodes; here leap.
Hic rogo, non furor est ne moriare mori?—I ask, is it not madness to die that you may not die?Martial.
Hic situs est Phaëton currus auriga paterni; / Quem si non tenuit, magnis tamen excidit ausis—Here lies buried Phaëton, the driver of his father’s car, which if he did not manage, still he perished in a great attempt.Ovid.
Hic transitus efficit magnum vitæ compendium—This change effects a great saving of time (lit. life).
Hic ubi nunc urbs est, tum locus urbis erat—Here, where the city now stands, was at that time nothing but its site.Ovid.
Hic ver assiduum, atque alienis mensibus æstas—Here (in Italy) is ceaseless spring, and summer in months in which summer is alien.Virgil.
Hic victor cæstus artemque repono—Here victorious I lay aside my cestus and my net.Virgil.
Hic vigilans somniat—He sleeps awake.Plautus.
Hic vivimus ambitiosa / Paupertate omnes—We all live here in a state of ostentatious poverty.Juvenal.
Hid jewels are but lost.Quarles.
Hier bin ich Mensch, hier darf ich’s sein—Here am I a man, here may I be one.Goethe.
Hier ist die Zeit durch Thaten zu beweisen, / Dass Manneswürde nicht der Götterhöhe weicht—Now is the time to show by deeds that the dignity of a man does not yield to the sublimity of the gods.Goethe.
Hier ist keine Heimat—Jeder treibt / Sich an dem andern rasch und fremd vortüber, / Und fragt nicht nach seinem Schmerz—Here is no home for a man: every one drives past another hastily and unneighbourly, and inquires not after his pain.Schiller.
Hier sitz ich auf Rasen mit Veilchen bekränzt—Here sit I upon the sward wreathed with violets.K. Schmidt.
Hier stehe ich! Ich kann nicht anders. Gott helfe mir! Amen—Here stand I. I cannot act otherwise. So help me God!Luther at the Diet of Worms.
Hier steht einer, der wird mich rächen—Here stands one who will avenge me.Frederick William of Prussia, pointing to his son.
High air-castles are cunningly built of words, the words well-bedded in good logic mortar; wherein, however, no knowledge will come to lodge.Carlyle.
High birth is an accident, not a virtue.Metastasio.
High erected thoughts seated in the heart of courtesy.Sir P. Sidney.
High houses are usually empty in the upper storey.German Proverb.
High is the head of the stag on the mountain crag.Gaelic Proverb.
High station has to be resigned in order to be appreciated.Pascal.
Hilarisque tamen cum pondere virtus—Virtue may be gay, yet with dignity.Statius.
Hilft Gott uns nicht, kein Kaiser kann uns helfen—God helps us not; no emperor can.Schiller.
Hills peep o’er hills; and alps on alps arise.Pope.
Hilo y aguja, media vestidura—Needle and thread are half clothing.Spanish Proverb.
Him only pleasure leads and peace attends, / Him, only him, the shield of Jove defends, / Whose means are fair and spotless as his ends.Wordsworth.
Him who makes chaff of himself the cows will eat.Arabian Proverb.
Hin ist die Zeit, da Bertha spann—Gone is the time when Queen Bertha span.German Proverb.
Hin ist hin! Verloren ist verloren—Gone is gone! Lost is lost.G. A. Bürger.
Hinc illæ lachrymæ—Hence these tears.Virgil.
Hinc lucem et pocula sacra—Hence light to us and sacred draughts.Motto of Cambridge University.
Hinc omne principium, huc refer exitum—To them (the gods) ascribe every undertaking, to them the issue.Horace.
Hinc subitæ mortes atque intestata senectus—Hence (from sensual indulgence) sudden deaths and intestate old age.Juvenal.
Hinc totam infelix vulgatur fama per urbem—Hence the unhappy news is spread abroad through the whole city.Virgil.
Hinc usura vorax, avidumque in tempore fænus, / Et concussa fides, et multis utile bellum—Hence (from the ambition of Cæsar) arise devouring usury, grasping interest, shaken credit, and war of advantage to many.Lucan.
Hinc venti dociles resono se carcere solvunt, / Et cantum accepta pro libertate rependunt—Hence the obedient winds are loosed from their sounding prison, and repay the liberty they have received with a tune.Of an organ.
His bark is waur nor (worse than) his bite.Scotch Proverb.
His Christianity was muscular.Disraeli.
His failings lean’d to virtue’s side.Goldsmith.
His kissing is as full of sanctity as the touch of holy bread.As You Like It, iii. 4.
His imagination resembled the wings of an ostrich. It enabled him to run, though not to soar.Macaulay.
His lachrymis vitam damus, et miserescimus ultro—To these tears we grant him life, and pity him besides.Virgil.
His legibus solutis respublica stare non potest—With these laws repealed, the republic cannot last.Cicero.
His life was gentle, and the elements / So mix’d in him, that Nature might stand up, / And say to all the world: This was a man!Julius Cæsar, v. 5.
His nature is too noble for the world; / He would not flatter Neptune for his trident, / Or Jove for his power to thunder.Coriolanus, iii. 1.
His nunc præmium est, qui recta prava faciunt—Nowadays those are rewarded who make right appear wrong.Terence.
His opinion who does not see spiritual agency in history is not worth any man’s reading.William Blake.
His own character is the arbiter of every one’s fortune.Publius Syrus.
His rash, fierce blaze of riot cannot last, / For violent fires soon outburn themselves.Richard II., ii. 1.
His saltem accumulem donis, et fungar inani munere—These offerings at least I would bestow upon him, and discharge a duty though it no longer avails.Virgil.
His speech was like a tangled chain; / Nothing impaired, but all disordered.Mid. N.’s Dream, v. 1.
His thoughts look through his words.Ben Jonson.
His time is for ever, everywhere his place.Cowley.
His tongue could make the worse appear the better reason.Milton.
His tongue / Dropp’d manna, and could make the worse appear / The better reason, to perplex and dash / Maturest counsels.Milton.
His very foot has music ’t, / As he comes up the stair.W. J. Mickle.
His wit invites you by his looks to come, / But when you knock, it never is at home.Cowper.
His words are bonds, his oaths are oracles.Two Gent. of Verona, ii. 7.
Historia quo quomodo scripta delectat—History, however written, is always a pleasure to us.Pliny.
Histories are as perfect as the historian is wise, and is gifted with an eye and a soul.Carlyle.
Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtle; natural philosophy, deep; morals, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend.Bacon.
History and experience prove that the most passionate characters are the most fanatically rigid in their feelings of duty, when their passion has been trained to act in that direction.J. S. Mill.
History, as it lies at the root of all science, is also the first distinct product of man’s spiritual nature, his earliest expression of what may be called thought.Carlyle.
History ensures for youth the understanding of the ancients.Diodorus.
History has only to do with what is true, and what is only probable should be relegated to the imaginary domain of romance and poetical fiction. (?)
History is a cyclic poem written by Time upon the memories of man.Shelley.
History is always written ex post facto.
History is an impertinence and an injury, if it be anything more than a cheerful apologue or parable of my being and becoming.Emerson.
History is an imprisoned epic, nay, an imprisoned psalm and prophecy.Carlyle.
History is but a fable agreed on.Napoleon.
History is but the unrolled scroll of prophecy.Garfield.
History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind.Gibbon.
History is like sacred writing, for truth is essential to it.Cervantes.
History is made up of the bad actions of extraordinary men. All the most noted destroyers and deceivers of our species, all the founders of arbitrary governments and false religions, have been extraordinary men, and nine-tenths of the calamities which have befallen the human race had no other origin than the union of high intelligence with low desires.Macaulay.
History is only a confused heap of facts.Chesterfield.
History is philosophy teaching by examples.Quoted by Bolingbroke.
History is properly nothing but a satire on mankind.C. J. Weber.
History is the true poetry.Carlyle.
History shows that the majority of the men who have done anything great have passed their youth in seclusion.Heine.
History teems with instances of truth put down by persecution; if not suppressed for ever, it may be thrown back for centuries.J. S. Mill.
Hitch your waggon to a star.Emerson.
Hitherto all miracles have been wrought by thought, and henceforth innumerable will be wrought; whereof we, even in these days, witness some.Carlyle.
Hitherto doth love on fortune tend; / For who not needs, shall never lack a friend; / And who in want a hollow friend doth try, / Directly seasons him his enemy.Hamlet, iii. 2.
Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further; and here shall thy proud waves be stayed.Bible.
Hizonos Dios, y maravillámonos nos—God made us, and we admire ourselves.Spanish Proverb.
Hobbes clearly proves that every creature / Lives in a state of war by nature.Swift.
“Hoc age” is the great rule, whether you are serious or merry; whether … learning science or duty from a folio, or floating on the Thames. Intentions must be gathered from acts.Johnson.
Hoc age—Mind what you are about (lit. do this).
Hoc erat in more majorum—This was the custom of our forefathers.
Hoc erat in votis; modus agri non ita magnus; / Hortus ubi, et tecto vicinus juris aquæ fons, / Et paulum silvæ super his foret—This was ever my chief prayer: a piece of ground not too large, with a garden, and a spring of never-failing water near my house, and a little woodland besides.Horace.
Hoc est quod palles? cur quis non prandeat, hoc est?—Is it for this you look so pale? is this a reason why one should not dine?Persius.
Hoc est / Vivere bis, vita posse priore frui—To be able to enjoy one’s past life is to live twice.Martial.
Hoc fonte derivata clades, / In patriam, populumque fluxit—From this source the disaster flowed that has overwhelmed the nation and the people.Horace.
Hoc genus omne—All persons of that kind.
Hoc Herculi Iovis satu, edito’ potuit fortasse contingere, nobis non item—This might perchance happen to Hercules, of the seed royal of Jove, but not to us.Cicero.
Hoc loco—In this place.
Hoc maxime officii est, ut quisquis maxime opus indigeat, ita ei potissimum opitulari—It is our prime duty to aid him first who most stands in need of our assistance.Cicero.
Hoc opus, hic labor est—This is a work, this is a toil.Virgil.
Hoc patrium est, potius consuefacere filium / Sua sponte recte facere, quam alieno metu—It is a father’s duty to accustom his son to act rightly of his own free-will rather than from fear of the consequences.Terence.
Hoc pretium ob stultitiam fero—This reward I gain for my folly.Terence.
Hoc scito, nimio celerius / Venire quod molestum est, quam id quod cupide petas—Be sure of this, that that which is disagreeable comes more speedily than that which you eagerly desire.Plautus.
Hoc signo vinces—By this sign (the cross) you will conquer.Motto.
Hoc virtutis opus—This is virtue’s work.Motto.
Hoc volo, hoc jubeo; sit pro ratione voluntas—This I wish, this I require: be my will instead of reason.Juvenal.
Hodie mihi, cras tibi—My turn to-day, yours to-morrow.
Hodie nihil, cras credo—To-morrow I will trust, not to-day.Varro.
Hodie vivendum amissa præteritorum cura—Let us live to-day, forgetting the cares that are past.An Epicurean maxim.
Hoi polloi—The multitude.Greek.
Hoist up the sail while gale doth last— / Tide and wind wait no man’s pleasure! / Seek not time when time is past— / Sober speed is wisdom’s leisure!Southwell.
Hold all the skirts of thy mantle extended when heaven is raining gold.Eastern Proverb.
Hold the living dear and honour the dead.Goethe.
Hold their farthing candle to the sun.Young, of critics.
Hold thou the good; define it well.Tennyson.
Hold up thy head; the taper lifted high / Will brook the wind when lower tapers die.Quarles.
Holy fields, / Over whose acres walked those blessed feet / Which fourteen hundred years ago were nail’d, / For our advantage, on the bitter cross.1 Henry IV., i. 1.
Holy men at their death have good inspirations.Mer. of Ven., i. 2.
Hombre de barba—A man of intelligence.Spanish.
Hombre pobre todo es trazas—A poor man is all schemes.Spanish Proverb.
Home, in one form or another, is the great object of life.J. G. Holland.
Home is heaven for beginners.C. H. Parkhurst.
Home is home, be it never so homely.Proverb.
Home is the place of Peace; the shelter, not only from all injury, but from all terror, doubt, and division.Ruskin.
Home should be an oratorio of the memory, singing to all our after life melodies and harmonies of old-remembered joy.Ward Beecher.
Home, the nursery of the infinite.Channing.
Home-keeping youth have ever homely wits.Two Gent. of Verona, i. 1.
Homer’s Epos has not ceased to be true; yet is no longer our Epos, but shines in the distance, if clearer and clearer, yet also smaller and smaller, like a receding star. It needs a scientific telescope, it needs to be reinterpreted and artificially brought near us, before we can so much as know that ’twas a sun…. For all things, even celestial luminaries, much more atmospheric meteors, have their rise, their culmination, their decline.Carlyle.
Homine imperito nunquam quidquam injustius / Qui, nisi quod ipse fecit, nihil rectum putat—Nothing so unjust as your ignorant man, who thinks nothing right but what he himself has done.Terence.
Hominem non odi sed ejus vitia—I do not hate the man, but his vices.Martial.
Hominem pagina nostra sapit—My pages concern man.Martial.
Hominem quæro—I am in quest of a man.Phædrus, after Diogenes.
Homines ad deos nulla re propius accedunt quam salutem hominibus dando—In nothing do men so nearly approach the gods as in giving health to men.Cicero.
Homines amplius oculis quam auribus credunt: longum iter est per præcepta, breve et efficax per exempla—Men trust their eyes rather than their ears: the road by precept is long and tedious, by example short and effectual.Seneca.
Homines nihil agendo discunt male agere—By doing nothing men learn to do ill.Cato.
Homines plus in alieno negotio videre, quam in suo—Men see better into other people’s business than their own.Seneca.
Homines proniores sunt ad voluptatem, quam ad virtutem—Men are more prone to pleasure than to virtue.Cicero.
Homines, quo plura habent, eo cupiunt ampliora—The more men have, the more they want.Justinian.
Homini necesse est mori—Man must die.Cicero.
Homini ne fidas nisi cum quo modium salis absumpseres—Trust no man till you have eaten a peck of salt with him, i.e., known him so long as you might have done so.Proverb.
Hominibus plenum, amicis vacuum—Full of men, vacant of friends.Seneca.
Hominis est errare, insipientis perseverare—It is the nature of man to err, of a fool to persevere in error.
Hominum sententia fallax—The opinions of men are fallible.Ovid.
Homme assailli à demi vaincu—A man assailed is half overpowered.French.
Homme chiche jamais riche—A niggardly man is always poor.French Proverb.
Homme d’affaires—A business man.French.
Homme d’esprit—A witty man.French.
Homme d’état—A statesman.French.
Homme d’honneur—A man of honour.French.
Homme instruit—A learned or literary man.French.
Homo ad res perspicacior Lynceo vel Argo, et oculeus totus—A man more clear-sighted for business than Lynceus or Argus, and eyes all over.Apuleius.
Homo antiqua virtute ac fide—A man of the old-fashioned virtue and loyalty.Terence.
Homo constat ex duabus partibus, corpore et anima, quorum una est corporea, altera ab omni materiæ concretione sejuncta—Man is composed of two parts, body and soul, of which the one is corporeal, the other separated from all combination with matter.Cicero.
Homo doctus in se semper divitias habet—A learned man has always riches in himself.Phædrus.
Homo extra est corpus suum cum irascitur—A man when angry is beside himself.Publius Syrus.
Homo fervidus et diligens ad omnia paratur—The man who is earnest and diligent is prepared for all things.Thomas à Kempis.
Homo homini aut deus aut lupus—Man is to man either a god or a wolf.Erasmus.
Homo is a common name to all men.1 Henry IV., ii. 1.
Homo multarum literarum—A man of many letters, i.e., of extensive learning.
Homo multi consilii et optimi—A man always ready to give his advice, and that the most judicious.
Homo nullius coloris—A man of no party.
Homo qui erranti comiter monstrat viam, / Quasi lumen de suo lumine accendit, facit; Nihilominus ipsi luceat, cum illi accenderit—He who kindly shows the way to one who has gone astray, acts as though he had lighted another’s lamp from his own, which both gives light to the other and continues to shine for himself.Cicero.
Homo solus aut deus aut demon—Man alone is either a god or a devil.
Homo sum, et nihil humani a me alienum puto—I am a man, and I reckon nothing human alien to me.Terence.
Homo toties moritur, quoties amittit suos—A man dies as often as he loses his relatives.Publius Syrus.
Homo trium literarum—A man of three letters, i.e.,
Homo unius libri—A man of one book.Thomas Aquinas’ definition of a learned man.
Homunculi quanti sunt, cum recogito—What poor creatures we men are, when I think of it.Plautus.
Honest labour bears a lovely face.T. Dekker.
Honest men marry soon, wise men never.Scotch Proverb.
Honesta mors turpi vita potior—An honourable death is better than an ignominious life.Tacitus.
Honesta paupertas prior quam opes malæ—Poverty with honour is better than ill-gotten wealth.Proverb.
Honesta quædam scelera successus facit—Success makes some species of crimes honourable.Seneca.
Honesta quam splendida—Honourable rather than showy.Motto.
Honestum non est semper quod licet—What is lawful is not always honourable.Law.
Honestum quod vere dicimus, etiamsi a nullo laudatur, laudabile est sua natura—That which we truly call honourable is praiseworthy in its own nature, even though it should be praised by no one.Cicero.
Honesty is like an icicle; if it once melts, that is the last of it.American Proverb.
Honesty is the best policy.Proverb.
Honesty is the poor man’s pork and the rich man’s pudding.Proverb.
Honesty may be dear bought, but can ne’er be an ill pennyworth.Scotch Proverb.
Honi soit qui mal y pense—Evil be to him that evil thinks.Royal Motto, French.