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James Wood, comp. Dictionary of Quotations. 1899.

Ibi omnis to If they do

Ibi omnis / Effusus labor—By that (one negligence) all his labour was lost.Virgil.

Ibidem—In the same place.

Ibis, redibis non morieris in bello—Thou shalt go, thou shalt return, thou shalt not die in battle; or, Thou shalt go, thou shalt not return, thou shalt die in battle.An ambiguous oracle, due to the uncertain application of the adverb “non.”

Ibit eo quo vis, qui zonam perdidit—He who has lost his purse (lit. girdle) will go wherever you wish.Horace.

Iceland is the finest country on which the sun shines.Iceland Proverb.

Ich bin des trocknen Tons nun satt, / Muss wieder recht den Teufel spielen—I am now weary of this prosing style, and must again play the devil properly.Goethe, “Mephistopheles.”

Ich bin ein Mensch gewesen, / Und das heisst ein Kämpfer sein—I have been a man, and that is to be a fighter.Goethe.

Ich bin es müde, über Sklaven zu herrschen—I am tired of ruling over slaves.Frederick the Great.

Ich bin zu alt, um nur zu spielen; / Zu jung, um ohne Wunsch zu sein—I am too old for mere play; too young to be without a wish.Goethe, in “Faust.”

Ich denke so: / Was nicht zusammen kann / Bestehen, ist am besten sich zu lösen—In my regard ’twere best throw that into the pot which can no longer hold itself together.Schiller.

Ich dien—I serve.German Motto.

Ich finde nicht die Spur, / Von einem Geist, und alles ist Dressur—I find no trace of spirit here; it is all mere training.Goethe, in “Faust.”

Ich fühl’ ein ganzes Heer in meiner Brust—I feel a whole host on my bosom.Körner.

Ich fühle Mut, mich in die Welt zu wagen / Der Erde Weh, der Erde Glück zu tragen—I feel courage enough to cast myself into the world, to bear earth’s woe and weal.Goethe.

Ich glaube, dass alles was das Genie, als Genie thut, unbewusst geschieht—Everything that genius, as genius, does, is in my regard done unconsciously.Goethe.

“Ich glaube an einen Gott.” Das ist ein schönes löbliches Wort; aber Gott anerkennen, wo und wie er sich offenbare, das ist eigentlich die Seligkeit auf Erden—“I believe in a God.” That is a fine praiseworthy saying; but to acknowledge God, where and as He reveals Himself, that is properly our blessedness on this earth.Goethe.

Ich habe es öfters rühmen hören, / Ein Komödiant könnte einen Pfarrer lehren—I have often heard say that a player might teach a parson.Goethe, in “Faust.”

Ich habe genossen das irdische Glück; / Ich habe gelebt und geliebet—I have experienced earthly happiness; I have lived and I have loved.Schiller.

Ich habe gethan, was ich nicht lassen konnte—I have done what I could not get done.Schiller.

Ich habe hier blos ein Amt und keine Meinung—I hold here an office merely, and no opinion.Schiller.

Ich habe nichts als Worte, und es ziemt / Dem edlen Mann, der Frauen Wort zu achten—I have nothing but words, and it becomes the noble man to respect a woman’s word.Goethe.

Ich heisse der reichste Mann in der getauften Welt: Die Sonne geht in meinem Staat nicht unter—I pass for the richest man in the baptized world; the sun never sets in my dominions.Philip II. of Spain’s boast.

Ich möcht mich gleich dem Teufel übergeben, / Wenn ich nur selbst kein Teufel wär—I would give myself up at once to the devil if only I were not a devil myself.Goethe, Mephistopheles in “Faust.”

Ich muss, das ist die Schrank’, in welcher mich die Welt, / Von einer, die Natur von andrer Seite hält—I must—that is the barrier within which the world confines me on the one hand and Nature on the other.Rückert.

Ich schweige zu vielem still; denn ich mag die Menschen nicht irre machen, und bin wohl zufrieden, wenn sie sich freuen, da wo ich mich ärgere—I keep silent to a great extent, for I don’t choose to lead others into error, and am well content if they are happy in matters about which I vex myself.Goethe.

Ich setze die Souveränität fest wie einen eisernen Felsen—I plant the royal power firm as a rock of iron.Frederick William I. of Prussia.

Ich singe, wie der Vogel singt, / Der in den Zweigen wohnet / Das Lied, das aus der Kehle dringt, / Ist Lohn, der reichlich lohnet—I sing but as the bird sings which dwells among the branches; the lay which warbles from the throat is a reward that richly recompences.Goethe.

Ich stehe in Gottes Hand, und ruh’ in Gottes Schooss / Vor ihm fühl’ ich mich klein, in ihm fühl’ ich mich gross—I stand in God’s hand and rest in God’s bosom; before Him I feel little, in Him I feel great.Rückert.

Ich thue recht und scheue keinen Feind—I do the right and fear no foe.Schiller.

Ici l’honneur m’oblige, et j’y veux satisfaire—Here honour binds me, and I am minded to satisfy her.Corneille.

Id arbitror / Adprime in vitâ esse utile, ne quid nimis—This I consider to be a valuable principle in life, not to do anything in excess.Terence.

Id cinerem, aut manes credis curare sepultos?—Do you think that ashes and buried spirits of the departed care for such things?Virgil.

Id commune malum; semel insanivimus omnes—It is a common calamity; we have all been mad once.Mantuanus.

Id demum est homini turpe, quod meruit pati—That only brings disgrace on a man which he has deserved to suffer.Phædrus.

Id est (i.e.)—That is.

Id facere laus est quod decet, non quod licet—The man is deserving of praise who does what it becomes him to do, not what he is free to do.Seneca.

Id genus omne—All persons of that description.

Id maxime quemque decet, quod est cujusque maxime suum—That best becomes a man which is most peculiarly his own.Cicero.

Id mutavit, quoniam me immutatum videt—He has changed His mind because he sees me unchanged.Terence.

Id nobis maxime nocet, quod non ad rationis lumen sed ad similitudinem aliorum vivimus—This is especially ruinous to us, that we shape our lives not by the light of reason, but after the fashion of others.Seneca.

Ideals are the world’s masters.J. G. Holland.

Ideals can never be completely embodied in practice; and yet ideals exist, and if they be not approximated to at all, the whole matter goes to wreck.Carlyle.

Ideas must work through the brains and arms of good and brave men, or they are no better than dreams.Emerson.

Ideas often flash across our minds more complete than we could make them after much labour.La Rochefoucauld.

Idem—The same.

Idem quod—The same as.

Idem velle et idem nolle ea demum firma amicitia est—To have the same likes and the same dislikes is the sole basis of lasting friendship.Sallust.

Idle folks lack no excuses.Proverb.

Idle people have the least leisure.Proverb.

Idleness and pride tax with a heavier hand than kings and parliaments.Ben. Franklin.

Idleness in the midst of unattempted tasks is always proud.Phillips Brooks.

Idleness is an appendix to nobility.Burton.

Idleness is many gathered miseries in one name.Jean Paul.

Idleness is only the refuge of weak minds and the holiday of fools.Proverb.

Idleness is the badge of gentry, the bane of body and mind, the nurse of naughtiness, the step-mother of discipline, the chief author of mischief, one of the seven deadly sins, the cushion on which the devil chiefly reposes, and a great cause not only of melancholy, but of many other diseases.Burton.

Idleness is the greatest prodigality in the world.Proverb.

Idleness is the root of all evil.Proverb.

Idleness is the sepulchre of a living man.Anselm.

Idleness rusts the mind.Proverb.

Idolatry is simply the substitution of an “Eidolon,” phantasm, or imagination of good for that which is real and enduring, from the highest Living Good which gives life, to the lowest material good which ministers to it.Ruskin.

Idoneus homo—A fit man.

If a barrel-organ in a slum can but drown a curse, let no Christian silence it.Prof. Drummond.

If a beard were all, the goat would be winner.Danish Proverb.

If a book come from the heart, it will contrive to reach other hearts.Carlyle.

If a book is worth reading, it is worth buying.Ruskin.

If a cause be good, the most violent attack of its enemies will not injure it so much as an injudicious defence of it by its friends.Colton.

If a dog has a man to back him, he will kill a baboon.Wit and Wisdom from West Africa.

If a donkey bray at you, don’t bray at him.Proverb.

If a God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent one.Voltaire.

If a great thing can be done at all, it can be done easily; but it is in that kind of ease with which a tree blossoms after long years of gathered strength.Ruskin.

If a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.Jesus.

If a man be born in a stable, that does not make him a horse.Proverb.

If a man cannot be a Christian in the place where he is, he cannot be a Christian anywhere.Ward Beecher.

If a man could bequeath his virtues by will, and settle his sense and learning upon his heirs as certainly as he can his lands, a noble descent would then indeed be a valuable privilege.Anonymous.

If a man deceives me once, shame on him; if he deceives me twice, shame on me.Proverb.

If a man do not erect in this age his tomb ere he dies, he will live no longer in monument than the bell rings and the widow weeps.Much Ado, v. 2.

If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it from him.Ben. Franklin.

If a man fear or reverence God, he must hate covetousness; and if he fear or reverence covetousness, he must hate God.Ruskin.

If a man hath too mean an opinion of himself, it will render him unserviceable both to God and man.John Selden.

If a man have freedom enough to live healthily and work at his craft, he has enough; and so much all can easily obtain.Goethe.

If a man have not a friend, he may quit the stage.Bacon.

If a man is not virtuous, he becomes vicious.Bovee.

If a man knows the right way, he need not trouble himself about wrong paths.Lessing.

If a man makes himself a worm, he must not complain when trodden on.Kant.

If a man makes me keep my distance, the comfort is he keeps his own at the same time.Swift.

If a man once fall, all will tread on him.Proverb.

If a man read little, he had need of much cunning to seem to know that he doth not.Bacon.

If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him like a shadow that never leaves him.Buddha.

If a man wishes to become rich, he must appear rich.Goldsmith.

If a man with the material of enjoyment around him and virtually within his reach walks God’s earth wilfully and obstinately with a gloomy spirit,… making misery his worship, we feel assured he is contravening his Maker’s design in endowing him with life.W. R. Greg.

If a man would be alone, let him look at the stars.Emerson.

If a man wound you with injuries, meet him with patience; hasty words rankle the wound, soft language dresses it, forgiveness cures it, and oblivion takes away the scar.J. Beaumont.

If a man write a book, let him set down only what he knows. I have guesses enough of my own.Goethe.

If a man’s gaun doun the brae, ilka ane gi’es him a jundie (push).Scotch Proverb.

If a noble soul is rendered tenfold beautifuller by victory and prosperity, an ignoble one is rendered tenfold and a hundredfold uglier, pitifuller.Carlyle.

If a people will not believe, it must obey.Tocqueville.

If a pig could give his mind to anything, he wouldn’t be a pig.Dickens.

If a word be worth one shekel, silence is worth two.Rabbi Ben Azai.

If ae sheep loup (jump) the dike, a the lave (rest) will follow.Scotch Proverb.

If aged and life-weary men have called to their neighbours: “Think of dying!” we younger and life-loving men may well keep encouraging and reminding one another with the cheerful words: “Think of wandering!”Goethe.

If all be well within,… the impertinent censures of busy, envious men will make no very deep impression.Thomas à Kempis.

If all dogs on this earth should bark, / It will not matter if you do not hark.Saying.

If all the misfortunes of mankind were cast into a public stock in order to be equally distributed among the species, those who now think themselves the most unhappy would prefer the share they have already to that which would fall to them by such a division.Socrates.

If all the world were falcons, what of that? / The wonder of the eagle were the less, / But he not less the eagle.Tennyson.

If all the year were playing holidays, / To sport would be as tedious as to work.1 Henry IV., i. 2.

If all were rich, gold would be penniless.Bailey.

If an ass goes a-travelling, he’ll not come home a horse.Proverb.

If an ass kicks me, shall I strike him again?Socrates.

If an ass looks in, you cannot expect an apostle to look out.Lichtenberg.

If an idiot were to tell you the same story every day for a year, you would end by believing him.Burke.

If any false step be made in the more momentous concerns of life, the whole scheme of ambitious designs is broken.Addison.

If any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth.St. Peter.

If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross and follow me.Jesus.

If any one tells you that a man has changed his character, don’t believe it.Mahomet.

If any speak ill of thee, fly home to thy own conscience and examine thy heart. If thou art guilty, it is a fair correction; if not guilty, it is a fair instruction.George Herbert.

If any would not work, neither should he eat.St. Paul.

If blushing makes ugly people so beautiful, ought it not to make the beautiful still more beautiful?Lessing.

If coals do not burn, they blacken.Proverb.

If cheerfulness knocks for admission, we should open our hearts wide to receive it, for it never comes inopportunely.Schopenhauer.

If children grew up according to early indications, we should have nothing but geniuses.Goethe.

If cut (in the costume) betoken intellect and talent, so does the colour betoken temper and heart.Carlyle.

If destructive criticism is injurious in anything, it is in matters of religion, for here everything depends upon faith, to which we cannot return when we have once lost it.Goethe.

If each one does his duty as an individual, and if each one works rightly in his own vocation, it will be well with the whole.Goethe.

If ever a fool’s advice is good, a prudent man must carry it out.Lessing.

If every fool wore a crown, we should all be kings.Welsh Proverb.

If everybody knew what one says of the other, there would not be four friends left in the world.Pascal.

If evil be said of thee, and if it be true, correct thyself; if it be a lie, laugh at it.Epictetus.

If fame is only to come after death, I am in no hurry for it.Martial.

If folly were a pain, there would be crying in every house.Spanish Proverb.

If fortune favour you, be not elated; if she frown, do not despond.Ausonius.

If fortune give thee less than she has done, / Then make less fire, and walk more in the sun.Sir R. Baker.

If fortune would make a man estimable, she gives him virtues; if she would have him esteemed, she gives him success.Joubert.

If frequent failure convince you of that mediocrity of nature which is incompatible with great actions, submit wisely and cheerfully to your lot.Sydney Smith.

If friendship is to rob me of my eyes, if it is to darken the day, I will have none of it.Thoreau.

If fun is good, truth is still better, and love most of all.Thackeray.

If happiness ha’e not her seat / And centre in the breast, / We may be wise, or rich, or great, / But never can be blest.Burns.

If heraldry were guided by reason, a plough in a field arable would be the most noble and ancient arms.Cowley.

If Hercules and Lichas play at dice / Which is the better man, the greater throw / May turn by fortune from the weaker hand; / So is Alcides beaten by his page.Mer. of Ven., ii. 1.

If honour calls, where’er she points the way, / The sons of honour follow and obey.Churchill.

If I am anything, which I much doubt, I made myself so merely by labour.Sir Isaac Newton.

If I am master and you are master, who shall drive the asses?Arabian Proverb.

If I am not worth the wooing, I surely am not worth the winning.Longfellow.

If I am right, Thy grace impart / Still in the right to stay; / If I am wrong, O teach my heart to find the better way.Pope.

If I ascend up into heaven. Thou art there; if I make my bed in hell, behold Thou art there; if I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there shall Thy hand lead me, and Thy right hand shall hold me.Bible.

If I be dear to some one else, / Then I should be to myself more dear.Tennyson.

If I call bad bad, what do I gain? But if I call good bad, I do a great deal of mischief.Goethe.

If I can catch him once upon the hip, / I will feed fat the ancient grudge I bear him.Mer. of Ven., i. 3.

If I choose to take jest in earnest, no one shall put me to shame for doing so; and if I choose to carry on (treiben) earnest in jest, I shall be always myself (immer derselbe bleiben).Goethe.

If I do lose thee (life), I do lose a thing / That none but fools would keep; a breath thou art, / Servile to all the skyey influences, / That do this habitation, where thou keep’st, / Hourly inflict.Meas. for Meas., iii. 1.

If I for my opinion bleed, / Opinion shall be surgeon to my hurt.1 Henry VI., ii. 4.

If I had read as much as other men, I would have been as ignorant as they are.Hobbes.

If I had wit enough to get out of this wood, I have said enough to serve mine own turn.Mid. N.’s Dream, iii. 1.

If I knew the way of the Lord, truly I would be only too glad to walk in it; if I were led into the temple of truth (in der Wahrheit Hans), I would not, with the help of God (bei Gott) go out of it again.Goethe.

If I lose mine honour, I lose myself.Ant. and Cleop., iii. 4.

If I love thee, what is that to thee?Goethe.

If I’m designed yon lordling’s slave, / By Nature’s law designed, / Why was an independent wish / E’er planted in my mind?Burns.

If I must die, / I will encounter darkness as a bride / And hug it in my arms.Meas. for Meas., iii. 1.

If I seek an interest of my own detached from that of others, I seek an interest which is chimerical, and can never have existence.James Harris.

If I should say nothing, I should say much (much being included in my love); though my love be such, that if I should say much, I should yet say nothing, it being, as Cowley says, equally impossible either to conceal or to express it.Pope.

If I wish for a horse-hair for my compass-sight, I must go to the stable; but the hair-bird, with her sharp eyes, goes to the road.Thoreau.

If ill thoughts at any time enter into the mind of a good man, he doth not roll them under his tongue as a sweet morsel.Matthew Henry.

If in the course of our life we see that done by others for which we ourselves at one time felt a vocation, and which we were, with much else, compelled to relinquish, then the noble feeling comes in, that only humanity altogether is the true man, and that the individual can only rejoice and be happy when he has the heart (Muth) to feel himself in the whole.Goethe.

If in youth the universe is majestically unveiling, and everywhere heaven revealing itself on earth, nowhere to the young man does this heaven on earth so immediately reveal itself as in the young maiden.Carlyle.

“If” is the only peacemaker—much virtue in “if.”As You Like It, v. 4.

If it be a bliss to enjoy the good, it is still greater happiness to discern the better; for in art the best only is good enough.Goethe.

If it be asked, What is the improper expectation which it is dangerous to indulge, experience will quickly answer that it is such expectation as is dictated not by reason but by desire—an expectation that requires the common course of things to be changed, and the general rules of action to be broken.Johnson.

If it be aught toward the general good, / Set honour in one eye, and death i’ the other, / And I will look on both indifferently; / For, let the gods so speed me, as I love / The name of honour more than I fear death.Julius Cæsar, i. 2.

If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.St. Paul.

If it is a happiness to be nobly descended, it is not less to have so much merit that nobody inquires whether we are so or not.La Bruyère.

If it is disgraceful to be beaten, it is only a shade less disgraceful to have so much as fought.Carlyle.

If it rains—well! If it shines—well!Proverb.

If it were done when ’tis done, then ’twere well / It were done quickly … that but this blow / Might be the be all and the end all here.Macbeth, i. 7.

If it were not for hope, the heart would break.Proverb.

If it were not for respect to human opinions, I would not open my window to see the Bay of Naples for the first time, whilst I would go five hundred leagues to talk with a man of genius whom I had not seen.Madame de Staël.

If Jack were better, Jill would not be so bad.Proverb.

If ladies be but young and fair, / They have the gift to know it.As You Like It, ii. 7.

If life, like the olive, is a bitter fruit, then grasp both with the press and they will yield the sweetest oil.Jean Paul.

If man had a higher idea of himself and his destiny, he would neither call his business amusement nor amuse himself instead of transacting business.Goethe.

If man is not kin to God by his spirit, he is a base and ignoble creature.Bacon.

If men duly felt the greatness of God, they would be dumb, and for very veneration unwilling to name Him.Goethe.

If money be not thy servant, it will be thy master. The covetous man cannot so properly be made to possess wealth as that it may be said to possess him.Bacon.

If money go before, all ways do lie open.Merry Wives, ii. 2.

If music be the food of love, play on; / Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting, / The appetite may sicken, and so die.Twelfth Night, i. 1.

If my person be crooked, my verses shall be straight.Pope.

If Nature is one and a living indivisible whole, much more is mankind, the image that reflects and creates Nature, without which Nature were not.Carlyle.

If new-got gold is said to burn the pockets till it be cast forth into circulation, much more may new truth.Carlyle.

If, of all words of tongue and pen, / The saddest are, “It might have been,” / More sad are these we daily see: “It is, but hadn’t ought to be.”Bret Harte.

If once you find a woman gluttonous, expect from her very little virtue; her mind is enslaved to the lowest and grossest temptation.Johnson.

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavours to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.Thoreau.

If one age believes too much, it is but a natural reaction that another age should believe too little.Buckle.

If one door shuts, another will open.Proverb.

If one sees one’s fellow-creature following damnable error, by continuing in which the devil is sure to get him at last, are you to let him go towards such consummation, or are you not rather to use all means to save him?Carlyle.

If one were to think constantly of death, the business of life would stand still.Johnson.

If our era is an era of unbelief, why murmur at it? Is there not a better coming—nay, come?Carlyle. See Matt. v. 4.

If people did not flatter one another, there would be little society.Vauvenargues.

If people take no care for the future, they will soon have sorrow for the present.Chinese Proverb.

If people were constant, it would surprise me. For see, is not everything in the world subject to change? Why then should our affections continue?Goethe.

If people would whistle more and argue less, the world would be much happier and probably just as wise.Book of Wisdom.

If poverty is the mother of crimes, want of sense is the father of them.La Bruyère.

If poverty makes a man groan, he yawns in opulence.Rivarol.

If reasons were as plenty as blackberries, I would give no man a reason upon compulsion.1 Henry IV., ii. 4.

If Satan ever laughs, it must be at hypocrites; they are the greatest dupes he has.Colton.

If she be not fit for me, / What care I for whom she be?G. Wither.

If solid happiness we prize, / Within our breast this jewel lies, / And they are fools who roam. / The world has nothing to bestow; / From our own selves our joys must flow, / And that dear hut, our home.N. Cotton.

If sorrow falls, / Take comfort still in deeming there may be / A way to peace on earth by woes of ours.Sir Edwin Arnold.

If speculation tends to a terrific unity, in which all things are absorbed, action tends directly backwards to diversity.Emerson.

If that God give, the deil daurna reave (bereave).Scotch Proverb.

If that thy fame with every toy be posed, / ’Tis a thin web which poisonous fancies make; / But the great soldier’s honour was composed / Of thicker stuff, which would endure a shake.George Herbert.

If the Almighty waited six thousand years for a man to see what He has made, I may well wait two hundred for others to see what I have seen.Kepler. See Isa. xxviii. 16 (last clause).

If the ancients left us ideas, to our credit be it spoken, we moderns are building houses for them.A. B. Alcott.

If the beard were all, the goat might preach.Danish Proverb.

If the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.Hebrew Proverb.

If the cap fit, wear it.Proverb.

If the chaff-cutter had the making of us, we should all be straw, I reckon.George Eliot.

If the counsel be good, no matter who gave it.Proverb.

If the deil were dead, folk would do little for God’s sake.Scotch Proverb.

If the devil takes a less hateful shape to us than to our fathers, he is as busy with us as he was with them.Lowell.

If the doctor cures, the sun sees it; if he kills, the earth hides it.Scotch Proverb.

If the East loves infinity, the West delights in boundaries.Emerson.

If the eye were not of a sunny nature (sonnenhaft), how could it see the sun? If God’s own power did not exist within us, how could the godlike delight us?Goethe.

If the farmer cannot live who drives the plough, how can he live who drives a fast-trotting mare?Proverb.

If the heart of a man is depressed with cares, / The mist is dispelled when a woman appears.Gay.

If the hungry lion (invited to a feast of chickenweed) is to feast at all, it cannot be on the chickenweed, but only on the chickens.Carlyle.

If the king is in the palace, nobody looks at the walls. It is when he is gone, and the house is filled with grooms and gazers, that we turn from the people to find relief in the majestic men that are suggested by the pictures and the architecture.Emerson.

“If the Lord tarry, yet wait for Him,” for He “will surely come” and heal thee.Thomas à Kempis.

If the mountain will not come to Mahomet, Mahomet will go to the mountain.Mahomet.

If the nose of Cleopatra had been a little shorter, it would have changed the history of the world.Pascal.

If the paternal cottage still shuts us in, its roof still screens us; and with a father we have as yet a prophet, priest, and king, and an obedience that makes us free.Carlyle.

If the pills were pleasant, they would not be gilded.Proverb.

If the poet have nothing to interpret and reveal, it is better that he remain silent.C. Fitzhugh.

If the poor man cannot always get meat, the rich man cannot always digest it.Henry Giles.

If the profession you have chosen has some unexpected inconveniences, console yourself by reflecting that no profession is without them.Johnson.

If the single man plant himself indomitably on his instincts, and there abide, the huge world will come round to him.Emerson.

If the sun shines on me, what matters the moon?Proverb.

If the sky fall, we shall catch larks.Proverb.

If the time don’t suit you, suit yourself to the time.Turkish Proverb.

If the tongue had not been formed for articulation, man would still be a beast in the forest.Emerson.

If the true did not possess an objective value, human curiosity would have died out centuries ago.Renan.

If the weather don’t happen to be good for my work to-day, it’s good for some other man’s, and will come round to me to-morrow.Dickens.

If the world were put into one scale and my mother into the other, the world would kick the beam.Lord Langdale.

If the young knew, if the old could, there’s nothing but would be done.Proverb.

If there be / A devil in man, there is an angel too.Tennyson.

If there be light, then there is darkness; if cold, heat; if height, depth; if solid, fluid; if hard, soft; if rough, smooth; if calm, tempest; if prosperity, adversity; if life, death.Pythagoras.

If there be no enemy, no fight; if no fight, no victory; if no victory, no crown.Savanar.

If there be not a religious element in the relations of men, such relations are miserable and doomed to ruin.Carlyle.

If there were no clouds, we should not enjoy the sun.Proverb.

If there were no falsehood in the world, there would be no doubt; if no doubt, no inquiry; and if no inquiry, no wisdom, no knowledge, no genius.Landor.

If there were no fools, there would be no knaves.Proverb.

If there were only one religion in the world, it would be haughtily and licentiously despotic.Frederick the Great.

If there’s a hole in a’ your coats, / I rede ye tent it: / A chiel’s amang you takin’ notes, / And faith he’ll prent it.Burns, of Capt. Grose.

If they do these things in the green tree, what shall be done in the dry?Jesus.