James Wood, comp. Dictionary of Quotations. 1899.
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Il ne fait rien, et nuit à qui veut faire—He produces nothing, and hinders those who would.French.
Il ne faut jamais se moquer des misérables, / Car qui peut s’assurer d’être toujours heureux?—We must never laugh at the miserable, for who can be sure of being always happy?La Fontaine.
Il ne faut pas nous fâcher des choses passées—We should not trouble ourselves (Sc. fash) about things that are past.Napoleon.
Il ne faut pas parler latin devant les Cordeliers—It doesn’t do to talk Latin before the Grey Friars.French Proverb.
Il ne faut pas voler avant que d’avoir des ailes—One must not fly before he develops wings.French Proverb.
Il ne faut point parler corde dans la famille d’un pendu—Never speak of a rope in the family of one who has been hanged.French Proverb.
Il ne sait plus de quel bois faire flèche—He is put to his last shift (lit. knows of no wood to make his arrow).French Proverb.
Il ne sait sur quel pied danser—He knows not on which foot to dance (i.e., he is at his wit’s end).
Il n’y a de nouveau que ce qui a vieilli—There is nothing new but what has become antiquated.French Proverb.
Il n’y a de nouveau que ce qui est oublié—There is nothing new but what is forgotten.Mdlle. Bertine.
Il n’y a de sots si incommodes que ceux qui ont de l’esprit—There are no fools so unsufferable as those who have wit.La Rochefoucauld.
Il n’y a pas à dire—There is no use saying anything; the thing is settled.French Proverb.
Il n’y a pas de cheval si bon qu’il ne bronche pas—There is no horse so sure-fooled as never to trip.French Proverb.
Il n’y a pas de gens plus affairés que ceux qui n’ont rien à faire—There are no people so busy as those who have nothing to do.French Proverb.
Il n’y a pas de petit ennemi—There is no such thing as an insignificant enemy.French Proverb.
Il n’y a peut-être point de vérité qui ne soit à quelque esprit faux matière d’erreur—There is, perhaps, no truth that is not to some false minds matter of error.Vauvenargues.
Il n’y a plus de Pyrénées—There are no longer any Pyrenees.Louis XIV., on the departure of the Duke of Anjou from Paris for Spain.
Il n’y a point au monde un si pénible métier que celui de se faire un grand nom. La vie s’achève que l’on a à peine ébauché son ouvrage—There is not a more laborious undertaking in the world than that of earning a great name; life comes to a close before one has well schemed out one’s course.La Bruyère.
Il n’y a point de chemin trop long à qui marche lentement et sans se presser, il n’y a point d’avantages trop éloignés à qui s’y prépare par la patience—No road is too long for him who advances slowly and does not hurry, and no attainment is beyond his reach who equips himself with patience to achieve it.La Bruyère.
Il n’y a point de plus cruelle tyrannie que celle que l’on exerce à l’ombre des lois et avec les couleurs de la justice—There is no crueller tyranny than that which is perpetrated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.Montesquieu.
Il n’y a que la vérité qui blesse—It is only the truth that offends (lit. wounds).French Proverb.
Il n’y a que le matin en toutes choses—There is only the morning in all things.French Proverb.
Il n’y a que le premier pas qui coûte—It is only the first step which costs.French Proverb.
Il n’y a que les honteux qui perdent—It is only the bashful who lose.French Proverb.
Il n’y a que les morts qui ne reviennent pas—It is only the dead who do not return.Barère.
Il n’y a rien de si puissant qu’une république où l’on observe les lois, non pas par crainte, non pas par raison, mais par passion—There is no commonwealth so powerful as one in which the laws are observed not from a principle of fear or reason, but passion.Montesquieu.
Il n’y a rien que la crainte et l’espérance ne persuadent aux hommes—There is nothing that fear and hope does not persuade men to do.Vauvenargues.
Il paraît qu’on n’apprend pas à mourir en tuant les autres—It does not appear that people learn how to die by taking away the lives of others.Chateaubriand.
Il passa par la gloire, il passa par le crime, et il n’est arrivé qu’au malheur—He passed through glory and through crime, and has landed only in misfortune.Said of Napoleon III.
Il penseroso—The pensive man.Italian.
Il plaît à tout le monde et ne saurait se plaire—He pleases all the world but cannot please himself.Boileau, of Molière.
Il porte le deuil de sa blanchisseuse—He wears mourning for his laundress, i.e., his linen is dirty.French Proverb.
Il riso fa buon sangue—Laughter makes good blood; puts one in good humour.Italian Proverb.
Il rit bien qui rit le dernier—He laughs with reason who laughs the last.
Il sabio muda conscio, il nescio no—A wise man changes his mind, a fool never.Spanish Proverb.
Il se fait entendre, à force de se faire écouter—He makes himself understood by compelling people to listen to him.Villemain.
Il se faut entr’aider; c’est la loi de nature—We must assist one another; it is the law of Nature.French Proverb.
Il sent le fagot—He is suspected of heresy (lit. he smells of the faggot).French.
Il tacer non fu mai scritto—Silence was never written down.Italian Proverb.
Il tempo è un galant ’uomo—Time is a fine lord (or lady).Mazarin.
Il tempo buono viene una volta sola—The good time comes but once.Italian Proverb.
Il tempo è una lima sorda—Time is a file that emits no noise.Italian Proverb.
Il trouverait à tondre sur un œuf—He would skin a flint (lit. find something to shave on an egg).French Proverb.
Il va du blanc au noir—He runs to extremes (lit. from white to black).French Proverb.
Il vaut mieux avoir affaire à Dieu qu’à ses saints—It is better to deal with God than with His saints.French Proverb.
Il vaut mieux être fou avec tous, que sage tout seul—Better to be mad with everybody, than wise all alone.French Proverb.
Il vaut mieux être marteau qu’enclume—It is better to be hammer than anvil.French Proverb.
Il vaut mieux être singe perfectionné qu’un Adam dégénéré—Better a perfect ape than a degenerate man.Claparède.
Il vaut mieux faire envie que pitié—It is better to be envied than pitied.French Proverb.
Il vaut mieux tâcher d’oublier ses malheurs que d’en parler—It is better to try and forget one’s misfortunes than to speak of them.French Proverb.
Il vero punge, e la bugia unge—Truth stings and falsehood salves over.Italian Proverb.
Il villano en su tierra, y el hidalgo donde quiera—The clown in his own country, the gentleman where he pleases.Spanish Proverb.
Il volto sciolto, i pensieri stretti—The countenance open, the thoughts reserved.Italian Proverb.
Il y a anguille sous roche—There is a snake in the grass; a mystery in the affair.French Proverb.
Il y a bien des gens qu’on estime, parce qu’on ne les connaît point—Many people are esteemed merely because they are not known.French Proverb.
Il y a dans la jalousie plus d’amour-propre que d’amour—There is more self-love than love in jealousy.La Rochefoucauld.
Il y a des gens à qui la vertu sied presque aussi mal que le vice—There are some men on whom virtue sits almost as awkwardly as vice.Bouhours.
Il y a des gens auxquels il faut trois cent ans pour commencer voir une absurdité—There are people who take three hundred years before they begin to see an absurdity.French. (?)
Il y a des gens dégoûtants avec du mérite, et d’autres qui plaisent avec des défauts—There are people who disgust us in spite of their merits, and others who please us in spite of their faults.La Rochefoucauld.
Il y a des gens qui ressemblent aux vaudevilles, qu’on ne chante qu’un certain temps—Some men are like the ballads that are sung only for a certain time.La Rochefoucauld.
Il y a des reproches qui louent, et des louanges qui médisent—There are censures which are commendations, and commendations which are censures.La Rochefoucauld.
Il y a des vérités qui ne sont pas pour tous les hommes et pour tous les temps—There are truths which are not for every man and for every occasion.French. (?)
Il y a encore de quoi glaner—There are still other fields to glean from; the subject is not exhausted.French Proverb.
Il y a fagots et fagots—There is a difference between one faggot and another.Molière.
Il y a plus de quarante ans que je dis de la prose sans que j’en susse rien—I have been speaking prose forty years without knowing it.Molière.
Il y a plus fous acheteurs que de fous vendeurs—There are more foolish buyers than foolish sellers.French Proverb.
Il y a quelque chose dans les malheurs de nos meilleurs amis qui ne nous déplaît pas—There is something in the misfortunes of our best friends which does not displease us.French Proverb.
Il y a souvent de l’illusion, de la mode, du caprice dans le jugement des hommes—In the judgments of people there is often little more than self-deception, fashion, and whim.Voltaire.
Il y a une espèce de honte d’être heureux à la vue de certaines misères—It is a kind of shame to feel happy with certain miseries before our eyes.French.
Il y en a peu qui gagnent à être approfondis—Few men rise in our esteem on a closer scrutiny.French Proverb.
Il y va de la vie—Life depends on it; it is a matter of life or death.
Iliacos intra muros peccatur et extra—Sin is committed as well within the walls of Troy as without, i.e., both sides were to blame.Horace.
Ilicet infandum cuncti contra omina bellum / Contra fata deum, perverso numine poscunt—Forthwith, against the omens and against the oracles of the gods, all to a man, under an adverse influence, clamour for unholy war.Virgil.
Ilka (every) blade o’ grass keps (catches) it ain drap o’ dew.Scotch Proverb.
Ilka dog has his day.Scotch Proverb.
Ilk happing bird, wee, helpless thing, / That, in the merry months of spring, / Delighted me to hear thee sing, / What comes o’ thee? / Where wilt thou cower thy chittering wing, an’ close thy e’e?Burns, “A Winter Night.”
Ill bairns are best heard at hame.Scotch Proverb.
Ill begun, ill done.Dutch Proverb.
Ill can he rule the great that cannot reach the small.Spenser.
Ill comes upon war’s back.Proverb.
Ill-doers are ill thinkers.Proverb.
Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, / Where wealth accumulates and men decay.Goldsmith.
Ill fortune never crushes that man whom good fortune deceived not.Ben Jonson.
Ill got, ill spent.Proverb.
Ill-gotten wealth seldom descends to the third generation.Proverb.
Ill habits gather by unseen degrees, / As brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas.Dryden.
Ill hearing mak’s ill rehearsing.Scotch Proverb.
Ill-humour is nothing more than an inward feeling of our own want of merit, a dissatisfaction with ourselves.Goethe.
Ill luck comes by pounds and goes away by ounces.Italian Proverb.
Ill news comes apace.Proverb.
Ill weeds are not hurt by frost.Spanish and Portuguese Proverb.
Ill weeds grow apace.Proverb.
Illa dolet vere quæ sine teste dolet—She grieves sincerely who grieves when unseen.Martial.
Illa est agricolæ messis iniqua suo—That is a harvest which ill repays its husbandman.Ovid.
Illa laus est, magno in genere et in divitiis maximis, / Liberos hominem educare, generi monumentum et sibi—It is a merit in a man of high birth and large fortune to train up his children so as to be a credit to his family and himself.Plautus.
Illa placet tellus in qua res parva beatum / Me facit, et tenues luxuriantur opes—That spot of earth has special charms for me, in which a limited income produces happiness, and moderate wealth abundance.Martial.
Illa victoria viam ad pacem patefecit—By that victory he opened the way to peace.
Illæso lumine solem—[To gaze] on the sun with undazzled eye.Motto.
Illam, quicquid agit, quoquo vestigia flectit, / Componit furtim, subsequiturque decor—In whatever she does, wherever she turns, grace steals into her movements and attends her steps.Tibullus.
Ille crucem sceleris pretium tulit, hic diadema—That one man has found a cross the reward of his guilt; this one, a diadem.Juvenal.
Ille igitur nunquam direxit brachia contra / Torrentem; nec civis erat qui libera posset / Verba animi proferre, et vitam impendere vero—He never exerted his arms against the torrent, nor was he a citizen who would frankly utter the sentiments of his mind, and stake his life for the truth.Juvenal.
Ille per extentum funem mihi posse videtur / Ire poeta, meum qui pectus inaniter angit / Irritat mulcet falsis terro ibus implet / Ut magus: et modo me Thebis, modo ponit Athenis—That man seems to me able to do anything (lit. walk on the tight-rope) who, as a poet, tortures my breast with fictions, can rouse me, then soothe me, fill me with unreal terrors like a magician, set me down either at Thebes or Athens.Horace.
Ille potens sui / Lætusque degit, cui licet in diem / Dixisse, Vixi: cras vel atra / Nube polum pater occupato / Vel sole puro—The man lives master of himself and cheerful, who can say day after day, “I have lived; to-morrow let the Father above overspread the sky either with cloud or with clear sunshine.”Horace.
Ille sinistrorsum, hic dextrorsum, abit: unus utrique / Error, sed variis illudit partibus—One wanders to the left, another to the right; both are equally in error, but are seduced by different delusions.Horace.
Ille terrarum mihi præter omnes / Angulus ridet—That nook of the world has charms for me before all else.Horace.
Ille vir haud magna cum re, sed plenus fidei—He is a man, not of large fortune, but full of good faith.
Illi inter sese multa vi brachia tollunt / In numerum, versantque tenaci forcipe massam—They (the Cyclops), keeping time, one by one raise their arms with mighty force, and turn the iron lump with the biting tongs.Virgil.
Illi robur et æs triplex / Circa pectus erat, qui fragilem truci / Commisit pelago ratem / Primus—That man had oak and triple brass around his breast who first intrusted his frail bark to the savage sea.Horace.
Illic apposito narrabis multa Lyæo—There, with the wine in front of you, you will tell many a story.Ovid.
Illud amicitiæ sanctum ac venerabile nomen / Nunc tibi pro vili sub pedibusque jacet—The sacred and venerable name of friendship is now despised and trodden under foot.Ovid.
Illusion on a ground of truth is the secret of the fine arts.Joubert.
Illustrious acts high raptures do infuse, / And every conqueror creates a muse.Waller.
Ils chantent, ils payeront—Let them sing; they will have the piper to pay.Mazarin.
Ils n’ont rien appris, ni rien oublié—They have learned nothing and forgotten nothing.Talleyrand, of the Bourbons.
Ils s’amusaient tristement, selon la coutume de leur pays—They (the English) are heavy-laden in their amusements, according to the custom of their country.Froissart.
Ils se ne servent de la pensée que pour autoriser leurs injustices, et emploient les paroles que pour déguiser leurs pensées—Men use thought only to justify their unjust acts, and employ speech only to disguise their thoughts.Voltaire.
Ils sont passès, ces jours de fête—They are gone, those festive days.Grétry.
Ils veulent être libres et ne savent pas être justes—They wish to be free and understand not how to be just.Abbé Sieyès.
Im Alter erstaunt und bereut man nicht mehr—In old age one is astonished and repents no more.Goethe.
Im Becher ersaufen mehr als im Meer—More are drowned in the wine-cup than in the sea.German Proverb.
Im Ganzen, Guten, Wahren resolut zu leben—To live resolutely in the whole, the good, the true.Goethe.
Im Gedränge hier auf Erden / Kann nicht jeder, was er will—In the press of things on earth here, not every one can do what he would.Goethe.
Im Grabe ist Ruh!—In the grave is rest!Langhaufen, Heine.
Im Leben ist der Mensch zehn Jahre in Kriege und zehn in der Irre, gleich dem Ulysses—Man, like Ulysses, spends ten years in war and ten in wandering.Feuerbach.
Im Leben ist nichts Gegenwart—In life is the present nothing, or there is no present.Goethe.
Im Mangel, nicht im Ueberfluss / Keimt der Genuss—Enjoyment germinates not in abundance but in want.Herder.
Im Schmerze wird die neue Zeit geboren—In pain is the new time born.Chamisso.
Im Unglück halte aus; / Im Glücke halte ein—In bad fortune hold out; in good, hold in.German Proverb.
Im Wasser kannst du dein Antlitz sehn, / Im Wein des andern Herz erspähn—In water thou canst see thine own face, in wine thou canst see into the heart of another.Proverb.
Imaginary evils soon become real ones by indulging our reflections on them.Swift.
Imagination is always the ruling and divine power, and the rest of the man is only the instrument which it sounds, or the tablet on which it writes.Ruskin.
Imagination is a mettled horse that will break the rider’s neck when a donkey would have carried him to the end of his journey, slow but sure.Southey.
Imagination is but a poor matter when it has to part company with understanding.Carlyle.
Imagination is central; fancy, superficial.Emerson.
Imagination is Eternity.William Blake.
Imagination is the eye of the soul.Joubert.
Imagination is the mightiest despot.Auerbach.
Imagination is too often accompanied with a somewhat irregular logic.Disraeli.
Imagination rules the world.Napoleon.
Imitation is born with us, but what we ought to imitate is not easily found.Goethe.
Imitation is the sincerest flattery.Colton.
Imitation is suicide.Emerson.
Immediate are the acts of God, more swift / Than time or motion.Milton.
Immer etwas Neues, selten etwas Gutes—Always something new, seldom anything good.German Proverb.
Immer Neues spriesset / Eh’ ein Mensch geniesset / Mit Verstand das Alte—Not till a new thing sprouts up does a man ever enjoy intelligently that which is old.Rückert.
Immer wird, nie ist—Always a-being, never being.Schiller.
Immer zu! Immer zu! / Ohne Rast und Ruh!—Ever onward! ever onward! without rest and quiet.Goethe.
Immer zu misstrauen ist ein Irrthum wie immer zu trauen—Always to distrust is an error, as well as always to trust.Goethe.
Immo id, quod aiunt, auribus teneo lupum / Nam neque quomodo a me amittam, invenio: neque, uti retineam scio—It is true they say I have caught a wolf by the ears; for I know not either how to get rid of him or keep him in restraint.Terence.
Immodest words admit of no defence, / For want of decency is want of sense.Roscommon.
Immoritur studiis, et amore senescit habendi—He is killing himself with his efforts, and in his greed of gain is becoming an old man.Horace.
Immortale odium et nunquam sanabile vulnus—A deadly hatred, and a wound that can never be healed.Juvenal, on the effects of religious contention between neighbours.
Immortalia ne speres monet annus, et almum / Quæ rapit hora diem—The year in its course, and the hour that speeds the kindly day, admonishes you not to hope for immortal (i.e., permanent) blessings.Horace.
Immortality will come to such as are fit for it; and he who would be a great soul in future must be a great soul now.Emerson.
Imo pectore—From the bottom of the heart.
Impatience changeth smoke to flame.Erasmus.
Impatience dries the blood sooner than age or sorrow.Chapin.
Impatience is the principal cause of most of our irregularities and extravagances.Sterne.
Impatience waiteth on true sorrow.3 Henry VI., iii. 3.
Impavidum ruinæ fertent—The wreck of things will strike him unmoved.Horace.
Impera parendo—Command by obeying.Motto.
Imperat aut servit collecta pecunia cuique—Money amassed is either our slave or our tyrant.Horace.
Imperfection is in some sort essential to all that we know of life. It is the sign of life in a mortal body, that is, of a state of progress and change.Ruskin.
Imperfection means perfection hid, / Reserved in part to grace the after-time.Browning.
Imperfections cling to a man, which, if he wait till he have brushed off entirely, he will spin for ever on his axis, advancing nowhither.Carlyle.
Imperia dura tolle, quid virtus erit?—Remove severe restraint, and what will become of virtue?Seneca.
Imperious Cæsar, dead and turn’d to clay, / Might stop a hole to keep the wind away.Hamlet, v. 1.
Imperium et libertas—Empire and liberty.Cicero.
Imperium facile iis artibus retinetur, quibus initio partum est—Power is easily retained by those arts by which it was at first acquired.Sallust.
Imperium in imperio—A government within a government.
Impertinent and lavish talking is in itself a very vicious habit.Thomas à Kempis.
Impetrare oportet, quia æquum postulas—You ought to obtain what you ask, as you only ask what is fair.Plautus.
Implacabiles plerumque læsæ mulieres—Women, when offended, are generally implacable.
“Impossible” est un mot que je ne dis jamais—“Impossible” is a word which I never utter.Collin d’Hartevilles.
Impossible is the precept “Know thyself,” till it be translated into this partially possible one, “Know what thou canst work at.”Carlyle.
Impossible! Ne me dites jamais ce bête de mot—Impossible! Never name to me that blockhead of a word.Mirabeau, to his secretary Dumont.
“Impossible” n’est pas français—“Impossible” is not French.Napoleon.
“Impossible,” when Truth and Mercy and the everlasting voice of Nature order, has no place in the brave man’s dictionary.Carlyle.
“Impossible!” who talks to me of impossibilities?Chatham.
Impotentia excusat legem—Inability suspends the action of law.Law.
Impransus—One who has not dined, or who can’t find a dinner.
Imprimatur—Let it be printed.
Imprimis—First of all.
Imprimis venerare Deos—Before all things reverence the gods.Virgil.
Improbæ / Crescunt divitiæ, tamen / Curtæ nescio quid semper abest rei—Riches increase to an enormous extent, yet something is ever wanting our still imperfect fortune.Horace.
Improbe amor, quid non mortalia pectora cogis?—Cruel love! what is there to which thou dost not drive mortal hearts?Virgil.
Improbe Neptunum accusat, qui naufragium iterum facit—He who suffers shipwreck twice is unjust if he throws the blame on Neptune.Publius Syrus.
Improbis aliena virtus semper formidolosa est—To wicked men the virtue of others is always matter of dread.Sallust.
Impromptu—Off-hand; without premeditation.
Improvement is Nature.Leigh Hunt.
Imprudent expression in conversation may be forgotten and pass away; but when we take the pen into our hand, we must remember that litera scripta manet.Blair.
Impudence is no virtue, yet able to beggar them all.Sir T. Osborne.
Impunitas semper ad deteriora invitat—Impunity always tempts to still worse crimes.Coke.
In a boundless universe / Is boundless better, boundless worse.Tennyson.
In a calm sea, every man is a pilot.Proverb.
In a commercial nation impostors are abroad in all professions.William Blake.
In a fair gale every fool may sail, but wise behaviour in a storm commends the wisdom of the pilot.Quarles.
In a free country there is much complaining but little suffering; under a despotism, much suffering but little complaining.Giles’ Proverbs.
In a good lord there must first be a good animal, at least to the extent of yielding the incomparable advantage of animal spirits.Emerson.
In a great soul everything is great.Pascal.
In a healthy state of the organism all wounds have a tendency to heal.Mme. Swetchine.
In a lawsuit nothing is certain but the expense.A. Butler.
In a leopard the spots are not observed.Herbert’s Coll.
In a lottery, where there is (at the lowest computation) ten thousand blanks to one prize, it is the most prudent choice not to venture.Lady Montagu.
In a man’s letters his soul lies naked; his letters are only the mirror of his breast.Johnson.
In a matter of life and death don’t trust even your mother; she might mistake a black bean (used in voting) for a white one.Alcibiades.
In a narrow circle the mind grows narrow; the more a man expands, the larger his aims.Schiller.
In a noble race, levity without virtue is seldom found. In a mine of rubies, when shall we find pieces of glass?Hitopadesa.
In a poem there should be not only the poetry of images, but also the poetry of ideas.Joubert.
In a symbol there is concealment and yet revelation, silence and speech acting together, some embodiment and revelation of the infinite, made to blend itself with the finite, to stand visible, and, as it were, attainable there.Carlyle.
In a thousand pounds of law there is not an ounce of love.Proverb.
In a valiant suffering for others, not in a slothful making others suffer for us, did nobleness ever lie.Carlyle.
In acta—In the very act.
In action, a great heart is the chief qualification; in work, a great head.Schopenhauer.
In æquali jure melior est conditio possidentis—Where the right is equal, the claim of the party in possession is the best.Law.
In æternum—For ever.
In all battles, if you await the issue, each fighter has prospered according to his right. His right and his might, at the close of the account, were the same.Carlyle.
In all faiths there is something true / … Something that keeps the Unseen in view, / … And notes His gifts with the worship due.Dr. Walter Smith.
In all human action, those faculties will be strong which are used.Emerson.
In all human narrative, it is the battle only, and not the victory, that can be dwelt on with advantage.Carlyle.
In all literary history there is no such figure as Dante, no such homogeneousness of life and works, such loyalty to ideas, such sublime irrecognition of the unessential.Lowell.
In all matters prefer the less evil to the greater, and solace yourself under any ill with the reflection that it might be worse.Spurgeon.
In all provinces there are artists and artisans; men who labour mechanically in a department, without eye for the whole, not feeling that there is a whole; and men who inform and ennoble the humblest department with an idea of the whole, and habitually know that only in the whole is the partial to be truly discerned.Carlyle.
In all science error precedes the truth, and it is better it should go first than last.Horace Walpole.
In all situations (out of Tophet) there is a duty, and our highest blessedness lies in doing it.Carlyle.
In all straits the good behave themselves with meekness and patience.Thomas à Kempis.
In all things that live there are certain irregularities and deficiencies, which are not only signs of life, but sources of beauty.Ruskin.
In all things, to serve from the lowest station upwards is necessary.Goethe.
In all times it is only individuals that have advanced science, not the age.Goethe.
In all true work, were it but true hand-labour, there is something of divineness.Carlyle.
In all vital action the manifest purpose and effort of Nature is, that we should be unconscious of it…. Nature so meant it with us; it is so we are made.Carlyle.
In allem andern lass dich lenken / Nur nicht im Fühlen und im Denken—In everything else let thyself be led, only not in feeling and in thinking.v. Sallet.
In alms regard thy means and others’ merit. / Think Heaven a better bargain than to give / Only thy single market-money for it.George Herbert.
In ambiguo—In doubt.
In America you can get tea, and coffee, and meat every day. But the only true America is that country where you are at liberty to pursue such a mode of life as may enable you to do without these.Thoreau.
In an aristocratical institution like England, not trial by jury, but the dinner is the capital institution. It is the mode of doing honour to a stranger to invite him to eat, and has been for many a hundred years.Emerson.
In anima vili—On a subject of little worth.
In annulo Dei figuram ne gestato—Wear not the image of the Deity in a ring, i.e., do not use the name of God on frivolous occasions, or in vain.Proverb.
In any controversy, the instant we feel angry we have already ceased striving for truth and begun striving for ourselves.Goethe.
In aqua scribis—You are writing on water.Proverb.
In arena ædificas—You are building on sand.Proverb.
In arguing, be calm; for fierceness makes / Error a fault, and truth discourtesy.George Herbert.
In argument with men, a woman ever / Goes by the worse, whatever be her cause.Milton.
In art and in deeds, only that is properly achieved which, like Minerva, springs full-grown and armed from the head of the inventor.Goethe.
In art, to express the infinite one should suggest infinitely more than is expressed.Goethe.
In articulo mortis—At the point of death.
In audaces non est audacia tuta—Daring is not safe against daring men.Ovid.
In beato omnia beata—With the fortunate everything is fortunate.Horace.
In bocca chiusa non c’ entran mosche—Flies can’t enter into a mouth that is shut.Italian Proverb.