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James Wood, comp. Dictionary of Quotations. 1899.

In books to In seipso totus

In books lies the soul of the whole past time; the articulate audible voice of the past, when the body and material substance of it has altogether vanished like a dream.Carlyle.

In breathing there are two kinds of blessings (Guaden): inhaling the air and exhaling (lit. discharging) it; the former is oppressive, the latter refreshing, so strangely is life mingled. Thank God when He lays a burden on thee, and thank Him when He takes it off.Goethe.

In bunten Bildern wenig Klarheit, / Viel Irrtum und ein Fünkchen Wahrheit, / So wird der beste Trank gebraut, / Der alle Welt erquickt und auferbaut—With little clearness (light) in motley metaphors, much falsehood and a spark of truth, is the genuine draught prepared with which every one is refreshed and edified.Goethe.

In buying horses and taking a wife, shut your eyes and commend yourself to God.Italian Proverb.

In caducum parietem inclinare—To lean against a falling wall.Proverb.

In calamitoso risus etiam injuria est—Even to smile at the unfortunate is to do them an injury.Publius Syrus.

In capite—In chief.

In casu extremæ necessitatis omnia sunt communia—In a case of extreme emergency all things are common.Law.

In Catholic countries religion and liberty exclude each other; in Protestant ones they accept each other.Amiel.

In cauda venenum—Poison lurks in the tail; or, there is a sting in the tail.Proverb.

In causa facili, cuivis licet esse diserto—In an easy matter any man may be eloquent.Ovid.

In character, in manner, in style, in all things the supreme excellence is simplicity.Longfellow.

In cheerful souls there is no evil; wit shows a disturbance of the equipoise.Novalis.

In childhood be modest, in youth temperate, in manhood just, and in old age prudent.Socrates.

In choosing friends, we should choose those whose qualities are innate, and their virtues virtues of the temperament.Amiel.

In Christ the infinite itself has come down to the level of the finite, and the finite has been raised to the level of the infinite, and in His single person the spirit of the universe stands revealed.James Wood.

In civil broils the worst of men may rise to honour.Plutarch.

In clothes, cheap handsomeness doth bear the bell.George Herbert.

In clothes clean and fresh there is a kind of youth with which age should surround itself.Joubert.

In cœlo nunquam spectatum impune cometam—A comet is never seen in the sky without indicating disaster.Claudian.

In cœlo quies—There is rest in heaven.

In cælum jacularis—You are aiming at the heavens; your anger is bootless.

In commendam—In trust or recommendation.

In common things the law of sacrifice takes the form of positive duty.Froude.

In communism, inequality springs from placing mediocrity on a level with excellence.Proudhon.

In composing a book, the last thing that one learns is to know what to put first.Pascal.

In constitutional states, liberty is a compensation for heaviness of taxation; in despotic ones, lightness of taxation is a compensation for liberty.Montesquieu.

In contemplation, if a man begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.Bacon.

In conversation, boldness now bears sway.George Herbert.

In conversation, humour is more than wit, easiness more than knowledge.Sir Wm. Temple.

In courtesy rather pay a penny too much than too little.Proverb.

In crucifixo gloria mea—I glory in the Crucified.

In cumulo—In a heap.

In curia—In the court.

In cute curanda plus æquo operata juventus—Youth unduly busy with pampering the outer man.Horace.

In days of yore nothing was holy but the beautiful.Schiller.

In deep waters men find great pearls.Proverb.

In deinem Glauben ist dein Himmel, / In deinem Herzen ist dein Glück—In thy faith is thy heaven, in thy heart thy happiness.Arndt.

In deinem Nichts hoff’ ich das All zu finden—In thy nothing hope I to find the all.Goethe.

In delay / We waste our lights in vain, like lamps by day.Romeo and Juliet, i. 4.

In Deo spero—In God I hope.Motto.

In der jetzigen Zeit soli Niemand schweigen oder nachgeben; man muss reden und sich rühren, nicht um zu überwinden, sondern sich auf seinem Posten zu erhalten; ob bei der Majorität oder Minorität, ist ganz gleichgültig—At the present time no one should yield or keep silence; every one must speak and bestir himself, not in order to gain the upper hand, but to keep his own position—whether with the majority or the minority is quite indifferent.Goethe.

In der Kunst ist das Beste gut genug—In art the best is good enough.Goethe.

In der Noth allein / Bewähret sich der Adel grosser Seele—In difficulty alone does the nobility of great souls prove itself.Schiller.

In dictione—In the expression, or the form.

In die Hölle kommt man mit grösserer Mühe, als in den Himmel—It’s harder work getting to hell than heaven.German Proverb.

In diem—To some future day.

In diem vivere—To live from hand to mouth.

In dim eclipse disastrous twilight sheds / On half the nations, and with fear of change perplexes monarchs.Milton.

In diving to the bottom of pleasures we bring up more gravel than pearls.Balzac.

In doubtful matters courage may do much; in desperate, patience.Proverb.

In dubiis—In matters of doubt.

In dubiis benigniora semper sunt præferenda—In cases of doubt we should always lean to the side of mercy.Law.

In dulci jubilo—Now sing and be joyful.Peter of Dresden.

In duty prompt, at every call, / He watch’d, and wept, and felt, and prayed for all.Goldsmith.

In dyeing the spiritual nature there are two processes—first, the cleansing and wringing out, which is the baptism with water; and then the infusing of the blue and scarlet colours, gentleness and justice, which is the baptism with fire.Ruskin.

In eadem re utilitas et turpitudo esse non potest—In the same thing usefulness and baseness cannot coexist.Cicero.

In eating, after nature is once satisfied, every additional morsel brings stupidity and distempers with it.Goldsmith.

In eburna vagina plumbeus gladius—A leaden sword in an ivory sheath.Diogenes, of an empty fop.

In eloquence, the great triumphs of the art are when the orator is lifted above himself; when consciously he makes himself the mere tongue of the occasion and the hour, and says what cannot but be said.Emerson.

In equilibrio—In equilibrium.

In esse—In actual being.

In every age and clime we see / Two of a trade can never agree.Gay.

In every battle the eye is first conquered.Tacitus.

In every beginning think of the end.Proverb.

In every bone there is marrow, and within every jacket there is a man.Saadi.

In every change there will be many that suffer real or imaginary grievances, and therefore many will be dissatisfied.Johnson.

In every child their lies a wonderful deep.Schumann.

In every country the sun rises in the morning.Proverb.

In every creed there are two elements—the Divine substance and the human form. The form must change with the changing thoughts of men; and even the substance may come to shine with clearer light, and to reveal unexpected glories, as God and man come nearer together.R. W. Dale.

In every department of life we thank God that we are not like our fathers.Froude.

In every department one must begin as a child; throw a passionate interest over the subject; take pleasure in the shell till one has the happiness to arrive at the kernel.Goethe.

In every epoch of the world, the great event, parent of all others, is it not the arrival of a thinker in the world?Carlyle.

In every fault there is folly.Proverb.

In every great epoch there is some one idea at work which is more powerful than any other, and which shapes the events of the time and determines their ultimate issues.Buckle.

In every heart are sown the sparks that kindle fiery war; occasion needs but fan them, and they blaze.Cowper.

In every landscape the point of astonishment is the meeting of the sky and the earth, and that is seen from the first hillock as well as from the top of the Alleghanies.Emerson.

In every life there is an upward and a downward tendency (Trieb); he is to be praised who remains steadfast in the mean between.Rückert.

In every man there is a certain feeling that he has been what he is from all eternity, and by no means became such in time.Schelling.

In every parting there is an image of death.George Eliot.

In every phenomenon the beginning remains always the most notable moment.Carlyle.

In every rank, or great or small, / ’Tis industry supports us all.Gray.

In every ship there must be a seeing pilot, not a mere hearing one.Carlyle.

In every the wisest soul lies a whole world of internal madness, an authentic demon-empire; out of which, indeed, his world of wisdom has been creatively built together, and now rests there, as on its dark foundation does a habitable flowery earth-rind.Carlyle.

In every village there will arise a miscreant to establish the most grinding tyranny by calling himself the people.Sir R. Peel.

In exalting the faculties of the soul we annihilate, in a great degree, the delusion of the senses.Aimé-Martin.

In extenso—In full.

In extremis—At the point of death.

In failing circumstances no man can be relied on to keep his integrity.Emerson.

In Faith and Hope the world will disagree, / But all mankind’s concern is Charity.Pope.

In faith everything depends on “that” you believe; in knowledge everything depends on “what” you know, as well as how much and how well.Goethe.

In fashionable circles general satire, which attacks the fault rather than the person, is unwelcome; while that which attacks the person and spares the fault is always acceptable.Jean Paul.

In ferrum pro libertate ruebant—They rushed upon the sword in defence of their liberty.Motto.

In flagranti delicto—In the act.

In flammam flammas, in mare fundis aquas—You add fire to fire, and water to the sea.

In for a penny, in for a pound.Proverb.

In forma pauperis—As a pauper or poor man.

In foro conscientiæ—Before the tribunal of conscience.

In frosty weather a nail is worth a horse.Spanish Proverb.

In furias ignemque ruunt; amor omnibus idem—They rush into the flames of passion; love is the same in all.Virgil.

In futuro—In future; at a future time.

In general, indulgence for those we know is rarer than pity for those we know not.Rivarol.

In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes.Ruskin.

In generalibus latet dolus—In general assertions some deception lurks.

In giants we must kill pride and arrogance; but our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within.Cervantes.

In Glück Vorsichtigkeit, in Unglück Geduld—In good fortune, prudence; in bad, patience.German Proverb.

In good bearing beginneth worship.Hazlitt’s Coll.

In good years, corn is hay; in ill years, straw is corn.Hazlitt’s Coll.

In granting and in refusing, in joy and in sorrow, in liking and in disliking, good men, because of their own likeness, show mercy unto all things which have life.Hitopadesa.

In great states, children are always trying to remain children, and the parents wanting to make men and women of them. In vile states, the children are always wanting to be men and women, and the parents to keep them children.Ruskin.

In health, to be stirring shall profit thee best; / In sickness, hate trouble, seek quiet and rest.Thomas Tusser.

In heaven ambition cannot dwell, / Nor avarice in the vaults of hell.Southey.

In heaven the angels are advancing continually to the spring-time of their youth, so that the oldest angel appears the youngest.Swedenborg.

In Heaven’s sight the mere wish to pray is prayer. (?)

In her eyes that never weep, lightnings are laid asleep.A. Mary F. Robinson.

In her first passion, woman loves her lover, / In all the others, all she loves is love.Byron.

In high life every one is polished and courteous, but no one has the courage to be hearty and true.Goethe.

In Him we live and move and have our being.St. Paul.

In hoc signo spes mea—In this sign is my hope.Motto.

In hoc signo vinces—By this sign (the cross) thou shalt conquer.Motto.

In hoc statu—In this state or condition.

In hope to merit heaven by making earth a hell.Byron.

In idleness alone is there perpetual despair.Carlyle.

In illo viro, tantum robur corporis et animi fuit, ut quocunque loco natus esset, fortunam sibi facturus videretur—In that man there was such oaken strength of body and mind, that whatever his rank by birth might have been, he gave promise of attaining the highest place in the lists of fortune.Livy, of Cato the elder.

In intercourse with people of superior station, all that is required is not to be perfectly natural, but always to keep within the line of a certain conventional propriety.Goethe.

In jedem Menschen ist etwas von allen Menschen—In every man there is something of all men.Lichtenberg.

In judicando criminosa est celeritas—In pronouncing judgment, haste is criminal.Law.

In just and equal measure all is weighed; / One scale contains the sum of human weal, / And one, the good man’s heart.Shelley.

In King Cambyses’ vein.1 Henry IV., ii. 4.

In lapidary inscriptions a man is not upon oath.Johnson.

In learning anything, its first principles alone should be taught by constraint.Goethe.

In letters, if anywhere, we look for the man, not for the author.Blair.

In life a friend may be often found and lost; but an old friend never can be found, and Nature has provided that he cannot easily be lost.Johnson.

In life, as in art, the beautiful moves in curves.Bulwer Lytton.

In life every situation may bring its own peculiar pleasures.Goldsmith.

In life there is no present.Byron.

In limine—At the threshold or outset.

In literature to-day there are plenty good masons, but few good architects.Joubert.

In loco parentis—In the place of a parent.

In long-drawn systole and long-drawn diastole must the period of faith alternate with the period of denial; must the vernal growth, the summer luxuriance of all opinions, spiritual representations and creations, be followed by and again follow the autumnal decay, the winter dissolution.Carlyle.

In love all is risk.Goethe.

In love we are all fools alike.Gay.

In love we never think of moral qualities, and scarcely of intellectual ones. Temperament and manner alone, with beauty, excite love.Hazlitt.

In loving thou dost well, in passion not, / Wherein true love consists not.Milton.

In magnis et voluisse sat est—In great things it is enough even to have willed.Propertius.

In maiden meditation, fancy-free.Mid. N.’s Dream, ii. 1.

In manners tranquillity is the supreme power.Mme. de Maintenon.

In marriage, as in other things, contentment excels wealth.Molière.

In matters of conscience, first thoughts are best; in matters of prudence, last thoughts are best.Robert Hall.

In mediæval art, thought is the first thing, execution the second; in modern art, execution is the first thing and thought the second.Ruskin.

In mediæval art, truth is first, beauty second; in modern art, beauty is first, truth second.Ruskin.

In medias res—Into the midst of a thing at once.

In medio tutissimus ibis—You will go safest in the middle or in a middle course.Ovid.

In medio virtus—Virtue lies in the mean.Proverb.

In meinem Revier / Sind Gelehrten gewesen / Ausser ihrem Brevier / Konnten sie keines lesen—In my domain there have been learned men, but outside their breviary they could read nothing.Goethe.

In meinem Staate kann jeder nach seiner Façon selig werden—In my dominions every one may be happy in his own fashion.Frederick the Great.

In melle sunt sitæ linguæ vestræ atque orationes, / Corda felle sunt lita atque aceto—Your tongues and your words are steeped in honey, but your hearts in gall and vinegar.Plautus.

In memoriam—To the memory of.

In men we various ruling passions find; / In women, two almost divide the mind; / Those, only fix’d, they first or last obey, / The love of pleasure and the love of sway.Pope.

In mercatura facienda multæ fallaciæ et quasi præstigiæ exercentur—In commerce many deceptions, not to say juggleries, are practised.

In misfortune, in error, and when the time appointed for certain affairs is about to elapse, a servant who hath his master’s welfare at heart ought to speak unasked.Hitopadesa.

In moderating, not in satisfying desires, lies peace.Bp. Heber.

In modern England the ordinary habits of life and modes of education produce great plainness of mind in middle-aged women.Ruskin.

In morals, as in art, saying is nothing, doing is all.Renan.

In morals good-will is everything, but in art it is ability.Schopenhauer.

In morals, what begins in fear usually ends in wickedness; in religion, what begins in fear usually ends in fanaticism.Mrs. Jameson.

In much corn is some cockle.Proverb.

In much wisdom is much grief, and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.Bible.

In my Father’s house are many mansions.Jesus.

In my virtue (Tugend) I wrap myself and sleep.Platen.

In Nature there’s no blemish but the mind; / None can be called deformed but the unkind.Twelfth Night, iii. 4.

In Nature things move violently to their places, and calmly in their place; so virtue in ambition is violent, in authority settled and calm.Bacon.

In Nature we never see anything isolated, but everything in connection with something else which is before it, beside it, under it, and over it.Goethe.

In necessariis unitas, in dubiis libertas, in omnibus charitas—In essential matters, unity; in doubtful, liberty; in all, charity.Melancthon.

In nine cases out of ten, the evil tongue belongs to a disappointed man.Bancroft.

In no time or epoch can the Highest be spoken of in words—not in many words, I think, ever.Carlyle.

In nocte consilium—In the night is counsel; take a night to think over it; sleep upon it.

In nomine—In the name of.

In nomine Domini incipit omne malum—In the name of the Lord every evil begins.Mediæval Proverb.

In nubibus—In the clouds.

In nuce Iliad—An Iliad in a nutshell.

In obscuro—In obscurity.

In old age nothing any longer astonishes us.Goethe.

In old times men used their powers of painting to show the objects of faith; in later times they used the objects of faith to show their powers of painting.Ruskin.

In omni re vincit imitationem veritas—In everything truth surpasses its imitation or copy.Cicero.

In omnia paratus—Prepared for all emergencies.Motto.

In omnibus quidem, maxime tamen in jure, æquitas est—In all things, but particularly in law, regard is to be had to equity.Law.

In one thing men of all ages are alike; they have believed obstinately in themselves.Jacobi.

In oratory the will must predominate.Hare.

In order to do great things, it is necessary to live as if one were never to die.Vauvenargues.

In order to love mankind, we must not expect too much of them.Helvetius.

In order to manage an ungovernable beast, he must be stinted in his provender.Queen Elizabeth.

In our age of down-pulling and disbelief, the very devil has been pulled down; you cannot so much as believe in a devil.Carlyle.

In our fine arts, not imitation, but creation, is the aim.Emerson.

In our judgment of human transactions the law of optics is reversed; we see the most indistinctly the objects which are close around us.Whately.

In our own breast, there or nowhere flows the fountain of true pleasure.Wieland.

In pace leones, in prælio cervi—Brave as lions in peace, timid as deer in war.

In pain is a new time born.Chamisso.

In pari materia—In a similar matter.

In partibus infidelium—In unbelieving countries.

In peace, there’s nothing so becomes a man / As modest stillness and humility; / But when the blast of war blows in our ears, / Then imitate the action of the tiger; / Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood, / Disguise fair Nature with hard-favour’d rage, / Then lend the eye a terrible aspect; / Let it pry through the portage of the head / Like the brass cannons.Henry V., iii. 1.

In peace, who is not wise?Hitopadesa.

In perfect wedlock, the man, I should say, is the head, but the woman the heart, with which be cannot dispense.Rückert.

In perpetuam rei memoriam—In everlasting remembrance of a thing.

In pertusum ingerimus dicta dolium—We are pouring our words into a perforated cask, i.e., are throwing them away.Plautus.

In petto—Within the breast; in reserve.Italian.

In pios usus—For pious uses.

In Plato’s opinion, man was made for philosophy; in Bacon’s opinion, philosophy was made for man.Macaulay.

In pleno—In full.

In politics, as in life, we must above all things wish only for the attainable.Heine.

In politics, merit is rewarded by the possessor being raised, like a target, to a position to be fired at.Bovee.

In politics, what begins in fear usually ends in folly.Coleridge.

In pontificalibus—In full canonicals.

In portu quies—Rest in port.Motto.

In posse—Possibly; in possibility.

In practical life, the wisest and soundest men avoid speculation.Buckle.

In præsenti—At present.

In pretio pretium est; dat census honores, / Census amicitias; pauper ubique jacet—Worth lies in wealth; wealth purchases honours, friendships; the poor man everywhere is neglected.Ovid.

In pride, in reasoning pride, our error lies; / All quit their sphere and rush into the skies.Pope.

In principatu commutando, civium / Nil præter domini nomen mutant pauperes—In a change of masters the poor change nothing except their master’s name.Phædrus.

In private grieve, but with a careless scorn; / In public seem to triumph, not to mourn.Granville.

In proportion as one simplifies his life, the laws of the universe will appear less complex, and solitude will not be solitude, nor poverty poverty, nor weakness weakness.Thoreau.

In propria persona—In person.

In prosperity caution, in adversity patience.Dutch Proverb.

In prosperity no altars smoke.Italian Proverb.

In puris naturalibus—Stark naked.

In quietness and in confidence shall be your strength.Bible.

In quite common things much depends on choice and determination, but the highest which falls to our lot comes from no man knows whence.Goethe.

In radiant, all-irradiating insight, a burning interest, and the glorious, melodious, perennial veracity that results from these two, lies the soul of all worth in all speaking men.Carlyle.

In re—In the matter of.

In referenda gratia, debemus imitari agros fertiles qui plus multo afferunt quam acceperunt—In repaying kindness, we ought to imitate fertile lands, which give back much more than they have received.Cicero.

In regard to a book, the main point is what it brings me, what it suggests to me.Goethe.

In regard to virtue, each one finds certainty by consulting his own heart.Renan.

In religion as in friendship, they who profess most are ever the least sincere.Sheridan.

In religion, the sentiment is all; the ritual or ceremony indifferent.Emerson.

In religion / What damnéd error but some sober brow / Will bless it and approve it with a text?Mer. of Ven., iii. 2.

In rerum natura—In the nature of things.

In resolving to do our work well, is the only sound foundation of any religion whatsoever; and by that resolution only, and what we have done, and not by our belief, Christ will judge us, as He has plainly told us He will.Ruskin.

In reverence is the chief joy and power of life.Ruskin.

In Rome the Ten Commandments consist of the ten letters, Da pecuniam, Give money.C. J. Weber.

In sæcula sæculorum—For ages and ages; for ever and ever.

In sanguine fœdus—A covenant ratified in blood.Motto.

In saying aye or no, the very safety of our country and the sum of our well-being lies.L’Estrange.

In science read the newest works; in literature, the oldest.Bulwer Lytton.

In science the new is an advance; but in morals, as contradicting our inner ideals and historic idols, it is ever a retrogression.Jean Paul.

In science we have to consider two things: power and circumstance.Emerson.

In se magna ruunt—Great interests are apt to clash with each other.Lucan.

In seipso totus, teres, atque rotundus—Perfect in himself, polished, and rounded.Horace.