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James Wood, comp. Dictionary of Quotations. 1899.

In self-trust to Inmost things

In self-trust all the virtues are comprehended.Emerson.

In serum rem trahere—To protract the discussion, or the sitting, to a late hour.Livy.

In service, care or coldness / Doth ratably thy fortunes mar or make.George Herbert.

In situ—In its original position.

In small proportion we just beauties see, / And in short measures life may perfect be.Ben Jonson.

In so complex a thing as human nature, we must consider it hard to find rules without exceptions.George Eliot.

In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself.Sterne.

In solo Deo salus—Salvation in God alone.Motto.

In solo vivendi causa palato est—To gratify the palate is the sole object of their existence.Juvenal.

In some men a certain mediocrity of mind helps to make them wise.La Bruyère.

In some men there is a malignant passion to destroy the works of genius, literature, and freedom.Junius.

In some sort, love is greater than God.Jacob Böhme.

In some things all, in all things none, are crossed.R. Southwell.

In spite of all his faults, there is no creature worthier of affection than man.Goethe.

In spite of all misfortunes, there is still enough to satisfy one.Goethe.

In spite of all the evil that is said of the unfortunates, kings sometimes have their good qualities too.The Miller of Sans Souci.

In spite of seeming difference, men are all of one pattern.Emerson.

In statu quo—In the state in which it was.

In stinting wisdom, greatest wisdom lies.Sir Richard Baker.

In such a world as this a man who is rich in himself is like a bright, warm, happy room at Christmastide, while without are the frost and snow of a December night.Schopenhauer.

In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior.Bacon.

In tale or history your beggar is ever the first antipode to your king.Lamb.

In tenui labor, at tenuis non gloria—Slight is the subject of my work, but not the glory.Virgil.

In terrorem—As a warning.

In that fire-whirlwind (of the burning of the world-Phœnix), creation and destruction proceed together; ever as the ashes of the old are blown out, do organic filaments of the new mysteriously spin themselves; and amid the rushing and waving of the whirlwind element come tones of a melodious death-song, which end not but in tones of a more melodious birth-song.Carlyle.

In the adversity of our best friends we always find something that does not altogether displease us.La Rochefoucauld.

In the balance, hero dust / Is vile as vulgar clay: / Thou, mortality, art just / To all that pass away.Byron.

In the breast of every single man there slumbers a frightful germ (Keim) of madness (Wahnsinn).Feuchtersleben.

In the career of nations no less than of men, the error of their intellect and the hardening of their hearts may be accurately measured by their denial of spiritual power.Ruskin.

In the catalogue ye go for men.Macbeth, iii. 1.

In the childhood of nations speaking was singing; let this be repeated in the childhood of the individual.Jean Paul.

In the coldest flint there is hot fire.Proverb.

In the confidence of youth man imagines that very much is under his control; in the disappointment of old age, very little.Draper.

In the darkest spot on earth / Some love is found.Procter.

In the degree in which you delight in the life of any creature, you can see it; not otherwise.Ruskin.

In the denial of self is the beginning of all that is truly generous and noble.Carlyle.

In the destitution of the wild desert does our young Ishmael acquire for himself the highest of all possessions, that of self-help.Carlyle.

In the divine commandment, “Thou shalt not steal,” if well understood, is comprised the whole Hebrew decalogue, with Solon’s and Lycurgus’s constitutions, Justinian’s pandects, the Code Napoleon, and all codes, catechisms, divinities, moralities whatsoever that man has devised (and enforced with altar-fire and gallows-ropes) for his social guidance.Carlyle.

In the division of the inheritance, friendship standeth still.Dutch Proverb.

In the dullest existence there is a sheen of inspiration or of madness (thou partly hast it in thy choice which of the two) that gleams in from the circumambient eternity, and colours with its own hues our little islet of time.Carlyle.

In the dusk the plainest writing is illegible.Goethe.

In the end / Things will mend.Proverb.

In the end we retain from our studies only that which we practically apply.Goethe.

In the evening one may praise the day.Proverb.

In the exact proportion in which men are bred capable of warm affection, common-sense, and self-command, and are educated to love, to think, and to endure, they become noble, live happily, die calmly, are remembered with perpetual honour by their race, and for the perpetual good of it.Ruskin.

In the eye of the Supreme, dispositions hold the place of actions.Blair.

In the face of every human being his history stands plainly written, his innermost nature steps forth to the light; yet they are the fewest who can read and understand.Bodenstedt.

In the fact that hero-worship exists, has existed, and will for ever exist universally among mankind, mayest thou discern the cornerstone of living rock, whereon all politics for the remotest time may stand secure.Carlyle.

In the family where the house-father rules secure, there dwells the peace (Friede) which thou wilt in vain seek for elsewhere in the wide world outside.Goethe.

In the field none other can supply our place, each must stand alone,—on himself must rely.Schiller.

In the fine arts, as in many other things, we know well only what we have not learned.Chamfort.

In the fog of good and evil affections, it is hard for man to walk forward in a straight line.Emerson.

In the godlike only has man strength and freedom.Carlyle.

In the good as well as in the evil of life, less depends upon what befalls us than upon the way in which we take it.Schopenhauer.

In the great duel (of opinion), Nature herself is umpire, and does no wrong.Carlyle.

In the great hand of God I stand.Macbeth, ii. 3.

In the grimmest rocky wildernesses of existence there are blessed well-springs, there is an everlasting guiding star.Carlyle.

In the hands of genius the driest stick becomes an Aaron’s rod, and buds and blossoms out in poetry.H. N. Hudson.

In the husband, wisdom; in the wife, gentleness.Proverb.

In the interchange of thought use no coin but gold and silver.Joubert.

In the land of promise a man may die of hunger.Dutch Proverb.

In the lexicon of youth, which fate reserves for a bright manhood, there is no such word as fail.Bulwer Lytton.

In the meanest hut there is a romance, if you knew the hearts there.Varnhagen von Ense.

In the midst of life we are in death.Burial Service.

In the midst of the sun is the light, in the midst of the light is the truth, and in the midst of the truth is the imperishable being.The Vedas.

In the mind, as in a field, though some things may be sown and carefully brought up, yet what springs naturally is the most pleasing.Tacitus.

In the mirror we see the face; in wine, the heart.German Proverb.

In the modesty of fearful duty / I read as much as from the rattling tongue / Of saucy and audacious eloquence.Mid. N.’s Dream, v. 1.

In the morning mountains; / In the evening fountains.Herbert’s Coll.

In the morning of life, work; in the mid-day, give counsel; in the evening, pray.German saying.

In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand: for thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good.Bible.

In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin.Bible.

In the ordinary concerns of life, moral energy is more serviceable than brilliant parts; while in the more important, these latter are of little weight without it, evaporating only in brief and barren flashes.Prescott.

In the perishable petals of the flower there resides more spirit and life than in the lumpish granite boulder that has defied the tear and wear of thousands of years.Feuerbach.

In the place where the tree falleth, there it shall lie.Bible.

In the pursuit of intellectual pleasure lies every virtue; of sensual, every vice.Goldsmith.

In the religion of Christ, as in the philosophy of Hegel, the negative principle is the creative, or determinative, principle. Christianity begins in No, subsists in No, and survives in No, to the spirit of the world; this it at first peremptorily spurns, and then calmly disregards as of no account.James Wood.

In the same measure in which you wish to receive, you must give. If you wish for a whole heart, give a whole life.Rückert.

In the smallest cottage there is room enough for two lovers.Schiller.

In the spiritual world, as in the astronomical, it is the earth that turns and produces the phenomena of the heavens.Carlyle.

In the spiritual world there is properly no in and no out.Jean Paul.

In the state nobody can enjoy life in peace, but everybody must govern; in art, nobody will enjoy what has been produced, but every one wants to reproduce on his own account.Goethe.

In the sweat of thy brow shalt thou eat thy bread.Bible.

In the true Utopia, man will rather harness himself with his oxen to his plough, than leave the devil to drive it.Ruskin.

In the unhappy man forget the foe.Addison.

In the utmost solitudes of Nature, the existence of hell seems to me as legibly declared by a thousand spiritual utterances as that of heaven.Ruskin.

In the way of righteousness is life; and in the pathway thereof there is no death.Bible.

In the wilderness of life there are springs and palm-trees.S. Lover.

In the winter, warmth stands for all virtue.Thoreau.

In the works of many celebrated authors men are mere personifications. We have not a jealous man, but jealousy; not a traitor, out perfidy; not a patriot, but patriotism. The mind of Bunyan, on the contrary, was so imaginative that personifications, when he dealt with them, became men.Macaulay.

In the world’s opinion marriage, as in a play, winds up everything; whereas it is, in fact, the beginning of everything.Mme. Swetchine.

In the world-strife now waging, the victory cannot be by violence; and every conquest under the Prince of War retards the standards of the Prince of Peace.Ruskin.

In the wreck of noble lives / Something immortal still survives.Longfellow.

In theatro ludus—Like a scene at a play.

In these days, whether we like it or not, the power is with the tongue.Lord Salisbury.

In these sick days, when the born of heaven first descries himself in a world such as ours, richer than usual in two things, in truths grown obsolete, and trades grown obsolete—what can the fool think but that it is all a den of lies, wherein whoso will not speak lies and act lies must stand idle and despair?Carlyle.

In these times we fight for ideas, and newspapers are our fortresses.Heine.

In things pertaining to enthusiasm, no man is sane who does not know how to be insane on proper occasions.A. B. Alcott.

In things that may have a double sense, it is good to think the better was intended; so shall we still both keep our friends and quietness.Feltham.

In this blunder still you find, / All think their little set mankind.Hannah More.

In this theatre of man’s life, it is reserved only for God and angels to look on.Pythagoras.

In this wild element of a life, man has to struggle onwards; now fallen, deep-abased; and ever, with tears, repentance, with bleeding heart, he has to rise again, struggle again, still onwards. That his struggle be a faithful, unconquerable one—that is the question of questions.Carlyle.

In this world, full often our joys are only the tender shadows which our sorrows cast.Ward Beecher.

In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.Ward Beecher.

In this world there is one godlike thing, the essence from first to last of all of godlike in it—the veneration done to human worth by the hearts of men.Carlyle.

In thy breast are the stars of thy fate.Schiller.

In thy thriving still misdoubt some evil: / Lest gaining gain on thee, and make thee dim / To all things else.George Herbert.

In time comes he whom God sends.Herbert’s Coll.

In time the savage bull doth bear the yoke.Much Ado, i. 1.

In time we hate that which we often fear.Ant. and Cleop., i. 3.

In times of anarchy one may seem a despot in order to be a saviour.Mirabeau.

In times of danger it is proper to be alarmed until danger be near at hand; but when we perceive that danger is near, we should oppose it as if we were not afraid.Hitopadesa.

In times of misfortune men’s understandings even are sullied.Hitopadesa.

In times of necessity the words of the wise are worthy to be observed.Hitopadesa.

In too much disputing truth is lost.French Proverb.

In totidem verbis—In so many words.

In toto—In the whole; entirely.

In toto et pars continetur—In the whole the part also is contained.

In transitu—In passing.

In treachery it is not the fraud, but the cold-heartedness, that is chiefly dreadful.Ruskin.

In trinitate robur—My strength lies in trinity (or triunity).Motto.

In true marriage lies / Nor equal, nor unequal: each fulfils / Defect in each, and always thought in thought, / Purpose in purpose, will in will, they grow, / The single pure and perfect animal, / The two-ceil’d heart beating, with one full stroke, / Life.Tennyson.

In turbas et discordias pessimo cuique plurima vis—In seasons of tumult and discord, the worst men have the greatest power.Tacitus.

In unoquoque virorum bonorum habitat Deus—God has his dwelling within every good man.Seneca.

In usum Delphini—For the use of the Dauphin.

In utero—In the womb.

In utramvis dormire aurem—To sleep on both ears, i.e., soundly, as no longer needing to keep awake.Proverb.

In utraque fortuna paratus—Prepared in any change of fortune.Motto.

In utroque fidelis—Faithful in both.Motto.

In vacuo—In empty space.

In vain do they talk of happiness who never subdued an impulse in obedience to a principle.Horace Mann.

In vain does the mill clack / If the miller his hearing lack.Herbert’s Coll.

In veritate religionis confido—I confide in the truth of religion.Motto.

In veritate victoria—Victory lies with the truth.Motto.

In vino veritas—There is truth in wine; that is, the truth comes out under its influence.

In vitium ducit culpæ fuga—In flying from one vice we are sometimes led into another.Horace.

In water you may see your own face; in wine the heart of another.Proverb.

In well-regulated civil society there is scarcely a more melancholy suffering to be undergone than what is forced on us by the neighbourhood of an incipient player on the flute or violin.Goethe.

In wenig Stunden / Hat Gott das Rechte gefunden—God takes but a short time to find out the light.Goethe.

In wonder all philosophy began; in wonder it ends; and admiration fills up the interspace.Coleridge.

In wonder the spirits fly not as in fear, but only settle.Bacon.

In working well, if travail you sustain, / Into the wind shall lightly pass the pain, / But of the deed the glory shall remain.Nicholas Grimwald.

In works of labour or of skill, / I would be busy too, / For Satan finds some mischief still / For idle hands to do.Watts.

In writing readily, it does not follow that you write well; but in writing well, you must be able to write readily.Quintilian.

In your own country your name, in other countries your appearance.Hebrew Proverb.

In youth and beauty wisdom is but rare.Pope, after Homer.

In youth it is too early, in old age it is too late to marry.Diogenes.

In youth, one has tears without grief; in age, grief without tears.Jean Paul.

Inactivity cannot be led to good.Hannah More.

Inanis verborum torrens—An unmeaning torrent of words.Quintilian.

Incedis per ignes / Suppositos cineri doloso—You are treading on fire overlaid by treacherous ashes.Horace.

Incedit in Scyllam qui vult vitare Charybdim—He falls into Scylla in struggling to escape Charybdis.Proverb.

Incendit omnem feminæ zelus domum—The jealousy of a woman sets a whole house in a flame.Proverb.

Incense is a tribute for gods only but a poison for mortals.Goethe.

Inceptis gravibus plerumque et magna professis, / Purpureas, late qui splendeat, unus et alter / Adsuitur pannus—Oftentimes to lofty beginnings and such as promise great things, one or two purple patches are stitched on in order to make a brilliant display.Horace.

Incerta hæc si tu postules / Ratione certa facere, nihilo plus agas, / Quam si des operam ut cum ratione insanias—If you require reason to make that certain which is uncertain, you are simply attempting to go mad by the rules of reason.Terence.

Incerta pro nullis habetur—What is uncertain is to be treated as non-extant.Law.

Incerti sunt exitus belli—The results of war are uncertain.Cicero.

Incertum est quo te loco mors expectet; itaque in omni loco illam expecta—It is uncertain in what place death awaits you; be ready for it therefore in every place.Seneca.

Incessant scribbling is death to thought.Carlyle.

Incessu patuit Dea—By her gait the goddess stood revealed.Virgil.

Incidents ought not to govern policy; but policy, incidents.Napoleon.

Inclusio unius est exclusio alterius—The mention by name of the one implies the exclusion of the other.Law.

Incoctum generoso pectus honesto—A heart imbued with generous honour.Persius.

Inconsiderate persons do not think till they speak; or they speak, and then think.Judge Hale.

Inconsistencies of opinion, arising from changes of circumstances, are often justifiable.Daniel Webster.

Increased means and increased leisure are the two civilisers of men.Disraeli.

Incrédules les plus crédules—The incredulous are the most credulous.Pascal.

Incudi reddere—To return to the anvil, i.e., to improve or recast.Horace.

Inde datæ leges ne fortior omnia posset—Laws have been ordained to the end that the stronger may not have everything their own way.Law.

Inde iræ et lacrimæ—Hence rage and tears.Juvenal.

Indecision and delay are the parents of failure.Canning.

Independence, in all kinds, is rebellion; if unjust rebellion, why parade it and everywhere prescribe it.Carlyle.

Independence, in all kinds, is rebellion. Were your superiors worthy to govern, and you worthy to obey, reverence for them were even your only possible freedom.Carlyle.

Independence, like honour, is a rocky island without a beach.Napoleon.

Independence you had better cease to talk of, for you are dependent not only on every act of people whom you never heard of, who are living round you, but on every past act of what has been dust for a thousand years.Ruskin.

Index expurgatorius—An expurgatory index.

Indica tigris agit rabida cum tigride pacem / Perpetuam: sævis inter se convenit ursis. / Ast homini ferrum letale incude nefanda / Produxisse parum est—The Indian tigers live in perpetual peace with each rabid tigress; savage bears agree among themselves, but man without remorse beats out the deadly sword on the accursed anvil.Juvenal.

Indictum sit—Be it unsaid.

Indigestion is the devil—nay, ’tis the devil and all. It besets a man in every one of his senses.Burns.

Indigna digna habenda sunt hæres quæ facit—Things unbecoming are to be held becoming if the master does them.Plautus.

Indignant good sense is often the perfection of absurdity.Thackeray.

Indignante invidia florebit justus—The just man will prosper in spite of envy.Motto.

Indigne vivit per quem non vivit alter—He by whom another does not live does not deserve to live.

Indignor quidquam reprehendi, non quia crasse / Compositum, illepideve putetur, sed quia nuper—I feel indignant when a work is censured not as uncouth or rough, but as new.

Individuality is everywhere to be spared and respected, as the root of everything good.Jean Paul.

Individuality is of far more account than nationality.Schopenhauer.

Individually man is a weak being, but strong in union with others.Herder.

Individuals may form communities, but it is institutions alone can create a nation.Disraeli.

Individuals must be modest, but modesty degrades nations.Gioberti.

Indocilis pauperiem pati—One that cannot learn to bear poverty.Horace.

Indocilis privata loqui—Incapable of betraying secrets.Lucan.

Indocti discant, et ament meminisse periti—Let the ignorant learn, and the learned take pleasure in refreshing their remembrance.President Hénault, after Pope.

Indolence and stupidity are first cousins.Rivarol.

Indolence is the paralysis of the soul.Lavater.

Indolence is the sleep of the mind.Vauvenargues.

Industria floremus—By industry we flourish.Motto.

Industriæ nil impossibile—Nothing is impossible to industry.

Industry is Fortune’s right hand, and Frugality her left.Proverb.

Industry is the parent of success.

Industry is the parent of virtue.

Industry need not wish.Ben. Franklin.

Indutus virtute ab alto—Anointed with virtue from above.

Inest et formicæ sua bilis—Even the ant has its bile.

Inest sua gratia parvis—Even little things have a grace of their own.

Inest virtus et mens interrita lethi—He has a valiant heart and a soul undaunted by death.Ovid.

Infancy is the perpetual Messiah, which comes into the arms of fallen men, and pleads with them to return to Paradise.Emerson.

Infancy presents body and spirit in unity; the body is all animated.Coleridge.

Infandum, regina, jubes renovare dolorem—Indescribable, O Queen, is the grief you bid me renew.Virgil.

Infecta pace—Without effecting a peace.Terence.

Inferior poetry is an injury to the good, inasmuch as it takes away the freshness of rhymes, blunders upon and gives a wretched commonality to good thoughts, and, in general, adds to the weight of human weariness in a most woeful and culpable manner.Ruskin.

Infidelity is not always built upon doubt, for this is diffident; nor philosophy always upon wisdom, for this is meek; but pride is neither.Colton.

Infidelity, like death, admits of no degrees.Mme. de Girardin.

Infinite is the help man can yield to man.Carlyle.

Infinite pity, yet also infinite rigour of law: it is so Nature is made.Carlyle.

Infinite toil would not enable you to sweep away a mist; but, by ascending a little, you may often overlook it altogether.Helps.

Inflatum plenumque Nerone propinquo—Puffed up and full of his relationship to Nero.Juvenal.

Inflict not on an enemy every injury in your power, for he may afterwards become your friend.Saadi.

Influence is to be measured not by the extent of surface it covers, but by its kind.Channing.

Infra dignitatem—Beneath one’s dignity.

Ingenii largitor venter—The belly is the bestower of genius.

Ingeniis patuit campus, certusque merenti / Stat favor: ornatur propriis industria donis—The field is open to talent and merit is sure of its reward. The gifts with which industry is crowned are her own.Claudian.

Ingenio fades conciliante placet—When the disposition wins us, the features please.Ovid.

Ingenio non ætate adipiscitur sapientia—Wisdom is a birth of Nature, not of years.

Ingenio stat sine morte decus—The honour accorded to genius is immortal.Propertius.

Ingeniorum cos æmulatio—Rivalry is the whetstone of talent.

Ingenium ingens / Inculto latet hoc sub corpore—A great intellect lies concealed under that uncouth exterior.Horace.

Ingenium mala sæpe movent—Misfortunes often stir up genius.Ovid.

Ingenium res adversæ nudare solent, celare secundæ—As a rule, adversity reveals genius, and prosperity conceals it.Horace.

Ingens telum necessitas—Necessity is a powerful weapon.

Ingentes animos angusto in corpore versant—They have mighty souls at work within a stinted body.Virgil.

Ingenuas didicisse fideliter artes / Emollit mores, nec sinit esse feros—A faithful study of the liberal arts refines the manners and corrects their harshness.Ovid.

Ingrata patria, ne ossa quidem habebis—Ungrateful country, thou shalt not have even my bones.Scipio.

Ingratis servire nefas—To serve the ungrateful is an offence to the gods.

Ingratitude and compassion never cohabit in the same breast.South.

Ingratitude drieth up wells, / And time bridges fells.Wodroephe.

Ingratitude is a crime so shameful, that the man was never yet found who would acknowledge himself guilty of it. (?)

Ingratitude! thou marble-hearted fiend, / More hideous, when thou show’st thee in a child, / Than the sea-monster.King Lear, i. 4.

Ingratus est qui remotis testibus agit gratiam—He is an ungrateful man who is unwilling to acknowledge his obligation before others.Seneca.

Ingratus unus miseris omnibus nocet—One ungrateful man does an injury to all needy people.Publius Syrus.

Inimicus et invidus vicinorum oculus—An enemy and an envious man is an eye over his neighbour.Proverb.

Iniqua nunquam regna perpetua manent—Authority founded on injustice is never of long duration.Seneca.

Iniquum est aliquem rei sui esse judicem—It is unjust that any one should be judge in his own cause.Coke.

Initia magistratuum nostrorum meliora ferme, et finis inclinat—The commencement of our official duties is characterised by greater vigour and alacrity, but towards the end they flag.Tacitus.

Initium est salutis, notitia peccati—The first step in a man’s salvation is knowledge of his sin.Seneca.

Injuria absque damno—Injury without loss.

Injuriæ spretæ exolescunt, si irascaris agnitæ videntur—Injuries that are slighted and unnoticed are soon forgotten; if you are angry, they are seen to be acknowledged.Proverb.

Injuriam qui facturus est jam facit—He who is bent on doing an injury has already done it.Seneca.

Injuriarum remedium est oblivio—Oblivion is the best remedy for injuries.Proverb.

Injuries come only from the heart.Sterne.

Injusta ab justis impetrare non decet; / Justa autem ab injustis petere, insipientia est—To ask what is unreasonable from the reasonable is not right; to ask what is reasonable from the unreasonable is folly.Plautus.

Inmost things are all melodious, naturally utter themselves in song. The meaning of song goes deep.Carlyle.