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James Wood, comp. Dictionary of Quotations. 1899.

Qui quæ to Reason is a bee

Qui quæ vult dicit, quod non vult audiet—He who says what he likes will hear what he does not like.Terence.

Qui recte vivendi prorogat horam / Rusticus expectat dum defluat amnis, at ille / Labitur et labetur in omne volubilis ævum—He who postpones the hour for living aright is as one who waits like the clown till the river flow by; but it glides and will glide on to all time.Horace.

Qui rit Vendredi, Dimanche pleurera—He who laughs Friday will weep Sunday.French Proverb.

Qui s’excuse, s’accuse—He who excuses himself accuses himself.French Proverb.

Qui sait dissimuler, sait régner—He that knows how to dissemble knows how to reign.French Proverb.

Qui sait tout souffrir peut tout oser—He who can bear all can dare all.Vauvenargues.

Qui se fait brebis, loup le mange—Him who makes himself a sheep the wolf eats.French Proverb.

Qui se ressemble, s’assemble—Like associates with like.French Proverb.

Qui se sent galeux se gratte—Let him who feels it resent it, or apply it (lit. let him scratch who feels the itch).French Proverb.

Qui se ultro morti offerant, facilius reperiuntur, quam qui dolorem patienter ferant—It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die than who will endure pain with patience.Cæsar.

Qui semel aspexit quantum dimissa petitis / Præstant, mature redeat, repetatque relicta—Let him who has once perceived how much what he has given up is better than what he has chosen, immediately return and resume what he has relinquished.Horace.

Qui sert bien son pays n’a pas besoin d’aieux—He who serves his country well has no need of ancestors.Voltaire.

Qui sibi amicus est, scito hunc amicum omnibus esse—He who is a friend to himself you may be sure he is a friend to all.Seneca.

Qui spe aluntur, pendent, non vivunt—Those who feed on hope, hang on, they do not live.Proverb.

Qui stultis videri eruditi volunt stulti eruditis videntur—They who wish to appear learned to fools will appear fools to learned men.Quintilian.

Qui tacet consentire videtur—He who is silent professes consent.Law.

Qui terret plus ipse timet—He who terrifies others is himself in continual fear.Claudian.

Qui timide rogat, docet negare—He who asks timidly courts refusal.Seneca.

Qui trop embrasse, mal étreint—He who grasps too much grasps ill.French Proverb.

Qui uti scit, ei bona—Good to him who knows how to use it.Terence.

Qui veut la fin, veut les moyens—Who wills the end, wills the means.French Proverb.

Qui veut manger de noyeau, qu’il casse la noix—He that would eat the kernel must break the shell.French Proverb.

Qui veut mourir ou vaincre est vaincu rarement—He who is resolved to conquer or die is rarely conquered.Corneille.

Qui veut tener nette sa maison, / N’y mette ni femme, ni prêtre, ni pigeon—Let him who would keep his house clean, house in it neither woman, priest, nor pigeon.French Proverb.

Qui veut voyager loin ménage sa monture—He who has far to ride spares his horse.Racine.

Qui vit sans folie, n’est pas si sage qu’il croit—He who lives without folly is not as wise as he thinks.French Proverb.

Qui vive?—Who goes there?French.

Qui vult decipi, decipiatur—Let him be deceived who chooses to be deceived.

Quick at meat, quick at work—i.e., at that kind of work.Scotch Proverb.

Quick removals are slow prosperings.Proverb.

Quick resentments are often fatal.Proverb.

Quick returns make rich merchants.Proverb.

Quick sensibility is inseparable from a ready understanding.Addison.

Quick steps are best over miry ground.Proverb.

Quick to borrow is always slow to pay.Proverb.

Quick to learn and wise to know.Burns.

Quicken yourself up to duty by the remembrance of your station, who you are, and what you have obliged yourself to be.Thomas à Kempis.

Quicker by taking more time.Proverb.

Quiconque a beaucoup de témoins de sa mort, meurt toujours avec courage—He who dies before many witnesses always does so with courage.Voltaire.

Quiconque est loup, agisse en loup—Whoever is a wolf acts as a wolf.La Fontaine.

Quiconque rougit est déjà coupable; la vraie innocence n’a honte de rien—whoever blushes confesses guilt; true innocence feels no shame.Rousseau.

Quiconque s’imagine la pouvoir mieux écrire, ne l’entend pas—Whoso fancies he can write it (the Life of Christ) better does not understand it. (?)

Quicquid agas, prudenter agas, et respice finem—Whatever you do, do it with intelligence, and keep the end in view.Thomas à Kempis.

Quicquid agunt homines, votum, timor, ira, voluptas, / Gaudia, discursus, nostri est farrago libelli—Whatever men are engaged in, their wishes and fear, anger, pleasures, joys, runnings to and fro, form the medley of my book.Juvenal.

Quicquid excessit modum / Pendet instabili loco—Whatever has overstepped its due bounds is always in a state of instability.Seneca.

Quicunque turpi fraude semel innotuit, / Etiamsi verum dicit, amittit fidem—Whoever has once been detected in a shameful fraud is not believed even if he speak the truth.Phædrus.

Quid æternis minorem / Consiliis animum fatigas?—Why harass with eternal purposes a mind too weak to grasp them?Horace.

Quid brevi fortes jaculamur ævo / Multa? quid terras alio calentes / Sole mutamus?—Why do we, whose life is so brief, aim at so many things? Why change we to lands warmed by another sun?Horace.

Quid cæco cum speculo?—What has a blind man to do with a mirror?

Quid clarius astris?—What is brighter than the stars?Motto.

Quid crastina volveret ætas / Scire nefas homini—It is not permitted to man to know what to-morrow may bring forth.Statius.

Quid datur a Divis felici optatius hora?—What thing more to be wished do the gods bestow than a happy hour?Catullus.

Quid de quoque viro, et cui dicas, sæpe caveto—Be ever on your guard what you say of any man, and to whom.Horace.

Quid deceat, quid non obliti—Neglectful of what is seemly and what is not.Horace.

Quid dem? quid non dem? renuis tu quod jubet alter—What shall I give? what withhold? you refuse what another demands.Horace.

Quid dignum tanto feret hic promissor hiatu?—What will this promiser produce worthy of such boastful language?Horace.

Quid domini facient audent quum talia fures?—What would the masters do, when their knaves dare such things?Virgil.

Quid enim ratione timemus / Aut cupimus?—What do we fear or desire with reason?Juvenal.

Quid enim salvis infamia nummis?—What matters infamy when the money is safe?Juvenal.

Quid est somnus gelidæ nisi mortis imago?—What is sleep but the image of cold death?Ovid.

Quid est turpius quam senex vivere incipiens?—What is more scandalous than an old man just beginning to live?Seneca.

Quid faciunt pauci contra tot millia fortes?—What can a few brave men do against so many thousand?Ovid.

Quid furor est census corpore ferre suo!—What madness it is to carry one’s fortune on one’s back!Ovid.

Quid leges sine moribus / Vanæ proficiunt—What do idle laws avail without morals?Horace.

Quid me alta silentia cogis / Rumpere—Why force me to break the deep silence?Virgil.

Quid non ebrietas designat? Operta recludit; / Spes jubet esse ratas; in prælia trudit inertem; / Sollicitis animis onus eximit; addocet artes—What does not drink effect? it unlocks secrets; bids our hopes to be realised; urges the dastard to the fight; lifts the load from troubled minds; teaches accomplishments.Horace.

Quid non mortalia pectora cogis, / Auri sacra fames?—To what lust dost thou not drive mortal hearts, thou accursed lust for gold?Virgil.

Quid nos dura refugimus / Ætas? Quid intactum nefasti / Liquimus?—What have we, a hardened generation, shrunk from? What have we, in our impiety, left inviolate?Horace.

Quid nunc—What now; a newsmonger.

Quid obseratis auribus fundis preces?—Why do you pour prayers into ears that are stopped?Horace.

Quid pro quo—Equivalent; one thing instead of another.

Quid prodest, Pontice, longo / Sanguine censeri, pictosque ostendere vultus / Majorum?—What boots it, Ponticus, to be accounted of a long line, and to display the painted busts of our ancestors?Juvenal.

Quid quisque vitet, nunquam homini satis, / Cautum est in horas—What he should shun from hour to hour man is never sufficiently on his guard.Horace.

Quid Romæ faciam? mentiri nescio—What should I do at Rome? I know not how to lie.Juvenal.

Quid si nunc cœlum ruat?—What if the sky should now fall?Terence.

Quid sit futurum cras fuge quærere, et / Quem sors dierum cunque dabit, lucro / Appone—Shrink from asking what is to be to-morrow, and every day that fortune shall grant you set down as gain.Horace.

Quid te exempta juvat spinis de pluribus una?—What better are you if you pluck out but one of many thorns?Horace.

Quid tibi cum pelago? Terra contenta fuisses—What have you to do with the sea? You should have been content with the land.Ovid.

Quid tristes querimoniæ / Si non supplicio culpa reciditur?—What do sad complaints avail if the offence is not cut down by punishment.Horace.

Quid turpius quam sapientis vitam ex insipientis sermone pendere?—What more discreditable than to estimate the life of a wise man from the talk of a fool?

Quid verum atque decens curo et rogo, et omnis in hoc sum—My care and study is what is true and becoming, and in this I am wholly absorbed.Horace.

Quid velit et possit rerum concordia discors—What the discordant concord of things means and can educe.Horace.

Quid vesper ferat, incertum est?—Who knows what the evening may bring us?Livy.

Quidquid erit, superanda omnis fortuna ferendo est—Our fate, whatever it be, is to be overcome by patience under it.Virgil.

Quidquid id est, timeo Danaos et dona ferentes—Whatever it is, I fear the Greeks even when they bring gifts with them.Virgil.

Quidquid præcipies, esto brevis, ut cito dicta / Percipiant animi dociles, teneantque fideles / Omne supervacuum pleno de pectore manat—Whatever you teach, be brief; what is quickly said, the mind readily receives and faithfully retains, everything superfluous runs over as from a full vessel.Horace.

Quien da la suyo antes de morir aparajese a bien sufrir—Who parts with his own before he dies, let him prepare for death.Spanish Proverb.

Quien larga vida vive mucho mal vide—To live long is to see much evil.Spanish Proverb.

Quien mas sabe mas calla—Who knows most says least.Spanish Proverb.

Quien no va á carava, no sabe nada—He who does not mix with the crowd knows nothing.Spanish Proverb.

Quien se muda, Dios le ayuda—God assists him who reforms himself.Spanish Proverb.

Quien tiene arte, va por toda parte—Who has a trade may go anywhere.Spanish Proverb.

Quiet continuity of life is the principle of human happiness.Lindner.

Quieta non movere—Don’t stir things at rest.

Quietly do the next thing that has to be done, and allow one thing to follow upon the other.Goethe.

Quietness is best.Scotch Proverb.

Quia corpus onustum / Hesternis vitiis animum quoque prægravat una, / Atque affigit humo divinæ particulam auræ—And the body, overcharged with yesterday’s excess, weighs down the soul also along with it, and fastens to the ground a particle of the divine ether.Horace.

Quis desiderio sit pudor aut modus / Tam cari capitis?—What shame or measure can there be to our regret for one so dear?Horace.

Quis enim virtutem amplectitur ipsam, / Præmia si tollas?—For who would embrace virtue herself if you took away the reward?Juvenal.

Quis fallere possit amantem?—Who can deceive a lover?Virgil.

Quis nescit, primam esse historiæ legem, ne quid falsi dicere audeat? Deinde ne quid veri non audeat?—Who does not know that it is the first law of history not to dare to say anything that is false, and the second not to dare to say anything that is not true?Cicero.

Quis scit an adjiciant hodiernæ crastina summæ / Tempora Di superi?—Who knows whether the gods above will add to-morrow’s hours to the sum of to-day?Horace.

Quis separabit?—Who shall separate?Motto.

Quisnam igitur liber? Sapiens qui sibi imperiosus; / Quem neque pauperies neque mors neque vincula terrent; / Responsare cupidinibus, contemnere honores / Fortis, et in seipso totus teres atque rotundus—Who then is free? He who is wisely lord of himself, whom neither poverty, nor death, nor bonds terrify, who is strong to resist his appetites and despise honours, and is complete in himself, smooth and round like a globe.Horace.

Quisque suos patimur Manes—The ghost of each of us undergoes (in the nether world) his own special punishment or purgation.

Quit not certainty for hope.Proverb.

Quit the world, and the world forgets you.Disraeli.

Quit thyself manfully; banish impatience and distrust.Thomas à Kempis.

Quixadas sin barbas no merecen ser honradas—Chins without beards deserve no honour.Spanish Proverb.

Quo animo—With what intention.

Quo fata vocant—Whither the Fates call.Motto.

Quo jure—By what right.

Quo jure quaque injuria—Right or wrong.Terence.

Quo mihi fortunam, si non conceditur uti?—To what end have the gods given me fortune, if I may not use it?Horace.

Quo res cunque cadent, unum et commune periclum, / Una salus ambobus erit—Whatever may be the issue, we have both one common peril and one safety.Virgil.

Quo semel est imbuta recens servabit odorem / Testa diu—The jar will long retain the odour of the liquor with which, when new, it was once saturated.Horace.

Quo teneam vultus mutantem Protea nodo?—By what noose shall I hold this Proteus who is ever changing his shape?Horace.

Quoad hoc—So far (lit. as regards this).

Quocirca vivite fortes / Fortiaque adversis oppointe pectora rebus—Wherefore live as brave men, and front adversity with stout hearts.

Quocunque aspicio, nihil est nisi mortis imago—Wherever I look I see nothing but some form of death.Ovid.

Quod avertat Deus!—God forbid!

Quod cito fit, cito perit—What is done quickly does not last long.

Quod commune cum alio est, desinit esse proprium—What we share with another ceases to be our own.Quintilian.

Quod decet honestum est et quod honestum est decet—What is becoming is honourable, and what is honourable is becoming.Cicero.

Quod eorum minimis mihi—As to the least of these, so to me.Motto.

Quod erat demonstrandum—Which was to be proved.

Quod erat faciendum—Which was to be done.

Quod est absurdum—Which is absurd.

Quod est ante pedes nemo spectat: cœli / Scrutantur plagas—What is at his feet no one looks at; they scan the tracks of heaven.Ennius.

Quod licet Jovi, non licet bovi—What is allowed to Jupiter is not allowed to the ox.

Quod medicorum est / Promittunt medici, tractant fabrilia fabri / Scribimus indocti doctique poemata passim—Doctors practise what belongs to doctors, workmen handle the tools they have been trained to, but all of us everywhere, trained and untrained, alike write verses.Horace.

Quod nimis miseri volunt, hoc facile credunt—Whatever the wretched anxiously wish for, they are ready to believe.Seneca.

Quod non opus est, asse carum est—What you don’t need is dear at a doit.Cato.

Quod non vetat lex, hoc vetat fieri pudor—Modesty forbids what the law does not.Seneca.

Quod nunc ratio est, impetus ante fuit—What is now reason was formerly impulse or instinct.Ovid.

Quod potui perfeci—What I could I have done.Motto.

Quod satis est cui contingit, nihil amplius optet—Let him who for his share has enough wish for nothing more.Horace.

Quod scripsi, scripsi—What I have written, I have written.

Quod semper, quod ubique, et quod ab omnibus—What has been always, been everywhere, and been by all believed.

Quot servi, tot hostes—So many servants you maintain, so many enemies.

Quod sis esse velis, nihilque malis: / Summum nec metuas diem, nec optes—Be content to be what you are, and prefer nothing to it, neither fear nor wish for your last day.Martial.

Quod sursum volo videre—I wish to see that which is above.Motto.

Quod verum est, meum est—What is true belongs to me (whoever said it).Seneca.

Quod verum tutum—What is true is safe.Motto.

Quod vide (or videas)—Which see.

Quondam his vicimus armis—We formerly conquered with these arms.Motto.

Quot capitum vivunt, totidem studiorum—There are as many thousands of different tastes of pursuits as there are individuals alive.Horace.

Quot cælum stellas, tot habet tua Roma puellas—There are as many girls in your Rome as there are stars in the sky.Ovid.

Quotation confesses inferiority.Emerson.

Quotation, like much better things, has its abuses. One may quote till one compiles.I. Disraeli.

Quotations from profane authors, cold allusions, false pathetic, antitheses and hyperboles, are out of doors.La Bruyère.

Quum Romæ fueris, Romano vivite more—When you are at Rome live after the fashion at Rome.Proverb.

Quum talis sis, utinam noster esses!—How I wish you were one of us, since I find you so worthy!Law.

Racine passera comme le café—Racine will go out of fashion like coffee.Madame de Sévigné.

Rage avails less than courage.French Proverb.

Rage is for little wrongs; despair is dumb.Hannah More.

Rage is mental imbecility.H. Ballou.

Raggio d’asino non arriva al cielo—The braying of an ass does not reach heaven.Italian Proverb.

Rags, which are the reproach of poverty, are the beggar’s robes and graceful insignia of his profession, his tenure, his full dress, the suit in which he is expected to show himself in public.Lamb.

Rail not in answer, but be calm, / For silence yields a rapid balm; / Live it down!Dr. Henry Rink.

Railing and praising were his usual themes; / And both, to show his judgment, in extremes; / So over-violent or over-civil, / That every man with him was god or devil.Dryden.

Raillery is a mode of speaking in favour of one’s wit against one’s good nature.Montaigne.

Raillery is sometimes more insupportable than wrong; because we have a right to resent injuries, but it is ridiculous to be angry at a jest.La Rochefoucauld.

Railway travelling is not travelling at all; it is merely being sent to a place, and very little different from becoming a parcel.Ruskin.

Rainy days will surely come; / Take your friend’s umbrella home.Saying.

Raise nae mair deils than ye’re able to lay.Scotch Proverb.

Raison d’état—A reason of state.Proverb.

Raison d’être—The reason for a thing’s existence.

Raisonner sur l’amour, c’est perdre la raison—To reason about love is to lose reason.Boufflers.

Rake not into the bowels of unwelcome truth to save a halfpenny.Lamb.

Rami felicia poma ferentes—Branches bearing beauteous fruit.Ovid.

Rank and riches are chains of gold, but still chains.Ruffini.

Rank is a great beautifier.Bulwer Lytton.

Rank is but the guinea’s stamp, / The man’s the gowd for a’ that.Burns.

Raphael wäre ein grosser Maler geworden, selbst wenn er ohne Hände auf die Welt gekommen wäre—Raphael would have been a great painter even if he had come into the world without hands.Lessing.

Rapiamus, amici, / Occasionem de die—Let us, my friends, snatch our opportunity from the passing day.Horace.

Rapt with zeal, pathetic, bold, and strong, / Roll’d the full tide of eloquence along.Falconer.

Rara avis in terris, nigroque similima cygno—A bird rarely seen on earth, and very much resembling a black swan.Juvenal.

Rara est adeo concordia formæ / Atque pudicitiæ—So rare is the union of beauty with modesty.Juvenal.

Rara fides pietasque viris qui castra sequuntur—Faith and piety are rare among the men who follow the camp.Lucan.

Rara temporum felicitate, ubi sentire quæ velis, et quæ sentias dicere licet—Such was the happiness of the times, that you might think as you chose and speak as you thought.Tacitus.

Rare benevolence, the minister of God.Carlyle.

Rari nantes in gurgite vasto—Swimming one here and another there in the vast abyss.Virgil.

Rari quippe boni; numero vix sunt totidem quot / Thebarum portæ, vel divitis ostia Nili—Rare indeed are the good; in number they are scarcely as many as the gates of Thebes or the mouths of the fertile Nile.Juvenal.

Rarity imparts a charm; thus early fruits and winter roses are most prized; thus coyness sets off an extravagant mistress, while a door ever open tempts no suitor.Martial.

Rarity / Of Christian charity / Under the sun.T. Hood.

Raro antecedentem scelestum / Deseruit pede pœna claudo—Rarely does punishment, with halting foot, fail to overtake the criminal in his flight.Horace.

Raro sermo illis, et magna libido tacendi—They seldom speak, and have a great conceit of holding their tongues.Juvenal.

Rarus enim ferme sensus communis in illa / Fortuna—Common sense is generally rare in that position of life, i.e., in high rank.Juvenal.

Rascals are always sociable, and the test of a man’s nobility is the small pleasure he has in others’ society.Schiller.

Rasch tritt der Tod den Menschen an, / Es ist ihm keine Frist gegeben, / Es stürzt ihn mitten in der Bahn, / Es reisst ihn fort vom vollen Leben. / Bereitet oder nicht; zu gehen, / Er muss vor seinen Richter stehen—Death of a sudden arrests his victim, man; there is no respite given; he falls upon him in midday, and tears him away when life is at the full. Ready to go or not, he must stand before his judge.Schiller.

Rashness is the faithful but unhappy parent of misfortune.Fuller.

Rast’ ich, so rost’ ich—Rest I, rust I.Luther.

Rast macht Rost—Rest breeds rust.German Proverb.

Rathe Niemand ungebeten—Advise no man unasked.German Proverb.

Rathen ist leichter denn helfen—To advise is easier than to help.German Proverb.

Rathen ist nicht zwingen—To advise is not to compel.German Proverb.

Rather an egg to-day than a hen to-morrow.Danish Proverb.

Rather assume thy right in silence and de facto, than voice it with claims and challenges.Bacon.

Rather bear those ills we have / Than fly to others that we know not of.Hamlet, iii. 1.

Rather find what beauty is than anxiously inquire what it is.Goethe.

Rather go to bed supperless than rise in debt.Ben. Franklin.

Rather let my head stoop to the block than these knees bow to any save to the God of heaven.2 Henry VI., iv. 1.

Rather than be less, / Cared not to be at all.Milton.

Rather to do nothing than to do good is the lowest state of a degraded mind.Johnson.

Ratio decidendi—The reason for deciding.

Ratio et auctoritas, duo Clarissima mundi lumina—Reason and authority, the two brightest luminaries of the world.Coke.

Ratio et consilium propriæ ducis artes—Thought and deliberation are the qualities proper to a general.Tacitus.

Ratio justifica—The reason which justifies.

Ratio quasi quædam lux lumenque vitæ—Reason is, as it were, the guide and light of life.Cicero.

Ratio suasoria—The reason which persuades.

Rauch ist alles irdsche Wesen; / Wie des Dampfes Säule weht, / Schwinden alle Erdengrössen, / Nur die Götter bleiben stät—A vapour is all earthly existence; as a column of vapour it drifts along: vanish all earth’s great ones; only the gods remain stable.Schiller.

Raum für alle hat die Erde—The earth is wide enough for all.Schiller.

Raum, ihr Herrn, dem Flügelschlag / Einer freien Seele—Room, gentlemen, for a free soul to clap its wings.G. Herwegh.

Raum ist in der kleinsten Hütte / Für ein glücklich liebend Paar—There is room in the smallest cottage for a happy loving pair.Schiller.

Ravish’d with the whistling of a name.Pope.

Rays must converge to a point in order to glow intensely.Blair.

Re infecta—The business being unfinished.Cæsar.

Re ipsa repperi, / Facilitate nihil esse homini melius, neque clementia—I have learned by experience that nothing is more advantageous to a man than complaisance and clemency of temper.Terence.

Re opitulandum non verbis—We should assist by deeds, not in words.Proverb.

Re secunda fortis, dubia fugax—In prosperity courageous, in danger timid.Phædrus.

Read Homer once, and you can read no more, / For all books else appear so mean, so poor, / Verse will seem prose; but still persist to read, / And Homer will be all the books you need.Buckingham.

Read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest.Book of Common Prayer.

Read my little fable: / He that runs may read. / Most can raise the flowers now, / vox all have got the seed.Tennyson.

Read not books alone, but men, and amongst them chiefly thyself; if thou find anything questionable there, use the commentary of a severe friend rather than the gloss of a sweet-lipped flatterer; there is more profit in a distasteful truth than deceitful sweetness.Quarles.

Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted, nor to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider.Bacon.

Read nothing that you do not care to remember, and remember nothing you do not mean to use.Prof. Blackie, to young men.

Read the book you do honestly feel a wish and curiosity to read.Johnson.

Reader, attend—whether thy soul / Soars fancy’s flights beyond the pole, / Or darkling grubs this earthly hole / In low pursuit; / Know, prudent, cautious self-control / Is wisdom’s root.Burns.

Reader, if thou an oft-told tale wilt trust, / Thou’lt gladly do and suffer what thou must.Henry Marten.

Reading Chaucer is like brushing through the dewy grass at sunrise.Lowell.

Reading furnishes us only with the materials of knowledge; it is thinking makes what we read ours.Locke.

Reading for the sense (in Shakespeare’s plays) will best bring out the rhythm.Emerson.

Reading is thinking with another’s head instead of one’s own.Schopenhauer.

Reading makes a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man. And therefore if a man write little, he had need have a great memory; if he confer little, have a present wit; and if he read little, have much cunning to seem to know that he doth not.Bacon.

Reading without purpose is sauntering, not exercise.Bulwer Lytton.

Real action is in silent moments.Emerson.

Real friends are our greatest joy and our greatest sorrow.Fénelon.

Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit!H. Ballou.

Real knowledge consists not in an acquaintance with facts, which only makes a pedant, but in the use of facts, which makes a philosopher.Buckle.

Real sorrow is almost as difficult to discover as real poverty. An instinctive delicacy hides the rays of the one and the wounds of the other.Mme. Swetchine.

Real ugliness in either sex means always some kind of hardness of heart or vulgarity of education.Ruskin.

Real worth floats not with people’s fancies, no more than a rock in the sea rises and falls with the tide.Fuller.

Real worth requires no interpreter; its everyday deeds form its blazonry.Chamfort.

Reality, if rightly interpreted, is grander than fiction; nay, it is in the right interpretation of reality and history that poetry consists.Carlyle.

Reality is, no doubt, greater and more vital to know, in so real a world and life, than any fiction; and the thoughts of God, which the facts are, are infinitely more precious than the fancies of men about them, or even according to them; yet is man’s power of fancying, or fantasying, in harmony with the fact, the measure of his knowledge of it and vital relationship to it, and the divinely appointed means withal whereby the fact itself is brought home to our affections.James Wood.

Reality surpasses imagination; and we see breathing, brightening, and moving before our eyes sights dearer to our hearts than any we ever beheld in the land of dreams.Goethe.

Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.Washington.

Reason can never be popular. Passions and feelings may become popular; but reason always remains the sole property of a few eminent individuals.Goethe.

Reason can no more influence the will and operate as a motive, than the eyes, which show a man his road, can enable him to move from place to place, or than a ship provided with a compass can sail without a wind.Whately.

Reason cannot show itself more reasonable than to cease reasoning on things above reason.Sir P. Sidney.

Reason gains all men by compelling none.Aaron Hill.

Reason has done, what it can do, when it discovers and draws up the law; to execute this law is reserved for him who feels the obligation of it, and has the due firmness of purpose.Schiller.

Reason has only to do with the becoming, the living; but understanding with the become, the already fixed, that it may make use of it.Goethe.

Reason! how many eyes hast thou to see evils, and how dim—nay, blind—thou art in preventing them!Sir P. Sidney.

Reason is a bee, and exists only on what it makes; its usefulness takes the place of beauty.Joubert.