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James Wood, comp. Dictionary of Quotations. 1899.

The charitable give to The errors

The charitable give out at the door, and God puts in at the window.Proverb.

The charity that thinketh no evil trusts in God and trusts in man.J. G. Holland.

The chaste mind, like a polished plane, may admit foul thoughts, without receiving their tincture.Sterne.

The cheap swearer through his open sluice / Lets his soul run for nought.George Herbert.

The cheapness of man is every day’s tragedy.Emerson.

The chief glory of every people arises from its authors.Johnson.

The chief of all the curses of this unhappy age is the universal gabble of its fools, and of the flocks that follow them, rendering the quiet voices of the wise of all past time inaudible.Ruskin.

The chief requisites for a courtier are a flexible conscience and an inflexible politeness.Lady Blessington.

The chief value and virtue of money consists in its having power over human beings; a power which is attainable by other means than by money.Ruskin.

The child is father of the man.Wordsworth.

The child is not to be educated for the present, but for the remote future, and often in opposition to the immediate future.Jean Paul.

The child who desires education will be bettered by it; the child who dislikes it, only disgraced.Ruskin.

The child’s murmuring is more and is less than words; there are no notes, and yet it is a song; there are no syllables, and yet it is language…. This poor stammering is a compound of what the child said when it was an angel, and of what it will say when it becomes a man.Victor Hugo.

The childhood shows the man / As morning shows the day.Milton.

The children of others we never love so much as our own; error, our own child, is so near our heart.Goethe.

The choicest thing this world has for a man is affection.J. G. Holland.

The Christian doctrine, that doctrine of Humility, in all senses godlike, and the parent of all godlike virtue, is not superior, or inferior, or equal to any doctrine of Socrates or Thales, being of a totally different nature; differing from these as a perfect ideal poem does from a correct computation in arithmetic.Carlyle.

The Christian religion having once appeared, cannot again vanish; having once assumed its divine shape, can be subject to no dissolution.Goethe.

The Christian religion is an inspiration and life—God’s life breathed into a man and breathed through a man.J. G. Holland.

The Christian religion is especially remarkable, as it so decidedly lays claim to mere goodwill in man, to his essential temper, and values this independently of all culture and manifestation. It stands in opposition to science and art, and properly to enjoyment.Novalis.

The Christian religion, often enough dismembered and scattered abroad, will ever in the end again gather itself together at the foot of the cross.Goethe.

The Christian religion, once here, cannot again pass away; in one or the other form, it will endure through all time. As in Scripture, so also in the heart of man, it is written, “The gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”Carlyle.

The Christianity that cannot get on without a minimum of four thousand five hundred, will give place to something better that can.Carlyle.

The Church is a mere organisation to help a man to fulfil his duties; it is not the source from whence those duties sprung.Ward Beecher.

The Church is the working recognised union of those who by wise teaching guide the souls of men.Carlyle.

The Church! Touching the earth with one small point (the event, viz., at Bethlehem of the year one); springing out of one small seed-grain, rising out therefrom, ever higher, ever broader, high as the heaven itself, broad till it overshadow the whole visible heaven and earth, and no star can be seen but through it. From such a seed-grain so has it grown; planted in the reverences and sacred opulences of the soul of mankind; fed continually by all the noblenesses of forty generations of man. The world-tree of the nations for so long!Carlyle.

The Churchmen fain would kill their Church, / As the Churches have killed their Christ.Tennyson.

The circle of noble-minded people is the most precious of all that I have won.Goethe.

The city does not take away, neither does the country give, solitude: solitude is within us.Joseph Roux.

The city is recruited from the country.Emerson.

The civil guest / Will no more talk all, than eat all the feast.George Herbert.

The civilised man lives not in wheeled houses. He builds stone castles, plants lands, makes life-long marriage contracts; has long-dated, hundred-fold possessions, not to be valued in the money-market; has pedigrees, libraries, law-codes; has memories and hopes, even for this earth, that reach over thousands of years.Carlyle.

The civilised nation consists broadly of mob, money-collecting machine, and capitalist: and when the mob wishes to spend money for any purpose, it sets its money-collecting machine to borrow the money it needs from the capitalist, who lends it on condition of taxing the mob generation after generation.Ruskin.

The civilised savage (Wilde) is the worst of all savages.C. J. Weber.

The Classical is healthy, the Romantic sickly.Goethe.

The clergy are at present divided into three sections: an immense body who are ignorant; a small proportion who know and are silent; and a minute minority who know and speak according to their knowledge.Huxley.

The cloud-capp’d towers, the gorgeous palaces, / The solemn temples, the great globe itself, / Yea, all that it inherit, shall dissolve; / And, like this insubstantial pageant faded, / Leave not a rack behind.Tempest, iv. 1.

The cloud incense of the altar hides / The true form of the God who there abides.Dr. Walter Smith.

The clouds never pass against the wind.Hitopadesa.

The clouds that gather round the setting sun / Do take a sober colouring from an eye / That hath kept watch o’er man’s mortality.Wordsworth.

The clouds that wrap the setting sun / … Why, as we watch their floating wreath, / Seem they the breath of life to breathe? / To Fancy’s eye their motions prove / They mantle round the sun for love.Keble.

The clouds treat the sea as if it were a mill-pond or a spring-run, too insignificant to make any exceptions to.John Burroughs.

The cock, that is the trumpet of the morn, / Doth with his lofty and shrill-sounding throat / Awake the god of day.Hamlet, i. 1.

The coin that is most current among mankind is flattery; the only benefit of which is that by hearing what we are not we may be instructed what we ought to be. (?)

The combined arts appear to me like a family of sisters, of whom the greater part were inclined to good company, but one was light-headed, and desirous to appropriate and squander the whole goods and chattels of the household—the theatre is this wasteful sister.Goethe.

The comic and the tragic lie close together, inseparable, like light and shadow.Socrates.

The command “thou shalt” is in all circumstances a hard one, unless it is softened down by the adjunct “for that which ‘thou shalt’ is just the same as that which rationally thou also willest.”Lindner.

The commencement of atonement is / The sense of its necessity.Byron.

The common crowd but see the gloom / Of wayward deeds and fitting doom; / The close observer can espy / A noble soul and lineage high.Byron.

The common fluency of speech in many men and most women is owing to a scarcity of matter and a scarcity of words.Swift.

The common “keeping up appearances” of society is a mere selfish struggle of the vain with the vain.Ruskin.

The company of fools may at first make us smile, but at last never fails of rendering us melancholy.Goldsmith.

The complete poet must have a heart in his brain or a brain in his heart.George Darley.

The complete spiritualisation of the animal element in nature is the task of our species.Amiel.

The conceived is never food save to the mind that conceives.Schiller.

The concessions of the weak are the concessions of fear.Burke.

The condition of the great body of the people in a country is the condition of the country itself.Carlyle.

The condition of the most fascinated (bezaubertsten) enthusiast is to be preferred to him who, from sheer fear of error, dares in the end no longer to affirm or deny.Wieland.

The conditions necessary for the arts of men are the best for their souls and bodies.Ruskin.

The confidant of my vices is my master, though he were my valet.Goethe.

The conflict of the old, the existent, and the persistent, with development, improvement, and transfigurement is always the same. Out of every arrangement arises at last pedantry; to get rid of this latter the former is destroyed, and some time must elapse before we become aware that order must be re-established.Goethe.

The conscience is the inviolable asylum of the liberty of man.Napoleon.

The conscience is the most elastic material in the world. To-day you cannot stretch it over a mole-hill, to-morrow it hides a mountain.Bulwer Lytton.

The conscience of the man who is given over to his passions is like the voice of the shipwrecked mariner overwhelmed by the tempest.Joseph Roux.

The conscious utterance of thought by speech or action, to any end, is art.Emerson.

The conscious water saw its god and blushed.Dryden, on the water into wine at Cana.

The consolation which is derived from truth, if any there be, is solid and durable; that which may be derived from error must be, like its original, fallacious and fugitive.Johnson.

The contagion of crime is like that of the plague.Napoleon.

The contingent facts of history can never become the proof of the truths of reason.Lessing.

The conversation of a friend is a powerful alleviator of the fatigue of walking.Dr. Andrew Combe.

The core will come to the surface.Emerson.

The cormorant Oblivion swallows up / The carcases that Time has made his prey.Crowe.

The corpse is not the whole animal; there is still something that appertains to it, still a corner-stone, and in this case, as in every other, a very chief corner-stone—life, the spirit that makes everything beautiful.Goethe.

The counsel thou wouldst have another keep, first keep thyself.Proverb.

The country where the entire people is, or even once has been, laid hold of, filled to the heart with an infinite religious idea, has “made a step from which it cannot retrograde.”Carlyle.

The courage (Muth) of truth is the first condition of philosophic study.Hegel.

The courage that dares only die is on the whole no sublime affair…. The courage we desire and prize is not the courage to die decently, but to live manfully.Carlyle.

The course of nature is the art of God.Young.

The course of Nature’s phases, on this our little fraction of a planet, is partially known to us; but who knows what deeper courses these depend on; what infinitely larger cycle (of causes) our little epicycle revolves on?Carlyle.

The course of prayer who knows?Keble.

The course of scoundrelism, any more than that of true love, never did run smooth.Carlyle.

The course of true love never did run smooth.Mid. N.’s Dream, i. 1.

The court does not render a man contented, but it prevents his being so elsewhere.La Bruyère.

The court is like a palace of marble; it is composed of people very hard and very polished.La Bruyère.

The court, nor cart, I like, nor loathe; / Extremes are counted worst of all: / The golden mean betwixt them both / Doth surest sit, and fears no fall.Old ballad.

The court of the past differs from all living aristocracy in this; it is open to labour and to merit, but to nothing else.Ruskin.

The covetous man heaps up riches, not to enjoy them, but to have them.Tillotson.

The covetous man never has money, and the prodigal will have none shortly.Johnson.

The coxcomb is a fool of parts, a flatterer a knave of parts.Steele.

The craftiest wiles are too short and ragged a cloak to cover a bad heart.Lavater.

The crafty man is always in danger; and when he thinks he walks in the dark, all his pretences are so transparent, that he that runs may read them.Tillotson.

The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn; and Egypt, Greece, Rome, Gaul, Britain, America, lie folded already in the first man.Emerson.

The credit of advancing science has always been due to individuals, never to the age.Goethe.

The creed of the true saint is to make the best of life, and make the most of it.Chapin.

The crickets sing, and man’s o’er-laboured sense / Repairs itself by rest.Cymbeline, ii. 2.

The cross is the invincible sanctuary of the humble.Cass.

The cross of Christ is the key of Paradise; the weak man’s staff; the convert’s convoy; the upright man’s perfection; the soul and body’s health; the prevention of all evil, and the procurer of all good.Damascen.

The cross was the fitting close of a life of rejection, scorn, and defeat.W. H. Thomson.

The crow doth sing as sweetly as the lark / When neither is attended, and I think / The nightingale, if she should sing by day, / When every goose is cackling, would be thought / No better a musician than the wren.Mer. of Ven., v. i.

The crowd … if they find / Some stain or blemish in a name of note, / Not grieving that their greatest are so small, / Inflate themselves with some insane delight, / And judge all Nature from her feet of clay, / Without the will to lift their eyes, and see / Her godlike head crown’d with spiritual fire / And touching other worlds.Tennyson.

The cruelty of the affectionate is more dreadful than that of the hardy.Lavater.

The cry of the God-forsaken is from the heart of God himself.James Wood.

The cuffs and thumps with which fate, our lady-loves, our friends and foes, put us to the proof, in the mind of a good and resolute man, vanish into air.Goethe.

The cunning workman never doth refuse / The meanest tool that he may chance to use.George Herbert.

The cup of life which God offers to our lips is not always sweet;… but, sweet or bitter, it is ours to drink it without murmur or demur.W. R. Greg.

The cups that cheer, but not inebriate.Cowper.

The cure for false theology is mother wit.Emerson.

The curfew tolls the knell of parting day, / The lowing herd winds slowly o’er the lea, / The ploughman homeward plods his weary way, / And leaves the world to darkness and to me.Gray.

The curiosity of knowing things has been given to man for a scourge.Apocrypha.

The curious unthrift makes his clothes too wide, / And spares himself, but would his tailor chide.George Herbert.

The current that with gentle murmur glides, / Thou know’st, being stopp’d, impatiently doth rage.Two Gent. of Verona, ii. 7.

The curtains of yesterday drop down, the curtains of to-morrow roll up; but yesterday and to-morrow both are. Pierce into the Time-element, glance into the Eternal.Carlyle.

The cut (of the vesture) betokens intellect and talent, so does the colour betoken temper and heart.Carlyle.

The cynic is one who never sees a good quality in a man, and never fails to see a bad one.Ward Beecher.

The danger of dangers is illusion.Emerson.

The danger past and God forgotten.Proverb.

The dark in soul see in the universe their own shadow; the shattered spirit can only reflect external beauty, in form as untrue and broken as itself.Binney.

The darkest day, live till to-morrow, will have passed away.Cowper.

The darkest hour is nearest the dawn.Proverb.

The day is longer than the brae; we’ll be at the top yet.Gaelic Proverb.

The day of days … is the day on which the inward eye opens to the unity of things, to the omnipresence of law—sees that what is must be, and ought to be, or is the best.Emerson.

The day wasted on others is not wasted on one’s self.Dickens.

The days are too short even for love, how can there ever be time for quarrelling?Mrs. Gatty.

The dead do not need us; but for ever and for evermore we need them.Garfield.

The dead letter of religion must own itself dead, and drop piecemeal into dust, if the living spirit of religion, freed from its charnel-house, is to arise on us, new born of Heaven, and with new healing under its wings.Carlyle.

The decline of literature indicates the decline of the nation. The two keep pace in their downward tendency.Goethe.

The deeper the sorrow, the less tongue hath it.Talmud.

The deity works in the living, not in the dead; in the becoming and the changing, not in the become and the fixed.Goethe.

The delight of the destroyer and denier is no pure delight, and must soon pass away.Carlyle.

The democrat is a young conservative; the conservative is an old democrat.Emerson.

The demonic in music stands so high that no understanding can reach it, and an influence flows from it which masters all, and for which none can account.Goethe.

The demonic is that which cannot be explained by reason or understanding, which is not in one’s nature, yet to which it is subject.Goethe.

The dependant is timid.Gaelic Proverb.

The depth of our despair measures what capability and height of claim we have to hope.Carlyle.

The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul.Bible.

The desire of a man is his kindness: and a poor man is better than a liar.Bible.

The desire of perfection is the worst disease that ever afflicted the human mind.Fontanes.

The desire of power in excess caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge in excess caused man to fall; but in charity there is no excess, neither can man or angel come in danger by it.Bacon.

The desire of the moth for the star, / Of the night for the morrow, / The devotion to something afar / From the sphere of our sorrow.Shelley.

The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour.Bible.

The destiny of any nation at any given time depends on the opinions of its young men under five-and-twenty.Goethe.

The destruction of the poor is their poverty.Bible.

The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose! / An evil soul producing holy witness / Is like a villain with a smiling cheek, / A goodly apple rotten at the heart.Mer. of Ven., i. 3.

The devil has a great advantage against us, inasmuch as he has a strong bastion and bulwark against us in our own flesh and blood.Luther.

The devil has his elect.Carlyle.

The devil hath power / To assume a pleasing shape.Hamlet, ii. 2.

The devil helps his servants for a season; but when they come once to a pinch, he leaves ’em in the lurch.L’Estrange.

The devil is a busy bishop in his own diocese.Bishop Latimer.

The devil is an ass.Proverb.

The devil is an unfortunate who knows not what it is to love.St. Theresa.

The devil is God’s ape.Luther.

The devil knew not what he did when he made man politic; be crossed himself by it.Timon of Athens, iii. 3.

The devil lurks behind the cross.Proverb.

The devil may get in by the keyhole, but the door won’t let him out.Proverb.

The devil taketh not lightly unto his working such as he findeth occupied in good works.St. Jerome.

The devil tempts all other men, but idle men tempt the devil.Arabian Proverb.

The devil tempts us not—’tis we tempt him, / Beckoning his skill with opportunity.George Eliot.

The devil was sick, the devil a monk would be; / The devil was well, the devil a monk was he.Rabelais.

The dewdrop and the star shine sisterly, / Globing together in the common work.Sir Edwin Arnold.

The dictum that truth always triumphs over persecution is one of those pleasant falsehoods … which all experience refutes. History teems with instances of truth put down by persecution. If not suppressed for ever, it may be thrown back for centuries.J. S. Mill.

The difference between Socrates and Jesus? The great Conscious; the immeasurably great Unconscious.Carlyle.

The difference between the great celebrities and the unknown nobodies is this, the former failed and went at it again, the latter gave up in despair.Anonymous.

The difficulty is not so great to die for a friend as to find a friend worth dying for.Henry Home.

The difficulty is to teach the multitude that something can be both true and untrue at the same time.Schopenhauer.

The dignity of truth is lost with much protesting.Ben Jonson.

The dilettante takes the obscure for the profound, violence for vigour, the indefinite for the infinite, and the senseless for the supersensuous.Schiller.

The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord.Jesus.

The discovery of what is true, and the practice of that which is good, are the two most important objects of philosophy.Voltaire.

The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.Bible.

The disease of the mind leading to fatalist ruin is the concentration of man upon himself, whether his heavenly interests or his worldly interests, matters not; it is their being his own interests which makes the regard of them mortal.Ruskin.

The disease which afflicts bureaucratic governments, and which they usually die of, is routine.J. S. Mill.

The disease with which the human mind now labours is want of faith.Emerson.

The dispute about religion and the practice of it seldom go together.Young.

The disputes of two of equal strength and fortune are worthy of attention; but not of two, the one great, the other humble.Hitopadesa.

The dissection of a sentence is as bad a way to the understanding of it, as the dissection of a beast to the biography of it.Ruskin.

The distances of nations are measured, not by seas, but by ignorances; and their divisions determined, not by dialects, but by enmities.Ruskin.

The distant landscape draws not nigh / For all our gazing.Keble.

The distant sounds of music, that catch new sweetness as they vibrate through the long-drawn valley, are not more pleasing to the ear than the tidings of a far-distant friend.Goldsmith.

The distinction between man and nature is, that man is a being becoming, and nature a being become.Rückert.

The distinctive character of a child is to live always in the tangible present.Ruskin.

The distinguishing sign of slavery is to have a price and be bought for it.Ruskin.

The distinguishing trait of people accustomed to good society is a calm, imperturbable quiet, which pervades all their actions and habits.Bulwer Lytton.

The Divine mind is as visible in its full energy of operation on every lowly bank and mouldering stone, as in the lifting of the pillars of heaven, and setting the foundations of the earth.Ruskin.

The divine power of the love, of which we cease not to sing and speak, is this, that it reproduces every moment the grand qualities of the beloved object, perfect in the smallest parts, embraced in the whole; it rests not either by day or by night, is ravished with its own work, wonders at its own stirring activity, finds the well-known always new, because it is every moment begotten anew in the sweetest of all occupations. In fact the image of the beloved one cannot become old, for every moment is the hour of its birth.Goethe.

The divine state, “par excellence,” is silence and repose.Amiel.

The doctor sees all the weakness of mankind, the lawyer all the wickedness, the theologian all the stupidity.Schopenhauer.

The dog that fetches will carry.Proverb.

The dog that starts the hare is as good as the one that catches it.German Proverb.

The dog, to gain his private ends, / Went mad, and bit the man.Goldsmith.

The dome of St. Peter’s is great, yet is it but a foolish chip of an egg-shell compared with that star-fretted dome where Arcturus and Orion glance for ever, which latter, notwithstanding, no one looks at—because the architect was not a man.Carlyle.

The dome of thought, the palace of the soul.Byron.

The donkey means one thing and the driver another.Proverb.

The doom of the old has long been pronounced and irrevocable; the old has passed away; but, alas! the new appears not in its stead; the time is still in pangs of travail with the new. Man has walked by the light of conflagrations, and amid the sound of falling cities; and now there is darkness, and long watching till it be morning.Carlyle in 1831.

The door must either be shut or it must be open. I must either be natural or unnatural.Goldsmith.

The dove found no rest for the sole of her foot.Bible.

The dread of censure is the death of genius.Simms.

The dread of something after death, / The undiscovered country, from whose bourn / No traveller returns, puzzles the will; / And makes us rather bear those ills we have / Than fly to others that we know not of.Hamlet, iii. 1.

The dreamer is a madman quiescent, the madman is a dreamer in action.F. H. Hedge.

The dregs may stir themselves as they please; they fall back to the bottom by their own coarseness.Joubert.

The dress of words, / Like to the Roman girl’s enticing garb, / Should let the play of limb be seen through it, / And the round rising form.Bailey.

The drunkard forfeits man, and doth divest / All worldly right, save what he hath by beast.George Herbert.

The dry light is ever the best.Heraclitus.

The drying up a single tear has more / Of honest fame than shedding seas of gore.Byron.

The dullest John Bull cannot with perfect complacency adore himself, except under the figure of Britannia or the British Lion.Ruskin.

The dust of controversy is but the falsehood flying off.Carlyle.

The dwarf behind his steam-engine may remove mountains, but no dwarf will hew them down with the pickaxe; and he must be a Titan that hurls them abroad with his arms.Carlyle.

The eagle suffers little birds to sing.Tit. Andron., iv. 4.

The earth hath bubbles, as the water has, / And these are of them.Macbeth, i. 3.

The earth is our workshop. We may not curse it; we are bound to sanctify it.Mazzini.

The earth is sown with pleasures, as the heavens are studded with stars, wherever the conditions of existence are unsophisticated.W. R. Greg.

The earth must supply man with the necessaries of life before he has leisure or inclination to pursue more refined enjoyments.Goldsmith.

The earth, that’s Nature’s mother, is her tomb.Romeo and Juliet, ii. 3.

The earthen pot must keep clear of the brass kettle.Proverb.

The ebb’d man, ne’er loved till ne’er worth love, / Comes dear’d by being lack’d.Ant. and Cleop., i. 4.

The echo of the nest-life, the voice of our modest, fairer, holier soul, is audible only in a sorrow-darkened bosom, as the nightingales warble when one veils their cage.Jean Paul.

The effect of good music is not caused by its novelty; on the contrary, it strikes us more the more familiar we are with it.Goethe.

The effect of righteousness (shall be) quietness and assurance for ever.Bible.

The effect of violent animosities between parties has always been an indifference to the general welfare and honour of the state.Macaulay.

The efforts of him who contendeth with one stronger than himself are as feeble as the exertions of an insect’s wings.Hitopadesa.

The elect are whosoever will, and the nonelect whosoever won’t.Ward Beecher.

The electric telegraph will never be a substitute for the face of a man, with his soul in it, encouraging another man to be brave and true.Dickens.

The element of water moistens the earth, but blood flies upwards and bedews the heavens.John Webster.

The elements of poetry lie in natural objects, in the vicissitudes of human life, in the emotions of the human heart, and the relations of man to man.Bryant.

The emphasis of facts and persons has nothing to do with time.Emerson.

The empire of woman is an empire of softness, of address, of complacency. Her commands are caresses, her menaces are tears.Rousseau.

The empty vessel makes the greatest sound.Henry V., iv. 4.

The end crowns all, / And that old common arbitrator, Time, / Will one day end it.Troil. and Cress., iv. 5.

The end of all opposition is negation, and negation is nothing.Goethe.

The end of all right education of a woman is to make her love her home better than any other place; that she should as seldom leave it as a queen her queendom; nor ever feel entirely at rest but within its threshold.Ruskin.

The end of doubt is the beginning of repose.Petrarch.

The end of labour is to gain leisure.Aristotle.

The end of man is an action, not a thought, though it were the noblest.Carlyle.

The end of man is at no moment a pleasure, but a performance; and life always and only the continual fulfilment of a worthy purpose with a will.James Wood.

The end we aim at must be known before the way.Jean Paul.

The enemy is more easily repulsed if we never suffer him to get within us, but, upon the very first approach, draw up our forces and fight him without the gate.Thomas à Kempis.

“The English,” says Bishop Sprat, “have too much bravery to be derided, and too much virtue and honour to mock others.”Goldsmith.

The ennobling difference between one man and another—between one animal and another—is precisely this, that one feels more than another.Ruskin.

The entire grace, happiness, and virtue of (a young man’s) life depend on his contentment in doing what he can dutifully, and in staying where he is peaceably.Ruskin.

The entire object of true education is to make people not merely do the right things, but enjoy the right things.Ruskin.

The entire system of things gets represented in every particle.Emerson.

The entire vitality of art depends upon its having for object either to state a true thing or adorn a serviceable one.Ruskin.

The envied have a brilliant fate; / Pity is given where griefs are great.Palladas.

The envious man waxeth lean with the fatness of his neighbours.Socrates.

The envious will die, but envy never.Molière.

The errors of a great mind are more edifying than the truths of a little.Börne.

The errors of a wise man are literally more instructive than the truths of a fool. For the wise man travels in lofty, far-seeing regions; the fool in low-lying, high-fenced lanes; retracing the footsteps of the former, to discover where he deviated, whole provinces of the universe are laid open to us; in the path of the latter, granting even that he have not deviated at all, little is laid open to us but two wheel-ruts and two hedges.Carlyle.

The errors of a wise man make your rule / Rather than the perfections of a fool.William Blake.

The errors of woman spring almost always from her faith in the good or her confidence in the true.Balzac.

The errors of young men are the ruin of business; but the errors of aged men amount to but this, that more might have been done, or sooner.Bacon.