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James Wood, comp. Dictionary of Quotations. 1899.

The wise man to There are times

The wise man always looks to the degree of his indulgences.John Wagstaffe.

The wise man can dispense with the favour of the mighty, but the mighty cannot dispense with the teaching of the wise.Bodenstedt.

The wise man does not grasp at what is far off in order to find what is near, and his hand does not grasp at the stars in order to kindle light.Bodenstedt.

The wise man, even destitute of riches, enjoyeth elevated and very honourable stations; whilst the wretch, endowed with wealth; acquireth the post of disgrace.Hitopadesa.

The wise man expects everything from himself; the fool looks to others.Jean Paul.

The wise man had rather be envied for providence than pitied for prodigality.Socrates.

The wise man has long ears and a short tongue.German Proverb.

The wise man knows his master; always some creature larger than himself, some law holier than himself.Ruskin.

The wise man knows that he does not know; the ignoramus thinks he knows.Spanish Proverb.

The wise man may strive to conquer, but he should never fight; because victory, it is observed, cannot be constant to both combatants.Hitopadesa.

The wise man moveth with one foot, and standeth fast with the other. A man should not quit one place until he hath fixed upon another.Hitopadesa.

The wise man must go to the foolish, else would his wisdom go for nought, since the foolish never come to the wise.Bodenstedt.

The wise man often shuns society for fear of being bored.La Bruyère.

The wise man ought to despise glory, but not honour. Honour is but seldom where glory is, and glory almost more rarely still where honour is.Seume.

The wise man should study the acquisition of science and riches as if he were not subject to sickness and death; but to the duties of religion he should attend as if death had seized him by the hair.Hitopadesa.

The wise man will commit no business of importance to a proxy when he may do it himself.L’Estrange.

The wise men of old have sent most of their morality down the stream of time in the light skiff of apothegm or epigram.Whipple.

The wise through excess of wisdom is made a fool.Emerson.

The wise weigh their words in a balance for gold.Ecclesiasticus.

The wise will determine from the gravity of the case; the irritable, from sensibility to oppression; the high-minded, from disdain and indignation at abusive power in unworthy hands.Burke.

The wiser mind / Mourns less for what age takes away / Than what it leaves behind.Wordsworth.

The wisest at most observe only how fate leads them, and are content.Foster.

The wisest doctor is gravelled by the inquisitiveness of a child.Emerson.

The wisest, happiest of our kind are they / That ever walk content with Nature’s way.Wordsworth.

The wisest is omnipresent, and reveals His secrets universally to the seeing eye and the hearing ear. The revelation in all its fullness is nowhere wanting, only the sense to discern it, and the courage to be true to it.James Wood.

The wisest man the warl’ e’er saw, / He dearly lo’ed the lasses O.Burns.

The wisest men are wise to the full in death.Ruskin.

The wisest, most melodious voice cannot in these days pass for a divine one; the word “inspiration” still lingers, but only in the shape of a poetic figure, from which the once earnest, awful, and soul-subduing sense has vanished without return.Carlyle.

The wisest of us must, for by far the most part, judge like the simplest; estimate importance by mere magnitude, and expect that which strongly affects our own generation, will strongly affect those that are to follow.Carlyle.

The wisest truly is, in these times, the greatest.Carlyle.

The wisest woman you talk with is ignorant of something that you know, but an elegant woman never forgets her elegance.Holmes.

The wish was father to the thought.2 Henry IV., iv. 4.

The wished-for comes too late.Proverb.

The wishing-gate opens into nothing.Spurgeon.

The wit of language is so miserably inferior to the wit of ideas that it is deservedly driven out of good company.Sydney Smith.

The wit of one man, and the wisdom of many.Lord John Russell’s definition of a proverb.

The wit one wants spoils what one has.French Proverb.

The woman and the soldier who do not defend the first pass will never defend the last.Fielding.

The woman that deliberates is lost.Addison.

The woman’s cause is man’s: they rise or sink / Together.Tennyson.

The womankind will not drill.Carlyle, Father Andreas in “Sartor.”

The women are quick enough—they’re quick enough. They know the rights of a story before they hear it, and can tell a man what his thoughts are before he knows ’em himself.George Eliot.

The word is always bolder than the deed.Schiller.

The Word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it.Bible.

The word of a gentleman is as good as his bond—sometimes better.Dickens.

The words of a man’s mouth are as deep waters, and the well-spring of wisdom as a flowing brook.Bible.

The words of a tale-bearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.Bible.

The words of men are like the leaves of trees; when they are too many they hinder the growth of the fruit.Steiger.

The words of the wise are as goads.Proverb.

The words that a father speaks to his children in the privacy of home are not heard by the world but, as in whispering-galleries, they are clearly heard at the end and by posterity.Jean Paul.

The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden under ground, secretly making the ground green; it flows and flows, it joins itself with other veins and veinlets; one day it will start forth as a visible perennial well.Carlyle.

The work of righteousness shall be peace.Bible.

The work of science is to substitute facts for appearances, and demonstrations for impressions.Ruskin.

The works of the great poets have only been read for most part as the multitude read the stars, at most, astrologically, not astronomically.Thoreau.

The world can never give / The bliss for which we sigh; / ’Tis not the whole of life to live, / Nor all of death to die.Montgomery.

The world cannot be governed without juggling.Selden.

The world cannot do without great men, but great men are very troublesome to the world.Goethe.

The world considers eccentricity in great things genius: in small things, folly.Bulwer Lytton.

The world does not progress so quickly as a man grows old.J. M. Barrie.

The world exists by change, and but for that / All matter would to chaos back / To form a pillar for a sleeping god.Anonymous.

The world exists for the education of each man.Emerson.

The world exists only by the strength of its silent virtue.Ruskin.

The world goes up, and the world goes down, / And the sunshine follows the rain; / And yesterday’s sneer, and yesterday’s frown, / Can never come over again.C. Kingsley.

The world grows more majestic, but man grows less.Amiel.

The world has no business with my life; the world will never know my life, if it should write and read a hundred biographies of me.Carlyle.

The world has to obey him who thinks and sees in the world.Carlyle.

The world is a carcase, and they who gather round it are dogs.Eastern Proverb.

The world is a comedy to those who think, a tragedy to those who feel.Horace Walpole.

The world is a grand book from which to become wiser.Goethe.

The world is a looking-glass, and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face. Frown at it, and it will in turn look sourly upon you; laugh at it and with it, and it is a jolly kind companion.Thackeray.

The world is a prison.Goethe.

The world is a thing that man must learn to despise, and even to neglect, before he can learn to reverence it, and work in it and for it.Carlyle.

The world is a wheel, and it will all come round right.Disraeli.

The world is all barren to him who will not cultivate the fruit it offers.Sterne.

The world is always ready to receive talent with open arms. Very often it does not know what to do with genius. Talent is a docile creature. It bows its head meekly while the world slips the collar over it. It backs into the shafts like a lamb.Holmes.

The world is an excellent judge in general, but a very bad one in particular.Lord Greville.

The world is an old woman, that mistakes any gilt farthing for a gold coin; whereby, being often cheated, she will henceforth trust nothing but the common copper.Carlyle.

The world is as you take it.Proverb.

The world is but an allegory; the idea is more real than the fact.Amiel.

The world is content with words; few think of searching into the nature of things.Pascal.

The world is everywhere perfect except where man comes with his pain.Schiller.

The world is fain to sully what is resplendent, and to drag down to the dust what is exalted.Schiller.

The world is for him who has patience.Italian Proverb.

The world is glorious to look at, but dreadful in reality; it is one thing as a drama to a spectator, quite another thing to the actors in the plot, for in it the will is thwarted at every turn.Schopenhauer.

The world is governed much more by opinion than by laws.Channing.

The world is governed too much. (?)

The world is not our peers, so we challenge the jury.Burns.

The world is not thy friend, nor the world’s law.Romeo and Juliet, v. 1.

The world is not to be despised but as it is compared with something better. Company is in itself better than solitude, and pleasure better than indolence.Johnson.

The world is nothing but a wheel; in its whole periphery it is everywhere similar, but, nevertheless, it appears to us so strange, because we ourselves are carried round with it.Goethe.

The world is nothing; the man is all.Emerson.

The world is only governed by self-interest.Schiller.

The world is so busied with selfish pursuits, ambition, vanity, interest, or pleasure, that very few think it worth their while to make any observation on what passes around them, except where that observation is a sucker, or branch of the darling plant they are rearing in their fancy.Burns.

The world is still deceived with ornament. / In law, what plea so tainted and corrupt, / But, being seasoned with a gracious voice, / Obscures the show of evil? In religion, / What damn&3233;d error but some sober brow / Will bless it and approve it with a text, / Hiding the grossness with fair ornament?Mer. of Ven., iii. 2.

The world is too much with us; late and soon, / Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers; / Little we see in Nature that is ours.Wordsworth.

The world is undone by looking at things at a distance.Sir Thomas More.

The world is upheld by the veracity of good men; they make the earth wholesome.Emerson.

The world is wide enough for all to live and let live, and every one has an enemy in his own talent, who gives him quite enough to do. But no! one gifted man and one talented persecutes another … and each seeks to make the other hateful.Goethe.

The world is wider than any of us think.Carlyle.

The world knows nothing of its greatest men.Sir Henry Taylor.

The world looks at ministers out of the pulpit to know what they mean when in it.Cecil.

The world … may overlook most of us; but “reverence thyself.”Burns.

The world never let a man bless it but it first fought him.Ward Beecher.

The world of Nature for every man is the fantasy of himself; this world is the multiplex “image of his own dream.”Carlyle.

The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless. Not being able to enlarge the one, let us contract the other; for it is from their difference alone that all the evils arise which render us really unhappy.Rousseau.

The world of thought must remain apart from the world of action, for if they once coincided the problem of life would be solved, and the hope which we call heaven would be realised on earth. And therefore men “Are cradled into poetry by wrong; / They learn in suffering what they teach in song.”Lord Houghton.

The world owes all its onward impulses to men ill at ease.Hawthorne.

The world owes infinitely more to those who have no history than to those who have; and the silent noble ones, who have enriched and exalted it by their mere presence, form a much grander and greater host than those do whose names stand emblazoned in written story, and are the loud boast of all.James Wood.

The world remains ever the same.Goethe.

The world seldom offers us any choice between solitude on the one hand and vulgarity on the other.Schopenhauer.

The world-spirit is a good swimmer, and storms and waves cannot drown him.Emerson.

The world still wants its poet-priest, who shall not trifle with Shakespeare, the player, nor shall grope in graves with Swedenborg, the mourner; but who shall see, speak, and act with equal inspiration.Emerson.

The world that surrounds you is the magic glass of the world within you. To know yourself you have only to set down a true statement of those that ever loved or hated you.Lavater.

The world throws its life into a hero or a shepherd, and puts him where he is wanted. Dante and Columbus were Italians in their time; they would be Russians or Americans to-day.Emerson.

The world truly exists only in the presence of man, acts only in the passion of man. The essence of light is in his eyes—the centre of force in his soul—the pertinence of action in his deeds.Ruskin.

The world, which took but six days to make, is like to take six thousand to make out.Sir Thomas Browne.

The world’s a bubble, and the life of man less than a span.Bacon.

The world’s a room of sickness, where each heart / Knows its own anguish and unrest! / The truest wisdom there, and noblest art, / Is his who skills of comfort best.Keble.

The world’s a sea.Quarles.

The world’s a wood, in which all lose their way, / Though by a different path each goes astray.Buckingham.

The world’s battle-fields have been in the heart chiefly. More heroism has there been displayed in the household and in the closet, I think, than on the most memorable military battle-fields of history.Ward Beecher.

The world’s great men have not commonly been great scholars, nor its great scholars great men.Holmes.

The world’s wealth is its original men; by these and their works it is a world and not a waste; the memory and record of what Men it loves—this is the sum of its strength, its sacred “property for ever,” whereby it upholds itself and steers forward, better or worse, through the yet undiscovered deep of Time.Carlyle.

The worse the man, the better the soldier; if soldiers be not corrupt, they ought to be made so.Napoleon.

The worse things are, the better they are.Proverb.

The worship of beauty apart from the soul becomes an idolatry enkindling desire instead of a reverence awakening devotion.James Wood.

The worst deluded are the self-deluded.Bovee.

The worst education which teaches self-denial is better than the best which teaches everything else, and not that.John Sterling.

The worst of madmen is a saint run mad.Pope.

The worst of many is that their goodness is distributed rather than concentrated. They are like a sheet of water instead of being like a running stream, which can be used to turn a wheel.Spurgeon.

The worst superstition is to consider our own the most tolerable.Lessing.

The worst wheel in the waggon creaks the loudest.German Proverb.

The worst wild beast is called “Tyrant,” and the “Flatterer” the worst tame one.Lessing.

The worth of a state, in the long-run, is the worth of the individuals composing it.J. S. Mill.

The wrath of brothers is fierce and devilish.Proverb.

The wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.St. James.

The wretched have no friends.Dryden.

The wretchedness which fate has rendered voiceless and tuneless is not the least wretched, but the most.Carlyle.

The wrinkles of the heart are more indelible than those of the brow.Mme. Deluzy.

The writer of a book, is not he a preacher preaching not to this parish or that, on this day or that, but to all men in all times and places?Carlyle.

The wronged side is always the safest.Sibbes.

The young disease, that must subdue at length, / Grows with his growth, and strengthens with his strength.Pope.

The young mind is naturally pliable and imitative, but in a more advanced state it grows rigid, and must be warmed and softened before it will receive a deep impression.Joshua Reynolds.

The young talk generously of relieving the old of their burdens, but the anxious heart is to the old when they see a load on the back of the young.J. M. Barrie.

The youth gets together his materials to build a bridge to the moon, or perchance a palace on the earth; at length, middle-aged, he concludes to build a woodshed with them.Thoreau.

The youth of the soul is everlasting, and eternity is youth.Jean Paul.

Their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.Jesus of children.

Their chief pleasure is being displeased.Whipple.

Their only labour was to kill the time, / And labour dire it is, and weary woe.Thomson.

Their own will to all men, all their will to women.Gaelic Proverb.

Their strength is to sit still.Bible.

Theirs not to make reply, / Theirs not to reason why, / Theirs but to do or die.Tennyson.

Them as ha’ never had a cushion don’t miss it.George Eliot.

Then draw we nearer day by day, / Each to his brethren, all to God; / Let the world take us as she may, / We must not change our road.Keble.

Then fare-ye-weel, auld Nickie Ben, / Oh wad ye tak’ a thought and men’. / Ye aiblins (perhaps) might—I dinna ken, / Still hae a stake; / I’m wae to think upon yon den / E’en for your sake.Burns.

Then gently scan your brother man, / Still gentler sister woman; / Though they may gang a kennin’ wrang, / To step aside is human.Burns.

Then in the strife the youth puts forth his powers, / Knows what he is, and feels himself a man.Goethe.

Then let us pray that come it may, / As come it will for a’ that, / That sense an’ worth, o’er a’ the earth, / May bear the gree and a’ that.Burns.

Then was I as a tree / Whose boughs did bend with fruit; but, in one night, / A storm, or robbery, call it what you will, / Shook down my mellow hangings, nay, my leaves, / And left me bare to weather.Cymbeline, iii. 3.

Theology is anthropology.Feuerbach.

Theoretical principles must sometimes be suffered to give way for the sake of practical advantages.Pitt.

Theories of genius are the peculiar constructions of our philosophical times; ages of genius have passed away, and they left no other record than their works.I. Disraeli.

Theories are very thin and unsubstantial; experience only is tangible.H. Ballou.

Theories which do not connect measures with men are not theories for this world.Charles Fox.

Theory and practice always act upon one another. It is possible to construe from what we do what we think, and from what we think what we will do.Goethe.

Theory in and by itself is of no use except in so far as it proves to us the connection (Zusammenhang) that subsists among the phenomena.Goethe.

[Greek]—Impudence is a god.

There are a thousand occasions for sorrow, and a hundred for fear that day by day assail the fool; not so the wise man.Hitopadesa.

There are always more tricks in a town than are talked of.Cervantes.

There are at bottom but two possible religions—that which rises in the moral nature of man, and which takes shape in moral commandments, and that which grows out of the observance of the material energies which operate in the external universe.Froude.

There are attractions in modest diffidence above the force of words. A silent address is the genuine eloquence of sincerity.Goldsmith.

There are but three classes of men—the retrograde, the stationary, and the progressive.Lavater.

There are but two ways of paying debt—increase of industry in raising income; increase of thrift in laying it out.Carlyle.

There are cases where little can be said and much must be done.Johnson.

There are certain things in which mediocrity is not to be endured, such as poetry, music, painting, public speaking.La Bruyère.

There are certain times in our life when we find ourselves in circumstances, that not only press upon us, but seem to weigh us down altogether. They give us, however, not only the opportunity, but they impose on us the duty of elevating ourselves, and thereby fulfilling the purpose of the Divine Being in our creation.Goethe.

There are charms made only for distant admiration. No spectacle is nobler than a blaze.Johnson.

There are cloudy days for the mind as well as for the world, and the man who has the most genius is twenty times a day in the clouds.Beaumelle.

There are depths in the soul which are deeper than hell.Platen.

There are enough unhappy on this earth.Tennyson.

There are faces so fluid with expression that we can hardly find what the mere features are.Emerson.

There are falsehoods which are not lies … which is the case in parables, fables, &c…. In such instances no confidence is destroyed, because none was reposed; no promise to speak the truth is violated, because none was given.Paley.

There are few circumstances in which it is not best either to hide all or to tell all.La Bruyère.

There are few faces that can afford to smile. A smile is sometimes bewitching; in general vapid; often a contortion.Disraeli.

There are few men so obstinate in their atheism whom a pressing danger will not reduce to an acknowledgment of the Divine power.Plato.

There are few persons to whom truth is not a sort of insult.Ségur.

There are few things that are worthy of anger, and still fewer that can justify malignity.Johnson.

There are few thoughts likely to come across ordinary men which have not already been expressed by greater men in the best possible way; and it is a wiser, more generous, more noble thing to remember and point out the perfect words than to invent poorer ones, wherewith to encumber temporarily the world.Ruskin.

There are few who, either by extraordinary endowment or favour of fortune, have enjoyed the opportunity of deciding what mode of life in especial they would wish to embrace.Cicero.

There are few wild beasts more to be dreaded than a communicative man having nothing to communicate.Bovee.

There are fewer students of man than of geometry.Pascal.

There are forty men of wit for one of sense; and he that will carry nothing about him but gold, will be every day at a loss for want of ready change. (?)

There are heads sometimes so little that there is no room for wit, sometimes so long that there is no wit for so much room.Fuller.

There are in man, in the beginning / And at the end, two blank book-binder’s leaves—childhood and age.Jean Paul.

There are in the history of a man only three epochs, his birth, his life, and his death; he is not conscious of being born; he submits to die; and he forgets to live.La Bruyère.

There are in this day, as in all days, around and in every man, voices from the gods, imperative to all, if obeyed by even none, which say audibly: Arise, thou son of Adam, son of Time, make this thing more divine, and that thing, and thyself of all things, and work, and sleep not; for the Night cometh wherein no man can work.Carlyle.

There are in this loud stunning tide / Of human care and crime, / With whom the melodies abide / Of th’ everlasting chime; / Who carry music in their heart, / Through dusty lane and wrangling mart, / Plying their daily task with busier feet, / Because their secret souls a holy strain repeat.Keble.

There are interests by the sacrifice of which peace is too dearly purchased. One should never be at peace to the shame of his own soul, to the violation of his integrity or of his allegiance to God.Chapin.

There are many men who do not believe in evaporation. They get all they can, and keep all they get, and so are not fertilisers, but only stagnant, miasmatic pools.Ward Beecher.

There are many religions, but there is only one morality.Ruskin.

There are many troubles which you cannot cure by the Bible and the hymn-book, but which you can cure by a good perspiration and a breath of fresh air.Ward Beecher.

There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realised until personal experience has brought it home.J. S. Mill.

There are men who, by long consulting their own inclination, have forgotten that others have a claim to the same deference. (?)

There are men who dwell on the defects of their enemies. I always have regard to the merits of mine, and derive profit therefrom.Goethe.

There are men whose tongues are more eloquent than those of women, but no man possesses the eloquence of a woman’s eye.C. Weber.

There are moments in life when the heart is so full of emotion, / That if by chance it be shaken, or into its depths like a pebble / Drops some careless word, it overflows; and its secret, / Spilt on the ground like water, can never be gathered together.Longfellow.

There are more fools than wise men, and even in the wise men more folly than wisdom.Chamfort.

There are more men ennobled by study than by nature.Cicero.

There are more offences at my beck than I have thoughts to put them in, imagination to give them shape, or time to act them in.Hamlet, iii. 1.

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, / Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.Hamlet, i. 5.

There are more ways to the wood than one.Proverb.

There are nae fules like auld fules.Scotch Proverb.

There are natures that are great by what they attain, and others by what they disdain.H. Grimm.

There are no better masters than poverty and want.Dutch Proverb.

There are no chagrins so venomous as the chagrins of the idle; no pangs so sickening as the satieties of pleasure.Ruskin.

There are no English lives worth reading except those of players, who by the nature of the case have bidden Respectability good-day.Carlyle.

There are no fixtures in Nature. The universe is fluid and volatile.Emerson.

There are no grotesques in Nature.Sir Thomas Browne.

There are no laws by which we can write Iliads.Ruskin.

There are no obstructions more fatal to fortune than pride and resentment.Goldsmith.

There are no persons more solicitous about the preservation of rank than those who have no rank at all.Shenstone.

There are no proverbial sayings which are not true.Cervantes.

There are no real pleasures without real needs.Voltaire.

There are no tricks in plain and simple faith.Julius Cæsar, iv. 2.

There are no troubles which have such a wasting and disastrous effect upon the mind as those which must not be told, but which cause the mind to be continually rolling and turning over upon itself in ceaseless convolutions and unrest.Ward Beecher.

There are no twin souls in God’s universe.J. G. Holland.

There are none but men of strong passions capable of going to greatness; none but such capable of meriting the public gratitude.Mirabeau.

There are none of the charges brought against Socialism which might not have been brought against Christianity itself.Cötvös.

There are omens in the air, / And voices whispering Beware!— / But never victor in the fight / Heeded the portents of fear and care.Dr. Walter Smith.

There are only three classes of people—those who have found God and serve him; those who have not found God and seek him; and those who live without either seeking or finding him—the first, rational and happy; the second, unhappy and rational; the third, foolish and unhappy.Pascal.

There are only two ways of rising in the world, either by one’s own industry or by the weakness of others.La Bruyère.

There are people who will help you to get your basket on your head, because they want to see what’s in it.Negro Proverb.

There are people who would never have been in love if they had never heard love spoken of.La Rochefoucauld.

There are proselytes from atheism, but none from superstition.Junius.

There are several who would, or at least pretend they would, bear much in their own business who will bear nothing at all.Kettlewell.

There are shades in all good pictures, but there are lights too, if we choose to contemplate them.Dickens.

There are single thoughts that contain the essence of a whole volume, single sentences that have the beauties of a large work.Joubert.

There are soldiers of the ploughshare as well as soldiers of the sword.Ruskin.

There are some cases in which human nature and its deep wrongs will be ever stronger than the world and its philosophy.Bulwer Lytton.

There are some faults so nearly allied to excellence that we can scarce weed out the vice without eradicating the virtue.Goldsmith.

There are some men who are witty when they are in a bad humour, and others only when they are sad.Joubert.

There are some people who give with the air of refusal.Queen Christiana.

There are some sorrows cannot be subjected / To man’s construction, howsoe’er suspected.Dr. Walter Smith.

There are some trifles well habited, as there are some fools well clothed.Chamfort.

There are sorrows / Where of necessity the soul must be / Its own support.Schiller.

There are souls which fall from heaven like flowers; but ere the pure and fresh buds can open, they are trodden in the dust of the earth, and lie soiled and crushed under the foul tread of some brutal hoof.Jean Paul.

There are things in this world to be laughed at, as well as things to be admired; and his is no complete mind that cannot give to each sort his due.Carlyle.

There are things that should be done, not spoken; that, till the doing of them is begun, cannot be spoken.Carlyle.

There are those who never reason on what they should do, but what they have done; as if Reason had her eyes behind, and could only see backwards.Fielding.

There are thousands hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.Thoreau.

There are three classes of authors—those who write without thinking, those who think while writing, and those who think before writing.Schopenhauer.

There are three difficulties in authorship—to write anything worth the publishing, to find honest men to publish it, and to get sensible men to read it.Colton.

There are three material things, not only useful, but essential, to life—pure air, water, and earth; and three immaterial that are equally essential—admiration, hope, and love.Ruskin.

There are three means of believing—by inspiration, by reason, and by custom. Christianity, which is the only rational institution, does yet admit none for its sons who do not believe by inspiration.Pascal.

There are three religions—the religion which depends on reverence for what is above us, denominated the ethnic; the religion which founds itself on reverence for what is around us, denominated the philosophical; the religion grounded on reverence for what is beneath us, which we name the Christian.Goethe.

There are three things in this world which deserve no quarter—hypocrisy, pharisaism, and tyranny.F. Robertson.

There are three things which cause perfection in a man—nature, reason, use. Reason I call discipline; use, exercise. If any one of these branches want, certainly the tree of virtue must needs wither.John Lily.

There are times when silence, if the preacher did but know, / Shall preach to better purpose than a sermon stale and flat.Dr. Walter Smith.

There are times when we are diverted out of errors, but could not be preached out of them.Stephen Montague.