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James Wood, comp. Dictionary of Quotations. 1899.

There is no spirit to They, sweet soul

There is no spirit without a body unless it be a ghost, and no body without a spirit unless it be a corpse.German lore.

There is no sporting with a fellow-creature’s happiness or misery.Burns.

There is no sterner moralist than pleasure.Byron.

There is no stronger test of a man’s real character than power and authority, exciting, as they do, every passion, and discovering every latent vice.Plutarch.

There is no such flatterer as is a man’s self, and there is no such remedy against flattery of a man’s self as the liberty of a friend.Lord Bacon.

There is no such thing as a dumb poet or a handless painter. The essence of an artist is that he should be articulate.Stedman.

There is no such thing as being agreeable without a thorough good-humour, a natural sweetness of temper, enlivened by cheerfulness.Lady Montagu.

There is no such thing as chance; and what seems to us merest accident springs from the deepest source of destiny.Schiller.

There is no such thing as Liberty in the universe: there can never be. The stars have it not; the earth has it not; the sea has it not; and we men have the mockery and semblance of it only for our heaviest punishment.Ruskin.

There is no sure foundation set on blood; / No certain life achieved by others’ death.King John, iv. 2.

There is no surer argument of a weak mind than irresolution.Tillotson.

There is no terror, Cassius, in your threats; / For I am armed so strong in honesty / That they pass by me as the idle wind / Which I respect not.Julius Cæsar, iv. 3.

There is no thought in any mind, but it quickly tends to convert itself into a power, and organises a huge instrumentality of means.Emerson.

There is no time so miserable, but a man may be true.Timon of Athens, iv. 3.

There is no traitor like him whose domestic treason plants the poniard within the breast which trusted to his truth.Byron.

There is no true action without will.Rousseau.

There is no true love without jealousy.Proverb.

There is no vague general capability in men.Goethe.

There is no vice or folly that requires so much nicety and skill to manage as vanity.Swift.

There is no vice or crime that does not originate in self-love; and there is no virtue that does not grow from the love of others out of and beyond self.Anonymous.

There is no vice so simple but assumes / Some mark of virtue in his outward parts.Mer. of Ven., iii. 2.

There is no venom like that of the tongue.Proverb.

There is no wealth but life—life, including all its powers of love, of joy, and of admiration.Ruskin.

There is no well-doing, no godlike doing, that is not patient doing.J. G. Holland.

There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the Lord.Bible.

There is no work of genius which has not been the delight of mankind, no word of genius to which the human heart and soul have not, sooner or later, responded.Lowell.

There is no worse fruit than that which never ripens.Italian Proverb.

There is no worse joke than a true one.Italian and Spanish Proverb.

There is none so blind as they that won’t see.Swift.

There is none so poor that he need sit on a pumpkin. That is shiftlessness.Thoreau.

There is not a Red Indian hunting by Lake Winnipeg can quarrel with his squaw but the whole world must smart for it; will not the price of beaver rise?Carlyle.

There is not any benefit so glorious in itself but it may be exceedingly sweetened and improved by the manner of conferring it. The virtue, I know, rests in the intent, but the beauty and ornament of an obligation lies in the manner of it.Seneca.

There is not in earth a spectacle more worthy than a great man superior to his sufferings.Addison.

There is not in national life any real epoch, because there is nothing in reality abrupt. Events, however great or sudden, are consequences of preparations long ago made.Draper.

There is not one grain in the universe, either too much or too little, nothing to be added, nothing to be spared; nor so much as any one particle of it, that mankind may not be either the better or the worse for, according as it is applied.L’Estrange.

There is not so agonizing a feeling in the whole catalogue of human suffering as the first conviction that the heart of the being whom we most tenderly love is estranged from us.Bulwer Lytton.

There is not so much comfort in having children as there is sorrow in parting with them.Proverb.

There is not the thickness of a sixpence between good and evil.Proverb.

There is not yet any inventory of man’s faculties.Emerson.

There is nothing beyond the pleasure which the study of Nature produces. Her secrets are of unfathomable depth, but it is granted to us men to look into them more and more.Goethe.

There is nothing born but has to die.Carlyle.

There is nothing by which I have, through life, more profited than by the just observations, the good opinion, and the sincere and gentle encouragement of amiable and sensible women.Romilly.

There is nothing capricious in nature.Emerson.

There is nothing covered that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.Jesus.

There is nothing divine but what is rational.Kant.

There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.Hamlet, ii. 2.

There is nothing evil but what is within us; the rest is either natural or accidental.Sir P. Sidney.

There is nothing exasperates people more than the display of superior ability or brilliancy in conversation. They seem pleased at the time, but their envy makes them curse him at their hearts.Johnson.

There is nothing from without a man that entering into him can defile him; but the things which come out of him, those are they that defile the man.Jesus.

There is nothing good or evil save in the will.Epictetus.

There is nothing good or godlike in this world but has in it something of “infinite sadness.”Carlyle.

There is nothing holier in this life of ours than the first consciousness of love, the first fluttering of its silken wings.Longfellow.

There is nothing in the world more shameful than establishing one’s self on lies and fables.Goethe.

There is nothing in this world that will keep the devil out of one but hard labour.Carlyle.

There is nothing in which the power of circumstance is more evident than in politics.Disraeli.

There is nothing innocent or good that dies and is forgotten.Dickens.

There is nothing insignificant, nothing!Coleridge.

There is nothing lighter than vain praise.William Drummond.

There is nothing like leather.Proverb. A cobbler’s advice in an emergency.

There is nothing like the cold dead hand of the past to take down our tumid egotism, and lead us into the solemn flow of the life of our race.Holmes.

There is nothing little to the truly great in spirit.Dickens.

There is nothing more allied to the barbarous and savage character than sullenness, concealment, and reserve.Parke Godwin.

There is nothing more characteristic than the shakes of the hand.Sydney Smith.

There is nothing more charming than to see a mother with a child in her arms, and nothing more venerable than a mother among a number of her children.Goethe.

There is nothing more frightful than for a teacher to know only what his scholars are intended to know.Goethe.

There is nothing more frightful than imagination without taste.Goethe.

There is nothing more perennial in us than habit and imitation. They are the source of all working and all apprenticeship, of all practice and all learning.Carlyle.

There is nothing more pitiable in the world than an irresolute man, oscillating between two feelings, who would willingly unite the two, and who does not perceive that nothing can unite them.Goethe.

There is nothing more precious to a man than his will; there is nothing which he relinquishes with so much reluctance.J. G. Holland.

There is nothing more terrible to a guilty heart than the eye of a respected friend.Sir P. Sidney.

There is nothing new under the sun.Bible.

There is nothing of which men are so fond and so careless as life.La Bruyère.

There is nothing on earth divine beside humanity.Melanchthon.

There is nothing on earth which is not in the heavens in a heavenly form, and nothing in the heavens which is not on the earth in an earthly form.Quoted by Emerson.

There is nothing on earth without difficulty. Only the inner impulse, the pleasure it gives us, and love we feel, help us to overcome obstruction, to pave our way, and to raise ourselves out of the narrow circle in which others sorrowfully torture themselves.Goethe.

There is nothing really more monstrous in any recorded savagery or absurdity of mankind than that governments should be able to get money for any folly they choose to commit, by selling to capitalists the right of taxing future generations to the end of time.Ruskin.

There is nothing; so agonising to the fine skin of vanity as the application of a rough truth.Bulwer Lytton.

There is nothing so great or so goodly in creation, but it is a mean symbol of the gospel of Christ, and of the things that he has prepared for them that love him.Ruskin.

There is nothing so powerful as truth, and nothing so strange.Daniel Webster.

There is nothing so small but that we may honour God by asking his guidance of it, or insult him by taking it into our own hands.Ruskin.

There is nothing so secret but it comes to light.Proverb.

There is nothing so sure of succeeding as not to be over brilliant, as to be entirely wrapped up in one’s self, and endowed with a perseverance which, in spite of all the rebuffs it may meet with, never relaxes in the pursuit of its object.Baron de Grimm.

There is nothing so terrible as activity without insight.Goethe.

There is nothing to be found only once in the world.Goethe.

There is nothing to which man is not related.Emerson.

There is nothing which vanity does not desecrate.Ward Beecher.

There is nothing without us that is not also within us.Goethe.

There is often a complaint of want of parts, when the fault lies in a want of a due improvement of them.Locke.

There is often more true spiritual force in a proverb than in a philosophical system.Carlyle.

There is / One great society alone on earth; / The noble living and the noble dead. (?)

There is one preacher who does preach with effect, and gradually persuade all persons; his name is Destiny, Divine Providence, and his sermon the inflexible course of things.Carlyle.

There is only one cure for public distress, and that is public education, directed to make men thoughtful, merciful, and just.Ruskin.

There is only one mendacious being in the world, and that is man.Schopenhauer.

There is only one thing better than tradition, and that is the original and eternal life out of which all tradition takes its rise.Lowell.

There is only one true religion, but there may be many forms of belief.Kant.

There is poetry and beauty in the common lives about us, if we look at them with imaginative and sympathetic eye.J. Morley.

There is power over and behind us, and we are the channels of its communication.Emerson.

There is precious instruction to be got by finding that we are wrong.Carlyle.

There is properly but one slavery in the world—the slavery of wisdom to folly.Carlyle.

There is properly no history, only biography.Emerson.

There is, properly speaking, no misfortune in the world. Happiness and misfortune stand in continual balance. Every misfortune is, as it were, the obstruction of a stream, which, after overcoming this obstruction, but bursts forth with the greater force.Novalis.

There is really something absurd about the Present; all that people think of is the sight, the touch of each other, and there they rest; but it never occurs to them to reflect upon what is to be gained from such moments.Goethe.

There is safety in solitude.Saadi.

There is scarce truth enough alive to make societies secure, but security enough to make fellowships accursed.Meas. for Meas., iii. 2.

There is scarcely a good critic of books born in our age, and yet every fool thinks himself justified in criticising persons.Bulwer Lytton.

There is sentiment in all women, and sentiment gives delicacy to thought, and tact to manner. But sentiment with men is generally acquired, an offspring of the intellectual quality, not, as with the other sex, of the moral.Bulwer Lytton.

There is so much of good among the worst, so much of evil in the best, such seeming partialities in providence, so many things to lessen and expand, yea. and with all man’s boast, so little real freedom of his will, that to look a little lower than the surface, garb, or dialect, or fashion, thou shalt feebly pronounce for a saint, and faintly condemn for a sinner.Tupper.

There is so much trouble in coming into the world, and so much more, as well as meanness, in going out of it, that ’tis hardly worth while to be here at all.Lord Bolingbroke.

There is some soul of goodness in things evil, / Would men observingly distil it out.Henry V., iv. 1.

There is some use in having two attorneys in one firm. Their movements resemble those of the man and woman in a Dutch baby-house. When it is fair weather with the client, out comes the gentleman partner to fawn like a spaniel; when it is foul, forth bolts the operative brother to pin like a bull-dog.Scott.

There is something behind the throne greater than the king himself.Chatham.

There is something in sorrow more akin to the course of human affairs than joy.C. Fitzhugh.

There is something irresistibly pleasing in the conversation of a fine woman; even though her tongue be silent, the eloquence of her eyes teach wisdom.Goldsmith.

There is something more awful in happiness than in sorrow.Hawthorne.

There is something not solid in the good that is done for us.Emerson.

There is something of all men in every man.Lichtenberg.

There is something so moving in the very image of weeping beauty.Steele.

There is something too dear in the hope of seeing again…. “Dear heart, be quiet:” we say; “you will not be long separated from those people that you love; be quiet, dear heart!” And then we give it in the meanwhile a shadow, so that it has something, and then it is good and quiet, like a little child whose mother gives it a doll instead of the apple which it ought not to eat.Goethe.

There is still a real magic in the action and reaction of minds on one another. The casual deliration of a few becomes, by this mysterious reverberation, the frenzy of many; men lose the use, not only of their understandings, but of their bodily senses; while the most obdurate unbelieving hearts melt like the rest in the furnace where all are cast as victims and as fuel.Carlyle.

There is still enough to satisfy one in spite of all misfortunes.Goethe.

There is such a choice of difficulties that I am myself at a loss how to determine.J. Wolfe to Pitt.

There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing; there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches.Bible.

There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth: and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty.Bible.

There is very great necessity indeed of getting a little more silent than we are.Carlyle.

There is work on God’s wide earth for all men that he has made with hands and hearts.Carlyle.

There lives more faith in honest doubt, believe me, than in half the creeds.Tennyson.

There may come a day when there shall be no more curse; in the meantime you must be humble and honest enough to take your share of it.Ruskin.

There may often be less vanity in following the new modes than in adhering to the old ones. It is true that the foolish invent them, but the wise may conform to, instead of contradicting, them.Joubert.

There must always remain something that is antagonistic to good.Plato.

There must be a man behind a book.Emerson.

There must be hearts which know the depths of our being, and swear by us, even when the whole world forsakes us.Gutzkow.

There must be work done by the arms, or none of us would live; and work done by the brains, or the life would not be worth having. And the same men cannot do both.Ruskin.

There must first be seducing men before seduced women.Jean Paul.

There needs no ghost, my lord, come from the grave / To tell us this.Hamlet, i. 5.

There needs not a great soul to make a hero; there needs a god-created soul which will be true to its origin; that will be a great soul.Carlyle.

There never did and never will exist anything permanently noble and excellent in a character which was a stranger to the exercise of resolute self-denial.Scott.

There never was a bad man but had ability for good service.Burke.

There never was a great man unless through Divine inspiration.Cicero.

There never was a literary age whose dominant taste was not sickly.Joubert.

There never was a talent, even for real literature, but was primarily a talent for something infinitely better of the silent kind.Carlyle.

There never was any heart truly great and generous that was not also tender and compassionate.South.

There never was any party, faction, or sect in which the most ignorant was not the most violent.Pope.

There never was so great a thought labouring in the breasts of men as now.Emerson.

There occur cases in human life when it is wisdom not to be too wise.Schiller.

There remaineth a rest to the people of God.Bible.

There seems to be no part of knowledge in fewer hands than that of discerning when to have done.Swift.

There shall no evil happen to the just.Bible.

There the wicked case from troubling, and there the weary be at rest.Bible.

There was a little city, and few men within it; and there came a great king against it, and besieged it, and built bulwarks against it. Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city, yet no man remembered that same poor man.Bible.

There was a time when meadow, grove, and stream, / The earth and every common sight, / To me did seem / Apparelled in celestial light, / The glory and the freshness of a dream. / It is not now as it has been of yore; / Turn wheresoe’er I may, / By night or day, / The things which I have seen, I now can see no more.Wordsworth.

There was a time when the world acted upon books. Now books act upon the world.Joubert.

There was but one Moses to the thousands of Israel that entered Jordan.Ward Beecher.

There was never a nation great until it came to the knowledge that it had nowhere in the world to go for help.C. D. Warner.

There was never good or ill but women had to do with it.Gaelic Proverb.

There was never yet philosopher / Who could endure the toothache patiently.Much Ado, v. 1.

There was sense in the sentences, but the sum-total was nonsense.Criticism of a young preacher’s discourse.

There was speech in their dumbness, language in their very gesture.Winter’s Tale, v. 2.

There were no ill language if it were not ill taken.Proverb.

There where thou art, there where thou remainest, accomplish what thou canst.Goethe.

There will always be a government of force where men are selfish.Emerson.

There’s a brave fellow! There’s a man of pluck! / A man who is not afraid to say his say, / Though a whole town’s against him.Longfellow.

There’s a courage which grows out of fear.Byron.

There’s a divinity that shapes our ends, / Rough-hew them as we will.Hamlet, v. 2.

There’s a medium in thoughtfulness and gaiety: find it out and keep to it.Spurgeon.

There’s a special providence in the fall of a sparrow.Hamlet, v. 2.

There’s a sweeter flower than e’er / Blush’d on the rosy spray, / A brighter star, a richer bloom, / Than e’er did western heaven illume / At close of summer day— / ’Tis Love, the last best gift of Heaven.Keble.

There’s always life for the living.Proverb.

There’s beggary in the love that can be reckoned.Ant. and Cleop., i. 1.

There’s folks as make bad butter, and trusten to the salt t’ hide it.George Eliot.

There’s folks ’ud stand on their heads and then say the fault was in their boots.George Eliot.

There’s husbandry in heaven; / Their candles are all out.Macbeth, i. 7.

There’s language in her eye, her cheeks, her lip, / Nay, her foot speaks.Troil. and Cress., iv. 5.

There’s many a good bit o’ work done with a sad heart.George Eliot.

There’s many a slip / ’Twixt the cup and the lip.Proverb.

There’s mercy in every place, / And mercy, encouraging thought, / Gives even affliction a grace, / And reconciles man to his lot.Cowper.

There’s music in the sighing of a reed; / There’s music in the gushing of a rill; / There’s music in all things, if men had ears.Byron.

There’s nae sorrow there, John, / There’s neither cauld nor care, John, / The day is aye fair, / In the land o’ the leal.Lady Nairne.

There’s no armour against fate.Shirley.

There’s no art / To find the mind’s construction in the face.Macbeth, i. 4.

There’s no folk sic idiots as them that looks like geniuses.J. M. Barrie.

There’s no glory like his who saves his country.Tennyson.

There’s no grace in a benefit that sticks to the fingers.Seneca.

There’s no great banquet but some fares ill.George Herbert.

There’s no pleasure i’ living, if you’re to be corked up for ever, and only dribble your mind out by the sly, like a leaky barrel.George Eliot.

There’s no seeing one’s way through tears.Proverb.

There’s no slipping up-hill again, and no standing still when once you’ve begun to slip down.George Eliot.

There’s no work so tirin’ as danglin’ about an’ starin’, an’ not rightly knowin’ what you’re goin’ to do next; an’ keepin’ your face i’ smilin’ order, like a grocer o’ market-day.George Eliot.

There’s not a joy the world can give like that it takes away.Byron.

There’s not a place where Rest can say, / I’ll not have Labour here; / For Rest itself would pine away / If Labour were not near.Hall.

There’s not a string attuned to mirth / But has its chord in melancholy.Hood.

There’s not one wise man among twenty that will praise himself.Much Ado, v. 2.

There’s not the smallest orb which thou be hold’st, / But in his motion like an angel sings, / Still quiring to the young-eyed cherubims.Mer. of Ven., v. 1.

There’s nothing but what’s bearable as long as a man can work.George Eliot.

There’s nothing certain but uncertainty.Proverb.

There’s nothing half so sweet in life / As love’s young dream.Moore.

There’s nothing situate under heaven’s eye, / But hath its bound in earth, in sea, in sky.Comedy of Errors, ii. 1.

There’s none that can / Read God aright, unless he first spell man.Quarles.

There’s small choice in rotten apples.Tam. of Shrew, i. 1.

There’s something good in all weathers. If it don’t happen to be good for my work to-day, it’s good for some other man’s to-day, and will come round to me to-morrow.Dickens.

There’s such divinity doth hedge a king, / That treason can but peep to what it would.Hamlet, iv. 5.

There’s things it’s best to put off kenning as long as we can.J. M. Barrie.

Thereby hangs a tale.As You Like It, ii. 7.

These / Are but the varied God. The rolling year / Is full of thee.Thomson.

“These are my jewels.”Cornelia, the mother of the Gracchi, when she presented her five sons to a lady who had paraded her ornaments before her.

These cases, wherein happiness would be sinful, are just as much, but no more, the ordainments of Providence as those more common ones wherein happiness is natural and right.W. R. Greg.

These fair tales, which we know so beautiful, / Show only finer than our lives to-day / Because their voice was clearer, and they found / A sacred bard to sing them.Lewis Morris.

These limbs, whence had we them; this stormy force; this life-blood with its burning passion? They are dust and shadow; a shadow-system gathered round our Me; wherein through some moments or years, the divine essence is to be revealed in flesh.Carlyle.

These little things are great to little men.Goldsmith.

These moving things, ca’ed wife and weans, / Wad move the very heart o’ stanes.Burns.

These violent delights have violent ends.Romeo and Juliet, ii. 6.

They are as sick that surfeit with too much, as they that starve with nothing.Mer. of Ven., i. 2.

They are but beggars that can count their worth.Romeo and Juliet, ii. 6.

They are dead even for this life who hope for no better.Lorenzo de Medici.

They are never alone that are accompanied with noble thoughts.Sir P. Sidney.

They are not a pipe for fortune’s finger, / To sound what stop she please.Hamlet, iii. 2.

They are not all free who scorn their chains.Lessing.

They are not kings who sit on thrones, but they who know how to govern.Emerson.

They are not sages who do not declare men’s duty.Hitopadesa.

They are slaves who dare not be / In the right with two or three.Lowell.

They asked Lucman the fabulist, “From whom did you learn manners?” He answered, “From the unmannerly.”Saadi.

They can conquer who believe they can.Virgil.

They do most by books who could do much without them; and he that chiefly owes himself unto himself is the substantial man.Sir Thomas Browne.

They ever do pretend / To have received a wrong who wrong intend.Daniel.

They fool me to the top of my bent.Hamlet, iii. 2.

They found no end, in wandering mazes lost.Milton.

They grew in beauty side by side, / They fill’d one home with glee; / Their graves are sever’d far and wide, / By mount, and stream, and sea.Mrs. Hemans.

They govern the world, these sweet-lipped women, because beauty is the index of a larger fact than wisdom.Holmes.

They had the divine right of kings to settle, these unfortunate ancestors of ours;… and they did, on hest of necessity, manage to settle it.Carlyle of the Puritans.

They have been at a great feast of languages, and stolen the scraps.Love’s L’s. Lost, v. 1.

They have destroyed the beaten track to heaven; we are now compelled to make for ourselves ladders.Joubert.

They laugh that win.Othello, iv. 2.

They lose it (the world) that do buy it with much care.Mer. of Ven., i. 1.

They love least that let men know their love.Two Gent. of Verona, i. 2.

They love most who are least valued.Proverb.

They love not poison that do poison need.Richard II., v. 6.

They love us truly who correct us freely.Proverb.

They most assume who know the least.Gay.

They must hunger in winter that will not work in summer.Proverb.

They must often change who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.Confucius.

They never taste who always drink; / They always talk who never think.Prior.

They only are wise who know that they know nothing.Carlyle.

They only babble that practise not reflection.Sheridan.

They only should own who can administer.Emerson.

They only who build on ideas build for eternity.Emerson.

They pass best over the world who trip over it quickly; for it is but bog—if we stop, we sink.Queen Elizabeth.

They said that Love would die when Hope was gone, / And Love mourn’d long, and sorrow’d after Hope; / At last she sought out Memory, and they trod / The same old paths where Love had walk’d with Hope, / And Memory fed the soul of Love with tears.Tennyson.

They say best men are moulded out of faults, / And, for the most, become much more the better / For being a little bad.Meas. for Meas., v. 1.

They say Doubt is weak, but yet, if life be in the doubt; / The living doubt is more than Faith that life did never know.Dr. Walter Smith.

“They say so” is half a lie.Proverb.

They, sweet soul, that most impute a crime / Are pronest to it, and impute themselves, / Wanting the mental range; or low desire / Not to feel lowest makes them level all; / Yea, they would pare the mountain to the plain, / To leave an equal baseness.Tennyson.