James Wood, comp. Dictionary of Quotations. 1899.
They that are above to Though thousands hate
They that are above have ends in everything.Beaumont and Fletcher.
They that are against superstition oftentimes run into it of the wrong side. If I wear all colours but black, then I am superstitious in not wearing black.Selden.
They that are booted are not always ready.Proverb.
They that be whole need not a physician; but they that are sick.Jesus.
They that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness, as the stars for ever and ever.Bible.
They that bear a noble mind, / Where they want of riches find.Wither.
They that by pleading clothes / Do fortunes seek, when worth and service fail, / Would have their tale believed for their oaths, / And are like empty vessels under sail.George Herbert.
They that deny a God destroy man’s nobility. For, certainly, man is of kin to the beasts, by his body; and if he be not of kin to God by his spirit, he is a base and ignoble creature.Bacon.
They that do change old love for new, / Pray gods, they change for worse.George Peele.
They that do nothing are in the readiest way to do that which is worse than nothing.Zimmermann.
They that drive away time spur a free horse.Robert Mason.
They that govern the most make the least noise.Selden.
They that hold by the Divine / Clasp too the Human in their faith.Dr. Walter Smith.
They that know one another salute afar off.Proverb.
They that marry ancient people merely in expectation to bury them, hang themselves in hope that one will come and cut the halter.Fuller.
They that mean to make no use of friends will be at little trouble to gain them: and to be without friendship is to be without one of the first comforts of our present state.Johnson.
They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.Bible.
They that plough iniquity and sow wickedness reap the same.Bible.
They that stand high have many blasts to shake them; and if they fall, they dash themselves to pieces.Richard III., i. 3.
They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.Bible.
They that sow the wind shall reap the whirlwind.Bible.
They that will crowd about bonfires may, sometimes very fairly, get their beards singed; it is the price they pay for such illumination; natural twilight is safe and free to all.Carlyle.
They told me I was everything; ’tis a lie: I am not ague-proof.King Lear, iv. 6.
They well deserve to have / That know the strong’st and surest way to get.Richard II., iii. 3.
They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us.St. John.
They who accuse and blacken thee wrongfully are much the greatest sufferers by their own malice and injustice.Thomas à Kempis.
They who but slowly pacèd are / By plodding on may travel far.Wither.
They who contract absurd habits are such as have no fear.Johnson.
They who crouch to those who are above them, always trample on those who are below them.Buckle.
They who do not feel the darkness will never look for the light.Buckle.
They who embrace the entire universe with love, for the most part love nothing but their narrow selves.Herder.
They who gratefully the gods adore, / Still find their joys increasing more and more.Theocritus.
They who have lost an infant are never, as it were, without an infant child.Leigh Hunt.
They who have no other trade but seeking their fortune, need never hope to find her; coquette-like, she flies from her close pursuers, and at last fixes on the plodding mechanic who stays at home and minds his business.Goldsmith.
They who lie soft and warm in a rich estate seldom come to heat themselves at the altar.South.
They who oppose a Ministry have always a better field for ridicule and reproof than they who defend it.Goldsmith.
They who place their affections on trifles at first for amusement, will find those trifles at last become their serious concern.Goldsmith.
They who play with the devil’s rattles will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.Fuller.
They who pretend most to universal benevolence are either deceivers or dupes—men who desire to cover their private ill-nature by a pretended regard for all.Goldsmith.
They who resign life rather than part with liberty do only a prudent action; out those who lay it down for friends and country do a heroic one.Steele.
They who resist indiscriminately all improvement as innovation, may find themselves compelled at last to submit to innovations although they are not improvements.Canning.
They who seek only for faults see nothing else.Proverb.
They who sustain their cross shall likewise be sustained by it in return.Thomas à Kempis.
They who travel in pursuit of wisdom walk only in a circle, and, after all their labour, at last return to their pristine ignorance.Goldsmith.
They who want a farthing, and have no friend that will lend them it, think farthings very good things.Goldsmith.
They who want money when they come to borrow, will always want money when they should come to pay.Goldsmith.
They who will watch Providence will never want a Providence to watch. (?)
They whom truth and wisdom lead / Can gather honey from a weed.Cowper.
Thick as autumnal leaves that strew the brooks / In Vallombrosa.Milton.
Thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.Bible.
Thine is the right, for thine the might.Tennyson.
Thine own friend, and thy father’s friend, forsake not; neither go into thy brother’s house in the day of thy calamity: for better is a neighbour that is near than a brother far off.Bible.
Thine own worm be not: yet such jealousy, / As hurts not others, but may make thee better, / Is a good spur.George Herbert.
Things all are big with jest; nothing that’s plain / But may be witty, if thou hast the vein … / Many affecting wit beyond their power, / Have got to be a dear fool for an hour.George Herbert.
Things are graceful in a friend’s mouth which are blushing in a man’s own.Bacon.
Things are his property alone who knows how to use them.Xenophon.
Things are long-lived, and God above appoints their term; yet when the brains of a thing have been out for three centuries and odd, one does wish it would be kind enough and die.Carlyle.
Things are not so false always as they seem.Carlyle.
Things are sullen, and will be as they are, whatever we think them or wish them to be.Cudworth.
Things are what they are by nature, not by will.Cudworth.
Things at the worst will cease, or else climb upward / To what they were before.Macbeth, iv. 2.
Things bad begun make strong themselves by ill.Macbeth, iii. 2.
Things base and vile, holding no quantity, / Love can transpose to form and dignity.Mid. N.’s Dream, i. 1.
Things fasten upon thee only according as the degree of thy own love and inclination for them gives opportunity and advantage.Thomas à Kempis.
Things good, great Jove, asked or unasked, supply: / Thinks evil, though we ask for them, deny.Anonymous.
Things have their laws as well as men; and things refuse to be trifled with.Emerson.
Things ill got had ever bad success…. I’ll leave my son my virtuous deeds behind.3 Henry VI., ii. 2.
Things may serve long, but not serve ever.All’s Well, ii. 2.
Things more excellent than every image are expressed through images.Jamblichus.
Things must turn when they can go no farther.Spurgeon.
Things refuse to be mismanaged long.Carlyle.
Things seen are mightier than things heard.Tennyson.
Things will always right themselves in time, if only those who know what they want to do, and can do, persevere unremittingly in work and action.Goethe.
Things will never be bettered by an excess of haste.Proverb.
Things without remedy should be without regard; what is done, is done.Macbeth, iii. 2.
Things won are done; joy’s soul lies in the doing.Troil. and Cress., i. 2.
Think all you speak, but speak not all you think.Delaune.
Think and thank God.Proverb.
Think naught a trifle, though it small appear; / Small sands the mountain, moments make the year, / And trifles life.Young.
Think not, dream not that thou livest, / If thy hand doth idly lie, / If thy soul for ever longing, / Yearn but for the by and bye.M. W. Wood.
Think not I came to send peace on the earth; I came not to send peace but a sword.Jesus.
Think not thy fame at every twitch will break; / By great deeds show that thou canst little do; / And do them not; that shall thy wisdom be; / And change thy temperance into bravery.George Herbert.
Think not thy own shadow longer than that of others.Sir Thomas Browne.
Think not your estate your own, while any man can call upon you for money which you cannot pay.Johnson.
Think of ease, but work on.George Herbert.
Think of “living!” Thy life, wert thou the “pitifullest of all the sons of earth,” is no idle dream, but a solemn reality. It is thy own; it is all thou hast to front eternity with.Carlyle.
Think of the hosts of worlds, and of the plagues in this world-mote—death puts an end to the whole.Carlyle.
Think with awe on the slow, the quiet power of time.Schiller.
Think wrongly, if you please, but in all cases think for yourself.Lessing.
Think ye that God made the universe, and then let it run round his finger? (am Finger laufen liesse).Goethe.
Think you, ’mid all this mighty sum / Of things for ever speaking, / That nothing of itself will come, / But we must still be seeking.Wordsworth.
Thinkers are scarce as gold; but he whose thoughts embrace all his subject, pursues it uninterruptedly and fearless of consequences, is a diamond of enormous size.Lavater.
Think’st thou existence doth depend on time? / It doth; but actions are our epochs.Byron.
Thinking about sin, beyond what is indispensable for the firm effort to get rid of it, is waste of energy and waste of time.Matthew Arnold.
Thinking is but an idle waste of thought; / For nought is everything, and everything is nought.Smith, “Rejected Addresses.”
Thinking is the function; living is the functionary.Emerson.
Thinking leads man to knowledge. He may see and hear, and read and learn, whatever he pleases, and as much as he pleases; he will never know anything of it, except that which he has thought over, that which by thinking he has made the property of his mind.Pestalozzi.
Thinking nurseth thinking.Sir P. Sidney.
This above all; to thine own self be true, / And it must follow as the night the day, / Thou canst not then be false to any man.Hamlet, i. 3.
This bodes some strange eruption to our state.Hamlet, i. 1.
This century is not ripe for my ideal; I live a citizen of those that are to come.Schiller.
“This comes of walking on the earth.” The Spanish swell, as he picked himself up from the ground.Spanish Proverb.
This communicating of a man’s self to his friend works two contrary effects, for it redoubleth joys and cutteth griefs in halves.Bacon.
This day / Shall change all griefs and quarrels into love.Henry V., v. 2.
This day’s propitious to be wise in.Burns.
This even-handed justice / Commends the ingredients of our poison’d chalice / To our own lips.Macbeth, i. 7.
This ever-renewing generation of appearances rests on a reality, and a reality that is alive.Emerson.
This fell sergeant, death, / Is strict in his arrest.Hamlet, v. 2.
This hand, to tyrants ever sworn the foe, / For freedom only deals the deadly blow: / Then sheathes in calm repose the vengeful blade / For gentle peace in freedom’s hallowed shade.John Quincy Adams.
This I think charity—to love God for himself, and our neighbour for God.Sir Thomas Browne.
This is a great—properly the greatest—moment in a man’s life, when, reconciling himself to necessity, he is able with clearness of purpose to say, “Let the will of the gods be done.”James Wood.
“This is a sharp medicine, but it cures all disorders.”Raleigh of the axe of his executioner.
This is faith; it is nothing more than obedience.Voltaire.
This is how I define talent; it is a gift God has given us in secret, which we reveal without knowing it.Montesquieu.
This is not a time for purism of style; and style has little to do with the worth or unworth of a book.Carlyle.
This is not the liberty which we can hope, that no grievance should arise in the commonwealth, but when complaints are freely heard, deeply considered, and speedily reformed, then is the utmost bound of civil liberty attained that wise men look for.Milton.
This is the first condition of a living morality as well as of vital religion, that the soul shall find a true centre out from and above itself, round which it shall revolve.J. C. Sharp.
This is the humour of it.Henry V., ii. 1.
This is the monstrosity in love—that the will is infinite, and the execution confined; that the desire is boundless, and the act a slave to limit.Troil. and Cress., iii. 2.
This is the state of man: to-day he puts forth / The tender leaves of hopes; to-morrow blossoms, / And bears his blushing honours thick upon him; / The third day comes a frost, a killing frost; / And when he thinks, good easy man, full surely / His greatness is a-ripening, nips his root, / And then he falls, as I do.Henry VIII., iii. 2.
This is the very coinage of your brain; / This bodiless creation ecstasy / Is very cunning in.Hamlet, iii. 4.
This is the very curse of an evil deed, that it engenders and must bring forth more evil.Schiller.
This is true philanthropy, that buries not its gold in ostentatious charity, but builds its hospital in the human heart.Harley.
This low man seeks a little thing to do, / Sees it and does it; / This high man, with a great thing to pursue, / Dies ere he knows it.Browning.
This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them.Said of Jesus by the Jews in way of reproach.
This narrow isthmus ’twixt two boundless seas, / The past, the future—two eternities.Moore.
This nothing’s more than matter.Hamlet, iv. 5.
This of old is sure, / That change of toil is toil’s sufficient cure.Lewis Morris.
This one fact the world hates—that the soul becomes.Emerson.
This present is a ruinous and ruining world.Carlyle.
This she knows in joys and woes, / That saints will aid if men will call; / For the blue sky bends over all.Coleridge.
This so solid-seeming world is, after all, but an air-image, our Me the only reality; and Nature, with its thousand-fold production and destruction, but the reflex of our own inward force, the “Phantasy of our Dream,” or, what the earth-spirit in “Faust” names it, “the living visible garment of God.”Carlyle.
This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but knew what to do with it.Emerson.
This was a man.Julius Cæsar, v. 5.
This was the most unkindest cut of all.Julius Cæsar, iii. 2.
This will prove a brave kingdom to me, where I shall have my music for nothing.Tempest, iii. 2.
This world belongs to the energetic.Emerson.
This world is a busy scene, and man a creature destined for a progressive struggle.Burns.
This world is all a fleeting show, / For man’s illusion given: / The smiles of joy, the tears of woe, / Deceitful shine, deceitful flow, / There’s nothing true but heaven.Moore.
This world is full of fools, and he who would not wish to see one must not only shut himself up alone, but must also break his looking-glass.Boileau.
This world surely is wide enough to hold both thee and me! (uncle Toby to the fly).Sterne.
This world, where much is to be done and little to be known.Johnson.
Thistles and thorns prick sore, but evil tongues prick more.Dutch Proverb.
Tho’ men may bicker with the things they love, / They would not make them laughable in all eyes, / Not while they loved them.Tennyson.
Tho’ world on world in myriad myriads roll / Round us, each with different powers, / And other form of life than ours, / What know we greater than the soul?Tennyson.
Those are not empty-hearted whose low sound / Reverbs no hollowness.King Lear, i. 1.
Those are often raised into the greatest transports of mirth who are subject to the greatest depressions of melancholy.Addison.
Those deserve to be doubly laughed at that are peevish and angry for nothing to no purpose.L’Estrange.
Those faces which have charmed us the most escape us the soonest.Scott.
Those faults conscience has not strength to prevent, it seldom has justice enough to accuse.Goldsmith.
Those friends thou hast, and their adoption tried, / Grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel.Hamlet, i. 3.
Those holy fields / Over whose acres walked those blesséd feet / Which, fourteen hundred years ago were nailed, / For our advantage, on the bitter cross.1 Henry IV., i. 1.
Those of us who are worth anything spend our manhood in unlearning the follies or expiating the mistakes of our youth.Shelley.
Those only are beautiful which, like the planets, have a steady, lambent light—are luminous, not sparkling.Longfellow.
Those only are despicable who fear to be despised.La Rochefoucauld.
Those only deserve a monument who do not need one.Hazlitt.
Those only obtain love, for the most part, who seek it not.Goethe.
Those only who know little can be said to know anything. The greater the knowledge the greater the doubt.Goethe.
Those people who are always improving never become great. Greatness is an eminence, the ascent to which is steep and lofty, and which a man must seize on at once by natural boldness and vigour, and not by patient, wary steps.Hazlitt.
Those persons who do most good are least conscious of it.Ward Beecher.
Those tender tears that humanise the soul.Thomson.
Those that are the loudest in their threats are the weakest in the execution of them.Colton.
Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable, and should be secured, because they seldom return.Bacon.
Those that dare lose a day are dangerously prodigal; those that dare misspend it, desperate.Bishop Hall.
Those that fly may fight again, / Which he can never do that’s slain.Butler.
Those that have loved longest love best.Johnson.
Those that think must govern those that toil.Goldsmith.
Those that with haste will make a mighty fire, / Begin with weak straws.Julius Cæsar, i. 3.
Those who are bent to do wickedly will never want tempters to urge them on.Tillotson.
Those who are elevated enough in life to reason and to reflect, yet low enough to keep clear of the venal contagion of a court—these are a nation’s strength!Burns.
Those who are quite satisfied sit still and do nothing; those who are not quite satisfied are the sole benefactors of the world.Landor.
Those who attempt to level never equalise; they load the edifice of society by setting up in the air what the solidity of the structure requires to be on the ground.Burke.
Those who attempt to reason us out of our follies, begin at the wrong end, since the attempt naturally presupposes us capable of reason.Goldsmith.
Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.J. M. Barrie.
Those who can sit at home and gloat over their thousands in silent satisfaction are generally found to do it in plain clothes.Goldsmith.
Those who carry much upon their clothes are remarked for having but little in their pockets.Goldsmith.
Those who do nothing generally take to shouting.Proverb.
Those who dwell in fear dwell next door to hate; and I think it is the cowardice of women that makes them such intense haters.Mrs. Jameson.
Those who educate children well are more to be honoured than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.Aristotle.
Those who first study fate, and say, Fate is the only cause of fortune and misfortune, terrify themselves.Hitopadesa.
Those who give the first shock to a state are naturally the first to be overwhelmed in its ruin. The fruits of public commotion are seldom enjoyed by the man who was the first to set it a-going; he only troubles the waters for another’s net.Montaigne.
Those who have even studied good books may still be fools.Hitopadesa.
Those who injure one party to benefit another are quite as unjust as if they converted the property of others to their own benefit.Cicero.
Those who make the best use of their time have none to spare.Proverb.
Those who make the worst use of their time most complain of its shortness.La Bruyère.
Those who only run after little things will not go far.J. M. Barrie.
Those who profess most are ever the least sincere.Sheridan.
Those who regularly undertake to cultivate friendship find ingratitude generally repays their endeavours.Arliss.
Those who seek for something more than happiness in this world must not complain if happiness be not their portion.Froude.
Those who seem to doubt or deny us what is justly ours, let us either pity their prejudice or despise their judgment.Burns.
Those who set their minds to deny things, and are fond of pulling things to pieces, must be treated like deniers-of-motion; one need only keep incessantly walking up and down before them in as composed a manner as possible.Goethe.
Those who trust us educate us.George Eliot.
Those who will not be ruled by the rudder must be ruled by the rock.Cornish Proverb.
Those who would make us feel must feel themselves.Churchill.
Thou art Heaven’s tasker; and thy God requires / The purest of thy flour, as well as of thy fires.Quarles.
Thou art ignorant of what thou art, and much more ignorant of what is fit for thee.Thomas à Kempis.
Thou art in the end what thou art.Goethe.
Thou art not alone if thou have faith. There is a communion of saints, unseen, yet not unreal, accompanying and brotherlike embracing thee, so thou be worthy.Carlyle.
Thou art the ruin of the noblest man / That ever lived in the tide of times.Julius Cæsar, iii. 1.
Thou art thyself to all eternity.Dante Gabriel Rossetti.
Thou awakest us to delight in thy praise; for thou madest us for thyself, and our heart is restless until it repose in thee.St. Augustine.
Thou bear’st thy heavy riches but a journey, / And death unloads thee.Meas. for Meas., iii. 1.
Thou canst not be entirely free till thou hast attained to such a mastery as entirely to subdue and deny thyself.Thomas à Kempis.
Thou dost not strive, O Sun, but, meek and still, / Thou dost the type of Jesus best fulfil, / A noiseless revelation in the sky.F. W. Faber.
Thou hast given me / A world of earthly blessings to my soul, / If sympathy of love unite our thoughts.2 Henry VI., i. 1.
Thou hast not what others have, and others have not the gift thou hast. From this imperfection springs sociability.Gellert.
Thou little thinkest what a little foolery governs the world.John Selden.
Thou mayest as well expect to grow stronger by always eating, as wiser by always reading.Fuller.
Thou mayest be more prodigal of praise when thou writest a letter than when thou speakest in presence.Fuller.
Thou must learn to break thine own will in many things if thou wilt have peace and concord with others.Thomas à Kempis.
Thou must live unto another if thou wilt live unto thyself.Seneca.
Thou must renounce; thou must abstain! is the eternal song which sounds in the ears of every one, which every hour is singing to us all our life long.Goethe.
Thou, Nature, art my goddess; to thy law / My services are bound.King Lear, i. 2.
Thou of an independent mind, / With soul resolved, with soul resigned; / Prepared Power’s proudest frown to brave, / Who wilt not be, nor have a slave; / Virtue alone who dost revere, / Thy own reproach alone dost fear, / Approach this shrine (Independence), and worship here.Burns.
Thou shall hear no more complaints from me; thou shalt hear only what happens to the wanderer.Goethe.
“Thou shalt” is written upon life in characters as legible as “Thou shalt not.”Carlyle.
Thou shalt look outward, not inward.Carlyle.
Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn.Bible.
Thou, too curious ear, that fain / Wouldst thread the maze of Harmony, / Content thee with one simple strain, / … Till thou art duly trained, and taught / The concord sweet of Love divine.Keble.
Thou who didst the stars and sunbeams know, / Self-schooled, self-scanned, self-honoured, self-secure, / Didst walk on earth unguessed at.M. Arnold on Shakespeare.
Thou! why, thou wilt quarrel with a man that hath a hair more or a hair less in his beard than thou hast. Thou wilt quarrel with a man for cracking nuts, having no other reason but because thou hast hazel eyes…. Thy head is full of quarrels as an egg is full of meat.Romeo and Juliet, iii. 1.
Thou wilt never sell thy life, or any part of thy life, in a satisfactory manner. Give it like a royal heart; let the price of it be nothing; then hast thou in a certain sense got all for it.Carlyle.
Thou would’st as soon go kindle fire with snow, / As seek to quench the fire of love with words.Two Gent. of Verona, ii. 7.
Thou wouldst do little for God if the devil were dead.Scotch Proverb.
Though a man may become learned by another’s learning, he never can be wise but by his own wisdom. (?)
Though a sinner do evil an hundred times, and his days be prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, which fear before him.Bible.
Though all his works abroad, / The heart benevolent and kind / The most resembles God.Burns.
Though ambition in itself is a vice, yet it is often the parent of virtues.Quintilian.
Though an honourable title may be conveyed to posterity, yet the ennobling qualities which are the soul of greatness are a sort of incommunicable perfections, and cannot be transferred. (?)
Though gentle, yet not dull, / Strong without rage, without o’erflowing, full.Denham.
Though great the force of little words, / Sped in an evil hour, / As great the might, and great the good, / Of one in Wisdom’s power.M. W. Wood.
Though He comes in many shapes, / His love is throbbing in them all, / And from His love no soul escapes, / And from His mercy none can fall.Dr. Walter Smith.
Though he says nothing, he pays it with thinking, like the Welshman’s jackdaw.Proverb.
Though He slay me, I shall yet trust in Him.Bible.
Though I am always in haste, I am never in a hurry.John Wesley.
Though justice be thy plea, consider this— / That in the course of justice none of us / Should see salvation.Mer. of Ven., iv. 1.
Though last, not least.Julius Cæsar, iii. 1.
Though little fire grows great with little wind, / Yet extreme gusts will blow out fire and all.Tam. of Shrew, ii. 1.
Though losses and crosses / Be lessons right severe, / There’s wit there ye’ll get there, / Ye’ll find nae ither where.Burns.
Though lost to sight, to memory dear.Anonymous.
Though love cannot plant morals in the human breast, it cultivates them when there.Goldsmith.
Though much is taken, much abides.Tennyson.
Though old the thought and oft repress’d, / ’Tis his at last who says it best.Lowell.
Though peace be in every man’s wishes, yet the qualifications and predispositions necessary for procuring and preserving it are the care of very few.Thomas à Kempis.
Though scorn’s malignant glances / Prove him poorest of his clan, / He’s the noble—who advances / Freedom, and the cause of Man!C. Swain.
Though stars in skies may disappear, / And angry tempests gather, / The happy hour may soon be near / That brings us pleasant weather.Burns.
Though the cat winks a while, yet sure she is not blind.Proverb.
Though the heavens fall, the orbs of truth and justice fall not.J. Burroughs.
Though the world exists for thought, thought is daunted in presence of the world.Emerson.
Though this be madness, yet there is method in’t.Hamlet, ii. 2.
Though thousands hate physic, because of the cost, / Yet thousands it helpeth, that else should be lost.Thomas Tusser.