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James Wood, comp. Dictionary of Quotations. 1899.

Watch and pray to We may daily

Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation.Bible.

Watch thy tongue; out of it are the issues of life.Carlyle.

Watched pot never boils.Proverb.

Watchman, what of the night?Bible.

Water, air, and cleanliness are the chief articles in my pharmacopœia.Napoleon.

Water cannot rise above the level from which it springs; no more can moral theories.J. C. Sharp.

Water, water everywhere, / And all the boards did shrink, / Water, water everywhere, / Nor any drop to drink.Coleridge.

Waters that are deep do not babble as they flow.Proverb.

We acquire the strength we have overcome. Without war, no soldier; without enemies, no hero. The sun were insipid if the universe were not opaque.Emerson.

We all bear the misfortunes of other people with a heroic constancy.La Rochefoucauld.

We all complain of the shortness of time, and yet have much more than we know what to do with. Our lives are spent either in doing nothing at all, or in doing nothing to the purpose, or in doing nothing that we ought to do; we are always complaining our days are few, and acting as though there would be no end of them.Seneca.

We all know a hundred whose coats are well made, and a score who have excellent manners; but of gentlemen how many? Let us take a little scrap of paper and each make out his list.Thackeray.

We all know that the secret of breakdown and wreck is seldom so much an insufficient knowledge of the route, as imperfect discipline of the will.John Morley.

We all live upon the hope of pleasing somebody; and the pleasure of pleasing ought to be greatest, and at last always will be greatest, when our endeavours are exerted in consequence of our duty.Johnson.

We always believe that God is like ourselves: the indulgent affirm him indulgent; the stern, terrible.Joubert.

We always live prospectively, never retrospectively, and there is no abiding moment.Jacobi.

We always take credit for the good, and attribute the bad to fortune.La Fontaine.

We are able easily to dispense with greater perfection.Vauvenargues.

We are all a kind of chameleons, taking our hue, the hue of our moral character, from those who are about us.Locke.

We are all, at times, unconscious prophets.Spurgeon.

We are all best affected to them who are of the same opinion as ourselves.Thomas à Kempis.

We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end.I. Disraeli.

We are all collective beings, let us place ourselves as we may; for how little have we, and are we, that we can strictly call our own property?Goethe.

We are all frail; but esteem none more frail than thyself.Thomas à Kempis.

We are all richer for the measurement of a degree of latitude on the earth’s surface.Emerson.

We are all visionaries, and what we see is our soul in things.Amiel.

We are always complaining our days are few, and acting as though there would be no end of them.Addison.

We are always looking into the future, but we see only the past.Mme. Swetchine.

We are ancients of the earth / And in the morning of the times.Tennyson.

We are apt to mistake our vocation by looking out of the way for occasions to exercise great and rare virtues, and by stepping over the ordinary ones that lie directly in the road before us.Hannah More.

We are apt to pick quarrels with the world for every little foolery.L’Estrange.

We are as liable to be corrupted by books as by companions.Fielding.

We are as much informed of a writer’s genius by what he selects as by what he originates.Emerson.

We are as turkeys driven, with a stick and red clout, to market.Sterne.

We are awkward for want of thought. The inspiration is scanty, and does not arrive at the extremities.Emerson.

We are born with faculties and powers capable almost of anything, such, at least, as might carry us further than can easily be imagined; but it is only the exercise of those powers that gives us ability and skill in anything, and leads us towards perfection.Locke.

We are bound to be honest, but not to be rich.Proverb.

We are but of yesterday, and know nothing, because our days upon earth are a shadow.Bible.

We are children for the second time at twenty-one, and again when we are grey and put all our burden on the Lord.J. M. Barrie.

We are come too late, by several thousand years, to say anything new in morality. The finest and most beautiful thoughts concerning manners have been carried away before our times, and nothing is left for us but to glean after the ancients and the more ingenious of the moderns.La Bruyère.

We are content with personating happiness—to feel it is an art beyond us.Mackenzie.

We are contented because we are happy, and not happy because we are contented.Landor.

We are created to seek truth; to possess it is the prerogative of a higher power.Montaigne.

“We are creatures that look before and after,” the more surprising that we do not look round a little, and see what is passing under our eyes.Carlyle.

We are great philosophers to each other, but not to ourselves.Bulwer Lytton.

We are here for the express purpose of stamping on things perishable an imperishable worth.Goethe.

We are in a series of which we do not know the extremes, and believe that it has none.Emerson.

We are in great danger; / The greater therefore should our courage be.Henry V., iv. 1.

We are inclined to believe those whom we do not know, because they have never deceived us.Johnson.

We are incompetent to solve the times…. We can only obey our own polarity.Emerson.

We are instinctively more inclined to hope than to fear; just as our eyes turn of themselves towards light rather than darkness.Schopenhauer.

We are less convinced by what we hear than by what we see.Herodotus.

We are members of one great body. Nature planted in us a mutual love, and fitted us for a social life. We must consider that we were born for the good of the whole.Seneca.

“We are men, my liege.”— / Ay, in the catalogue ye go for men.Macbeth, iii. 1.

We are near awakening when we dream that we dream.Novalis.

We are ne’er like angels till our passion dies.Denham.

We are never farther from what we wish than when we fancy that we have what we wished for.Goethe.

We are never made so ridiculous by the qualities we have as by those we affect to have.La Rochefoucauld.

We are never more discontented with others than when we are discontented with ourselves.Amiel.

We are never more like God than when we are doing good.Calvin.

We are never present with, but always beyond ourselves. Fear, desire, and hope are still pushing us on towards the future.Montaigne.

We are never properly ourselves till another thinks entirely as we do.Goethe.

We are never so happy or so unhappy as we imagine.La Rochefoucauld.

We are not called upon to judge ourselves. / With circumspection to pursue his path, / Is the immediate duty of a man.Goethe.

We are not ignorant of his devices.St. Paul of the Evil One.

We are not indebted to the reason of man for any of the great achievements which are the landmarks of human action and human progress.Disraeli.

We are not, indeed, satisfied with our own opinions, whatever we may pretend, till they are ratified and confirmed by suffrage of the rest of mankind. We dispute and wrangle for ever; we endeavour to get men to come to us when we do not go to them.Sir Joshua Reynolds.

We are not sent into this world to do anything into which we cannot put our hearts. We have certain work to do for our bread, and that is to be done strenuously; other work to do for our delight, and that is to be done heartily; neither is to be done by halves or shifts, but with a will; and what is not worth this effort is not to be done at all.Ruskin.

We are not strong by our power to penetrate, but by our relatedness.Emerson.

We are not to be astonished that the wise walk more slowly in their road to virtue than fools in their passage to vice; since passion drags us alone, while wisdom only points out the way.Confucius.

We are not to lead events, but to follow them.Epictetus.

We are not to quarrel with the water for inundations and shipwrecks.L’Estrange.

We are not troubled by the evanescence of time, if the eternal is every moment present.Goethe.

We are often governed by people not only weaker than ourselves, but even by those whom we think so.Lord Greville.

We are often prophets to others only because we are our own historians.Mme. Swetchine.

We are only so far worthy of esteem as we know how to appreciate.Goethe.

We are only vulnerable and ridiculous through our pretensions.Mme. de Girardin.

We are ourselves / Our heaven and hell, the joy, the penalty, / The yearning, the fruition.Lewis Morris.

We are pent, / Who sing to-day, by all the garnered wealth / Of ages of past song.Lewis Morris.

We are reformers in spring and summer; in autumn and winter we stand by the old; reformers in the morning, conservers at night.Emerson.

We are rid of the Wicked One, but the wicked are still with us.Goethe.

We are ruined not by what we really want, but by what we think we do.Colton.

We are seldom sure that we sincerely meant what we omitted to do.Johnson.

We are slaves, / The greatest as the meanest—nothing rests / Upon our will … / And when we think we lead, we are most led.Byron.

We are such stuff / As dreams are made on; and our little life / Is rounded with a sleep.Tempest, iii. 3.

We are sure to be losers when we quarrel with ourselves; it is a civil war, and in all such contentions, triumphs are defeats.Colton.

We are sure to judge wrong if we do not feel aright.Hazlitt.

We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly; and from these taxes the Commissioners cannot ease or deliver us by allowing an abatement.Ben. Franklin.

We are the children of our own deeds.Victor Hugo.

We are the miracle of miracles—the great inscrutable mystery of God. We cannot understand it, we know not how to speak of it; but we may feel and know, if we like, that it is verily so.Carlyle.

We are the slaves of objects round us, and appear little or important according as these contract or give us room to expand.Goethe.

We are to earn the joys of a higher existence, not by scorning, but by using, all the gifts of God in this.W. R. Greg.

We are too good for pure instinct.Goethe.

We are very fond of some families because they can be traced beyond the Conquest, whereas indeed the farther back the worse, as being the nearer allied to a race of robbers and thieves.Daniel Defoe.

We are wiser than we know.Emerson.

We ask advice, but we mean approbation.Colton.

We barter life for pottage.Keble.

We boast our light; but if we look not wisely on the sun itself, it smites us into darkness.Milton.

We build statues of snow, and weep to see them melt.Scott.

We by Fancy may assuage / The festering sore by Fancy made.Keble.

We can conceive or desire nothing more exquisite or perfect than what is round us every hour.W. R. Greg.

We can do more good by being good than in any other way.Rowland Hill.

We can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.St. Paul.

We can finish nothing in this life, but we can make a beginning, and bequeath a noble example.Smiles.

We can hardly be confident of the state of our own minds, but as it stands attested by some external action.Johnson.

We can have no dependence upon morality without religion; so, on the other hand, there is nothing better to be expected from religion without morality.Sterne.

We can live without our friends, but not without our neighbours.Proverb.

We can more easily avenge an injury than requite a kindness; on this account, because there is less difficulty in getting the better of the wicked than in making one’s self equal with the good.Cicero.

We can never soon enough convince ourselves how easily we can be dispensed with in the world.Goethe.

We can offer up much in the large, but to make sacrifices in little things is what we are seldom equal to.Goethe.

We can only know a little, and the question is merely whether or not we know this well.Goethe.

We can only possess wealth according to our capacity.Ruskin.

We can receive anything from love, for that is a way of receiving it from ourselves; but not from any one who assumes to bestow.Emerson.

We can sometimes love what we do not understand, but it is impossible completely to understand what we do not love.Mrs. Jameson.

We can take up no scheme, however wild and impracticable, but it will strike off some flower or fruit from the tree of knowledge.Ward Beecher.

We cannot abolish fate, but we can in a measure utilise it. The projectile force of the bullet does not annul or suspend gravity; it uses it.John Burroughs.

We cannot all be masters, nor all masters / Cannot be truly follow’d.King Lear, v. 3.

We cannot all serve our country in the same way, but each may do his best, according as God has endowed him.Goethe.

We cannot approach beauty. Its nature is like opaline dove’s-neck lustres, hovering and evanescent. Herein it resembles the most excellent things, which have all this rainbow character, defying all attempts at appropriation and use.Emerson.

We cannot be just if we are not humane.Vauvenargues.

We cannot be kind to each other here for an hour; / We whisper, and hint, and chuckle, and grin at a brother’s shame; / However we brave it out, we men are a little breed.Tennyson.

We cannot but speak the things we have seen and heard.St. Peter and St. John.

We cannot conquer fate and necessity, yet we can yield to them in such a manner as to be greater than if we could.Landor.

We cannot fashion our children after our fancy. We must have them and love them as God has given them to us.Goethe.

We cannot fight for love, as men may do; / We should be wooed, and were not made to woo.Mid. N.’s Dream, ii. 2.

We cannot make our exodus from Houndsditch (i.e., the now dead religion of the past) till we have got our own (lit. out of it) along with us.Carlyle.

We cannot overstate our debt to the past, but the moment has the supreme claim.Emerson.

We cannot part with our friends. We cannot let our angels go. We do not see that they only go out that archangels may come in. We are idolators of the old. We do not believe in the richness of the soul, in its proper eternity and omnipresence.Emerson.

We cannot pass our guardian angel’s bound, / Resign’d or sullen, he will hear our sighs.Keble.

We cannot speak a loyal word and be meanly silent; we cannot kill and not kill at the same moment; but a moment is room enough for the loyal and mean desire, for the outflash of a murderous thought, and the sharp backward stroke of repentance.George Eliot.

We cannot think too highly of our nature, nor too humbly of ourselves.Colton.

We conceive, I think, more nobly of the weak presence of Paul than of the fair and ruddy countenance of David.Ruskin.

We consecrate a great deal of nonsense, because it was allowed by great men.Emerson.

We could not endure solitude, were it not for the powerful companionship of hope, or of some unseen one.Jean Paul.

We crave a world unreal as the shell-heard sea.E. L. Hamilton.

We cultivate literature on a little oatmeal.Sydney Smith.

We darken the cages of birds when we would teach them to sing.Jean Paul.

We deceive and flatter no one by such delicate artifices as we do ourselves.Schopenhauer.

We deem those happy who, from their experience of life, have learned to bear its ills without descanting on the burden.Juvenal.

We derive from nature no fault that may not become a virtue, no virtue that may not degenerate into a fault. Faults of the latter kind are most difficult to cure.Goethe.

We do everything by custom, even believe by it; our very axioms, let us boast of our Free-thinking as we may, are oftenest simply such beliefs as we have never heard questioned.Carlyle.

We do not believe immortality because we have proved it, but we for ever try to prove it because we believe it.James Martineau.

We do not commonly find men of superior sense amongst those of the highest fortune.Juvenal.

We do not correct the man we hang; we correct others by him.Montaigne.

We do not count a man’s years until he has nothing else to count.Emerson.

We do not determine what we will think…. We have little control over our thoughts.Emerson.

We do not die wholly at our deaths; we have mouldered away gradually long before.Hazlitt.

We do not judge men by what they are in themselves, but by what they are relatively to us.Mme. Swetchine.

We do not know what is really good or bad fortune.Rousseau.

We do not teach one another the lessons of honesty and sincerity that the brutes do, or of steadiness and solitude that the rocks do. The fault is commonly mutual, for we do not habitually demand any more of each other.Thoreau.

We don’t always care most for those flat-pattern flowers that press best in the herbarium.Holmes.

We draw the foam from the great river of humanity with our quills, and imagine to ourselves that we have caught floating islands at least.Goethe.

We eagerly lay hold of a law that serves as a weapon to our passion.Goethe.

We easily dispense with what was never our own.Platen.

We enjoy ourselves only in our work, our doing; and our best doing is our best enjoyment.Jacobi.

We estimate (lit. measure) great men by their virtue, not by their success.Cornelius Nepos.

We exaggerate misfortune and happiness alike. We are never either so wretched or so happy as we say we are.Balzac.

We expect a bright to-morrow; / All will be well. / Faith can sing through days of sorrow, / All, all is well.Peters.

We expect everything, and are prepared for nothing.Mme. Swetchine.

We expect in letters to discover somewhat of a person’s real character. It is childish indeed to expect that we are to find the whole heart of the author unveiled…. Still as letters from one friend to another make the nearest approaches to conversation, we may expect to see more of a character displayed in these than in other productions which are studied for public view.Blair.

We expect old men to be conservative, but when a nation’s young men are so, its funeral-bell is already rung.Ward Beecher.

We fail? / But screw your courage to the sticking-place, / And we’ll not fail.Macbeth, i. 7.

We fancy we suffer from ingratitude, while in reality we suffer from self-love.Landor.

(We) feel that life is large, and the world small, / So wait till life have passed from out the world.Browning.

We find God twice—once within, once without us; within us as an eye, without us as a light.Jean Paul.

We forfeit three-fourths of ourselves in order to be like other people.Schopenhauer.

We furnish our minds as we furnish our houses—with the fancies of others, and according to the mode and age of our country; we pick up our ideas and notions in common conversation as in schools.Bolingbroke.

We gain nothing by being with such as ourselves. We encourage one another in mediocrity. I am always longing to be with men more excellent than myself.Lamb.

We gain the strength of the temptation we resist.Emerson.

We gape, we grasp, we gripe, add store to store; / Enough requires too much; too much craves more.Quarles.

We gild our medicines with sweets; why not clothe truth and morals in pleasant garments as well?Chamfort.

We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.La Rochefoucauld.

We give advice by the bucket, but take it by the grain.W. R. Alger.

We go by the major vote, and if the majority are insane, the sane must go to the hospital. As Satan said, “Evil, be thou my good,” so they say, “Darkness, be thou my light.”Horace Mann.

We hang little thieves, and take off our hats to great ones.German Proverb.

We happiness pursue; we fly from pain; / Yet the pursuit, and yet the flight is vain.Prior.

We hate delay, yet it makes us wise.Proverb.

We hate some persons because we do not know them, and we will not know them because we hate them.Colton.

We have a great deal more kindness than is ever spoken. Maugre all the selfishness that chills like east winds the world, the whole human family is bathed with an element of love like a fine ether.Emerson.

We have all a cure of souls, and every man is a priest.Amiel.

We have all a speck of the motley.Lamb.

We have all of us one human heart.Wordsworth.

We have all of us our ferries (to cross over) in this world, and must know the river and its ways, or get drowned some day.Carlyle.

We have all strength enough to endure the troubles of others.La Rochefoucauld.

We have always considered taxes to be the sinews of the state.Cicero.

We have, and this is an interesting fact, a plant which may serve as a symbol of the most advanced age, since, having passed the period of flowers and fruit, it still thrives cheerfully without further foundation.Goethe.

We have but to toil awhile, endure awhile, believe always, and never turn back.Simms.

We have done deeds of charity, / Made peace of enmity, fair love of hate.Richard III., ii. 1.

We have just enough religion to make as hate, but not enough to make us love, one another.Swift.

We have less charity for those who believe the half of our creed than for those who deny the whole of it.Colton.

We have little control over our thoughts. We are the prisoners of our ideas.Emerson.

We have met the enemy, and they are ours.Oliver H. Perry.

We have more indolence in the mind than in the body.La Rochefoucauld.

We have more mathematics than ever, but less mathesis. Archimedes and Plato could not have read the “Méchanique Céleste;” but neither would the whole French Institute see aught in that saying, “God geometrises,” but sentimental rhodomontade.Carlyle.

We have no more / The world to choose from, who, where’er we turn, / Tread through old thoughts and fair. Yet must we sing— / We have no choice.Lewis Morris.

We have not only multiplied diseases, but we have made them more fatal.Rush.

We have not read an author till we have seen his object, whatever it may be, as he saw it.Carlyle.

We have not the innocence of Eden; but by God’s help and Christ’s example, we may have the victory of Gethsemane.Chapin.

We have not the love of greatness, but the love of the love of greatness.Carlyle.

We have not wings, we cannot soar; / But we have feet to scale and climb / By slow degrees, by more and more, / The cloudy summits of our time.Longfellow.

We have nothing to do with what is happening in space (or possibly may happen in time); we have only to attend to what is happening here—and now.Ruskin.

We have raised Pain and Sorrow into heaven, and in our temples, on our altars. Grief stands symbol of our faith, and it shall last as long as man is mortal and unhappy.Wm. Smith.

We have scotch’d the snake, but not killed it.Macbeth, iii. 2.

We have such exorbitant eyes, that, on seeing the smallest arc, we complete the curve, and when the curtain is lifted from the diagram which it served to veil, we are vexed to find that no more was drawn than just that fragment of an arc which we first beheld.Emerson.

We hear constantly of what Nature is doing, but we rarely hear of what man is thinking. We want ideas, and we get more facts.Buckle.

We hear the rain fall, but not the snow. Bitter grief is loud, calm grief is silent.Auerbach.

We, ignorant of ourselves, / Beg often our own harms, which the wise powers / Deny us for our good; so find we profit / By losing of our prayers.Ant. and Cleop., ii. 1.

We in turn / Shall one day be Time’s ancients, and inspire / The wiser, higher race, which yet shall sing; / Because to sing is human, and high thought / Grows rhythmic ere its close.Lewis Morris.

We inherit, not life only, but all the garniture and form of life; and work, and speak, and even think and feel, as our fathers, and primeval grandfathers, from the beginning, have given it us.Carlyle.

We injure mysteries, which are matters of faith, by any attempt at explanation in order to make them matters of reason. Could they be explained, they would cease to be mysteries; and it has been well said that a thing is not necessarily against reason because it happens to be above it.Colton.

We keep but what we give, / And only daily dying may we live.Lewis Morris.

We know accurately only when we know little; with knowledge doubt increases.Goethe.

We know better than we do.Emerson.

We know God easily, provided we do not constrain ourselves to define him.Joubert.

We know not oftentimes what we are able to do, but temptations shows us what we are.Thomas à Kempis.

We know truth when we see it, let sceptic and scoffer say what they choose.Emerson.

We know what we are, but we know not what we may be.Hamlet, iv. 5.

We learn nothing from mere hearing, and he who does not take an active part in certain subjects knows them but half and superficially.Goethe.

We learn to know a thing best in the place where it is native.Goethe.

We learn to know nothing but what we love; and the deeper we mean to penetrate into any matter with insight, the stronger and more vital must our love and passion be.Goethe.

We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success; we often discover what will do by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery. Home Tooke used to say of his studies in intellectual philosophy, that he had become all the better acquainted with the country through having had the good luck sometimes to lose his way.Smiles.

We lie down and rise up with the skeleton, allotted to us for our mortal companion—the phantom of ourselves.Dickens.

We like only such actions as have long already had the praise of men, and do not perceive that anything man can do may be divinely done.Emerson.

We like slipping, but not falling; our real desire is to be tempted enough.Hare.

We like to see through others, but not that others should see through us.La Rochefoucauld.

We live by admiration, hope, and love; / And even as these are well and wisely fix’d, / In dignity of being we ascend.Wordsworth.

We live by our imaginations, by our admirations, by our sentiments.Emerson.

We live in a real, and a solid, and a truthful world. In such a world only truth, in the long run, can hope to prosper.Prof. Blackie.

We live in a world which is full of misery and ignorance, and the plain duty of each and all of us is to try to make the little corner he can influence somewhat less miserable and somewhat less ignorant than it was before he entered it. To do this effectually, it is necessary to be fully possessed of only two beliefs: the first, that the order of nature is ascertainable by our faculties to an extent which is practically unlimited; the second, that our volition counts for something as a condition of the course of events.Huxley.

We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths; / In feelings, not in figures on a dial.Bailey. (?)

We live in the age of systems.Rückert.

We loathe what none are left to share; / Even bless ’twere woe alone to bear.Byron.

We long in vain to undo what has been done.Schopenhauer.

We long to use what lies beyond our scope, / Yet cannot use even what within it lies.Goethe.

We look before and after, / And pine for what is not; / E’en our sincerest laughter / With some pain is fraught; / Our sweetest songs are those which tell of saddest thought.Shelley.

We love a girl for very different things than understanding. We love her for her beauty, her youth, her mirth, her confidingness, her character, with its faults, caprices, and God knows what other inexpressible charms; but we do not love her for her understanding. Her mind we esteem (if it is brilliant), and it may greatly elevate her in our opinion; nay, more, it may enchain us when we already love. But her understanding is not that which awakens and inflames our passions.Goethe.

We love in others what we lack ourselves, / And would be everything but what we are.R. H. Stoddart.

We love justice greatly, and just men but little.Joseph Roux.

We love peace, as we abhor pusillanimity; but not peace at any price. There is a peace more destructive of the manhood of living man than war is destructive of his material body. Chains are worse than bayonets.Douglas Jerrold.

We love those who admire us, but not those whom we admire.La Rochefoucauld.

We love to see wisdom in unpretending forms, to recognise her royal features under a week-day vesture.Carlyle.

We make trifles of terrors, ensconcing ourselves into seeming knowledge, when we should submit ourselves to an unknown fear.All’s Well, ii. 3.

We make way for the man who boldly pushes past us.Bovee.

We manufacture everything there (in our manufacturing cities) except men; we blanch cotton, and strengthen steel, and refine sugar, and shape pottery; but to brighten, to strengthen, to refine, or to form a single living spirit, never enters into our estimate of advantages.Ruskin.

We may acquire liberty, but it is never recovered if it is once lost.Rousseau.

We may all agree in lamenting that there are so many houses where you will not find a good atlas, a good dictionary, or a good cyclopædia of reference. What is still more lamentable, in a good many more houses where these books are, is that they are never referred to or opened.John Morley.

We may almost say that a new life begins when a man once sees with his own eyes all that before he has but partially read or heard of.Goethe.

We may be as good as we please, if we please to be good.Barrow.

We may be pretty certain that persons whom all the world treats ill deserve entirely the treatment they get.Thackeray.

We may build more splendid habitations, / Fill our rooms with paintings and with sculptures, / But we cannot / Buy with gold the old associations!Longfellow.

We may daily discover crowds acquire sufficient wealth to buy gentility, but very few that possess the virtues which ennoble human nature, and (in the best sense of the word) constitute a gentleman.Shenstone.