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James Wood, comp. Dictionary of Quotations. 1899.

We may despise to Well, you may fear

We may despise the world, but we cannot do without it.Baron Wessenberg.

We may fall in with a thousand learned men before we fall in with one wise.Klinger.

We may give more offence by our silence than even by impertinence.Hazlitt.

We may grasp virtue so hard as to convert it into a vice.Montaigne.

We may have a law, or we may have no law, but we cannot have half a law.Johnson.

We may have once been slugs, and may one day be angels, but we are men now; and we must, as men, do our work honourably and thoroughly.Ruskin.

We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine; but if we defer the tasting of them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.Colton.

We may, like the ships, by tempests be toss’d / On perilous deeps, but cannot be lost.Newton.

We may not be able to parry evil thoughts, but we may surely guard against their taking root in us and bringing forth evil deeds.Luther.

We may outrun / By violent swiftness that which we run at, / And lose by overrunning.Henry VIII., i. 1.

We may say of angling as Dr. Boteler said of strawberries, “Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did;” and so, if I might be judge, God never did make a more calm, quiet, innocent recreation than angling.Izaak Walton.

We may seek God by our intellect (Verstand), but we can find him only with the heart.Cötvös.

We may take Fancy for a companion, but must follow Reason as our guide.Johnson.

We mount to heaven mostly on the ruins of our cherished schemes, finding our failures were successes.A. B. Alcott.

We move too much in platoons; we march by sections; we do not live in our vital individuality enough; we are slaves to fashion, in mind and in heart, if not to our passions and appetites.Chapin.

We must accept ourselves as we are.Scherer.

We must accept the post to which Heaven appoints us, and do the duty to which Heaven calls us, and think it no shame, but an honour, to hold any office, however lowly, under heaven’s King.James Wood.

We must all receive and learn both from those who were before us and from those who are with us. Even the greatest genius would not go far if he tried to owe everything to his own internal self.Goethe.

We must all toil—or steal; no faithful workman finds his life a pastime.Carlyle.

We must avoid fastidiousness; neatness, when it is moderate, is a virtue; but when it is carried to an extreme, it narrows the mind.Fénelon.

We must be as courteous to a man as we are to a picture, which we are willing to give the advantage of a good light.Emerson.

We must be free or die who speak the tongue / That Shakespeare spake, the faith and morals hold / Which Milton held.Wordsworth.

We must be our own before we can be another’s.Emerson.

We must bear what Heaven sends us; no noble heart will bear injustice.Schiller.

We must carry the beautiful with us, or we find it not.Emerson.

We must first cross a valley before we regain a favourable and cheerful height; meanwhile, let us see how we can stroll through it with our friends pleasantly and profitably.Goethe.

We must first pray, and then labour; first implore the blessing of God, and use those means which he puts into our hands.Johnson.

We must have the real thing before we can have a science of the thing.Froude.

We must hold by what is definite, and not split up our strength in many directions.Hegel.

We must, if we would husband life and not waste it, bravely resolve to dispense with the dispensable, to content ourselves with the minimum of want, to stake our reputation, if such be dear to us, upon intrinsic worth, and show once again, if we can, by our mere life and labour, what are the “roots of honour” and the “veins of wealth.”James Wood.

We must judge of a form of government by its general tendency, not by happy accidents.Macaulay.

We must labour unceasingly to render our piety reasonable, and our reason pious.Mme. Swetchine.

We must needs die, and are as water spilt on the ground which cannot be gathered up again.Bible.

We must not arrogate to ourselves a spirit of forgiveness, until we have been touched to the quick where we are sensitive and borne it meekly.Ward Beecher.

We must not contradict, but instruct, him that contradicts us.Antisthenes.

We must not judge of despots by the temporary successes which the possession of power enabled them to achieve, but by the state in which they leave their country at their death or at their fall.Madame de Staël.

We must not make a scarecrow of the law.Meas. for Meas., ii. 1.

We must not only strike the iron while it is hot, but strike it till it is made hot.Sharp.

We must not regard what the many say of us; but what he, the one man who has understanding of just and unjust, will say, and what the truth will say.Plato.

We must not stand upon trifles.Cervantes.

We must not stint / Our necessary actions, in the fear / To cope malicious censurers; which ever, / As ravenous fishes, do a vessel follow / That is new trimmed, but benefit no further / Than vainly longing.Henry VIII., i. 2.

We must not suppose ourselves always to have conquered a temptation when we have fled from it.Thomas à Kempis.

We must not take the faults of our youth with us into our old age, for old age brings with it its own defects.Goethe.

We must put up with our contemporaries, since we can neither live with our ancestors nor posterity.George Eliot.

We must sometimes cease to adhere to our own opinion for the sake of peace.Thomas à Kempis.

We must strive to make of humanity one single family.Mazzini.

We must take the current when it serves, / Or lose our ventures.Julius Cæsar, iv. 3.

We must take the world as we find it.Proverb.

We need change of objects.Emerson.

We (in England) need examples of people who, leaving Heaven to decide whether they are to rise in the world, decide for themselves that they will be happy in it, and have resolved to seek—not greater wealth, but simpler pleasure; not higher fortune, but deeper felicity; making the first of possessions self-possession, and honouring themselves in the harmless pride and calm pursuits of peace.Ruskin.

We need greater virtues to sustain good than evil fortune.La Rochefoucauld.

We need not die while we are living.Ward Beecher.

We needs must love the highest when we see it, / Not Lancelot, nor another.Tennyson.

We never can know the truth of sin; for its nature is to deceive alike on the one side the sinner and on the other the judge.Ruskin.

We never can say why we love, but only that we love. The heart is ready enough at feigning excuses for all that it does or imagines of wrong; but ask it to give a reason for any of its beautiful and divine motions, and it can only look upward and be dumb.Lowell.

We never desire ardently what we desire rationally.La Rochefoucauld.

We never learn what people are by their coming to us; we must go to them if we wish to know what they are made of, and see how they conduct or misconduct their surroundings.Goethe.

We never live, but we hope to live; and as we are always arranging for being happy, it cannot be but that we never are so.Pascal.

We never love truly but once. It is the first time. Succeeding passions are less involuntary.Du Cœur.

We never reflect on the man we love without exulting in our choice; while he who has bound us to him by benefits alone rises to our idea as a person to whom we have, in some measure, forfeited our freedom.Goldsmith.

We never see anything isolated in Nature, but everything in connection with something else which is before it, beside it, under it, and over it.Goethe.

We never sufficiently consider that a language is properly only symbolical, only figurative, and expresses objects never immediately, but only in reflection; yet how difficult it is not to put the sign in place of the thing, always to keep the thing as it is (das Wesen) before one’s mind, and not annihilated by the expression (das Wort).Goethe.

We often quarrel with the unfortunate to get rid of pitying them.Vauvenargues.

We ought certainly to despise malice if we cannot oppose it.Goldsmith.

We ought not, in general, to take the opinions of others upon trust, but to reason and judge for ourselves.Locke.

We ought not to isolate ourselves, for we cannot remain in a state of isolation. Social intercourse makes us the more able to bear with ourselves and with others.Goethe.

We ought not to judge men by their absolute excellence, but by the distance which they have travelled from the point at which they started.Ward Beecher.

We ought not to quit our post without the permission of Him who commands; the post of man is life.Pythagoras.

We ought not to seek too high joys. We may be bright without transfiguration.Ward Beecher.

We ought not to teach children the sciences, but to give them a taste for them.Rousseau.

We ought to attempt no more than what is in the compass of our genius and according to our vein.Dryden.

We ought to be ashamed of our pride, but never proud of our shame. (?)

We ought to obey God rather than man.St. Peter.

We ought to regard our servants as friends in a lower state.Plato.

We our betters see bearing our woes, / We scarcely think our miseries our foes.King Lear, iii. 6.

We owe it to our ancestors to preserve entire those rights which they have delivered to our care; we owe it to our posterity not to suffer their dearest inheritance to be destroyed.Junius.

We owe to man higher succours than food and fire. We owe to man, man.Emerson.

We own whom we love. The universe is God’s because He loves.Ward Beecher.

We pain ourselves to please nobody.Emerson.

We pardon as long as we love.La Rochefoucauld.

We part with true joy almost more lightly than with a beautiful dream.Fr. Grillparzer.

We pass our life in deliberation, and we die upon it.Pasquier Quesnel.

We pity in others only those evils which we have ourselves experienced.Rousseau.

We play the fools with the time, and the spirits of the wise sit in the clouds and mock us.2 Henry IV., ii. 2.

We poets in our youth begin in gladness, / But thereof come in the end despondency and madness.Wordsworth.

We promise according to our hopes, and perform according to our fears.La Rochefoucauld.

We properly learn from those books only which are above our criticism, which we cannot judge.Goethe.

We read far too many things, thus losing time and gaining nothing. We should only read what we admire.Goethe.

We readily believe what we wish to be true.Proverb.

We reap what we sow, but Nature has love over and above that justice, and gives us shadow and blossom and fruit that spring from no planting of ours.George Eliot.

We receive but little advantage from repeated protestations of gratitude, but they cost them very much from whom we exact them in return.Goldsmith.

We reform others unconsciously when we walk uprightly.Mme. Swetchine.

We retain from our studies only that which we practically apply.Goethe.

We sacrifice to dress till household joys and comforts cease. Dress drains our cellar dry and keeps our larder lean.Cowper.

We see but the outside of the rich man’s happiness; few consider him to be like the silkworm, that, when she seems to play, is at the very same time spinning her own bowels and consuming herself.Isaak Walton.

We see farthest into the future—and that is not far—when we most carefully consider the facts of the present.Dr. Jowett.

We see so darkly into futurity, we never know when we have real cause to rejoice or lament. The worst appearances have often happy consequences, as the best lead many times into the greatest misfortunes.Lady Montagu.

We see the blossoms wither and the leaves fall, but we likewise see fruits ripen and new buds shoot forth.Goethe.

We seek but half the causes of our deeds, / Seeking them only in the outer life, / And heedless of the encircling spirit-world, / Which, though unseen, is felt, and sows in us / All germs of pure and world-wide purposes.Lowell.

We seldom give our love to what is worthiest in its object.J. M. Barrie.

We seldom speak of the virtue we have, but much more frequently of that which we have not.Lessing.

“We shall fight in the shade.”Leonidas, to the threat of the Persians that their forest of arrows would darken the sun.

We shall find no fiend in hell can match the fury of a disappointed woman,—scorned, slighted, dismissed without a parting pang.Colley Cibber.

We should always keep a corner of our heads open and free, that we may make room for the opinions of our friends.Joubert.

We should be slower to think that the man at his worst is the real man, and certain that the better we are ourselves the less likely is he to be at his worst in our company.J. M. Barrie.

We should be sparing in our intimacies; because it so very often happens that the more perfectly men are understood, the less they are esteemed.Thomas à Kempis.

We should come home from adventures, and perils, and discoveries every day with new experience and character.Thoreau.

We should count time by heart-throbs. / He most lives / Who thinks most, feels the noblest, / Acts the best.Bailey.

We should despise the wretch who has never once thought what it is he is doing (vellbringt).Goethe. (?)

We should distinguish between laughter inspired by joy, and that which arises from mockery.Goldsmith.

We should eat to live, and not live to eat.Proverb.

We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression.Confucius.

We should forgive freely, but forget rarely. I will not be revenged, and this I owe to my enemy; but I will remember, and this I owe to myself.Colton.

We should guard against a talent which we cannot hope to practise in perfection. Improve it as we may, we shall always in the end, when the merit of the master has become apparent to us, painfully lament the loss of time and strength devoted to such botching.Goethe.

We should have all our communications with men as in the presence of God; and with God, as in the presence of men.Colton.

We should hold the immutable mean that lies between insensibility and anguish; our attempts should be, not to extinguish nature, but to repress it; not to stand unmoved at distress, but endeavour to turn every disaster to our own advantage.Confucius.

We should labour to treat with ease of things that are difficult; with familiarity, of things that are novel; and with perspicuity, of things that are profound.Colton.

We should live each day as if it were the full term of our life. (?)

We should manage our fortune like our constitution; enjoy it when good, have patience when bad, and never apply violent remedies but in cases of necessity.La Rochefoucauld.

We should never risk pleasantry except with well-bred people, and people with brains.La Bruyère.

We should never so entirely avoid danger as to appear irresolute and cowardly; but, at the same time, we should avoid unnecessarily exposing ourselves to danger, than which nothing can be more foolish.Cicero.

We should not be too hasty in bestowing either our praise or censure on mankind, since we shall often find such a mixture of good and evil in the same character, that it may require a very accurate judgment and a very elaborate inquiry to determine on which side the balance turns.Fielding.

We should not spur a willing horse.Proverb.

We should not trust the heart too much. The heart speaks to us very gladly, as our mouth expresses itself. If the mouth were as much inclined to speak the feelings of the heart, it would have been the fashion long ago to put a padlock on the mouth.Lessing.

We should often feel ashamed of our most brilliant actions were the world to see the motives from which they sprung.La Rochefoucauld.

We should only utter higher maxims so far as they can benefit the world. The rest we should keep within ourselves, and they will diffuse over our actions a lustre like the mild radiance of a hidden sun.Goethe.

We should round every day of stirring action with an evening of thought. We learn nothing of our experience except we muse upon it.Bovee.

We should seem ignorant that we oblige, and leave the mind at full liberty to give or refuse its affections; for constraint may indeed leave the receiver still grateful, but it will certainly produce disgust.Goldsmith.

We should take a prudent care for the future, but so as to enjoy the present. It is no part of wisdom to be miserable to-day, because we may happen to be so to-morrow. (?)

We should, to the last moment of our lives, continue a settled intercourse with all the true examples of grandeur.Sir Joshua Reynolds.

We shut our eyes, and, like people in the dark, we fall foul upon the very thing we search for, without finding it.Seneca.

We sink to rise.Emerson.

We smile at the satire expended upon the follies of others, but we forget to weep at our own.Mme. Necker.

We sometimes meet an original gentleman, who, if manners had not existed, would have invented them.Emerson.

We sometimes see a change of expression in our companion, and say, His father or his mother comes to the windows of his eyes, and sometimes a remote relative. In different hours, a man represents each of several of his ancestors, as if there were seven or eight of us rolled up in each man’s skin—seven or eight ancestors at least—and they constitute the variety of notes for that new piece of music which his life is.Emerson.

We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen.Jesus.

We still are fain, with wrath and strife, / To seek for gain, to shrink from loss, / Content to scratch our shallow cross / On the rough surface of old life.Dr. Walter Smith.

We swallow at one gulp a lie which flatters us, but only drop by drop a truth which is bitter to us.Diderot.

We take a great deal for granted in this world, and expect that everything, as a matter of course, ought to fit into our humours, wishes, and wants; it is often only when danger threatens that we awake to the discovery that the guiding reins are held by one whom we had well-nigh forgotten in our careless ease.Mrs. Gatty.

We take a pleasure in being severe upon others, but cannot endure to hear of our own faults.Thomas à Kempis.

We take greater pains to persuade others that we are happy than in endeavouring to think so ourselves.Confucius.

We take no note of time but from its loss.Young.

We talk little if we do not talk about ourselves.Hazlitt.

We talk on principle, but we act on interest.Landor.

We tell our triumphs to the crowd, but our own hearts are the sole confidants of our sorrows.Bulwer Lytton.

We tell the ladies that good wives make good husbands; I believe it is a more certain position that good brothers make good sisters.Johnson.

We that acquaint ourselves with every zone, / And pass the tropics, and behold each pole; / When we come home, are to ourselves unknown, / And unacquainted still with our own soul.Davies.

We think our civilisation near its meridian; but we are yet only at the cock-crowing and the morning star.Emerson.

We tolerate everybody, because we doubt everything; or else we tolerate nobody, because we believe something.Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

We trample grass, and prize the flowers of May; / Yet grass is green when flowers do fade away.R. Southwell.

We treat God with irreverence by banishing him from our thoughts, not by referring to his will on slight occasions.Ruskin.

We triumph without glory when we conquer without danger.Corneille.

We unconsciously imitate what pleases us, and insensibly approximate to the characters we most admire. In this way, a generous habit of thought and of action carries with it an incalculable influence.Bovee.

We underpin our houses with granite; what of our habits and our lives?Thoreau.

We use up in the passions the stuff that was given us for happiness.Joubert.

We usually lose the to-day, because there has been a yesterday, and to-morrow is coming.Goethe.

We very often have to do things during our lives of which we do not understand the reasons, but the more clearly we understand the work we have to do, depend upon it, the better the work will be done.W. E. Forster.

We wander there, we wander here, / We eye the rose upon the brier, / Unmindful that the thorn is near, / Amang the leaves.Burns.

We want but two or three friends, but these we cannot do without, and they serve us in every thought we think.Emerson.

We want downright facts at present more than anything else.Ruskin.

We want foolishly to think the creed a man professes a more significant fact than the man he is.Thoreau.

We want one man to be always thinking, and another to be always working, and we call the one a gentleman, and the other an operative; whereas the workman ought often to be thinking, and the thinker often to be working, and both should be gentlemen in the best sense.Ruskin.

We waste our best years in distilling the sweetest flowers of life into potions which, after all, do not immortalise, but only intoxicate.Longfellow.

We wear a face of joy because / We have been glad of yore.Wordsworth.

We, who name ourselves its (the world) sovereigns, we, / Half dust, half deity, alike unfit / To sink or soar.Byron.

We will have others severely corrected, and will not be corrected ourselves.Thomas à Kempis.

We will not estimate the sun by the quantity of gaslight it saves us.Carlyle.

We will not from the helm, to sit and weep; / But keep our course, though the rough wind say no. (?)

We will obey the voice of the Lord our God, that it may be well with us.Bible.

We wish to be happier than other people; and this is almost always difficult, for we believe others to be happier than they are.Montesquieu.

We would commend a faith that even seems audacious, like that of the sturdy Covenanter Robert Bruce, who requested, as he was dying, that his finger might be placed on one of God’s strong promises, as though to challenge the Judge of all with it as he should enter his presence.Dr. Gordon.

We wound our modesty and make foul the clearness of our deservings when of ourselves we publish them.All’s Well, i. 3.

We wrap ourselves up in the cloak of our own better fortune, and turn away our eyes, lest the wants and woes of our brother-mortals should disturb the selfish apathy of our souls.Burns.

We write from aspiration and antagonism, as well as from experience. We paint those qualities which we do not possess.Emerson.

We’d jump the life to come. But, in these cases, / we still have judgment here; that we but teach / Bloody instructions, which, being taught, return / To plague the inventor. This even-handed justice / Commends the ingredients of our poison’d chalice / To our own lips.Macbeth, i. 7.

We’ll stand up for our properties, was the beggar’s song, that lived upon the alms-basket.L’Estrange.

Weak eyes are precisely the fondest of glittering objects.Carlyle.

Weak minds sink under prosperity as well as under adversity; strong and deep ones have two highest tides—when the moon is at the full, and when there is no moon.Hare.

Weak persons cannot be sincere.La Rochefoucauld.

Weak Virtue that amid the shade / Lamenting lies, with future schemes amused, / While Wickedness and Folly, kindred powers, / Confound the world!Thomson.

Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.La Rochefoucauld.

Weaknesses, so called, are neither more nor less than vice in disguise.Lavater.

Wealth and want equally harden the human heart, as frost and fire are both alien to the human flesh. Famine and gluttony alike drive nature away from the heart of man.Theodore Parker.

Wealth consists of the good, and therefore useful, things in the possession of the nation; money is only the written or coined sign of the relative quantities of wealth in each person’s possession.Ruskin.

Wealth cannot purchase any great private solace or convenience. Riches are only the means of sociality.Thoreau.

Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished; but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.Bible.

Wealth heaped on wealth, nor truth nor safety buys; / The dangers gather as the treasures rise.Johnson.

Wealth imparts a birdlime quality to the possessor, at which the man in his native poverty would have revolted.Burns.

Wealth implies the possession of what is of intrinsic value and of a capacity to use it.Ruskin.

Wealth is a shift. The wise man angles with himself only, and with no meaner bait.Emerson.

Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it.Ben. Franklin.

Wealth is the application of mind to nature; and the art of getting rich consists not in industry, much less in saving, but in a better order, in timeliness, in being at the right spot.Emerson.

Wealth is the conjuror’s devil; / Whom when he thinks he hath, the devil hath him.Herbert.

Wealth is the possession of useful articles which we can use, (so that) instead of depending merely on a “have,” it is thus seen to depend on a “can.”Ruskin.

Wealth leaves us at death; kinsmen at the grave; but virtues of the mind unto the heavens with us we have.Lord Vaux.

Wealth makes wit waver.Scotch Proverb.

Wealth maketh many friends, but the poor is separated from his neighbour.Bible.

Wealth of every species necessarily flows to the hands of him who exerteth himself.Hitopadesa.

Wealth only by its use we know.Anonymous.

Wealth, power, and even the advantages of youth, have little to do with that which gives repose to the mind and firmness to the frame.Scott.

Wealth richer than both the Indies lies for every man, if he will endure. Not his oaks only and his fruit-trees, his very heart roots itself wherever he may abide—roots itself, draws nourishment from the deep fountains of universal being.Carlyle.

Wealth which breeds idleness, of which the English peerage is an example, and of which we are beginning to abound in specimens in this country (America), is only a sort of human oyster-bed, where heirs and heiresses are planted, to spend a contemptible life of slothfulness in growing plump and succulent for the grave-worm’s banquet.Horace Mann.

Wealth without contentment climbs a hill, / To feel those tempests which fly over ditches.George Herbert.

Wear your learning, like your watch, in a private pocket; and do not pull it out and strike it, merely to show that you have one. If you are asked what o’clock it is, tell it, but do not proclaim it hourly and unasked, like the watchmen.Chesterfield.

Wearers of rings and chains! / Pray do not take the pains / To set me right. / In vain my faults ye quote; / I write as others wrote / On Sunium’s height.Landor.

Weariness / Can snore upon the flint, when resty sloth / Finds the down pillow hard.Cymbeline, ii. 6.

Weary the path that does not challenge reason. Doubt is an incentive to truth, and patient inquiry leadeth the way.H. Ballou.

Weave in faith and God will find thread.Proverb.

Weder sicher noch gerathen ist, etwas wider Gewissen zu thun. Hier stehe ich, ich kann nicht anders. Gott helfe mir—It is neither safe nor prudent to do aught against conscience. Here stand I, I cannot do otherwise. God be helping me.Luther at the Diet of Worms.

Wedlock, indeed, hath oft compared been / To publick feasts, where meet a publick rout: / When they that are without would fain go in, / And they that are within would fain go out.Sir J. Davis.

Wedlock is like a besieged fortress: those who are outside wish to get in, and those who are inside wish to get out.Arabian Proverb.

Wee modest crimson-tipped flower, / Thou’s met me in an evil hour; / For I maun crush amang the stour / Thy slender stem; / To spare thee now is past my power, / Thou bonny gem.Burns.

Wee Willie Winkie rins through the toun, / Upstairs and dounstairs, in his nicht-goun, / Tirlin’ at the window, cryin’ at the lock, / “Are the weans in their bed? for it’s noo ten o’clock.”William Miller.

Weed your better judgments / Of all opinion that grows rank in them.As You Like It, ii. 7.

Weeds make dunghills gracious.Tennyson.

Weel is that weel does.Scotch Proverb.

Weep no more, lady, weep no more, / For sorrow is in vain; / For violets pluck’d, the sweetest showers / Will ne’er revive again.Anonymous.

Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.Bible.

Weh dem Lande, wo man nicht mehr singt—Woe to the land where the voice of song has gone dumb.Seume.

Weigh not so much what men say, as what they prove: remembering that truth is simple and naked, and needs not invective to apparel her comeliness.Sir P. Sidney.

Weighty things are done in solitude, that is, without society. The means of improvement consist not in projects, or in any violent designs, for these cool, and cool very soon, but in patient practising for whole long days, by which I make the thing clear to my highest reason.Jean Paul.

Weighty work must be done with few words.Danish Proverb.

Weise Hut, / Behält ihr Gut—Wise care keeps what it has gained.German Proverb.

Weise sein ist nicht allzeit gut—It is not always good to be wise.German Proverb.

Weiser Mann, starker Mann—A wise man is a strong man.German Proverb.

Weisheit, du wirst Unsinn / Im Mund des Schwärmers—Wisdom, thou changest into folly in the mouth of the fanatic.Otto Ludwig.

Welch Glück geliebt zu werden: / Und lieben, Götter, welch ein Glück!—What a happiness to be loved! and to love, ye gods, what bliss!Goethe.

Welcome evermore to gods and men is the self-helping man.Emerson.

Welcome is the best cheer.Proverb.

Welcome, Misfortune, if thou comest alone.Proverb.

Well at ease are the sleepers for whom existence is a shallow dream.Carlyle.

Well for the drones of the social hive that there are bees of an industrious turn, willing, for an infinitesimal share of the honey, to undertake the labour of its fabrication.Hood.

Well has Ennius said, “Kindnesses misplaced are nothing but a curse and disservice.”Cicero.

Well-married, a man is winged; ill-matched, he is shackled.Ward Beecher.

Well roared, lion.Mid. N.’s Dream, v. 1.

Well thriveth that well suffereth.Proverb.

Well to work and make a fire, / Doth both care and skill require.Proverb.

Well, well, is a word of malice.Cheshire Proverb.

Well, whiles I am a beggar, I will rail, / And say, there is no sin but to be rich; / And being rich, my virtue then shall be, / To say, there is no vice but beggary.King John, ii. 2.

Well, you may fear too far.— / Safer than trust too far.King Lear, i. 4.