James Wood, comp. Dictionary of Quotations. 1899.
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Where people are tied for life, ’tis their mutual interest not to grow weary of one another.Lady Montagu.
Where power is absent we may find the robe of genius, but we miss the throne.Landor.
Where secrecy or mystery begins, vice or roguery is not far off.Johnson.
Where shame is, there is fear.Milton.
Where the carcase is, the ravens will gather.Proverb.
Where the devil cannot come, he will send.German Proverb.
Where the devil has smoothed your road, / Keep to the right like an honest man.Dr. Walter Smith.
Where the greater malady is fix’d, / The lesser is scarce felt.King Lear, iii. 4.
Where the heart goes before, like a lamp, and illumines the pathway, many things are made clear that else lie hidden in darkness.Longfellow.
Where the heart is, there the Muses, there the gods sojourn.Emerson.
Where the meekness of self-knowledge veileth the front of self-respect, there look thou for the man whose name none can know but they will honour.Tupper.
Where there is a mother in the home, matters speed well.A. B. Alcott.
Where there is a splashing of dirt, it is good not to meddle and to keep far away.Hitopadesa.
Where there is much light there is a darker shadow.Goethe.
Where there is music, nothing really bad can be.Cervantes.
Where there is mystery, it is generally supposed that there must also be evil.Byron.
Where there is no envy in the case, our propensity to sympathise with joy is much stronger than our propensity to sympathise with sorrow.Adam Smith.
Where there is no hook, to be sure there will hang no bacon.Spanish Proverb.
Where there is no hope, there can be no endeavour.Johnson.
Where there is no law, there is no transgression.St. Paul.
Where there is no love, all are faults.Proverb.
Where there is no shame, there is no honour.Proverb.
Where there is no sympathy with the spirit of man, there can be no sympathy with any higher spirit.Ruskin.
Where there is smoke there is fire.Proverb.
Where there is too much light, our senses don’t perceive; they are only stunned or dazzled or blinded.Pascal.
Where there’s a will there’s a way.Proverb.
Where there’s muckle courtesy there’s little kindness.Scotch Proverb.
Where truth is not at the bottom. Nature will always be endeavouring to return, and will out and betray herself one time or other.Tillotson.
Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.Jesus.
Where vice is, vengeance follows.Scotch Proverb.
Where virtue dwells, the gods have placed before / The dropping sweat that springs from every pore, / And ere the feet can reach her bright abode, / Long, rugged, steep the ascent, and rough the road.Hesiod.
Where we find echoes, we generally find emptiness and hollowness; it is the contrary with the echoes of the heart.J. F. Boyes.
Where wealth and freedom reign, contentment fails, / And honour sinks where commerce long prevails.Goldsmith.
Where wilt thou go that thou wilt not have to plough?Spanish Proverb.
Where Wisdom steers, wind cannot make you sink.Delaune.
Where words are scarce, they are seldom spent in vain.Richard II., ii. 2.
Where would be what silly people call Progress if not for the grumblers?John Wagstaffe.
Where you see your friend, trust to yourself.Spanish Proverb.
Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.Jesus.
Where your will is ready, your feet are light.Proverb.
Where’s the use of a woman’s having brains of her own if she’s tackled to a geck as everybody’s a-laughing at?George Eliot.
Whereas Johnson only bowed to every clergyman, I would bow to every man, were it not there is a devil dwells in man as well as a divinity, and too often the bow is but pocketed by the former.Carlyle.
Where’er I wander, boast of this I can, / Though banished, yet a true-born Englishman.Richard II., i. 3.
Where’er we tread, ’tis haunted, holy ground.Byron.
Wherever a man dwells he will be sure to have a thorn-bush near his door.Proverb.
Wherever a true woman comes, home is always around her. The stars may be over her head, the glow-worms in the night-cold grass may be the fire at her feet; but home is where she is; and for a noble woman it stretches far around her, better than houses ceiled with cedar or painted with vermilion, shedding its quiet light far for those who else are homeless.Ruskin.
Wherever in the world I am, / In whatsoe’er estate, / I have a fellowship with hearts / To keep and cultivate.A. L. Waring.
Wherever nature does least, man does most.American Proverb.
Wherever snow falls, there is usually civil freedom.Emerson.
Wherever the devil makes a purchase, he never fails to set his mark.Goldsmith.
Wherever the health of the citizens is concerned, much more where their souls’ health, and as it were their salvation, is concerned, all governments that are not chimerical make haste to interfere.Carlyle.
Wherever the speech is corrupted the mind is also.Seneca.
Wherever the tree of beneficence takes root, it sends forth branches beyond the sky.Saadi.
Wherever there is a parliament, there must of necessity be an opposition.John Wagstaffe.
Wherever there is a sky above him and a world around him, the poet is in his place; for here too is man’s existence, with its infinite longings and small acquirings; its ever-thwarted, ever-renewed endeavours; its unspeakable aspirations, its fears and hopes that wander through eternity; and all the mystery of brightness and of gloom that it was ever made of, in any age or climate, since man first began to live.Carlyle.
Wherever there is authority, there is a natural inclination to disobedience.Judge Halyburton.
Wherever there is cupidity, there the blessing of the Gospel cannot rest. The actual poor, therefore, may altogether fail to be objects of that blessing, the actual rich may be the objects of it in the highest degree.Matthew Arnold.
Wherever there is power there is age.Emerson.
Wherever there is war, there must be injustice on one side or the other, or on both.Ruskin.
Wherever women are honoured, the gods are satisfied.Manu.
Wherever work is done, victory is obtained.Emerson.
Wherever you see a gaming-table, be very sure Fortune is not there…. She is ever seen accompanying industry, and as often trundling a wheelbarrow as lolling in a coach and six.Goldsmith.
Wherever your lot is cast, duty to yourself and others suggests the propriety of adapting your conduct to the circumstances in which you are placed.Samuel Lover.
Wherefore ever ramble on? / For the good is lying near. / Fortune learn to seize alone, / For that Fortune’s ever here.Goethe.
Wherefore waste I time to counsel thee / That art a votary to fond desire?Two Gent. of Verona, i. 1.
Wherein does barbarism consist, unless in not appreciating what is excellent?Goethe.
Wheresoever a man seeketh his own, there he falleth from love.Thomas à Kempis.
Wheresoever the carcass is, there will the eagles be gathered together.Jesus.
Wheresoever the search after truth begins, there life begins; wheresoever the search ceases, there life ceases.Ruskin.
Wheresoever two or three living men are gathered together, there is society; or there it will be, with its mechanisms and structures, over-spreading this little globe, and reaching upwards to Heaven and downwards to Gehenna.Carlyle.
Whereto serves mercy, / But to confront the visage of offence? / And what’s in prayer, but this twofold force, / To be forestalled ere we come to fall, / Or pardon’d, being down? Then I’ll look up.Hamlet, iii. 3.
Whether a child, or an old man, or a youth, be come to thy house, he is to be treated with respect; for of all men, thy guest is the superior.Hitopadesa.
Whether a revolution succeeds or fails, men of great hearts will always be sacrificed to it.Heine.
Whether he be rich or whether he be poor, if he (a man) have a good heart, he shall at all times rejoice in a cheerful countenance; his mind shall tell him more than seven watchmen that sit above upon a tower on high.Ecclesiasticus.
Whether it be for life or death, do your own work well.Ruskin.
Whether one show one’s self a man of genius in science or compose a song, the only point is, whether the thought, the discovery, the deed, is living and can live on.Goethe.
Whether religion be true or false, it must be necessarily granted to be the only wise principle and safe hypothesis for a man to live and die by.Tillotson.
Whether the pitcher strike the stone or the stone the pitcher, it is bad for the pitcher.Proverb.
Whether you boil snow or pound it, you can have but water of it.Proverb.
Which death is preferable to every other? “The unexpected.”Cæsar.
Which highest mortal, in this inane existence, had I not found a shadow-hunter or shadow-hunted; and, when I looked through his brave garnitures, miserable enough?Carlyle.
Which is the great secret? The open secret—(open, that is, to all, seen by almost none).Goethe.
Which is the lightest in the scale of Fate? / That where fond Cupid still is adding weight.Quarles.
Which of all the philosophies think you will stand? / I know not, but philosophy itself I hope will continue with us for ever.Schiller.
Which of your philosophical systems is other than a dream-theorem; a net quotient, confidently given out, where divisor and dividend are both unknown?Carlyle.
Which way I fly is hell; myself am hell; / And in the lowest deep a lower deep, / Still threat’ning to devour me, opens wide, / To which the hell I suffer seems a heaven.Milton.
Whichever you do, you will regret it.Socrates, to one who asked him whether he should marry or not.
While a man gets he never can lose.Spanish Proverb.
While conscience is our friend, all is peace; but if once offended, farewell the tranquil mind.Mary Wortley Montagu.
While craving justice for ourselves, it is never wise to be unjust to others.Lew Wallace.
While digestion lasts, life cannot, in philosophical language, be said to be extinct.Carlyle.
While grief is fresh, every attempt to divert only irritates. You must wait till grief be digested, and then amusement will dissipate the remains of it.Johnson.
While manufacture is the work of hands only, art is the work of the whole spirit of man; and as that spirit is, so is the deed of it.Ruskin.
While men sleep, / Sad-hearted mothers heave, that wakeful lie, / To muse upon some darling child / Roaming in youth’s uncertain wild.Keble.
While mistakes are increasing, like population, at the rate of twelve hundred a-day, the benefit of seizing one and throttling it would be perfectly inconsiderable.Carlyle.
While others tippled, Sam from drinking shrunk, / Which made the rest think Sam alone was drunk.Lucian.
While the serpent sheds its old skin, the new is already formed beneath.Carlyle.
While there is hope left, let not the weakness of sorrow make the strength of resolution languish.Sir P. Sidney.
While thy shoe is on thy foot, tread upon the thorns.Proverb.
While we are indifferent to our good qualities, we keep on deceiving ourselves in regard to our faults, until we come to look upon them as virtues.Heine.
While we are reasoning concerning life, life is gone.Hume.
While we think to revenge an injury, we many times begin one, and after that repent our misconceptions.Feltham.
While you live, tell truth and shame the devil.1 Henry IV., iii. 1.
Whilst a man confideth in Providence, he should not slacken his own exertions; for without labour he is unworthy to obtain the oil from the seed.Hitopadesa.
Whilst lions war and battle for their dens, / Poor harmless lambs abide their enmity.3 Henry VI., ii. 5.
Whilst we converse with what is above us, we do not grow old, but grow young.Emerson.
Whining lover may as well request / A scornful breast / To melt in gentle tears, as woo the world for rest.Quarles.
Whistle, and I’ll come to ye, my lad.Burns.
Whistling aloud to bear his courage up.Blair.
White lies always introduce others of a darker complexion.Paley.
Who are wise in love, love most, say least.Tennyson.
Who ascends to mountain-tops, shall find / The loftiest peaks most wrapt in clouds and snow.Byron.
Who, born for the universe, narrow’d his mind, / And to party gave up what was meant for mankind; / Though fraught with all learning, yet straining his throat / To persuade Tommy Townshend to lend him a vote.Goldsmith.
Who bravely dares must sometimes risk a fall.Smollett.
Who breaks his own bond, forfeiteth himself.George Herbert.
Who breathes must suffer, and who thinks must mourn; / And he alone is bless’d who ne’er was born.Prior.
Who builds a church to God and not to fame, / Will never mark the marble with his name.Pope.
Who but the poet was it that first formed gods for us; that exalted us to them, and brought them down to us?Goethe.
Who buys a minute’s mirth to wail a week? / Or sells eternity to get a toy?Shakespeare, The Rape of Lucrece.
Who by repentance is not satisfied / Is not of heaven, nor earth.Two Gent. of Verona, v. 4.
Who can be patient in extremes?3 Henry VI., i. 1.
Who can compute what the world loses in the multitude of promising intellects combined with timid characters, who dare not follow out any bold, vigorous, independent train of thought, lest it should land them in something which would admit of being considered irreligious or immoral?J. S. Mill.
Who can direct when all pretend to know?Goldsmith.
Who can do nothing of sovran worth / Which men shall praise, a higher task may find, / Plodding his dull round on the common earth, / But conquering envies rising in the mind.Dr. Walter Smith.
Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil, all the days of her life. She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up, and call her blessed.Bible.
Who can heal the woes of him to whom balm has become poison, who has imbibed hatred of mankind from the fulness of love?Goethe.
Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin?Bible.
Who cannot rest till he good fellows find, / He breaks up house, turns out of doors his mind.George Herbert.
Who chatters to you, will chatter of you.Proverb.
Who coldly lives to himself and his own will may gratify many a wish; but he who strives to guide others well must be able to dispense with much.Goethe.
Who combats bravely is not therefore brave, / He dreads a death-bed like the meanest slave; / Who reasons wisely is not therefore wise,— / His pride in reasoning, not in acting lies.Pope.
Who could pin down a shadow to the ground, / And take its measure?Dr. Walter Smith.
Who digs a pit for others falls into it himself.German Proverb.
Who does not act is dead; absorpt entire / In miry sloth, no pride, no joy he hath: / O leaden-hearted men, to be in love with death!Thomson.
Who does not help us at the needful moment never helps; who does not counsel at the needful moment never counsels.Goethe.
Who does not in his friends behold the world, / Deserves not that the world should hear of him.Goethe.
Who does the best his circumstance allows, / Does well, does nobly; angels could no more.Young.
Who doth not work shall not eat.Proverb.
Who ever loved that loved not at first sight?Marlowe.
Who fastest walks, but walks astray, / Is only farthest from his way.Prior.
Who fears death forfeits life.Seume.
Who fears to do ill sets himself a task; / Who fears to do well sure should wear a mask.Herbert.
Who feels injustice, who shrinks before a slight, who has a sense of wrong so acute, and so glowing a gratitude for kindness, as a generous boy?Thackeray.
Who firmly can resolve, he conquers grief.Goethe.
Who follows all things forfeiteth his will.George Herbert.
Who forces himself on others is to himself a load. Impetuous curiosity is empty and inconstant. Prying intrusion may be suspected of whatever is little.Lavater.
Who gets by play proves loser in the end.Heath.
Who gives a trifle meanly is meaner than the trifle.Lavater.
Who gives the lilies clothing, / Will clothe his people too.Cowper.
Who goes a-borrowing, goes a-sorrowing.Proverb.
Who had hoped for triumph, but who was prepared for sacrifice.I. Disraeli.
Who has a daring eye tells downright truths and downright lies.Lavater.
Who has a head will not want a hat.Italian Proverb.
Who has not felt how sadly sweet / The dream of home, the dream of home, / Steals o’er the heart, too soon to fleet, / When far o’er sea or land we roam? / Sunlight more soft may o’er us fall. / To greener shores our bark may come; / But far more bright, more dear than all, / That dream of home, that dream of home.Moore.
Who hath a greater combat than he that laboureth to overcome himself?Thomas à Kempis.
Who hath not known ill fortune never knew himself or his own virtue.Mallet.
Who here with life would sport, / In life shall prosper never; / And he who ne’er will rule himself, / A slave shall be for ever.Goethe.
Who, in the midst of just provocation to anger, instantly finds the fit word which settles all around him in silence, is more than wise or just; he is, were he a beggar, of more than royal blood—he is of celestial descent.Lavater.
Who in want a hollow friend doth try, / Directly seasons him his enemy.Hamlet, iii. 2.
Who is a stranger to those who have the habit of speaking kindly.Hitopadesa.
Who is sure he hath a soul, unless / It see and judge, and follow worthiness, / And by deeds praise it? He who doth not this / May lodge an inmate soul, but ’tis not his.Donne.
Who is sure of his own motives can with confidence advance or retreat.Goethe.
Who is the best captain of a ship? The grumbler and the man of discipline, who will have things as they ought to be, even though he lose every sailor serving under him by his severity.John Wagstaffe.
Who is the best general? The grumbler who insists upon having everything in mathematical order, and who has not the smallest drop of the milk of human kindness about him, whenever it is a question of duty or efficiency.John Wagstaffe.
Who is the happiest man? He who is alive to the merit of others, and can rejoice in their enjoyment as if it were his own.Goethe.
Who is the most sensible man? He who finds what is to his own advantage in all that happens to him.Goethe.
Who is there almost, whose mind at some time or other, love or anger, fear or grief, has not so fastened to some clog that it could not turn itself to any other object?Locke.
Who is there that can clutch into the wheel-spokes of destiny, and say to the spirit of the time: Turn back, I command thee? Wiser were it that we yielded to the inevitable and inexorable, and accounted even this the best.Carlyle.
Who is’t can say, I’m at the worst? / I’m worse than ere I was, / And worse I may be yet; the worst is not, / So long as we can say, / This is the worst.King Lear, iv. 1.
Who judgeth well, well God them send; / Who judgeth evil, God them amend.Sir Thomas Wyatt.
Who keeps no guard upon himself is slack, / And rots to nothing at the next great thaw.George Herbert.
Who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, but he who kills a good book kills reason itself.Milton.
Who knows art half, speaks much and is always wrong; who knows it wholly, inclines to act, and speaks seldom or late.Goethe.
Who knows not that truth is strong, next to the Almighty? She needs no politics, nor stratagems, nor licensings to make her victorious; those are the shifts and the defences that error uses against her power; give her but room and do not bind her when she sleeps.Milton.
Who knows the mind has the key to all things else.A. B. Alcott.
Who knows what Love is, may not sup / On that which is not still divine.Dr. Walter Smith.
Who leaves all receives more.Emerson.
Who looks not before finds himself behind.Proverb.
Who loves his own sweet shadow in the streets / Better than e’er the fairest she he meets.Burns.
Who loves me, loves my dog.Law Proverb.
Who loves, raves.Byron.
Who made the heart, ’tis He alone / Decidedly can try us; / He knows each chord, its various tone, / Each spring, its various bias. / Then at the balance let’s be mute, / We never can adjust it; / What’s done we partly may compute, / But know not what’s resisted.Burns.
Who make poor “will do” wait upon “I should;” / We own they’re prudent, but who owns they’re good?Burns.
Who marks in church-time others’ symmetry, / Makes all their beauty his deformity.George Herbert.
Who never climbs will never fa’.Scotch Proverb.
Who never doubted never half believed.Bailey.
Who overcomes / By force, hath overcome but half his foe.Milton.
Who pants for glory finds but short repose; / A breath revives him or a breath o’erthrows.Pope.
Who plays for more / Than he can lose with pleasure, stakes his heart.George Herbert.
Who questioneth much, shall learn much, and content much.Bacon.
Who riseth from a feast / With that keen appetite that he sits down? / Where is the horse that doth untread again / His tedious measures with the unabated fire / That he did pace them first? All things that are / Are with more spirit chaséd than enjoy’d.Mer. of Ven., ii. 6.
Who say, I care not, those I give for lost; / And to instruct them, ’twill not quit the cost.George Herbert.
Who seeks Him in the dark and cold, / With heart that elsewhere finds no rest, / Some fringe of the skirts of God shall hold, / Though round his spirit the mists may fold, / With eerie shadows and fears untold.Dr. Walter Smith.
Who shall be true to us, / When we are so unsecret to ourselves?Troil. and Cress., iii. 2.
Who shall decide when doctors disagree, / And soundest casuists doubt, like you and me.Pope.
Who shall place / A limit to the giant’s unchained strength, / Or curb his swiftness in the forward race?W. C. Bryant.
Who shall say that Fortune grieves him, / While the star of hope she leaves him?Burns.
Who should be trusted when one’s right hand / Is perjured to the bosom?Two Gent. of Verona, v. 4.
Who shuts love out shall be shut out from love.Tennyson.
Who so firm that cannot be seduced?Julius Cæsar, i. 2.
Who so unworthy but may proudly deck him / With his fair-weather virtue, that exults / Glad o’er the summer main? The tempest comes, / The rough winds rage aloud; when from the helm / This virtue shrinks, and in a corner lies / Lamenting.Thomson.
Who soars too near the sun with golden wings melts them.Shakespeare.
Who speaks to the instincts speaks to the deepest in man, and finds the readiest response.A. B. Alcott.
Who spouts his message to the wilderness, / Lightens his soul and feels one burden less; / But to the people preach, and you will find / They’ll pay you back with thanks ill to your mind.Goethe, Prof. Blackie’s translation.
Who steals my purse steals trash; ’tis something, nothing; / ’Twas mine, ’tis his, and has been slave to thousands; / But he that filches from me my good name, / Robs me of that which not enriches him, / And makes me poor indeed.Othello, iii. 3.
Who surpasses or subdues mankind / Must look down on the hate of those below.Byron.
Who the race of men doth love, / Loves also him above.Lewis Morris.
Who to dumb forgetfulness a prey, / This pleasing anxious being e’er resign’d; / Left the warm precincts of the cheerful day, / Nor cast one longing ling’ring look behind?Gray.
Who track the steps of glory to the grave.Byron.
Who trusts in God fears not his rod.Goethe.
Who values a good night’s rest will not lie down with enmity in his heart if he can help it.Sterne.
Who values that anger which is consumed only in empty menaces?Goldsmith.
Who walks through fire will hardly heed the smoke.Tennyson.
Who watches not catches not.Dutch Proverb.
“Who will guard the guards?” says a Latin verse,—“Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?” I answer, “The enemy.” It is the enemy who keeps the sentinel watchful.Mme. Swetchine.
Who will not mercy unto others show, / How can he mercy ever hope to have?Spenser.
Who would bear the whips and scorns of time, / The oppressor’s wrong, the proud man’s contumely, / The pangs of despised love, the law’s delay, / The insolence of office and the spurns / That patient merit of the unworthy takes, / When he himself might his quietus make / With a bare bodkin?Hamlet, iii. 1.
Who would check the happy feeling / That inspires the linnet’s song? / Who would stop the swallow wheeling / On her pinions swift and strong?Wordsworth.
Who would fardels bear, / To grunt and sweat under a weary life, / But that the dread of something after death, / The undiscover’d country from whose bourn / No traveller returns, puzzles the will, / And makes us rather bear those ills we have / Than fly to others that we know not of?Hamlet, iii. 1.
Whoever acquires knowledge but does not practise it, is as one who ploughs but does not sow.Saadi.
Whoever aims at doing or enjoying all and everything with his entire nature, whoever tries to link together all that is without him by such a species of enjoyment will only lose his time in efforts that can never be successful.Goethe.
Whoever can administer what he possesses, has enough, and to be wealthy is a burdensome affair, unless you understand it.Goethe.
Whoever can discern truth has received his commission from a higher source than the chiefest judge in the world, who can discern only law.Thoreau.
Whoever can make two ears of corn or two blades of grass grow where only one grew before, deserves better of mankind, and does more service to his country, than the whole race of politicians put together.Swift.
Whoever can turn his weeping eyes to heaven has lost nothing, for there above is everything he can wish for here below. He only is a loser who persists in looking down on the narrow plains of the present time.Jean Paul.
Whoever converses much among old books will be hard to please among new.Temple.
Whoever despises mankind will never get the best out of others or himself.Tocqueville.
Whoever does not respect confidence will never find happiness in his path.Saying.
Whoever fights, whoever falls, / Justice conquers evermore.Emerson.
Whoever gives himself to this (evil-speaking and evil-wishing), soon comes to be indifferent towards God, contemptuous towards the world, spiteful towards his equals; and the true, genuine indispensable sentiment of self-estimation corrupts into self-conceit and presumption.Goethe.
Whoever has lived twenty years ought to know how to order himself without physic.Tiberius, quoted by Montaigne.
Whoever has no fixed opinions has no constant feelings.Joubert.
Whoever has seen the masked at a ball dance amicably together, and take hold of hands without knowing each other, leaving the next moment to meet no more, can form an idea of the world.Vauvenargues.
Whoever has sixpence is sovereign over all men—to the extent of the sixpence; commands cooks to feed him, philosophers to teach him, kings to mount guard over him—to the extent of sixpence.Carlyle.
Whoever has so far formed his taste as to be able to relish and feel the beauties of the great masters, has gone a great way in his study.Joshua Reynolds.
Whoever is a genuine follower of truth, keeps his eye steady upon his guide, indifferent whither he is lead, provided that she is the leader.Burke.
Whoever is in a hurry shows that the thing he is about is too big for him. Haste and hurry are very different things.Chesterfield.
Whoever is king, is also the father of his country.Congreve.
Whoever is out of patience is out of possession of his soul.Bacon.
Whoever may / Discern true ends will grow pure enough / To love them, brave enough to strive for them, / And strong enough to reach them, though the road be rough.Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
Whoever perseveres will be crowned.Herder.
Whoever serves his country well has no need of ancestors.Voltaire.
Whoever sinks his vessel by overloading it, though it be with gold, and silver, and precious stones, will give his owner but an ill account of his voyage.Locke.
Whoever thinks a faultless piece to see, / Thinks what ne’er was, nor is, nor e’er shall be.Pope.
Whoever will thrust Magdalen into the pit will find that he has dropped with her into the flames the key that should have opened heaven for him, and assuredly shall he remain outside until she, her purification completed, shall take pity on him and bring it thence.Celia Burleigh.
Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar but not coarse, and elegant but not ostentatious, must give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison.Johnson.
Whoever wishes to keep a secret must hide from us that he possesses one.Goethe.
Whoever would persuade men to religion both with art and efficacy, must found the persuasion of it upon this, that it interferes not with any rational pleasure, that it bids nobody quit the enjoyment of any one thing that his reason can prove to him ought to be enjoyed.South.
Whole, half, and quarter mistakes are very difficult and troublesome to correct and sift, and it is hard to set what is true in them in its proper place.Goethe.
Wholesome berries thrive and ripen best, / Neighbour’d by fruit of baser quality.Henry V., i. 1.
Wholly a man of action, with speech subservient thereto.Carlyle of his father.
Whom God teaches not, man cannot.Gaelic.