C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.


Astrologers that future fates foreshow.


Our jovial star reigned at his birth.


Strange an astrologer should die without one wonder in the sky.


No date prefixed directs me in the starry rubric set.


Astrological prayers seem to me to be built on as good reason as the predictions.


I will look on the stars and look on thee, and read the page of thy destiny.

L. E. Landon.

The astrologer who spells the stars, mistakes his globes, and in her bright eye interprets heaven’s physiognomies.

John Cleaveland.

Do not Christians and Heathens, Jews and Gentiles, poets and philosophers, unite in allowing the starry influences?

Sir Walter Scott.

There’s some ill planet reigns; I moist be patient till the heavens look with an aspect favorable.


Figure-flingers and star-gazers pretend to foretell the fortunes of kingdoms, and have no foresight in what concerns themselves.


A wise man shall overrule his stars, and have a greater influence upon his own content than all the constellations and planets of the firmament.

Jeremy Taylor.

We speak of persons as jovial, as being born under the planet Jupiter or Jove, which was the joyfullest star and the happiest augury of all. A gloomy person was said to be saturnine, as being born under the planet Saturn, who was considered to make those who owned his influence, and were born when he was in the ascendant, grave and stern as himself.