Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.


All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages.
Shakespeare.—As You Like It, Act II. Scene 7. (Jaques.)

All men act the player’s part.
Petronius Arbiter.

Who can direct, when all pretend to know?
Goldsmith.—The Traveller, Line 64.

Yet, while my Hector still survives, I see
My father, mother, brethren, all, in thee.
Pope.—The Iliad, Book VI. Line 544.

All eye, all ear.
Young.—Night III. Line 452; Night V. Line 889.

All is not well.
Shakespeare.—Hamlet, Act I. Scene 2. (To himself.)

All’s well that ends well, yet.
Shakespeare.—All’s Well that Ends Well, Act V. Scene 1. (Helena to the Widow.)

All men think all men mortal but themselves.
Dr. Young.—Night I. Line 424.

Ay, when the special thing is well obtain’d,
That is—her love; for that is all in all.
Shakespeare.—Taming of the Shrew, Act II. Scene 1. (Baptista to Petruchio.)

All Nature is but Art, unknown to thee;
All chance, direction, which thou canst not see;
All discord, harmony not understood;
All partial evil, universal good;
And, spite of pride, in erring reason’s spite,
One truth is clear, WHATEVER IS, IS RIGHT.
Pope.—Essay on Man, Epistle I. Line 289. See title “Right.”

All things that are,
Are with more spirit chased than enjoy’d.
Shakespeare.—Merchant of Venice, Act II. Scene 6. (Gratiano to Salarino.)

All in the Downs the fleet was moor’d.
Gay.—The Song of the Black-Eyed Susan.

All things work together for good to them that love God.
Romans, Chapter viii. Verse 28.