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Proverbs are the abridgments of wisdom.
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Dictionary of Quotations
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Including Phrases, Mottoes, Maxims, Proverbs, Definitions, Aphorisms, and Sayings of Wise Men, in Their Bearing on Life, Literature, Speculation, Science, Art, Religion, and Morals, Especially in the Modern Aspects of Them
Selected and Compiled by the Rev. James Wood
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A’ are guidtoAdversa virtute
Adversity istoA life that
A light hearttoA man must carry
A man must seektoAn unimaginative person
Anxiety is the poisontoA soul without reflection
A spark neglectedtoAvarice has ruined
AvarustoBest men are moulded
Be strongtoBrain is always
Brave mentoCattivo è quel
Cattle gotoChi ha tempo
ChildhoodtoCompos mentis
Compound for sinstoCredulity
Creep beforetoDas Wunder
Data fatatoDe profundis
De propagandatoDie Kunst
Die LeidenschaftentoDoctrine is nothing
Does HomertoEach mind
Each must standtoEl corazon
El dar es honortoEquity judges
EquivocationtoEventus stultorum
Even weak mentoEvery tear
Everything a mantoEyes will not see
Ez for wartoFate steals
Fatetur facinustoFlagrante delicto
Flames risetoForbearance
Forbid a fooltoFronti nulla fides
Frost and fraudtoGenug ist über
Genuine moralitytoGod helps those
God HimselftoGott ist überall
Greediness burststoHast du im Thal
Haste and rashnesstoHe that cannot
He that ceasestoHe who does a good deed
He who does eviltoHelluo librorum
Help otherstoHoni soit qui mal
Honnêtes genstoHysteron proteron
I am a mantoI would rather
Ibi omnistoIf they do
If they beartoIl n’est sauce
Il ne faittoIn bocca chiusa
In bookstoIn seipso totus
In self-trusttoInmost things
InnocencetoIt is an equal
It is an honourtoIt is not the fraud
It is nottoIvory does not
J’ai bonnetoJudges ought
JudgmenttoKings wish
KisstoLa critique
La décencetoLaudant quod non
Laudari a virotoLearn young
Learned foolstoLet John Bull
Let justicetoLies that are half true
Life aboundstoLiterature, when noble
Litteræ nontoLove is vanity
Love knowstoMake haste slowly
Make haytoMan perfected
Man proposestoMarried in haste
Marry abovetoMen look
Men lovetoMiscellaneous reading
MischieftoMountains never
Natur und KunsttoNemesis is lame
Nemo alleganstoNil debet
Nil desperandumtoNo man lives
No man lovestoNon deficit
Non destaretoNothing extenuate
Nothing for nothingtoNur Helios
Nur immer zu!toOf the eyes
Of the soultoOn parle peu
On perd touttoOnly they who
Only those bookstoOut at sea
Out of debttoPedibus timor
Peevishness coverstoPlausus tunc
Play not for gaintoPoverty wants
Power and permanencetoProverbs were
Provide thingstoQui proficit
Qui quætoReason is a bee
Reason is a historiantoRespect yourself
Respectable mediocritytoSadness and gladness
Sae rantinglytoSecrets travel
Sects of mentoShort swallow-flights
Should auldtoSmiles from reason
Smooth runstoSorrows remembered
Sors tua mortalistoSub rosa
Sub silentiotoTale tuum
Talent alonetoThat which each man
That which GodtoThe chariest maid
The charitable givetoThe errors
The essencetoThe good word
The goodstoThe ideal of friendship
The idletoThe man who works
The man whotoThe pains of power
The painfultoThe rough seas
The rude mantoThe things
The thinkertoThe wise in heart
The wise mantoThere are times
There are truthstoThere is no solitude
There is no spirittoThey, sweet soul
They that are abovetoThough thousands hate
Though we losetoTo acquire certainty
To act is easytoTo popular religion
To pour oiltoTrue eloquence
True fametoUltimus Romanorum
Ultra possetoUtinam tam facile
UtopiatoVirtue is the queen
Virtue itself offendstoWaste not time
Watch and praytoWe may daily
We may despisetoWell, you may fear
Wem nicht zutoWhat is this day’s
What is this lifetoWhen at one
When bad mentoWhere peace
Where peopletoWhom God teaches not
Whom HeaventoWithout a God
Without a rich hearttoYield not to temptation
Yield to GodtoZwischen uns sei
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