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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
 
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  Wem nicht zu rathen ist, dem ist auch nicht zu helfen—Who will not be advised, cannot be helped.    German Proverb.  26994
  Wen die Natur zum Dichter schuf, den lehrt sie auch zu paaren / Das Schöne mit dem Kräftigen, das Neue mit dem Wahren—Him whom Nature has created for a poet, she also teaches to combine the beautiful with the powerful, and the new with the true.    Platen.  26995
  Wen Gott niederschlägt, der richtet sich selbst nicht auf—He raises not himself up again whom God smites down.    Goethe.  26996
  Wen jemand lobt, dem stellt er sich gleich—Every one puts himself on a level with him whom he praises.    Goethe.  26997
  Wenn alle untreu werden, / So bleib’ ich dir doch treu—Though all deny thee, yet will not I ever.    Novalis.  26998
  Wenn das Geld im Kasten klingt, / Die Seele aus dem Fegfeuer springt—As soon as the money jingles in the box, the soul leaps out of purgatory.    Sallet after Tetzel.  26999
  Wenn das Glück anpocht, soll man ihm aufthun—When fortune knocks, open the door.    German Proverb.  27000
  Wenn das Leblose lebendig ist, so kann es auch wohl Lebendiges hervorbringen—When what is lifeless has life, it can also produce what has life.    Goethe.  27001
  Wenn der Purpur fällt, muss auch der Herzog nach—If the purple goes, the duke must follow.    Schiller.  27002
  Wenn du eine weise Antwort verlangst, / Musst du vernünftig fragen—If thou desirest a wise answer, thou must ask a reasonable question.    Goethe.  27003
  Wenn du nicht irrst, kommst du nicht zu Verstand—If thou dost not err, thou dost not come to understand.    Goethe.  27004
  Wenn ein Edler gegen dich fehlt, / So thu’ als hättest du’s nicht gezählt; / Er wird es in sein Schuldbuch schreiben / Und dir nicht lange im Debet bleiben—If a noble man has done thee a wrong, act as though thou hadst taken no note of it; he will write it in his ledger, and not remain long in thy debt.    Goethe.  27005
  Wenn Gott sagt: Heute, sagt der Teufel: Morgen—When God says “To-day,” the devil says “To-morrow.”    German Proverb.  27006
  Wenn ihr’s nicht fühlt, ihr werdet’s nicht erjagen—If you do not feel it, you will not get it by hunting for it.    Goethe.  27007
  Wenn man von den Leuten Pflichten fordert und ihnen keine Rechte zugestehen will, muss man sie gut bezahlen—When we exact duties from people and acknowledge no just claims they may have on us, we ought to pay them well.    Goethe.  27008
  Wenn man was Böses thut, erschrickt man vor dem Bösen—When people do evil, they are afraid of the Evil One.    Goethe.  27009
  Wenn mancher Mann wüsste, / Wer mancher Mann wär’, / Thät’ mancher Mann manchem Mann / Manchmal mehr Ehr’—If many a man knew who many a man was, many a man would do many a time more honour to many a man.    German Proverb.  27010
  Wenn Moses nicht bei Aaron ist, so macht Aaron—Kälber—If Moses is not with Aaron, then Aaron makes him—calves.    Frederick the Great.  27011
  Wenn sich der Verirrte findet / Freuen alle Götter sich—When the wanderer finds his way again, all the gods rejoice.    Goethe.  27012
  Wer allen alles traut, dem kann man wenig trauen—Him who trusts everything to every one, we can trust with little.    Lessing.  27013
  Wer darf das Kind beim rechten Namen nennen?—Who dare name the child by his right name?    Goethe.  27014
  Wer darf ihn nennen?—Who dare name Him?    Goethe.  27015
  Wer den Tod fürchtet, hat das Leben verloren—He who fears death is forfeit of life.    Seume.  27016
  Wer der Dichtkunst Stimme nicht vernimmt, / Ist ein Barbar, er sei auch wer er sei—He who has no ear for the voice of poesy is a barbarian, be he who he may.    Goethe.  27017
  Wer der Vorderste ist, führt die Herde—The foremost leads the herd.    Schiller.  27018
  Wer die Leiter hinauf will, muss bei der untersten Sprosse schon beginnen—He who would mount a ladder must begin at the lowest step.    German Proverb.  27019
  Wer die Wahrheit kennet und saget sie nicht, / Der bleibt fürwahr ein erbärmlicher Wicht—Verily, he is a wretched creature who knows the truth and speaks it not.    Binzer.  27020
  Wer dir als Freund nichts nützen kann / Kann allemal als Feind dir schaden—He who can do you no service as a friend, can always work you harm as an enemy.    Gellert.  27021
  Wer edel ist, den suchet die Gefahr / Und er sucht sie, sie müssen sich treffen—Whoso is noble, danger courts him, and he courts danger; so the two are sure to meet.    Goethe.  27022
  Wer erst klug wird nach der That, / Braucht seine Weisheit viel zu spat—He who is wise only after the deed, uses his wisdom much too late.    Rollenhagen.  27023
  Wer fertig ist, dem ist nichts recht zu machen; / Ein Werdender wird immer dankbar sein—To him who is finished off, nothing you can do is right; a growing man (a learner) will be always thankful.    Goethe.  27024
  Wer fremde Sprachen nicht kennt, weiss nichts von seiner eignen—He who knows not foreign languages knows nothing of his own.    Goethe.  27025
  Wer fröhlich sein will sein Lebenlang / Lasse der Welt ihren tollen Gang—He who will be happy through life must leave the world alone in its own mad career.    Rückert.  27026
  Wer ist der Weiseste? Der nichts anders weiss und will, als das was begegnet—Who is the wisest man? He who neither knows nor wishes for anything else than what happens.    Goethe.  27027
  Wer ist ein unbrauchbar Man? Der nicht befehlen und auch nicht gehorchen kann—Who is a good-for-nothing? He who can neither command nor even obey.    Goethe.  27028
  Wer ist grösser, Schiller, Goethe? / Wie man nur so mäkeln mag! / Himmlisch ist die Morgenröte, / Himmlisch ist der helle Tag—Which is greater, Schiller or Goethe? One is, or the other is, as you judge of them. Of heaven is the red dawn of morning; of heaven the clear light of day.    Bauernfeld.  27029
  Wer ist mächtiger als der Tod? / Wer da kann lachen, wenn er droht—Who is mightier than death? He who can smile when death threatens.    Rückert.  27030
  Wer kann was Dummes, wer was Kluges denken, / Das nicht die Vorwelt schon gedacht?—Who can think anything stupid or sensible that the world has not thought already?    Goethe.  27031
  Wer lange bedenkt, der wählt nicht immer das Beste—He who is long in making up his mind does not always choose the best.    Goethe.  27032
  Wer lügt, der stiehlt—He who lies, steals.    German Proverb.  27033
  Wer mit sich selber eins, ist eins mit Gott—He who is one with himself is one with God.    Bodenstedt.  27034
  Wer nicht Bitteres gekostet hat, weiss nicht was süss ist—He who has not tasted bitter does not know what sweet is.    German Proverb.  27035
  Wer nicht hören will, der muss fühlen—He that will not hear must be made to feel.    German Proverb.  27036
  Wer nicht liebt Wein, Weib und Gesang / Der bleibt ein Narr sein Lebenlang—Who loves not wine, woman, and song, remains a fool all his life long.    Luther. (?)  27037
  Wer nichts für andre thut, thut nichts für sich—He who does nothing for others does nothing for himself.    Goethe.  27038
  Wer nichts fürchtet, ist nicht weniger mächtiger, als der, den alles fürchtet—He who fears nothing is not less mighty than he whom everything fears.    Schiller.  27039
  Wer nie sein Brod mit Thränen ass, / Wer nicht die kummervollen Nächte / Auf seinem Bette weinend sass / Der kennt euch nicht, ihr himmlischen Mächte—He who never ate his bread with tears, who sat not on his bed through sorrowful nights weeping, he knows you not, ye heavenly Powers.    Goethe.  27040
  Wer oft schiesst, trifft endlich—He who shoots often, hits the mark at last.    German Proverb.  27041
  Wer sein eigener Lehrmeister sein will, hat einen Narren zum Schüler—He who undertakes to be his own teacher has a fool for a pupil.    German Proverb.  27042
  Wer sich behaglich fühlt zu Haus, / Der rennt nicht in die Welt hinaus; / Weltunzufriedenheit beweisen / Die vielen Weltentdeckungsreisen—He who feels at ease at home, runs not out into the world beyond. The many voyages of discovery over the world argue a world-wide discontent.    Rückert.  27043
  Wer will, der vermag—He is able who is willing.    German Proverb.  27044
  Wer will was Lebendig’s erkennen und beschreiben / Sucht erst den Geist herauszutreiben, / Dann hat er die Teile in seiner Hand, / Fehlt leider, nur das geistige Band—He who would know and describe anything living, sets himself to drive out the spirit first; he has then all the parts in his hand, only unhappily the living bond is wanting.    Goethe, Mephistopheles in “Faust.”  27045
  Wer wohl sitzt, der rücke nicht—Let him who is well seated not stir.    German Proverb.  27046
  Were a man of pleasure to arrive at the full extent of his several wishes, he must immediately feel himself miserable.    Shenstone.  27047
  Were defeat unknown, neither would victory be celebrated with songs of triumph.    Carlyle.  27048
  Were I a steam-engine, wouldst thou take the trouble to tell lies of me?    Carlyle.  27049
  Were I so tall to reach the pole / Or grasp the ocean with my span, / I must be measured by my soul: / The mind’s the standard of the man.    Watts.  27050
  Were it no for hope the heart wad break.    Scotch Proverb.  27051
  Were it not miraculous, could I stretch forth my hand and clutch the sun? Dost thou not see that the true inexplicable God-revealing miracle lies in this, that I can stretch forth my hand at all, that I have free force to clutch aught therewith?    Carlyle.  27052
  Were man / But constant, he were perfect.    Two Gent. of Verona, v. 4.  27053
  Were man not a poor hungry dastard, and even much of a blockhead withal, he would cease criticising his victuals to such extent, and criticise himself rather, what he does with his victuals.    Carlyle.  27054
  Were one to preach a sermon on Health, as really were worth doing, Scott ought to be the text.    Carlyle.  27055
  Were the eye not sun-related (sonnenhaft), it could never see the sun; were there not in us divine affinities, how could the divine so ravish us?    Goethe.  27056
  “Were there as many devils in Worms as there are roof-tiles, I would on.”    Luther’s answer to his friends who pled with him not to go.  27057
  Were there but one man in the world, he would be a terror to himself; and the highest man not less so than the lowest.    Carlyle.  27058
  Were we as eloquent as angels, we would please some men, some women, and some children much more by listening than by talking.    Colton.  27059
  Were we to take as much pains to be what we ought to be as we do to disguise what we really are, we might appear like ourselves, without being at the trouble of any disguise at all.    La Rochefoucauld.  27060
  Were wisdom given me with this reservation, that I should keep it shut up within myself and not impart it, I would spurn it.    Seneca.  27061
  Were wisdom to be sold, she would give no price; every man is satisfied with the share he has from nature.    Henry Home.  27062
  Westward the course of empire takes its way.    Berkeley.  27063
  What a blessed thing it is that Nature, when she invented, manufactured, and patented her authors, contrived to make critics out of the chips that were left!    Holmes.  27064
  What a delight to have a husband beside you, were it only to salute you when you sneeze, and say “God bless you!”    Molière.  27065
  What a dismal, debasing, and confusing element is that of a sick body on the human soul or thinking part!    Carlyle.  27066
  What a fool is he who locks his door to keep out spirits, who has in his own bosom a spirit he dares not meet alone; whose voice, smothered far down, and piled over with mountains of earthliness, is yet like the forewarning trumpet of doom!    Mrs. Stowe.  27067
  What a force of illusion begins life with us, and attends us to the end!    Emerson.  27068
  What a heavy burden is a name that has become too soon famous!    Voltaire.  27069
  What a hell of witchcraft lies in the small orb of one particular tear!    Shakespeare.  27070
  What a large volume of adventures may be grasped within this little span of life by him who interests his heart in everything.    Sterne.  27071
  What a man can do is his greatest ornament, and he always consults his dignity by doing it.    Carlyle.  27072
  What a man does not believe can never at bottom be of any true interest to him.    Carlyle.  27073
  What a man does, that he has.    Emerson.  27074
  What a man does, that he is.    Hegel.  27075
  What a man finds good of, and what he finds hurt of, is the best physic to preserve health.    Bacon.  27076
  What a man is contributes much more to his happiness than what he has or how others regard him.    Schopenhauer.  27077
  What a man is irresistibly urged to say, helps him and us.    Emerson.  27078
  What a man wills, not what he knows, determines his worth or unworth, his power or impotence, his happiness or unhappiness.    Lindner.  27079
  What a miserable world!—trouble if we love, and trouble if we do not love.    Count de Maistre.  27080
  What a piece of work is a man! How noble in reason! How infinite in faculty! In form and moving how express and admirable! In action how like an angel! In apprehension how like a God!    Hamlet, ii. 2.  27081
  What a poor creature is the woman who, inspiring desire, does not also inspire love and reverence!    Goethe.  27082
  What a road had human nature to traverse before it reached the point of being mild to the guilty, merciful to the injurious, and humane to the inhuman! Doubtless they were men of godlike souls who first taught this, who spent their lives in rendering the practice of this possible, and recommending it to others.    Goethe.  27083
  What a sense of security is in an old book which Time has criticised for us!    Lowell.  27084
  What a strange thing man is! and what a stranger / Is woman!    Byron.  27085
  What a thin film it is that divides the living from the dead!    Carlyle.  27086
  What a vanity is painting, which attracts admiration by the resemblance of things that in the original we do not admire!    Pascal.  27087
  What a view a man must have of this universe who thinks he can swallow it all, who is not doubly and trebly happy that he can keep it from swallowing him!    Carlyle.  27088
  What a wretched thing is all fame! A renown of the highest sort endures, say for two thousand years. And then? Why then a fathomless eternity swallows it.    Carlyle.  27089
  What actually constitutes the human element in man is a kindly spirit.    Schiller.  27090
  What an enormous camera obscura magnifier is Tradition! How a thing grows in the human memory, in the human imagination, when love, worship, and all that lies in the human heart is there to encourage it!    Carlyle.  27091
  What an inaccessible stronghold that man possesses who is always in earnest with himself and the things around him!    Goethe.  27092
  What are all our histories but God manifesting himself, that he hath shaken, and tumbled down, and trampled upon everything that he hath not planted!    Oliver Cromwell.  27093
  What are all prayers beneath / But cries of babes, that cannot know / Half the deep thought they breathe?    Keble.  27094
  What are men better than sheep or goats, / That nourish a blind life within the brain, / If, knowing God, they lift not hands of prayer / Both for themselves and those who call them friend?    Tennyson.  27095
  What are the outward details of a life, if the inner secret of it, the remorse, temptations, true, often-baffled, never-ended struggle of it, be forgotten? Details by themselves will never teach us what it is.    Carlyle.  27096
  What are we great ones on the wave of humanity? We think we rule it when it rules us, and drives us up and down, hither and thither, as it listeth.    Goethe.  27097
  What are words but empty sounds, that break and scatter in the air, and make no real impression?    Thomas à Kempis.  27098
  What are your axioms, and categories, and systems, and aphorisms? Words, words. High air-castles are cunningly built of words, the words well bedded in good logic-mortar; wherein, however, no knowledge will come to lodge.    Carlyle.  27099
  What Art had Homer? what Art had Shakespeare? Patient, docile, valiant intelligence, conscious and unconscious, gathered from all winds, of these two things—their own faculty of utterance, and the audience they had to utter to; add only to which, as the soul of the whole, a blazing, radiant insight into the fact, blazing, burning interest about it, and we have the whole Art of Shakespeare and Homer.    Carlyle.  27100
  What art was to the ancient world, science is to the modern.    Disraeli.  27101
  What avail the largest gifts of Heaven, / When drooping health and spirits go amiss? / How tasteless then whatever can be given! / Health is the vital principle of bliss, / And exercise of health.    Thomson.  27102
  What avails a superfluity of freedom which we cannot use?    Goethe.  27103
  What avails the dram of brandy while it swims chemically united with its barrel of wort? Let the distiller pass it and repass it through his limbecs; for it is the drops of pure alcohol we want, not the gallons of water, which may be had in every ditch.    Carlyle.  27104
  What belongs to everybody belongs to nobody.    Proverb.  27105
  What better time for driving, riding, walking, moving through the air by any means, than a fresh, frosty morning, when hope runs cheerily through the veins with the brisk blood and tingles in the frame from head to foot?    Dickens.  27106
  What bitter pills, / Compos’d of real ills, / Men swallow down to purchase one false good.    Quarles.  27107
  What boots it at one gate to make defence, / And at another to let in the foe?    Milton.  27108
  What boots the hero-arm without a hero-eye?    Jean Paul.  27109
  What built St. Paul’s Cathedral? Look at the heart of the matter, it was that divine Hebrew Book, the word partly of the man Moses, an outlaw tending his Midianitish herds four thousand years ago in the wildernesses of Sinai!    Carlyle.  27110
  What by straight path cannot be reached, / By crooked ways is never won.    Goethe.  27111
  What can be done, you must do for yourself.    Johnson.  27112
  What can ennoble sots, or slaves, or cowards? / Alas! not all the blood of all the Howards.    Pope.  27113
  What can Fate devise to vanquish Love?    Lewis Morris.  27114
  What can they see in the longest kingly line in Europe, save that it runs back to a successful soldier?    Scott.  27115
  What can we reason, but from what we know?    Pope.  27116
  What cannot be abused is good for nothing.    Niebuhr.  27117
  What cannot be avoided, / ’Twere childish weakness to lament or fear.    3 Henry VI., v. 4.  27118
  What cannot be eschew’d must be embraced.    Merry Wives, v. 4.  27119
  What can’t be cured must be endured.    Burton.  27120
  What care I for words? yet words do well / When he that speaks them pleases those that hear.    As You Like It, iii. 5.  27121
  What cares any man for appearances except as signs of what otherwise he cannot see?    James Wood.  27122
  “What cheer? Brother, quickly tell,” / “Above”—“Below.” “Good-night”—“All’s well.”    Dibdin.  27123
  What chiefly distinguishes great artists from feeble artists is first their sensibility and tenderness; secondly, their imagination; and thirdly, their industry.    Ruskin.  27124
  What comes from God to us, returns from us to God. (?)  27125
  What comes from the heart goes to the heart.    Proverb.  27126
  What constitutes a state?… Men who their duties know, / But know their rights, and knowing, dare maintain.    Sir William Jones.  27127
  What devilry soever kings do, the Greeks must pay the piper.    Proverb.  27128
  What dire offence from amorous causes springs! / What mighty contests rise from trivial things!    Pope.  27129
  What distinguishes Christianity from all monotheistic religions lies in nothing else than in a making-dead to the law, the removal of the Kantian imperative; instead of which Christianity requires a free inclination.    Schiller.  27130
  What divine, what truly great thing has ever been effected by force of public opinion?    Carlyle.  27131
  What do I gain from a man into whose eyes I cannot look when he is speaking, and the mirror of whose soul is veiled to me by a pair of glasses which dazzle me?    Goethe.  27132
  What do you mean by composing tragedies, when Tragedy in person stalks every street? (?)  27133
  What does competency in the long-run mean? It means, to all reasonable beings, cleanliness of person, decency of dress, courtesy of manners, opportunities for education, the delights of leisure, and the bliss of giving.    Whipple.  27134
  Wha’ does the utmost that he can, / Will whyles (sometimes) do mair.    Burns.  27135
  What doth cherish weeds, but gentle air? / And what makes robbers bold, but too much lenity?    3 Henry VI., ii. 6.  27136
  What doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?    Bible.  27137
  What exile from himself can flee?    Byron.  27138
  What fates impose, that men must needs abide; / It boots not to resist both wind and tide.    3 Henry VI., iv. 3.  27139
  What! fly from love? vain hope: there’s no retreat, / When he has wings and I have only feet.    Archias.  27140
  What glitters is for the moment; the genuine is for all time.    Goethe.  27141
  What God does all day is not to sit waiting in churches for people to come and worship him.    Prof. Drummond.  27142
  What God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.    Jesus.  27143
  What God makes he never mars.    Proverb.  27144
  What good I see humbly I seek to do, / And live obedient to the law, in trust / That what will come, and must come, shall come well.    Sir Edwin Arnold.  27145
  What governs men is the fear of truth, except such as is useful to them.    Amiel.  27146
  What great thing ever happened in this world, a world understood always to be made and governed by wisdom, without meaning somewhat?    Carlyle.  27147
  What gunpowder did for war, the printing-press has done for the mind; and the statesman is no longer clad in the steel of special education, but every reading man is his judge.    Wendell Phillips.  27148
  What hands build, hands can pull down.    Schiller.  27149
  What has been, may be; and what may be, may be supposed to be.    Swift.  27150
  What has been written, as well as what has been actually done, shrivels up and ceases to be worth anything, until it has again been taken up into life, been again felt, thought, and acted upon.    Goethe.  27151
  What has never anywhere come to pass, that alone never grows old.    Schiller.  27152
  What has posterity done for us / That we, lest they their rights should lose, / Should trust our necks to gripe of noose?    John Trumbull.  27153
  What hath he to do with a soul who doth not keep his passions in subjection?    Hitopadesa.  27154
  What have I to do,… either with your amusements or your pleasures, unless it was in my power to increase their measure?    Sterne.  27155
  What have kings that privates have not too, / Save ceremony, save general ceremony?    Henry V., iv. 1.  27156
  What have not you men to answer for who talk of love to a woman when her face is all you know of her, and her passions, her aspirations, are for kissing to sleep, her very soul a plaything?    J. M. Barrie.  27157
  What he greatly thought, he nobly dared.    Pope.  27158
  What house more stately hath there been, / Or can be, than is Man?    George Herbert.  27159
  What hypocrites we seem to be whenever we talk of ourselves! Our words sound so humble, while our hearts are so proud.    Hare.  27160
  What I cannot praise I speak not of.    Goethe.  27161
  What I for many a day wished, life has not granted me, but it has instead taught me this, that my wish was a foolish one.    Geibel.  27162
  What I gave, that I have; / What I spent, that I had; / What I left, that I lost.    Epitaph inscribed on the tomb of Robert of Doncaster.  27163
  What I have written, I have written.    Pilate of the legend he wrote over the Cross.  27164
  What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think.    Emerson.  27165
  What I object to is, not the poetry of sadness, but the sadness of poetry. Many of the poets make out the fountain of poetry to be only a fountain of tears.    Bovee.  27166
  What, indeed, is man’s life generally but a kind of beast-godhood; the god in us triumphing more and more over the beast; striving more and more to subdue it under his feet?    Carlyle.  27167
  What is a foreign country to those who have science?    Hitopadesa.  27168
  What is a handful of reasonable men against a crowd with stones in their hands?    George Eliot.  27169
  What is a man, / If his chief good and market of his time, / Be but to sleep, and feed? A beast, no more.    Hamlet, iv. 4.  27170
  What is a man profited if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul?    Jesus.  27171
  What is against Nature is against God.    Hebbel.  27172
  What is all working, what is all knowing, but a faint interpreting, and a faint showing forth of the mystery, which ever remains infinite?    Carlyle.  27173
  What, is any one, simply by birth, to be punished or applauded?    Hitopadesa.  27174
  What is aught but as ’tis valued?    Troil. and Cress., ii. 2.  27175
  What is barely necessary cannot be dispensed with.    Goldsmith.  27176
  What is becoming is honourable, and what is honourable is becoming.    Cicero.  27177
  What is beneath me floors me; what is on a level with me bores me; only what is above me supports and lifts me above myself.    Anonymous.  27178
  What is bought is cheaper than a gift.    Proverb.  27179
  What is bred in the bone will never come out of the flesh.    Proverb.  27180
  What is called the spirit of the times is at bottom but the spirit of the gentlemen in which the times are mirrored.    Goethe.  27181
  What is cheapest to you now is likely to be dearest in the end.    Ruskin.  27182
  What is chiefly needed in the England of the present day is to show the quantity of pleasure that may be obtained by a consistent, well-administered competence, modest, confessed, and laborious.    Ruskin.  27183
  What is difficulty? Only a word indicating the degree of strength requisite for accomplishing particular objects; a mere notice of the necessity for exertion; a bugbear to children and fools; only a mere stimulus to men.    Samuel Warren.  27184
  What is distance to the indefatigable?    Hitopadesa.  27185
  What is done by night appears by day.    Proverb.  27186
  What is done for those who have not their passions in subjection, is like washing the elephant.    Hitopadesa.  27187
  What is done in a hurry is never done well.    Proverb.  27188
  What is done is done; has already blended itself with the boundless, ever-living, ever-working universe, and will also work there, for good or evil, openly or secretly, through all time.    Carlyle.  27189
  What is everybody’s business is nobody’s business.    Izaak Walton.  27190
  What is excellent should never be carped at nor discussed, but enjoyed and reverentially thought over in silence.    Goethe.  27191
  What is extraordinary try to look at with your own eyes.    Old maxim.  27192
  What is false taste but want of perception to discern propriety and distinguish beauty?    Goldsmith.  27193
  What is generally accepted as virtue in women is very different from what is thought so in men: a very good woman would make but a paltry man.    Pope.  27194
  What is generally considered true amounts to much the same as if it were actually true.    Cötvös.  27195
  What is genius or courage without a heart?    Goldsmith.  27196
  What is genuine but that which is truly excellent, which stands in harmony with the purest nature or reason, and which even now ministers to our highest development! What is spurious but the absurd and the hollow, which brings no fruit—at least, no good fruit.    Goethe.  27197
  What is gray with age becomes religion.    Schiller.  27198
  What is happiness? To animals in this world, health.    Hitopadesa.  27199
  What is important is to have a soul which loves truth, and receives it wherever it finds it.    Goethe.  27200
  What is in will out.    Emerson.  27201
  What is it (thy protest against the devil) properly but an altercation with him before you begin honestly fighting with him?    Carlyle.  27202
  What is it that keeps men in continual discontent and agitation? It is that they cannot make realities correspond with their conceptions, that enjoyment steals away from among their hands, that the wished-for comes too late, and nothing reached and acquired produces on the heart the effect which their longing for it at a distance led them to anticipate.    Goethe.  27203
  What is justice but another form of the reality we love—a truth acted out?    Carlyle.  27204
  What is kindness? A principle in the good.    Hitopadesa.  27205
  What is known to three is known to everybody.    Proverb.  27206
  What is learned in the cradle is carried to the tomb.    Proverb.  27207
  What is life but the choice of that good which contains the least of evil!    B. R. Haydon.  27208
  What is life except the knitting up of incoherences into coherence?    Carlyle.  27209
  What is man but a symbol of God, and all that he does, if not symbolical, a revelation to sense of the mystic God-given force that is in him?    Carlyle.  27210
  What is man, / If his chief good, and market of his time, / Be but to sleep and feed? A beast, no man.    Hamlet, iv. 4.  27211
  What is mine, even to my life, is hers I love; but the secret of my friend is not mine!    Sir P. Sidney.  27212
  What is modesty, if it deserts from truth?    Johnson.  27213
  What is more at ease, more abstracted from the world, than a true single-hearted honesty?    Thomas à Kempis.  27214
  What is much desired is not believed when it comes.    Spanish Proverb.  27215
  What is my life if I am no longer to be of use to others?    Goethe.  27216
  What is nearest is often unattainably far off.    Goethe.  27217
  What is nearest us touches us most.    Johnson.  27218
  What is new finds better acceptance than what is good or great.    Denham.  27219
  What is noble?—That which places / Truth in its enfranchised will, / Leaving steps, like angel-traces, / That mankind may follow still!    C. Swain.  27220
  What is not allotted the hand cannot reach, and what is allotted will find you wherever you may be.    Saadi.  27221
  What is not sung is properly no poem, but a piece of prose cramped into jingling lines,—to the great injury of the grammar, to the great grief of the reader, for the most part!    Carlyle.  27222
  What is not to be, that is not to be; if it be to come to pass, it cannot be otherwise. This reasoning is an antidote. Why doth not the afflicted one drink of it?    Hitopadesa.  27223
  What is not true has this advantage that it can be eternally talked about; whereas about truth there is an urgency that cries out for its application, for otherwise it has no right to be there.    Goethe.  27224
  What is not worth reading more than once is not worth reading at all.    C. J. Weber.  27225
  What is now called the nature of women is an eminently artificial thing—the result of forced repression in some directions, unnatural stimulation in others.    J. S. Mill.  27226
  What is obvious is not always known, and what is known is not always present.    Johnson.  27227
  What is of the earth has no permanence; our hearts yearn after a better land.    H. A. Hoffmann.  27228
  What is often termed shyness is nothing more than refined sense, and an indifference to common observations. (?)  27229
  What is our life but an endless flight of winged facts or events?    Emerson.  27230
  What is past is past. There is a future left to all men, who have the virtue to repent and the energy to atone.    Bulwer Lytton.  27231
  What is philosophy? An entire separation from the world.    Hitopadesa.  27232
  What is reason now was passion formerly.    Ovid.  27233
  What is religion? Compassion for all things that have life.    Hitopadesa.  27234
  What is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.    Proverb.  27235
  What is specially true of love is, that it is a state of extreme impressionability; the lover has more senses and finer senses than others; his eye and ear are telegraphs; he reads omens in the flower and cloud and face and form and gesture, and reads them aright.    Emerson.  27236
  What is strength without a double share / Of wisdom? vast, unwieldy, burdensome, / Proudly secure, yet liable to fall / By weakest subtleties; not made to rule, / But to subserve where wisdom bears command.    Milton.  27237
  What is the adored Supreme Perfection, say?— / What, but eternal never-resting soul, / Almighty power, and all-directing day; / By whom each atom stirs, the planets roll; / Who fills, surrounds, informs, and agitates the whole.    Thomson.  27238
  What is the best government? That which teaches us to govern ourselves.    Goethe.  27239
  What is the best in the world? Healthy blood, sinews of steel, and strong nerves.    Auerbach.  27240
  What is the body when the head is off?    3 Henry VI., v. 1.  27241
  What is the city but the people? True, the people are the city.    Coriolanus, iii. 1.  27242
  What is the elevation of the soul? A prompt, delicate, certain feeling for all that is beautiful, all that is grand; a quick resolution to do the greatest good by the smallest means; a great benevolence joined to a great strength and great humility.    Lavater.  27243
  What is the good of fear? The whole solar system were it to fall together about our ears could kill us only once.    Carlyle.  27244
  What is the highest secret of victory and peace? To will what God wills, and strike a league with destiny.    W. R. Alger.  27245
  What is the majority? Majority is nonsense (Unsinn). Understanding has always been only with the minority.    Schiller.  27246
  What is the true test of character, unless it be its progressive development in the bustle and turmoil, in the action and reaction, of daily life?    Goethe.  27247
  What is the use of a lamp to a blind man, although it be burning in his hand?    Hitopadesa.  27248
  What is the use of health or of life, if not to do some work therewith?    Carlyle.  27249
  What is the voice of song, when the world lacks the ear of taste?    Hawthorne.  27250
  What is there good in us if it is not the power and inclination to appropriate to ourselves the resources of the outward world, and to make them subservient to our higher ends?    Goethe.  27251
  What! is there no bribing death?    Last words of Cardinal Beaufort.  27252
  What is this day’s strong suggestion? / “The passing moment’s all we rest on!”    Burns.  27253
 

 
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