'An ounce of mother,' says the Spanish proverb, 'is worth a pound of clergy. T. W. Higginson
'As to marriage or celibacy, let a man take which course he will,' says Socrates, 'he will be sure to repent.' Colton
'Ay,' quoth my uncle Gloucester, 'Small herb have grace, great weeds do grow apace:' And since, methinks, I would not grow so fast, Because sweet flowers are slow, and weeds make haste. Shakespeare
'Books,' says my lord Bacon, 'should have no patrons but truth and reason.' Colton
'But what good came of it at last?' quoth little Peterkin. 'Why, that I cannot tell,' said he; 'but 'twas a famous victory. Southey
'Cause I'se wicked, - I is. I's mighty wicked, anyhow, I can't help it. Harriet Beecher Stowe
'De lääft as de Mus in'n Mählpott.
'De lääft as de Rup in'n Kohl.
'Drink deep or taste not,' is a direction fully as applicable to religion, if we would find it a source of pleasure, as it is to knowledge. Wilberforce
'Du hest woll to deep in't Glas sehn?
'Follow me!' The publican 'rose up.' This implies immediate action. It was now or never with him. So you must act with prompt obedience. He did the first thing Jesus bade him do. Are you willing to do as much? If not, you are deciding against Christ, and that means death. T. L. Cuyler
'Frömmigkeit ist die letzte Koketterie der Frauen. Charles de Marguetel de Saint-Denis, seigneur de Saint-Évremond (1613-1703), Marquis
'Give me,' said Herder to his son, as he lay in the parched weariness of his last illness, - 'give me a great thought, that I may quicken myself with it. Richter
'God giveth His beloved sleep;' and in that peaceful sleep, realities, not dreams, come round their quiet rest, and fill their conscious spirits and their happy hearts with and fellowship. In His own time He will make the eternal morning dawn, and the hand that kept them in their slumbers shall touch them into waking, and shall clothe them when they arise according to the body of His own glory; and they, looking into His face, and flashing back its love, its light, its beauty, shall each break forth into singing as the rising light of that unsetting day touches their transfigured and immortal heads, in the triumphant thanksgiving; 'I am satisfied, for I awake in Thy likeness. Alexander Maclaren
'God will punish,' say the Orientals, 'him who sees and him who is seen.' Beautiful and terrible recommendation of modesty! Joubert
'Good well-dress'd turtle beats them hollow - It almost makes me wish, I vow, To have two stomachs, like a cow!' And, lo! as with the cud, an inward thrill Upheaved his waistcoat and disturb'd his frill, His mouth was oozing, and he work'd his jaw - 'I almost think that I could eat one raw.' Hood
'Grundlos schlage nicht und lass dich nicht schlagen! so] Bjez winy njebij a njedej so bić. so] Nikoho bjez winy njebij, a njedaj so bjez winy bić!
'Hast thou hope?' they asked of John Knox, when he lay a-dying. He spoke nothing, but raised his finger and pointed upward, and so died. Carlyle
'Having loved His own which were in the world, He loved them to the end.' Often had they been faithless; and now, while addressing them, He knows that they will all in a few hours forsake Him. Yet He trusts them; He commits His cause to their keeping. And we must love as He loved. Richard Fuller
'He drinkt ahn Finger.
'He faudert 'n bäten natt.
'He hett eenen Gauskopp.
'He hett to deep in de Kann keeken.
'He is so dun, dat he den'n Himmel för'n Dudelsack ansüht.
'He lääft as de Mad (o. Pürrick) in'n Speck.
'He süppt 'n goden Stäwel.
'He süpt sik dick as 'ne Täk.
'He wishes well' is worthless, unless the deed go with it. Plautus
'Hei is mit 'n Buddel grot måkt un kann dor nu nich wedder von af.
'Hei kennt nich Kauh noch Kalf.
'Hei köfft sik oft 'n lütt Schwien.
'Hei lääft (od. De hett 'n Läben), as dat Küken in drei Dranktunn.
'Hei lääft as dei Has in Krut.
'Hei löppt rüm as 'n Pielegössing.
'Hei süppt am leifsten pernass (umsonst).
'Hei süppt as 'n Pommer.
'Hei süppt as 'n Schwien (od. as 'ne Täk).
'Hei süppt sich dull un vull.
'Hei süppt, bit em de Lüs' ut de Knöplöcher krupen.
'Here, dearest Eve,' he exclaims, 'here is food.' 'Well,' answered she, with the germ of a housewife stirring within her, 'we have been so busy to-day that a picked-up dinner must serve. Hawthorne
'Honesty is the best policy;' but he who acts on that principle is not an honest man. Whately
'Hus un Hoff sünd dörch'n Hals gahn, hett jenn Bur recht, is nich 'n Kleemståken in behacken bläben.
'Hüt kiekt hei mit'n fett Mul ut't hoge Finster.
'I am a gentleman.' I'll be sworn thou art; Thy tongue, thy face, thy limbs, actions and spirit, Do give thee five-fold blazon. Shakespeare
'I am always nearest to myself,' says the Latin proverb. Macaulay
'I confess,' says a thoughtful writer, 'that increasing years bring with them an increasing respect for men who do not succeed in life, as those words are commonly used.' Ill success sometimes arises from a conscience too sensitive, a taste too fastidious, a self-forgetfulness too romantic, a modesty too retiring. G. A. Sala
'I know there is a God, and that He hates the injustice of slavery. I see the storm coming, and I know that His hand is in it. If He has a place and a work for me, and I think He has, I believe I am ready. I am nothing, but truth is everything. I know I am right, because I know that liberty is right, for Christ teaches it, and Christ is God. Abraham Lincoln
'I miei datteri sono più dolci', dice il vischio che cresce sulla palma.
'Ich meine, man wird auch nicht mehr bestreiten, dass die Söhne einer Frau, die Gibbon und Schiller liest, mehr Geist haben werden als die Kinder derjenigen, die den Rosenkranz betet ... Stendhal (1783-1842), Über die Liebe, 2, 55
'If that is not God,' said Mirabeau, as the sun shone into his death-chamber, 'it is at least his cousin-german.' Carlyle