But assuredly fortune rules in all things; she raises to eminence or buries in oblivion everything from caprice rather than from well-regulated principle. Sallust
But better far it is to speak One simple word, which now and then Shall waken their free nature in the weak And friendless sons of men. Lowell
But blind to former as to future fate, What mortal knows his pre-existent state? Pope
But by bad courses may be understood
But can the noble mind for ever brood, The willing victim of a weary mood, On heartless cares that squander life away, And cloud young Genius bright'ning into day? Campbell
But certain winds will make men's temper bad. George Eliot
But Christian faith knows that wealth means responsibility, and that responsibility may come to mean only heavy arrears of sin. H. P. Liddon
But conversation, choose what theme we may, And chiefly when religion leads the way, Should flow, like waters after summer show'rs, Not as if raised by mere mechanic powers. Conversation, W. COWPER.
But Cristes loore, and his Apostles twelve, He taughte, but first He followed it hymselfe. Chaucer
But curb thou the high spirit in thy breast, For gentle ways are best. Homer
But dream not helm and harness The sign of valor true; Peace hath higher tests of manhood Than battle ever knew. Whittier
But dreams full oft are found of real events The form and shadows. Joanna Baillie
But earthlier happy is the rose distilled than that which, withering on the virgin thorn, grows, lives, and dies in single blessedness. Shakespeare
But earthly happier is the rose distill'd, Than that, which, withering on the virgin thorn, Grows, lives and dies in single blessedness. SHAKESPEARE: Mid. N. Dream, Act i., Sc. 1.
But even though you be sprung in direct line from Hercules, if you show a low-born meanness, that long succession of ancestors whom you disgrace are so many witnesses against you; and this grand display of their tarnished glory but serves to make your ignominy more evident. Boileau
But every human path leads on to God; He holds a myriad finer threads than gold, And strong as holy wishes, drawing us With delicate tension upward to Himself. Stedman
But every one has a besetting sin to which he returns. La Fontaine
But every thyng which schyneth as the gold, Nis nat gold, as that I have herd it told. Chaucer
But facts are chiels that winna ding, An' downa be disputed. Burns
But Faith, fanatic Faith, once wedded fast To some dear falsehood, hugs it to the last. Lalla Rookh: Veiled Prophet of Khorassan, T. MOORE.
But faithfulness can feed on suffering, And knows no disappointment. George Eliot
But far more numerous was the herd of such, Who think too little, and who talk too much. Dryden
But fate ordains that dearest friends must part. Young
But felt through all this fleshly dresse Bright shootes of everlastingnesse. Vaughan
But for all that the honest man has not got his purse.
But for money and the need of it, there would not be half the friendship in the world. It is powerful for good if divinely used. Give it plenty of air, and it is sweet as the hawthorn; shut it up, and it cankers and breeds worms. George MacDonald
But for that blindness which is inseparable from malice, what terrible powers of evil would it possess! Fortunately for the world, its venom, like that of the rattlesnake, when most poisonous, clouds the eye of the reptile, and defeats its aim. Simms
But for the cravings of the belly not a bird would have fallen into the snare; nay, nay, the fowler would not have spread his net. The belly is chains to the hands and fetters to the feet. He who is a slave to his belly seldom worships God. Saadi
But for tradition, we walk evermore to higher paths by brightening reason's lamp. George Eliot
But for us there are moments, O, how solemn, when destiny trembles in the balance, and the preponderance of either scale is by our own choice. Mark Hopkins
But for your words, they rob the Hybla bees, and leave them honeyless. Shakespeare
But from the hoop's bewitching round, Her very shoe has power to wound. Fables: The Spider and the Bee, E. MOORE.
But God himself is truth; in propagating which, as men display a greater integrity and zeal, they approach nearer to the similitude of God, and possess a greater portion of his love. Milton
But grant, the virtues of a temp'rate prime Bless with an age exempt from scorn or crime; An age that melts with unperceived decay, And glides in modest innocence away. Vanity of Human Wishes, DR. S. JOHNSON.
But happy they! the happiest of their kind! Whom gentler stars unite, and in one fate Their hearts, their fortunes, and their beings blend 'T is not the coarser tie of human laws, Unnatural oft, and foreign to the mind, That binds their peace, but harmony itself, Attuning all their passions into love Where friendship full exerts her softest power Perfect esteem enlivened by desire Ineffable, and sympathy of soul; Thought meeting thought, and will preventing will With boundless confidence: for nought but love Can answer love, and render bliss secure. Thomson
But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. Bible, Matthew (ch. IV, v. 4)
But he that filches from me my good name Robs me of that which not enriches him And makes me poor indeed. Shakespeare
But Heaven hath a hand in these events; To whose high will we bound our calm contents. Shakespeare
But help me to money, and I'll help myself to friends.
But her's, which through the crystal tears gave light, Shone like the moon in water seen by night. Shakespeare
But Hercules himself must yield to odds; And many strokes, though with a little axe, Hew down and fell the hardest-timber'd oak. Shakespeare
But honest instinct comes a volunteer; Sure never to o'er-shoot, but just to hit, While still too wide or short in human wit. Pope
But hope has not been broken yet.
But how many moments are already past! Ah! who thinks of those that are past? Lessing
But how unlike to April's closing days! High climbs the sun, and darts his powerful rays; Whitens the fresh drawn mould and pierces through The cumbrous clods that tumble round the plough. Bloomfield
But human bodies are sic fools, For a' their colleges and schools, That when nae real ills perplex them, They make enow themselves to vex them. Burns
But hushed be every thought that springs From out the bitterness of things. Wordsworth
But I have that within, which passeth show; these but the trappings and the suits of woe. Shakespeare
But I say to you, and to our whole country, and to all the crowned heads and aristocratic powers and feudal systems that exist, that it is to self-government - the great principle of popular representation and administration - the system that lets in all to participate in the counsels that are to assign the good or evil to all - that we may owe what we are and what we hope to be. Daniel Webster
But if it be a sin to covet honour, I am the most offending soul alive. Shakespeare