By day they're ready to divorce, by night they're ready for bed.
By day think of your own faults, by night think of the faults of others.
By degrees the castles are built.
By different methods different men excel.
By dint of going wrong all will come right.
By doing naething, we learn to do ill. Scotland
By doing nothing men learn to do evil.
By doing nothing we learne to do ill. George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum
By education most have been misled. Dryden
By eloquence I understand those appeals to our moral perceptions that produce emotion as soon as they are uttered. * * * This is the very enthusiasm that is the parent of poetry. Let the same man go to his closet and clothe in numbers conceptions full of the same fire and spirit, and they will be poetry. Bryant
By fair means or foul.
By falling we learn to go safely.
By Fate full many a heart has been undone, And many a sprightly rose made woe-begone; Plume thee not on thy lusty youth and strength: Full many a bud is blasted ere its bloom. Omar Khayy?m.
By fate, not option, frugal Nature gave One scent to hyson and to wall-flower, One sound to pine-groves and to waterfalls, One aspect to the desert and the lake. It was her stern necessity: all things Are of one pattern made; bird, beast, and flower, Song, picture, form, space, thought, and character Deceive us, seeming to be many things, And are but one. Emerson
By filling one?s head instead of one?s pocket, one cannot be robbed.
By firelight, an old rag looks like sturdy hemp fabric.
By fits and girds, as an ague takes a goose.
By fits and starts.
By fools, knaves fatten; by bigots, priests are well clothed; every knave finds a gull. Zimmermann
By forbearing to do what may innocently be done, we may add hourly new vigor to resolution. Johnson
By foreign hands thy dying eyes were closed, By foreign hands thy decent limbs composed, By foreign hands thy humble grave adorned, By strangers honored, and by strangers mourned. Pope
By forgetness of injuries we show ourselves superior to them.
By gaining the people, the kingdom is gained; by losing the people, the kingdom is lost. Confucius
By gaming we lose both our time and treasure - two things most precious to the life of man. Feltham
By getting angry, one shows that she is wrong.
By getting angry, you show you are wrong.
By gnawing skin a dog learns to eat leather.
By God, I cannot flatter: I do defy The tongues of soothers; but a braver place In my heart's love, hath no man than yourself; Nay, task me to my word; approve me, lord. Shakespeare
By going and coming, a bird weaves its nest.
By going gains the mill, and not by standing still.
By gold all good faith has been banished; by gold our rights are abused: the law itself is influenced by gold, and soon there will be an end of every modest restraint. Propertius
By golde sal men de sinne der lude merken.
By good means or bad.
By good nature and kindness even fierce spirits become tractable.
By great and sublime virtues are meant those which are called into action on great and trying occasions, which demand the sacrifice of the dearest interests and prospects of human life, and sometimes of life itself; the virtues, in a word, which, by their rarity and splendor, draw admiration, and have rendered illustrious the character of patriots, martyrs, and confessors. Robert Hall
By great efforts obtain great trifles. Terence
by guess and by god
By guess as the blind man felled the dog.
By Have (bei Hofe) gyfft men vele hende und weynich herten.
By heaven you have destroyed me, my friends! Horace
By Heaven! it is a splendid sight to see (For one who hath no friend, no brother there) Their rival scarfs of mixed embroidery. Their various arms that glitter in the air! What gallant war-hounds rouse them from their lair, And gnash their fangs, loud yelling for the prey! All join the chase, but few the triumph share; The grave shall bear the chiefest prize away, And havoc scarce for joy can number their array. Childe Harold, Canto I, LORD BYRON.
By Heaven! upon the same man, as upon a vine-planted mount, there grow more kinds of wine than one; on the south side something little worse than nectar, on the north side something little better than vinegar. Richter
By heaven, I had rather coin my heart, And drop my blood for drachmas, than to wring From the hard hands of peasants their vile trash, By any indirection. Shakespeare
By heavens, my love, thou dost distract my soul! There's not a tear that falls from those dear eyes, But makes my heart weep blood. Lee
By her we first were taught the wheedling arts. Gay
By Hercules! I prefer to err with Plato, whom I know how much you value, than to be right in the company of such men. Cicero
By his deeds we know a man.
By his life alone, Gracious and sweet, the better way was shown. Whittier
By his own hand he wrapped the snake around his neck.
By His trials, God means to purify us, to take away all our self-confidence, and our trust in each other, and bring us into implicit, humble trust in Himself. Horace Bushnell