By reading a man does, as it were, antedate his life, and make himself contemporary with the ages past; and this way of running up beyond one's nativity is better than Plato's pre-existence. Jeremy Collier
By reading we enrich the mind; by conversation we polish it.
By religion I mean perfected manhood, - the quickening of the soul by the influence of the Divine Spirit. Beecher
By repeated blows even the oak is felled.
By requiting one friend we invite many.
By resenting the lie we acquit ourselves of the fault. Michel De Montaigne
By rousing himself, by earnestness, by restraint and control the wise man may make for himself an island which no flood can overwhelm. Dhammapada.
By running and defecating at the same time, you'll get crap on your heels.
By Saint Candelora day if it?s not snowing or raining, winter is over.
By satire kept in awe, shrink from ridicule, though not from law. Byron
By seeing one spot you know the entire leopard.
By Sen'ka (Russian name, short of Vsevolod) also the hat.
By silence, I hear other men's imperfections and conceal my own. Zeno
By six qualities may a fool be known: Anger without cause, speech without profit, change without motive, inquiry without an object, putting trust in a stranger and wanting the capacity to discriminate between a friend and a foe.
By six qualities may a fool be known: anger, without cause; speech, without profit; change, without motive; inquiry, without an object; trust in a stranger; and incapacity to discriminate between friend and foe. Arabic.
By slitting the ears and cutting the tail, a dog is still a dog, not a horse, not an ass.
By slow degrees the bird builds his nest.
By sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken. Bible
By speedy, not by slow measures.
By sports like these are all their cares beguil'd, The sports of children satisfy the child. Goldsmith
By staring at the moon men stumble into the ditch.
By staying always in the same place one gets lice.
By steps we may ascend to God. Milton
By stratagem, not valour.
By submitting to an old insult you invite a new one.
By suppers more have been killed than Galen ever cured.
By suppers more have beene killed then Gallen ever cured. George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum
By suspecting them, have given them a title to do ill. Michel De Montaigne
By telling our woes we often assuage them.
By that sin angels fell. Shakespeare
By the air you can see who's in the wagon.
By the ancients, courage was regarded as practically the main part of virtue; by us, though I hope we are not less brave, purity is so regarded now. Hare
By the Apostle Paul, shadows tonight have struck more terror to the soul of Richard than can the substance of ten thousand soldiers. Shakespeare
By the claw you may know the lion.
By the disposition of a stupendous wisdom, moulding together the great mysterious incorporation of the human race, the whole, at one time, is never old, or middle-aged, or young; but, in a condition of unchangeable constancy, moves on through the varied tenor of perpetual decay, fall, renovation, and progression. Burke
By the faith of a true Burgundian.
By the fall of water-drops the pot is filled: such is the increase of riches, of knowledge, and of virtue. Hitopadesa.
By the familiarity of the master the servant is spoilt.
By the feast of Saint Candelora winter is over.
By the fireside still the light is shining, The children's arms round the parents twining. From love so sweet, O who would roam? Be it ever so homely, home is home. D. M. Mulock
By the first glass a lamb, the second a lion, and the third a pig.
By the gods,' said he, 'if I was not angry, I would execute you'. Michel De Montaigne
By the hands of many a great work is made light.
By the husk you may guess at the nut.
By the laws of God, of nature, of nations, and of your country you are and ought to be as free a people as your brethren in England. Swift
By the living we bury the dead.
By the misery of this life, aiming at bliss in another. Michel De Montaigne
By the needle you shall draw the thread, and by that which is past, see how that which is to come will be drawne on. George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum