A thing ill begun, will come to a worse end. Stephano Guezzo, Civile Conversation, 3, 47
A thing is never much talked of but there is some truth in it.
A thing is not bad if well understood.
A thing is worth what it will fetch.
A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice. Thomas Paine
A thing of beauty is a joy forever
A thing of beauty is a joy forever. John Keats, Endymion
A thing of beauty is a joy forever: Its loveliness increases; it will never Pass into nothingness; but still will keep A bower quiet for us, and a sleep Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing. KEATS: Endymion, Bk. i., Line 1.
A thing that comes fast must be pursued just as fast.
A thing that is firmly fixed cannot be dislodged except with much trouble.
A thing too much seen is little prized.
A thing you don't want is dear at any price.
A thinker is a person. Joseph Cook
A thinking man is the worst enemy the Prince of Darkness can have; every time such a one announces himself, I doubt not there runs a shudder through the nether empire; and new emissaries are trained with new tactics, to, if possible, entrap him, and hoodwink and handcuff him. Carlyle
A third interprets motions, looks, and eyes; At every word a reputation dies. Pope
A thistle is a fat salad for an ass's mouth.
A thistle is a fat salad for an ass?s mouth.
A thorn comes into the world point foremost.
A thorn defends the rose, harming only those who would steal the blossom.
A thorn has a small point, but the person who feels it does not forget its sting.
A thorn in the flesh.
A thorn in the flesh. II Corinthians, XII.7
A thorn of experience is worth a wilderness of advice.
A thorn pierces young skin more quickly than old.
A thorn that pierces the toe should be burned by the light of a new moon lest the devil possess the foot.
A thorn under a baobab tree pricks deeper.
A thorn, a hound?s tooth, a fool?s word: these are the three sharpest things.
A thorough miser must possess considerable strength of character to bear the self-denial imposed by his penuriousness. Equal sacrifices, endured voluntarily in a better cause, would make a saint or a martyr. W. B. Clulow
A thorough-paced antiquary not only remembers what all other people have thought proper to forget, but he also forgets what all other people think is proper to remember. Colton
A thorough-paced knave will rarely quarrel with one whom he can cheat; his revenge is plunder; therefore he is usually the most forgiving of beings, upon the principle that if he come to an open rupture, he must defend himself; and this does not suit a man whose vocation it is to keep his hands in the pocket of another. Colton
A thought by thought is piled, till some great truth Is loosened, and the nations echo round, Shaken to their roots, as do the mountains now. Shelley
A thought embodied and embrained in fit words walks the earth a living being. Whipple
A thought is often original, though you have uttered it a hundred times. It has come to you over a new route, by a new and express train of association. Holmes
A thought often makes us hotter than a fire. Longfellow
A thousand assignations, one marriage.
A thousand cups of wine do not suffice when true friends meet, but half a sentence is too much when there is no meeting of minds.
A thousand curses never tore a shirt
A thousand curses never tore a shirt.
A thousand fears still overawe when she appears. Granville
A thousand friends are few; one enemy is too many.
A thousand glorious actions that might claim Triumphant laurels, and immortal fame, Confus'd in crowds of glorious actions lie, And troops of heroes undistinguished die. Addison
A thousand hearts are great within my bosom: Advance our standards, set upon our foes; Our ancient word of courage, fair St. George, Inspire us with the spleen of fiery dragons! Upon them! Victory sits upon our helms. Shakespeare
A thousand hearts beat happily; and when Music arose with its voluptuous swell, Soft eyes look'd love to eyes which spake again, And all went merry as a marriage bell. Byron
A thousand miles from land are we, Tossing about on the roaring sea - From billow to bounding billow cast, Like fleecy snow on the stormy blast: The sails are scattered abroad, like weeds; The strong masts shake, like quivering reeds; The mighty cables, and iron chains, The hull, which all earthly strength disdains - They strain and they crack, and hearts like stone Their natural hard proud strength disown. Barry Cornwall
A thousand miles journey begins with a single step.
A thousand miles journey starts with a single step.