As the world leads we follow.
As the year is, your pot must seeth.
As the years go by, the teeth and the memory grow weaker.
As the years go by, the teeth and the memory grow weaker.
Yiddish] Mit di yoren verren shvacher di tsain un der zikoren.
As the yeere is, your pot must seeth.
George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum
As the yellow gold is tried in fire, so the faith of friendship must be seen in adversity.
As there are certain mountebanks and quacks in physic, so there are much the same also in divinity.
As there are dim-sighted people who live in a sort of perpetual twilight, so there are some who, having neither much clearness of head nor a very elevated tone of morality, are perpetually haunted by suspicions of everybody and everything.
As there are none so weak that we may venture to injure them with impunity, so there are none so low that they may not at some time be able to repay an obligation. Therefore, what benevolence would dictate, prudence would confirm.
As there are some faults that have been termed faults on the right side, so there are some errors that might be denominated errors on the safe side. Thus we seldom regret having been too mild, too cautious, or too humble; but we often repent having been too violent, too precipitate, or too proud.
As there are some flowers which you should smell but slightly to extract all that is pleasant in them, and which, if you do otherwise, emit what is unpleasant and noxious, so there are some men with whom a slight acquaintance is quite sufficient to draw out all that is agreeable; a more intimate one would be unsatisfactory and unsafe.
As there is a partiality to opinions, which is apt to mislead the understanding, so there is also a partiality to studies, which is prejudicial to knowledge.
As there is much beast and some devil in man, so is there some angel and some God in him. The beast and the devil may be conquered, but in this life never destroyed.
As there is no pleasure in military life for a soldier who fears death, so there is no independence in civil existence for the man who has an overpowering dread of solitude.
As there is no worldly gain without some loss, so there is no worldly loss without some gain. If thou hast lost thy wealth, thou hast lost some trouble with it; if thou art degraded from thy honor, thou art likewise freed from the stroke of envy; if sickness hath blurred thy beauty, it hath delivered thee from pride. Set the allowance against the loss, and thou shalt find no loss great; he loses little or nothing that reserves himself.
As they brew, so let them bake.
As they sow, so let them reap.
As they suspect a man in the city who is ostentatious of his riches, so should the woman he who makes the most noise of her virtue.
As thick as inkle-weavers.
As thick as Tewkesbury mustard.
As thick as thieves.
As thin as a Banbury cheese.
As things are now.
As this auspicious day began the race
Of ev'ry virtue join'd with ev'ry grace;
May you, who own them, welcome its return,
Till excellence, like yours, again is born.
The years we wish, will half your charms impair;
The years we wish the better half will spare;
The victims of your eyes will bleed no more,
But all the beauties of your mind adore.
As those that pull down private houses adjoining to the temples of the gods, prop up such parts as are continguous to them; so, in undermining bashfulness, due regard is to be had to adjacent modesty, good-nature and humanity.
As those things which engage us merely by their novelty cannot attach us for any length of time, curiosity is the most superficial of all the affections.
As those wines which flow from the first treading of the grape are sweeter and better than those forced out by the press, which gives them the roughness of the husk and stone, so are those doctrines best and sweetest which flow from a gentle crush of the scriptures, and are not wrung into controversies and commonplaces.
As thou directest the power, harm or advantage will follow, and the torrent that swept the valley may be led to turn a mill.
As thou sowest, so shalt thou reap.
As though an angel, in his upward flight,
Had left his mantle floating in mid-air.
As though there were a tie,
And obligation to posterity!
We get them, bear them, breed and nurse.
What has posterity done for us,
That we, lest they their rights should lose,
Should trust our necks to gripe of noose?
McFingal, Canto II J. TRUMBULL.
As thrang as Thrap's wife as hanged hersell i' t' dishclout.
As threshing separates the corn from the chaff, so does affliction purify virtue.
As thro' the land at eve we went,
And pluck'd the ripen'd ears,
We fell out, my wife and I,
We fell out I know not why,
And kiss'd again with tears.
And blessings on the falling out
That all the more endears,
When we fall out with those we love
And kiss again with tears!
For when we came where lies the child
We lost in other years,
There above the little grave,
Oh, there above the little grave,
We kiss'd again with tears.
As throng as Knott Mill Fair.
As thrunk as Eccles wakes.
As thrunk as three in a bed.
As thus into the quiet night the twilight lapsed away.
As timid violets lade the ambient air
With their heart's richest fragrance, unaware
The fragrance whispers that the flower is there.
Anna Katharine Green
As 'tis ever common
That men are merriest when they are from home.
As to be perfectly just is an attribute of the Divine nature, to be so to the utmost of our abilities is the glory of man.
As to cards and dice, I think the safest and best way is never to learn to play upon them, and so to be incapacitated for those dangerous temptations and encroaching wasters of time.
As to great and commanding talents, they are the gift of Providence in some way unknown to us. They rise where they are least expected. They fail when everything seems disposed to produce them, or at least to call them forth.
As to jest, there ought to be certain things privileged from it, - namely, religion, matters of state, great persons, and man's present business of importance, and any case that deserveth pity.
As to Jesus of Nazareth, my opinion of whom you particularly desire, I think the system of morals and His religion, as He left them to us, is the best the world ever saw, or is likely to see.
As to lawyers, - their profession is supported by the indiscriminate defence of right and wrong.
'As to marriage or celibacy, let a man take which course he will,' says Socrates, 'he will be sure to repent.'
As to pay, sir, I beg leave to assure the Congress that as no pecuniary consideration could have tempted me to accept this arduous employment at the expense of my domestic ease and happiness, I do not wish to make any profit from it.
As to people saying a few idle words about us, we must not mind that, any more than the old church-steeple minds the rooks cawing about it.
As to the Christian religion, besides the strong evidence which we have for it, there is a balance in its favor from the number of great men who have been convinced of its truth after a serious consideration of the question. Grotius was an acute man, a lawyer, a man accustomed to examine evidence, and he was convinced. Grotius was not a recluse, but a man of the world, who certainly had no bias on the side of religion. Sir Isaac Newton set out an infidel, and came to be a very firm believer.