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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
 
Innocence  to  It is an equal
 
  Innocence has a friend in heaven.    Schiller.  10502
  Innocence is a flower which withers when touched, and blooms not again though watered with tears.    Hooper.  10503
  Inopem me copia fecit—Plenty has made me poor; wealth makes wit waver.    Ovid.  10504
  Inopi beneficium bis dat, qui dat celeriter—He confers a twofold benefit on a needy man who does so quickly.    Publius Syrus.  10505
  Inops, potentem dum vult imitari, perit—An incapable man who attempts to imitate a capable is sure to come to grief.    Phædrus.  10506
  Inquinat egregios adjuncta superbia mores—The best manners are stained by the addition of pride.    Claudian.  10507
  Inquisitiveness as seldom cures jealousy as drinking in a fever quenches the thirst.    Wycherley.  10508
  Ins Innre der Natur / Dringt kein erschaffner Geist. / Glückselig, wem sie nur / Die äussre Schale weist—No created spirit penetrates into the inner secret of Nature. Happy he to whom she shows but the outer shell.    Haller.  10509
  Insani sapiens nomen ferat, æquus iniqui, / Ultra quod satis est virtutem si petat ipsam—Let the wise man bear the name of fool, and the just of unjust, if he pursue Virtue herself beyond the proper bounds.    Horace.  10510
  Insanire parat certa ratione modoque—He is preparing to act the madman with a certain degree of reason and method.    Horace.  10511
  Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtasked.    Holmes.  10512
  Insanus omnis furere credit cæteros—Every madman believes that all others are mad.    Syrus.  10513
  Insculpsit—He engraved it.  10514
  Inservi Deo et lætare—Serve God and rejoice.    Motto.  10515
  Insipientis est dicere, Non putarem—It is the part of a fool to say, “I should not have thought so.”  10516
  Insita hominibus natura violentiæ resistere—It is natural to man to resist oppression.    Tacitus.  10517
  Insita mortalibus natura, propere sequi quæ piget inchoare—People are naturally ready enough to follow in matters in which they are disinclined to take the lead.    Tacitus.  10518
  Insolence is pride when her mask is pulled off.    Proverb.  10519
  Insouciance—Indifference.    French.  10520
  Insperata accidunt magis sæpe quam quæ speres—What you do not expect happens more frequently than what you do.    Plautus.  10521
  Inspicere, tanquam in speculum, in vitas omnium / Jubeo, atque ex aliis sumere exemplum sibi—I would have you to look into the lives of all, as into a mirror, and draw from others an example for yourself.    Terence.  10522
  Inspiration must find answering inspiration.    A. B. Alcott.  10523
  Inspirations that we deem our own are our divine foreshadowing and foreseeing of things beyond our reason and control.    Longfellow.  10524
  Inspiring bold John Barleycorn! / What dangers thou canst make us scorn!    Burns.  10525
  Instar omnium—Like all the others.  10526
  Instead of the piteous and frightful figure of Death, stepping whip in hand by the peasant’s side in the field,… place there a radiant angel, sowing with full hands the blessed grain in the smoking furrow.    George Sand.  10527
  Instead of watching the bird as it flies above our heads, we chase his shadow along the ground; and, finding we cannot grasp it, we conclude it to be nothing.    Hare.  10528
  Instinct is a great matter; I was a coward on instinct.    1 Henry IV., ii. 4.  10529
  Instinct is intelligence incapable of self-consciousness.    John Sterling.  10530
  Instruction does much, but encouragement everything.    Goethe.  10531
  Intaminatis fulget honoribus—He shines with unspotted honours.    Motto.  10532
  Integer vitæ scelerisque purus / Non eget Mauris jaculis neque arcu—The man of upright life and free from crime has no need of Moorish javelin or bow.    Horace.  10533
  Integrity gains strength by use.    Tillotson.  10534
  Integrity is the shortest and nearest way to our end, carrying us thither in a straight line, and will hold out and last longest.    Tillotson.  10535
  Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.    Johnson.  10536
  Intellect annuls fate; so far as a man thinks, he is free.    Emerson.  10537
  Intellect is aristocratic; charity is democratic.    Amiel.  10538
  Intellect is not speaking and logicising; it is seeing and ascertaining.    Carlyle.  10539
  Intellect lies behind genius, which is intellect constructive.    Emerson.  10540
  Intellectual fairness is often only another name for indolence and inconclusiveness of mind, just as love of truth is sometimes a fine phrase for temper.    J. Morley.  10541
  Intellectual tasting of life will not supersede muscular activity.    Emerson.  10542
  Intelligabilia, non intellectum, fero—I provide you with things intelligible, but not with intelligence.  10543
  Intemperans adolescentia effetum corpus tradet senectuti—An incontinent youth will transmit a worn-out bodily frame to old age.    Cicero.  10544
  Intemperate wits will spare neither friend nor foe, and make themselves the common enemies of mankind.    L’Estrange.  10545
  Intense study of the Bible will keep any man from being vulgar in point of style.    Coleridge.  10546
  Inter alia—Among other matters.  10547
  Inter amicos omnium rerum communitas—Among friends all things are common.    Cicero.  10548
  Inter arma leges silent—In the midst of arms the laws are silent.    Cicero.  10549
  Inter canem et lupum—Between the dog and the wolf; at the twilight.  10550
  Inter cetera mala, hoc quoque habet stultitia proprium, semper incipit vivere—Among other evils, folly has also this special characteristic, it is always beginning to live.    Seneca.  10551
  Inter delicias semper aliquid sævi nos strangulat—In the midst of our enjoyments there is always some wrong to torture us.    Proverb.  10552
  Inter Græcos græcissimus, inter Latinos latinissimus—In Greek he is the most accomplished Grecian, and in Latin the most thorough Latinist.  10553
  Inter malleum et incudem—Between the hammer and the anvil.  10554
  Inter nos—Between ourselves.  10555
  Inter nos sanctissima divitiarum / Majestas—Among us the most sacred majesty is that of riches.    Juvenal.  10556
  Inter pueros senex—An old man among boys.    Proverb.  10557
  Inter spem curamque, timores inter et iras, / Omnem crede diem tibi diluxisse supremum: / Grata superveniet quæ non sperabitur hora—In the midst of hope and care, in the midst of fears and passions, believe each day that dawns on you is your last; welcome will steal upon you the hour that is not hoped for.    Horace.  10558
  Inter sylvas Academi quærere verum—Amid the woods of Academus to seek for truth.    Horace.  10559
  Inter untrumque tene—Keep a mid course between two extremes.    Ovid.  10560
  Inter vivos—Among the living.  10561
  Interdum lacrymæ pondera vocis habent—Sometimes tears have the weight of words.    Ovid.  10562
  Interdum stultus bene loquitur—Sometimes a fool speaks reasonably.  10563
  Interdum vulgus rectum videt, est ubi peccat—Sometimes the common people judge aright; at other times they err.    Horace.  10564
  Interea gustus elementa per omnia quærunt, / Nunquam animo pretiis obstantibus; interius si / Attendas, magis ilia juvant, quæ pluris emuntur—Meantime they search for relishes through all the elements, with minds regardless of expense; look at it closely, those things please more which cost the higher price.    Juvenal.  10565
  Interest blinds some people and enlightens others.    La Rochefoucauld.  10566
  Interest is the spur of the people, but glory that of great souls.    Rousseau.  10567
  Interest reipublicæ ut quisque re sua bene utatur—It is for the interest of the state that every one make a good use of his property.  10568
  Interest speaks all sorts of tongues, and plays all sorts of parts, even the part of the disinterested.    La Rochefoucauld.  10569
  Interim fit aliquid—Something is going on meanwhile.    Terence.  10570
  Into a mouth shut flies fly not.    Proverb.  10571
  Into contradicting / Be thou never led away; / When with the ignorant they strive, / The wise to folly fall away.    Goethe.  10572
  Into each life some rain must fall, / Some days must be dark and dreary.    Longfellow.  10573
  Intolerabilius nihil est quam fœmina dives—There is nothing more insufferable than a rich woman.    Juvenal.  10574
  Intra muros—Within the walls.  10575
  Introite, nam et hic dii sunt—Enter, for here too are gods.    Heraclitus, from Aristotle.  10576
  Intuition is the clear conception of the whole at once. It seldom belongs to man to say without presumption, “I came, I saw, I conquered.”    Lavater.  10577
  Intus et in cute novi hominem—I know the man inside and out.    Persius.  10578
  Intus et in jecore ægro / Nascuntur domini—Masters spring up in our own breasts, and from a morbid liver.    Persius.  10579
  Intus si recte, ne labora—If inwardly right, don’t worry.  10580
  Intuta quæ indecora—What is unbecoming is unsafe.    Tacitus.  10581
  Inveni portum, Spes et Fortuna valete, / Sat me lusistis, Indite nunc alios—I have reached the port; hope and fortune, farewell; you have made sport enough of me; make sport of others now.    Lines at the end of Le Sage’s “Gil Blas.”  10582
  Invent first, and then embellish.    Johnson.  10583
  Invention breeds invention.    Emerson.  10584
  Invention is the talent of youth, and judgment of age.    Swift.  10585
  Inventions have all been invented over and over fifty times. Man is the arch-machine, of which all these shifts drawn from himself are toy models.    Emerson.  10586
  Invia virtuti nulla est via—No way is impassable to virtue.    Ovid.  10587
  Invidia gloriæ comes—Envy is the attendant on glory.    Ovid.  10588
  “Invidia,” jealousy of your neighbour’s good, has been, since dust was first made flesh, the curse of man; and “charitas,” the desire to do your neighbour grace, the one source of all human glory, power and material blessing.    Ruskin.  10589
  Invidia Siculi non invenere tyranni / Tormentum majus—Sicilian tyrants invented nothing that is a greater torment than envy.    Juvenal.  10590
  Invidiam ferre aut fortis aut felix potest—Only the brave or the fortunate are able to endure envy.    Publius Syrus.  10591
  Invidiam placare paras, virtute relicta?—Are you trying to appease envy by the abandonment of virtue?  10592
  Invidus alterius macrescit rebus opimis—The envious man grows lean at the prosperity of another.    Horace.  10593
  Invidus, iracundus, iners, vinosus, amator, / Nemo adeo ferus est, ut non mitescere possit, / Si modo culturæ patientem commodet aurem—The envious, the passionate, the indolent, the drunken, the lewd—none is so savage that he cannot be tamed, if he only lend a patient ear to culture.    Horace.  10594
  Invisa nunquam imperia retinentur diu—Hated governments never hold out long.    Seneca.  10595
  Invisa potentia, atque miseranda vita eorum, qui se metui quam amari malunt—The power is detested, and the life wretched, of those who would rather be feared than loved.    Cornelius Nepos.  10596
  Invita Minerva—Without genius or the requisite inspiration; against the will of Minerva.  10597
  Invitat culpam qui peccatum præterit—He who overlooks one crime invites the commission of another.    Publius Syrus.  10598
  Invitum qui servat idem facit occidenti—He who saves a man against his will, does the same as if he killed him.    Horace.  10599
  Invitum sequitur honos—Honour follows him unsolicited.    Motto.  10600
  Inward cheerfulness is an implicit praise and thanksgiving to Providence under all its dispensations.    Addison.  10601
  Ipsæ rursum concedite sylvæ—Once again, ye woods, adieu!    Virgil.  10602
  Ipse dixit—He himself (viz. Pythagoras) said it. Assertion without proof.  10603
  Ipse docet quid agam: fas est et ab hoste doceri—He himself teaches me what to do; one ought not to be above taking a lesson even from an enemy.    Ovid.  10604
  Ipse Jupiter, neque pluens omnibus placet, neque abstinens—Even Jupiter himself cannot please all, whether he sends rain or fair weather.    Proverb.  10605
  Ipse pavet; nec qua commissas flectat habenas, / Nec scit qua sit iter; nec, si sciat, imperet illis—Scared himself, he knows neither how to turn the reins intrusted to him, nor which way to go; nor if he did, could he control the horses.    Ovid, of Phaethon.  10606
  Ipsissima verba—The exact words.  10607
  Ipso facto—By the fact itself.  10608
  Ipso jure—By the law itself.  10609
  Ir por lana, y volver trasquilado—To go for wool and come back shorn.    Spanish Proverb.  10610
  Ira furor brevis est; animum rege, qui, nisi paret, / Imperat: hunc frenis, nunc tu compesce catena—Anger is a short-lived madness; control thy temper, for unless it obeys, it commands thee; restrain it with bit and chain.    Horace.  10611
  Ira quæ tegitur nocet; / Professa perdunt odia vindictæ locum—Resentment which is concealed is dangerous; hatred avowed loses its opportunity of revenge.    Seneca.  10612
  Irarum tantos volvis sub pectore fluctus?—Dost thou roll such billows of wrath within your breast?    Virgil.  10613
  Iratus cum ad se redit, sibi tum irascitur—When an angry man returns to himself, he is angry with himself.    Publius Syrus.  10614
  Ire tamen restat, Numa quo devenit et Ancus—It still remains for you to go where Numa has gone, and Ancus before you.    Horace.  10615
  Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.    Bible.  10616
  Iron with often handling is worn to nothing.    Lyly’s Euphues.  10617
  Irony is an insult conveyed in the form of a compliment.    Whipple.  10618
  Irony is jesting hidden behind gravity.    John Weiss.  10619
  Irremeabilis unda—The river there is no re-crossing; the styx.    Horace.  10620
  Irresolution loosens all our joints: like an ague, it shakes not this limb or that limb, but all the body is at once in a fit. The irresolute man hatches nothing, but addles all his actions.    Feltham.  10621
  Irritabis crabrones—You will irritate the hornets.    Plautus.  10622
  Irritation, like friction, is likely to generate heat instead of progress.    George Eliot.  10623
  Irrthum verlässt uns nie; doch ziehet ein höher Bedürfniss immer den strebenden Geist leise zur Wahrheit hinan—Error never leaves us, yet a higher need always draws the striving spirit gently on to truth.    Goethe.  10624
  Is a man one whit the better because he is grown great in other men’s esteem?    Thomas à Kempis.  10625
  Is any place so inaccessible that an ass laden with gold cannot penetrate?    Philip of Macedon to a scout who pronounced a certain territory impregnable.  10626
  Is beauty vain because it will fade? Then are earth’s green robe and heaven’s light vain.    Pierpont.  10627
  Is cadet ante senem, qui sapit ante diem—He will die before he is old who is prematurely wise.    Proverb.  10628
  Is common opinion the standard of merit?    Thomas à Kempis.  10629
  Is habitus animorum fuit, ut pessimum facinus auderent pauci, plures vellent, omnes paterentur—Such was the public temper, that some few dared to perpetrate the vilest crimes, more were fain to do so, and all looked passively on.    Tacitus.  10630
  Is it in destroying and pulling down that skill is displayed? The shallowest understanding, the rudest hand, is more equal to that task.    Burke.  10631
  Is it not astonishing that the love of repose keeps us in continual agitation?    Stanislaus.  10632
  Is it not strange that men should be so ready to fight for religion and so reluctant to observe its precepts?    Lichtenberg.  10633
  Is it not the same to whoso wears a shoe as if the earth were thatched all over with leather?    Hitopadesa.  10634
  Is it right to despair, and shall truth make us sad?    Renan.  10635
  Is maxime divitiis utitur, qui minime divitiis indiget—He employs riches to the best purpose who least needs them.    Seneca.  10636
  Is mihi demum vivere et frui anima videtur, qui aliquo negotio intentus, præclari facinoris aut artis bonæ famam quærit—He alone appears to me to live and to enjoy life, who, being engaged in some business, seeks reputation by some illustrious action or some useful art.    Sallust.  10637
  Is mihi videtur amplissimus qui sua virtute in altiorem locum pervenit—He is in my regard the most illustrious man who has risen by his own virtues.    Cicero.  10638
  Is not belief the true God-announcing miracle?    Novalis.  10639
  Is not cant the prima materia of the devil, from which all falsehoods, imbecilities, abominations body themselves, from which no true thing can come?    Carlyle.  10640
  Is not light greater than fire? It is the same element in a state of purity.    Carlyle.  10641
  Is not marriage an open question when it is alleged, from the beginning of the world, that such as are in the institution wish to get out, and such as are out wish to get in?    Emerson.  10642
  Is not shame the soil of all virtue, of all good manners and good morals?    Carlyle.  10643
  Is ordo vitio careto, cæteris specimen esto—Let this class (viz. the nobility of Rome) be free from vice and a pattern to the rest.    The Twelve Tables.  10644
  Is sapiens qui se ad casus accommodet omnes; / Stultus pugnat in adversis ire natator aquis—He is a wise man who adapts himself to all contingencies; the fool struggles like a swimmer against the stream.  10645
  Is that a wonder which happens in two hours; and does it cease to be wonderful if happening in two millions?    Carlyle.  10646
  Is the God present, felt in my own heart, a thing which Herr von Voltaire will dispute out of me or dispute into me? To the “worship of sorrow” (Christianity) ascribe what origin and genesis thou pleasest, has not that worship originated and been generated; is it not here? Feel it in thy heart and then say whether it is of God!    Carlyle.  10647
  Is the jay more precious than the lark because his feathers are more beautiful?    Tam. of Shrew, iv. 3.  10648
  Is there anything of its own nature beautiful or not beautiful? The beauty of a thing is even that by which it shineth.    Hitopadesa.  10649
  Is there evil in a city, and the Lord hath not done it?    Bible.  10650
  Is there for honest poverty / That hangs his head, and a’ that? / The coward slave we pass him by, / We dare be poor for a’ that.    Burns.  10651
  Is there no God, then? but at best an absentee God, sitting idle, ever since the first Sabbath, at the outside of His universe, and seeing it go?    Carlyle.  10652
  Is there no stoning save with flint and rock?    Tennyson.  10653
  Is there no way to bring home a wandering sheep but by worrying him to death?    Thomas Fuller.  10654
  Is this a dagger which I see before me, / The handle toward my hand? Come, let me clutch thee.    Macbeth, ii. 1.  10655
  Is thy complexion sour? / Then keep such company.    Herbert.  10656
  Is your trumpeter dead, that you are obliged to praise yourself?    Proverb.  10657
  Isaac’s fond blessing may not fall on scorn, / Nor Balaam’s curse on love which God hath blest.    Keble.  10658
  Island ez hinn besta haud sun solinn shinnar uppà—Iceland is the best land on which the sun shines.    Icelandic Proverb.  10659
  Isolation is the sum-total of wretchedness to a man.    Carlyle.  10660
  Ist’s Gottes Werk, so wird’s besteh’n / Ist’s Menschenwerk, wird’s untergeh’n—If it be God’s work, it will stand; if man’s, it will perish.  10661
  Ista decens facies longis vitiabitur annis; / Rugaque in antiqua fronte senilis erit—That comely face of thine will be marred by length of years, and the wrinkle of age will one day scar thine aged brow.    Ovid.  10662
  Istæc in me cudetur faba—I shall have to smart for it (lit. that bean will hit me).    Terence.  10663
  Istuc est sapere, non quod ante pedes modo est / Videre, sed etiam illa quæ futura sunt / Prospicere—That is wisdom, not merely to see what is immediately before one’s eyes, but to forecast what is going to happen.    Terence.  10664
  Istuc est sapere, qui, ubicunque opus sit, animum possis flectere—You are a wise man if you can easily direct your attention to whatever I may require it.    Terence.  10665
  It (love) adds a precious seeing to the eye.    Love’s L’s. Lost, iv. 3.  10666
  It belongs to great men to have great defects.    French Proverb.  10667
  It can do us no harm to look at what is extraordinary with our own eyes.    Goethe.  10668
  It chanceth in an hour that cometh not in seven years.    Proverb.  10669
  It costs more to revenge injuries than to bear them.    Proverb.  10670
  It dawns no sooner for one’s early rising.    Portuguese Proverb.  10671
  It exalteth a man from earthly things to love those that are heavenly.    Thomas à Kempis.  10672
  It happens as with cages, the birds without despair to get in, and those within despair of getting out.    Montaigne.  10673
  It happens to men of learning as to ears of corn; they shoot up and raise their heads high while they are empty; but when full and swelled with grain, they begin to flag and droop. (?)  10674
  It has been well said that our anxiety does not empty to-morrow of its sorrows, but only empties to-day of its strength.    Spurgeon.  10675
  It is a bad trade that of censor; he is sure to incur the hatred of those he censures, without finding them improved by the correction.    Guy Patin.  10676
  It is a beautiful trait in the lover’s character, that he thinks no evil of the object loved.    Longfellow.  10677
  It is a beggarly conception to judge as if poetry should always be capable of a prose rendering.    John Morley.  10678
  It is a brave act of valour to contemn death; but when life is more terrible than death, it is then the truest valour to dare to live.    Sir Thomas Browne.  10679
  It is a characteristic of true genius to disturb all settled ideas.    Goethe.  10680
  It is a clear gain to sacrifice pleasure in order to avoid pain.    Schopenhauer.  10681
  It is a common error to think that in politics legislation is everything and administration nothing.    Macaulay.  10682
  It is a common failing of old men to attribute all wisdom to themselves.    Fielding.  10683
  It is a common law of Nature, which no time will ever change, that superiors shall rule their inferiors.    Dionysius.  10684
  It is a custom / More honoured in the breach than the observance.    Hamlet, i. 4.  10685
  It is a damnable audacity to bring forth that torturing Cross, and the Holy One who suffers on it, and to expose them to the light of the sun, which hid its face when a reckless world forced such a sight on it; to take these mysterious secrets, in which the divine depth of sorrow lies hid, and play with them, fondle them, trick them out, and rest not till the most reverend of all solemnities appears vulgar and paltry.    Goethe.  10686
  It is a delusion (Wahn) to suppose that adversity (Unglück) makes man better. As well believe that the rust makes the knife sharp, dirt promotes purity, and mud clarifies the stream.    Bodenstedt.  10687
  “It is a devout imagination.”    The Regent Murray’s answer to John Knox’s proposal to conserve the property of the Church for the spiritual benefit of the lieges.  10688
  It is a fair and holy office to be a prophet of Nature.    Novalis.  10689
  It is a fine thing to command, though it were but a herd of cattle.    Cervantes.  10690
  It is a foul bird that dirties its own nest.    Proverb.  10691
  It is a golden rule not to judge men according to their opinions, but according to the effect these opinions have on their character.    Lichtenberg.  10692
  It is a good divine that follows his own instructions.    Mer. of Ven., i. 2.  10693
  It is a good horse that never stumbles, and a good wife that never grumbles.    Proverb.  10694
  It is a good thing to stay away till one’s company is desired, but not so good to stay after it is desired.    Johnson.  10695
  It is a grave offence to bind a Roman citizen, a crime to flog him, almost the act of a parricide to put him to death; what shall I call crucifying him? Language worthy of such an enormity it is impossible to find.    Cicero.  10696
  It is a great ease to have one in our own shape a species below us, and who, without being enlisted in our service, is by nature of our retinue.    Steele.  10697
  It is a great journey to life’s end.    Proverb.  10698
  It is a great misfortune not to possess talent enough to speak well, or sense enough to hold one’s tongue.    La Bruyère.  10699
  It is a great mistake to think that because you have read a masterpiece once or twice or ten times, therefore you have done with it…. You ought to live with it and make it part of your daily life.    John Morley.  10700
  It is a great piece of folly to sacrifice the inner for the outer man.    Schopenhauer.  10701
  It is a great pity when the man who should be the head figure is a mere figure-head.    Spurgeon.  10702
  It is a great point of wisdom to find out one’s own folly.    Proverb.  10703
  It is a great shame to a man to have a poor heart and a rich purse.    Cato.  10704
  It is a great sin to swear unto a sin, / But a greater still to keep a sinful oath.    2 Henry VI., v. 1.  10705
  It is a great step in finesse to make people under-estimate your acuteness.    La Bruyère.  10706
  It is a hard winter when one wolf eats another.    Proverb.  10707
  It is a kindly spirit which actually constitutes the human element in man.    Schiller.  10708
  It is a long lane that has no turning.    Proverb.  10709
  It is a long way from granite to the oyster; farther yet to Plato, and the preaching of the immortality of the soul.    Emerson.  10710
  It is a low benefit to give me something; it is a high benefit to enable me to do somewhat of myself.    Emerson.  10711
  It is a lucky eel that escapes skinning.    George Eliot.  10712
  It is a main lesson of wisdom to know your own from another’s.    Emerson.  10713
  It is a man’s sincerity and depth of vision that makes him a poet.    Carlyle.  10714
  It is a mathematical fact that the casting of a pebble from my hand alters the centre of gravity of the universe.    Carlyle.  10715
  It is a maxim of those who are esteemed perfect, that abundance is the perverter of reason.    Hitopadesa.  10716
  It is a mere and miserable solitude to want true friends, without which the world is but a wilderness.    Bacon.  10717
  It is a moral impossibility that any son or daughter of Adam can stand on any ground that mortal treads, and gainsay the healthy tenure on which we hold our existence.    Dickens.  10718
  It is a poor art that the artisan can’t live by.    Italian Proverb.  10719
  It is a poor heart that never rejoices.    Proverb.  10720
  It is a poor horse that is not worth its oats.    Danish Proverb.  10721
  It is a poor mouse that has but one hole.    Proverb.  10722
  It is a poor sport that is not worth the candle.    George Herbert.  10723
  It is a profound error to presume that everything has been discovered; it is to take the horizon which bounds the eye for the limit of the world.    Lemierre.  10724
  It is a proof of mediocrity of intellect to be addicted to relating stories.    La Bruyère.  10725
  It is a rare thing, except it be from a perfect and entire friend, to have counsel given us, but such as shall be bowed and crooked to some ends which he hath that giveth it.    Bacon.  10726
  It is a reproach to be the first gentleman of one’s race, but greater to be the last.    Proverb.  10727
  It is a sad house where the hen crows louder than the cock.    Proverb.  10728
  It is a shame for a man to desire honour because of his ancestors, and not to deserve it by his own virtue.    St. Chrysostom.  10729
  It is a sign that your reputation is small or sinking if your own tongue must praise you.    Judge Hale.  10730
  It is a sin against hospitality to open your doors and shut up your countenance.    Proverb.  10731
  It is a small virtue to keep silence on matters, but a grave fault to speak of what should be kept silent.    Ovid.  10732
  It is a sorry goose that will not baste itself.    Proverb.  10733
  It is a strange habit of wise humanity to speak in enigmas only.    Ruskin.  10734
  It is a universal weakness of human nature to have an inordinate faith in things unseen and unknown, and to be affected unduly by them.    Cæsar.  10735
  It is a very good world to live in, / To lend, or to spend, or to give in; / But to beg, or to borrow, or to get a man’s own, / It is the very worst world that ever was known.    Rochester.  10736
  It is a very risky, nay, a fatal thing, to be sociable.    Schiller.  10737
  It is a virtue in hermits to forgive their enemies as well as their friends; but it is a fault in princes to show clemency towards those who are guilty.    Hitopadesa.  10738
  It is a wise father that knows his own child.    Mer. of Ven., ii. 2.  10739
  It is absurd to contend for any sense of words in opposition to usage; for all senses are founded upon usage, and upon nothing else.    Paley.  10740
  It is advisable that a man should know at least three things:—first, where he is; secondly, where he is going; thirdly, what he had best do under the circumstances.    Ruskin.  10741
  It is all in my eye, i.e., it is nowhere else.    Proverb.  10742
  It is allowed by the laws of war to deceive an enemy by feints, false colours, spies, false intelligence, or the like; but by no means in treaties, truces, signals of capitulation or surrender.    Paley.  10743
  It is always an ease, and sometimes a happiness, to have nothing.    Joseph Hall.  10744
  It is always by adventurers that great deeds are done, and not by the sovereigns of great empires.  10745
  It is always good when a man has two irons in the fire.    F. Beaumont.  10746
  It is always necessary to show some good opinion of those whose good opinion we solicit.    Johnson.  10747
  It is always term time in the court of conscience.    Proverb.  10748
  It is always the individual, not the age, that stands up for the truth.    Goethe.  10749
  It is always vitally important to ourselves to be scrupulously true.    Spurgeon.  10750
  It is an argument of great wisdom to do nothing rashly, nor to be obstinate and inflexible in our opinions.    Thomas à Kempis.  10751
  It is an assured sign of a worthy and generous spirit whom honour amends; for honour is, or should be, the place of virtue.    Bacon.  10752
  It is an egregious error to go by the exception instead of the rule.    Pascal.  10753
  It is an equal failing to trust everybody and to trust nobody.    Proverb.  10754
 

 
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