With clean-washen hands.
Many hands make light work. [ Proverb ]
Empty hands allure no hawks. [ Proverb ]
Two hands upon the breast.
And labor's done;
Two pale feet cross'd in rest.
The race is won. [ D. M. Mulock ]
Clean hands want no wash ball. [ Proverb ]
Satan finds some mischief still
For idle hands to do. [ Watts ]
Help hands, For I have no lands. [ Proverb ]
The white wonder of Juliet's hands. [ Shakespeare ]
God does not smite with both hands. [ Spanish Proverb ]
Your mouth hath beguiled your hands. [ Proverb ]
Come, knit hands, and beat the ground
In a light fantastic round. [ Milton ]
The captive bands may chain the hands,
But love enslaves the man. [ Burns ]
And hearts resolved and hands prepared
The blessings they enjoy to guard. [ Smollett ]
They both put their hands in one glove. [ Proverb ]
The rich man's son inherits cares;
The bank may break, the factory burn,
A breath may burst his bubble shares,
And soft, white hands could hardly earn
A living that would serve his turn. [ Lowell ]
Thou bringest the sailor to his wife.
And travell'd men from foreign lands,
And letters unto trembling hands;
And, thy dark freight, a vanish'd life. [ Tennyson ]
Strong souls, within the present live.
The future veiled, the past forgot;
Grasping what is, with hands of steel,
They bind what shall be, to their will. [ Lewis Morris ]
Two hands in a dish, and one in a purse. [ Proverb ]
He will burn his house to warm his hands. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
An idler is a watch that wants both hands. [ Cowper ]
My hands are guilty, but my heart is free. [ Dryden ]
Mark her majestic fabric; she's a temple
Sacred by birth, and built by hands divine;
Her soul's the Deity that lodges there;
Nor is the pile unworthy of the God. [ Dryden ]
Blood only serves to wash Ambition's hands. [ Byron ]
The fates glide with linked hands over life. [ Richter ]
God reaches us good things by our own hands. [ Proverb ]
For washing his hands, none sells his lands. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
The fetters of the slave bind the hands only. [ Grillparzer ]
One pair of heels is worth two pair of hands. [ Proverb ]
Neither eyes on letters nor hands in coffers. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
For thee, O now a silent soul, my brother,
Take at my hands this garland and farewell,
Thin is the leaf, and chill the wintry smell,
And chill the solemn earth, a fatal mother. [ Swinburne ]
Many kiss the hands they wish to see cut off. [ Proverb ]
If dirt was trumps, what hands you would hold! [ Charles Lamb ]
Gold thou may'st safely touch; but if it stick
Unto thy hands, it woundeth to the quick. [ Herbert ]
Who doth his own business fouls not his hands. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
The master's eye does more than both his hands. [ German Proverb ]
For through the south the custom still commands
The gentleman to kiss the lady's hands. [ Byron ]
Hands that the rod of empire might have sway'd.
Or waked to ecstacy the living lyre. [ Gray ]
The foot on the cradle, the hands on the distaff. [ Proverb ]
God hands gifts to some, whispers them to others. [ W. R. Alger ]
Something beyond! The immortal morning stands
Above the night, clear shines her prescient brow;
The pendulous star in her transfigured hands
Lights up the Now. [ Mary Clemmer ]
The mould of a man's fortune is in his own hands. [ Bacon ]
I deny that with both my hands, and all my teeth. [ Proverb ]
He that bewails himself hath the cure in his hands. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
Her tongue steals away all the time from her hands. [ Proverb ]
One eye of the master does more than both his hands. [ Proverb ]
All men's faces are true, whatsoever their hands are. [ William Shakespeare ]
One good head is better than an hundred strong hands. [ Proverb ]
That we would do,
We should do when we would; for this "would" changes,
And hath abatements and delays as many
As there are tongues, are hands, are accidents;
And then this "should" is like a spendthrift's sigh,
That hurts by easing. [ William Shakespeare, Hamlet ]
Charity is a virtue of the heart and not of the hands. [ Addison ]
Ideas in the head set hands about their several tasks. [ A. Bronson Alcott ]
The Alphabet Of Success
Attend carefully to details.
Be prompt in all things.
Consider well, then decide positively.
Dare to do right, fear to do wrong.
Endure trials patiently.
Fight life's battles bravely.
Go not into the society of the vicious.
Hold your integrity sacred.
Injure not another's reputation.
Join hands only with the virtuous.
Keep your mind free from evil thoughts.
Lie not for any consideration.
Make few special acquaintances.
Never try to appear what you are not.
Observe good manners.
Pay your debts promptly.
Question not the verity of a friend.
Respect the desires of your parents.
Sacrifice money rather than principle.
Touch not, taste not, handle not intoxicating drinks.
Use your leisure for improvement.
Venture not upon the threshold of wrong.
Watch carefully over your passions.
Xtend to everyone a kindly greeting.
Yield not to discouragement.
Zealously labor for the right, and success is certain. [ Ladies Home Journal ]
Give your tongue more holiday than your hands or eyes. [ Rabbi Ben Azai ]
Fingers were made before forks and hands before knives. [ Swift ]
Begin with Argus' eyes, and finish with Briareus' hands. [ Proverb ]
God comes with leaden feet, but strikes with iron hands. [ Proverb ]
There is as much expression in the feet as in the hands. [ Chamfort ]
Who has not seen that feeling born of flame
Crimson the cheek at mention of a name?
The rapturous touch of some divine surprise
Flash deep suffusion of celestial dyes:
When hands clasped hands, and lips to lips were pressed,
And the heart's secret was at once confessed? [ Abraham Coles ]
Under the hands of unlucky persons, opportunities wax old. [ Proverb ]
My hands are clean, but my heart has somewhat of impurity. [ Euripides ]
Her hands are on the wheel, but her eyes are in the street. [ Proverb ]
The only reason I need these gloves is because of my hands. [ Yogi Berra ]
The spoil that is sought by many hands quickly accumulates. [ Ovid ]
One of his hands is unwilling to wash the other for nothing. [ Proverb ]
The eye of the master will do more work than both his hands. [ Franklin ]
Fiction is a potent agent for good in the hands of the good. [ Mme. Necker ]
A great fortune in the hands of a fool is a great misfortune. [ Proverb ]
Great lords have great hands, but they do not reach to heaven. [ Danish Proverb ]
Large charity doth never soil, but only whitens soft white hands. [ Lowell ]
We should be careful what books we put into the hands of children. [ C. Buck ]
Ideas are a capital that bears interest only in the hands of talent. [ Rivarol ]
Happier are the hands compassed with iron than a heart with thoughts. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
A sensual and intemperate youth hands over a worn-out body to old age. [ Cicero ]
Courage is, on all hands, considered as an essential of high character. [ Froude ]
And out of darkness came the hands That reach through nature, moulding men. [ Tennyson ]
I dislike clocks with second-hands; they cut up life into too small pieces. [ Mme. de Sevigne ]
Little waves with their soft white hands efface the footprints in the sands. [ Longfellow ]
Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep. [ Bible ]
Great events are the hour-hands of time, while small events mark the minutes. [ Ramsay ]
Power, in whatever hands, is rarely guilty of too strict limitations on itself. [ Burke ]
The eyes, the ears, the tongue, the hands, the feet, they all fast in their way. [ Proverb ]
Clamorous labour knocks with its hundred hands at the golden gate of the morning. [ Newman Hall ]
The tears of a young widow lose their bitterness when wiped by the hands of love.
Clamorous labor knocked with its hundred hands at the golden gates of the morning. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ]
He is best served who has no need to put the hands of others at the end of his arms. [ Rousseau ]
Many persons carry about their character in their hands, not a few under their feet. [ Murillo ]
There is work on God's wide earth for all men that he has made with hands and hearts. [ Carlyle ]
God strikes not with both hands, for to the sea He made heavens, and to rivers fords. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
Our hands we open of our own free will, and the good flies, which we can never recall. [ Goethe ]
Raphael would have been a great painter even if he had come into the world without hands. [ Lessing ]
Whosoever formeth an intimacy with the enemies of his friends, does so to injure the latter.
O wise man! wash your hands of that friend who associates with your enemies. [ Saadi ]
While Selfishness joins hands with no one of the virtues. Benevolence is allied to them all. [ Oliver Goldsmith ]
You give medicine to a sick man, he hands you your fee; you cure his complaint, he cures yours. [ To a doctor ]
There seems to be no part of knowledge in fewer hands than that of discerning when to have done. [ Swift ]
Teach a man to read and write, and you have put into his hands the great keys of the wisdom-box. [ Huxley ]
The man is best served who has no occasion to put the hands of others at the end of his own arms. [ Rousseau ]
The punishment of perjury at the hands of the gods is perdition; at the hands of man, is disgrace. [ One of the laws of the Twelve Tables ]
Small thanks to the man for keeping his hands clean who would not touch the work but with gloves on. [ Carlyle ]
A state is never greater than when all its superfluous hands are employed in the service of the public. [ Hume ]
Everything is good as it comes from the hands of the Creator; everything deteriorates in the hands of man. [ J. J. Rousseau ]
The happiest man is he, who being above the troubles which money brings, has his hands the fullest of Work. [ Anthony Trollope ]
As the mind must govern the hands, so in every society the man of intelligence must direct the man of labor. [ Dr. Johnson ]
My valor is certainly going! it is sneaking off! I feel it oozing out, as it were, at the palms of my hands. [ Sheridan ]
The future of society is in the hands of the mothers. If the world was lost through woman, she alone can save it. [ De Beaufort ]
Changing hands without changing measures is as if a drunkard in a dropsy should change his doctors, and not his diet. [ Saville ]
What is more useful than fire? Yet if any one prepares to burn a house, it is with fire that he arms his daring hands. [ Ovid ]
To use the hands in making quicklime into mortar, is better than to cross them on the breast in attendance on a prince. [ Sadi ]
The mob is a monster, with the hands of Briareus, but the head of Polyphemus, - strong to execute, but blind to perceive. [ Colton ]
It may pass for a maxim in State, that the administration cannot be placed in too few hands, nor the legislature in too many. [ Swift ]
Skill to do comes of doing; knowledge comes by eyes always open, and working hands; and there is no knowledge that is not power. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]
And when no longer we can see Thee, may we reach out our hands, and find Thee leading us through death to immortality and glory. [ H. W. Beecher ]
Yet through all, we know this tangled skein is in the hands of One who sees the end from the beginning; He shall yet unravel all. [ Alexander Smith ]
There is nothing so small but that we may honour God by asking his guidance of it, or insult him by taking it into our own hands. [ John Ruskin ]
Some books we should keep in our hands, and on our hearts; the best way we could dispose of others would be, to throw them in the fire. [ Acton ]
Seamen have a custom when they meet a whale to fling out an empty tub by way of amusement, to divert him from laying violent hands upon the ship. [ Swift ]
Revenge, which, like envy, is an instinct of justice, does but take into its own hands the execution of that natural law which precedes the social. [ Chatfield ]
Look at home, father priest, mother priest; your church is a hundredfold heavier responsibility than mine can be. Your priesthood is from God's own hands. [ Ward Beecher ]
Mountains never shake hands.
Their roots may touch; they may keep together some way up; but at length they part company, and rise into individual, insulated peaks. So is it with great men. [ J. C. and A. W. Hare ]
Many do with opportunities as children do at the seashore; they fill their little hands with sand, and then let the grains fall through, one by one, till all are gone. [ Rev. T. Jones ]
Our brains are seventy-year clocks. The Angel of Life winds them up once for all, then closes the case, and gives the key into the hands of the Angel of the Resurrection. [ Oliver Wendell Holmes ]
No man is born into this world whose work is not born with him; there is always work, and tools to work withal, for those who will; and blessed are the horny hands of toil. [ Lowell ]
Like an old woman at her hearth, we warm our hands at our sorrows and drop in faggots, and each thinks his own fire a sun in presence of which all other fires should go out. [ J. M. Barrie ]
Labour is the ornament of the citizen; the reward of toil is when you confer blessings on others; his high dignity confers honour on the king; be ours the glory of our hands. [ Friedrich Schiller ]
Every street has two sides, the shady side and the sunny. When two men shake hands and part, mark which of the two takes the sunny side; he will be the younger man of the two. [ Edward Bulwer-Lytton ]
The wise will determine from the gravity of the case; the irritable, from sensibility to oppression; the high-minded, from disdain and indignation at abusive power in unworthy hands. [ Burke ]
Mountains never shake hands. Their roots may touch; they may keep company some way up; but at length they part company, and rise into individual, isolated peaks. So it is with great men. [ Hare ]
A friend is a rare book, of which but one copy is made. We read a page of it every day, till some woman snatches it from our hands, who sometimes peruses it, but more frequently tears it.
Universal love is a glove without fingers, which fits all hands alike, and none closely; but true affection is like a glove with fingers, which fits one hand only, and sits close to that one. [ Richter ]
At the last, when we die, we have the dear angels for our escort on the way. They who can grasp the whole world in their hands can surely also guard our souls, that they make that last journey safely. [ Luther ]
Be not too presumptuously sure in any business; for things of this world depend upon such a train of unseen chances that if it were in man's hands to set the tables, yet is he not certain to win the game. [ George Herbert ]
Nearly all our powerful men in this age of the world are unbelievers; the best of them in doubt and misery; the plurality in plodding hesitation, doing, as well as they can, what practical work lies ready to their hands. [ John Ruskin ]
When I take up a book I have read before, I know what to expect; the satisfaction is not lessened by being anticipated. I shake hands with, and look our old tried and valued friend in the face, - compare notes and chat the hour away. [ Hazlitt ]
Do not fear to put novels into the hands of young people as an occasional holiday experiment, but above all, good poetry in all kinds, - epic, tragedy, lyric. If we can touch the imagination, we serve them; they will never forget it. [ Emerson ]
But for the cravings of the belly not a bird would have fallen into the snare; nay, nay, the fowler would not have spread his net. The belly is chains to the hands and fetters to the feet. He who is a slave to his belly seldom worships God. [ Saadi ]
Only well-written works will descend to posterity. Fulness of knowledge, interesting facts, even useful inventions, are no pledge of immortality, for they may be employed by more skilful hands; they are outside the man; the style is the man himself. [ Buffon ]
O mothers! reflect upon the power that your Maker has placed in your hands; there is no earthly influence to be compared with yours; there is no combination of causes so powerful in promoting the happiness or misery of our race, as the instructions of home! [ J. S. C. Abbott ]
The education which has, however, made me a writer has been a living one. I have not only read much, I have seen much, and enjoyed much, and, above all, I have sorrowed much. God has put into my hands every cup of life, sweet and bitter, and the bitter has often become sweet, and the sweet bitter. [ Amelia E. Barr, The Art of Authorship, 1891 ]
Women have the genius of charity. A man gives but his gold, a woman adds to it her sympathy. A small sum in the hands of a woman does more good than a hundred times as much in the hands of a man. Feminine charity renews every day the miracle of Christ feeding a multitude with a few loaves and fishes. [ E. Legouve ]
Let every mother consider herself as an instrument in the hands of Providence - let her reflect on the immense importance the proper education of one single family may eventually prove; and that, while the fruit of her labors may descend to generations yet unborn, she will herself reap a glorious reward. [ Miss Hamilton ]
That which I have found the best recreation both to my mind and body, whensoever either of them stands in need of it, is music, which exercises at once both body and soul; especially when I play myself; for then, methinks, the same motion that my hands make upon the instrument, the instrument makes upon my heart. [ J. Beveridge ]
What is it that keeps men in continual discontent and agitation? It is that they cannot make realities correspond with their conceptions, that enjoyment steals away from among their hands, that the wished-for comes too late, and nothing reached and acquired produces on the heart the effect which their longing for it at a distance led them to anticipate. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]
The Greeks adored their gods by the simple compliment of kissing their hands; and the Romans were treated as atheists if they would not perform the same act when they entered a temple. This custom, however, as a religious ceremony declined with paganism, but was continued as a salutation by inferiors to their superiors, or as a token of esteem among friends. [ Disraeli ]
Lavater told Goethe that, on a certain occasion when he held the velvet bag in the church as collector of the offerings, he tried to observe only the hands; and he satisfied himself that in every individual the shape of the hand and of the fingers, the action and sentiment in dropping the gift into the bag, were distinctly different and individually characteristic. [ Mrs. Jameson ]
If the man be really the weaker vessel, and the rule is necessarily in the Wife's hands, how is it then to be? To tell the truth, I believe that the really loving, good wife never finds it out. She keeps the glamor of love and loyalty between herself and her husband, and so infuses herself into him that the weakness never becomes apparent either to her or to him or to most lookers-on. [ Charlotte M. Yonge ]
Business is religion, and religion is business. The man who does not make a business of his religion has a religious life of no force, and the man who does not make a religion of his business has a business life of no character.
The world is God's workshop; the raw materials are His; the ideals and patterns are His; our hands are "the members of Christ," our reward His recognition. Blacksmith or banker, draughtsman or doctor, painter or preacher, servant or statesman, must work as unto the Lord, not merely making a living, but devoting a life. This makes life sacramental, turning its water into wine. This is twice blessed, blessing both the worker and the work. [ Maltbie Babcock ]
In the hands of genius, the driest stick becomes an Aaron's rod, and buds and blossoms out in poetry. Is he a Burns? the sight of a mountain daisy unseals the fountains of his nature, and he embalms the
bonny gem in the beauty of his spirit. Is he a Wordsworth? at his touch all nature is instinct with feeling; the spirit of beauty springs up in the footsteps of his going, and the darkest, nakedest grave becomes a sunlit bank empurpled with blossoms of life. [ H. N. Hudson ]
Always the idea of unbroken quiet broods around the grave. It is a port where the storms of life never beat, and the forms that have been tossed on its chafing waves lie quiet forever more. There the child nestles as peacefully as ever it lay in its mother's arms, and the workman's hands lie still by his side, and the thinker's brain is pillowed in silent mystery, and the poor girl's broken heart is steeped in a balm that extracts its secret woe, and is in the keeping of a charity that covers all blame. [ Chapin ]