I will hold. [ Motto ]
To hold, not to be held.
Hold friendship in regard. [ Stobaeus ]
Hold the Fort! I am coming. [ Gen. W. T. Sherman ]
Take hold of a good minute. [ Proverb ]
To hold the wolf by the ears. [ Proverb ]
Broken sacks will hold no corn. [ Proverb ]
Hold fast an eel with a fig leaf. [ Proverb ]
Be our joy three-parts pain!
Strive, and hold cheap the strain;
Learn, nor account the pang;
Dare, never grudge the throe! [ Browning ]
He that by the plough would thrive,
Himself must either hold or drive. [ Proverb ]
Hold their noses to the grindstone. [ Tlios. Middleton ]
A wet hand will hold a dead herring. [ Proverb ]
Hold each strange tale devoutly true. [ Collins ]
Have you found your life distasteful?
My life did, and does, smack sweet.
Was your youth of pleasure wasteful?
Mine I saved and hold complete.
Do your joys with age diminish?
When mine fail me, I'll complain.
Must in death your daylight finish?
My sun sets to rise again. [ Browning ]
To hold one's nose to the grindstone. [ Proverb ]
When you are anvil, hold you still,
When you are hammer, strike your fill. [ Proverb ]
Grasp no more than your hand will hold. [ Proverb ]
Hold fast is the first point in hawking. [ Proverb ]
No glue will hold when the joint is bad. [ Proverb ]
Her cap of velvet could not hold
The tresses of her hair of gold.
That flowed and floated like the stream.
And fell in masses down her neck. [ Longfellow ]
Spit in your hand, and take faster hold. [ Proverb ]
It is good to hold the ass by the bridle. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
One may hold one's tongue in an ill time. [ Proverb ]
Oh! in that future let us think
To hold each heart the heart that shares;
With them the immortal waters drink,
And, soul in soul, grow deathless theirs! [ Byron ]
The Present, the Present is all thou hast
For thy sure possessing;
Like the patriarch's angel hold it fast
Till it gives its blessing. [ Whittier ]
For me - I hold no commerce with despair! [ Dawes ]
Three can hold their peace if two be away. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
In bad fortune hold out; in good, hold in. [ German Proverb ]
Sail, quoth the king, hold saith the wind. [ Proverb ]
And let our barks across the pathless flood
Hold different courses. [ Sir Walter Scott ]
You will neither dance nor hold the candle. [ Proverb ]
When the pig is proffered, hold up the poke. [ Proverb ]
I hold the world but as the world, Gratiano:
A stage where every man must play a part. [ William Shakespeare ]
To hold, as 'twere, the mirror up to nature. [ William Shakespeare ]
No, let the monarch's bags and coffers hold
The flattering mighty, nay, all-mighty gold. [ John Wolcott ]
Wisdom and Goodness are twin born, one heart
Must hold both sisters, never seen apart. [ Cowper ]
No lock will hold against the power of gold. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
Temper - a weapon that we hold by the blade. [ J. M. Barrie ]
When our hopes break, let our patience hold. [ Thomas Fuller ]
Blown roses hold their sweetness to the last. [ Dryden ]
And sing to those that hold the vital shears;
And turn the adamantine spindle round,
On which the fate of gods and men is wound. [ Milton ]
If dirt was trumps, what hands you would hold! [ Charles Lamb ]
Were drums speak out, laws hold their tongues. [ Proverb ]
When gold speaks you may even hold your tongue. [ Proverb ]
To hold with the hare, and run with the hounds. [ Proverb ]
He knows much who knows how to hold his tongue. [ Proverb ]
Grey hairs are wisdom - if you hold your tongue;
Speak - and they are but hairs, as in the young. [ Philo ]
Let go desire, and thou shalt lay hold on peace. [ Thomas à Kempis ]
We must be free or die, who speak the tongue
That Shakespeare spake; the faith and morals hold
Which Milton held! [ Wordsworth ]
He cannot speak well that cannot hold his tongue. [ Proverb ]
He is a strong man who can hold down his opinion. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]
Whoever gains the palm by merit, let him hold it. [ Thomas Nelson, Latin Proverb ]
I know enough to hold my tongue, but not to speak. [ Proverb ]
I have play'd the fool, the gross fool, to believe
The bosom of a friend will hold a secret
Mine own could not retain. [ Massinger ]
For oaths are straws, men's faiths are wafer cakes.
And hold-fast is the only doer. [ William Shakespeare ]
A rope and butter; if one slip, the other will hold. [ Proverb ]
And I will hold your mind captive with sweet novelty. [ Ovid ]
He is a wise man, who when he's well can hold him so. [ Proverb ]
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 ]
He must have leave to speak who cannot hold his tongue. [ Proverb ]
I hold your dainties cheap, sir, and your welcome dear. [ William Shakespeare ]
Keep a tight hand over your son (hold the bridle high). [ French Proverb ]
The plough goes not well, if the ploughman hold it not. [ Proverb ]
You may love your neighbour and yet not hold his stirrup. [ Proverb ]
This world surely is wide enough to hold both thee and me. [ Sterne ]
An obstinate man does not hold opinions, but they hold him. [ Pope ]
Wise books for half the truths they hold are honored tombs. [ George Eliot ]
There is as much hold of his words, as of a wet eel's tail. [ Proverb ]
Neither coat nor cloak will hold out against rain upon rain. [ Proverb ]
It may be necessary sometimes to hold a candle to the devil. [ Proverb ]
There is no more hold of a new friend, than of a new fashion. [ Proverb ]
A cottage will hold as much happiness as would stock a palace. [ James Hamilton ]
No man doth safely speak but he who is glad to hold his peace. [ Thomas à Kempis ]
Hold your tongue, husband; let me talk, that have all the wit. [ Proverb ]
He that knows not how to hold his tongue knows not how to talk. [ Proverb ]
A noble man attracts noble men, and knows how to hold them fast. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]
When hearts hold converse, other parts of the body are in repose. [ Al-Misri ]
Studious let me sit, And hold high converse with the mighty Dead. [ Thomson ]
If thou desire to be held wise, be so wise as to hold thy tongue. [ Quarles ]
Most things have two handles, and a wise man takes hold of the best. [ Proverb ]
He who knows not, knows a good deal if he knows how to hold his tongue. [ Italian Proverb ]
Learn to hold thy tongue. Five words cost Zacharias forty weeks silence. [ Fuller ]
Use your ears and eyes, but hold your tongue, if you would live in peace.
The great art of superiority is getting hold of people by their right side. [ Mirabeau ]
It is one of heaven's best gifts to hold such a dear creature in ones arms. [ Goethe ]
You drink out of the broad end of the funnel, and hold the little one to me. [ Proverb ]
There is a knack of shewing we understand the matter, when we hold our peace. [ Proverb ]
Oaths are straws, men's faiths are wafer-cakes, and hold-fast is the only dog. [ William Shakespeare ]
When you are an anvil, hold you still; when you are a hammer, strike your fill. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
Not all Apollo's Pythian treasures hold can bribe the poor possession of a day. [ Homer ]
God wishes to exhaust all means of kindness before His hand takes hold on justice. [ Henry Ward Beecher ]
In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold, alike fantastic if too new or old. [ Pope ]
There is no human life so poor and small as not to hold many a divine possibility. [ James Martineau ]
That genius is feeble which cannot hold its own before the masterpieces of the world. [ T. W. Higginson ]
Mend your clothes and you may hold out this year." Press a stick and it seems a youth. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
It is a pity those that taught you to talk, did not also teach you to hold your tongue. [ Proverb ]
Ten Things To Do.
Do good to all.
Speak evil of none.
Hear and know the facts before judging.
Think before speaking.
Hold an angry tongue.
Be kind to the distressed.
Ask pardon for all wrongs.
Be patient toward everybody.
Stop the ears to a tale-bearer.
Disbelieve most of the ill reports concerning friends, neighbors, and people in general.
What rein can hold licentious wickedness, when down the hill he holds his fierce career? [ William Shakespeare ]
Those are wise who through error press on to truth; those are fools who hold fast by error. [ Rückert ]
It is a sad thing when men have neither wit to speak well nor judgment to hold their tongues. [ La Bruyere ]
His heart was as great as the world, but there was no room in it to hold the memory of a wrong. [ Emerson ]
In the gates of eternity, the black hand and the white hand hold each other with an equal clasp. [ Mrs. Stowe ]
Never think that God's delays are God's denials. Hold on! hold fast! hold out! Patience is genius. [ Count de Buffon ]
Books that you may carry to the fire, and hold readily in your hand, are the most useful after all. [ Johnsoniana ]
A God speaks softly in our breast; softly, yet distinctly, shows us what to hold by and what to shun. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]
They that hold the greatest farms pay the least rent (applied to rich men that are unthankful to God). [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
The introduction of noble inventions seems to hold by far the most excellent place among human actions. [ Bacon ]
We hold that the most wonderful and splendid proof of genius is a great poem produced in a civilized age. [ Macaulay ]
It is easier for a wit to keep fire in his mouth, than to hold in a witty saying that he is burning to tell. [ Cicero ]
The first degree of folly is to hold one's self wise, the second to profess it, the third to despise counsel. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
It is good discretion not to make too much of any man at the first; because one cannot hold out that proportion. [ Bacon ]
Style is only the frame to hold your thoughts. It is like the sash of a window; if heavy, it will obscure the light. [ Emerson ]
In the eye of that Supreme Being to whom our whole internal frame is uncovered, dispositions hold the place of actions. [ Blair ]
Let us not throw away any of our days upon useless resentment, or contend who shall hold out longest in stubborn malignity. [ Johnson ]
Oh, how a small portion of earth will hold us when we are dead, who ambitiously seek after the whole world while we are living! [ Philip, King of Macedon ]
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 ]
Train your son and daughter to an employment, to frugality, to hold the high front and to walk the fearless step of independence. [ Timothy Flint ]
When you know a thing, to hold that you know it; and when you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it: this is knowledge. [ Confucius ]
No greater misfortune can befall a man than to be the victim of an idea which has no hold on his life, still more which detaches him from it. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]
There is not the least flower but seems to hold up its head, and to look pleasantly, in the secret sense of the goodness of its Heavenly Maker. [ R. South ]
Never hold any one by the button or the hand in order to be heard out; for if people are unwilling to hear you, you had better hold your tongue. [ Chesterfield ]
If you ever discover that what you're seeing is a play within a play, just slow down, take a deep breath, and hold on for the ride of your life. [ Jack Handey, Deep Thoughts ]
There is this benefit in brag, that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it. [ Emerson ]
All men naturally hate one another. I hold it a fact, that if men knew exactly what one says of the other, there would not be four friends in the world. [ Pascal ]
We may hold it slavish to dress according to the judgment of fools and the caprice of coxcombs; but are we not ourselves both when we are singular in our attire? [ Chatfield ]
There is but one misfortune for a man, when some idea lays hold of him which exerts no influence upon his active life, or still more, which withdraws him from it. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]
When flowers are full of heaven-descended dews, they always hang their heads; but men hold theirs the higher the more they receive, getting proud as they get full. [ Beecher ]
It is a curious thing about the game of marriage - a game, by the way, that is going out of fashion - the wives hold all the honors and invariably lose the odd trick. [ Oscar Wilde, Lady Windemere's Fan ]
Love is sparingly soluble in the words of men, therefore they speak much of it; but one syllable of woman's speech can dissolve more of it than a man's heart can hold. [ Oliver Wendell Holmes ]
Opportunity has hair in front; behind she is bald. If you seize her by the forelock, you may hold her; but if suffered to escape, not Jupiter himself can catch her again. [ Seneca ]
My mind can take no hold on the present world, nor rest in it a moment, but my whole nature rushes onward with irresistible force towards a future and better state of being. [ Fichte ]
Over no nation does the press hold a more absolute control than over the people of America, for the universal education of the poorest classes makes every individual a reader. [ Washington Irving ]
I hold a doctrine, to which I owe not much, indeed, but all the little I ever had, namely, that with ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable. [ Sir T. F. Buxton ]
No one can take less pains than to hold his tongue. Hear much, and speak little; for the tongue is the instrument of the greatest good and greatest evil that is done in the world. [ Sir Walter Raleigh ]
The mob is a sort of bear; while your ring is through its nose, it will even dance under jour cudgel; but; should the ring slip, and you lose your hold, the brute will turn and rend you. [ Jane Porter ]
Stick to your aim; the mongrel's hold will slip. But only crow-bars loose the bull-dog's lip; Small as he looks, the jaw that never yields, Drags down the bellowing monarch of the fields. [ O. W. Holmes ]
Dreams, indeed, are ambition; for the very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream. And I hold ambition of so airy and light a quality, that it is but a shadow's shadow. [ William Shakespeare ]
To guide scoundrels by love is a method that will not hold together; hardly for the flower of men will love do; and for the sediment and scoundrelism of them it has not even a chance to do. [ Carlyle ]
O brave poets! keep back nothing, nor mix falsehood with the whole; look up Godward; speak the truth in worthy song from earnest soul; hold, in high poetic duty, truest truth the fairest beauty! [ Mrs. Browning ]
We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. [ Thomas Jefferson ]
There is power in love to divine another's destiny better than that other can, and by heroic encouragements hold him to his task; what has friendship so signal as its sublime attraction to whatever virtue is in use. [ R. W. Emerson ]
One of the first principles of decorative art is that in all manufactures ornament must hold a place subordinate to that of utility; and when, by its exuberance, ornament interferes with utility, it is misplaced and vulgar. [ G. C. Mason ]
Give not thy tongue too great a liberty, lest it take thee prisoner. A word unspoken is like the sword in the scabbard, thine; if vented, thy sword is in another's hand. If thou desire to be held wise, be so wise as to hold thy tongue. [ Quarles ]
Welfare requires one or two companions of intelligence, probity, and grace, to wear out life with, - persons with whom we can speak a few reasonable words every day, by whom we can measure ourselves, and who shall hold us fast to good sense and virtue. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]
Bad company is like a nail driven into a post, which, after the first and second blow, may be drawn out with little difficulty; but being once driven up to the head, the pincers cannot take hold to draw it out, but which can only be done by the destruction of the wood. [ St. Augustine ]
Much that is published as a novel is only anonymous biography. Many a man who is a bore in conversation may have qualities which give indescribable charms to narrative; and the egotist, if he only have the art to conceal his identity, can then hold the reader by the powerful grasp of sympathy. [ R. S. Mackenzie ]
Poetry reveals to us the loveliness of nature, brings back the freshness of youthful feeling, revives the relish of simple pleasures, keeps unquenched the enthusiasm which warmed the springtime of our being, refines youthful love, strengthens our interest in human nature, by vivid delineations of its tenderest and softest feelings, and, through the brightness of its prophetic visions, helps faith to lay hold on the future life. [ Channing ]
When the desire of wealth is taking hold of the heart, let us look round and see how it operates upon those whose industry or fortune has obtained it. When we find them oppressed with their own abundance, luxurious with out pleasure, idle without ease, impatient and querulous in themselves, and despised or hated by the rest of mankind, we shall soon be convinced that if the real wants of our condition are satisfied, there remains little to be sought with solicitude or desired with eagerness. [ Dr. Johnson ]
If we wish to know the political and moral condition of a state, we must ask what rank women hold in it; their influence embraces the whole of life; a wife! - a mother! - two magical words, comprising the sweetest source of man's felicity; theirs is a reign of beauty, of love, of reason, - always a reign! a man takes counsel with his wife, he obeys his mother; he obeys her long after she has ceased to live; and the ideas which he has received from her become principles stronger even than his passions. [ Aime Martin ]
There is a hand that has no heart in it, there is a claw or paw, a flipper or fin, a bit of wet cloth to take hold of, a piece of unbaked dough on the cook's trencher, a cold clammy thing we recoil from, or greedy clutch with the heat of sin, which we drop as a burning coal. What a scale from the talon to the horn of plenty, is this human palmleaf! Sometimes it is what a knifeshaped, thin-bladed tool we dare not grasp, or like a poisonous thing we shake off, or unclean member, which, white as it may look, we feel polluted by! [ C. A. Bartol ]
If a man were only to deal in the world for a day, and should never have occasion to converse more with mankind, never more need their good opinion or good word, it were then no great matter (speaking as to the concernments of this world), if a man spent his reputation all at once, and ventured it at one throw; but if he be to continue in the world, and would have the advantage of conversation while he is in it, let him make use of truth and sincerity in all his words and actions; for nothing but this will last and hold out to the end. [ Tillotson ]