Three joined in one. [ Motto ]
Three women make a market. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
If three know it, all know it. [ Italian Proverb ]
No wonder lasts over three days. [ Proverb ]
Be our joy three-parts pain!
Strive, and hold cheap the strain;
Learn, nor account the pang;
Dare, never grudge the throe! [ Browning ]
Two is company, but three is none. [ Proverb ]
Three may keep counsel if two be away. [ Proverb ]
Earth, air, and ocean, glorious three. [ R. Montgomery ]
Three women and a goose make a market. [ Proverb ]
Three can keep a secret if two be away. [ Proverb ]
Fish and guests smell at three days old. [ Proverb ]
A wicked woman, and an evil,
Is three half pence worse than the devil. [ Proverb ]
That, putting all his words together,
Tis three blue beans in one blue bladder. [ Prior ]
Three can hold their peace if two be away. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
To make three guineas do the work of five. [ Burns ]
What is known to three is known to everybody. [ Proverb ]
The elegant simplicity of the three percents. [ Lord Eldon ]
The monarch oak, the patriarch of the trees.
Shoots rising up, and spreads by slow degrees.
Three centuries he grows, and three he stays
Supreme in state; and in three more decays. [ Dryden ]
O what a world of vile ill-favour'd faults
Looks handsome in three hundred pounds a year! [ William Shakespeare, Merry Wives of Windsor ]
Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead. [ Benjamin Franklin ]
Three helping one another bear the burden of six. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
In married life three is company and two is none. [ Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest ]
As much wit as three folks, two fools and a madman. [ Proverb ]
One hour's sleep before midnight is worth three after. [ Herbert ]
Eggs will be in three bellies in four and twenty hours. [ Proverb ]
Like Banbury tinkers, that mend one hole and make three. [ Proverb ]
Two daughters and a back door, are three arrant thieves. [ Proverb ]
Man, woman, and devil, are the three degrees of comparison. [ Proverb ]
There are three ways,—the universities, the sea the court. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
Three are too many to keep a secret, and too few to be merry. [ Proverb ]
If one, two or three tell you, you are an ass, put on a tail. [ Proverb ]
Three addresses always inspire confidence - even in tradesmen. [ Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest ]
He that marries a wife and three children marries four thieves. [ Proverb ]
God had sifted three kingdoms to find the wheat for this planting. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ]
Affectation hides three times as many virtues as charity does sins. [ Horace Mann ]
Even in war, moral power is to physical as three parts out of four. [ Napoleon I ]
If you make not much of three-pence, you will never be worth a groat. [ Proverb ]
Time, patience, and industry are the three great masters of the world. [ Proverb ]
Love is a disorder that has three stages: desire, possession, satiety. [ Senac de Meilhan ]
He that wants money, means, and content, is without three good friends. [ William Shakespeare, As You Like It ]
A secret is too little for one, enough for two, and too much for three. [ Howell ]
Roast meat at three fires; as soon as you've basted one, another's burnin'. [ George Eliot ]
There are three faithful friends - an old wife, an old dog, and ready money. [ Benjamin Franklin ]
He that was born under a three-halfpenny planet shall never be worth twopence. [ Proverb ]
No man has a prosperity so high and firm but two or three words can dishearten it. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]
There are but three classes of men: the retrograde, the stationary, the progressive. [ Lavater ]
And they three passed over the white sands, between the rocks, silent as the shadows. [ Coleridge ]
To speak, but say nothing, is for three people out of four to express all they think. [ O. Commettant ]
Conspicuous with three listed colors gay, betokening peace from God, and covenant new. [ Milton ]
There are three things that women throw away: their time, their money, and their health. [ Mme. Geoffrin ]
A woman whose size in gloves is seven and three quarters never knows much about anything. [ Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband ]
Three silences there are: the first of speech, the second of desire, the third of thought. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ]
A woman is to be from her house three times; when she is christened., married, and buried. [ Proverb ]
A litigant at law should have three bags: one of papers, one of money, and one of patience. [ Proverb ]
An hundred traitors, an hundred weavers, and an hundred millers, make three hundred thieves. [ Proverb ]
Style seems to depend on three things:
1. a mental attitude and character,
2. a familiarity with the best authors,
3. dexterity in the use of words, acquired by constant practice.
So we must learn to speak by speaking, as we learn to walk by walking, or to dance by dancing. [ John Stuart Blackie, The Art Of Authorship, 1891 ]
Of the three requisitions of genius, the first is soul, and the second, soul, and the third, soul. [ E. P. Whipple ]
Reason's whole pleasure, all the joys of sense, lie in three words - health, peace, and competence. [ Pope ]
A friendship will be young after the lapse of a century; a passion is old at the end of three months. [ Nigu ]
The Golden Rule Of Three.
Three things to be - pure, just and honest.
Three things to govern - temper, tongue and conduct.
Three things to live - courage, affection and gentleness.
Three things to love - the wise, the virtuous and the innocent.
Three things to commend - thrift, industry and promptness.
Three things about which to think - life, death and eternity.
Three things to despise - cruelty, arrogance and ingratitude.
Three things to admire - dignity, gracefulness and intellectual power.
Three things to cherish - the true, the beautiful and the good.
Three things for which to wish - health, friends and contentment.
Three things for which to fight - honor, home and country.
Three things to attain - goodness of heart, integrity of purpose and cheerfulness of disposition.
Three things to give - alms to the needy, comfort to the sad and appreciation to the worthy.
Three things to desire - the blessing of God, an approving conscience and the fellowship of the good.
Three things for which to work - a trained mind, a skilled hand and a regulated heart.
Three things for which to hope - a haven of peace, a robe of righteousness and the crown of life. [ Beattie ]
There are three things that I have always loved and have never understood: Painting, Music, and Woman. [ Fontanelle ]
Avoid him who from mere curiosity asks three questions running about a thing that cannot interest him. [ Lavater ]
To become an able man in any profession, there are three things necessary, - nature, study, and practice. [ Aristotle ]
We have three kinds of friends: those who love us, those who are indifferent to us, and those who hate us. [ Chamfort ]
A vine bears three grapes - the first of pleasure, the second of drunkenness, and the third of repentance. [ Anacharsis ]
Every man has three characters: that which he exhibits, that which he has, and that which he thinks he has. [ A. Karr ]
We want but two or three friends, but these we cannot do without, and they serve us in every thought we think. [ Emerson ]
Oh, never will I trust to speeches penned! * * * taffeta phrases, silken terms precise, three-piled hyperboles. [ William Shakespeare ]
To wait for what never comes, to lie abed and not sleep, to serve and not be advanced, are three things to die of. [ Italian Proverb ]
Two may talk and one may hear, but three cannot take part in a conversation of the most sincere and searching sort. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]
There are three things a wise man will not trust - the wind, the sunshine of an April day, and woman's plighted faith. [ Southey ]
A really great man is known by three signs - generosity in the design, humanity in the execution, and moderation in success. [ Bismarck ]
There are three things in speech that ought to be considered before some things are spoken - the manner, the place and the time. [ Southey ]
When a woman pronounces the name of a man but twice a day, there may be some doubt as to the nature of her sentiments; but three times! [ Balzac ]
The three foundations of thought: Perspicuity, amplitude and justness. The three ornaments of thought: Clearness, correctness and novelty. [ Catherall ]
The life of a woman can be divided into three epochs: in the first she dreams of love, in the second she experiences it, in the third she regrets it. [ Saint-Prosper ]
The living together for three long, rainy days in the country has done more to dispel love than all the perfidies in love that have ever been committed. [ Arthur Helps ]
In getting of your riches, and in using of them, you should always have three things in your heart, that is to say, our Lord God, Conscience, and good Name. [ Geoffrey Chaucer ]
Clemency, which we make a virtue of, proceeds sometimes from vanity, sometimes from indolence, often from fear, and almost always from a mixture of all three. [ Rochefoucauld ]
It is always considered as a piece of impertinence in England, if a man of less than two or three thousand a year has any opinion at all upon important subjects. [ Sydney Smith ]
Three letters! but one syllable! Still less, a single motion of the head, and all is done! one is married for ever! I do not know any breakneck comparable to it. [ A. Ricard ]
On the Greek stage, a drama, or acted story, consisted in reality of three dramas, called together a trilogy, and performed consecutively in the course of one day. [ Coleridge ]
He that is good will infallibly become better, and he that is bad will as certainly become worse; for vice, virtue, and time are three things that never stand still. [ Caleb C. Colton ]
The seven wise men of Greece, so famous for their wisdom all the world over, acquired all that fame, each of them, by a single sentence consisting of two or three words. [ South ]
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection, which is the noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest. [ Confucius ]
In the minds of most men, the kingdom of opinion is divided into three territories - the territory of yes, the territory of no, and a broad, unexplored middle ground of doubt. [ James A. Garfield ]
Each department of knowledge passes in succession through three different theoretic stages: the theologic stage, or fictitious; the metaphysical, or abstract; the scientific, or positive. [ A. Comte ]
The same conditions should be made in marriage that are made in the case of houses that one rents for a term of three, six, or nine years, with the privilege of becoming the purchaser if the house suits. [ Hegesippe Moreau ]
Friendship has steps which lead up on the throne of God, through all spirits, even to the Infinite; only love is satiable, and like truth admits no three degrees of comparison; and a single being fills the heart. [ Richter ]
Sir Anthony Absolute, two or three years before Evelina appeared, spoke the sense of the great body of sober fathers and husbands when he pronounced the circulating library an evergreen tree of diabolical knowledge. [ Macaulay ]
There are three kinds of praise, - that which we yield, that which we lend, and that which we pay. We yield it to the powerful from fear, we lend it to the weak from interest, and we pay it to the deserving from gratitude. [ Colton ]
The youth of America is their oldest tradition. It has been going on now for three hundred years. To hear them talk one would imagine they were in their first childhood. As far as civilization goes they are in their second. [ Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance ]
Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand; instead of a million, count half a dozen, and keep your accounts on your thumb-nail. [ Henry D. Thoreau ]
Of all faults the greatest is the excess of impious terror, dishonoring divine grace. He who despairs wants love, wants faith; for faith, hope, and love are three torches which blend their light together, nor does the one shine without the other. [ Metastasio ]
There are three classes of readers; some enjoy without judgment; others judge without enjoyment; and some there are who judge while they enjoy, and enjoy while they judge. The latter class reproduces the work of art on which it is engaged. Its numbers are very small. [ Goethe ]
Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance. Yonder palace was raised by single stones, yet you see its height and spaciousness. He that shall walk with vigor three hours a day will pass in seven years a space equal to the circumference of the globe. [ Johnson ]
Imaginary evils soon become real ones, by indulging our reflections on them; as he who in a melancholy fancy sees something like a face on the wall, or the wainscot, can, by two or three touches with a lead pencil, make it look visible, and agreeing with what he fancied. [ Swift ]
There are but three ways for a man to revenge himself of the censure of the world, - to despise it, to return the like, or to endeavor to live so as to avoid it; the first of these is usually pretended, the last is almost impossible, the universal practice is for the second. [ Swift ]
A mother should give her children a superabundance of enthusiasm; that after they have lost all they are sure to lose on mixing with the world, enough may still remain to prompt and support them through great actions. A cloak should be of three-pile, to keep its gloss in wear. [ Hare ]
Do not worry; eat three square meals a day; say your prayers; be courteous to your creditors; keep your digestion good ; exercise ; go slow and easy. Maybe there are other things that your special case requires to make you happy, but, my friend, these, I reckon, will give you a good lift. [ Abraham Lincoln ]
First, girls, don't smoke--that is, don't smoke to excess. I am seventy-three and a half years old, and have been smoking seventy-three of them. But I never smoke to excess - that is, I smoke in moderation, only one cigar at a time. Second, don't drink - that is, don't drink to excess. Third, don't marry - I mean, to excess. [ Mark Twain, "Advice To Girls", 1909 ]
There are three wicks you know to the lamp of a man's life: brain, blood, and breath. Press the brain a little, its light goes out, followed by both the others. Stop the heart a minute, and out go all three of the wicks. Choke the air out of the lungs, and presently the fluid ceases to supply the other centers of flame, and all is soon stagnation, cold, and darkness. [ O. W. Holmes ]
Take the title of nobility which thou hast received by birth, but endeavor to add to it another, that both may form a true nobility. There is between the nobility of thy father and thine own the same difference which exists between the nourishment of the evening and of the morrow. The food of yesterday will not serve three for today, and will not give thee strength for the next. [ Jamakchari ]
Where are Shakespeare's imagination, Bacon's learning, Galileo's dream? Where is the sweet fancy of Sidney, the airy spirit of Fletcher, and Milton's thought severe? Methinks such things should not die and dissipate, when a hair can live for centuries, and a brick of Egypt will last three thousand years. I am content to believe that the mind of man survives, somehow or other, his clay. [ Barry Cornwall ]
The light of the sun, the light of the moon, and the light of the air, in nature and substance are one and the same light, and yet they are there distinct lights: the light of the sun being of itself, and from none; the light of the moon from the sun; and the light of the air from them both. So the Divine Nature is one, and the persons three; subsisting, after a diverse manner, in one and the same Nature. [ R. Newton ]
Frivolous curiosity about trifles, and laborious attentions to little objects which neither require nor deserve a moment's thought, lower a man, who from thence is thought (and not unjustly) incapable of greater matters. Cardinal de Retz very sagaciously marked out Cardinal Chigi for a little mind, from the moment he told him that he had wrote three years with the same pen, and that it was an excellent good one still. [ Chesterfield ]
Nothing raises the price of a blessing like its removal; whereas it was its continuance which should have taught us its value. There are three requisitions to the proper enjoyment of earthly blessings, - a thankful reflection on the goodness of the Giver, a deep sense of our unworthiness, a recollection of the uncertainty of long possessing them. The first would make us grateful; the second, humble; and the third, moderate. [ Hannah More ]
I smoke in bed until I have to go to sleep; I wake up in the night, sometimes once, sometimes twice; sometimes three times, and I never waste any of these opportunities to smoke. This habit is so old and dear and precious to me that I would feel as you, sir, would feel if you should lose the only moral you've got - meaning the chairman - if you've got one: I am making no charges: I will grant, here, that I have stopped smoking now and then, for a few months at a time, but it was not on principle, it was only to show off; it was to pulverize those critics who said I was a slave to my habits and couldn't break my bonds. [ Mark Twain, Seventieth Birthday speech ]
Morals are an acquirement - like music, like a foreign language, like piety, poker, paralysis - no man is born with them. I wasn't myself, I started poor. I hadn't a single moral. There is hardly a man in this house that is poorer than I was then. Yes, I started like that - the world before me, not a moral in the slot. Not even an insurance moral. I can remember the first one I ever got. I can remember the landscape, the weather, the - I can remember how everything looked. It was an old moral, an old second-hand moral, all out of repair, and didn't fit, anyway. But if you are careful with a thing like that, and keep it in a dry place, and save it for processions, and Chautauquas, and World's Fairs, and so on, and disinfect it now and then, and give it a fresh coat of whitewash once in a while, you will be surprised to see how well she will last and how long she will keep sweet, or at least inoffensive. When I got that mouldy old moral, she had stopped growing, because she hadn't any exercise; but I worked her hard, I worked her Sundays and all. Under this cultivation she waxed in might and stature beyond belief, and served me well and was my pride and joy for sixty-three years; then she got to associating with insurance presidents, and lost flesh and character, and was a sorrow to look at and no longer competent for business. She was a great loss to me. Yet not all loss. I sold her - ah, pathetic skeleton, as she was - I sold her to Leopold, the pirate King of Belgium; he sold her to our Metropolitan Museum, and it was very glad to get her, for without a rag on, she stands 57 feet long and 16 feet high, and they think she's a brontosaur. Well, she looks it. They believe it will take nineteen geological periods to breed her match. [ Mark Twain, Seventieth Birthday speech ]