Definition of yet

"yet" in the adverb sense

1. yet

up to the present time

"I have yet to see the results"

"details are yet to be worked out"

2. so far, thus far, up to now, hitherto, heretofore, as yet, yet, til now, until now

used in negative statement to describe a situation that has existed up to this point or up to the present time

"So far he hasn't called"

"the sun isn't up yet"

3. even, yet, still

to a greater degree or extent used with comparisons

"looked sick and felt even worse"

"an even (or still) more interesting problem"

"still another problem must be solved"

"a yet sadder tale"

4. yet, in time

within an indefinite time or at an unspecified future time

"he longed for the flowers that were yet to show themselves"

"sooner or later you will have to face the facts"

"in time they came to accept the harsh reality"

5. so far, yet

used after a superlative

"this is the best so far"

"the largest drug bust yet"

6. however, nevertheless, withal, still, yet, all the same, even so, nonetheless, notwithstanding, at the same time

despite anything to the contrary (usually preceding a concession

"although I'm a little afraid, however I'd like to try it"

"while we disliked each other, nevertheless we agreed"

"he was a stern yet fair master"

"granted that it is dangerous, all the same I still want to go"

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Quotations for yet

Zealous, yet modest. [ Beattie ]

Yet hope is not broken. [ Motto ]

Life is short, yet sweet. [ Euripides ]

Like the bird be thou,
That for a moment rests
Upon the topmost bough:
He feels the branch to bend
And yet as sweetly sings,
Knowing that he has wings. [ Victor Hugo ]

Yet who shall shut out fate? [ Edwin Arnold ]

The affair is not yet decided.

Gather roses while they bloom,
Tomorrow is yet far away.
Moments lost have no room,
In tomorrow or today. [ Gleim ]

Thorns whiten, yet do nothing. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

No talent, but yet a character. [ Heine ]

Ever absent, ever near;
Still I see thee, still I hear;
Yet I cannot reach thee, dear! [ Francis Kazinczy ]

Envy never yet enriched any man. [ Proverb ]

The most wretched have yet hope. [ Tupper ]

The head grey, and no brains yet. [ Proverb ]

Yet still we hug the dear deceit. [ Nathaniel Cotton ]

I remember, I remember
The roses, red and white.
The violets, and the lily-cups
Those flowers made of light!
The lilacs, where the robin built,
And where my brother set,
The laburnum on his birthday -
The tree is living yet. [ Hood ]

Perfect woman, nobly planned,
To warn, to comfort, and command;
And yet a spirit still, and bright
With something of an angel light. [ Wordsworth ]

I never saw an eye so bright,
And yet so soft as hers;
It sometimes swam in liquid light.
And sometimes swam in tears;
It seemed a beauty set apart
For softness and for signs. [ Mrs. Welby ]

'Tis an old maxim in the schools
That flattery's the food of fools;
Yet now and then your men of wit
Will condescend to take a bit. [ Swift ]

It is an old maxim in the schools
That flattery's the food for fools;
Yet now and then your men of wit,
Will condescend to take a bit. [ Swift ]

I don't know, I'm not in shape yet. [ Yogi Berra , when asked what size cap he wanted ]

Yet, no - not words, for they
But half can tell love's feeling;
Sweet flowers alone can say
What passion fears revealing:
A once bright rose's wither'd leaf,
A tow'ring lily broken -
Oh, these may paint a grief
No words could ever have spoken. [ Moore ]

A temple of the Holy Ghost, and yet
Of lodging fiends. [ Pollok ]

He that complies against his will.
Is of his own opinion still.
Which he may adhere to, yet disown,
For reasons to himself best known. [ Butler ]

Yet all I've learnt from hours rife
With painful brooding here,
Is, that amid this mortal strife.
The lapse of every year
But takes away a hope from life.
And adds to death a fear. [ Hoffman ]

We hate delay, yet it makes us wise. [ Proverb ]

A strong nor'wester's blowing. Bill!
Hark! don't yet hear it roar now?
Lord help 'em, how I pities them
Unhappy folks on shore now! [ William Pitt ]

Live, live today; tomorrow never yet
On any human being rose or set. [ Marsden ]

Yet he who grasps the moment's gift,
He is the proper man. [ Goethe ]

O there are Voices of the Past,
Links of a broken chain.
Wings that can bear me back to times
Which cannot come again;
Yet God forbid that I should lose
The echoes that remain! [ Adelaide A. Procter ]

Virtue may be gay, yet with dignity. [ Statius ]

'Tis a kind of good deed to say well,
And yet words are no deeds. [ William Shakespeare ]

The dew-drop in the breeze of morn,
Trembling and sparkling on the thorn.
Falls to the ground, escapes the eye,
Yet mounts on sunbeams to the sky. [ Montgomery ]

I will not play my ace of trumps yet. [ Proverb ]

Tomorrow yet would reap today.
As we bear blossoms of the dead;
Earn well the thrifty months, nor wed
Raw Haste, half-sister to Delay. [ Tennyson ]

Though old and wise, yet still advise. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

Some are very busy and yet do nothing. [ Proverb ]

I could lie down like a tired child,
And weep away the life of care
Which I have borne, and yet must bear. [ Shelley ]

The ruins of himself! now worn away
With age, yet still majestic in decay. [ Homer ]

Yet, all beneath the unrivalled rose,
The lowly daisy sweetly blows;
Tho' large the forest's monarch throws
His army shade,
Yet green the juicy hawthorn grows,
Adown the glade. [ Burns ]

Fain would I climb, yet fear I to fall. [ Sir Walter Raleigh ]

Gird your hearts with silent fortitude,
Suffering, yet hoping all things. [ Mrs. Hemans ]

Bankrupt of life, yet prodigal of ease. [ John Dryden ]

See how the orient dew
Shed from the bosom of the morn
Into the blowing roses
(Yet careless of its mansion new
For the clear region where it was born)
Round in itself incloses,
And in its little globe's extent
Frames, as it can, its native element. [ Andrew Marvell ]

A fool to pleasure, yet a slave to fame. [ Pope ]

Sweet are the uses of adversity:
Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous,
Wears yet a precious jewel in his head. [ William Shakespeare ]

Yet the first bringer of unwelcome news
Hath but a losing office; and his tongue
Sounds ever after as a sullen bell,
Remember'd tolling a departed friend. [ Shakespeare ]

My mind to me a kingdom is;
Such perfect joy therein I find.
That it excels all other bliss
That God or Nature hath assign'd,
Though much I want that most would have.
Yet still my mind forbids to crave. [ Wm. Byrd ]

You may be on land, yet not in a garden. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

The wish, which ages have not yet subdued
In man, to have no master save his mood. [ Byron ]

Crimes may be secret, but yet not secure. [ Proverb ]

You have no goats, and yet you sell kids. [ Proverb ]

Once more upon the waters! yet once more!
And the waves bound beneath me as a steed
That knows his rider. [ Byron ]

Let's choose executors and talk of wills:
And yet not so, for what can we bequeath
Save our deposed bodies to the ground? [ William Shakespeare ]

Some folks are drunk, yet do not know it. [ Prior ]

To me at least was never evening yet
But seemed far beautifuller than its day. [ Robert Browning ]

I wonder if the sap is stirring yet.
If wintry birds are dreaming of a mate.
If frozen snowdrops feel as yet the sun,
And crocus fires are kindling one by one. [ Christina G. Rossetti ]

Vice is a monster of so frightful mien,
As, to be hated, needs but to be seen;
Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face,
We first endure, then pity, then embrace. [ Alexander Pope ]

Behold the Sea,
The opaline, the plentiful and strong,
Yet beautiful as is the rose in June,
Fresh as the trickling rainbow of July;
Sea full of food, the nourisher of kinds,
Purger of earth, and medicine of men;
Creating a sweet climate by my breath,
Washing out harms and griefs from memory,
And, in my mathematic ebb and flow,
Giving a hint of that which changes not. [ Emerson ]

A man may be strong and yet not mow well. [ Proverb ]

It is an old story, yet remains ever new. [ Heinrich Heine ]

Love the offender, yet detest the offence. [ Pope ]

Yet eat in dreams, the custard of the day. [ Pope ]

Ye realms, yet unrevealed to human sight,
Ye gods who rule the regions of the night.
Ye gliding ghosts permit me to relate
The mystic wonders of your silent state. [ Dryden ]

Be not the first by whom the new is tried,
Nor yet the last to lay the old aside. [ Pope ]

Noble by birth, yet nobler by great deeds. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ]

One may be confuted and yet not convinced. [ Proverb ]

No man ever yet became great by imitation. [ Johnson ]

Curst be the gold and silver which persuade
Weak men to follow far fatiguing trade!
The lily peace outshines the silver store,
And life is dearer than the golden ore.
Yet money tempts us over the desert brown,
To every distant mart and wealthy town. [ Collins ]

Tomorrow; never yet was born
In earth's dull atmosphere a thing so fair
Never tripped, with footsteps light as air,
So glad a vision over the hills of morn. [ Julia C. R. Dorr ]

No change, no pause, no hope! Yet I endure. [ Shelley ]

I will this dreary blank of absence make,
A noble task-time, and will therein strive
To follow excellence, and to overtake
More good than I have won since yet I live. [ Francis Kemble ]

Sweet is the memory of distant friends!
Like the mellow rays of the departing sun,
It falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart. [ Washington Irving ]

The tongue is not steel yet it cuts sorely. [ Proverb ]

Willows are weak, yet they bind other wood. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

Bliss in possession will not last;
Remember'd joys are never past;
At once the fountain, stream, and sea.
They were, - they are, - they yet shall be. [ Montgomery ]

Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him. [ Job xiii. 15 ]

For never yet one hour in his bed
Have I enjoyed the golden dew of sleep,
But have been waked by his timorous dreams. [ William Shakespeare ]

The heart will break, yet brokenly live on. [ Byron ]

So gentle, yet so brisk, so wondrous sweet.
So fit to prattle at a lady's feet. [ Churchill ]

'Tis a stern and a startling thing to think
How often mortality stands on the brink
Of its grave without any misgiving;
And yet in this slippery world of strife,
In the stir of human bustle so rife.
There are daily sounds to tell us that Life
Is dying, and Death is living! [ Hood ]

The black ox never yet trod upon your feet. [ Proverb ]

Trust me, sweet,
Out of this silence yet I picked a welcome. [ William Shakespeare ]

He hath a colt's tooth yet in his old head. [ Proverb ]

He never yet stood sure that stands secure. [ Quarles ]

I love vast libraries; yet there is a doubt,
If one be better with them or without -
Unless he use them wisely, and, indeed,
Knows the high art of what and how to read. [ J. G. Saxe ]

Heaven is above all yet; there sits a judge.
That no king can corrupt. [ William Shakespeare ]

Memory, and thou, Forgetfulness, not yet
Your powers in happy harmony I find;
One oft recalls what I would fain forget,
And one blots out what I would bear in mind. [ Macedonius ]

He is not yet born who can please everybody. [ Danish Proverb ]

'Tis with our judgments as our watches: none
Go just alike, yet each believes his own. [ Alexander Pope ]

Dance on the sands, and yet no footing seen. [ William Shakespeare ]

The stars are forth, the moon above the tops
Of the snow-shining mountains - Beautiful!
I linger yet with nature, for the night
Hath been to me a more familiar face
Than that of man; and in her starry shade
Of dim and solitary loveliness,
I learned the language of another world. [ Byron ]

What though the mast be now blown overboard,
The cable broke, the holding anchor lost,
And half our sailors swallow'd in the flood?
Yet lives our pilot still. [ Shakespeare,Henry VI ]

Looks that asked, yet dared not hope relief. [ Rogers ]

Old Age, a second child, by nature curst
With more and greater evils than the first.
Weak, sickly, full of pains: in every breath
Railing at life, and yet afraid of death. [ Churchill ]

By medicine life may be prolonged, yet death
Will seize the doctor too. [ William Shakespeare ]

The dureful oak, whose sap is not yet dried. [ Spenser ]

Grief hath two tongues; and never woman yet
Could rule them both without ten women's wit. [ William Shakespeare ]

Yet is there one more cursed than they all.
That canker-worm, that monster, jealousie,
Which eats the heart and feeds upon the gall,
Turning all love's delight to misery.
Through fear of losing his felicity. [ Spenser ]

Groan under gold, yet weep for want of bread. [ Young ]

Destroy the lion while he is yet but a whelp. [ Proverb ]

The rose saith in the dewy morn,
I am most fair; Yet all my loveliness is born
Upon a thorn. [ Christina G. Rossetti ]

Love yet lives, and patience shall find rest. [ Keble ]

Ye flowers that droop forsaken by the spring;
Ye birds that left by summer cease to sing;
Yet trees that fade when autumn heats remove.
Say, is not absence death to those who love? [ Pope ]

Yet he was jealous, though he did not show it,
For jealousy dislikes the world to know it. [ Byron ]

We'll leave a proof, by that which we will do,
Wives may be merry, and yet honest too. [ William Shakespeare ]

No wild enthusiast ever yet could rest,
Till half mankind were like himself possessed. [ Cowper ]

These eyes tho' clear
To outward view of blemish or of spot.
Bereft of light, their seeing have forgot.
Nor to their idle orbs doth sight appear
Of sun, or moon, or star, throughout the year.
Or man, or woman. Yet I argue not
Against Heaven's hand or will, nor have a jot
Of heart or hope; but still bear up and steer
Right onward. [ Milton ]

Heroes as great have died, and yet shall fall. [ Homer ]

Love is a child that talks in broken language,
Yet then he speaks most plain. [ Dryden ]

This is the slowest, yet the daintiest sense;
For even the ears of such as have no skill,
Perceive a discord, and conceive offence;
And knowing not what's good, yet find the ill. [ Sir John Davies ]

Blood, though it sleep a time, yet never dies. [ Chapman ]

Dark the Night, with breath all flowers.
And tender broken voice that fills
With ravishment the listening hours, -
Whisperings, wooings.
Liquid ripples, and soft ring-dove cooings
In low-toned rhythm that love's aching stills!
Dark the night
Yet is she bright.
For in her dark she brings the mystic star.
Trembling yet strong, as is the voice of love.
From some unknown afar. [ George Eliot ]

Beauty may have fair leaves, yet bitter fruit. [ Proverb ]

Others import yet nobler art from France,
Teach kings to fiddle, and make senates dance. [ Pope ]

'Tis beautiful, when first the dewy light
Breaks on the earth! while yet the scented air
Is breathing the cool freshness of the night
And the bright clouds a tint of crimson wear. [ Elizabeth M. Chandler ]

He has nothing to eat, and yet invites guests. [ Proverb ]

Lo! the poor Indian, whose untutor'd mind
Sees God in clouds, or hears Him in the wind;
His soul proud science never taught to stray
Far as the solar walk or milky way;
Yet simple nature to his hope has given,
Behind the cloud-topt hills, a humbler heaven. [ Pope ]

Pride scorns the vulgar yet lies at its mercy. [ Proverb ]

I live.
But live to die: and living, see no thing
To make death hateful, save an innate clinging,
A loathsome and yet all invincible
Instinct of life, which I abhor, as I
Despise myself, yet cannot overcome -
And so I live. [ Byron ]

The immortal mind, superior to his fate.
Amid the outrage of external things,
Firm as the solid base of this great world.
Rests on his own foundation. Blow, ye winds!
Ye waves! ye thunders! roll your tempests on!
Shake, ye old pillars of the marble sky!
Till at its orbs and all its worlds of fire
Be loosen'd from their seats; yet still serene,
The unconquer'd mind looks down upon the wreck;
And ever stronger as the storms advance,
Firm through the closing ruin holds his way,
When nature calls him to the destined goal. [ Akenside ]

He is not born yet, and does he sneeze already? [ Proverb ]

Windy attorneys to their client woes,
Airy succeeders of intestate joys,
Poor breathing orators of miseries!
Let them have scope: though what they do impart
Help nothing else, yet do they ease the heart. [ William Shakespeare ]

We trample grass, and prize the flowers of May;
Yet grass is green when flowers do fade away. [ R. Southwell ]

Yet, spaniel-like, the more she spurns my love,
The more it grows and fawneth on her still. [ William Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona. Act IV. Sc. 2 ]

Lip honour costs little, yet may bring in much. [ Proverb ]

No one has yet evaded the fate allotted to him. [ Friedrich Schiller ]

A lovely being, scarcely formed or moulded,
A rose with all its sweetest leaves yet folded. [ Byron ]

O happiness of blindness! now no beauty
Inflames my lust; no other's goods my envy,
Or misery my pity; no man's wealth
Draws my respect; nor poverty my scorn,
Yet still I see enough! man to himself
Is a large prospect, raised above the level
Of his low creeping thoughts; if then I have
A world within myself, that world shall be
My empire; there I'll reign, commanding freely,
And willingly obeyed, secure from fear
Of foreign forces, or domestic treasons. [ Denham ]

Dignity and love were never yet boon companions. [ Fielding ]

He thought he thought, and yet he did not think,
But only echoed still the common talk,
As might an empty room. [ Walter C. Smith ]

Blest be the gracious Power, who taught mankind
To stamp a lasting image of the mind!
Beasts may convey, and tuneful birds may sing.
Their mutual feelings, in the opening spring;
But Man alone has skill and power to send
The heart's warm dictates to the distant friend;
'Tis his alone to please, instruct, advise
Ages remote, and nations yet to rise. [ Crabbe ]

Some dreams we have are nothing else but dreams.
Unnatural and full of contradictions;
Yet others of our most romantic schemes
Are something more than fictions. [ Hood ]

Long while I sought to what I might compare
Those powerful eyes, which light my dark spirit;
Yet found I nought on earth, to which I dare
Resemble the image of their goodly light.
Not to the sun, for they do shine by night;
Nor to the moon, for they are changed never;
Nor to the stars, for they have purer sight;
Nor to the fire, for they consume not ever;
Nor to the lightning, for they still persevere;
Nor to the diamond, for they are more tender;
Nor unto crystal, for nought may they sever;
Nor unto glass, such baseness might offend her;
Then to the Maker's self the likest be;
Whose light doth lighten all that here we see. [ Spenser ]

A great acacia, with its slender trunk
And overpoise of multitudinous leaves,
(In which a hundred fields might spill their dew
And intense verdure, yet find room enough)
Stood reconciling all the place with green. [ E. B. Browning ]

Bees work for man, and yet they never bruise
Their Master's flower, but leave it having done,
As fair as ever and as fit to use;
So both the flower doth stay and honey run. [ Herbert ]

New customs, Though they be never so ridiculous.
Nay, let them be unmanly, yet are followed. [ William Shakespeare ]

How many cowards, whose hearts are all as false
As stairs of sand, wear yet upon their chins
The beards of Hercules and frowning Mars,
Who, inward search'd, have livers white as milk. [ William Shakespeare ]

What are these,
So withered, and so wild in their attire;
That look not like the inhabitants of the earth,
And yet are on it. [ Shakespeare ]

Cowards die many times before their deaths:
The valiant never taste of death but once.
Of all the wonders that I yet have heard,
It seems to me most strange that men should fear;
Seeing that death, a necessary end,
Will come when it will come. [ William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar ]

Death, so called, is a thing that makes men weep,
And yet a third of life is pass'd in sleep. [ Byron ]

A man may be young in years and yet old in hours. [ Proverb ]

I see thou art implacable, more deaf
To prayers than winds and seas. Yet winds to seas
Are reconciled at length, and sea to shore:
Thy anger, unappeasable, still rages
Eternal tempest never to be calmed. [ Milton ]

Whither away, Bluebird, Whither away?
The blast is chill, yet in the upper sky,
Thou still canst find the color of thy wing.
The hue of May.
Warbler, why speed thy southern flight? ah, why,
Thou too, whose song first told us of the Spring?
Whither away? [ E. C. Stedman ]

Fond man! though all the heroes of your line
Bedeck your halls, and round your galleries shine
In proud display; yet take this truth from
Virtue alone is true nobility! [ Gifford ]

Sweet is the rose, but grows upon a brere;
Sweet is the juniper, but sharp his bough;
Sweet is the eglantine, but sticketh nere;
Sweet is the firbloome, but its branches rough;
Sweet is the cypress, but its rynd is tough;
Sweet is the nut, but bitter is his pill;
Sweet is the broome-flowre, but yet sowre enough;
And sweet is moly, but his root is ill.
[ Spenser ]

She wept to feel her life so desolate,
And wept still more because the world had made it
So desolate: yet was the world her all;
She loathed it, but she knew it was her all. [ Dr. Walter Smith ]

Your mamma's milk is scarce out of your nose yet. [ Proverb ]

Though the sore be healed, yet a scar may remain. [ Proverb ]

O melancholy, whoever yet could sound thy bottom? [ William Shakespeare ]

Love your neighbour, yet pull not down your hedge. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

St. Luke was a saint and a physician, yet is dead. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

Kinds hearts are here; yet would the tenderest one
Have limits to its mercy; God has none. [ A. A. Procter ]

Silver, though white.
Yet it draws black lines; it shall not rule my palm
There to mark forth its base corruption. [ Middleton and Rowley ]

But words are words; I never yet did hear
That the bruised heart was pierced through the ear. [ William Shakespeare, Othello, Act I. Sc. 3 ]

The times are bad, yet there are still great souls. [ Körner ]

Millers need no noise, yet cannot grind without it. [ Proverb ]

The Bible contains many truths as yet undiscovered. [ Butler ]

One may understand like an angel and yet be a devil. [ Proverb ]

Progress is the law of life - man is not man as yet. [ Browning ]

Yes - it was love - if thoughts of tenderness.
Tried in temptation, strengthened by distress,
Unmoved by absence, firm in every clime,
And yet - oh more than all! - untired by time.
Which nor defeated hope, nor baffled wile,
Could render sullen were she near to smile,
Nor rage could fire, nor sickness fret to vent
On her one murmur of his discontent;
Which still would meet with joy, with calmness part.
Lest that his look of grief should reach her heart;
Which nought removed, nor menaced to remove -
If there be love in mortals— this was love! [ Byron ]

Though love is blind, yet it is not for want of eyes. [ Proverb ]

The invention all admired, and each, how he
To be the inventor missed; so easy it seemed,
Once found, which yet unfound most would have thought
Impossible. [ Milton ]

One can live in true freedom, and yet not be unbound. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]

Yet stab at thee who will, No stab the soul can kill! [ Sir Walter Raleigh ]

Compliments cost nothing, yet many pay dear for them. [ Proverb ]

And yet, as angels in some brighter dreams
Call to the soul when man doth sleep.
So some strange thoughts transcend our wonted dreams.
And into glory peep. [ Vaughan ]

Like fish, that live in salt water and yet are fresh. [ Proverb ]

There are, whom heaven has blessed with store of wit,
Yet want as much again to manage it;
For wit and judgment ever are at strife,
Tho' meant each other's aid, like man and wife. [ Pope ]

Likeness begets love, yet proud men hate one another. [ Proverb ]

They are the heritage that glorious minds
Bequeath unto the world! — a glittering store
Of gems, more precious far than those he finds
Who searches miser's hidden treasures over.
They are the light, the guiding star of youth.
Leading his spirit to the realms of thought,
Pointing the way to Virtue, Knowledge, Truth,
And teaching lessons, with deep wisdom fraught.
They cast strange beauty round our earthly dreams,
And mystic brightness over our daily lot;
They lead the soul afar to fairy scenes,
Where the world's under visions enter not;
They're deathless and immortal — ages pass away,
Yet still they speak, instruct, inspire, amidst decay! [ Emeline S. Smith ]

Though modesty be a virtue, yet bashfulness is a vice. [ Proverb ]

The world has not yet learned the riches of frugality. [ Cicero ]

A man may love his house and yet not ride on the ridge. [ Proverb ]

No thoroughly occupied man was ever yet very miserable. [ Landor ]

If the walls were adamant, yet gold will take the town. [ Proverb ]

Pride and poverty are ill met, yet often seen together. [ Proverb ]

Though the cat winks a while, yet sure she is not blind. [ Proverb ]

Crosses, though they be not pleasant, yet are wholesome. [ Proverb ]

Care will kill a cat, yet there is no living without it. [ Proverb ]

A man may be good in the camp and yet bad in the church. [ Proverb ]

Jealousy, that doats but dooms, and murders, yet adores. [ Sprague ]

You may love your neighbour and yet not hold his stirrup. [ Proverb ]

Time on his head has snowed, yet still it is borne aloft. [ Young ]

You know not how to sew and yet you would be cutting out. [ Proverb ]

A servant never yet miscarried through excess of respect. [ Proverb ]

Twine round thee threads of steel, like thread on thread,
That grow to fetters, or bind down thy arms
With chains concealed in chaplets. Oh, not yet
Mayst thou embrace thy corselet, nor lay by
Thy sword; not yet, O Freedom, close thy lids
In slumber; for thine enemy never sleeps.
And thou must watch and combat till the day
Of the new earth and heaven. [ Bryant ]

A whetstone cannot itself cut, but yet it makes tools cut. [ Proverb ]

Though your enemy seem a mouse, yet watch him like a lion. [ Proverb ]

Though the mastiff be gentle, yet bite him not by the lip. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

Though the heavens be glorious, yet they are not all stars. [ Proverb ]

He drags his chain, and yet says it is others that are mad. [ Proverb ]

Blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed. [ Jesus ]

The fears of old age disturb us, yet how few attain it? — [ La Bruyre ]

No great talker ever did any great thing yet in this world. [ Ouida ]

You may be a wise man, and yet not know how to make a watch. [ Proverb ]

Yet under this rude exterior lies concealed a mighty genius. [ Horace ]

Modesty is an ornament, yet people get on better without it. [ German Proverb ]

A good cause and a good tongue, and yet money must carry it. [ Proverb ]

It is altogether vain to learn wisdom, and yet live foolishly. [ Proverb ]

Bounty may be bounty, and yet not go a-begging for admittance. [ Proverb ]

Charity and pride have different aims, yet both feed the poor. [ Proverb ]

Joys too exquisite to last, and yet more exquisite when passed. [ Montgomery ]

You should not fear, nor yet should you wish for your last day. [ Martial ]

All things are in fate, yet all things are not decreed by fate. [ Plato ]

And yet, after all, what is posthumous fame? Altogether vanity. [ Antoninus ]

Though we lose our fortune, yet we should not lose our patience. [ Proverb ]

Knowledge directs practice; but yet practice increases knowledge. [ Proverb ]

Though you see a churchman ill, yet continue in the church still. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

By wisdom wealth is wen; but riches purchased wisdom yet for none. [ Bayard Taylor ]

Money is too inconsiderable to love, yet too useful to throw away. [ Proverb ]

Our spit is not yet at the fire, and you are got a basting already. [ Proverb ]

Sampson was a strong man, yet could not pay money before he had it. [ Proverb ]

Though you stroke the nettle ever so kindly, yet it will sting you. [ Proverb ]

The frog sings; and yet she has neither hair nor wool to cover her. [ Proverb ]

You are not yet a roasting, and yet you would have sops in the pan. [ Proverb ]

Thou art figured blind, and yet we borrow our best sight from thee. [ Massinger ]

Though the sauce be good, yet you need not forsake the meat for it. [ Proverb ]

There never yet was a mother who taught her child to be an infidel. [ Henry W. Shaw ]

If the ball does not stick to the wall, yet it will leave some mark. [ Proverb ]

Dissimulation they say is very wicked, yet we live by dissimulation. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]

Some make a conscience of spitting in the church, yet rob the altar. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

The miser is poor to the extent of all that he has not yet acquired.

Tyrants have not yet discovered any chains that can fetter the mind. [ Colton ]

Though God take the sun out of the heaven, yet we must have patience. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

The best is yet to be, The last of life, for which the first was made. [ Browning ]

Persuasive, yet denying eyes, all eloquent with language of their own. [ Locke ]

Fame has eagle wings, and yet she mounts not so high as man's desires. [ Beaconsfield ]

Struggle against it as thou wilt, yet heaven's ways are heaven's ways. [ Lessing ]

Yet do I fear thy nature; It is too full of the milk of human kindness. [ William Shakespeare ]

Death never happens but once, yet we feel it every moment of our lives. [ La Bruyere ]

Many dream not to find, neither deserve, and yet are steeped in favors. [ Shakespeare ]

Though you rise early, yet the day comes at his time, and not till then. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

Error, though blind herself, yet sometimes brings forth seeing children. [ Proverb ]

The net of heaven is very wide in its meshes, and yet it misses nothing. [ Lao-Tze ]

A child's service is little, yet he is no little fool that despiseth it. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

I am a fool, I know it; and yet, God help me, I'm poor enough to be a wit. [ Congreve ]

Art is a gift of Heaven, yet does it borrow its fire from earthly passion. [ Friedrich Schiller ]

Truth scarce ever yet carried it by vote anywhere at its first appearance. [ Locke ]

Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit! [ Hosea Ballou ]

Nothing not a reality ever yet got men to pay bed and board to it for long. [ Carlyle ]

Though ambition in itself is a vice, yet it is often the parent of virtues. [ Quintilian ]

America is rising with a giant's strength. Its bones are yet but cartilages. [ Fisher Ames ]

And yet you had the look of one that promised (threatened) many fine things. [ Horace ]

River is time in water; as it came, still so it flows, yet never is the same. [ Barton Holyday ]

Though authority be a stubborn bear, yet he is oft led by the nose with gold. [ William Shakespeare ]

Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep. [ Bible ]

The sun, though it passes through dirty places, yet remains as pure as before. [ Sir E. Coke ]

Nature transcends all our moods of thought, and its secret we do not yet find. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]

Decency is the least of all laws, yet the law which is most strictly observed. [ Rochefoucauld ]

Pour the full tide of eloquence along, serenely pure, and yet divinely strong. [ Pope ]

Our flatterers are our most dangerous enemies, and yet often lie in our bosoms. [ Proverb ]

Body and soul like peevish man and wife, united jar, and yet are loath to part. [ Young ]

The fresh and buoyant sense of being that bounds in youth's yet careless breast. [ Moore ]

Not for herself was woman first created, nor yet to be man's idol, but his mate. [ Mrs. Norton ]

Charms by accepting, by submitting sways, yet has her humor most when she obeys. [ Pope ]

Nature makes all the noblemen; wealth, education, or pedigree never made one yet. [ H. W. Shaw ]

No power of genius has ever yet had the smallest success in explaining existence. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]

There are many things which we can afford to forget which it is yet well to learn. [ Holmes ]

As yet a child, not yet a fool to fame, I lisped in numbers, for the numbers came. [ Pope ]

Yet the best pilots have need of mariners, besides sails, anchor and other tackle. [ Ben Jonson ]

Try what repentance can; what can it not? Yet what can it, when one cannot repent? [ William Shakespeare, Hamlet ]

Similes prove nothing, but yet greatly lighten and relieve the tedium of argument. [ South ]

There was never yet a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous. [ Benjamin Franklin ]

I see the right, and I approve it too; condemn the wrong, and yet the wrong pursue. [ Ovid ]

What I possess I would gladly retain; change amuses the mind, yet scarcely profits. [ Goethe ]

Though all men were made of one metal, yet they were not cast all in the same mould. [ Proverb ]

Though a coat be never so fine that a fool wears, yet it is still but a fool's coat. [ Proverb ]

As yet, no navigator has traced lines of latitude and longitude on the conjugal sea. [ Balzac ]

Make the most of time, it flies away so fast; yet method will teach you to win time. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]

Though flattery blossoms like friendship, yet there is a vast difference in the fruit. [ Socrates ]

We consider it tedious to talk of the weather, and yet there is nothing more important. [ Auerbach ]

The covetous man pines in plenty, like Tantalus up to the chin in water and yet thirsty. [ Rev. T. Adams ]

Silence and simplicity obtrude on no one, but are yet two unequaled attractions in woman. [ Lamartine ]

Press on! - for in the grave there is no work And no device - Press on! while yet ye may! [ N. P. Willis ]

How sweet, though lifeless, yet with life to lie; and without dying, oh, how sweet to die! [ John Wolcott ]

I know that we often tremble at an empty terror; yet the false fancy brings a real misery. [ Schiller ]

O, what damned minutes tells he over, who dotes, yet doubts; suspects, yet strongly loves! [ William Shakespeare ]

Man is certainly stark mad; he cannot make a flea, and yet he will be making gods by dozens. [ Montaigne ]

We are disgusted by gossip; yet it is of importance to keep the angels in their proprieties. [ Emerson ]

He that lets his fish escape into the water, may cast his net often yet never catch it again. [ Proverb ]

Nature will sometimes lie buried a great while, and yet revive upon occasion of a temptation. [ Proverb ]

We hope to grow old, yet we dread old age; that is to say, we love life and shrink from death. [ La Bruyère ]

Strong conceit, like a new principle, carries all easily with it, when yet above common-sense. [ Locke ]

Our natures are like oil; compound us with anything, yet still we strive to swim upon the top. [ Beaumont and Fletcher ]

Though fear should lend him pinions like the wind, yet swifter fate will seize him from behind. [ Swift ]

The vanity of human life is like a river, constantly passing away, and yet constantly coming on. [ Pope ]

We gladden our eyes with the beauty of flowers; yet in one short morning they die and pass away. [ Saigiyo ]

He who has not forgiven an enemy has never yet tasted one of the most sublime enjoyments of life. [ Lavater ]

We hope to grow old, and yet we fear old age; that is, we are willing to live, and afraid to die. [ La Bruyfere ]

There is more or less sorrow in the word goodbye, and yet how we like to hear some people say it. [ Emerson ]

I have been young, and am now old, and have not yet known an untruthful man to come to a good end. [ Berthold Auerbach ]

Declaring the end from the beginning, and from the ancient times the things that are not yet done. [ Bible ]

How dire is love when one is so tortured; and yet lovers cannot exist without torturing themselves. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]

Woman's first duty in life is to her dressmaker. What the second duty is no one has yet discovered. [ Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband ]

A God speaks softly in our breast; softly, yet distinctly, shows us what to hold by and what to shun. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]

I scarcely exceed the middle age of man; yet between infancy and maturity I have seen ten revolutions! [ Lamartine ]

Though the generous man care the least for wealth; yet he will be the most galled with the want of it. [ Proverb ]

Dim sadness did not spare that time celestial visages; yet, mixed with pity, violated not their bliss. [ Milton ]

If you bethink yourself of any crime unreconciled as yet to heaven and grace, solicit for it straight. [ William Shakespeare ]

Rending nourisheth the wit; and when it is wearied with study, it refresheth it, yet not without study. [ Seneca ]

Be no one like another, yet every one like the Highest; to this end let each one be perfect in himself. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]

Though color be the lowest of all the constituent parts of beauty, yet it is vulgarly the most striking. [ Joseph Spence ]

Nature and truth, though never so low or vulgar, are yet pleasing when openly and artlessly represented. [ Pope ]

Every generous action loves the public view, yet no theatre for virtue is equal to a consciousness of it. [ Cicero ]

No man has yet discovered the means of giving successfully friendly advice to women - not even to his own. [ Balzac ]

We think our civilisation near its meridian; but we are yet only at the cock-crowing and the morning star. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]

No human capacity ever yet saw the whole of a thing; but we may see more and more of it the longer we look. [ John Ruskin ]

It is a blessing to be fair, yet such a blessing as if the soul answer not to the face, may lead to a curse. [ Bishop Hall ]

It is impossible to have a lively hope in another life, and yet be deeply immersed in the enjoyments of this. [ Atterbury ]

Evil and good are everywhere, like shadow and substance; (for men) inseparable, yet not hostile, only opposed. [ Carlyle ]

We lose some friends for whom we regret more than we grieve; and others for whom we grieve, yet do not regret. [ Rochefoucauld ]

There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches. [ Bible ]

Public opinion, though often formed upon a wrong basis, yet generally has a strong underlying sense of justice. [ Abraham Lincoln ]

All things in the natural world symbolize God, yet none of them speak of Him but in broken and imperfect words. [ Henry Ward Beecher ]

The age of curiosity, like that of chivalry, is ended, properly speaking, gone. Yet perhaps only gone to sleep. [ Carlyle ]

There is no praise we have not lavished upon prudence; and yet she cannot assure to us the most trifling event. [ La Rochefoucauld ]

If a man look sharply and attentively, he shall see Fortune, for, though she be blind, yet she is not invisible. [ Bacon ]

Sleep is a god too proud to wait in palaces, and yet so humble too as not to scorn the meanest country cottages. [ Cowley ]

Men are guided less by conscience than by glory: and yet the shortest way to glory is to be guided by conscience. [ Henry Home ]

In eternal cares we spend our years, ever agitated by new desires: we look forward to living, and yet never live. [ Fontanelle ]

Fight valiantly today; and yet I do thee wrong to mind thee of it, for thou art framed of the firm truth of valor. [ William Shakespeare ]

We cannot conquer fate and necessity, yet we can yield to them in such a manner as to be greater than if we could. [ Landor ]

Die two months ago, and not forgotten yet? Then there's hope a great man's memory may outlive his life half a year. [ William Shakespeare ]

Sleep brings dreams; and dreams are often most vivid and fantastical before we have yet been wholly lost in slumber. [ Robert Montgomery Bird ]

Much wishes man for himself, and yet needs he but little; for the days are short, and limited is the fate of mortals. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]

The world abhors closeness, and all but admires extravagance; yet a slack hand shows weakness, a tight hand strength. [ Charles Buxton ]

Though thou shouldst bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him. [ Bible ]

Covetous men need money least, yet they most affect it; but prodigals, who need it most have the least regard for it. [ Alexander Wilson ]

There is no sorrow I have thought more about than that, - to love what is great, and try to reach it, and yet to fail. [ George Eliot ]

Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. [ Jesus ]

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 ]

I have sped by land and sea, and mingled with much people, but never yet could find a spot unsunned by human kindness. [ Tupper ]

If life be a pleasure, yet, since death also is sent by the hand of the same Master, neither should that displease us. [ Michael Angelo ]

What is admirable justly calls forth our admiration, yet a woman seems to be no true woman who calls forth nothing else. [ Platen ]

There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth: and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty. [ Bible ]

Yet I argue not against heaven's hand or will, nor bate a jot of heart or hope, but still bear up and steer right onward. [ Milton ]

If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know it when you find it. [ Steve Jobs ]

Man, made of the dust of the world, does not forget his origin; and all that is yet inanimate will one day speak and reason. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]

In this retirement of the mind from the senses, it retains a yet more incoherent manner of thinking, which we call dreaming. [ Locke ]

Superstition is certainly not the characteristic of this age. Yet some men are bigoted in politics who are infidels in religion. [ Junius ]

These evils I deserve, yet despair not of His final pardon whose ear is ever open and his eye gracious to readmit the supplicant. [ Milton ]

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 ]

Everything falls and is effaced. A few feet under the ground reigns so profound a silence, and yet, so much tumult on the surface! [ Victor Hugo ]

If the world does improve on the whole, yet youth must always begin anew, and go through the stages of culture from the beginning. [ Goethe ]

Neglect will banish love, kill a lie, and silence slander; yet it will feed a malady, nourish hatred, and fill a garden with weeds. [ E. P. Day ]

Without earnestness there is nothing to be done in life; yet among the people we name cultivated, little earnestness is to be found. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]

In the mind, as in a field, though some things may be sown and carefully brought up, yet what springs naturally is the most pleasing. [ Tac ]

One faithful friend is enough for a man's self; it is much to meet with such a one, yet we can't have too many for the sake of others. [ De Bruyere ]

You know the Ark of Israel and the calf of Belial were both made of gold. Religion has never yet changed the metal of her one adoration. [ Ouida ]

Riches, though they may reward virtues, yet they cannot cause them; he is much more noble who deserves a benefit than he who bestows one. [ Feltham ]

Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. There is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more a man has, the more he wants. [ Ben. Franklin ]

Happy is it to place a daughter; yet it pains a father's heart when he delivers to another's house a child, the object of his tender care. [ Euripides ]

The love of fame is a passion natural and universal, which no man, however high or mean, however wise or ignorant, was yet able to despise. [ Dr. Johnson ]

The scholar only knows how dear these silent yet eloquent companions of pure thoughts and innocent hours become in the season of adversity. [ Washington Irving ]

The conversation of women in society resembles the straw used in packing china: it is nothing, yet, without it, everything would be broken. [ Mme. de Salm ]

Husband and wife, - so much in common, how different in type! Such a contrast, and yet such harmony, strength and weakness blended together! [ Ruffini ]

To be prejudiced is always to be weak; yet there are prejudices so near to laudable that they have been often praised and are always pardoned. [ Johnson ]

The heart is a small thing, but desireth great matters; it is not sufficient for a kite's dinner, yet the whole world is not sufficient for it. [ V. Hugo ]

There may be some tenderness, in the conscience and yet the will be a very stone; and as long as the will stands out, there is no broken heart. [ Richard Alleine ]

The nearer I approach the end, the plainer I hear around me the immortal symphonies of the worlds which invite me. It is marvelous, yet simple. [ Victor Hugo ]

Men of real merit, and whose noble and glorious deeds we are ready to acknowledge, are yet not to be endured when they vaunt their own actions. [ Aeschines ]

A rich man cannot enjoy a sound mind nor a sound body without exercise and abstinence; and yet these are truly the worst ingredients of poverty. [ Lord Kames ]

They who are most weary of life, and yet are most unwilling to die, are such who have lived to no purpose, - who have rather breathed than lived. [ Lord Clarendon ]

For the greatest fool and rascal in creation there is yet a worse condition; and that is, not to know it, but to chink himself a respectable man. [ George MacDonald ]

We are at best but stewards of what we falsely call our own; yet avarice is so insatiable that it is not in the power of liberality to content it. [ Seneca ]

One loves because he loves: this explanation is, as yet, the most serious and the most decisive that has been found for the solution of this problem.

Jealousy is a painful passion; yet without some share of it, the agreeable affection of love has difficulty to subsist in its full force and violence. [ Hume ]

A noble birth and fortune, though they make not a bad man good, yet they are a real advantage to a worthy one, and place his virtues in a fairer light. [ Lillo ]

O youth! ephemeral song, eternal canticle! The world may end, the heavens fall, yet loving voices would still find an echo in the ruins of the universe! [ Jules Janin ]

Whatever the benefits of fortune are, they yet require a palate fit to relish and taste them; it is fruition, and not possession, that renders us happy. [ Montaigne ]

Who shoots at the midday sun, though he be sure he shall never hit the mark, yet as sure he is that he shall shoot higher than he who aims but at a bush. [ Sir P. Sidney ]

That plenty should produce either Covetousness or prodigality is a perversion of providence; and yet the generality of men are the worse for their riches. [ William Penn ]

A man or a woman may be highly irritable, and yet be sweet, tender, gentle, loving, sociable, kind, charitable, thoughtful for others, unselfish, generous. [ Charles Buxton ]

There was never yet philosopher that could endure the toothache patiently, however they have writ the style of gods, and make a pish at chance and sufferance. [ William Shakespeare ]

All those observers who have spent their lives in the study of the human heart, know less about the signs of love than the most brainless, yet sensitive woman. [ J. J. Rousseau ]

Jealousy is said to be the offspring of love. Yet, unless the parent makes haste to strangle the child, the child will not rest till it has poisoned the parent. [ J. C. and A. W. Hare ]

In art the Greeks were the children of the Egyptians. The day may yet come when we shall do justice to the high powers of that mysterious and imaginative people. [ Beaconsfield ]

"A fair day's wages for a fair day's work," is as just a demand as governed men ever made of governing; yet in what corner of this planet was that ever realised? [ Carlyle ]

Though with their high wrongs I am struck to the quick, yet, with my nobler reason, against my fury do I take part; the rarer action is in virtue than in vengeance. [ William Shakespeare ]

Books are the legacies that genius leaves to mankind, to be delivered down from generation to generation, as presents to the posterity of those that are yet unborn. [ Addison ]

Some people carry their hearts in their heads; very many carry their heads in their hearts; the difficulty is to keep them apart, yet both actively working together. [ A. W. Hare ]

Ere yet we yearn for what is out of our reach, we are still in the cradle. When wearied out with our yearnings, desire again falls asleep, - we are on the death-bed. [ Edward Bulwer-Lytton ]

If human love hath power to penetrate the veil - and hath it not? - then there are yet living here a few who have the blessedness of knowing that an angel loves them. [ Hawthorne ]

Of the present state, whatever it be, we feel and are forced to confess the misery; yet when the same state is again at a distance, imagination paints it as desirable. [ Dr. Johnson ]

Seek not proud riches, but such as thou may'st get justly use soberly, distribute cheerfully, and leave contentedly; yet have no abstract nor friarly contempt of them. [ Bacon ]

The ways to enrich are many, and rfiost of thom foul. Parsimony is one of the best, and yet is not innocent; for it withholdeth men from works of liberality and charity. [ Bacon ]

Busy not yourself in looking forward to the events of tomorrow; but whatever may be those of the days Providence may yet assign you neglect not to turn them to advantage. [ Horace ]

Few of us appreciate the number of our everyday blessings; we think they are trifles, and yet trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle, as Michael Angelo said. [ Sir John Lubbock ]

Reputation is rarely proportioned, to virtue. We have seen a thousand people esteemed, either for the merit, they had not yet attained or for that they no longer possessed. [ St. Evremond ]

A man explodes with indignation when a woman ceases to love him, yet he soon finds consolation; a woman is less demonstrative when deserted, and remains longer inconsolable.

Yet even this hath this inconvenience in it - that it makes its possessor neglect the furnishing of the mind with nobleness. Nay, it oftentimes is a cause that the mind is ill. [ Feltham ]

It is singular how impatient men are with overpraise of others, how patient of overpraise of themselves; and yet the one does them no injury, while the other may be their ruin. [ Lowell ]

Amiable people, while they are more liable to imposition in casual contact with the world, yet radiate so much of mental sunshine that they are reflected in all appreciative hearts. [ Madame Deluzy ]

Every man that has felt pain knows how little all other comforts can gladden him to whom health is denied. Yet who is there does not sometimes hazard it for the enjoyment of an hour? [ Dr. Johnson ]

No villainy or flagitious action was ever yet committed but, upon a due inquiry into the cause of it, it will be found that a lie was first or last the principal engine to effect it. [ South ]

To escape from arrangements that tortured me, my heart sought refuge in the world of ideas, when as yet I was unacquainted with the world of realities, from which iron bars excluded me. [ Schiller at his training-school ]

The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. [ Bible ]

No one has found out how to soothe with music and sweet symphony those bitter pangs by which death and sad misfortunes destroy families; and yet to assuage such griefs by music were wisdom. [ Euripides ]

The era of Christianity - peace, brotherhood, the Golden Rule as applied to governmental matters - is yet to come, and when it comes, then, and then only, will the future of nations be sure. [ Kossuth ]

He that falls into sin, is a man; that grieves at it, is a saint; that boasteth of it, is a devil; yet some glory in that shame, counting the stains of sin the best complexion of their souls. [ Fuller ]

Noble blood! bah! What blood is more noble or so pure as that of the lion? And yet he is only a brute. It is merit, education and virtue, not blood, that lift men above the level of the brutes. [ Michael le Faucheur ]

Had I children, my utmost endeavors would be to make them musicians. Considering I have no ear, nor even thought of music, the preference seems odd, and yet it is embraced on frequent reflection. [ H. Walpole ]

Bed is a bundle of paradoxes; we go to it with reluctance, yet we quit it with regret; and we make up our minds every night to leave it early, but we make up our bodies every morning to keep it late. [ Colton ]

This world could not exist if it were not so simple. The ground has been tilled a thousand years, yet its powers remain ever the same; a little rain, a little sun, and each spring it grows green again. [ Goethe ]

The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favor to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all. [ Bible ]

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 ]

People seem to think themselves in some ways superior to heaven itself, when they complain of the sorrow and want round about them. And yet it is not the devil for certain who puts pity into their hearts. [ Anne Isabella Thackeray ]

Beautiful it is to understand and know that a thought did never yet die; that as thou, the originator thereof, hast gathered it and created it from the whole past, so thou wilt transmit to the whole future. [ Carlyle ]

Pleasure and pain, though directly opposite, are yet so contrived by nature as to be constant companions; and it is a fact that the same motions and muscles of the face are employed both in laughing and crying. [ Charron ]

In my opinion, the unjust man whose tongue is full of glozing rhetoric, merits the heaviest punishment; vaunting that he can with his tongue gloze over injustice, he dares to act wickedly, yet he is not over-wise. [ Euripides ]

Resentment is, in every stage of the passion, painful, but it is not disagreeable, unless in excess; pity is always painful, yet always agreeable; vanity, on the contrary, is always pleasant, yet always disagreeable. [ Horne ]

Among the writers of all ages, some deserve fame, and have it; others neither have nor deserve it; some have it, not deserving it; others, though deserving it, yet totally miss it,, or have it not equal to their deserts. [ Milton ]

Happy season of virtuous youth, when shame is still an impassable celestial barrier, and the sacred air-castles of hope have not shrunk into the mean clay hamlets of reality, and man by his nature is yet infinite and free. [ Carlyle ]

Of God's light I was not utterly bereft, if my as yet sealed eyes, with their unspeakable longing, could nowhere see Him; nevertheless in my heart He was present and His heaven-written law still stood legible and sacred there. [ Carlyle ]

I would rather be the author of one original thought than conqueror of a hundred battles. Yet moral excellence is so much superior to intellectual, that I ought to esteem one virtue more valuable than a hundred original thoughts. [ W. B. Clulow ]

I never yet heard man or woman much abused, that I was not inclined to think the better of them; and to transfer any suspicion or dislike to the person who appeared to take delight in pointing out the defects of a fellow-creature. [ Jane Porter ]

Love and the Soul, working together, might go on producing Venuses without end, each different, and all beautiful; but divorced and separated, they may continue producing indeed, yet no longer any being, or even thing, truly godlike. [ Ed ]

Besides the pleasure derived from acquired knowledge, there lurks in the mind of man, and tinged with a shade of sadness, an unsatisfactory longing for something beyond the present, a striving towards regions yet unknown and unopened. [ Wilhelm von Humboldt ]

A spark is a molecule of matter, yet may it kindle the world; vast is the mighty ocean, but drops have made it vast. Despise not thou small things, either for evil or for good; for a look may work thy ruin, or a word create thy wealth. [ Tupper ]

If any man can convince me and bring home to me that I do not think or act aright, gladly will I change; for I search after truth, by which man never yet was harmed. But he is harmed who abideth on still in his deception and ignorance. [ Marcus Aurelius ]

Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life; although the spirit be not master of that which it creates through music, yet it is blessed in this creation, which, like every creation of art, is mightier than the artist. [ Beethoven ]

You should not only have attention to everything, but a quickness of attention, so as to observe at once all the people in the room - their motions, their looks and their words - and yet without staring at them and seeming to be an observer. [ Chesterfield ]

If these little sparks of holy fire which I have thus heaped up together do not give life to your prepared and already enkindled spirit, yet they will sometimes help to entertain a thought, to actuate a passion, to employ and hallow a fancy. [ Jeremy Taylor ]

Perhaps God does with His heavenly garden as we do with our own. He may chiefly stock it from nurseries, and select for transplanting what is yet in its young and tender age - flowers before they have bloomed, and trees ere they begin to bear. [ Rev. Dr. Guthrie ]

Genius, indeed, melts many ages into one, and thus effects something permanent, yet still with a similarity of office to that of the more ephemeral writer. A work of genius is but the newspaper of a century, or perchance of a hundred centuries. [ Hawthorne ]

One could not wish any man to fall into a fault; yet it is often precisely after a fault, or a crime even, that the morality which is in a man first unfolds itself, and what of strength he as a man possesses, now when all else is gone from him. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]

The study of art is a taste at once engrossing and unselfish, which may be indulged without effort, and yet has the power of exciting the deepest emotions, - a taste able to exercise and to gratify both the nobler and softer parts of our nature. [ Guizot ]

A few years hence and he will be beneath the sod; but those cliffs will stand, as now, facing the ocean, incessantly lashed by its waves, yet unshaken, immovable; and other eyes will gaze on them for their brief day of life, and then they, too, will close. [ H. P. Liddon ]

The coarsest father gains a new impulse to labor from the moment of his baby's birth; he scarcely sees it when awake, and yet it is with him all the time. Every stroke he strikes is for his child. New social aims, new moral motives, come vaguely up to him. [ T. W. Higginson ]

There are certain events which to each man's life are as comets to the earth, seemingly strange and erratic portents; distinct from the ordinary lights which guide our course and mark our seasons, yet true to their own laws, potent in their own influences. [ Edward Bulwer-Lytton ]

It doth not yet appear what we shall be. We lie here in our nest, unfledged and weak, guessing dimly at our future, and scarce believing what even now appears. But the power is in us, and that power is finally to be revealed. And what a revelation will that be! [ Horace Bushnell ]

There would not be any absolute necessity for reserve if the world were honest; yet even then it would prove expedient. For, in order to attain any degree of deference, it seems necessary that people should imagine you have more accomplishments than you discover. [ Shenstone ]

Nature gives you the impression as if there were nothing contradictory in the world; and yet, when you return back to the dwelling-place of man, be it lofty or low, wide or narrow, there is ever somewhat to contend with, to battle with, to smooth and put to rights. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]

People travel the world over to visit untouched places of natural beauty, yet modern gardens pay little heed to the simplicity and beauty of these environments... those special places we all must preserve and protect, each in his own way, before they are lost forever. [ Mary Reynolds, 2002 Gold Medal Winner of the Chelsea Flower Show, November 2001 Application Form. Dare to Be Wild movie ]

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 ]

Love is not altogether a delirium, yet has it many points in common therewith ... I call it rather a discerning of the Infinite in the Finite, of the Idea made Real; which discerning again may be either true or false, either seraphic or demonic, Inspiration or Insanity. [ Carlyle ]

What a chimera is man! What a confused chaos! What a subject of contradictions! A professed judge of all things, and yet a feeble worm of the earth! the great depositary and guardian of truth, and yet a mere bundle of uncertainties! the glory and the shame of the universe! [ Pascal ]

Nature is sanitive, refining, elevating. How cunningly she hides every wrinkle of her inconceivable antiquity under roses and violets and morning dew! Every inch of the mountains is scarred by unimaginable convulsions, yet the new day is purple with the bloom of youth and love. [ Emerson ]

The higher enthusiasm of man's nature is for the while without exponent; yet does it continue indestructible, unweariedly active, and work blindly in the great chaotic deep. Thus sect after sect, and church after church, bodies itself forth, and melts again into new metamorphosis. [ Carlyle ]

Music is nothing else but wild sounds civilized into time and tune; such is the extensiveness thereof, that it stoopeth so low as brute beasts, yet mounteth as high as angels; horses will do more for a whistle than for a whip, and by hearing their bells, jingle away their weariness. [ T. Fuller ]

In the use of the tongue God hath distinguished us from beasts, and by the well or ill using it we are distinguished from one another; and therefore, though silence be innocent as death, harmless as a rose's breath to a distant passenger, yet it is rather the state of death than life. [ Jeremy Taylor ]

A mother's love is indeed the golden link that binds youth to age; and he is still but a child, however time may have furrowed his cheek or silvered his brow, who can yet recall, with a softened heart, the fond devotion, or the gentle chidings, of the best friend that God ever gives us. [ Bovee ]

Scepticism commonly takes up the room left by defect of imagination, and is the very quality of mind most likely to seek for sensual proof of supersensual things. If one came from the dead it could not believe; and yet it longs for such a witness, and will put up with a very dubious one. [ Lowell ]

The silent power of books is a great power in the world; and there is a joy in reading them which those alone can know who read them with desire and enthusiasm. Silent, passive, and noiseless though they be, they may yet set in action countless multitudes, and change the order of nations. [ Henry Giles ]

The flitting sunbeam has been grasped and made to do man's bidding in place of the painter's pencil. And although Franklin tamed the lightning, yet not until yesterday has its instantaneous flash been made the vehicle of language: thus in the transmission of thought annihilating space and time. [ Professor Robinson ]

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 ]

As in the case of painters, who have undertaken to give us a beautiful and graceful figure, which may have some slight blemishes, we do not wish them to pass over such blemishes altogether, nor yet to mark them too prominently. The one would spoil the beauty, and the other destroy the likeness of the picture. [ Plutarch ]

Albeit failure in any cause produces a correspondent misery in the soul, yet it is, in a sense, the highway to success, inasmuch as every discovery of what is false leads us to seek earnestly after what is true, and every fresh experience points out some form of error which we shall afterward carefully eschew. [ Keats ]

Now nature is not at variance with art, nor art with nature; they being both the servants of his providence. Art is the perfection of nature. Were the world now as it was the sixth day, there were yet a chaos. Nature hath made one world, and art another. In brief, all things are artificial; for nature is the art of God. [ Sir Thomas Browne ]

As well might a lovely woman look daily in her mirror, yet not be aware of her beauty, as a great soul be unconscious of the powers with which Heaven has gifted him; not so much for himself, as to enlighten others - a messenger from God Himself, with a high and glorious mission to perform. Woe unto him who abuses that mission! [ Chambers ]

The king is but a man, as I am; the violet smells to him as it doth to me; the element shows to him as it doth to me; all his senses have but human conditions; his ceremonies laid by, in his nakedness he appears but a man; and though his affections are higher mounted than ours, yet, when they stoop, they stoop with the like wing. [ William Shakespeare ]

Excellence is never granted to man, but as the reward of labor. It argues, indeed, no small strength of mind to persevere in the habits of industry, without the pleasure of perceiving those advantages which, like the bands of a clock, whilst they make hourly approaches to their point, yet proceed so slowly as to escape observation. [ Sir Joshua Reynolds ]

No man ever stood lower in my estimation for having a patch in his clothes; yet I am sure there is greater anxiety to have fashionable, or at least clean and unpatched clothes, than to have a sound conscience. I sometimes try my acquaintances by some such test as this - who could wear a patch, or two extra seams only, over the knee. [ Thoreau ]

Chance never writ a legible book; chance never built a fair house; chance never drew a neat picture; it never did any of these things, nor ever will; nor can it be without absurdity supposed able to do them; which yet are works very gross and rude, very easy and feasible, as it were, in comparison to the production of a flower or a tree. [ Barrow ]

Neither can we admit that definition of genius that some would propose - a power to accomplish all that we undertake; for we might multiply examples to prove that this definition of genius contains more than the thing defined. Cicero failed in poetry. Pope in painting. Addison in oratory; yet it would be harsh to deny genius to these men. [ Colton ]

Authors have a greater right than any copyright, though it is generally unacknowledged or disregarded. They have a right to the reader's civility. There are favorable hours for reading a book, as for writing it, and to these the author has a claim. Yet many people think that when they buy a book, they buy with it the right to abuse the author. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ]

Under the influence of music we are all deluded in some way; we imagine that the performers must dwell in the regions to which they lift their hearers; we are reluctant to admit that a man may blow the most soul-animating strains from his trumpet and yet be a coward; or melt an audience to tears with his violin, and yet be a heartless profligate. [ H. W. Hillard ]

It is not merely the multiplicity of tints, the gladness of tone, or the balminess of the air which delight in the spring; it is the still consecrated spirit of hope, the prophecy of happy days yet to come; the endless variety of nature, with presentiments of eternal flowers which never shall fade, and sympathy with the blessedness of the ever-developing world. [ Novalis ]

Occur or Transpire? The misuse of these words is very common. Occur means simply to take place, to happen; transpire to leak out, to come to light. Hence, it is incorrect to say, The annual school exhibition transpired last week. The proper word here is occurred. But transpire is correctly used in such a sentence as, The proceedings of the caucus have not yet transpired. [ Pure English, Hackett And Girvin, 1884 ]

The golden ripple on the wall came back again, and nothing else stirred in the room. The old, old fashion! The fashion that came in with our first garments, and will last unchanged until our race has run its course, and the wide firmament is rolled up like a scroll. The old, old fashion, - Death! Oh, thank God, all who see it, for that older fashion yet, - of Immortality! [ Charles Dickens ]

A man that is young in years may be old in hours, if he have lost no time; but that happeneth rarely. Generally, youth is like the first cogitations, not so wise as the second; for there is a youth in thoughts as well as in ages; and yet the invention of young men is more lively than that of old, and imaginations stream into their minds better, and, as it were, more divinely. [ Bacon ]

If there were no readers there certainly would be no writers. Clearly, therefore, the existence of writers depends upon the existence of readers; and, of course, as the cause must be antecedent to the effect, readers existed before writers. Yet, on the other hand, if there were no writers there could be no readers, so it should appear that writers must be antecedent to readers. [ Paul Chatfield, M.D ]

If I might venture to appeal to what is so much out of fashion at Paris, I mean to experience, I should tell you that in my course I have known and, according to my measure, have cooperated with great men; and I have never yet seen any plan which has not been mended by the observations of those who were much inferior in understanding to the person who took the lead in the business. [ Burke ]

There have been many men who left behind them that which hundreds of years have not worn out. The earth has Socrates and Plato to this day. The world is richer yet by Moses and the old prophets than by the wisest statesmen. We are indebted to the past. We stand in the greatness of ages that are gone rather than in that of our own. But of how many of us shall it be said that, being dead, we yet speak? [ Beecher ]

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 ]

The world's history is a divine poem, of which the history of every nation is a canto, and every man a word. Its strains have been pealing along down the centuries; and, though there have been mingled the discords of warring cannon and dying men, yet to the Christian, philosopher, and historian, - the humble listener, - there has been a divine melody running through the song, which speaks of hope and halcyon days to come. [ James A. Garfield ]

How absolute and omnipotent is the silence of night! And yet the stillness seems almost audible! From all the measureless depths of air around us comes a half-sound, a half-whisper, as if we could hear the crumbling and falling away of earth and all created things, in the great miracle of nature, decay and reproduction, ever beginning, never ending, - the gradual lapse and running of the sand in the great hour-glass of Time. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ]

It is the saying of an old divine, Two things in ray apparel I will chiefly aim at - commodiousness and decency; more than these is not commendable, yet I hate an effeminate spruceness as much as a fantastic disorder. A neglected comeliness is the best ornament. It is said of the celebrated Mr. Whitfield that he always was very clean and neat, and often said pleasantly that a minister of the gospel ought to be without a spot. [ J. Beaumont ]

When I gaze into the stars, they look down upon me with pity from their serene and silent spaces, like eyes glistening with tears over the little lot of man. Thousands of generations, all as noisy as our own, have been swallowed up by time, and there remains no record of them any more. Yet Arcturus and Orion, Sirius and Pleiades, are still shining in their courses, clear and young, as when the shepherd first noted them in the plain of Shinar! [ Carlyle ]

The whole difference between a man of genius and other men, it has been said a thousand times, and most truly, is that the first remains in great part a child, seeing with the large eyes of children, in perpetual wonder, not conscious of much knowledge - conscious, rather, of infinite ignorance, and yet infinite power; a fountain of eternal admiration, delight, and creative force within him meeting the ocean of visible and governable things around him. [ Ruskin ]

Pride looks back upon its past deeds, and calculating with nicety what it has done, it commits itself to rest; whereas humility looks to that which is before, and discovering how much ground remains to be trodden, it is active and vigilant. Having gained one height, pride looks down with complacency on that which is beneath it; humility looks up to a higher and yet higher elevation. The one keeps us on this earth, which is congenial to its nature; the other directs our eye, and tends to lift us up to heaven. [ James McCosh ]

I put myself, my experiences, my observations, my heart and soul into my work. I press my soul upon the white paper. The writer who does this may have any style, he or she will find the hearts of their readers. Writing a book involves, not a waste, but a great expenditure of vital force. Yet I can assure you I have written the last lines of most of my stories with tears. The characters of my own creation had become dear to me. I could not bear to bid them good-bye and send them away from me into the wide world. [ Amelia E. Barr, The Art of Authorship, 1891 ]

Nature seems to delight in disappointing the assiduities of art, with which it would rear dulness to maturity, and to glory in the vigor and luxuriance of her chance productions. She scatters the seeds of genius to the winds, and though some may perish among the stony places of the world, and some may be choked by the thorns and brambles of early adversity, yet others will now and then strike root even in the clefts of the rock, struggle bravely up into sunshine, and spread over their sterile birthplace all the beauties of vegetation. [ Washington Irving ]

The loss of a mother is always severely felt; even though Her health may incapacitate her from taking any active part in the care of her family, still she is a sweet rallying-point, around which affection and obedience, and a thousand tender endeavors to please concentrate; and dreary is the blank when such a point is withdrawn! It is like that lonely star before us; neither its heat nor light are anything to us in themselves; yet the shepherd would feel his heart sad if he missed it, when he lifts his eye to the brow of the mountain over which it rises when the sun descends. [ Lamartine ]

Man little knows what calamities are beyond his patience to bear till he tries them; as in ascending the heights of ambition, which look bright from below, every step we rise shows us some new and gloomy prospect of hidden disappointment; so in our descent from the summits of pleasure, though the vale of misery below may appear, at first, dark and gloomy, yet the busy mind, still attentive to its own amusement, finds, as we descend, something to flatter and to please. Still as we approach, the darkest objects appear to brighten, and the mortal eye becomes adapted to its gloomy situation. [ Goldsmith ]

All the performances of human art, at which we look with praise or wonder, are instances of the resistless force of perseverance; it is by this that the quarry becomes a pyramid, and that distant countries are united by canals. If a man was to compare the effect of a single stroke of a pickaxe, or of one impression of the spade, with the general design and last result, he would be overwhelmed with the sense of their disproportion; yet those petty operations, incessantly continued, in time surmount the greatest difficulties, and mountains are leveled and oceans bounded, by the slender force of human beings. [ Dr. Johnson ]

I remember that one fateful day when Coach took me aside. I knew what was coming. You don't have to tell me, I said. I'm off the team, aren't I? Well, said Coach, you never were really ON the team. You made that uniform you're wearing out of rags and towels, and your helmet is a toy space helmet. You show up at practice and then either steal the ball and make us chase you to get it back, or you try to tackle people at inappropriate times. It was all true what he was saying. And yet, I thought something is brewing inside the head of this Coach. He sees something in me, some kind of raw talent that he can mold. But that's when I felt the handcuffs go on. [ Jack Handey, Deep Thoughts ]

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 ]

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