Carlos Rodrigo

Book notes: Familiar quotations by John Bartlett

From the Bible.

Proverbs xxviii. 1. The wicked flee when no man pursueth.

Ecclesiastes i. 9. There is no new thing under the sun.

Ecclesiastes v. 12. The sleep of a laboring man is sweet.

Ecclesiastes ix. 4. For a living dog is better than a dead lion.

Isaiah lx. 22. A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation.

Hosea viii. 7. For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind. Micah iv. 3.

The Burial Service. In the midst of life we are in death. Earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust.

Matthew iv. 4. Man shall not live by bread alone. Matthew v. 13. Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savor, wherewith shall it be salted?

Matthew vii. 7. Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.

The tree is known by his fruit.

Matthew xv. 14. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.

Matthew xix. 24. It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

Luke xi. 23. He that is not with me is against me.

It is more blessed to give than to receive.

Peter v. 8. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about seeking whom he may devour.

From two gentlemen of Verona.

Act iv. Sc. 1. To make a virtue of necessity.

Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.

Our doubts are traitors, And make us lose the good we oft might win, By fearing to attempt.

it is excellent To have a giant’s strength; but it is tyrannous To use it like a giant.

From the Merchant of Venice.

Act ii. Sc. 7. All that glisters is not gold.

Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head. Act ii. Sc. 1.

How bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man’s eyes!

Present fears Are less than horrible imaginings. Act i. Sc. 3. Come what come may, Time and the hour runs through the roughest day.

12/01/2021

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