Magill's Quotations in Context

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Drawn from world literature each entry from 2020 quotations, arranged by first word of quotation, gives source, author (with dates), first publication, type of work, and then a full description of the circumstances in which the sayings were used.

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Almighty dollar The
28
Answer me in one word
41
As unto the bow the cord is so unto the man is woman
54
Ay but to die and go we know not where
61
Barefoot boy with cheek of tan
67
Be secret and exult
73
Beauty is truth truth beauty
79
Bell book and candle
85
Fling away ambition
253
Fool doth think he is wise but the wise man knows himself to be a fool The
259
For in the stars is written the death of every man
265
Fought all his battles over again
271
From battle and murder and from sudden death
277
Game is up The
283
Get thee behind me Satan
286
Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given
292

Beware of false prophets
91
Biggest fish I caught got away The
94
Blood more stirs to rouse a lion than to start a hare The
100
Boys will is the winds will A
106
Broken and a contrite heart A
112
have promises to keep
118
By the shores of Gitche Gumee
124
Call me Ishmael
125
Caparisons dont become a young woman
131
Child is father of the man The
137
Clay lies still but bloods a rover
143
Come off scotfree
149
Conspicuous consumption of valuable goods
155
Courage never to submit or yield
157
Crown of glory A
163
Damn the torpedoes
169
Death by inches
175
Devil can cite Scripture for his purpose The
181
Do as I say not as I do
187
Do thy duty Leave to Heaven the rest
189
Double double toil and trouble
195
Earth has not anything to show more fair
201
England never did nor never shall lie at the proud foot of a conqueror
207
Eureka
213
Every subjects duty is the kings but every subjects soul is his own
219
Evil be thou my good
222
Facts are stubborn things
228
Far from the madding crowds ignoble strife
234
Fault dear Brutus is not in our stars but in ourselves The
240
Fifteen men on the dead mans chest
246
Flesh of my flesh
252
God bless us every one
298
Gods foot upon the treadle of the loom
304
Gone woolgathering
310
Government of laws and not of men A
316
Great god Pan is dead The
319
Grind the faces of the poor
325
Half a league half a league half a league onward
331
Happy Christmas to all and to all a goodnight
337
xvi
338
He builded better than he knew
343
He makes no friend who never made a foe
352
He that is giddy thinks the world turns round
358
He who can do everything must need fear every man
364
Helen thy beauty is to me like those Nicean barks of yore
370
Here is Gods plenty
376
His first best country ever is at home
382
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
386
Hope springs eternal in the human breast
392
How dull it is to pause to make an end to rust unburnished
398
Human kind cannot bear very much reality
404
am looking for a man
410
bear a charmed life
416
count religion but a childish toy
420
dote on myself
426
have fought a good fight
432
have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny
438
long to talk with some old lovers ghost
444
shot an arrow into the air
450
Gentleman never inflicts pain A 285
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