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698. Ceux qui n'aiment pas, ont rarement de grandes joies ;
ceux qui aiment, ont souvent de grandes tristesses. (Fr.) -Those who know not what love is, rarely experience great enjoyment; and those who do, frequently suffer
deep griefs. 699. Ceux qui nuisent à la réputation ou à la fortune des autres,
plutôt que de perdre un bon mot, méritent une peine infamante. (Fr.) La Bruy. Car. Those who would injure the reputation, or the fortunes of others, rather than lose a witty saying, deserve to be branded as
infamous. 700. Ceux qui, sans nous connaître assez, pensent mal de nous
ne nous font pas tort; ce n'est pas nous qu'ils attaquent, c'est le fantôme de leur imagination. (Fr.) La Bruy. Car. vol. ii. p. 77.—Those who, without adequate knowledge, form unfavourable opinions of us, do us no wrong ; since it is not us whom they are attacking, but the creation
of their own imagination. 701. Chacun à son goût. (Fr.)—Every man according to his
taste. This is not to be translated—“Every man has
the gout." 702. Chacun dit du bien de son coeur, et personne n'en ose dire de
de son esprit. (Fr.) La Rochef. Max. p. 44, § 98.—Every one can say a good word for his heart, but no one is bold enough to say as much for his wits. Want of feeling we
naturally disclaim, not so readily want of perception. 703. Chacun doit balayer devant sa propre porte. (Fr.) Prov.
-Everybody ought to sweep before his own door. 704. Chacun en particulier peut tromper, et être trompé; per
sonne n'a trompé tout le monde, et tout le monde n'a trompé personne. (Fr.) Bouhours ? An individual may deceive and be deceived, but no one has ever yet succeeded in deceiving the whole world, nor has the world ever combined to deceive
individual. If the Christian world is persuaded of the truth of Christianity,
the conviction is not the result of deceit, but because the most educated portion of mankind is convinced of the truth of the Gospel. In the same way, the general agreement of men on any subject may be taken as a guarantee of its truth. The unanimity is too large to admit of the idea of fraudulent in. tention. Cf. in this connection the French Prov., Quand tout le monde a tort, tout le monde a raison (La Chaussée, Gouver. nante, 1, 3). — When every one is in the wrong, every one is in the right.
705. Chacun son métier, et les vaches seront bien gardées. (Fr.)
Prov.-Every one attend to his own business, and the
cows will be well looked after. 706. Xaderà tà kadá. (Gr.) What is beautiful is hard. All
fine accomplishments are difficult of attainment. 707. Chaque âge a ses plaisirs, son esprit, et ses maurs. (Fr.)
Boil. A. P. 3, 374.—Every age has its pleasures, its style
of wit, and its own ways. 708. Chaque médaille a son revers. (Fr.) Prov.-Fvery medal
has its reverse. There's another side to every tale. One
story is good till another is told. 709. Xápis zápı TikTel. (Gr.) Soph. Frag.–Kindness begets kindness.
& Anax 522 710. Charité bien ordonnée commence par soi-même. (Fr.)-
Well regulated charity begins at home. 711. Chasse cousin. (Fr.)-Chace-cousin, i.e., bad wine. Such
as one would put down to drive away poor relations, or
the description of persons called hangers-on. 712. Chateaux en Espagne. (Fr.)—Castles in Spain. Castles
in the air. 713. Chat échaudé craint l'eau froide. (Fr.) Prov.—A scalded
cat dreads even cold water. A burnt child dreads the fire. 714. Chef d'oeuvre. (Fr.)A masterpiece. The best work of
any painter, poet, etc. 715. Che non men che saver, dubbiar m'aggrata.
(It.) Dante, Inf. 11, 93. Ignorance not less than knowledge charms.-Cary. 716. Chercher à connaître, c'est chercher à douter. (Fr.)— To
wish to know is to wish to doubt. Knowledge which is
not guided by faith generally ends in scepticism.
N'est souvent qu'apprendre à douter.— Mme. Deshoulières.
Is too frequently learning to doubt. -Ed. 717. Cherchez la femme. (Fr.) Alex. Dumas père, Mohicans
de Paris, vol. ii. cap. 16.–Search for the woman. Say-
Ebers, Uarda, vol. ii. cap. 14 (1876), says :
Du vergisst, dass hier eine Frau mit im spiel ist.
Büchmann, pp. 220, 221.) 718. Che sarà, sarà. (It.) Prov.—What will be, will be. Motto
of the Duke of Bedford, Earl Russell, Lord Ampthill,
and Lord de Clifford. 719. Chevalier d'industrie. (Fr.)—A swindler. A man who lives by his wits.
A sharper. 720. Chi compra ha bisogno di cent occhi,
Chi vende n'ha assai di uno. (It.) Prov.—He who buys requires an hundred eyes, while he who sells has occasion
only for one. 721. Chi compra terra, compra guerra. (It.) Prov.—Who buys
land, buys war (trouble), who buys soil, buys moil. 722. Chi é causa del suo mal, pianga se stesso. (It.)— Let him
who has been the cause of his own misfortunes bewail his
own folly. No one else will pity him. 723. Chi fa il conto senza l'oste, gli convien farlo due volte. (It.)
-Ile who reckons without his host must reckon over
again. 724. Chi ha il lupo per compagno, port' il cane sotto il mantello.
(It.)-He who keeps company with a wolf should carry a
dog under his cloak. 725. Chi lingua ha, a Roma va. (It.)—He who has a tongue
He who has a tongue in his head may go anywhere. 726. Chi mal commincia peggio finisce. (It.) Prov.—He who
begins badly, generally ends worse. 727. Chi niente sa, di niente dubita. (It.) Prov.He who
knows nothing, doubts nothing. It has been said of some
that “they know too much for their peace.” 728. Chi non ha testa abbia gambe. (It.)—He who has no head,
should have legs. If you cannot save yourself by your head (wits), you must by your heels.
goes to Rome.
729. Chi piu intende, piu perdona. (It.) Prov.-The more a
man knows, the more he forgives. 730. Chi prende, si vende. (It.) Prov.- Who takes a present,
sells himself. 731. Chi serve al commune serve nessuno. (It.)—He who serves
the public, serves no one. Services performed are soon
forgotten, and the public are in general ungrateful. 732. Chi ti fa carezze piu che non suole,
O t'ha ingannato, o ingannar ti vuole. (It.) Prov.-
has deceived you, or has the intention to do so. 733. Chi troppo abbraccia nulla stringe. (It.) Prov.-He who
grasps too much, will hold nothing. 734. Chi va piano va sano, e chi va sano va lontano. (It.)
Prov.—He who goes gently travels in safety, and goes far
in the day. Slow and sure. 735. Chi vuol vada, chi non vuol mandi. (It.)—He who wishes
something done, let him go himself; he who is indifferent about it, let him send another. If you want a thing done,
do it yourself.
Aliena ut cures, eaque nihil quæ ad te attinent ?
(L.) Ter. Heaut. 1, 1, 24. Menedemus. Have you such leisure, Chremes, from your own affairs,
To attend to those of others, which concern you not? Chremes. I am a man. And nothing that belongs to man
Do I consider indifferent to me. — -El. 737. Christen haben Keine Nachbar. (G.) Prov.-Christians
have no neighbours. 738. Christiana militia. (L.)—Christian warfare.
Motto of the Order of Christ of Portugal. 739. Christianos ad leonem. (L.) Tert. Apol. 40.—To the lion
with the Christians ! Cry of the pagans against the Catholics in the early persecutions of the Church, when anything adverse occurred either in the natural or political world. Also, aipe toùs đ0cóus. (Gr.) Euseb. iv.
15.-Away with the atheists ! 740. Ciel pommelé, femme fardée
Ne sont pas de longue durée. (Fr.) Prov.--A dappled sky, and a woman who paints, are not of long duration.
741. Ci-gît ma femme : ah ! qu'elle est bien
Pour son repos et pour le mien. (Fr.) Du Lorens ? Here lies my wife: there let her lie !
She's in peace, and so am I. 742. Ci-gît Piron, qui ne fût rien
Pas même Académicien. (Fr.)— Flere lies Piron, who was nothing, not even a member of the Academy. The
witty epitaph composed for himself by Alexis Piron. 743. Cineri gloria sera venit. (L.) Mart. 1, 26, 8.—Glory
comes too late when one is turned to ashes. 744. Ciò che Dio vuole, Io voglio. (It.)—What God wills, I
will. Motto of Lord Dormer. 745. Cio che si usa, non ha bisogno di scusa.
(It.) Prov.That which is customary requires no excuse. 746. Citharædus Ridetur chorda qui semper oberrat eadem.
(L.) Hor. A. P. 356. The harp-player, who for ever wounds the ear
With the same discord, makes the audience jeer.—Conington. 747. Citius venit periculum cum contemnitur. (L.) Prov.
Decim. Laber. ?Laugh at danger, and it comes all the
748. Cito rumpes arcum, semper si tensum habueris,
At si laxaris, cum voles, erit utilis.
Ad cogitandum melior ut redeat sibi. (L.) Phædr. 3, 14.
But if unstrung 'twill serve you at your need.
To come back to its task with fresher heed.-Ed. 749. Cito scribendo non fit ut bene scribatur, bene scribendo fit
ut cito. (L.) Quint. 10, 3, 10.--Quick writing does not make good writing; the way to write quickly is to
write well. 750. Clarior e tenebris. (L.)-1 shine all the clearer in the
gloom. Motto of Earl of Milltown. 751. Claudite jam rivos, pueri; sat prata biberunt.
(L.) Virg. E. 3, 11. Now close the hatches, boys, the meads have drunk enough. 752. Clausum fregit. (L.) Law Term.—He has broken into
my enclosure. He has committed a trespass. 753. Cæpisti melius quam desinis : ultima primis
Cedunt: dissimiles hic vir, et ille puer. (L.) Ov. H.