Quotation Explorer - 'Oft'

The appearance of right oft leads us wrong. - Horace
Where reason fails, time oft has worked a cure. - Seneca
Yet such is oft the course of deeds that move the wheels of the world: small hands do them becuase they must, while the eyes of the great are elsewhere.
Costly thy habit [dress] as thy purse can buy; But not expressed in fancy - rich, not gaudy. For the apparel oft proclaims the man. - William Shakespeare
Wisdom oft lurks beneath a tattered coat. - Caecilius Statius
Mercy is not itself, that oft looks so - William Shakespeare
Oft expectations fails, and most oft there Where most it promises; and oft it hits Where hope is coldest, and despair most fits. - William Shakespeare
Go oft to the house of thy friend, for weeds choke the unused path. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ein Zeichen dafür, dass dir Allahs göttliche Liebe nahe ist, ist:dass dein Herz gebrochen wird, und zwar so oft, dass du alle Hoffnungen für diese Welt verloren hast, und dass die einzige Hoffnung, die du noch hast, in Ihm (Allah) ist. - Abdel-Qadir al-Gilani
Oft in the stilly night,Ere Slumber's chain has bound me,Fond memory brings the lightOf other days around me; The smiles, the tears, Of boyhood years,The words of love then spoken; The eyes that shown Now dimmed and gone,The cheerful hearts now broken.(from When the Splendor Falls by Laurie McBain) - Thomas Moore
The friendships of the world are oft confederacies in vice, or leagues of pleasures. - Joseph Addison
Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him. The evil that men do lives after them; The good is oft interred with their bones. - William Shakespeare
The best laid schemes o' Mice an' Men, Gang aft agley, An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain, For promis'd joy! (The best laid schemes of Mice and Men oft go awry, And leave us nothing but grief and pain, For promised joy!) - Robert Burns
'Twas Christmas broach'd the mightiest ale; 'Twas Christmas told the merriest tale; A Christmas gambol oft could cheer The poorest man's heart thru half the year. - Sir Walter Scott
Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy, but not express'd in fancy; rich, not gaudy; for the apparel oft proclaims the man. - William Shakespeare
It is humor's job to laugh at the futility oft engendered by the improbable; but it is poetry's job to dream of the potentiality of that which is not impossible. - D.E. Navarro
Men of ill judgment oft ignore the goodThat lies within their hands, till they have lost it. - Sophocles
True wit is nature to advantage dressed;What oft was thought, but ne'er so well expressed. - Alexander Pope
In hours of bliss we oft have met:They could not always last;And though the present I regret,I'm grateful for the past. - William Congreve
The greatest help oft comes in harm's disguise, to those with trusting hearts and open eyes. - William D. Burt
Neither a borrower nor a lender be; For loan oft loses both itself and friend; And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry [economy]. - William Shakespeare
Oft expectation fails, and most oft where most it promises; and oft it hits where hope is coldest; and despair most sits. - William Shakespeare
A short saying oft contains much wisdom. - Sophocles
Nonsense and noise will oft prevail, when honour and affection fail. - William Lloyd
Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie, which we ascribe to heaven. - William Shakespeare
Have you not heard it said full oft, a woman's nay doth stand for naught. - William Shakespeare
Oft have I heard that grief softens the mind, And makes it fearful and degenerate; Think therefore on revenge and cease to weep. - William Shakespeare
Beware the knowledge thou seek, for knowledge though oft light, can sow the seeds of night and reap from the darkness that ensues"- 1654 - Esmerelda Jane Forstine
Neither a borrower nor a lender be; For loan oft loses both itself and friend, And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry. This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man. - William Shakespeare
A show of daring oft conceals great fear. - Lucan
How far your eyes may pierce, i cannot tell; striving to better, oft we mar what's well. - William Shakespeare
Reputation is an idle and most false imposition; oft got without merit, and lost without deserving. - William Shakespeare
A truth told once is no match for a lie oft repeated. - James Rozoff
EXCOMMUNICATION, n. This "excommunication" is a word In speech ecclesiastical oft heard, And means the damning, with bell, book and candle, Some sinner whose opinions are a scandal -- A rite permitting Satan to enslave him Forever, and forbidding Christ to save him. Gat Huckle - Ambrose Bierce
'Tis beauty that doth oft make women proud; but, God He knows, thy share thereof is small. - William Shakespeare
Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie. - William Shakespeare
Our doubts are traitors, And make us lose the good we oft might win By fearing to attempt. - William Shakespeare
Though music oft hath such a charm to make bad good, and good provoke to harm. - William Shakespeare
Still round the corner there may wait A new road or a secret gateAnd though I oft have passed them by A day will come at last when IShall take the hidden paths that run West of the Moon, East of the Sun. - J.R.R. Tolkien
I dream for an absentee and oft maligned device—the accident-maker, the soul-taker, my camera; its factory guaranteedthird eye, without which I am duly dimand memory denied. No picturesfor my contrived Arbus to declare, excepting some stitch of Sextonmanages these sentences of despair. - Kristen Henderson
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