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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:4395
AUTHOR:Edmund Burke (1729–1797)
QUOTATION:I am convinced that we have a degree of delight, and that no small one, in the real misfortunes and pains of others. 1
ATTRIBUTION:On the Sublime and Beautiful. Sect. xiv. vol. i. p. 118.
 
Note 1.
In the adversity of our best friends we always find something which is not wholly displeasing to us.—Francis, Duc de La Rochefoucauld: Reflections, xv. [back]
 

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