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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
Isaac Disraeli
  Education, however indispensable in a cultivated age, produces nothing on the side of genius. Where education ends, genius often begins.  1
  Fortune has rarely condescended to be the companion of genius.  2
  If you would ensure a peaceful old age, be careful of the acts of each day of your youth; for with youth the deeds thereof are not to be left behind.  3
  Mediocrity can talk, but it is for genius to observe.  4
  Plagiarists, at least, have the merit of preservation.  5
  Proverbs were anterior to books, and formed the wisdom of the vulgar, and in the earliest ages were the unwritten laws of morality.  6
  Quotation, like much better things, has its abuses. One may quote till one compiles.  7
  Romance has been elegantly defined as the offspring of fiction and love.  8
  The sympathy of sorrow is stronger than the sympathy of prosperity.  9
  The wisdom of the wise and the experience of ages may be preserved by quotation.  10
  Theories of genius are the peculiar constructions of our philosophical times; ages of genius have passed away, and they left no other record than their works.  11
  To think and to feel constitute the two grand divisions of men of genius—the men of reasoning and the men of imagination.  12
  We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end.  13
  Who had hoped for triumph, but who was prepared for sacrifice.  14
  Without tact you can learn nothing. Tact teaches you when to be silent. Inquirers who are always inquiring never learn anything.  15

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