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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
C. Fox
  Every attempt to crush an insurrection with means inadequate to the end foments instead of suppressing it.  1
  False shame is the parent of many crimes.  2
  He who is conscious of guilt cannot bear the innocence of others: he tries to reduce other characters to his own level.  3
  Nature has planted passions in the heart of man for the wisest purposes both of religion and life.  4
  Of all the characters of cruelty, I consider that as the most odious which assumes the garb of mercy.  5
  Personal attachment is no fit ground for public conduct, and those who declare they will take care of the rights of the sovereign because they have received favours at his hand, betray a little mind and warrant the conclusion that if they did not receive those favours they would be less mindful of their duties, and act with less zeal for his interest.  6
  The voice of the people ought always to meet with attention, though it does not always claim obedience.  7
  There is a spirit of resistance implanted by the Deity in the breast of man, proportioned to the size of the wrongs he is destined to endure.  8

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