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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
  A heart to resolve, a head to contrive, and a hand to execute.  1
  All that is human must retrograde, if it do not advance.  2
  Conversation enriches the understanding; but solitude is the school of genius.  3
  Fanaticism obliterates the feelings of humanity.  4
  History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind.  5
  The pathetic almost always consists in the detail of little circumstances.  6
  The unfortunate are loud and loquacious in their complaints, but real happiness is content with its own silent enjoyment.  7
  The winds and the waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.  8
  Vicissitudes of fortune, which spares neither man nor the proudest of his works, which buries empires and cities in a common grave.  9
  Whenever the offence inspires less horror than the punishment, the rigour of penal law is obliged to give way to the common feelings of mankind.  10

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