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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
  A woman has two smiles that an angel might envy: the smile that accepts the lover before the words are uttered, and the smile that lights on the first-born baby, and assures it of a mother’s love.  1
  Cheerfulness is health; the opposite, melancholy, is disease.  2
  Coerced innocence is like an imprisoned lark; open the door, and it is off for ever.  3
  Failures are with heroic minds the stepping-stones to success.  4
  God has made sunny spots in the heart; why should we exclude the light from them?  5
  Harvests are Nature’s bank dividends.  6
  Hear one side, and you will be in the dark; hear both, and all will be clear.  7
  Hope is not the man for your banker, though he may do for your travelling companion.  8
  Nicknames stick to people, and the most ridiculous are the most adhesive.  9
  No man is rich whose expenditures exceed his means; and no one is poor whose incomings exceed his outgoings.  10
  When a man is wrong and won’t admit it, he always gets angry.  11

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