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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
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  Fools measure actions after they are done by the event; wise men beforehand, by the rules of reason and right.  1
  Death borders upon our birth, and our cradle stands in the grave.  2
  Garments that have once a rent in them are subject to be torn on every nail, and glasses that are once cracked are soon broken; such is a good man’s name once tainted with just reproach.  3
  Heaven hath many tongues to talk of it, more eyes to behold it, but few hearts that rightly affect it.  4
  It is no small commendation to manage a little well. He is a good waggoner that can turn in a little room.  5
  Lust yielded to is a pleasant madness, but it is a desperate madness when opposed.  6
  No man is so worthy of envy as he that can be cheerful in want.  7
  Nothing doth so fool a man as extreme passion.  8
  Revenge commonly hurts both the offerer and the sufferer; as we see in a foolish bee, which in her anger envenometh the flesh and loseth her sting, and so lives a drone ever after.  9
  Seldom ever was any knowledge given to keep but to impart; the grace of this rich jewel is lost in concealment.  10
  Society is the atmosphere of souls, and we necessarily imbibe from it something which is either infectious or hurtful.  11
  To misconstrue a good thing is a treble wrong—to myself, the action, and the author.  12

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