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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
B. R. Haydon
  Christ left us not a system of logic, but a few simple truths.  1
  Danger is the very basis of superstition. It produces a searching after help supernaturally when human means are no longer supposed to be available.  2
  Evil is generally committed under the hope of some advantage the pursuit of virtue seldom obtains.  3
  Genius in poverty is never feared, because Nature, though liberal in her gifts in one instance, is forgetful in another.  4
  He who wants any help or prop, in addition to the internal evidences of its truth for his belief, never was and never will be a Christian.  5
  How difficult it is to get men to believe that any other man can or does act from disinterestedness.  6
  It is better to make friends than adversaries of a conquered race.  7
  Love and death are the two great hinges on which all human sympathies turn.  8
  Never disregard what your enemies say.  9
  Nothing is difficult; it is only we who are indolent.  10
  Some persons are so devotional they have not one bit of true religion in them.  11
  The first proof of a man’s incapacity for anything is his endeavouring to fix the stigma of failure upon others.  12
  What is life but the choice of that good which contains the least of evil!  13

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