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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
  Always win fools first; they talk much, and what they have once uttered they will stick to.  1
  Infinite toil would not enable you to sweep away a mist; but, by ascending a little, you may often overlook it altogether.  2
  It takes a great man to make a good listener.  3
  Love shows, even to the dullest, the possibilities of the human race.  4
  Most terrors are but spectral illusions.  5
  Patience is even more rarely manifested in the intellect than in the temper.  6
  Some persons, instead of making a religion for their God, are content to make a god of their religion.  7
  The man at the head of the house can mar the pleasure of the household; but he cannot make it. That must rest with the woman, and it is her greatest privilege.  8
  The rich are always advising the poor; but the poor seldom venture to return the compliment.  9

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