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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
  A spark neglected makes a mighty fire.  1
  Attempt the end, and never stand to doubt; / Nothing’s so hard, but search will find it out.  2
  By time and counsel do the best we can: / Th’ event is never in the power of man.  3
  Conquer we shall, but we must first contend; / ’Tis not the fight that crowns us, but the end.  4
  Despair takes heart when there’s no hope to speed; / The coward then takes arms and does the deed.  5
  Fame is the breath of popular applause.  6
  Gather the rosebuds while ye may, / Old Time is still a-flying, / And this same flower that smiles to-day, / To-morrow will be dying.  7
  How rich a man is, all desire to know, / But none enquire if good he be or no.  8
  Kings ought to shear, not skin their sheep.  9
  Let’s live with that small pittance which we have; / Who covets more is evermore a slave.  10
  Love’s of itself too sweet; the best of all / Is when love’s honey has a dash of gall.  11
  Ne’er the rose without the thorn.  12
  Nothing is new; we walk where others went; / There’s no vice now but has its precedent.  13
  That man lives twice that lives the first life well.  14

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