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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
  Curiosity is a desire to know why and how; such as is in no living creature but man.  1
  Good and evil are names that signify our appetites and aversions.  2
  If I had read as much as other men, I would have been as ignorant as they are.  3
  Jus omnium in omnia, et consequenter bellum omnium in omnes—The right of all to everything, and therefore of all to make war on all.  4
  Obligation is thraldom, and thraldom is hateful.  5
  Our nature is inseparable from desires, and the very word “desire” (the craving for something not possessed) implies that our present felicity is not complete.  6
  Pity is imagination or fiction of future calamity to ourselves proceeding from the sense of another man’s calamity.  7
  Words are wise men’s counters, but they are the money of fools.  8

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