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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
  All governments are to some extent a treaty with the Devil.  1
  He who is destitute of principles is governed, theoretically and practically, by whims.  2
  In one thing men of all ages are alike; they have believed obstinately in themselves.  3
  It is impossible to be a hero in anything unless one is first a hero in faith.  4
  Justice is the freedom of those who are equal. Injustice is the freedom of those who are unequal.  5
  Men will always act according to their passions. Therefore the best government is that which inspires the nobler passions and destroys the meaner.  6
  No man can be a hero in anything who is not first of all a hero in faith.  7
  Not when I rise above, only when I rise to, something, do I approve myself.  8
  Nothing is more ruinous for a man than when he is mighty enough in any part to right himself without right.  9
  We always live prospectively, never retrospectively, and there is no abiding moment.  10
  We enjoy ourselves only in our work, our doing; and our best doing is our best enjoyment.  11
  Where idolatry ends, Christianity begins; and where idolatry begins, Christianity ends.  12

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