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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
  A man who reads much becomes arrogant and pedantic; one who sees much becomes wise, sociable, and helpful.  1
  Bei den meisten Menschen gründet sich der Unglaube in einer Sache auf blinden Glauben in einer andern—With most men unbelief in one thing is founded on blind belief in another.  2
  He who has less than he desires should know that he has more than he deserves.  3
  He who knows himself well will very soon learn to know all other men: it is all reflection (Zurückstrahlung).  4
  If an ass looks in, you cannot expect an apostle to look out.  5
  In jedem Menschen ist etwas von allen Menschen—In every man there is something of all men.  6
  Is it not strange that men should be so ready to fight for religion and so reluctant to observe its precepts?  7
  It is a golden rule not to judge men according to their opinions, but according to the effect these opinions have on their character.  8
  Man muss keinem Menschen trauen, der bei seinen Versicherungen die Hand auf’s Herz legt—We should trust no man who in his protestations lays his hand on his heart.  9
  Many people place virtue more in regretting than in amendment.  10
  Much reading makes one haughty and pedantic; much observation (Sehen) makes one wise, sociable, and helpful.  11
  There is something of all men in every man.  12
  Trust no man who pledges you with his hand on his heart.  13
  When a head and a book come into collision, and one sounds empty, is it always the book?  14
  With the majority of men unbelief in one thing is founded on blind belief in another thing.  15

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