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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
 
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  Ennui is a word which the French invented, though of all nations in Europe they know the least of it.  1
  Ennui is the desire of activity without the fit means of gratifying the desire.  2
  Falsehood and death are synonymous.  3
  In nine cases out of ten, the evil tongue belongs to a disappointed man.  4
  It is when the hour of conflict is over, that history comes to a right understanding of the strife, and is ready to exclaim: “Lo! God is here, and we knew it not.”  5
 
 
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