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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
 
Mackenzie
 
  Delusive ideas are the motives of the greatest part of mankind, and a heated imagination the power by which their actions are incited. The world in the eye of a philosopher may be said to be a large madhouse.  1
  Fame is a revenue payable only to our ghosts.  2
  People do not care to give alms without some security for their money; and a wooden leg or a withered arm is a sort of draft upon heaven for those who choose to have their money placed to account there.  3
  We are content with personating happiness—to feel it is an art beyond us.  4
 
 
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