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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
 
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  Eminent positions are like the summits of rocks; only eagles and reptiles can get there.  1
  Fiction is a potent agent for good in the hands of the good.  2
  Gallantry thrives most in a court atmosphere.  3
  How enormous appear the crimes we have not committed!  4
  It were no virtue to bear calamities if we did not feel them.  5
  Obstinacy is ever most positive when it is most in the wrong.  6
  Romance is the poetry of literature.  7
  We smile at the satire expended upon the follies of others, but we forget to weep at our own.  8
  Woman’s tongue is her sword, which she never lets rust.  9
  Worship your heroes from afar; contact withers them.  10
 
 
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