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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
  Better not read books in which you make the acquaintance of the devil.  1
  Great talents have some admirers, but few friends.  2
  It is better to create than to be learned. Creating is the essence of life.  3
  Our age knows nothing but reactions, and leaps from one extreme to another.  4
  The old prose writers wrote as if they were speaking to an audience; while among us prose is invariably written for the eye alone.  5
  What cannot be abused is good for nothing.  6

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