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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
  Children blessings seem, but torments are, / When young, our folly, and when old, our fear.  1
  Clocks will go as they are set; but man, irregular man, is never constant, never certain.  2
  Fine speeches are the instruments of knaves / Or fools, that use them when they want good sense; / Honesty needs no disguise or ornament.  3
  Greatness, thou gaudy torment of our souls, / The wise man’s fetter and the rage of fools.  4
  Justice is lame as well as blind among us.  5
  No flattery, boy; an honest man can’t live by ’t; / It is a little sneaking art, which knaves / Use to cajole and soften fools withal.  6

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