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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
 
Pasquier Quesnel
 
  Men are more inclined to ask curious questions than to obtain necessary instruction.  1
  There is no greater punishment than that of being abandoned to one’s self.  2
  Truth irritates only those whom it enlightens, but does not convert.  3
  We pass our life in deliberation, and we die upon it.  4
  Zeal is very blind or badly regulated when it encroaches upon the rights of others.  5
 
 
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