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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
Lord John Russell
  Collision is as necessary to produce virtue in men, as it is to elicit fire in inanimate matter; and chivalry is the essence of virtue.  1
  Conspicuous by its absence.  2
  The habit of party in England is not to ask the alliance of a man of genius, but to follow the guidance of a man of character.  3
  The wit of one man, and the wisdom of many.    His definition of a proverb.  4

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