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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
  I make the most of my enjoyments; and as for my troubles, I pack them in as little compass as I can for myself, and never let them annoy others.  1
  Imagination is a mettled horse that will break the rider’s neck when a donkey would have carried him to the end of his journey, slow but sure.  2
  In heaven ambition cannot dwell, / Nor avarice in the vaults of hell.  3
  It is with words as with sunbeams; the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.  4
  Live as long as you may, the first twenty years are the longest half of your life.  5
  Love is indestructible, / Its holy flame for ever burneth; / From heaven it came, to heaven returneth.  6
  My notions of life are much the same as they are about travelling; there is a good deal of amusement on the road, but, after all, one wants to be at rest.  7
  Order is the sanity of the mind, the health of the body, the peace of the city, the security of the state. As the beams to a house, as the bones to the microcosm of man, so is order to all things.  8
  The march of intellect is proceeding at quick time; and if its progress be not accompanied by a corresponding improvement in morals and religion, the faster it proceeds, with the more violence will you be hurried down the road to ruin.  9
  The Satanic school.  10
  Three things that enrich genius are contentment of mind, the cherishing of good thoughts, and the exercise of memory.  11
  What will not woman, gentle woman, dare, / When strong affection stirs her spirit up?  12
  You have no hold on a human being whose affections are without a tap-root!  13

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