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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
  Every man’s reason is every man’s oracle.  1
  He alone is happy, and he is truly so, who can say, “Welcome life, whatever it brings! welcome death, whatever it is!”  2
  Let us march intrepidly wherever we are led by the course of human accidents. Wherever they lead us, on what coasts soever we are thrown by them, we shall not find ourselves absolutely strangers.  3
  Liberty is to the collective body what health is to every individual body. Without health no pleasure can be tasted by man; without liberty no happiness can be enjoyed by society.  4
  Patriotism must be founded on great principles and supported by great virtue.  5
  The providence of God has established such an order in the world, that of all which belongs to us, the least valuable parts can alone fall under the will of others.  6
  There is no part of the world from whence we may not admire these planets, which roll, like ours, in different orbits round the same central sun;… and whilst my soul is thus raised up to heaven, it imports me little what ground I tread upon.  7
  We furnish our minds as we furnish our houses—with the fancies of others, and according to the mode and age of our country; we pick up our ideas and notions in common conversation as in schools.  8
  Whatever is best is safest, lies most out of the reach of human power, can neither be given nor taken away.  9

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