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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
A. Warwick
  Knowledge of my way is a good part of my journey.  1
  Meditation is a busy search in the storehouse of phantasy for some ideas of matters to be cast in the moulds of resolution into some forms of words and action; in which search I find this is the best conclusion, that to meditate on the best is the best of meditations, and a resolution to make a good end is a good end of my resolutions.  2
  That the voice of the common people is the voice of God, is as full of falsehood as commonness. For who sees not that those black-mouthed hounds, upon the mere scent of opinion, as freely spend their mouths in hunting counter, or, like Actæon’s dogs, in chasing an innocent man to death, as if they followed the chase of truth itself, in a fresh scent?  3
  To be without passion is worse than a beast; to be without reason is to be less than a man.  4

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