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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
  Beauty is an all-pervading presence.  1
  Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage.  2
  Every human being is intended to have a character of his own, to be what no other is, to do what no other can.  3
  Faith is love taking the form of aspiration.  4
  Home, the nursery of the infinite.  5
  Influence is to be measured not by the extent of surface it covers, but by its kind.  6
  It is one of the wretchednesses of the great that they have no approved friends.  7
  Knowledge is essential to freedom.  8
  Life is a fragment, a moment between two eternities, influenced by all that has preceded, and to influence all that follows.  9
  Life is a moment between two eternities.  10
  No man should part with his own individuality and become that of another.  11
  One anecdote is worth a volume of biography.  12
  Religion, if it be true, is central truth; and all knowledge which is not gathered round it, and quickened and illuminated by it, is hardly worth the name.  13
  Sensuality is the grave of the soul.  14
  The great hope of society is individual character.  15
  The world is governed much more by opinion than by laws.  16
  True love is the parent of a noble humility.  17
  Whatever expands the affections or enlarges the sphere of our sympathies, whatever makes us feel our relation to the universe, and all that it inherits, in time and in eternity, to the great and beneficent Cause of all, must unquestionably refine our nature and elevate us in the scale of being.  18

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