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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
  We strive as hard to hide our hearts from ourselves as from others, and always with more success; for in deciding upon our own case we are both judge, jury, and executioner, and where sophistry cannot overcome the first, or flattery the second, self-love is always ready to defeat the sentence by bribing the third.
        I do despise these demagogues that fret
The angry multitude: they are but as
The froth upon the mountain wave—the bird
That shrieks upon the sullen tempest’s wing.
Sir A. Hunt.    

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