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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Gloom
 
  He who is only just is stern; he who is only wise lives in gloom.
Voltaire.    
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  Gloom and sadness are poison to us, and the origin of hysterics. You are right in thinking that this disease is in the imagination; you have defined it perfectly; it is vexation which causes it to spring up, and fear that supports it.
Madame de Sévigné.    
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