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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
De Foe
        Wherever God erects a house of prayer,
The Devil always builds a chapel there:
And ’twill be found upon examination,
The latter has the largest congregation.
  All the good things of this world are no further good to us than as they are of use; and whatever we may heap up to give to others, we enjoy only as much as we can use, and no more.  2
  And lords whose parents were the Lord knows who!  3
  Blood follows blood.  4
  Friends are good,—good, if well chosen.  5
  It is better to have a lion at the head of an army of sheep, than a sheep at the head of an army of lions.  6
  Pride, the first peer and president of hell.  7
  We are very fond of some families because they can be traced beyond the Conquest, whereas indeed the farther back, the worse, as being the nearer allied to a race of robbers and thieves.  8
  When flatterers meet the devil goes to dinner.  9

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