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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
  Argument does not soften, but rather hardens, the obdurate heart.  1
  Every relation to mankind, of hate or scorn or neglect, is full of vexation and torment.  2
  God giveth true grace to but a chosen few, however many aspire to it.  3
  Godliness is practical religion.  4
  How many a knot of mystery and misunderstanding would be untied by one word spoken in simple and confiding truth of heart! How many a solitary place would be made glad if love were there, and how many a dark dwelling would be filled with light!  5
  Occupied people are not unhappy people.  6
  Our hearts must not only be broken with sorrow, but be broken from sin, to constitute repentance.  7
  Politeness is practical Christianity.  8
  The industrious bee does not stop to complain that there are so many poisonous flowers and thorny branches in his road, but buzzes on, selecting the honey where he can find it, and passing quietly by the places where it is not. There is enough in this world to complain about and find fault with, if men have the disposition. We often travel on a hard and uneven road; but with a cheerful spirit, and a heart to praise God far His mercies, we may walk therein with comfort, and come to the end of our journey in peace.  9
  The taxes of government are heavy enough, but not so heavy as the taxes we lay upon ourselves.  10
  There is nothing to do with men but to love them; to contemplate their virtues with admiration, their faults with pity and forbearance, and their injuries with forgiveness.  11
  Truth is the root of all the charities.  12
  We may neglect the wrongs which we receive, but be careful to rectify those which we are the cause of to others.  13

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