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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
William Fleming
  According to the Stoics, apathy meant the extinction of the passions by the ascendency of reason.  1
  He who is certain, or presumes to say he knows, is, whether he be mistaken or in the right, a dogmatist.  2
  Proverbs embody the current and practical philosophy of an age or nation.  3
  Prudence is one of the virtues which were called cardinal by the ancient ethical writers.  4
  Science is knowledge certain and evident in itself, or by the principles from which it is deducted, or with which it is certainly connected. It is subjective, as existing in the mind; objective, as embodied in truths; speculative, as leading to do something, as in practical science.  5
  The ideal is to be obtained by selecting and assembling in one whole the beauties and perfections which are usually seen in different individuals, excluding everything defective or unseemly, so as to form a type or model of the species.  6
  The term “intellect” includes all those powers by which we acquire, retain, and extend our knowledge; as perception, memory, imagination, judgment, and the like.  7

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