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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
  Did we but compare the miserable scantiness of our capacities with the vast profundity of things, truth and modesty would teach us wary language.  1
  It is the great beauty of true religion that it shall be universal, and a departure in any instance from universality is a corruption of religion itself.  2
  Justice is but the distributing to everything according to the requirements of its nature.  3
  Obstinacy in opinions holds the dogmatist in the chains of error, without hope of emancipation.  4
  The precipitancy of disputation, and the stir and noise of passions that usually attend it, must needs be prejudicial to verity.  5
  The sages of old live again in us, and in opinions there is a metempsychosis.  6
  The understanding also hath its idiosyncrasies as well as other faculties.  7
  The woman in us still prosecutes a deceit like that begun in the garden.  8
  There is nothing in words and styles but suitableness that makes them acceptable and effective.  9
  These spiritual joys are dogged by no sad sequels.  10
  They that never peeped beyond the common belief in which their easy understandings were at first indoctrinated are strongly assured of the truth of their receptions.  11
  Time, as a river, hath brought down to us what is more light and superficial, while things more solid and substantial have been immersed.  12
  We have a mistaken notion of antiquity, calling that so which in truth is the world’s nonage.  13

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