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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
Roger Ascham
  A man, groundly learned already, may take much profit himself in using by epitome to draw other men’s works, for his own memory sake, into short room.  1
  He hazardeth much who depends for his learning on experience. An unhappy master, he that is only made wise by many shipwrecks; a miserable merchant, that is neither rich nor wise till he has been bankrupt. By experience we find out a short way by a long wandering.  2
  It is a pity that, commonly, more care is had—yea, and that among very wise men—to find out rather a cunning man for their horse than a cunning man for their children.  3
  It is good manners, not rank, wealth, or beauty, that constitute the real lady.  4
  To be rash is to be bold without shame and without skill.  5
  Twenty to one offend more in writing too much than too little.  6

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