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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Alphonse Karr
 
  A widow is like a frigate of which the first captain has been shipwrecked.  1
  A woman who writes, commits two sins: she increases the number of books, and decreases the number of women.  2
  Almost every one flatters himself that he and his are exceptionable.  3
  Avoid all haste; calmness is an essential ingredient of politeness.  4
  Display is like shallow water, where you can see the muddy bottom.  5
  Dress is the great business of all women, and the fixed idea of some.  6
  Every man has three characters—that which he exhibits, that which he has, and that which he thinks he has.  7
  Flowing water is at once a picture and a music, which causes to flow at the same time from my brain, like a limpid and murmuring rivulet, sweet thoughts, charming reveries, and melancholy remembrances.  8
  Friendship between two women is always a plot against another one.  9
  If there is a fruit that can be eaten raw, it is beauty.  10
  If women only knew the extent of their power!  11
  Love in marriage should be the accomplishment of a beautiful dream, and not, as it too often proves, the end.  12
  One expresses well only the love he does not feel.  13
  Though we have two eyes, we are supplied with but one tongue. Draw your own moral.  14
  Women’s glances express what they dare not speak.  15
 
 
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