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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
                        Thou chiefest good,
Bestow’d by heaven, but seldom understood.
  Agreement exists in disagreement.  2
  As far as the stars are from the earth, and as different as fire is from water, so much do self-interest and integrity differ.  3
  Away with delay—it always injures those who are prepared.  4
  By daring, great fears are often concealed.  5
  Emulation adds its spur.  6
  He believed that he was born, not for himself, but for the whole world.  7
  Idle rumors were also added to well-founded apprehension.  8
  In a state of anarchy power is the measure of right.  9
  Is there any other seat of the Divinity than the earth, sea, air, the heavens, and virtuous minds? why do we seek God elsewhere? He is whatever you see; He is wherever you move.  10
  It is not becoming to turn from friends in adversity, but then it is for those who have basked in the sunshine of their prosperity to adhere to them. No one was ever so foolish as to select the unfortunate for a friend.  11
  Learn on how little man may live, and how small a portion nature requires.  12
  Poverty is shunned and persecuted all over the globe.  13
  Some men by ancestry are only the shadow of a mighty name.  14
  The conqueror is not so much pleased by entering into open gates, as by forcing his way. He desires not the fields to be cultivated by the patient husbandman; he would have them laid waste by fire and sword. It would be his shame to go by a way already opened.  15
  The gods conceal from men the happiness of death, that they may endure life.  16
  The sins committed by many pass unpunished.  17
  The wounds of civil war are deepest.  18
  There is no friendship between those associated in power; he who rules will always be impatient of an associate.  19
  Whither the fates lead virtue will follow without fear.  20

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