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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
  A daughter is an embarrassing and ticklish possession.  1
  All animals are more happy than man. Look, for instance, on yonder ass; all allow him to be miserable; his evils, however, are not brought on by himself and his own fault; he feels only those which nature has inflicted. We, on the contrary, besides our necessary ills, draw upon ourselves a multitude of others.  2
  All places are the temple of God, for it is the mind that prays to him.  3
  Chance is a kind of god, for it preserves many things which we do not observe.  4
  He that lends an easy and credulous ear to calumny is either a man of very ill morals or has no more sense and understanding than a child.  5
  It is as easy to draw back a stone thrown with force from the hand, as to recall a word once spoken.  6
  Man must be prepared for every event of life, for there is nothing that is durable.  7
  Men are taught virtue and a love of independence by living in the country.  8
  Nothing is more useful than silence.  9
  Peace gives food to the husbandman, even in the midst of rocks; war brings misery to him, even in the most fertile plains.  10
  That which turns out well is better than any law.  11
  There is no better provision for life than impudence and a brazen face.  12
  There is nothing more daring than ignorance.  13
  To live is not to live for one’s self alone; let us help one another.  14
  Truth, when not sought after, sometimes comes to light.  15
  Whenever you do what is holy, be of good cheer, knowing that God Himself takes part with rightful courage.  16

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