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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
        It is the curse of greatness
To be its own destruction.
                Philosophy, religious solitude
And labour wait on temperance; in these
Desire is bounded; they instruct the mind’s
And body’s action.
                    Treachery oft lurks
In compliments. You have sent so many posts
Of undertakings, they outride performance;
And make me think your fair pretences aim
At some intended ill, which my prevention
Must strive to avert.
              What can we not endure,
When pains are lessen’d by the hope of cure?
  Fortitude is not the appetite of formidable things, nor inconsult rashness; but virtue fighting for a truth, derived from knowledge of distinguishing good or bad causes.  5
  It is, indeed, a blessing, when the virtues of noble races are hereditary; and do derive themselves from the imitation of virtuous ancestors.  6
  There’s not so much danger in a known foe as a suspected friend.  7

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