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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Niebuhr
 
  Great talents have some admirers, but few friends.  1
  I cannot worship the abstractions of virtue; she only charms me when she addresses herself to my heart, speaks through the love from which she springs.  2
  I thank heaven I have often had it in my power to give help and relief, and this is still my greatest pleasure. If I could choose my sphere of action now, it would be that of the most simple and direct efforts of this kind.  3
  I think I should know how to educate a boy, but not a girl; I should be in danger of making her too learned.  4
  If we survive danger, it steels our courage more than anything else.  5
  Our age knows nothing but reactions, and leaps from one extreme to another.  6
  The old prose writers wrote as if they were speaking to an audience; while, among us, prose is invariably written for the eye alone.  7
 
 
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