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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
  A man who suddenly becomes generous may please fools, but he will not deceive the wise.  1
  Every man is bound to tolerate the act of which he himself has set the example.  2
  He deservedly loses his own property, who covets that of another.  3
  Hence we cannot see our own faults; when others transgress we become censors.  4
  In a change of government, the poor seldom change anything except the name of their master.  5
  Oh, rare the headpiece, if but brains were there!  6
  Rashness brings success to few, misfortune to many.  7
  Since you go where all have gone before, why do you torment your disgraceful life with such mean ambitions, O miser?  8
  That only is a disgrace to a man which he has deserved to suffer.  9
  The Athenians erected a large statue of Æsop, and placed him, though a slave, on a lasting pedestal, to show that the way to honor lies open indifferently to all.  10
  The master looks sharpest to his own business.  11
  The mind ought sometimes to be amused, that it may the better return to thought, and to itself.  12
  The poor trying to imitate the powerful, perish.  13
  The smooth speeches of the wicked are full of treachery.  14
  The success of the wicked entices many more.  15
  Things are not always what they seem; first appearances deceive many.  16
  Those who give bad advice to the prudent, both lose their pains and are laughed to scorn.  17
  Those who plot the destruction of others often fall themselves.  18
  Unless what we do is useful, our glory is vain.  19
  What wilt thou do to thyself, who hast added insult to injury?  20

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