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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
  Advise well before you begin; and when you have decided, act promptly.  1
  As the blessings of health, and fortune have a beginning, so they must also find an end. Everything rises but to fall, and increases but to decay.  2
  But assuredly fortune rules in all things; she raises to eminence or buries in oblivion everything from caprice rather than from well-regulated principle.  3
  By union the smallest states thrive, by discord the greatest are destroyed.  4
  Enough words, little wisdom.  5
  Every man is the architect of his own fortune.  6
  Fortune rules in all things, and advances and depresses things more out of her own will than right and justice.  7
  He that will be angry for anything will be angry for nothing.  8
  It is the nature of ambition to make men liars and cheats, and hide the truth in their breasts, and show, like jugglers, another thing in their mouths; to cut all friendships and enmities to the measure of their interest, and to make a good countenance without the help of a good will.  9
  No grief reaches the dead.  10
  The blessings of health and fortune, as they have a beginning, so they must also have an end. Everything rises but to fall, and increases but to decay.  11
  The glory of ancestors sheds a light around posterity; it allows neither their good nor bad qualities to remain in obscurity.  12
  The glory of riches and of beauty is frail and transitory; virtue remains bright and eternal.  13
  The Romans assisted their allies and friends, and acquired friendships by giving rather than receiving kindness.  14
  To desire the same things and to reject the same things, constitutes true friendship.  15
  To have the same desires and the same aversion is assuredly a firm bond of friendship.  16
  To hope for safety in flight, when you have turned away from the enemy the arms by which the body is defended, is indeed madness, In battle those who are most afraid are always in most danger; but courage is equivalent to rampart.  17

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