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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Talleyrand
 
  A clever woman often compromises her husband; a stupid woman only compromises herself.  1
  A court is an assemblage of noble and distinguished beggars.  2
  Beauty, devoid of grace, is a mere hook without the bait.  3
  He who cannot feel friendship is alike incapable of love. Let a woman beware of the man who owns that he loves no one but herself.  4
  Love is a reality which is born in the fairy region of romance.  5
  Methods are the masters of masters.  6
  Not too much zeal.  7
  Nothing succeeds so well as success.  8
  Society is divided into two classes: the shearers and the shorn. We should always be with the former against the latter.  9
  Speech is a faculty given to man to conceal his thoughts.  10
  The bold defiance of a woman is the certain sign of her shame,—when she has once ceased to blush, it is because she has too much to blush for.  11
  The love of glory can only create a great hero; the contempt of it creates a great man.  12
  The reputation of a man is like his shadow,—gigantic when it precedes him, and pygmy in its proportions when it follows.  13
  The rich man despises those who flatter him too much, and hates those who do not flatter him at all.  14
  To succeed in the world, it is much more necessary to possess the penetration to discern who is a fool than to discover who is a clever man.  15
  Too much sensibility creates unhappiness, too much insensibility creates crime.  16
 
 
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