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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
  A lie has no legs, and cannot stand; but it has wings, and can fly far and wide.  1
  Enthusiasm is that temper of the mind in which the imagination has got the better of the judgment.  2
  Fanaticism is a fire, which heats the mind indeed, but heats without purifying. It stimulates and ferments all the passions; but it rectifies none of them.  3
  Reason is the test of ridicule—not ridicule the test of truth.  4
  Short, isolated sentences were the mode in which ancient wisdom delighted to convey its precepts for the regulation of human conduct.  5
  The skilful disputant well knows that he never has his enemy at more advantage than when, by allowing the premises, he shows him arguing wrong from his own principles.  6
  Without enthusiasm, the adventurer could never kindle that fire in his followers which is so necessary to consolidate their mutual interests; for no one can heartily deceive numbers who is not first of all deceived himself.  7

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