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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
  Endurance is the prerogative of woman, enabling the gentlest to suffer what would cause terror to manhood.  1
  For whatever man has, is in reality only a gift.  2
  Fresh as the lovely form of youthful May, when nymphs and graces in the dance unite.  3
  It is commonly a dangerous thing for a man to have more sense than his neighbors. Socrates paid for his superiority with his life; and if Aristotle saved his skin, it; was by taking to his heels in time.  4
  Man blindly works the will of fate.  5
  Oft have I thought—jabber as he will, how learned soever, man knows nothing but what he has learned from experience!  6
  Stupidity has its sublime as well as genius, and he who carries that quality to absurdity has reached it, which is always a source of pleasure to sensible people.  7
  The cleverest of all the devils is Opportunity.  8
  The compulsion of fate is bitter.  9
  To be silent is sometimes an art, yet not so great a one as certain people would have us believe, who are wisest when they are most silent.  10

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