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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
  As wit is too hard for power in council, so power is too hard for wit in action.  1
  Ceremony and great professing renders friendships as much suspected as it does religion.  2
  Charity and good-nature give a sanction to the most common actions; and pride and ill-nature make our best virtues despicable.  3
  Conversation augments pleasure and diminishes pain by our having shares in either; for silent woes are greatest, as silent satisfaction least; since sometimes our pleasure would be none but for telling of it, and our grief insupportable but for participation.  4
  Grief is so far from retrieving a loss that it makes it greater; but the way to lessen it is by a comparison with others’ losses.  5
  I weigh the man, not his title; ’t is not the king’s stamp can make the metal better.  6
  Money makes up in a measure all other wants in men.  7
  Necessity, mother of invention.  8
  Temperance is the nurse of chastity.  9
  Wit has as few true judges as painting.  10
  Wit is more necessary than beauty; and I think no young woman ugly that has it, and no handsome woman agreeable without it.  11

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