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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
  A friar who asks alms for God’s sake begs for two.  1
  A woman needs a stronger head than her own for counsel—she should marry.  2
  All just laws condemn cruelty.  3
  All must yield to the weight of years; conquest is not difficult for time.  4
  At the morning hour, when the half-awakened sun, trampling down the lingering shadows of the west, spreads his ruby-tinted tresses over jessamines and roses, drying with cloths of gold Aurora’s tears of mingled fire and snow, which the sun’s rays converted into pearls.  5
  Great events have sent before them their announcements.  6
  Grief has been compared to a hydra; for every one that dies, two are born.  7
  How surely a knowledge of the world hardens the heart!  8
  Its brightness, mighty divinity! has a fleeting empire over the day, giving gladness to the fields, color to the flowers, the season of the loves, harmonious hour of wakening birds.  9
  Never confide your secrets to paper; it is like throwing a stone in the air; and if you know who throws the stone, you do not know where it may fall.  10
  No virtue can be real that has not been tried. The gold in the crucible alone is perfect; the loadstone tests the steel, and the diamond is tried by the diamond, while metals gleam the brighter in the furnace.  11
  Restless sunflower; cease to move.  12
  The dower of great beauty has always been misfortune, since happiness and beauty do not agree together.  13
  The fox is very cunning, but he is more cunning who catches the fox.  14
  The heart is an astrologer that always divines the truth.  15
  They say that the best counsel is that of woman.  16

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