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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
  A departure from the truth was hardly ever known to be a single one.  1
  A fop takes great pains to hang out a sign, by his dress, of what he has within.  2
  A man who flatters a woman hopes either to find her a fool or to make her one.  3
  A man who insults the modesty of a woman, as good as tells her that he has seen something in her conduct that warranted his presumption.  4
  A prudent person, having to do with a designing one, will always distrust most when appearances are fairest.  5
  An acknowledged love sanctifies every little freedom; and little freedoms beget great ones.  6
  An acquaintance with the muses, in the education of youth, contributes not a little to soften manners. It gives a delicate turn to the imagination and a polish to the mind.  7
  An honest heart is not to be trusted with itself in bad company.  8
  Beauty is an accidental and transient good.  9
  Calamity is the test of integrity.  10
  Chastity, like piety, is a uniform grace.  11
  Everything is pretty that is young.  12
  Evil courses can yield pleasure no longer than while thought and reflection can be kept off.  13
  Friendly satire may be compared to a fine lancet, which gently breathes a vein for health’s sake.  14
  He only who gave life has a power over it.  15
  Honesty is good sense, politeness, amiableness,—all in one.  16
  It is but shaping the bribe to the taste, and every one has his price.  17
  Men are less forgiving than women.  18
  Over-niceness may be under-niceness.  19
  People hardly ever do anything in anger, of which they do not repent.  20
  Platonic love is platonic nonsense.  21
  Rakes are more suspicious than honest men.  22
  Romances, in general are calculated rather to fire the imagination than to inform the judgment.  23
  She who is more ashamed of dishonesty than of poverty will not be easily overcome.  24
  Spiritual pride is the most dangerous and the most arrogant of all sorts of pride.  25
  Superstitious notions propagated in infancy are hardly ever totally eradicate, not even in minds grown strong enough to despise the like credulous folly in others.  26
  That cruelty which children are permitted to show to birds and other animals will most probably exert itself on their fellow creatures when at years of maturity.  27
  The first vice of the first woman was curiosity, and it runs through the whole sex.  28
  The grace that makes every grace amiable is humility.  29
  The wisest among us is a fool in some things.  30
  There cannot be any great happiness in the married life except each in turn give up his or her own humors and lesser inclinations.  31
  What honest man would not rather be the sufferer than the defrauder?  32
  What pleasure can those over-happy persons know, who, from their affluence and luxury, always eat before they are hungry and drink before they are thirsty?  33
  Whom we fear more than love, we are not far from hating.  34
  Women are sometimes drawn in to believe against probability by the unwillingness they have to doubt their own merit.  35

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