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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
John, Viscount Morley. (1838–1923)
 
 
1
      Evolution is not a force but a process; not a cause but a law.
          On Compromise.
2
      It is not enough to do good; one must do it the right way.
          On Compromise.
3
      You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.
          On Compromise.
4
      The great business of life is to be, to do, to do without, and to depart.
          Address on Aphorisms. 1887.
5
      Those who would treat politics and morality apart will never understand the one or the other.
          Rousseau.
6
      You can not demonstrate an emotion or prove an aspiration.
          Rousseau.
7
      Literature—the most seductive, the most deceiving, the most dangerous of professions.
          Burke.
8
      No man can climb out beyond the limitations of his own character.
          Robespierre.
9
      A great interpreter of life ought not himself to need interpretation.
          Emerson.
10
      The most frightful idea that has ever corroded human nature—the idea of eternal punishment.
          Vauvenargues.
  
  
  
11
      Where it is a duty to worship the sun it is pretty sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat.
          Voltaire.
12
      Simplicity of character is no hindrance to subtlety of intellect.
          Life of Gladstone.
13
      Every man of us has all the centuries in him.
          Life of Gladstone.
 

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