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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield Disraeli. (1804–1881) (continued)
 
imagination that can at all times command an interminable and inconsistent series of arguments to malign an opponent and to glorify himself.
          Speech at Riding School, London, July 27, 1878.
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      A series of congratulatory regrets.
          Lord Hartington’s Resolutions on the Berlin Treaty, July 30, 1878.
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      The hare-brained chatter of irresponsible frivolity.
          Speech, Guildhall, London, Nov. 9, 1878.
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      The microcosm of a public school.
          Vivian Grey, Book i. Chap. ii.
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      I hate definitions.
          Vivian Grey, Book ii. Chap. vi.
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      Experience is the child of Thought, and Thought is the child of Action. We can not learn men from books.
          Vivian Grey, Book v. Chap. i.
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      Variety is the mother of Enjoyment.
          Vivian Grey, Book v. Chap. iv.
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      There is moderation even in excess.
          Vivian Grey, Book vi. Chap. i.
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      I repeat … that all power is a trust; that we are accountable for its exercise; that from the people and for the people all springs, and all must exist. 1 
          Vivian Grey, Book vi. Chap. vii.
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      Man is not the creature of circumstances. Circumstances are the creatures of men.
          Vivian Grey, Book vi. Chap. vii.
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      The disappointment of manhood succeeds to the delusion of youth: let us hope that the heritage of old age is not despair.
          Vivian Grey, Book viii. Chap. iv.
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      A dark horse 2 which had never been thought of, and which the careless St. James had never even observed in the list, rushed past the grand stand in sweeping triumph.
          The young Duke. Book i. Chap. v.
 
Note 1.
See Webster, page 532. Also Theodore Parker, page 694 and Lincoln, page 661. [back]
Note 2.
A political phrase common in the United States. [back]
 

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