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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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James Russell Lowell. (1819–1891) (continued)
 
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      There is no better ballast for keeping the mind steady on its keel, and saving it from all risk of crankiness, than business.
          Among my Books. First Series. New England two Centuries ago.
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      Puritanism, believing itself quick with the seed of religious liberty, laid, without knowing it, the egg of democracy.
          Among my Books. First Series. New England two Centuries ago.
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      It was in making education not only common to all, but in some sense compulsory on all, that the destiny of the free republics of America was practically settled.
          Among my Books. First Series. New England two Centuries ago.
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      Talent is that which is in a man’s power; genius is that in whose power a man is.
          Rousseau and the Sentimentalists.
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      There is no work of genius which has not been the delight of mankind, no word of genius to which the human heart and soul have not sooner or later responded.
          Rousseau and the Sentimentalists.
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      Every man feels instinctively that all the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.
          Rousseau and the Sentimentalists.
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      Sentiment is intellectualized emotion,—emotion precipitated, as it were, in pretty crystals by the fancy.
          Rousseau and the Sentimentalists.
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      No man can produce great things who is not thoroughly sincere in dealing with himself.
          Rousseau and the Sentimentalists.
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      The only faith that wears well and holds its color in all weathers, is that which is woven of conviction and set with the sharp mordant of experience.
          My Study Windows. Abraham Lincoln, 1864.
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      It is by presence of mind in untried emergencies that the native metal of a man is tested.
          My Study Windows. Abraham Lincoln, 1864.
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      What a sense of security in an old book which Time has criticised for us!
          Library of Old Authors.
 

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