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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
 
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  A pedant is a precocious old man.  1
  Ignorance is a prolonged infancy, only deprived of its charm.  2
  Oblivion is the second death, which great minds dread more than the first.  3
  The higher we rise, the more isolated we become, and all elevations are cold.  4
  There is a probity of manners as well as of conscience, and a true Christian will regard in a degree the conventionalities of society.  5
  There is enjoyment even in sadness, and the same souvenirs which have produced long regrets may also soften them.  6
 
 
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