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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
 
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  A beautiful woman is the “hell” of the soul, the “purgatory” of the purse, and the “paradise” of the eyes.  1
  A well-cultivated mind is, so to say, made up of all the minds of the centuries preceding.  2
  Ce sont les passions qui font et qui défont tout—It is the passions that do and that undo everything.  3
  I might have my hand full of truth, and open only my little finger.  4
  Si j’avais la main pleine de vérités, je me garderais bien de l’ouvrir—If I had my hand full of truth, I would take good care how I opened it.  5
 
 
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