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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
Lord Greville
  Generosity is catching: and if so many escape it, it is somewhat for the same reason that countrymen escape the small-pox—because they meet with no one to give it to them.  1
  No man was ever so much deceived by another as by himself.  2
  Respect is better procured by exacting than soliciting it.  3
  The world is an excellent judge in general, but a very bad one in particular.  4
  We are often governed by people not only weaker than ourselves, but even by those whom we think so.  5

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