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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
 
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  Je jouis des ouvrages qui surpassent les miens—I enjoy works which surpass my own.  1
  On affaiblit toujours tout ce qu’on exagère—We always weaken everything which we exaggerate.  2
  Pour bien instruire, il ne faut pas dire tout ce qu’on sait, mais seulement ce qui convient à ceux qu’on instruit—To teach successfully we must not tell all we know, but only what is adapted to the pupil we are teaching.  3
  Superstition changes a man to a beast, fanaticism makes him a wild beast, and despotism a beast of burden.  4
 
 
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