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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
 
James Martineau
 
  Grief is only the memory of widowed affection.  1
  Heaven and God are best discerned through tears; scarcely, perhaps, are discerned at all without them.  2
  The agnosticism of doubt is as far from the agnosticism of devotion as blindness for want of vision from blindness through excess of light.  3
  We do not believe immortality because we have proved it, but we for ever try to prove it because we believe it.  4
  When speech is given to a soul holy and true, time and its dome of ages becomes as a mighty whispering-gallery, round which the imprisoned utterance runs, and reverberates forever.  5
 
 
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