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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
 
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  [Greek]—Ill-timed laughter in men is a grievous evil.  1
  [Greek]—Marriage is an evil men are eager to embrace.  2
  [Greek]—When an oak falls, every one gathers wood.  3
  Benevolence is the distinguishing characteristic of man.  4
  He whose goodness is part of himself is what is called a real man.  5
  Virtue alone is not sufficient for the exercise of government; laws alone carry themselves into practice.  6
 
 
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