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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
 
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  A cruel story runs on wheels, and every hand oils the wheels as they run.  1
  Count art by gold, and it fetters the feet it once winged.  2
  Genius cannot escape the taint of its time more than a child the influence of its begetting.  3
  Petty laws breed great crimes.  4
  The song that we hear with our ears is only the song that is sung with our hearts.  5
  To vice, innocence must always seem only a superior kind of chicanery.  6
 
 
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