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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
  Altro diletto che’ mparar, non provo—Learning is my sole delight.  1
  He loves but lightly who his love can tell.  2
  It is more honourable to be raised to a throne than be born to one; fortune bestows the one, merit obtains the other.  3
  La gola e’l sonno e l’oziose piume / Hanno del mondo ogni vertù sbandita—Lust, sleep, and idleness have banished every virtue out of the world.  4
  Love accomplishes all things.  5
  Man has not a greater enemy than himself.  6
  Quanto piace al mondo è breve sogno—All the pleasure of the world is only a short dream.  7
  Riches take peace from the soul, but rarely, if ever, confer it.  8
  Sameness is the mother of disgust, variety the cure.  9
  Sogno d’infermi—A sick man’s dream.  10
  Solo e pensoso—Alone and pensive.  11
  Suspicion is the bane of friendship.  12
  The end of doubt is the beginning of repose.  13
  Virtue alone can procure that independence which is the end of human wishes.  14

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