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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
 
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  Ignorance shuts its eyes and believes it is right.  1
  It is with ideas as with pieces of money; those of least value generally circulate the best.  2
  Never ask a favour of a man until he has had his dinner.  3
  No one knows when he is well off.  4
  Scandal, like the Nile, is fed by innumerable streams, and it is extremely difficult to trace it to its source.  5
  Superstitions would soon die out if so many old women would not act as nurses to keep them alive.  6
 
 
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