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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
 
Alexander Smith
 
  Good-humour and generosity carry the day with the popular heart all the world over.  1
  Grandeur has a heavy tax to pay.  2
  Life is immeasurably heightened by the solemnity of death.  3
  Nature makes us vagabonds, the world makes us respectable.  4
  Our young men are terribly alike.  5
  Some books are drenched sands, on which a great soul’s wealth lies in heaps, like a wrecked argosy.  6
  The man who in this world can keep the whiteness of his soul is not likely to lose it in any other.  7
  The sea complains upon a thousand shores.  8
  There is no ghost so difficult to lay as the ghost of an injury.  9
  Trifles make up the happiness or misery of mortal life.  10
 
 
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