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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
 
Chatham
 
  Confidence is a plant of slow growth in an aged bosom.  1
  Good-breeding is benevolence in trifles, or the preference of others to ourselves in the little daily occurrences of life.  2
  “Impossible!” who talks to me of impossibilities?  3
  The poorest man may in his cottage bid defiance to all the forces of the crown. It may be frail, the wind may blow through it, the storm may enter, the rain may enter, but the king of England cannot enter! all his force dares not cross the threshold of that ruined tenement.  4
  There is something behind the throne greater than the king himself.  5
  Youth is the season of credulity.  6
 
 
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