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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Renown
 
  It is not possible to be regarded with tenderness, except by a few. That merit which gives greatness and renown diffuses its influence to a wide compass, but acts weakly on every single breast; it is placed at a distance from common spectators, and shines like one of the remote stars, of which the light reaches us, but not the heat.
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