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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Aphorism
 
  Collect as pearls the words of the wise and virtuous.
Abd-el-Kader.    
  1
  An epigram often flashes light into regions where reason shines but dimly.
Whipple.    
  2
  Books are the beehives of thought; laconics the honey taken from them.
James Ellis.    
  3
  Exclusively of the abstract sciences, the largest and worthiest portion of our knowledge consists of aphorisms; and the greatest and best of men is but an aphorism.
Coleridge.    
  4
  I fancy mankind may come in time to write all aphoristically, except in narration; grow weary of preparation and connection and illustration, and all those arts by which a big book is made.
Dr. Johnson.    
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  If these little sparks of holy fire which I have thus heaped up together do not give life to your prepared and already enkindled spirit, yet they will sometimes help to entertain a thought, to actuate a passion, to employ and hallow a fancy.
Jeremy Taylor.    
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