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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
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  Ambassadors are the eye and ear of states.  1
  Experience has always shown, and reason also, that affairs which depend on many seldom succeed.  2
  He is less likely to be mistaken who looks forward to a change in the affairs of the world than he who regards them as firm and stable.  3
  He who imitates what is evil always goes beyond the example that is set; on the contrary, he who imitates what is good always falls short.  4
  There is no evil in human affairs that has not some good mingled with it.  5
  We fight to great disadvantage when we fight with those who have nothing to lose.  6
 
 
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