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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
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  A favor tardily bestowed is no favor; for a favor quickly granted is a more agreeable favor.  1
  Begin whatever you have to do: the beginning of a work stands for the whole.  2
  Begin; to begin is half the work. Let half still remain; again begin this, and thou wilt have finished.  3
  Can we wonder that men perish and are forgotten, when their noblest and most enduring works decay? Death comes even to monumental structures, and oblivion rests on the most illustrious names.  4
  Earth produces nothing worse than an ungrateful man.  5
  If fortune favors you do not be elated; if she frowns do not despond.  6
  If thou art terrible to many, then beware of many.  7
  When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.  8
 
 
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