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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
Lord Kames
  A rich man cannot enjoy a sound mind nor a sound body without exercise and abstinence; and yet these are truly the worst ingredients of poverty.  1
  False praise is always confined to the great.  2
  Genius is allied to a warm and inflammable constitution; delicacy of taste, to calmness and sedateness. Hence it is common to find genius in one who is a prey to every passion.  3
  Ignorance is the mother of fear.  4
  Logic is the art of thinking well: the mind, like the body, requires to be trained before it can use its powers in the most advantageous way.  5
  Many shining actions owe their success to chance, though the general or statesman runs away with the applause.  6
  The indulgence of revenge tends to make men more savage and cruel.  7
  The mind is never more highly gratified than in contemplating a natural landscape.  8

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