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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
William Law
 
  Feasts and business and pleasure and enjoyments seem great things to us, whilst we think of nothing else; but as soon as we add death to them they all sink into an equal littleness.  1
  He that rightly understands the reasonableness and excellency of charity will know that it can never be excusable to waste any of our money in pride and folly.  2
  The eyes of our souls only then begin to see when our bodily eyes are closing.  3
  The sun meets not the springing bud that stretches towards him with half the certainty that God, the source of all good, communicates himself to the soul that longs to partake of him.  4
  There is nothing noble in a clergyman but burning zeal for the salvation of souls.  5
  Whatever littleness and vanity is to be observed in the minds of women, it is, like the cruelty of butchers, a temper that is wrought into them by that life which they are taught and accustomed to lead.  6
 
 
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