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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Mrs. Balfour
 
  A beautiful envelope for mortality, presenting a glittering and polished exterior, the appearance of which gives no certain indication of the real value of what is contained therein.  1
  A mouse-trap; easy to enter, but not easy to get out of.  2
  Contagious enthusiasm.  3
  Fearless gentleness is the most beautiful of feminine attractions, born of modesty and love.  4
  Genius is rarely found without some mixture of eccentricity, as the strength of spirit is proved by the bubbles on its surface.  5
  Mankind’s struggle upwards, in which millions are trampled to death, that thousands may mount on their bodies.  6
  The ambiguous livery worn alike by modesty and shame.  7
  The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity.  8
  The colored slave that waits upon thought.  9
  The glow of the angel in woman.  10
  The scapegoat which we make responsible for all our crimes and follies; a necessity which we set down for invincible, when we have no wish to strive against it.  11
  The silent upbraiding of the eye is the very poetry of reproach; it speaks at once to the imagination.  12
  What a desolate place would be a world without a flower! It would be a face without a smile, a feast without a welcome. Are not flowers the stars of the earth, and are not our stars the flowers of heaven?  13
  Young Crime’s finishing-school.  14
 
 
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