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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Michelet
 
  Fear accomplishes much in love. The husband of the Middle Ages was loved by his wife for his very severity. The bride of William the Conqueror, having been beaten by him, recognized him by this token for her lord and husband.  1
  Great hearts alone understand how much glory there is in being good.  2
  If you wish to ruin yourself, marry a rich wife.  3
  Improvement depends far less upon length of tasks and hours of application than is supposed. Children can take in but a little each day; they are like vases with a narrow neck; you may pour little or pour much, but much will not enter at a time.  4
  Love is strong in its passion; affection is powerful in its gentleness.  5
  Our esteem is apt to be given where we know the least.  6
  The indifference of men, far more than their tyranny, is the torment of women.  7
  The way to gain a friend is to be one.  8
  What manly eloquence could produce such an effect as woman’s silence?  9
  Woman is a miracle of divine contradictions.  10
  Woman is the Sunday of man: not his repose only, but his joy; the salt of his life.  11
  Woman’s happiness consists in obeying; she objects to a man who yields too much.  12
  Women are perfectly well aware that the more they seem to obey the more they rule.  13
 
 
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