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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Newton
 
  I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.  1
  If you are affronted, it is better to pass it by in silence, or with a jest, though with some dishonor, than to endeavor revenge. If you can keep reason above passion, that and watchfulness will be your best defendants.  2
  It became Him who created it to set it in order; and if he did so, it is unphilosophical to seek for any other origin of the world, or to pretend that it might arise out of a chaos by the mere laws of Nature.  3
  My principal method for defeating error and heresy is by establishing the truth. One purposes to fill a bushel with tares, but if I can fill it first with wheat, I may defy his attempts.  4
  The Christian ministry is the worst of all trades, but the best of all professions.  5
  The instinct of brutes and insects can be the effect of nothing else than the wisdom and skill of a powerful, ever-living agent.  6
  Trials are medicines which our gracious and wise Physician prescribes, because we need them; and He proportions the frequency and the weight of them to what the case requires. Let us trust in his skill, and thank him for His prescription.  7
  We are not to consider the world as a body of God: He is an uniform being, devoid of organs, members, or parts; and they are His creatures, subordinate to Him, and subservient to His will.  8
  Zeal without knowledge is like expedition to a man in the dark.  9
 
 
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