C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.
Great talents have some admirers, but few friends. 1
I cannot worship the abstractions of virtue; she only charms me when she addresses herself to my heart, speaks through the love from which she springs. 2
I thank heaven I have often had it in my power to give help and relief, and this is still my greatest pleasure. If I could choose my sphere of action now, it would be that of the most simple and direct efforts of this kind. 3
I think I should know how to educate a boy, but not a girl; I should be in danger of making her too learned. 4
If we survive danger, it steels our courage more than anything else. 5
Our age knows nothing but reactions, and leaps from one extreme to another. 6 The old prose writers wrote as if they were speaking to an audience; while, among us, prose is invariably written for the eye alone. 7