C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.
A lie has no legs, and cannot stand; but it has wings, and can fly far and wide. 1
Enthusiasm is that temper of the mind in which the imagination has got the better of the judgment. 2
Fanaticism is a fire, which heats the mind indeed, but heats without purifying. It stimulates and ferments all the passions; but it rectifies none of them. 3
Reason is the test of ridiculenot ridicule the test of truth. 4
Short, isolated sentences were the mode in which ancient wisdom delighted to convey its precepts for the regulation of human conduct. 5
The skilful disputant well knows that he never has his enemy at more advantage than when, by allowing the premises, he shows him arguing wrong from his own principles. 6 Without enthusiasm, the adventurer could never kindle that fire in his followers which is so necessary to consolidate their mutual interests; for no one can heartily deceive numbers who is not first of all deceived himself. 7