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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
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  Conscience is the living law, and honor is to this law what piety is to religion.  1
  Constancy is a saint without a worshiper.  2
  Glory is safe when it is deserved; it is not so with popularity; one lasts like a mosaic, the other is effaced like a crayon drawing.  3
  How beautiful is victory, but how dear!  4
  How grand is victory, but how dear!  5
  If we are told a man is religious, we still ask what are his morals.  6
  It is not advice, but approval, which we crave.  7
  Jealousy is the sister of love, as the devil is the brother of angels.  8
  Morality has need, that it may be well received, of the mask of fable and the charm of poetry; truth pleases less when it is naked; and it is the only virgin whom we best like to see a little clothed.  9
  Pleasure is the flower that fades; remembrance is the lasting perfume.  10
  The greatest of all pleasures is to give pleasure to one whom we love.  11
  The higher we rise the more isolated we become; and all elevations are cold.  12
  The warrior who cultivates his mind polishes his arms.  13
  The zero of friendship’s thermometer.  14
 
 
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