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S. Austin Allibone, comp.  Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay.  1880.
 
Speculation
 
  He ruined himself and all that trusted in him by crotchets that he never could explain to any rational man.
Thomas De Quincey.    
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  It is no point of wisdom for a man to beat his brains about things impossible.
George Hakewill.    
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  Heights that scorn our prospect, and depths of which reason will never touch the bottom, yet surely the pleasure arising from thence is great and noble; forasmuch as they afford perpetual matter to the inquisitiveness of human reason, and so are large enough for it to take its full scope and range in.
Robert South.    
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  It is a vast hindrance to the enrichment of our understandings if we spend too much of our time among infinites and unsearchables.
Dr. Isaac Watts.    
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