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S. Austin Allibone, comp.  Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay.  1880.
 
William Shenstone
 
  Long sentences in a short composition are like large rooms in a little house.
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  Conscience is at most times a very faithful and prudent admonitor.
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  A poet that fails in writing becomes often a morose critic. The weak and insipid white wine makes at length excellent vinegar.
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  A miser grows rich by seeming poor; an extravagant man grows poor by seeming rich.
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  The worst inconvenience of a small fortune is that it will not admit of inadvertency.
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  True honour is to honesty what the Court of Chancery is to common law.
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  Jealousy is the apprehension of superiority.
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  The fund of sensible discourse is limited; that of jest and badinerie is infinite.
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  Learning, like money, may be of so base a coin as to be utterly void of use; or, if sterling, may require good management to make it serve the purposes of sense or happiness.
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  They [liars] begin with making falsehood appear like truth, and end with making truth appear like falsehood.
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  I fancy the proper means of increasing the love we bear our native country is to reside some time in a foreign one.
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  Reserve is no more essentially connected with understanding than a church organ with devotion, or wine with good-nature.
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  A reserved man is in continual conflict with the social part of his nature, and even grudges himself the laugh into which he is sometimes betrayed.
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