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S. Austin Allibone, comp.  Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay.  1880.
 
Sir John Suckling
 
  A quiet mediocrity is still to be preferred before a troubled superfluity.
Sir John Suckling.    
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  I hope, when you know the worst, you will at once leap into the river, and swim through handsomely, and not, weatherbeaten with the divers blasts of irresolution, stand shivering upon the brink.
Sir John Suckling.    
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  It is confessed that love changed often doth nothing; nay, it is nothing; for love where it is kept fixed to its first object, though it burn not, yet it warms and cherishes, so as it needs no transplantation or change of soil to make it fruitful.
Sir John Suckling.    
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  On examining how I, that could contribute nothing to mine own being, should be here, I come to ask the same question for my father, and so am led in a direct line to a first producer that must be more than man.
Sir John Suckling.    
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  I have had joy given me as preposterously and as impertinently as they give it to men who marry where they do not love.
Sir John Suckling.    
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  To begin methodically, I should enjoin you travel; for absence doth remove the cause, removing the object.
Sir John Suckling.    
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