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S. Austin Allibone, comp.  Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay.  1880.
 
Erasmus
 
  It is in vain to gather virtues without humility; for the Spirit of God delighteth to dwell in the hearts of the humble.
Erasmus.    
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  Love that has nothing but beauty to keep it in good health is short-lived, and apt to have ague fits.
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  Solid love, whose root is virtue, can no more die than virtue itself.
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  His eloquent tongue so well seconds his fertile invention that no one speaks better when suddenly called forth. His attention never languishes, his mind is always before his words; his memory has all its stock so turned into ready money that without hesitation or delay it supplies whatever the occasion may require.
Erasmus: On Sir Thomas More: Erasmus’ Epist.    
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