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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Farquhar
 
        Courage, the highest gift, that scorns to bend
To mean devices for a sordid end.
Courage—an independent spark from heaven’s bright throne,
By which the soul stands raised, triumphant, high, alone.
Great in itself, not praises of the crowd,
Above all vice, it stoops not to be proud.
Courage, the mighty attribute of powers above,
By which those great in war are great in love.
The spring of all brave acts is seated here,
As falsehoods draw their sordid birth from fear.
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  A good husband makes a good wife at any time.  2
  Do you think a woman’s silence can be natural?  3
  Here’s such a plague every morning, with buckling shoes, gartering, combing and powdering.  4
  Kiss and be friends.  5
  The shortest pleasures are the sweetest.  6
  ’Tis a question whether adversity or prosperity makes the most poets.  7
  ’Tis the greatest misfortune in nature for a woman to want a confidant.  8
  Women are like pictures: of no value in the hands of a fool till he hears men of sense bid high for the purchase.  9
  Women never really command until they have given their promise to obey; and they are never in more danger of being made slaves than when the men are at their feet.  10
 
 
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