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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
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  As the shadow in early morning, is friendship with the wicked; it dwindles hour by hour. But friendship with the good increases, like the evening shadows, till the sun of life sets.  1
  It is a hard but good law of fate, that as every evil, so every excessive power, wears itself out.  2
  It is easier to make a lady of a peasant-girl than a peasant-girl of a lady.  3
  Jesus Christ is, in the noblest and most perfect sense, the realized ideal of humanity.  4
  Man is a central creature between the animals, that is to say, the most perfect form, which unites the traits of all in the most complete epitome.  5
  The craving for a delicate fruit is pleasanter than the fruit itself.  6
  The crown of creation.  7
  The greatest cosmopolites are generally the neediest beggars, and they who embrace the entire universe with love, for the most part, love nothing but their narrow self.  8
  The roots of the deepest love die in the heart, if not tenderly cherished.  9
  The working of revolutions misleads me no more; it is as necessary to our race as its waves to the stream, that it may not be a stagnant marsh. Ever renewed in its forms, the genius of humanity blossoms.  10
  Thus we build on the ice, thus we write on the waves of the sea; the waves roaring pass away, the ice melts, and away goes our palace, like our thoughts.  11
  What destiny sends, bear! Whoever perseveres will be crowned.  12
  Whoever perseveres will be crowned.  13
 
 
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