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14. Nothing is so contemptible as that affectation of wisdom, which some display, by universal incredulity.—Goldsmith.

15. Perhaps we must estimate the change of religion (unjustifiable for private interest) by the immensity of its political results.—Las Casas.

16. Bourmont! This name shall be in execration as long as the French people shall be a nation.

Relation de Waterloo.

17. Ambition is the stamp, impressed by Heav'n To mark the noblest minds; with active heat Inform'd, they mount the precipice of power, Grasp at command, and tow'r in quest of empire; While vulgar souls compassionate their cares, Gaze at their height, and tremble at their danger. Thus meaner spirits with amazement mark The varying seasons and revolving skies, And ask, what guilty pow'r's rebellious hand Rolls with eternal toil the pond'rous orbs; While some archangel nearer to perfection, In easy state presides o'er all their motions, Directs the planets with a careless nod, Conducts the sun, and regulates the spheres.

S. Johnson.

18. “ Men model themselves according to their circumstances; their enjoyments are fashioned according to their troubles and situation."-Rousseau. 19. “ England's senate! ministers of a liberal nation, guardians and depositories of the people's rights; always ready to welcome a Coriolanus, but having nothing but chains for a Camillus.”Chateaubriand.


With such unshaken temper of the soul
To bear the swelling tide of prosperous fortune,
Is to deserve that fortune. In adversity,
The mind grows tough by buffeting the tempest :
But in success dissolving, sinks to ease,
And loses all her firmness.


21. “ A man ought to overcome grief, and the despondency of the passions. There is as much true courage in suffering with fortitude the pains of the soul in adversity, as in braving the cannon's mouth. To yield to grief without resistance; to rid oneself of it, by self-destruction, is to desert the field of battle before victory. Dignity in misfortune, resignation to necessity, have their glory—the glory of great men laid low by a weight of calamity."- De Staël.


Tho' plunged in ills and exercised in care,
Yet never let the noble mind despair:
When prest by dangers and beset by foes,
The Gods their timely succour interpose;
And when our virtue sinks, o`erwhelmed with

grief, By unforeseen expedients bring relief. Philips.

23. Les criminels tremblans sont trainés au supplice Les mortels genereux disposent de leur sort.

Voltaire. They drag the convict to the gibbet's drop Where gen'rous mortals settle on his fate."

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He who contends for freedom
Can ne'er be justly deemed his Sovereign's foe:
No, 'tis the wretch that tempts him to subvert it,
The soothing slave, the traitor in the bosom,
Who best deserves that name; he is a worm
That eats out all the happiness of kingdoms.



Honor, my Lord, is much too proud to catch
At every slender twig of nice distinctions.
These for th' unfeeling vulgar may do well:
But those whose souls are by the nicer rule
Of virtuous delicacy only sway'd,
Stand at another bar than that of laws.—Ib.



During the crusades, the pilgrims themselves pillaged, committed rape, and returned laden with crimes, numerous in proportion."Voltaire.


Let's take the instant by the forward top;
For we are old, and on our quick'st decrees
Th'inaudible and noiseless foot of time
Steals, ere we can effect them. Shakspeare.

28. “ Seldom does he that holds the chain, know well his prisoner; on the contrary, it is the latter who constantly studies the former."-Voltaire.

Ever note, Lucilius,
When love begins to sicken and decay,
It useth an enforced ceremony.
There are no tricks in plain and simple faith;
But hollow men, like horses hot at hand,
Make gallant show and promise of their mettle;
But when they should endure the bloody. spur,
They fall their crest, and, like deceitful jades,
Sink in the trial.


30. Infinitely more love is required to make love than to command armies.”—Mdle Dudevant.

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31. There is nothing old in America but its forests, sons of the earth, and liberty, mother of all human society; doubtless this deserves monuments and ancestors.-Chateaubriand.

32. Rome is but vast museum; Pompeii, a living antiquity.-Taylor.

33. Truth is the first necessity of man; error is the most usual source of all his faults, and of all his misfortunes.-Segur.


What stronger breast-plate than a heart untainted ?
Thrice is he arm’d that hath his quarrel just;
And he but naked (though lock'd up in steel)
Whose conscience with injustice is corrupted.


35. .

Love all; trust a few : Do wrong to none: be able for thine enemy, Rather in power than use; and keep thy friend Under thy own life's key : be checked for silence, Be never tax'd for speech.


Good alone
Is good, without a name; vileness, is so.
The property by what it is, should

go, Not by the title.


Honours best shine,
When rather from our acts, we them derive
Than our foregoers: the mere word's a slave,
Debaucht on every tomb, on every grave;
A lieing trophy.


No ceremony that to great ones belongs,
Not the king's crown, nor the deputed sword,
The marshal's truncheon, nor the judge's robe,
Become them with one half so good a grace


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