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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.
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
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,
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."
He who contends for freedom
Honor, my Lord, is much too proud to catch
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;
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.
30. Infinitely more love is required to make love than to command armies.”—Mdle Dudevant.
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 ?
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.
go, Not by the title.