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James Wood, comp. Dictionary of Quotations. 1899.


Books cannot always please, however good; / Minds are not ever craving for their food.

Circles in water as they wider flow, / The less conspicuous in their progress grow, / And when at last they trench upon the shore, / Distinction ceases, and they’re view’d no more.

Learning is better worth than house or land.

Man yields to custom as he bows to fate, / In all things ruled—mind, body, and estate: / In pain, in sickness, we for cure apply / To them we know not, and we know not why.

Monuments themselves memorials need.

To sigh, yet not recede; to grieve, yet not repent.