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James Wood, comp. Dictionary of Quotations. 1899.

De Boufflers

A pedant is a precocious old man.

Ignorance is a prolonged infancy, only deprived of its charm.

Oblivion is the second death, which great minds dread more than the first.

The higher we rise, the more isolated we become, and all elevations are cold.

There is a probity of manners as well as of conscience, and a true Christian will regard in a degree the conventionalities of society.

There is enjoyment even in sadness, and the same souvenirs which have produced long regrets may also soften them.