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James Wood, comp. Dictionary of Quotations. 1899.

Jeremy Collier

Dependence goes somewhat against the grain of a generous mind; and it is no wonder, considering the unreasonable advantage which is often taken of the inequality of fortune.

Fortitude rises upon an opposition; and, like a river, swells the higher for having its course stopped.

He that would relish success to purpose should keep his passion cool and his expectation low.

Humility disarms envy and strikes it dead.

Humility is the hallmark of wisdom.

Knavery is supple, and can bend, but honesty is firm and upright, and yields not.

Knowledge is the consequence of time, and multitude of days are fittest to teach wisdom.

No one is so hardy as to say God is in his debt, that he owed him a nobler being, for existence must be antecedent to merit.

Nothing is graceful that is not our own.

Prudence is a necessary ingredient in all the virtues, without which they degenerate into folly and excess.

Rhetoric is nothing but reason well dressed and argument put in order.

Thoughts take up no room.

When a bold man is out of countenance, he makes a very wooden figure on it.

When a great man strikes out into a sudden irregularity, he needs not question the respect of a retinue.