C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.


Man only blames himself in order that he may be praised.

La Rochefoucauld.

A man takes contradiction and advice much more easily than people think, only he will not bear it when violently given, even though it be well founded. Hearts are flowers, they remain open to the soft-falling dew, but shut up in the violent downpour of rain.