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


Things at the worst will cease, or else climb upward to what they were before.


In great straits, and when hope is small, the boldest counsels are the safest.


There is always a moment in the pyramid of our lives when the apex is reached.

Ninon de Lenclos.

There is a moment of difficulty and danger at which flattery and falsehood can no longer deceive, and simplicity itself can no longer be misled.


The nearer any disease approaches to a crisis, the nearer it is to a cure. Danger and deliverance make their advances together; and it is only in the last push that one or the other takes the lead.

Thomas Paine.