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


  • So false is faction, and so smooth a liar,
  • As that it never had a side entire.
  • Daniel.

  • Seldom is faction’s ire in haughty minds
  • Extinguish’d but by death: it oft like fire
  • Suppress’d, breaks forth again, and blazes higher.
  • May.

  • Avoid the politic, the factious fool,
  • The busy, buzzing, talking harden’d knave;
  • The quaint smooth rogue that sins against his reason,
  • Calls saucy loud sedition public zeal,
  • And mutiny the dictates of his spirit.
  • Otway.