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


  • The kindly intercourse will ever prove
  • A bond of amity and social love.
  • Bloomfield.

    Intercourse is after all man’s best teacher. “Know thyself” is an excellent maxim; but even self-knowledge cannot be perfected in closets and cloisters—nor amid lake scenery, and on the sunny side of the mountains. Men who seldom mix with their fellow-creatures are almost sure to be one-sided—the victims of fixed ideas, that sometimes lead to insanity.

    Wm. Matthews.