Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.


Society is a troop of thinkers, and the best heads among them take the best places.
Emerson.—Conduct of Life. Power.

Society is like a lawn, where every roughness is smoothed, every bramble eradicated, and where the eye is delighted by the smiling verdure of a velvet surface.
Washington Irving.—The Sketch-Book: Philip of Pokanoket.