|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.|