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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Miss Edgeworth
 
  A man who sells his conscience for his interest, will sell it for his pleasure. A man who will betray his country, will betray his friend.  1
  According to the Asiatics, Cupid’s bow is strung with bees which are apt to sting, sometimes fatally, those who meddle with it.  2
  Beauty is a great gift of heaven; not for the purpose of female vanity, but a great gift for one who loves, and wishes to be beloved.  3
  It is unjust and absurd of persons advancing in years, to expect of the young that confidence should come all and only on their side; the human heart, at whatever age, opens only to the heart that opens in return.  4
  Nature’s hasty conscience.  5
  There is no moment like the present; not only so, but, moreover, there is no moment at all,—that is, no instant force and energy, but in the present. The man who will not execute his resolutions when they are fresh upon him can have no hope from them afterwards.  6
  We may make our future by the best use of the present. There is no moment like the present.  7
 
 
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