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Francis Marion Crawford Quotes





If there were no evil in ourselves there could be no temptation from without, for nothing evil could seem pleasant.
[Temptation]
 

It makes little difference what the trade, business, or branch of learning, in mechanical labor, or intellectual effort, the educated man is always superior to the common laborer. One who is in the habit of applying his powers in the right way will carry system into any occupation, and it will help him as much to handle a rope as to write a poem.
[Education]
 

No one person can possibly combine all the elements supposed to make up what everyone means by friendship.
 

The devil knoweth his own, and is a particularly bad paymaster.
[Devil]
 

To expect defeat is nine-tenths of defeat itself.
[Positive]
 

We need two kinds of acquaintances, one to complain to, while we boast to the others. -Logan Pearsall Smith No one person can possibly combine all the elements supposed to make up what everyone means by friendship.
[Friendship]