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James Bryce Quotes

An eminent American is reported to have said to friends who wished to put him forward, 'Gentlemen, let there be no mistake. I should make a good president, but a very bad candidate.'

Medicine, the only profession that labors incessantly to destroy the reason for its existence.

Our country is not the only thing to which we owe our allegiance. It is also owed to justice and to humanity.

Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.

The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it.

They produce, in proportion to their lumbers, an unusually large number of able and successful men as any one may prove by recounting the eminent Jews of the last seventy years.

Three-fourths of the mistakes a man makes are made because he does not really know what he thinks he knows.