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Opinion's but a fool, that makes us scan The outward habit by the inward man. Pericles. Act II. Sc. 2. L. 56.

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Facts are stubborn things.

SMOLLETT. Trans. of Gil Blas. Bk. X. Ch. I. ELLIOT-Essay on Field Husbandry. P. 35. (See also BURNS)

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"That was excellently observed," say I when I read a passage in another where his opinion agrees with mine. When we differ, then I pronounce him to be mistaken.

SWIFT Thoughts on Various Subjects.

(See also LA ROCHEFOUCAULD)

Je connais quelqu'un qui a plus d'esprit que Napoléon, que Voltaire, que tous les ministres présents et futurs: c'est l'opinion.

I know where there is more wisdom than is found in Napoleon, Voltaire, or all the ministers present and to come-in public opinion. TALLEYRAND-In the Chamber of Peers. (1821)

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"Oh, ship ahoy!" rang out the cry; "Oh, give us water or we die!" A voice came o'er the waters far, "Just drop your bucket where you are." And then they dipped and drank their fill Of water fresh from mead and hill; And then they knew they sailed upon The broad mouth of the Amazon. SAM WALTER Foss-Opportunity. "Let down your buckets where you are," quoted by Booker T. Washington. Address at Atlanta Exposition. See his Life, Up From Slavery.

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