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John Bartlett (1820–1905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.

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Matthew Arnold. (1822–1888) (continued)
    The men of culture are the true apostles of equality.
          From Culture and Anarchy.
      The pursuit of the perfect, then, is the pursuit of sweetness and light.
          From Culture and Anarchy.
      There is no better motto which it [culture] can have than these words of Bishop Wilson, “To make reason and the will of God prevail.”
          From Culture and Anarchy.
      Philistine must have originally meant, in the mind of those who invented the nickname, a strong, dogged, unenlightened opponent of the children of the light.
          Essays in Criticism. Heinrich Heine.
    The vast Mississippi of falsehood.
    Resolve to be thyself; and know, that he
Who finds himself, loses his misery.
Rutherford Birchard Hayes. (1822–1893)
      He serves his party best who serves the country best.
          Inaugural Address, March 5, 1877.
      The only road, the sure road—to unquestioned credit and a sound financial condition is the exact and punctual fulfilment of every pecuniary obligation, public and private, according to its letter and spirit.
          Speech at N. E. Society Dinner, Brooklyn, Dec. 21, 1880.
James Matthews Legaré (1823–1859)
    Go bow thy head in gentle spite,
Thou lily white,
For she who spies thee waving here,
With thee in beauty can compare
As day with night.
          To a Lily.