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Norman Douglas
(1868-1952) born on
Dec 08
Scottish novelist. He was best known for his Caprian novel "South Wind," 1917 and his travel book "Old Calabria," 1915.
         
   
F
To know oneself is wisdom, but to know one's neighbor is genius.

R
A man can believe a considerable deal of rubbish, an yet go about his daily work in a rational and cheerful manner.
A
Many a man who thinks to found a home discovers that he has merely opened a tavern for his friends.
N
What is all wisdom save a collection of platitudes? Take fifty of our current proverbial sayings -- they are so trite, so threadbare, that we can hardly bring our lips to utter them. None the less they embody the concentrated experience of the race. . .
K
They who are all things to their neighbors cease to be anything to themselves.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "The World's Best Thoughts on Life & Living," compiled by Eugene Raudsepp, 1981.
R: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
A: Mr. Keith, in South Wind, ch. 24 (1917).
N: Count Caloveglia's "old teacher," in South Wind, ch. 16 (1917).
K: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
   


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