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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:8606
AUTHOR:Publius Syrus (42 B.C.)
QUOTATION:Learn to see in another’s calamity the ills which you should avoid. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Maxim 120.
 
Note 1.
The best plan is, as the common proverb has it, to profit by the folly of others.—Pliny the Elder: Natural History, book xviii. sect. 31. [back]
 

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