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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Publius Syrus. (42 B.C.) (continued)
 
8690
    You need not hang up the ivy-branch over the wine that will sell. 1
          Maxim 968.
8691
    It is a consolation to the wretched to have companions in misery. 2
          Maxim 995.
8692
    Unless degree is preserved, the first place is safe for no one. 3
          Maxim 1042.
8693
    Confession of our faults is the next thing to innocency.
          Maxim 1060.
8694
    I have often regretted my speech, never my silence. 4
          Maxim 1070.
8695
    Keep the golden mean 5 between saying too much and too little.
          Maxim 1072.
8696
    Speech is a mirror of the soul: as a man speaks, so is he.
          Maxim 1073.
 
Seneca. (c. 3 B.C.–A.D.65)
 
8697
    Not lost, but gone before. 6
          Epistolæ. 63, 16.
8698
    Whom they have injured they also hate. 7
          De Ira. ii. 33.
8699
    Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men. 8
          De Providentia. 5, 9.
8700
    There is no great genius without a tincture of madness. 9
          De Tranquillitate Animi. 17.
8701
    Do you seek Alcides’ equal? None is, except himself. 10
          Hercules Furens. i. 1, 84.
 
Note 1.
See Shakespeare, As You Like It, Quotation 75. [back]
Note 2.
See Maxim 144. [back]
Note 3.
See Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida, Quotation 2. [back]
Note 4.
Simonides said “that he never repented that he held his tongue, but often that he had spoken.”—Plutarch: Rules for the Preservation of Health. [back]
Note 5.
See Cowper, Quotation 112. [back]
Note 6.
See Rogers, Quotation 8. [back]
Note 7.
See Dryden, Quotation 83. [back]
Note 8.
See Beaumont and Fletcher, Quotation 8. [back]
Note 9.
See Dryden, Quotation 5. [back]
Note 10.
See Theobald, Quotation 1. [back]
 

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