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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:2073
AUTHOR:Thomas Dekker (1570–1632)
QUOTATION:A wise man poor
Is like a sacred book that ’s never read,—
To himself he lives, and to all else seems dead.
This age thinks better of a gilded fool
Than of a threadbare saint in wisdom’s school.
ATTRIBUTION:Old Fortunatus.
 

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