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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:3194
AUTHOR:Sir Samuel Garth (1661–1719)
QUOTATION:I see the right, and I approve it too,
Condemn the wrong, and yet the wrong pursue. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Ovid, Metamorphoses, vii. 20 (translated by Tate and Stonestreet, edited by Garth).
 
Note 1.
I know and love the good, yet, ah! the worst pursue.—Petrarch: Sonnet ccxxv. canzone xxi. To Laura in Life.

See Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, Quotation 15. [back]
 

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