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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:3562
AUTHOR:Alexander Pope (1688–1744)
QUOTATION:Who pants for glory finds but short repose:
A breath revives him, or a breath o’erthrows. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Satires, Epistles, and Odes of Horace. Epistle i. Book ii. Line 300.
 
Note 1.
A breath can make them as a breath has made.—Oliver Goldsmith: The Deserted Village, line 54. [back]
 

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