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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:3446
AUTHOR:Alexander Pope (1688–1744)
QUOTATION:Who combats bravely is not therefore brave,
He dreads a death-bed like the meanest slave:
Who reasons wisely is not therefore wise,—
His pride in reasoning, not in acting lies.
ATTRIBUTION:Moral Essays. Epistle i. Line 115.
 

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