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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:4343
AUTHOR:Oliver Goldsmith (1730?–1774)
QUOTATION:This same philosophy is a good horse in the stable, but an arrant jade on a journey. 1
ATTRIBUTION:The Good-Natured Man. Act i.
 
Note 1.
Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils, but present evils triumph over it.—Francis, Duc de La Rochefoucauld: Maxim 22. [back]
 

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