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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Hippocrates. (c. 460–c. 370 B.C.)
 
 
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    Life is short and the art long. 1
          Aphorism i.
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    Extreme remedies are very appropriate for extreme diseases. 2
          Aphorism i.
 
Note 1.
See Chaucer, Quotation 52. [back]
Note 2.
See Shakespeare, Hamlet, Quotation 179.

For a desperate disease a desperate cure.—Montaigne: Chap. iii. The Custom of the Isle of Cea. [back]
 

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