|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|Of Unknown Authorship.|
| Love thyself, and many will hate thee.|
| Frag. 146.|
| Practice in time becomes second nature. 1|
| Frag. 227.|
| When God is planning ruin for a man, He first deprives him of his reason. 2|
| Frag. 379.|
| When I am dead let fire destroy the world;|
It matters not to me, for I am safe.
| Frag. 430.|
| Toil does not come to help the idle.|
| Frag. 440.|
Custom is almost a second nature.Plutarch: Rule for the Preservation of Health, 18. [back]
See Dryden, Quotation 25.
This may have been the original of the well known (but probably post-classical) line, Quem Jupiter vult perdere, dementat prius. Publius Syrus has, Stultum facit fortuna quem vult perdere. [back]