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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:8737
AUTHOR:Pliny the Elder (A.D. c. 23–A.D. 79)
QUOTATION:The agricultural population, says Cato, produces the bravest men, the most valiant soldiers, and a class of citizens the least given of all to evil designs…. A bad bargain is always a ground for repentance.
ATTRIBUTION:Natural History. Book xviii. Sect. 26.
 

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