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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:8738
AUTHOR:Pliny the Elder (A.D. c. 23–A.D. 79)
QUOTATION:The best plan is, as the common proverb has it, to profit by the folly of others. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Natural History. Book xviii. Sect. 31.
 
Note 1.
See Publius Syrus, Quotation 11. [back]
 

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