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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:8882
AUTHOR:Plutarch (A.D. 46?–A.D. c. 120)
QUOTATION:For many, as Cranton tells us, and those very wise men, not now but long ago, have deplored the condition of human nature, esteeming life a punishment, and to be born a man the highest pitch of calamity; this, Aristotle tells us, Silenus declared when he was brought captive to Midas.
ATTRIBUTION:Consolation to Apollonius.
 

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