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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:8829
AUTHOR:Plutarch (A.D. 46?–A.D. c. 120)
QUOTATION:Like the man who threw a stone at a bitch, but hit his step-mother, on which he exclaimed, “Not so bad!”
ATTRIBUTION:On the Tranquillity of the Mind.
 

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