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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:8989
AUTHOR:Pliny the Younger (61–105 A.D.)
QUOTATION:He [Pliny the Elder] used to say that “no book was so bad but some good might be got out of it.” 1
ATTRIBUTION:Letters. Book iii. Letter v. 10.
 
Note 1.
”There is no book so bad,” said the bachelor, “but something good may be found in it.”—Cervantes: Don Quixote, part ii. chap. iii. [back]
 

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