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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:9090
AUTHOR:Diogenes Laërtius (fl. early 3d cent.)
QUOTATION:Solon used to say that speech was the image of actions;… that laws were like cobwebs,—for that if any trifling or powerless thing fell into them, they held it fast; while if it were something weightier, it broke through them and was off.
ATTRIBUTION:Solon. x.
 

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