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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:9159
AUTHOR:Diogenes Laërtius (fl. early 3d cent.)
QUOTATION:Diogenes said once to a person who was showing him a dial, “It is a very useful thing to save a man from being too late for supper.”
ATTRIBUTION:Menedemus. iii.
 

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