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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:9295
AUTHOR:Michel Eyquem, seigneur de Montaigne (1533–1592)
QUOTATION:Arts and sciences are not cast in a mould, but are formed and perfected by degrees, by often handling and polishing, as bears leisurely lick their cubs into form. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Book ii. Chap. xii. Apology for Raimond Sebond.
 
Note 1.
See Burton, Quotation 7. [back]
 

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