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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Publius Syrus. (42 B.C.) (continued)
 
8672
    It takes a long time to bring excellence to maturity.
          Maxim 780.
8673
    The highest condition takes rise in the lowest.
          Maxim 781.
8674
    It matters not what you are thought to be, but what you are.
          Maxim 785.
8675
    No one knows what he can do till he tries.
          Maxim 786.
8676
    The next day is never so good as the day before.
          Maxim 815.
8677
    He is truly wise who gains wisdom from another’s mishap.
          Maxim 825.
8678
    Good health and good sense are two of life’s greatest blessings.
          Maxim 827.
8679
    It matters not how long you live, but how well.
          Maxim 829.
8680
    It is vain to look for a defence against lightning. 1
          Maxim 835.
8681
    No good man ever grew rich all at once. 2
          Maxim 837.
8682
    Everything is worth what its purchaser will pay for it. 3
          Maxim 847.
8683
    It is better to learn late than never. 4
          Maxim 864.
8684
    Better be ignorant of a matter than half know it. 5
          Maxim 865.
8685
    Better use medicines at the outset than at the last moment.
          Maxim 866.
8686
    Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.
          Maxim 872.
8687
    Whom Fortune wishes to destroy she first makes mad. 6
          Maxim 911.
8688
    Let a fool hold his tongue and he will pass for a sage.
          Maxim 914.
8689
    He knows not when to be silent who knows not when to speak.
          Maxim 930.
 
Note 1.
Syrus was not a contemporary of Franklin. [back]
Note 2.
No just man ever became rich all at once.—Menander: Fragment. [back]
Note 3.
See Butler, Quotation 46. [back]
Note 4.
See Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, Quotation 58. [back]
Note 5.
See Bacon, Quotation 18. [back]
Note 6.
See Dryden, Quotation 25. [back]
 

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