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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Seneca. (c. 3 B.C.–A.D.65) (continued)
 
8702
    Successful and fortunate crime is called virtue. 1
          Hercules Furens. i. 1, 255.
8703
    A good man possesses a kingdom. 2
          Thyestes. 380.
8704
    I do not distinguish by the eye, but by the mind, which is the proper judge of the man. 3
          On a Happy Life. 2. (L’Estrange’s Abstract, Chap. i.)
 
Phaedrus. (fl. 1st cent. A.D.)
 
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    Submit to the present evil, lest a greater one befall you.
          Book i. Fable 2, 31.
8706
    He who covets what belongs to another deservedly loses his own.
          Book i. Fable 4, 1.
8707
    That it is unwise to be heedless ourselves while we are giving advice to others, I will show in a few lines.
          Book i. Fable 9, 1.
8708
    Whoever has even once become notorious by base fraud, even if he speaks the truth, gains no belief.
          Book i. Fable 10, 1.
8709
    By this story [The Fox and the Raven] it is shown how much ingenuity avails, and how wisdom is always an overmatch for strength.
          Book i. Fable 13, 13.
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    No one returns with good-will to the place which has done him a mischief.
          Book i. Fable 18, 1.
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    It has been related that dogs drink at the river Nile running along, that they may not be seized by the crocodiles. 4
          Book i. Fable 25, 3.
 
Note 1.
See Harrington, Quotation 1. [back]
Note 2.
See Dyer, Quotation 1. [back]
Note 3.
See Watts, Quotation 23. [back]
Note 4.
Pliny in his “Natural History,” book viii, sect. 148, and Ælian in his “Various Histories” relate the same fact as to the dogs drinking from the Nile. “To treat a thing as the dogs do the Nile” was a common proverb with the ancients, signifying to do it superficially. [back]
 

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