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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Plutarch. (A.D. 46?–A.D. c. 120) (continued)
 
as spoken, but that after some time they thawed and became audible; so that the words spoken in winter were articulated next summer. 1
          Of Man’s Progress in Virtue.
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    As those persons who despair of ever being rich make little account of small expenses, thinking that little added to a little will never make any great sum.
          Of Man’s Progress in Virtue.
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    What is bigger than an elephant? But this also is become man’s plaything, and a spectacle at public solemnities; and it learns to skip, dance, and kneel.
          Of Fortune.
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    No man ever wetted clay and then left it, as if there would be bricks by chance and fortune.
          Of Fortune.
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    Alexander was wont to say, “Were I not Alexander, I would be Diogenes.”
          Of the Fortune or Virtue of Alexander the Great.
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    When the candles are out all women are fair. 2
          Conjugal Precepts.
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    Like watermen, who look astern while they row the boat ahead. 3
          Whether ’t was rightfully said, Live Concealed.
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    Socrates said he was not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world. 4
          Of Banishment.
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    Anaximander says that men were first produced in fishes, and when they were grown up and able to help themselves were thrown up, and so lived upon the land.
          Symposiacs. Book viii. Question viii.
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    Athenodorus says hydrophobia, or water-dread, was first discovered in the time of Asclepiades.
          Symposiacs. Book viii. Question ix.
 
Note 1.
In the “Adventures of Baron Munchausen” (Rudolphe Erich Raspe), stories gathered from various sources, is found the story of sound being frozen for a time in a post-horn, which when thawed gave a variety of tunes. A somewhat similar account is found in Rabelais, book iv. chaps. lv. lvi., referring to Antiphanes. [back]
Note 2.
See Heywood, Quotation 32. [back]
Note 3.
See Burton, Quotation 9. [back]
Note 4.
See Garrison, Quotation 3. [back]
 

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