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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Michel Eyquem, seigneur de Montaigne. (1533–1592)
 
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    Man in sooth is a marvellous, vain, fickle, and unstable subject. 1
          Book i. Chap. i. That Men by various Ways arrive at the same End.
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    All passions that suffer themselves to be relished and digested are but moderate. 2
          Book i. Chap. ii. Of Sorrow.
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    It is not without good reason said, that he who has not a good memory should never take upon him the trade of lying. 3
          Book i. Chap. ix. Of Liars.
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    He who should teach men to die would at the same time teach them to live. 4
          Book i. Chap. xviii. That Men are not to judge of our Happiness till after Death.
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    The laws of conscience, which we pretend to be derived from nature, proceed from custom.
          Book i. Chap. xxii. Of Custom.
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    Accustom him to everything, that he may not be a Sir Paris, a carpet-knight, 5 but a sinewy, hardy, and vigorous young man.
          Book i. Chap. xxv. Of the Education of Children.
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    We were halves throughout, and to that degree that methinks by outliving him I defraud him of his part.
          Book i. Chap. xxvii. Of Friendship.
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    There are some defeats more triumphant than victories. 6
          Book i. Chap. xxx. Of Cannibals.
 
Note 1.
See Plutarch, Quotation 76. [back]
Note 2.
See Raleigh, Quotation 3.

Curae leves loquuntur ingentes stupent (Light griefs are loquacious, but the great are dumb).—Seneca: Hippolytus, ii. 3, 607. [back]
Note 3.
See Sidney, Quotation 2.

Mendacem memorem esse oportere (To be a liar, memory is necessary).—Quintilian: iv. 2, 91. [back]
Note 4.
See Tickell, Quotation 3. [back]
Note 5.
See Burton, Quotation 24. [back]
Note 6.
See Bacon, Quotation 58. [back]
 

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