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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Learning
 
  Learning is like a lark, that can mount, and sing, and please herself, and nothing else; but may know that she holdeth as well as the hawk, that can soar aloft, and can also descend and strike upon the prey.
            —Francis Bacon
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  Wear your learning like your watch, in a private pocket, and do not pull it out and strike it merely to show that you have one.
            —Earl of Chesterfield
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  Learning is like mercury, one of the most powerful and excellent things in the world in skillful hands; in unskillful, the most mischievous.
            —Alexander Pope
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  Learning, like money, may be of so base a coin as to be utterly void of use.
            —William Shenstone
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  Learning, like the lunar beam, affords light.
            —Edward Young
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