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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
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  The title of knight, on the back of a knave, is like a saddle upon a sow.
            —Alexander Brown
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  Titles of honor are like impressions on coin, which add no value to gold and silver, but only render brass current.
            —Laurence Sterne
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Titles and birth, like diamonds from the mine,
Must by your worth be polish’d ere they shine.
            —William Whitehead
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