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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Samuel Smiles
 
  Childhood is like a mirror, which reflects in after life the images first presented to it.  1
  Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey towards it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.  2
  Like men, nations are purified and strengthened by trials.  3
  Purposes, like eggs, unless they be hatched into action, soon run into rottenness.  4
 
 
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