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S.A. Bent, comp.  Familiar Short Sayings of Great Men.  1887.
 
Schleiermacher
 
        [Friedrich Ernst Schleiermacher, a distinguished German theologian and preacher; born at Breslau, Nov. 21, 1768; educated at Halle; professor of theology there and at Berlin; died February, 1834.]
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Bekker is silent in seven languages (Bekker schweigt in sieben Sprachen).
          Said of the philologist Emmanuel Bekker, a member of the Academy of Sciences of Berlin, a scholar whose modesty equalled his learning. (V. letter of Zelter to Goethe, March 15, 1830.)
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