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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Ancients
 
  We derive all that is pardonable in us from ancient fountains.
Dryden.    
  1
  The sages of old live again in us, and in opinions there is a metempsychosis.
Glanvill.    
  2
  The moderns cannot reach their beauties, but can avoid their imperfections.
Addison.    
  3
  Those whom we call the ancients were in truth novices in all things, and properly constituted the infancy of mankind.
Prescott.    
  4
  In taste and imagination, in the graces of style, in the arts of persuasion, in the magnificence of public works, the ancients were at least our equals.
Macaulay.    
  5
  They left a great deal for the industry and sagacity of after ages.
Locke.    
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