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S. Austin Allibone, comp.  Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay.  1880.
 
Frederick the Great
 
  My latest passion will be for literature.
Frederick the Great, in old age.    
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  Books make up no small part of human happiness.
Frederick the Great, in youth.    
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  Of satires I think as Epictetus did: “If evil be said of thee, and if it be true, correct thyself; if it be a lie, laugh at it.” By dint of time and experience I have learned to be a good post-horse: I go through my appointed stage, and I care not for the curs who bark at me along the road.
Frederick the Great.    
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