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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Ancients, Antiquity
 
All that is ancient is beautiful.
All that is rich is wise.  Modern Greek.
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Ancient time was the youth of the world.  Bacon.  2
Antiquity cannot privilege an error, nor novelty prejudice a truth.  3
Antiquity is not always a mark of verity.  4
The living shun modern perfection for mouldering antiques.  Scribleomania.  5
We extol the productions of the ancients but are wholly unmindful of contemporary merit.  Tacitus.  6
 
 
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