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John Bartlett (1820–1905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.

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    We ought to do our neighbour all the good we can. If you do good, good will be done to you; but if you do evil, the same will be measured back to you again. 1
          Dabschelim and Pilpay. Chap. i.
    It has been the providence of Nature to give this creature [the cat] nine lives instead of one. 2
          The Greedy and Ambitious Cat. Fable iii.
    There is no gathering the rose without being pricked by the thorns. 3
          The Two Travellers. Chap. ii. Fable vi.
    Wise men say that there are three sorts of persons who are wholly deprived of judgment,—they who are ambitious of preferments in the courts of princes; they who make use of poison to show their skill in curing it; and they who intrust women with their secrets.
          The Two Travellers. Chap. ii. Fable vi.
    Men are used as they use others.
          The King who became Just. Fable ix.
    What is bred in the bone will never come out of the flesh. 4
          The Two Fishermen. Fable xiv.
    Guilty consciences always make people cowards. 5
          The Prince and his Minister. Chap. iii. Fable iii.
Note 1.
And with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.—Matthew vii. 2. [back]
Note 2.
See Heywood, Quotation 91. [back]
Note 3.
See Herrick, Quotation 17. [back]
Note 4.
See Heywood, Quotation 122. [back]
Note 5.
See Shakespeare, Hamlet, Quotation 109. [back]