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

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Bidpai. (continued)
    Whoever … prefers the service of princes before his duty to his Creator, will be sure, early or late, to repent in vain.
    There are some who bear a grudge even to those that do them good.
          A Religious Doctor. Fable vi.
    There was once, in a remote part of the East, a man who was altogether void of knowledge and experience, yet presumed to call himself a physician.
          The Ignorant Physician. Fable viii.
    He that plants thorns must never expect to gather roses. 1
          The Ignorant Physician. Fable viii.
    Honest men esteem and value nothing so much in this world as a real friend. Such a one is as it were another self, to whom we impart our most secret thoughts, who partakes of our joy, and comforts us in our affliction; add to this, that his company is an everlasting pleasure to us.
          Choice of Friends. Chap. iv.
    That possession was the strongest tenure of the law. 2
          The Cat and the two Birds. Chap. v. Fable iv.
Hesiod. (fl. 8th cent.? B.C.)
    We know to tell many fictions like to truths, and we know, when we will, to speak what is true.
          The Theogony. Line 27.
    On the tongue of such an one they shed a honeyed dew, 3 and from his lips drop gentle words.
          The Theogony. Line 82.
    Night, having Sleep, the brother of Death. 4
          The Theogony. Line 754.
Note 1.
See Butler, Quotation 53. [back]
Note 2.
See Cibber, Quotation 13. [back]
Note 3.
See Coleridge, Quotation 34. [back]
Note 4.
See Shelley, Quotation 26. [back]