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

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Pliny the Elder. (A.D. c. 23–A.D. 79) (continued)
to his advice, began to criticise the leg; upon which Apelles, full of indignation, popped his head out and reminded him that a shoemaker should give no opinion beyond the shoes, 1 —a piece of advice which has equally passed into a proverbial saying.
          Natural History. Book xxxv. Sect. 84.
Quintilian. (A.D. c. 35–A.D. c. 95)
    We give to necessity the praise of virtue. 2
          Institutiones Oratoriæ. i. 8, 14.
    A liar should have a good memory. 3
          Institutiones Oratoriæ. iv. 2, 91.
    Vain hopes are often like the dreams of those who wake. 4
          Institutiones Oratoriæ. vi. 2, 30.
    Those who wish to appear wise among fools, among the wise seem foolish. 5
          Institutiones Oratoriæ. x. 7, 21.
Juvenal. (fl. 1st to 2d cent. A.D.)
    No man ever became extremely wicked all at once. 6
          Satire ii. 83.
    Grammarian, orator, geometrician; painter, gymnastic teacher, physician; fortune-teller, rope-dancer, conjuror,—he knew everything. 7
          Satire iii. 76.
    Nobility is the one only virtue. 8
          Satire viii. 20.
Note 1.
Ne supra crepidam sutor judicaret (Let not a shoemaker judge above his shoe). [back]
Note 2.
See Chaucer, Quotation 22. [back]
Note 3.
See Sidney, Quotation 2. [back]
Note 4.
See Prior, Quotation 17. [back]
Note 5.
See Pope, Quotation 200. [back]
Note 6.
See Beaumont and Fletcher, Quotation 6. [back]
Note 7.
See Dryden, Quotation 15. [back]
Note 8.
See Percy, Quotation 14. [back]