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

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Martial. (A.D. c. 40–A.D. c. 104)
    I do not love thee, Sabidius, nor can I say why; this only I can say, I do not love thee. 1
          Epigram i. 32.
    The good man prolongs his life; to be able to enjoy one’s past life is to live twice. 2
          Epigram x. 23, 7.
    The bee enclosed and through the amber shown
Seems buried in the juice which was his own. 3
          Book iv. 32.
    Neither fear, nor wish for, your last day. 4
          Book x. 47, 13.
Plutarch. (A.D. 46?–A.D. c. 120)
    As geographers, Sosius, crowd into the edges of their maps parts of the world which they do not know about, adding notes in the margin to the effect that beyond this lies nothing but sandy deserts full of wild beasts, and unapproachable bogs. 5
          Life of Theseus.
    From Themistocles began the saying, “He is a second Hercules.”
          Life of Theseus.
    The most perfect soul, says Heraclitus, is a dry light, which flies out of the body as lightning breaks from a cloud.
          Life of Romulus.
    Anacharsis coming to Athens, knocked at Solon’s door, and told him that he, being a stranger, was come to be his guest, and contract a friendship with him; and Solon replying, “It is better to make friends at home,” Anacharsis replied, “Then you that are at home make friendship with me.”
          Life of Solon.
Note 1.
See Brown, Quotation 1. [back]
Note 2.
See Pope, Quotation 252. [back]
Note 3.
See Bacon, Quotation 40. [back]
Note 4.
See Milton, Quotation 197. [back]
Note 5.
See Swift, Quotation 2. [back]