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S.A. Bent, comp. Familiar Short Sayings of Great Men. 1887.

Bishop Cumberland

  • [Richard Cumberland, born in London, 1632; educated at Cambridge; Bishop of Peterborough, 1691; died 1718.]
  • It is better to wear out than to rust out.

  • In reply to some one who warned him that he would wear himself out with his incessant application. Lacordaire said, “It is better to suffer than to decay.”