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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:3275
AUTHOR:Isaac Watts (1674–1748)
QUOTATION:Were I so tall to reach the pole,
  Or grasp the ocean with my span,
I must be measured by my soul:
  The mind ’s the standard of the man. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Horæ Lyricæ, Book ii. False Greatness.
 
Note 1.
I do not distinguish by the eye, but by the mind, which is the proper judge of the man.—Seneca: On a Happy Life (L’Estrange’s Abstract), chap. i.

It is the mind that makes the man, and our vigour is in our immortal soul.—Ovid: Metamorphoses, xiii. [back]
 

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