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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:7201
AUTHOR:Philip James Bailey (1816–1905)
QUOTATION:Men might be better if we better deemed
Of them. The worst way to improve the world
Is to condemn it.
ATTRIBUTION:Festus. Scene iv. A Mountain. Sunrise. 1 
 
Note 1.
J. R. Lowell: Biglow Papers, II, ii. St. 9.
The surest plan to make a man
Is to think him so. [back]
 

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