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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:8831
AUTHOR:Plutarch (A.D. 46?–A.D. c. 120)
QUOTATION:He was a man, which, as Plato saith, is a very inconstant creature. 1
ATTRIBUTION:On the Tranquillity of the Mind.
 
Note 1.
Man in sooth is a marvellous, vain, fickle, and unstable subject.—Montaigne: Works, book i. chap. i. That Men by various Ways arrive at the same End. [back]
 

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