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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:9158
AUTHOR:Diogenes Laërtius (fl. early 3d cent.)
QUOTATION:When a man reproached him for going into unclean places, he said, “The sun too penetrates into privies, but is not polluted by them.” 1
ATTRIBUTION:Diogenes. vi.
 
Note 1.
See Bacon, Quotation 44. [back]
 

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