|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|QUOTATION:||Better to wear out than to rust out.|
|ATTRIBUTION:||When a friend told Bishop Cumberland (16321718) he would wear himself out by his incessant application, It is better, replied the Bishop, to wear out than to rust out.Horne: Sermon on the Duty of Contending for the Truth.|
Boswell: Tour to the Hebrides, p. 18, note.