|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|Miscellaneous Translations. (continued)|
| The style is the man himself. 1|
| There is no other royal path which leads to geometry, said Euclid to Ptolemy I. 2|
| There is nothing new except what is forgotten. 3|
| They have learned nothing and forgotten nothing. 4|
| We are dancing on a volcano. 5|
| Who does not love wine, women, and song|
Remains a fool his whole life long. 6
| God is on the side of the strongest battalions. 7|
| Terrible he rode alone,|
With his Yemen sword for aid;
Ornament it carried none
But the notches on the blade.
| The Death Feud. An Arab War-song. 8|
Buffon: Diacours de Reception (Recueil de lAcadémie, 1753).
See Burton, Quotation 6. [back]
Proclus: Commentary on Euclids Elements, book ii. chap. iv. [back]
Attributed to Mademoiselle Bertin, milliner to Marie Antoinette.
There is nothing new except that which has become antiquated,motto of the Revue Rétrospective. [back]
This saving is attributed to Talleyrand. In a letter of the Chevalier de Panat to Mallet du Pan, January, 1796, it occurs almost literally,No one is right; no one could forget anything, nor learn anything. [back]
Words uttered by Comte de Salvandy (17961856) at a fete given by the Duke of Orleans to the King of Naples, 1830. [back]
Attributed to Luther, but more probably a saying of J. H. Voss (17511826), according to Redlich, Die poetischen Beiträge zum Waudsbecker Bothen, Hamburg, 1871, p. 67.King: Classical and Foreign Quotations (1887). [back]
See Gibbon, Quotation 6.
Napoleon said, Providence is always on the side of the last reserve. [back]
Anonymous translation from Taits Magazine, July, 1850. The poem is of an age earlier than that of Mahomet. [back]