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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Hippocrates. (c. 460–c. 370 B.C.)
 
8512
    Life is short and the art long. 1
          Aphorism i.
8513
    Extreme remedies are very appropriate for extreme diseases. 2
          Aphorism i.
 
Dionysius the Elder. (c. 430–367 B.C.)
 
8514
    Let thy speech be better than silence, or be silent.
          Frag. 6.
 
Plautus. (c. 254–184 B.C.)
 
8515
    What is yours is mine, and all mine is yours. 3
          Trinummus. Act ii. Sc. 2, 48. (329.)
8516
    Not by years but by disposition is wisdom acquired.
          Trinummus. Act ii. Sc. 2, 88. (367.)
8517
    These things are not for the best, nor as I think they ought to be; but still they are better than that which is downright bad.
          Trinummus. Act ii. Sc. 2, 111. (392.)
8518
    He whom the gods favour dies in youth. 4
          Bacchides. Act iv. Sc. 7, 18. (816.)
 
Note 1.
See Chaucer, Quotation 52. [back]
Note 2.
See Shakespeare, Hamlet, Quotation 179.

For a desperate disease a desperate cure.—Montaigne: Chap. iii. The Custom of the Isle of Cea. [back]
Note 3.
See Shakespeare, Measure for Measure, Quotation 37. [back]
Note 4.
See Wordsworth, Quotation 148. [back]
 

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