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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Page 893
 
 
Ovid. (43 B.C.–A.D. 18)
 
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    They come to see; they come that they themselves may be seen. 1
          The Art of Love. i. 99.
8587
    Nothing is stronger than custom.
          The Art of Love. ii. 345.
8588
    Then the omnipotent Father with his thunder made Olympus tremble, and from Ossa hurled Pelion. 2
          Metamorphoses. i.
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    It is the mind that makes the man, and our vigour is in our immortal soul. 3
          Metamorphoses. xiii.
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    The mind, conscious of rectitude, laughed to scorn the falsehood of report. 4
          Fasti. iv. 311.
 
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    Love thyself, and many will hate thee.
          Frag. 146.
8592
    Practice in time becomes second nature. 5
          Frag. 227.
8593
    When God is planning ruin for a man, He first deprives him of his reason. 6
          Frag. 379.
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    When I am dead let fire destroy the world;
It matters not to me, for I am safe.
          Frag. 430.
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    Toil does not come to help the idle.
          Frag. 440.
 
Note 1.
See Chaucer, Quotation 29. [back]
Note 2.
See Pope, Quotation 386.

I would have you call to mind the strength of the ancient giants, that undertook to lay the high mountain Pelion on the top of Ossa, and set among those the shady Olympus.—Francis Rabelais: Works, book iv. chap. xxxviii. [back]
Note 3.
See Watts, Quotation 23. [back]
Note 4.
And the mind conscious of virtue may bring to thee suitable rewards.—Virgil: Æneid, i. 604. [back]
Note 5.
Custom is almost a second nature.—Plutarch: Rule for the Preservation of Health, 18. [back]
Note 6.
See Dryden, Quotation 25.

This may have been the original of the well known (but probably post-classical) line, “Quem Jupiter vult perdere, dementat prius.” Publius Syrus has, “Stultum facit fortuna quem vult perdere.” [back]
 

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