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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Plutarch. (A.D. 46?–A.D. c. 120) (continued)
 
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    Both Empedocles and Heraclitus held it for a truth that man could not be altogether cleared from injustice in dealing with beasts as he now does.
          Which are the most crafty, Water or Land Animals? 7.
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    For to err in opinion, though it be not the part of wise men, is at least human. 1
          Against Colotes.
8931
    Simonides calls painting silent poetry, and poetry speaking painting.
          Whether the Athenians were more Warlike or Learned. 3.
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    As Meander says, “For our mind is God;” and as Heraclitus, “Man’s genius is a deity.”
          Platonic Questions. i.
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    Pythagoras, when he was asked what time was, answered that it was the soul of this world.
          Platonic Questions. viii. 4.
 
Epictetus. (A.D. c. 50–c. 138)
 
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    To a reasonable creature, that alone is insupportable which is unreasonable; but everything reasonable may be supported.
          Discourses. Chap. ii.
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    Yet God hath not only granted these faculties, by which we may bear every event without being depressed or broken by it, but like a good prince and a true father, hath placed their exercise above restraint, compulsion, or hindrance, and wholly without our own control.
          Discourses. Chap. vi.
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    In a word, neither death, nor exile, nor pain, nor anything of this kind is the real cause of our doing or not doing any action, but our inward opinions and principles.
          Discourses. Chap xi.
 
Note 1.
See Pope, Quotation 113. [back]
 

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