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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Native ability without education is like a tree without fruit.
  Natural abilities are like natural plants, that need pruning by study.
            —Francis Bacon
  The abilities of man must fall short on one side or the other, like too scanty a blanket when you are abed.
            —Sir William Temple
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