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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
François de La Rochefoucauld
  Our actions are like the termination of verses, which we rhyme as we please.  1
  Difficulties, like thieves, often disappear at a glance.  2
  Gratitude is like the good faith of traders, it maintains commerce; and we often pay, not because it is just to discharge our debts, but that we may more readily find people to trust us.  3
  True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.  4
  The virtues are lost in interest, as rivers are lost in the sea.  5

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