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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Marcus Aurelius
  We are made for coöperation, like feet, like hands, like eyelids, like the rows of the upper and lower teeth.  1
  Stand firm like a rock.  2
  As a horse when he has run, a bee when he has made honey, so man when he has done a good act does not call out for others to come and see, but he goes on to another act, as the vine goes on to produce again the grapes in season.  3
  Substance is like a river in a continual flow, and the activities of things are in constant change, and the causes work in infinite varieties.  4
  Time is like a river made up of the events which happen, and a violent stream; for as soon as a thing has been seen, it is carried away, and another comes in its place, and this will be carried away too.  5
  Empty and trifling, like little dogs biting one another, and little children quarreling, laughing, and straightway weeping.  6

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