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S.A. Bent, comp.  Familiar Short Sayings of Great Men.  1887.
 
Bishop Cumberland
 
        [Richard Cumberland, born in London, 1632; educated at Cambridge; Bishop of Peterborough, 1691; died 1718.]
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It is better to wear out than to rust out.
          In reply to some one who warned him that he would wear himself out with his incessant application. Lacordaire said, “It is better to suffer than to decay.”
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