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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
  “I am searching for a man.”    Going about Athens by day with a lit lantern.  1
  In eburna vagina plumbeus gladius—A leaden sword in an ivory sheath.    Of an empty fop.  2
  In youth it is too early, in old age it is too late to marry.  3
  Modesty is the colour of virtue.  4
  No man is ever hurt but by himself.  5
  “Stand out of the sun.”    To Alexander the Great, and which made Alexander remark, “If I were not Alexander I would be Diogenes.”  6
  To arrive at perfection, a man should have very sincere friends or inveterate enemies; because he would be made sensible of his good or ill conduct, either by the censures of the one or the admonitions of the other.  7
  Wise kings have generally wise councillors, as he must be a wise man himself who is capable of distinguishing one.  8

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