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 Louisiana,Louvre [Paris]. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Le loup sait bien ce que male bête pense” [male = méchant]. “Un fripon reconnait un fripon au premier coup d’œil.” We judge others by ourselves. “Chacun mesure tout à son aune.” We measure others in our own bushel. The wolf believes that every beast entertains the same wolfish thoughts and desires as it does itself. Plautus expresses the same idea thus. “Insanre me aiunt ultro cum ipsi insaniunt;” and Cicero says, “Malum conscientia suspiciosum facit.   1

 Louisiana,Louvre [Paris]. 


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