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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
Ancients, Antiquity
All that is ancient is beautiful.
All that is rich is wise.  Modern Greek.
Ancient time was the youth of the world.  Bacon.  2
Antiquity cannot privilege an error, nor novelty prejudice a truth.  3
Antiquity is not always a mark of verity.  4
The living shun modern perfection for mouldering antiques.  Scribleomania.  5
We extol the productions of the ancients but are wholly unmindful of contemporary merit.  Tacitus.  6

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