Most Quoted (1919)

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Can you name the sources with the most quotes in the 1919 edition of Bartlett's Quotations?

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1559Neither a borrower nor a lender be.
670The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong.
429To err is human, to forgive divine.
366They also serve who only stand and wait.
252 The drying up a single tear has more/Of honest fame than shedding seas of gore.
213The child is father of the man.
209'T is better to have loved and lost/Than never to have loved at all.
178Caesar said to the soothsayer, 'The ides of March are come;' who answered him calmly, 'Yes, they are come, but they are not past.'
133Haste maketh waste.
127Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
121Honesty is the best policy.
113A fool must now and then be right by chance.
107Beware the fury of a patient man.
102Handsome is that handsome does.
101He said that there was one only good, namely, knowledge; and one only evil, namely, ignorance.
101He sleeps well who knows not that he sleeps ill.
99A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
99Before man made us citizens, great Nature made us men.
Number of QuotesSourceExample
97I judge people by what they might be,--not are, nor will be.
89Rob Peter, and pay Paul.
87Into each life some rain must fall,/Some days must be dark and dreary.
86The lot assigned to every man is suited to him, and suits him to himself.
83Though an angel should write, still 't is devils must print.
80All men think all men mortal but themselves.
79A dwarf sees farther than the giant when he has the giant's shoulder to mount on.
79Oh what a tangled web we weave,/When first we practise to deceive!
71For rhyme the rudder is of verse,/With which, like ships, they steer their courses.
70The best laid schemes o' mice and men/Gang aft a-gley
67A conservative government is an organized hypocrisy
66How many worthy men have we seen survive their own reputation!
65The paths of glory lead but to the grave.
59The remedy is worse than the disease.
59Bread is the staff of life.
58To maken vertue of necessite.
58Speak the truth and shame the Devil.
52Happy the people whose annals are blank in history-books.

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