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Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.

Hosea Ballou

Energy, even like the biblical grain of mustard-seed, will remove mountains.

Folly is like the growth of weeds, always luxurious and spontaneous; wisdom, like flowers, requires cultivation.

The teacher is like the candle, it lights others in consuming itself.

Tears of joy, like summer raindrops, are pierced by sunbeams.