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

John Tillotson

Sincerity is like travelling on a plain, beaten road, which commonly brings a man sooner to his journey’s end than byways, in which men often lose themselves.

He that is deeply engaged in vice, is like a man laid fast in a bag, who, by a faint and lazy struggling to get out, does but spend his strength to any purpose, and sinks himself the deeper in it: the only way is, by a resolute and vigorous effort to spring out, if possible, at once.