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

Michel Eyquem, seigneur de Montaigne

Eloquence is an engine invented to manage and wield at will the fierce democracy, and, like medicine to the sick, is only employed in the paroxysms of a disordered state.

Hinders … like water, that by force of its own pressing violence and abundance cannot find a ready issue through the neck of a bottle, or of a narrow sluice.

Vice leaves repentance in the soul like an ulcer in the flesh which is always scratching and lacerating itself.