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

Samuel Smiles

Childhood is like a mirror, which reflects in after life the images first presented to it.

Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey towards it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.

Like men, nations are purified and strengthened by trials.

Purposes, like eggs, unless they be hatched into action, soon run into rottenness.