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

Sir William Temple

The abilities of man must fall short on one side or the other, like too scanty a blanket when you are abed.

Books, like proverbs, receive their value from the stamp and esteem of ages through which they have passed.

Life is like wine; who would drink it pure, must not draw it to the dregs.

When all is done, Human Life is, at the greatest and the best, but like a forward Child, that must be Play’d with and Humor’d a little to keep it quiet till it falls asleep, and then the Care is over.

For the Scribblers are infinite, that like Mushrooms or Flys are born and dye in small circles of time; whereas Books, like Proverbs, receive their Chief Value from the Stamp and Esteem of Ages through which they have passed.