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February 19, 2016


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Fascinating. I had no idea. The only one I hadn't come across is'Well begun is half done', so these sayings have stood the test of time.

Jemmy Hope

"War is sweet to those who have never tried it"
When I first read this it was ascribed to Erasmus, but I later found that he was quoting. So I guess it must have been in the "Adages".
I later learned that the maxim comes from a treatise on warfare by a Roman writer named Vegetius.

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