- " Let no one deem himself happy before his end," were the words of Solon; and here was a new and brilliant proof of the wisdom of the old apothegm. - "Andersen's Fairy Tales", Hans Christian Andersen.
- To Lord Wellington has been attributed the remark that he did not want zeal in a soldier, and to Napoleon the apothegm that Providence is on the side of the heavy battalions. - "The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2)", Jefferson Davis.
- That scoffer, Lescarbot, would dispose of the ancient city of Norumbega as Voltaire would have disposed of the Christian religion- with a sarcasm; but, if there be truth in the apothegm that " seeing is believing," the forerunners of Champlain came, saw, and made a note of it. - "Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast", Samuel Adams Drake.