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Here and there a cotter's babe is royal--born by right divine;
  Here and there my lord is lower than his oxen or his swine.
      - Lord Alfred Tennyson,
        Locksley Hall Sixty Years After (st. 63)

When two persons do the self-same thing, it oftentimes falls out that in the one it is criminal, in the other it is not so; not that the thing itself is different, but he who does it.
  [Lat., Duo quum idem faciunt, saepe ut possis dicere,
    Hoc licet impune facere huic, illi non licet:
      Non quod dissimilis res sit, sed quod is sit.]
      - Terence (Publius Terentius Afer), Adelphi
         (V, III, 37)

Thus I knew that pups are like dogs, and kids like goats; so I used to compare great things with small.
  [Lat., Sic canibus catulos similes, sic matribus haedos
    Noram; sic parvis componere magna solebam.]
      - Virgil or Vergil (Publius Virgilius Maro Vergil),
        Eclogae (I, 23)

The little may contrast with the great, in painting, but cannot be said to be contrary to it. Oppositions of colors contrast; but there are also colors contrary to each other, that is, which produce an ill effect because they shock the eye when brought very near it.
      - Voltaire (Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire),
        A Philosophical Dictionary--Essay--Contrast

He who is not just is severe, he who is not wise is sad.
  [Fr., Qui n'est que juste est dur, qui n'est que sage est triste.]
    [More accurately: He who is but just is severe, he who is but wise is sad. Or, more idiomatically: He who is only just is severe, he who is only wise is sad.]
      - Voltaire (Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire),
        Epitre au Roi de Prusse

For like to like, the proverb saith.
      - Sir Thomas Wyatt (Wyat),
        The Lover Complaineth

For as saith a proverb notable,
  Each thing seeketh his semblable.
      - Sir Thomas Wyatt (Wyat),
        The Re-cured Lover


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