Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages; Classified Subjectively and Arranged Alphabetically

Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages; Classified Subjectively and Arranged Alphabetically

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...Ital. 19. The lion is not half so fierce as he is painted. Sp..--20. The lion's skin is never cheap. 21. The old lion perisheth for lack of prey. Shaks. 22. 'Tis better playing with the lion's whelp, Than with an old one dying. Shaks. 23. 'Tis not a basket of hay, but a basket of flesh that makes a lion war.--24. When the lion is dead the hares jump upon his carcass. Ital. 25. Where the lion's skill falls short, it must be eked out with the fox's. Lysander. 26. Where the lion's skin falls short piece it out with the fox's. Ital., Ger. 27. You may know the lion by his claw. Fr. Lips. 1. Lips however rosy must be fed. Listeners. 1. Listeners hear no good of themselves. Sp. 2. The listener makes the back-biter. Fr. 3. To a good listener a few words. Don Quixote. Listening. 1. He that listens for what people say of him shall never have peace. 2. He who listens at doors hears more than he desires. Fr. 3. If you listen at a hole, you will hear ill of yourself as well as others. Sp. 4. Listen at the key-hole and you'll hear news of yourself. 5. Listen to what is well said even from an enemy. M. Greek. 6. Men were made to listen as well as talk. Bea. Literature. 1. Literature like virtue is its own reward. Chesterfield. 2. Periodicals are the dead leaves that fertilize the soil of literature. 3. The ocean of literature is without limit. Rochefoucauld. Little..--1. A little of everything is nothing in the main.-2. A little pack serves a little pedler. Fr. 3. A little said is soon amended. Dr. Johnson. 4. A little snow tumbled about soon becomes a mountain. Shaks. 5. A little stone may upset a large cart. ItaL, Dan. 6. A little stream may quench thirst as well as a great one. 7. A little stream will drive a light mill. 8. A pebble in the streamlet scant, ..show more

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  • English
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  • 9781236595836