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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:112
AUTHOR:John Heywood (1497?–1580?)
QUOTATION:Better is to bow then breake. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Proverbes. Part i. Chap. ix.
 
Note 1.
Rather to bowe than breke is profitable;
Humylite is a thing commendable.
The Morale Proverbs of Cristyne; translated from the French (1390) by Earl Rivers, and printed by Caxton in 1478. [back]
 

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