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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
 
Eastern Proverbs
 
  Cast thy bread upon the waters; God will know of it, if the fishes do not.  1
  God will punish him who sees and him who is seen.  2
  God’s mills grind slow, but they grind woe.  3
  He is a true sage who learns from all the world.  4
  Hold all the skirts of thy mantle extended when heaven is raining gold.  5
  Keep the dogs near when thou suppest with the wolf.  6
  Men contemplate distinctions because they are stupefied with ignorance (viz., of the substantial identity of things).    Quoted by Emerson.  7
  Of thy word unspoken thou art master; thy spoken word is master of thee.  8
  The hen of our neighbour appears to us as a goose.  9
  The world is a carcase, and they who gather round it are dogs.  10
  You will catch more flies with a spoonful of honey than with a cask of vinegar.  11
 
 
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