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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
American Proverbs
  A man in the right, with God on his side, is in the majority, though he be alone.  1
  Do as the bee does with the rose, take the honey and leave the thorn.  2
  Early start makes easy stages.  3
  Every man has a goose that lays golden eggs, if he only knew it.  4
  Every time you forgive a man you weaken him and strengthen yourself.  5
  God save the fools, and don’t let them run out; for, without them, wise men couldn’t get a living.  6
  Good wine needs no brandy.  7
  Honesty is like an icicle; if it once melts, that is the last of it.  8
  Hope is a pleasant acquaintance but an unsafe friend. He’ll do on a pinch for your travelling companion, but he’s not the man for your banker.  9
  If you cannot make a man think as you do, make him do as you think.  10
  Keep your eyes wide open before marriage; half-shut afterwards.  11
  Opportunities, like eggs, come one at a time.  12
  Put no trust in money; put your money in trust.  13
  Secrets make a dungeon of the heart and a jailer of its owner.  14
  Very few enjoy money, because they can’t get enough.  15
  When a man’s dog deserts him on account of his poverty, he can’t get any lower down in this world.  16
  When a woman wears the breeches, she has a good right to them.  17
  When you are down, poverty, like snowshoes, keeps your feet fast and prevents your rising.  18
  Wherever nature does least, man does most.  19

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