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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
A little loss frightens—a great one tames.  Spanish.  1
After losing, one loses soundly.  French.  2
After one loss comes many.  French.  3
All is not lost that is in peril.  4
Better lose than lose more.  Portuguese.  5
Better lose the anchor than the whole ship.  Dutch.  6
Better lose the saddle than the horse.  Italian, German.  7
Better lose the wool than the sheep.  French.  8
Beware of one who has nothing to lose.  9
For a lost thing care nothing.  10
Great losses are usually followed by small gains.  11
He loses many a good bit that strives with his betters.  12
He loseth indeed that loseth at last.  13
He plans less for profit than for quick return who will buy anything for three cash and sell it for two.  Chinese.  14
He that is not sensible of his loss has lost nothing.  15
He who carries nothing loses nothing.  16
He who does not gain loses.  17
He who loses is always in fault.  Italian.  18
He who loses, sins.  French.  19
He who loses money loses much, he who loses a friend loses more, but he who loses his spirits loses all.  Spanish.  20
It is better to lose than to lose more. (The first loss is the best.)  Spanish.  21
It is not lost that comes at last.  22
Let what is lost go for God’s sake.  Spanish.  23
Lose a leg rather than life.  24
Lose no right and commit no extortions.  Spanish.  25
Lose not a hog for a half-penny worth of tar.  26
Losers are always in the wrong.  Spanish.  27
Losses make us more cautious.  28
No great loss but some small profit.  29
No man can lose what he never had.  Isaac Walton.  30
One lost, two found.  Dutch.  31
One man’s profit is another man’s loss.  Montaigne.  32
Praising what is lost makes the remembrance dear.  Shakespeare.  33
Prefer loss to unjust gain.  34
Rather lose the wool than the sheep.  Portuguese.  35
The loss that is not known is no loss.  Publius Syrus.  36
The loss which your neighbor does not know is no real loss.  Portuguese.  37
They who lose to-day may win to-morrow.  Demosthenes.  38
Trivial losses often prove great gains.  Ovid.  39
We do not know what is good until we have lost it.  Don Quixote.  40
What is lost in the fire must be sought in the ashes.  Dutch.  41
When a thing is lost its worth is known.  German.  42
You may lose a fly to catch a trout.  43

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