|Robert Christy, comp. Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages. 1887.|
|A merchant has never enough till he has got a little more. Spectator.|| 1|
|A merchants happiness hangs upon chance, winds and waves.|| 2|
|He is no merchant who always gains. Dutch.|| 3|
|He that buys and sells is called a merchant.|| 4|
|He that could know what would be dear,|
Need be a merchant but one year.
|If a man knew when things would be dear|
He need be a merchant but one year.
|Like the merchant that dammed up and drained a river to recover a grain of pepper. Tamil.|| 7|
|Merchant to-day, beggar to-morrow.|| 8|
|Quick returns make rich merchants.|| 9|
|The merchant that loseth cannot laugh. French.|| 10|
|The merchant that gains not, loseth.|| 11|
|To be a merchant the art consists more in getting paid than in making sales. Spanish.|| 12|