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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Merchant
 
A merchant has never enough till he has got a little more.  Spectator.  1
A merchant’s 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.
  5
If a man knew when things would be dear
He need be a merchant but one year.
  6
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
 
 
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