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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
A foul mouth must be provided with a strong back.  Danish.  1
A man must keep his mouth open a long time before a roast pigeon will fly into it.  Danish.  2
A mouth fu’ o’ meat may be a town fu’ o’ shame.  3
A shut mouth keeps me out of strife.  Portuguese.  4
A wise head has a close mouth to it.  5
All is not gospel that comes out of the mouth.  6
Beware of errors of the mouth.  Hindu.  7
He has a mouth for every matter.  8
He has neither a mouth nor a spear, can neither talk nor act.  French.  9
He must have plenty of meal who would stop every man’s mouth.  10
He that hath a mouth of his own should not say to another, “blow.”  11
He who would close another man’s mouth must first tie up his own.  Danish.  12
I have a mouth which I feed, it must speak what I please.  Dutch.  13
Mouth and heart are wide apart.  German.  14
Mouth civility is no great pains but may turn to good account.  15
Mouth of honey, heart of gall.  Portuguese.  16
Mouth shut and eyes open.  Italian.  17
Once in people’s mouths ’tis hard to get out of them.  German.  18
Open thy mouth that I may know thee.  19
Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.  20
Put a seal upon your mouth, and guard your heart with the same vigilance as the ramparts of a city.  Chinese.  21
The mouth and the purse shut.  Spanish.  22
The mouth is not sweetened by saying “honey, honey.”  Turkish.  23
The mouth often utters what the head must answer for.  Danish.  24
The mouth that says “yes” says “no.”  Spanish, Portuguese.  25
The virtue of the mouth healeth all it toucheth.  26
Two eyes, two ears and only one mouth.  German.  27
Your mouth hath beguiled your hands.  28
Your mouth is a sweet plum, your hand is a thorn bush.  Tolaga.  29

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