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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
All offices are greasy; i.e., open to receive what the Dutch call smear money.  Dutch.  1
An ill man in office is a mischief to the public.  2
An office that does not give the holder enough to eat is not worth two beans.  Don Quixote.  3
Cursed is he that doth his office craftily, corruptly or maliciously.  4
Great office, great care.  5
He hath a great office, he must need thrive.  6
He that puts on a public gown must put off the private person.  7
It is a pretty office where one works only with his stomach.  German.  8
It is thou must honor the place (or office) and not the place thee.  9
Jack in office is a great man.  10
No office so humble but is better than nothing.  Dutch.  11
Nothing is more obnoxious than a low person raised to a high position.  Claudian.  12
Office tests the man.  Latin.  13
Office without pay makes thieves.  German.  14
The office (or place) teaches (shows) the man.  German, Latin.  15
They that buy an office must sell something.  16
To grow proud in office is the nature of man.  Tiberius.  17
To kiss a man’s wife or wipe his knife is but a thankless office.  18
Who fills an office must learn to bear reproach and blame.  German.  19
Who obtains an office surreptitiously like a fox will administer it like a wolf.  German.  20

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