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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
One’s Own
One’s own hearth is worth gold.  Dutch.  1
One’s own straw is better than an enemy’s wool.  German.  2
One’s own thistle field is dearer to him than his neighbor’s garden of roses.  German.  3
The smoke of our own country is brighter than fire abroad.  Latin.  4
’Tis written “What’s not your own that let alone.”  5
To every one his own is not too much.  German.  6
You may call that your own which no one can take from you.  Danish.  7
Your cracked jug seems better to me than my sound one.  Spanish.  8

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