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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
A bad penny always comes back.  German.  1
A penny in my purse will bid me drink when all the friends I have will not.  2
A penny in the pocket is better than a ducat in the chest.  German.  3
A penny in time is as good as a dollar.  Danish.  4
A penny is sometimes better spent than spared.  5
A penny saved is a penny gained.  6
A penny saved is twopence clear,
A pin a day’s a groat a year.  Franklin.
A pennyworth of ease is worth a penny.  8
A single penny fairly got,
Is worth a thousand that are not.  German.
Account not that work slavery
That brings in penny savory.
An ill-won penny will cast down a pound.  11
Better a penny out of the land than a dollar out of the sea.  German.  12
Better one’s own penny than another’s dollar.  German.  13
Better penny in silver than any brother.  14
Better to-day a penny than to-morrow a dollar.  German.  15
Ducats are clipped, pence are not.  German.  16
Every penny that’s saved is not gotten.  17
He that does not save pennies will never have pounds.  Spanish.  18
He that regards not a penny will lavish a pound.  19
He who was born to pennies will never be master of dollars.  Danish.  20
In for a penny, in for a pound.  21
It is a good penny with which one gains a dollar.  German.  22
Lay thy hand upon thy half-penny twice before thou partest with it.  23
One cannot have a good penny with bad ware.  French.  24
One penny in the money-box makes more noise than when it is full.  Dutch.  25
One penny is better on land than ten on the seas.  Danish.  26
One penny with right is better than a thousand without right.  German.  27
Penny and penny laid up will be many.  28
Penny in pocket is a good companion.  29
Penny is penny’s brother.  German.  30
Penny wise and pound foolish.  31
Put two pennies in a purse an’ they’ll come thegither.  32
Take care of the pence and the pounds will take care of themselves.  33
That penny is well spent that saves a groat.  34
That which is stamped a penny will never be a pound.  Danish.  35
The honest penny is better than the stolen dollar.  36
The penny does not remain with a poor man.  37
The penny is the best companion in all lands.  German.  38
The smith and his penny are always black.  39
The smith makes more noise to earn a penny than the goldsmith to earn a ducat.  German.  40
The unrighteous penny corrupts the righteous pound.  German.  41
There is no companion like the penny.  42
There’s no compassion like the penny.  43
’Tis a good farthing saves a penny.  French.  44
What is not wanted is dear at a penny.  45
Who pennies has, has also friends.  German.  46
Who will not keep a penny,
Shall never have many.
You may know by a penny how a shilling spends.  48

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