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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Belief
 
Believe no man in his own cause.  Dr. Johnson.  1
Believe no woman though she is dead.  German.  2
Believe one who has tried it.  Virgil.  3
Believe only half you hear of a man’s wealth and goodness.  4
Believe that and drink some water (to wash it down).  5
Believe well and have well.  6
Better believe it than go where it was done to prove it.  7
Don’t believe what you see but only what I tell you.  Spanish.  8
For they can conquer who believe they can.  Virgil.  9
He does not believe who does not live according to his belief.  10
He will never prosper who readily believes.  Latin.  11
I would not believe such a thing though affirmed by Cato.  Latin.  12
It is always safer to believe nothing you hear.  Hans Andersen.  13
Men are prone to believe what they least comprehend.  Pliny.  14
Men willingly believe what they wish to be true.  Cæsar.  15
That which is easily done is soon believed.  16
We are apt to believe what we wish for.  17
What a man desires he easily believes.  18
Who are ready to believe are easy to deceive.  German.  19
Who believe all can easily come to harm.  German.  20
Who believes does not reason.  German.  21
Who does not believe must feel in the end.  22
Who neither believes heaven or hell
The devil heartily wishes well.  German.
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Who quick believes late repents.  German.  24
 
 
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