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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Belly
 
A belly full of gluttony will never study willingly.  1
A fat belly did not invent gun powder.  Modern Greek.  2
A full belly counsels well.  French.  3
A full belly neither fights nor flies well.  4
An empty belly hears nobody.  5
Full bellies make empty sculls.  6
If it were not for the belly the back might wear gold.  7
Ill befall the belly that forgets eaten bread.  Portuguese.  8
The back an’ the belly haud every one busy.  9
The belly does not accept bail.  Portuguese.  10
The belly gives no credit.  Danish.  11
Bend.—Benefactors.  12
The belly hates a long sermon.  13
The belly hath no cares.  14
The belly is a bad adviser.  German.  15
The belly is not filled with fair words.  16
The belly (hunger) is the bestower of genius.  Latin.  17
The belly is the commanding part of the body.  Homer.  18
The belly is the teacher of art and the bestower of genius.  Persius.  19
The belly overreaches the head.  French.  20
The belly teaches all arts.  21
The belly that’s full may well fast.  22
The belly thinks the throat cut.  23
The belly warm—the foot at rest.  Portuguese.  24
When the belly is full the bones are at rest.  25
 
 
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