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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
Best is best cheap, if you hit the nail on the head.  1
The best always goes first.  Italian.  2
The best armor is to keep out of gunshot.  Horace.  3
The best brewer sometimes makes bad beer.  German.  4
The best cloth has uneven threads.  Spanish.  5
The best cloth may have a moth in it.  6
The best is cheapest.  Italian, German.  7
The best is what one has in his hand.  German.  8
The best manure is under the farmer’s shoe.  Danish.  9
The best medals lose their lustre unless brightened by use.  10
The best metal is iron, the best vegetable wheat, the worst animal man.  11
The best pears fall into the pig’s mouth.  12

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