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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
A great ceremony for a small saint.  1
A saint sleeps not on soft beds.  Romanian.  2
A young saint, an old devil.  3
All are not saints who go to church.  Italian.  4
All saints do not work miracles.  Italian.  5
Don’t believe in the saint unless he works miracles.  Italian.  6
Every one praises his own saint.  Italian.  7
Every saint has its festival.  Italian.  8
Let a saint be ever so humble he will have his wax taper.  Danish.  9
Saint cannot if God will not.  French.  10
The old saints are forgotten in the new.  Portuguese.  11
The river passed, the saint forgotten.  Italian.  12
The saint has no believers unless he works miracles.  Italian.  13
The saint who works no cures has few pilgrims at his shrine.  French.  14
The saint’s day over, farewell the saint.  French.  15
There is no chapel so small but has its saint.  French.  16
There is no saint so petty but claims his own candle.  German.  17
They are not all saints who use holy water.  18
To every saint his candle.  French, Italian.  19
When the fields yield not, the saints have not.  Spanish.  20

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