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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Saying
 
Say before they say; i.e., tell your own story first.  Spanish.  1
Say good-morning to the bean seller, not to the druggist.  African.  2
Saying gangs cheap.  3
Say no ill of the year till it is past.  4
Say not all thou knowest, but believe all that thou sayest.  German.  5
Say not all that you know, believe not all that you hear, do not all that you can.  6
Say nothing when you are dead.  7
That which is unsaid may be said; that which is said cannot be unsaid.  Danish.  8
The less said, the sooner mended.  Dutch.  9
There is nothing ill said that is not ill taken.  10
To say little and perform much, is the characteristic of great minds.  11
What every one says must be true.  12
What is said is said and no sponge can wipe it out.  German.  13
 
 
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