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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
A smooth sea never made a skilful mariner.  1
All water runs to the sea.  2
Being on the sea, sail; being on the land, settle.  3
Better on the heath with an old cart than at sea in a new ship.  Dutch.  4
Better poor on land than rich at sea.  Dutch, German.  5
Do not prepare thyself until thou see the sea.  Tamil.  6
Even the sea, great as it is, grows calm.  Italian.  7
He goes a great voyage who goes to the bottom of the sea.  8
He ought not to complain of the sea who returns to it a second time.  Italian.  9
He that is at sea hath not the wind in his hands.  Dutch.  10
He that is at sea must either sail or sink.  Danish.  11
He who does not know his way to the sea should take a river for his guide.  Plautus.  12
He who is at sea does not direct the winds.  French, Dutch.  13
If a man would learn to pray let him go to sea.  French.  14
Praise the sea but keep on land.  George Herbert.  15
The master of the sea will always acquire the dominion of the land.  Gibbon.  16
The sea and air are common to all men.  Queen Elizabeth.  17
The sea refuses no river.  18
’Tis a great way to the bottom of the sea.  19
’Tis hard to sail over the sea in an egg shell.  20

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