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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Self-exertion
 
Generals and premiers spring not from seed corn: men must exert themselves.  Chinese.  1
Give orders and do it yourself and you will be rid of anxiety.  Portuguese.  2
Give order and do no more and nothing will be done.  Spanish, Portuguese.  3
He spins from himself like a spider.  4
He that performs his own errand saves his messenger’s hire.  Danish.  5
He that would have a thing done quickly and well must do it himself.  Italian.  6
He that would have the fruit must climb the tree.  7
Hope in the Lord but exert yourself.  Russian.  8
Paddle your own canoe.  9
When it rains pottage you must hold up your dish.  10
Would you have potatoes grow by the pot-side?  11
 
 
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