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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Shot, Shooting
 
A chance shot will kill the devil.  Irish.  1
A fine shot never killed a bird.  Italian.  2
A man does not always aim at what he means to hit.  3
A miss is as good as a mile.  4
An inch in missing is as bad as an ell.  5
An inch of a miss is as good as a mile.  6
He is a bad shot who cannot find an excuse.  German.  7
He must shoot well who always hits the mark.  Dutch.  8
He that shoots always right forfeits his arrow.  9
He that is always shooting must sometimes hit.  10
He who once hits will ever be shooting.  11
He who shoots often hits at last.  German.  12
He will shoot higher that shoots at the moon than he that shoots at a dunghill, though he miss the mark.  13
It is not enough to aim, you must hit.  Italian.  14
Not every ball hits.  German.  15
Often shooting hits the mark.  German.  16
One cannot take aim at things too high.  17
One does not always hit what one aims at.  French.  18
One may as much miss the mark by aiming too high as too low.  19
Shoot not beyond the mark.  Terence.  20
When he hits ’tis history,
When he misses ’tis mystery.
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