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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
“Convey,” the wise call it; steal! foh, a fico for the phrase!  Shakespeare.  1
He steals money from the beggar’s dish.  Turkish.  2
He that steals can hide.  3
He that will steal a pin will steal a better thing.  4
He that will steal a pin will steal an ox.  5
He who steals once is never trusty.  Spanish.  6
If I am seen I am joking, if I am not seen I steal.  German.  7
It is a greater offence to steal dead men’s labors than their clothes.  Synesius.  8
It is a shame to steal but a worse to carry home.  9
It is not enough to know how to steal, one must know how to conceal.  Italian.  10
It is wit to pick a lock and steal a horse, but wisdom to let it alone.  11
Steal the horse and carry home the bridle.  12
Who steals a calf steals a cow.  German.  13
Who steals an egg will soon steal an ox.  German.  14
Who steals an old man’s supper does him no harm.  15
Who steals another’s good name makes him poor indeed and not enriches himself.  German.  16
Why should a rich man steal?  17
You are a fool to steal if you can’t conceal.  18

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