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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
A borrowed cloak does not keep one warm.  Arabian.  1
Better buy than borrow.  2
Beware of borrowing: it bringeth care by night and disgrace by day.  Hindu.  3
Borrowed garments never fit well.  4
Borrowing brings care.  Dutch.  5
Borrowing does well only once.  German.  6
Borrowing is the canker and the death of every man’s estate.  Sir Walter Raleigh.  7
Borrowing is the mother of trouble.  Hebrew.  8
Borrowing makes sorrowing.  9
Borrow not too much on time to come.  10
Don’t borrow from a poor man.  Modern Greek.  11
Don’t borrow on interest.  12
Have a horse of thine own and thou mayst borrow another’s.  Welsh.  13
He that borrows must pay again with shame or loss.  14
He that goes a borrowing goes a sorrowing.  15
He who is quick at borrowing is slow at paying.  German.  16
He who let go his hold after climbing a tree, and he who borrowed money to lend came to grief.  Tamil.  17
If you want to know what a ducat is worth try to borrow one.  Spanish, Portuguese.  18
In borrowing an angel, in repaying a devil.  French.  19
It is a fraud to borrow what we are unable to repay.  Publius Syrus.  20
Long borrowed is not given.  German.  21
Much borrowing destroys the credit.  22
Neither a borrower nor a lender be,
For loan oft loseth both itself and friend.
And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.  Shakespeare.
Scratching and borrowing do well enough but not for long.  24
The borrower is a slave to the lender, the debtor to the creditor.  Franklin.  25
When one borrows one cannot choose.  French.  26
Who borrows easily? He who pays punctually.  Modern Greek.  27
Who readily borrows, readily lies.  German.  28
Who would borrow when he hath not let him borrow when he hath.  29

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