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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
A handful of trade is a handful of gold.  1
“Every man to his trade,” quoth the dog to the bishop.  2
Everyone finds fault with his own trade.  Italian.  3
Every trade has its ways.  Chinese.  4
He smells of the faggot; i.e., is known by his trade.  French.  5
He that brings not up his son to some trade makes him a thief.  Hebrew.  6
He that hath a trade hath an estate, and he that hath a calling hath an office of profit and honor.  Franklin.  7
He who cannot speak well of his trade does not understand it.  French.  8
He who has a trade may travel through the world.  Spanish.  9
Jack of all trades is no trade.  10
Jack of all trades and master of none.  11
Let every man practise the trade he best understands.  Cicero.  12
Small trades make great profits.  Chinese.  13
The man of your trade is your enemy.  Portuguese.  14
There are no foolish trades, there are only foolish people.  French.  15
There may be trade and none able to do it.  Chinese.  16
Trade is the mother of money.  17
Trade knows neither friends nor kindred.  18
Two of a trade seldom agree.  19
Who hath a good trade through all waters may wade.  20

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