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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
Treason, Traitors
A traitor is a coward.  Turkish.  1
A traitor must be looked upon as an enemy.  Cicero.  2
Are there traitors at the table that the loaf is turned the wrong side upwards?  3
Give a traitor good words and you make him loyal.  Dutch.  4
I like the treason, but I praise not the traitor.  Plutarch.  5
The hasty man was never a traitor.  German.  6
The loyal man lives no longer than the traitor pleases.  Spanish.  7
The treason approved—the traitor abhorred.  German, Portuguese.  8
The treason is loved, but the traitor is hated.  Italian.  9
Traitors all first fall themselves.  Demosthenes.  10
Traitors are detested by those who have employed them.  11
Traitors are hated even by those they favor.  Tacitus.  12
Treason doth never prosper. What’s the reason?
For if it prosper none dare call it treason.  Sir John Harrington.
Treason is not inherited.  Shakespeare.  14
Two false men to one traitor.  15
Tyranny is far the worst of treasons.  Byron.  16

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