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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Use
 
A used plough shines; standing water stinks.  German.  1
As a thing is used, so it brightens.  German.  2
He who is of no use to himself, is of no use to any one.  German, Danish.  3
It is right to put everything to its proper use.  Gaelic.  4
Use can almost change the stamp of nature.  Shakespeare.  5
Use is the judge, the law, and rule of speech.  Shakespeare.  6
Use makes perfectness.  7
Use makes the craftsman.  Spanish, German.  8
Use, use, is life, and he most truly lives who uses best.  9
Use will make a man live in a lion’s den.  10
What’s in use wants no excuse.  Spanish.  11
 
 
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