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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Cause
 
A good cause makes a stout heart and a strong arm.  1
A good cause needs help.  French.  2
Everything must have a cause.  Chinese.  3
For it is a duty, all the learned think,
To espouse his cause by whom you eat and drink.
  4
He who hath an ill cause let him sell it cheap.  5
If you grease a cause well it will stretch.  6
It is a bad or ill cause that none dare speak in.  Scotch.  7
Lidford law: first hang and draw, then hear the cause.  8
The best cause requires a good pleader.  Dutch.  9
The cause finds arms.  10
There is a cause for all things.  Italian.  11
’Tis a sign of an ill cause to rail at your adversary.  12
’Tis the cause makes all:
Degrades or hallows courage in its fall.  Byron.
  13
When the cause is lost words are useless.  Italian.  14
Where the cause is just, the small conquers the great.  Greek.  15
 
 
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