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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Climbing
 
Fain would I climb but that I fear to fall.  Raleigh.  1
He that climbs high falls heavily.  German.  2
He who climbs too high is near a fall.  Italian.  3
He who would climb the ladder must begin at the bottom.  German.  4
He who would drive another over three dikes must climb over two himself.  5
If thy heart fail thee do not climb at all.  6
Nothing is too high for a man to reach, but he must climb with care and confidence.  Hans Andersen.  7
The chamois climbs and gets caught.  German.  8
Those who climb high often have a fall.  Danish.  9
To climb steep hills requires slow pace at first.  Shakespeare.  10
Where you cannot climb over you must creep under.  Danish.  11
Who cannot climb the mountain must remain in the valley.  German.  12
Who never climbed never fell.  13
 
 
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