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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
A bad day never had a good night.  1
A day after the fair.  2
A day that is not thine own do not reckon it as of thy life.  Arabian.  3
A day to come shows longer than a year that’s gone.  4
A fast-day is the eve of a feast-day.  Spanish.  5
A single day grants what a whole year denies.  Dutch.  6
Every day a thread makes a skein a year.  Dutch.  7
Every day brings a new light.  8
Every day cannot be a feast of lanterns.  Chinese.  9
Every day hath its night, every weal its woe.  10
Every day is not a holiday.  Italian, Dutch.  11
Every day in thy life is a leaf in thy history.  12
Everything may be bought except day and night.  French.  13
He never broke his hour who kept his day.  14
He that passeth a winter’s day escapes an enemy.  15
In the evening one may praise the day.  German.  16
Make the night night, and the day day,
And you will live pleasantly.  Spanish.
Many seek good nights and lose good days.  Dutch.  18
No day but has its evening.  French, Italian.  19
No day is wholly productive of evil.  Latin.  20
No day passes without some grief.  21
No day should pass without something being done.  Latin.  22
One of these days is none of these days.  23
One day is as good as two to him who does everything in its place.  French.  24
Open your door to a fine day, but make yourself ready for a foul one.  25
Seize the present day, giving no credit to the succeeding ones.  Horace.  26
Seven hours to sleep, to healthful labor seven,
Ten to the world and all to heaven.
Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.  Bible.  28
The better the day the better the deed.  French, Spanish, Portuguese.  29
The day has eyes, the night has ears.  30
The day is never so holy that the pot refuses to boil.  Danish.  31
The day is short and the work is much.  32
The day sees the workmanship of the night and laughs.  Modern Greek.  33
The day that succeeds the downfall of a tyrant is always the best.  Curtius Montanus.  34
The day that you do a good thing there will be seven new moons.  35
The days follow each other and are not alike.  French.  36
The longest day must have an end.  37
The longest day is sure to have its night.  38
The longest day soon comes to an end.  Pliny the Younger.  39
There is no day without its night.  Portuguese.  40
There is no day without sorrow.  Seneca.  41
They had ne’er an ill day, that had a gude e’en.  42
What a day may bring a day may take away.  43

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