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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Eye
 
A chaste eye exiles licentious looks.  1
A man who has but one eye must take good care of it.  French.  2
All that you get you can put in your eye and see none the worse.  3
An evil eye can see no good.  Danish.  4
An eye finds more truth than two ears.  German.  5
Better eye out than always watching.  6
Better one-eyed than stone blind.  German, Spanish.  7
Cure your sore eyes only with your elbow.  8
Four eyes see more than two.  9
He that would keep his eye sound must tie up his hand.  Portuguese.  10
Her eyes are homes of silent prayer.  Tennyson.  11
I went to cross myself and put out one of my eyes.  Spanish, Portuguese.  12
If the eye do not admire the heart will not desire.  Italian.  13
If the eye don’t see the heart won’t break.  Spanish.  14
If you have a sore eye wipe it with your elbow.  French.  15
In every battle the eye is first conquered.  Tacitus.  16
In the forehead and the eye the lecture of the mind doth lie.  17
It is all in my eye. (An expression sometimes used to express disbelief in an improbable statement.)  18
It is better to trust the eye than the ear.  German.  19
It is the open eye that weeps.  Dr. South.  20
Many see more with one eye than others with two.  German.  21
One bad eye spoils the other.  German.  22
One may have good eyes and see nothing.  Italian.  23
Out with the eye that profits me not.  Turkish.  24
The eye believes itself, the ear other people.  German.  25
The eye is a shrew.  26
The eye is bigger than your belly.  German.  27
The eye is blind if the mind is absent.  Italian.  28
The eye is never satisfied with seeing.  German.  29
The eye is the pearl of the face.  30
The eye of the housewife makes the cow fat.  German.  31
The eye of the master does more than both his hands.  32
The eye of the master fattens the steed.  French, Italian, Spanish, Danish.  33
The eye of the master is the horse’s grooming.  Turkish.  34
The eye of the master makes the horse fat and that of the mistress the chambers neat.  Dutch.  35
The eye strays not while under the guidance of reason.  Publius Syrus.  36
The eye that sees all things else, sees not itself.  37
The eyes believe themselves, the ears other people.  German.  38
The eyes of the great are dim.  Turkish.  39
The eyes of the hare are one thing and the eyes of the owl another.  Modern Greek.  40
The eyes serve for ears to the deaf.  Italian.  41
The eyes, the ears, the tongue, all fast in their way.  42
The one-eyed is king in the land of the blind.  French, German, Spanish, Portuguese.  43
There are eyes that fall in love with bleared ones.  Spanish.  44
Two eyes see more than one.  Portuguese.  45
Wanting to make right the eyebrows he pulled out his eyes.  Turkish.  46
What I see with my eyes I can guess with my fingers.  Spanish.  47
What the eye sees not, the heart craves not.  Dutch.  48
What the eye sees not, the heart rues not.  French, Italian, German.  49
What the eye sees not breaks not the heart.  Don Quixote.  50
 
 
What the eyes see the heart believes.  German.  51
Woe be to an evil eye.  Danish.  52
 
 
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