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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
As much as you have so much you are worth.  Don Quixote.  1
Better have than hear of it.  2
Better have something yourself than beg of your sister.  Danish.  3
Better have to give than have to beg.  Portuguese.  4
Every one counts for as much as he has.  German.  5
Had I a fish ’tis good without mustard.  6
He is well constituted who grieves not for what he has not and rejoices for what he has.  Democritus.  7
Having is having come whence it may.  German.  8
“I have had” is a poor man.  German.  9
“I have” is a better bird than “if I had.”  German.  10
There are but two families in the world, “the haves” and “the have nots.”  Don Quixote.  11
What we have, let us be thankful for; what we haven’t got, let us hope would make us miserable if we had it; what you can’t have, abuse.  12
When “had” comes, “have” is too late.  Dutch.  13
Who has, let him thereof take heed; love wanes, misfortunes come with speed.  German.  14
Who has, is.  Italian.  15
Who has not, cannot.  French.  16
Who has not, is not.  Italian.  17

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