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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Head
 
A big head has a big ache.  Turkish.  1
A broad hat does not always cover an honorable head.  2
A curly head, a hasty temper.  3
A good head does not want for hats.  French.  4
A good head is rarely set on a fat belly.  German.  5
A great head and little wit.  6
A great head has great cares.  Russian.  7
A head is not to be cut off because it is scabby.  Danish.  8
A spur in the head is worth two in the heels.  9
All heads are not sense boxes.  French.  10
An old head on a young pair of shoulders.  11
He that has no head deserves not a laced hat.  12
He that has a head of wax must not approach the fire.  French.  13
He that hath a head of wax must not walk in the sun.  14
He who has a head won’t want for a hat.  Italian.  15
He who has no head wants no hat.  Spanish.  16
If your head is made of butter don’t be a baker.  French.  17
It is a fortunate head that never ached.  18
It is a sound head that has not a soft piece on it.  19
It is difficult to get many heads under one hat.  Danish.  20
Many an empty head is shaken at Aristotle.  21
Many heads, many minds.  Dutch.  22
Many heads obstruct intrigues,
And slowest insects have most legs.  Butler.
  23
No man’s head aches while he comforts another.  24
One good head is better than a thousand strong hands.  25
Scabby heads love not the comb.  26
The head gray and no brains yet.  27
The head is only a funnel for the stomach.  German.  28
The produce of the best of heads, is often defeated by the best of hearts.  Fielding.  29
The remembrance of past pleasures adds to present sorrows.  Latin.  30
Two heads are better than one.  Italian.  31
Two heads are better than one, if one be a fool’s head.  32
“Two heads are better than one,” quoth the woman when she had her dog with her to the market.  33
When the head aches all the limbs ache.  Danish.  34
When the head is sick the whole body is sick.  Dutch.  35
Who falls short in the head must be long in the heels.  German.  36
Your head will never fill your pocket.  37
 
 
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