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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Heart
 
A bitter heart makes a strong arm.  German.  1
A blythe heart makes a blooming visage.  2
A bushel of hearts is not worth one grain of rice.  Chinese.  3
A cheerful countenance betokens a good heart.  4
A determined heart will not be counselled.  Spanish.  5
A generous heart repairs a slanderous tongue.  Homer.  6
A glad heart seldom sighs, but a sorrowful mouth often laughs.  Danish.  7
A liel heart never lied.  8
A good heart breaks bad fortune.  Spanish.  9
A good heart overcomes evil fortune.  Don Quixote.  10
A happy heart is better than a full purse.  Italian.  11
A happy heart makes a blooming visage.  12
A royal heart is often hidden under a tattered cloak.  Danish.  13
A sharp word can come out of a good heart.  German.  14
A stout heart tempers adversity.  15
Affinity in hearts is the nearest kindred.  16
An evil heart’s desire is thy deadliest foe.  Ruckert.  17
As the black stone can never become white, so a heart stained with iniquity preserves always its blackness.  Chinese.  18
By a long road we know a horse’s strength, so length of days show a man’s heart.  Chinese.  19
Cold hand, a warm heart.  German.  20
Deep lies the heart’s language.  21
Every heart hath its own ache.  22
Every heart ought to rejoice when true merit is distinguished with public notice.  Dr. Johnson.  23
Few hearts that are not double, few tongues that are not cloven.  24
Fire in the heart sends smoke into the head.  German.  25
He has more head than heart.  26
He that has no heart ought to have heels.  27
He who hath most heart, knows most of sorrow.  Bailey.  28
Hearts alone buy hearts.  29
Hearts may agree though heads differ.  30
It is a poor heart that never rejoices.  31
No estate can make him rich that has a poor heart.  32
Set your heart at rest.  33
The bowels support the heart and not the heart the bowels.  34
The heart does not lie.  Dutch.  35
The heart does not think all the mouth says.  Italian.  36
The heart is no traitor.  Spanish.  37
The heart is seen in wine.  German.  38
The heart is the hidden treasure of man,
The tongue is the gate to the treasure.  Hebrew.
  39
The heart knoweth its own littleness.  Solomon.  40
The heart leads whither it goes.  41
The heart of a fool is in his mouth but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.  Sirach.  42
The heart’s testimony is stronger than a thousand witnesses.  Turkish.  43
There never was a heart truly great and generous that was not also tender and compassionate.  South.  44
To a young heart everything is sport.  Italian.  45
What comes from the heart goes to the heart.  German.  46
When the heart is afire some sparks fly out of the mouth.  47
When there is room in the heart, there is room in the house.  Danish.  48
When you open your heart be always ready to shut it to again.  Punch.  49
Where the heart is past hope, the face is past shame.  50
 
 
Where there is least heart there is most tongue.  Italian.  51
Who can tell the hearts of a thousand men?  Indian Sepoy.  52
 
 
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