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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
A little injury dismays, a great one stills.  Portuguese.  1
A small injury often brings great woe.  German.  2
Alas, how grievous it is to be injured by one against whom we dare not complain.  Publius Syrus.  3
An injury forgiven is better than an injury revenged.  4
An injury may prove a blessing.  Ovid.  5
Every one should make the case of the injured his own.  Publius Syrus.  6
He invites future injuries who rewards past ones.  7
He is the wretch that does the injury, not he that endures it.  8
He that courts injury will obtain it.  Danish.  9
He that defends an injury is next to him that commits it.  10
He that does you a very ill turn will never forgive you.  11
He that is not above an injury is below himself.  12
He who doth the injury never forgives the injured man.  13
He who wishes to injure another will soon find a pretext.  Publius Syrus.  14
Injure a man and his wrath will be like lead.  15
Injuries are writ in brass and not to be forgotten.  Massinger.  16
Injuries don’t use to be written on ice.  17
Injurious is the gift that takes away freedom.  Italian.  18
Injurious men brook no injuries.  19
Injury is to be measured by malice.  20
It is a proof of nobility of mind to despise injuries.  Seneca.  21
It is better to suffer an injury than to commit one.  Chinese.  22
Let the injurer not forget.  Italian.  23
Men are more prone to revenge injuries than to requite kindnesses.  24
Neglect will sooner kill an injury than revenge.  25
None can injure him who does not injure himself.  Chrysostom.  26
Slight small injuries and they’ll become none at all.  27
Some injure all they fear and hate all they injure.  28
The injurer never forgives.  Italian.  29
The memory of the benefit soon vanisheth but the remembrance of an injury sticketh fast in the heart.  30
The noblest remedy of injuries is oblivion.  31
The remedy for injuries is not to remember them.  Italian.  32
’Tis generous to bear an injury but dangerous to requite it.  33
To pocket an injury.  34
We are more mindful of injuries than benefits.  35
Write injuries in dust but kindnesses in marble.  36

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