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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
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He who gets doth much, but he who keeps doth more.  1
Keep a thing seven years and you’ll find use for it.  Gaelic.  2
Keep cool and you command everybody.  St. Just.  3
Keep not two tongues in one mouth.  Danish.  4
Keep out of a hasty man’s way for a while, out of a sullen man’s all the days of your life.  5
Keep out of brawls and you will neither be a principal nor a witness.  Spanish.  6
Keep some till furthermore come.  7
Keep something for a sair fit.  8
Keep the common road and thou’rt safe.  9
Keep the feast to feast day.  Scotch.  10
Keep the staff in your ain hand.  11
Keep your breath to cool your crowdie.  12
Keep yourself from the anger of a great man, from the tumult of a mob, from a man of ill-fame, from a widow that has been thrice married, from a wind that comes in at a hole, and from a reconciled enemy.  13
Who shall keep the keepers? (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes.)  14
You may keep the wool until it is dirt and flax until it is silk.  15
 
 
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