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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Leap
 
A great leap gives a great shake.  Spanish.  1
A leap in the dark.  (The fable of the two frogs.)  2
Before you leap look at the ground.  Malabar.  3
He that takes too great a leap falls into the ditch.  4
He who would leap high must take a long run.  Danish.  5
Look before you, ere you leap,
As you sow you’re like to reap.  Butler.
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Look before you leap.  Italian, German.  7
Look before you leap, for snakes among sweet flowers creep.  8
One must step back to make the better leap.  French.  9
 
 
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