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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
A loan though old is no gift.  Hungarian.  1
Better give a shilling than lend half a crown.  2
Do you love him, don’t lend him.  Modern Greek.  3
Great spenders are bad lenders.  4
He that doth lend loseth his friend.  5
He that his money lends, loseth both coin and friends.  6
He who lendeth to the poor gets his interest from God.  German.  7
If you pelt dogs with meat dumplings you will lose all and get nothing. (Applied to the lending of money without prospect of repayment.)  Chinese.  8
It is better to give one shilling than to lend twenty.  9
It is good to lend to God and the soil; they pay good interest.  Danish.  10
Lend and lose, so play fools.  11
Lend the man money, if you have it to spare,
And if you have not, to be civil take care.  Chinese.
Lend thy horse for a long journey, thou mayest have him return with his skin.  13
Lend to one who will not repay, and you will provoke his dislike.  Chinese.  14
Lend to your friend and ask payment of your enemy.  Spanish.  15
People lend only to the rich.  16
They are aye gude willy o’ their horse that hae none.  17
What you lend to a friend an enemy sues for.  German.  18
Who lends recovers not, or if he recovers, recovers not all, or if all not much, or if much a mortal enemy.  Spanish.  19
Who lends to a friend loses doubly.  French.  20
Who ventures to lend loses money and friend.  Dutch.  21
Who wants an enemy, let him lend some money.  German.  22

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