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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
A bag of fleas is easier to keep watch over than a woman.  German.  1
A beautiful and chaste woman is the perfect workmanship of God, the true glory of angels, the rare miracle of earth, and sole wonder of the world.  Hermes.  2
A beautiful hand is a beautiful thing in woman.  Benjamin Disraeli.  3
A beautiful woman if poor should use double circumspection; for her beauty will tempt others, her poverty herself.  Colton.  4
A beautiful woman is the hell of the soul, the purgatory of the purse and the paradise of the eyes.  Fontenelle.  5
A beautiful woman smiling bespeaks a purse weeping.  Italian.  6
A black woman hath turpentine in her.  7
A busy woman is a fearful nuisance.  Ben Jonson.  8
A cat has nine lives and a woman has nine cats’ lives.  9
A clock serves to point out the hours and a woman to make us forget them.  10
A cunning woman is a knavish fool.  Lord Lyttleton.  11
A dishonest woman cannot be kept in and an honest one will not.  12
A dog is wiser than a woman; he does not bark at his master.  Russian.  13
A fair woman and a slashed gown find always some nail in the way.  14
A fair woman without virtue is like palled wine.  15
A faithful subject dies without fear, and a virtuous woman meets danger with delight.  Chinese.  16
A foolish woman is clamorous.  Bible.  17
A foolish woman is known by her finery.  18
A French woman talks a great deal more than she thinks, an English woman thinks a great deal more than she talks.  19
A glaring sunny morning, a woman that talks Latin, and a child reared on wine, never come to a good end.  French.  20
A goose, a woman and a goat are bad things lean.  Portuguese.  21
A graceful correction:—the proper study of mankind is woman.  Punch.  22
A handsome woman is always right.  German.  23
A handsome woman is either silly or vain.  Spanish.  24
A high estate with woman takes place of all desert.  Massinger.  25
A judicious woman that is diligent and religious is the very soul of the house.  Bishop Thorne.  26
A man frequently admits he was in the wrong, a woman never, she was only mistaken.  Punch.  27
A man of straw is worth a woman of gold.  28
A man pauses, hesitates and requests time to study a woman, whereas a woman will read you a dozen men at first sight.  Punch.  29
A man’s words are like an arrow, close to the mark; a woman’s like a broken fan.  Chinese.  30
A woman and a melon are hard to choose.  French.  31
A mill, a clock and a woman always want mending.  32
A mule and a woman do what is expected of them.  Spanish.  33
A pretty woman is a welcome guest.  Byron.  34
A proud woman brings distress on her family.  Sri Lankan.  35
A prudent woman is in the same class of honor as a wise man.  36
Arthur could not tame a woman’s tongue.  37
A sack full of fleas is easier to watch than a woman.  38
A shameless woman is the worst of men.  Young.  39
A ship, a mill and a woman are always repairing.  40
A silent woman is always more admired than a noisy one.  Latin.  41
A spaniel, a woman and a walnut tree,
The more they be beaten, the better they be.
A thousand men may live together in harmony, whereas two women are unable to do so though they be sisters.  Tamil.  43
A truth telling woman has few friends.  Danish.  44
A vicious woman is like a thorn in the foot, you cannot get rid of either without pain.  Sanscrit.  45
A virtuous woman commands her husband by obeying him.  Publius Syrus.  46
A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband.  Bible.  47
A virtuous woman though ugly is the ornament of the house.  48
A weeping man and a smiling woman are not to be trusted.  Tamil.  49
A wicked woman and an evil, is three halfpence worse than the devil.  50
A wicked woman is a magazine of evils.  Latin.  51
A woman and a cherry are painted for their own harm.  German, Spanish.  52
A woman and a glass are always in danger.  53
A woman and a greyhound must be small in the waist.  Spanish.  54
A woman and a hen are soon lost in gadding.  Spanish.  55
A woman can love a poor boy better than a rich dotard.  Hebrew.  56
A woman can throw away more with a spoon than a man can bring in with a shovel.  57
A woman changes oft,
Who trusts her is right soft.  Francis I. (He afterwards had good cause to alter his opinion.)
A woman complains, a woman in woe,
A woman is sick when she likes to be so.  Italian.
A woman conceals what she knows not.  60
A woman’s counsel is no great thing, but he who does not take it is a fool.  Spanish.  61
A woman either loves or hates, there is no third part.  Publius Syrus.  62
A woman finds it much easier to do ill than well.  Plautus.  63
A woman for a general, and the soldiers will be women.  Latin.  64
A woman forgives sin in her lover, but never meanness.  65
A woman has never spoiled anything through silence.  German.  66
A woman has often committed herself by talking, never by holding her tongue.  Punch.  67
A woman hates a question but loves to ask one.  Punch.  68
A woman impudent and mannish grown,
Is not more loathed than an effeminate man
In time of action.  Shakespeare.
A woman is always changeable and capricious.  Virgil.  70
A woman is known by her walking and drinking.  Spanish.  71
A woman is naturally born to fears.  Shakespeare.  72
A woman is to be from her house three times, when she is christened, married and buried.  73
A woman laughs when she can and weeps when she pleases.  74
A woman may be ever so old, if she take fire she will jump.  Danish.  75
A woman never brings a man into the right way.  Kanuri.  76
A woman never commands a man, unless he be a fool, but by her obedience.  Turkish Spy.  77
A woman possessed of a decent and modest spirit marries but once.  Chinese.  78
A woman’s preaching is like a dog’s walking on his hind legs: it is not done well but you are surprised to find it done at all.  Johnson.  79
A woman seldom asks advice before she has bought her wedding clothes.  80
A woman seldom writes her mind but in her postscript.  Spectator.  81
A woman’s first counsel is the best.  82
A woman’s greatest torment, dust; man’s greatest plague, a woman continually brushing the same.  Punch.  83
A woman’s head is always influenced by her heart, but a man’s heart is always influenced by his head.  Lady Blessington.  84
A woman smells sweetly when she smells of nothing at all.  Plautus.  85
A woman’s mind and winter wind change oft.  86
A woman’s strength is in her tongue.  Welsh.  87
A woman’s tear-drop melts, a man’s half sears,
To them ’tis a relief, to us a torture.  Byron.
A woman’s tears and a dog’s limping are not real.  Spanish.  89
A woman’s tears are a fountain of craft.  Italian.  90
A woman’s tongue is her sword and she does not let it rust.  French.  91
A woman’s tongue is only three inches long, but it can kill a man six feet high.  Japanese.  92
A woman’s tongue wags like a lamb’s tail.  93
A woman strong in flounces is weak in the head.  German.  94
A woman’s vengeance knows no bounds.  German.  95
A woman’s work and washing of dishes is never at an end.  96
A woman that loves to be at the window is a bunch of grapes on the highway.  97
A woman that paints puts up a bill, to let.  98
A woman the more curious she is about her face is commonly the more careless about her house.  Ben Jonson.  99
A woman when inflamed by love or hatred will dare everything.  100
A woman when thinking by herself is always thinking of mischief.  101
A woman who accepts sells herself, a woman who gives surrenders.  French.  102
A woman who has lost her rival has no sorrow.  Woloffs (Africa).  103
A woman who has sacrificed her virtue soon resigns every other principle.  Tacitus.  104
A woman who is never spoken of is praised the most.  105
A woman who looks much in the glass spins but little.  French.  106
A woman who walks the streets ought to know whether they be paved or no.  Fielding.  107
A woman will forgive anything in a rival excepting her being prettier than herself.  Punch.  108
A woman wins an old man by listening to him, a young man by talking to him.  Punch.  109
A woman without a husband, a house without a foundation.  German.  110
A woman without dower has no liberty to speak.  Euripides.  111
A woman without religion, a flower without perfume.  German.  112
A woman’s first advice is the best.  German.  113
A woman’s hair is long but her sense short.  Russian.  114
A woman’s lot is made for her by the love she accepts.  George Eliot.  115
A woman’s mind is affected by the meanest gifts.  Livy.  116
Abandon her who is careless of her own reputation.  Tamil.  117
Adam must have an Eve to blame for all his faults.  Italian.  118
All that a woman has to do in this world, is contained within the duties of a daughter, a sister, a wife, and a mother.  Steele.  119
After all, woman’s fort is her piano.  Punch.  120
All women are good. Viz., good for something or good for nothing.  121
All women are good Lutherans: they would rather preach than hear mass.  Danish.  122
An ill-tempered woman is the devil’s doornail.  Danish.  123
An ugly woman dreads the mirror.  Japanese.  124
As a jewel of gold in a swine’s snout so is a fair woman which is without discretion.  Bible.  125
As great a pity to see a woman cry as a goose go barefoot.  126
A woman’s honor is her good name.  Don Quixote.  127
A woman’s wisdom is under her heels.  Pashto.  128
Beat a woman with a hammer and you’ll make gold.  Russian.  129
“Because,” is a woman’s answer.  130
Better dwell with a dragon than with a wicked woman.  131
Between a woman’s “yes” and “no” there is no room for the point of a needle.  Spanish.  132
Beware of a bad woman and put not your trust in a good one.  Spanish, Portuguese.  133
But what is woman? only one of nature’s agreeable blunders.  Mrs. Cowley.  134
But yet believe me, good as well as ill
Woman’s at last a contradiction still.  Pope.
Civil carriage is the best sign of affection to a woman.  136
Disguise our bondage as we will,
’Tis woman, woman rules us still.  Tom Moore.
Divination seems heightened to its highest power in woman.  Alcott.  138
Earth’s noblest thing: a woman perfected.  Lowell.  139
Earth’s twin-born rulers, fame and woman’s love.  Bulwer.  140
Everything in the world depends on women.  Benjamin Disraeli.  141
Every woman is in the wrong until she cries, and then she is in the right instantly.  Punch.  142
Every woman loves the woman in the looking-glass.  German.  143
Every woman who is a shrew in domestic life is now become a scold in politics.  Addison.  144
Every woman would rather be handsome than good.  German.  145
Fairest of creatures, last and best.  146
Fair, good, rich and wise is a woman four stories high.  French.  147
For woman’s soul when once plunged in,
Knows no stopping place in sin.
Fortune and women are partial to fools.  German.  149
From four things God preserve us: a painted woman, a conceited valet, salt beef without mustard and a little late dinner.  Italian.  150
Hares are caught with hounds, fools with praise and women with gold.  German.  151
He is a fool who thinks by force or skill
To turn the current of a woman’s will.
He who listens to the advice of a woman is a fool.  Tamil.  153
He who listens to the words of a woman will be accounted worthless.  154
He who trusts a woman and leads an ass will never be free from plague.  French.  155
I hate a dumpy woman.  Byron.  156
I hate a learned woman.  Euripides.  157
If a woman hold her tongue, it is only from the fear she cannot hold her own.  Punch.  158
If a woman were as little as she is good,
A peascod would make her a gown and a hood.
If the heart of a man is depressed with cares,
The mist is dispell’d when a woman appears.  Gay.
If you want to know a woman’s true character linger after the guests are gone and listen to what she has to say about them.  Punch.  161
In arguments with men a woman ever,
Goes by the worse whatever be her cause.  Milton.
In men every mortal sin is venial; in women every venial sin is mortal.  Italian.  163
It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.  Bible.  164
It is better to dwell in the wilderness than with a contentious and angry woman.  Bible.  165
It is better to irritate a dog than an old woman.  Italian.  166
It is easier to guard against a bushel of fleas than a woman.  German.  167
It is vain to watch a really bad woman.  Italian.  168
It is nothing at all, only a woman drowning.  French.  169
It is the men that cause the women to dislike each other.  French.  170
Kind words and few are a woman’s ornament.  Danish.  171
King Arthur did not violate the refuge of a woman.  172
Let women spin and not preach.  173
Man is fire and woman is tow and the devil comes and blows.  French, Spanish, Portuguese.  174
Man may be the head of the family, but far better than that woman is the heart of it.  Punch.  175
Man without woman is head without body; woman without man is body without head.  German.  176
Man, woman, and the devil are the three degrees of comparison.  177
Man to man so oft unjust, is always so to woman.  Byron.  178
Many estates are spent in the getting
Since women for tea forsook spinning and knitting,
And men for their punch hewing and splitting.
Many things make the honor of a man, few that of a woman. (Economy, modesty and silence adorn a woman.)  Modern Greek.  180
Many women, many words.  181
Many words honor a man and few the woman.  Modern Greek.  182
Mean women have their faults as well as queens.  Massinger.  183
Men are as old as they feel and women as they look.  Italian.  184
Men as well as women born to be controlled,
Stoop to the forward and the bold.
Men make wealth and women preserve it.  Italian.  186
Men must work and women must weep.  Kingsley.  187
Men never begrudge the money they spend on dinners, nor women on pastry.  Punch.  188
Men respect and women love.  189
Men’s vows are women’s traitors.  Shakespeare.  190
My only books were woman’s looks,
And folly’s all they taught me.  Tom Moore.
Never ask a woman her age: ask it of some other woman.  Punch.  192
Never contradict a woman when she is abusing her husband.  Punch.  193
No relying on wine, women, or fortune.  194
No woman is a beauty to her femme-de-chambre.  Punch.  195
No woman is ugly if she is well dressed.  Spanish, Portuguese.  196
No woman marries a man for God’s sake.  197
No woman sleeps so soundly that the twang of a guitar will not bring her to the window.  Spanish.  198
Not she with traitorous kiss her Saviour stung,
Not she denied him with unholy tongue,
She, while apostles shrunk, could danger brave,
Last at his cross, and earliest at his grave.  E. S. Barrett.
Nothing causes women to lose the taste of visiting but the want of attire and ornament.  Chinese.  200
Nothing is more unbearable than a woman with a full purse.  Juvenal.  201
Nothing is so important to a young man entering life as to be well criticised by women.  Benjamin Disraeli.  202
Oh! woman, woman, when to ill thy mind
Is bent, all hell contains no fouler fiend.  Homer.
Old women’s gold is not ugly.  204
One demands four things from a woman: that virtue dwell in her heart, modesty beam on her forehead, sweetness flow from her lips, and industry occupy her hands.  Chinese.  205
One hair of a woman draws more than a bell rope.  German.  206
One hair of a woman draws more than a team of oxen.  207
One tongue is enough for a woman.  208
One tongue is enough for two women.  209
Out of nine women, one is sure to be affected with jealousy.  Chinese.  210
Play, women and wine make a man laugh till he dies.  211
Play, women and wine undo a man laughing.  212
Praise a woman’s taste, and you may attack her sense with impunity.  Punch.  213
Priests and women never forget.  German.  214
Provided a woman be well principled she has dowry enough.  Plautus.  215
Put the light out and all women are alike.  German.  216
Seek to be good, but aim not to be great,
A woman’s noblest station is retreat.  Lyttleton (1731).
Summer sown corn and woman’s advice, turn out well in every seven years.  German.  218
Swine, women and bees cannot be turned.  219
Take a woman’s first advice, not her second.  French.  220
Talk to women as much as you can, ’tis the best school.  Benjamin Disraeli.  221
Tears are ordinarily the touchingest eloquence of women.  Turkish Spy.  222
Tell a woman she’s a beauty and the devil will tell her it ten times.  Spanish.  223
Tell a woman she is wondrous fair and she will soon turn fool.  224
Tell her she’s handsome and you will turn her head.  Spanish, Portuguese.  225
That bench is well adorned that is filled with virtuous women.  Danish.  226
That man that hath a tongue, I say is no man,
If with his tongue he cannot win a woman.  Shakespeare.
The action of women on our destiny is increasing.  Benjamin Disraeli.  228
The best guidance for a woman’s life is a union with the man she loves.  Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine.  229
The cunning of the sex is equal to their obstinacy. (Female sex.)  230
The dog is faithful, women never.  Turkish.  231
The first counsels of women are the wisest and their last resolutions the most dangerous.  Chinese.  232
The first talent of a woman is to be able to converse.  Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine.  233
The fortitude that becomes a woman would be cowardice in a man, and the modesty which becomes a man would be pertness in a woman.  Tacitus.  234
The laughter, the tears and the song of a woman are equally deceptive.  235
The looking-glass is the woman’s best counsellor.  German.  236
The love of woman buries her wrongs without a tear.  Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine.  237
The man’s a fool who thinks by force or skill,
To stem the torrent of a woman’s will;
For if she will, she will, you may depend on it,
And if she won’t she won’t, and there’s an end on it.
The man that lays his hand upon a woman save in the way of kindness, is a wretch whom ’twere gross flattery to name a coward.  239
The more a woman admires her face, the more she ruins her house.  Spanish.  240
The more women look in their glasses the less they look to their houses.  241
The most beautiful object in the world is a beautiful woman.  Macaulay.  242
The ornament of a woman is her modesty.  Sri Lankan.  243
The power of a Brahmin is in his knowledge, of a woman in her beauty, of a soldier in his courage.  Sri Lankan.  244
The reputation of chastity to a woman, is not so necessary as veracity to a man.  245
The smiles of a pretty woman are the tears of the purse.  Italian.  246
The thoughts of women are afterthoughts.  247
The tongue of women is their sword and they take care not to let it rust.  Chinese.  248
The way of women: when you will they won’t, and when you won’t they’re dying to.  249
The well-dressed woman draws her husband from another woman’s door.  Spanish.  250
The whisper of a beautiful woman can be heard further than the loudest call of duty.  251
The woman in finery, the house in filth, but the door-way swept.  Spanish.  252
The woman that deliberates is lost.  Addison.  253
The woman who gives is seldom good; the woman who accepts is in the power of the just.  Italian.  254
The world is the book of women.  French.  255
The world was sad, the garden was a wild,
And man the hermit sighed, ’til woman smiled.  Campbell.
There are only two good women in the world: the one is dead, the other not to be found.  German.  257
There is little use in watching a bad woman.  Spanish.  258
There is no mischief done, but a woman is one.  259
There is no torture a woman would not endure to enhance her beauty.  Montaigne.  260
There is not a woman without some duty.  Cicero.  261
There is nothing on earth to be compared with a virtuous and lovely woman.  Arabian.  262
There is only one way in which a woman can be handsome but a hundred thousand ways in which she can be pretty.  Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine.  263
There is scarcely a lawsuit unless a woman is the cause of it.  Juvenal.  264
There is scarcely a man who does not inveigh against the scandal of women, but they all of them listen to it.  Punch.  265
There is no mischief in the world done,
But a woman is always one.
There never was a looking-glass that told a woman she was ugly.  French.  267
There never yet was fair woman,
But she made mouths in the glass.  Shakespeare.
They say that women and music should not be dated.  Goldsmith.  269
They talk about a woman’s sphere as though it had a limit,
There’s not a place in earth or heaven,
There’s not a task to mankind given,
There’s not a blessing or a woe,
There’s not a whisper yes or no,
There’s not a life or birth,
That has a feather’s weight of worth,
Without a woman in it.
Three things women highly hold in hate,
Falsehood, cowardice and poor descent.  Shakespeare.
Time, wind, women and fortune are ever changing.  German.  272
’Tis as natural for women to pride themselves in fine clothes as ’tis for a peacock to spread his tail.  273
’Tis beauty that doth oft make women proud,
’Tis virtue that doth make them most admired,
’Tis modesty that makes them seem divine.  Shakespeare.
To a foolish woman, a violin is more pleasing than a distaff.  Italian.  275
To a gentleman every woman is a lady in right of her sex.  Bulwer.  276
To be slow in words is a woman’s only virtue.  Shakespeare.  277
Trust not a woman even when dead. (She may feign death.)  278
Trust not a woman when she weepeth, for it is her nature to weep, when she wanteth her will.  Socrates.  279
’Twas surely the devil that taught women to dance and asses to bray.  280
Two cats and one mouse, two women and one house,
Two dogs and one bone, will not agree long.  German.
Two things govern the world: women and gold.  German.  282
Two women can be reconciled who have quarrelled unless they have called each other ugly.  Horace Walpole.  283
Two women placed together make cold weather.  Shakespeare.  284
Ugliness is the guardian of women.  Hebrew.  285
Ugly women finely dressed are the uglier for it.  286
Upon a woman one must wait an hour.  287
Virtue is the most beautiful ornament of woman.  German.  288
Want of sympathy in a woman is almost as bad as want of beauty.  289
Watching a woman is labor in vain.  German.  290
We never know what a woman doesn’t mean until she has spoken.  291
We should make it a rule to give up to women and they are sure to give up to us.  Benjamin Disraeli.  292
Wealth, wind, women and fortune change like the moon.  French.  293
What a woman wills, God wills.  French, Spanish.  294
What manly eloquence could produce such effect as woman’s silence.  Michelet.  295
What’s a table richly spread, without a woman at its head?  J. Wharton.  296
When a handsome woman laughs you may be sure her purse weeps.  297
When a woman has no answer, the sea is empty of water.  German.  298
When a woman has nothing to do, she talks scandal.  Punch.  299
When a woman is openly bad she is good. (She then is at her best.)  Publius Syrus.  300
When a woman thinks by herself, she’s thinking of mischief.  Latin.  301
When a woman vows she never flirts, she is flirting.  Punch.  302
When an ass climbs a ladder, we may find wisdom in woman.  303
When pain and anguish wring the brow,
A ministering angel thou.  Scott.
When there are two women in one house there is one too many.  German.  305
When woman reigns the devil governs.  Italian.  306
Where a woman deposits her heart, she should deposit her fortune.  Fielding.  307
Where a woman rules the house, the devil is serving-man.  German.  308
Where there are women and geese, there wants no noise.  309
Whether sunned in the tropics, or chilled at the pole,
If a woman be there, there is happiness too.  Moore.
Who is it can read a woman?  Shakespeare.  311
Who places his confidence in a woman is a fool.  Polish.  312
Who takes an eel by the tail, and a woman at her word, may say he holds nothing.  Italian.  313
Who is the man that was never fooled by woman?  German.  314
Wine and women bring misery.  Martial.  315
Wine and women make fools of everybody.  German.  316
Woman as a mother makes the house and mars it.  Turkish.  317
Woman, fairest of creation, last and best.  Milton.  318
Woman impromptu, man on reflection.  Italian.  319
Woman is an evil, but a necessary evil.  Latin.  320
Woman is an idol man worships until he throws it down.  321
Woman’s at best a contradiction still.  Pope.  322
Woman is the handsomest in animal creation.  Hebrew.  323
Woman is the lesser man.  Tennyson.  324
Woman like good wine is a sweet poison.  Turkish.  325
Woman, take her all in all, is extravagant by nature.  Greek.  326
Woman’s beauty, the forest echo, and rainbow soon pass away.  German.  327
Woman’s grief is like a summer storm, short as it is violent.  Joanna Baillie.  328
Woman’s honor is nice as ermine: ’twill not bear a soil.  Dryden.  329
Woman’s happiness is in obeying.  Michelet.  330
Woman’s love is dangerous, their hate is fatal.  331
Woman’s mission: to stop at the fireside whilst man goes to collect material to make the pot boil.  Punch.  332
Women always speak the truth but not the whole truth.  Italian.  333
Women always poke the fire from the top.  334
Women and dogs set men together by the ears.  335
Women and fools are always in extreme.  Pope.  336
Women and glass are always in danger.  Portuguese.  337
Women and hens are lost by too much gadding.  Italian.  338
Women and maidens must be praised whether truly or falsely.  German.  339
Women and wine, game and deceit,
Make the wealth small and the want great.  Franklin.
Women and wine intoxicate the young and old.  Italian.  341
Women are as fickle as April weather.  German.  342
Women are in extremes, they are better or worse than men.  La Bruyère.  343
Women are never at a loss for words.  German.  344
Women are passive agents and when love prompts them can outsuffer martyrs.  Massinger.  345
Women are sooner angry than men.  Hermes.  346
Women are supernumerary when present and missed when absent.  Portuguese.  347
Women are the refiners of the merits of men.  Chesterfield.  348
Women are watches that keep bad time.  German.  349
Women are wise impromptu, fools on reflection.  Italian.  350
Women, asses, and nuts require strong hands.  Italian.  351
Women can do everything because they rule those who command everything.  French.  352
Women cannot be completely severed unless they hate.  Rochefoucauld.  353
Women confess little faults that their candor may cover great ones.  Punch.  354
Women commend a modest man but like him not.  355
Women conceal all they know not.  356
Women fear too much even as they love.  Shakespeare.  357
Women, fortune and gold favor fools.  German.  358
Women have long hair and short wit.  Turkish.  359
Women in mischief are wiser than men.  360
Women know a point more than the devil.  Italian.  361
Women know the better they obey the surer they are to rule.  Michelet.  362
Women laugh when they can and weep when they will.  French.  363
Women like princes find few real friends.  Lyttleton.  364
Women, money and wine have their value and their harm.  French.  365
Women must have their wills while they live because they make none when they die.  366
Women rouge that they may not blush.  Italian.  367
Women tell the truth indeed but only half of it.  German.  368
Women think plaice a sweet fish.  369
Women weep for their friends, men remember them.  Tacitus.  370
Women who have been happy in a first marriage are the most apt to venture on a second.  Addison.  371
Women, wind and fortune soon change.  Spanish, Portuguese.  372
Women’s counsels are ever cruel.  Icelandic.  373
Women’s jars breed men’s wars.  374
Women’s tears are a fountain of craft.  Italian.  375
You may know a foolish woman by her finery.  376
You should believe one word in forty that a woman speaks.  Turkish.  377
You should lecture neither child nor woman.  Turkish.  378

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