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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
A gold ring does not cure a felon.  1
A golden bit makes none the better horse.  Italian, German.  2
A golden dart kills where it pleases.  3
A golden gallows is still but a gallows.  German.  4
A golden hammer breaks an iron gate.  5
A golden key opens every door save that of heaven.  Danish.  6
A golden shield is of great defence.  7
A great load of gold is more burthensome than a light load of gravel.  8
A hare may draw a lion with a golden cord.  9
A man may buy even gold too dear.  10
All is not gold that glitters.  11
As the touchstone trieth gold, so gold trieth men.  12
Before gold even kings take off their hats.  German.  13
Better gain in mud than lose in gold.  Italian, Portuguese.  14
Better whole than patched with gold.  Danish.  15
Even gold may be bought too dear.  German.  16
Even with gold one cannot buy everything.  German.  17
Gold and goods may be lost, a good name endures forever.  German.  18
Gold and silver do not make men better.  German.  19
Gold begets in brethren hate,
Gold in families debate,
Gold does friendship separate,
Gold does civil wars create.  Cowley.
Gold goes in any gate except honor’s.  21
Gold goes through all doors except heaven’s doors.  German.  22
Gold goes to the Moor; i.e., a man without conscience.  Portuguese.  23
Gold glitters most when virtue shines no more.  Young.  24
Gold is a good doctor.  25
Gold is an unseen tyrant.  Greek.  26
Gold is the balm to a wounded spirit.  27
Gold is proved with fire, friendship in need.  Danish.  28
Gold is the best mediator.  German.  29
Gold is the devil’s fishhook.  30
Gold is the right nail one must strike.  German.  31
Gold is the snare of the soul.  German.  32
Gold lies deep in the mountain, dirt on the highway.  German.  33
Gold remains gold though it lay in the mud.  German.  34
Gold rules the court, the camp, the grove,
And married men and men in love.  Almacks.
Gold rules the world.  36
Gold when present causeth fear, when absent grief.  37
Golden dreams make men awake hungry.  38
Golden roofs break men’s rest.  Seneca.  39
He who expends gold properly is its master, who lays it up its keeper, who loves it a fool, who adores it an idolater; the truly wise man is he who despises it.  Petrarch.  40
He who has gold has fear, who has none has sorrow.  41
He who would make a golden door (or gate) must add a nail to it daily.  French, Dutch.  42
If the walls were adamant, gold would take the town.  43
I will not have any gold, but I love to reign over those who have.  Old Roman.  44
It is not all gold that glitters.  Danish.  45
Man must govern not serve gold.  German.  46
That is gold which is worth gold.  French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese.  47
That is all well and good, but gold is better.  Danish.  48
The purest gold is the most ductile.  49
The true art of making gold is to have a good estate and spend little of it.  50
There is no better friend in misfortune than gold.  German.  51
There is no lock if the pick is of gold.  Spanish.  52
There is no lock one cannot open with a golden key.  German.  53
Try your skill in gilt first and then in gold.  54
When gold speaks every tongue is silent.  Italian, German.  55
When gold speaks you may hold your tongue.  56
When we have gold we are in fear, when we have none we are in danger.  57
Where gold avails, argument fails.  58
Where gold chinks, arguments are of no avail.  German.  59
Where my gold there my heart.  60
Where there is gold, there the devil dwells.  German.  61
Who has gold has ease.  German.  62
Who has gold is a welcome guest.  German.  63
You may speak with your gold and make other tongues dumb.  64

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