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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Rabelais
 
        The devil was sick, the devil a saint would be;
The devil was well, the devil a saint was he.
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  A baker’s dozen.  2
  Appetite comes with eating, says Angeston.  3
  Can there be any greater dotage in the world than for one to guide and direct his courses by the sound of a bell, and not by his own judgment.  4
  He always looked a given horse in the mouth.  5
  He briskly and cheerfully asked him how a man should kill time.  6
  How well I feathered my nest.  7
  I am just going to leap into the dark.  8
  I would have you call to mind the strength of the ancient giants, that undertook to lay the high mountain Pelion on the top of Ossa, and set among those the shady Olympus.  9
  If you wish to avoid seeing a fool you must first break your looking-glass.  10
  Others set carts before the horses.  11
  Plain as a nose in a man’s face.  12
  Row on whatever happens.  13
  Strike the iron whilst it is hot.  14
  The dress does not make the monk.  15
  Then I began to think, that it is very true which is commonly said, that the one-half of the world knoweth not how the other half liveth.  16
  We have here other fish to fry.  17
  We’ll take the good-will for the deed.  18
 
 
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