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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Honey better than Vinegar.
 
On prend plus de mouches avec du miel, qu’avec du vinaigre.” “Plus fait douceur que violence.” “Il faut avoir mauvaise bête par douceur.   1
   It is better to be preserved in vinegar than to rot in honey. It is better to suffer affliction if thereby the heart is brought to God, than to lose body and soul by worldly indulgences.   2
 


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