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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Measure
 
Better twice measured than once wrong.  Danish.  1
De new ground’s de bes’ yardstick to mezer a strange darky by.  African American.  2
Do not give your measure to anyone but your tailor.  3
Every one ought to measure himself by his own proper foot and standard.  Horace.  4
Good weight and measure is Heaven’s treasure.  5
It is not a sin to sell dear, but it is to make ill measure.  6
Just scales and full measure injure no man.  Chinese.  7
Measure a thousand times and cut once.  Turkish.  8
Measure is a merry mean.  9
Measure is a treasure.  10
Measure not others’ corn by your own bushel.  11
Measure ten times before you cut once.  Modern Greek.  12
Measure your cloth twice since you can cut but once.  Schlav Merchant.  13
Measure thrice before you cut once.  Italian, Dutch.  14
There is a measure in all things.  15
To measure his cloth by another’s yard.  16
To measure the meat by the man.  17
When the measure is full it runs over.  German.  18
 
 
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