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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Need
 
Long is the arm of the needy.  Gaelic.  1
Need makes the naked man run.  2
Need makes the naked queen spin.  3
Need makes the old wife trot.  French, Spanish, Dutch, Danish.  4
Need makes virtue.  5
Need teaches things unlawful.  Seneca.  6
Need will have its course.  7
One often has need of a lesser than himself.  French.  8
There is no need to bind up one’s head before it is broken.  Italian.  9
There is no need to blow what does not burn you.  Danish.  10
 
 
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