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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Nothing
 
Blessed be nothing.  (Exclamation of a housewife on cleaning day.)  1
Blessed be nothing when the tax-gatherer comes around.  2
Better aught than naught.  Italian, German.  3
Blessed is he who expects nothing for he shall not be disappointed.  Pope.  4
From nothing nothing can come.  French.  5
He goes safely who has nothing.  French.  6
He has nothing for whom nothing is enough.  French, Portuguese.  7
He that has nothing is frightened at nothing.  8
He that has nothing to spare must not keep a dog.  9
He who has nothing fears nothing.  French.  10
Naught is never in danger.  11
No one so liberal as he who has nothing to give.  French.  12
None have all and none have nothing.  German.  13
Nothing can come of nothing. (Ex nihilo nihil fit.)  14
Nothing have, nothing crave.  15
Nothing happens for nothing.  French.  16
Nothing is a footless stocking without a leg.  17
Nothing is had for nothing.  French.  18
Of nothing comes nothing.  19
Soon rich, soon poor,—soon nothing.  German.  20
To have nothing is to have rich eyes and poor hands.  Shakespeare.  21
When nought comes to aught, it does not know itself.  Dutch.  22
Who nothing have shall nothing save.  23
Where nothing is, a little doth ease.  24
Where nothing is, nothing can be had.  25
Where nothing is to be had the king must lose his right.  26
Who has nothing fears nothing.  Italian, Spanish.  27
Who has nothing is nothing.  Italian.  28
 
 
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