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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Pay
 
Good-will should be taken in part payment.  1
He is well paid that is well satisfied.  Shakespeare.  2
He needs say nothing about the score who pays nothing.  French.  3
He pays for the glasses who breaks them.  French.  4
He that becomes responsible pays.  French.  5
He that cannot pay let him pray.  6
He that payeth beforehand shall have his work ill done.  7
He that pays last never pays twice.  8
He who cannot with his purse must pay with his hide.  German.  9
If you would have your work ill done pay beforehand.  Italian.  10
Ill payers are aye gude cravers.  11
I will pay thee when fowls cut their teeth.  Kanuri or Bornou (Africa).  12
Once paid, never craved.  13
Pay as you go and keep from small score.  14
Pay day comes every day.  15
Pay him hame in his ain coin.  16
Pay promptly, collect closely.  17
Pay what thou owest and know what thou hast.  German.  18
Pay what you owe and be cured of your complaint.  Spanish, Portuguese.  19
Punctual pay gets willing loan.  20
Sair cravers are aye ill payers.  21
Soon paid is well paid.  German.  22
There is no paying with an empty hand.  Fielding.  23
They take a long day that never pay.  24
To pay one in his own coin.  25
Who pays beforehand is served behindhand.  Italian.  26
Who pays promptly borrows when he will.  French.  27
Who pays well is master of others’ purses.  German.  28
Who pays well is well served.  German.  29
 
 
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