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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
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He is not yet born who can please everybody.  Danish.  1
He labors in vain who tries to please everybody.  Latin.  2
He must be a sad fellow that nobody can please.  3
He must rise betimes that would please everybody.  Dutch.  4
He that would please all and himself too,
Undertakes what he cannot do.
  5
If you be not pleased put your hand in your pocket and please yourself.  6
It is hard to please everybody.  Dutch.  7
Jupiter himself cannot please everybody.  Latin.  8
No dish pleases all palates alike.  9
One cannot please everybody and one’s father.  French.  10
To please will always be the wish of benevolence, to be admired the constant aim of ambition.  Dr. Johnson.  11
We cannot so act as to please all the world.  Petrarch.  12
He had need rise betimes who would please everybody.  French, Danish.  13
 
 
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