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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Bend
 
Bend the willow while it is young.  Italian, Danish.  1
Best to bend it while a twig.  2
Better bend than break.  3
Better bend the neck than bruise the forehead.  4
Better is the branch that bends than the branch that breaks.  Danish.  5
It is a good blade that bends well.  6
It is better to bend than break.  French.  7
Oaks may fall when reeds brave the storm.  8
 
 
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