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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Rogue
 
After a long experience of the world, I affirm before God, I never knew a rogue who was not unhappy.  Junius.  1
A rogue in grain is a rogue amain.  2
A thread will tie an honest man better than a rope will do a rogue.  3
He who has left a rogue behind him has made a good day’s journey.  German.  4
He who would catch a rogue must watch behind the door.  Dutch.  5
If you pity rogues you are no great friend of honest men.  6
If you save a rogue from the gallows he will rob you before night.  7
It is easier to fill a rogue’s belly than his eyes.  Danish.  8
Much better never catch a rogue than let him go again.  9
No greater rogue than he who marries only for money, and no greater fool than he who marries only for love.  Dr. Johnson.  10
No rogue like the godly rogue.  11
Nobody calls himself rogue.  12
One rogue is usher to another still.  Homer.  13
One rogue does not betray another.  German.  14
One rogue knows another.  German.  15
One rogue makes another.  16
To a rogue a rogue and a half.  French.  17
When a rogue kisses you count your teeth.  Hebrew.  18
When rogues fall out, honest men come by their own.  19
When rogues go in procession the devil carries the cross.  Italian.  20
You cannot make a good archbishop of a rogue.  Danish.  21
 
 
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