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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Birth
 
He that is born under a three-penny planet will never be worth a groat.  Irish.  1
He that was born under a three half-penny planet shall never be worth two pence.  2
High birth is a poor dish at table.  Italian.  3
It matters less to a man where he is born, than where he can live.  Turkish.  4
No man can help his birth.  Hans Andersen.  5
No one is born with an axe in his hand.  German.  6
Our birth is nothing but our death begun,
As tapers waste that instant they take fire.  Young.
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Our birth made us mortal, our death will make us immortal.  8
 
 
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