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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Saying and Doing
 
Between saying and doing many a pair of shoes is worn out.  Italian.  1
Between saying and doing there is a long road.  Spanish, Danish.  2
Easier said than done.  Chinese.  3
Easy to say, hard to do.  4
Everybody says it, nobody does it.  German, Danish.  5
From saying to doing is a long way.  Italian.  6
It is better to do well than to say well.  Italian.  7
It is sooner said than done.  8
Little said is soon amended.  9
No sooner said than done.  10
Saying and doing are two things.  11
Saying well causes a laugh, doing well causes silence.  French.  12
Say-well and do-well, end with one letter,
Say-well is good, but do-well is better.
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