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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Self-preservation
 
A drowning man would catch at razors.  Italian.  1
As sore fights the wren as the crane. (All are equally courageous in extremity.)  2
He that is carried down the torrent catcheth at everything.  3
He that is drowning shouts though he be not heard.  Italian.  4
Self-preservation is the first law of nature.  5
 
 
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