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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Serving
 
A service done to the unwilling is no service.  1
He who serves is not free.  Spanish.  2
He who serves many masters must neglect some.  Spanish.  3
He who serves the public hath but a scurvy master.  Italian, Dutch.  4
He who serves the public obliges nobody.  5
He who will not serve one master must needs serve many.  Italian.  6
Proffered service is little valued.  Dutch.  7
Serve as a serf or fly like a deer.  French.  8
Serve God in your calling; ’tis better than always praying.  9
Serve yourself till your bairns come to age.  10
Service is no inheritance.  11
Services unrequired go unrequited.  German.  12
Serving one’s own passion is the greatest slavery.  13
Small service is true service while it lasts.  Wordsworth.  14
They also serve who only stand and wait.  Milton.  15
Unwilling service earns no thanks.  Danish.  16
Whoever serves well and says nothing makes claim enough.  Italian.  17
Who serves well asks enough.  18
He is a slave of the greatest slave, who serveth nothing but himself.  19
He that serves everybody is paid by nobody.  20
He that serves the public is paid by nobody.  21
He that serves well need not be afraid to ask his wages.  22
He who would serve everybody gets thanks from nobody.  Danish.  23
If you wish to be well served, serve yourself.  Spanish, Portuguese.  24
 
 
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