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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Sheep
 
A little sheep always seems young.  French.  1
A mild sheep is sucked by every lamb.  Italian.  2
A sheep’s bite is never more than skin deep.  Italian.  3
Coupled sheep drown one another.  Dutch.  4
Every lamb knows its own dam.  5
Every time the sheep bleats it loseth a mouthful.  6
Good pastures make fat sheep.  Shakespeare.  7
He who has sheep has fleeces.  Spanish.  8
It is a bad sheep that is too lazy to carry its own fleece.  Danish.  9
It is a foolish sheep that makes the wolf her confessor.  10
It is madness for a sheep to treat of peace with a wolf.  11
Make thyself a sheep and the wolf is ready.  Russian.  12
Make yourself a sheep and the wolves will eat you.  Italian, French, German.  13
Many a sheep goes out woolly and comes home shorn.  Danish.  14
One mangy sheep spoils a whole flock.  Danish.  15
One sheep follows another.  16
One stable will hold many patient sheep.  German.  17
Shear the sheep but don’t flay them.  French.  18
Shear sheep that have them.  19
Silly sheep, where one goes all go.  Spanish.  20
That is a woeful silly sheep that goes to the wolf to confess.  21
That sheep has his belly full that butts his companion.  22
The deceived sheep that went for wool came back shorn.  Spanish.  23
The lamb goes to the spit as soon as the sheep.  Don Quixote.  24
The lamb has no choice when in the jaws of the wolf.  Chinese.  25
The scabbier the sheep the harder it bleats.  Dutch.  26
The sheep does not bite the wolf.  German.  27
The sheep on the mountain is higher than the bull on the plain.  French.  28
The sheep out of the fold, the wolf eats it.  Modern Greek.  29
The sheep should have his belly full who quarrels with his mate.  Benjamin Disraeli.  30
The sheep that bleats is strangled by the wolf.  Italian.  31
The sheep that bleats most does not give the most wool.  German.  32
The sheep that bleats most gives the least milk.  Danish.  33
The sheep that bleats loses a mouthful.  French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese.  34
The sheep that is too tame is sucked by too many lambs.  French.  35
The well-fed sheep makes a cloak of its tail.  Spanish.  36
’Tis a silly sheep that makes the wolf her confessor.  French, Italian.  37
When one sheep is over the dam the rest follow.  Dutch.  38
When one sheep leads the way the rest follow.  Chinese.  39
Where every hand fleeceth the sheep goes naked.  40
 
 
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