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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Sickness
 
Away with thee, sickness, to where they make a good pillow for thee.  Spanish.  1
Be lang sick that you may be soon hale.  2
He is in great danger who being sick thinks himself well.  3
In time of sickness the soul collects itself anew.  Pliny.  4
It is better to be sick than care for the sick.  Turkish.  5
It is easy for a man in health to preach patience to the sick.  6
Sickness comes in haste and goes at leisure.  Danish.  7
Sickness comes on horseback and departs on foot.  Dutch.  8
Sickness comes uninvited; no need to bespeak it.  Danish.  9
Sickness is every man’s master.  Danish.  10
Sickness is felt but health not at all.  11
Sickness tells us what we are.  12
Sickness will spoil the happiness of an emperor as well as mine.  13
The chamber of sickness is the chapel of devotion.  14
The sick man is free to say all.  Italian.  15
The sick man is vexed with the flies on the wall.  German.  16
The sick man sleeps when the debtor cannot.  Italian.  17
The sickness of the body may prove the health of the soul.  18
“Who can escape sickness?” quoth the drunken wife when she lay in the gutter.  19
 
 
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