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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Blood
 
All blood is ancient.  1
As falls the dew on quenchless sands,
Blood only serves to wash ambition’s hands.  Byron.
  2
Blood boils without fire.  Spanish.  3
Blood is inherited and virtue acquired.  Don Quixote.  4
Blood is thicker than water.  German.  5
France got drunk on blood to vomit crime.  Byron.  6
Good blood will never lie.  French.  7
Human blood is all of one color.  8
Human blood is heavy, that man that has shed it cannot run away.  Western African.  9
I renounce the gold basin in which I have to spit blood.  Portuguese.  10
Noble and ignoble blood is of the same color.  German.  11
Send your noble blood to market and see what it will buy.  12
The blood of the people flowing in sounding torrents. (Metaphor applied to the Mongol conquest of China.)  13
The cold in clime are cold in blood.  Byron.  14
There is no difference of bloods in a basin.  15
What ennobles sots, or slaves, or cowards!
Alas, not all the blood of all the Howards.  Pope.
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You come of good blood and so does a black pudding.  17
 
 
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