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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Spare
 
Always to be sparing is always to be in want.  Danish.  1
Better spare at the brim than at the bottom.  2
Better spare to have of thine own than to ask others.  3
Better spared than ill spent.  4
Ever spare, ever bare.  5
He that spares the wicked injures the good.  Publius Syrus.  6
He that spares something to-day will have something to-morrow.  Dutch.  7
He that spares when he is young may spend when he is old.  8
He that spares vice wrongs virtue.  French, German.  9
He that spareth the purse spoileth the child.  Fielding.  10
He that spareth the rod hateth his son, but he that loveth him chastiseth him betimes.  Bible.  11
He who spends more than he should,
Shall not have to spare when he would.
  12
It is as great a mischief to spare all as it is cruelty to spare none.  13
Spare well and spend well.  14
Spare when you are young, and spend when you are old.  15
Spare your breath to cool your pottage.  16
’Tis too late to spare when the pocket is bare.  German, Dutch.  17
 
 
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