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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Stone
 
A rolling stone gathers no moss.  French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch.  1
A rolling stone gathers no sea-weed. (Referring to a stone on the sea-shore.)  Latin.  2
A rugged stone grows smooth from hand to hand.  3
Beware of the stone thou stumblest at before.  4
Get what you can and what you get hold,
’Tis the stone that will turn all your lead into gold. (Philosopher’s stone.)
  5
He is not a good mason that refuses any stone.  Italian.  6
No man can stay a stone.  7
Rolling stones gather no moss.  Danish.  8
The stone sharpens knives but is dull itself.  Petrarch.  9
The stone that everybody spits upon will be wet at last.  Danish.  10
The stone that lieth not in your way need not offend you.  11
Throw no stones at thine own window.  12
To kill two birds with one stone.  Portuguese, Dutch.  13
When a stone leaves the hand it belongs to the devil.  14
Who throws a stone above himself may have it fall on his own head.  Bible.  15
Who throws a stone at the sky may have it fall on his head.  Italian.  16
 
 
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