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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Stumble
 
A stumble may prevent a fall.  1
Better stumble once than be always tottering.  French.  2
Even a horse though he has four feet stumbles.  Italian, German, Dutch.  3
He that stumbles and falls not mends his pace.  French, Spanish.  4
He who stumbles twice over the same stone deserves to break his neck.  Spanish.  5
I never desired you to stumble at the stone that lieth at my door.  6
It is disgraceful to stumble thrice at the same stone.  Greek.  7
No wonder if he break his head who stumbles twice over the same stone.  German.  8
To stumble at a straw and leap over a block.  9
Well may he stumble that chooses a stony way.  10
When one foot stumbles the other is near falling.  Danish.  11
Who is not quick on his feet will stumble.  12
Wisely and slow: they stumble that run fast.  Shakespeare.  13
 
 
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