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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Threats, Threatening
 
A blow threatened was never well given.  Italian, Spanish.  1
A buffeting threatened is never well given.  Spanish, Italian.  2
A threatened man lives long if he can get bread.  Dutch.  3
All do not bite that show their teeth.  Dutch.  4
All threateners don’t fight.  Dutch.  5
He can do but little who cannot threaten another.  Spanish.  6
He that threatens wastes his anger.  Portuguese.  7
He threatens many that injured one.  Ben Jonson.  8
He threatens who is afraid.  French.  9
He who threateneth hunteth after revenge.  10
It is more easy to threaten than to kill.  Italian.  11
Longer lives he that is threatened than he that is hanged.  Italian.  12
Many a one threatens while he quakes with fear.  Italian, German.  13
More are threatened than are stabbed.  Spanish.  14
No one dies of threats.  Dutch.  15
Not all threateners fight.  Dutch.  16
Some threaten who are afraid.  French.  17
The threatener loses the opportunity of vengeance.  Spanish.  18
The threatener sometimes gets a drubbing.  French.  19
There are more threatened than hurt.  Italian, Spanish.  20
Threatened folks too, eat bread.  Spanish, Portuguese.  21
Threatened folks live long.  Fielding.  22
Threats are arms for the threatened.  Italian.  23
Threats don’t kill. (Men don’t die of threats.)  Dutch.  24
To freemen threats are impotent.  Cicero.  25
Who threatens, warns.  German.  26
 
 
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