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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Three
 
By three things we learn men: love, play and wine.  German.  1
One’s too few, and three’s too many.  2
Three things soon pass away: woman’s beauty, the rainbow, and the echo of the woods.  German.  3
Three things trouble life: quarrels, love and wine.  German.  4
To expect what never comes, to lie in bed and not sleep, to serve well and not be advanced, are three things to die of.  Italian.  5
What three know everybody knows.  Spanish.  6
What three know will soon be known to thirty.  German.  7
 
 
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