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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Brain
 
All the brains are not in one head.  Italian.  1
Business and action strengthen the brain but too much study weakens it.  2
Every one gives himself credit for more brains than he has and less money.  Italian.  3
Fat paunches make lean pates.  4
Half a brain is enough for him who says little.  Italian.  5
He who deals with a block-head will have need of much brains.  Spanish.  6
If the brain sows not corn it plants thistles.  7
Persons often increase in size at the expense of their brains.  Swift.  8
The brains don’t lie in the beard.  9
 
 
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