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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Bread
 
Another’s bread costs dear.  Spanish, Portuguese.  1
Better half a loaf than no bread.  2
Bread at pleasure drink by measure.  French.  3
Bread in one hand and a stone in the other.  German.  4
Bread is better than the song of birds.  Danish.  5
Bread is the staff of life.  Swift.  6
Bread of a day, ale of a month, and wine of a year.  7
Do you want any better bread than wheaten?  French.  8
Half a loaf is better than no bread.  9
He is as good as good bread.  Don Quixote.  10
He that has store of bread may beg his milk merrily.  11
He who has no bread has no authority.  Turkish.  12
He who has teeth has no bread, and he who has bread has no teeth.  Italian.  13
I know well what I say when I ask for bread.  Spanish.  14
In default of bread meal cakes are good.  Portuguese.  15
It is hard to pay for bread that has been eaten.  Danish.  16
Let every man look to the bread upon which he must depend.  Portuguese.  17
Let him that earns the bread eat it.  18
Never fall out with your bread and butter.  19
Others’ bread has seven crusts.  Italian.  20
Others’ bread is too salt.  Italian.  21
Salt and bread make the cheeks red.  German.  22
Some have bread who have no teeth left.  French.  23
The bread eaten—the company departed.  Spanish, Portuguese.  24
’Tis a long day, a day without bread.  French.  25
When bread is wanting oaten cakes are excellent.  Spanish.  26
When there’s little bread at table put plenty on your plate.  Italian.  27
When you eat new bread don’t drink water.  Spanish.  28
Where there is little bread cut first.  Portuguese.  29
Whose bread I eat his song I sing.  German.  30
 
 
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