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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Way of the World
 
He that falls all the world runs over.  German.  1
He that’s down, “Down with him!” cries the world.  2
He who is in the mud likes to pull another into it.  Spanish.  3
If a man once fall all will tread on him.  4
It is na “what is she,” but “what has she.”  5
No man is willing to own him who is out of the good opinion of the world.  6
Now that I have a sheep and a cow everybody bids me good-morrow.  7
Now that I have a sheep and a lamb everybody says, “Good-morrow, Peter.”  Spanish.  8
One starts the hare, another bags it.  Spanish.  9
People take more pains to be damned than to be saved.  10
The tinsel, glitter, and the specious mien
Delude the most, few pry behind the scene.  Phædrus.
  11
The world is naturally averse to all the truth it sees or hears,
But swallows nonsense and a lie with greediness and gluttony.  Butler.
  12
There is little difference (in the eye of the world), in being nought and in being thought so.  13
This is a world of scandal and like wolves we fall on the wounded.  Crowley.  14
When a man is down everybody runs over him.  German.  15
When a man is going down-hill, everybody gives him a kick; when a man is going up-hill, everybody gives him a lick.  16
When a man is not liked whatever he doth is amiss.  17
When a man lays the foundation of his own ruin, others will build on it.  Fielding.  18
When a tree is falling, every one cries, “Down with it!”  Italian.  19
When the wagon is tilting everybody gives it a shove.  Danish.  20
“Who are you for?” “I am for him I get most by.”  21
Who arrays himself in other men’s garments is stripped on the highway.  Spanish.  22
 
 
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