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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Well
 
A well which is drawn from is improved. (Art is improved by practice.)  Latin.  1
Cast no dirt in the well that gives you water.  2
Dig a well before you are thirsty. (Be prepared for emergencies.)  Chinese.  3
Drawn wells are seldom dry.  4
Drawn wells have sweetest water.  5
It is a bad well into which one must put water.  German, Dutch, Danish.  6
It is wretched business to be digging a well just as thirst is mastering you.  Plautus.  7
The more the well is used the more water it yields.  German.  8
When the well is dry we know the worth of water.  Franklin.  9
 
 
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