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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Wind
 
A little wind kindleth a great fire, a great one putteth it out.  1
As the wind blows seek your shelter.  2
As the wind blows you must set your sail.  3
Blow the wind ever so fast, it will lower at last.  4
Every wind does not shake down the nut.  Italian.  5
Every wind is against a leaky ship.  Danish.  6
He that weighs the wind must have a steady hand.  7
High winds blow on high hills.  8
If the wind do blow aloft, then of wars we shall hear oft.  9
If the wind will not serve take to the oars.  Latin.  10
If the wind blows it enters every corner.  Arabian.  11
Ill blows the wind that profits nobody.  Shakespeare.  12
It came wi’ the wind, let it gang wi’ the water.  13
It is an ill wind that blows nobody good.  14
It is an ill wind that blows no good to Cornwall.  15
North wind show de cracks in de house.  African American.  16
One can’t hinder the wind from blowing.  French.  17
The wind does not always blow from the same quarter.  German.  18
The wind is not in your debt though it fill your sail.  19
The wind that blows out candles kindles the fire.  20
When the wind serves, all aid.  21
Wind and fortune are not lasting.  Spanish, Portuguese.  22
Wind in the face makes a man wise.  French.  23
Wind puffs up empty bladders, opinion fools.  Socrates.  24
 
 
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