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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Building
 
Building castles in the air.  1
Building is a sweet impoverishing.  2
Do not build a great house.  Sri Lankan.  3
First build your house and then think of your furniture.  Hebrew.  4
He that buildeth on the highway hath many admirers.  German, Dutch.  5
He that buildeth a house by the highway side, it is either too high or too low.  6
He that builds a house in the market builds either too high or too low.  Italian.  7
He who builds a house or marries is left with a lank purse.  Spanish.  8
He who builds according to every man’s advice will have a crooked house.  Danish.  9
He who builds by the roadside has many masters. (Surveyors.)  German, Dutch.  10
He who builds on another’s ground loses his stone and mortar.  Italian.  11
He who builds on the public highway must let the people have their say.  German.  12
Make a model before thou buildest.  13
The man that builds and wants wherewith to pay,
Provides a house from which to run away.  Young.
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The spirit of building is come upon him.  15
They who love building will soon ruin themselves and need no other enemies.  Crassus.  16
 
 
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