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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
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It is easy to add to things that have once been invented.  1
It is easy to be generous of another man’s money.  2
It is easy to be generous out of another man’s purse.  Dutch, Danish.  3
It is easy to bowl down hill.  4
It is easy to cut thongs from other men’s leather.  Dutch.  5
It is easy to help him who is willing to be helped.  German.  6
It is easy to manage when fortune favors.  Danish.  7
It is easy to poke another man’s fire.  Danish.  8
It is easy to rob an orchard when none keeps it.  9
It is easy to stride a tree when it is down.  Danish.  10
It is easy to swim when another holds up your head.  Danish.  11
It is easy to take a man’s part, but the matter is to maintain it.  Gaelic.  12
Nothing is easy to the unwilling.  13
 
 
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