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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
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A sober man—a soft answer.  1
A soft answer bids a furioso to put up his sword.  2
A soft answer is a specific cure for anger.  German.  3
A soft answer turneth away wrath.  Bible.  4
No answer is also an answer.  Danish.  5
Not all words require an answer.  Italian.  6
The shortest answer is doing the thing.  7
There is no answer for, “Get out of my house,” and, “What do you want with my wife?”  Spanish.  8
To answer one in his own language.  9
Who answers for another pays.  French.  10
Who answers suddenly knows little.  11
 
 
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