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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Family
 
A small family is soon provided for.  1
He that has no fools, knaves or beggars in his family was begot by a flash of lightning.  2
It costs something to support a family, however small.  German.  3
It is better to be the best of a low family than the worst of a noble one.  Greek.  4
Once a buffoon, never a good father of a family.  5
So yourself be good, a fig for your grandfather.  6
So yourself be good, a fig for your grandmother.  7
Upon my family at home depends my character abroad.  8
Where can one be happier than in the bosom of his family.  9
 
 
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