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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Favor
 
A favor becomes doubly valuable when granted with courtesy.  1
A favor becomes old sooner than any other thing.  Modern Greek.  2
A favor ill-placed is great waste.  3
A favor is half granted when gracefully refused.  Publius Syrus.  4
A favor to come is better than a hundred received.  Italian.  5
Everything goes by favor and cousinship.  French.  6
Favors out of place I regard as positive injuries.  Cicero.  7
From great folks great favors are to be expected.  Don Quixote.  8
Go shake another oak; i.e., apply for favors to another person.  9
Grace will last, favor will blast.  10
He who asks fewest favors is the best received.  Spanish.  11
Never ask a favor of a man until he has had his dinner.  Punch.  12
One favor qualifies for another.  13
The favor of great men and the praise of the world are not much to be relied on.  14
The favor of the court is like fair weather in winter.  15
The favor (or grace) that we receive from the spirit of the ocean is as deep as the ocean itself.  Chinese.  16
There is pleasure in meeting the eyes of one on whom you are going to confer a favor.  La Bruyère.  17
We should never remember the benefits conferred nor forget the favors received.  Chilo.  18
When we ask a favor we say, madam: when we obtain it, what we please.  Spanish.  19
Who depends on princes’ favors swims with fins of lead.  20
Without favor, art is like a wind-mill without wind.  Juvenal.  21
 
 
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