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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Force
 
Force can never destroy right.  Berryèr.  1
Force is no argument.  Bright.  2
Force not the current of the river.  3
Force without forecast is little avail.  4
He who lets the goat be laid on his shoulders is soon after forced to carry the cow.  Italian.  5
If one cannot accomplish his purpose in the lion’s skin he must put on the fox’s.  Lysander.  6
What force cannot, ingenuity may.  Spanish.  7
Who overcomes by force overcomes but half his foe.  Milton.  8
You may force an ox to the water but you can’t make him drink.  Danish.  9
You may force a man to shut his eyes but you cannot make him sleep.  Danish.  10
 
 
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