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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
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Great barkers are nae biters.  1
Great birth is a very poor dish at table.  2
Great bodies move slowly.  3
Great designs require great consideration.  4
Great disputing repels the truth.  French.  5
Great engines turn on small pivots.  6
Great expectations are better than a poor possession.  Don Quixote.  7
Great marks are soonest hit.  8
Great smoke, little roast.  German.  9
Great talent has always a little madness mixed up with it.  10
Great undertakings require great preparations.  Greek.  11
Great vaunters, little doers.  French.  12
Great weights may hang on small wires.  13
Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.  Shakespeare.  14
The great and the little have need of each other.  15
The great cab and the little cab go down to the grave.  16
The great calabash-tree has a seed for its mother.  African.  17
The great oak bears small fruit.  German.  18
 
 
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