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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Help
 
A grain does not fill a sack but it helps its fellow.  Spanish.  1
A little help does a great deal.  French.  2
A little thing often brings great help.  German.  3
A little thing often helps.  French.  4
A willing helper does not wait until he is asked.  Danish.  5
All is not at hand that helps.  6
Even the just have need of help.  Italian.  7
“Every little helps” said the sow as she snapped at the gnat.  Danish.  8
He who cannot help many hinders.  German.  9
He who helps everybody helps nobody.  10
Help hands for I have no lands.  11
Help is good everywhere except in the porridge bowl.  Danish.  12
Help the lame dog over the stile.  13
Help yourself and God will help you.  Dutch, Danish.  14
Help yourself and your friends will help you.  15
I must not break my back to heal his finger.  Shakespeare.  16
It is a kingly act to help the fallen.  Ovid.  17
It is cheap enough to say “God help you.”  18
I will not pull the thorn out of your foot and put it in my own.  19
Many can help one.  German.  20
One grain does not fill the granary but it helps its companions.  Portuguese.  21
Slow help is no help.  22
Soon or late the strong need the help of the weak.  French.  23
That is poor help that helps me from the feather bed to the straw.  Danish.  24
The laird may be laird an’ need his hind’s help.  25
There is no helping him who will not be advised.  Italian.  26
Though one grain fills not the sack it helps.  27
’Tis not enough to help the feeble up,
But to support him after.  Shakespeare.
  28
We must not lie down and cry, God help us.  29
What we cannot help is our misfortune, not our fault.  30
When need is greatest help is nearest.  German.  31
Who will help everybody, will help nobody.  German.  32
 
 
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