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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Ill
 
He that does ill hates the light.  1
He that prepares for ill gives the blow a meeting, and breaks its stroke.  2
He that would do no ill must do all good or sit still.  3
He that’s ill to himself will be good to nobody.  4
He who hath done ill once will do it again.  5
If well and them cannot, then ill and them can.  6
If you be not ill, be not ill like.  7
If you do nae ill, do nae ill like.  8
If you have done no ill the six days you may play the seventh.  9
Ill comes on war’s back.  10
Ill doers are ill thinkers.  11
Ill getting hot water frae ’neath cauld ice.  12
Ill in kine, and worse in beeves.  13
Ill is the eve of well.  Italian.  14
It is ill to take out of the flesh that is bred in the bone.  15
No ill befalls us but what may be for our good.  16
He that is ill to himself will be good to nobody.  Scotch.  17
One ill calls another.  18
The good are better made by ill,
As odors crushed are sweeter still.  Rogers.
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There are ills that happen for good.  Portuguese.  20
There is no ill but comes for good.  Spanish.  21
There n’er came ill after gude advisement.  22
’Tis a good ill that comes alone.  23
To favor ill is to injure the good.  24
We have always sufficient strength to bear the ills of another.  25
When I did well I heard it never; when I did ill I heard it ever.  26
Who all sense of others’ ills escapes,
Is but a brute at best in human shape.  Juvenal.
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