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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Indiscretion
 
Avoiding the rain he met a tempest.  Turkish.  1
He fled from the sword and hid in the scabbard (into which the sword will return).  Yorubas (Africa).  2
He wishes to hide his foot-prints, and yet walks upon snow.  Chinese.  3
Many flee the brook and fall into the river.  German.  4
Many shun the sword and come to the gallows.  German.  5
Nourish a wolf in the winter that he may devour you in the summer.  Modern Greek.  6
Nourish a raven that will pluck out thine eyes.  Turkish.  7
The thrush avoiding the trap fell into bird lime.  8
To get out of the mire and fall into the river.  Portuguese.  9
To get out of the smoke and fall into the fire.  Portuguese.  10
To sacrifice certain for speculative profits.  Latin.  11
You give the wolf the wether to keep.  12
 
 
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