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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Industry
 
A flying crow always catches something.  Dutch.  1
An industrious life is the best security for food in old age.  Latin.  2
An industrious man is tempted by one devil, an idle one by seven.  3
An industrious woman arranges her furniture without ceasing.  Chinese.  4
Grind with every wind.  5
If there be a man that labors not, or a woman who does not occupy herself with spinning, some one in the empire will suffer with hunger or cold.  Chinese.  6
In every rank, great or small,
’Tis industry supports us all.  Gray.
  7
Industry is fortune’s right hand, and frugality her left.  8
Industry is often concealed under a straw.  Turkish.  9
Industry is the parent of fortune.  German.  10
Industry makes a gallant man and breaks ill fortune.  11
Industry need not wish, and he who lives upon hope will die fasting.  12
Industry pays debts but despair increaseth them.  Franklin.  13
Nothing is impossible to industry.  Periander of Corinth.  14
When industry goes out of the door, poverty comes in at the window.  Dutch.  15
 
 
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