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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
It is in Vain
 
It is in vain for a man to rise early who has the repute of lying in bed all the morning.  French.  1
It is in vain to cast nets in a river where there are no fish.  Spanish.  2
It is in vain to kick after you have put on your fetters.  3
It is vain to learn wisdom and yet to live foolishly.  4
It is in vain to lead the ox to water if he is not thirsty.  French.  5
It is in vain to use words when deeds are expected.  6
 
 
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