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James Wood, comp. Dictionary of Quotations. 1899.


A merchant shall hardly keep himself from doing wrong.

All flesh consorteth according to its kind, and a man will cleave to his like.

All things are double, one against another. Good is set against evil, and life against death.

Despise not the discoveries of the wise, but acquaint thyself with their proverbs, for of them thou shalt learn instruction.

Die Weisen wägen ihre Worte mit der Goldwage—The wise weigh their words in the balance of the goldsmith.

He that is to-day a king, to-morrow shall die.

He that loveth danger shall perish therein.

He that prieth in at her windows shall also hearken at her doors.

Honour a physician with the honour due unto him for the uses which ye may have of him, for the Lord hath created him.

Necessary patience in seeking the Lord is better than he that leadeth his life without a guide.

Some friend is a companion at the table, and will not continue in the day of thy affliction.

Strive not against the stream.

The wise weigh their words in a balance for gold.

There is an abasement because of glory, and there is that lifteth up his head from a low estate.

There is no riches above a sound body, and no joy above the joy of the heart.

Whatsoever God doeth, nothing can be put to it, nor anything taken from it.

Whatsoever thou takest in hand, remember the end, and thou shalt never do amiss.

Whether he be rich or whether he be poor, if he (a man) have a good heart, he shall at all times rejoice in a cheerful countenance; his mind shall tell him more than seven watchmen that sit above upon a tower on high.

Wisdom that is hid, and treasure that is hoarded up, what profit is in them both?

Without eyes thou shalt want light: profess not the knowledge therefore that thou hast not.