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James Wood, comp. Dictionary of Quotations. 1899.

Persian Proverb

A needle’s eye is wide enough for two friends; the whole world is too narrow for two foes.

Fooled thou must be, though wisest of the wise; / Then be the fool of virtue, not of vice.

It takes ten pounds of common-sense to carry one pound of learning.

Of four things every man has more than he knows—of sins, and debts, and years, and foes.

’Tis the same to him who wears a shoe as if the whole earth were thatched with leather.