Robert Christy, comp. Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages. 1887.


Affairs are lost when one stands looking at another.Modern Greek.

Affairs like salt fish ought to be a good while a soaking.

Affairs sleep soundly when fortune is present.German.

Affairs that are done by degrees are soon ended.

Make your affairs known in the market place and one will call them black and another white.Spanish.

One cannot manage too many affairs: Literal: Like pumpkins in the water, one pops up while you pop down the other.Chinese.