Robert Christy, comp. Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages. 1887.
First come, first served.Dryden.
The first pleases every one.Italian.
The first in the boat has the choice of oars.Dutch.
The first men in the world were a gardener, a ploughman and a grazier.
The first movements are not in the hands of men.Don Quixote.
The first pig and the last whelp of the litter is the best.
Who comes first grinds first.German, Dutch.