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


Had it not been for an “if” the old woman would have bitten a wolf.Danish.

“If” is the only peace-maker.Shakespeare.

Were it not for “if” and “but” we should all be rich forever.French.

With the help of an “if” you might put Paris in a bottle.French.