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


A kiss of the mouth often touches not the heart.

A man often kisses the hand that he would fain see cut off.Spanish, Portuguese, Danish.

Do not make me kiss, and you will not make me sin.

For the sake of the knight, the lady kisses the squire.French.

I kiss thee, hide, because thou art to be a wine-bag.Portuguese.

If you can kiss the mistress, never kiss the maid.

Kiss ardently the hand you cannot cut off.Turkish.

Kisses are the messengers of love.Danish.

Kissing goes by favor.

Many kiss the child for the nurse’s sake.Danish.

One kisses the child for the mother’s sake, and the mother for the child’s sake.German.

One kisses the nurse for the sake of the child.German.