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


A runaway monk never speaks well of his convent.Italian.

Offend one monk and the lappets of all cowls will flutter as far as Rome.German.

The abbey does not fail for the want of one monk.French.

The monk responds as the abbot chants.French, Italian.

’Tis not the habit that makes the monk.

What a monk thinks he dares.French.