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


After one pope another is made.Italian.

Every priestling conceals a popeling.German.

He that has the pope for his cousin need not fear hell fire.Spanish.

He who has the pope for his cousin may soon be a cardinal.German.

He who never budges from Paris will never be pope.Spanish.

If you would be a pope you must think of nothing else.

It is hard to sit in Rome an’ fight wi’ the pope.

One living pope is better than ten dead.Italian.

The corpse of the pope takes up no more ground than the sacristan’s.Don Quixote.

The pope and a peasant know more than the pope alone.Italian.

We cannot all be pope of Rome.German.