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


If you leap into a well, Providence is not bound to help you out.

If you oblige those who can never pay you, you make Providence your debtor.

Providence alone can extricate us out of the labyrinths we often fall into.Turkish Spy.

Providence assists not the idle.Latin.

Providence for the most part sets us on a level.Spectator.

Providence is better than rent.

Providence knows better what we require than we do ourselves.La Fontaine.

Providence is supremely wise, alike in what it gives and what denies.

Providence will sooner or later procure the felicity of the virtuous and innocent.Fielding.

There is a special providence in the fall of a sparrow.