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


A silver hammer breaks an iron door.French.

A silver key can open an iron lock.

Bad silver will only buy old sow’s flesh.Chinese.

Bonny silver is soon spent.

Fight with silver spurs and you will overcome everything.Latin.

He that fights with silver is sure to overcome.

He that has no silver in his purse should have silver on his tongue.

Is no coin good silver but your penny?

Silver and gold are all men’s dears.Danish.

Silver is of less value than gold, gold than virtue.Horace.

Silver is the people’s money.Leland Stanford.

White silver draws black lines.