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


All will come out in the washing.Don Quixote.

Dirty water does not wash clean.Danish.

Foul linen should be washed at home.French.

It is a loss of soap to wash the ass’s head. (Applied to advice given to a fool.)Spanish.

People should wash their linen in private.Napoleon.

Seemed washing his hands with invisible soap,
In imperceptible water.Hood.

The laundress washeth her own smock first.

The spot will come out in the washing.

They who do not wash well do not bleach well.Danish.

Wash your dirty linen at home.

Wash your hands often, your feet seldom, and your head never.