But if ye shall at all turn from following me Then will I cut off Israel out
of the land which I have given them; and thishouse, which
Ihavehallowed formy name, will Icast out of my sight;
and Israel shall be a proverb and a byword among all
people. Bible (Old Testament) Kings 9:6^7.
'Bed,'as the Italian proverb succinctly puts it,'isthe poor man's opera.' Aldous Leonard Huxley Heaven and Hell.
Spanishproverbsays,'He, whowould bring home the wealth of the
Indies, must carry the wealth of the Indies with him.'
So it is in travelling; a man must carry knowledge with him,
if he would bring home knowledge. Samuel known as Dr Johnson Johnson Remark,17 Apr. Quoted in James Boswell The Life
of Samuel Johnson
Know that famous proverb? When the prick stands up, the brains get
buried in the ground! Philip Milton Roth Portnoy's Complaint,'Cunt Crazy'.
should be the last person to say anything against temptation,
naturally, but we have a proverb down here 'in baiting a
mouse-trap with cheese, always leave room for the mouse'. Saki pseudonym of Hector Hugh Munro The Square Egg,'The
Infernal Parliament' (published1924).
We had better remain in union with England, even at the risk of
becoming a subordinate species of Northumberland, as
far as national consequence is concerned, than
remedy ourselves by even hinting the possibility of a
rupture. But there is no harm in wishing Scotland tohavejust
somuchill-nature, according toher own proverb, as may
keep her good-nature from being abused. Sir Walter Scott Letters of Malachi Malagrowther on the Proposed
Change of Currency, letter1.