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Quotes of the Day for 2 October 2004 – Proverbs

A quotation is something that somebody said, so I've removed all the quotes attributed to "Anonymous" from the database - if we don't know the somebody it's pretty unlikely that we can be sure of the something. I do still have several hundred entries identified as proverbs. I'm skeptical about some of them, I recall running one as a "Belgian proverb" and then having a Belgian subscriber tell me that they know it in Belgium, but they refer to it as a Polish proverb. For better or worse, many are just too wonderful to dump them, and it has been popular feature in the past to put out an issue with a dozen assorted proverbs. It's been over a year, so here's a new set.

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The quotes:

Dawn does not come twice to awaken a man.
     - Arabian proverb

The road to a friend's house is never long.
     - Danish proverb

Sickness comes on horseback and departs on foot.
     - Dutch proverb

He that lives in a glass house must not throw stones.
     - English proverb

Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back into the same box.
     - Italian proverb

The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists.
     - Japanese proverb

If the wind will not serve, take to the oars.
     - Latin proverb

Fear the goat from the front, the horse from the rear, and man from all sides.
     - Russian proverb

Fools look to tomorrow; wise men use tonight.
     - Scottish proverb

Live with wolves, and you will learn to howl.
     - Spanish proverb

No matter how far you have gone on a wrong road, turn back.
     - Turkish proverb

Everyone is kneaded out of the same dough but not baked in the same oven.
     - Yiddish proverb

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