The loss of wealth is loss of dirt, As sages in all times assert; The happy man 's without a shirt.
John Heywood (1497? - 1580)
Source: Be Merry Friends. 1598
Contributed by: Zaady
The moe the merrier.
Source: Proverbes. Part ii. Chap. vii. 1546
The moone is made of a greene cheese.
The neer to the church, the further from God.
Source: Proverbes. Part i. Chap. ix. 1546
She is nether fish nor flesh, nor good red herring.
Source: Proverbes. Part i. Chap. x. 1546
She looketh as butter would not melt in her mouth.
Shee had seene far in a milstone.
Small pitchers have wyde eares.
Source: Proverbes. Part ii. Chap. v. 1546
Now for good lucke, cast an old shooe after me.
Of a good beginning cometh a good end.
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