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James Howell (1594 – 1666)


British author, diplomat and scholar.
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James Howell
He that hath eaten a bear-pie, will always smell of the garden.
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Happy is he that grows wise by other men's harms.
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God consents but not always.




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Affection is blind reason.
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Appetite is better than surfeit.
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To whom thy secret thou dost tell, to him thy freedom thou dost sell.
James Howell
Owe money at Easter and Lent will seem short to thee.
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The wealth of a churchman God gives it, and the Devil takes it away.
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Burn not thy fingers to snuff another man's candle.
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To have gold brings fear; to have none brings grief.
James Howell
A hungry man is an angry man.




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There's fence against all things except death.
James Howell
Words and works eat not at one table.
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Sometimes an ill favored bitch gnaws a good chord.
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Neither go to a wedding nor a christening unbid.
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He falls in the pit he digs for others.
James Howell
The Devil turns his back to a door that is shut.
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