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OLD SAYING

Dogs, would you live forever?
  [Ger., Hunde, wollt ihr ewig leben?]
      - traditional saying of Frederick the Great to his troops at Kolin, June 18, 1757
        [Soldiers]

Fostering mother.
  [Lat., Alma mater.]
      - applied by students to the university where they have graduated
        [Motherhood]

Friday night's dreams on Saturday told
  Are sure to come true--be they never at old.
      - [Dreams]

It is the silence between the notes that makes the music; it is the space between the bars that holds the tiger.
      - an old Zen saying appearing in "Jacob the Baker" by Noah benShea
        [Nothingness]

Make it foolproof, and someone will make a better fool.
      - [Fools]

March: Its motto, "Courage and strength in times of danger."
      - [March : Old Sayings]

March: Its stone, Bloodstone.
      - [March : Old Sayings]

March: Its tree, Juniper.
      - [March : Old Sayings]

Tell that to the Marines--the sailors won't believe it.
      - quoted by Scott in "Redgauntlet", ch. XIII
        [Navy]

The situation in Germany is serious but not hopeless; the situation in Austria is hopeless but not serious.
      - (Viennese) [Austria : Germany]

There's a health to poverty; it sticks by us when all friends forsake us.
      - a toast given in the "Boston Bee" [Toasts]

We are all in this life together.
      - [Life]

But if the sky were paper and a scribe each star above,
  And every scribe had seven hands, they could not write all my love.
      - Dursli und Babeli,
        old Swiss ditty given in "Notes and Queries", Feb. 10, 1872, p. 114
        [God]

Here's a health to all those that we love,
  Here's a health to all those that love us,
    Here's a health to all those that love them that love those
      That love them that love those that love us.
      - Old Toast [Toasts]

Here's a health to you and yours who have done such things for us and ours.
  And when we and ours have it in our powers to do for you and yours what you and yours have done for us and ours,
    Then we and ours will do for you and yours what you and yours have done for us and ours.
      - Old Toast [Toasts]


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