Quotations by Howell, James


Necessity never made good bargain.

James Howell (c. 1594 - 1666) British historian and writer
“Divers Centuries of New Sayings,” Paroimiographia (1659)
Added on 9-Nov-11 | Last updated 9-Nov-11
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Burn not thy fingers to snuff another man’s candle.

James Howell (c. 1594 - 1666) British historian and writer
English Proverbs (1659)
Added on 3-Sep-10 | Last updated 3-Sep-10
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A hungry man is an angry man.

James Howell (c. 1594 - 1666) British historian and writer
English Proverbs (1659)
Added on 8-Sep-10 | Last updated 8-Sep-10
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Do thou thy best, and leave to God the rest.

James Howell (c. 1594 - 1666) British historian and writer
Paroimiographia, “Divers Centuries of New Sayings” (1659)
Added on 8-Feb-10 | Last updated 20-Dec-10
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The Gluttons dig their own graves with their teeth.

James Howell (c. 1594 - 1666) British historian and writer
Paroimiographia, “French” (1659)
Added on 17-Sep-10 | Last updated 17-Sep-10
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To have gold brings fear, to have none brings grief.

James Howell (c. 1594 - 1666) British historian and writer
Paroimiographia, “Italian” (1659)
Added on 10-Sep-10 | Last updated 10-Sep-10
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The more haste, the worse speed.

James Howell (c. 1594 - 1666) British historian and writer
Paroimiographia, “Italian” (1659)
Added on 20-Oct-10 | Last updated 20-Oct-10
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