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English 16th Century Quotes

The third time pays for all. -late 16th

Fortune favours fools. -mid 16th

If you want peace, you must prepare for war. -mid 16th

It is a poor dog that's not worth whistling for. -mid 16th

There's none so deaf as those who will not hear. -mid 16th

Do as I say, not as I do. -early 16th

The fish always stinks from the head downwards. -late 16th

Make hay while the sun shines. -mid 16th

The devil makes his Christmas pies of lawyers' tongues and clerks' fingers. -late 16th

Man is the measure of all things. -mid 16th

A place for everything, and everything in its place. -mid 17th; often associated with Samuel Smiles and Mrs Beeton

There is nothing new under the sun. -late 16th

Never tell tales out of school. -early 16th

He that cannot obey cannot command. -early 16th

Pay beforehand was never well served. -late 16th