Every one to his trade. [ Portuguese Proverb ]
Dependance is a poor trade. [ Proverb ]
Two of a trade seldom agree. [ Proverb ]
Trade is the mother of money. [ Proverb ]
War, - the trade of barbarians! [ Napoleon I ]
Never trade certainty for hope. [ Proverb ]
Two of a trade can never agree. [ Gay ]
A trade is better than service. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
A useful trade is a mine of gold. [ Proverb ]
Jack of all trades is of no trade. [ Proverb ]
A small shop may have a good trade. [ Proverb ]
Because my blessings are abus'd,
Must I be censur'd, curs'd, accus'd?
Even virtue's self by knaves is made
A cloak to carry on the trade. [ Gay ]
To your son a good name and a trade. [ Spanish Proverb ]
Give me some music; music, moody food
Of us that trade in love. [ William Shakespeare ]
Disinterested good, is not our trade. [ Cowper ]
An handful of trade is an handful of gold. [ Proverb ]
Stamps God's own name upon a lie just made.
To turn a penny in the way of trade. [ Cowper ]
Curst be the gold and silver which persuade
Weak men to follow far fatiguing trade!
The lily peace outshines the silver store,
And life is dearer than the golden ore.
Yet money tempts us over the desert brown,
To every distant mart and wealthy town. [ Collins ]
And conscience, truth and honesty are made
To rise and fall, like other wares of trade. [ Moore ]
He that learns a trade hath a purchase made. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
He who hath a trade hath a share every where. [ Proverb ]
He that hath no good trade, it is to his loss. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
Trade hardly deems the busy day begun,
Till his keen eye along the sheet has run;
The blooming daughter throws her needle by.
And reads her schoolmate's marriage with a sigh;
While the grave mother puts her glasses on.
And gives a tear to some old crony gone.
The preacher, too, his Sunday theme lays down,
To know what last new folly fills the town;
Lively or sad, life's meanest, mightiest things.
The fate of fighting cocks, or fighting kings. [ Sprague ]
So work the honey-bees;
Creatures, that by a rule in nature teach
The art of order to a peopled kingdom.
They have a king and officers of sorts;
Where some, like magistrates, correct at home;
Others, like merchants, venture trade abroad;
Others, like soldiers, armed in their stings,
Make boot upon the summer's velvet buds;
Which pillage they, with merry march, bring home.
To the tent royal of their emperor;
Who, busied in his majesty, surveys
The singing masons building roofs of gold;
The civil citizens kneading up the honey;
The poor mechanic porters crowding in
Their heavy burdens at his narrow gate;
The sad-ey'd justice, with his surly hum.
Delivering over to executors pale
The lazy yawning drone. [ William Shakespeare ]
Every man to his trade, quoth the boy to the bishop. [ Proverb ]
Virtue and a trade are the best portion for children. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
Knavery, without luck, is the worst trade in the world. [ Proverb ]
The usual trade and commerce, is cheating all round by consent. [ Proverb ]
The man who becomes a critic by trade, ceases in reality to be one at all. [ Henry T. Tuckerman ]
He who has not a good memory should never take upon him the trade of lying. [ Montaigne ]
Eyes and ears, two trade pilots 'twixt the dangerous shores of will and Judgment. [ William Shakespeare ]
There needs a long apprenticeship, to understand the mystery of the world's trade. [ Proverb ]
To fight with its neighbours never was, and is now less than ever, the real trade of England. [ Carlyle ]
Conscience and cowardice are really the same things. Conscience is the trade-name of the firm. [ Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Grey ]
War--the trade of barbarians, and the art of bringing the greatest physical force to bear on a single point. [ Napoleon ]
Concentration is the secret of strength in politics, in war, in trade, in short, in all management of human affairs. [ Emerson ]
Hurry and cunning are the two apprentices of despatch and skill; but neither of them ever learns his master's trade. [ Colton ]
It is quite as much of a trade to make a book as to make a clock. It requires more than mere genius to be an author. [ Bruyere ]
Whosoever commands the sea, commands the trade; whosoever commands the trade of the world, commands the riches of the world, and consequently the world itself. [ Sir Walter Raleigh ]
A dandy is a clothes-wearing man - a man whose trade, office, and existence consist in the wearing of clothes. Every faculty of his soul, spirit, person and purse is heroically consecrated to this one object - the wearing of clothes wisely and well; so that, as others dress to live, he lives to dress. [ Carlyle ]
If thy desire to raise thy fortunes encourage thy delights to the casts of fortune, be wise betimes, lest thou repent too late; what thou gettest, thou gainest by abused providence; what thou losest, thou losest by abused patience; what thou winnest is prodigally spent; what thou losest is prodigally lost; it is an evil trade that prodigality drives; and a bad voyage where the pilot is blind. [ Quarles ]
The misery of human life is made up of large masses, each separated from the other by certain intervals. One year the death of a child; years after, a failure in trade; after another longer or shorter interval, a daughter may have married unhappily; in all - but the singularly unfortunate, the integral parts that compose the sum-total of the unhappiness of a man's life are easily counted and distinctly remembered. [ Coleridge ]