A curious friendship theirs must have been: a pointed illustration, indeed, of the old adage that "extremes meet."
"We are now without father: we shall soon be without home and brother," she murmured, At that moment a little accident supervened, which seemed decreed by fate purposely to prove the truth of the adage, that "misfortunes never come singly," and to add to their distresses the vexing one of the slip between the cup and the lip.
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Remember the old adage: "It’s not how much you earn; it’s how much you save."
That experience is the parent of wisdom, is an adage the truth of which is recognized by the wisest as well as the simplest of mankind.
Hamilton, Alexander -- Federalist Papers Authored by Alexander Hamilton