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He who trembles to hear a leaf fall should keep out of the wood. This is a French proverb: “Qui a peur de feuilles, ne doit aller au bois.” Our corresponding English proverb is, “He who fears scars shouldnʹt go the wars.” The timid should not voluntarily expose themselves to danger.

Little boats should keep near shore,

Larger ones may venture more.”

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Æson’s Bath
Æsonian Hero (The)
Æsop’s Fables
Aetites
Ætolian Hero (The)
Affable
Affect
lAffection aveugle raison (French)
Affront
Afraid
Africa
African Sisters (The)
Afriet
Aft
After-cast
After-clap
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Aft-meal
Agag