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Mind your Own Business

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“Seest thou a man diligent in his business, he shall stand before kings” (Prov. xxii.29). “He who doeth his own business defileth not his fingers” (Fielding’s Proverbs.) Let every tub stand on its own bottom. Never meddle with what does not concern you.

“Bon homme, garde la vache. Chacun son métier, et les vaches son bien gardées. Chacun à ses affaires.”


Qui fa le fatti suoi, non sʹembratta le mani.”


“Tuâ quod nihil refert ne cures. Suum cura negotium. Tu ne quæsiveris extra.”—Horace.

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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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