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  1. James Dunlap

    That’s an “Irish proverb”? It’s actually from the Bible (King James Version), Eccles. 9:4: “surely a live dog is better than a dead lion.”

    But it may be that it is well known and often used in Ireland, which it isn’t in most of the English speaking world. That would not be surprising, because in the old days the Irish, like many others, read their Bibles. But then many would have known it was from the Bible. Alas now we are less in touch with our roots.

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