never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you

never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you

1884 Folk-Lore Journal II. 280 Never trouble trouble, till trouble troubles you.

1945 ‘D. B. OLSEN’ Cats don’t Smile i. Never trouble trouble until trouble troubles you. I always wondered: what then?

1983 Good Housekeeping Oct. 75 Talking of proverbs, there is an old Yorkshire saying: never trouble trouble, till trouble troubles thee. To which I would add the rider: and when it does trouble thee, keep it to thyself.

2002 Spectator 20 July 31 He was a master of procrastination or of misunderstanding what he had been told to do. ‘Never trouble trouble until trouble troubles you’: that was Junor’s maxim where Beaverbrook was concerned.


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