Proverb 388 [The Irish] have a wise proverb which says that a good barn may perhaps pay for a decent house, but no one has ever heard of a fine dwelling that paid for a decent barn. Rölvaag, Giants in the Earth.
Proverbs 365 Solomon made a book of proverbs, but a book of proverbs never made a Solomon. Anon. Gross, ed.
Half-truths, both of them. RayS.