the shoemaker's children go barefoot

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the shoemaker's children go barefoot

  1. One often neglects those closest to oneself.

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  • John Heywood (1497?–1580?), Proverbes. Part i. Chap. xi., #147
  • Robert Burton (1577–1640), Anatomy of Melancholy. Democritus to the Reader., #2112