Two of a Trade never agree

The French say, Fin contre fin n'est bon à faire doublure - i.e. Two materials of the same nature never unite well together.

Een a beggar sees with woe
A beggar to the house-door go.

Greek:
“Kai ptohos ptoho phthonei.” (Hesiod. Latin: “Etiam mendicus mendico invidit.” “Figulus figulo invidet, faber fabro” (“Potter envies potter, and smith smith”).

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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