I remember hearing once a three-part expression but have not been able to remember or find the third part in years.
- Curiosity killed the cat.
- Satisfaction brought him back.
What is the third?
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I don't believe there is a third part. A quick Google search comes up with the oldest source of the saying being a 1598 play by Ben Jonson called Every Man in His Humour:
Helter skelter, hang sorrow, care'll kill a Cat, up-tails all, and a Louse for the Hangman.
A variant is in Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (Brewer, 1898):
Care killed the Cat. It is said that a cat has nine lives, but care would wear them all out.
According to Wikipedia (which I'm always skeptical of, but in this case provides external references for its claim):
On 10 August 1905, The Galveston Daily News newspaper (page 6) printed the following quotation without the word satisfaction: Curiosity killed a cat; but it came back. On 23 December 1912, the earliest known printed reference to this variation of the proverb is found in The Titusville Herald newspaper (page 6): You will find greater values here. We are told: "Curiosity killed the cat, But satisfaction brought it back." It is the same story with groceries. "Prices will sell Groceries, but it is always final- ity that brings the buyer back." By 15 May 1924, the proverb appears to have been well known, as this quote from The Jewell Record newspaper (page 3) indicates: Come May 19th and 21st and see this puzzle completed. As the saying goes "Curiosity killed a cat, satisfaction brought it back."
If there is a variation of the saying that includes a third line, it's not one I know of or could quickly find.