Proverbs &Sayings I~L

If a man be great, even his dog will wear a proud look.
Japanese Proverb
If a man deceives me once, shame on him; if he deceives me twice, shame on me.
Italian Proverb
If all pulled in one direction, the world would keel over.
Yiddish Proverb
If God lived on earth, people would break his windows.
Jewish Proverb
If rich people could hire other people to die for them, the poor could make a wonderful living.
Yiddish Proverb
If the patient dies, the doctor has killed him, but if he gets well, the saints have saved him.
Italian Proverb
If two men ride a horse, one must ride behind.
Proverb of Unknown Origin
If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.
Chinese Proverb
If you believe everything you read, better not read.
Japanese proverb
If you bow at all bow low.
Chinese Proverb
If you do not sow in the spring you will not reap in the autumn.
Irish Proverb
If you love him, don’t lend him.
Polish Proverb
If you take big paces you leave big spaces.
Burmese Proverb
If you want to be criticized, marry.
Irish Proverb
If you wish to die young, make your physician your heir.
Romanian Proverb
If you wish to know the mind of a man, listen to his words.
Chinese Proverb
In a calm sea every man is a pilot.
Spanish Proverb
In America half an hour is forty minutes.
German Proverb
In baiting a mousetrap with cheese, always leave room for the mouse.
Greek Proverb
In love, there is always one who kisses and one who offers the cheek.
French Proverb
Instinct is stronger than upbringing.
Irish Proverb
It is a bad hen that does not scratch herself.
Irish Proverb
It is a bold mouse that nestles in the cat’s ear.
English Proverb
It is a long road that has no turning.
Irish Proverb
It is an equal failing to trust everybody, and to trust nobody.
English Proverb (18th century)
It is an ill wind that blows nobody any good.
Proverb of Unknown Origin
It is better to be a male for one day than a female for ten.
Kurdish Proverb
It is better to be born a beggar than a fool.
Spanish Proverb
It is better to conceal one’s knowledge than to reveal one’s ignorance.
Spanish Proverb
It is better to exist unknown to the law.
Irish Proverb
It is better to sit down than to stand, it is better to lie down than to sit, but death is the best of all. (About laziness)
Indian Proverb
It is hard to pay for bread that has been eaten.
Danish Proverb
It is not a secret if it is known by three people.
Irish Proverb
It is not enough to run, one must start in time.
French Proverb
It is not fish until it is on the bank.
Irish Proverb
It is not the horse that draws the cart, but the oats.
Russian proverb
It is sweet to drink but bitter to pay for.
Irish Proverb
It is the good horse that draws its own cart.
Irish Proverb
It is the quiet pigs that eat the meal.
Irish Proverb
It takes time to build castles. Rome wan not built in a day.
Irish Proverb
It’s an ill wind that blows no good.
John Heywood "The Proverbs of John Heywood" (1546)
It’s not a matter of upper and lower class but of being up a while and down a while.
Irish Proverb
Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come.
Chinese Proverb
Keep a thing for seven years and you’ll find a use for it.
Irish Proverb
Kill not the goose that lays the golden eggs.
English Proverb
Lack of resource has hanged many a person.
Irish Proverb
Last ship, best ship.
English Proverb
Laws control the lesser man. Right conduct controls the greater one.
Chinese Proverb
Lend your money and lose your friend.
English Proverb
Let sleeping dogs lie.
English Proverb
Let your heart guide your head in evil matters.
Spanish Proverb
Life is a bridge. Cross over it, but build no house on it.
Indian Proverb
Life without a friend is death without a witness.
Spanish Proverb
Like a fish out of water.
Latin Saying
Like a lame man’s legs that hang limp is a proverb in the mouth of a fool.
Bible – Proverbs 26:7
Listen to the sound of the river and you will get a trout.
Irish Proverb
Little pitchers have big ears.
Proverb of Unknown Origin
Live with wolves, and you learn to howl.
Spanish Proverb
Look before you leap.
John Heywood "The Proverbs of John Heywood" (1546)
Look down if you would know how high you stand.
Yiddish Proverb
Love enters a man through his eyes, woman through her ears.
Polish Proverb
Love makes the time pass. Time makes love pass.
French Proverb
Love me, love my dog.
John Heywood "The Proverbs of John Heywood" (1546)
Love your neighbors, but don’t pull down the fence.
Chinese proverb
Love, pain, and money cannot be kept secret; they soon betray themselves.
Spanish Proverb
Luck has a slender anchorage.
English Proverb
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