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It is not necessary to fish up every bucket that falls into the well.
      - (Italian) [Proverbs]

It is not spring until you can plant your foot upon twelve daisies.
      - [Proverbs]

It is not the big oxen that do the best day's work.
      - (French) [Proverbs]

It is not the burden but the over-burden that kills the beast.
      - [Proverbs]

It is not the cowl that makes the friar.
      - (Dutch) [Proverbs]

It is not the fine, but the coarse and ill-spun that breaks.
      - (Spanish) [Proverbs]

It is not the greatest beauties that inspire the most profound passion.
      - (French) [Proverbs]

It is not the hen which cackles most that lays most eggs.
      - (Dutch) [Proverbs]

It is not the hook or the rod, but the bait that lures.
      - (Spanish) [Proverbs]

It is not the load but the overload that kills.
      - (Spanish) [Proverbs]

It is not the long day, but the heart that does the work.
      - (Italian) [Proverbs]

It is not the same thing to talk of bulls as to be in the bullring.
      - (Spanish) [Proverbs]

It is not the suffering, but the cause, that makes a martyr.
      - [Proverbs]

It is not the surplice that makes parson or clerk.
      - (Danish) [Proverbs]

It is not the thief who is hanged, but one who was caught stealing.
      - (Czech) [Proverbs]

It is not till the cow has lost her tail, that she discovers its value.
      - (German) [Proverbs]

It is not want but abundance that makes avarice.
      - [Proverbs]

It is not What she is, but What has she.
      - [Proverbs]

It is not what you are called, but what you answer to.
      - (African) [Proverbs]

It is not with saying, "Honey," "Honey," that sweetness will come into the mouth.
      - [Proverbs]

It is not work that kills, but worry.
      - [Proverbs]

It is not worth a button.
      - [Proverbs]

It is nothing at all, only a woman drowning.
      - (French) [Proverbs]

It is nothing, they are only killing my husband.
      - (Portuguese) [Proverbs]

It is nothing, they are only thrashing my husband.
      - (Spanish) [Proverbs]

It is of no use making shoes for geese.
      - (Danish) [Proverbs]

It is often better to go by a circuitous than by a direct path.
      - (Latin) [Proverbs]

It is one thing to boast, another to fight.
      - (Latin) [Proverbs]

It is only at the tree loaded with fruit that people throw stones.
      - (French) [Proverbs]

It is only good bargains that ruin.
      - (French) [Proverbs]

It is only idle people who can find time for everything.
      - (French) [Proverbs]

It is only the bashful that lose.
      - (French) [Proverbs]

It is only the blind who ask why they are loved who are fair.
      - (Danish) [Proverbs]

It is only the first bottle that is dear.
      - (French) [Proverbs]

It is pleasant driving when there is no danger of upsetting.
      - (Danish) [Proverbs]

It is pleasant enough going afoot when you lead your horse by the bridle.
      - (French) [Proverbs]

It is pleasant to cut thongs on another man's leather.
      - (Dutch) [Proverbs]

It is poor comfort for one who has broken his leg, that another has broken his neck.
      - (Danish) [Proverbs]

It is possible for a ram to kill a butcher.
      - [Proverbs]

It is prophet-drink (i.e. water).
      - (Dutch) [Proverbs]

It is safe taking a shive of a cut loaf.
      - [Proverbs]

It is safe to lend barley to him who has oats.
      - (Danish) [Proverbs]

It is safer to irritate a dog than an old woman.
      - (Latin) [Proverbs]

It is safest sailing within reach of the shore.
      - (Dutch) [Proverbs]

It is sheer folly to expect justice from the unprincipled.
      - (Latin) [Proverbs]

It is soon known which trees will bear fruit. [A natural bent for good or evil is easily perceptible in youth.]
      - (Latin) [Proverbs]

It is sweet and meritorious to die for one's country.
      - (Latin) [Proverbs]

It is the bait that lures, not the fisherman or the rod.
      - (Spanish) [Proverbs]

It is the beautiful bird which gets caged.
      - (Chinese) [Proverbs]

It is the blood of the soldier that makes the general great.
      - (Italian) [Proverbs]


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