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Proverbs
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[ Also see Catchphrases Laws of Life and Nature Old Sayings Proverbial Phrases Proverbs (General) ]

It is too late to cry cat, when the bacon is eaten.
      - Proverb, (Danish)

It is too late to grieve when the chance is past.
      - Proverb

It is too late to lock the stable door when the steed is stolen.
      - Proverb, (Dutch, French)

It is too late to spare when the bottom is bare.
      - Proverb

It is too late to throw water on the cinders when the house is burnt down.
      - Proverb, (Danish)

It is too much to expect of a cat that she should sit by the milk and not lap it.
      - Proverb, (German)

It is truth that makes a many angry.
      - Proverb, (Italian)

It is ungentlemanly to lie; truthfulness becomes the gentleman.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

It is unlucky to marry in May.
      - Proverb

It is useless to gape against an oven.
      - Proverb, (Danish)

It is vain to do that by a multitude which a few can accomplish.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

It is vain to fish if the hook is not baited.
      - Proverb, (Italian)

It is vain to fish without a hook, or learn to read without a book.
      - Proverb, (Danish)

It is very savoury to eat scot free.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

It is well to buy oil as well as salt. [Different remedies should be at hand when required.]
      - Proverb, (Latin)

It is well to fly low on account of the branches.
      - Proverb, (French)

It is well to have clean bread in one's wallet.
      - Proverb, (Danish)

It is well to know how to be silent till it is time to speak.
      - Proverb, (Portuguese)

It is well to leave off playing when the game is at its best.
      - Proverb, (French)

It is wit to pick a lock and steal a horse, but wisdom to let them alone.
      - Proverb

It little avails the unfortunate to be brave.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

It matters little whether we are the slaves of circumstance, or of man.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

It matters not what religion an ill man is of.
      - Proverb

It may be said that noisy barrels are easier to carry.
      - Proverb

It must be a hard winter when one wolf devours another.
      - Proverb, (Danish)

It must be true that all men say.
      - Proverb

It needs a cunning hand to shave a fool's head.
      - Proverb, (Dutch)

It needs a high wall to keep out fear.
      - Proverb, (Danish)

It needs a light spirit to bear a heavy fate.
      - Proverb, (Danish)

It needs but slight provocation to make the wolf devour the lamb.
      - Proverb, (Danish)

It needs no laran to prophesy snow at midwinter.
      - Proverb, (Darkovan)

It never rains but it pours.
      - Proverb

It never thunders but it rains.
      - Proverb, (Italian)

It never troubles a wolf how many the sheep be.
      - Proverb

It rings, it is empty.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

It rolled like water off a duck's back.
      - Proverb

It signifies nothing to play well if you lose.
      - Proverb

It smells of midnight oil. [An elaborate piece.]
      - Proverb, (Latin)

It smells of the lamp.
  [Lat., Olet lucernam.]
      - Proverb

It sticks to his fingers, like the charity-money to the matron.
      - Proverb, (Dutch)

It takes a good many mice to kill a cat.
      - Proverb, (Danish)

It takes a heap of licks to strike a nail in the dark.
      - Proverb, (African-America)

It takes a thief to catch a thief.
      - Proverb, (American)

It takes a village to raise a child.
      - Proverb, (Nigerian)

It takes all sorts to make a world.
      - Proverb

It takes four living men to carry one dead man out of a house.
      - Proverb, (Italian)

It takes little effort to watch a man carry a load.
      - Proverb, (Chinese)

It takes many words to fill a sack.
      - Proverb, (Danish)

It takes nine months to have a baby, no matter how many people you put on the job.
      - Proverb, (American)

It takes one to know one.
      - Proverb


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