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Idleness is to be dead at the limbs but alive within.
      - (Fijian) [Proverbs]

Idleness makes the wit rust.
      - [Proverbs]

Idleness must thank itself if it go barefoot.
      - [Proverbs]

If a beard were all, the goat would be the winner.
      - (Danish) [Proverbs]

If a blind man says, "Let's throw stones," be assured that he has stepped on one.
      - (Nigerian) [Proverbs]

If a centipede loses a leg, it does not prevent him from walking.
      - (Senegalese) [Proverbs]

If a child washes his hands he could eat with kings.
      - (African) [Proverbs]

If a dog's prayers were answered, bones would rain from the skies.
      - (German) [Proverbs]

If a forest catches fire, both the dry and the wet will burn up.
      - (Afghan) [Proverbs]

If a link is broken, the whole chain breaks.
      - (Yiddish) [Proverbs]

If a man be great, even his dog will wear a proud look.
      - (Japanese) [Proverbs]

If a man deceive me once, shame on him; if he deceive me twice, shame on me.
      - [Proverbs]

If a man falls in love with a frog, he thinks his frog a very Diana.
      - (Latin) [Proverbs]

If a man has folly in his sleeve, it will be sure to peep out.
      - (Danish) [Proverbs]

If a man is destined to drown, he will drown even in a spoonful of water.
      - (Yiddish) [Proverbs]

If a man knew where he would fall, he would spread straw there first.
      - (Finnish) [Proverbs]

If a man leaves children behind him, it is as if he did not die.
      - (Moroccan) [Children : Death : Proverbs]

If a man leaves little children behind him, it is as if he did not die.
      - (Moroccan) [Proverbs]

If a man once fall, all will tread on him.
      - [Proverbs]

If a man would know what he is, let him anger his neighbours.
      - (German) [Proverbs]

If a man would learn to pray let him go often to sea.
      - (French) [Proverbs]

If a man would live in peace, he should be blind, deaf, and dumb.
      - (Persian) [Proverbs]

If a monkey is amongst dogs, why won't it start barking.
      - (Nigerian) [Proverbs]

If a person is away, his right is away.
      - (Moorish) [Proverbs]

If a person shave you with a razor, do not shave him with broken glass.
      - (Surinam) [Proverbs]

If a poor man ate it, they would say it was because of his stupidity.
      - (Arabic) [Proverbs]

If a poor man gives to you, he expects more in return.
      - (Portuguese) [Proverbs]

If a rich man ate a snake, they would say it was because of his wisdom.
      - [Proverbs]

If a son is uneducated, his father is to blame.
      - (Chinese) [Proverbs]

If a string has one end, then it has another end.
      - [Proverbs]

If a thing's worth doing, it's worth doing well.
      - [Proverbs]

If a woman were little as she is good
  A peascod would make her a gown and a hood.
      - (Italian) [Proverbs]

If a word be worth one shekel, silence is worth two.
      - (Hebrew) [Proverbs]

If advice will not improve him, neither will the rod.
      - (Greek) [Proverbs]

If all fools wore white caps we should seem a flock of geese.
      - [Proverbs]

If all men say that thou art an ass, then bray.
      - [Proverbs]

If all men were just, there would be no need of valour.
      - (Greek) [Proverbs]

If all men were on an equality, the consequence would be that all must perish: for who would till the ground? who would sow it? Who would plant? who would press wine?.
      - (Latin) [Proverbs]

If all pulled in one direction, the world would keel over.
      - (Yiddish) [Proverbs]

If all the seeds that fall were to grow, then no one could follow the path under the trees.
      - (Akan) [Proverbs]

If an ass goes a-traveling, he'll not come home a horse.
      - [Proverbs]

If an enemy is annoying you by playing well, consider adopting his strategy.
      - (Chinese) [Proverbs]

If anyone is not willing to accept your point of view, try to see his point of view.
      - (Lebanese) [Proverbs]

If anything stay, let work stay.
      - [Proverbs]

If begging should unfortunately be thy lot, knock at the large gates only.
      - (Arabian) [Proverbs]

If being well bearded brings happiness. a he-goat must be happier than any of us.
      - (Latin) [Proverbs]

If better were within, better would come out.
      - [Proverbs]

If blood is spilt on you before breakfast, you will shed blood before nightfall.
      - (Darkovan) [Proverbs]

If Candlemas day be fair and bright,
  Winter will have another flight;
    If on Candlemas day it be shower and rain,
      Winter is gone and will come not again.
      - [Proverbs]

If Candlemas day be sunny and bright, winter will have another flight; if Candlemas day be cloudy with rain, winter is gone and won't come again.
      - [Proverbs]


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