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If you want to be respected, you must respect yourself.
      - (Spanish) [Proverbs]

If you want to be revenged, hold your tongue.
      - (Spanish) [Proverbs]

If you want to be served, serve yourself.
      - (Portuguese) [Proverbs]

If you want to beat a dog, say he eat your iron.
      - (Spanish) [Proverbs]

If you want to keep camels, have a big enough door.
      - (Afghan) [Proverbs]

If you want to know secrets, seek for them in trouble or in pleasure.
      - (Spanish) [Proverbs]

If you want to know what a ducat is worth, try to borrow one.
      - (Spanish) [Proverbs]

If you want to know what a man is really like, notice how he acts when he loses money.
      - [Proverbs]

If you want to live and thrive, let the spider run alive.
      - [Proverbs]

If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.
      - [Proverbs]

If you want to thrash your wife, ask her for a drink of water in the sun.
      - (Spanish) [Proverbs]

If you want your dreams to come true, don't sleep.
      - (Yiddish) [Proverbs]

If you want your eggs hatched, sit on them yourself.
      - (Haitian) [Proverbs]

If you were born lucky, even your rooster will lay eggs.
      - (Russian) [Proverbs]

If you will not hear reason, she will surely rap your knuckles.
      - [Proverbs]

If you will stir up the mire, you must bear the smell.
      - (Danish) [Proverbs]

If you wish a thing done, go; if not, send.
      - [Proverbs]

If you wish good advice, consult an old man.
      - (Romanian) [Proverbs]

If you wish to be well served, serve yourself.
      - (Spanish) [Proverbs]

If you wish to drown, do not torture yourself with shallow water.
      - (Bulgarian) [Proverbs]

If you wish to live and thrive
  Let the spider run alive.
      - [Proverbs]

If you wish your merit to be known, acknowledge that of other people.
      - (Oriental) [Proverbs]

If you would acquire fame, let not the sun shine on you in bed.
      - (Spanish) [Proverbs]

If you would be a good judge, hear what every one says.
      - (Portuguese) [Proverbs]

If you would be happy for a week take a wife; if you would be happy for a month kill a pig; but if you would be happy all your life plant a garden.
      - [Proverbs]

If you would be healthy, be sage betimes.
      - (Portuguese) [Proverbs]

If you would be in good repute, let not the sun find you in bed.
      - (Portuguese) [Proverbs]

If you would be pope, you must think of nothing else.
      - (Spanish) [Proverbs]

If you would be well served, serve yourself.
      - [Proverbs]

If you would catch a fox you must hunt with geese.
      - (Danish) [Proverbs]

If you would fruit have,
  You must bring the leaf to the grave.
      - [Proverbs]

If you would get ahead, be a bridge.
      - (Welsh) [Proverbs]

If you would grow poor without perceiving it, employ workmen and go to sleep.
      - (Portuguese) [Proverbs]

If you would have the dog follow you, give him bread.
      - (Portuguese, Spanish) [Proverbs]

If you would have the lamp burn, you must pour oil into it.
      - (German) [Proverbs]

If you would have your work ill done, pay beforehand.
      - (Italian) [Proverbs]

If you would know secrets, look for them in grief or pleasure.
      - [Proverbs]

If you would know the value of money, try to borrow some.
      - [Proverbs]

If you would live healthy, be old early.
      - (Spanish) [Proverbs]

If you would live well for a week, kill a hog; if you would live well for a month, marry; if you would live well all your life, turn priest.
      - [Proverbs]

If you would make a thief honest, trust him.
      - (Spanish) [Proverbs]

If you would make an enemy, lend a man money, and ask it of him again.
      - (Portuguese) [Proverbs]

If you would resemble the vulture, look out for a carcase. [Wait for dead men's shoes.]
      - (Latin) [Proverbs]

If you would succeed, you must not be too good.
      - (Italian) [Proverbs]

If you would understand men, study women.
      - (French) [Proverbs]

If you would wish the dog to follow you, feed him.
      - [Proverbs]

If you wrestle with a collier you will get a blotch.
      - [Proverbs]

If you're born to be hanged then you'll never be drowned.
      - [Proverbs]

If you're going home, you don't get wet.
      - (African) [Proverbs]

If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem.
      - [Proverbs]


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