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Innocence plays in the backyard of ignorance.
      - [Proverbs]

Innocent actions carry their warrant with them.
      - (English) [Proverbs]

Insects do not nest in a busy door-hinge.
      - (Chinese) [Proverbs]

Instead of a fish he gives you a scorpion.
      - (Latin) [Proverbs]

Instead of a treasure, coals! ["'Rum,' I hopes! 'Baccy,' I thinks! 'Tracts,' by jingo!" Sailor's remark on discovering that he had picked up a bottle of tracts.]
      - (Latin) [Proverbs]

Instead of complaining that the rosebush is full of thorns, be happy that the thorn bush has roses.
      - (German) [Proverbs]

Instinct is stronger than upbringing.
      - (Irish) [Instinct : Proverbs]

Instruction in youth is like engraving in stone.
      - (Moroccan) [Proverbs]

Intemperance is the doctor's wet-nurse.
      - (German) [Proverbs]

Interest on debts grow without rain.
      - (Yiddish) [Proverbs]

Interest will not lie.
      - [Proverbs]

Interfere not in the quarrels of others.
      - (Latin) [Proverbs]

Into every life a little rain must fall.
      - [Proverbs]

Into the mouth of a bad dog falls many a good bone.
      - [Proverbs]

Into the mouth of a bad dog often falls a good bone.
      - [Proverbs]

Invalids live longest.
      - (German) [Proverbs]

Invite your son-in-law to a fowl, and he will take away the lemon.
      - (Spanish) [Proverbs]

Iron does not clang by itself.
      - (Madagasy) [Proverbs]

Iron may be rubbed so long that it gets heated.
      - (French) [Proverbs]

Iron that is not used soon rusts.
      - (Portuguese) [Proverbs]

It befits the king to be liberal, for he is sure of never falling into poverty.
      - (Portuguese) [Proverbs]

It chances in an hour, that happens not in seven years.
      - [Proverbs]

It dawns none the sooner for all one's early rising.
      - (Portuguese) [Proverbs]

It destroys the craft not to learn it.
      - (Irish) [Proverbs]

It does not become the sparrow to mix in the dance of the cranes.
      - (Danish) [Proverbs]

It does not depend upon the dog when the horse shall die.
      - (Danish) [Proverbs]

It does not fall to the lot of all to smell of musk.
      - (Latin) [Proverbs]

It don't take a genius to spot a goat in a flock of sheep.
      - (Cowboy) [Proverbs]

It doubles the value of a gift to be well-timed.
      - (Latin) [Proverbs]

It early pricks that will he a thorn.
      - [Proverbs]

It fares ill with the house when the distaff commands the sword.
      - (Portuguese) [Proverbs]

It fares ill with the house where the spinning-wheel commands the sword.
      - (Spanish) [Proverbs]

It flies at our approach but follows us as we retire. [A Shadow, Glory, or Love.]
      - (Latin) [Proverbs]

It flies gently, but wounds deeply. [Slander.]
      - (Latin) [Proverbs]

It flows like a fountain from a broomstick.
      - (Dutch) [Proverbs]

It goes ill in the house where the hen sings and the cock is silent.
      - (Spanish) [Proverbs]

It grieveth one dog that another goeth into the kitchen.
      - (Dutch) [Proverbs]

It hangs by a hair.
      - (Latin) [Proverbs]

It hangs upon a silken thread.
      - (Dutch) [Proverbs]

It has become a proverb.
      - (Latin) [Proverbs]

It has been blowing hard--the dirt has been blown into high places.
      - (Danish) [Proverbs]

It has caused injury and will do so again.
      - (Latin) [Proverbs]

It is a bad action that success cannot justify.
      - [Proverbs]

It is a bad bargain, where both are losers.
      - [Proverbs]

It is a bad cloth that will take no color.
      - [Proverbs]

It is a bad game where nobody wins.
      - (Italian) [Proverbs]

It is a bad hand that refuses to guard the head.
      - (Danish) [Proverbs]

It is a bad hen that eats at your house and lays at another's.
      - (Spanish) [Proverbs]

It is a bad hen that lays her eggs away from the farm.
      - (Danish) [Proverbs]

It is a bad hen that lays in neighbour's houses.
      - (German) [Proverbs]


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