Italian Proverbs


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Where there's smoke, there's fire.

Who comes seldom, is welcome.

Who goes not, sees not; who proves not, believes not.

When the pear is ripe, it falls.

When wise men play mad pranks they do it with a vengeance.

Where the river is deepest it makes the least noise.

While the grass grows the steed starves.

Who dangles after the great is the last at table and the first to be cuffed.

Who goes softly goes safely, and he that goes safely goes far.

When the ship has sunk everyone knows how she might have been saved.

When woman reigns the devil governs.

Where the ship goes the brig can go.

While the horse starves, the grass grows.

Who depends on another man's table often dines late.

When the sun is highest it casts the least shadow.

When you see the wolf, do not look for his track.

Where the skin of the lion does not suffice, we must join that of the fox.

While there's life there's hope.

Who divides honey with the bear, will be like to get the lesser share.

When the sun shines on thee, thou needest not care for the moon.

When your devil was born, mine was going to school.

Where the wolf gets one lamb he looks for another.

While two dogs are fighting for a bone, a third runs away with it.

Who does all he may never does well.

When the tree is down every one runs to it with a hatchet to cut wood.

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