Italian Proverbs


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When the head is sick, the whole body is sick.

When thy friend asks, let there be no to-morrow.

Where the devil cannot put his head he puts his tail.

Where there is nothing to gain, there is a lot to lose.

Who cannot beat the horse let him beat the saddle.

Who gives, teaches a return.

When the lion is dead the hares jump upon his carcass.

When wine comes in, modesty leaves.

Where the hedge is low everyone will cross it.

Where there's a will there's a way.

Who changes country changes luck.

Who glows not burns not.

When the lion's skin falls short, piece it out with that of the fox.

When wine enters modesty departs.

Where the Pope is there is Rome.

Where there's life, there's hope.

Who changes his condition changes fortune.

Who goes himself is in earnest, who sends is indifferent.

When the millers are making an uproar, do you tie up your sacks.

Where the pupil is willing; the teachers will appear.

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.

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