Italian Proverbs


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When there is a fire in the neighborhood carry water to your own house.

Where passion is high, reason is low.

Where there is least heart there is most tongue.

Who buys land buys war.

Who frequents the kitchen smells of smoke.

When the fox preaches, take care of yourselves, hens.

When there is little bread at table put plenty on your plate.

Where remedies are needed, sighing avails not.

Where there is no adversity of some sort there is seldom anything to win; No or little adversity is a sign that fortune has forgotten you.

Who by himself can do anything, do not wait for others to do.

Who gives bread to other's dogs is often barked at by her own.

When the head aches all the members languish.

When there is nothing the church loses.

Where shall a man have a worse friend than he brings from home.

Where there is no temptation there is no glory.

Who can do, don't want to; Who wants to, can't do; Who knows how to do, won't do it; Who does it, doesn't know how to; and, so, badly goes the world.

Who gives sell, sells dear, if the receiver be not a churl.

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.

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