Italian Proverbs


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Women and hens are lost by too much gadding.

Yielding is sometimes the best way of succeeding.

You can't make something from nothing.

Your former enemies might cunningly take revenge on you just out of spite. Trust not a reconciled enemy more than an open foe.

You are more likely to win if you take the initiative and make an attack rather than preparing to defend yourself.

You can't milk a bull.

Women know a point more than the devil.

You are my guide, my lord, and my master.

Women naturally deceive, weep and spin.

You can catch more flies with a drop of honey than with a barrel of vinegar.

You get what you pay for.

Women rouge that they may not blush.

You can catch more flies with honey than a barrel of vinegar.

You have married a beauty? So much the worse for you.

Women, asses, and nuts, require strong hands.

You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink.

You might typically get something good out of an overall faulty book, especially a non-fictional one, such as sound advice or anecdotes to tell others.

With time and straw meddlers ripen.

Women, priests, and poultry, never have enough.

You can live without a brother but not without a friend.

You must grease the wheels if you would have the car run.

With wishing comes grieving.

Women's tears are a fountain of craft.

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