Italian Proverbs


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You must not run after two hares at the same time.

Wolves do not eat each other.

Words won't feet cats.

You cannot draw blood from a turnip.

You must shift your sail with the wind.

Wolves don't eat wolves.

Working hard for others one may neglect one's own needs or the needs of those closest to him.

You cannot flay a stone.

You must take the fat with the lean.

Who has nothing fears nothing.

Who knows not how to dissemble knows not how to reign.

Who offends writes on sand; who is offended, on marble.

Who wants to win a gander, you need to weigh Drake.

Wise lads and old fools were never good for anything.

Who has patience may get fat thrushes at a farthing apiece.

Who knows not how to flatter knows not how to talk.

Who paints me before blackens me behind.

Who well begins has of his task the half.

Wise men change their minds, fools never.

Who goes to Rome a beast returns a beast.

Who has patience sees his revenge.

Who knows not how to pray let him go sail the sea.

Who pays a debt creates capital.

Who well begins, is half way through his task.

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