Italian Proverbs


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Wisdom acquired by experience is basically only very bitterly acquired.

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.

Who has a head of wax should not be in the sunshine.

Who has something is something.

Who knows not the game, let him not play.

Who pays beforehand is served behindhand.

Who will not be ruled by the rudder must be ruled by the rock.

With art and knavery we live through half the year; with knavery and art we live through the other.

Who has a tongue in his head can go all the world over.

Who has, is.

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