Italian Proverbs


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When your life seems to be changing, it is better to adapt to the changes rather than be stubborn.

Where there are no dogs the fox is a king.

Who accepts, sells himself.

Who does not wish to be like the wolf let him not wear its skin.

When the will is prompt the legs are nimble.

When your neighbor's house is on fire, carry water to your own.

Where there are too many cooks the soup will be too salty.

Who acts not, fails not.

Who does too much, often does little.

When the wind is in the east, 'tis neither good for man nor beast.

Where god has a church the devil will have his chapel.

Where there is a will, there is a way.

Who builds on the mob builds on sand.

Who errs in the tens errs in the thousands.

When the wind serves, all aid.

Where gold speaks every tongue is silent.

Where there is equality there never can be perfect love.

Who builds upon the people, builds upon sand.

Who excuses himself accuses himself.

When the wine is in, the wit is out.

Where love is there the eye is.

Where there is great love there is great pain.

Who buys hath need of eyes.

Who excuses himself without being accused makes his fault manifest.

When the devil is old he turns hermit.

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