Italian Proverbs


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Who gives, teaches a return.

When the lion is dead the hares jump upon his carcass.

When wine comes in, modesty leaves.

Where the hedge is low everyone will cross it.

Where there's a will there's a way.

Who changes country changes luck.

Who glows not burns not.

When the lion's skin falls short, piece it out with that of the fox.

When wine enters modesty departs.

Where the Pope is there is Rome.

Where there's life, there's hope.

Who changes his condition changes fortune.

Who goes himself is in earnest, who sends is indifferent.

When the millers are making an uproar, do you tie up your sacks.

Where the pupil is willing; the teachers will appear.

Where there's smoke, there's fire.

Who comes seldom, is welcome.

Who goes not, sees not; who proves not, believes not.

When the pear is ripe, it falls.

When wise men play mad pranks they do it with a vengeance.

Where the river is deepest it makes the least noise.

While the grass grows the steed starves.

Who dangles after the great is the last at table and the first to be cuffed.

Who goes softly goes safely, and he that goes safely goes far.

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