Wise Sayings: Letter I

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  • Qoutes: I [I 1] [I 2] [I 3] [I 4] [I 5] [I 6] [I 7] [I 8] [I 9] [I 10] [I 11] [I 12] [I 13] [I 14] [I 15] [I 16] [I 17] [I 18] [I 19] [I 20] [I 21] [I 22] [I 23] [I 24] [I 25] [I 26] [I 27] [I 28] [I 29] [I 30] [I 31] [I 32] [I 33] [I 34] [I 35] [I 36] [I 37] [I 38] [I 39] [I 40] [I 41] [I 42] [I 43] [I 44] [I 45] [I 46] [I 47]

    Wise Sayings


    If you have a loitering servant, set his dinner before him and send him on an errand.

    Source: Spanish
    If you have a sore eye wipe it with your elbow.

    Source: French
    If you have learnt to wait, you may be Queen of Sweden.

    Source: Danish
    If you have much, give of your wealth; if you have little, give of your heart.
    Source: Arabian Proverb
    If you have never done anything evil, you should not be worrying about devils knocking at your door.
    Source: Chinese
    If you have no arrows in your quiver, go not with archers.

    Source: German
    If you have nothing to lose, you can try everything.
    Category: Business Source: Yiddish
    If you have one pair of good soles it is better than two pairs of good uppers.

    Source: Irish
    If you have to swallow a frog, try not to think about it. If you have to swallow two frogs, don't swallow the smaller one first.

    Source: Irish
    If you have two loaves of bread, sell one and buy a lily.

    Source: Chinese
    If you have, give; if you lack, seek.

    Source: Malay
    If you have, give; if you lack, seek.
    Category: Generosity Source: Malay
    If you hear hoof beats, look for horses, not zebras.

    Source: Medical
    If you kick a stone in anger you will hurt your foot.
    Category: Anger Source: Korean
    If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher's stone.
    Author: Ben Franklin
    If you know what a dollar is worth, try to borrow it.

    Source: Portuguese
    If you laugh to-day, you will cry to-morrow.

    Source: Portuguese
    If you let everyone walk over you, you become a carpet.

    Source: Bulgarian
    If you let them put the calf on your shoulders, it will not be long before they clap on the cow.

    Source: Italian
    If you lie down with a man, you may rise up as a woman.

    Category: Relationships Source: Darkovan
    If you lie upon roses when young, you will lie upon thorns when old.

    Category: Philosophical Source: Darkovan
    If you like things easy, you'll have difficulties; if you like problems, you'll succeed.

    Source: Laotian
    If you listen at a hole, you will hear ill of yourself as well as others.

    Source: Spanish
    If you listen to dogs barking, you'll go deaf and never learn much.

    Category: Philosophical Source: Darkovan
    If you love me, John, your acts will tell me so.

    Source: Spanish
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