Wise Sayings: Letter I

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    Wise Sayings


    If you make yourself into a doormat, people will wipe their feet on you.
    Category: Character and virtue Source: Belizean
    If you must play, decide upon three things at the start: the rules of the game, the stakes, and the quitting time.
    Category: Gambling Source: Chinese Proverb
    If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys.
    Source: Chinese
    If you pay what you owe, what you're worth you'll know.

    Source: Spanish
    If you plan for one year, plant rice. If you plan for ten years, plant trees. If you plan for 100 years, educate mankind.
    Category: Inspirational Source: Chinese Proverb
    If you play with fire you get burnt.

    Source: Spanish
    If you play with the fool at home, he will play with you abroad.

    Source: Danish
    If you pray for another, you will be helped yourself.
    Source: Yiddish
    If you refuse to be made straight when you are green, you will not be made straight when you are dry.
    Source: African proverb
    If you run after two hares you will catch neither.
    Source: African proverb
    If you saw what the river carried, you would never drink the water.

    Source: Jamaican
    If you say that he is guilty of ingratitude, you need say no more.

    Source: Latin
    If you scatter thorns, don't go barefoot.

    Source: Italian
    If you see in your wine the reflection of a person not in your range of vision, don't drink it.

    Source: Chinese
    If you share a man's wealth, try to lessen his misfortune.

    Category: Wealth Source: Chinese
    If you sit on a seat, and that seat is a comfortable seat, sit on that seat, and do not leave that seat.

    Source: Latin
    If you snooze, you loose.

    Source: Latin
    If you speak the truth, keep a foot in the stirrup.

    Source: Turkish
    If you starve for three days, there is no thought that does not invade your imagination.

    Source: Korean
    If you stop every time a dog barks, your road will never end.
    Category: Animals Source: Arabian Proverb
    If you strike a goad with your fist, your hand will suffer most.

    Source: Latin
    If you suspect a man, don't employ him, and if you employ him, don't suspect him.

    Category: Wisdom Source: Chinese
    If you swear you will catch no fish.

    Source: English Proverb
    If you take big paces you leave big spaces.
    Category: Wisdom Source: Burmese Proverb
    If you think your bundle of clothes too heavy, try picking up your neighbor's.
    Category: Comparable worth
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