Wise Sayings: Letter I

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    Wise Sayings


    Idleness is the sepulchre of a living man.

    Source: German
    Idleness is to be dead at the limbs but alive within.
    Source: Fijian
    Idleness ruins the constitution.

    Source: Latin
    If a beard were all, the goat would be the winner.

    Source: Danish
    If a blind man says, "Let's throw stones," be assured that he has stepped on one.

    Source: Nigerian
    If a centipede loses a leg, it does not prevent him from walking.

    Source: Senegalese
    If a child washes his hands he could eat with kings.

    Source: African proverb
    If a dog's prayers were answered, bones would rain from the skies.

    Source: German
    If a forest catches fire, both the dry and the wet will burn up.

    Source: Afghan
    If a link is broken, the whole chain breaks.

    Source: Yiddish
    If a man be great, even his dog will wear a proud look.

    Source: Japanese
    If a man deceive me once, shame on him; if he deceive me twice, shame on me.

    Source: Japanese
    If a man falls in love with a frog, he thinks his frog a very Diana.

    Source: Latin
    If a man fools me once, shame on him. If he fools me twice, shame on me.
    Category: Shame Source: Chinese Proverbs
    If a man has folly in his sleeve, it will be sure to peep out.

    Source: Danish
    If a man is destined to drown, he will drown even in a spoonful of water.

    Source: Yiddish
    If a man knew where he would fall, he would spread straw there first.
    Source: Finnish
    If a man leaves little children behind him, it is as if he did not die.

    Source: Moroccan
    If a man once fall, all will tread on him.

    Source: Moroccan
    If a man would know what he is, let him anger his neighbours.

    Source: German
    If a man would learn to pray let him go often to sea.

    Source: French
    If a man would live in peace, he should be blind, deaf, and dumb.

    Source: Persian
    If a monkey is amongst dogs, why won't it start barking.

    Source: Nigerian
    If a person is away, his right is away.

    Source: Moorish
    If a person shave you with a razor, do not shave him with broken glass.

    Source: Sufi
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