Wise Sayings: Letter I

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    Wise Sayings


    If the best man's faults were written on his forehead, it would make him pull his hat over his eyes.

    Source: Danish
    If the bird hadn't sung, it wouldn't have been shot.
    Category: Prudence Source: Japanese
    If the bitch were not in haste, she would not litter blind puppies.

    Source: German
    If the brain sows not corn, it plants thistles.

    Source: German
    If the camel once get his nose in a tent, the body will soon follow.

    Source: Saudi
    If the cap fits, wear it.

    Source: Saudi
    If the child cries let the mother hush it, and if it will not be hushed let it cry.

    Source: Spanish
    If the child does not cry, the mother knows not its wants.

    Source: Russian
    If the devil catch a man idle he'll set him at work.

    Source: Russian
    If the doctor cures, the sun sees it; but if he kills, the earth hides it.

    Source: Russian
    If the dog is not at home, he barks not.

    Source: Senegalese
    If the eye do not admire, the heart will not desire.

    Source: Senegalese
    If the eye does not want to see, neither light nor glasses will help.

    Source: German
    If the eyes didn't see, the hands wouldn't take.
    Category: Opportunity Source: Yiddish
    If the eyes don't see, the heart won't break.

    Source: Spanish
    If the father is a frog, the son will be a frog.

    Source: Japanese
    If the glacier perceives a headless army is clumsy, it feels a sort of emphatic guilt, I dare say.

    Source: Norwegian
    If the head aches all the members of the body suffer.

    Source: Latin
    If the hen did not cackle no one would know what she had been about.

    Source: Danish
    If the hen had not cackled, we should not know she had laid an egg.

    Source: Italian
    If the hours are long enough and the pay is short enough, someone will say it's women's work.

    Source: Italian
    If the hyena eats the sick man, he will eat the whole one.

    Source: Swahili
    If the knitter is weary the baby will have no new bonnet.

    Source: Irish
    If the landlady is fair, the wine is fair.

    Source: German
    If the left hand battles the right, who wins?

    Category: Philosophical Source: Darkovan
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