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Example of English Proverbs Starting with the Letter 'I'

Idle folks lack no excuses.
Idleness is the mother of all evil.
Idleness rusts the mind.
If a thing is worth doing, it's worth doing well.
If an ass (donkey) bray at you, don't bray at him.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
If ifs and ans were pots and pans...
If ignorance is bliss, why aren't more people happy?
If my aunt had been a man, she'd have been my uncle.
If the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
If the cap fits, wear it.
If the sky falls, we shall catch larks.
If there were no clouds, we should not enjoy the sun.
If things were to be done twice all would be wise.
If we can't as we would, we must do as we can.
If wishes were horses, beggars might ride.
If you agree to carry the calf, they'll make you carry the cow.

If you buy cheaply, you pay dearly.
If you can't be good, be careful.
If you can't beat them, join them.
If you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen.
If you cannot bite, never show your teeth.
If you cannot have the best, make the best of what you have.
If you dance you must pay the fiddler.
If you keep your mouth shut, you won't put your foot in it.
If you laugh before breakfast you'll cry before supper.
If you run after two hares, you will catch neither.
If you sell the cow, you sell her milk too.
If you throw mud enough, some of it will stick.
If you try to please all you will please none.
If you want a thing well done, do it yourself.
If you're in a hole, stop digging.
Ignorance is bliss.
Ill-gotten gains never prosper.
Ill-gotten, ill-spent.
In every beginning think of the end.
In for a penny, in for a pound.
In the country of the blind one-eyed man is a king.

In the end things will mend.
In the evening one may praise the day.
Iron hand (fist) in a velvet glove.
It is a good horse that never stumbles.
It is a long lane that has no turning.
It is a poor mouse that has only one hole.
It is a silly fish, that is caught twice with the same bait.
It is an ill bird that fouls its own nest.
It is an ill wind that blows nobody good.
It is easy to swim if another hoids up your chin (head).
It is enough to make a cat laugh.
It is good fishing in troubled waters.
It is never too late to learn.
It is no use crying over spilt milk.
It is the first step that costs.
It never rains but it pours.
It takes all sorts to make a world.
It takes two to lie, one to lie and one to listen.
It takes two to make a quarrel.
It takes two to tango.
It's an ill wind that blows no good.
It's as broad as it's long.
It's better to give than to receive.

It's better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
It's easy to be wise after the event.
It's never too late to mend.
It's no use crying over spilt milk.
It's no use pumping a dry well.
It's not over till it's over.
It's often a person's mouth that broke their nose.
It's one thing to flourish and another to fight.
It's the early bird that gets the worm.
It's the squeaky gate that gets the grease.