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Proverbs Starting with letter I - part 6
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Ill-doers, ill-deemers.
Ill-gotten gains seldom prosper.
Ill-gotten goods seldom prosper.

Ill-luck is good for something.
Ill-luck upon ill-luck, and a stone for a pillow.
Ill-matched horses draw badly.
Ill-timed laughter is a dangerous evil.
Illness comes in by mouth; ills come out by it.
Illness tells us what we are.
Imagination gallops, judgment merely walks.
Imagination gallops; judgment merely walks.
Imitate the snail in deliberation, the bird in execution.
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
Immortal glory waits on talent.
Impatience does not diminish but augments the evil.
Imperceptibly the hours glide on, and beguile us as they pass.
Implying that people live up to stereotypes given to them or that individuals are corrupted by the illtreatment that goes with being given a bad name.
Impossible itself says I'm Possible.
Impossible only exists in the world of the incapables.
In America an hour is forty minutes.
In April, thousands of water.
In Blindman's land your one-eyed man's a god.
In God we trust; all others pay cash.
In Rome act like a Roman.
In Russia as you must, in Poland as you like.
In Russia every day is of thirty hours.
In Russia, the domes (of churches) are covered with gold so that God notices them more often.
In a House where the sun gets in, the doctor doesn't.
In a blacksmith's house all knives are wooden.
In a blacksmith's house the skewer is made of wood.
In a breadless home, everyone complains and nobody is right.
In a broken nest there are few whole eggs.
In a calm sea, every man is a pilot.
In a cat's eye, all things belong to cats.
In a choice between bad company and loneliness -- the second is preferable.
In a conclave many go in as a pope but come back out as the cardinal they were when they went in.
In a court of fowls, the cockroach never wins his case.
In a crush, yet without resentment.
In a deal there are two fools: the one who asks too much and the one who asks too little.
In a deserted village the jackass is king.

In a fiddler's house, all are dancers.
In a fight the rich man tries to save his face, the poor man his coat.
In a flat country a hillock thinks itself a mountain.
In a game it's difficult to know when to stop.
In a garment made of silk there are no fleas.
In a golden sheath a leaden knife.
In a good family the husband is deaf and the wife blind.
In a good word there are three winters' warmth; in one malicious word there is pain for six frosty months.
In a group stupidity condenses.
In a healthy body a healthy spirit.
In a house of gold the clocks are of lead.
In a house where there are many beautiful daughters the soup kettle will never get polished.
In a house where two daughters live, the cat dies of thirst.
In a land by its customs.
In a perch is no broth, in a foolish person is no wisdom.
In a piranha infested river, alligators do backstroke swimming.
In a piranha infested river, monkeys drink water using a straw.
In a place without dogs they teach the cats to bark.
In a quarrel, leave room for reconciliation.
In a restaurant choose a table near a waiter.
In a rickety stable the cow produces no milk.
In a scheduled war, no soldiers will die.
In a small house God has His corner, in a big house He has to stand in the hall.
In a small house God has his corner, in a large house He has to stand in the hall.
In a smith's house the knife is wooden.
In a soap maker's house, a person who doesn't fall, slips.
In a trade someone always loses.
In a tree that you can't climb, there are always a thousand fruits.
In a village with too many roosters morning will come late.
In a wood don't walk behind another.
In a world of blind people, a one-eyed man is king.
In affect you can break even an elm.
In all 248 of his bones.
In an ant colony dew is a flood.
In another persons' eye one can notice even a mote, but in one's own - cannot see even a log.
In at one ear and out at the other.
In avoiding Charybdis, he falls into Scylla.
In avoiding that which is evil I have found that which is good.
In bad fortune hold out, in good hold in.
In bad luck, hold out; in good luck, hold in.
In bad things be slow; in good things be quick.
In big things it's enough to just have the will.
In borrowing an angel, in repaying a devil.
In briefness lies the spice.
In business partnerships and marriage partnerships, oh, the cheating that goes on.
In business you need two Jews for one Greek, two Greeks for one Syrian and two Syrians for one Armenian.
In calm water every ship has a good captain.
In case of doubt it is best to lean to the side of mercy.
In chatter a river, in understanding but a single drop.

In church, in the taverns, and in coffins all men are equal.
In contrast to spending on the poor people.
In courtship a man pursues a woman until she catches him.
In dark weather the devil is in the air.
In default of bread, meal cakes are good.
In dense woods the trees grow straight.
In distress there is no law.
In eating 'tis good to begin, one morsel helps the other in.
In every country, there's a league of bad paths.
In every false step there is something good.
In every family's cooking pot is one black spot.
In every little house there is a little louse.
In every pomegranate a decayed pip is to be found.
In every village there is a path that leads to the mill.
In every woman there is a Queen. Speak to the Queen and the Queen will answer.
In flying from one enemy you encounter another.
In for a penny, in for a pound.
In forming new friendships, forget not old friends.
In frosty weather a nail is worth a horse.
In heaven you wont hear the mosquitoes.
In hell there are no fans.
In his decision the judge with seven reasons gives only one in court.
In his own nest a beetle is a sultan.
In hospitality, the chief thing is the good will.
In land of blind people a one-eyed is king.
In large rivers one finds big fish but one may also be drowned.
In less than a thousand years we shall all be bald.
In lies one has short legs.
In life the son is scornful of the father, in business the father is of the son.
In life, each of us must sometimes play the fool.
In life: who risks nothing - gains nothing.
In little much can be said.
In love and war don't seek counsel.
In love beggar and king are equal.
In love there is always one who kisses and one who offers the cheek.
In love, there is always one who kisses and one who offers the cheek.
In marriage cheat who can.
In matters of taste there is no dispute.
In misfortune we need help, not lamentation.
In my own house I am a king.
In necessary things unity, in doubtful things liberty, in all things charity' (often misattributed to ).
In old houses many mice, in old furs many lice.
In one ear and out the other.
In order to get where you want to go, you first have to leave where you are.
In order to really love someone you must love him as though he was going to die tomorrow.
In our eyes the neighbor's chicken is a goose.
In peace be faithful; in war be valiant.
In politics, a man must learn to rise above principle.
In poor peoples' houses, each life is worth (nothing more than) a penny.

In prosperity caution, in adversity patience.
In prosperity look out for squalls.
In prosperity no altars smoke.
In prosperity think of adversity.
In reviling, it is not necessary to prepare a preliminary draft.
In shallow holes moles make fools of dragons.
In shallow waters, shrimps make fools of dragons.
In small boxes the best spice.
In small churches, small saints are big.
In small woods may be caught large hares.
In still water are the largest fish.
In still water the worms are worst.
In still waters are the largest fish.
In studying the way, realizing it is hard; once you have realized it, preserving it is hard. When you can preserve it, putting it into practice is hard.
In teaching others we teach ourselves.
In the 90th minute.
In the South they don't care how close you get, as long as you don't get too high. In the North, they don't care how high you get, as long as you don't get too close.
In the absence of honest men, they made my father mayor.
In the ant's house, the dew is a flood.
In the bagpiper's house they are all dancers.
In the broken nest there are no whole eggs.
In the coldest flint there is hot fire.
In the company of the blind, close your eyes.
In the company of the good we become good.
In the councils of a state, the question is not so much, what ought to be done? As, what can be done?.
In the country of the blind blessed is he that hath one eye.
In the country of the blind the one eyed man is king.
In the country of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
In the dark all cats and all girls are beautiful.
In the darkness all cows are black.
In the days of wooden-hulled ships, ropes that were worn could be sold for use as (pressed between the planks and often covered with tar to prevent seepage), or as filling for s, and so the ship's owner was paid even for 'old rope.
In the discarded husk of yesterday's sugar cane the ant sees a harvest.
In the division of inheritance, friendship standeth still.
In the division of inheritance, friendship stands still.
In the end a needle weighs heavy.
In the end it will be known who ate the bacon.
In the end things will mend.
In the end, a man's motives are second to his accomplishments.
In the end, all foxes meet at the furrier's.
In the evening one may praise the day.
In the eyes of a lover a pock-marked face is one with pretty dimples.
In the eyes of its mother every turkey is a swan.
In the eyes of the mouse the cat is a lion.
In the face of love and death, courage is useless.
In the fiddler's house every one is a dancer.
In the foreign country you a glad to see even the crow from yours.
In the fray the weak are strong.
In the game no one is brother to others.
In the garden more grows, than the gardener sows.

In the garden of time grows the flower of consolation.
In the hangman's house you will always find a rope.
In the home of the coward, there is no funeral dirge.
In the hotel of decisions the guests sleep well.
In the house of a blacksmith the ornaments are made of wood.
In the house of blacksmith, knife of wood.
In the lake of lies there are many dead fish.
In the land of mad people, there are insane rituals.
In the land of promise a man may die of hunger.
In the land of the blind, one-eye is king.
In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
In the land of the cripple everyone thinks he walks straight.
In the land where there are no sheep, they call goats Abdur Rahim Chelebi.
In the law there are no small cases, only small lawyers.
In the living room a lady, a whore in bed. (Proverb of advice for brides to be).
In the long run even a dog will compromise with the cat.
In the long run, the greyhound kills the hare.
In the looking-glass we see our form, in wine the heart.
In the middle of difficulties lie opportunities -.
In the middle shall you walk the safest' i.e. the middle path is the safest one.
In the midst of great joy do not promise to give a man anything; in the midst of great anger do not answer a man's letter.
In the midst of great joy, do not promise anyone anything. In the midst of great anger, do not answer anyone 's letter.
In the midst of our mirth some annoyance always arises to vex us.
In the mind of thieves the moon is always shining.
In the mirror everybody sees his best friend.
In the morning be first up, and in the evening last to go to bed, for they that sleep catch no fish.
In the morning of life, work; in the mid day give council; in the evening, pray.
In the night all cats are gray.
In the ocean, one does not need to sow water.
In the presence of Fate, the physician becomes a fool.
In the presence of a doctor nothing can harm.
In the presence of princes the cleverest jester is mute.
In the presence of your neighbor don't praise your wife or his.
In the report, of riches and goodness always bate one half.
In the rich woman's house she always commands; he never.
In the shallowest waters, the ugliest fish swim.
In the small barrels you find the good wine.
In the small lanes there are no brothers or friends.
In the snare laid for others is your foot taken.
In the tail lies the venom.
In the times of czar Gorokh' (czar from fairy tales).
In the valley where there are no tigers the hare is king.
In the very act of committing an offence. Taken red handed.].
In the village that you don't know, the chickens have teeth.
In the villages where there are no oxen, the sheep's feet seem strong.
In the visible church the true Christians are invisible.
In the war of love who flies conquers.
In the world all things are two and two.
In the young, silence is better than speech.
In this world I greet my oldest survivor -- the earth.
In this world generous people have no money and those with money are not generous.
In time a mouse will gnaw threw a cable.
In time a mouse will gnaw through a cable.
In time of need, 1000 friends shrink to a (16.5 grams).
In time of prosperity consider how you will bear adversity.
In time of sickness man is ever on his best behaviour.
In time of war the devil makes more room in hell.
In time of war, lies (are as plentiful) as earth.
In times of emergency the devil eats flies.
In times of famine no bread is stale.
In times of need a pig is called uncle.

In times of peace we should think of war.
In times of prosperity friends will be plenty, in times of adversity not one in twenty.

These are Proverb Examples from around the world, some have been translated from their original language to english.


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