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Proverbs Starting with letter I - part 9
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It is no use crying over spilt milk.
It is no use cutting a stick when the fight is over.
It is no use fretting after last winter's snow.

It is no use hiding from a friend what is known to an enemy.
It is not a fish until it is on the bank.
It is not a secret if it is known by three people.
It is not a sin to sell dear, but it is to make ill measure.
It is not all gold that glitters.
It is not all who turn their backs that flee.
It is not allowed in war to blunder twice.
It is not always good to be wise.
It is not at the table but in prison that you learn who your true friends are.
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, but because we do not dare, things are difficult.
It is not becoming to play the fox, or to play up on both sides.
It is not easy suddenly to cast aside a fancy long indulged in.
It is not easy to bear prosperity unruffled.
It is not easy to guard the hen that lays her eggs abroad.
It is not easy to know your butter in another man's cabbage.
It is not easy to meet Good, but it is easy to recognize it.
It is not easy to pluck hairs from a bald pate.
It is not easy to show the way to a blind man.
It is not easy to steal in thieves' houses.
It is not easy to sting a bear with a straw.
It is not easy to walk upon the devil's ice.
It is not economical to go to bed early to save the candles if the result is twins.
It is not enough to aim, you must hit.
It is not enough to aim; you must hit.
It is not enough to run; one must start in time.
It is not enough to run; you must start on time.
It is not every flower that smells sweet.
It is not every hog that the crow will ride.
It is not every man that can carry a falcon on his hand.
It is not every man's lot to go to ' Corinth was at this time known for its many and lavish s.
It is not every one who takes the right sow by the ear.
It is not for the blind to give an opinion on colors.
It is not for the swan to teach eaglets to sing.
It is not from the love of God that the cat catches mice.
It is not getting easier by an hour.
It is not good for all our wishes to be filled; through sickness we recognize the value of health; through evil, the value of good; through hunger, the value of food; through exertion, the value of rest.
It is not good to be the poet of a village.

It is not honour for an eagle to vanquish a dove.
It is not in the pilot's power to prevent the wind from blowing.
It is not necessary to fall into a well to know its depth.
It is not planning that makes a factory (beautiful), but results.
It is not so much the gift that is given but the way in which the gift is driven.
It is not surprising for a dry branch to fall.
It is not the big oxen that do the best day's work.
It is not the bullet that kills you, it is fate.
It is not the burden but the over-burden that kills the beast.
It is not the cowl that makes the friar.
It is not the destination that is important, but the journey there.
It is not the fine, but the coarse and ill-spun that breaks.
It is not the fire in the fireplace which warms the house, but the couple who get along well.
It is not the hen which cackles most that lays most eggs.
It is not the hook or the rod, but the bait that lures.
It is not the horse that draws the cart, but the oats.
It is not the load but the overload that kills.
It is not the long day, but the heart that does the work.
It is not the same thing to talk of bulls as to be in the bullring.
It is not the surplice that makes parson or clerk.
It is not want but abundance that makes avarice.
It is not what you are called, but what you answer to.
It is not work that kills, but worry.
It is nothing at all, only a woman drowning.
It is nothing for one to know something unless another knows you know it.
It is nothing, they are only killing my husband.
It is nothing, they are only thrashing my husband.
It is of no use making shoes for geese.
It is often better to go by a circuitous than by a direct path.
It is often more difficult to come back home than it is to go away.
It is often that a cow does not take after its breed.
It is one after another that the castles are built.
It is one thing to boast, another to fight.
It is only good bargains that ruin.
It is only good when the old and the young respect each other.
It is only idle people who can find time for everything.
It is only in your coffin that you sleep really well.
It is only the bashful that lose.
It is only the blind who ask why they are loved who are fair.
It is only the first bottle that is dear.
It is only the first bottle that is expensive.
It is only the water that is spilled; the bowl is not broken!.
It is pleasant driving when there is no danger of upsetting.
It is pleasant to be drunk and engaged, but hell to be hungover and married.
It is pleasant to cut thongs on another man's leather.
It is possible for a ram to kill a butcher.
It is precisely the uncertainty of this world that makes life worth living.
It is prophet-drink (i.e. water).
It is prosperity that gives us friends, adversity that proves them.

It is sad when the elephant dies, but the whole tribe can feed on it.
It is safe to lend barley to him who has oats.
It is safer to irritate a dog than an old woman.
It is safest sailing within reach of the shore.
It is safest to sail within reach of the shore.
It is seldom the fault of one when two argue.
It is sheer folly to expect justice from the unprincipled.
It is sweet and honorable to die for the fatherland.' By , 'Odes' III, 2, 13, frequently quoted on war memorials, and notably in the poem 'Dulce Et Decorum Est' by , who calls it 'the old lie'.
It is sweet and meritorious to die for one's country.
It is sweet to drink but bitter to pay for.
It is the bait that lures, not the fisherman or the rod.
It is the beautiful bird which gets caged.
It is the belief in roses that makes them flourish.
It is the blood of the soldier that makes the general great.
It is the calm and silent water that drowns a man.
It is the dose that makes the poison.
It is the duty of children to wait on elders, and not the elders on children.
It is the duty of friends mutually to correct each other.
It is the fate of the coconut husk to float, for the stone to sink.
It is the fate of the great ones of this earth, to be appreciated only after they are gone.
It is the fear of offence that makes men swallow poison.
It is the first shower that wets.
It is the first step that is difficult.
It is the fool whose own tomatoes are sold to him.
It is the fool's sheep that break loose twice.
It is the good horse that draws its own cart.
It is the great North wind that made the Vikings.
It is the great north wind that made the Vikings.
It is the last straw that breaks the camel's back.
It is the law that judges, not the judge.
It is the master-wheel that makes the mill go round.
It is the mind that wins or loses.
It is the nature of the greyhound to carry a long tail.
It is the old cow's notion that she never was a calf.
It is the pace that kills.
It is the part of a good shepherd to shear his flock, not to skin it.
It is the path of the needle that the thread is accustomed to follow.
It is the perfection of art when no trace of the artist appears.
It is the petty expenses that empty the purse.
It is the pot that boils but the dish that gets the credit.
It is the quiet pigs that eat the meal.
It is the raised stick that makes the dog obey.
It is the sauce that makes the fish edible.
It is the season not the soil that brings the crop.
It is the small expenses that empty your purse.
It is the softness of the lime that is fatal to the bird.
It is the thief who thinks that all men steal.
It is the tone that makes the music.
It is the tree that gives its nature to the fruit.

It is the truth that irritates a person.
It is the very backbone of wisdom not to trust too hastily.
It is the wandering dog that finds the old bone.
It is the wife who knows her husband.
It is the woman whose child has been eaten by a witch who best knows the evils of witchcraft.
It is thou must honour the place, not the place thee.
It is through the small things we do that we learn, not the big things.
It is time enough to take off your hat when you see the man.
It is too late for the bird to scream when it is caught.
It is too late to come with water when the house is burnt down.
It is too late to cover the well when the child is drowned.
It is too late to cry 'Hold hard!' when the arrow has left the bow.
It is too late to cry cat, when the bacon is eaten.
It is too late to learn to swim when the water is up to your lips.
It is too late to lock the stable door when the horses have already been stolen.
It is too late to lock the stable door when the steed is stolen.
It is too late to say: 'I would.
It is trade that is profitable.
It is truth that makes a many angry.
It is unclear who has money and who faith.
It is ungentlemanly to lie; truthfulness becomes the gentleman.
It is unlucky to marry in May.
It is unpleasant to go alone, even to be drowned.
It is up to the people to feed the dogs; it's up to the Cardias to feed the Turks.
It is useful to first see the spark before the fire.
It is useless to gape against an oven.
It is useless to knock at the door of a deaf man.
It is vain to do that by a multitude which a few can accomplish.
It is vain to fish if the hook is not baited.
It is very savoury to eat scot free.
It is wanted and repellent.
It is well to fly low on account of the branches.
It is well to have clean bread in one's wallet.
It is well to know how to be silent till it is time to speak.
It is well to leave off playing when the game is at its best.
It is worms which destroy a tree, it is worry which destroys a human.
It is worse to be wounded by words than a sword.
It is worse to excuse than to offend.
It little avails the unfortunate to be brave.
It makes chicken laugh.
It makes no sense to try to forge the iron whilst it is still cold.
It matters less to a person where they are born than where they can live.
It may be a fire today -- tomorrow it will be ashes.
It may be quieter to sleep alone, but not warmer.
It may be said that noisy barrels are easier to carry.
It money doesn't smell' (according to , Emperor was challenged by his son for taxing the public lavatories, the emperor held up a coin before his son and asked whether it smelled).
It must be a hard winter when one wolf devours another.
It needs a cunning hand to shave a fool's head.
It needs a high wall to keep out fear.

It needs a light spirit to bear a heavy fate.
It needs but slight provocation to make the wolf devour the lamb.
It needs no laran to prophesy snow at midwinter.
It never rains but it pours.
It never rains on your neighbors without you getting your feet wet.
It never rains, but it pours.
It never thunders but it rains.
It only looks that way.
It pays to pay attention.
It rained on the mountaintop, but it was the valley below that got flooded.
It rains sorrow on him who is already wet.
It rings, it is empty.
It rolled like water off a duck's back.
It seems Spanish to me.
It sticks to his fingers, like the charity-money to the matron.
It takes a good many mice to kill a cat.
It takes a heap of licks to strike a nail in the dark.
It takes a thief to catch a thief.
It takes a village to raise a child.
It takes a village to raise a child. (West Africa).
It takes a whole village to raise a child.
It takes all sorts to make a world.
It takes both rain and sunshine to make rainbows.
It takes four living men to carry one dead man out of a house.
It takes good and bad to make good things in the future, or make them stand out.
It takes little effort to watch a man carry a load.
It takes many words to fill a sack.
It takes one to know one.
It takes taste to account for taste.
It takes three generation to make a gentleman.
It takes time to build castles.
It takes two days to learn everything about a man; to know animals you will need more time.
It takes two to achieve a task.
It takes two to lie ? one to lie and one to listen.
It takes two to make a bargain.
It takes two to make a quarrel.
It takes two to quarrel, but only one to end it.
It takes two to tango.
It was smooth on paper, but we've forgotten about ravines (and we'll have to march them).
It went well everytime.
It will all come out in the soap-suds.
It will all come right in the wash.
It will be all the same in a hundred years.
It will heal well before your wedding.
It will last out our time; if after us no grass grows, what does it matter to us?.
It will not always be summer.' (be prepared for hard times).
It will not do to keep holidays before they come.
It will not out of the flesh that is bred in the bone.
It will snap where it's the thinnest.
It won't do to trifle with fire.
It would be clear enough even to a blind man.
It would be good to have two mouths and speak to yourself with both.
It would puzzle even Apollo to understand it.
It's 'eight' to me.
It's a bad bridge that is narrower than the stream.
It's a bad child who does not take advice.
It's a bad hen that won't scratch herself.
It's a bad mouthful that chokes.
It's a bad plan that cannot be changed.
It's a big wind that blows on small doors.
It's a blessing in disguise.

It's a cracked pitcher that goes longest to the well.
It's a crime if you get caught.

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

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