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  • Idle people never have any leisure.
  • If at first you don't succeed, try, try, try again.
  • If each would sweep before his own door, we should have a clean city.
  • If 'ifs' and 'ans' were pots and pans, there'd be no work for tinkers!
  • If it were not for hope, the heart would break.
  • If one sheep leaps over the ditch, all the rest will follow.
  • If the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
  • If the cap fits, wear it.
  • If there were no clouds, we should not enjoy the sun.
  • If two men ride on a horse, one must ride behind.
  • If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.
  • If you cannot bite, never show your teeth.
  • If you run after two hares, you will catch neither.
  • If you sing before breakfast, you will cry before night.
  • If you want a thing well done, do it yourself.
  • In the country of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
  • It is a foolish bird that soils its own nest.
  • It is a foolish sheep that makes the wolf his confessor.
  • It's a long lane that has no turning.
  • It's a sad heart that never rejoices.
  • It is better to give than to take.
  • It is easier to pull down than to build.
  • It is easy to be wise after the event.
  • It is love that makes the world go round.
  • It is never too late to mend.
  • It is no use crying over spilt milk.
  • It is too late to lock the stable when the horse has been stolen.
  • It is useless to flog a dead horse.
  • It never rains but it pours.
  • It takes two to make a quarrel.
  • A Jack of all trades is master of none.
  • Jam tomorrow and jam yesterday -- but never jam today.
  • Keep something for a rainy day.
  • Kill not the goose that lays the golden eggs.
  • Idle folk have the least leisure.
  • If a man deceives me once, shame on him; if he deceives me twice, shame on me.
  • If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing well.
  • If the mountain will not come to Mahomet, Mahomet must go to the mountain.
  • If you do not like it, you may lump it.
  • If you want peace, prepare for war.
  • Ill news comes apace.
  • An ill payer never wants an excuse.
  • Ill weeds grow apace.
  • Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
  • In a calm sea, every man is a pilot.
  • In for a penny, in for a pound.
  • In peace, prepare for war.
  • In vino veritas.
  • In wine, there is truth.
  • It is a sad house where the hen crows louder than the cock.
  • It's an ill wind that blows nobody any good.
  • It is as well to know which way the wind blows.
  • It is better to wear out than to rust out.
  • It's dogged that does it.
  • It is easy to bear the misfortunes of others.
  • It is good fishing in troubled waters.
  • It is ill jesting with edged tools.
  • It is ill striving against the stream.
  • It is ill waiting for dead men's shoes.
  • It is the unexpected that always happens.
  • It needs more skill than I can tell to play the second fiddle well.
  • It takes all sorts to make a world.
  • It will be all the same a hundred years hence.
  • Judge not, that ye be not judged.
  • Kind hearts are more than coronets.
  • Know your own faults before blaming others for theirs.
  • Knowledge is power.

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