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Proverbs starting with I

1: I am all ears
meaning:

2: Idle folks lack no excuses.
means that:

3: Idle people have the least leisure
said to mean that:

4: Idleness is the mother of all evil.
states that:

5: Idleness rusts the mind.
in other words:

6: If a camel gets his nose in a tent, his body will follow.
meaning that:

7: If a donkey bray at you, don’t bray at him.
suggests that:

8: If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail
suggests that:

9: If anything can go wrong, it will.
means that:

10: If ifs and ans were pots and pans.
advices that:

11: If in February there be no rain, it is neither good for hey nor grain
states that:

12: If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
indicates that:

13: If it's not one thing it's another.
expression when:

14: If life hands you lemons, make lemnonade
meaning that:

15: If my aunt had been a man, she’d have been my uncle.
used to mean that:

16: If the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
said for :

17: If the cap fits, wear it.
said for :

18: If the mountain will no come to Mahomet, Mahomet must go to the mountain.
said to mean that:

19: If the sky falls, we shall catch larks.
used to mean that:

20: If there is no enemy within, the enemy outside can do us no harm
suggests that:

21: If there were no clouds, we should not enjoy the sun.
signifies that:

22: if there were no receivers, there would be no thieves
suggests that:

23: If things were to be done twice all would be wise.
meaning:

24: If two ride a horse, one must ride behind.
used to say that:

25: If we can’t as we would, we must do as we can.
said to mean that:

26: If wishes were horses, beggars might ride.
means that:

27: If you agree to carry the calf, they’ll make you carry the cow.
used to say that:

28: If you are born to be hanged then you'll never drowned.
is said:

29: If you are not the lead dog, the view never changes.
said to mean that:

30: If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will avoid 100 days of sorrow.
said to mean:

31: If you can't beat them, join them.
exhortates:

32: If you cannot bite, never show your teeth.
said to mean that:

33: If you dance you must pay the fiddler.
means that:

34: If you don't like it, you can lump it.
meaning that:

35: If you don't like the heat, get out of the kitchen.
meaning that:

36: If you have to live in the river, it is best to be friends with the crocodile.
declares that :

37: If you laugh before breakfast you’ll cry before supper.
suggests that:

38: If you lie down with dogs, you will get up with fleas
suggests that:

39: If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys.
used to mean that:

40: If you run after two hares, you will catch neither.
used to say that:

41: If you sell the cow, you sell her milk too.
signifies that:

42: If you sit by the river for long enough, you will see the body of your enemy float by,
meaning that:

43: If you throw mud enough, some of it will stick.
means that:

44: If you try to please all you will please none.
said to mean that:

45: If you want a friend, be a friend.
declares that:

46: If you want a thing well done, do it yourself.
used to say that:

47: If you want ot live and thrive, let the spider tun alive.
a superstition :

48: If you want peace, prepare for war
because:

49: Ignorance of the law is no excuse.
suggests that:

50: Ill gotten goods never thrive
means that:

51: Ill weeds grow apace
said to mean that:

52: Ill-gotten gains never prosper.
said to mean that:

53: Ill-gotten, ill-spent.
used to say that:

54: Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery
states that:

55: In for a penny, in for a pound.
means that:

56: In the end things will mend.
expression with :

57: In the evening one may praise the day.
meaning that:

58: In times of prosperity friends are plentiful.
however :

59: Iron hand in a velvet glove.
said for :

60: It doesn't matter if a cat is black or white so long as it catches mice
meaning that:

61: It is a good horse that never stumbles.
but:

62: It is a long lane that has no turning
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63: It is a long lane that has no turning.
used to say that:

64: It is a poor dog that is not worth whistling for.
suggests that:

65: It is a poor heart that never rejoices.
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66: It is a poor mouse that has only one hole.
suggests that:

67: It is a silly fish, that is caught twice with the same bait.
said to mean that:

68: It is always darkest before the dawn.
suggests that:

69: It is an ill bird that fouls its own nest.
condemns :

70: It is an ill wind that blows nobody good.
declares:

71: It is best to be on the safe size.
exhortates :

72: It is better to travel hopefully than to arrive.
suggests that:

73: It is easier to raise the devil than to lay him.
advices that:

74: It is easy to swim if another holds up your chin.
said to mean that:

75: It is enough to make a cat laugh.
said for :

76: It is good to make a bridge of gold to a flying enemy.
suggests that:

77: It is the first step that costs.
suggests that:

78: It is the pace that kills.
said to mean that:

79: It never rains but it pours.
said to mean:

80: It takes all sorts to make a world.
means that:

81: It takes all sorts to make a world.
expression for:

82: It'a dogged as does it
meaning that:

83: It's ill waiting for dead men's shoes.
meaning that:

84: It's no use crying over spilled milk
means that:

85: It’s a sin to steal a pin
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86: It’s as broad as it’s long.
means that:

87: it’s easier to tear down than to build up
declares that :

88: it’s hard to live in Rome and strive against the Pope
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89: It’s no use pumping a dry well.
used to say that:

90: It’s one thing to flourish and another to fight.
used: