35 Italian Proverbs

Italian Proverb - Better on day as a lion than a hundred as a sheep

1 – A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.

2 – A favor to come is better than a hundred received.

3 – A fool and his money are soon parted.

4 – A forced kindness deserves no thanks.

5 – Anger can be an expensive luxury.

6 – Barking dogs don’t bite.

7 – Better an egg today than a chicken tomorrow.

8 – Better give a penny then lend twenty.

9 – Better one day as a lion than a hundred years as a sheep.

10 – Between saying and doing many a pair of shoes is worn out.

11 – Don’t judge a book by its cover.

12 – Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.

13 – Every rule has an exception.

14 – Give neither counsel nor salt till your are asked for it.

15 – Give time time.

16 – He who begins many things finishes but few.

17 – He who does not when he can, cannot when he will.

18 – He who does nothing, does not fail.

19 – He who finds a friend, finds a treasure.

20 – He who starts well is half way done.

21 – Necessity becomes will.

22 – One who sleeps doesn’t catch fish.

23 – People in glass houses should not throw stones.

24 – Silence gives consent.

25 – Silence was never written down.

26 – The habit doesn’t make a monk.

27 – The liar needs a good memory.

28 – There are not two without three.

29 – There is no appeal from time past.

30 – Time is money.

31 – To each his own.

32 – Trouble rides a fast horse.

33 – Who moves, picks up, who stands still, dries up.

34 – Who offends writes on sand; who is offended, on marble.

35 – Wise men learn by other men’s mistakes, fools by their own.


Italian Proverb - He who finds a friend, finds a treasure

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