He who is not impatient is not in love.

— Italian Proverbs

The most strong Italian Proverbs quotes that are easy to memorize and remember

Of what does not concern you say nothing good or bad.

184

Hope is the last to abandon the unhappy.

150

The person who lives with cripples will soon learn to limp.

131

After the game the King and pawn go into the same box.

102

The best way to get praise is to die.

92

If a man deceives me once, shame on him; if he deceives me twice, shame on me.

85

The best armor is to keep out of range.

72

He who knows little knows enough if he knows how to hold is tongue.

58

Beware of one who has nothing to lose.

57

He who knows little quickly tells it.

48

Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back in the same box.

45

Old wine and friends improve with age.

44

About Italian Proverbs

Quotes 57 sayings
Nationality Italian

After the ship has sunk, everyone knows how she might have been saved.

40

He that flatters you more than you desire either has deceived you or wishes to deceive.

38

Speak of the Devil and he appears.

32

Not everything which is bad comes to hurt us.

32

He that jokes confesses.

30

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

29

The person who lives by hope will die by despair.

28

If the secret sorrows of everyone could be read on their forehead, how many who now cause envy would suddenly become the objects of pity.

23

The fool has to do at last what the wise did at first.

20

The right man comes at the right time.

20

A hundred wagon loads of thoughts will not pay a single ounce of debt.

19

Hasty climbers have sudden falls.

18

When God punishes a land, he deprives it leaders of wisdom.

18

A little man often cast a long shadow.

17

Hunger is the best sauce.

16

He who enjoys good health is rich, though he knows it not.

15

Misfortune does not always result in harm.

15

Those who sleep with dogs will rise with fleas.

14

There is no robber worse than a bad book.

13

To him who is determined it remains only to act.

13

Our last garment is made without pockets.

13

Big mouthfuls often choke.

13

Voice of one, voice of none.

12

If the wife sins, the husband is not innocent.

12

By asking for the impossible, obtain the best possible.

12

It is not enough to aim you must hit.

12

The rich never have to seek out their relatives.

11

Often he who does too much does too little.

10

Substance is not enough, accident is also required.

9

The healthy die first.

8

Where gold speaks every tongue is silent.

7

The buyer needs a hundred eyes; the seller but one.

5

At a round table there is no dispute about place.

5

Public money is like holy water; everyone helps himself to it.

5

When the danger is past God is cheated.

4

Bed is the poor man's opera.

4

Never do that by proxy which you can do yourself.

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