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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
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  If they bear not Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rose from the dead.    Jesus.  9499
  If thou art a master, be sometimes blind; If a servant, sometimes deaf.    Fuller.  9500
  If thou art rich, thou art poor; / For, like an ass whose back with ingots bows, / Thou bear’st thy heavy riches but a journey, / And death unloads thee.    Meas. for Meas., iii. 1.  9501
  If thou art wise, thou knowest thine own ignorance; and thou art ignorant, if thou knowest not thyself.    Luther.  9502
  If thou be a severe, sour-complexioned man, then here I disallow thee to be a competent judge.    Izaak Walton.  9503
  If thou be master-gunner, spend not all / That thou canst speak at once, but husband it.    George Herbert.  9504
  If thou bear the cross cheerfully, it will bear thee.    Thomas à Kempis.  9505
  If thou canst let others alone in their matters, they likewise will not hinder thee in thine.    Thomas à Kempis.  9506
  If thou cast away one cross, without doubt thou shalt find another, and that perhaps more heavy.    Thomas à Kempis.  9507
  If thou deniest to a laborious man and a deserving, thou killest a bee; if thou givest to other than such, thou preservest a drone.    Quarles.  9508
  If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted?    Bible.  9509
  If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.    Bible.  9510
  If thou hast fear of those who command thee, spare those who obey thee.    Rabbi Ben Azai.  9511
  If thou hast run with the footmen, and they have wearied thee, then how canst thou contend with horses? and if in the land of peace, wherein thou trustedst, they wearied thee, then how wilt thou do in the swelling of Jordan?    Bible.  9512
  If thou love learning, thou shalt be learned.    Isocrates.  9513
  If thou seest the oppression of the poor,… marvel not at the matter: for He that is higher than the highest regardeth; and there be higher than they.    Bible.  9514
  If thou sustain injustice, console thyself; the true unhappiness is in doing it.    Democrates.  9515
  If thou wouldst profit by thy reading, read humbly, simply, honestly, and not desiring to win a character for learning.    Thomas à Kempis.  9516
  If thou wouldst reap in love, / First sow in holy fear; / So life a winter’s morn may prove / To a bright endless year.    Keble.  9517
  If thy estate be good, match near home and at leisure; if weak, far off and quickly.    Lord Burleigh.  9518
  If thy son can make ten pound his measure, / Then all thou addest may be called his treasure.    George Herbert.  9519
  If to do were as easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches and poor men’s cottages princes’ palaces.    Mer. of Ven., i. 2.  9520
  If truth be with thy friend, be with them both.    George Herbert.  9521
  If vain our toil, we ought to blame the culture, not the soil.    Pope.  9522
  If virtue keep court within, honour will attend without.    Proverb.  9523
  If we are not famous for goodness, we are practically infamous.    Spurgeon.  9524
  If we are rich with the riches which we neither give nor enjoy, we are rich with the riches which are buried in the caverns of the earth.    Hitopadesa.  9525
  If we are told a man is religious, we still ask what are his morals; but if we hear he has honest morals, we seldom think of the other question, whether he be religious.    Shaftesbury.  9526
  If we are wise, we may thank ourselves; if we are great, we must thank fortune.    Bulwer Lytton.  9527
  If we bear what we must bear with murmuring and grudging, we do but gall our shoulders with the yoke, and render that a heavy unprofitable load which might be fruitful and glorious.    Thomas à Kempis.  9528
  If we … / Cannot defend our own doors from the dog, / Let us be worried, and our nation lose / The name of hardiness and policy.    Henry V., i. 2.  9529
  If we cannot help committing errors, we must build none.    Goethe.  9530
  If we cannot live so as to be happy, let us at least live so as to deserve happiness.    Fichte.  9531
  If we cast off one burden, we are immediately pursued and oppressed by another.    Thomas à Kempis.  9532
  If we clear the metaphysical element out of modern literature, we shall find its bulk amazingly diminished, and the claims of the remaining writers, or of those whom we have thinned by this abstraction of their straw-stuffing, much more easily adjusted.    Ruskin.  9533
  If we could have a little patience, we should escape much mortification. Time takes away as much as it gives.    Madame de Sévigné.  9534
  If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man’s life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.    Longfellow.  9535
  If we do not find happiness in the present moment, in what shall we find it?    Goldsmith.  9536
  If we do not now reckon a great man literally divine, it is that our notions of the divine are ever rising higher; not altogether that our reverence for the divine, as manifested in our like, is getting lower.    Carlyle.  9537
  If we do well here, we shall do well there.    J. Edwin.  9538
  If we engage into a large acquaintance and various familiarities, we set open our gates to the invaders of most of our time.    Cowley.  9539
  If we examine our thoughts, we shall find them always occupied with the past and the future.    Pascal.  9540
  If we fail to conquer smaller difficulties, what will become of us when assaulted by greater?    Thomas à Kempis.  9541
  If we hope for what we are not likely to possess, we act and think in vain, and make life a greater dream and shadow than it really is.    Addison.  9542
  If we live truly, we shall see truly.    Emerson.  9543
  If we love those we lose, can we altogether lose those we love?    Thackeray.  9544
  If we reflect on the number of men we have seen and know, and consider how little we have been to them and they to us, what must our feelings be? (wie wird uns da zu Muthe). We meet with the man of genius (Geistreich) without conversing with him, with the scholar without learning from him, with the traveller without gaining information from him, the amiable man without making ourselves agreeable to him. And this, alas! happens not merely with passing acquaintances; society and families conduct themselves similarly towards their dearest members, cities towards their worthiest citizens, peoples towards their most excellent princes, and nations towards their most eminent men.    Goethe.  9545
  If we saw all the things that really surround us, we should be imprisoned and unable to move.    Emerson.  9546
  If we should all bring our misfortunes into one place, most of us would be glad to take our own home again rather than take a proportion out of the common stock.    Solon.  9547
  If we shut Nature out at the door, she will come in at the window.    Sir R. L’Estrange.  9548
  If we sit down sullen and inactive, in expectation that God should do all, we shall find ourselves miserably deceived.    Rogers.  9549
  If we will disbelieve everything because we cannot certainly know all things, we shall do much as wisely as he who would not use his legs, but sit still and perish because he had no wings.    Locke.  9550
  If we wish to do good to men, we must pity and not despise them.    Amiel.  9551
  If we would amend the world, we should mend ourselves and teach our children what they should be.    William Penn.  9552
  If we would endeavour like brave men to stand in the battle, surely we should feel the assistance from Heaven.    Thomas à Kempis.  9553
  If we would have a genuine torment, let us wish for too much time.    Goethe.  9554
  If we would put ourselves in the place of other people, the jealousy and dislike which we often feel towards them would depart, and if we put others in our place, our pride and self-conceit would very much decrease.    Goethe.  9555
  If what happens does not make us richer, we must bid it welcome if it make us wiser.    Johnson.  9556
  If “wise memory” is ever to prevail, there is need of much “wise oblivion” first.    Carlyle.  9557
  If within the sophisticated man there is not an unsophisticated one, then he is but one of the devil’s angels.    Thoreau.  9558
  If women were humbler, men would be honester.    Vanbrugh.  9559
  If wrong our hearts, our heads are right in vain.    Young.  9560
  If ye believe a’ ye hear, ye may eat a’ ye see.    Scotch Proverb.  9561
  If ye gi’e a woman a’ her will, / Guid faith, she’ll soon o’ergang ye.    Burns.  9562
  If you agree to carry the calf, they’ll make you carry the cow.    Proverb.  9563
  If you anticipate your inheritance, you can at last inherit nothing.    Johnson.  9564
  If you are idle, be not solitary; if you are solitary, be not idle.    Johnson.  9565
  If you cannot bite, never show your teeth.    Proverb.  9566
  If you cannot drive the engine, you can clear the road.    Proverb.  9567
  If you cannot have the best, make the best of what you have.    Proverb.  9568
  If you cannot make a man think as you do, make him do as you think.    American Proverb.  9569
  If you can’t get a loaf, don’t throw away a cake.    Proverb.  9570
  If you can’t heal the wound, don’t tear it open.    Danish Proverb.  9571
  If you can’t pay for a thing, don’t buy it. If you can’t get paid for it, don’t sell it. So you will have calm days, drowsy nights, and all the good business you have now, and none of the bad.    Ruskin.  9572
  If you command wisely, you’ll be obeyed cheerfully.    Proverb.  9573
  If you criticise a fine genius, the odds are that you are out of your reckoning, and instead of the poet, are censuring your own caricature of him.    Emerson.  9574
  If you desire faith, then you’ve faith enough.    Browning.  9575
  If you desire to enjoy my light, you must supply oil to my lamp.    Proverb.  9576
  If you dinna see the bottom, don’t wade—i.e., don’t venture, if you can’t see your way.    Scotch Proverb.  9577
  If you dissemble sometimes your knowledge of that you are thought to know, you shall be thought, another time, to know that you know not.    Bacon.  9578
  If you do anything for the sake of the world, it will take good care that you shall not do it a second time.    Goethe.  9579
  If you do not err, you do not attain to understanding.    Goethe.  9580
  If you do not wish a man to do a thing, you had better get him to talk about it; for the more men talk, the more likely they are to do nothing else.    Carlyle.  9581
  If you don’t do better to-day, you’ll do worse to-morrow.    Proverb.  9582
  If you don’t touch the rope, you won’t ring the bell.    Proverb.  9583
  If you eat, eat a portion; do not eat all.    Wit and Wisdom from West Africa.  9584
  If you have a good seat, keep it.    Proverb.  9585
  If you have a special weakness, do not expose it by attempting to do things which will bring it out.    Spurgeon.  9586
  If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.    Thoreau.  9587
  If you have lived one day, you have seen all.    Montaigne.  9588
  If you have tears, prepare to shed them now.    Julius Cæsar, iii. 2.  9589
  If you have time, don’t wait for time.    Ben. Franklin.  9590
  If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher’s stone.    Ben. Franklin.  9591
  If you lie upon roses when young, you will lie upon thorns when old.    Proverb.  9592
  If you listen to David’s harp, you shall hear as many hearse-like airs as carols.    Bacon.  9593
  If you live among men, the heart must either break or turn to brass.    Chamfort.  9594
  If you make a law against dancing-masters imitating the fine gentleman, you should with as much reason enact, that no fine gentleman shall imitate the dancing-master.    Goldsmith.  9595
  If you pity rogues, you are no great friend of honest men.    Proverb.  9596
  If you pull one pig by the tail, all the rest will squeak.    Dutch Proverb.  9597
  If you put a chain around the neck of a slave, the other end fastens itself around your own.    Proverb.  9598
  If you raise one ghost, you will have the churchyard in motion.    Proverb.  9599
  If you read the Bible with a predetermination to pick out every text you approve of, on these terms you will find it entirely intelligible and wholly delightful; but if you read it with a real purpose of trying to understand it, and obey, and so read it all through steadily, you will find it, out and out, the crabbedest and most difficult book you ever tried.    Ruskin.  9600
  If you resolve to do right, you will soon do wisely; but resolve only to do wisely, and you will never do right.    Ruskin.  9601
  If you run after two hares, you will catch neither.    Proverb.  9602
  If you say nothing, nobody will repeat it.    Proverb.  9603
  If you seek warmth of affection from a similar motive to that from which cats and dogs and slothful persons hug the fire, you are on the downward road.    Thoreau.  9604
  If you sell the cow, you sell her milk too.    Proverb.  9605
  If you sit down a mere philosopher, you will rise almost an atheist.    Anonymous.  9606
  If you tell me all you see, you’ll tell what will make you feel shame.    Gaelic Proverb.  9607
  If you throw all your money into the sea, yet count it before you let it go.    Old saying.  9608
  If you trust before you try, / You may repent before you die.    Proverb.  9609
  If you want a pretence to whip a dog, say that he ate the frying-pan.    Proverb.  9610
  If you want learning, you must work for it.    J. G. Holland.  9611
  If you want to gain a reputation for eccentricity and to be universally dreaded, blurt out the plain truth on all occasions.    Anonymous.  9612
  If you want to know a man, make a solitary journey with him.    Proverb.  9613
  If you want work done, go to the man who is already fully occupied.    Proverb.  9614
  If you were as eager to discover good as evil, and had the same delight in spreading the report of it; if good examples were made public as the bad ones always are, do you not think that the good would weigh down the balance? But gratitude speaks so low, and indignation so loudly, that you cannot hear but the last.    Marmontel.  9615
  If you wish a wise answer, you must put a rational question.    Goethe.  9616
  If you wish to astonish the whole world, tell the simple truth.    Rahel.  9617
  If you would be a smith, begin with blowing the fire.    Proverb.  9618
  If you would be pungent, be brief, for it is with words as with sunbeams, the more they are condensed the deeper they burn.    Saxe.  9619
  If you would be well served, you must serve yourself.    Proverb.  9620
  If you would cease to dislike a man, try to get nearer his heart.    J. M. Barrie.  9621
  If you would create something, you must be something.    Goethe.  9622
  If you would ensure a peaceful old age, be careful of the acts of each day of your youth; for with youth the deeds thereof are not to be left behind.    Isaac Disraeli.  9623
  If you would eschew pain, eschew pleasure.    The Cynics.  9624
  If you would have a faithful servant and one you like, serve yourself.    Ben. Franklin.  9625
  If you would have it well done, you must do it yourself; you must not leave it to others.    Proverb.  9626
  If you would know and not be known, live in a city.    Colton.  9627
  If you would learn to write, it is the street you must learn it in.    Emerson.  9628
  If you would love mankind, you should not expect too much from them.    Helvetius.  9629
  If you would make Fortune your friend, when people say money is to be got here and money is to be got there, take no notice; mind your own business; stay where you are; and secure all you can get, without stirring.    Goldsmith.  9630
  If you would rule the world quietly, you must keep it amused.    Anonymous.  9631
  If you would slip into a round hole, you must make a ball of yourself.    George Eliot.  9632
  If you would succeed, you must not be too good.    Italian Proverb.  9633
  If you would understand an author, you must understand his age.    Goethe.  9634
  If you would work any man, know his nature and fashions, and so lead him.    Bacon.  9635
  If your mind and its affections be pure, and sincere, and moderate, nothing shall have the power to enslave you.    Thomas à Kempis.  9636
  If your wife is short, stoop to her.    Proverb.  9637
  Ignavis semper feriæ sunt—To the indolent every day is a holiday.    Proverb.  9638
  Ignavissimus quisque, et, ut res docuit, in periculo non ausurus, nimio verbis et lingua ferox—Every recreant, who, as experience has proved, will fly in the hour of danger, is the most boastful in his words and language afterwards.    Tacitus.  9639
  Ignavum fucos pecus a præsepibus arcent—They (the bees) drive from their hives the drones, a lazy pack.    Virgil.  9640
  Ignem gladio scrutare modo—Only stir the fire with a sword!    Horace.  9641
  Ignem ne gladio fodito—Do not stir the fire with a sword.    Proverb.  9642
  Ignis aurum probat, miseria fortes viros—Fire tests gold; adversity strong men.    Seneca.  9643
  Ignis fatuus—A deceiving light; a “Will-o’-the-wisp.”  9644
  Ignis sacer—“St. Anthony’s fire.    Pliny.  9645
  Ignobile vulgus—The base-born multitude.  9646
  Ignoramus—An ignorant person (lit. we are ignorant).  9647
  Ignorance is a heavy burden.    Gaelic Proverb.  9648
  Ignorance is a prolonged infancy, only deprived of its charm.    De Boufflers.  9649
  Ignorance is bold, and knowledge reserved.    Thucydides.  9650
  Ignorance is the curse of God, knowledge the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.    2 Henry VI., iv. 7.  9651
  Ignorance is the dominion of absurdity.    Froude.  9652
  Ignorance is the mother of devotion.    Jeremy Taylor.  9653
  Ignorance is the mother of impudence.    Proverb.  9654
  Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon or star.    Confucius.  9655
  Ignorance is the primary source of all misery and vice.    Cousin.  9656
  Ignorance is preferable to error.    Jefferson.  9657
  Ignorance never settles a question.    Disraeli.  9658
  Ignorance shuts its eyes and believes it is right.    Punch.  9659
  Ignorant of guilt, I fear not shame.    Dryden.  9660
  Ignorantia facti excusat—Ignorance of the fact excuses.    Law.  9661
  Ignorantia legis excusat neminem—Ignorance of the law excuses nobody.    Law.  9662
  Ignoratio elenchi—Ignoring of the point at issue.  9663
  Ignoratione rerum bonarum et malarum, maxime hominum vita vexatur—Through ignorance of the distinction between good and bad, the life of men is greatly harassed.    Cicero.  9664
  Ignorent populi, si non in morte probaris, / An scires adversa pati—The world would not know, if you did not prove by your death, that you knew how to bear up against adverse circumstances.    Lucan, of Pompey.  9665
  Ignoscas aliis multa, nil tibi—You should pardon many things in others, nothing in yourself.    Ausonius.  9666
  Ignoti nulla cupido—There is no desire for what is unknown.    Proverb.  9667
  Ignotis errare locis, ignota videre / Flumina gaudebat, studio minuente laborem—He delighted to wander over unknown regions, to visit unknown rivers, the interest lessening the fatigue.    Ovid.  9668
  Ignotum argenti pondus et auri—An untold mass of silver and gold.    Virgil.  9669
  Ignotum per ignotius—The unknown by the still more unknown.  9670
  Ihr Kinder, lernet jetzt genug, / Ihr lernt nichts mehr in alten Zeiten—Ye children, learn enough now, nothing more will you be able to learn ere long.    Pfeffel.  9671
  Ihr sagt es sei nichts als Glück / Zu siegen ohne die Tacktick / Doch besser ohne Tacktick siegen / Als mit derselben unterliegen—You say it is nothing but luck to gain a victory without tactics, yet it is better to conquer without them, than therewith to be beaten.    Tyrolese Proverb.  9672
  Ihr sucht die Menschen zu benennen, und glaubt am Namen sie zu kennen / Wer tiefer sieht, gesteht sich frei, / Es ist das Anonymes dabei—Ye seek to name men, and think that ye know them by name; he who sees deeper will freely confess there is something in them which there is no name for.    Goethe.  9673
  Il a inventé l’histoire—He has invented history.    Mme. du Deffand, of Voltaire.  9674
  Il a la mer à boire—He has the sea to drink up, i.e., has undertaken an impossible task.    French Proverb.  9675
  Il a la tête près du bonnet—He is of a passionate temper (lit. has his head near his cap).    French Proverb.  9676
  Il a le diable au corps—The deuce (lit. the devil) is in him.    French Proverb.  9677
  Il a le verbe haut—He assumes a high tone; he has a loud voice.    French Proverb.  9678
  Il a le vin mauvais—He is quarrelsome over his wine.    French Proverb.  9679
  Il a les yeux à fleur de tête—He has prominent eyes.    French Proverb.  9680
  Il a mangé son pain blanc le premier—He has eaten the best first.    French Proverb.  9681
  Il a plus que personne l’esprit que tout le monde a—He has more than any other the mind which every one has.    Montesquieu.  9682
  Il a travaillé pour le roi de Prusse—He has worked for the King of Prussia, i.e., laboured in vain.    French Proverb.  9683
  Il a vu le loup—He has seen the world.    French Proverb.  9684
  Il aboye à tout le monde—He barks at everybody.    French Proverb.  9685
  Il arrive comme Mars en Carème—He arrives opportunely (lit. like March in Lent).    French Proverb.  9686
  Il attend, que les alouettes lui tombent toutes rôties—He expects larks to rain down all ready roasted.    Hans Sachs.  9687
  Il buon mercato vuota la borsa—Great bargains empty the purse.    Italian Proverb.  9688
  Il buono è buono, ma il meglio vince—Good is good, but better surpasses it.    Italian Proverb.  9689
  Il can battuto dal bastone ha paura dell ombra—The dog that has been beaten with a stick is afraid of its shadow.    Italian Proverb.  9690
  Il castigo puo differirsi ma non si toglie—Punishment may be tardy, but it is sure to overtake the guilty.    Italian Proverb.  9691
  Il conduit bien sa barque—He manages his affairs well.    French Proverb.  9692
  Il connaît l’univers et ne se connaît pas—He knows everything and does not know himself.    La Fontaine.  9693
  Il coûte peu à amasser beaucoup de richesse, et beaucoup à en amasser peu—It costs little trouble to amass a great deal of wealth, but great labour to amass a little.    French Proverb.  9694
  Il diavolo tenta tutti, ma l’ozioso tenta il diavolo—The devil tempts all, but the idle man tempts the devil.    Italian Proverb.  9695
  Il donne des entrailles à tous les mots—He gives pathos to all his words.    Joubert, of Rousseau.  9696
  Il en est d’un homme qui aime, comme d’un moineau, pris à la glu; plus il se débat, plus il s’embarrasse—It is with a man in love, as with a sparrow caught in bird-lime; the more he struggles, the more he is entangled.    French Proverb.  9697
  Il en fait ses choux gras—He feathers his nest with it.    French Proverb.  9698
  Il est aisé d’ajouter aux inventions des autres—It is easy to add to the inventions of others.    French Proverb.  9699
  Il est aisé d’aller à pied, quand on tient son cheval par la bride—It is easy to go afoot when one leads one’s horse by the bridle.    French Proverb.  9700
  Il est aux anges—He is supremely happy (lit. with the angels).  9701
  Il est avis à vieille vache qu’elle ne fût oncques veau—The old cow persuades herself that she never was a calf.    French Proverb.  9702
  Il est bien aisé à ceux qui se portent bien de donner des avis aux malades—It is very easy for those who are well to give advice to the sick.    French Proverb.  9703
  Il est bien difficile de garder un trésor dont tous les hommes ont la clef—It is very difficult to guard a treasure of which all men have the key.    French Proverb.  9704
  Il est bien fou qui s’oublie—He is a great fool who forgets himself.    French Proverb.  9705
  Il est bon d’être ferme par tempérament et flexible par réflexion—It is good to be firm by temperament and pliable by reflexion.    Vauvenargues.  9706
  Il est bon d’être habile, mais non pas de le paraître—It is good to be clever, but not to show it.    French Proverb.  9707
  Il est comme l’oiseau sur la branche—He is unsettled or wavering (lit. like a bird on a branch).    French Proverb.  9708
  Il est peu de distance de la roche Tarpéienne au Capitoie—It is but a short way from the Tarpeian rock to the Capitol.    Mirabeau.  9709
  Il est plus aisé d’être sage pour les autres que pour sol-même—It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.    La Rochefoucauld.  9710
  Il est plus honteux de se défier de ses amis que d’en être trompé—It is more disgraceful to suspect our friends than to be deceived by them.    La Rochefoucauld.  9711
  Il est souvent plus court et plus utile de cadrer aux autres que de faire que les autres s’adjustent à nous—It is often more easy and more convenient to conform to others than to make others conform to us.    La Bruyère.  9712
  Il est temps d’être sage quand on a la barbe au menton—It is time to be wise when you have a beard on your chin.    French Proverb.  9713
  Il est tout prêché qui n’a cure de bien faire—He is past preaching to who does not care to do well.    French Proverb.  9714
  Il est trop difficile de penser noblement, quand on ne pense que pour vivre—It is too difficult to think nobly when one thinks only to get a livelihood.    Rousseau.  9715
  Il faisoit de necessité vertu—He made a virtue of necessity.    Rabelais.  9716
  Il fallait un calculateur, ce fut un danseur qui l’obtint—A financier was wanted, a dancingmaster got the post.    Beaumarchais.  9717
  Il faut attendre le boiteux—We must wait for the lame.    French Proverb.  9718
  Il faut avaler bien de la fumée aux lampes avant que de devenir bon orateur—A man must swallow a great deal of lamp-smoke before he can be a good orator.    French Proverb.  9719
  Il faut avoir pitié des morts—One must have pity on the dead.    Victor Hugo.  9720
  Il faut avoir une âme—It is indispensable that we should have a soul.    Tolstoi.  9721
  Il faut de plus grandes vertus pour soutenir la bonne fortune que la mauvaise—It requires greater moral strength to bear good fortune than bad.    La Rochefoucauld.  9722
  Il faut en affrontant l’orage / Penser, vivre et mourir en roi—I must in face of the storm think, live, and die as a king.    Frederick the Great.  9723
  Il faut hurler avec les loups—You must howl if you are among wolves.    French Proverb.  9724
  Il faut laver son linge sale en famille—One’s filthy linen should be washed at home.    French Proverb.  9725
  Il faut payer de sa vie—One must pay with his life.    French Proverb.  9726
  Il faut perdre un véron pour pêcher un saumon—We must lose a minnow to catch a salmon.    French Proverb.  9727
  Il faut qu’une porte soit ouverte ou fermée—A door must either be open or shut.    Brueys et Palabrat.  9728
  Il faut savoir s’ennuyer—One must accustom one’s self to be bored.    Lady Bloomfield.  9729
  Il faut sortir de la vie ainsi que d’un banquet, / Remerciant son hôte, et faisant sou paquet—One must quit life as one does a banquet, thanking the host and packing up one’s belongings.    Voltaire.  9730
  Il fuoco non s’estingue con fuoco—Fire is not extinguished by fire.    Italian Proverb.  9731
  Il fut historien pour rester orateur—He turned historian that he might still play the orator.  9732
  Il me faut du nouveau, n’en fût-il point au monde—I must have something new, even were there none in the world.    La Fontaine.  9733
  Il meglio è l’inimico del bene—Better is an enemy to well.    Italian Proverb.  9734
  Il meurt connu de tous et ne se connaît pas—He dies known by all and does not know himself.    Vauquelin des Yvetaux.  9735
  Il mondo è di chi ha pazienza—The world is his who has patience.    Italian Proverb.  9736
  Il mondo è fatto a scale; / Chi le scende, e chi le sale—The world is like a staircase; some are going up and some going down.    Italian Proverb.  9737
  Il mondo sta con tre cose: fare, disfare, e dare ad intendere—The world gets along with three things: doing, undoing, and pretending.    Italian Proverb.  9738
  Il monta sur ses grands chevaux—He mounted his high horse.    French Proverb.  9739
  Il nage entre deux eaux—He keeps fair with both parties (lit. swims between two waters).    French Proverb.  9740
  Il n’a ni bouche ni éperon—He has neither wit nor go in him (lit. he has neither mouth nor spur).    French.  9741
  Il n’a pas inventé la poudre—He was not the inventor of gunpowder.    French Proverb.  9742
  Il n’a pas l’air, mais la chanson—He has not the tune, but the song.    French Proverb.  9743
  Il n appartient qu’aux grands hommes, d’avoir de grands défauts—It is only great men who can afford to have great defects.    La Rochefoucauld.  9744
  Il n’attache pas ses chiens avec des saucisses—He does not chain his dogs together with sausages.    French Proverb.  9745
  Il n’avait pas précisément des vices, mais il était rongé d’une vermine de petits défauts, dont on ne pouvait l’épurer—He had not vices exactly, but he was the prey to a swarm of small faults of which there was no ridding him.    French.  9746
  Il n’est d’heureux que qui croit l’être—Only he is happy who thinks he is.    French Proverb.  9747
  Il n’est orgueil que de pauvre enrichi—There is no pride like that of a poor man who has become rich.    French Proverb.  9748
  Il n’est pas d’homme nécessaire—There is no man but can be dispensed with.    French Proverb.  9749
  Il n’est pas échappé qui traîne son lien—He is not escaped who still drags his chains.    French Proverb.  9750
  Il n’est rien d’inutile aux personnes de sens—There is nothing useless to people of sense.    La Fontaine.  9751
  Il n’est sauce que d’appétit—Hunger is the best sauce.    French Proverb.  9752


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