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If God bids thee draw, he will find thee a rope; if he bids thee ride, he will find thee a horse.

If God give not bushelfuls, he gives spoonfuls.

If it is to be luck, the bull may as well calve as the cow.

If lies are to find credence, they must be patched with truth.

If lies were Latin, there would be many learned men.

If the beard were all, the goat might preach.

If the best man's faults were written on his forehead, it would make him pull his hat over his eyes.

If the hen did not cackle no one would know what she had been about.

If thoughts were legal witnesses, many an honest man would be proved a rogue.

If you cannot get the bird, get one of its feathers.

If you cannot heal the wound, do not tear it open.

If you have learnt to wait, you may be Queen of Sweden.

If you play with the fool at home, he will play with you abroad.

If you will stir up the mire, you must bear the smell.

If you wish a thing done, go; if not, send.

If you would catch a fox you must hunt with geese.

Ill weeds grow the fastest and last the longest.

In still water are the largest fish.

In still water the worms are worst.

In still waters are the largest fish.

In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior.

In the ant's house, the dew is a flood.

In war it is best to tie your horse to a strange manger.

It does not become the sparrow to mix in the dance of the cranes.

It does not depend upon the dog when the horse shall die.