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If I am to be drowned, it shall be in clean water.

If I canna do't by might, I'll do't by sleight.

If I cannot move the powers above, Acheron itself shall be appealed to. [If fair means cannot, foul shall.]

"If I rest, I rust," says the key.

If some men knew who some men were, then some would pay the more honour there.

If the bitch were not in haste, she would not litter blind puppies.

If the brain sows not corn, it plants thistles.

If the eye does not want to see, neither light nor glasses will help.

If the landlady is fair, the wine is fair.

If the prince wants an apple, his servants take the tree.

If the servant grows rich and the master poor, they are both good for nothing.

If the shoe fits, wear it.

If the wolf had stayed in the wood there would have been no hue and cry after him.

If the wolf would cease his running, the people would cease their shouting.

If there be a hell, Rome is built over it.

If we pay for the music we will take part in the dance.

If wood-hewing were an order, there would be fewer monks.

If you are an anvil, be patient; if you are a hammer, strike hard.

If you can't get it in bushels, take it in spoonfuls.

If you don't light fires, smoke won't get in your eyes.

If you don't like the heat, get out of the kitchen.

If you don't make mistakes you don't make anything.

If you have a good friend, you don't need a mirror.

If you have no arrows in your quiver, go not with archers.

"If you have no money, turn placeman!" as the court fool said to his sovereign.