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1,463 Italian Proverbs

The best always goes first.

The best armor is to keep out of range.

The best pears fall into the pigs' mouths.

The best physicians are Dr. Diet, Dr. Quiet, and Dr. Merryman.

The best spices are in small bags.

The best swimmer is the first to drown himself.

The best trees are the most beaten.

The big fish eat the little.

The biter is sometimes bit.

The braying of an ass does not reach heaven.

The bucket goes so often to the well that it leaves its handle there.

The buckets take to fighting with the well, and get their heads broken.

The cask can give no other wine that that it contains.

The chamber-bell (chamber-clapper, or curtain lecture) is the worst sound one have in his ears.

The cock is bold on his own dunghill.

The common soldier's blood makes the general great.

The company makes the feast.

The court of Rome likes not sheep without wool.

The danger past, the saint cheated.

The darkest hour is just before dawn.

The devil is bad because he is old.

The devil will tempt Lucifer.

The difficult thing is to get foot in the stirrup.

The doctor seldom takes physic.

The dog barks and the ox feeds.