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If he should ask for wine, box his ears.

If I wrestle with a filthy thing, win or lose, I shall be defiled.

If ifs and ands were pots and pans there'd be no work for tinkers.

If ifs and ands were pots and pans, there'd be no work for tinkers' hands.

If it pleases you, it does not displease me.

If poor, act with caution.

If the head aches all the members of the body suffer.

If the lion's skin falls short, piece it out with that of the fox.

If the mother had never been in the oven, she would not have looked for her daughter there.

If the mountain will not come to Mahomet, Mahomet must go to the mountain.

If the mountain will not go to Mahomet, let Mahomet go to the mountain.

If the wind will not serve, take to the oars.

If there is no wind, row.

If there is righteousness in the heart, there will be beauty in character.

If there were clouds we should not enjoy the sun.

If you always live with those who are lame, you will yourself learn to limp.

If you are contented with your lot, you will live wisely.

If you cannot drive an ox, drive a donkey.

If you care for the court, the court will bring cares for you.

If you desire peace, be ever prepared for war.

If you say that he is guilty of ingratitude, you need say no more.

If you sit on a seat, and that seat is a comfortable seat, sit on that seat, and do not leave that seat.

If you snooze, you loose.

If you strike a goad with your fist, your hand will suffer most.

If you would resemble the vulture, look out for a carcase. [Wait for dead men's shoes.]