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Italian Proverbs: Proverbi Italiani
Italian sayings, proverbs, adages, mottos, epigrams, and aphorisms

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Il bugiardo vuole buona memoria.
English translation: The liar needs a good memory.

Il meglio è nemico del bel bene.
English translation: The perfect is the enemy of the good.

Il mondo è bello perchè è vario.
English translation: Viva la différence!

Il primo amore non si scorda mai.
English translation: You never forget your first love.

Il riso abbonda in bocca degli sciocchi.
English translation: Laughter is abundant in the mouth of fools.

Il riso fa buon sangue.
English translation: Laughter is the best medicine.

Il silencio è d'oro e la parola è d'argento.
English translation: Speech is silver, silence is golden.

Il tempo è denaro.
English translation: Time is money.

Il tempo guarisce tutti i mali.
English translation: Time heals all wounds.

Il tempo viene per chi sa aspettare.
English translation: All things come to those who wait.

In bocca al lupo.
English translation: Into the mouth of a wolf.
Idiomatic meaning: Break a leg!

In un mondo di ciechi un orbo è re.
English translation: In a world of blind people, a one-eyed man is king.

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