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James Wood, comp. Dictionary of Quotations. 1899.

If they bear to Il n’est sauce

If they bear not Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rose from the dead.Jesus.

If thou art a master, be sometimes blind; If a servant, sometimes deaf.Fuller.

If thou art rich, thou art poor; / For, like an ass whose back with ingots bows, / Thou bear’st thy heavy riches but a journey, / And death unloads thee.Meas. for Meas., iii. 1.

If thou art wise, thou knowest thine own ignorance; and thou art ignorant, if thou knowest not thyself.Luther.

If thou be a severe, sour-complexioned man, then here I disallow thee to be a competent judge.Izaak Walton.

If thou be master-gunner, spend not all / That thou canst speak at once, but husband it.George Herbert.

If thou bear the cross cheerfully, it will bear thee.Thomas à Kempis.

If thou canst let others alone in their matters, they likewise will not hinder thee in thine.Thomas à Kempis.

If thou cast away one cross, without doubt thou shalt find another, and that perhaps more heavy.Thomas à Kempis.

If thou deniest to a laborious man and a deserving, thou killest a bee; if thou givest to other than such, thou preservest a drone.Quarles.

If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted?Bible.

If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.Bible.

If thou hast fear of those who command thee, spare those who obey thee.Rabbi Ben Azai.

If thou hast run with the footmen, and they have wearied thee, then how canst thou contend with horses? and if in the land of peace, wherein thou trustedst, they wearied thee, then how wilt thou do in the swelling of Jordan?Bible.

If thou love learning, thou shalt be learned.Isocrates.

If thou seest the oppression of the poor,… marvel not at the matter: for He that is higher than the highest regardeth; and there be higher than they.Bible.

If thou sustain injustice, console thyself; the true unhappiness is in doing it.Democrates.

If thou wouldst profit by thy reading, read humbly, simply, honestly, and not desiring to win a character for learning.Thomas à Kempis.

If thou wouldst reap in love, / First sow in holy fear; / So life a winter’s morn may prove / To a bright endless year.Keble.

If thy estate be good, match near home and at leisure; if weak, far off and quickly.Lord Burleigh.

If thy son can make ten pound his measure, / Then all thou addest may be called his treasure.George Herbert.

If to do were as easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches and poor men’s cottages princes’ palaces.Mer. of Ven., i. 2.

If truth be with thy friend, be with them both.George Herbert.

If vain our toil, we ought to blame the culture, not the soil.Pope.

If virtue keep court within, honour will attend without.Proverb.

If we are not famous for goodness, we are practically infamous.Spurgeon.

If we are rich with the riches which we neither give nor enjoy, we are rich with the riches which are buried in the caverns of the earth.Hitopadesa.

If we are told a man is religious, we still ask what are his morals; but if we hear he has honest morals, we seldom think of the other question, whether he be religious.Shaftesbury.

If we are wise, we may thank ourselves; if we are great, we must thank fortune.Bulwer Lytton.

If we bear what we must bear with murmuring and grudging, we do but gall our shoulders with the yoke, and render that a heavy unprofitable load which might be fruitful and glorious.Thomas à Kempis.

If we … / Cannot defend our own doors from the dog, / Let us be worried, and our nation lose / The name of hardiness and policy.Henry V., i. 2.

If we cannot help committing errors, we must build none.Goethe.

If we cannot live so as to be happy, let us at least live so as to deserve happiness.Fichte.

If we cast off one burden, we are immediately pursued and oppressed by another.Thomas à Kempis.

If we clear the metaphysical element out of modern literature, we shall find its bulk amazingly diminished, and the claims of the remaining writers, or of those whom we have thinned by this abstraction of their straw-stuffing, much more easily adjusted.Ruskin.

If we could have a little patience, we should escape much mortification. Time takes away as much as it gives.Madame de Sévigné.

If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man’s life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.Longfellow.

If we do not find happiness in the present moment, in what shall we find it?Goldsmith.

If we do not now reckon a great man literally divine, it is that our notions of the divine are ever rising higher; not altogether that our reverence for the divine, as manifested in our like, is getting lower.Carlyle.

If we do well here, we shall do well there.J. Edwin.

If we engage into a large acquaintance and various familiarities, we set open our gates to the invaders of most of our time.Cowley.

If we examine our thoughts, we shall find them always occupied with the past and the future.Pascal.

If we fail to conquer smaller difficulties, what will become of us when assaulted by greater?Thomas à Kempis.

If we hope for what we are not likely to possess, we act and think in vain, and make life a greater dream and shadow than it really is.Addison.

If we live truly, we shall see truly.Emerson.

If we love those we lose, can we altogether lose those we love?Thackeray.

If we reflect on the number of men we have seen and know, and consider how little we have been to them and they to us, what must our feelings be? (wie wird uns da zu Muthe). We meet with the man of genius (Geistreich) without conversing with him, with the scholar without learning from him, with the traveller without gaining information from him, the amiable man without making ourselves agreeable to him. And this, alas! happens not merely with passing acquaintances; society and families conduct themselves similarly towards their dearest members, cities towards their worthiest citizens, peoples towards their most excellent princes, and nations towards their most eminent men.Goethe.

If we saw all the things that really surround us, we should be imprisoned and unable to move.Emerson.

If we should all bring our misfortunes into one place, most of us would be glad to take our own home again rather than take a proportion out of the common stock.Solon.

If we shut Nature out at the door, she will come in at the window.Sir R. L’Estrange.

If we sit down sullen and inactive, in expectation that God should do all, we shall find ourselves miserably deceived.Rogers.

If we will disbelieve everything because we cannot certainly know all things, we shall do much as wisely as he who would not use his legs, but sit still and perish because he had no wings.Locke.

If we wish to do good to men, we must pity and not despise them.Amiel.

If we would amend the world, we should mend ourselves and teach our children what they should be.William Penn.

If we would endeavour like brave men to stand in the battle, surely we should feel the assistance from Heaven.Thomas à Kempis.

If we would have a genuine torment, let us wish for too much time.Goethe.

If we would put ourselves in the place of other people, the jealousy and dislike which we often feel towards them would depart, and if we put others in our place, our pride and self-conceit would very much decrease.Goethe.

If what happens does not make us richer, we must bid it welcome if it make us wiser.Johnson.

If “wise memory” is ever to prevail, there is need of much “wise oblivion” first.Carlyle.

If within the sophisticated man there is not an unsophisticated one, then he is but one of the devil’s angels.Thoreau.

If women were humbler, men would be honester.Vanbrugh.

If wrong our hearts, our heads are right in vain.Young.

If ye believe a’ ye hear, ye may eat a’ ye see.Scotch Proverb.

If ye gi’e a woman a’ her will, / Guid faith, she’ll soon o’ergang ye.Burns.

If you agree to carry the calf, they’ll make you carry the cow.Proverb.

If you anticipate your inheritance, you can at last inherit nothing.Johnson.

If you are idle, be not solitary; if you are solitary, be not idle.Johnson.

If you cannot bite, never show your teeth.Proverb.

If you cannot drive the engine, you can clear the road.Proverb.

If you cannot have the best, make the best of what you have.Proverb.

If you cannot make a man think as you do, make him do as you think.American Proverb.

If you can’t get a loaf, don’t throw away a cake.Proverb.

If you can’t heal the wound, don’t tear it open.Danish Proverb.

If you can’t pay for a thing, don’t buy it. If you can’t get paid for it, don’t sell it. So you will have calm days, drowsy nights, and all the good business you have now, and none of the bad.Ruskin.

If you command wisely, you’ll be obeyed cheerfully.Proverb.

If you criticise a fine genius, the odds are that you are out of your reckoning, and instead of the poet, are censuring your own caricature of him.Emerson.

If you desire faith, then you’ve faith enough.Browning.

If you desire to enjoy my light, you must supply oil to my lamp.Proverb.

If you dinna see the bottom, don’t wade—i.e., don’t venture, if you can’t see your way.Scotch Proverb.

If you dissemble sometimes your knowledge of that you are thought to know, you shall be thought, another time, to know that you know not.Bacon.

If you do anything for the sake of the world, it will take good care that you shall not do it a second time.Goethe.

If you do not err, you do not attain to understanding.Goethe.

If you do not wish a man to do a thing, you had better get him to talk about it; for the more men talk, the more likely they are to do nothing else.Carlyle.

If you don’t do better to-day, you’ll do worse to-morrow.Proverb.

If you don’t touch the rope, you won’t ring the bell.Proverb.

If you eat, eat a portion; do not eat all.Wit and Wisdom from West Africa.

If you have a good seat, keep it.Proverb.

If you have a special weakness, do not expose it by attempting to do things which will bring it out.Spurgeon.

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.Thoreau.

If you have lived one day, you have seen all.Montaigne.

If you have tears, prepare to shed them now.Julius Cæsar, iii. 2.

If you have time, don’t wait for time.Ben. Franklin.

If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher’s stone.Ben. Franklin.

If you lie upon roses when young, you will lie upon thorns when old.Proverb.

If you listen to David’s harp, you shall hear as many hearse-like airs as carols.Bacon.

If you live among men, the heart must either break or turn to brass.Chamfort.

If you make a law against dancing-masters imitating the fine gentleman, you should with as much reason enact, that no fine gentleman shall imitate the dancing-master.Goldsmith.

If you pity rogues, you are no great friend of honest men.Proverb.

If you pull one pig by the tail, all the rest will squeak.Dutch Proverb.

If you put a chain around the neck of a slave, the other end fastens itself around your own.Proverb.

If you raise one ghost, you will have the churchyard in motion.Proverb.

If you read the Bible with a predetermination to pick out every text you approve of, on these terms you will find it entirely intelligible and wholly delightful; but if you read it with a real purpose of trying to understand it, and obey, and so read it all through steadily, you will find it, out and out, the crabbedest and most difficult book you ever tried.Ruskin.

If you resolve to do right, you will soon do wisely; but resolve only to do wisely, and you will never do right.Ruskin.

If you run after two hares, you will catch neither.Proverb.

If you say nothing, nobody will repeat it.Proverb.

If you seek warmth of affection from a similar motive to that from which cats and dogs and slothful persons hug the fire, you are on the downward road.Thoreau.

If you sell the cow, you sell her milk too.Proverb.

If you sit down a mere philosopher, you will rise almost an atheist.Anonymous.

If you tell me all you see, you’ll tell what will make you feel shame.Gaelic Proverb.

If you throw all your money into the sea, yet count it before you let it go.Old saying.

If you trust before you try, / You may repent before you die.Proverb.

If you want a pretence to whip a dog, say that he ate the frying-pan.Proverb.

If you want learning, you must work for it.J. G. Holland.

If you want to gain a reputation for eccentricity and to be universally dreaded, blurt out the plain truth on all occasions.Anonymous.

If you want to know a man, make a solitary journey with him.Proverb.

If you want work done, go to the man who is already fully occupied.Proverb.

If you were as eager to discover good as evil, and had the same delight in spreading the report of it; if good examples were made public as the bad ones always are, do you not think that the good would weigh down the balance? But gratitude speaks so low, and indignation so loudly, that you cannot hear but the last.Marmontel.

If you wish a wise answer, you must put a rational question.Goethe.

If you wish to astonish the whole world, tell the simple truth.Rahel.

If you would be a smith, begin with blowing the fire.Proverb.

If you would be pungent, be brief, for it is with words as with sunbeams, the more they are condensed the deeper they burn.Saxe.

If you would be well served, you must serve yourself.Proverb.

If you would cease to dislike a man, try to get nearer his heart.J. M. Barrie.

If you would create something, you must be something.Goethe.

If you would ensure a peaceful old age, be careful of the acts of each day of your youth; for with youth the deeds thereof are not to be left behind.Isaac Disraeli.

If you would eschew pain, eschew pleasure.The Cynics.

If you would have a faithful servant and one you like, serve yourself.Ben. Franklin.

If you would have it well done, you must do it yourself; you must not leave it to others.Proverb.

If you would know and not be known, live in a city.Colton.

If you would learn to write, it is the street you must learn it in.Emerson.

If you would love mankind, you should not expect too much from them.Helvetius.

If you would make Fortune your friend, when people say money is to be got here and money is to be got there, take no notice; mind your own business; stay where you are; and secure all you can get, without stirring.Goldsmith.

If you would rule the world quietly, you must keep it amused.Anonymous.

If you would slip into a round hole, you must make a ball of yourself.George Eliot.

If you would succeed, you must not be too good.Italian Proverb.

If you would understand an author, you must understand his age.Goethe.

If you would work any man, know his nature and fashions, and so lead him.Bacon.

If your mind and its affections be pure, and sincere, and moderate, nothing shall have the power to enslave you.Thomas à Kempis.

If your wife is short, stoop to her.Proverb.

Ignavis semper feriæ sunt—To the indolent every day is a holiday.Proverb.

Ignavissimus quisque, et, ut res docuit, in periculo non ausurus, nimio verbis et lingua ferox—Every recreant, who, as experience has proved, will fly in the hour of danger, is the most boastful in his words and language afterwards.Tacitus.

Ignavum fucos pecus a præsepibus arcent—They (the bees) drive from their hives the drones, a lazy pack.Virgil.

Ignem gladio scrutare modo—Only stir the fire with a sword!Horace.

Ignem ne gladio fodito—Do not stir the fire with a sword.Proverb.

Ignis aurum probat, miseria fortes viros—Fire tests gold; adversity strong men.Seneca.

Ignis fatuus—A deceiving light; a “Will-o’-the-wisp.”

Ignis sacer—“St. Anthony’s fire.Pliny.

Ignobile vulgus—The base-born multitude.

Ignoramus—An ignorant person (lit. we are ignorant).

Ignorance is a heavy burden.Gaelic Proverb.

Ignorance is a prolonged infancy, only deprived of its charm.De Boufflers.

Ignorance is bold, and knowledge reserved.Thucydides.

Ignorance is the curse of God, knowledge the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.2 Henry VI., iv. 7.

Ignorance is the dominion of absurdity.Froude.

Ignorance is the mother of devotion.Jeremy Taylor.

Ignorance is the mother of impudence.Proverb.

Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon or star.Confucius.

Ignorance is the primary source of all misery and vice.Cousin.

Ignorance is preferable to error.Jefferson.

Ignorance never settles a question.Disraeli.

Ignorance shuts its eyes and believes it is right.Punch.

Ignorant of guilt, I fear not shame.Dryden.

Ignorantia facti excusat—Ignorance of the fact excuses.Law.

Ignorantia legis excusat neminem—Ignorance of the law excuses nobody.Law.

Ignoratio elenchi—Ignoring of the point at issue.

Ignoratione rerum bonarum et malarum, maxime hominum vita vexatur—Through ignorance of the distinction between good and bad, the life of men is greatly harassed.Cicero.

Ignorent populi, si non in morte probaris, / An scires adversa pati—The world would not know, if you did not prove by your death, that you knew how to bear up against adverse circumstances.Lucan, of Pompey.

Ignoscas aliis multa, nil tibi—You should pardon many things in others, nothing in yourself.Ausonius.

Ignoti nulla cupido—There is no desire for what is unknown.Proverb.

Ignotis errare locis, ignota videre / Flumina gaudebat, studio minuente laborem—He delighted to wander over unknown regions, to visit unknown rivers, the interest lessening the fatigue.Ovid.

Ignotum argenti pondus et auri—An untold mass of silver and gold.Virgil.

Ignotum per ignotius—The unknown by the still more unknown.

Ihr Kinder, lernet jetzt genug, / Ihr lernt nichts mehr in alten Zeiten—Ye children, learn enough now, nothing more will you be able to learn ere long.Pfeffel.

Ihr sagt es sei nichts als Glück / Zu siegen ohne die Tacktick / Doch besser ohne Tacktick siegen / Als mit derselben unterliegen—You say it is nothing but luck to gain a victory without tactics, yet it is better to conquer without them, than therewith to be beaten.Tyrolese Proverb.

Ihr sucht die Menschen zu benennen, und glaubt am Namen sie zu kennen / Wer tiefer sieht, gesteht sich frei, / Es ist das Anonymes dabei—Ye seek to name men, and think that ye know them by name; he who sees deeper will freely confess there is something in them which there is no name for.Goethe.

Il a inventé l’histoire—He has invented history.Mme. du Deffand, of Voltaire.

Il a la mer à boire—He has the sea to drink up, i.e., has undertaken an impossible task.French Proverb.

Il a la tête près du bonnet—He is of a passionate temper (lit. has his head near his cap).French Proverb.

Il a le diable au corps—The deuce (lit. the devil) is in him.French Proverb.

Il a le verbe haut—He assumes a high tone; he has a loud voice.French Proverb.

Il a le vin mauvais—He is quarrelsome over his wine.French Proverb.

Il a les yeux à fleur de tête—He has prominent eyes.French Proverb.

Il a mangé son pain blanc le premier—He has eaten the best first.French Proverb.

Il a plus que personne l’esprit que tout le monde a—He has more than any other the mind which every one has.Montesquieu.

Il a travaillé pour le roi de Prusse—He has worked for the King of Prussia, i.e., laboured in vain.French Proverb.

Il a vu le loup—He has seen the world.French Proverb.

Il aboye à tout le monde—He barks at everybody.French Proverb.

Il arrive comme Mars en Carème—He arrives opportunely (lit. like March in Lent).French Proverb.

Il attend, que les alouettes lui tombent toutes rôties—He expects larks to rain down all ready roasted.Hans Sachs.

Il buon mercato vuota la borsa—Great bargains empty the purse.Italian Proverb.

Il buono è buono, ma il meglio vince—Good is good, but better surpasses it.Italian Proverb.

Il can battuto dal bastone ha paura dell ombra—The dog that has been beaten with a stick is afraid of its shadow.Italian Proverb.

Il castigo puo differirsi ma non si toglie—Punishment may be tardy, but it is sure to overtake the guilty.Italian Proverb.

Il conduit bien sa barque—He manages his affairs well.French Proverb.

Il connaît l’univers et ne se connaît pas—He knows everything and does not know himself.La Fontaine.

Il coûte peu à amasser beaucoup de richesse, et beaucoup à en amasser peu—It costs little trouble to amass a great deal of wealth, but great labour to amass a little.French Proverb.

Il diavolo tenta tutti, ma l’ozioso tenta il diavolo—The devil tempts all, but the idle man tempts the devil.Italian Proverb.

Il donne des entrailles à tous les mots—He gives pathos to all his words.Joubert, of Rousseau.

Il en est d’un homme qui aime, comme d’un moineau, pris à la glu; plus il se débat, plus il s’embarrasse—It is with a man in love, as with a sparrow caught in bird-lime; the more he struggles, the more he is entangled.French Proverb.

Il en fait ses choux gras—He feathers his nest with it.French Proverb.

Il est aisé d’ajouter aux inventions des autres—It is easy to add to the inventions of others.French Proverb.

Il est aisé d’aller à pied, quand on tient son cheval par la bride—It is easy to go afoot when one leads one’s horse by the bridle.French Proverb.

Il est aux anges—He is supremely happy (lit. with the angels).

Il est avis à vieille vache qu’elle ne fût oncques veau—The old cow persuades herself that she never was a calf.French Proverb.

Il est bien aisé à ceux qui se portent bien de donner des avis aux malades—It is very easy for those who are well to give advice to the sick.French Proverb.

Il est bien difficile de garder un trésor dont tous les hommes ont la clef—It is very difficult to guard a treasure of which all men have the key.French Proverb.

Il est bien fou qui s’oublie—He is a great fool who forgets himself.French Proverb.

Il est bon d’être ferme par tempérament et flexible par réflexion—It is good to be firm by temperament and pliable by reflexion.Vauvenargues.

Il est bon d’être habile, mais non pas de le paraître—It is good to be clever, but not to show it.French Proverb.

Il est comme l’oiseau sur la branche—He is unsettled or wavering (lit. like a bird on a branch).French Proverb.

Il est peu de distance de la roche Tarpéienne au Capitoie—It is but a short way from the Tarpeian rock to the Capitol.Mirabeau.

Il est plus aisé d’être sage pour les autres que pour sol-même—It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.La Rochefoucauld.

Il est plus honteux de se défier de ses amis que d’en être trompé—It is more disgraceful to suspect our friends than to be deceived by them.La Rochefoucauld.

Il est souvent plus court et plus utile de cadrer aux autres que de faire que les autres s’adjustent à nous—It is often more easy and more convenient to conform to others than to make others conform to us.La Bruyère.

Il est temps d’être sage quand on a la barbe au menton—It is time to be wise when you have a beard on your chin.French Proverb.

Il est tout prêché qui n’a cure de bien faire—He is past preaching to who does not care to do well.French Proverb.

Il est trop difficile de penser noblement, quand on ne pense que pour vivre—It is too difficult to think nobly when one thinks only to get a livelihood.Rousseau.

Il faisoit de necessité vertu—He made a virtue of necessity.Rabelais.

Il fallait un calculateur, ce fut un danseur qui l’obtint—A financier was wanted, a dancingmaster got the post.Beaumarchais.

Il faut attendre le boiteux—We must wait for the lame.French Proverb.

Il faut avaler bien de la fumée aux lampes avant que de devenir bon orateur—A man must swallow a great deal of lamp-smoke before he can be a good orator.French Proverb.

Il faut avoir pitié des morts—One must have pity on the dead.Victor Hugo.

Il faut avoir une âme—It is indispensable that we should have a soul.Tolstoi.

Il faut de plus grandes vertus pour soutenir la bonne fortune que la mauvaise—It requires greater moral strength to bear good fortune than bad.La Rochefoucauld.

Il faut en affrontant l’orage / Penser, vivre et mourir en roi—I must in face of the storm think, live, and die as a king.Frederick the Great.

Il faut hurler avec les loups—You must howl if you are among wolves.French Proverb.

Il faut laver son linge sale en famille—One’s filthy linen should be washed at home.French Proverb.

Il faut payer de sa vie—One must pay with his life.French Proverb.

Il faut perdre un véron pour pêcher un saumon—We must lose a minnow to catch a salmon.French Proverb.

Il faut qu’une porte soit ouverte ou fermée—A door must either be open or shut.Brueys et Palabrat.

Il faut savoir s’ennuyer—One must accustom one’s self to be bored.Lady Bloomfield.

Il faut sortir de la vie ainsi que d’un banquet, / Remerciant son hôte, et faisant sou paquet—One must quit life as one does a banquet, thanking the host and packing up one’s belongings.Voltaire.

Il fuoco non s’estingue con fuoco—Fire is not extinguished by fire.Italian Proverb.

Il fut historien pour rester orateur—He turned historian that he might still play the orator.

Il me faut du nouveau, n’en fût-il point au monde—I must have something new, even were there none in the world.La Fontaine.

Il meglio è l’inimico del bene—Better is an enemy to well.Italian Proverb.

Il meurt connu de tous et ne se connaît pas—He dies known by all and does not know himself.Vauquelin des Yvetaux.

Il mondo è di chi ha pazienza—The world is his who has patience.Italian Proverb.

Il mondo è fatto a scale; / Chi le scende, e chi le sale—The world is like a staircase; some are going up and some going down.Italian Proverb.

Il mondo sta con tre cose: fare, disfare, e dare ad intendere—The world gets along with three things: doing, undoing, and pretending.Italian Proverb.

Il monta sur ses grands chevaux—He mounted his high horse.French Proverb.

Il nage entre deux eaux—He keeps fair with both parties (lit. swims between two waters).French Proverb.

Il n’a ni bouche ni éperon—He has neither wit nor go in him (lit. he has neither mouth nor spur).French.

Il n’a pas inventé la poudre—He was not the inventor of gunpowder.French Proverb.

Il n’a pas l’air, mais la chanson—He has not the tune, but the song.French Proverb.

Il n appartient qu’aux grands hommes, d’avoir de grands défauts—It is only great men who can afford to have great defects.La Rochefoucauld.

Il n’attache pas ses chiens avec des saucisses—He does not chain his dogs together with sausages.French Proverb.

Il n’avait pas précisément des vices, mais il était rongé d’une vermine de petits défauts, dont on ne pouvait l’épurer—He had not vices exactly, but he was the prey to a swarm of small faults of which there was no ridding him.French.

Il n’est d’heureux que qui croit l’être—Only he is happy who thinks he is.French Proverb.

Il n’est orgueil que de pauvre enrichi—There is no pride like that of a poor man who has become rich.French Proverb.

Il n’est pas d’homme nécessaire—There is no man but can be dispensed with.French Proverb.

Il n’est pas échappé qui traîne son lien—He is not escaped who still drags his chains.French Proverb.

Il n’est rien d’inutile aux personnes de sens—There is nothing useless to people of sense.La Fontaine.

Il n’est sauce que d’appétit—Hunger is the best sauce.French Proverb.