- I am not my brother's keeper.
- I was not born yesterday.
- I will not keep a dog and bark myself.
- Idle folk have the least leisure.
- Idle hands are the devil's workshop.
- Idle people have the least leisure.
- Idleness is the root of all evil.
- If a hen does not prate, she will not lay.
- If a man deceives me once, shame on him; if he deceives me twice, shame on me.
- If a thing’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well.
- If an ass goes a-travelling, he’ll not come home a horse.
- If anything can go wrong, it will.
- If at first you don't succeed, try, try, try again.
- If each would sweep before the door, we should have a clean city.
- If every man would sweep his own doorstep the city would soon be clean.
- If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent Him.
- If ifs and ans were pots and pans there'd be no work for tinkers.
- If it were not for hope, the heart would break.
- If one sheep leaps over the ditch, all the rest will follow.
- If red the sun begins his race, expect that rain will flow apace.
- If the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
- If the master say the cow is white the servant must not say 'tis black.
- If the mountain will not come to Mahomet, Mahomet must go to the mountain.
- If the sky falls, we shall catch larks.
- If there were no cloud, we should not enjoy the sun.
- If there were no receivers, there would be no thieves.
- If two men ride on a horse, one must ride behind.
- If winter comes, can spring be far behind?
- If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.
- If you cannot bite never show your teeth.
- If you do not like it you may lump it.
- If you don’t make mistakes you don’t make anything.
- If you gently touch a nettle it’ll sting you for your pains.
- If you lie down with dogs, you will get up with fleas.
- If you lie upon roses when young, you will lie upon thorns when old.
- If you play with fire you get burned.
- If you run after two hares you will catch neither.
- If you sing before breakfast, you will cry before night.
- If you want a thing well done, do it yourself.
- If you want something done, ask a busy person.
- If you wish good advice, consult an old man.
- If you won’t work you shan’t eat.
- If you would be happy for a week take a wife; if you would be happy for a month kill a pig; but if you would be happy all your life plant a garden.
- If you would be well served, serve yourself.
- If you're born to be hanged then you'll never be drowned.
- Ignorance is bliss.
- Ignorance of the law excuses no man.
- Ignorance of the law is no excuse for breaking it.
- Ill counsel mars all.
- Ill got, ill gone.
- Ill news comes too soon.
- Ill weeds grow apace.
- Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
- In a calm sea every man is a pilot.
- In for a penny, in for a pound.
- In peace prepare for war.
- In the coffin, all men are equal.
- In the country of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
- In time of prosperity, friends will be plenty; in time of adversity, not one amongst twenty.
- In unity there is strength.
- In vain the net is spread in the sight of the bird.
- In wine there is truth.
- Innocence is bold.
- It is a foolish bird that soils its own nest.
- It is a foolish sheep that makes the wolf his confessor.
- It is a good horse that never stumbles.
- It is a great point of wisdom to find out one's own folly.
- It is a long lane that has no turning.
- It is a long road that has no turning.
- It is a long way that has no turning.
- It is a poor heart that never rejoices.
- It is a sad heart that never rejoices.
- It is a sad house where the hen crows louder than the cock.
- It is a wise father that knows his own child.
- It is an ill bird that fouls its own nest.
- It is an ill wind that blows nobody any good.
- It is as hard as for a camel to pass through a needle's eye.
- It is as hard to follow good advice as to give it.
- It is better to be safe than sorry.
- It is better to be stung by a nettle than pricked by a rose.
- It is better to give than to take.
- It is better to travel hopefully than to arrive.
- It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
- It is easier to be said than done.
- It is easier to pull down than to build.
- It is easy to be wise after the event.
- It is good to have company in misery.
- It is good to have company in trouble.
- It is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.
- It is harder to change human nature than to change rivers and mountains.
- It is ill jesting with edged tools.
- It is ill striving against the stream.
- It is ill waiting for dead men's shoes.
- It is misery enough to have once been happy.
- It is more blessed to give than to receive.
- It is never too late to mend.
- It is no meddling with our betters.
- It is no meddling with short daggers.
- It is no use crying over spilt milk.