If you call one wolf, you invite the pack.
A gentle word opens an iron gate.
There would be miracles if youth could know and age could do.
If you cannot serve, you cannot rule.
If you wish to drown, do not torture yourself with shallow water.
Pretty wife, old wine - many friends.
You are permitted, in time of great danger, to walk with the devil until you have crossed the bridge.
Work as though you will live a hundred years; think as though you will die tomorrow.
From walking - something; from sitting - nothing.
If you let everyone walk over you, you become a carpet.
Dip your tongue in wisdom, then give counsel.
God promises a safe landing but not a calm passage.
Seize opportunity by the beard, for it is bald behind.
When the sea turned into honey, the poor man lost his spoon.