he is lifeless that is faultless.
he is not fit to command others that cannot command himself.
he is not laughed at that laughs at himself first.
he is wise that is honest.
he knows most who speaks least.
he laughs best who laughs last.
he sets the fox to keep the geese.
he that climbs high falls heavily.
he that will not work shall not eat.
he who does not advance loses ground.
he who makes constant complaint gets little compassion.
he who makes no mistakes makes nothing.
he who risks nothing gains nothing.
history repeats itself.
honesty is the best policy.
hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.
i cannot be your friend and your flatterer too.
if a man deceives me once, shame on him, if he deceives me twice, shame on me.
if you make yourself an ass, don‘t complain if people ride you.
if your ears glow, someone is talking of you.
if you run after two hares, you will catch neither.
if you sell the cow, you sell her milk too.
if you venture nothing, you will have nothing.
if you want knowledge, you must toil for it.
industry is the parent of success.
it is better to die when life is a disgrace.