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.
a cat may look at a king.
adversity makes a man wise, not rich.
a fair death honors the whole life.
a faithful friend is hard to find.
a fall into a pit, a gain in your wit.
a fox may grow gray, but never good.
a friend in need is a friend indeed.
a friend is easier lost than found.