If the wind will not serve, take to the oars.
Only a fool tests the water with both feet.
At the end of the game, the king and the pawn go back in the same box.
May the Lord welcome you in Heaven, at least an hour before the Devil knows you’re dead.
He who seeks advice seldom errs.
Praying kneads no dough.
The darkest hour is that before the dawn.
May you live a thousand years, and I, one day less, so that I might never know the world without the pleasure of your company.
A man has no business to marry a woman who can’t make him miserable. It means she can’t make him happy.
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
Be not afraid of growing slowly.
Be afraid only of standing still.
When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.
It is better to light one candle than curse the darkness.
Where love reigns the impossible may be attained.
Walls for the wind,
a roof for the rain
and tea beside the fire.
Laughter to cheer you,
those you love near you
and all that your heart might desire.
This too shall pass.
Be happy while you’re living, for you’re a long time dead.
Too much humility is pride.
Every path has its puddle.
A country can be judged by the quality of its proverbs.
One picture is worth a thousand words.
To listen is to learn, and to understand is to inspire.
A lie has no legs, but scandalous wings.
It is a fearful thing
to love what death can touch.
A lie well stuck to is as good as the truth.