A kitchen knife cannot carve its own handle.
A nobleman's calf does not know how a butcher kills.
Carve the peg by looking at the hole.
Cast no dirt into the well that gives you water.
Cast not pearls to swine.
Catch not at the shadow, and lose the substance.
Cross even a stone bridge after you've tested it.
Even a fish wouldn't get into trouble if it kept its mouth shut.
Even children of the same mother look different.
If there is a rich man in the area three villages are ruined.
If you starve for three days, there is no thought that does not invade your imagination.
Man's affairs are evaluated only after his coffin is closed.
Man's extremity, God's opportunity.
Put off for one day and ten days will pass.
The bad plowman quarrels with his ox.
The deeper the waters are, the more still they run.
Where there are no tigers, a wildcat is very self-important.
Words have no wings but they can fly a thousand miles.
You will hate a beautiful song if you sing it often.
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