Give me a seat, and I will make myself room to lie down.
Beauty and chastity are always quarreling.
Better a quiet death than a public misfortune.
Don’t sign a paper without reading it, or drink water without seeing it.
Avoid a friend who covers you with his wings and destroys you with his beak.
Go to friends for advice, woman for love, strangers for charity and relatives for nothing.
Better joy in a cottage than sorrow in a palace.
Bachelor, a peacock; betrothed, a lion; married, an ass.
You surrender your freedom where you deposit your secret.
You must tolerate that which you cannot change.
Better is the smoke of my own house than the fire of another’s.
You will not be loved if you care for none but yourself.
Come live with me and you’ll know me.
Every law is broken to become a king.
Birth is much, but breeding is more.
Better play at small game than stand out.
You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink.
Don’t offer me advice; give me money.
Better a good hope than a bad possession.
Do not stuff your servant with bread, and he won’t ask for cheese.