He saved his ears, but lost his head.
To save one life is better than to build a seven-story pagoda.
What is gone is lost, what is left is saved.
Why save when your son is a good son? Why save when your son is a bad son?
May god save me from the one I saved.
God save me from one who does not drink.
Save a thief from the gallows and he will help to hang you.