He who doesn't risk never gets to drink champagne.
I need not fear my enemies because the most they can do is attack me. I need not fear my friends because the most they can do is betray me. But I have much to fear from people who are indifferent.
Tell me your friends, and I'll tell you who you are.
The rich would have to eat money if the poor did not provide food.
If the thunder is not loud, the peasant forgets to cross himself.
If you were born lucky, even your rooster will lay eggs.
If you are a host to your guest, be a host to his dog also.
Love and eggs are best when they are fresh.
Ask a lot, but take what is offered.
The hammer shatters glass but forges steel.
Za dvumya zaitsami pogonish'sya, ne odnogo ne poimaesh'. (If you chase two rabbits, you will not catch either one.)
A mere friend will agree with you, but a real friend will argue.
There is no shame in not knowing the shame lies in not finding out.
Life is unbearable, but death is not so pleasant either.
Fear the goat from the front, the horse from the rear and man from all sides.