When a thing is done, advice comes too late.
If you wish good advice, consult an old man.
Under a ragged coat lies wisdom.
Adversity makes a man wise, not rich.
Do not put your spoon into the pot which does not boil for you.
Abundance, like want, ruins many.
The anvil fears no blows.
Better a mouse in the pot than no meat at all.
An ass is but an ass, though laden with gold.
Eating and scratching want but a beginning.
One who sits between two chairs may easily fall down.
A barber learns to shave by shaving fools
What the heart thinks, the tongue speaks