Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.
Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.
Appearances are often deceiving.
After all is said and done, more is said than done.
We should look to the mind, and not to the outward appearance.
Slow but steady wins the race.
Example is the best precept.
Our insignificance is often the cause of our safety.
Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.
Don't let your special character and values, the secret that you know and no one else does, the truth - don't let that get swallowed up by the great chewing complacency.
Destroy the seed of evil, or it will grow up to your ruin.
Please all, and you will please none.
The gods help them that help themselves.
It is thrifty to prepare today for the wants of tomorrow.
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over.
Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything.
The injuries we do and those we suffer are seldom weighed in the same scales.
Affairs are easier of entrance than of exit; and it is but common prudence to see our way out before we venture in.
A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth.
People often grudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves.
If you allow men to use you for your own purposes, they will use you for theirs.
Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.
Self-conceit may lead to self destruction.