A beautiful thing is never perfect.
Because we focused on the snake, we missed the scorpion.
Learn politeness from the impolite.
Pride and dignity would belong to women if only men would leave them alone.
Run as hard as a wild beast if you will, but you won't get any reward greater than that destined for you.
Put a rope around your neck and many will be happy to drag you along.
Know yourself... and you shall know the Gods.
The tyrant is only the slave turned inside out.
Making money selling manure is better than losing money selling musk.
A man's ruin lies in his tongue.
Pride goes before a fall.
Malice drinketh its own poison.
The barking of a dog does not disturb the man on a camel.
Be patient with a bad neighbor: he may move or face misfortune.
If there were no fault, there would be no pardon.
Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.
Put by for a rainy day.
Pride feels no pain.
Put a stout heart to a steep hill.
Put a stout heart to a stey brae.
False ambition serves the neck.