Do not tell a friend anything you would conceal from an enemy.

Write the bad things that are done to you in sand, but write the good things that happen to you on a piece of marble.

A friend is known when needed.

The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

He who has health, has hope. And he who has hope, has everything.

Examine what is said, not him who speaks.

Death was afraid of him because he had the heart of a lion.

The devil tempts all men, but idle men tempt the devil.

Four things come not back. The spoken word, the sped arrow, the past life, ad the neglected opportunity.

All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.

The tree of silence bears the fruit of peace.

When you have spoken the word, it reigns over you. When it is unspoken you reign over it.

Never give advice in a crowd.

Marriage is like a besieged castle; those who are on the outside wish to get in; and those who are on the inside wish to get out.

A wise man's day is worth a fool's life.

He who eats alone chokes alone.

When the angels present themselves, the devils abscond.

The whisper of a pretty girl can be heard further than the roar of a lion.

None but a mule denies his family.

Those who foretell the future lies, even if he tells the truth.

When danger approaches, sing to it.

I against my brother I and my brother against our cousin, my brother and our cousin against the neighbors all of us against the foreigner.

If power is for sale, sell your mother to buy it. You can always buy her back again.

Heaven is at the feet of Mothers.

The sinning is the best part of repentance.

Throw a lucky man into the sea, and he will come up with a fish in his mouth.

A man profits more by the sight of an idiot than by the orations of the learned.

Lying and stealing are next door neighbors.

Pardon is the choicest flower of victory.

I came to the place of my birth and cried, The friends of my youth, where are they? And echo answered, Where are they?

The dung beetle, seeing its child on the wall, thinks it sees a pearl on a thread.

The words of tongue should have three gate keepers.

If begging should unfortunately be thy lot, knock at the large gates only.

Good to sell knowledge for labor, honor for risk.