With a king it is the same as with fire - stay neither close by, nor too far away.
Why should I shave when God doesn't?
Why didn't the midwife, who cut your naval string, cut your head instead?
We had a dog, it helped the wolf.
Water washes up everything but shame.
Watch your step when you walk: you may find nothing but you will not stumble.
Too many barbers would be ready to shave the beard of a beardless man.
To the donkey thorns taste better than hay.
Three hundred ravens are scattered by one stone.