Alexander the Great wasn't tall.

First secure an independent income, then practice virtue.

Success has many friends.

Think with the wise, but talk with the vulgar.

To deceive a diplomat speak the truth, he has no experience with it.

The tongue has no bones, yet it breaks bones.

Curses are like chickens; they come home to roost.

Before you can score you must first have a goal.

Who hunts two hares will catch neither.

Where there is a sea there are pirates.

It is easier to talk than to hold one's tongue.

Deeds are fruits, words are only leaves.

Milk the cow, but do not pull off the udder.

Sweet is the memory of past labor.

Observe your enemies, for they first find your faults.

The style is the man himself.

You can't shake hands with a clenched fist.

Kindness begets kindness.

A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.

Many men know how to flatter, few men know how to praise.

We have two ears and one mouth that we may listen the more and talk the less.

Under every stone sleeps a scorpion.

Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.

Time is the best adviser.

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, prepare to die.

Gray hair is a sign of age, not of wisdom.

Ignorance of the law is no excuse for breaking it.

It is better to be envied than pitied.

Young wood makes a hot fire.

You will break the bow if you keep it always bent.

You must keep quiet or say only things that improve silence.

You learn to limp if you live with cripples.

You know who the good seamen are when the storm comes.

You have to put a young girl onto an old man.

You easily forget the eyes that don't see you any more.

You can't hide behind your finger.

You cannot reason with a hungry belly; it has no ears.

You can tell who the good seamen are during a storm.

Without a general an army is lost.

Whoever feeds the wolf in the winter will be eaten by him in the spring.

Who wouldn't lick his fingers when they have been dipped in honey?

Who ceases to be a friend never was one.

What is true is no more sure than the probable.

What is good to know is difficult to learn.

We must endure what fortune sends.

We became gravediggers but nobody dies anymore.

Truth lies at the bottom of a well.

To rebel in season is not to rebel.

To love is nothing. To be loved is something. To love and be loved is everything.