Often the best way to give oneself what one lacks is to take from oneself what one has.
Better a patient man than a warrior, one who controls his temper than one who takes a city.
In the eyes of its mother every beetle is a gazelle.
Better a handful of dried figs and content with that, than to own the gate of peacocks and be kicked in the eye by a broody camel.
Friendship is honey - but don't eat it all.
You can't catch two frogs with one hand.
To the dog who has money, men say: my lord dog.
Three things cause sorrow to flee; water, green trees, and a beautiful face.
Though each path is different, there is only one way.