The crane was killed by the fishhook.
Beauty is but skin-deep.
No man is a hero to his valet.
Man is the flower of the earth.
Elephants are killed for their ivory, birds for their feathers.
Even if a mountain is high, there is always a way to reach the top -- and although the way might be full of danger, there is always a way for someone to get through it.
It's better to sleep on the floor in an incense shop than in a bed in a fishmarket.
Victory makes you into an emperor, defeat into a rebel.
Adversity brings wisdom.