If every man would sweep his own door-step the city would soon be clean.

Be a friend to yourself, and others will.

He who steals an egg will steal more.

Your hand is never the worse for doing its own work.

Do good and then do it again.

Reason is the wise man's guide, example the fool's.

Three things it is best to avoid: a strange dog, a flood, and a man who thinks he is wise.

Every bird relishes his own voice.

Speak well of your friend; of your enemy say nothing.

You must crawl before walking.

Without perseverance talent is a barren bed.

Whilst kicking and biting, love develops.

When the steersmen are many the ship will sink.

Turning the water to his own mill.

To sing before breakfast is to weep before supper.

Three things give us hardy strength: sleeping on hairy mattresses, breathing cold air, and eating dry food.

Three remedies of the physicians of Myddfal: water, honey, and labour.

Three comforts of old age: fire, tea and tobacco.

Those not ruled by the rudder will be ruled by the rocks.

The young laugh when the old fall.

The world is wide to everyone.

The wiser the man, the fewer his words.

The strength of the old is their ready counsel.

The strength of a nation is its knowledge.

The seed of all evil is laziness.

The older the man, the weaker his mind.

The old know and the young suspect.

The foolish has a wagging tongue.

The coldness of a friend and the coldness of linen -- they never lasted long.

The child will grow, his clothes will not.

The best shortage is a shortage of words.

The best knowledge is to know yourself.

The best candle is understanding.

The advice of the aged will not mislead you.

The achievement of all work is practice.

Tapping persistently breaks the stone.

Starting the work is two thirds of it.

Repay evil with good, and hell will not claim you.

Playing with fire will eventually turn bitter.

Perfect love sometimes does not come until the first grandchild.

People aren't good unless others are made better by them.

Patience is the mother of all wisdom.

One needs a long spoon to sup with the devil.

Old proverbs are the children of truth.

Old feel the blows suffered when young.

Old age will not come alone.

Old age is a hundred disorders.

Old age comes not on its own.

Of all weights, old age is the heaviest.