I never was satisfied with "I will, I will." One "take this" is better than two "I will give you."
Let him bear the prize, who has deserved it.
A guard dog cannot watch two homes at once.
A neglected duty may returns tomorrow with seven others at its back.
A stout heart breaks ill fortune.
Ill air slays sooner than the sword.
Though the fox wear silk, he is still a fox.
Side-stepping an issue.
The best of men are but men at best.