The lance never blunted the pen, nor the pen the lance.
Some suggestions for you :
Pretend you're in great danger, and you'll find out if you have any friends.
There's nobody can prevent you getting into heaven, but there are many always ready to give you a shove into hell.
Many things are too bad to be blessed, and too good to be cursed.
He who steals in order to give to god can only get advice from the devil.
Renounce a friend who covers you with his wings and destroys you with his beak.
There's nothing worse for an intelligent person than to put a fool beside him.