If you're out to beat a dog, you're sure to find a stick.
Where you think there is bacon, there are not even hooks for it.
Anger is the thorn in the heart.
The pebble comes from the mountain.
A runaway horse punishes himself.
Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.
The creditor gets a pledge from the good payer.
What would you expect from an ass but a kick?
Let no one take a pawn that eats.