Of brothers-in-law and red dogs few are good.
There is little sap in dry peis hools.
The master's foot is manure for the estate.
All the world will beat the man whom fortune buffets.
The needle makes clothes but stays naked.
A lion doesn't fear a fly.
In other persons' eye one can see a mote, in one's own - cannot see a log.
Don't reckon your eggs before they are laid.
He who goes to the mill gets befloured.