Between imitation and envy, imitation is better.
When prominent persons fights, commoners would suffer.
Who wants heat, must endure the smoke.
He that ance gets his fingers i' the dirt can hardly get them out again.
Mistakes are to be pardoned.
He is a sorry barber who has but one comb.
Iron kills iron dies.
A sceptre is one thing, a ladle another.
He that washes an ass's head loses both his lye and his labour.