He hangs the May-branch at every door.
Smoke in your own country is purer than fire in a foreign land.
Every anguish passes except the anguish of hunger.
Only three things in life are certain birth, death and change.
Gentlemen prefer blonds -- but marry brunettes.
The truth rises to the surface like oil on water.
There is no pleasure that does not pall, the more so if it costs nothing.
When the sea is calm, every ship has a good captain.
Riches take away more pleasures than they give.