A child who is to be successful is not reared exclusively on a bed of down.
A crab does not beget a bird.
A knife does not know who is its master.
A slave does not choose his master.
A woman is like a blanket: If you cover yourself with it, it bothers you; if you throw it aside you will feel the cold.
An army is driven back by courage and not by insults, however many.
By going and coming, a bird weaves its nest.
By the time the fool has learned the game, the players have dispersed.
Death has the key to open the miser's chest.
Do not call the forest that shelters you a jungle.
Don't expect to be offered a chair when you visit a place where the chief himself sits on the floor.
Even though the old man is strong and hearty, he will not live forever.
Fire and gunpowder are not bedfellows.
Fire and gunpowder do not sleep together.
Hate has no medicine.
He who is guilty has much to say.
Hunger is felt by a slave and hunger is felt by a king.
Hunger is felt by slave and king alike.
If a woman gets rich she changes into a man.
If power can be bought then sell your mother to get it.
If the hunter comes back with mushrooms, don't ask him how his hunt was.