A good bell is heard from far, a bad one still further.
A married man has many sorrows -- an unmarried man has one more.
A widow, like a widower, is a house without a roof.
Age does not give you good sense, it only makes you go slowly.
All that glitters is not gold, nor all that sparkles silver.
As we grow older our bad qualities make us younger.
Be always a little afraid so that you never will be much afraid.
Better ice that melts than fire that extinguishes.
Cowardice will not prolong life.
Do it today! Tomorrow it might be forbidden.
Don't raise your club so high; it will only fall on your head.
Even a small star shines in the dark.
Everyone knows the bear, but the bear knows no one.
Freedom does not lengthen life.
God did not create haste.
God did not create hurry.
Happiness does not come from happiness itself, but from the journey towards achieving it.
He needs a long candle who awaits the death of another.
He who cannot light a fire knows nothing about love.
He who shares the meat is always left with the bone.
If the bathroom and a brandy cannot help a man, then death is imminent.