A clean pig makes lean bacon.
A dead man pays no debts.
A foolish fox is caught by one leg, but a wise one by all four.
A good deed is the best form of prayer.
A good reputation is better than a golden girdle.
A greedy father has thieves for children.
A man without enemies is worthless.
A thorn pierces young skin more quickly than old.
A tree near the road is easily cut down.
A wife is frightened of her first husband and a husband is frightened of his second wife.
After a trial one party is naked and the other without a shirt.
An empty knapsack is heavier to carry than a full one.
Better retreat in honor than advance in disgrace.
Better to blush once than pale a hundred times.
Do not measure the wolf's tail till he is dead.
Even the devil knows what is right, but he will not do it.
Everyone is worth more than his neighbor and less than his son.
He who drinks on credit, gets drunk twice.
If you can't hold on to the horse's mane then don't try to hang on to its tail.
It does no harm now and then to burn a candle for the devil.
It is better to be threatened by the sword of a Turk than by the pen of a German.