The child has to crawl till it learns to walk.
The less you know, the less you forget.
There is a knack to every handicraft.
To be high on the pear. [To be superior, ?stiff upper lip?]
To sense owls in the moss. [Something suspect or danger ahead]
You don't have to put out the fire when all is burnt out.
Poor thanks is the way of the world.
The afterthought is good, but forethought is better.
The comparison halts (something is alike, something is not).
The lowest fence is the easiest to get across.
There is always a train. Not so bad that it isn't good for anything. Good, positive thinking.
To be on a berry trip. [Being on the wrong track, ?way off?]
To separate the chaff from the wheat. [To distinguish the worthless from the valuable]
You might as well try to hold an eel by the tail.
Rather a bit correctly than much incorrectly.
The age of miracles is past.
The craziest speak most truly.
The maniacs have many funny hours that the sane guy does not have.
There is hope as long as your fishing line is in the water.
To be on the grape. [To be moderately intoxicated by alcohol]
To steal as a raven. [Kleptomaniac behavior]
Rather be without life than without wits.
The ancients were no fools.
The day that is gone, you will not get one more time.
The old are the eldest.