No joy without alloy.
Men are just as God made them -- and a little worse.
Mother, what is marrying? Spinning, bearing children, and crying, daughter.
Never advise anyone to go to war or to get married. Write down the advice of him who loves you, though you like it not at present. He that has no children brings them up well.
No king was ever a traitor, or pope excommunicated.
Men can acquire knowledge, but not wisdom. Some of the greatest fools ever known were learned men.
Much never cost little.
Never advise someone to go to war or to get married.
No need to seek shelter for an old ox.
Mad love--I for you, and you for another.
Michael is quits; he lost a ducat and gained a rabbit.
Much pleasure and little grief is every man's desire.
Never ask pardon before you are accused.
No one will notice in the dark.
Make good flour, and do not blow the trumpet.
Might makes right.
Much talking, much erring.
Never beg from one who was a beggar.
No one would be an innkeeper but for money.
Make sure you have many books and many friends -- as long as they are good ones.
Mildness governs more than anger.
My daughter-in-law tucked up her sleeves, and upset the kettle into the fire.
Never let a poor man advise you on investments.
No relation is poor.
Make the suit fit the occasion.