Look before you leap.
Let the world wagge, and take mine ease in myne Inne.
Hee must have a long spoone, shall eat with the devill.
Thrée maie a kepe counsayle, if two be away.
The greatest Clerkes be not the wisest men.
Prove your friend ere you have need, but in deedA friend is never known till a man have need.
What heart can think, or tongue express, The harm that groweth of idleness?
Nought venture nought have.
It is better to beAn old man’s derling than a yong man’s werling.
While the grasse groweth the horse starveth.
For when I gave you an inch, you took an ell.
Who is so deaf or so blind as is he that willfully will neither hear nor see?