The fool too late, his substance eaten up, reckons the cost.
If you want to do something, do it!
If you say hard things you must expect to hear them in return.
Who wishes to give himself an abundance of business let him equip these two things, a ship and a woman. For no two things involve more business, if you have begun to fit them out. Nor are these two things ever sufficiently adorned, nor is any excess of adornment enough for them.
The greatest talents often lie buried out of sight.
You little know what a ticklish thing it is to go to law.
[Lat., Nescis tu quam meticulosa res sit ire ad judicem.]
To waste one’s breath; to pump into a sieve.
To blow and to swallow at the same time is not easy; I cannot at the same time be here and also there.
[Lat., Simul flare sorbereque haud facile
Est: ego hic esse et illic simul, haud potui.]
Wine is a cunning wrestler.
Laws are subordinate to custom.
It is sheer folly to take unwilling hounds to the chase.
Where there are friends there is wealth.