a bad workman always blames his tools.
a bird in the hand is worth than two in the bush.
a boaster and a liar are cousins-german.
a bully is always a coward.
a burden of one's choice is not felt.
a candle lights others and consumes itself.
a cat has 9 lives.
a cat may look at a king.
a close mouth catches no flies.
a constant guest is never welcome.