A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety. The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse

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A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy. Let a man be one thing or the other, and we then know how to meet him.

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A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth.

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Affairs are easier of entrance than of exit and it is but common prudence to see our way out before we venture in.

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Any excuse will serve a tyrant. The Wolf and the Lamb

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Appearances often are deceiving.

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Be content with your lot one cannot be first in everything.

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Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything. Juno and the Peacock

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Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.

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Better beans and bacon in peace than cakes and ale in fear.

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