Don't look where you fell, but where you slipped.
If the townspeople are happy, look for the chief.
If the walls were adamant, gold would take the town.
To the patient man will come all the riches of the world.
When building a house, don't measure the timbers in the forest.
Only when the tree is big and strong can you tether a cow to it.
Do not eat your chicken and throw its feathers in the front yard.