If you are a host to your guest, be a host to his dog also.
A mere friend will agree with you, but a real friend will argue.
The tallest blade of grass is the first to be cut by the scythe.
If the thunder is not loud, the peasant forgets to cross himself.
The rich would have to eat money if the poor did not provide food.
There is no shame in not knowing the shame lies in not finding out.
Fear the goat from the front, the horse from the rear and man from all sides.
Za dvumya zaitsami pogonish'sya, ne odnogo ne poimaesh'. (If you chase two rabbits, you will not catch either one.)
I need not fear my enemies because the most they can do is attack me. I need not fear my friends because the most they can do is betray me. But I have much to fear from people who are indifferent.