Some fun and insightful international proverbs!
A courtyard common to all will be swept by none.
A thief believes everybody steals.
--Proverb of Unknown Origin
He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.
He who rides a tiger is afraid to dismount.
If the patient dies, the doctor has killed him, but if he gets well, god has saved him.
Never marry for money. Ye'll borrow it cheaper.
Think with the wise but walk with the vulgar.
Trust in Allah, but tie your camel.
--Old Muslim Proverb
Want a thing long enough and you don't.