A shy cat makes a proud mouse
Every dog has his day
A bad compromise is better than a good lawsuit
A cat in gloves catches no mice
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
Every dog is a lion at home
Wait for the cat to jump
Time is money
Every ass loves to hear himself bray
We never know the value of water till the well is dry
Everybody’s business is nobody’s business
If things were to be done twice all would be wise
The best fish swim near the bottom
An idle brain is the devil’s workshop
Beware of a silent dog and still water
Better a glorious death than a shameful life
Better the devil you know than the devil you don’t
An ox is taken by the horns, and a man by the tongue
A friend in need is a friend indeed. Друг в нужде – настоящий друг. Друг познается в беде.
A friend is never known till needed. Друг никогда не известен, пока не понадобится его помощь. Неиспытанный друг ненадежен. Без беды друга не узнаешь.
No longer pipe, no longer dance. Нет дудки – нет и танцев. Изжил нужду, забыл и дружбу. Пироги со стола, друзья со двора.