"Love truth even if it harms you, and hate lies even if they serve you"
"Every beetle is a gazelle in the eyes of its mother"
"Instruction in youth is like engraving in stone"
"An old cat will not learn how to dance" - I like this...a feline version of "you can't teach an old dog new tricks":)
"Even the loftiest of mountains begins on the ground"
"He who eats when he is full digs a grave with his teeth".....ohhhh this one hits home!!!
"A known mistake is better than an unknown truth"
"Nothing dries sooner than a tear"
"Work and you will be strong; sit and you will stink"
"A teacher will appear when the student is ready"
"Better the gurgling of a camel than the prayers of a fish"...ok, I don't quite get this one, but I still like it:)