No call alligator long mouth till you pass him.
Even a hare will insult a dead lion.
When the mice laugh at the cat, there is a hole nearby.
The bitterest creature under heaven is the wife who discovers that her husband’s bravery is only bravado, that his strength is only a uniform, that his power is but a gun in the hands of a fool.
Be fond of the man who jests at his scars, if you like, but never believe he is being on the level with you.
With all his tumid boasts, he’s like the sword-fish, who only wears his weapon in his mouth.
All hat, no cattle.
He’s all vines, and no taters.
After dark all cats are leopards.
It is easy to frighten a bull from the window.