The city that negotiates is half conquered.
The devil’s meal turns half to bran.
The best company must part, as King Dagobert said to his hounds.
The cart ruins the road, the woman the man, the water the wine.
The best-laid schemes of mice and men gang aft agley.
The best wine has its lees.
The best thing about a man is his dog.
Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.