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Women and hens are lost by too much gadding.
The last comer shuts the door.
Misfortunes never come single.
One knife whets another.
All the brains are not in one head.
God save us from the enriched poor and from the impoverished rich.
How can the cat help it if the maid be a fool?
Every one draws the water to his own mill.
From a bad paymaster take straw–i.e. Any trifle.