Boys will be boys.
Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.
When the cat's away, the mice play.
The mountains are never so far apart but the animals find one another.
Better safe than sorry.
Take the bitter with the sweet.
Don't put all your eggs in one basket.
The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.
Paddle your own canoe.
One man's gravy is another man's poison.
You will always be lucky if you know how to make friends with strange cats.
The squeaking wheel gets the oil.
There's no place like home.
You have to take the good with the bad.
The bad gardener quarrels with his rake.
The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
You can't teach an old dog new tricks.
Don't hide your light under a bushel.
You can't fit a round peg in a square hole.
Put your money where your mouth is.