There is no crime without a precedent.
There is but one short step between lying and theft.
The wrong doer never lacks a pretext.
The wolf prays not in his own field.
The wise man seeks the lawyer early.
The wicked ears are deaf to wisdom's call.
The triumphing of the wicked is short.
The thief is frightened even by the mouse.
The sting of a reproach bears the truth of it.