Do not lift a rock only to drop it on your own foot
Kill the chicken to frigthen the monkey
Wait long, strike fast.
Do not wait until you're thirsty to dig a well
One who would pick the roses must bear with thorns
Failure is the mother of success.
Do not climb a tree to look for a fish
Only time and effort brings proficiency
Distance tests the endurance of a horse; time reveals a man's character.