Slow and steady wins the race.
Thinking to get at once all the gold the goose could give, he killed it and opened it only to find -- nothing.
Self-conceit may lead to self-destruction.
Familiarity breeds contempt.
The shaft of the arrow had been feathered with one of the eagle's own plumes. We often give our enemies the means of our own destruction.
People often begrudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves.
Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
It is thrifty to prepare today for the wants of tomorrow.
Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything.
The gods help them that help themselves.