Rome wasn’t built in a day, it was built in Italy.
The pen is mightier than the sword, and also considerably cheaper.
There's no smoke without fire, unless you own a smoke machine.
Two wrongs don’t make a right, but three rights make a left.
The early bird gets the worm, but the early worm gets killed, so it’s important to establish whether you see yourself as a bird or a worm before deciding how much time to leave for your journey.