Dead men tell no tale?
A dead person cannot cause difficulties by revealing something that it would be preferable to conceal.
When a sickle is drawn, it in turn draws the tree. To which it is hooked.
It is the fear of what tomorow may bring that makes tortoise to carry his house along with hiw wherever he goes.
When a fowl gets to a new town, it stands on one leg until it know that it is a town where people stand on their tow legs.
Who says the oasis in the desert is happy because of its hidden spring of water?
A farmer does not conclude by the mere look of it that a corn is unripe; he tears it open for examination.