A barleycorn is better than a diamond to a rooster.
  A bird never flew on one wing.
  A coconut shell full of water is an ocean to an ant.
  A crow is never the whiter forever washing.
  A fine cage won't feed the bird.
  A hog in satin is still a hog.
  A leopard cannot change its spots.
  A mischievous dog must be tied short.
  A new net won't catch an old bird.
  A sheep that bleats loses a mouthful.