I bet I get about two comments on this post. But it's interesting to me as I might include some of these in the next book. I try to imagine each being quite clever, moving, funny, instructive, even scolding in their day. But were they? And what sayings do we have today that will be thought strange or hard to understand in one or two hundred years? "Like shooting fish in a barrel."
1) Wan du friee jeist,
dan besee die eascht de Mutta.
When you go courting to get married,
first observe the mother.
2) Waa lang lawe well mot Tsemorjest ate
aus en Kjeisa, opp Meddach aus en Kjeenijch,
on Tseowent aus en Pracha.
He who would live long must eat like an
emperor in the morning, at noon like a king,
and in the evening like a beggar.
3) De Kjaakjsche onn de Kaut senn emma saut.
The cook and the cat are never hungry.
4) Aules haft en Enj,
Bloss ne Worscht nijch.
Dee haft twee Enja.
Everything has an end
except a sausage.
It has two ends.
5) Wan’t emm Winta kracht
Can buschelt’t emm Somma em Sack.
When you hear the cold in winter crack
The summer harvest will fill the sack.
6) Dee weet nijch fal;
Dee es blooss hinj’rem
He doesn’t know much;
He grew up behind the oven.
7) Onnmaajlich aus Kjielkje ute Kruck ate.
As impossible as eating noodles out of a jug.
I'm not sure what dialect of Low German these are specifically, and Low German has no set standard (likely because it became an oral language giving way to High German). Still, good advice on #1, wouldn't you say?