Some random proverbs that might help set you straight and get your Monday going:

Charity sees the need, not the cause (German)

Even the hand of compassion is stung when it strokes a scorpion (Persian)

When love is not madness, it is not love (Spanish)

Do not stand in a place of danger trusting miracles (Arab)

Don’t be too sweet lest you be eaten up, don’t be too bitter lest you be spewed out (Jewish)

There is no economy in going to bed early to save on candles if the result is twins (Chinese)

All things good to know are difficult to learn (Greek)

Remember the rain that made your corn grow (Haitian)

The rich would have to eat money if the poor did not provide food (Russian)

The afternoon knows what the morning never expected (Swedish)

Enjoy yourself, it’s later than you think (Chinese)

The greater love is a mother’s, then come a dog’s, then a sweetheart’s (Polish)

Vision without action is a daydream, action without vision is a nightmare (Japanese)

Laws, like the spider’s web, catch the flies and let the hawks go free (Spanish)

When you throw dirt, you lose ground (Texan)