His father was no man's friend but his owne, and he (saith the prouerbe) is no man's foe else.
The world that I regard is my selfe, it is the Microcosme of mine owne frame, that I cast mine eye on; for the other, I use it but like my Globe, and turne it round sometimes for my recreation. Men that look upon my outside, perusing onely my condition, and fortunes, do erre in my altitude; for I am above Atlas his shoulders.
It is a deere collopThat is cut out of th' owne flesh.john heywood
Old proverbe says,That byrd ys not honestThat fyleth hys owne nest.john skelton
No man is an Iland , intire of it selfe; every man is a peece of the Continent , a part of the maine ; if a Clod bee washed away by the Sea , Europe is the lesse, as well as if a Promontorie were, as well as if a Mannor of thy friends or of thine owne were; any mans death diminishes me , because I am involved in Mankinde ; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee .john donne
Wee commonly say of a prodigall man that hee is no man's foe but his owne.
Beaten with his owne rod.
It is a deere collop That is cut out of th' owne flesh.
Every cocke is proud on his owne dunghill.
She frieth in her owne grease.
You stand in your owne light.
It is a foule byrd that fyleth his owne nest.
Ryght so euery man is capitayne of his owne soule.
That byrd ys nat honest That fylythe hys owne nest.john skelton