German proverbs

Charity sees the need, not the cause.
Speaking comes by nature, silence by understanding.
A country can be judged by the quality of its proverbs.
To advise is not to compel.
No answer is also an answer.
Revenge converts a little right into a great wrong.
 To change and change for the better are two different things.
The wise person has long ears and a short tongue.
 Envy eats nothing, but its own heart.