The early bird catches the worm.
The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese
The second mouse gets the cheese!
I sometimes think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird and not enough the bad luck of the early worm.
Early to bed and early to rise makes a person dull, boring, and despised.
Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
The early bird gets the worm. The early worm... gets eaten.
actions speak louder than words
Strike while the iron is hot.
Rise early. It is the early bird that catches the worm. Don't be fooled by this absurd law; I once knew a man who tried it. He got up at sunrise and a horse bit him.
You cannot teach an old dog new tricks
Over increasingly large areas of the United States, spring now comes unheralded by the return of the birds, and the early mornings are strangely silent where once they were filled with the beauty of bird song.
The early bird may get the worm, but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.
Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy.
Do not put all your eggs in one basket.
There is no time like the present.
Don't put all your eggs in one basket.
That old saw about the early bird just proves that the worm should have stayed in bed.
In software systems it is often the early bird that makes the worm.
If you're a bird, be an early bird. But if you're a worm, sleep late.