What would be the standard English proverb for something like this:
Your leg starts to ache when you see a horse.
When you see a useful resource/means, you feel lazy to do the job/work.
EDIT: It essentially means, I think, that a 'lazy man will find many excuses to avoid work'.
Here is the original Kannada language proverb:
Kudure kandre kaalu novvu.
Which literally means:
"Your leg starts to ache when you see a horse."
"When you notice a horse, you act limp"
SevenSidedDie explains it below quite well:
"Nice car! Oh, uh, I suddenly have a cramp, can I get a ride?"
(Note: Proverbs are pieces of traditional wisdom passed down to us from previous generations - kinda like universal truths, while quotes are just opinions of one or more persons. "A bad workman quarrels with his tools" is a proverb while "I can resist anything but temptation" is a quote. What I want is a proverb, not a quote, thanks.)