The man who boasts about a gift that does not exist is like clouds and wind without rain.
A ruler can be persuaded through patience, and a gentle tongue can break a bone.a16
If you find honey, eat only what you need; otherwise, you'll get sick from it and vomit.b17
Seldom set foot in your neighbor's house; otherwise, he'll get sick of you and hate you.
A man giving false testimony against his neighbor is like a club, a sword, or a sharp arrow.
Trusting an unreliable person in a time of trouble is like a rotten tooth or a faltering foot.
Singing songs to a troubled heart is like taking off clothing on a cold day, or like [pouring] vinegar on soda.c21
If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat, and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink;
for you will heap coals on his head, and the Lord will reward you.d23
The north wind produces rain, and a backbiting tongue, angry looks.
Better to live on the corner of a roof than in a house shared with a nagging wife.e