Don't take a matter to court hastily. Otherwise, what will you do afterwards if your opponent humiliates you?
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Make your case with your opponent without revealing another's secret;
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otherwise, the one who hears will disgrace you, and you'll never live it down.
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A word spoken at the right time is like golden apples on a silver tray.
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A wise correction to a receptive ear is like a gold ring or an ornament of gold.
To those who send him, a trustworthy messenger is like the coolness of snow on a harvest day; he refreshes the life of his masters.
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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.
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If you find honey, eat only what you need; otherwise, you'll get sick from it and vomit.
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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.