4 If a ruler’s anger rises against you, do not leave your post; calmness can lay great offenses to rest.
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5 There is an evil I have seen under the sun, the sort of error that arises from a ruler:
6 Fools are put in many high positions, while the rich occupy the low ones.
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7 I have seen slaves on horseback, while princes go on foot like slaves.
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8 Whoever digs a pit may fall into it; whoever breaks through a wall may be bitten by a snake.
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9 Whoever quarries stones may be injured by them; whoever splits logs may be endangered by them.
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10 If the ax is dull and its edge unsharpened, more strength is needed, but skill will bring success.