Don't brag about tomorrow, since you don't know what the day will bring.
Don't praise yourself; let others do it!
A stone is heavy and sand is weighty, but the resentment caused by a fool is heavier than both.
Anger is cruel, and wrath is like a flood, but who can survive the destructiveness of jealousy?
An open rebuke is better than hidden love!
Wounds from a friend are better than many kisses from an enemy.
Honey seems tasteless to a person who is full, but even bitter food tastes sweet to the hungry.
A person who strays from home is like a bird that strays from its nest.
The heartfelt counsel of a friend is as sweet as perfume and incense.
Never abandon a friend -- either yours or your father's. Then in your time of need, you won't have to ask your relatives for assistance. It is better to go to a neighbor than to a relative who lives far away.
My child, how happy I will be if you turn out to be wise! Then I will be able to answer my critics.
References for Proverbs 27:11
A prudent person foresees the danger ahead and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences.
Be sure to get collateral from anyone who guarantees the debt of a stranger. Get a deposit if someone guarantees the debt of an adulterous woman.
If you shout a pleasant greeting to your neighbor too early in the morning, it will be counted as a curse!
A nagging wife is as annoying as the constant dripping on a rainy day.
Trying to stop her complaints is like trying to stop the wind or hold something with greased hands.
As iron sharpens iron, a friend sharpens a friend.