A gift opens doors; it gives access to the great.
The one who first states a case seems right, until the other comes and cross-examines.
Casting the lot puts an end to disputes and decides between powerful contenders.
An ally offended is stronger than a city; a such quarreling is like the bars of a castle.
From the fruit of the mouth one's stomach is satisfied; the yield of the lips brings satisfaction.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.
He who finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor from the Lord.
The poor use entreaties, but the rich answer roughly.
Some b friends play at friendship c but a true friend sticks closer than one's nearest kin.
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