Do not put yourself forward in the king's presence or stand in the place of the great;
for it is better to be told, "Come up here," than to be put lower in the presence of a noble. What your eyes have seen
do not hastily bring into court; for what will you do in the end, when your neighbor puts you to shame?
References for Proverbs 25:8
Argue your case with your neighbor directly, and do not disclose another's secret;
or else someone who hears you will bring shame upon you, and your ill repute will have no end.
A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver.
Like a gold ring or an ornament of gold is a wise rebuke to a listening ear.
Like the cold of snow in the time of harvest are faithful messengers to those who send them; they refresh the spirit of their masters.
Like clouds and wind without rain is one who boasts of a gift never given.
With patience a ruler may be persuaded, and a soft tongue can break bones.
If you have found honey, eat only enough for you, or else, having too much, you will vomit it.