A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.112
Like an earring of gold or an ornament of fine gold is a wise man's rebuke to a listening ear.213
Like the coolness of snow at harvest time is a trustworthy messenger to those who send him; he refreshes the spirit of his masters.314
Like clouds and wind without rain is a man who boasts of gifts he does not give.
Through patience a ruler can be persuaded,4 and a gentle tongue can break a bone.516
If you find honey, eat just enough-- too much of it, and you will vomit.617
Seldom set foot in your neighbor's house-- too much of you, and he will hate you.
Like a club or a sword or a sharp arrow is the man who gives false testimony against his neighbor.719
Like a bad tooth or a lame foot is reliance on the unfaithful in times of trouble.
Like one who takes away a garment on a cold day, or like vinegar poured on soda, is one who sings songs to a heavy heart.
If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink.