Be wise, my son, and bring joy to my heart;1 then I can answer anyone who treats me with contempt.2
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The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.3
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Take the garment of one who puts up security for a stranger; hold it in pledge if he does it for a wayward woman.4
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If a man loudly blesses his neighbor early in the morning, it will be taken as a curse.
A quarrelsome wife is like a constant dripping5 on a rainy day;
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restraining her is like restraining the wind or grasping oil with the hand.
As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.
He who tends a fig tree will eat its fruit,6 and he who looks after his master will be honored.7
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As water reflects a face, so a man's heart reflects the man.
Death and Destruction are never satisfied,8 and neither are the eyes of man.9
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The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold,10 but man is tested by the praise he receives.
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