Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; someone else, and not your own lips.1
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Stone is heavy and sand2 a burden, but provocation by a fool is heavier than both.
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Anger is cruel and fury overwhelming, but who can stand before jealousy?3
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Better is open rebuke than hidden love.
Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses.4
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He who is full loathes honey, but to the hungry even what is bitter tastes sweet.
Like a bird that strays from its nest5 is a man who strays from his home.
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Perfume6 and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of one's friend springs from his earnest counsel.
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Do not forsake your friend and the friend of your father, and do not go to your brother's house when disaster7 strikes you-- better a neighbor nearby than a brother far away.
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Be wise, my son, and bring joy to my heart;8 then I can answer anyone who treats me with contempt.9
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The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.10
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