Whosoever would hide her would hide the wind, and the ointment of his right hand which betrayeth itself.
Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.
Whoso keepeth the fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof; so he that waiteth on his master shall be honored.
As in water face answereth to face, so the heart of man to man.
Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.
As the refining pot for silver and the furnace for gold, so is a man tried by praise.
Though thou shouldest grind a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him.
Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds,
for riches are not for ever; and doth the crown endure to every generation?
The hay appeareth, and the tender grass showeth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered;
the lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats pay the price of the field;