There are four things which are little upon the earth, but they are exceeding wise:
the ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer;
the conies are but a feeble folk, yet they make their houses in the rocks;
the locusts have no king, yet they go forth, all of them in ranks;
the spider taketh hold with her hands, and is in kings' palaces.
There are three things which go well, yea, four which are comely in their goings:
a lion which is strongest among beasts, and turneth not away for any;
a greyhound, a hegoat also, and a king against whom there is no rising up.
If thou hast done foolishly in exalting thyself, or if thou hast thought evil, lay thine hand upon thy mouth.
Surely the churning of milk bringeth forth butter, and the wringing of the nose bringeth forth blood: so the stirring of wrath bringeth forth strife.