Whoever quarries stones may be injured by them; whoever splits logs may be endangered by them.
If an ax is dull and one doesn't sharpen it first, then one must exert more force. It's profitable to be skillful and wise.
If a snake bites before it's charmed, then there's no profit for the snake charmer.
Words from a wise person's mouth are beneficial, but fools are devoured by their own lips.
Fools start out talking foolishness and end up speaking awful nonsense.
Fools talk too much! No one knows what will happen; no one can say what will happen in the future.
The hard work of fools tires them out because they don't even know the way to town!
Too bad for you, land, whose king is a boy and whose princes feast in the morning.
Happy is the land whose king is dignified and whose princes feast at the right time for energy, not for drunkenness.
Through laziness, the roof sags; through idle hands, the house leaks.
Feasts are made for laughter, wine cheers the living, and money answers everything.