Stone is heavy and sand a dead weight, but a fool's provocation outweighs them both.
Fury is cruel and anger overwhelming, but who can stand up to jealousy?
Better open rebuke than hidden love.
Wounds from a friend are received as well-meant, but an enemy's kisses are insincere.
A person who is full loathes a honeycomb; but to the hungry, any bitter thing is sweet.
Like a bird that strays from its nest is a man who strays from his home.
Perfume and incense make the heart glad, [also] friendship sweet with advice from the heart.
Don't abandon a friend who is also a friend of your father. Don't enter your brother's house on the day of your calamity -better a neighbor nearby than a brother far away.
My son, become wise, and gladden my heart, so that I can answer my critics.
The clever see trouble coming and hide; the thoughtless go on and pay the penalty.
Seize his clothes because he guaranteed a stranger's loan; take them as security for that unknown woman.