Dead flies cause the ointment of the apothecary to send forth a stinking savour: likewise a small act of folly unto him that is esteemed for wisdom and honour.
A wise man’s heart is at his right hand, but a fool’s heart at his left.
Even when the fool walks by the way, he lacks prudence, and he says unto every one that he is a fool.
If the spirit of the ruler rises up against thee, do not leave thy place; for meekness pacifies great sins.
There is another evil which I have seen under the sun, as an error which proceeds from the ruler:
Folly is set in great dignity, and the rich are seated in a low place.
I saw slaves upon horses, and princes walking as slaves upon the earth.
He that digs a pit shall fall into it, and whosoever breaks a hedge, a serpent shall bite him.
Whosoever moves the stones shall have tribulation along with it, and he that cuts the firewood shall be endangered by it.