As dew in harvest, and as rain in summer, so honour is not for a fool.
As birds and sparrows fly, so a curse shall not come upon any one without a cause.
As a whip for a horse, and a goad for an ass, so a rod for a simple nation.
Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou become like him.
Yet answer a fool according to his folly, lest he seem wise in his own conceit.
He that sends a message by a foolish messenger procures for himself a reproach from his own ways.
take away the motion of the legs, as transgression from the mouth of fools.
He that binds up a stone in a sling, is like one that gives glory to a fool.
Thorns grow in the hand of a drunkard, and servitude in the hand of fools.
All the flesh of fools endures much hardship; for their fury is brought to nought.
As when a dog goes to his own vomit, and becomes abominable, so is fool who returns in his wickedness to his own sin. [There is a shame that brings sin: and there is a shame glory and grace.]
I have seen a man who seemed to himself to be wise; but a fool had more hope than he.
A sluggard when sent on a journey says, a lion in the ways, and murderers in the streets.
As a door turns on the hinge, so does a sluggard on his bed.
A sluggard having hid his hand in his bosom, will not be able to bring it up to his mouth.
A sluggard seems to himself wiser than one who most satisfactorily brings back a message.
As he that lays hold of a dog's tail, so is he that makes himself the champion of another's cause.
As those who need correction put forth words to men, and he that first falls in with the proposal will be overthrown;
so are all that lay wait for their own friends, and when they are discovered, say, I did it in jest.
With much wood fire increases; but where there is not a double-minded man, strife ceases.
A hearth for coals, and wood for fire; and railing man for the tumult of strife.
The words of cunning knaves are soft; but they smite to the inmost parts of the bowels.
Silver dishonestly given is to be considered as a potsherd: smooth lips cover a grievous heart.
A weeping enemy promises all things with his lips, but in his heart he contrives deceit.
Though enemy intreat thee with a loud voice, consent not: for there are seven abominations in his heart.
He that hides enmity frames deceit: but being easily discerned, exposes his own sins in the public assemblies.
He that digs a pit for his neighbour shall fall into it: and he that rolls a stone, rolls it upon himself.
A lying tongue hates the truth; and an unguarded mouth causes tumults.