A gift gets attention; it buys the attention of eminent people.
The first speech in a court case is always convincing - until the cross-examination starts!
You may have to draw straws when faced with a tough decision.
Do a favor and win a friend forever; nothing can untie that bond.
Words satisfy the mind as much as fruit does the stomach; good talk is as gratifying as a good harvest.
Words kill, words give life; they're either poison or fruit - you choose.
Find a good spouse, you find a good life - and even more: the favor of God!
The poor speak in soft supplications; the rich bark out answers.
Friends come and friends go, but a true friend sticks by you like family.