Being warned openly is better than being loved in secret.
Wounds from a friend can be trusted. But an enemy kisses you many times.
When you are full, you even hate honey. When you are hungry, even what is bitter tastes sweet.
A man who wanders away from his home is like a bird that wanders from its nest.
Perfume and incense bring joy to your heart. And a friend is sweeter when he gives you honest advice.
Don't desert your friend or your father's friend. And don't go to your family when trouble strikes you. A neighbor nearby is better than a family member far away.
My child, be wise and bring joy to my heart. Then I can answer anyone who makes fun of me.
Wise people see danger and go to a safe place. But childish people keep on going and suffer for it.
Take the coat of one who puts up money for what a stranger owes. Hold it until you get paid back if he does it for a woman who commits adultery.
Suppose you loudly bless your neighbor early in the morning. Then you might as well be calling down a curse on him.
A nagging wife is like dripping that never stops on a rainy day.