For a man's soul sometimes keeps him better informed than seven watchmen sitting high on a watchtower.
And besides all this pray to the Most High that he may direct your way in truth.
Reason is the beginning of every work, and counsel precedes every undertaking.
As a clue to changes of heart
four turns of fortune appear, good and evil, life and death; and it is the tongue that continually rules them.
A man may be shrewd and the teacher of many, and yet be unprofitable to himself.
A man skilled in words may be hated; he will be destitute of all food,
for grace was not given him by the Lord, since he is lacking in all wisdom.
A man may be wise to his own advantage, and the fruits of his understanding may be trustworthy on his lips.
A wise man will instruct his own people, and the fruits of his understanding will be trustworthy.
A wise man will have praise heaped upon him, and all who see him will call him happy.