How can he get wisdom that holdeth the plough, and that glorieth in the goad, that driveth oxen, and is occupied in their labors, and whose talk is of bullocks?
To slip upon a pavement is better than to slip with the tongue: so the fall of the wicked shall come speedily.
Great is Truth, and mighty above all things.
The first wrote, Wine is the strongest. The second wrote, The king is strongest. The third wrote, Women are strongest: but above all things Truth beareth away the victory.
For the world hath lost his youth, and the times begin to wax old.
Come hither, and I shall light a candle of understanding in thine heart, which shall not be put out.
Let us now praise famous men, and our fathers that begat us.
Judge none blessed before his death: for a man shall be known in his children.
Let thy speech be short, comprehending much in few words.
Forsake not an old friend; for the new is not comparable to him: a new friend is as new wine; when it is old, thou shalt drink it with pleasure.
Be not curious in unnecessary matters: for more things are shewed unto thee than men understand.
Do not be made a beggar by banqueting upon borrowing, when thou hast nothing in thy purse: for thou shalt lie in wait for thine own life, and be talked on.
Their bodies are buried in peace; but their name liveth for evermore.
The wisdom of a learned man cometh by opportunity of leisure: and he that hath little business shall become wise.
Who will pity a charmer that is bitten with a serpent?
He that toucheth pitch shall be defiled therewith; and he that hath fellowship with a proud man shall be like unto him.
Praise is not seemly in the mouth of a sinner, for it was not sent him of the Lord.
The fool saith, I have no friends, I have no thanks for all my good deeds, and they that eat my bread speak evil of me.
An unseasonable tale will always be in the mouth of the unwise.
Whoso regardeth dreams is like him that catcheth at a shadow, and followeth after the wind.
The Lord hath created medicines out of the earth: and he that is wise will not abhor them. Was not the water made sweet with wood, that the virtue thereof might be known?
Separate thyself from thine enemies, and take heed of thy friends.
All wickedness is but little to the wickedness of a woman.
Gaze not on a maid, that thou fall not be by those things that are precious to her.