Do not make your boast about the next day, for you do not know what a day will give birth to.
May a stranger, and not your own mouth, praise you; may a foreigner, and not your own lips, do so.
The heaviness of a stone and a load of sand—but the vexation by someone foolish is heavier than both of them.
There is the cruelty of rage, also the flood of anger, but who can stand before jealousy?
Better is a revealed reproof than a concealed love.
The wounds inflicted by a lover are faithful, but the kisses of a hater are things to be entreated.
A soul that is satisfied will tread down comb honey, but to a hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.
Just like a bird fleeing away from its nest, so is a man fleeing away from his place.
Oil and incense are what make the heart rejoice, also the sweetness of one’s companion due to the counsel of the soul.
Do not leave your own companion or the companion of your father, and do not enter the house of your own brother on the day of your disaster. Better is a neighbor that is near than a brother that is far away.
Be wise, my son, and make my heart rejoice, that I may make a reply to him that is taunting me.
The shrewd one that has seen the calamity has concealed himself; the inexperienced that have passed along have suffered the penalty.