- As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honour is not seemly for a fool.
- As the wandering sparrow, as the flying swallow, so the curse that is causeless shall come home.
- A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the back of fools.
- Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.
- Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own eyes.
- He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool cutteth off his own feet, and drinketh damage.
- The legs hang limp from the lame;
so is a parable in the mouth of fools.
- As a small stone in a heap of stones, so is he that giveth honour to a fool.
- As a thorn that cometh into the hand of a drunkard, so is a parable in the mouth of fools.
- A master performeth all things;
but he that stoppeth a fool is as one that stoppeth a flood.
- As a dog that returneth to his vomit, so is a fool that repeateth his folly.
- Seest thou a man wise in his own eyes?
there is more hope of a fool than of him.
- The sluggard saith: "There is a lion in the way;
yea, a lion is in the streets."
- The door is turning upon its hinges, and the sluggard is still upon his bed.
- The sluggard burieth his hand in the dish;
it wearieth him to bring it back to his mouth.
- The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than seven men that give wise answer.
- He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife not his own, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.
- As a madman who casteth firebrands, arrows, and death;
- So is the man that deceiveth his neighbour, and saith: "Am not I in sport?"
- Where no wood is, the fire goeth out;
and where there is no whisperer, contention ceaseth.
- As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire;
so is a contentious man to kindle strife.
- The words of a whisperer are as dainty morsels, and they go down into the innermost parts of the body.
- Burning lips and a wicked heart are like an earthen vessel overlaid with silver dross.
- He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, but he layeth up deceit within him.
- When he speaketh fair, believe him not;
for there are seven abominations in his heart.
- Though his hatred be concealed with deceit, his wickedness shall be revealed before the congregation.
- Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein;
and he that rolleth a stone, it shall return upon him.
- A lying tongue hateth those that are crushed by it;
and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.