- Euery friend saieth, I am his friend also: but there is a friend which is onely a friend in name.
- Is it not a griefe vnto death, when a companion and friend is turned to an enemie?
- O wicked imagination, whence camest thou in to couer the earth with deceit?
- There is a companion, which reioyceth in the prosperity of a friend: but in the time of trouble will be against him.
- There is a companion which helpeth his friend for the belly, and taketh vp the buckler against the enemie.
- Forget not thy friend in thy minde, and be not vnmindfull of him in thy riches.
- Euery counseller extolleth counsell;
but there is some that counselleth for himselfe.
- Beware of a counseller, and know before what neede he hath (for he will counsell for himselfe) lest hee cast the lot vpon thee:
- And say vnto thee, Thy way is good: and afterward he stand on the other side, to see what shall befall thee.
- Consult not with one that suspecteth thee: and hide thy counsell from such as enuie thee.
- Neither consult with a woman touching her of whom she is iealous;
neither with a coward in matters of warre, nor with a merchant concerning exchange;
nor with a buyer of selling;
nor with an enuious man of thankfulnesse;
nor with an vnmercifull man touching kindnesse;
nor with the slouthfull for any worke;
nor with an hireling for a yeere, of finishing worke;
nor with an idle seruant of much businesse: Hearken not vnto these in any matter of counsell.
- But be continually with a godly man, whom thou knowest to keepe the commandements of the Lord, whose minde is according to thy minde, and will sorrow with thee, if thou shalt miscarry.
- And let the counsell of thine owne heart stand: for there is no man more faithfull vnto thee then it.
- For a mans minde is sometime wont to tell him more then seuen watchmen, that sit aboue in an high towre.
- And aboue all this pray to the most high, that he will direct thy way in trueth.
- Let reason goe before euery enterprise, & counsell before euery action.
- The countenance is a signe of changing of the heart.
- Foure maner of things appeare: good and euill, life and death: but the tongue ruleth ouer them continually.
- There is one that is wise and teacheth many, and yet is vnprofitable to himselfe.
- There is one that sheweth wisedome in words, and is hated: he shall be destitute of all foode.
- For grace is not giuen him from the Lord: because he is depriued of all wisedome.
- Another is wise to himselfe: and the fruits of vnderstanding are commendable in his mouth.
- A wise man instructeth his people, and the fruits of his vnderstanding faile not.
- A wise man shall be filled with blessing, and all they that see him, shall count him happy.
- The daies of the life of man may be numbred: but the daies of Israel are innumerable.
- A wise man shall inherite glory among his people, and his name shalbe perpetuall.
- My sonne prooue thy soule in thy life, and see what is euill for it, and giue not that vnto it.
- For all things are not profitable for all men, neither hath euery soule pleasure in euery thing.
- Be not vnsatiable in any dainty thing: nor too greedy vpon meates.
- For excesse of meates, bringeth sicknesse, and surfetting will turne into choler.
- By surfetting haue many perished, but hee that taketh heed, prolongeth his life.