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1. Dead flies putrefy the perfumer's ointment, And cause it to give off a foul odor; So does a little folly to one respected for wisdom and honor.
4. If the spirit of the ruler rises against you, Do not leave your post; For conciliation pacifies great offenses.
8. He who digs a pit will fall into it, And whoever breaks through a wall will be bitten by a serpent.
10. If the ax is dull, And one does not sharpen the edge, Then he must use more strength; But wisdom brings success .
14. A fool also multiplies words. No man knows what is to be; Who can tell him what will be after him?
17. Bless ed are you, O land, when your king is the son of nobles, And your princes feast at the proper time-- For strength and not for drunkenness !