Anger is cruel, and wrath is like a flood,
but jealousy is even more dangerous.
An open rebuke
is better than hidden love!
Wounds from a sincere friend
are better than many kisses from an enemy.
A person who strays from home
is like a bird that strays from its nest.
The heartfelt counsel of a friend
is as sweet as perfume and incense.
A loud and cheerful greeting early in the morning
will be taken as a curse!
As iron sharpens iron,
so a friend sharpens a friend.
As a face is reflected in water,
so the heart reflects the real person.