THE SAYINGS OF THE WISE
But a wise man restrains his anger.
A fool's anger is known at once,
But a sensible man heeds not an insult.
A man's wisdom makes him patient,
It is his glory to overlook faults.
He who is patient is better than a warrior,
And he who rules his temper than he who takes a c
WHAT IT MEANS TO BE MODEST
Do not boast what you will do to-morrow, For you know not what a day may bring forth. Do you see a man wise in his own opinion ? There is more hope for a fool than for him!
Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall. When pride comes, then comes disgrace, But with the modest is wisdom.
It is not good to eat much honey;
But to seek the glory of others is glorious.
Let another man praise you, not your own mouth;
Some other, and not your own lips.
BEING GENEROUS AND LOVING
He who returns evil for good, From his house evil shall not depart.
It is an honor for a man to avoid strife; Only a fool is quarrelsome. Charcoal for embers, and wood for fire, And a quarrelsome man to kindle strife!
Strive not with a man without cause, If he has done you no harm.