If a man is lazy, the rafters sag; if his hands are idle, the house leaks.
Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner destroys much good.
There is not a righteous man on earth who does what is right and never sins.
Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income. This too is meaningless.
Do not be quick with your mouth, do not be hasty in your heart to utter anything before God. God is in heaven and you are on earth, so let your words be few.
Do not say, "Why were the old days better than these?" For it is not wise to ask such questions.
Remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the days of trouble come and the years approach when you will say, "I find no pleasure in them."
Wisdom is a shelter as money is a shelter, but the advantage of knowledge is this: that wisdom preserves the life of its possessor.
As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother's womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things.