As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countance of his friend.
A country can be judged by the quality of its proverbs.
Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from the stamp and esteem of the ages through which they have passed
Proverbs are the literature of reason, or the statements of absolute truth, without qualification. Like the sacred books of each nation, they are the sanctuary of its intuitions.
Wine is a mocker; strong drink is raging. Proverbs 20: 1
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine. Proverbs 17: 22
If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread. Proverbs 25: 21
A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance. Proverbs 15: 13
Open rebuke is better than secret love. Proverbs 27: 5
Her children rise up, and call her blessed. Proverbs 31: 28
A soft answer turneth away wrath. Proverbs 15: 1
The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul. Proverbs 13: 19
The words of the wise soothe and heal. Proverbs 12: 18
A righteous man has regard for the life of his beast. Proverbs 12: 10
The Scripture vouches Solomon for the wisest of men; and his proverbs prove him so, The seven wise men of Greece, so famous for their wisdom all the world over, acquired all that fame each of them by a single sentence, consisting of two or three words.