Sooner than your pots can feel the heat of thorns, whether green or ablaze, may he sweep them away!
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
The schemes of folly are sin. The mocker is detested by men.
For lack of wood a fire goes out. Without gossip, a quarrel dies down.
For if I have done wrong, and have committed anything worthy of death, I don’t refuse to die; but if none of those things is true that they accuse me of, no one can give me up to them. I appeal to Caesar!"