Friendly Wounds, Enemy Kisses
Wounds from a friend can be trusted,
but an enemy multiplies kisses.
Negative feedback does not sting so badly when it is from a friend.
Watch out for that pat on the back from your enemy though,
he may have a knife in his hand.
Jealousy vs Anger And Fury
Anger is cruel and fury overwhelming,
but who can stand before jealousy?
Jealousy is harder to contend with than anger and fury.
The end of Jealousy is intolerable.
Modesty Is Obsolete
Let someone else praise you, and not your own mouth;
an outsider, and not your own lips.
Modesty is obsolete.
If I wait for someone else to brag about me,
I probably have a long wait.
Provocation Of A Fool
Stone is heavy and sand a burden,
but a fool’s provocation is heavier than both.
Stones are a burden of weight.
Sand is a burden of irritation.
Provocation is a burden of assault.
I Love You, Tomorrow
Do not boast about tomorrow,
for you do not know what a day may bring.
Over 100,000 of us who woke up this morning, have no tomorrow.
Do It now, today.