The words of the wise heard in quiet are better than the shouting of a ruler among fools. Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner destroys much good. Dead flies make the perfumer’s ointment give off an evil odor; so a little folly outweighs wisdom and honor. A wise man’s heart inclines him toward the right, but a fools heart toward the left. Even when the fool walks on the road, he lacks sense, and he says to every one that he is a fool.