It is to one’s honor to avoid strife,
but every fool is quick to quarrel.
Avoiding strife is honorable.
Altercation is foolish.
A king’s wrath strikes terror
like the roar of a lion;
those who anger him forfeit their lives.
Reminiscent of Romans 13:4
For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good.
But if you do wrong, be afraid,
for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason.
They are God’s servants,
agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer.
A wise person must count the cost before angering the authorities.
Sometimes, you get to pick the hill you’re gonna die on.
Winers And Beerers
Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler;
whoever is led astray by them is not wise.
Wine makes you a whiner.
Beer makes you beerigerent.
Ok, it’s belligerent, but
“Beer makes you a boxer” is a poor second choice.