- the grave, the barren womb, land, which is never satisfied with water, and fire, which never says, 'Enough!'
- "The eye that mocks a father, that scorns obedience to a mother, will be pecked out by the ravens of the valley, will be eaten by the vultures.
- "There are three things that are too amazing for me, four that I do not understand:
- the way of an eagle in the sky, the way of a snake on a rock, the way of a ship on the high seas, and the way of a man with a maiden.
- "This is the way of an adulteress: She eats and wipes her mouth and says, 'I've done nothing wrong.'