"A bad man is like an earthen vessel, easy to break, and hard to mend."
A dictionary of similes in the linked book...
"The bad man is like the night, dark, obstruding fears, and dimitting unwholesome vapours upon all that rest beneath"
"A bad man is like the middle child in a family of three, he just needs love, support, patience, prayer, and understanding."
"To dwell with a bad man is like entering a market of abalones (a large shellfish); after awhile you do not notice the stench, because you yourself have changed-(your garments are saturated with it.)"
"A bad man is like a vulture and his deeds like its feathers . The feathers are so numerous that one never stops plucking them "
"The company of a bad man is like a blacksmith's shop,
Even if you take a lot of care to protect yourself, you will get sparks in thousands."
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