A wise son listens toa the discipline of his father, but a mocker doesn't listen to correction.
People eat well from the fruit of their words, but the treacherous have an appetite only for violence.
People who watch their mouths guard their lives, but those who open their lips are ruined.
The lazy have strong desires but receive nothing; the appetite of the diligent is satisfied.
The righteous hate false words, but the wicked create disgust and scorn.
Righteousness guards the innocent on the path, but wickedness misleads sinners.
Some pretend to be rich but have nothing, while others pretend to be poor, but have great riches.
Wealth can ransom a person's life, but the poor don't even receive threats.
The light of the righteous rejoices, but the lamp of the wicked goes out.
The empty-headed cause conflict out of pride; those who take advice are wise.