A gentle response deflects fury, but a harsh word makes tempers rise.
The tongue of the wise presents knowledge well, but the mouth of a fool spews out folly.
The eyes of ADONAI are everywhere, watching the evil and the good.
A soothing tongue is a tree of life, but when it twists things, it breaks the spirit.
A fool despises his father's discipline, but he who heeds warnings is prudent.
The home of the righteous is a storehouse of treasure, but the earnings of the wicked bring trouble.
The lips of the wise spread knowledge; not so the hearts of fools.