A gentle answer turns away anger,a but a harsh word stirs up wrath.
The tongue of the wise makes knowledge attractive, but the mouth of fools blurts out foolishness.b3
The eyes of the Lord are everywhere, observing the wicked and the good.c4
The tongue that heals is a tree of life,d but a devious tonguee breaks the spirit.
A fool despises his father's instruction, but a person who heeds correction is sensible.f6
The house of the righteous has great wealth, but trouble accompanies the income of the wicked.
The lips of the wise broadcast knowledge, but not so the heart of fools.