A king wants to hear the truth and will favor those who speak it.
A wise person will try to keep the king happy; if the king becomes angry, someone may die.
The king's favor is like the clouds that bring rain in the springtime - life is there.
It is better - much better - to have wisdom and knowledge than gold and silver.
Those who are good travel a road that avoids evil; so watch where you are going - it may save your life.
Pride leads to destruction, and arrogance to downfall.
It is better to be humble and stay poor than to be one of the arrogant and get a share of their loot.
Pay attention to what you are taught, and you will be successful; trust in the Lord and you will be happy.
A wise, mature person is known for his understanding. The more pleasant his words, the more persuasive he is.
Wisdom is a fountain of life to the wise, but trying to educate stupid people is a waste of time.
Intelligent people think before they speak; what they say is then more persuasive.