A gentle answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger.
The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, But the mouth of fools gush out folly.
The LORD's eyes are everywhere, Keeping watch on the evil and the good.
A gentle tongue is a tree of life, But deceit in it crushes the spirit.
A fool despises his father's correction, But he who heeds reproof shows prudence.
In the house of the righteous is much treasure, But the income of the wicked brings trouble.
The lips of the wise spread knowledge; Not so with the heart of fools.