Wrongdoers listen to wicked talk; liars pay attention to destructive words.
Those who mock the poor insult their Maker; those who rejoice at the misfortune of others will be punished.
Grandchildren are the crowning glory of the aged; parents are the pride of their children.
Eloquent speech is not fitting for a fool; even less are lies fitting for a ruler.
A bribe seems to work like magic for those who give it; they succeed in all they do.
Disregarding another person's faults preserves love; telling about them separates close friends.
A single rebuke does more for a person of understanding than a hundred lashes on the back of a fool.
Evil people seek rebellion, but they will be severely punished.
It is safer to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than to confront a fool caught in folly.
If you repay evil for good, evil will never leave your house.
Beginning a quarrel is like opening a floodgate, so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)