Proverbs 16:13-23 NLT

13 The king is pleased with righteous lips; he loves those who speak honestly.
14 The anger of the king is a deadly threat; the wise do what they can to appease it.
15 When the king smiles, there is life; his favor refreshes like a gentle rain.
16 How much better to get wisdom than gold, and understanding than silver!
17 The path of the upright leads away from evil; whoever follows that path is safe.
18 Pride goes before destruction, and haughtiness before a fall.
19 It is better to live humbly with the poor than to share plunder with the proud.
20 Those who listen to instruction will prosper; those who trust the LORD will be happy.
21 The wise are known for their understanding, and instruction is appreciated if it's well presented.
22 Discretion is a life-giving fountain to those who possess it, but discipline is wasted on fools.
23 From a wise mind comes wise speech; the words of the wise are persuasive.