Anyone who loves to quarrel loves sin; anyone who trusts in high walls invites disaster.
The crooked heart will not prosper; the lying tongue tumbles into trouble.
It is painful to be the parent of a fool; there is no joy for the father of a rebel.
A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength.
The wicked take secret bribes to pervert the course of justice.
Sensible people keep their eyes glued on wisdom, but a fool’s eyes wander to the ends of the earth.
Foolish children bring grief to their father and bitterness to the one who gave them birth.
References for Proverbs 17:25
It is wrong to punish the godly for being good or to flog leaders for being honest.
A truly wise person uses few words; a person with understanding is even-tempered.
Even fools are thought wise when they keep silent; with their mouths shut, they seem intelligent.