Proverbs 17:4-14 NLT

4 Wrongdoers listen to wicked talk; liars pay attention to destructive words.
5 Those who mock the poor insult their Maker; those who rejoice at the misfortune of others will be punished.
6 Grandchildren are the crowning glory of the aged; parents are the pride of their children.
7 Eloquent speech is not fitting for a fool; even less are lies fitting for a ruler.
8 A bribe seems to work like magic for those who give it; they succeed in all they do.
9 Disregarding another person's faults preserves love; telling about them separates close friends.
10 A single rebuke does more for a person of understanding than a hundred lashes on the back of a fool.
11 Evil people seek rebellion, but they will be severely punished.
12 It is safer to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than to confront a fool caught in folly.
13 If you repay evil for good, evil will never leave your house.
14 Beginning a quarrel is like opening a floodgate, so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out.