Some people are so lazy that they won't lift a finger to feed themselves.
Lazy people consider themselves smarter than seven wise counselors.
Yanking a dog's ears is as foolish as interfering in someone else's argument.
Just as damaging as a mad man shooting a lethal weapon
is someone who lies to a friend and then says, "I was only joking."
Fire goes out for lack of fuel, and quarrels disappear when gossip stops.
A quarrelsome person starts fights as easily as hot embers light charcoal or fire lights wood.
What dainty morsels rumors are -- but they sink deep into one's heart.
Smooth words may hide a wicked heart, just as a pretty glaze covers a common clay pot.
References for Proverbs 26:23
People with hate in their hearts may sound pleasant enough, but don't believe them.
Though they pretend to be kind, their hearts are full of all kinds of evil.