The mind of the wise makes their speech judicious, and adds persuasiveness to their lips.
Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.
Sometimes there is a way that seems to be right, but in the end it is the way to death.
The appetite of workers works for them; their hunger urges them on.
Scoundrels concoct evil, and their speech is like a scorching fire.
A perverse person spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends.
The violent entice their neighbors, and lead them in a way that is not good.
One who winks the eyes plans a perverse things; one who compresses the lips brings evil to pass.
Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained in a righteous life.
One who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and one whose temper is controlled than one who captures a city.
The lot is cast into the lap, but the decision is the Lord's alone.
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