Better the poor walking in integrity than one perverse of speech who is a fool.
Desire without knowledge is not good, and one who moves too hurriedly misses the way.
One's own folly leads to ruin, yet the heart rages against the Lord.
Wealth brings many friends, but the poor are left friendless.
A false witness will not go unpunished, and a liar will not escape.
Many seek the favor of the generous, and everyone is a friend to a giver of gifts.
If the poor are hated even by their kin, how much more are they shunned by their friends! When they call after them, they are not there. a8
To get wisdom is to love oneself; to keep understanding is to prosper.
A false witness will not go unpunished, and the liar will perish.
It is not fitting for a fool to live in luxury, much less for a slave to rule over princes.
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