A cheerful heart is a good medicine, but a downcast spirit dries up the bones.
The wicked accept a concealed bribe to pervert the ways of justice.
The discerning person looks to wisdom, but the eyes of a fool to the ends of the earth.
Foolish children are a grief to their father and bitterness to her who bore them.
To impose a fine on the innocent is not right, or to flog the noble for their integrity.
One who spares words is knowledgeable; one who is cool in spirit has understanding.
Even fools who keep silent are considered wise; when they close their lips, they are deemed intelligent.