Fine speech is not becoming to a fool; still less is false speech to a ruler.
References for Proverbs 17:7
A bribe is like a magic stone in the eyes of those who give it; wherever they turn they prosper.
One who forgives an affront fosters friendship, but one who dwells on disputes will alienate a friend.
A rebuke strikes deeper into a discerning person than a hundred blows into a fool.
Evil people seek only rebellion, but a cruel messenger will be sent against them.
Better to meet a she-bear robbed of its cubs than to confront a fool immersed in folly.
Evil will not depart from the house of one who returns evil for good.
The beginning of strife is like letting out water; so stop before the quarrel breaks out.
One who justifies the wicked and one who condemns the righteous are both alike an abomination to the Lord.
Why should fools have a price in hand to buy wisdom, when they have no mind to learn?
A friend loves at all times, and kinsfolk are born to share adversity.