Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.111
Dishonest money dwindles away,2 but he who gathers money little by little makes it grow.
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.313
He who scorns instruction will pay for it,4 but he who respects5 a command is rewarded.614
The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life,7 turning a man from the snares of death.815
Good understanding wins favor, but the way of the unfaithful is hard.a16
Every prudent man acts out of knowledge, but a fool exposes9 his folly.1017
A wicked messenger falls into trouble,11 but a trustworthy envoy brings healing.1218
He who ignores discipline comes to poverty and shame,13 but whoever heeds correction is honored.1419
A longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul,15 but fools detest turning from evil.
He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.16