The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out.110
Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.211
Dishonest money dwindles away,3 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.413
He who scorns instruction will pay for it,5 but he who respects6 a command is rewarded.714
The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life,8 turning a man from the snares of death.915
Good understanding wins favor, but the way of the unfaithful is hard.a16
Every prudent man acts out of knowledge, but a fool exposes10 his folly.1117
A wicked messenger falls into trouble,12 but a trustworthy envoy brings healing.1318
He who ignores discipline comes to poverty and shame,14 but whoever heeds correction is honored.1519
A longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul,16 but fools detest turning from evil.