A happy heart makes the face cheerful,1 but heartache crushes the spirit.214
The discerning heart seeks knowledge,3 but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly.
All the days of the oppressed are wretched, but the cheerful heart has a continual feast.416
Better a little with the fear of the LORD than great wealth with turmoil.517
Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened calf with hatred.618
A hot-tempered man stirs up dissension,7 but a patient man calms a quarrel.819
The way of the sluggard is blocked with thorns,9 but the path of the upright is a highway.
A wise son brings joy to his father,10 but a foolish man despises his mother.
Folly delights a man who lacks judgment,11 but a man of understanding keeps a straight course.
Plans fail for lack of counsel,12 but with many advisers13 they succeed.1423
A man finds joy in giving an apt reply15-- and how good is a timely word!16