The discerning heart seeks knowledge,1 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.216
Better a little with the fear of the LORD than great wealth with turmoil.317
Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened calf with hatred.418
A hot-tempered man stirs up dissension,5 but a patient man calms a quarrel.619
The way of the sluggard is blocked with thorns,7 but the path of the upright is a highway.
A wise son brings joy to his father,8 but a foolish man despises his mother.
Folly delights a man who lacks judgment,9 but a man of understanding keeps a straight course.
Plans fail for lack of counsel,10 but with many advisers11 they succeed.1223
A man finds joy in giving an apt reply13-- and how good is a timely word!1424
The path of life leads upward for the wise to keep him from going down to the grave.a