Kings take pleasure in honest lips; they value a man who speaks the truth.114
A king's wrath is a messenger of death,2 but a wise man will appease it.315
When a king's face brightens, it means life;4 his favor is like a rain cloud in spring.516
How much better to get wisdom than gold, to choose understanding6 rather than silver!717
The highway of the upright avoids evil; he who guards his way guards his life.818
Pride9 goes before destruction, a haughty spirit10 before a fall.1119
Better to be lowly in spirit and among the oppressed than to share plunder with the proud.
Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers,12 and blessed is he who trusts in the LORD.1321
The wise in heart are called discerning, and pleasant words promote instruction.a1422
Understanding is a fountain of life to those who have it,15 but folly brings punishment to fools.
A wise man's heart guides his mouth,16 and his lips promote instruction.b17