A king's wrath is a messenger of death,1 but a wise man will appease it.215
When a king's face brightens, it means life;3 his favor is like a rain cloud in spring.416
How much better to get wisdom than gold, to choose understanding5 rather than silver!617
The highway of the upright avoids evil; he who guards his way guards his life.718
Pride8 goes before destruction, a haughty spirit9 before a fall.1019
Better to be lowly in spirit and among the oppressed than to share plunder with the proud.
Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers,11 and blessed is he who trusts in the LORD.1221
The wise in heart are called discerning, and pleasant words promote instruction.a1322
Understanding is a fountain of life to those who have it,14 but folly brings punishment to fools.
A wise man's heart guides his mouth,15 and his lips promote instruction.b1624
Pleasant words are a honeycomb,17 sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.18