How much better to get wisdom than gold, to choose understanding1 rather than silver!217
The highway of the upright avoids evil; he who guards his way guards his life.318
Pride4 goes before destruction, a haughty spirit5 before a fall.619
Better to be lowly in spirit and among the oppressed than to share plunder with the proud.
Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers,7 and blessed is he who trusts in the LORD.821
The wise in heart are called discerning, and pleasant words promote instruction.a922
Understanding is a fountain of life to those who have it,10 but folly brings punishment to fools.
A wise man's heart guides his mouth,11 and his lips promote instruction.b1224
Pleasant words are a honeycomb,13 sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.1425
There is a way that seems right to a man,15 but in the end it leads to death.1626
The laborer's appetite works for him; his hunger drives him on.