The wise in heart are called discerning, and pleasant words promote instruction.a122
Understanding is a fountain of life to those who have it,2 but folly brings punishment to fools.
A wise man's heart guides his mouth,3 and his lips promote instruction.b424
Pleasant words are a honeycomb,5 sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.625
There is a way that seems right to a man,7 but in the end it leads to death.826
The laborer's appetite works for him; his hunger drives him on.
A scoundrel9 plots evil, and his speech is like a scorching fire.1028
A perverse man stirs up dissension,11 and a gossip separates close friends.1229
A violent man entices his neighbor and leads him down a path that is not good.1330
He who winks14 with his eye is plotting perversity; he who purses his lips is bent on evil.
Gray hair is a crown of splendor;15 it is attained by a righteous life.