Understanding is a fountain of life to those who have it,1 but folly brings punishment to fools.
A wise man's heart guides his mouth,2 and his lips promote instruction.a324
Pleasant words are a honeycomb,4 sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.525
There is a way that seems right to a man,6 but in the end it leads to death.726
The laborer's appetite works for him; his hunger drives him on.
A scoundrel8 plots evil, and his speech is like a scorching fire.928
A perverse man stirs up dissension,10 and a gossip separates close friends.1129
A violent man entices his neighbor and leads him down a path that is not good.1230
He who winks13 with his eye is plotting perversity; he who purses his lips is bent on evil.
Gray hair is a crown of splendor;14 it is attained by a righteous life.
Better a patient man than a warrior, a man who controls his temper than one who takes a city.