Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting,a with strife.12
A wise servant will rule over a disgraceful son, and will share the inheritance as one of the brothers.
The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold,2 but the LORD tests the heart.34
A wicked man listens to evil lips; a liar pays attention to a malicious tongue.
He who mocks the poor4 shows contempt for their Maker;5 whoever gloats over disaster6 will not go unpunished.76
Children's children8 are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children.
Arrogantb lips are unsuited to a fool-- how much worse lying lips to a ruler!98
A bribe is a charm to the one who gives it; wherever he turns, he succeeds.109
He who covers over an offense promotes love,11 but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.1210
A rebuke impresses a man of discernment more than a hundred lashes a fool.
An evil man is bent only on rebellion; a merciless official will be sent against him.