It is not good to be partial to the wicked1 or to deprive the innocent of justice.26
A fool's lips bring him strife, and his mouth invites a beating.37
A fool's mouth is his undoing, and his lips are a snare4 to his soul.58
The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to a man's inmost parts.69
One who is slack in his work is brother to one who destroys.710
The name of the LORD is a strong tower;8 the righteous run to it and are safe.911
The wealth of the rich is their fortified city;10 they imagine it an unscalable wall.
Before his downfall a man's heart is proud, but humility comes before honor.1113
He who answers before listening-- that is his folly and his shame.1214
A man's spirit sustains him in sickness, but a crushed spirit who can bear?1315
The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge;14 the ears of the wise seek it out.