A man who strays from the path of understanding comes to rest in the company of the dead.117
He who loves pleasure will become poor; whoever loves wine and oil will never be rich.218
The wicked become a ransom3 for the righteous, and the unfaithful for the upright.
Better to live in a desert than with a quarrelsome and ill-tempered wife.420
In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil, but a foolish man devours all he has.
He who pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperitya5 and honor.622
A wise man attacks the city of the mighty7 and pulls down the stronghold in which they trust.
He who guards his mouth8 and his tongue keeps himself from calamity.924
The proud and arrogant10 man--"Mocker" is his name; he behaves with overweening pride.
The sluggard's craving will be the death of him,11 because his hands refuse to work.
All day long he craves for more, but the righteous12 give without sparing.13