The plans of the diligent lead to profit1 as surely as haste leads to poverty.
A fortune made by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor and a deadly snare.a27
The violence of the wicked will drag them away,3 for they refuse to do what is right.
The way of the guilty is devious,4 but the conduct of the innocent is upright.
Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife.510
The wicked man craves evil; his neighbor gets no mercy from him.
When a mocker is punished, the simple gain wisdom; when a wise man is instructed, he gets knowledge.612
The Righteous Oneb takes note of the house of the wicked and brings the wicked to ruin.713
If a man shuts his ears to the cry of the poor, he too will cry out8 and not be answered.914
A gift given in secret soothes anger, and a bribe concealed in the cloak pacifies great wrath.1015
When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers.11