Better to be a nobody and yet have a servant than pretend to be somebody and have no food.
A righteous man cares for the needs of his animal,1 but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel.
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He who works his land will have abundant food, but he who chases fantasies lacks judgment.2
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The wicked desire the plunder of evil men, but the root of the righteous flourishes.
An evil man is trapped by his sinful talk,3 but a righteous man escapes trouble.4
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From the fruit of his lips a man is filled with good things5 as surely as the work of his hands rewards him.6
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The way of a fool seems right to him,7 but a wise man listens to advice.8
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A fool9 shows his annoyance at once,10 but a prudent man overlooks an insult.11
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A truthful witness gives honest testimony, but a false witness tells lies.12
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Reckless words pierce like a sword,13 but the tongue of the wise brings healing.14
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Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue lasts only a moment.