A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger quiets contention.
The way of a sluggard is overgrown with thorns, but the path of the upright is a level highway.
A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish man despises his mother.
Folly is a joy to him who has no sense, but a man of understanding walks aright.
Without counsel plans go wrong, but with many advisers they succeed.
To make an apt answer is a joy to a man, and a word in season, how good it is!
The wise man's path leads upward to life, that he may avoid Sheol beneath.
The LORD tears down the house of the proud, but maintains the widow's boundaries.
The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD, the words of the pure are pleasing to him.
He who is greedy for unjust gain makes trouble for his household, but he who hates bribes will live.
The mind of the righteous ponders how to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.
Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 1952 [2nd edition, 1971] by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. (Revised Standard Version - Holy Bible)