Haughty eyes and a proud heart, the lamp of the wicked, are sin.
The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but every one who is hasty comes only to want.
The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor and a snare of death.
The violence of the wicked will sweep them away, because they refuse to do what is just.
The way of the guilty is crooked, but the conduct of the pure is right.
It is better to live in a corner of the housetop than in a house shared with a contentious woman.
The soul of the wicked desires evil; his neighbor finds no mercy in his eyes.
When a scoffer is punished, the simple becomes wise; when a wise man is instructed, he gains knowledge.
The righteous observes the house of the wicked; the wicked are cast down to ruin.
He who closes his ear to the cry of the poor will himself cry out and not be heard.
A gift in secret averts anger; and a bribe in the bosom, strong wrath.
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)