Righteous lips [are] the delight of kings; and they love him that speaketh right.
The wrath of a king [is as] messengers of death: but a wise man will pacify it.
In the light of a king's countenance [is] life; and his favor [is] as a cloud of the latter rain.
How much better [is it] to get wisdom than gold? and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver?
The highway of the upright [is] to depart from evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul.
Pride [goeth] before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.
Better [it is to be] of a humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.
He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoever trusteth in the LORD, happy [is] he.
The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.
Understanding [is] a well-spring of life to him that hath it: but the instruction of fools [is] folly.
The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips.